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Woman dies after being struck by car in Donegal 11.01.19
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 injured.
The area is sealed of to facilitate an examination of the scene by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Search for Deirdre O’Flaherty completed 11.01.19
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 the operation.
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 666111.

Gardaí investigate death of woman in Donegal 04.01.19
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 04.01.19
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 03.01.19
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 Gardaí.
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 04.12.18
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 67100.

The big Derry to London flight giveaway 03.12.18
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 28.11.18
Three new Donegal projects have been awarded €450,000 by the Donegal Local Action Group under the LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.
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 25.11.18
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 month.

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