Councillors vote to strip colleague of committee posts

INDEPENDENT Councillor John O’Donnell is to be stripped of all positions he holds on council committees. The decision was taken at a specially convened meeting in Lifford this morning. A recent report by the Standards In Public Office Commission found that Councillor had “not acted in good faith” when he told an undercover reporter he […]

Woman in court charged with stealing from pensioner

A woman has appeared in court charged with the theft of 20,000 euro from an 83-year-old pensioner. Marjorie Gallagher appeared at Falcarragh District Court charged with the theft of the cash from Bridget McLaughlin of Meenmore in Dungloe. Ms Gallagher (56) from Maghery, Dungloe, was charged with four separate counts of theft of 5,000 euro […]

Motorists urged to avoid N56 due to overturned lorry

THE N56 is closed due to an overturned lorry on The Nick, two miles south of Ardara. A spokesperson for the Roads Authority said, “Motorists are asked to avoid this road and diversions are being put up to use the R262 Frosses to Glenties Road. There are no further details at this time.

Three arrested following searches in Letterkenny

THREE Romanian men aged 31, 24 and 25 have been arrested following a raid by Garda officers on a house in Letterkenny. The raid was carried out yesterday (Tuesday) as part of an ongoing investigation into a Romanian organised crime group. The search was conducted by members of Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, National Bureau […]

Murder victim’s family ‘shocked’ at new development

THE family of a Donegal man murdered in 2012 say they are “shocked” to learn that An Garda Síochána is continuing to investigate his death. Seamus Doherty’s family was told two years ago that the case was closed and barrister Conan Fegan told a pre-inquest hearing at Letterkenny courthouse on Wednesday that they have not […]

Mica home owners may have to pay towards repair bill

FAMILIES living in mica-affected houses could be asked to pay as much as ten per-cent of the cost of repairing their homes. The dramatic development emerged as speculation mounted that an announcement on a redress scheme could be made when the Cabinet meets this Tuesday. Eileen Doherty of the Mica Action Group said they were […]

Fancy making new friends and supporting the arts?

WOULD you like to join Donegal’s premier summer event on the Wild Atlantic Way as a volunteer this summer? Earagail Arts Festival is looking for enthusiastic and outgoing people who are passionate about the arts to join this year’s festival team in the lead-up and during the event which takes place from July 10 to […]

Fruit of the Loom workers to hold reunion this weekend

TWENTY years after it closed its last factory in Donegal, former employees of Fruit of the Loom are planning a reunion. In its heyday as many as 3,500 workers were employed at the clothing manufacturer’s four Donegal plants dotted across Milford, Malin, Raphoe and Buncrana. At its height Fruit of the Loom employed staff from […]