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Council seek operator to replace Flybmi
Derry City and Strabane District Council has expressed its
disappointment at news that Flybmi have gone into administration and
will no longer operate the Derry to London Stansted route.
The Council would like to reassure the public that they have been
involved in urgent discussions, since the announcement was made, to
assess the situation and put into place measures to secure a new
operator. The Council spokesperson concluded that it is committed to
securing an immediate replacement airline for this vital air route
and will provide an update as soon as it is in a position to do so.
Gardaí renew appeal over Buncrana murder
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
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
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
email@example.com 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
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
Horse flu alert
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
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
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
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 -
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