Creeslough victims remembered in Donegal ETB’s annual report

THOSE who lost their lives in the Creeslough tragedy have been remembered in Donegal Education and Training Board’s (ETB) annual report. In her forward, Chief Executive of Donegal ETB, Anne McHugh recalled how she learned of the tragedy on October 7, 2022 in which 10 people died. “Our work with our tertiary cluster partners, ATU, Ulster University […]

Resident tells of frustration after latest flooding incident

by Louise Doyle A DUNFANAGHY resident who was trapped in his home on Monday when his housing estate flooded during Storm Debi, has said he is “frustrated” by the lack of action to address the recurring issue. Geoffrey Black has been living in Port Dale estate for seven years. Advertisement He was one of a number of residents and families, […]

Young people recognised at National Garda Youth Awards

Young people in Donegal have been recognised for their remarkable contribution to their community at the annual National Garda Youth Awards held in Portlaoise this afternoon. Mulroy College in Milford received a special recognition award for the support and compassion students and staff have shown following the Creeslough tragedy. Among those that lost their lives […]

NI Ambulance Service ‘deeply concerned’ by Creeslough reports

by Louise Doyle THE Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has said it is “deeply concerned” by reports suggesting its crews could not assist in the Creeslough explosion because they did not have the necessary visas to cross the border. The NIAS released a statement yesterday evening following reports of comments made at the British-Parliamentary Assembly meeting […]

Running costs force two Donegal businesses to close their doors

by Dionne Meehan and Róise Collins TWO popular and well established Donegal businesses have been forced to close their doors because of biting running costs. Owners of McCarry’s Bar made the hard decision to close their doors at the weekend after struggling to keep up with rising costs. Advertisement The bar, which is situated between Creeslough and […]

Creeslough tragedy remembered one year on

By Dionne Meehan ONE year on in the village of Creeslough, wreaths were laid as 10 candles glimmered in memory of those who lost their lives in last year’s tragic explosion. Gathering around a tree adjacent to the site, a memorial service to mark the first year anniversary was held. Advertisement Hand picking that exact […]

Creeslough tragedy tribute song released to mark first anniversary

By Dionne Meehan A SPECIAL tribute has been made to one of the victims of the Creeslough tragedy after a song was released to mark the first year anniversary. ‘Stolen Dreams’ was inspired by 14-year-old Leona Harper who was one of the ten people who tragically lost their lives in last year’s explosion. Advertisement Written […]

A poem by Tom Hayden -‘The Corn Uncut’

I first heard of Creeslough from a crackling LP In a dirge from an exile upon the high sea A lament for the cutting of ties to the land A concept a schoolchild could scarce understand. In a world preoccupied by energy anxiety Destruction caused by a fuel – a cruel, cruel irony At about three twenty, […]

 First anniversary of Creeslough tragedy approaches

by Louise Doyle TOMORROW marks the first anniversary of the Creeslough tragedy which claimed the lives of 10 people and injured eight others. October 7, 2022 was just like any other other day in Lafferty’s shop in the village. Advertisement Excited for the weekend, young children dropped their schoolbags at the doors of the shop […]

Creeslough investigation: Gardaí say 1350 lines of enquiry actioned

GARDAÍ have confirmed that in excess of 1350 lines of enquiry have been actioned and in excess of 900 statements have been taken as investigations continue into last year’s tragedy in Creeslough. In a statement issued on Thursday, An Garda Síochana said they continue to work diligently and as expeditiously as possible, in the circumstances, […]