Letterkenny hospital among most overcrowded in December

LETTERKENNY was one of the most overcrowded hospitals in Ireland in December. New figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) show that 834 people were admitted without a bed last month. Only Limerick, Cork and Galway were worse off in terms of being able to accommodate patients. Advertisement INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said […]

Water curfew introduced for Lettermacaward

IRISH Water and Donegal County Council are advising customers on the Lettermacaward public water supply that night time restrictions are essential to maintain a daytime supply. Following operational difficulties at the treatment plant and a noticeable increase in water usage on the network, the restrictions will be in place from 8pm each night until 7am […]

Mary Whoriskey recognised for her tireless charity work

MARY Whoriskey’s charitable endeavours have been recognised with a Gala Retail Inspiration Award. The Whoriskey family has been lighting up Kerrykeel with their Christmas lights display for 17 years. Since the switch was first thrown the impressive illuminations have raised an incredible €94,000 for charities including Letterkenny Breast Care Unit, Friends of the Hospital, the Acquired Brain Injury Unit and the Irish […]

‘You’re welcome in Mullachdubh any time Jamie lad’

HOLLYWOOD superstar Jamie Foxx has been told there is a pint in the barrel for him in Bonner’s Bar, Mullachdubh. The invite was extended by Edward Gillespie when the pair shared a drink to mark the Oscar winner’s birthday. Edward works with his son Benny, founder of Black Castle Scenery, a company that builds sets for film […]

Lifford store sells €50,000 Euromillions ticket

LOTTO players in the Lifford area are being urged to check their tickets after a local store sold a golden ticket. Old Daly’s was among ten shops across the state to sell Euromillions tickets worth €50,000 each. Three of the other winning tickets were bought in Dublin with players in Kildare, Louth, Cork, Tipperary, Westmeath […]

Hospital choir to perform at Christmas concert

LETTERKENNY University Hospital Choir will play an important role in the HSE’s Christmas Concert which takes place today (Wednesday) from 4pm to 5.30pm. This year marks the fifth HSE Christmas Concert staff choir event and the third to be delivered virtually. The event, which will be hosted by the HSE’s health and wellbeing team, will […]

Private Seán Rooney to be buried in Donegal

THE body of Irish UN peacekeeping soldier Seán Rooney has been returned to his  family after being repatriated from Lebanon. The Newtowncunningham man died while on active service when his convoy came under attack in Lebanon. Private Rooney’s funeral will be held on Thursday at Holy Family Church in Dundalk. The funeral mass will begin […]

‘Together for Creeslough’ concert sold out

THE star-studded concert to thank those involved in the aftermath of the Creeslough tragedy is officially sold out. Details of the January 30 concert ‘Together for Creeslough’ were announced at a press launch at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny on Wednesday and tickets went on sale at 9am on Saturday morning. Within twelve hours, […]

Soldier killed in Lebanon was Donegal man Seán Rooney

THIS is the young soldier killed when the vehicle he was travelling in came under fire in Lebanon. Private Private Seán Rooney (23) from Newtowncunningham died while carrying out UN peacekeeping duties in al-Aqbieh in southern Lebanon. The Defence Forces said Private Rooney was killed on active service in a “serious incident” at approximately 9.15pm Irish […]

StrawMan set for festive gig at the Balor

MUSICIAN Thomas Bonner will take centre stage at the Balor Theatre this Saturday with a set list featuring all his best known songs. The Ballybofey native who goes by the pseudonym StrawMan has enjoyed a hectic year of concerts and new releases. He heads into Christmas with what promises to be a special night on his home turf. […]