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Several businesses across the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal will open their doors for the first time today.   Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians will reopen when restrictions ease later this morning.   Click-and-collect retail can also return, along with appointment-only shopping in stores.   The inter-county travel ban will…

The Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said that farmers and landowners affected by the Shass mountain landslide in Drumkeeran in July of last year can apply for their basic payments under CAP in 2021 using a force majeure clause.   In order to apply for the basic payment scheme,…

A senior cabinet minister and Donegal TD says the government can now reach its vaccination targets, after a double boost yesterday. The Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca jabs have been approved for use in the over 50s. The government’s aiming to give 82 per cent of the adult population their…

Four extra fishing Ports have been designated in Donegal for international vessels to operate from, the ports will be operational from the beginning of February and will enable Fishermen with UK registered vessels to land their catch in Killybegs, Greencastle, Burtonport and Rathmullan.   As a result of the initial…

A Donegal TD has expressing serious concern about the UK’s demands on fisheries in the Brexit trade talks. It’s proving to be one of the sticking points in the negotiations, which are continuing in London. The EU has offered to give back up to 18 per cent of fish caught…

In the latest Covid-19 figures published yesterday there were 3 additional deaths from the virus.   324 new cases were confirmed, 42 of those cases were confirmed in Donegal.   30 cases first reported on Wednesday were also allocated to the County.  One additional case was allocated to Sligo, Leitrim’s…

The HSE has resumed serial Covid-19 testing of all staff in meat processing factories.   SIPTU says there have been 1,500 cases among workers and 31 separate outbreaks in these settings.   Last week the mass testing regime was suspended, due to an increase in suspected cases in the community.…