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 […]


Appeal after ‘Feel Good Fortnight’ artwork vandalised


GARDAÍ are appealing for information after a piece of artwork in Buncrana was vandalised.  Each year artwork is erected for the ‘Feel Good Fortnight’ (yarn bombing) around the town of Buncrana. This is a much loved annual event within Buncrana Town and a massive amount of time and effort goes into making the event a […]


Date and time confirmed for Donegal’s last eight clash


The Donegal ladies will play Dublin on Sunday, July 16 at 2pm in their All-Ireland quarter-final. Maxi Curran’s side topped Group 2 with their 1-10 to 0-12 win over Meath in Navan on Saturday, having beat Waterford 2-10 to 1-8 two weeks previous in Lifford. The draw for the semi-final was done after the game […]

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Consultation on Letterkenny transport project extended


PUBLIC consultation on a project that will look at the transport network around the south of Letterkenny has been extended. Donegal County Council is set to host a second public drop-in session to get feedback on the Letterkenny Southern Network Project which aims to provide connectivity from Letterkenny to West Donegal, reduce traffic congestion, support […]


Almost half of all septic tanks failed inspections last year


ALMOST half of septic tanks in Donegal failed inspections last year, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report on Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems released this week found 44 per cent of septic tanks failed inspections in Donegal in 2022 with 83 per cent of them fixed by the end […]

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Kilmacrennan says farewell to ‘dream school secretary’, Anne O’Donnell


By Diarmaid Doherty THERE were tears, tributes, smiles and some wonderful stories as the school community at Scoil Cholmcille National School in Kilmacrennan gathered to say farewell to their retiring school secretary, Anne O’Donnell. Anne, who retires after 24 years of service, was joined by family members and friends as the school staff and pupils […]


Man seriously injured in motorcycle collision


A MAN in his 30s has been seriously injured following a motorcycle collision this evening.  Gardaí and emergency services attended at the scene of collision involving a car and motorcycle shortly after 5:15pm this evening at Galdonagh, Manorcunningham. The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was taken from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital […]


Man dies following workplace accident


A MAN has died following a workplace accident in Cnoc Fola earlier today. Gardaí  evacuated the area after an ‘apparent explosion’ and the Irish Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal were called in. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched an investigation into the incident. A HSA spokesperson said: “The HSA are aware of this […]


Downings playwright to be honoured with a Civic Reception


A CIVIC Reception is to be held to honour the work of Downings playwright Francie Cullen. A motion was passed at this week’s meeting of Letterkenny Milford Municipal District to hold a Civic Reception in recognition of Francie Cullen’s work in promoting the Irish language and culture. The motion was submitted by Cllr Donal Coyle […]