One in four consultant posts vacant in LUH – Saolta

ONE in four whole-time equivalent (WTE) consultant posts are vacant across “a range of medical and surgical specialties” at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH). There are currently 66 approved Consultant Posts at LUH of which 47 posts are filled on a permanent basis, according to a spokesperson for Saolta University Health Care Group. All other posts […]

Gardai ramp up efforts to tackle cyber crime

THE FIGHT against cyber crime in Donegal is intensifying with 28 gardai in the Division now specially trained to deal with the problem. Chief Superintendent of the Garda National Crime Bureau, Paul Cleary was speaking at the Joint Policing Committee meeting on Friday when he spoke about the worrying rise in cyber crime in the […]

Busy autumn ahead for musician Thomas Bonner

A busy autumn and winter lies ahead for Donegal musician Thomas Bonner with a new single and a Christmas record in the pipeline. Also in there between now and the end of the year will be the official launch of his second album ‘Fearless’. The rollercoaster begins on October 1 with the release of ‘Drop […]

Nursing homes prepare for second ‘Covid winter’

NURSING home managers in Letterkenny are preparing for the challenges of a second Covid-19 winter, but say they are hopeful no further visiting bans will be rolled out. It comes as the HSE was forced to close a number of wards to visitors in Letterkenny University Hospital following an outbreak of Covid-19. Last week, Chief […]

Mica fight to return to Dublin next month

MICA campaigners are gearing up for another day in Dublin and are urging the people of Donegal to prepare for a protest in the capital on Friday, October 8 if their demands are not met by the government. The campaigners are demanding 100 per cent redress for their crumbling homes, a 40-year State guarantee and […]

Artwork stolen from Dungloe’s riverside walk

A YOUNG artist who created a colourful caterpillar for the Dungloe River Walk has been left disappointed after her art went missing from the fairytale trail. Sally the Caterpillar which was created by young artist Niamh O’Donnell has been removed from the popular river walk. Niamh donated the piece to the riverwalk about eight months […]

Life-saving drug to be made available within weeks

A LIFE-SAVING drug for Amyloidosis patients is to be made available within weeks. It is extremely welcome news for those in Donegal suffering from the horrific hereditary condition. Amyloidosis is caused by the build up of an abnormal protein in the body’s tissues and organs and the drug, Patisiran, is used as a gene silencer […]