THE DONEGAL flag was raised proudly over the Mansion House in Dublin today, watched by delighted county TDs.

A Dublin Fire Brigade piper played a tune in support of the Donegal heroes as the flag was raised.

“It will fly there until Sunday,” said Deputy Joe McHugh.

“It was a very proud moment for all of us.”


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