POITIN MENACE: A judge has warned Seamus Doherty, 66, of The Rock Churchill that he must stay off the poitin “or it will drive you insane.” Judge Hughes also told Doherty that he would jail him if he appears in court again following incidents in Kilmacrennan on February 6 and 7 when he jumped in front of cars. A sergeant told Letterkenny District Court that Doherty – who has previous convictons for arson, public order offences and drink driving – was prone to “rampages in the countryside.”
AWARD HEROES: Sixth class pupils from St Eunan’s National School in Raphoe are celebrating after winning a national Irish Aid Award. RTE presenter Rob Ross handed over the gong for a multi-media project which showed how people here can help poorer people living in cointries in Africa.
BROTHERS CLEARED: Two Dungloe brothers who were found guilty of threatening a local woman have been cleared on appeal. Bernard and James Gallagher from Quay Road were both cleared of making threats to kill Donna Joyce outside a bar in the town on April 15 2006. A conviction for a breach of the peace against James Gallagher was upheld.
FINED: Glenties man Sean Fluery, of Meenamalragh, has been fined €350 for causing a breach of the peace. He was arrested in Letterkenny on October 23 last. His lawyer told the court that Fluery was a quiet man, when he was not drinking.
NORTH WEST 10K: This year’s North West 10k will take place in Letterkenny on Sunday, May 1. The event will be launched at the Mount Errigal Hotel next Monday evening at 7pm.
JOBS BOOST: Clonmany man Brendan Donaghey is fighting the recession – by creating jobs! He has taken on five people and looking for five more for his External Wall Insulation business. More details can be found at www.exfactor.ie