Letterkenny third most over crowded hospital in country 

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is the third most over crowded hospital in the country with 53 people awaiting beds this morning.  Of the 53, 25 patients are in the emergency department while 28 patients are on wards elsewhere. University Hospital Limerick has the highest number of patients awaiting beds with 97 on trolleys, followed by Cork […]

Donegal Covid-19 testing centre to close this week

THE Public Health advice for Covid-19 has been updated and from this Thursday, March 30, Covid-19 testing is no longer recommended for the vast majority of people. In line with this new advice, community testing centres across Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo and the self-referral portal for ordering PCR tests are no longer required, […]

Thousands expected at 2023 North West Angling Fair

OVER 3,000 people are expected to visit the Melvin Sports Complex in Strabane this weekend for the eagerly anticipated North West Angling Fair. The annual event on the banks of the Mourne River, hosted by Derry City and Strabane District Council in partnership with the Loughs Agency, will feature a host of the UK and […]

Doe Castle targeted by vandals twice last year

DOE Castle, one of Donegal’s most historic sites, was hit by vandals twice last year. Information provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW) shows that infrastructure at the heritage site had to be repaired after an implement was used to cut through bars. The incident was among 51 acts of vandalism carried out at, or involving, OPW […]

Donegal videographer picks up prestigious wedding award

A DONEGAL videographer picked up an award at the prestigious Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers Association (IPPVA) annual  awards gala in Clontarf Castle on Sunday. Conor Conlon from CMP Productions came in second  place in the Wedding Videographer of the Year category at the awards. Professional photographers and videographers from all over the country went […]

44 patients on trolleys at Letterkenny hospital

THERE are 44 patients on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The hospital experienced another busy weekend and is currently dealing with 31 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Nationally there are 709 patients on trolleys today. Given the high level of overcrowding in hospitals across the country […]

Cllr Frank McBrearty suspended from Council

INDEPENDENT Cllr Frank McBrearty has been suspended from Council activities for three months.  The meeting, which was held at Lifford County House today, has been adjourned a total of five times. The adjournments followed a recorded vote which saw Councillor Frank McBrearty suspended from all Council activities for three months as Cathaoirleach Cllr Liam Blaney […]

Councillors vote to remove Cllr Frank McBrearty from meeting

DONEGAL county councillors have voted to remove Independent Councillor Frank McBrearty from its monthly meeting.  Councillors have also voted to reduce his pay by 10 per cent. The meeting is taking place this morning in the Lifford County House. Advertisement The meeting was adjourned around 12.30pm this morning by Cathaoirleach Liam Blaney following an interaction […]

Donegal County Council meeting adjourned

THE monthly meeting of Donegal County Council has been adjourned.  The meeting was adjourned around 12.30pm this morning by Cathaoirleach Liam Blaney following an interaction with Cllr Frank McBrearty. Cllr Frank McBrearty is attending the meeting via videolink. Advertisement Following a heated discussion, Cllr Blaney said he was adjourning the meeting for ten minutes.   […]

Arlene Arkinson murder explored in new TG4 series

THE new series of TG4’s Marú Inár Measc takes a look at the heinous killing of Arlene Arkinson. Episode two, which airs this Wednesday night, recalls the murder of the 15-year-old Arlene Arkinson who disappeared after a night out in Donegal. The Castlederg teenager was last seen on August 14 1994 as she left her […]