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 […]

Protesters vow ‘civil disobedience’ in Carndonagh

DEFECTIVE block campaigners have promised “civil disobedience” at Carndonagh Public Service Centre today. The protest comes two weeks after a similar event in Lifford which briefly looked like it could spill over into all out occupation of the County House. The Mica Action Group met with the Department of Housing yesterday and speaking afterwards, veteran campaigner […]

Kasabian and The Coronas to rock Sea Sessions 2023

SEA Sessions has moved to kill off the winter blues by announcing its first round of headline acts. Set to perform at Ireland’s biggest beach party are Kasabian, Becky Hill and The Coronas. Sea Sessions 2023 takes place in Bundoran from June 16 to 18 with other major names including Cian Ducrot, Girls of the […]