Yellow weather warning issued for Donegal

A yellow weather warning has been issued for overnight in Donegal. The yellow weather warning for rain will come into effect from 5pm today until 6am tomorrow. Met Eireann is warning, “Spells of rain will be heavy and persistent at times, especially on hills and mountains. Advertisement “Potential impacts include localised flooding and travel disruption.” […]

Letterkenny construction company shortlisted for prestigious award

A LETTERKENNY construction company has been shortlisted for the prestigious Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023. Boyle Construction, based at Ballyraine, Letterkenny, is the only Donegal company which has been named among the long list of nominees for the awards. The company has been nominated in the Health and Education sector for their work at the new Ballyshannon Community Hospital. The hospital […]

Haughey family hosting charity event in memory of ‘Gutcha’

A LETTERKENNY family is hoping to raise awareness of suicide and two important organisations as they climb Errigal in memory of Liam ‘Gutcha’ Haughey. On Sunday, October 1 at 10am, the Haughey family will climb Errigal in memory of Liam ‘Gutcha’ Haughey who sadly passed away in March. The father of two lived at Mountain Top, Letterkenny and […]

MAG offer DCC opportunity to communicate with homeowners

Mica Action Group has offered their DCB Scheme Information Evenings as an opportunity for Donegal County Council to communicate immediately and directly to impacted homeowners. MAG has already organised a series of meetings over September and October to try and provide the most up to date information to impacted homeowners, whether it be those who […]

Councils jointly seek PEACEPLUS funding for Riverine Cross Border Community Park

Donegal County Council as Lead Partner and Derry City & Strabane District Council as Project Partner have prioritised the submission of a funding application for consideration under the PEACEPLUS Programme for the delivery of the Riverine Community Park Project. The application was made under Investment Area 1.4 Re-Imaging Communities, which is a programme of transformative […]

ECB announce further interest rate hike

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance and Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has called for the introduction of temporary and targeted mortgage interest relief to support households. This comes as the European Central Bank announced its 10th interest rate hike since July of last year. Speaking this morning, Teachta Doherty said: “Today the ECB announced its 10th interest rate […]

Work on new defective concrete block scheme ‘gaining momentum’

DONEGAL County Council has confirmed that the transitioning of applications from the previous scheme to the enhanced scheme  is ‘gaining momentum.’  A Council spokesperson has today confirmed that around 350 homeowners will receive clarity on their application in the coming weeks. In early July the Council confirmed that the Enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme […]

Be safe, be seen – Gardaí issue warning ahead of dark nights

Gardaí in Donegal have urged pedestrians and motorists to be safe ahead of the dark winter nights.  People are urged to wear a hi-vis jacket while walking, running or cycling  while motorists are urged to ensure the lights in their vehicle are working properly. A Garda spokesperson said, “The nights are starting to close in. […]

Letterkenny barber starts fundraiser for Morocco

A Letterkenny barber has started a GoFundMe in response to the earthquake in Morocco last Friday. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake has claimed close to 3,000 lives and a further 5,000 people have been injured in the country’s deadliest earthquake since 1960. Said Ben Salem is a Moroccan native living in the county since 2003. He […]

Sadness over the death of talented musician Ted Ponsonby

THERE is a sense of sadness in Letterkenny following the death of talented musician Ted Ponsonby. Ted passed away yesterday (Wednesday). A son of Molly and Terry, he was a member of the Ponsonby family from Old Town, Letterkenny who are well known for their musical talents. Advertisement Ted was married to Marylin and was […]