Gardai lift cordon following overnight incident

AN area of Letterkenny sealed off by Gardai overnight has reopened.  The incident, believed to be a serious assault, occurred outside a night club on Letterkenny’s Lower Main Street in the early hours of this morning. It is understood at least one person has been taken to Letterkenny Hospital. Advertisement The area was sealed off […]

Disability should be central to Area Plan – Kavanagh

FINE Gael councillor Jimmy Kavanagh is calling for the issue of disability to be put front and centre of the new Letterkenny Area Plan. “ There is an opportunity now in the process of devising the new plan to make disability a central part of that plan,” said Councillor Kavanagh. “This is something I have […]

Water outage expected to be repaired this afternoon

IRISH WATER has said the water outage affecting residents and businesses in Falcarragh and Gortahork is expected to be repaired by early this afternoon. In a Statement the utility company said: “Irish Water regrets that due to a burst on the rising main from the treatment plant at Ardsbeg to the treated water storage reservoir, […]

Outrage as water outages continue in Falcarragh

THE community in Falcarragh have found themselves again without water this morning. This is the second time in two weeks that the area has been subject to water outages with Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Seamus Ó Domhnaill describing the situation as “beyond belief”. Irish Water is due to carry out work on the […]

Council urged to inspect hydrants after gorse blazes

A west Donegal councillor is calling for a full audit of fire hydrants after it emerged emergency service personnel were unable to access one during last week’s gorse catastrophe. Councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has made a number of proposals in the wake of the devastating blazes, including that all hydrants be inspected. “Firefighters at […]

Stunning Tory Island hotel up for sale

A once in a lifetime investment opportunity has arisen on Tory Island in the form of the stunning Harbour View Hotel. The 14-bedroom hotel has been placed on the market with a price tag of €400,000 and is being sold following the retirement of its owners, Sean and Patricia Doherty. Gareth McLarnon, selling agent with […]

Donegal musicians back calls for Eurovision boycott

TWO prominent Donegal musicians have added their voices to calls for Ireland not to send an entrant to next month’s Eurovision Song Contest. Thousands of high profile names world-wide, including Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Brian Eno and filmmakers Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, have signed a petition backing an appeal from Palestinian artists for a […]

Wind warning issued ahead of Storm Hannah

A WIND warning has been issued for Donegal ahead of the arrival of Storm Hannah which is set to bring gusts of 90 to 110 km/h. Met Eireann said it will become very windy on Friday night and into Saturday morning with a yellow wind warning in place from 11pm on Friday night to 9am […]