Cousins raise over 3,500 euro for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

By Dionne Meehan TWO cousins from Ramelton have raised over €3,500 for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland after they organised a fundraising Night at the Races in Lennon Lodge last Saturday. Ciara and Chantelle Murray, who both work closely with children, see the prevalence of mental health on a daily basis. Advertisement Striving to eliminate the […]

Cllr McBrearty asks to be arrested at County House

THERE was considerable drama on the sidelines of Donegal County Council’s Annual General Meeting this afternoon which culminated in Raphoe-based Cllr Frank McBrearty asking two Garda Detectives to arrest him. Earlier, proceedings at the AGM were adjourned twice, the second time after Cllr McBrearty accused the new Cathaoirleach of the council, Cllr Niamh Kennedy, of […]

Defective concrete could be in 16 counties – report finds

DEFECTIVE concrete has been detected in up to 16 counties, a new research document from an expert UK minerals consultancy has revealed. The report is calling on the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) to update their testing of aggregates going into concrete products to prevent a repeat of what is happening in Ireland. This […]

‘Lifford Road is not fit for purpose’: Cllr Coyle

By Dionne Meehan A LOCAL councillor has called for immediate improvement works on a section of the Lifford Road after this week saw a second collision occur in less than a month. This comes after a section of the Lifford Road near Mondooey was closed on Tuesday as a result of a single vehicle road […]

Niamh Kennedy is new Chair of Donegal County Council

THE new Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council is Independent Cllr Niamh Kennedy, based in Killybegs Fine Gael’s Jimmy Kavanagh from the Letterkenny LEA has been elected Leas-Chathaoirleach of  the council. They were elected this morning at the council’s Annual General Meeting in County House, Lifford. Advertisement It was the first time that the council has […]

Body of man recovered near Bundoran

THE recovery of a man’s body on Tullan Strand in south Donegal has prompted an investigation by gardaí, with post-mortem results set to determine the direction of their inquiry. The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is suspected to have drowned after falling into the sea. It is believed that he had been […]

Housing plans for Letterkenny refused

by Louise Doyle PLANS for a second phase major housing development in Letterkenny have been refused by An Bord Pleanála following objections by residents’ associations. Applicant PJ McDermott lodged plans in May 2023 seeking planning permission for phase two of a housing development consisting of a total of 188 residential units, comprising 160 houses and […]

Businesspeople in Letterkenny despair over disruption

BUSINESSPEOPLE on Letterkenny’s Main Street and Market Square are demanding answers from Donegal County Council after a large section of footpath was cordoned off due to safety concerns over dilapidated buildings. Last Friday, large barriers were erected around the footpath after structural engineers sounded the alarm. The safety concerns focus on three buildings that have […]