Charity’s gesture sparks fundraising playathon

A FUNDRAISING playathon is taking place in Maggies Tavern, Carrigans, on Sunday, February 25 to raise funds for the Make a Wish foundation. In 2022, Castlefinn’s Leanne Lynch was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Once crowned Donegal Fleadh champion in piano accordion, Leanne didn’t let her diagnosis stop her from doing what she loved. Advertisement Continuing with […]

‘The worst crisis in our 27 year history’ says hostel manager

BY JEROME HUGHES EMERGENCY accommodation in Letterkenny has reached full capacity with managers claiming the county’s homeless situation has never been so dire. Colmcille Hostel, managed by the St. Vincent de Paul, provides four separate units for single homeless people and six units for homeless families. Advertisement In total, the Letterkenny centre is currently housing […]

€2,880 raised for Donegal Hospice and MS Ireland

HOUSEHOLD recycling centres throughout Donegal have contributed €2,880 to support the local hospice and Multiple Sclerosis Ireland. Donegal Hospice offers a range of palliative care services for individuals with life-limiting illnesses, while Multiple Sclerosis Ireland provides crucial services to thousands of individuals living with MS and their families. The much-needed funds were raised by Bryson Recycling […]

Donegal woman’s hospital ordeal fuels GP shortage debate

A DONEGAL woman claims she was rushed to hospital after collapsing in her Ballybofey home because she was unable to get a GP appointment. 65-year-old Teresa Gillespie spoke to the Donegal News in a week when the issue of GP shortages was once again raised in Dáil Éireann. She said her family has been registered […]

Donegal to avoid snow at weekend

A SPOKESPERSON from Met Éireann said he wouldn’t have any confidence in Donegal receiving snow this weekend. This comes after much speculation that more wintery weather was on its way. Instead, the spokesperon confirmed that Donegal was set to receive the best of the sunshine in the country this weekend. Advertisement Despite this sunshine, temperatures […]

Scoil Cholmcille scoops prize at FÍS Film Awards 2024

SCOIL CHOLMCILLE has scooped a prize for their ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in filmmaking at the FÍS Film Awards. The FÍS Film Awards is a renowned annual competition for Irish primary school children and their teachers and educates them on the entire movie-making process. Hosted by RTE’s Sinead Kennedy, the event is run by the Institute of […]

Gardaí in Donegal seize drugs worth over €630,000 

GARDAÍ in Donegal seized suspected cannabis valued at approximately €631,500. The drugs were seized during a course of searches at an industrial premises in Donegal Town on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. The searches were conducted by the Donegal Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by local members from Ballyshannon District at an address in Donegal Town. Advertisement […]

Main roads and green spaces in Donegal get €29.8m boost

Funding of €29.8m has been announced for County Donegal to improve main roads and to develop green areas. The allocation will be made to Donegal County Council through Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and is part of a national funding package of €440m. Donegal is receiving the third largest allocation in the country. Donegal minister, Charlie […]

HSE confirms Physiotherapy services at St. Joseph’s Hospital to be relocated

By Diarmaid Doherty Primary Care Physiotherapy services at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar are to be delivered from community hospitals in Lifford and Donegal Town from next week. In a statement, the HSE confirmed that following a recent HIQA inspection in St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar and an identified need for essential fire upgrade works to […]

Mum launches fundraiser in memory of son

by Louise Doyle THE heartbroken mother of a talented Ramelton musician who lost his life in a car collision days before Christmas is behind a fundraiser in his memory. Paul Mooney (30), late of Glen Lower, died in a two-car collision on the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Road at Carrickballydoey on Monday, December 18. Advertisement […]