Tory Island Ferry Service to be curtailed

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Tory Island Ferry Service to be curtailed WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Twitter Previous articleThousands of Covid-19 tests cancelled – GPNext articleCovid-19 centre opens at Altnagelvin Hospital News Highland Homepage BannerNews Pinterest By News Highland – March 25, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Following a meeting between Comharchumann Thoraí & Tory Ferry and consultation with The Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the HSE, it has been decided to reduce the ferry service to the Island in a bid to reduce the number of people travelling to and from the Island.In a statement, Comharchumann Thorai says it’s necessary for the health and safety of this vulnerable community it is important to minimise the threat of the coronavirus coming onto the Island.The reduced service, which comes into effect on Friday, will see ferries running on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday only. Magheroarty 08.30, Tory 09.30 and Magheroarty 15.30 and Tory 16.30. This situation will be monitored regularly and may be reduced further if the situation worsens. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Two giraffes dead after fire engulfs their barn at zoo

first_imgFairfax County Fire/Rescue / TwitterBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Two giraffes have died after a fire engulfed their barn at a zoo in suburban Washington, D.C.The incident occurred on Monday, March 8, at Roer’s Zoofari in Vienna, Virginia, just 12 miles west of the nation’s capital, when the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department received a call in the late afternoon alerting them to a barn fire at the animal park.When authorities arrived they reported a fire from a roof at Roer’s Zoofari and on two floors of a two-story barn and, according to the zoo, called the owner to inform her of the incident.“Zoofari owner, Vanessa Roer, received the call at 5:30 PM from Fairfax County dispatch that the barn where the giraffes was housed in caught fire,” Roer’s Zoofari said in a statement on social media. “Staff and the zoo’s veterinarian arrived within minutes to help rescue and care for approximately 20 other animals housed in the same area. We are grateful that no staff members or other Zoofari animals were injured or lost.”The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department confirmed that two of the zoo’s giraffes were confirmed dead once they were able to get the fire under control. Roer’s Zoofari also confirmed the tragic loss in a statement on their website.“Staff at Roer’s Zoofari are mourning the loss of a beloved giraffe, Waffles, and his companion giraffe, after a devastating barn fire that occurred after the zoo closed for the day,” the statement read.“Waffles was a favorite with our visitors and our team. We are heartbroken,” said Roer. “We are so grateful that no person or other Zoofari animals were injured or lost. And we deeply appreciate the firefighters who came so quickly to help extinguish the fire.”Investigations as to how the fire began are currently ongoing and the zoo will remain closed until Friday, March 12, according to their website.Grief counselors are being made available to staff “who are devastated by this tragedy and who cared deeply for these members of the Zoofari family,” according to Roer’s Zoofari.No firefighters or zoo employees were injured in the blaze.Said Vanessa Roer: “Our team is so dedicated to the wellbeing of every animal, so when any are lost, it’s a very emotional time. We will be supporting each other through the healing.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more