Incidents of unruly behaviour prompt concerns

STRONG claims that violent assaults in Letterkenny are becoming a common occurrence have prompted a call for the Garda Commissioner to revisit the allocation of just one newly attested Garda to Donegal. Inside 24 hours on Tuesday, two serious altercations occurred in Letterkenny town centre. Once again, there have been calls for an increased Garda presence in the […]

Two males arrested in connection with burglaries in West Donegal

Gardaí have arrested two males in relation to an ongoing investigation into a number of burglaries that occurred in West Donegal between January and August 2023. The arrests were made this morning, Friday August 4 2023, following a planned operation by Gardaí in Ballyshannon. A male teenage juvenile and a man, aged in his 20s, […]

Council launches plan for Ballybofey/Stranorlar, Buncrana, and Bundoran

COUNCIL publishes draft County Donegal Development Plan 2024-2030 incorporating area plans for Ballybofey/Stranorlar, Buncrana, and Bundoran. Donegal County Council has published the Draft County Donegal Development Plan 2024-2030 (‘the Draft Plan’). A public consultation on the Draft Plan has commenced and runs from Friday 4th of August to Friday 13th of October 2023 (inclusive). The […]

GRA to go ahead with vote of no confidence in Commissioner

THE Garda Representative Association has confirmed it will proceed with a no confidence vote in the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. The GRA met with Commissioner Harris and his team this morning to discuss the dispute which centres around the potential return of a pre-Covid roster in November. The GRA said this decision will impact officers’ […]

Public reminded to stay safe this bank holiday weekend

AS the August bank holiday is approaching, health services are reminding the public of the care options available if you become unwell. Health services are reminding people that COVID-19 is circulating in communities while health and emergency services across the North-west are anticipating a busy weekend. Many local pharmacies will be open over the weekend […]

Man arrested and two men taken to hospital following alleged assault

Gardaí are investigating a public order incident and alleged assault that occurred at an address at Main Street, Letterkenny last night. At approximately 9pm, Gardaí attended the scene following reports of an altercation involving a number of individuals. One man in his 20’s was arrested at the scene and detained at a Donegal Garda station. […]

Community groups urged to join M&S Letterkenny food redistribution scheme

Marks & Spencer Ireland is calling on charities and community groups in Donegal to join its food redistribution scheme to avail of free, quality M&S food from the Letterkenny store. The M&S food redistribution programme has been running since 2015 with its redistribution partner Neighbourly and is designed to eliminate food waste and to link […]

Over 3 per cent increase in new cars registrations in Donegal

THE number of new car registrations in Donegal has increased by three percent compared to last year.  Between January and July, the number of new car registrations has increased by 3.2 per cent when compared to the same time period last year. According to new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), […]

Road deaths in the first half of 2023 are the worst for six years

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have issued a stark warning that years of road safety progress is being undone as new figures reveal that road deaths in the first half of 2023 are the worst for six years. 95 road deaths have occurred so far this year (as of 26 July […]