‘Tennessee is so backward it feels almost dystopian’

AS wider America digests the results of its mid-term elections a woman with strong ties to Donegal living in Tennessee says the southern state is “slipping into fascism”. The language of USA politics will mean relatively little to those on this side of the Atlantic – The Democrats have retained control of the Senate after winning a […]

Hoteliers lay out growing challenges facing sector

DONEGAL’S political representatives have been told of the “skyrocketing energy costs” and other challenges facing the hospitality sector. Hotel and guesthouse owners met with TDs and senators to discuss what the future holds for the tourism industry as 2023 approaches. While there has been a welcome upturn in tourism in 2022 businesses remain in recovery mode having survived the […]

Popular businessman to be laid to rest on Wednesday

LOCAL businessman Eddie Tinney will be laid to rest on Wednesday following his sudden death. Mr Tinney died in a farming accident while working at lands at Tullygay on the outskirts of the town yesterday. He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital at around 11.25ambut passed away a short time later. Advertisement Mr Tinney was […]

Inquest hears pensioner was strangled to death

A jury has returned a finding of unlawful killing in the case of a Churchill man found dead at his home a decade ago. A three day inquest into Seamus Doherty’s death finished late on Friday. As well as a verdict of unlawful killing the jury of four women and two men made six recommendations […]

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan dies aged 48

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has died. The 48 year old mother of two died in the early hours of this morning at Milford Hospice in Limerick. Ms Phelan’s legal case against the HSE and a US based laboratory exposed the CervicalCheck scandal. Advertisement Ms Phelan had a smear test in 2011, the results showed […]

Council claims quarry ‘four times size it should be’

 A Falcarragh quarry could be closed down over allegations it is operating at four times the size it should be. Sean McGee of Niamar Property Ltd will find out on Wednesday if he has to shut the business he has run for almost 30 years. Donegal County Council served an enforcement notice on Mr McGee last year […]

Letterkenny cafe gets go ahead for extension

THE green light has been given for works at a popular Letterkenny cafe. Applicant Eunan McIntyre lodged plans in September for the construction of a two-storey extension to Mac’s Deli on the High Road. Under proposals he sought to provide an additional food preparation area on the ground floor level and administration/office space on the […]