Council urged to put emergency plan in place to help homeless

A LETTERKENNY councillor has called for an emergency housing plan to be put in place to help support the homeless in the county. Department of Housing figures relating to the end of August shows there has been a 16 per cent increase in homelessness in Donegal where 57 adults are homeless. In the North West, 120 people are […]

Housing is the biggest issue that is facing Donegal, claim councillors

THE ongoing housing crisis in Donegal dominated the recent council meeting as the biggest issue facing the county. At the plenary meeting of Donegal County Council in Lifford on Monday, two motions prompted a wider discussion among councillors on the housing issues facing the county and the impact they are having on residents. The discussion began […]

Progress made on new Creeslough community hub

THE new community hub in Creeslough has taken a step forward after councillors gave the development the green light. At this week’s meeting of Donegal County Council, the members voted to approve works on the proposed development of the Creeslough Community Regeneration Project. According to Donegal County Council the village plan will outline opportunities for project […]

Short film to highlight Defective Concrete Crisis

Where Will We Go? A short film drama about the Defective Concrete Crisis will premiere at the 7th edition of Disappear Here film festival in Ballyliffin Hotel this Saturday September 30. The film is a hyper-realistic drama that transports the audience into the nightmare of living in a defective concrete home. Screams and uproar seem […]

Donegal cooking up a storm as a top foodie destination

By Róise Collins DONEGAL truly does have it all. Our rugged coasts and rolling hills are not only breathtakingly beautiful but they also offer the ideal environment, climate, and richly diverse landscape to produce a standard of natural ingredients and foods worthy of the growing hype. Almost a decade ago, the Donegal Local Enterprise Office […]

Pringle calls for eviction ban to be reinstated

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said passage of the Eviction Ban Bill must be accelerated, pointing out that homelessness in the north-west has risen by 80.2% since Minister O’Brien published the Housing for All strategy in 2021. Addressing the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle said it is essential that we accelerate the passage of the […]

Clerical changes announced as Mgr Dan Carr to retire

Bishop Alan McGuckian, SJ, has announced a number of clerical changes in the Raphoe Diocese.  Monsignor Dan Carr has announced his retirement as the parish priest in St Johnston. Mgr Carr has been the Parish Priest in St Johnston for over 30 years. Advertisement From the weekend of October 14/15, the St Johnston parish will […]

Man in court charged in connection with Bundoran hit-and-run

A MAN from Sligo has been released on bail after being charged in connection with the death of nine-year-old Ronan Wilson in Bundoran on Saturday night. At a court hearing in Carrick-on-Shannon District Court, Serge Kelly (23) from Upper Mullaghmore, Cliffony, faced three charges, including failing to stop after a collision. He was also charged […]

Suspected petrol bomb used to start car fire in Derry

POLICE in Derry are investigating a car fire in the city last night, 25 September. Inspector Robb of Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team said, “This incident occurred on Drumleck Drive, and it’s believed this occurred sometime between 7pm yesterday evening and the time it was reported to police at 8.40pm. “From our enquiries to date, it’s […]

TD calls on government to reverse planned petrol and diesel price increases

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty TD has called on the Minister for Finance to cancel his government’s out-of-touch plans to push ahead with two separate tax hikes on petrol and diesel in October. The Government will increase the price of petrol and diesel with a hike in the carbon tax on October 11th […]