Harris hopeful cause of blast can be established


IRELAND’S top ranked Garda member says he remains hopeful the definitive cause of the Creeslough explosion can be established. Garda Commissioner Drew Harris visited Lifford on Monday. Speaking during a press briefing after meeting the local Joint Policing Committee he told the Donegal News the investigation was “complex”. But he said the probe was being […]


Truck run for Creeslough


A trucker who was one of the first at the scene of the Creeslough tragedy is holding a fundraising truck run to raise funds for the affected families. Colin Kilpatrick was delivering compost to Homeland across the road from Applegreen when the explosion took place. Speaking to the Donegal News, Colin said he wanted to […]


President Higgins visits Creeslough ahead of Christmas


President Michael D Higgins visited Creeslough on Thursday to express his solidarity and support to the community. President Higgins paid the visit after attending  the funeral of Private Seán Rooney. Following the visit Parish Priest, Fr John Joe Duffy said Creeslough expressed its heartfelt thanks and appreciation. “The President came to visit Creeslough after attending […]


Creeslough community pull together ahead of tough Christmas period


THE Creeslough community are coming together for Christmas with a series of fundraising events taking place over the holiday period. The events are kicking off tomorrow (Friday, December 16) with a Christmas Fair in Massinass Hall organised by Creeslough National School, from 5 to 8pm, all funds raised will go to the Creeslough Community Fund. There […]


Government extends supports to Creeslough businesses


The Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar TD, has extended the Emergency Humanitarian Support Scheme for businesses affected by the tragic event in Creeslough on 7 October 2022. “This Scheme was originally established to help businesses with the costs of repairing damage from flooding and weather events, where they could not get insurance through no fault of their […]


One month on from Creeslough tragedy


TODAY marks one month since the explosion at the Applegreen Service Station in Creeslough that claimed the lives of ten people. Eight others were injured and one young man remains in hospital in Dublin. Those who lost their lives in the tragedy were Jessica Gallagher, Robert Garwe, Shauna Flanagan Garwe, Leona Harper, Hugh Kelly, Martina Martin, […]


Month’s mind for Creeslough victims


A MONTH’S mind to remember those who lost their lives in the Creeslough explosion is to take place over the next two weeks. Monday will mark one month since 10 people died in the tragedy at Applegreen filling station on Friday, October 7. Eight others were injured, one young man remains in hospital in Dublin. […]


Concerns over extended road closure


CONCERNS over the extended closure of the N56 road through Creeslough were voiced by members of the local community at a public meeting held by the Red Cross. The N56 road will remain closed until November 27 as the Gardaí have been granted an extension by the High Court to continue to preserve the site of the […]


Temporary shuttle bus service for Creeslough


A new temporary shuttle bus to serve residents in the Creeslough area will commence on Tuesday. Following a meeting with representatives from the Creeslough area including Fr John Joe Duffy, licensed operators and TFI local link Donegal Sligo Leitrim, a temporary plan to operate a shuttle bus service between Falcarragh and Letterkenny, via Dunfanaghy and […]