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COVID-19 - RTÉ to air daily Mass from Letterkenny 19.03.20
In response to Covid-19-related restrictions on public
gatherings, RTÉ will start, from Thursday 19th March, to air Mass
every weekday at 10.30am from St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, on
RTÉ News Now. The broadcasts will continue at least until 29th
March, when current public health measures will be reviewed by the
Mass will be followed each day by a short religious message from
representatives of Ireland’s other faith communities and Christian
COVID-19 - North West Simon Community 19.03.20
North West Simon Community have announced the closure of their
office in Letterkenny in line with Government advice on Covid-19.
The offices will remain closed until the Government advises
otherwise. In the meantime, North West Simon Community's staff will
continue to do their utmost to prevent and resolve homelessness in
Anyone in need of assistance, or who knows somebody else in need of
support, may complete a referral form through our website www.northwestsimon.ie
. Our staff will seek to process any referral in the normal manner
and as quickly as possible considering the present circumstances.
COVID-19 - Donegal Local Enterprise Office
In light of the most recent Government advice regarding
COVID-19, all training courses, workshops and events have been
postponed, effective from Friday 13th March 2020 until further
During this period Donegal Local Enterprise offices will not be open
to the public, or available for meetings. However, our local
enterprise supports and services are available as usual and we
welcome all enquiries by phone or email. Telephone: 074 91 60735 or
COVID -19 - Information and posters 12.03.20
A checklist for business continuity planning has been updated in
consultation with the HSE with specific references to COVID-19 and
is available on the
Local Enterprise Office website .
To access a copy of the
COVID -19 Poster, click here .
COVID-19 - Greencastle Community Centre closure
Due to the announcement by the government this morning
(12/03/20) as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, and in the
interest of the safety of staff, volunteers and centre users, the
decision has been made by the Board of Directors to close the
Greencastle Community Centre until further notice.
All upcoming activities and events have been cancelled and will be
rescheduled at a later date.
Fatal road traffic collision in Ballyshannon
Gardaí are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred
on the N15 in Laheen, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal at approximately
11.30pm on Tuesday, 10th March.
A 28 year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene following
a collision between two cars. The female driver of the other car,
aged 60, was taken to Sligo General Hospital with serious injuries.
Three other passengers were also taken to Hospital but only as a
A nearby car suffered material damage from the collision, but no
injuries were caused to the occupants.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and are
particularly appealing to those with camera footage (including dash
cam) who were in the area around 11.30pm to make this available to
them. Anyone who can assist with this investigation is asked to
contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 98 58530 or the Garda
Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Storm Jorge: Status orange wind warning
MET Éireann has issued an Orange Wind Warning from 12 noon on
Saturday, 29th February, until 3am on Sunday, 1st March, as a result
of Storm Jorge. A status yellow rain warning is also in place for
County Donegal during this period.
Update - Boy (11) hit by van dies 24.02.20
AN 11 year old boy seriously injured in a road traffic collision on
Friday, 21st February, on Slavery Road, Tullyarvan, Buncrana was pronounced dead
at the Royal Hospital in Belfast yesterday evening, Sunday 23rd
Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to this
collision. Anyone who may have information regarding the collision
should contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 932 0540 or the Garda
Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Boy (11) struck by van in Buncrana
GARDAÍ in Buncrana are appealing for witnesses following a
collision involving a
pedestrian and a van on Friday, 21st February,
At approximately 5.30pm an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured
when he was struck by a van on Slavery Road, Tullyarvan. He was
treated at the scene by emergency services personnel and removed by
ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry but has since been
transferred to the Royal Hospital in Belfast. His condition is
understood to be serious. The driver of the van, a man in his 50s
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding
the collision, particularly any road users with camera footage who
were travelling on the Slavery Road between 5.15pm and 5.45pm on
21st February to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 932 0540, the
Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Teen arrested after 54 hour standoff
AT 5.45pm on Wednesday, 19 February, Gardaí in Letterkenny
responded to a domestic incident at a private dwelling. A male
teenager had barricaded himself in a house and it was confirmed that
he had access to firearms and ammunition. No other person was in the
54 hours later, at 00.30am on Saturday, 22 February, the incident
was resolved peacefully following a tactical intervention by the
Garda Emergency Response Unit. No persons were injured during this
operation and a shotgun was safely secured at the scene.
The male teenager was arrested and is currently detained at a local
Garda Station where he is receiving medical assessment.
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