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Man dies after car enters water at Buncrana pier 20.05.24

Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a vehicle in the water at Buncrana Pier on Sunday morning, 19th May 2024, at approximately 7:30am. Following a multi-agency search and recovery operation, the car was recovered from the water.

One male (aged in his 80s) was discovered deceased inside the vehicle. His body was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place in due course.

A technical examination of the scene at Buncrana Pier and Swilly Road was completed by forensic science investigators yesterday afternoon. All roads have now reopened to traffic.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to contact them. Anyone who was travelling in the vicinity of Buncrana Pier, Swilly Road and Shore Front between 6:30am and 7:30am on Sunday morning is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540.


Man dies after hit and run in Clonmany 16.05.24

Gardaí continue to investigate a hit and run road traffic collision that occurred on Main Street, Clonmany in the early hours of Sunday morning, 12th May 2024.
At approximately 12:15am a male pedestrian, aged in his 60s was struck by a vehicle which left the scene of the collision. The injured man was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital and was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he remained in a critical condition. The man passed away yesterday evening Wednesday, 15th May 2024.

As a result of further investigations, a male driver of the vehicle, aged in his 30s, was identified and arrested. He was charged in relation to the incident and appeared before Letterkenny District Court on Monday evening 13th May 2024. This is now a fatal road traffic collision investigation.


Missing person appeal 19.04.24

Gardaí in Buncrana are seeking the public's help in locating Steven Boyle, a 15-year-old from Magherabeg, Inishowen. Steven was last seen on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024.

He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a medium build, brown hair, and blue eyes. When last seen he was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit and red body warmer.

Concerns are growing for Steven's welfare, and anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Buncrana Garda Station 074 93 20540, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Update, 02 May 2024: Steven Boyle has been located safe and well. Gardaí in Buncrana would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.


Vacant and Derelict Properties 18.04.24

Do you own or are you buying a vacant or derelict property?

Donegal County Council is holding events in Inishowen to provide information on the supports available to refurbish vacant and derelict properties. Please drop into one of the venues below to find out about the supports available - no appointments are needed:

• Muff Community Centre
Monday, 22nd April at 11am – 2pm

• Room 2, Greencastle Community Centre
Tuesday, 23rd April at 11am – 2pm

• The Wee Hall, Culdaff
Wednesday, 24th April at 11am – 2pm

Further Information available from Vacant Homes Unit, email vacanthomes@donegalcoco.ie or call 074 91 53900.


Revenue seize cigarettes & tobacco 18.04.24

On Wednesday, 17 April 2024, as part of an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers seized over 240,000 cigarettes, 52 kgs of ‘roll your own tobacco’ and a vehicle, following the search of the latter in Donegal. The seizure was made with the assistance of the local detective unit from An Garda Síochána.

The illicit cigarettes, branded ‘Sobranie’, and tobacco, branded ‘Golden Virginia’, have a combined estimated value of over €244,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €191,000.

Two men have been questioned and investigations are ongoing. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on 1800 295 295.


Planned water outage in Buncrana 17.04.24

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, are progressing works in Buncrana as part of an upgrade to the wastewater infrastructure. As part of the next phase of works, a water main diversion is needed to allow for new sewer construction on Cockhill Road.
Customers are advised of a planned outage on Thursday, 18 April from 6pm until 2am on Friday 19 April.

It is planned that supply will begin to return after this time. However, due to the size of the pipes and network, it could take a number of hours for normal supply to return to all customers as water refills the network, especially for those on higher ground or at the end of the network.

The outage will impact people in the following areas: Cockhill Road, Tullyarvan, Ballymacarry, Ardarava, Cleenagh, Upper and Lower Ballymagan and Clonblosk and surrounding areas.

Following this type of work, occasionally issues such as cloudy water (air bubbles), discolouration or internal airlocks may arise. For advice on how to resolve these issues, please visit www.water.ie . The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is also open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.


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