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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.

Spraoi agus Spórt need your vote 23.11.18
Spraoi agus Spórt in Carndonagh are being nominated for the Charity Impact Awards 2018. The awards celebrate the positive impact community, voluntary and charitable organisations are making in people’s lives across the. Spraoi agus Spórt is a social enterprise providing excellent social, recreational and educational activities for the community which are focused on family development and which bring social, recreational and economic benefits to the Inishowen area. To vote click here .

O'Neills Foyle Cup 2019 13.11.18
Entries are now being taken for the O'Neills Foyle Cup which will be held from 22-27 of July 2019 at multiple venues throughout Derry and the North West including Donegal. Organisers are expecting in excess of 400 entries and would appreciate if teams intending to entry could download and forward their entry form well in advance of closing date of December 31 2018.
Over the past few years top quality pro teams from America, Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Ireland have competed in the tournament
Forms can be downloaded from the O'Neills Foyle Cup website. For further details contact Michael Hutton on 048 71 359734 or email michael-hutton@lineone.net .

Emergency training exercise at City of Derry Airport 06.11.18
On Wednesday 7th November 2018, City of Derry Airport is holding an emergency training exercise in partnership with the PSNI, NIFRS, Western Trust, NIR, Red Cross, NIAS, UU and NWRC. The exercise will commence at 17:00hrs and will end at 22:00hrs.
The purpose of the exercise is to test the airports emergency & safety capability. The public can be assured that emergency services will not be affected during this time.
We thank the public in advance of this exercise for their co-operation, with disruption to the public being kept to a minimum.

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