Woman dies following hit and run in Lifford

GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses following a fatal hit and run in Lifford. A 34-year-old woman lost her life in the incident which occurred in the early hours of this morning. A Garda spokesperson said, “At approximately 2.45am gardaí and emergency services attended at the scene of a traffic collision on the N15 at Townparks, […]

Flights could resume at Donegal Airport on July 19

FLIGHTS between Donegal and Dublin could resume as early as next week. Transport Minister Hildegarde Naughton has confirmed that negotiations have opened up with a ‘preferred bidder’ willing to take on the flight route. The boost comes less than a month after the collapse of Stobart Air which resulted in an immediate cessation of Government funded […]

Minors account for 30% of sex assault cases in Donegal

ALMOST a third of all attendees at Donegal’s Sexual Assault Treatment Unit last year were under the age of 18. The annual report on the service shows 78 individuals sought out the Letterkenny facility in 2020, a 29 per-cent drop on the previous year. Twenty three of Donegal’s sex assault complainants were children under 18. […]

Owencarrow rail disaster memorial to be unveiled

A piece of a train that crashed near Creeslough almost a century ago will form part of a memorial to those killed. A commemorative stone is to be unveiled tomorrow (Wednesday) at the site of the Owencarrow viaduct where on January 30, 1925 high winds derailed two of the rail coaches. Four people were thrown […]

Major blaze grips Strabane

MOTORISTS are being advised to avoid the Lifford Road into Strabane as firefighters tackle a major blaze. Flames can be seen at the rear of Doherty’s Coffin Makers on the town’s Railway Road while it is understood adjoining businesses are also impacted. Early indications suggest the fire may have been started by a lightning strike. […]

Fisheries Ireland issues pink salmon alert for Donegal

DONEGAL’S angling community is being asked to report any sightings of Pacific pink salmon. The call comes after the highest numbers of the invasive species were recorded in the Drowes fishery between 2017 and 2019. Also known as ‘humpback’ salmon, pink salmon were very rare in Irish waters until 2017 and are believed to have […]

Meeting hears of need for Garda base on Arranmore

ARRANMORE’S Garda officer says a permanent base for officers should be developed on the island. Garda Richard Quigley has been appointed to Burtonport station for the next months – the first time since 2014 the west Donegal village has had a dedicated officer. His appointment comes following unrest on Arranmore over the bank holiday weekend […]

New Mayor dedicates year in office to late brother

COUNCILLOR Jimmy Kavanagh has dedicated his year as Mayor of Letterkenny to his late brother. The Fine Gael member was elected to the post at this month’s municipal district annual general meeting held in the Aura leisure centre. It is the second time in four years he has held the chain of office. Sinn Féin’s […]

Tickets to go on sale for Sea Sessions 2022

TICKETS go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) for Sea Sessions 2022. The first acts have just been announced with Kodaline among the headliners. Lyra, Joel Corry, David Keenan and Wyvern Lingo are also confirmed. “We’ve been working really hard securing some incredible acts for next year’s festival,” said organisers. Advertisement “It’s been two long years since […]