A brave face as local businesses close again

“KEEP the head up, stay focused and we’ll all come through this together and emerge safely out the other side.” That was the rallying message delivered to the business community this week by Letterkenny hairdresser Patrick Gildea. The Government announced on Wednesday night that Donegal, along with Cavan and Monaghan, had been moved to Level […]

Figures show drop in Covid-19 cases in Letterkenny area

THERE has been a significant reduction in the number of cases of Covid-19 being reported in the Letterkenny Electoral Area over the past seven days. The figures, available from the Covid-19 Data Hub, show case information at a Local Electoral Area (LEA) level across Ireland between September 29 and October 12. The Health Protection Surveillance […]

‘The numbers have come down slightly in Donegal’

A LEADING public health specialist has warned that it will take some time yet before we see a decrease in Covid-19 numbers in Donegal. As cases continue to mount, Donegal has seen an incidence rate of 354.9 cases per 100,000, and 565 new cases in the last 14 days. It is one of three border […]

Writer turns attention to west Donegal’s ‘Wise Guys’

A US Congressman, world boxing champion and major brothel keeper is just one of the gangsters featured in a new book by Gaoth Dobhair based writer and author John Joe McGinley. The Irish Wise Guys shines the spotlight on 17 of the most notorious Irish American crime bosses for whom death and destruction was a […]

Donegal actors battle the undead in new horror comedy

A new horror comedy starring two Donegal actors gets its world premiere at the Kerry International Film Festival tomorrow (Saturday). Letterkenny actor Aidan O’Sullivan and Ardara native Marybeth Herron are among the cast of Follow the Dead which tells the story of four millenials in rural Ireland who stumble upon a zombie apocalypse taking place […]

Islander becomes youngest president of nursing union

  A FORMER member of the Arranmore Island RNLI crew has been elected President of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Karen McGowan (35) becomes the youngest person to lead the largest Irish professional union for nurses and midwives. Advertisement The second eldest child of Alice and Eddie McGowan, Karen said that she was very […]

Up to eight hundred on site at Letterkenny IT

IT’S Week Three of the new academic year and students and lecturers at Letterkenny Institute of Technology are getting used to the ‘new normal’. The Port Road campus is mapped out with one-way systems and hand sanitising stations and masks have to be worn, including in lessons, by staff and students. Paul Hannigan, President of […]

Level 4 Restrictions: Message from local Gardaí

Local Gardaí in Donegal have moved to reassure members of the public of their continued commitment during the designation of County Donegal at the increased Level 4 Restrictions in respect of Covid 19 Restrictions. Sectors of the community are feeling the effects of social isolation and lack of interaction on a daily basis with their […]

Fifty cases in Donegal on a day of record high numbers

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 50 additional Covid-19 cases in Donegal. As of midnight Wednesday 14th October the HPSC has been notified of 1,205 confirmed cases of Covid-19- the highest number of any single day since the pandemic began. Of the cases notified today 288 in Dublin, 173 Cork, 123 […]