Relief needed to support households as prices continue to rise – Deputy Doherty 

SINN Féin spokesperson on Finance and Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has called for the introduction of temporary and targeted mortgage interest relief to support struggling households. The Donegal TD was speaking after the Central Statistics Office found that mortgage interest costs had risen by 51 percent in the past 12 months. Speaking today, Deputy Doherty […]

Donegal County Council to receive an additional €1.5m

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD has announced a €75.4m increase in Local Property Tax (LPT) baseline funding to Local Authorities – bringing the total to €428.4m in 2024 – following a review of how the money is allocated. As part of this review, Donegal County Council will now receive […]

Minister Foley launches new Primary Mathematics Curriculum

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today launches the new Primary Mathematics Curriculum for all primary and special schools. The current mathematics curriculum is over 20 years old and much has changed in mathematics education. The new mathematics curriculum was developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) through research and a collaborative […]

Two men injured in Derry city fight

Police are appealing for information and witnesses to an incident in Derry city which resulted in two men sustaining injuries. Police received a report on Saturday, May 13 of an ongoing fight involving a number of people on Rosemount Avenue in the city, which occurred at around 12.45am. One man sustained an injury to his […]

IFA to Picket Ministerial Meeting This Morning

IFA will not attend the meeting for farm organisations called by the Minister for Agriculture this morning. Following a meeting of its National Council on Tuesday, the IFA decided to picket the final meeting of the Farmers’ Charter group which was due to take place in Portlaoise this morning (Thurs). Late yesterday, the Minister cancelled […]

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Donegal Town incident

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a serious road traffic collision that occurred in Donegal Town, yesterday evening, Wednesday September 6, 2023. At approximately 7:50pm, a car struck an outdoor seating area at a licensed premises on Tirchonaill Street. One woman aged in her 60’s was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital to be […]

Major recruitment drive at Letterkenny University Hospital

A MAJOR recruitment drive for over 80 new healthcare staff is underway at Letterkenny University Hospital in an attempt to ensure safe staffing levels across the hospital. Under the national initiative for Implementation Of Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing And Skill Mix, Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) has recently received approval for a total of 78 new […]

Suspected drugs worth £50,000 seized in Derry

POLICE in Derry have seized suspected drugs with an estimated street value of £50,000 in the Carnhill area of the city.  Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) officers were on patrol in the area on Sunday afternoon, September 3 shortly after 4pm when they observed a car being driven in a suspicious manner. The car came […]

Durkan calls for platform to address drug related deaths

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has called for the establishment of a community engagement platform to tackle the devastating impact of illegal and prescription drugs in Derry. It is envisioned that the project would bring together a range of stakeholders including the Department of Health, Department of Justice, the PSNI, local support organisations and […]

Several motorists caught speeding on Donegal roads

A NUMBER of vehicles were detected speeding by Buncrana Roads Policing Unit this week.  Some speeds detected include: – 83KPH in a 60KPH Zone (Burnfoot) – 110KPH in a 80KPH Zone (Glentogher) – 111KPH in a 80KPH Zone (Glentogher) – 114KPH in a 80KPH Zone (Glentogher) – 119KPH in a 100KPH Zone (Newtowncunningham) Advertisement A […]