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 […]

Eighteen patients on trolleys at LUH

EIGHTEEN  patients are currently waiting  on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital.  Of the 18 patients, four are waiting on a bed in the emergency department, while 14 are on wards elsewhere in the hopsital. Nationally, 560 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 423 patients are waiting in […]

McGinley Motors to host sponsored walk as part of Relay for Life 

THE McGinley Motors team will host a sponsored walk in Glenveagh National Park this Sunday, 14th May at 11am. The walk has been organised as part of Relay for Life. Walkers will leave from the car park and walk to the castle, where they’ll stop for light refreshments, before walking back to the car park. […]

Minister McConalogue to host community meeting in Donegal Town

DONEGAL Minister Charlie McConalogue is set to hold a local community meeting in Donegal Town tomorrow night.  The meeting gets underway at 8pm in The Central Hotel, Donegal Town. The meeting will include updates on local and national issues from Cllr Michael Naughton, Senator Niall Blaney as well as Minister McConalogue. Advertisement The agenda includes […]

Pringle asks what Government will do to support youth services in Donegal

The Government has been questioned on what it will do to support youth services in Donegal, following difficulties since Covid. Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle raised the issue in Dáil after he spoke to youth club leaders who explained the ongoing difficulties they are facing. Two of the main issues are ensuring the sufficient number of […]

Cllr Michael McClafferty named as new Glenties Cathaoirleach

FALCARRAGH Councillor Michael McClafferty has been named as the new Cathaoirleach of the Glenties Municipal District. Cllr McClafferty who served as Leas Cathaoirleach of the District for the past year will now take over the role from Cllr Anthony Molloy. Cllr McClafferty was elected as Cathaoirleach at Tuesday’s meeting of the Glenties Municipal District following […]

People warned to be mindful of ticks during summer

Today is Tick Awareness Day.  To mark the day, HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has some practical advice on how to protect yourself against ticks, whose bite can cause Lyme disease. Advising people to be aware over the coming months, Dr Paul McKeown, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE HPSC said: “People are more […]

Rathmullan project granted almost €250,000 in funding

THREE Donegal projects have received funding from the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) Peace Fund. The International Fund for Ireland (IFI) has announced its latest round of funding aimed at supporting some of the most vulnerable communities in Northern Ireland and the southern border counties. A funding package of €4,884,800 / £4,322,833 will provide support […]