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 […]


Lifford store sells €50,000 Euromillions ticket


LOTTO players in the Lifford area are being urged to check their tickets after a local store sold a golden ticket. Old Daly’s was among ten shops across the state to sell Euromillions tickets worth €50,000 each. Three of the other winning tickets were bought in Dublin with players in Kildare, Louth, Cork, Tipperary, Westmeath […]


Hospital choir to perform at Christmas concert


LETTERKENNY University Hospital Choir will play an important role in the HSE’s Christmas Concert which takes place today (Wednesday) from 4pm to 5.30pm. This year marks the fifth HSE Christmas Concert staff choir event and the third to be delivered virtually. The event, which will be hosted by the HSE’s health and wellbeing team, will […]