‘Finding replacement air carrier a top priority’

FINDING a replacement carrier for Donegal Airport following the collapse of Stobart Air is the Department of Transport’s priority. Donegal County Council says it has been in contact with Carrickfinn in the wake of Stobart’s liquidation and that it will continue to engage over the coming days. “My thoughts first and foremost go the staff […]

Fire at Letterkenny house prompts calls for action

A derelict Letterkenny house being used as a drinking den has been described as a “disaster waiting to happen”. Firefighters and gardaí were called to Ard Colm Cille last Tuesday following a fire in the shed of the property which has been empty for at least 15 years. A group of young people were spotted […]

Helping to bring the buzz back into Letterkenny

THERE is a real buzz about Letterkenny this week as more than 100,000 native black honey bees have taken to the skies. It is part of growing efforts to bring nature back into urban areas that will see beehives placed on flat root roofs around the town to increase biodiversity. Phase One of the ambitious […]

Letterkenny man rises to Pfizer challenge in Germany

A LETTERKENNY man is responsible for delivering life-saving medicines to patients in hospital intensive care units and emergency departments across Europe. John McGinley is Hospital Business Unit Lead and Managing Director for Pfizer in Germany. A former St Eunan’s College student, John (45) is the eldest son of John and Liz McGinley. He has four […]

Letterkenny Covid-19 hub closes this afternoon

THE Covid-19 community assessment hub at Kilmacrennan Road, Letterkenny, will close for the last time today. The centre was established by the HSE last year to help manage the increase of Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases in the community. The facility provided an important safety valve in keeping numbers down, Intensive Care beds free and Letterkenny University […]

Anger of over secrecy surrounding Taoiseach’s visit

TAOISEACH Micheál Martin’s office has yet to comment on why his visit to Donegal yesterday was kept under the radar. Mr Martin visited Raphoe and Inishowen where he met with mica families and campaigners. But only a handful of people were notified about the visit, a fact that has created considerable anger among some elected […]

Raids carried out in Donegal into INLA activity

GARDAÍ have carried out searches in Kerrykeel and Buncrana as part of a two-day cross border investigation targeting drug criminality linked to the INLA. The searches, along with further raids in Finglas, Co Dublin, resulted in a number of electronic devices being seized. Superintendent Goretti Sheridan of the Buncrana Garda District said, “This operation has […]

Letterkenny man through to final of Big DIY Challenge

A Letterkenny man will be hoping to carve himself out a prize in tonight’s final of The Big DIY Challenge. Fergal Megannety’s beehive inspired by a Russian dacha has secured him a place among the last contestants competing for a first prize of €10,000. Well known as a photographer, Fergal is also a DIY enthusiast […]

Multi-million euro visitor centre plans for Fort Dunree

FORT Dunree and Head is to be developed into a new world-class visitor experience following an announcement of a €12.5 million investment. The news has just come from Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin and Fáilte Ireland, the latter putting €9.3 million into the project. Over the first five years of operation the project will generate […]

Bundoran lifeboat to the rescue of two paddleboarders

THE volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch yesterday evening to reports of two paddleboarders being blown out to sea off Mermaid’s Cove in County Sligo. The 999 call was made to Malin Head Coast Guard just after 6pm who immediately paged the Bundoran RNLI volunteers. At 6.11pm, the Bundoran Lifeboat ‘William Henry […]