Fruit of the Loom workers to hold reunion this weekend

TWENTY years after it closed its last factory in Donegal, former employees of Fruit of the Loom are planning a reunion. In its heyday as many as 3,500 workers were employed at the clothing manufacturer’s four Donegal plants dotted across Milford, Malin, Raphoe and Buncrana. At its height Fruit of the Loom employed staff from […]

Stars to align for Letterkenny’s Calum Nugent

A young Letterkenny man who lit up the lives of everyone who met him is to be remembered with a special night in his honour. A smile, thumbs-up and a mantra that “everyday is a good day” were the words and actions that guided the unique life of Calum Nugent. Despite living with serious illness […]

Oil spill leads to accident at Carrigans

REPORTS are coming in of a serious accident at Carrigans following what is believed to have been an oil spill. In a post on its Facebook page, the local Crime Alert service for the area says, “Bad accident just below Garda station in Carrigans. Road partially blocked, single lane traffic only.” Gardai are on the […]

Man raped daughter once a week while wife was away

A Donegal father-of-six raped his teenage daughter once per week while his wife was away from the house, a court has heard. Maurice Laffferty (50) of Corcullen, Castlefin, Donegal, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping his daughter Annie Lafferty at his home on dates between November 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. […]

Irish Pressings Ltd: No contract had been signed with Honda

Irish Pressing Ltd. had not signed a contract with Honda for parts of the car-makers new model, the Gaoth Dobhair company has pointed out. In an article in today’s edition of the Donegal News it was stated that the company “had pulled out of a multi-million euro contract” with the Japanese firm. This had resulted […]

Council joins ‘Orange Cone Safety Zone’ initiative

LOCAL authorities from around Ireland including Donegal County Council have joined forces to highlight the dangers that exist on a daily basis at roadworks sites. “Roadworks are a place of work for thousands of people and these workers have a right to expect a safe working environment,” says Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal […]

Letterkenny farmer becomes latest Lotto millionaire

THERE were jubilant celebrations at Lotto HQ today as Donegal farmer Odhrán Doherty (23) became Ireland’s newest Lotto millionaire after he claimed the €1 million top prize from the Lotto Plus 1 draw from last Saturday with a ticket gifted to him from his dad Liam.

Letterkenny Hospital to get second breast surgeon

DONEGAL Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed cancer care at Letterkenny University Hospital is to be boosted with the appointment of a second breast cancer surgeon on a permanent basis. “The appointment of a second breast cancer surgeon on a permanent contract in Letterkenny is an important development for health services in Donegal and the North […]

Work to begin on Dunfanaghy Primary Care Centre

WORK will begin within the next six to eight weeks on the new €2.5 million primary health care centre in Dunfanaghy following a decision to grant planning permission for the development today. The new health centre will be constructed by local building firm Stewart Brothers. It is expected the facility will be completed mid 2020 […]