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O'Neills Foyle Cup 2019 13.11.18
Entries are now being taken for the O'Neills Foyle Cup which
will be held from 22-27 of July 2019 at multiple venues throughout
Derry and the North West including Donegal. Organisers are expecting
in excess of 400 entries and would appreciate if teams intending to
entry could download and forward their entry form well in advance of
closing date of December 31 2018.
Over the past few years top quality pro teams from America, Canada,
England, Scotland, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Ireland have
competed in the tournament
Forms can be downloaded from the
O'Neills Foyle Cup website. For further details contact Michael
Hutton on 048 71 359734 or email
Emergency training exercise at City of Derry Airport
On Wednesday 7th November 2018, City of Derry Airport is holding
an emergency training exercise in partnership with the PSNI, NIFRS,
Western Trust, NIR, Red Cross, NIAS, UU and NWRC. The exercise will
commence at 17:00hrs and will end at 22:00hrs.
The purpose of the exercise is to test the airports emergency &
safety capability. The public can be assured that emergency services
will not be affected during this time.
We thank the public in advance of this exercise for their
co-operation, with disruption to the public being kept to a minimum.
Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018 27.10.18
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Shane Ross TD,
has announced the commencement of the drink-driving provisions of
the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018, with effect from 26th October
These provisions will ensure that all drink drivers, without
exception, will receive a driving disqualification. They remove the
concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers have
been able to receive penalty points instead of a disqualification.
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
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