Anti-abortion group pickets hospital for second week

ANTI-ABORTION activists are continuing to protest outside GP clinics in Donegal. Around a dozen protesters holding placards gathered outside Lifford Community Hospital on Saturday morning, the second time this month they have picketed the facility. ‘Love Both’ campaigner Margaret McGeehan said they chose the location after learning that a local doctor is among hundreds across […]

Host of new acts announced for Sea Sessions Festival

JUST when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Sea Sessions has added a host of acts to the line up for Ireland’s biggest beach party. Jax Jones, The Magician, Wild Youth, Hermitage Green, Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Le Boom, Jerry Fish, Bitch Falcon, Trojan Sound System, DJ Hype, Boots and […]

‘Period poverty’ initiative gets first Donegal outlet

A project aimed at providing sanitary products to women in crisis has its first outlet in Donegal. Homeless Period Ireland was inspired by the gritty drama ‘I Daniel Blake’ which focuses on the flaws in the UK’s welfare systems. In it a young single mother is caught shoplifting sanitary towels and other personal hygiene items. […]

Donegal man relishing Winning Streak appearance

A Donegal man has spoken of his shock at getting selected to appear on the National Lottery game show Winning Streak. Gerard Muldoon from Killygordon will take his place on the lucrative programme tomorrow night on RTÉ One. “As much as you think you can be ready to hear your name called out, you can’t […]

Samantha is running 100 miles with a smile for charity

A former Raphoe resident says the spirit of her late parents is helping her put her best foot forward in aid of Dublin’s Mater Foundation. Samantha Peoples is pounding the streets of the Irish capital as part of the charity’s ‘100 Miles in a Month’ challenge. All money raised through the initiative will be used […]

The week in pictures

A week in pictures as the Nursing staff continue their strike action, Donegal win at home to Meath and much more around the county. See today’s Donegal News for full news & sport coverage.

€0.5m won on Euromillions ticket bought in Raphoe

LADY Luck has shone on Raphoe for the second time in four months, this time delivering a massive €500,000. One lucky punter scooped the cash via Quick Pick ticket bought from Barclay’s Newsagent in the town. The money was won in the EuroMillions Plus draw where the numbers were 02, 12, 33, 42, 44. Advertisement […]

Carr to seek Sinn Féin nomination in Glenties

GLENTIES community activist Brian Carr has announced his intention to seek the Sinn Féin nomination to contest the upcoming local elections in Glenties. His declaration comes following the announcement earlier this week that the party intends to run three candidates in the Glenties Electoral Area for this May’s vote. If endorsed, the well known Glenties […]

Donegal addresses searched in child porn probe

TWO addresses in Donegal have been searched as part of an operation targeting suspects involved in the possession and distribution of child pornography. Operation Ketch 5 is the latest phase of an on-going search and recovery operation targeting suspects involved in the possession and distribution of child porn either through social network sites or via […]