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From TheJournal.ie Irish Water halts Lough Foyle sewage plant investigation works due to protests from locals Inishowen

Irish Water halts Lough Foyle sewage plant investigation works due to protests from locals

The company said it is postponing the works for the safety of its contractors.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal domestic violence centre calls for increased funding to stave off closure Protest

Donegal domestic violence centre calls for increased funding to stave off closure

Lifeline Inishowen protested outside the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Get out now. It's not safe': Family of five forced to abandon home a week before Christmas Mica Action Group

'Get out now. It's not safe': Family of five forced to abandon home a week before Christmas

The Crumlishs are one of thousands of homeowners affected by defective blocks in Co Donegal.

From TheJournal.ie 'You have to see it to understand the scale of the damage': Leo Varadkar travels to flood-hit Donegal Flood Damage

'You have to see it to understand the scale of the damage': Leo Varadkar travels to flood-hit Donegal

Speaking to RTÉ News from Inishowen, Co Donegal, Varadkar said the damage in the area had to be seen to be believed.

From TheJournal.ie 'More help is needed on the ground': Soldiers to be sent in to aid Donegal flood relief efforts Inishowen

'More help is needed on the ground': Soldiers to be sent in to aid Donegal flood relief efforts

The government has offered financial assistance to those affected by flooding in their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Take a drone tour of this ancient hillfort in Donegal From Above

Take a drone tour of this ancient hillfort in Donegal

See Grianán of Aileach as you’ve never seen it before.

From TheJournal.ie Petrol station owner and wife attacked by men carrying batons Donegal

Petrol station owner and wife attacked by men carrying batons

The owner and his wife were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

From TheJournal.ie 'Satanic' attacks made on three churches in Donegal Inishowen

'Satanic' attacks made on three churches in Donegal

‘Satanic’ symbols were drawn on the church’s altar cloth, it was discovered last Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Houses 'crumbling around families' because of defective bricks Unsound Homes

Houses 'crumbling around families' because of defective bricks

The homeowners in Donegal want redress.

From TheJournal.ie Post-mortem of Donegal couple set to take place this morning Donegal

Post-mortem of Donegal couple set to take place this morning

The Inishowen community shocked by the grim discovery.

From TheJournal.ie “It’s not looking good”… Inishowen locals scramble to refloat weakened baby porpoise [pics] Donegal

“It’s not looking good”… Inishowen locals scramble to refloat weakened baby porpoise [pics]

The one-metre long calf was found by local man Anthony Craig as he was out walking his dog…

From TheJournal.ie Want to see the Northern Lights in Ireland? Here's what to do Aurora Borealis

Want to see the Northern Lights in Ireland? Here's what to do

Here’s a guide to what sites to check to see whether or not you have a chance of spotting the Aurora Borealis over Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Buncrana's beautiful storm Splash

Photos: Buncrana's beautiful storm

A Donegal photographer took on the elements to bring us these amazing photos of Buncrana pier.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Lights are still stunning in Donegal Light Up

Northern Lights are still stunning in Donegal

Adam Rory Porter continues scanning the skies over Inishowen for aurora borealis.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Stunning Aurora Borealis over Inishowen, Co Donegal Northern Lights

PICS: Stunning Aurora Borealis over Inishowen, Co Donegal

We thought you could all do with a bit of a pick-me-up this morning. Will this do?

From TheJournal.ie Three fishermen rescued after boat sinks off Inishowen peninsula Rescue

Three fishermen rescued after boat sinks off Inishowen peninsula

The men were airlifted by the coast guard and brought to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Man released without charge after questioning over pensioner burglary Buncrana

Man released without charge after questioning over pensioner burglary

The man had been arrested on Tuesday evening in connection with the assault of 96-year-old Margaret Lilly.

From TheJournal.ie Credit Union account set up to help pensioner recoup stolen cash Goodwill

Credit Union account set up to help pensioner recoup stolen cash

The account was opened in the wake of last Saturday’s attack on 96-year-old Margaret Lilly.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How my home is welcoming people back from around the world Read Me

Column: How my home is welcoming people back from around the world

People from Inishowen, Co Donegal are now in more than 80 countries. Here’s how we’re bringing them back for The Gathering, writes John Collins.

From TheJournal.ie Orca whales filmed off Donegal coast Killer Whales This post contains videos

Orca whales filmed off Donegal coast

The pod of orca whales spotted off Donegal yesterday are thought to be visitors from the Scottish coast.

From The42 Croke Park should be a beginning for teams in the spotlight today GAA

Croke Park should be a beginning for teams in the spotlight today

Whatever about Wexford, but for Longford, Wicklow and Fermanagh today’s finals cannot be about one day out at HQ.

From The42 GAA throw-in: here's how they'll line out in the National Hurling League this weekend Starting XVs

GAA throw-in: here's how they'll line out in the National Hurling League this weekend

There are so many changes to the teams, you’ll be glad we collected them all in one place for you.

From TheJournal.ie Wreckage of WWII Spitfire raised from Donegal bog Spitfire This post contains images

Wreckage of WWII Spitfire raised from Donegal bog

An American pilot was aboard the Spitfire when it came down in a Donegal bog. He bailed out from the plane, but it has remained beneath the surface for 70 years.

COMMUNITIES in Inishowen and Ballyliffin are mourning the tragic loss of seven friends and a 66-year-old pensioner.

All eight died in a car crash near Buncrana on Sunday. The seven men in a black Volkswagen Passat, along with the driver of a second car, a red Toyota Corolla were killed in the crash at approx. 10.40pm on Sunday night.

The man driving the Toyota was 66-year-old pensioner Hugh Friel who is said to be a teetotaller and a regular bingo-goer.

In the other car were Paul Doherty, 19, Ciaran Sweeney, 19, Mark McLaughlin, 21, Eamonn McDaid, 22, Patrick PJ McLaughlin, 21, Damian McLaughlin, 21 and James McElleney, 23.

The driver of the Passat was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital with serious injuries following the collision. He is said to be ‘ill but stable’ in hospital this morning.

Speaking to the Irish Independent Packie Farren, an Inishowen local said:

“These were good young men out and about on a Sunday evening probably after watching the World Cup Final. They were doing nobody any harm and yet this morning we are facing this huge tragedy where countless lives have been lost and many more ruined.

“Whatever we are doing to teach people about the dangers on our roads, it’s simply not enough.

The bodies of the dead men were removed from Letterkenny General Hospital last night.