SEPTIC SCEPTICS? People living in the country who have septic tanks won’t face a €300 tax – but they will face a €100 so-called ‘registristration’ fee. Farmers union in the county the IFA has hit out at the charge, saying it is still unfair. But MEP Marian Harkin reckons it’s a decent compromise. The downside? If your tank doesn’t meet stringent EU guidelines, you’ll have to find FIVE THOUSAND EURO for a new one.
SPOILED BRAT: Donegal district Judge Kevin Kilrane branded Darragh Farragher, 19, a ‘spoiled brat’ after the teenager admitted getting into a row with gardai in the town in July, just ten days after admitting a previous assault. The son of a retired garda was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next Monday.
ROUNDABOUT TO NOWHERE: A multi-million euro roundabout at Glenlee in Killybegs may never be linked to roads it was designed around. Work began on the R263 road to Kilcar two years ago. But work has yet to be completed on the Roshine Road – and the proposed Ring road will never go ahead thanks to cutbacks.
GOODBYE SIR! Pupils at St Columba’s Comprehensive in Glenties will soon be saying ‘slan’ to principal Harry Reid. He is stepping down after 40 years teaching. He’ll be handing over his chalk and duster to new principal Frances Bonner in the next few weeks.
SINEAD WAY DOWN UNDER: Ardara woman Sinead Bennett has flown off to New Zealand with the Irish rugby squad! She is a senior administrator with the IRFU and makes sure all flights, hotels etc are sorted for the team.
FAB TRAD: A top class line-up of great traditional musicians will take to the stage of the Beehive Bar in Ardara this Frodau evening. The gig kicks off at 8.30pm.
KNOCK-ING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR: St St Pio Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, September 18th. A bus will leave St Agatha’s Church in Clar at 8.30am. To book a place call Margaret on 074 97 23052.
BALLYSHANNON HARVEST FAIR: A massive series of great events are being planned for this year’s Ballyshannon Harvest Fair on September 16 and 17. There will be loads of family events including a fancy dress competition, art shows and an open air ceili.
KATIE IS TOPS: Cashelard girl Katie Doyle has become the first girl from the county to land a place at Race Academy Ireland in Kildare. The equestrian enthusiast, a student at Colaiste Cholmcille in Ballyshannon, is one of only 32 students at the Kildare facility.Tags: