Installation of Bishop McGuckian SJ in Down and Connor

FORMER Bishop of Raphoe Alan McGuckian SJ will be installed as the new Bishop of Down and Connor on Sunday. The ceremony takes place at 3pm in Saint Peter’s Cathedral, in Saint Peter’s Square, Belfast. Following the conclusion of the Mass, and at the front door of the Cathedral, Bishop McGuckian will greet members of […]

Cocaine in every Donegal village – claim

RETIRED Garda Sergeant Mark Traynor, with 37 years of service in roads policing, has sounded the alarm over the rampant increase in cocaine use gripping Donegal, and the surge in motorists driving under the influence. Mr Traynor is calling on authorities to particularly target Transition Year students to “hammer home” the message that they can […]

Mother’s concerns at assisted suicide plans

by Louise Doyle A MOTHER whose teenage daughter has a progressive disease has told a public meeting in Letterkenny she is ‘very concerned’ proposed assisted dying legislation will lack safeguards. The woman, whose daughter is just a teenager, spoke at a packed public meeting in Mount Errigal on Tuesday night. Advertisement The event was organised by a […]

TV presenter Timmy Mallet says Donegal border is ‘bonkers’!

By Dionne Meehan A WELL-KNOWN TV personality found himself in Donegal this week and discovered some of the complicated issues facing those who live along the border. TV presenter Timmy Mallett was spotted in the county as he cycles around Ireland and the UK for charity. Advertisement Best known for presenting popular children’s programmes such as […]

Car without tax for six years seized

GARDAÍ from Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit seized a vehicle which was without tax for six years. The Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test was also expired for four years. Fixed Charge Penalty Notices will be issuedGarda. Advertisement These cars were detected today during multi-agency checkpoints with the RSA and Customs. During these checkpoints, another driver was arrested […]

Simon Harris becomes Ireland’s youngest ever Taoiseach

Ireland has a new Taoiseach with Simon Harris officially appointed Ireland’s 16th and youngest ever Taoiseach at the age of 37. His appointment was confirmed today during a ceremony with President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin. Earlier, TDs in the Dáil backed his nomination to become the country’s new Taoiseach by […]

Donegal man in court after over £1.2m worth of cannabis found in furniture van

A van driver arrived at Belfast Port with more than £1m worth of herbal cannabis stored among boxes of paint, a court heard on Monday. Police seized the haul after stopping 41-year-old Jonathan Paul McDaid’s vehicle as he got off a ferry from Liverpool on Sunday morning. McDaid, of St Judes Court in Lifford, Co Donegal, appeared […]

McConalogue heads up Blaney’s EU parliament campaign

DONEGAL Minister Charlie McConalogue has taken on the significant challenge of seeing Senator Niall Blaney elected to the European Parliament. The two Fianna Fáil politicians, in a joint statement, confirmed that the current minister for agriculture will act as Senator Blaney’s Director of Elections. “Niall is a good friend and a tremendous public representative. His […]