Appeal for donations as asylum seekers due to arrive


A support group set up to assist asylum seekers is continuing to appeal for donations of sanitary goods. Hundreds of items have already been donated ahead of the arrival of individuals and families. They are due to take up residence in former student accommodation along the Port Road within days. The Donegal Asylum Seekers Support […]


‘Pushing things along’ despite Brexit and pandemic


A DONEGAL man is responsible for overseeing daily operations at one of Europe’s and UK’s fastest growing recruitment agencies. Falcon Green is a specialist construction and engineering recruitment agency, which employs more than fifty office-based staff with 1,100 operatives working on sites across the UK and Ireland each week. Joseph Sweeney from Gweedore founded the […]


Eclipse offering a little of their cinemagic at home


A sale of authentic cinema chairs by Eclipse in Lifford is proving to be a hit with movie lovers. Thirty seats have already been snapped up with a further batch of around 20 due to be advertised this weekend. The chairs have been in storage since Eclipse carried out a major renovation of its premises. […]


Is the traditional Irish wake a thing of the past?


IT’S been almost a year since Ireland started putting restrictions in place to limit the spread of coronavirus. For undertakers like Paschal Blake, it’s been a challenging time as the pandemic has caused extra pressure. “It’s been quite a difficult year and one which has been particularly harrowing for families,” he said. Mr Blake, who […]


‘Where is our support’ asks mobile home owner


MOBILE home owners are in for at least another six weeks of misery with restrictions on non-essential travel effectively barring them from caravan sites. Van owners endured a disrupted summer in 2020 and will miss out on the traditional season opening date of St Patrick’s Day again this year. Some sites have remained open throughout […]


‘Important we stay safe but also have to try and live’


THE pressures of leading the people of Leitirmacaward and Doochary through the pandemic has kept Fr Adrian Gavigan busy for much of the past year. A native of Glenties, Fr Gavigan (44) was the first priest in the Raphoe Diocese to organise a car park mass last summer. The mass, held in the grounds of […]


Megan Nic Fhionnghaile tuning up for TG4 appearance


DONEGAL fiddler Megan Nic Fhionnghaile will be among the featured artists in this Sunday’s episode of the TG4 series Sruth. As well as being about traditional music in the modern era, Sruth pays tribute to the past masters, known and unknown. This week’s episode focuses on the talents of Gaoth Dobhair musician Megan Nic Fhionnghaile […]


Covid-19 cases in hospital drop to five month low point


THE number of Covid-19 patients in hospital in Letterkenny has fallen to its lowest level in almost five months. According to latest figures from the Health Service Executive, there were 13 patients with Covid receiving treatment in LUH, continuing a downwards trend. This compares with 99 this time last month, January 23, while there were […]


Defence Force members receive vaccine in Donegal


Over 40 members of the 28th Infantry Battalion based at Finner Camp, in Ballyshannon received their first dose of the Covid Vaccine on Wednesday. The members received the early dose to enable them to carry out work relating to Covid within the community.  Operations Officer at Finner Camp, Captain Neil O’Connor said the troops were […]


Appeal launched over teenager missing since Monday


GARDAÍ are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of 15-year-old Joshua McDonagh, who went missing in Letterkenny on Monday. Joshua is described as being 5’ 9” in height and of a slim build. He has short brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen, Joshua was wearing a red shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms […]