Jasmine accused found guilty of manslaughter

RICHARD Burke, the man accused of killing Jasmine McMonagle, has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The jury had been told by trial judge Mr Justice Paul Burns that all the evidence in Burke’s trial pointed to a manslaughter verdict. The jury took just over an hour to agree. […]

‘Record high tide’ blamed for Four Lane Road flooding

A record high tide has been blamed for toppling flood defences along the Four Lane Road into Letterkenny. A section of the busy thoroughfare was under water yesterday morning following several hours of rain and high winds. The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that Tuesday night’s weather caused the Swilly to rise to its highest level since […]

Video shows scale of Four Lane flooding

LETTERKENNY’S Four Lane Road is passable again following serious overnight flooding. A section of the thoroughfare was engulfed for a period in the wake of last night’s torrential downpour. The road is open to the public and traffic is moving this morning. This is how it looked just before 7am this morning: Four Lane flooding

Hospital’s emergency department records busiest day

PEOPLE attending Letterkenny University Hospital are being warned that it remains extremely busy today with long wait times at the emergency department. The department saw a record number of attendances yesterday (Monday) with 203 people through the door. A spokesperson for hospital group Saolta said, “The hospital is advising that patients who attend the emergency […]

Events to mark century since Drumboe Martyrs’ execution

THE commemoration of the Drumboe Martyrs a century after their executions has continued in Donegal this weekend. Tuesday marks 100 years since Sean Larkin, Timothy O’Sullivan, Daniel Enright and Charles Daly were shot dead after being found guilty by court martial of being jointly in possession of rifles, revolvers and quantities of ammunition including bombs. Donegal has […]

Sheep mauled to death in Bunbeg

GARDAÍ are reminding dog owners of their responsibilities following an attack on sheep in Bunbeg in which two ewes died. Speaking this afternoon, the force said dogs should not be allowed to roam. “Gardaí in Bunbeg received a report of an attack on sheep that occurred in the Derrybeg area over the past few days” […]

Life of Francie Mooney to be celebrated at Éigse Uladh

A festival held annually in west Donegal is to be dedicated this year to the life of the late Francie Mooney. Born in Gaoth Dobhair in 1922 Francie – Proinsias Ó Maonaigh – had an immeasurable impact on Irish traditional culture through his music. Now the renowned fiddle player’s life and work are to be the subject of Éigse Uladh, […]

Samaritans and An Garda Síochána issue pleas following sudden deaths

THE Samaritans have issued public pleas for anyone contemplating harming themselves to get in touch. The offers of help come following a number of sudden tragedies across the north west in recent days. James, who asked that only his first name be used for anonymity reasons, is a listening volunteer and outreach officer with the Derry branch of […]

From Killybegs to selling luxury Central Park apartments

A Donegal man has been named the exclusive broker for a multi-million dollar collection of apartments overlooking New York’s Central Park. Shane Boyle left Killybegs for America in 2012 and started out working in bars and clubs. Prior to taking his chances overseas he was employed part-time as a shelf stacker in his local SuperValu while drawing the dole the rest […]

Football Special looking forward to getting home

FOOTBALL Special is hoping to move back to its “spiritual home” of Ramelton after having to temporarily relocate to Letterkenny. It is the first time in 75 years that McDaids, who own the soft drinks company, have not traded from the heritage town. The firm was forced to move due to the compulsory purchase by Irish Water […]