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 […]

Video captures beautifully Paddy’s epic swim challenge

A STUNNING video has been released chronicling Arranmore pensioner Paddy Conaghan’s Ducking and Driving challenge. The 82-year-old got back into the water in December to embark on his second chilly charity mission. His original plunge which took him to ports and piers the entire circumference of the island raised over €112,000 for Gemma’s Legacy of […]

Kilmacrennan Rd driving – There has to be a better way

As someone who has frequent important early appointments in Letterkenny University Hospital I find it very frustrating trying to enter the town via the Kilmacrennan Road. With the two short lanes leading into the town ending abruptly at the George Boal Roundabout, traffic that had been on the fast lane must now endeavour to manoeuvre […]

Nurses to be consulted on campaign of industrial action

FOLLOWING an emergency meeting today the Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has sanctioned the beginning of a consultation with nurses on a campaign of industrial action. Speaking this afternoon, INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said, “The Executive Council of the INMO, made up of working nurses and midwives, has today taken the […]

Charges brought over attack related to soldier’s death

REPORTS are coming in this afternoon that Lebanon has charged seven people for participating in an attack against United Nations peacekeepers that killed Irish soldier Seán Rooney. Private Rooney was killed and three others were injured on December 14 when their UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) vehicle was attacked near the village of Al-Aqbiya. […]