GO GAYBO: FIANNA Fail have finally come out and backed TV star Gay Byrne for the Presidency. Mr Byrne, who is on holiday in Dungloe at the moment, admitted today that he was ‘thinking about it’ when asked if he planned to run for the Aras. Donegal North East deputy Charlie McConalogue says Mr Byrne would be a great candidate.
SEPTIC SCEPTIC: North West MEP Marian Harkin is launching a campaign against proposed inspection charges for septic tanks. The Government is considering a €300 per year charge – which will hit people in rural areas. She says the claim that the move is a response to European laws just doesn’t stand up.
MEDIC BACKING: A senior medic has backed donegaldaily.com’s exclusive report last week saying cuts to staff at Letterkenny General will hit the Emergency Department. Sligo A&E consultant Fergal Hickey says a staff recruitment ban will hit LGH A&E.
GONE PHISHING: Foreign crooks are targeting people in Co Donegal with emails claiming they have won millions of euro. The so-called phishing scams are con tricks aimed at cleaning out recipients’ bank accounts.
TRAVELLER BAN: A Travelling family has been ordered to leave an illegal site in Ballyshannon. Two children in the family are said to be seriously ill. Cllr Barry O’Neill has welcomed the court ruling.
ON YOUR BIKE: A new cycle way in the Twin Towns has been given the go-ahead. A total of €52k has been allocated to the project near Drumboe Wood.
TOO FAR: Deputy Thomas Pringle has said the new Household Tax which comes into affect next week is a step too far. “The Government cannot tax our problems out of existence,” said Deputy Pringle.
LAST POST: There’s still no sign of Laghey Post Office re-opening. Gardai and An Post are looking into ‘irregularities’ at the facility.Tags: