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The decision has been taken to postpone the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival for 2020.   The next staging of the hugely popular music festival will now take place in 2021.   The decision has been taken due to Covid-19 virus pandemic.   Event organisers had earlier taken the decision…

A burst water main in Ballyshannon in Co. Donegal may cause disruption to the supply in the area. Irish Water are carrying out repair works and are expected to be completed by 4pm this afternoon. Motorists are being advised that a traffic management system will be in place for the…

Covid-19 testing will cease at the Community Testing Centre situated at the Lakeside Camping and Caravan Centre, Ballyshannon, from today.   Anybody requiring testing will be seen at the Community Testing Centres in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny, or in Finisklin, Sligo.   The HSE have told OceanFM news that both centres…

60,000 counterfeit cigarettes were seized by Gardaí in Ballyshannon yesterday. Ballyshannon Gardaí assisted by members of the Armed Support Unit carried out a number of searches in Ernedale Heights at around 8pm on Friday. The cigarettes were found during one of these searches with an estimated value of €40,000 along…

Fire crews have contained gorse fires along the Donegal/Fermanagh border. Late last night, the fires were observed on Breesy Mountain. A fire in Co. Leitrim earlier this week is believed to have been started deliberately causing €500,000 worth of damage. Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, says that burnt land is…

Planning permission has been granted by Donegal County Council for a new 40 bedroom hotel in Ballyshannon.   The development will also include Kitchen and Dining area and 40 car park spaces.   The  construction of the new hotel is expected to lead to the creation of a number of…

A Covid-19 test centre at the Lakeside Centre in Ballyshannon, is due to start operating tomorrow as attempts to combat the spread of the virus continues across the North West.   Earlier this week it was announced that a Covid-19 test centre was to be established at Fr O Donnell…