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Yellow Weather warning for motorists 31.01.18
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 updates.

Carn death not suspicious say Gardaí 13.11.17
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 06.11.17
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 murder.
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 20.10.17
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 11.10.17
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 regions.

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