Sharp rise in number of complaints against gardai

THERE has been an 84 per cent rise in the number of complaints made by the public about members of An Garda Siochána in Donegal. That’s according to the Garda Siochána’s Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) annual report for 2020, which reveals 105 allegations were made about gardaí in Donegal and referred to GSOC. That’s significantly up […]

Meeting to discuss removal of angiogram service

MUCH anger remains locally in the wake of confirmation that the angiogram service is to be withdrawn from Letterkenny University Hospital in May. A special meeting to discuss the future of cardiology services at LUH has been called for by Councillor Ciaran Brogan. He raised his concerns at this week’s committee meeting of the HSE’s […]

Pringle critically of HSE following safeguarding report

PRINGLE expresses doubts over whether HSE are competent to address management failures Hiqa identified. Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said he has his doubts whether the HSE are competent to address failures of management that Hiqa identified in a report on disability services. The deputy was responding to a report from the Health Information […]

Planned power outage for parts of Donegal postponed

ESB Networks is informing customers that a planned outage impacting parts of Ballinacor, Ballyarrell, Belalt, Killygordon and surrounding areas that was scheduled for Sunday, May 8 has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. Customers will receive correspondence to notify them of this change and separately, on when a date for the rescheduled […]

‘Mixed’ forecast for bank holiday weekend

THE bank holiday weekend will bring mixed weather conditions, with dry but some chilly spells. Met Éireann have forecast that temperatures today will reach between 15 and 15 degrees with light easterly winds. It will be a dry day, with just the slight chance of an isolated shower. There will be a good chance of […]

Bear Run 74 is ready to roar through hills of Donegal

A CONVOY of super cars will embark on a tour of the north west this weekend as part of the first ever Bear Run 74. Forty high end vehicles, including several American muscle cars, will hit the road on Saturday morning for the two day event organised by Keith ‘Bear’ Gamble who owns Joe Soap’s […]

Traffic set to ease as section of roadworks complete

ROADWORKS in Letterkenny that caused motorists hour-long delays and tailbacks are set to complete tomorrow (Friday).  Major surfacing works on the four-lane road between the Dry Arch and Pole Star roundabouts created havoc this  week as the outgoing route was reduced to one lane resulting in motorists being stuck in traffic for lengthy periods. One […]

‘Of course we want to work’

A Ukrainian refugee couple living in Donegal say they want to find work because they consider it their duty “not to be useless”. Олег Подлесный and his partner Karina fled their home city of Odessa on March 4, a week after the Russian invasion. They travelled through Moldova, Romania and Germany before catching flights to Ireland. Advertisement Now living […]

University status creating new jobs at Letterkenny ATU

THE change university status has created an employment boost for people in Donegal with a host of new posts to be filled at the former Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Recruiting is now underway for various academic, technical, professional, management and support staff to be based at the Letterkenny campus of the Atlantic Technological University. There are currently […]

Donegal Film Office secured Short Film Bursary Award

Donegal Film Office has secured funding from Creative Ireland for a second year for a Short Film Bursary Award in Donegal. The Donegal Film Office Short Film Bursary is a creative response to showcase film makers living and working in Donegal. A grant of €10,000 will be awarded to a filmmaker towards the cost of […]