Milford bakery buildings put up for sale

THE former Milford bakery premises has been put up for sale. The buildings and adjoining land at Urbalshinny have been placed on the open market with an asking price of €175,000. Built in 1936 by Jeremiah Shiels, the bakery was once one of the area’s principal employers. It closed some years ago however and there […]

Letterkenny company creating 41 jobs in Strabane

A Letterkenny company is creating dozens of jobs in Strabane. Houston Precision Engineering (HPE) has purchased over three acres of land in Strabane Business Park to build a new factory, which will lead to the creation of 41 new engineering jobs. HPE provides high quality engineering services, focusing primarily on metal fabrication and precision machining […]

Council backs call for independent meat regulator

DONEGAL County Council has backed calls by the Beef Plan Movement for the establishment of an independent meat regulator. Councillor Tom Conaghan received unanimous support when he tabled a motion before the local authority on behalf of the campaign group. Chair of the Donegal Beef Plan Movement, John Meehan, said the appointment of a regulator […]

Students prompt council to consider free sanitary items

SANITARY products could be made available free of charge in Donegal’s public buildings following a campaign by a group of schoolchildren. Elected members of Donegal County Council have agreed that a working group should be set up to explore the provision of sanitary items in community centres, swimming pools and libraries. The commitment was given […]

Donegal public urged to have its say on remote working

AS society shifts towards a remote working model people in Donegal are being urged to share their views. Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys and Joe McHugh TD are encouraging constituents to register online and take part in a discussion on remote working which takes place this evening at 8pm. This […]

Letterkenny’s Rotarians inspire fundraiser in twin town

A charity event inspired by Letterkenny Rotary Club is taking place throughout April in the twin town of Rudolstadt. Rudolstadt, in the German state of Thuringia, has been twinned with Letterkenny since 2018. In the three years since, links have been formed along education, cultural and social lines. Strong ties have also developed between the […]

Donegal philanthropist’s charity funding vital research

THE daughter of a Donegal philanthropist says her father would have loved the fact his charity is funding potentially life saving medical research. Maryanne Green, daughter of the late Hugh Green, is the driving force behind the Hugo Charitable Trust which has donated over €10 million to charitable causes across New Zealand. Since 2017 Hugo […]

Exploring harsh realities of fishing in the Gaeltacht

THREE of the few remaining boats that fish out of Machaire Rabhartaigh are to feature in a new TG4 documentary. Deep in the Blood is a two-part series exploring the harsh demands of fishing in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Two of the boats, owned by John O’Brien and his son Colm, fish commerically for crab while […]

New campaign to get Donegal reading during Covid

IRELAND  Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25. Donegal Libraries have teamed up with libraries nationwide, publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Keep Well initiative and aims […]