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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:06:13 +0100

The Royal College of Radiologists describes the shortage in Northern Ireland as "severe".

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:54:59 +0100

Northern Ireland weather forecast

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:54:42 +0100

Police release new CCTV footage connected to the murder of a pizza delivery man in Belfast four years ago.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:47:28 +0100

Two County Londonderry schools take part in an especially 'moving' shared education project.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:47:24 +0100

Five people are still missing after a helicopter vanished off the radar while over north Wales.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:40:44 +0100

Thousands of birdwatchers help the RSPB keep tabs on NI's most common species.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:37:05 +0100

Paddy Armstrong urges Stormont politicians to reach agreement on how to deal with Troubles' victims.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:32:28 +0100

Kieran McManus, 26, died after being shot outside a pizzeria in Belfast four years ago.

Donegal News


Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:17:50 +0100

Huge crowds are expected to gather in Buncrana this morning for the funeral of Daneille McLaughlin. The 28 year old was murdered in Goa India two weeks ago. In a statement released by friends Christy Duffy and Louise McMenamin, mourners have been asked not to wear black. “Friends of Danielle have asked those attending her funeral not to abide by the usual dress code of black and that in order to celebrate the life of such a bright and vibrant young girl, that an effort should be made instead to match this brightness by wearing vibrant colours.” Danielle’s wicker coffin will be decorated with flowers to match the dress code at the ceremony. The Buncrana woman was found dead in Canacona, Goa on March 14th. Her funeral is taking place in Cockhill Chapel in Buncrana at 11am this morning. Meanwhile Gardai are advising to expect significant delays in and around the town while the funeral is taking place. Motorists who are not attending the funeral have been asked to seek an alternative route.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:14:55 +0100

A man has been shot during a paramilitary style attack in Derry. It’s understood the 48 year old victim was targeted in an alleyway off Glenowen Park at around 9 o’ clock last night. The man was taken to hospital for treatment. It’s the second such shooting this week, following an incident on Monday night in a bookies shop on Central Drive.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:13:45 +0100

A delegation of MEPs arrives in Ireland later today to examine the full impact of Brexit. The visit comes just 24 hours after the British Prime Minister invoked Article 50 – marking the UK’s exit from the EU. The politicians will embark on a cross border tour, meeting businesses, community groups and border communities. Derry based MEP Martina Anderson says she wants other member states to see what will happen without a ‘special status’ designation for Northern Ireland……………. As formal Brexit negotiatons get underway, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is clear about what he wants to secure from a future deal……………

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:48:48 +0100

Jason Quigley will have surgery on his right hand on Friday. The Donegal middleweight sustained the injury in the second round of his NABF title fight with Glen Tapia last week in California. Jason went the distant to claim the title but had to change his plan fighting with just his left to protect the right. On his social media, he confirmed he will have surgery and be back to continue his journey to the top soon. This is only a minor blip in the road he added. Golden Boy President Eric Gomez followed up and told that Quigley was diagnosed with a broken right hand and a detached tendon in a visit to a specialist.   He is scheduled to have surgery on Friday and is expected to make a full recovery and could return by the fall. Gomez said  “The doctor was surprised that Jason could lift his hand — let alone win a 10-round prizefight — after breaking his hand and ‘shredding’ his tendon,”

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:50:32 +0100

Ryan McHugh’s will be out of action for three to fours weeks with the ankle injury he suffered in last Sunday’s game in Ballyshannon. After a scan in Letterkenny on Wednesday, the Kilcar man was told he has a tear to the tendon on his left ankle. He will miss Donegal’s final divisional game against Mayo this weekend and the league final on Sunday week the 9th April should Rory Gallagher sides reach Croke Park. It’s a boost ahead of Donegal’s Ulster championship campaign  but his club will also  be lifted by the news as the senior championship begins at the start of May. The injury isn’t as bad as was first feared and the situation was helped by the quick response of Kevin Moran and his medical team who had McHugh in a protective boot as soon as he left the field. Since the 2014 Division 2 league final against Monaghan, All Star McHugh started 41 consecutive league and championship games for Donegal.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:38:24 +0100

Both of tonight’s Ulster semi finals have been rescheduled for next Wednesday, April 5th. Cavan’s meeting with Donegal at Brewster Park, and Derry’s clash with Armagh in Omagh were both called off tonight due to unplayable pitches. The venue for the Donegal game has yet to be confirmed but looks like it will be back at the Enniskillen venue. The Derry Armagh tie will be played at Celtic Park after Derry won a coin toss for home advantage.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:43:06 +0100

The Ulster Under 21 Semi Final between Donegal and Cavan has been called off due to heavy rain. The referee made the decision following a 2nd pitch inspection on Wednesday evening. A rearranged date for the match has yet to be confirmed but it’s thought that it could take place next Wednesday. Donegal Manager Declan Bonner says a decision on the match being called off could have been made earlier:

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:10:54 +0100

Motorists traveling on approach road to and from Letterkenny have been asked to exercise caution this evening after numerous reports of significant traffic congestion in the town. It’s understood that traffic is particularly bad in and around the old UNIFI site in the town, where on-going roadworks are taking place. Gardai say they are aware of the situation and are sending a car down to help alleviate the problem. They are also advising motorists to avoid the area where possible.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:20:43 +0100

  Emergency services are attending the scene of a two vehicle collision on the Buncrana road in Derry. The crash happened at around 4pm this afternoon. Police say there are no serious injuries. The road remains open but motorists are advised to approach the area with caution.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:13:30 +0100

There has been a change of venue for this Saturday’s Division 3A final in the Allianz Hurling League. The meeting of Donegal and Tyrone will now take place at Celtic Park  2 P.m. throw in , and not Páirc Seán Mac Diarmaida as originally planned.