Pringle says policing bill needs clarity around oversight and accountability

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said the new policing bill needs clarity around oversight and accountability. Deputy Pringle has detailed a number of concerns he had with the bill regarding oversight, accountability, and the re-politicisation of policing. Deputy Pringle said, “There is no clarity in this legislation as to how oversight and accountability are […]

Three Donegal social enterprises granted €100,000

THREE Donegal social enterprises have been awarded funding of €100,000 each.  Letterkenny Community Centre CLG has been granted €100,000 to fund the fit-out and finishes to the Social Centre and External site works. No Barriers Foundation has received €100,000 to fund the purchase of equipment to improve the strength, fitness and mobility of their clients […]

Donegal woman urging support for cancer services this Daffodil Day

A Donegal woman diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia is urging people to get involved with the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day. It was June 2021 and Roseena Doherty had a temperature and sore throat that wouldn’t go away. After testing negative for Covid the Clonmany woman was prescribed a course of antibiotics by her GP. Advertisement A short while […]

Runaway hospital overcrowding becoming ‘new normal’

OVER 3,123 patients have been without a hospital bed this week according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s TrolleyWatch figures. 548 patients are without a bed today, including sixteen children. INMO General Secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha, “There hasn’t been a day in the last two weeks where trolley numbers have dropped below 545. It is […]

Police investigating New IRA activity carrying out a search on the Letterkenny Road 

Detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit (TIU) are conducting a search in Derry as part of an ongoing investigation into New IRA activity.   The planned search in the Letterkenny Road area is being conducted with support from District and Tactical Support Group colleagues. Detective Inspector O’Flaherty said: “We are grateful for the continued support […]

Gardaí urge public not share video Carndonagh incident

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a body of a man in his 70s in Carndonagh. The incident was reported yesterday afternoon. Gardaí said foul play is not suspected at this time. Advertisement A file is due to be prepared in accordance with the Coroners Acts. Gardai have warned that they have been made aware […]

Family recovering after car collided with deer

A FAMILY is recovering after their car was severely damaged in a collision with a deer in west Donegal. The vehicle carrying two adults and a child collided with the animal on the Loughanure to Dungloe road. Two occupants received minor injuries while the car had to be written off as a result of the heavy impact. Advertisement Glenties […]

Call for mortgage support as interest rates set to rise

SINN Féin spokesperson on Finance and Donegal TD has again called on the Government to introduce targeted and temporary mortgage interest relief to support borrowers with rising interest costs. Donegal TD Pearse Doherty was speaking as the ECB are expected to raise interest rates today for the sixth time since July. Teachta Doherty said, “Today the […]

Day Services to resume at Donegal and Killybegs Community Hospitals

Day Care Services for Older Persons will shortly resume at both Donegal and Killybegs Community Hospitals. From April 3rd 2023, services will be provided from one to five days, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm in both locations. Services provided in Day Care will include personal care provision such assistance with showering /bathing and […]