Letterkenny wins gold

  Letterkenny has picked up another gold medal at this year’s Tidy Towns awards presentation today.  The town were awarded 326 points overall, an increase of 3 compared to last year in the Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre category, while Ennis was the overall winner.  Advertisement Letterkenny won the overall national Tidy Town in 2015.  Buncrana […]

Raphoe Tidy Town’s committee member awarded

  A member of the Raphoe Tidy Towns committee has been awarded at this year’s competition. Danny Martin of Raphoe TidyTowns Committee, Raphoe, Co Donegal, was today highly commended as a SuperValu Community Hero at the SuperValu TidyTowns Awards at the Helix, Dublin. Danny was recognised for his commitment to enhancing his local community. The […]

Donegal teen to represent Ireland at Miss Universe

  Lauren McDonagh from Buncrana was crowned Miss Ireland on Friday night and will now go on to represent the country in the Miss Universe competition. The 18-year-old took to the stage at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin having recently returned from Paris where she was working with a top make up brand. The […]

Island fire station damned

A FORMER Senior Fire Officer has called for a purpose built fire station at a new location on Arranmore Island. James Murphy, who was a senior figure with Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service for over 30 years, made the call in a report he published about the station. The damning report, commissioned by the […]


Missing Churchill man found

A missing man from the Churchill area in Donegal has been found safe and well.  Jerry O’Donnell was last seen on September 13th, which prompted his wife to report him missing on September 17th.  Gardai released a statement yesterday to say the 46 year old had been found ‘safe and well.’ A spokesperson said: “Gardai […]

Donegal Pro Life show support for Tim Jackson

DONEGAL Pro Life have spoken out in support of Tim Jackson, the Ballybofey activist who has been on hunger strike since Monday, September 18th. In a statement the group said they “salute and support” Mr Jackson’s stand in defence of the right to life of the unborn child. “Tim’s reasonable request is that Leo Varadkar […]


Funding for Ionad Pobail Chnoc Fola car park

FUNDING of nearly €40,000 has been granted to the local development group Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola to renovate the car park at Ionad Pobail Chnoc Fola  in Bunaleaca. The grant of €38,620 was sanctioned by Minister of State Joe McHugh TD (FG) yesterday to enable the group to carry out the work. Minister McHugh said that […]


Pilot’s miraculous escape after Tory Island crash

A 38-year-old pilot managed to walk away with only minor injuries after crash landing his plane on Tory Island. Details of the incident involving a microlight plane are contained in a report just published by the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit. It reveals how the aircraft sustained substantial damage but the pilot escaped virtually unscathed. […]

Thirty years since the tragic sinking of the Boy Shaun

WEDNESDAY marked 30 years since one of the worst maritime tragedies in Irish history – the sinking of the Boy Shaun off north Donegal. Four fishermen perished when the 34 ft trawler went down near Malin Head on September 20 in circumstances that to this day have never been fully explained. Barney McDaid (56) from […]