Saolta paid €400,000 to consultancy firm

A consultancy firm hired to facilitate workshops between Saolta management and staff at Letterkenny University Hospital was paid more than €400,000 for its services. Ernst & Young spent five months last year working on the project in a bid to improve communication channels between the two bodies. For every week it spent working on the issue the London-headquartered firm received almost €20,000. […]

The Lifford man listed on a Canadian cenotaph

THE fascinating story of a Lifford man who fought and died for Canada in the First World War has been unearthed by an Ontario historian. Frederick Leggatt features as part of Ron Dale’s ‘The Monuments Men’, a series of articles he has been writing for The Lake Report, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s first and most-read independent local newspaper. It is a […]

Four minute clip of Donegal film ‘Spears’ released

A four-minute clip has been released online from the Donegal thriller Spears. It was released to coincide with the upcoming first-year anniversary of the film’s cinema release. The epic sequence features a wide selection of locations spanning four countries and the haunting music of Irish group Sleep Thieves. Locations that should be familiar to Donegal viewers […]

Ulster Bank in Letterkenny to shut in April

DONEGAL’S only remaining Ulster Bank branch, Letterkenny, will close on April 21. Transactions will cease on March 31 with full closure three weeks later, the financial giant has confirmed. The news comes less than two weeks after branches in Donegal Town, Killybegs, Buncrana and Ballybofey shut as part of Ulster Bank’s phased withdrawal from Ireland. Advertisement But unlike […]

Bundoran to host St Brigid’s celebration of women

A new festival, Féile na mBan, celebrating women in art, history, literature, music and more will take place in Bundoran over the weekend of February 3 – 6.  Capitalising on the new St Brigid’s Bank Holiday weekend, the festival will see a plethora of female artists and creatives performing and hosting workshops, bootcamps and events […]

Fuel deliveries to resume at Applegreen in Lifford

A Lifford filling station that closed suddenly will reopen in the coming days. Applegreen shut down last week much to the surprise of the constant convoy of motorists who used it. Since first opening in 2016 the outlet had been growing steadily and at the time of closure it had almost 30 staff on its books. Advertisement Applegreen […]

Shock as Argos announces closure of all its stores

ARGOS is to close down its entire retail operation in Ireland, trade union Mandate, which represents Argos workers, has said. There are just under 40 Argos stores in the Republic of Ireland, one of them in Letterkenny. The move will see more than 400 staff lose their jobs, with the first stores believed to be […]

‘Day of action’ against hospital overcrowding

A ‘day of action’ will take place at Letterkenny hospital this week as part of a national drive to highlight pressures facing the health service. Campaigners will gather outside hospitals on January 21 at 1pm to demand an end to cuts and to call on the government to address overcrowding and staff shortages. Co-ordinating the protest in Letterkenny is […]

Detections lead to Garda speed warning

GARDAÍ in Donegal have issued a speed warning after catching motorists breaking the limit in particularly bad driving conditions. One driver was nabbed doing 139kph in a 100kph zone and the other 120kph. “We sound like a broken record,” said the local roads unit. Advertisement “We know that. We also know that speed kills so […]

Donegal scoops 13 prizes at BT Young Scientist

STUDENTS from Donegal have taken home 13 prizes from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2023. Coláiste Ailigh won six awards with Abbey Vocational School and Carndonagh Community School picking up two each. The remainder were shared between Loreto Community School, St Columba’s Comprehensive School and Coláiste Cholmcille. The winners of the 59th BT […]