A Cautionary Verse to Dubya
DRAMA ON DONEGAL BAY
A quick response by Gardai and Sub-Aqua personnel saw the apprehension of a youth who, having stolen a boat from the far pier, proceeded to sail it down the bay. The alarm was raised when a resident on the Old Golf Course Road spotted the boat stuck on a sandbank at 6.30am. on a recent Saturday, with the occupant frantically trying to free it. A call to Joe McLaughlin in the Garda Station led to Sub-Aqua being alerted. In the meantime, the marooned sailor had given up his efforts to re-float the dingy and was attempting to wade to safety across the channel towards Revlin. But, to the horror of the onlooker, the lad was soon out of his depth and the water over his head. Another call to the guards confirmed that Sub-Aqua was on its way. In the meantime, with a struggle, the lad made it back to the sandbank only to immediately enter the channel on the Golf Course side. By this time, sub-aqua was on the scene and as the soaked beraggled youth reached shore, Martin McGee was there to take him in hand and lead him back to the big pier where Gardai were waiting. Well done to the rescue and security services for a rapid response to what could have been another tragic situation - not forgetting Billy Bustard who quickly headed the waterbus down the bay. A lucky escape for the heavily intoxicated youth, who later spent most of the day in the Garda Station, coughing up a sizable sum of money, before being released on the Saturday evening.
Jerome revives Donegal Planning Controversy on National TV
Planning in Co. Donegal raised its head again when the lead story on TV3, Wednesday 12th March, resurrected questions relating to a development near Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula. Reporter Jerome Hughes interviewed a local landowner, James Doherty, who claimed that he had sold land in the area for a nominal price to developer Michael Kelly, having been told that he would not receive planning permission for it. Subsequently the purchaser received permission for four houses. The report also drew attention to the fact that Mr. Kelly and the chief planning officer also had houses in the area.
Harveys Point goes Off the Rails'
Mary will be well prepared for the next time she puts her foot in it
All the beautiful people were at Harveys Point on Thursday March 20th where the best of European and Irish fashion was on display, modelled by the cream of local talent. The Lough Eske hostelry was a fitting setting for such a glittering occasion, with tables arranged to enable models mingle throughout the room, allowing guests get a close-up of the range of garments and accessories on display. From funky trouser suits to the little black number for the special occasion, all were from the range at Source Fashion House on the Diamond.
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