Gardaí appeal for information following Letterkenny burglary

GARDAI are keen to receive information on sightings of a male following a burglary in Letterkenny. The burglary occurred at a business premises in the Glenview Business Park, Mountain Top, Letterkenny on Friday, February 10, at 3.20am. The front door of the premises was smashed and entry was gained. It is believed that an attempt […]

Donegal allocated almost €38m for road improvements

DONEGAL has been awarded €37.7 million for improvements to regional and local roads.  Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D. and Minister of State Jack Chambers T.D. today announced details of a €626 million investment programme for 2023 for regional and local roads. Donegal received the fifth highest allocation in the country. Advertisement The works include […]

LIDL announces 16 new jobs in Donegal

Lidl is to create 16 new jobs in Donegal this year. This comes following the announcement of more than 700 brand-new jobs within its Irish operations, in a variety of operational and office-based roles across its network of 176 store locations, three regional distribution centres and Dublin head office. These new roles will bring Lidl’s […]

Contracts signed for major Regeneration Project in Letterkenny

Contracts for the design and development of the Letterkenny 2040 Strategic Urban Regeneration Site which will include the new Alpha Innovation Centre and Beta Business Centre have been signed. Donegal 2040 DAC, in partnership with Donegal County Council, have signed a contract with Vincent Hannon Architects for the development of this major regeneration project in […]

Gardaí urge people to be vigilant of romance fraud

As today is Valentine’s Day, An Garda Síochána is asking members of the public to be vigilant of romance fraud. In 2022, 70% of all victims of romance fraud were female. Last year €1,958,089 was stolen, up 23% on the previous year. A total of €5,923,869 has been stolen in romance fraud since 2019. Romance […]

Donegal TD proposes Spring Bonus for those struggling on social welfare payments

Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has put forward a motion that calls on government to introduce a Spring Bonus for those relying on working age social welfare payments.  The motion includes support for pensioners, people with disabilities, carers and lone parents. Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson, Deputy Doherty said that the time for action is now, and […]

Cost of rent increased by 18 percent in Donegal

The cost of renting in Donegal in the last quarter of 2022 is up 18.2 per cent from the same time last year. According to the Rental Price Report Q4 2022, in Donegal, market rents were on average 18.2% higher in the final three months of 2022 than a year previously. The average listed […]

‘Sheep Farmers are in Crisis’ – IFA

IFA held a protest in Roscommon Town today highlighting the deepening income crisis on sheep farms. The protest was organised following the latest price cut, which has hit sheep farmers already grappling with severe input costs and slashed margins. Addressing the assembled farmers, IFA President Tim Cullinan called for immediate action from the processors and […]

Cllr McGarvey officially co-opted onto Council

Councillor Pauric McGarvey has been officially co-opted on to Donegal County Council. At a special meeting this morning, the Independent Councillor took his seat on the Council. He was proposed by Cllr Kevin Bradley and seconded by Cllr Nicholas Crossan. Cllr McGarvey has been co-opted on to the Council following the retirement of his uncle […]

Pringle raises concerns with bill on recording devices for gardaí

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, raised concerns with a new bill on recording devices for An Garda Síochána, calling the bill “very important, although apparently only half-written”. Addressing the Dáil, Deputy Pringle said: “As I understand it, this is the first of three bills due to be introduced this year that will address reform […]