Additional walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics over Bank Holiday weekend in Donegal

The HSE will be operating additional walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics this Bank Holiday weekend in Donegal. No appointment is needed and you can attend any of these walk-in clinics, located around the country, to receive your next booster vaccine if you are 18 years and over. Everyone will be offered a bivalent booster vaccine. Vaccines […]

President to visit Donegal next week

President Michael D Higgins is set to travel to Donegal next week. He is expected to visit Mulroy College in Milford on Friday. On Friday evening, he will attend the President’s Cup Final on Friday night at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in Derry. Advertisement President Higgins was previously in Donegal for the funerals of […]

Gardaí appeal to road users to be safe this Bank Holiday weekend

Gardaí are urging road users to stay safe during the first St Brigid’s Bank Holiday Weekend.  This weekend is a new bank holiday weekend introduced by the Government in recognition of the public’s response and solidarity with each other during the Covid-19 pandemic. An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are appealing to […]

Public Inquiry into Omagh bombing confirmed

  THE NI Secretary of State, Christopher Heaton-Harris, has announced an independent statutory inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bomb. This announcement follows a long-running legal action brought by Michael Gallagher a relative of one of the 29 people who died after the bomb exploded on  August 15, 1998. In July 2021, the High Court found […]

Mica court case fast tracked

THE first of what could see some 2,000 legal actions taken over defective blocks was this week entered into the fast-track Commercial Court, a move welcomed by the Defective Blocks Ireland group. The case on behalf of husband and wife teachers from Malin Head, Liam Ó Dochartaigh and Greinne Bean Uí Dochartaigh is described as […]

Pringle demands clarity from Government on commencement of defective blocks act

Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has pressed Government to commence the defective blocks act that was rushed though the Dáil last year but yet still ‘sits on the shelf’.  Addressing the Tánaiste in the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle said, “At the end of September, the Minister for Housing replied to a parliamentary question I put down […]

New biodiversity officer for Donegal

DONEGAL has been awarded funding for the appointment of a biodiversity officer. Malcolm Noonan TD announced today (February 2nd) today that funding has been awarded for a biodiversity officer to work with Donegal County Council to deliver local biodiversity action. The new positions are expected to be filled by September 2023. Advertisement The new biodiversity […]

Drop in patients on trolleys at LUH

EIGHT patients are currently on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital.  Today’s figures show a drop from yesterday when 32 patients were awaiting a bed in the hospital. Of the eight patients, four patients are on trolleys in the emergency department and a further four on wards elsewhere in the hospital. Advertisement Nationally, 56 admitted patients […]

€4.5m to upgrade pedestrian and cycling infrastructure

OVER 30 projects in Donegal are set to benefit from €4.5m in active travel grants to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in 2023. This substantial investment will fund approximately 36 Active Travel projects in Donegal. This includes the development of segregated cycle lanes and widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges, and new pedestrian crossings in […]

Copper wire stolen from ESB station

A QUANTITY of copper wire and a Bosch grinder were among items stolen from the ESB station in Lurgybrack. Gardaí are investigating the incident, which took place sometime between Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm and 8am the following morning. Entry was gained to the yard but no damage was caused. Among the items stolen from the […]