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Gardaí renew appeal over Buncrana murder 10.02.19
On the 9th February 2012 Andrew Allen was murdered in his home at 26 Links View Park, Buncrana in front of his partner.
Those responsible travelled to Buncrana from Derry City that evening. If you have any information in relation the killers Gardaí are asking you to do the right thing and come forward to assist in securing justice for Andrew.
Many people have been arrested and questioned over the past seven years and An Garda Siochana are grateful for all those who have assisted the investigation.
If you have yet to come forward, don’t delay any longer, please contact the incident room at Buncrana on 074 93 20540 or use the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Wild Inishowen tree planting at Fort Dunree 07.02.19
The Wild Inishowen Club are delighted to be partnering up with Buncrana Tidy Towns for the annual native tree planting programme. Together the two groups, along with their volunteers, aim to plant 1,000 trees across Inishowen this winter. The project is part of an all Ireland campaign called 'Trees on the Land'.
Join them at 10am this Saturday, 9 February, at Fort Dunree, Buncrana. Bring your own boots, gloves and spades and the club will provide the saplings, craic and cake.

Inishowen transport services review 04.02.19
A full review of transport services currently being delivered by Local Link / SITT Rural Transport in Inishowen is now underway. If you would like your idea to be included in the planning, please submit it to by Tuesday, 5th February, before 3pm.

Fire on Main Street in Buncrana 03.02.19
Firefighters are currently working to put out a fire at a premises on Buncrana Main Street. Smoke can be seen billowing out the windows above Barr's clothes shop, next door to the Plaza Ballroom. It is understood nobody has been hurt in the fire. Details as to how the blaze started are as yet unclear. A number of units of the fire brigade, emergency services and gardai are attending the scene and a cordon is in place.

Four young men killed in Donegal car crash 28.01.19
Four people have died following a fatal collision last night just before 9pm in Gortahork, Co Donegal. Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a single car crash on a local road near Magheraroarty, Gortahork.
The occupants of the car, four men understood to be aged in their 20s, were pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The scene is preserved for a technical examination and local diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators are at the crash site and the local coroner has been notified.
Gardaí investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 074 91 53060 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Horse flu alert 28.01.19
A warning has been issued to horse owners after five separate outbreaks of equine influenza were detected so far this month.
The Irish Equine Centre issued the alert following confirmation of the virus in premises in Munster and Leinster, including a thoroughbred stud farm and show jumping yard.
Among the animals affected are racehorses, competition horses and breeding stock.
The centre said the latest strain of flu predominates in North and South America and can “spread rapidly in a yard particularly if the horses are naïve or lack protective immunity”.
Afflicted horses have symptoms including coughing, swollen glands, nasal discharge and fever, with the worst effects among unvaccinated animals. “Testing for equine influenza is provided free of charge by the Irish Equine Centre. This service is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,” the centre said. More details at .

Henry Girls feature in TG4 documentary 25.01.19
THE Henry Girls will feature in an episode of Ceol ón Chlann, a television series on TG4 about musical families in Ireland, this Sunday the 27th January at 10.30pm. It's a half hour programme and will feature a lot of beautiful Inishowen scenery, plus songs performed in Lily’s bar, Malin.

Funding call for Donegal maritime festivals 22.01.19
The EU funded CAPITEN project has now created opportunities for funding and marketing support for maritime festivals and events to be held in Donegal in 2019. This funding call is now open and the deadline for applications is Friday 25th January 2019.
Applications from maritime festival and event organisers for 2019 are now being sought. Only events held in County Donegal with a maritime theme or connection are eligible to apply.
If you are interested in applying for funding for your maritime festival or event sponsored by the CAPITEN project, please click on this link for more info and complete the online application form by Friday 25th January 2019 at 5pm. If you have any queries, please e-mail Joy Harron - .

Older people’s voices make Donegal 18.01.19
The Older Persons Council is holding their AGM on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny at 11am and is inviting all older people in Donegal to attend. Older people’s voices make Donegal a great place to grow old in.
Donegal is one of many counties in Ireland that are part of the Age Friendly Counties Programme. The Age Friendly County Programme is working to make Ireland one of the best places in the world in which to grow old.
For further details contact Mairead Cranley on 074 91 53900 or email .

Famine-art collection opens in Derry 18.01.19
The world’s largest collection of famine-art opens in Derry’s creative quarter today.
Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger , the acclaimed famine-related art exhibition, will open to the public today, 18th January at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James Street, Derry and will run until 16th March 2019.
The exhibition has been touring Ireland for twelve months and has been viewed by over 90,000 people at Dublin Castle and at the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen. This will be the only opportunity to view the art in Northern Ireland and the last time to see it in Ireland before it returns to the US in March.
Admission to the Coming Home exhibition is free and the exhibition opening times are available on .

Woman dies after being struck by car in Donegal 11.01.19
Gardaí are investigating a fatal traffic collision at Chaple Road, Dungloe, Co. Donegal at 6.30pm on 10th January 2018.
A woman in her 30s was fatally injured when she was struck by a car. A six year old girl was also injured and has been taken to University Hospital Letterkenny. The driver of the car was not injured.
The area is sealed of to facilitate an examination of the scene by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

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