Video captures beautifully Paddy’s epic swim challenge

A STUNNING video has been released chronicling Arranmore pensioner Paddy Conaghan’s Ducking and Driving challenge. The 82-year-old got back into the water in December to embark on his second chilly charity mission. His original plunge which took him to ports and piers the entire circumference of the island raised over €112,000 for Gemma’s Legacy of […]

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 […]