Emergency services at scene of traffic collision outside Letterkenny


Gardaí and the emergency services are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Letterkenny. The incident happened in the Tullygay area close to Kernans Filling Station on the main Letterkenny to Glenties road. Motorists approaching the area should expect delays. Gardaí have closed the road to traffic approaching from […]


Minister offers hope for Bonagee Sewerage Scheme


by Kate Heaney PROGRESS on the long-awaited Bonagee Group Sewerage Scheme has taken a step closer this week. The development comes after Councillor Donal Coyle was given an update from Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien,TD. Advertisement Senator Niall Blaney contacted the Minister at Cllr Coyle’s request to inquire how the group scheme for […]


Deputy McHugh calls for increased Redress cap


by Kate Heaney DONEGAL Deputy Joe McHugh made an impassioned plea to the Minister for Housing in the Dáil on Tuesday night, appealing for the government to increase the cap on the defective block homes scheme by ten percent. He cited the humanitarian cost, the trauma and the anguish families have endured for the past […]


Not good enough that Raphoe Community Playgroup is left in limbo – Doherty


SINN FÉIN TD Pearse Doherty has said it’s not good enough that staff and families using the Raphoe Community Playgroup remain in limbo over its future. The playgroup is facing closure next month because of the presence of defective blocks in the building and temporary accommodation is being sought locally. Deputy Doherty raised the matter […]


New system for identifying uninsured vehicles launched by Gardaí


A NEW system which allows members of An Garda Síochána to quickly and easily identify uninsured vehicles has been formally launched this morning. More than 13,000 Gardaí working nationwide can now check a vehicle insurance status while on the roadside by checking its registration on the Garda Mobility App. Following its introduction, the new system […]


Recruitment ongoing in Children’s Disability services – meeting hears


Donegal councillor Gerry McMonagle says he hopes the HSE will continue to seek to recruit people to work in children’s disability services in this region. He was told at Tuesday meeting of the Regional Health Forum that there is the equivalent of 27.5 full time posts vacant across Donegal in Children’s Disability Network Teams (CDNTs). Cllr McMonagle […]


Donegal Choir invited to sing  in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome


By Dionne Meehan A DONEGAL choir will travel to Rome at the end of the month to perform in St. Peter’s Basilica. Cór Ailigh, made up of 20 members, will begin their travels on May 31 ahead of their upcoming tour of Rome. Advertisement Performing entirely as gaeilge, the choir will join Monsignor Eamonn Mc Laughlin at […]


Donegal beaches retain 12 Blue Flags


TWELVE beaches in Donegal have retained their Blue Flag awards, indicating excellent water quality, good information provision, environmental education as well as safety and beach management for the duration of this year’s bathing season. The award winning local beaches are Bundoran; Carrickfinn; Culdaff; Downings; Fintra; Killahoey; Marble Hill; Murvagh; Narin; Portsalon; Rossnowlagh and Shroove. Rathmullan […]


Four Lanterns Donegal Town gets high praise from Food Review Club


WELL-KNOWN YouTubers ‘Food Review Club’ recently paid a visit to the Four Lanterns in Donegal Town. Since beginning the channel in 2018, fast-food lover Matt and his team have spent the last few years travelling around the UK and Ireland on the hunt for the “best of the best” the food industry has to offer. […]