Families and businesses living in misery because of crater

FAMILIES and business owners in Raphoe are living in misery after flash flooding left a huge crater on their road which they say is obstructing their lives. Residents of the Tops are being forced to take alternative routes in and out of their homes while farmers are enduring a 10km round trip to get silage because of the crater, […]

Martin looking forward to a busy year as cathaoirleach

The Donegal News visited the Twin Towns last week where we sat down with the newly elected Cathaoirleach of the Donegal County Council, Martin Harley, to talk about settling into his new role and his aspirations for the year ahead. Cllr Harley is a business man based at the heart of Ballybofey. Through the stain […]

Sisters celebrate start of sustainable fashion venture

COUNTRY music singer Sinead Black is celebrating the start of an exciting new adventure with the opening of a new boutique store in the Twin Towns. Cherry Blossom Boutique which is located in College Court, Main Street, Ballybofey officially opened on Wednesday afternoon with a champagne reception. The boutique is really unique as their focus […]

Farmers’ Alliance to bring rural voices back into Irish politics

By Dionne Meehan A DONEGAL farmer has set up a new political party in a bid to bring rural voices back into Irish politics. Redcastle man Liam McLaughlin established the Farmers’ Alliance Group earlier this year as a result of fertiliser costs sky rocketing. Advertisement His aim was to import fertiliser from mainland Europe where […]

Communities demand action after floods

By Róise Collins AS heavy rain battered down across the county on Saturday evening many homes and businesses held their breath and braced for what they feared was history repeating itself. Castlefinn, Raphoe and the surrounding area yet again felt the brunt of the unforgiving showers. In Raphoe alone it was reported that close to […]

Flash flooding reported across Donegal

Flash flooding was reported across Donegal last night following torrential rain yesterday afternoon. Raphoe, Castlefinn and surrounding areas were the  worst hit, with many homes and businesses impacted by the heavy rainfall. Video footage captured Raphoe and Catlefinn shows emergency services responding to the flooding in both towns. Locals have also been highly praised by […]

Cullen hoping for some luck in FAI Cup battle

COCKHILL Celtic boss Gavin Cullen knows his side are up against it in the FAI Cup First Round but he is hoping with a bit of luck they can prevail. Cockhill were paired with First Division side Bray Wanderers in the first round of the cup but they have home advantage as they welcome the […]

Suspected drugs haul found washed up in Donegal

GARDAÍ in Donegal are investigating a suspected drugs haul which was found washed up along the North Donegal Coastline.  A number of packages, believed to contain a controlled drug, are believed to have been found washed up in the areas of Dunfanaghy and Fanad. A full investigation has been launched. Advertisement A spokesperson for the […]

Na Casaidigh return to their Donegal roots

IRISH folk group Na Casaidigh pay tribute to a treasure of Irish songs this weekend as part of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival. The legendary family group will celebrate the source of much of their repertoire, Abair Amhrán, at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, on Sunday July 16 at 1pm. Na Casaidigh are renowned for their […]

New Enhanced Grant Scheme: Council issues important information for homeowners 

DONEGAL County Council is advising homeowners that the council will be in a position to receive applications online under the Enhanced Grant Scheme for the Remediation of Dwellings damaged by Defective Concrete Blocks from Monday, July 10. The Council say they have undertaken significant work preparing for the implementation of the new scheme which was […]