Donegal reporter examines Ireland’s abortion laws in RTÉ Investigates tonight

By Louise Doyle DONEGAL investigative reporter for RTÉ Aoife Hegarty examines the realities of Ireland’s current abortion services and gaps in the system of care which continue to impact women in a documentary to air tonight. For seven months, RTÉ Investigates reporter, Kilcar woman, Aoife Hegarty  has been examining Ireland’s abortion services. Tonight’s revealing RTÉ […]

Fundraiser organised in memory of businessman Richard Finney

The memory of Letterkenny businessman Richard Finney is to be celebrated with a unique fundraiser for Pieta House. Originally from Lisburn in Co. Antrim, Richard had long made Donegal his home. He was very well known, particularly in Letterkenny where he ran the popular Counter Deli and his death last September was met with deep […]

Creeslough petition attracts 1,000+ signatures

A CAMPAIGN, first highlighted by the Donegal News, relating to the future of the Creeslough tragedy site, has reached something of a milestone. The online petition ‘Halt the Reconstruction of Creeslough Explosion Site, Establish a Memorial Instead’ has attracted more than 1,000 signatures. Leading the campaign to prevent development on the site, other than a […]

LUH scan errors review completed

A REVIEW of the work carried out by a radiologist who made errors in more than one third of hundreds of scans at Letterkenny University Hospital has now been completed. The male radiologist, who was employed on a locum basis in September, had his contract terminated after just seven days of clinical activity. In an […]

Fianna Fáil selects Cllr McGowan to run yet again

Fianna Fáil Cllr Patrick McGowan has been selected to contest the June elections in the Lifford Stranorlar Local Electoral Area. The party held its selection convention in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey, last night. This will be Cllr McGowan’s 6th consecutive local election campaign. Fianna Fáil stalwarts, Minister Charlie McConalogue, Senator Niall Blaney, Cllr Gerry […]

Worrying Donegal drug driving trend continues

Motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs were detected in Donegal yesterday. A motorist tested positive for cocaine in Letterkenny. Separately, a driver tested positive for cannabis in Buncrana.

St. Eunan’s College to proudly present ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ at An Grianán

St Eunan’s College Drama Group has proudly unveiled their latest theatrical masterpiece, ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay,’ which will take to the stage at An Grianán Theatre on Wednesday, April 24. An enthralling adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s iconic novel, ‘The Outsiders’, it’s directed by Daniel Nelis and Rachael McShane, adapted for the stage by Tommy McIntyre. […]

Union backs domestic violence leave for teachers

A DONEGAL teacher who addressed a major conference on domestic violence leave for registered teachers has welcomed a teachers’ union support. Marina Carlin is a teacher in Scoil Mhuire Buncrana. She is also a member of the Association of Secondary School Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) Central Executive Committee (CEC) and member of the National Equality committee of the […]

Speed limit reduction sought for outskirts of town

Letterkenny councillor Donal Coyle says the time has come to reduce speed limits in the Golf Course Road/Kiltoy Junction area of the town and install traffic calming measures at this junction and at Tara Court. He raised his concerns at this week’s meeting of the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District. “This is a stretch of road which, over […]