Folk legend McTell to perform at Leo’s Tavern

LEGENDARY folk singer and songwriter Ralph McTell will be this month’s guest at Leo’s Tavern. The man behind classics such as ‘Streets of London’ and ‘Clare to Here’ will perform as part of the ‘Clubeo’ sessions in the famed Meenaleck venue. Regarded as one of the great storytellers McTell is celebrating 50 years on the road. And […]

Bishop of Derry and Raphoe condemns Omagh shooting

THE Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Right Reverend Andrew Forster, has condemned the attempted murder of a police officer in Omagh as “callous and evil”. The officer was gunned down as he coached young people in a sports facility in the Tyrone town at around 8pm last night. His condition has been described as critical […]

Experts track Arranmore whale’s extraordinary journey

A whale found washed up on Arranmore has been traced back to a sighting off a tiny Portuguese island almost two decades ago. Marine experts say the details they have been able to garner from the animal demonstrate the value of collaboration between countries. The deceased male sperm whale was discovered by a woman out walking on Arranmore […]

Hospital Campaign appoints new committee

LETTERKENNY’S Hospital Action Campaign has elected a new committee. The panel was chosen following a meeting in Dillon’s Hotel on Thursday evening attended by around 35 people. Those gathered shared their experiences of Donegal’s healthcare system and outlined what they hoped might be made available in Donegal. One of Letterkenny Hospital Action Campaign’s priorities is a minor injuries […]

Garda District facing axe

MILFORD could lose its ‘District Headquarters’ status under a new Garda restructuring strategy. Donegal’s most senior officers have been informed that the county will be cut from four Garda districts – Buncrana, Letterkenny, Ballyshannon and Milford – to three. And while An Garda Síochána’s top table is at pains to say little will change on the […]

Books of condolence for earthquake victims

CATHAOIRLEACH Liam Blaney has opened books of condolence for the people of Turkey and Syria, impacted by the recent devastating earthquakes. Opening the books this afternoon Councillor Blaney said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their lives and their loved ones, those affected by the widespread devastation and all those who […]

Full Sea Sessions 2023 line-up revealed

SEA Sessions, Ireland’s number one surf and music festival, has added a host of international and Irish acts to the line-up for the beach party which runs from June 16 to 18. The Impressive line-up now includes headliners Kasabian, Becky Hill and The Coronas alongside special guests Groove Armada (DJ Set) with Inhaler, Moncrieff, Ben […]

Strabane Lifford Half Marathon to go ahead

THE annual Strabane Lifford Half Marathon will now go ahead, it has been confirmed. Sources said earlier this week that the event was to be cancelled due to budgetary pressures. But Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has just confirmed that the run will now go ahead. Advertisement “I am delighted to receive confirmation that the […]

Spiceland closed on ‘evidence of mouse infestation’

A LETTERKENNY business has been served with a Closure Order by Environmental Health Service following evidence of a mouse infestation. The closure order was served on Letterkenny Spiceland, Green Isle Park, Port Road, Ballyraine, Letterkenny on January 31. Mouse droppings were found in the in the retail, storage and delivery areas of the shop as well as evidence […]

Rathmullan pier to close for eight months

REFURBISHMENT works that will close Rathmullan pier for eight months could begin as soon as March. A tender document has just been published looking for a contractor to take on the overhaul of the busy marine infrastructure. It is nine months since Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Charlie McConalogue allocated €3.5 million to the revamp. Advertisement […]