Thursday, January 29, 2009


Big car chase and arrest as man refuses to stop at Gardai checkpoint near Keys at Laghy:
A 23 year old man was arrested in Donegal on Monday evening following a Garda chase when he refused to stop at a checkpoint.

The driver from the Donegal town area rammed a patrol car when he failed to stop at Keys in Laghey.

A 20 minute chase ensued resulting in the car being abandoned at Greenans in Lough Eske.

Bus Eireann's cut-backs may affect routes that route through Enniskillen:
Currently, the Bus Eireann network serving Enniskillen includes four daily routes to Sligo, three to Cavan, nine to Dublin and nine to Donegal Town, with various passenger stops at locations throughout the county along the route ... Therefore, one of the factors determining how the Fermanagh routes will be affected is the number of passengers using specific routes. Where there is a low level of supply, such networks are expected to be examined closely.

If you use any of these route frequently you may want to keep an eye on this. Or someone should start looking at getting funds for cross-border development that might encourage Bus Eireann to keep these routes.

The Lifford Army Barracks is closing for the last time and the troops moved to Finner:
... Lifford bid a sad farewell yesterday to the military troops of Lifford Barracks who marched for the last time from the old Border post.

Over 1,000 people turned out to watch the 129 members of the A company, 28th Infantry Battalion, stage a marching-out ceremony at 11am, with a ceremonial lowering of the Tricolour and military parade afterwards.

The Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Gerry Crawford, a native of Lifford, said it was a significant and sad day for the town.

“It’s not just a loss for the economy of Lifford and the surrounding areas, but it’s also a loss to the community because of the part personnel have played in the community for over 30 years . . . they’ve been good to the community and the community has been good to them.”

With the economy the way it is, no-one will buy the barracks, they'll rot for 10 years, then the Government will spend a tonnes of money renovating them when they release that they need a military presence on the border ...

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