Frank McBrearty on Fine Gael ticket?

SPECULATION continues to grow this morning that  Independent Councillor Frank McBrearty will be added to the Fine Gael ticket for the upcoming local elections. A decision on the move is believed to be imminent and it is understood Mr McBrearty has met with senior party officials on a number of occasions in recent days. The […]

Council urged to explain cookie ‘trackers’ on website

DONEGAL County Council has been asked to explain why it has cookies on its website. Independent election candidate Sinéad Stewart said the public had a right to know the reason behind the local authority “harvesting” people’s internet habits. Ms Stewart said, “It has come to light that a Danish ePrivacy firm has conducted research into […]

Take over of estates needs to happen quicker – McGlynn

THE length of time it is taking Donegal County Council to take over housing estates has been branded “totally unacceptable”. Local election candidate Cathal McGlynn says the issue has become a cause of “” frustration and disappointment” for residents. The Independent candidate, who is a resident of Ballymacool estate in Letterkenny, has also hit out […]

Donegal Councillor Ian McGarvey immortalised in wine

A plaque has been erected in a German vineyard to Mayor of Letterkenny and lifelong teetotaller Ian McGarvey and his wife Marjorie. Councillor McGarvey, who at 89 is Ireland’s oldest elected representative, was part of a delegation that travelled to Letterkenny’s twin town Rudolstadt for St Patrick’s Day. It was his first time in Germany […]

The school teacher drawn to Donegal’s faces and places

A Carrickfergus artist has turned his holiday breaks in Donegal into an award-winning past-time. Since retiring from his job as a school teacher, John Cooney has been focusing his energies on capturing Donegal faces and places on canvas. And the results have been little short of stunning. John’s fascination with painting Donegal began when he […]

Can you help sick puppy Odhrán?

THE ISPCA is issuing an urgent appeal to help save Odhrán, an eight-week old Spaniel cross puppy from Donegal who is under going emergency cardiac surgery to save his life. Odhrán’s mother Beth gave birth to five beautiful puppies while in ISPCA care. Their carer at the ISPCA Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre gradually introduced solid […]

Singer Dermot Kennedy confirmed for Sea Sessions

DERMOT Kennedy, the man behind smash hits such as Glory and Power Over Me, has just been announced for Sea Sessions. Kennedy joins headliners Sigrid, Clean Bandit and Two Door Cinema Club alongside a host of other acts on the bill including Jax Jones, The Magician, Wild Youth, Hermitage Green and the legendary Jerry Fish. […]

Bernie Moran to run for Fine Gael in Letterkenny

LOCAL businesswoman and healthcare professional, Bernie Moran, has been selected as a Fine Gael candidate for the Letterkenny area in May’s county council elections. Bernie Moran, of Loughnagin, Letterkenny (43), will join sitting councillor Jimmy Kavanagh on the Fine Gael ticket after a party meeting in Letterkenny last night. She says she will be a […]