€300,000 for Donegal sports clubs

Five Donegal sports clubs have been allocated a total of €300,000 for the upgrading of their facilities under the CLÁR Programme. The clubs set to receive €50,000 each are CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola, Castlefin Celtic FC, Glenswilly CLG, CLG Malainn, CLG Ghleann Fhinne and Gleneely Colts FC Sports and Leisure Club. Welcoming the allocations, Donegal […]

Actor, writer and director shares insight into the film industry

In this week’s edition of The Third Degree, actor, writer and director Caroline Harvey provides an insight into the film industry in Ireland, how she started out, projects she is working on and how she feels the industry is changing. Hi Caroline, how are you? Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, please? […]

Donegal men encouraged to avoid isolation

by Jerome Hughes IT was a book launch with a difference as dozens of men from across Donegal gathered in Fintown to celebrate the publication of ‘Stories from the Sheds’. The book provides details on 24 Men’s Sheds in the county that are supported by the Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC). Advertisement The event included […]

Mother who campaigned to save St Joseph’s remembered as a ‘powerful advocate’

by Louise Doyle A DEVOTED Ballybofey mother who campaigned to stop the closure of St Joseph’s Community Hospital where her son was a resident, has been remembered for her kindness, perseverance and love for her family. Eileen Gallagher (91), late of Donegal Road, Ballybofey, was laid to rest in Drumboe Cemetery yesterday following Requiem Mass in the Church of Mary […]

McConalogue confident ahead of next election

By Dionne Meehan DONEGAL minister Charlie McConalogue said he will go into the next elections believing he has “delivered” in a “serious way”. The Fianna Fáil politician has served as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine since September 2020. Advertisement With local elections set to take place next year likely to be followed by […]

High number of Garda absences

by Louise Doyle THE Chairman of Donegal Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Councillor Gerry McMonagle has said the high number of sick leave absences among gardaí in the county are due to the pressures of the job. Figures obtained by the Donegal News under the Freedom of Information Act reveal 240 gardaí were absent from work due […]

Fundraising calendar launched in Ramelton

By Dionne Meehan A FUNDRAISING calendar with a twist was launched in Ramelton on Friday with all profits going towards the purchase of a town sweeper. The calendar, created by the participants of the Ramelton Community Employment Project, saw locals dressing up and striking a pose in numerous “iconic” locations around the town. Advertisement Working […]

‘Unforgettable’ experience for Jessica at Junior Eurovision

by Louise Doyle THE mother of Lifford singer Jessica McKean has spoken of her pride in her daughter after she proudly represented Ireland at the Junior Eurovision finals in Nice at the weekend. The talented 10-year-old gave a mesmerising performance of ‘Aisling’ in front of a live television audience of millions on Sunday night, but sadly it […]

Whoriskey family to switch on sparkling lights display today

by Louise Doyle KIND-HEARTED Kerrykeel couple Michael and Mary Whoriskey are set to switch on of their annual magnificent Christmas lights display for charity this evening. The couple have been transforming their Gortcally garden into a magical winter wonderland for 18 years, raising around €104,000 for numerous charities. Advertisement When the Donegal News caught up with […]

Major boost for Lifford

By Diarmaid Doherty PLANS for the development of a new community hospital in Lifford have received a major boost with the news that work on the introduction of necessary infrastructure at a green field site is to commence. Donegal County Council has been in negotiations with the HSE over the possibility of developing a new […]