Gardaí warning of ‘sophisticated phone-call based scam’

GARDAÍ in Donegal have become aware of a sophisticated phone-call based scam that is currently fraudulently targeting phone users in Ireland. A person will take a call from what appears to be a legitimate mobile number, but will hear an automated voice which claims to be calling from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU Ireland) of […]

Pringle presses Government to provide list of affected school building projects 

THE  Government has been urged to provide a list of the school projects put on hold and their cost. Addressing the Dáil on Wednesday, Deputy Thomas Pringle said, “The government’s decision to halt 58 school building projects is not only disgraceful but nonsensical, and the fact that the Minister for Education is refusing to provide […]

Donegal Airport granted over €500,000 in funding

Donegal Airport has been granted €586,604 for safety and security enhancements.  Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers TD, has today visited Shannon Airport as part of his ministerial responsibility for aviation and announced funding for our State and regional airports. To date, Government has provided funding to support projects employing this […]

Chinese Ambassador to the UK visits Derry

The Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Sandra Duffy, this week greeted the Chinese Ambassador to the UK during a special visit to the city that was organised as part of a delegation from China that took part in a wider China and UK/NI Forum visit on New Energy Innovation. This was the first time […]

Donegal Libraries to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

DONEGAL Libraries are proud to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday April 2. This day aims to raise awareness and promote understanding of autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental difference that affects communication, social interaction, and behaviour. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 160 children has autism worldwide. Donegal Libraries understands how important […]

TASTE: Full of Beans

There used to be a weekday evening which, for me, had become Beans on Toast Night. This development was due to it being my late night at work and consequently, not wanting the fambly to go hungry waiting on my tardy arrival, I insisted that they eat without me. As a quick and nutritious supper, […]

Lack of GP service blamed on connectivity issues in Churchill

THE failure to restore a GP clinic in Churchill has been blamed on connectivity issues. For the last 19 months, people of the area have not had regular GP visits, which has severely impacted elderly residents. Prior to this, a GP service was available three days a week. Patients are now being treated in the Ark Medical Centre in Letterkenny. But […]

Donegal house prices rise by 3 per cent

A shortage of properties is continuing to push Donegal’s house prices upwards. The latest survey by the Real Estate Alliance (REA) shows that the cost of a second-hand, three-bed semi rose by 3.4 per-cent in the first three months of the year. The average price of a three-bed home now stands at €150,000 – up from an […]