Fire destroys Buncrana’s historic Plaza Ballroom


The Plaza Ballroom has been at the heart of the community in Buncrana for more than 60 years. News that it has been significantly damaged by Sunday night’s fire on the town’s Main Street has been met with great sadness by locals.


Donegal farmer features in new safety advert


AS the anniversary approaches of a farm accident in which Manorcunningham farmer Brendan McLaughlin almost lost his life, he features in a new awareness campaign from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). The short video has been released after the HSA also confirmed they have begun a series of random farm inspections. Some 250 farms […]


Nurses union ups ante as strike action continues


THE Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has announced an escalation and additional dates for strike action. Week two of the strike, scheduled for this Tuesday and Thursday, will see the number of services on strike increase from 82 to 240. The Executive Council has also announced extra strike days on February 19 and 21 in […]


Tragic Day in Donegal


A tragic day in West Donegal as four young friends who died in a road tragedy were buried in Gortahork, Dunlewey and Falcarragh today. See Friday’s Donegal News for further coverage.


Gardai say missing Drogheda teenager may be in Donegal


AN Garda Siochana is urging members of the public in Donegal to be on the look out for a teenager missing from Drogheda. Gardai are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Samuel Milosiu who has been missing from the Drogheda area since January 10. A Garda spokesperson said that Samuel may […]


Donegal nurses stage protest over pay and conditions


NURSES at Letterkenny University Hospital have joined 40,000 colleagues nationwide in a day of strike action over pay and conditions. Front-line medical staff staged a walk out at 8am this morning and will remain on strike for 24 hours. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is seeking pay parity with similar graduate-level health professional […]