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CAB conduct search in County Donegal 03.08.18
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.

Surfacing works on N13 from Burt Chapel to Bridgend 27.07.18
Surfacing works will take place on the N13 between Burt Chapel and the border at Bridgend from 30th July for a six week period ending on the 7th September 2018.
The works will involve replacing the traffic management, surface course replacement, drainage works and road lining. There will be a special speed limit of 60 kph applied to this section for the duration of the works.
Diversion will be in place for the Derry/ Inishowen bound traffic via the R239 (Slab Road) and the main N13 will still be open to Letterkenny bound traffic from Bridgend.

Two people questioned under Waste Management Act 19.07.18
On the 18th July 2018, as part of an ongoing investigation into offences under the Waste Management Act, Gardaí in Donegal arrested two persons. A male aged 60 and a female aged 28 were detained at Letterkenny Garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended where they were being questioned about offences under the Waste Management Act.
They were both released earlier this morning and a file is being prepared for the DPP. Investigations are ongoing.

Irish Water issues hosepipe ban 07.07.18
IRISH Water issues National Water Conservation Order commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban from 8am on Friday, 6 July to midnight on Tuesday 31 July as a drought continues across the country.
The order has been issued due to the continued drought conditions and to help protect water supplies now and over the coming months. Met Éireann has advised that there has been little or no rain over the last 30 days and predictions show no significant rainfall is likely for at least a further week, meaning deepening drought conditions.

RTÉ Six One News live from Ballyliffin on Friday 05.07.18
This Friday, 6 July 2018, the RTÉ Six One News will be presented live from Ballyliffin Golf Club. As thousands attend the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, RTÉ's Keelin Shanley will be presenting the programme live from Inishowen. The programme will feature a report on the European Tour event, a special report on the local Brexit implications from RTÉ North West Correspondent Eileen Magnier, a guest interview and a live sport news bulletin from the course.

Holiday makers urged to check their suitcases 05.07.18
The National Lottery has appealed to holiday makers who may have departed Dublin Airport on Tuesday 3rd July to check their lottery tickets after a EuroMillions Match 5 prize worth almost €45,000 was sold in Terminal 1.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at the WH Smith store at Dublin Airport and came agonisingly close to the €44 million jackpot on offer after only just missing out on the lucky star numbers.

Fatal crash on Burnfoot to Buncrana road 04.07.18
Gardaí at Buncrana are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Castleforward which is on the main Burnfoot to Buncrana Road (R238) at approximately 5.30pm this afternoon, Wednesday July 4th 2018.
A male in his 50s was fatally injured when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car. He was taken to Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Derry and was pronounced dead a short time later.
The male driver of the car was not injured. The Coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination will be carried out. The road is currently closed to facilitate Garda forensic collision investigators and diversions are in place.
Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540 The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

GAA Target Challenge at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 04.07.18
There will be a unique GAA Target Challenge taking place at the Championship Academy presented by Bank of Ireland, in the Championship Village at Ballyliffin Golf Club at 11:30am today (Wednesday).
Gaelic Football Donegal Captain Michael Murphy and Kerry Football star Kieran Donaghy will give Paul Dunne and Shane Lowry some tips on kicking points at a specially-installed set of GAA goals. Dunne and Lowry will also give the two GAA stars tips on their golf game, as they aim for a ‘gong’ target under the crossbar, before they tee it up in the Pro-Am later this afternoon.

Inishowen water supply at risk 02.07.18
As the warm weather continues, the demand on water supplies is outstripping the supply in several areas around the country. The demand for water right across Donegal continues to increase and as a result Irish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell continues.
Irish Water and Donegal County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the most at-risk schemes that have been identified are the Lough Mourne and Inishowen public water supplies. Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible.

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