Tax defaulters pay almost €1 million


SIX tax defaulters in Donegal made settlements totalling just under €1 million with the Revenue Commissioners in the three month period from April to June this year.
The largest settlement in the county was made by a Killybegs launderette owner, William Cunningham of Bridge Street who made a settlement of €262,390. It resulted from an underdeclaration of Income Tax and VAT discovered in a Revenue Single Premium Insurance Products Case and an Offshore Assets Investigation Case.
See today’s edition.


Memorial for infants in Burt


Members of the Burt community will come together later this week to discuss plans to establish a permanent memorial to infants who had not been baptised and were therefore buried in an unconsecrated plot outside the main cemetery. Over the years the local cemetery has been extended incorporating the plot within the present boundaries.


NCT Failure rate almost 50%


THE NCT car test in Donegal was criticised this week by Deputy Charlie McConalogue after its annual report revealed that just under half (48%) of the vehicles tested in the county failed.

A total of 30,782 tests were conducted in Donegal in 2010, with 16,028 passes (52%), although both Letterkenny and Carndonagh recorded below average pass rates.


Work to resume on new emegency department next week


WORK on the new €22 million, 72-bed medical unit and emergency department at Letterkenny General Hospital recommences on Monday with the new facility expected to open in March.

Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch TD is due in Letterkenny on Monday week to officially open the hospital’s new €5.9 million Psychiatric Unit and she is expected to formally announce the opening date for the new A&E facility.


Right names for wakes and funerals


Ever attended a wake or a funeral service and wondered who the other family members of the deceased are? A Letterkenny company has come up with the answer in the form of a familial name tag which will clearly identify the family members of the bereaved.


Boyle case adjourned


A LETTERKENNY man who was arrested following a stabbing incident outside Voodoo nightclub, Main Street on August 14 was remanded on continuing bail at yesterday, Thursday’s sitting of the Letterkenny District Court.


Plans for €4m development at LGH


By Harry Walsh
PLANS are being made for a new €4 million medical training school in Letterkenny. The Donegal News learned yesterday (Thursday) that senior officials in the HSE along with senior businessmen and friends of the hospital are putting the plans in place to build a comprehensive medical education and research facility at Letterkenny General Hospital. NUIG is to contribute €2 million towards the overall cost.


The green and gold rush is on


Donegal take on Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park this Sunday. See Friday’s Donegal News for a special 24-page souvenir supplement looking ahead to the big match!