Police appeal for witnesses to sectarian hate crime on a train

Police in Derry investigating reports of incidents that occurred on a train at the weekend are appealing for witnesses. Shortly after 11.10pm on Saturday, July 29, police received reports about ongoing verbal abuse on a train travelling towards Derry. Police responded and, when they arrived at the train station, a male passenger reported he had […]

Two teenage girls killed in Monaghan crash

AN Garda Síochána remain at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred yesterday evening, (Monday) on the N54 in Legnakelly, Clones to Smithborough Road, Monaghan. Two female teenagers, aged 16 and 17 years, who were passengers of the car, were fatally injured during the collision. Their bodies have been removed from the […]

Scratch cards stolen from two businesses in Derry

POLICE in Derry are investigating reports of scratch cards stolen from two different businesses in the city at the weekend.  Both incidents are reported to have occurred in the Galliagh area; the first shortly before midday yesterday, Sunday July 30, and the second just before 8pm last night. Enquiries are ongoing and, in the meantime, […]

July trolley figures a red flag warning for winter ahead

OVER 7,832 patients, including 138 children, went without a bed in Irish hospitals this July according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s TrolleyWatch figures. At Letterkenny University Hospital, 272 patients were on trolleys in July – that figure was down compared to last year when 360 patients were on trolleys. TrolleyWatch figures show 72,391 […]

Missing teenager found safe and well

A TEENAGER who was reported missing from Manorcunningham has been found safe and well.  Gardaí have tonight confirmed that Stephen Boyle (14) has been located. A spokesperson for Gardaí said, “No further action is required. “An Garda Síochána would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.”

Warning of heavy rain and ‘localised flooding’ on Saturday

A YELLOW WEATHER warning has been issued for heavy rain in Donegal on Saturday.  The warning, issued by Met Eireann, advises that frequent heavy showers on Saturday may lead to localised flooding. The warning comes into effect on Saturday morning at 9am and remains in place until midnight. The affected areas include Donegal, Leitrim and […]

Rota confirmed for Donegal fire station closures as strike resumes tomorrow 

RETAINED FIREFIGHTERS in Donegal are set to recommence their strike action tomorrow with stations set to close for 24 hours.  Retained firefighters will once again take to the picket line as a new industrial action rota for the fire stations in Donegal has been confirmed to members. While these members are on strike, these stations […]

Police issue warning after £25,000 lost in scams

POLICE in Derry City and Strabane are urging people to be wary of scammers after reports locally resulting in losses of around £25,000. In one of two reports made to police yesterday, Wednesday July 26, it was reported a man tricked the person he called on July 19 into believing he was police and to […]

Emergency Humanitarian Flood Scheme approved for East Donegal Businesses 

Donegal County Council has been advised that the Cabinet has approved the Emergency Humanitarian Flood Scheme to aid eligible businesses impacted by the recent flooding in Donegal on the weekend of the July 22 and 23 2023.  Homes and businesses across East Donegal are still recovering from the flash flooding that ravaged local towns at the […]

Motorists warned not to illegally park in disabled parking bays

MOTORISTS in Letterkenny have been warned not to park in disabled parking bays unless authorised to do so. It comes as a car was detected parked in a disabled bay today in Letterkenny without having a valid disabled parking permit displayed. If a car is detected parked/stopped in a disabled parking bay and the driver does […]