Jasmine accused found guilty of manslaughter

RICHARD Burke, the man accused of killing Jasmine McMonagle, has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The jury had been told by trial judge Mr Justice Paul Burns that all the evidence in Burke’s trial pointed to a manslaughter verdict. The jury took just over an hour to agree. […]

‘Record high tide’ blamed for Four Lane Road flooding

A record high tide has been blamed for toppling flood defences along the Four Lane Road into Letterkenny. A section of the busy thoroughfare was under water yesterday morning following several hours of rain and high winds. The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that Tuesday night’s weather caused the Swilly to rise to its highest level since […]

Video shows scale of Four Lane flooding

LETTERKENNY’S Four Lane Road is passable again following serious overnight flooding. A section of the thoroughfare was engulfed for a period in the wake of last night’s torrential downpour. The road is open to the public and traffic is moving this morning. This is how it looked just before 7am this morning: Four Lane flooding

Hospital’s emergency department records busiest day

PEOPLE attending Letterkenny University Hospital are being warned that it remains extremely busy today with long wait times at the emergency department. The department saw a record number of attendances yesterday (Monday) with 203 people through the door. A spokesperson for hospital group Saolta said, “The hospital is advising that patients who attend the emergency […]

Events to mark century since Drumboe Martyrs’ execution

THE commemoration of the Drumboe Martyrs a century after their executions has continued in Donegal this weekend. Tuesday marks 100 years since Sean Larkin, Timothy O’Sullivan, Daniel Enright and Charles Daly were shot dead after being found guilty by court martial of being jointly in possession of rifles, revolvers and quantities of ammunition including bombs. Donegal has […]