Roadworks cause major delays on Letterkenny Derry road

MOTORISTS have been urged to be patient as roadworks at Newtowncunningham continue to cause lengthy delays and long tailbacks. Roadworks are currently being carried out on the main Letterkenny to Derry road. The works were centred around the Newtowncunningham area outside Kernans Diner and Filling Station, but contractors are now expected to move onto the Magherabeg area close to […]

Police warning of traffic disruption in Derry and Tyrone

POLICE are warning of disruption in Derry and Tyrone as parades are set to be held tonight. Tonight, July 11, there are parades in the Derry City and Strabane District including in The Fountain in the city, in Castlederg, Newtownstewart, Donemana, Artigarvan and Newbuildings. Police are advising of possible delays between 6pm and 10pm in […]

Collision on road close to Donegal border

EMERGENCY services are currently at the scene of a collision close to Nixon’s Corner, Derry.  The collision occurred on the Letterkenny Road in Derry earlier this morning. Diversions are in place at the junction of Lone Moor Road. Police are currently in attendance and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

Police appeal after theft of wreaths from the Diamond War Memorial in Derry

Police in Derry are investigating the theft of wreaths from the Diamond War Memorial in Derry during the early hours of this morning, Wednesday July 5. The theft, which is being treated as a sectarian hate crime, occurred shortly before 2.30am. Chief Inspector Luke Moyne said, “We are making enquiries, and we’re appealing to anyone […]

Shaun Doherty to be ordained to the priesthood on Sunday

By Diarmaid Doherty FORMER Highland Radio presenter Shaun Doherty will complete his journey to the priesthood with his ordination tomorrow. Family members, parishioners and friends will attend the ordination ceremony at St. Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Advertisement The newly ordained Fr Shaun will then celebrate his first Mass in St. Columb’s Church in Derry on […]

Police investigating alleged hate crime in Derry

Police in Derry are investigating a report of assault that occurred at around 12.50am on Sunday morning, June 25, on Waterloo Street.  It was reported the female victim was with friends when a number of comments were made towards them by a number of individuals. The female victim is reported to have been assaulted by […]

Concerns over impact of ivy on historic railway arch

CONCERNS have been raised about the condition of one of the last remaining iconic railway arches. The railway arch at Upper Corkey, Manorcunningham is covered in ivy and is in need of remedial repairs. The railway arch was part of the rail route from Derry, Letterkenny to Burtonport. Advertisement This section of railway line was […]

Irish government to invest £44.5m in Derry’s Magee Campus

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council and Co-Chair of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership Cllr Patricia Logue has today welcomed the announcement of significant cross border funding for Ulster University’s Magee Campus in Derry to further expand higher education on both sides of the border. The £44.5m investment from the Shared Island […]

Derry Businesses invited to Halloween engagement meeting

Local businesses are being invited to attend a Business Engagement event this week in order to find out details about Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Halloween festival and how they play their part and benefit from this hugely successful event for the City and District. The Business Engagement event is scheduled to take place […]

European Parliament Regional Development Committee Chair visits Donegal County Council to discuss Riverine Project delays

Chair of the European Parliament Regional Development Committee, Younous Omarjee MEP, recently visited Donegal at the invitation of Chris MacManus, Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest. Omarjee was visiting on a fact-finding mission to examine how the EU can play a positive role in addressing regional imbalance in Ireland. MacManus and Omarjee met with […]