Wednesday, May 06, 2009

News.

New leads may help identify body found in Dunfanaghy in 1983:
http://www.nwipp-newspapers.com/dn/free/294323754219352.php
The man's body was found by a fishermen in the sea off Dunfanaghy on June 27, 1983 but after a huge search of guesthouses, hotels and caravan parks the body was never identified. He was subsequently buried in an unmarked grave in Dunfanaghy. There were unconfirmed reports that he may have been Canadian.

The Donegal News has now learned that fresh evidence has been furnished to Gardai in recent months and the file into the man's death has been re-opened.

Superintendent Kevin English confirmed they were re-investigating the case but declined to elaborate.

"We are reviewing the case in light of new evidence," he said.

Inishowen Councillor concerned that rural areas may become depopulated. I'm more worried that we're heading towards urban sprawl, with the depopulation of our town centers, and everyone living in an urban inderland without the benefits of living in a town or in the country.
http://www.highlandradio.com/news.php?articleid=000003911
An Inishowen Councillor is expressing concern that the new Letterkenny Development plan could pave the way for the depopulation of rural Donegal.

The plan, which sets out the towns development over the next six years, will be discussed in full at a meeting of Letterkenny Town Council tonight.

Culdaff Councillor Bernard Mc Guinness says with the population of Letterkenny predicted to double in the next 11 years he is concerned for rural Donegal.

And the recent Rally, that included Donegal, had a record attendance!
http://oceanfm.ie/news/2009/04/27/rally-ireland-announces-record-attendance-figures/
The event saw approximately 285,000 people attend over the weekend of the 30th of January, which was the setting for the first round of the World Rally Championship in 2009.

The figures, which were confirmed by the Gardai and the PSNI, exceeded the attendance figures of 2007, which were 250,000.

Rally Ireland 2009 travelled through seven counties in the north and south of Ireland, including Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.

The final stage of the rally was held in Donegal Town ... Event Director for Rally Ireland, John Naylor says the figures bode very well for attracting the event back to the North West in the future.

And Harvey's has a pretty slick ad:

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