Road Safety ‘Day of Action’ ongoing in Donegal

A ‘Day of Action’ is currently underway in Donegal, as An Garda Síochána urges all road users to ‘STAY SAFE’ this St Brigid’s Bank Holiday Weekend. Today’s operation will consist of high visibility rolling checkpoints and patrols across road corridors in Donegal from 9am to 9pm, led by Roads Policing Units based at Carrick On […]

Seven patients on trolleys at LUH

There are seven patients on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning. Three of the patients are waiting on a bed in the emergency department with the further four on trolleys on wards elsewhere in the Hospital. 452 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 338 patients are […]

Four police officers assaulted in Derry

Four police officers have been assaulted as they conducted enquiries in Strathfoyle yesteday morning (Thursday). One officer was bitten while the other three officers were kicked. The officers were responding to a report about two men acting suspiciously in the Bawnmore Place area of Strathfoyle, reportedly attempting to open doors of properties. Advertisement Response Officers […]

Additional walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics over Bank Holiday weekend in Donegal

The HSE will be operating additional walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics this Bank Holiday weekend in Donegal. No appointment is needed and you can attend any of these walk-in clinics, located around the country, to receive your next booster vaccine if you are 18 years and over. Everyone will be offered a bivalent booster vaccine. Vaccines […]

Gardaí appeal to road users to be safe this Bank Holiday weekend

Gardaí are urging road users to stay safe during the first St Brigid’s Bank Holiday Weekend.  This weekend is a new bank holiday weekend introduced by the Government in recognition of the public’s response and solidarity with each other during the Covid-19 pandemic. An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are appealing to […]

Pringle demands clarity from Government on commencement of defective blocks act

Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has pressed Government to commence the defective blocks act that was rushed though the Dáil last year but yet still ‘sits on the shelf’.  Addressing the Tánaiste in the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle said, “At the end of September, the Minister for Housing replied to a parliamentary question I put down […]

New biodiversity officer for Donegal

DONEGAL has been awarded funding for the appointment of a biodiversity officer. Malcolm Noonan TD announced today (February 2nd) today that funding has been awarded for a biodiversity officer to work with Donegal County Council to deliver local biodiversity action. The new positions are expected to be filled by September 2023. Advertisement The new biodiversity […]

Sadness at passing of Henry O’Donnell

Renowned swimmer and former Army Ranger, Henry O’Donnell has died suddenly.  Henry, aged 58 and father of six was a native of Carrickfinn and recently lived in Letterkenny. Last year, he made the headlines as he became the first person in history to finswim a country’s circumference. Mr O’Donnell raised over €50,000 for charities during […]

Over 1,200 Ukrainian students now enrolled in Donegal schools 

OVER 1,000 Ukrainian pupils are currently enrolled in schools Donegal.  The Department of Education has confirmed that as of January, 31, 1,221 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools across Donegal. Out of that figure, 787 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 434 pupils have enrolled in post-primary schools. That figure has increased by […]

€4.5m granted to improve Donegal’s walking and cycling infrastructure 

OVER 30 projects in Donegal are set to benefit from €4.5m in active travel grants to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in 2023. This substantial investment will fund approximately 36 Active Travel projects in Donegal. This includes the development of segregated cycle lanes and widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges, and new pedestrian crossings in […]