Henry has home in his sights

TWENTY months after setting out to circumnavigate Ireland’s coast by sea Henry O’Donnell will return to dry land this weekend. Saturday marks 597 days since the Donegal man embarked on his mission to become the first person in history to finswim a country’s circumference. With over €46,000 raised for the Irish Cancer Society and Water Safety Ireland, Henry will […]

Letterkenny in for a Fleadh-tastic weekend

LETTERKENNY will be alive to the sound of music this weekend thanks to the County Fleadh. The Letterkenny Branch of Comhaltas will host the Donegal Fleadh from this evening (Friday) through to Sunday. The Fleadh will be officially launched this evening in Dillon’s hotel at 8pm, followed by a session in the hotel and a […]

McHugh will not stand in next election

JOE McHugh TD has revealed he will not seek a nomination to stand in the next general election. The former education minister made the surprise announcement this morning, citing plans to spend more time with his family as the main reason. “The last two years have given us all some time for reflection and it […]

Lee Gooch’s Naughty Alarm Clock is ringing once again

AFTER a 15-month break radio host Lee Gooch has returned to the airwaves. The Highland Radio DJ announced in January of last year that he was stepping away from his breakfast show to care for his son Noah who had just been diagnosed with leukaemia. But as of this morning Lee has returned to his […]

Man dies in Inishowen crash

THE Mountain Road between Buncrana and Carndonagh remains closed this morning following a crash which claimed the life one man. The fatal collision occurred in Meenaward near Buncrana last night at 10.50pm. Two vehicles were involved and the driver of one, a male aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body […]

‘Why the silence on key report into hospital flooding?’

FRUSTRATIONS are mounting over the continued absence of the publication of a report into flooding at Letterkenny’s hospital. A state of emergency had been declared following flooding in July 2013, which caused more than €25 million of damage at the hospital when a local drain burst its banks. The facility’s emergency, radiology, outpatient, medical records […]

‘I was dismissive of signs that were not normal’

A DUNGLOE woman who is battling stage four bowel cancer is speaking out in an attempt to remove the stigma around the main signs of the disease. April marks Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and recent research carried out by the Irish Cancer Society has indicated that almost one in two people are not confident about […]

Warning over scam messages

DONEGAL Gardai have warned people to be aware of scams as fraudulent text messages are rampant in the county. In recent weeks, there has been a major increase in fraudsters attempting to scam people with text messages from banks and major companies. A spokesperson for Donegal Gardai shared a selection of scam text messages received recently […]

The Country Boy at 70

ONE of the north west’s most familiar radio voices, Tommy Rosney, is set to celebrate a milestone birthday shortly. Known to his legion of fans as ‘The Country Boy’, Sligo-born Tommy has been interviewing the stars and championing the work of young artists for over 30 years. Next month the Highland Radio veteran turns 70, […]

Huge response to Mary from Dungloe appeal

ORGANISERS of the Mary From Dungloe Festival say it is “all systems go” following a hugely positive response to an appeal for volunteers. An emergency meeting was called on Monday amid fears the annual celebrations may have to be cancelled due to a lack of support from the community. But spokesperson Mary Ward told the Donegal News […]