The Lifford man listed on a Canadian cenotaph

THE fascinating story of a Lifford man who fought and died for Canada in the First World War has been unearthed by an Ontario historian. Frederick Leggatt features as part of Ron Dale’s ‘The Monuments Men’, a series of articles he has been writing for The Lake Report, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s first and most-read independent local newspaper. It is a […]

Ulster Bank in Letterkenny to shut in April

DONEGAL’S only remaining Ulster Bank branch, Letterkenny, will close on April 21. Transactions will cease on March 31 with full closure three weeks later, the financial giant has confirmed. The news comes less than two weeks after branches in Donegal Town, Killybegs, Buncrana and Ballybofey shut as part of Ulster Bank’s phased withdrawal from Ireland. Advertisement But unlike […]

Bundoran to host St Brigid’s celebration of women

A new festival, Féile na mBan, celebrating women in art, history, literature, music and more will take place in Bundoran over the weekend of February 3 – 6.  Capitalising on the new St Brigid’s Bank Holiday weekend, the festival will see a plethora of female artists and creatives performing and hosting workshops, bootcamps and events […]

Fuel deliveries to resume at Applegreen in Lifford

A Lifford filling station that closed suddenly will reopen in the coming days. Applegreen shut down last week much to the surprise of the constant convoy of motorists who used it. Since first opening in 2016 the outlet had been growing steadily and at the time of closure it had almost 30 staff on its books. Advertisement Applegreen […]

Shock as Argos announces closure of all its stores

ARGOS is to close down its entire retail operation in Ireland, trade union Mandate, which represents Argos workers, has said. There are just under 40 Argos stores in the Republic of Ireland, one of them in Letterkenny. The move will see more than 400 staff lose their jobs, with the first stores believed to be […]

Council pass motion to reinstate plaque from old pool

DONEGAL County Council has passed a motion to reinstate a plaque from the old Letterkenny swimming pool and put it back on display. Councillors Jimmy Kavanagh and Kevin Bradley brought the motion to today’s meeting of the Letterkenny and Milford Municipal District asking that the name plate be reinstated at the Aura Leisure Centre. The […]

‘Day of action’ against hospital overcrowding

A ‘day of action’ will take place at Letterkenny hospital this week as part of a national drive to highlight pressures facing the health service. Campaigners will gather outside hospitals on January 21 at 1pm to demand an end to cuts and to call on the government to address overcrowding and staff shortages. Co-ordinating the protest in Letterkenny is […]