Decision on Creeslough development delayed

By Jerome Hughes A MUCH-ANTICIPATED decision on whether to grant planning permission for rebuilding a commercial premises on the site of the devastating Creeslough explosion which was due today has been delayed. Dozens of objections to the proposed development have been lodged with Donegal County Council. Advertisement It is understood the council has written to […]

Creeslough development plan would ‘retraumatise’ many – expert warns

BY JEROME HUGHES AWARD-WINNING Donegal psychotherapist Liam Cannon has lodged an objection with Donegal County Council concerning a proposal to redevelop the October 2022 Creeslough tragedy site, claiming he feels compelled to do so. So far, there have been 15 separate planning objections lodged with Donegal County Council relating to plans to rebuild commercial premises […]

Creeslough tragedy: Husband slams site development plans

BY JEROME HUGHES MARTINA Martin was preparing to celebrate her 19th wedding anniversary four days later, and her 50th birthday three weeks later but then disaster struck on October 7, 2022 in Creeslough. The people positioned on either side of the mother-of-four survived but tragically she did not. Advertisement Nine others also died when the […]

Annamarie’s donation to Donegal Down Syndrome

Annamarie Brogan presenting as cheque for €1,625 to Maureen Jordan and Laura Dorrian of The Donegal Down Syndrome Association. The money was raised at an Easter Coffee morning held in the links hub in Creeslough. Creeslough native Annamarie has raised thousands of euro for various charities over the years and helps organise the very popular […]

A day filled with emotion as Dylan completes marathon

By Dionne Meehan A DONEGAL man, whose leg was crushed by rubble during the Creeslough explosion in 2022, marked his remarkable recovery by running a marathon for charity on Sunday. Following 16 weeks of training, Dylan McGee completed the 42.2km Connemarathon in Galway while raising funds for the Children’s Health Foundation. Advertisement Describing the emotion he felt […]

Electoral register a ‘disaster’ – Donegal candidate

BY JEROME HUGHES A CANDIDATE in the forthcoming local elections has branded the electoral register a ‘disaster’ after he received multiple polling cards at two different addresses prior to the recent referendums. Aontú’s Liam Mulligan moved back to his hometown of Letterkenny six years ago having spent years living in Dublin. Advertisement He says two […]

Petition to halt Creeslough shop

by Kate Heaney A PETITION has been launched to prevent the reconstruction of a shop in Creeslough at the site of the October 7, 2022 tragedy, after developers revealed their plans to the mother of one of the ten people who died there. Friends and relatives of some of the victims instead want to see a memorial erected […]

Mother calls for memorial on site of tragedy

BY JEROME HUGHES THE mother of Leona Harper, one of the ten people killed in the Creeslough disaster, has said she’s “horrified” to learn of plans to rebuild commercial units on the site of the 2022 tragedy. Donna Harper said she would prefer to see the location turned into a memorial site for those who […]

Creeslough arrests: Two men released without charge

The two men arrested on Friday morning in relation to the explosion at a filling station in Creeslough in October 2022 have been released without charge. Gardaí say the investigation, led by Gardaí in the Donegal Division, is ongoing with the intention of submitting a file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. […]

BREAKING: Creeslough disaster – two men arrested

TWO males have been arrested in connection with the fatal explosion in Creeslough in October, 2022. In a statement, Gardaí say that this morning, Friday, March 22, investigating Gardaí have arrested 2 males (aged in their 50’s) for alleged offences contrary to the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. “Both men are currently detained […]