Google Inishowen News & Business Directory
Drop Down Menu

:: News In Brief

Gardaí issue fines for Covid-19 breaches 06.03.21
As of close of business on Thursday, March 4th 2021, almost 12,000 fines had been issued by Gardaí across the country for Covid-19 breaches:
• 9,021 fines of €100 for non-essential travel
• 445 fines of €500 for non-essential journeys to airports/ports
• 375 fines of £100 for non-essential journeys to airports/ports
• 370 fines of €500 for organising a house party
• 1,416 fines of €150 for attending a house party
• 218 fines of €80 for not wearing a face covering
• 103 fines of €100 for non-essential travel by persons not ordinarily resident in the State

Have you seen Joshua McDonagh? 25.02.21
GARDAÍ are seeking the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of 15-year-old Joshua McDonagh who went missing in Letterkenny on Monday, 22nd February 2021.
Joshua is described as being 5’ 9” in height and of a slim build. He has short brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen, Joshua was wearing a red shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and white Nike runners.
Anyone with information on Joshua’s whereabouts is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Gardaí update (07/03/2021) : Joshua McDonagh has been located safe. We would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter. No further action is required.

Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout in Moville 22.02.21
The Covid-19 vaccine rollout at Moville Group Practice is scheduled to commence on Thursday, 25th
February, 2021. If you are aged 85 or older you will be scheduled to receive your vaccine next Thursday, 25th
February or Friday, 26th February.

There is no need for you to contact the practice, they will contact you with your appointment date and time by
text message when your vaccine is available. Please arrive on time, wear a mask and short sleeved/loose top
to expose the upper arm.

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND or wish to cancel please contact the practice immediately so the vaccination can be
offered to someone else.

For remaining patients aged 70 years and over, you will be vaccinated as the vaccine becomes available in the
following order:
1. Patients aged 80 and over
2. Patients aged 75 and over
3. Patients aged 70 and over

Again you do not need to contact the practice to book your Covid-19 vaccine, they will let you know when your
vaccine appointment is scheduled.

Redcastle FC Online Bingo 22.02.21
Redcastle Football Club will be having their Online Bingo every Sunday night at 7:30pm sharp. We hope you have been enjoying it so far. Check out Redcastle FC Bingo Facebook page for more details. Books will be available to buy online and from McCarron’s shop (Quigley’s Point), Brendan’s (Redcastle), Spar (Muff) and Centra (Moville). Why not get your book and join us from the comfort of your own home, it’s sure to be a fun night!
We hope everyone is keeping safe and well in these uncertain times. Brighter and better days are hopefully ahead of us.

Renewed appeal for info regarding 2012 Buncrana murder 10.02.21
Yesterday, Tuesday February 9th 2021, marked the 9th anniversary of the murder of 24 year old Andrew Allen. Andrew was murdered by a group of individuals at his home in Links View Park, Buncrana in 2012.
He was shot in front of his partner at approximately 9:20pm and pronounced dead at the scene. A car believed to be involved in the murder was located on fire, shortly after the shooting, at Churchbrea, Fahan.
Gardai believe that there are still people in both Buncrana and Derry who have information that may assist with the investigation. They are appealing to anyone who is able to help with this ongoing investigation to make contact with them at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Waiver of commercial rates charges 2021
In recognition of the impact of the on-going trajectory of Covid-19, the government has announced a further waiver of commercial rates which will apply to specified business categories in the first quarter of 2021. This three month waiver has modified criteria from the 2020 scheme and accordingly is a separate, standalone waiver scheme.
Further details and the categories of business eligible and non-eligible for the waiver visit .
An application to Donegal County Council is not required. The council will automatically apply a 100% credit in lieu of commercial rates, for a three month period, to classes and categories of occupied rateable property where the occupying business is not in an excluded category.
The council will contact all customers in March 2021 to advise whether a waiver has been applied or not. There will also be an appeals process for businesses excluded from the scheme. Any queries please email .

Weather warning for snow and ice
Met Éireann have issued a weather advisory for Ireland. Sunday through to Wednesday will be very cold with temperatures in low single figures during the day and with sharp or severe frosts and icy patches at night.
For Thursday there is the possibility of a weather warning for snow/ice being issued. This will mean snow accumulations of between 5cm to 10cm with more on higher ground, starting early on Thursday morning.
Members of the public are asked to make the necessary preparations in advance of this event and to ensure that essential household provisions, particularly for the elderly and vulnerable, are in place.
Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving during the heavy snowfall and to be mindful of the potential risk of frost and snow accumulations along the road network.
Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 or, in the event of an out-of-hours emergency, the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288. For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service please call 999 or 112.

Irish Water appeal to prepare for freezing weather
Irish Water and Local Authorities are asking homes and businesses to check for leaks and to conserve water where possible whilst adhering to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding Covid-19. We are asking people to do this to protect the water supply in advance of expected freezing temperatures and snow expected in the coming days. In January, following freezing temperatures and the subsequent thaw the public water network experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts. Irish Water in partnership with Local Authorities carried out hundreds of leak and burst repairs arising from the cold snap.
Should the freezing weather arrive there is also some simple steps to follow if your pipes freeze or burst. These can be viewed online .
To report a leak please contact Irish Water on 1850 278 278.

Return to > News    > Home