Devastating news on the job front for Ardara but 50 saved claims FF candidate
A deal has been done to save up to 50 jobs at Gallaghers Bakery in Ardara, it has been claimed by FF election candidate and Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill.
He claimed that that the Swiss parent company, IAWS, has accepted a local bid for the fresh food part of the bakery.
O’Domhnaill said: “A group of senior employees at Gallaghers submitted an offer to IAWS to take over the fresh food part of the bakery in a bid to save between 40 and 50 jobs. Management have now accepted this, and the process is underway to transfer this section of the business to its new owners. Read more
Deputy Pearse Doherty says all should vote on the same day
Sinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has said that early polling on Donegal’s islands is not only unnecessary but a denial of the islanders’ right to hear all election debates.
Speaking from Arranmore Island today (Monday 7th February) Mr Doherty said.
“There is no justification for the people of Arranmore to vote earlier than those on the mainland. In the past few days we have contacted the ferry service to Arranmore and have been informed that there was no day over the past year in which the ferry could not operate a service to and from Arronmore. Read more
Heavy snowfall is sticking to the roads in Co. Donegal this morning. The AA have advised to drive with extreme care.
The N13 Letterkenny/Ballybofey Rd is blocked due to heavy snow at Drumkeen. Also very poor conditions along this route at Lurgybrack. Further heavy rain and strong gusty winds, creating hazardous conditions across the country. Slow down and take particular care in high sided vehicles and on bicycles which are especially vulnerable on open roads.
South Donegal seems to have got away with most of the snow, although heavy rain fell throughout the night. in Sligo there are reports of heavy surface water on the N15 Sligo/Bundoran Rd and on the N17 at Collooney, while in Leitrim excess surface water around Carrick-on-Shannon has aslo been reported.
Ireland’s top international football stars were honoured last night at the 21st 3/FAI International Football Awards which took place in Dublin.
Wolves striker, Kevin Doyle scooped two awards as he was crowned the Senior International Player of the Year while his goal against EURO 2012 opponents, Andorra was voted the 3 International Goal of the Year.
Donegal lad Seamie Coleman continues with the accolades as he scooped the under 21 award for the North West and the fishing community of Killybegs.
Reading’s Shane Long captured the Young International Player of the Year, with Gary Twigg was voted the Airtricity League Player of the year. Read more
Addidas Donegal Junior Football League
Saturday 05th February 2011
Willie Duffy Division One:
Downtown United : 4 Dunfanaghey Town : 1
This game played in perfect conditions at Errigal College pitch was a tighter affair that the scoreline would suggest. Downtown started the game brightly and created the first chance of the game in opening minute when Eddie Blake was put through on goal but his effort was saved by the Dunfanaghy keeper. Read more
Sligo Leitrim League are through to the quarter finals of the Oscar Traynor Cup
By Noel M Kennedy
In the Oscar Traynor competition the Sligo Leitrim & district league hosted the Mayo League with a draw enough to put the home side into the quarter finals of the competition while Mayo on the other hand had to win.
The first half saw Sligo Leitrim miss several golden chances with most of them falling to Gareth Kelly and Mayo nearly made them rue those chances when on Seventy minutes Brian Mc Hale opened the Mayo account. Read more