Fire at building on Kilmacrennan Road, Letterkenny

EMERGENCY services are currently at the scene of a fire at a building on the Kilmacrennan Road area of Letterkenny. It is believed the fire broke out this morning and emergency services remain at the scene. The road remains open but motorists are advised to approach with caution.  

President to officiate at National Famine Commemoration in Milford

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins will be in Donegal next week to officiate at the National Famine Commemoration.  The National Famine Memorial Day, in memory of those who suffered during the Great Famine, will take place by the site of the old Milford Workhouse and graveyard, on Sunday May 21. The President will officiate at this […]

Donegal Airport issues warning to drone users

DONEGAL Airport has issued a warning to drone users.  The Airport has posted a notice to all spectators who will be attending WAAR Wild Atlantic Adventure Race and wish to photograph the race using cameras and/or drones. WAAR is Donegal’s biggest Adventure Race and is being held on Saturday. Advertisement A spokesperson for the Airport […]

Donegal Gaeltacht hosting the MIT Europe Innovators Under 35 Festival

Gaoth Dobhair is playing host to young innovators from all over Europe who will be taking part in the MIT Europe Innovators Under 35 festival. Many of the events are being hosted by Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair and gteic, Gaobh Dobhair. There will be a variety of events held over the three days, including debates, […]

Pieta thank almost 3,500 Donegal people who took part in Darkness Into Light

ALMOST 3,500 people took part in Darkness into Light across 13 locations in Donegal. Darkness Into Light, the annual fundraising event organised by Pieta and supported by Electric Ireland, took place on Saturday May 6, 2023, with almost 3,500 people across 13 locations in Donegal coming together helping to raise almost €4m nationally to fund […]

National Famine Commemoration Exhibition to be held in Milford 

MILFORD Community Library is hosting an exhibition presented by the Polish Embassy in Dublin as part of the National Famine Commemoration Community Engagement Programme. The exhibition explores the fascinating life and achievements of one of the great humanitarians of the nineteenth century, whose contributions to Irish Famine relief have yet to be widely known and […]

Gallagher responds to domestic abuse allegations

FORMER Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has issued a statement following allegations of domestic abuse posted by his estranged wife Nicola on social media on Tuesday evening. In a statement through his solicitors, Gallagher, who now manages Derry, said: “I have been made aware of a social media post by my estranged wife Nicola Gallagher in […]

Time for banks to contribute towards remediation of Mica homes – Deputy Doherty

SINN Féin spokesperson on Finance and Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has called on banks to contribute towards the remediation of homes impacted by defective blocks, and put in place a coordinated framework to provide forbearance for affected mortgage-holders. Yesterday evening, the Donegal TD raised the issue with the Minister for Finance in the Dáil, calling […]

Buncrana school launches free book scheme

Coláiste Chineál Eoghain has announced that all incoming first-year students will receive their subject textbooks free of charge. Parents and guardians of children starting second-level education can expect to pay around €300, therefore this news will be a welcome relief to many families worried about back-to-school costs. Most subject textbooks now cover the entire Junior […]

Government urged to properly invest in rural Ireland

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said the planning system plays a role in contributing to the housing crisis, as he pressed Government to properly invest in rural Ireland and publish the long-awaited rural guidelines. He called for a significant increase in the development of rural towns, and not just bigger towns, but smaller villages […]