Appeal for help to find missing Donegal man

A DONEGAL woman has issued an appeal for help following the disappearance of her brother. Kevin Quinn was last seen during the early hours of Monday November 22 and his sister Amanda Kirwan has posted an appeal on Facebook asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch with her. Kevin is described […]

Letterkenny Christmas light switch on cancelled

THE Letterkenny Christmas light switch on event has been cancelled. The event was due to be held on Friday night, November 19 but due to the high number of Covid-19 cases, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to cancel the event. A virtual switch on will be held on Facebook and the Chamber […]

Bumper weekend ahead in Gweedore for Fómhair Festival

PICTURE This kicked off the Fómhair Festival in spectacular fashion but organiser’s attention has quickly turned to another jam packed weekend kicking off tomorrow night.  Over the bank holiday weekend, thousands of people flocked to Gweedore for Bingo Loco and two sold out Picture This gigs at the county’s newest festival venue The Big Top […]

Bonfire warning ahead of Halloween weekend

HOUSEHOLDERS, businesses and communities are being urged not to provide materials for bonfires ahead of the Halloween weekend. There has been a significant reduction in the number of bonfires over recent years however, Donegal County Council is currently monitoring a number of locations where waste materials have been supplied as bonfire material over the past […]

Mica decision day looms

THE GOVERNMENT is expected to present their final proposals for the mica redress scheme in less than two weeks time. The Mica Redress Team met with TDs and Government representatives on Friday morning and was told the memo on the enhanced mica redress scheme is planned to be brought to Cabinet on ‘Mica Day’ Tuesday […]

Saolta to meet NHS this week

HEALTH Care Group Saolta will meet NHS Scotland this week to discuss bringing an independent external team over to review management and governance at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH).  Speaking to the Donegal News ahead of the meeting Saolta CEO Tony Canavan said the move to bring in a team from the UK shows how seriously […]

Youth mental health waiting lists ‘extremely worrying’

WAITING lists for youth mental health in Donegal have been branded ‘extremely worrying’ as waiting times for an appointment with Jigsaw are currently up to eight weeks. Sinn Féin TD  for Donegal, Pearse Doherty, has called on the Minister to urgently engage with the service to provide a solution. Demand for the Jigsaw service in Donegal and […]

SVP gets ready for big move to new shop in Letterkenny

LETTERKENNY Saint Vincent De Paul Society’s shop is on the move to a bigger premises. The charity shop, which is currently located at Lower Main Street, is moving to the Station Roundabout to the store which was previously Format Computers. The store is currently being fitted out and is expected to be open by the […]

Top new talent at ‘Freaknight’

SOME of Ireland’s most popular up and coming artists will kick off the Halloween celebrations in Gweedore as they take to the stage for ‘FreakNight.’ As part of Fomhair Festival in Gweedore, Irish artists Kneecap, Welshy, John Gibbons and Big P will all perform live at ‘Freaknight’ on October 30 at the Big Top Donegal. […]

Animal charity urgently seeking homes for rescued cats

A DONEGAL animal charity is urgently seeking new homes for one hundred cats and kittens currently in their care. This has been a record breaking year for rescued cats.   ‘Kitten Season’ would usually be ending by now but this year Animals In Need Donegal is still getting calls about pregnant cats and abandoned kittens on […]