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Woman dies after being struck by car in Donegal
Gardaí are investigating a fatal traffic collision at Chaple
Road, Dungloe, Co. Donegal at 6.30pm on 10th January 2018.
A woman in her 30s was fatally injured when she was struck by a car.
A six year old girl was also injured and has been taken to
University Hospital Letterkenny. The driver of the car was not
The area is sealed of to facilitate an examination of the scene by
Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.
Search for Deirdre O’Flaherty completed
Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Deirdre O’Flaherty
have completed their search operation at the site in Milford. An
Garda Síochána wish to thank the public for their patience during
Unfortunately nothing that furthers the search for Deirdre was
located during the search. The site is on private property and
remains closed to the public.
Gardaí have renewed their appeal for anyone who may have information
in relation to Deirdre’s disappearance to contact Buncrana Garda
Station on 074 93 20540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800
Gardaí investigate death of woman in Donegal
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the death of a woman
in her 20s this morning the 4th of January 2019 at Forest Park,
Killygordan, County Donegal.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The Office of the State
Pathologist has been notified and the body remains at the scene
pending an examination.
The Garda Technical Bureau has been notified and will be carrying
out a technical examination at the scene today.
A man in his 20s has been arrested and is detained under Section 4
of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 in Letterkenny Garda Station.
Investigations are ongoing.
Nominations sought for Irish Diaspora Awards
Nominations for the prestigious 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora
Awards are now open and organisers are keen for the public to put
forward individuals or groups from our international diaspora who
have excelled in their chosen field be that business, commerce,
industry, education, politics, finance or sport and deserve
recognition for their achievements.
Nominations can be made on line at
www.irishdiasporaaward.com and the closing date for receipt of
nomination forms is the 29th March 2019.
Witness appeal to serious assaults in Letterkenny
Gardaí wish to appeal to the public for their assistance in
relation to two separate incidents of serious assault.
Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating two separate serious
assaults in Letterkenny which occurred in the early hours of
Saturday 22nd December 2018. Gardaí believe both assaults occurred
in the vicinity of the Church Lane or Castle Street areas of
Letterkenny between the hours of 03:30hrs and 05:00hrs on Saturday
morning 22nd December 2018. Gardai believe that both incident may be
linked and may have the same assailants.
A man in his 20s and a man in his 30s received serious but non-life
threatening injuries in two separate incidents and each was taken to
Hospital. One of the men had apparent stabs wound injuries.
Gardai wish to appeal to anyone:
• In the vicinity of Church Lane, Castle Street, College Road, St
Eunan’s College or entrance to Hawthorn Heights between the hours of
3:30am and 5am on the 22nd of December 2018
• Who noticed anyone acting suspiciously or notice anyone being
assaulted or in distress at the above location.
• Motorists or taxi drivers in the area between 03:30hrs and
05:00hrs on the 22.12.2018 with dash camera footage to contact
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigating Gardaí at
Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100, The Garda Confidential
Telephone Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.
Gardaí investigate fatal Donegal crash
GARDAÍ are investigating a fatal single vehicle collision that
occurred on the N15 road at Cashelnavene, Ballybofey on Monday,
December 3rd, at approximately 11:15pm.
A man in his late 20s, the sole occupant of a van, collided with a
vacant house. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His
remains have been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital. The
road currently remains closed for a garda technical examination and
diversions are in place.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident
or anyone who was travelling in the area between 10:30pm and 11:30pm
on 3rd December 2018 to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91
The big Derry to London flight giveaway
Regional airline Flybmi is running their biggest ever giveaway
of 20 return tickets from City of Derry Airport to London Stansted.
People will have a chance to take part in a treasure hunt in Derry
to find one of 20 return tickets which will be hidden in four
locations around the city.
Visit www.flybmi.com for clues
and details of where to find the tickets. The first clues will go
live from Friday, 7th December, 2018. Tickets will be placed in each
of the four locations around the city on Tuesday, 11th December,
between 12noon and 4pm. Simply use the clues on the Flybmi websites
to find them.
€450,000 awarded to three Donegal Projects
Three new Donegal projects have been awarded €450,000 by the
Donegal Local Action Group under the LEADER Rural Development
The three projects include the development of an astroturf pitch in
Kilmacrennan, the promotion of tourism in north Donegal through the
development of glamping facilities in Creeslough and the
establishment of a sailing charter service at Malin Head to add to
the tourism offering in the area.
To date 97 projects in Donegal have been approved LEADER funding
under the current programme with a total value of €4.3m.
Gardaí investigate fire at Moville hotel
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire that
occurred at the Caiseal Mara Hotel on Foyle Street, Moville this
morning the 25th of November 2018 at approximately 4:30am. One male
in his 50s was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for
treatment and there has been extensive damage to the premises.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, anyone with information or
anyone that was in the area that may have seen suspicious activity
around Foyle Street this morning prior or after the fire, to contact
Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540.
The Caiseal Mara Hotel has been earmarked as a Direct Provision
centre to house 100 asylum seekers. The first intake of residents
were due to take up accommodation at the seaside hotel early next
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