Court contests being listed for May 2022

DEFENDANTS pleading not guilty to charges at Letterkenny District Court will have to wait over a year to have their cases heard. At Monday’s sitting of the local court several contested matters were adjourned into next May. The Courts Service said the backlog was due to Covid restrictions which have severely hampered normal judicial proceedings. […]

Meet Donegal’s global stadium and arena designer

A DONEGAL man is leading the development of the UK’s biggest entertainment arena. Construction of Manchester’s Co-op Live, the 23,500-capacity arena, started last week and OVG, the developer, is investing over £350m to create one of the most sustainable live entertainment arenas in Europe. Declan Sharkey (36), from Falcarragh, is a Senior Principal at Populous, […]

Letterkenny hospital impacted by HSE cyber-attack

The Health Service Executive has temporarily shut down its IT system following what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”. The health body said it had taken the precaution of shutting down its systems to further protect them, and to allow it to assess the situation. The issue has hit some services at Letterkenny University […]

‘Our housing problem is supply not affordability’

HOUSING supply is the big problem facing Donegal rather than affordability. That is according to Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn in his reaction to the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 which has been brought before Cabinet. Designed to address house prices across the State, the scheme will see €75 million of Exchequer funds allocated to […]

An Grianán is calling digital artists and illustrators

BE part of Lasta – Ireland’s first arts festival made by young people for young people. One of the feature events of the festival is Illuminate, an online exhibition which will be co-hosted by An Grianán Theatre with the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise, and Siamsa Tire in Tralee. There is an overall prize of […]

Indian man says home country’s plight is “devastating”

AN Indian man living in Letterkenny says the images coming out of his country are “heartbreaking” and that he prays the situation there improves. A brutal second wave of the coronavirus has seen India’s official death toll pass the 250,000 mark – although experts believe the actual number may be higher. The country has seen […]

New Donegal Integrated Heart Failure Service set up

To coincide with European Heart Failure Awareness Week (10 to 16 May), Letterkenny University Hospital and Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (CHO1) has established a new Heart Failure Service which aims to support the diagnosis and treatment of people with heart failure living in Donegal. Heart failure is one of the major chronic diseases in […]

Tributes to founder of Donegal Association in Sydney

THE death occurred after a short illness on Monday of Rose Doherty, Sydney, Australia and formerly from Barnes, Termon. Mrs Doherty (83) passed away from alzheimers disease less than six months after the death of her husband John Joe who was from Ray, Manorcunningham. Before travelling to Australia with John Joe in 1959 Rose McGarvey […]

Renovations unveil hidden messages in Killybegs home

HUGH O’Donnell’s home in Killybegs is so full of history that it can literally be seen coming through the skirting boards. Recent renovations at his St Catherine’s Road unveiled a message on one such board, written in pencil, which dates back to a time when the house was first built almost seventy years earlier. “Some […]