Rise in number of patients on trolleys at LUH

THERE are 14 patients waiting on a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning.  Three patients are in the emergency department, while 11 others are on wards elsewhere in the hospital. Yesterday, nine patients were on trolleys in the hospital. Advertisement Nationally, 502 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO […]

Government agrees to increased sentences for assaults to Gardaí And Emergency Service Workers

THE Government has agreed to amend laws to increase sentences for assaults causing harm to members of An Garda Síochána and other emergency workers. These legislative changes will be brought forward by way of Committee Stage amendments to the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. The amendments will change the maximum sentence for assaulting or obstructing […]

Gardaí appealing for dashcam footage of Ramelton collision 

  DASH cam footage is being sought after a driver failed to remain at the scene of a collision in Ramelton. Shortly before 9.30am on Friday, May 19, gardaí received a report of a two-vehicle road traffic collision at Bridge Street. Advertisement Gardaí spoke to the driver of a Silver Opel Astra at the scene, […]

Over 1,000 appointments cancelled at LUH in 2023

NEW figures have revealed that 1,000 appointments were cancelled at Letterkenny University Hospital in the first four months of this year. The figures also showed that in March patients at LUH waited an average of 11 hours to be admitted to the hospital from the emergency department, with patients over the age of 75 waiting […]

Woman convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to German Shepherd dogs

A Derry woman has been convicted at Departmental Court of causing unnecessary suffering to a German Shepherd dog and two puppies in June 2022. The complaint was brought against Nadine Wells of Cornshell Fields by Derry City and Strabane District Council under the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011. Proceedings followed an investigation by Council’s […]

Remedial work to begin on Lettermacaward health centre

Lettermacaward health centre is to reopen after remedial work is undertaken in the coming months. The news comes after Sinn Féin’s Donegal TD Pearse Doherty and Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher made representations to the HSE regarding the future of the health centre. The health centre was closed in November following concerns that the building was […]

Letterkenny Chamber Business Awards 2023 are open for application

The Letterkenny Chamber Business Awards 2023 have been launched and are open for applications. The awards were launched officially by Cllr. Liam Blaney at the event that was held in Castle Grove Country House Hotel. Attended by sponsons and other key stakeholders the launch itself celebrated the success of the awards to date. Advertisement Chamber […]

Sudden resignations by doctors in Letterkenny University Hospital rocks the local diabetes community

THE Donegal Branch of Diabetes Ireland has claimed that two Consultant Endocrinologists for adult diabetes services in Letterkenny University Hospital have resigned.  The group say they were shocked today to receive confirmation via SAOLTA, from LUH CEO Sean Murphy to Councillor Gerry McMonagle of the recent resignations of the Consultant Endocrinologists for adult diabetes services in […]

Man jailed over death of Jasmine McMonagle

RICHARD Burke has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Jasmine McMonagle.  Mr Justice Paul Burns has today passed sentence on Burke (32) who was found not guilty of murdering Jasmine McMonagle (28) but guilty of her manslaughter earlier this year. Burke, of Killygordon, has been sentenced to 15 […]