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Buy Donegal December Campaign 03.12.20
With the easing of Government restrictions, Cathaoirleach of
Donegal County Council, Cllr Rena Donaghey is encouraging shoppers
across Donegal to shop local as part of a new ‘Buy Donegal December
The people of Donegal near and far can help to continue to support
the campaign by visiting a Donegal business or shopping safely online through
Businesses can still register on the website, there is no fee
involved and registration is easy by completing a
Sign Up Form .
High visibility Garda operation 03.12.20
Following the government’s announcement on the country’s move to
Level 3 on the 1st December 2020, An Garda Síochána is adapting its
ongoing policing operation in support of the prevailing public
health measures. The focus of the operation reflects the guidelines
and regulations in place under the Government’s
Living with COVID-19 plan .
Brexit Customs Briefing webinar 03.12.20
Enterprise Ireland will host a webinar on Wednesday, 9th
December, ‘‘Brexit Customs Briefing: Critical steps to get ready for
new customs rules from January 1st, 2021’, tailored for businesses
that still need to prepare themselves for Brexit.
As the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020,
Irish businesses involved in trade with the UK will need to operate
in a new business environment.
To find out more information and to register for the
Webinar Click Here .
North West Simon Community 03.12.20
Homelessness charity North West Simon Community has issued a
fundraising appeal ahead of Christmas in a bid to safeguard their
Early Intervention and Prevention of Homelessness and Housing
Services. The principal objective of the service is to help
households at risk of homelessness to avoid the need to enter
emergency accommodation, and the disruption this brings to their
If you would like to support the charity this Christmas, please
or call 071 9147522.
Armed robbery at Clonmany Post Office
A man, in his early 60s, has been arrested by Gardaí in
connection with the attempted armed robbery of Clonmany Post Office,
two weeks ago. Shortly after 5pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 a
man entered the post office, produced what was believed to be a
handgun and demanded money.
A post office worker retreated to a back room and raised the alarm.
The man left the scene and nothing was stolen.
Gardaí responded immediately to the activation of the panic alarm.
Yesterday, Tuesday November 24, at 5.30pm a man was arrested at an
Operation Fanacht checkpoint in Bridgend, in connection with this
incident. He is currently detained at Buncrana Garda Station. An
Garda Síochána has been working closely with the PSNI in relation to
Irish Water replace watermains in Bridgend
Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council,
is replacing approximately 350 metres of problematic, old watermains
in Bunnymayne, Bridgend that were prone to frequent bursts and
leakage which caused water supply disruptions for customers in the
area. The mains are being replaced with new high density
The mains that are being replaced are on the L2031 Bunnymayne Road.
The works commenced on Monday, November 9, and will be completed by
December. Once completed customers in this area will enjoy an
improved water supply with less disruption. Farran’s Construction
Ltd have been contracted to carry out the work on behalf of Irish
Be Winter Ready 12.11.20
The Government has now launched the 10th annual 'Be Winter
Ready' campaign. 'Be Winter Ready' which is now in its tenth year,
is designed to raise the public’s awareness about the particular
challenges that winter season can bring about. The main message of
the campaign remains a simple one, “be prepared, stay safe and know
where to find help if you need it”.
The 'Be Winter Ready' campaign provides crucial information for the
public to ensure preparedness for the winter months. People are
asked to visit
www.winterready.ie or to follow the conversation on Facebook or
Twitter at #BeWinterReady for more information.
Covid cases fall in Inishowen
The number of Covid cases has fallen in Inishowen,
according to the latest stats on Ireland's
Data Hub . The figures, released yesterday, show that in the
fourteen days up to Monday, 2nd of November, the rate of infection
has decreased in North Inishowen to 35 cases and in South Inishowen
the number of cases has fallen to 133. Overall the incidence of
confirmed Covid cases in Inishowen has fallen by 9 from 177 for the
previous 14 day period to 168 cases for the latest period.
Ireland is in
Five restriction measures and will continue under these
guidelines until Tuesday 1st of December.
Artlink receive €106k grant 19.10.20
Artlink at Fort Dunree, Buncrana are over the moon to be awarded
an arts grant of €106,000 from Arts Council of Ireland to deliver a
programme of residencies, exchanges, exhibitions, artist development
opportunities, workshops, community engagement and community garden
events in 2021.
In response to the restrictions imposed by the global pandemic,
Artlink adapted their programme and created a new online platform
including, artist profile films and a virtual gallery space. You can
enjoy this and more at
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