Tory social club changes hands 

WHEN Owen Clarke met his partner Siobhán McClafferty in the Social Club on Tory little did he know the couple would go on to run the popular bar.  This week the pair have taken over management from Daniel and Majella Cullen. The Club, which was built in 1975 by Willie Val Doohan and Patsy Dan […]

‘Make mica protest bigger than the last’ – Paddy Diver

THE leading mica campaigner has called on Donegal people to make next Friday’s mica protest in Dublin ‘bigger than the last one’ as the recent redress report sparked frustration.  The mica protest planned for October 8 is definitely going ahead as campaigners call for the entire county to come out and support mica homeowners. The […]

‘We won’t leave anyone behind’ say Mica campaigners

MICA campaigners have said they will not leave anyone behind as Government considering a €350,000 cap on the redress scheme.  Yesterday, members of the Government’s mica working group presented the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien with their proposals for the improved redress scheme during a virtual meeting yesterday evening. The report seeks the provision of […]

Housing market turmoil as mica crisis grows

MICA is casting a “huge shadow” over Donegal’s housing market according to local estate agents. Sellers say they are seeing a number of new trends developing as a result of the volume of homes with crumbling blocks. These range from a surge in demand for older houses, ones built prior to the mica era, to […]

Gardaí attend funeral as mourners refuse to use masks

GARDAÍ attended the funeral of Joe McCarron after a number of people were asked to leave the church because they were not wearing facemasks.  Joe McCarron (67), late of Diamond, Dungloe, died in Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday during his second stint in the hospital in a matter of weeks after contracting Covid-19 and his […]

Mulrines awarded new €9.5m Aldi contract

Aldi has announced a new €9.5 million deal with the Ballybofey-based drinks producer Mulrines. Following a year of strong sales, the new 12-month contract will see Mulrines increase the volume of product it supplies to Aldi by almost 25 per cent. The producer will now supply Aldi with over 11.5m litres of its Irish-produced fruit […]

Saolta ‘gravely concerned’ following incident at LUH

THE Saolta University Healthcare Group said it has “grave concerns” about the impact of the spreading of disinformation on staff and patients. It comes after a video was posted online allegedly showing a Covid-19 patient being encouraged to leave Letterkenny University Hospital by another man. A staff member was videoed appealing for the man to […]

Turtle found in Donegal to be sent home to Gran Canaria

A RARE turtle which was found washed up on a Donegal beach in 2019 is to be repatriated to Gran Canaria today and will be released back into the sea later this week. Three year old Julius Caesar (JC) was discovered by Daniel Johnstone and his daughter Siomha while out walking on a Donegal beach […]

Stor the Troll has settled into his new home in Dungloe

THERE was excitement in Dungloe on Tuesday as Stor the Troll made his way to his new home. Stor the Troll arrived safe and sound in Dungloe and has settled in to his new forever home at Trì Na Draíocht ( The land of Magic) on The Dungloe Riverwalk. Stor left Newry on Tuesday morning […]

Workplace worries as Donegal covid cases hit 150 daily

OUTBREAKS in workplaces in Donegal are contributing to a surge in Covid-19 cases with between 130 and 150 cases now being reported daily.  Dr Anthony Breslin, Director of Public Health for the north west has warned people not to let their guard down as the virus remains very prevalent across all areas of the county […]