North West talent pool “cornerstone” of success

The impressive ecosystem of multinationals based in the North West of Ireland provides the people of the region with strong employment and development opportunities across diverse sectors. One of the North West City Region’s largest employers, Allstate NI was established in 1998, to provide high quality software and business solutions to support its US-based parent […]

Remote work for free in Donegal this summer!

Donegal County Council in collaboration with digital hubs across the county are offering the chance to work for FREE from a digital hub in Donegal until September 30 through a new working holiday campaign. The initiative provides the opportunity to enjoy everything that Donegal has to offer during the summer months while also availing of a […]

Living near plant ‘unbearable’ for locals

A LETTER has been sent to the operator of a water plant outside Letterkenny over “unbearable” white noise constantly coming from the plant. Residents of the Thorndale area of Letterkenny are being “driven mad” by noise emanating from the water treatment facility at Magherennan, operated by Irish Water. The humming noise is ongoing day and night and speaking […]

Blaney in line to be next Donegal cathaoirleach

COUNCILLOR Liam Blaney is on course to be the county’s next cathaoirleach. The Fianna Fáil representative is expected to replace Sinn Féin’s Jack Murray when his term as mayor comes to an end next month. Councillor Blaney’s position will have to be ratified when members gather for their annual general meeting on June 14. But if he […]

Thunderstorm warning issued

A thunderstorm weather warning for Donegal has been issued by Met Éireann. A yellow warning will be in place from 2pm this afternoon (Monday) to 9pm. The warning also affects counties Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath. Met Éireann spokesperson said: “Scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening with localised downpour leading to […]

Huge demand for dog kennel accommodation across Donegal

A BIG jump in the number of people travelling since Covid restrictions were lifted and an increase in dog ownership has resulted in a surge in demand for accommodation in dog kennels. This week we spoke to kennel owners around the county about the rising demand. One owner said customers are coming from as far […]

Surfers rescued from Rossnowlagh beach

TWO surfers that got into difficulty at Rossnowlagh Beach yesterday afternoon were rescued by members of the RNLI. The volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was called into action to assist the two men shortly after 3:35pm. A number of 999 emergency calls were made to Malin Head Coast Guard from passers-by on Rossnowlagh […]

Expansion plans at Carrigans meat plant

PLANS for an extension at the meat factory in Carrigans have been lodged with Donegal County Council. CEO of Donegal Meat Processors, Walter Terry Acheson submitted a planning application to the local authority to extend the factory’s packaging building and to relocate their tray wash facility. The company is seeking to expand their packaging building […]

Letterkenny to celebrate Africa Day

A STELLAR day’s entertainment will be held on Saturday for Donegal’s Africa Day Celebration. Donegal County Council and Donegal Intercultural Platform will jointly present an Africa Day celebration at the Regional Cultural Centre and An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny. All events are free of charge and all are invited to attend and enjoy. The celebration opens at […]

Creeslough vows to carry on Ben’s community work

CREESLOUGH Community Association says it intends to push ahead with the plans and vision of its late chairman Ben McFadden. Mr McFadden passed away recently following a long illness. He gave over 40 years to improving and promoting the wider Creeslough area and remained heavily involved in various events, festivals and committees right up until his death. […]