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Yellow Weather warning for motorists
Met Eireann have issued a weather warning for hailstones for this
morning and afternoon 31st of January 2018 between 12pm and 3pm.
Hailstones are a year round occurrence in Ireland and can create
very dangerous driving conditions due to their unpredictable and
localised nature. Cruise control should be switched off when driving
in hazardous weather conditions.
If you find yourself caught in a sudden downpour of hailstones, here
are some tips to be aware of from the RSA:
- Reduce your speed without breaking
- Warn other drivers with your hazard warning lights
- Avoid sudden steering movements or breaking suddenly
Major power outage in Buncrana 02.01.18
ESB Networks reported a major fault at 5:15pm today in Buncrana and surrounding areas.
The initial estimated restore time is 9:15pm. See
www.powercheck.ie for further
Carn death not suspicious say Gardaí
The post-mortem has been carried out on the body of a man in his 30s
who died in a house in Carndonagh on Thursday. A preliminary report
has been provided to Gardaí and the investigating officers have confirmed
they are not treating the death as suspicious.
Gardaí investigate Carn death 10.11.17
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death
of a man in Carndonagh.
Shortly after 8pm on Thursday evening Gardaí were called to an
incident at a house in the town. Emergency services were at the
scene providing treatment to a 37 year old man. The man was
pronounced dead a short time later and his body was removed to
Letterkenny University Hospital.
The local coroner has been notified and a post-mortem is scheduled
to be carried out by the state pathologist tomorrow morning. The
results of the post-mortem will determine the course of the Garda
investigation. Gardaí are continuing to preserve the scene.
Gardaí investigate Polish man's murder
GARDAI have appealed for information as part of a murder inquiry
into the death of a 36-year old man in Letterkenny last week.
Officers were called to an incident at Sylvan Park shortly before
5pm on Wednesday. Polish man Sebastian Adamowicz was discovered with
serious injuries following an assault.
He was removed by ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital where
he died on Friday as a result of his injuries.
A post mortem carried out by state pathologist Professor Marie
Cassidy led gardaí to upgrade the investigation yesterday to one of
Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell appealed for information, in
particular from anyone who visited Sylyan Park between 8am and 6pm
on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
An incident room has been set up at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074
91 67100. Witnesses can alternatively call the Garda Confidential
Line 1 800 666 111 or any garda station.
Driver clocked at 119kmh on Slow Down Day
THE speed of some 18,000 vehicles were monitored within an
hour-an-a-half this morning as part of national Slow Down Day with
44 vehicles detected above the limit.
Among these was a vehicle clocked doing 119kmh in a 100kmh zone on
the N13 between Burt and Bridgend. Chief Superintendent Finbarr
Murphy said: " It is disappointing that 44 drivers were detected
speeding, putting every other road user in danger. We urge all
drivers to please slow down.” Gardai said they had "full compliance"
at only four inspection zones between 7am and 8.30am today - on
routes in Roscommon, Kerry, Laois and Cork.
Donegal and Derry to host EU digital seminar
Over 60 attendees from six European countries will visit Donegal and
Derry next week for a two day event exploring how best to connect
Digital Hubs and Innovation Centres across Europe.
The first day of the event will be held in the Catalyst Inc
Innovation Centre in Derry with the second day of the event being
held in Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair.
The seminar, which will take place on 17 and 18 October, will see
the coming together of representatives from Finland, France,
Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia and Sweden as well as experts from
the European Commission DG AGRI to explore the role that digital
innovation hubs can play in the socioeconomic development of the
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