Action packed programme for Strabane Summer Jamm

There will be thrills and spills aplenty next month as Summer Jamm brings action to the streets of Strabane with a thrilling programme of daredevil activities on the agenda. The annual event, which is delivered by Derry City and Strabane District Council, is a major highlight for people of all ages and this year there […]

HSE launches Safer Nightlife programme to reduce harms this summer

Today, the HSE is launching their drug harm-reduction campaign aimed at people attending Irish music festivals this summer.  Continuing the work of last summer’s successful pilot project, the HSE is partnering with a small number of festivals this year to put in place Safer Nightlife harm reduction programmes onsite. The multi-component campaign will involve outreach […]

40th Waterside Half Marathon confirmed for September

THE 40th edition of the Waterside Half Marathon takes place on Sunday September 3. To mark the landmark event, Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Sandra Duffy, recently reunited the original founders of the 1981 race including Helen Smyth, Carmel McCallion, Charlie Large, Mickey McDermott, Terry Watt and Gerry Craig for an anniversary lunch in […]

Victim of fatal road collision in Buncrana named

THE pedestrian who died following a road traffic accident in Buncrana has been named locally as Rebecca Browne.  Ms Browne, from the Galliagh area of Derry, was struck by a Garda Patrol car at around 3.15am on Sunday Morning. The collision occurred near the entrance of Ludden beach on the outskirts on Buncrana town. Advertisement […]

Nine patients on trolleys at LUH

NINE patients are currently on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital.  Four patients are in the emergency department while five are on wards elsewhere throughout the hospital. Nationally, 516 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 397 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 119 are in wards […]

PICTURE SPECIAL: Kelly’s Centra celebrate Lotto success

IT was celebration time at Kelly’s Centra & Kelly’s Diner, Mountain Top this afternoon after it was revealed as the store that sold the €1 million winning Lotto ticket. The National Lottery visited the store to celebrate the big win with staff members. The winner has not yet come forward. Advertisement Daily Million players in […]

Pringle calls on Government to address unacceptable orthodontics waiting lists

INDEPENDENT TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, has pressed Government on its plans to address unacceptable waiting lists for orthodontic services. Addressing the Tánaiste in the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle said, “Following on from our private members debate, where I raised the chronic state of medical waiting lists, I want to talk about the specifics of orthodontic […]

Minister ignoring sheep sector challenges – IFA

THE IFA Sheep Chairman has called on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to step up for sheep farmers. Kevin Comiskey said the income crisis on sheep farms is there for everybody to see, with Teagasc figures clearly showing the extent of the problem for sheep farmers last year where incomes collapsed by over 80% […]

Donegal Wellness Café nominated for two Irish Healthcare Centre Awards

THE Donegal Wellness Café has been nominated in two categories for the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2023; Healthcare Initiative Mental Health Care & Healthcare Initiative Patient Education/Lifestyle Project. There are currently 15 cafes established in Donegal with the latest addition in the Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny Donegal where the students are verbalising the benefits of […]