Search for oil off Donegal coast

THE government is to seek tenders for a massive geological survey of a huge portion of seabed off the northwest coast of Donegal, potentially opening up new oil exploration opportunities.

Ulster Covenant Talk

HISTORY buffs in Donegal will get a chance to learn more about the Ulster Covenant and its place in Donegal History at the County Museum inn Letterkenny next week.

Hotelier Brian Gallagher is Business Person of the Year

THE local trade and industry community gathered en masse last Friday night for this year’s Letterkenny Business Awards.

Celebrating the locality’s abundance of business talent and its entrepreneurial spirit, the gala event was the culmination of three month’s worth of nominations, short-listings and voting.

Company seeks €5.6 m hotel ‘damages’ from Council

THE owners of the site of the former Portsalon Hotel are seeking “damages” of €5.6 million from Donegal County Council whom they claim demolished the structure in 1991. LTG Developments Ltd say the hotel was demolished by the council, and as a result, have invoiced them for £4.5m (€5.6 million) for the damage caused by […]

Hills of Donegal ‘for sale’

A WELL-KNOWN local forester has severely criticised Coillte for its plans to sell off a major plantation outside Ballybofey for more than €4.5 million.

Mr John Jackson was speaking yesterday morning (Thursday) ahead of the State company’s planned sale next week of the freehold 1,100 acre forest at Altnapaste, between Ballybofey and Glenfin.

Assetco shed 30 jobs in Inishowen

HE 30 workers at Assetco Managed Services call centre at Lisfannon near Buncrana have been offered just over €2,000 each after the company warned it would close before Christmas.