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Water pipes in Newtown to be replaced
Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is
set to commence works on the replacement of 1.5 kilometres of
problematic water mains in Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham. The old,
damaged pipes will be replaced with modern, high density
polyethylene (plastic) pipes. Works are due to commence next week
(October 22, 2018) and are scheduled to be completed in December.
A traffic management plan will be in place where necessary. The work
will be limited to short sections to minimise impact. The works may
involve some short-term water shut offs but residents will be given
a minimum of 48 hours prior notice.
Irish Water customers in Newtowncunningham can phone 1850 278 278 if
they have any further questions about the project.
Water pipe burst in Buncrana 13.10.18
Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council
is working to restore the water supply in Buncrana following a burst
to a major trunk watermain. The areas affected include all of south
Crews have been on the ground since early Saturday morning and work
on the repair is progressing well.
It is expected that the repair will be completed by this evening
when water will begin to be restored. Full water service may take
some time to return as water refills the network.
Carn Students 'Sleep in' on Friday
CARNDONAGH Community School TY students are taking action for
those less fortunate in society by organising their annual ‘Sleep
in’ this coming Friday, 12th October.
The aim of the event is not to replicate homelessness but it will
give the students an insight into the challenges faced by those
North West Simon Community prevented 177 families and individuals
from becoming homeless during 2017. The Simon Community continue to
provide vital services to minimise the duration and impact on those
unfortunate enough to have been made homeless.
If you would like to show your support and make a donation to help
sustain the work and services provided please log on to:
Planned ESB outage in Buncrana postponed
ESB Networks advises that a planned outage to take place in the
Trillick and Tullydish areas of Buncrana tomorrow Wednesday 10
October (from 9am to 5pm) has been postponed until a later date. It
was due to impact on 120 customers and they will be informed in
advance of the rescheduled date. ESB Networks apologises for any
Revenue seizes cigarettes and cash in Donegal
Last Friday (05/10/2018) in Letterkenny, as a result of
intelligence led operations, Revenue officers seized 13,400
cigarettes, branded ‘Mayfair’, ‘L&M’ and ‘Pacific’ following a
search, under warrant, of a residential property. Revenue officers
also seized €7,200 in cash suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or
intended for use in, criminal activity. A Polish man in his thirties
was questioned. Yesterday (08/10/2018), at Letterkenny District
Court, Revenue officers were granted a three month cash detention
order to allow Revenue investigate further.
These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting
the shadow economy and the supply and sale of illegal tobacco
products. If you know someone is evading tax or involved in
smuggling, report it. Contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone 1800
European Day Without a Road Death update
Wednesday 19th September 2018 was European Day Without a Road
Death (Project EDWARD). Thankfully there were no reports of any road
deaths in the Republic of Ireland and An Garda Síochána would like
to thank all road users who assisted the success of Project Edward
Assistant Commissioner Dave Sheahan speaking at Garda Headquaters
said: "Last year, 2017, gave us the lowest number of road deaths in
Ireland but we can never be complacent about road safety. Project
EDWARD is an important initiative keeping road safety in the minds
of all road users.
We all need to use full concentration when behind the wheel. Never
drink or take drugs and drive, put the mobile away, and wear your
seat belt on every journey. We want people to be safe on the road
everyday not just on Project EDWARD day.”
Donegal roads closed due to Storm Ali 19.09.18
Donegal County Council is receiving numerous calls this morning
regarding fallen trees and debris as a result of Storm Ali. Please
see below a list of current road closures:
Stranorlar Municipal District
- Road closed at Tullyrap due to fallen tree on N14 between
Letterkenny and Lifford. Diversions in place via Raphoe.
Donegal Municipal District
- N3 Ballyshannon to Beleek Road. Road Closed due to multiple trees
- R231 Rossnowlagh Road. Road closed due to multiple trees down.
- R263 At the outskirts of Pettigoe.
- N15 At Laghey School.
- R267 Outside Donegal Town between the Abbey Vocational School and
- R262 Frosses to Glenties Road at Gargrim.
County council crews are currently out on the ground dealing with
these but it will take time to clear all the locations.
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