CRIME: THE NUMBER of reported sex crimes in Donegal almost doubled in 2010 on the previous year, the Central Statistics Office has said. There were 96 recorded sex crimes last year compared to 51 the year before. The Donegal Rape Crisis Centre also reported a 60% increase in the number of women using their service.
JOBS: THREE companies are in talks with the owners of Gallaghers Bakery about buying its ‘fresh’ business. More than 120 staff at the Ardara facility face the sack without having union representation.
TRANSLATORS: THE EU wants to recruit ten translators who have Irish, English and one other language. Further information is available from MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher at www.patthecope.com.
POTHOLES: SIXTY per cent of Donegal motorists have damaged their cars on roads in the county, an AA Ireland survey has found. Of 140 local people surveyed, 82 reported damage to their vehicles.
SHOP CLOSED: A WELL known Letterkenny convenience store has been forced to close due to the recession. The Vivo store at the taxi rank on the Ramelton Road had been serving customers for ten years.
FOR SALE: A house built towards the end of the boom just outside Rathmullan has gone on the market in the USA. The Wall Street Journal has carried a feature on the modern building which as an asking price of $1.6M.
BRIDGE: REPAIR work is continuing on a collapsed bridge at Kirkstown on the outskirts of Letterkenny. The road is expected to re-open today (Friday).