Anger of over secrecy surrounding Taoiseach’s visit

TAOISEACH Micheál Martin’s office has yet to comment on why his visit to Donegal yesterday was kept under the radar. Mr Martin visited Raphoe and Inishowen where he met with mica families and campaigners. But only a handful of people were notified about the visit, a fact that has created considerable anger among some elected […]

Letterkenny man through to final of Big DIY Challenge

A Letterkenny man will be hoping to carve himself out a prize in tonight’s final of The Big DIY Challenge. Fergal Megannety’s beehive inspired by a Russian dacha has secured him a place among the last contestants competing for a first prize of €10,000. Well known as a photographer, Fergal is also a DIY enthusiast […]

Multi-million euro visitor centre plans for Fort Dunree

FORT Dunree and Head is to be developed into a new world-class visitor experience following an announcement of a €12.5 million investment. The news has just come from Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin and Fáilte Ireland, the latter putting €9.3 million into the project. Over the first five years of operation the project will generate […]

Bundoran lifeboat to the rescue of two paddleboarders

THE volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was requested to launch yesterday evening to reports of two paddleboarders being blown out to sea off Mermaid’s Cove in County Sligo. The 999 call was made to Malin Head Coast Guard just after 6pm who immediately paged the Bundoran RNLI volunteers. At 6.11pm, the Bundoran Lifeboat ‘William Henry […]

St Eunan’s GAA Club hoping to corner campervan market

ST Eunan’s GAA Cub in Letterkenny is sectioning of part of its car park to accommodate campervan and motorhomes as the delayed holiday season gets underway. In the latest fundraising initiative, the club is designating a block of spaces next to the clubhouse to create a designated area for visitors and tourists to stay overnight. […]

Limited resumption of services at Letterkenny hospital

INITIAL progress has been made to restore some services at Letterkenny University Hospital following the ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems. Seán Murphy, General Manager at Letterkenny University Hospital said, “Work is ongoing to get essential systems such as radiology, diagnostic/laboratory and patient information back functioning fully. “Even though we do not have all […]

‘Smart technology’ needed to monitor life buoys

COUNCILLOR Jimmy Kavanagh has asked Donegal County Council to consider the use of ‘smart technology’ to monitor the county’s life buoy rings. This would enable them to be alerted immediately to any life rings that are removed so they can act immediately to replace them, he said. “I have had reports from members of the […]

Documentary showing to mark Eddie Fullerton’s murder

TODAY marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of former Donegal County Councillor Eddie Fullerton. A Sinn Féin elected representative, Mr Fullerton was killed at his Buncrana home on May 25 1991 by a loyalist murder gang. To mark the 30th anniversary, Sinn Féin will be screening the TG4 documentary ‘Fullerton’ this evening from 7pm […]

Family issues appeal over access to Murder Hole beach

THE family that owns lands around the Murder Hole beach say they are doing all they can to resolve issues regarding access. The family has a working farm on fields that separate the famous Downings beauty spot from the main road. They also own a neighbouring holiday park. For years the Murder Hole was regarded […]

Inishowen musician pens anthem for Mica campaign

SINGER David Craig has used his considerable music talents to support the Mica crumbling block campaign. The Inishowen songwriter put pen to paper and came up with the (Crumbling) Homes of Donegal – a take on the classic Irish folk tune ‘The Homes of Donegal’. In it David highlights the plight of those living in […]