Rising star to kick off national tour in Letterkenny

RISING Donegal musician George Houston is preparing for his debut national tour which kicks off in the Regional Cultural Centre tomorrow evening.  At only 21 years old George is one of Donegal’s youngest and brightest rising stars. He told the Donegal News that focusing on his music throughout the early days of the pandemic propelled his […]

Donegal makeup artist is leading the way in beauty industry

A NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM woman who is MAC’s youngest manager and an online influencer is preparing to host Donegal’s beauty event of the year. Aoife Dowds (24) is a make up artist, influencer and the Accounts Manager for MAC Cosmetics UK in the Derry store but is actually the youngest manager in the whole company – which is an achievement […]

Mass exodus of staff from HSE in Donegal

ALMOST two staff a day under the age of 50 resigned from Donegal HSE last year. The majority of resignations were tendered by Letterkenny University Hospital employees. Freedom of Information figures released to the Donegal News show that 173 staff left the organisation in 2022. A breakdown of the figures reveal 116 LUH employees vacated their jobs. Eighteen staff resigned from Local Health Office […]

Dog owners urged to keep pets under control

Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control especially during the lambing season when sheep are particularly vulnerable. The warning comes from Donegal County Council who advised owners not to let dogs loose in areas adjoining livestock fields. The Council said, “Many attacks are caused by dogs which escape and attack sheep […]

Government accused of ‘new low’ over eviction ban but win no confidence vote 

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said he has “absolutely no confidence” in this Government and cited examples from Donegal to illustrate the extent of the housing crisis and its impact on people. The Government has won the confidence vote in the Dáil with 86 TDs backing the coalition and 67 voting against. Today’s vote […]

FLAIR APPARENT: ‘It would be wonderful to see Ireland lead the way on inclusive fashion’

Melbourne Fashion Festival’s inclusive “F.A.T Runway” made headlines all over the world for featuring only plus – sized models. (The “Fat” by the way, stands for Fabulous and Trendy). Diverse models from size 16 to size 24 walked in the show, including indigenous people, immigrant, trans, and neurodiverse models. Organisers of the event said that F.A.T Runway […]

Clannad set to receive ‘Freedom of the County’ award

A PROPOSAL to award Clannad with the ‘Freedom of the County’ has been unanimously supported.  The motion submitted by Cllr Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig called for the award to recognise Clannad’s ‘enormous contribution to our culture.’ Speaking at the recent Council meeting, Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said the honour would be significant this year as the […]

New regulations on dog control have to be backed up with enforcement

IFA Sheep Chairman Kevin Comiskey said the stronger regulations on dog controls that will go before Cabinet today will go some way to address the growing problem of dog attacks on livestock. “IFA had looked for a centralised database, larger fines and more dog wardens to enforce stricter controls. The authorities have been slow to […]

Over €100,000 in funding for Donegal built heritage projects

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, today announced that three heritage projects in Donegal will benefit from €108,000 in funding. The scheme provides assistance to a wide range of heritage structures, including castles, churches, mills, bridges, shopfronts, and thatch structures, as well as to private houses. This year’s HSF […]