Kilmacrennan Rd driving – There has to be a better way

As someone who has frequent important early appointments in Letterkenny University Hospital I find it very frustrating trying to enter the town via the Kilmacrennan Road. With the two short lanes leading into the town ending abruptly at the George Boal Roundabout, traffic that had been on the fast lane must now endeavour to manoeuvre […]

Nurses to be consulted on campaign of industrial action

FOLLOWING an emergency meeting today the Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has sanctioned the beginning of a consultation with nurses on a campaign of industrial action. Speaking this afternoon, INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said, “The Executive Council of the INMO, made up of working nurses and midwives, has today taken the […]

Charges brought over attack related to soldier’s death

REPORTS are coming in this afternoon that Lebanon has charged seven people for participating in an attack against United Nations peacekeepers that killed Irish soldier Seán Rooney. Private Rooney was killed and three others were injured on December 14 when their UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) vehicle was attacked near the village of Al-Aqbiya. […]

Donegal woman reads at Pope Benedict’s funeral

LETTERKENNY woman Mary Maguire was among the reader’s at this morning’s funeral in Rome for Pope Benedict. Ms Maguire read the second reading which was from the First letter of St Peter (1:3-9). The reading praises God’s mercy giving the faithful “a new birth” as his children and “by raising Jesus Christ from the dead, […]

Teens due in court following cross-border pursuit

FIVE teenagers arrested after a white Toyota Aqua car failed to stop for police yesterday have been charged to appear at Strabane Magistrates Court today. Gardaí attempted to stop the vehicle on Lifford bridge but it fled into Tyrone. It was eventually stopped using a stinger device in Omagh. Advertisement One 16-year-old has been charged […]

Five teens in custody following cross-border chase

FIVE teenagers are in custody after the car they were in allegedly fled across the Donegal border into Tyrone.  According to the PSNI a white Toyota Aqua failed to stop for An Garda Síochána in Lifford at 12.10am this morning. It was then driven towards Strabane. Police then observed the car heading towards Newtownstewart where […]

Letterkenny hospital among most overcrowded in December

LETTERKENNY was one of the most overcrowded hospitals in Ireland in December. New figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) show that 834 people were admitted without a bed last month. Only Limerick, Cork and Galway were worse off in terms of being able to accommodate patients. Advertisement INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said […]

Water curfew introduced for Lettermacaward

IRISH Water and Donegal County Council are advising customers on the Lettermacaward public water supply that night time restrictions are essential to maintain a daytime supply. Following operational difficulties at the treatment plant and a noticeable increase in water usage on the network, the restrictions will be in place from 8pm each night until 7am […]

Mary Whoriskey recognised for her tireless charity work

MARY Whoriskey’s charitable endeavours have been recognised with a Gala Retail Inspiration Award. The Whoriskey family has been lighting up Kerrykeel with their Christmas lights display for 17 years. Since the switch was first thrown the impressive illuminations have raised an incredible €94,000 for charities including Letterkenny Breast Care Unit, Friends of the Hospital, the Acquired Brain Injury Unit and the Irish […]

‘You’re welcome in Mullachdubh any time Jamie lad’

HOLLYWOOD superstar Jamie Foxx has been told there is a pint in the barrel for him in Bonner’s Bar, Mullachdubh. The invite was extended by Edward Gillespie when the pair shared a drink to mark the Oscar winner’s birthday. Edward works with his son Benny, founder of Black Castle Scenery, a company that builds sets for film […]