Grianan Aileach opening hours are expanded

THE Donegal resident who began the campaign to have An Grianan Aileach Fort at Burt open all hours is to continue her campaign despite the office of Public Works (OPW) expanding the opening hours. Bettina Linke, an East German national who has been living in Inishowen for the past 28 years began a petition to allow […]

Donegal TD insists A5 road upgrade has to be prioritised

BY JEROME HUGHES DONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty is demanding that the A5 road upgrade is prioritised following the restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive, describing the route as “critical infrastructure”. The A5 connects Derry with Strabane, Omagh, and Aughnacloy in Tyrone. Advertisement Just south of Aughnacloy lies the border with the Republic, where the A5 […]

Renewed confidence Riverine Project will finally go ahead

By Paul McElwee THERE is renewed confidence that the long-awaited Riverine project, designed to better connect Strabane and Lifford, will go ahead after planning permission for the Strabane section was granted last week. The application was rubber-stamped shortly after An Bord Pleanála confirmed permission for the Donegal section, for the cross-border project which would see both Strabane […]

Mass of thanksgiving to take place for Bishop

A MASS of thanksgiving for Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ is to take place in St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny. Bishop McGuckian SJ will leave his post as the Bishop of Raphoe after almost seven years. Earlier this month it was confirmed that Bishop McGuckian was appointed by Pope Francis as the new Bishop of the Diocese […]

TUI planning lunctime protest at ATU Donegal on Tuesday

MEMBERS OF the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) at ATU Donegal will stage a lunchtime protest at the Letterkenny campus on Tuesday. It’s one of a number of lunchtime protests being organised nationwide at Technological Universities and Institutes of Technology. TUI members want to highlight what they say is the Department of Education’s failure to […]

Booker Prize winner returns to Maynooth

THE Carndonagh born Booker Prize winner Paul Lynch has been appointed Distinguished Writing Fellow at Maynooth University. The appointment will see the author return as a colleague in the Department of English in Maynooth University where he will teach on the MA in Creative Writing. Previously, Mr Lynch was the 2019 Kildare County Council Writer-in-Residence […]

Property Price Register: house fetches over €1m

THE property market was strong in Donegal in the first month of this year with 68 houses/apartments sold totalling €11.65 million. According to the Property Price Register from January 1 until February 2, 2024 the most expensive house in the county sold was in Drumbern near Milford for a recorded price of €1,074,160. By comparison […]

Defective homes public enquiry call

BY KATE HEANEY THE EU Parliament’s Petition Committee, who visited defective material homeowners in Donegal in the autumn, have recommended “a thorough and transparent public enquiry and effective and timely proceedings, when appropriate”. The draft report is hard-hitting in its recommendations and states that “there is a need for a clearer picture when it comes […]

Many Donegal cancer patients still receiving treatment elsewhere

by Louise Doyle A LEADING Donegal cancer campaigner has warned that despite the high numbers of patients receiving treatment at a cross-border centre, many are still forced to travel further afield. Chairperson of Donegal Action for Cancer Care (DACC), Betty Holmes said laurels cannot be rested upon when it comes to providing cancer treatment. Advertisement Figures released […]

Goretti Sheridan to become Donegal’s new Garda Chief Superintendent today

by Louise Doyle GORETTI Sheridan will take up her new role as Donegal’s new Garda Chief Superintendent today. Having served as Superintendent of Letterkenny District, the Rathmullan woman will be the first locally-based Chief Superintendent since Donegal became a standalone Garda division last year. Advertisement There had been plans to amalgamate the Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim divisions with Chief Superintendent […]