Friday, December 19, 2008

News!

First the good, or nicer news! :) The first solar power public street lights in Donegal are being testing in
http://www.highlandradio.com/news.php?articleid=000003259
The pilot scheme includes 15 solar panel lights on the N56 at Meenacuing in Gweedore and lighting on a section of the N13 Derry to Letterkenny route.

And remember Alan Doherty from Letterkenny, born without a chin whom had a new chin created for him in NYC? Well his doctors are going to reveal how they did it:
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/surgeons-to-reveal-secrets-of-alans-new-8364800000-chin-1574949.html
On Friday, a team of surgeons, headed by Dr Elliot Rose, at the world-famous Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York will explain to the world's media how they constructed and shaped a chin for Alan.

Alan, who still speaks through a voicebox operated via a keyboard, hopes to return with his mum to join the rest of their family at home in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, for Christmas.

Numerous acts of wanton vandalism in Ballyshannon:
http://www.donegalpost.com/2008/12/18/held-to-ransom-ballyshannon-residents/
Residents in the Cluain Barron, Erne Dale Heights and Park View areas of Ballyshannon are being held to ransom, by a bunch of reckless vandals, who have no respect for people or property, according to a Ballyshannon Town councillor.
Thousands of euros worth of damage was caused over the weekend when black and red spray cans were used to deface the local Gaelscoil, walls, sides of houses, cars and even iron gates ...

On a positive note, the Church that was vandalised in St. Johnston has received numerous offers of support and assistance:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/foyle_and_west/7783184.stm
A Presbyterian church in St Johnston, County Donegal, has been inundated with offers of support after its hall was attacked last week.

And some petrol station somewhere in the county may have been pumping petrol that's not petrol!
http://www.finnvalleypost.com/2008/12/17/dodgy-petrol/
“This was a brand new Suzuki Swift that I had taken for test drive. I was coming back from Derry and stopped at a petrol station in Donegal to fill it up with €20 worth of fuel before returning it to the garage. They were certainly not pleased to see it coming back to Sligo on the back of a lorry.

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