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CAB conduct search in County Donegal
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
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
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
RTÉ Six One News live from Ballyliffin on Friday
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
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
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
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
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
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