St Patricks Day

Artist marks St Patrick’s Day on Donegal beach

A TALENTED artist has brought ‘silkie’ to life on a Donegal Beach for St Patrick’s Day. Artist Manuel Froelich marked St Patrick’s Day on Silver Strand beach by creating an image of the local legendary silkie coming ashore to toast Ireland’s patron saint with a drop of Silkie Irish whiskey. Silkie Irish Whiskey is distilled […]

Man injured in attack during car theft

A MAN had to be treated for injuries he sustained after he was attacked by another male who then stole his car. The victim returned to his home in Ard Lonan, Long Lane, Letterkenny, in the early hours of Sunday, March 13 between 4.30am and 4.40am. He was parking his car, an ‘02 LH’ silver […]

LUH ‘severely impacted’ by increase in Covid patients

VISITING restrictions remain in place at Letterkenny University Hospital as the site continues to be ‘severely impacted’ by Covid-19. The hospital is seeing a significant increase in Covid-19 positive admissions and attendances, while also dealing with high volumes of non-Covid patients. There are 84 patients with Covid-19 being treated in the hospital today. Currently, there […]

Appeal after woman dies following collision in Raphoe

A WOMAN has died following a road traffic collision in Raphoe last week.  At approximately 2.30pm on Wednesday March 2 afternoon, two vehicles collided on Guesthouse End Road in Raphoe. As a result of this collision, one vehicle lost control and collided with a pedestrian. Advertisement The female pedestrian, aged in her 50s, was seriously […]

SCSI report into building costs of mica homes published

THE SCSI have published their report on construction costs for the defective concrete block grant scheme.  The report will be used by the Government to provide costs to homeowners for the mica redress scheme. The new report was published today, and based on 2022 material and labour rates with pre-2008 building regulations, it has detailed […]

Volunteers needed for benefit day in aid of Ukraine

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to take part in a major benefit day in aid of the people of Ukraine on Saturday at the Honeypot. The popular coffee house has organised for a Spinning Bike to be put in place and they are searching for volunteers to each take a 15 minute slot  on the bike […]

Changes confirmed to Mica Redress Scheme

Donegal County Council has received details on the amended Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme Regulations. Three changes are being introduced to the Scheme under these regulations, and the Council is committed to implementing same as soon as possible. The changes are in relation to (1) Recoupment of Engineers Fees, (2) Essential Immediate Repair Works, and […]

Pringle again presses Government to publish Mulcahy report

INDEPENDENT TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, has again called for publication of the Mulcahy report, criticising the “veil of secrecy” around mica and planning matters in Donegal. The Mulcahy report looks at alleged planning irregularities in Donegal. Addressing the Dáil yesterday (Thursday), Deputy Pringle raised the issue of the continuing controversy surrounding Donegal County Council’s […]

Raphoe Hardware and Grain on market for €2.5m

RAPHOE Hardware and Grain that has been serving East Donegal farmers for over 40 years is on the market for €2.5m. The property, located at Raphoe Demense, is listed on the market as ‘for sale as a going concern’ and is currently trading as a busy retail builders merchant and farm supplies outlet. The large […]

Important issues on the Council agenda abandoned

MAJOR issues impacting Donegal people which were to be discussed at Monday’s meeting of Donegal County Council had to be abandoned for the second week in a row due to disruption in the Council Chamber. The January plenary meeting was abandoned on Monday leaving important issues in Iimbo. The meeting will now be held on […]