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Ministers visit North West radiotherapy site
HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar and his Northern counterpart
Minister Jim Wells have taken time out from a North-South
Ministerial Council meeting to visit the site of the new North West
Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital.
Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest, CCC(NW) warmly welcomed the
visit today in Derry.
“North-South cooperation for this radiotherapy unit is an excellent
example of both jurisdictions working together in partnership to
provide a much needed health care service for people living on
either side of the border," said Noelle Duddy of CCC(NW).
"It is a win, win situation for everyone: for cancer patients; for
healthcare professionals; for research and development: for
politicians and for the tax payer.
“CCC(NW) welcome the advances made in the construction of the unit
to date and when it opens next year to treat cancer patients from
Donegal (and) North West, the stress and distress of travelling to
Galway, Dublin and/or Belfast will be removed from the vast majority
of patients and their families. CCC(NW) continue to wish the project
and the project team well.”
Woman seriously hurt in Fahan crash
A young woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries
following a single-vehicle crash this morning in Fahan.
The accident happened when the woman’s car collided with a ditch
shortly before 10am in Fahan village.
The victim, a woman in her 20s from the Inishowen peninsula, was
driving alone in the direction of Buncrana when the incident
occurred. She was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry for
Garda forensic collision investigators are currently at the scene
and diversions are expected to remain in place until this evening.
Witnesses are asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 93 20540.
Local firms vie for Business of the Year awards
TWO Inishowen firms are among ten businesses short-listed for
the finals of this year’s Donegal Business of the Year awards to be
announced on Friday.
3Dom Filaments Ltd from Moville and DaiGon Ltd from Clonmany will
vie for honours at the awards hosted by Donegal Local Enterprise
Office during Enterprising Donegal Business Week.
3Dom Filaments was founded by Danny McMenamin and Ciaran McMenamin
in 2013 and are involved in the design, production and online sales
of high quality thermoplastic filaments for the growing 3D printed
product market worldwide.
DaiGon are specialists in the design and installation of energy
efficient heating systems. The other finalists are St Johnston-based
accountancy firm accountantonline.ie; Donegal English Language
School from Bundoran; Carnaween Clothing Company from Glencolmcille;
Fairytales Day Care, Milford; Kinnegar Brewing, Rathmullan;
Gillespie Precision Engineering/Gillespie Polytunnels, Killygordon;
Portsalon Luxury Camping, Portsalon; Safetech Consulting and
Training Ltd, Letterkenny.
Grants for Donegal seafood companies
TWO Donegal seafood companies have received grants to help them
expand and grow their businesses.
Killybegs Seafoods Frozen Ltd has been awarded €500,000, while
Island Seafood Ltd receives €17,550. The grants are co-funded by the
Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine and the European
Fisheries Fund under the Seafood Development Programme.
Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources Joe McHugh TD
welcomed the boost to Donegal’s seafood processing sector.
“The money will assist the companies to put the required technology,
infrastructure and standards in place to allow these businesses
develop added value seafood products that are in great demand on the
global market," he said. A total of €2.7 million in grant aid was
awarded to 18 seafood processing companies around the country under
Buncrana's Jane needs your vote 27.02.15
Buncrana woman is in the running for a prestigious award in the Big
Apple and needs your vote before lines close at 5pm today.
Thirty year old, Jane McCarter, daughter of John and Breda McCarter,
is Arts and Cultural Director at the New York Irish Center.
She has been nominated for the ‘40
Under 40’ People’s Choice Award, organised by the Irish Echo
newspaper. The award celebrates Irish and Irish Americans who have
distinguished themselves in their field before reaching the age of
Delighted dad John appealed for votes today as the clocked ticked
down in a bid to "push her over the winning line".
Votes can be cast
Georgia's funeral takes place tomorrow
THE funeral of 13-year old Georgia Louise Doherty who tragically
died in a weekend road accident will take place tomorrow.
The popular Redcastle teenager, who attended Moville Community
College, died in a collision on the Glenshane Road, about 10km from
Derry, on Sunday evening. Her older sister was injured in the
two-vehicle crash which happened as the sisters returned from
There has been an outpouring of sympathy to Georgia's heartbroken
family and friends. Staff at Moville Community College described the
young teen as "a bright, bubbly girl" who was "full of energy". They
said the messages of sympathy that have poured in since the tragedy
were a "source of strength" to everyone at the school. To read
funeral arrangements, click here .
Inishowen child dies in Derry crash
POLICE in Co Derry are appealing for witnesses to a crash in
which a child from Inishowen died.
The 13-year-old girl was killed in a two-car collision on the
Glenshane Road last evening about 5pm. It is understood the
teenager's older sister was seriously injured in the crash. The
sisters are understood to be from the Redcastle area.
Their names have not yet been released. The accident happened near
the Tamnaherin and Tirbracken road junction. The road has since
reopened to traffic.
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