Donegal surf school on board with environmental message

A Donegal surf school is embracing the drive to eradicate plastic by becoming one of the first outlets in the world to stock wooden boards. For a decade now NaRosa Surf School, based in Dunfanaghy, has been drawing ocean-lovers from across the globe to Donegal’s coast. And in many ways it has been the lightning […]

Mac Giolla Easbuig calls for murder accused’s release

DONEGAL Independent Councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig (above) has called for the immediate release of John Downey following his arrest last night. The 66-year-old was taken into custody over the murders in 1972 of two UDR soldiers in Enniskillen. He is expected to appear before Dublin High Court this afternoon before being extradited to Northern […]

Youth Service hoping to buy old Letterkenny cinema site

  DONEGAL Youth Service has hinted at expansion plans if it is successful in purchasing the building it is headquartered in. The Youth Service has occupied the second floor of La Scala House on Letterkenny’s Port Road since 2006. In recent days however the three storey building has been put on the market with a […]

Donegal man to appear in court over 1972 UDR murders

DONEGAL man John Downey will appear before the High Court in Dublin this afternoon over his alleged involvement in the murder of two Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldiers in Enniskillen more than 40 years ago. The 66-year-old is also being held on suspicion of aiding and abetting an explosion. Lance Corporal Alfred Johnston and Private […]

Polish national’s death was an accident, say friends

FRIENDS of a Polish man who died in Letterkenny a year ago have rejected Garda claims he was murdered. Thursday marked the first anniversary of the death of Sebastian Adamowicz whose body was discovered at the foot of a staircase in his home at Sylvan Park. He was rushed to Letterkenny hospital but died later […]

Bamboo Court, a spicy little corner of culinary heaven

A dash of ginger, a splash of garlic, a nip of salt – to watch Chee Keong Look is to watch a master at work. Standing in front of multiple woks he controls his kitchen like a conductor addresses an orchestra. Where can this culinary Andre Rieu be found? Catering to wealthy diners in a […]

‘It is important we say what we believe’ – Brogan

DONEGAL Fianna Fáil Councillor Ciaran Brogan has stressed that the large vote secured by Peter Casey in last week’s presidential election was a wake up call to politicians who need to listen to the views of voters and not be afraid to express them. Cllr Brogan was speaking to the Donegal News after many of […]

Donegal Taxi drivers join fight against suicide

THE fight against suicide in Donegal has received a further boost this week thanks to a new initiative which aims to train taxi drivers with suicide prevention skills, teaching them how to help somebody who may be in distress or feeling suicidal.

Guitar legend Frank Vignola in Letterkenny this evening

THIS evening (Friday) the Regional Cultural Centre welcomes one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today to Letterkenny. Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O’Connor, the Boston Pops and […]

Official results of how Donegal voted expected soon

RESULTS of the first count in the Presidential Election and Blasphemy Referendum for Donegal are expected to be announced shortly
A subdued atmosphere prevails at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny where counting is taking place.