A woman has died in a house fire in West Donegal. It is believed the dead women lived in the house at Kerrytown near Annagry with her brother.
He managed to escape the blaze and was been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital, although the extent of his injuries are not known at this stage.
The fire was reported at 9.30am this morning. Our IrishDigest.com photo shows the Fire crews at the scene of the fire at Kerrytown near Annagry that claimed the life of the elderly woman. There has been a huge outpouring of smypathy from the local community, where she was well known.
The Garda National Drugs Unit, in conjunction with Revenue’s Customs Service, is conducting a strategic intelligence led operation into Cocaine trafficking where couriers are utilised to bring controlled drugs from South America into Ireland.
As part of this investigation, two females aged 22 and 44 were arrested Thursday evening, 130111, at a Dublin northside hotel. Both females were taken to Finglas Garda Station where they were detained under section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.
The 22 year old female has been charged and will appear before Dublin District Court 44 this morning (150111) at 10.30am. The 44 remains in custody in Finglas. A total of 14 kgs of Cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately €1million ( subject to analysis ) was seized as part of this aspect of the investigation.
On Thursday 20th January 2011 a special film screening “The Greening of Cuba” will take place in ‘Simple Simon’s’ shop which is located on the Diamond, Donegal Town. The film documents the incredible story of how the little Caribbean island of Cuba undertook the task of becoming self-sufficient in food through converting vacant land to community gardens and urban farms.
One of the organisers of the film screening, Jim McLaughlin commented “this incredibly inspiring film highlights the amazing achievements in Cuba regarding the development of community control over the production and distribution of healthy nutritious food. Read more
The Irish Coast Guard service have issued an important warning to the public about high winds, gales and flooded areas as Met Eireann’s gale warning remains in effect. South to southwest gales or strong gales are forecast to develop this evening and early tonight on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea and will reach storm force 10 at times overnight and tomorrow.
Speaking this evening, Chris Reynolds Director of the Coast Guard said: “The public is strongly advised not to go out on exposed coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, promenades or any other coastal areas during the inclement weather. The dangers from this weather system will will be extremely windy and very wet weather on Saturday night with spells of heavy rain, with the heaviest falls of rain in the southwest, west and northwest of the country. Read more
Sligo Rovers manager Paul Cook, left, with his Airtricity SWAI Personailty of the Year Award for 2010 and Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director, Airtricity. The Airtricity SWAI Awards 2010, The Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE