MUSSEL WASTE: A DONEGAL County Council-owned treatment plant in Kilmacrennan has been described as a “significant cause” of the decline of the rare and endangered freshwater pearl mussel population in the river Leannan. A report by the Environmental Protection Agency says an immediate upgrade of the Kilmacrennan wastewater plant is required as it is considered a significant cause of mussel decline in the lower reaches of the Leannan.
NOT NEWS: Letterkenny councillor Ciaran Brogan says figures showing a company he is a director of received €10M worth of contracts over 10 years from the local council isn’t new. He said: “It’s well known throughout the county that I’m a director of that company and all my interests have always been declared. As such the release of these figures is not new and not news,
LAST POST: A newspaper in Britain which kept ex-pats up to speed with events back in Co Donegal has closed. The Irish Post had been founded more than 40 years ago.
SOMETHING FISHY: The Donegal Town Waterbus is pulling in the tourists thanks to a pod of 100 dolphins in Donegal Bay, as reported by us last week. Visitors normally go along to seal the bay’s fantastic seal population.
GO MOYA: Tickets to see Clannad’s Moya Brennan in concert in Milwaulkee this weekend have sold out. The Gaoth Dobhair singer is one of the main attractions of an Irish festival there.