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 […]

Detections lead to Garda speed warning

GARDAÍ in Donegal have issued a speed warning after catching motorists breaking the limit in particularly bad driving conditions. One driver was nabbed doing 139kph in a 100kph zone and the other 120kph. “We sound like a broken record,” said the local roads unit. Advertisement “We know that. We also know that speed kills so […]

Donegal scoops 13 prizes at BT Young Scientist

STUDENTS from Donegal have taken home 13 prizes from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2023. Coláiste Ailigh won six awards with Abbey Vocational School and Carndonagh Community School picking up two each. The remainder were shared between Loreto Community School, St Columba’s Comprehensive School and Coláiste Cholmcille. The winners of the 59th BT […]

Video captures beautifully Paddy’s epic swim challenge

A STUNNING video has been released chronicling Arranmore pensioner Paddy Conaghan’s Ducking and Driving challenge. The 82-year-old got back into the water in December to embark on his second chilly charity mission. His original plunge which took him to ports and piers the entire circumference of the island raised over €112,000 for Gemma’s Legacy of […]