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 […]

FinTrU announces 300 new jobs

Financial services company, FinTrU has today announced 300 new jobs in Derry.  The company is based at Carisle Road and Patrick Street in the city. FinTrU is a technologically-enabled Regulatory Solutions company, specialising in the areas of KYC, Compliance, Legal, Risk & Controls and Operations. Advertisement In July last year, the company announced the establishment […]

Four police officers assaulted in Derry

Four police officers have been assaulted as they conducted enquiries in Strathfoyle yesteday morning (Thursday). One officer was bitten while the other three officers were kicked. The officers were responding to a report about two men acting suspiciously in the Bawnmore Place area of Strathfoyle, reportedly attempting to open doors of properties. Advertisement Response Officers […]

Derry and Strabane Council collect data on MICA homes

Derry City and Strabane District Council  has embarked on a data collection exercise to quantify the number of residents in the Council area whose properties have MICA. It follows a motion passed at a recent Council meeting calling on the local authority to “recognise the ongoing problem regarding MICA and the potential problems associated with […]

Councils join forces to celebrate the ‘Best of the North West’

The Best of the North West will be showcased widely over the coming weeks as part of an exciting new collaborative tourism campaign launched by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council, working in partnership with Visit Derry and Donegal Tourism CLG. The £90,000 domestic marketing initiative will shine a light on […]

Bloody Sunday events to take place this weekend

A NUMBER of events will take place across Donegal this weekend to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday, including a vigil in Letterkenny. On January 30, 1972, thousands of people took part in a civil rights march in Derry to protest against the policy of internment without trial. Soldiers from the British army’s Parachute […]

Win a field in the Donegal Gaeltacht for £1

A FIELD is to be raffled on St Patrick’s Day to provide funds to build hurling and camogie facilities in Derry. Na Magha CLG have acquired the two-acre field outside Doochary and  is selling tickets to win the ‘pound field’. Club officials are asking gaels to support the only surviving hurling club in Derry city […]