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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Glenties

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# Glenties
Man jailed for eight years over cocaine-fuelled shooting rampage in Donegal town
Dowling, 25, fired shots at houses and cars before turning the gun on a gardaí and the public.
# Glenties
Hunter high on cocaine walked through Donegal town firing at gardaí and civilians, court hears
Stephen Dowling let off up to nine shots of ammunition from a high-powered telescopic rifle in Glenties, Co Donegal.
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# Glenties
Man due in court this morning over shots being fired in direction of gardaí in Co Donegal
The incident happened at Mill Road, Glenties on Saturday.
# Glenties
Three men arrested and guns seized after shots fired in direction of gardaí in Donegal
Officers were called to Mill Road, Glenties following reports of shots fired by a man armed with a rifle.
# Looking Back
'Jim McGuinness introduced me to the panel and said, ‘He’ll be playing for the next 20 years''
As Naomh Conaill prepare for Sunday’s Ulster final, Leo McLoone reflects on his career with the Glenties club.
# maria bailey
Calls for Josepha Madigan to give fuller account of her part in ‘swing-gate’
Minister Bruton says Madigan has no further questions to answer in relation to case.
# hold on to your hats
Boris Johnson in Downing Street 'quite rightly raises enormous fears', says Micheál Martin
Martin said the last time Johnson was in Ireland, he didn’t show the ‘slightest level of understanding’ about the the Good Friday Agreement.
# Non Committal Business Language
AIB chair says he wouldn't hire a candidate with the 'uncombed hair' and 'racist language' of Boris Johnson
AIB chairman Richard Pym said he would be abandoning “non-committal business-person language”. And he did.
# Glenties
Man to be charged with murder of ex-Sinn Féin official and IRA/MI5 double-agent Denis Donaldson
Donaldson was killed months after admitting that he had worked as an M15 agent for over 20 years.
# gender balance
Joe Mulholland defends MacGill Summer School against 'male, pale and stale' accusations after sexism storm
The summer school is due to kick off this weekend.
# inishbeg island
Covert surveillance sees fish enforcers crack down on illegal salmon netting in Donegal
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 1,100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island.
# Controversy
After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels
High-profile campaigners from the Yes and No campaigns are amongst those taking part.
# new session
MacGill Summer School to hold session on why it hasn't embraced gender balance following controversy
The Director of MacGill said, “We are determined to do all that we can to redress this imbalance”.
# Glenties
'In total shock': Donegal woman dies while on holiday in Thailand
It is understood Louise Furey died after falling from a balcony.
# special licence
Donegal nightclub to open on Christmas night despite objections from gardaí and locals
Up to 1,600 people are expected to attend the Limelight nightclub in Glenties.
# policing
Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'
The chair of the Future of Policing Commission said splitting security and policing systems might not be the answer to tackling terrorism.
# brexit tax
A post-Brexit trip to Belfast to buy a new TV will mean you'll pay duty plus VAT, says TD
Pearse Doherty said there will be big tax implications if the customs union ends.
# rise of the left
Fine Gael minister says left-wing policies would "break this country"
Paschal Donohoe said that a ‘social disorder’ has prevailed since the 2008 economic collapse.
# Baby I Got Your Money
Don't worry, Paschal has found the money to refund your water charges
Paschal Donohoe has identified an under-spend across all departments of €300 million.
# rent index
These are the most expensive and cheapest areas for renting in Ireland
The top five areas with the most expensive rents are all located in on the southern side of Dublin.
# RIP
Pensioner (80) dies in Donegal house fire
The incident happened in the townland of Glaiseach Bheag.
# donegal dodginess
The great Donegal postal voting scam of 1985
An enormous scam to rig postal voting in the north-western county took place. Fortunately, the scammers weren’t all that subtle…
# MacGill
Here are 9 things we learned from the Electric Picnic of politics
Where do politicos, academics and Oireachtas nerds spend their summer holidays? In Glenties of course…
# MacGill
'I was offered class A drugs, but I was never offered the chance to volunteer'
The MacGill Summer School has been discussing the causes of young people’s apathy towards politics.
# MacGill
Sorry Michael: Spending watchdog still thinks Noonan should cut €2bn in the budget
Economic figures warned Michael Noonan that the hard slog is not over at the MacGill Summer School tonight.
# MacGill
This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers
Robert Watt has admitted it is easier to sack workers in the private sector than it is in the public sector.
# Fianna Fáil
Mary Coughlan: A lot of people would like me to go back into politics - but I'm not sure
Coughlan also admitted this morning that a lot of people thought she was out of her depth as Tánaiste.
# MacGill
Commissioner: The guards are damaged and hurting - but we aren't broken
Acting garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has been speaking at the MacGill Summer school in Glenties this evening.
# MacGill
'If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump - but not on his terms'
Michael Noonan’s rendezvous with ‘The Donald’ in May was criticised at MacGill this afternoon.
# MacGill
'We are on the cusp of a government without Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael'
Lucinda Creighton has said that the window of opportunity for a new political movement is closing.
# MacGill
Stephen Donnelly: Nobody takes the Dáil seriously... including TDs
The independent TD says he has no regrets about quitting the banking inquiry last month.
# MacGill
Michael McDowell doesn't think much of the government's plans to reform the guards
The former justice minister has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties tonight.
# Frankly speaking
Frank Flannery: Fine Gael's local election campaign was one of the worst I ever saw
The former Rehab chief and Fine Gael strategist has been speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal.
# make it stop
It may be all over, but they're still talking about the Garth Brooks saga in Donegal
The MacGill Summer School heard a bit of Garth chat this morning…
# MacGill
'A feature of our calamities in Ireland is that we keep repeating them'
The MacGill Summer School has been discussing how to restore trust and credibility in our institutions.
# Viable ceasefire
Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza
The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.
# Nerdathon
The political version of the Electric Picnic is happening in a small Donegal village all this week
Glenties plays host to the 34th annual MacGill Summer School all week.
# The Troubles
Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest
Donaldson worked for Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont before being outed as an MI5 agent in 2005 and later shot dead.
# Political Reform
Martin: Taoiseach's political reform claims are 'transparently ridiculous'
Micheál Martin has proposed a series of radical reforms if Fianna Fáil was in government at the MacGill Summer School in the Glenties tonight.
# Donegal
Driver seriously injured after his van hits a ditch in Donegal
The crash happened near Gweedore this afternoon.