‘We don’t know where it will finish’ say coach owners

COACH operators in Donegal have warned of testing times ahead as fuel prices hit record high levels. The situation has been described as “a disaster”, as across the country petrol prices have risen above €2 a litre, with the price at some filling stations reaching €2.15. Diesel is on average around €1.95 a litre. James […]

Community groups unite to secure mobility bus

A joint bid by three local community groups for funding to purchase a mobility bus has been successful. The Department of Rural and Community Development has awarded €62,362 to the Milford, Fanad and Rosguill areas. A funding application was jointly lodged by Milford and District Resource Centre, Mevagh Family Resource Centre and the Swilly-Mulroy Community Health Forum. Advertisement The money will […]

HSE has yet to identify site for new Lifford hospital

THE HSE has yet to find a location for a new hospital it intends to build in Lifford. In what is being viewed as a major victory for campaigners the HSE confirmed this week that a 25-bed healthcare facility will be developed in the town. But the news has been tempered by the fact that a site has […]

Campaign to make Irish ‘living language’ in Letterkenny

A new campaign aimed at making the Irish language more visible throughout Letterkenny has been launched. The offices of Líonra Leitir Ceanainn were opened on Castle Street on Monday, coinciding with the launch of the national Gaelphobal campaign. It is a year since Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers announced that a language plan for Letterkenny had […]

Photographers eye ‘star’ role in national contest

THREE Donegal astro-photographers have been shortlisted for this year’s ‘Reach for the Stars’ competition. Run by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Reach for the Stars aims to find the best celestial images taken in Ireland over the past year. Among those to make it to the latter stages of the contest is Letterkenny’s Daragh […]

New viewing point opened in Inishowen

AN enhanced Portaleen Viewing Point at Glengad, Malin, has been officially opened. The viewing location was opened by Councillor Martin McDermott, Leas-Chathaoirleach of Donegal County Council. The project received €50,000 funding under the CLAR programme which is targeted at infrastructure projects in rural areas that have suffered from severe population decline. Advertisement The event celebrated […]

Bundoran gets its first beach wheelchair

WHEELCHAIR users will now be able to enjoy Bundoran’s Blue Flag. A beach wheelchair has been allocated to the seaside town.  The chair, which has been modified for use on soft sandy surfaces, has been provided by Donegal County Council and will be available for booking on a daily basis throughout the summer season. Speaking […]