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€105k of cocaine seized 11.01.20
Gardaí attached to the Letterkenny District Drugs Task Force
have seized an estimated €105,000 of suspected cocaine following an
operation in Lifford on the 8th of January, 2021.
As a result of an intelligence led operation, a vehicle was stopped
at a checkpoint yesterday afternoon in Drumbuoy. The vehicle was
searched, resulting in the discovery of approximately 1.5 kilos of
suspected cocaine in a plastic bag concealed inside a clothes bag in
the boot of the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle, two males in
their 20s, were arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.
High visibility Garda operation 03.12.20
Following the government’s announcement on the country’s move to
Level 3 on the 1st December 2020, An Garda Síochána is adapting its
ongoing policing operation in support of the prevailing public
health measures. The focus of the operation reflects the guidelines
and regulations in place under the Government’s
Living with COVID-19 plan .
Armed robbery at Clonmany Post Office
A man, in his early 60s, has been arrested by Gardaí in
connection with the attempted armed robbery of Clonmany Post Office,
two weeks ago. Shortly after 5pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 a
man entered the post office, produced what was believed to be a
handgun and demanded money.
A post office worker retreated to a back room and raised the alarm.
The man left the scene and nothing was stolen.
Gardaí responded immediately to the activation of the panic alarm.
Yesterday, Tuesday November 24, at 5.30pm a man was arrested at an
Operation Fanacht checkpoint in Bridgend, in connection with this
incident. He is currently detained at Buncrana Garda Station. An
Garda Síochána has been working closely with the PSNI in relation to
Irish Water replace watermains in Bridgend
Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council,
is replacing approximately 350 metres of problematic, old watermains
in Bunnymayne, Bridgend that were prone to frequent bursts and
leakage which caused water supply disruptions for customers in the
area. The mains are being replaced with new high density
The mains that are being replaced are on the L2031 Bunnymayne Road.
The works commenced on Monday, November 9, and will be completed by
December. Once completed customers in this area will enjoy an
improved water supply with less disruption. Farran’s Construction
Ltd have been contracted to carry out the work on behalf of Irish
Be Winter Ready 12.11.20
The Government has now launched the 10th annual 'Be Winter
Ready' campaign. 'Be Winter Ready' which is now in its tenth year,
is designed to raise the public’s awareness about the particular
challenges that winter season can bring about. The main message of
the campaign remains a simple one, “be prepared, stay safe and know
where to find help if you need it”.
The 'Be Winter Ready' campaign provides crucial information for the
public to ensure preparedness for the winter months. People are
asked to visit
www.winterready.ie or to follow the conversation on Facebook or
Twitter at #BeWinterReady for more information.
Artlink receive €106k grant 19.10.20
Artlink at Fort Dunree, Buncrana are over the moon to be awarded
an arts grant of €106,000 from Arts Council of Ireland to deliver a
programme of residencies, exchanges, exhibitions, artist development
opportunities, workshops, community engagement and community garden
events in 2021.
In response to the restrictions imposed by the global pandemic,
Artlink adapted their programme and created a new online platform
including, artist profile films and a virtual gallery space. You can
enjoy this and more at
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