Cllr Frank McBrearty suspended from Council

INDEPENDENT Cllr Frank McBrearty has been suspended from Council activities for three months.  The meeting, which was held at Lifford County House today, has been adjourned a total of five times. The adjournments followed a recorded vote which saw Councillor Frank McBrearty suspended from all Council activities for three months as Cathaoirleach Cllr Liam Blaney […]

Councillors vote to remove Cllr Frank McBrearty from meeting

DONEGAL county councillors have voted to remove Independent Councillor Frank McBrearty from its monthly meeting.  Councillors have also voted to reduce his pay by 10 per cent. The meeting is taking place this morning in the Lifford County House. Advertisement The meeting was adjourned around 12.30pm this morning by Cathaoirleach Liam Blaney following an interaction […]

Donegal County Council meeting adjourned

THE monthly meeting of Donegal County Council has been adjourned.  The meeting was adjourned around 12.30pm this morning by Cathaoirleach Liam Blaney following an interaction with Cllr Frank McBrearty. Cllr Frank McBrearty is attending the meeting via videolink. Advertisement Following a heated discussion, Cllr Blaney said he was adjourning the meeting for ten minutes.   […]

Relief as Donegal Mountain Rescue help find missing walker 

DONEGAL Mountain Rescue were tasked this weekend to help find a person who went missing while out hiking.  At 13:25 on Saturday, Donegal Mountain Rescue Team received a call out from AGS Galway for a missing person on Carnaween Mountain in the Blue Stacks. The team were, at that time, training on Lough Salt and […]

Sheep Sector Crisis Deepening, Urgent Action Needed – IFA

IFA Sheep Chairman Kevin Comiskey said the crisis in the sheep sector is deepening as prices continue well below last year’s levels. He said prices this year are still 70c/kg behind last year with input costs on sheep farms showing no signs of reducing. “Last year’s margins of just €7/ewe as presented by Teagasc at […]

All-Ireland Rail Network could transform transport

SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said that the establishment of an All-Ireland Rail Network has the potential to transform transport across the island. He was speaking after introducing a motion at the SDLP Conference in Derry. Foyle MLA Mr Durkan said: “The establishment of a modern rail network across Ireland has been a […]

Rosapenna named among the world’s best golfing venues

The Rosapenna Golf Resort has ranked fourth in a list of the Top 100 Golf Resorts across Great Britain and Ireland in 2023. The Rosapenna Golf Resort gives a unique golfing experience for both the professional and novice golfer with three 18-hole links courses to offer within the World Top 100 (No. 32), two in […]

Warning of water supply disruption in Letterkenny

As part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme, mains repair works may cause supply disruptions to Ros Suilighe, Letterkenny and surrounding areas. Works are scheduled to take place from 10am until midday on Monday, 27 March. Irish Water recommends that you allow two to three hours after the estimated restoration time for your supply to […]

Consignment of Fertiliser Delivered from the North to Galway

As part of IFA’s campaign on fertiliser prices, IFA Connacht Regional Chair Pat Murphy has sourced fertiliser from the North for farmers in Galway. It was distributed on Friday morning. “We are now at the point of the year where all farmers need fertiliser.  It will be spread in the next few weeks, both for […]

IFA President hits out Agriculture Minister over delayed farm payments

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue cannot stand idly by while his officials railroad through changes which will mean up to a month’s delay in some farm payments. The Department met with IFA and others last week to negotiate a new Farmers’ Charter, including payment dates. They proposed to significantly […]