POLLUTED RIVERS: The Environmental Protection Agency says six Donegal rivers are seriously polluted. In a report today the rivers were named as the Roosky at Mullinroe Bridge (due to agriculture), the Ballaghdoo at Meenychannon (due to engineering works/forestry), Swilly Burn near Raphoe (municipal waste), the Bredagh in Moville (municipal waste), the Roechrow at Meenatia (forestry) and St John’s Bleach Bridge (landfill).
THE WILD THORNBERRIES: Gardai are hunting thugs who used a lump hammer to smash windows in a car parked at The Green, Thornberry, in Letterkenny. Cops want anyone with information to call them on 91 67100.
BANK ON A JAR: Businessman Pat Gillespie has been given planning permission to turn the former Ulster Bank on the Diamond in Donegal Town into a pub. Cheers to that Pat! Any chance you could do the same with Anglo Irish?
TIMBER: Trees on Rough Island in Mulroy Bay are being felled this week to make way for native tree species. An Taisce wants to clear the five acre island of the spruce trees.
POTHOLES (PART 27): Parents of children attending Glenmacquin National School near Convoy fear someone will be killed if giant potholes leading to the school aren’t repaired. Motorists have to drive on the wrong side of the road to get past them.
POISON IVY: Manorcunningham woman Ivy McLaughlin, 75, has been ordered to pay €716 compensation to a neighbour after spraying weed killer on his plants and shrubs.
BALD AND BRILLIANT: Letterkenny mum Sharon Aiken has raised €1,500 for charity by having her head shaved. The money is going to the Irish cancer society.