Use of weapons in violence against women on the rise

WEAPONS are being increasingly used in acts of intense violence against women in Donegal, it has emerged. The grim fact was revealed recently by Service Manager of Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service (DWDVS), Dr Marie Hainsworth. Dr Hainsworth was speaking to the Donegal News in the wake of the publication of the national Women’s Aid […]

Friend is keeping Danielle’s motto alive through music

A LONGTIME friend of a Donegal woman murdered in India is planning on keeping his pal’s legacy alive by celebrating her life motto. Ben Taggart is triumphing the life expression of his good friend, Danielle McLaughlin, in a song he has penned about her using her favourite expression – ‘make sure you win’ – in […]

McHugh lashes back over SF’s ‘Monty Python’ remarks

DONEGAL TD Joe McHugh has hit back at Sinn Féin Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn over the former TD’s comments on Minister Leo Varadkar. Mr McHugh described Mr Mac Lochlainn’s intervention in the race for the Fine Gael leadership as “ill-judged and riddled with fiction” and said the Sinn Féin man would be “better suited ending […]

Crosses to come down as part of council crackdown

DONEGAL County Council could be on a collision course with churchgoers after vowing to remove religious symbols as part of a crackdown on illegal advertising. Dozens of small wooden crosses bearing the words ‘Jesus Saves’ have turned up on lampposts and telegraph poles throughout the county in recent days. The signs give no indication as […]

Rory Gallagher Festival line up confirmed

THE full line up for this year’s Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon has just been confirmed and it is quite simply rock-tastic. Running from June 1 until June 4, the festival has something for everyone – whether you are genuine fan of the great man or just someone looking for a few good tunes in […]