Private Seán Rooney to be buried in Donegal


THE body of Irish UN peacekeeping soldier Seán Rooney has been returned to his  family after being repatriated from Lebanon. The Newtowncunningham man died while on active service when his convoy came under attack in Lebanon. Private Rooney’s funeral will be held on Thursday at Holy Family Church in Dundalk. The funeral mass will begin […]


‘Together for Creeslough’ concert sold out


THE star-studded concert to thank those involved in the aftermath of the Creeslough tragedy is officially sold out. Details of the January 30 concert ‘Together for Creeslough’ were announced at a press launch at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny on Wednesday and tickets went on sale at 9am on Saturday morning. Within twelve hours, […]


Remains of Private Seán Rooney to be repatriated from Beirut


THE remains of Private Seán Rooney will be brought home today by the Irish Air Corps CASA aircraft. There will be a solemn UN ceremony held to honour Pte Rooney in Beirut Airport prior to his departure, following which he will be brought to Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. His remains will be reunited with his family […]


Soldier killed in Lebanon was Donegal man Seán Rooney


THIS is the young soldier killed when the vehicle he was travelling in came under fire in Lebanon. Private Private Seán Rooney (23) from Newtowncunningham died while carrying out UN peacekeeping duties in al-Aqbieh in southern Lebanon. The Defence Forces said Private Rooney was killed on active service in a “serious incident” at approximately 9.15pm Irish […]


Defence Forces member dies in Lebanon


AN Irish peacekeeper has died after the vehicle he was in came under fire in Lebanon. The soldier’s identity or where he was from has not yet been released. In a statement this morning, Óglaigh na hÉireann said it was with deep regret that it had to confirm the death of one of its members. […]


Stars to align for Creeslough


A host of big names have been confirmed for a concert in Letterkenny next month in support of Creeslough. Boyzlife stars Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy will join Brian Kennedy, Moya Brennan, Mickey Joe Harte, the Whistlin’ Donkeys and others for ‘Together for Creeslough’ in the Aura Leisure Centre on January 30. The event was […]


Gritters out as temperatures plunge


DONEGAL County Council has confirmed that its gritting fleet will operate at full capacity this week as temperatures continue to tumble. A spokesperson for the local authority said that with snow forecast, its staff will be out doing what they can to keep roads open and drivers safe. “In the short term snow falls are […]


Anger at vandalism of Christmas decorations


A Donegal community group has spoken of their “anger and disgust” at the vandalism of Christmas decorations outside their resource centre. Manorcunningham Resource Centre took to Facebook to vent their frustration at the mindless act. “To say we are disgusted and angry is an understatement,” said a spokesperson. Advertisement “Last night someone decided to vandalise […]


Funding announced for defective block home owners


The Government has today announced a grant of €15,000 for accommodation costs for those in immediate need of rehousing, due to defective blocks. A further grant of €5,000 was also announced for storage costs. These grants are being made available by Donegal County Council on the submission of relevant documentation. Advertisement Welcoming this announcement, Cllr. […]


Carndonagh protest cancelled


A planned protest by defective block campaigners in Carndonagh today has been cancelled. The event was pulled after Donegal County Council closed the town’s public services building, essentially blocking a planned occupation. Campaigner Paddy Diver said though that the gathering will go ahead tomorrow instead. Advertisement “It will be continuing tomorrow,” he said. “This building […]