Thursday, December 11, 2008


Santas protest the state of roads around Adara:
SANTA'S helpers used every mode of transport imaginable to highlight the difficulties their boss will face to deliver presents in a coastal town.

The surface of the six kilometres stretch of road from Ardaghy to Ardara in west Donegal is so poor that strangers turn around, believing they have taken a wrong turn, according to the Ardara Parish Council.

New "World Class" Breast check center to open at Letterkenny hospital in 2 weeks:
A Donegal cancer group says it’s hopeful that Breast Check will be rolled out in the county early next year. However, Donegal Action for Cancer Care (DACC) believes local people are fortunate to have world class expertise on hand at Letterkenny General Hospital’s new Breast Care Unit, which officially opens in a fortnight.
Speaking to the Letterkenny Post, DACC Chair, Betty Holmes also expressed disappointment at the withdrawal of funding for the Action Cancer Mammography service in Belfast, which women from across Donegal have been availing of for the past year.

And the Pork contamination issue has affected jobs in Glenties. I'm not sure from the article what the long term prospects for the owners and employees at the factory there, but maybe we should think of getting a nice Donegal Ham to eat on Boxing Day:
All 30 factory floor workers at Glenside Bacon in Glenties in Donegal were on protective notice by yesterday evening.

Director John Molloy said his business faced ruin if he was forced to dispose of over 10,000 hams in storage.

Pig farmers in the northwest were thrown a small lifeline with news that a processor in the North was back in business. Donegal farmer, PJ McMonagle, said the reopening of Grant's factory, which has a large number of suppliers south of the Border, would get the ball rolling again ...

An arson attack at St. Johnston's Presbyterian church's community hall leads to €30,000 in damages when the chair-lift for wheel-chair users was set on fire:
A PRESBYTERIAN church faces a repair bill of up to €30,000 after a weekend arson attack on its community hall. Vandals set fire to a disabled chair-lift at the hall in the village of St Johnston in Co Donegal.Local church member Ian McCracken said he did not believe the attack was sectarian. "I think it was vandalism but unfortunately the vandalism seems to us to be a bit more directed towards Protestant property

The fellas who did that deserve lumps of coal for Christmas.

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