Dog track owner bites at IGB over lack of support


THE owner of Lifford greyhound stadium has accused the Irish Greyhound Board of deliberately targeting the track until it was no longer sustainable. Hugh Duffy says he is devastated at having to shut the stadium he and his family have owned since 2000. But in the light of cuts to race cards and dwindling prize […]


This Wednesday is officially #LoveDonegal Day


DONEGAL Connect has issued a worldwide appeal for people to support #LoveDonegal day on Twitter this Wednesday, August 14. “If everyone acts together, then we can get Donegal trending,” says Joanne Kilmartin, Donegal Diaspora officer for the county, who is also on the Donegal Connect county-wide project team. “We want everyone in Donegal, everyone from […]


High number of private landlords failing inspection


ALMOST 70 per-cent of all private rental accommodation inspected in Donegal last year failed to meet the minimum standards required by law, new figures reveal. The minimum criteria for rental accommodation is outlined in the government’s Housing Regulations document which came into effect in 2017. In examining a property, inspectors take into account issues such […]


Were you a pupil in the St Eunan’s Class of ’69?


A FIFTY year reunion for past pupils of St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny will take place next month. The class of 1969 is being invited back to the college to reunite with their former classmates on September 21. An organising committee has put together a schedule of activities which will begin with a visit to […]


Irish dancer to reel back the years at Folk Festival


A dancer who performed at the original Letterkenny Folk Festival half a century ago is set be centre stage again when the celebrations are revived later this month. Marie Bonner Cannon led the Bonner Troupe of Dancers on to the stage of the old Scala Cinema back in 1969. Now a dance teacher, Mrs Bonner […]


Lifford Greyhound Stadium to close


LIFFORD has been dealt an economic blow with the news that the town’s greyhound stadium is to close. The track, one of 18 in Ireland, will close its doors next Saturday night. A spokesperson for the stadium said they were “completely broken-hearted” but that a “lack of support” from the Irish Greyhound Stadium had left […]


Weather warning for heavy rainfall


MET Eireann has issued a weather warning for heavy rainfall this evening and overnight. The status yellow warning will be in place in Donegal and the rest of the country. The warning will come into effect at 7pm this evening and last until 7am tomorrow morning. A Met Eireann spokesperson said: “A spell of heavy […]


Net closing in on poachers along the border


A new operation targeting poachers netting illegally along the Donegal and Strabane border has been launched. Operation Silver Fin was launched on Clady bridge this afternoon by officials from a number of waterways agencies along with An Garda Siochana and the PSNI. Sergeant James McLaughlin of the PSNI said, “The PSNI is committed to tackling […]