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European Day Without a Road Death update
Wednesday 19th September 2018 was European Day Without a Road
Death (Project EDWARD). Thankfully there were no reports of any road
deaths in the Republic of Ireland and An Garda Síochána would like
to thank all road users who assisted the success of Project Edward
Assistant Commissioner Dave Sheahan speaking at Garda Headquaters
said: "Last year, 2017, gave us the lowest number of road deaths in
Ireland but we can never be complacent about road safety. Project
EDWARD is an important initiative keeping road safety in the minds
of all road users.
We all need to use full concentration when behind the wheel. Never
drink or take drugs and drive, put the mobile away, and wear your
seat belt on every journey. We want people to be safe on the road
everyday not just on Project EDWARD day.”
Donegal roads closed due to Storm Ali 19.09.18
Donegal County Council is receiving numerous calls this morning
regarding fallen trees and debris as a result of Storm Ali. Please
see below a list of current road closures:
Stranorlar Municipal District
- Road closed at Tullyrap due to fallen tree on N14 between
Letterkenny and Lifford. Diversions in place via Raphoe.
Donegal Municipal District
- N3 Ballyshannon to Beleek Road. Road Closed due to multiple trees
- R231 Rossnowlagh Road. Road closed due to multiple trees down.
- R263 At the outskirts of Pettigoe.
- N15 At Laghey School.
- R267 Outside Donegal Town between the Abbey Vocational School and
- R262 Frosses to Glenties Road at Gargrim.
County council crews are currently out on the ground dealing with
these but it will take time to clear all the locations.
European Day Without A Road Death 13.09.18
On average, 70 people still die every day on Europe’s roads. An
Garda Síochána joins the RSA (Road Safety Authority) in supporting
Project EDWARD - European Day Without A Road Death, which is taking
place across Europe on Wednesday, 19 September, 2018.
Devised in 2016 by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL),
this initiative once again aims to raise awareness of road safety
and reduce the number of people killed every day on the roads of
Drivers, riders, pedestrians and all other road users are encouraged
to sign the pledge at
www.projectedward.eu and spread the word on social media using #ProjectEDWARD.
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal crash
GARDAÍ in Letterkenny are appealing for witnesses following a two
vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Dooballagh,
Letterkenny on Thursday the 6th September 2018 at approximately
The male driver (55 years) of a Red Toyota Hilux pickup type 4 x 4
was removed to Letterkenny University Hospital with serious injuries
following a collision with a second vehicle, a black Mazda. He
subsequently died yesterday, the 7th September 2018. The female
passenger (33 years) in the black Mazda, suffered less serious
injuries and is receiving treatment in Letterkenny University
The driver of the black Mazda, a 22-year-old male, ran from the
scene and was subsequently arrested. He is currently detained at
Letterkenny Garda Station and is scheduled to appear before a
special sitting of Carrick on Shannon District Court at 4.30pm today
(8/09/18) charged in relation to the incident.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or any drivers/taxi
drivers who may have witnessed the accident or either of the cars
prior to the collision. In addition, those with ‘dash cam’ footage
who were in the area of Dooballagh, Letterkenny and the surrounding
areas between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday evening (8/09/18) are asked to
contact Letterkenny Garda Station at 074 91 67100, the Garda
Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Motorbike priest to attend blessing of bikes
A motorcyclist priest will be among those attending the annual
blessing of motorbikes and bikers in Burt this Sunday, September 9,
Fr Gerry Sweeney will take part in the interfaith service at St
Aengus Church at 1.30pm. The short prayer service will remember all
deceased bikers especially those lost in the past year.
There will be a collection taken up for the RNLI followed by a 'ride
out' by the bikers to the RNLI station at Ned’s Point, Buncrana. Fr
Sweeney, who formerly served in Burt, will leave the Sacred Heart
Church, Strabane, after Mass at 12.30pm to travel to Burt chapel and
anyone is invited to join him.
Water conservation order lifted for Donegal
The Irish Water Board met on Tuesday 28th August to assess the
need to extend the water conservation orders that will expire on
Friday, 31 August in a bid to safeguard water supply for homes and
businesses across the country.
The water conservation order has been lifted for the north west
region which includes Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim,
Roscommon, Donegal, Longford, Cavan and Monaghan.
The Board determined that the water conservation order will remain
in place for the Greater Dublin Area which includes Dublin, Wicklow
and Kildare and in counties Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Laois,
Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and
Kilkenny until Sunday, 30 September 2018.
Changes to Lotto Draw this Saturday
The National Lottery have said that changes to its popular Lotto
Plus game that will see in excess of 50% more winners and the
creation of more millionaires.
The changes kick in for the Lotto Draw this Saturday, September 1st
and the price of a two line ticket with Lotto Plus will increase
from €5 to €6. Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 draws will go up from
50c to €1.
The top prize in Lotto Plus 1 will double
from €500,000 to €1 million and the chance of winning a prize
across Lotto with Lotto Plus will jump from 1 in 17 to 1 in 10.
Car crash kills two in Bundoran 19.08.18
GARDAÍ in Ballyshannon are investigating a single vehicle fatal
road traffic collision that occurred at Eastend in Bundoran at
03.25am this morning, Sunday 19th August, 2018.
One man and one woman (both in their 20s) were fatally injured when
the car they were passengers in collided with a wall. Another woman
(mid 20s) is in critical condition and another two men (mid 20s)
have serious injures and were removed to Sligo General Hospital.
Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene and
the road is currently closed to traffic. Local diversions are in
Anyone with information in relation to the collision are asked to
contact Gardaí in Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 98 58530, the
Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
CAB conduct search in County Donegal
The Criminal Assets Bureau, assisted by local Gardai conducted a
search operation in County Donegal this morning, Friday the 03rd of
August 2018. Searches were conducted at three residential properties
and two professional premises in the county.
The CAB investigation relates to a criminal living in County Donegal
and to the ownership of property suspected to be funded through
criminal conduct. No arrests were made.
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