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Gardaí issue fines for Covid-19 breaches
As of close of business on Thursday, March 4th 2021, almost 12,000 fines had been issued by Gardaí across the country for
• 9,021 fines of €100 for non-essential travel
• 445 fines of €500 for non-essential journeys to airports/ports
• 375 fines of £100 for non-essential journeys to airports/ports
• 370 fines of €500 for organising a house party
• 1,416 fines of €150 for attending a house party
• 218 fines of €80 for not wearing a face covering
• 103 fines of €100 for non-essential travel by persons not
ordinarily resident in the State
seen Joshua McDonagh? 25.02.21
seeking the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of
15-year-old Joshua McDonagh who went missing in Letterkenny
on Monday, 22nd February 2021.
Joshua is described as being 5’ 9” in height and of a slim
build. He has short brown hair and blue eyes. When last
seen, Joshua was wearing a red shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms
and white Nike runners.
Anyone with information on Joshua’s whereabouts is asked to
contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540 or the Garda
Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Gardaí update (07/03/2021) : Joshua McDonagh has been
located safe. We would like to thank the public and the media for
their assistance in this matter. No further action is required.
Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout in Moville 22.02.21
The Covid-19 vaccine rollout at Moville Group Practice is
scheduled to commence on Thursday, 25th
February, 2021. If you are aged 85 or older you will be scheduled to
receive your vaccine next Thursday, 25th
February or Friday, 26th February.
There is no need for you to contact the practice, they will contact
you with your appointment date and time by
text message when your vaccine is available. Please arrive on time,
wear a mask and short sleeved/loose top
to expose the upper arm.
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND or wish to cancel please contact the practice
immediately so the vaccination can be
offered to someone else.
For remaining patients aged 70 years and over, you will be
vaccinated as the vaccine becomes available in the
1. Patients aged 80 and over
2. Patients aged 75 and over
3. Patients aged 70 and over
Again you do not need to contact the practice to book your Covid-19
vaccine, they will let you know when your
vaccine appointment is scheduled.
Redcastle FC Online Bingo 22.02.21
Redcastle Football Club will be having their Online Bingo every
Sunday night at 7:30pm sharp. We hope you have been enjoying it so
far. Check out Redcastle FC Bingo Facebook page for more details.
Books will be available to buy online and from McCarron’s shop
(Quigley’s Point), Brendan’s (Redcastle), Spar (Muff) and Centra
(Moville). Why not get your book and join us from the comfort of
your own home, it’s sure to be a fun night!
We hope everyone is keeping safe and well in these uncertain times.
Brighter and better days are hopefully ahead of us.
Renewed appeal for info regarding 2012 Buncrana murder
Yesterday, Tuesday February 9th 2021, marked the 9th anniversary
of the murder of 24 year old Andrew Allen. Andrew was murdered by a
group of individuals at his home in Links View Park, Buncrana in
He was shot in front of his partner at approximately 9:20pm and
pronounced dead at the scene. A car believed to be involved in the
murder was located on fire, shortly after the shooting, at
Gardai believe that there are still people in both Buncrana and
Derry who have information that may assist with the investigation.
They are appealing to anyone who is able to help with this ongoing
investigation to make contact with them at Buncrana Garda Station on
074 93 20540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Waiver of commercial rates charges 2021 10.02.21
In recognition of the impact of the on-going trajectory of
Covid-19, the government has announced a further waiver of
commercial rates which will apply to specified business categories
in the first quarter of 2021. This three month waiver has modified
criteria from the 2020 scheme and accordingly is a separate,
standalone waiver scheme.
Further details and the categories of business eligible and
non-eligible for the waiver visit
An application to Donegal County Council is not required. The
council will automatically apply a 100% credit in lieu of commercial
rates, for a three month period, to classes and categories of
occupied rateable property where the occupying business is not in an
The council will contact all customers in March 2021 to advise
whether a waiver has been applied or not. There will also be an
appeals process for businesses excluded from the scheme. Any queries
Weather warning for snow and ice 07.02.21
Met Éireann have issued a weather advisory for Ireland. Sunday
through to Wednesday will be very cold with temperatures in low
single figures during the day and with sharp or severe frosts and
icy patches at night.
For Thursday there is the possibility of a weather warning for
snow/ice being issued. This will mean snow accumulations of between
5cm to 10cm with more on higher ground, starting early on Thursday
Members of the public are asked to make the necessary preparations
in advance of this event and to ensure that essential household
provisions, particularly for the elderly and vulnerable, are in
Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving during
the heavy snowfall and to be mindful of the potential risk of frost
and snow accumulations along the road network.
Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours
on 074 91 53900 or, in the event of an out-of-hours emergency, the
Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288. For
emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service please call
999 or 112.
Irish Water appeal to prepare for freezing weather
Irish Water and Local Authorities are asking homes and
businesses to check for leaks and to conserve water where possible
whilst adhering to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene
regarding Covid-19. We are asking people to do this to protect the
water supply in advance of expected freezing temperatures and snow
expected in the coming days. In January, following freezing
temperatures and the subsequent thaw the public water network
experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts. Irish Water in
partnership with Local Authorities carried out hundreds of leak and
burst repairs arising from the cold snap.
Should the freezing weather arrive there is also some simple steps
to follow if your pipes freeze or burst. These can be viewed online
To report a leak please contact Irish Water on 1850 278 278.
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