first_imgA teenager is now nursing a chop wound at the Linden Hospital Complex which was inflicted by another male during an argument over a female on Tuesday.Injured is 19-year-old Zamaul Bobb of Lot G-40 Canvas City, Wismar, Linden. Based on information received, the now injured man and the suspect were involved in a heated argument over a female but the matter was resolved following the intervention of the victim’s father.However, at about 22:30h on the same day, the suspect confronted Bobb in the vicinity of the Canvas City Nursery School and allegedly inflicted a wound to his forehead with a cutlass after which he made good his escape.Bobb was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was treated and admitted in a stable condition. The police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect.last_img read more

first_imgA survey has revealed that there has been a 218% increase in the number of people across the county looking for social housing within he past two years.The numbers waiting for social housing in Donegal have increased by 1609 in the past two years according today’s Tirconail Tribune.Donegal County Council currently has a total of 2,970 applicants on their housing list and it is a stark reminder of the bad old times of thirty years ago when mobile homes dominated the landscape as young families faced a ten year wait for a house. The Mayor of Donegal, Cllr. Ian McGarvey says that housing is the biggest challenge facing the Council and funding is very scarce to tackle the problem.However he says that while there are 2970 on waiting lists this includes 932 who are in receipt of rental supplement.He also says that many of those waiting for a house are refusing offers being made by the Council and recently only one applicant out of twelve in Letterkenny offered accommodation by the Council accepted it.The increase of 218% is in line with the national trend that shows a 13% increase in social housing waiting lists and the situation is expected to get worse. Cash strapped Councils across Ireland are battling to retain existing essential services and here in Donegal, the last Council meeting heard that unless they cut back by €3.3 million immediately the local authority would effectively cease to exist.Among the areas targeted for cuts are Roads, Machinery & RDO of the order of €0-9m to €1.2m; Housing Capital €0.05m to €0.1m; Housing & Corporate €0.1m to 0.2m; Community, Culture & Planning €0.1m to €0.2m;MASSIVE 200% INCREASE IN PEOPLE WAITING FOR SOCIAL HOUSING IN DONEGAL was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Councilincreasesocial housingwaiting listlast_img read more