Firefighters at scene of blaze close to Aldi car park

FIREFIGHTERS are at the scene of a fire on a vacant lot next to Letterkenny’s Aldi car park. Large plumes of smoke could be seen over the town for a period this afternoon after the fire latched on to hedgerows and grassland on the Ramelton Road. It is not clear at this stage what caused […]

New breast surgeon appointed to Letterkenny hospital

HEALTHCARE group Saolta has confirmed the appointment of a new breast surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital. The new surgeon will commence work on July 24, initially on a locum basis but with the option of taking on the role permanently. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has raised in the Dail on several occasions the need […]

Stark rise in arrests over Donegal Rally weekend

A SPECIAL court was held in Letterkenny yesterday evening to deal with the vastly increased number of arrests made by gardai over the Rally weekend. The Donegal News can reveal that the number of people arrested is expected to be double that of last year which was 56. The increase was in public order and […]

New wristband bonus for All Ireland Rowing Championship

WITH plans well underway for the All Ireland Rowing Championships to be held in Ballyshannon for the second year running, Donegal County Council has joined forces with the Donegal Bay Rowing Club to produce wristbands for visitors that will allow them to access exclusive special offers from local businesses. Seamus Maguire, Chairman of Donegal Bay […]

The Coronas ready to hit Donegal this weekend

The Coronas are set to return to Donegal this weekend to headline the much anticipated surfing music festival, Sea Sessions. With the release of their fifth studio album going to number one, and selling out Bundoran’s famous festival, the Donegal News caught up with front man Danny O’Reilly a few weeks ago, to see how they were getting […]


Kind hearted Mikaela donates birthday money to charity

FOR most seven-year-olds birthday money means sweets and toys. But for one kind hearted Donegal schoolgirl it was an opportunity to give back to the hospital where she has been receiving treatment for Spina Bifida. Little Mikaela Breen from Convoy presented half the money she received for her seventh birthday to Temple Street Hospital and […]