Minister Harris says Creeslough is ‘generational trauma


HIGHER Education Minister Simon Harris has described the Creeslough explosion as a “generational trauma”. Simon Harris made his comments as funeral details of three of 10 of those who lost their lives in Friday’s explosion at the Applegreen Service Station were announced. The funerals of Jessica Gallagher (24) and Martin McGill (49) will takes place […]


Books of Condolence now opened in Creeslough


The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Liam Blaney has announced that Books of Condolence have been opened in Creeslough at St. Michaels Church and at Creeslough Day Centre in memory of the victims of the Creeslough Tragedy. Books of Condolence are also available across the County, at the following Council offices from 9am to […]


Funeral details announced for Creeslough victims


FUNERAL details for three of the victims of Friday’s tragic explosion in Creeslough, which claimed the lives of ten people, have been announced. 24-year-old Jessica Gallagher will be laid to rest tomorrow. Her funeral mass will take place in St Michael’s Church, Creeslough, on Tuesday morning, October 11 at 11am with interment afterwards in Doe […]


Gardaí continue to investigate cause of explosion


Gardaí are continuing to investigate the cause of Friday’s devastating explosion in Creeslough. Speaking at a press conference today Superintendent Liam Geraghty acknowledged representatives from state and voluntary services which have provided invaluable support over the past 24 hours.  Superintendent Geraghty also confirmed the death toll has now risen to ten. Advertisement “The emergency services […]


School opens carpark for families visiting hospital


ERRIGAL College in Letterkenny has opened up the school’s car park for families of those injured in yesterday’s explosion in Creeslough who are visiting Letterkenny University Hospital. The car park at Windyhall will be open for families from 12 noon and 9pm. The eircode is  F92 FC82. Nine fatalities have now been confirmed following the […]


Three people confirmed dead after Creeslough explosion


Three people have been confirmed dead following the explosion at a petrol station in Creeslough this afternoon. Gardai have released a statement confirming three fatalities. Emergency services are continuing to work through the night at the scene. The emergency response has been led by the Donegal County Council Fire Service with assistance by An Garda […]


Taoiseach sends thoughts to Creeslough community


Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said his thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by today’s explosion in Creeslough. The Fianna Fáil leader also praised the efforts of the rescue teams who are working through the night at the scene of the explosion at the Applegreen petrol station. “My thoughts and prayers are tonight with […]


Cars being cleared as rescue efforts continue


CARS and rubble are being cleared from the scene of the explosion at a petrol station in Creeslough as rescue efforts continue this evening. Local concrete lorries and tractors have been lifting rubble as a number of people remain trapped inside the building. It follows an explosion which happened just after 3pm today which caused […]