40th Waterside Half Marathon confirmed for September


THE 40th edition of the Waterside Half Marathon takes place on Sunday September 3. To mark the landmark event, Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Sandra Duffy, recently reunited the original founders of the 1981 race including Helen Smyth, Carmel McCallion, Charlie Large, Mickey McDermott, Terry Watt and Gerry Craig for an anniversary lunch in […]


Victim of fatal road collision in Buncrana named


THE pedestrian who died following a road traffic accident in Buncrana has been named locally as Rebecca Browne.  Ms Browne, from the Galliagh area of Derry, was struck by a Garda Patrol car at around 3.15am on Sunday Morning. The collision occurred near the entrance of Ludden beach on the outskirts on Buncrana town. Advertisement […]


Man arrested after drugs seized in Derry


POLICE in Derry seized suspected Class B drugs from a vehicle in Galliagh yesterday evening, Thursday May 18. Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team officers made the detection in the Slievemore Park area at around 6.30pm while on mobile patrol. As they passed a parked vehicle they were alerted to a man who got out of it. […]


Man arrested following house fire in Derry


A MAN has been arrested following a house fire in Derry last night. From enquiries so far, it’s understood a bin was set on fire at the back of the property on Chamberlain Street with the blaze spreading to the house. No one was in the house at the time, and no injuries have been […]


Rory Gallagher resigns as Derry GAA senior manager


DERRY GAA have tonight confirmed  Rory Gallagher’s resignation as manager. Derry GAA issued the following statement to the media tonight: “Derry GAA can today confirm Rory Gallagher has stepped down as the county’s senior football manager. Advertisement “Ciaran Meenagh will assume the role for the rest of the 2023 season. “Derry GAA will be making […]


Rory Gallagher steps back as Derry manager


RORY Gallagher has announced his decision to step back as the manager of the Derry senior intercounty football team. It comes in the wake of allegations made by his estranged wife Nicola on social media earlier this week. In a statement released this evening, Gallagher, who previously managed Donegal said, “I have advised Derry GAA […]


Gallagher responds to domestic abuse allegations


FORMER Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has issued a statement following allegations of domestic abuse posted by his estranged wife Nicola on social media on Tuesday evening. In a statement through his solicitors, Gallagher, who now manages Derry, said: “I have been made aware of a social media post by my estranged wife Nicola Gallagher in […]


New campaign encourages people to enjoy a taste of home


LOCAL people are being encouraged to explore the beauty of Derry and Donegal as part of a newly launched cross-border tourism campaign. The Best of the North West campaign showcases the many wonderful attractions located right on our doorstep, led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council, working in partnership with Visit […]


Opry le Daniel experience a dream come true for Sinead


SINEAD Black admits that the build-up to a dream performance at Opry le Daniel could have gone a lot smoother. After all, it’s not every night that you get to sing on stage with Daniel O’Donnell himself. So losing her voice in the days before the concert was not part of the plans. Advertisement But […]


Young schoolgirl attacked in ‘hate crime’ in Derry


MAYOR of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Sandra Duffy has condemned the recent hate crime attack on a young schoolgirl in Derry’s city centre. Mayor Duffy said the incident was shocking and appealed to anyone with information or who witnessed the attack to contact the PSNI. Mayor Duffy said: “As a mother of […]