Makem and Clancy set to folk things up at the Balor

THERE are two great gigs coming your way at The Balor, Ballybofey, next week. On Thursday October 20 Rory Makem and Donal Clancy appear, carrying on the musical legacy of their legendary fathers Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. Then, on Saturday October 22 Greenshine and Vickers Vimy appear as part of The Balor’s very popular Ghostlight Sessions […]

People urged to show their colours on ‘GOAL Jersey Day’

HUMANITARIAN aid agency GOAL is appealing to people all over Ireland to show their true colours by getting on their kit for GOAL Jersey Day. It takes place this Friday, October 14, in partnership with Folens. To sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, please visit School students, employees and members of organisations across the country […]

Names of all Creeslough victims released

THE names of the ten people who perished in Friday’s explosion in Creeslough have officially been released. They were James O’Flaherty (48), Jessica Gallagher (24), Martin McGill (49), Catherine O Donnell (39) and her son James Monaghan (13), Hugh Kelly (59), Martina Martin (49), Robert Garwe (50), Shauna Flanagan Garwe (5) and Leona Harper (14). […]

‘Her first love was Letterkenny Rugby Club’

THE father of a young girl killed in Friday’s explosion in Creeslough has described the past 24 hours as “nothing short of hell”. Leona Harper was among ten people to lose their lives in the devastating tragedy. A talented rugby player, the schoolgirl was an important part of Letterkenny Rugby Club’s under-14 squad. Advertisement A […]

Vigil to be held for victims of Creeslough tragedy

A candlelight vigil will be held in East Donegal tomorrow evening in memory of those killed in the Creeslough explosion tragedy. The event will take place in Castlefinn at 7pm on Sunday. Councillor Gary Doherty said, “As the horrific news emerges of more deaths in Creeslough we are all feeling utterly helpless and devastated at […]

Housing minister promises ‘any assistance necessary’

HOUSING Minister Darragh O’Brien has offered to provide all the help he can following yesterday’s explosion in Creeslough. The TD revealed that his crisis management team was activated in response to the blast which occurred at 3.20pm. Donegal Fire Service responded rapidly to the scene of the explosion, activating full Incident Command procedures and undertaking […]

Teenagers among Creeslough dead

GARDAÍ have confirmed that two teenagers – a boy and a girl – are among those who perished in yesterday’s tragedy in Creeslough. Speaking at a press conference in Milford in the past hour, police said the death toll has now risen to ten. Among them are two teenagers as well as four men and […]

‘We all stand in solidarity with Creeslough’ – Blaney

CATHAOIRLEACH of Donegal Liam Blaney has visited the scene of yesterday’s explosion in Creeslough. Councillor Blaney said there was a “huge sense of shock and sadness” at what happened. “Our thoughts are with the community in Cresslough, those who have received word that their loved one had died, the many people who have been injured […]

Applegreen founder speaks of ‘dark day’ for Ireland

APPLEGREEN founder and Chief Executive Joe Barrett has described yesterday as a “very dark day for Creeslough, for Donegal, for Ireland, and for all of us in the wider Applegreen family”. Mr Barrett said his company will continue to support colleagues and the Creeslough community in the tough times that lay ahead. “This is a […]

Creeslough death toll rises further

NINE people have now been confirmed dead following yesterday’s deadly blast in Creeslough. A Garda spokesperson said, “An Garda Síochána can now confirm nine fatalities as a result of this incident. The search and recovery for further fatalities continues. “An Garda Síochána continue to request that any road users intending to travel to the Creeslough […]