The Gweebarra Conservation Group has described as ‘very disappointing’ the decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant Permission for 13 industrial turbines in ten townlands outside Glenties.
In a statement they said that “No-one would sanction felling trees in the rain forest to erect wind turbines yet this is precisely what the current government is doing by giving tax incentives to private investors to destroy our hills and bogs.
“The bogs in these Gaeltacht townlands (Graffy, Meenagrubby, Meenaleenaghan, Meenchuit, Dalraghan More, Meenamanragh, Meenavale, Grennans, Stralinchy and Mully) are just as important as the rain forests in absorbing C02. These are precious habitats which support a large variety of protected species, as well as the Irish-speaking families who have lived in this beautiful valley for generations. Read more
Gardaí in Galway are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 4.30pm yesterday, Saturday 19th February 2011, at Knockdoebeg, Lackagh Co Galway (the location is about 13 miles outside Galway city just off the Galway to Tuam Rd).
The collision involved a motorcyclist and a car, the motorcyclist 43yrs was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to Galway University Hospital. The driver of the car was uninjured.
The road at the scene of the collision was closed to facilitate a forensic collision investigation but re-opened this afternoon. Any witnesses to this collision are asked to contact Gardaí at Galway on 091 538000 or any Garda Station.
In the Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel Super League leaders City United made the trip to Brother Walfrid Park for their encounter with Ballymote Celtic and what a game it turned out to be.
Hero on the day was Ballymote Celtic goalkeeper Brendan Lowry with twenty minutes of play gone he stepped up to crash home the vital goal from the penalty spot that even the superb net minder Tony Clarke could do little about.
Ten minutes later after the fleet of foot City United ace hit man Gareth Kelly was taken down in the area up stepped Keith Nibbs to level matters only to see his penalty superbly saved by the brilliant Brendan Lowry and despite chances at either end the game and the points went to Ballymote Celtic who were on the day the better side. Read more
The title race in the Sligo Rovers 11-A-Side Astro Turf was blown wide open as Sligo Plumbing & Heating suffered their first defeat when they were beaten 3-0 by Gannon & McNamara Electrical Ltd.
This was a fully deserved victory for Gannon & McNamara who are now very much in the title hunt while Sligo Plumbing & Heating continue to struggle for form. The league leaders gave a debut to Nicky Byrne while Gannon & McNamara fielded their new signing’s Gary Melly, Kiki O’Grady and Paul Flanagan. Read more
Addidas Donegal Junior Football League – Saturday 19th February 2011
Downtown Saturday League Cup Group 1:
Downtown United 0 Glencar Celtic 3
An entertaining game played at the tech pitch on Saturday with both sides missing players. Downtown playing with stand in keeper centre back Micheal Purtill making his first appearance as keeper.
The opening ten minutes of this game where packed with action as Downtown nearly opened the scoring in the first five minutes when a through ball from Diamen Watters found Steven Toye who in turn found Paddy Collins at the back post, but his effort was well saved by Friel in the Glencar goals. Read more