Donegal makeup artist is leading the way in beauty industry

A NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM woman who is MAC’s youngest manager and an online influencer is preparing to host Donegal’s beauty event of the year. Aoife Dowds (24) is a make up artist, influencer and the Accounts Manager for MAC Cosmetics UK in the Derry store but is actually the youngest manager in the whole company – which is an achievement […]

Dog owners urged to keep pets under control

Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control especially during the lambing season when sheep are particularly vulnerable. The warning comes from Donegal County Council who advised owners not to let dogs loose in areas adjoining livestock fields. The Council said, “Many attacks are caused by dogs which escape and attack sheep […]

Government accused of ‘new low’ over eviction ban but win no confidence vote 

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said he has “absolutely no confidence” in this Government and cited examples from Donegal to illustrate the extent of the housing crisis and its impact on people. The Government has won the confidence vote in the Dáil with 86 TDs backing the coalition and 67 voting against. Today’s vote […]

Clannad set to receive ‘Freedom of the County’ award

A PROPOSAL to award Clannad with the ‘Freedom of the County’ has been unanimously supported.  The motion submitted by Cllr Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig called for the award to recognise Clannad’s ‘enormous contribution to our culture.’ Speaking at the recent Council meeting, Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said the honour would be significant this year as the […]

New regulations on dog control have to be backed up with enforcement

IFA Sheep Chairman Kevin Comiskey said the stronger regulations on dog controls that will go before Cabinet today will go some way to address the growing problem of dog attacks on livestock. “IFA had looked for a centralised database, larger fines and more dog wardens to enforce stricter controls. The authorities have been slow to […]

Over €100,000 in funding for Donegal built heritage projects

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, today announced that three heritage projects in Donegal will benefit from €108,000 in funding. The scheme provides assistance to a wide range of heritage structures, including castles, churches, mills, bridges, shopfronts, and thatch structures, as well as to private houses. This year’s HSF […]

Letterkenny third most over crowded hospital in country 

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is the third most over crowded hospital in the country with 53 people awaiting beds this morning.  Of the 53, 25 patients are in the emergency department while 28 patients are on wards elsewhere. University Hospital Limerick has the highest number of patients awaiting beds with 97 on trolleys, followed by Cork […]

Donegal Covid-19 testing centre to close this week

THE Public Health advice for Covid-19 has been updated and from this Thursday, March 30, Covid-19 testing is no longer recommended for the vast majority of people. In line with this new advice, community testing centres across Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo and the self-referral portal for ordering PCR tests are no longer required, […]

Thousands expected at 2023 North West Angling Fair

OVER 3,000 people are expected to visit the Melvin Sports Complex in Strabane this weekend for the eagerly anticipated North West Angling Fair. The annual event on the banks of the Mourne River, hosted by Derry City and Strabane District Council in partnership with the Loughs Agency, will feature a host of the UK and […]