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New online look for Derry Well Women

New online look for Derry Well Women

Derry Well Women present a new face to the world online, with a revamped website to highlight all the services they have to offer in a clear and user-friendly format. “We’ve been providing health and wellbeing services for women in the north west since 1989”, says centre manager Susan Gibson. “Over all those years, we’ve…

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Foyle Sailability for Maritime Festival 6th & 7th July 2016

Foyle Sailability for Maritime Festival 6th & 7th July 2016

Foyle Sailability will be making sure that those of all abilities get their chance to take part in Derry’s Foyle Maritime Festival. The disability sailing and water activities organisation are staging a special 2 day Regatta at Foyle Port Marina on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July. This event is open to people with disabilities…

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Test Your Drink make Virgin Voom semi-finals

Test Your Drink make Virgin Voom semi-finals

Congratulations to Derry start-up Test Your Drink, who made it all the way to the semi-finals of the Voom – the UK and Ireland’s longest business pitch marathon.  Founder and owner Gary Bates said he was “very proud that we made it to the semi-final, putting us in the Top 20 of the original thousand plus…

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RTE Prime Time special on defective blocks in Donegal homes

RTE Prime Time special on defective blocks in Donegal homes

Letterkenny building defects expert Damien McKay featured in this week’s RTÉ’s Primetime special investigation into defective blocks used in homes in Donegal. McKay says he has inspected  “over 220 houses in the past two years, but the number of houses affected is estimated to be in the thousands.” The current controversy surrounds defective precast concrete blocks – with…

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Foyle Sailability launch 2016 events programme

Foyle Sailability launch 2016 events programme

Lough Foyle offers huge opportunities for sailing and water-based activities and people with disabilities have a right to share in these opportunities too. That’s according to Cathal MacElhatton of Foyle Sailability, speaking at the launch of their 2016 Events Programme at Foyle Port Marina at the weekend. “Our events for 2016 give you the chance…

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Inishowen adventure 3-race event: Shore2Summit Sat 9th April

Inishowen adventure 3-race event: Shore2Summit Sat 9th April

This year’s Shore2Summit 2016 extreme adventure race is set for Saturday 9th April. It’s a race for all abilities with a 62k Extreme course, a 41k Sprint course, and a 23k Mini adventure course. Organised by Inishowen’s own Extreme North, this is an Adventure Race in a paradise setting, with the snow topped Sliabh Sneacht…

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Podium position for Donegal’s Damien Faulkner at Daytona24

Podium position for Donegal’s Damien Faulkner at Daytona24

Inishowen sports car driver Damien Faulkner and his Viper Exchange team have taken a podium position at the Daytona 24 hours in Florida. The gruelling race is part of the United SportsCar championship, the primary sports car series in North America. The No. 93 “Don’t mess with Texas” #TeamTexas ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-R was driven…

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Donegal retailers to expand jobs in 2016, survey finds

Donegal retailers to expand jobs in 2016, survey finds

A new survey shows that over 85% of Donegal retailers saw an increase in Christmas season trade in 2015, while over 50% intend to take on new staff in 2016. That’s according to a sample survey conducted across the county by award-winning online accountancy firm, accountantonline.ie . “This is the second year in a row…

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