East Donegal soccer club suspends all activties

  A soccer club in East Donegal has suspended all under-age activities after a spike in positive Covid-19 cases in the area. Curragh Athletic football club in Killygordon have been suspended until August 24th. Advertisement In a statement this afternoon, the club said that although at present there is no positive cases within the club […]

A happy ending for Jasper the dog

  A black and white shih tzu dog found roaming around the streets of Letterkenny last weekend has been reunited with his owner. Twelve-year-old Jasper went missing from the Monaghan village of Smithborough ten days ago. Advertisement On Monday, the dog’s grateful owner Cormac Connolly made the 120 kilometre trip to Donegal with his daughter […]

Green light for wind farm on outskirts of Letterkenny

PLANS to develop a new wind farm on the outskirts of Letterkenny has been given the green light. The proposed 30.5MW Lenalea onshore wind project in New Mills (within the townlands of Cark, Killymansy, Lenalea, Kirkneedy and Rareagh) is joint venture by SSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy. SSE Renewables owns and operates a number […]

Five confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal

  There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has now been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Tuesday 4th August, the HPSC has been notified of 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,303 confirmed cases of […]

Latest: 45 confirmed cases of Covid-19, no deaths

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has now been a total of 1,763 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. Advertisement As of midnight Monday 3rd August, the HPSC has been notified of 45 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 26,253 confirmed cases of […]

Council opens online book of condolence for John Hume

AN online book of condolence has been opened in Donegal for John Hume. Signing the book earlier today, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Rena Donaghey said she wished to express sympathy to the Hume family. “He was a man who gave his life to social justice and the pursuit of peace on our island,” said […]

Donegal apartments sparked online bidding war

TWO Donegal apartments sparked a bidding war at an online auction on Tuesday as six properties in the county going under the hammer all sold. Apartment 69, Atlantic Point Apartments, Atlantic Way, Bundoran, eventually sold for almost double its guide price at the BidX1 auction. The third floor two bedroom apartment came with a guide […]

Hume family thanks people of Donegal for their support

THE family of John Hume has thanked the people of Donegal for the care shown to him prior to his death this morning. Mr Hume, one of the key architects of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, passed away peacefully at the age of 83. Announcing the SDLP founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner’s death, […]

Catching the Wild Atlantic Way’s beauty from a bicycle

A DONEGAL student is nearing the end of a month-long solo charity cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way. Saoirse MacCárthaigh left the Old Head of Kinsale in Cork on Monday, July 6, and since then he’s visited many hidden inlets, sandy beaches, tiny harbours, tranquil bays and everything else a coastline can offer. This week […]

School work helping keep tradesmen ‘flat out’

TRADESMEN across Donegal are working flat out to ensure that schools are ready for reopening next month. On Monday, the government announced its roadmap to enable the safe return of schools and local primary and post-primary institutions are now doing their best to put relevant protocols in place before they welcome students back in a […]