Paul Doherty (19) was another ofthe youngest to die
Donegal Mayor Cllr Cora Harvey has expressed her condolences with all the families of the bereaved and injured in Sunday nights crash on the Clonmany to Buncrana road.
Mayor Harvey speaking after news of the accident filtered through said “she was totally shocked at hearing of the tragic news and the number of fatalities involved”.
“My heart goes out to the parents and families of all those bereaved and injured and my thoughts and prayers are with them at this tragic time for them”. Read more
Fatal Dublin shooting
Gardai are investigating a shooting incident on Sherriff Street, Dublin 1 at 4.45 p.m. on the 13th Of July, this afternoon
The injured man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was taken to the Mater Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The area has been sealed off by Gardai pending a technical examination by the Garda Technical Bureau.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Store Street Garda Station on 666 8000.
Preparing the corned beef and bacon for the gala dinner in Oxford are Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, award-winning chef from DIT and Pádraic Óg Gallagher of Gallagher's Boxty House.
Mohill man Pádraic Óg Gallagher, of Gallagher’s Boxty House in Dublin’s Temple Bar, was recognised as a champion of quality Irish food and cuisine at the weekend, when he prepared and presented a gala banquet at an important international food event in Oxford.
The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery is an annual, weekend-long conference which brings together over 200 distinguished food writers, historians, chefs, scholars and ‘foodies’ from all over the world.
This year’s gala banquet was sponsored by Tourism Ireland and prepared and cooked by Pádraic Óg and Dave Power, head chef at Gallagher’s Boxty House, together with DIT’s award-winning chef, Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire.
Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy
Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy was speaking this morning (13th July) at an international conference being held in Dungarvan Co Waterford – ‘Global Intelligence Forum’ organised by the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies on Analytic Best Practice.
In his opening address, Commissioner Murphy spoke about the tragic incident in Co. Donegal on the 11th July which resulted in the deaths of eight people. The Commissioner expressed his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the bereaved and to the wider community of the Inishowen peninsula. Read more
Ciaran Sweeney at just 19 was one of the youngest to die in the weekend's appaling tragedy
A HSE Response Team has been set up in Donegal, following the tragic road accident in Inishowen on Sunday, 11th July, in which eight people lost their lives.
The Response Team, which will meet regularly over the coming weeks, has put in place a Hospital Information System for the bereaved families and relatives.
A HSE information and support telephone line has also been established on 087 2798412. Details of this line are being distributed to all GPs, Clergy, Public Health Nurses, Youth Workers and Gardaí in the Inishowen area, so that they can pass it on to anyone who is distressed and concerned about themselves or someone else. Read more
Senator Pearse Doherty
Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty has been granted leave to appeal for a judicial review of the Government’s decision not to hold the Donegal South West bye election.
Senator Doherty was in the High Court yesterday to mount the legal challenge. On RTE yesterday he denied that he wanted the bye election to go ahead merely because he was one of the main contenders seeking to win the seat.
“We don’t have all our players on the field,” he said. Read more
Steven Reid has retired from international soccer
The Football Association of Ireland today (Tuesday) confirmed that Steven Reid has decided to retire from international football to concentrate on his club career.
Steven has 23 caps for Ireland and made his debut in the 2-2 friendly against Croatia in Lansdowne road on August 15 2001 after he caught the eye of Mick McCarthy with impressive performances for Millwall and the Ireland Under 21’s.
Speaking today, Steven Reid said that it had been a very difficult action to take. “It was a tough decision because I’ve had some terrific times with Ireland,” said Reid, who earlier this month signed a two-year West Bromwich Albion deal, plus a further year’s option.
Can the Red Hands keep Monaghan from winning their first Ulster crown since 1988
Tyrone and Monaghan meet for the third time in the Ulster final this Sunday with Monaghan winning by 1-10 to 0-11 in 1988 while Tyrone won in 2007 on a 1-15 to 1-13 scoreline. Tyrone are bidding to retain the Ulster title for the first since 1995-96 while Monaghan last won the crown in 1988.
And despite Tyrone’s recent supremacy, the Monaghan men still hold more Ulster titles (14) than their West Ulster opponents (12).
Monaghan scored an impressive total of 21 points in both Ulster championship games against Armagh and Fermanagh while conceding an average of just 1-9. Tyrone averaged 1-14 against Antrim and Down while conceding an average of 0-13. Read more