Renewed appeal over mystery death at Donegal beach

  THE brother of a woman whose body was discovered on a Donegal beach more than a decade ago says he is pinning his hopes of finding out what happened her on a Garda whistleblower.   Mary Reid’s remains were found on the shore at the Isle of Doagh on January 29 2003.   The […]

€109,000 boost for Donegal’s heritage projects

A total of €109,000 in funding has been allocated to Donegal in support of local heritage projects. The funding was announced by the Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, under the 2018 Structures at Risk Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018.  Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, […]

Number of youngsters enjoying ‘Wainfest’ sky rockets

  DONEGAL County Council has revealed that the number of young people attending Wainfest in 2017 increased by more than 100 per-cent to just over 7,100.    Wainfest is Donegal’s Arts and Book Festival for Children and is one of the leading festivals for children in the country.   “This increase is phenomenal,” said Sinead […]

Motorists urged to stay safe over Easter weekend

  MOTORISTS are being urged to act responsibly ahead of what is traditionally one of the busiest weekends on the county’s roads.   There have been four fatalities on Donegal’s roads this year and 38 lives lost nationally.   Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer, Brian O’Donnell, said the last thing anyone wanted was for […]

Good oral care the key to an eggs-tra special Easter

  EASTER is just around the corner, that time of the year when chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies are on display in every supermarket across Ireland.   We’re already licking our lips but it is important that we don’t forget about our oral health, writes Eileen McGlinchey, founder of Smileyeileey’s Oral Health Promotions.   Some […]

Philip Boyce appointed as interim Bishop of Dromore

FORMER Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, has been appointed to stand in for the Bishop of Dromore following his resignation. Bishop John McAreavey stood down amid controversy over celebrating Mass alongside a priest whom he knew was a paedophile. The late Fr Malachy Finegan has been accused of sexual abuse by 12 people. Advertisement There […]