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This afternoon.

Custom House, Dublin 1.

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald joins Mica-affected homeowners on their march across Dublin city to Leinster House..



This afternoon.

Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1.

MIca-affected homeowners and their children gather before marching to Leinster House via the Custom House to demand 100% redress.

More as we get.

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Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health at a Covid-19 press briefing in the Department of Health this afternoon

This afternoon.

“…while the national incidence rate is 125 per 100,000, Donegal currently stands at 295 per 100,000. This is extremely concerning for public health doctors locally.”

Dr Tony Holohan earlier.


Holohan: Easing of restrictions a ‘welcome and deserved turning point’ (Irish Examiner)

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn at Covid-19 briefing in Government Buildings

This evening.

At Government Buildings.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces that the county of Donegal will move to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions as of midnight tomorrow night for three weeks….

Watch live here.



Meanwhile, Virgin Media One‘s Gavan Reilly asked Mr Martin about the rationale for the announcement that wet pubs in Donegal, on Level 3, can remain open, for serving 15 people outdoors, but wet pubs in Dublin can’t.

Mr Martin said the Government accepted advice from NPHET.

Mr Glynn said:

“NPHET recommended today that Donegal be moved to Level 3 of the framework which Government published and so the recommendation, or what will happen in pubs in Donegal is consistent with Level 3 of the framework.”

Mr Reilly asked Mr Glynn a further question which was not audible, but Mr Glynn replied:

“No, but there was a, there is a specific set of circumstances in relation to Dublin which the pubs have never been open, so…”


Previously: Sitting On A Tinder Box

O’Flaherty’s Bar in Buncrana, Co Donegal; email VFI members allegedly received; postmaster in Buncrana receives pint of Guinness

On Saturday night.

Gardai put an end to O’Flaherty’s Bar in Buncrana, Co Donegal’s Guinness delivery service.

They wrote on their Facebook page:

Sorry folks unfortunately tonight we were forced to stop the Guinness Express. 20mins ago we were swarmed by one undercover garda two patrol cars, one sergeant and one uniformed garda.

Despite being unable to tell us after two weeks what law we were breaking they confiscated our remaining 20 pints of Guinness (currently situated at Buncrana Garda Station).

So any pre-payments that were made we will gladly refund the payment asap if you contact this page thank you. #freethe20stout

Comment the #, and when these restrictions are lifted, one lucky customer will win a free round of 20 stout.

Attached picture [above] is the email every VFI member received for guidance on trading during this pandemic.

O’Flaherty’s (Facebook)

Last orders for ‘Guinness Express’ as gardai call time on popular Buncrana pub’s delivery service (Derry Now)

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar shakes hands with candidate Peter Casey at the Presidential election count centre at Dublin Castle on November 27, 2018

This afternoon.

Via The Irish Times:

Peter Casey has put his name on the ballot paper in Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Dublin West constituency as an “obvious protest vote” against the Fine Gael leader, while focusing on winning a seat in the Donegal constituency.

On Wednesday morning Mr Casey, the businessman and former presidential candidate, submitted his papers to contest the Dublin West race, having submitted papers to stand in Donegal on Tuesday. There is no restriction on a candidate running in multiple constituencies.

Peter Casey to stand in both Donegal and Dublin West (Irish Times)

Earlier: A Race Of Angels


This morning.

Via Highland Radio:

There’s further concern in Donegal over new rules applying to installing water connections.

It emerged that a man living in West Donegal has been quoted almost 70 thousand euro by Irish Water to get a connection from his new house to the water main, short distance away.

It follows similar claims made earlier this week at the latest sitting of Donegal County Council, with calls for a special workshop to take place to discuss the issue.

However, Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has requested an emergency meeting with Irish Water saying that this cannot be allowed to continue…

Further concern in Donegal over new rules to install water connections (Highland Radio)

Illustration: Irish Water

This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Supporters of Lifeline Inishowen the, domestic violence service in Inishowen, County Donegal which been under threat of closure for nine years, gather outside the Dáil where they handed in a petition to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone  to provide adequate funding and save the service.

Lifeline Inishowen travel to Dail in battle for survival (Highland Radio)

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