Donegal house prices rise 3.4% in three months

The average price of a second-hand, three-bed semi in Donegal rose by 3.4 per cent in the first three months of the year, according to the latest national survey by Real Estate Alliance. The average cost of three-bed homes in the county is now €150,000 – up from an average of €145,000 in December 2022, […]

Relief as Donegal Mountain Rescue help find missing walker 

DONEGAL Mountain Rescue were tasked this weekend to help find a person who went missing while out hiking.  At 13:25 on Saturday, Donegal Mountain Rescue Team received a call out from AGS Galway for a missing person on Carnaween Mountain in the Blue Stacks. The team were, at that time, training on Lough Salt and […]

Sheep Sector Crisis Deepening, Urgent Action Needed – IFA

IFA Sheep Chairman Kevin Comiskey said the crisis in the sheep sector is deepening as prices continue well below last year’s levels. He said prices this year are still 70c/kg behind last year with input costs on sheep farms showing no signs of reducing. “Last year’s margins of just €7/ewe as presented by Teagasc at […]

All-Ireland Rail Network could transform transport

SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said that the establishment of an All-Ireland Rail Network has the potential to transform transport across the island. He was speaking after introducing a motion at the SDLP Conference in Derry. Foyle MLA Mr Durkan said: “The establishment of a modern rail network across Ireland has been a […]

Call for action to reduce level of vacant properties

THERE has been a call for Donegal County Council to act quickly to reverse the high level of commercial property vacancies. The commercial vacancy rate in Donegal increased by 0.6 percentage points to 17.5% in the twelve months to Q4 2022 according to the latest GeoDirectory Commercial Vacancy Rates Report. Donegal, at 5.5 percentage points, […]

Rosapenna named among the world’s best golfing venues

The Rosapenna Golf Resort has ranked fourth in a list of the Top 100 Golf Resorts across Great Britain and Ireland in 2023. The Rosapenna Golf Resort gives a unique golfing experience for both the professional and novice golfer with three 18-hole links courses to offer within the World Top 100 (No. 32), two in […]

StrawMan preparing to light up Lifford Old Courthouse

BALLYBOFEY singer Thomas Bonner is returning to Lifford Old Courthouse following a sell out gig there last year. Thomas, who goes by the moniker StrawMan, will be centre stage with his four piece band this evening, Friday March 24. StrawMan’s star has risen considerably in recent years to the point where he now has amassed […]

Fresh call for council to purchase iconic Milford Hotel

FRESH calls have been made for Donegal County Council to purchase an iconic building in Milford for redevelopment purposes to give the town “a good lift”. The local authority is being urged to engage with the owners of the old Milford Hotel building, with a view to purchasing it. Councillor John O’Donnell told the latest […]

The success of Donegal Weather Channel and the man behind the site

THE THIRD DEGREE WITH PAUL BRADLEY In this week’s edition of The Third Degree, Kenneth McDonagh of Donegal Weather Channel talks to Paul Bradley about all things meteorological from the fascinating aurora borealis to his massive online following. Hi Kenneth, how are you these days – as a meteorologist, do you also prefer longer brighter days, […]