Kasabian and The Coronas to rock Sea Sessions 2023

SEA Sessions has moved to kill off the winter blues by announcing its first round of headline acts. Set to perform at Ireland’s biggest beach party are Kasabian, Becky Hill and The Coronas. Sea Sessions 2023 takes place in Bundoran from June 16 to 18 with other major names including Cian Ducrot, Girls of the […]

Housing department publishes report on Donegal quarries

AN audit of Donegal’s quarries has found administrative non-compliance but little concern with the tested performance of the products themselves. The purpose of the audit was to evaluate the compliance of block manufacturers and quarries with the Construction Products Regulation when placing concrete blocks or aggregates for concrete on the market. The survey by the […]

Gortahork man dies in road crash in Australia

A Gortahork man has died following a road accident in Australia. Details of the death of Rory Greene of Ardsbeg have been posted on the website www.rip.ie. His death notice reads, “The tragic death has occurred, due to a road traffic accident in Australia, of Rory Greene, Ardsbeg, Gortahork, where he has resided this last […]

Angry scenes as protesters gather in Lifford

COUNCILLORS have been confronted in Lifford this morning by families affected by the defective blocks scandal. Hundreds of people gathered outside the County House in anger at what they perceive is a lack of action by Donegal County Council and national government. Councillors were challenged to address this morning’s protest and there were loud boos […]

‘Tennessee is so backward it feels almost dystopian’

AS wider America digests the results of its mid-term elections a woman with strong ties to Donegal living in Tennessee says the southern state is “slipping into fascism”. The language of USA politics will mean relatively little to those on this side of the Atlantic – The Democrats have retained control of the Senate after winning a […]

Hoteliers lay out growing challenges facing sector

DONEGAL’S political representatives have been told of the “skyrocketing energy costs” and other challenges facing the hospitality sector. Hotel and guesthouse owners met with TDs and senators to discuss what the future holds for the tourism industry as 2023 approaches. While there has been a welcome upturn in tourism in 2022 businesses remain in recovery mode having survived the […]

Popular businessman to be laid to rest on Wednesday

LOCAL businessman Eddie Tinney will be laid to rest on Wednesday following his sudden death. Mr Tinney died in a farming accident while working at lands at Tullygay on the outskirts of the town yesterday. He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital at around 11.25ambut passed away a short time later. Advertisement Mr Tinney was […]

Inquest hears pensioner was strangled to death

A jury has returned a finding of unlawful killing in the case of a Churchill man found dead at his home a decade ago. A three day inquest into Seamus Doherty’s death finished late on Friday. As well as a verdict of unlawful killing the jury of four women and two men made six recommendations […]

Live stand-up returns to Letterkenny this week

LIVE stand-up comedy makes a welcome return to Letterkenny tomorrow evening. The Brewery Bar will host the first ‘Letterkenny Laughs’ on Wednesday night with the hope that it will become a regular feature on the local entertainment calendar. Among those set to take the stage are Darren McCay, Claire Corrigan, Ciaran Flanagan and headline act […]

Council claims quarry ‘four times size it should be’

 A Falcarragh quarry could be closed down over allegations it is operating at four times the size it should be. Sean McGee of Niamar Property Ltd will find out on Wednesday if he has to shut the business he has run for almost 30 years. Donegal County Council served an enforcement notice on Mr McGee last year […]