RADON: Levels of the cancer causing gas Radon in a house in Lifford were 17 times the acceptable level, researchers found. The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland said the level was equivalent to the householder receiving 12 chest x-rays per day.
KILLYBEGS DEVELOPMENT: Work will begin within weeks on a state-of-the-art facility in Killybegs which will consist of a three-bay boat and vehicle store as well as adjoining three-storey coast guard station, a pollution control store and 12 car-parking spaces.
MART: The Letterkenny mart business has been wound up. The business was liquidated last month with assets of €635k.
POTHOLES: The County Council has appealed to motorists to drive with extreme caution on the N56 at Kilraine between Ardara and Glenties due to massive potholes. The council say the road has deteriorated to such an extent that repairs are no longer working – and it will be later this year before it can be properly fixed.
CRONYISM?: Tanaiste Mary Coughlan has been accused of cronyism after she appointed Donegal Fianna Fail county councillor Brendan Byrne to the authority that is responsible for funding third-level colleges and advising the Education Minister on policy developments. The post is worth around €8,000 a year.
MFG MANAGER: Eithne Nic Lochlainn, dismissed from her post as a manager with community development group Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta, has had her position and salary restored by the High Court. She has won an injunction overturning her dismissal.
STATION WARS: A Letterkenny businessman has appealed against a decision by the town council to grant planning permission to a rival businessman. Eddie Tobin, owner of a petrol station on Port Road, is opposing an application by Tony Kelly for a petrol station at Paddy Harte Road.
COPPER COPPERS: Gardai are searching for thieves who stole €5,000 worth of copper from a building site on Main Street, Stranorlar. Anyone who knows about the theft should call Ballybofey gardai on 91 67100.
CLOSE SHAVE: Letterkenny mum-of-two Sharon Aicken is getting her hair shaved off for charity next Friday. She’s taking part on Today FM’s ‘Shave or Dye’ day with proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society.
FLATS FOR SALE: The controversial development in Ballybofey which failed to sell at auction late last year are back on the market. The building – with 47 apartments – has been valued at just €500k.
THE BIG 100: John Gharainne Harkin from Gortahork is celebrating his 100th birthday with a special card from President Mary McAleese.
SEX OFFENDER: LYIT student Mark Finn, 36, from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, who served five years on the Isle of Man for sex offences, has been ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders Register at Letterkenny Garda station.
TURNED DOWN: The retention of a mixed use development at West End in Bundoran has been refused by An Bord Pleanala. The planning appeals body has refused a retention application for the development of 49 apartments, 2 retail units, a restaurant and various amendments to a previously approved planning application in Bundoran.