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A Donegal man has sold a ram for €44,000 – the largest amount ever paid for a male sheep at a sale in Ireland. The record-breaking ram turned heads when it went on sale in Blessington Mart in Wicklow. The seven-month-old Suffolk ram was sold by Richard Thompson, a farmer…

278 premises are without power in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal this afternoon. 178 homes and businesses are impacted around Ballybofey in Co. Donegal with electricity hoped to be restored by 3.45pm today. A further 77 are affected in Kinlough in Co. Leitrim with it hoped to be restored by 3om…

Gardaí have confirmed the discovery of bones in Donegal on Wednesday belong to an animal. An area in a forest close to the Meenbog wind farm by Ballybofey was sealed off yesterday following the discovery. A technical examination took place involving the State Pathologist who confirmed they are the remains…

Irish Water says it is going ahead with plans to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in two areas in Donegal, Buncrana and the twin towns of Ballybofey-Stranorlar Irish Water says it will shortly submit planning applications to Donegal County Council for upgrades to two separate wastewater treatment schemes in the county.…

Between 15% and 17% of commercial buildings in the north west are vacant. County Sligo still has the highest commercial vacancy rate in the country while both Donegal’s and Leitrim’s vacancy rates are rising. These figures, released today, come from GeoDirectory, which was jointly established by An Post and Ordnance…

Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority are to hold a national hill sheep conference in Donegal. The meeting that takes place on Wednesday the 19th of February in Ballybofey is to focus on hill sheep production but also the contribution of hill sheep farmers to maintaining and enhancing the…