Sunday 17 December 2017

College surprise stay

EUROPE'S biggest hotel booking website has apologised after listing a college as one of its top destinations to stay in.

There was surprise in Letterkenny, when St Eunan's College - a former boarding school - was listed on the Trivago site.

It included a picture of the all-boys Co Donegal secondary school.

However, St Eunan's hasn't had anyone staying overnight since boarding ended in the 1980s. This didn't stop one former pupil posting on social media: "I fell asleep in there loads of times, but never stayed overnight."

Dissidents bomb bid

TEACHERS preparing for the new term had to be evacuated from a school after a dissident terrorist bomb bid.

St Columb's College, in Derry, was evacuated during the alert in the Buncrana Road area of the city.

Terrorists hijacked a lorry in the Galliagh area, placed a device on board and ordered the driver to take it to Strand Road barracks.

But the lorry driver abandoned the bomb instead shortly after leaving Galliagh, which is adjacent to the school.

The incident came as two men and two women were arrested in the city as part of an investigation into parcel bombs sent to British army recruitment centres in Britain earlier this year.

Campaign goes North

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have taken their case north of the border in a bid to stop a new sewage treatment plant.

The Campaign for a Clean Estuary Group has spent 15 years opposing plans by Donegal County Council to put a sewage disposal pipe into Lough Foyle.

The lough is shared between north and south, with the Crown Estate, the landlord of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, claiming ownership of the seabed.

Campaigner Enda Craig wants the Stormont government to stop the plans.

He said: "We brought the campaign to protect the Foyle estuary to politicians in Stormont because they have a shared responsibility with the Irish Government to protect this vital resource."

Irish Independent

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