Wednesday, March 07, 2007


First the bad:

Possible rape of a 13 year old girl:
Gardai are continuing to question a man in connection with an alleged rape of a minor in Donegal Town at the weekend. The girl at the centre of the investigation is thirteen years old.
It happened in Donegal town on Sunday night. A man has been arrested and is being questioned by detectives in connection with the incident.
He was released at late last night pending instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Now the good:

Donegal school to benefits from additional funds:
Twelve schools in Donegal South West have been included on a programme for extension and refurbishment works announced today. Carrick National School, Meenaneary, Killaghtee in Dunkineely, Fintra, St Eunans in Laghey and Edeninfagh and Scoil Mhuire in Glenties are among the schools to benefit locally.
... a total of €4.5 million being invested.

New Tourism Center for the town, it will also house the Waterbus offices:
Work is to being next week on the development of a state-of-the art tourism centre for Donegal Town ... at the pier ... will also serve as a base for the Donegal Bay Waterbus.

Local councillor, Jonathan Kennedy ... said that on a day when it's being reported that tourism is Ireland's most important indigenous industry contributing 2.7 billion euro to the exchequer, it's a great boost to Donegal Town to have work start on this project.

Emerging Rural Tourism initiative:
Fáilte Ireland is promoting the European Destinations of Excellence to identify the best emerging rural destination in each of the Member States. ... Any town, district, village or area with a population of up to 10,000 is eligible to participate in the competition.

And a pic of Donegal Bay from the Waterbus! :)

View of Donegal Bay from the Waterbus

Thanks to the sister Jeannie for the pic!

1 comment:

Razmondo said...

As for the rape of the thirteen year old girl.. well words fail me ! The words that do spring to mind could not be written down.. It is terrible ! If it is proven to be true, my view is that castration would be to good for the individual concerned ! The mark that will be left on that girl for her lifetime is one heavy burden to carry..