The Topaz Donegal International Rally gets underway this evening with the first ever ceremonial start to commemorate the 40th year of the event. Finnish rallying legend Markku Alén flags off the top competitors from The Market Square in Letterkenny around 8pm.
Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has made three changes to his starting line-up for Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter final with Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park.
GARDAI in Buncrana are investigating an armed robbery at Bridgend Post on Wednesday afternoon when a large sum of money was taken at gunpoint.
Two men entered the premises shortly after midday, threatened staff with a fire arm and left with a sum of money.
By Catherine Cook
ARRANGEMENTS are being made to bring the body of a 28-year-old Burtonport man home after he was killed in a tragic accident in Australia.
GARDAI have warned elderly people across Donegal to be vigilant after reports of a man posing as a priest calling to houses seeking money for missionary work.
Exclusive: By C.J.McGinley
THE businessman behind a multi-million-euro financial scheme, believed to be fraudulent has been tracked-down after months on the run.
Francois de Dietrich has been on the run since February but has now been located by a BBC Spotlight investigation team after trips to Estonia and France.
BY CATHERINE COOK
THE owner of a long-established bakery and cafe in Letterkenny has moved to allay local speculation that the popular eatery is closing.
However, Kevin Keeney, the owner of Bakersville on the town’s Church Lane has said that the complete neglect of the area by the Local Authority is placing his business under severe pressure.
“Effectively the Town Council have allowed the Church Lane to turn into a ghetto and a location for people to drink and take drugs. The buildings up here are in a complete state of disrepair.”
Mr Keeney said that despite numerous promises, what should be one of the nicest streets in the town has been totally ignored among other efforts to regenerate the town centre.
THE next three days are expected to be crucial in the search for missing Lifford man David Colhoun. It is now 11 days since the 22-year-old vanished after escaping from police custody.
FORMER Donegal Senator and TD Cecilia Keaveney is in line to receive almost €160,000 in retirement benefits plus an annual pension of €39,865.
According to figures published this week, Ms Keaveney (42), will receive a termination payment of €55,137 within the next 13 months.
She will also receive a pension lump sum of €126,675.
As she is an outgoing member who has served in both the Dail and the Seanad, she will receive combined pension entitlements for service in both houses which are calculated on different pension scale rates.