Charity for ex-military celebrating 70th anniversary

A charity set up to support Ireland’s military veterans is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel – Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann (ONE) – was founded in 1951 to assist members of the Defence Forces in the aftermath of the Emergency. Since then it has grown to 37 branches with 1,000 members […]

Packaging firm seals multi-million euro deal

A Donegal packaging company has signed a multi-million euro contract with one of Europe’s leading food group processors. ProAmpac – formerly Rapid Action Packaging – has operated out of Gaoth Dobhair Business Park since 1997 and currently employs 200 people there. The firm has signed a contract with C&D Foods, the pet food division of […]

Court contests being listed for May 2022

DEFENDANTS pleading not guilty to charges at Letterkenny District Court will have to wait over a year to have their cases heard. At Monday’s sitting of the local court several contested matters were adjourned into next May. The Courts Service said the backlog was due to Covid restrictions which have severely hampered normal judicial proceedings. […]

Letterkenny hospital impacted by HSE cyber-attack

The Health Service Executive has temporarily shut down its IT system following what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”. The health body said it had taken the precaution of shutting down its systems to further protect them, and to allow it to assess the situation. The issue has hit some services at Letterkenny University […]

‘Our housing problem is supply not affordability’

HOUSING supply is the big problem facing Donegal rather than affordability. That is according to Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn in his reaction to the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 which has been brought before Cabinet. Designed to address house prices across the State, the scheme will see €75 million of Exchequer funds allocated to […]

Indian man says home country’s plight is “devastating”

AN Indian man living in Letterkenny says the images coming out of his country are “heartbreaking” and that he prays the situation there improves. A brutal second wave of the coronavirus has seen India’s official death toll pass the 250,000 mark – although experts believe the actual number may be higher. The country has seen […]

Council paid out €24,000 for 46-page Brexit report

A Limerick consultancy firm was paid €24,000 by Donegal County Council to compile a 46-page Brexit report. Grant Thornton’s ‘Responding to Brexit’ document was presented to elected members at their latest March meeting of full council. It received a mixed reaction from councillors with Inishowen’s Nicholas Crossan describing it as “disappointing”. South Donegal independent councillor […]

Holohan to meet Donegal politicians on Covid situation

IRELAND’S Chief Medical Officer is to hold an urgent meeting with Donegal’s politicians this evening over the Covid situation in the county. The meeting comes following a stark warning from Tony Holohan over Donegal’s infection rates. NPHET has already stated publicly that it believes the Covid-19 outbreaks can be traced back to birthday parties and […]

Tenders sought for Rathmullan regeneration project

DONEGAL County Council is seeking tenders for an architect-led design team capable of delivering a major regeneration project in Rathmullan. The scheme is being progressed in partnership with the voluntary community group ‘Rathmullan The Way Forward’. The services will be procured to develop the project from its current feasibility stage through all necessary statutory consents […]

Pandemic puts pressure on Credit Unions

LETTERKENNY Credit Union is to review its savings threshold following a surge in household lodgements during the pandemic. Member savings increased by €8.8 million in 2020 as people found themselves with more money in their pocket than at any time in recent history. As a result of the rush Letterkenny Credit Union is now classified […]