All-Ireland Rail Network could transform transport

SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said that the establishment of an All-Ireland Rail Network has the potential to transform transport across the island. He was speaking after introducing a motion at the SDLP Conference in Derry. Foyle MLA Mr Durkan said: “The establishment of a modern rail network across Ireland has been a […]

Police investigating New IRA activity carrying out a search on the Letterkenny Road 

Detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit (TIU) are conducting a search in Derry as part of an ongoing investigation into New IRA activity.   The planned search in the Letterkenny Road area is being conducted with support from District and Tactical Support Group colleagues. Detective Inspector O’Flaherty said: “We are grateful for the continued support […]

Every hour, every day the Samaritans are available

THE Samaritans are looking for listening volunteers to help it continue delivering its vital services. The charity recently issued public pleas for anyone contemplating harming themselves to get in touch. The offers of help came following a number of sudden tragedies across the north west. Advertisement James, who asked that only his first name be used for […]

McCrossan welcomes date for A5 public inquiry

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has welcomed the setting of a date for the latest stage of the public inquiry into the A5 Western Transport Corridor Road Scheme. The inquiry will reopen on Monday 15th May. Mr McCrossan said it was of the utmost importance that the project proceeds as soon as possible. Advertisement […]

Donegal Horizons gearing up for annual Inclusion Cup

DONEGAL Horizons are set to take to the pitch to compete in the annual Inclusion Cup.  After the success of last year’s event, New Horizons Partnership is hosting their second annual inclusion football cup. The competition has gained popularity with eight different disability services across the North West now entering a team, including Donegal Horizons. Advertisement […]

Cross-border trial improves care for patients prescribed multiple medicines

A cross-border trial has improved care for patients prescribed multiple medicines. The iSIMPATHY project, funded by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, worked with professionals in Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to comprehensively review patient medication. Taking multiple medicines can be problematic if the increased risk of harm from interactions between drugs, […]

Police in Derry issue appeal following security alert during football match 

Detectives investigating the circumstances of a security alert on Lone Moor Road in Derry at the weekend have made a specific appeal for witnesses.  At around 8.30pm on Friday night, February 10, a suspicious object was found in the middle of the road close to the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. Police immediately implemented a public […]

Campaign group say reports of rail link ‘would be fantastic’

THE CAMPAIGN group ‘Into The West’ has said it will be fantastic news if the reports that a railway link between Letterkenny and Derry is recommended in the All Island Rail Review are true. The review is still in draft form at present and is not expected to be published for another few months. A […]

Trains could be set to return to Donegal

IT seems trains could be set to return to Donegal as the All Island Rail review appears to recommend a line be installed between Letterkenny and Derry.  The Journal reports that the review, which is in draft form at present, recommends a railway link between Letterkenny and Derry. The review, which has been leaked ahead […]

Police appeal to find owner of part of Defibrillator unit

Police in Derry are making a public appeal to locate the owner of part of a defibrillator unit. Part of a Laerdal HeartStart unit was handed in to Strand Road Police Station by a member of the public. While police are making enquiries to identify where it belongs and who owns it, they’re urging anyone […]