Exemption from residential zoned land tax needed for farmed land – IFA 

The Government must move now to make all genuinely farmed land exempt for the Residential Zoned Land Tax, according to IFA Farm Business Chair Rose Mary McDonagh. The call comes following media reports over the weekend that there’s a realisation changes are needed to this tax. “It is encouraging to see that the Government are […]

Appeal for information following theft of batteries from heavy plant machinery

Police in Strabane are appealing for information about the theft of batteries from heavy plant machinery at a quarry on Cashty Road in Newtownstewart. The theft occurred sometime between 7pm on Saturday evening, May 6 and yesterday morning, May 8. Anyone who was on Cashty Road between these times and saw any suspicious activity, or […]

Over 250 people have reported Saturday’s earthquake

THE Irish National Seismic Network is urging people across Donegal who felt the earthquake this weekend to file a report on their website. So far, over 250 people have reported that they felt or heard the earthquake across Donegal. The 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near Glenveagh National Park in northwest Donegal, in the early hours […]

Over 20 patients waiting on beds at LUH

TWENTY one patients are currently on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital.  Twelve patients are waiting on beds in the emergency department, while nine patients are currently on wards elsewhere in Letterkenny University Hospital. Nationally, 643 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 516 patients are waiting in the […]

Free clean-up kit to celebrate Clean Coasts 20th birthday

WORLD Ocean Day is celebrated annually on June 8 and, with less than one month to go, Irish environmental charity Clean Coasts are asking volunteers in County Donegal to sign up to request a free clean-up kit and take action on the day.   In June 2023, Clean Coasts will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since 2003, […]

RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew members all set for charity’s weekend Errigal fundraiser

Final preparations are underway at the three Donegal based RNLI Lifeboat Stations at Arranmore, Bundoran and Lough Swilly for the charity’s Mayday Mile challenge which will see six volunteer crew (two from each station) climb Donegal’s highest summit, Errigal, this Saturday in full RNLI crew kit. Since the fundraiser was announced a few weeks ago, […]

Bear run to finish in Letterkenny this evening

THE Bear Run is set to finish in Letterkenny this evening. The Bear Run started in Derry yesterday morning, as Shipquay Street was over run with Super Cars and American Muscle Cars. The cars started off in the city centre where the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival is in full swing this […]

Over 20 patients on trolleys at LUH

There are currently 26 patients awaiting beds at Letterkenny University Hospital. Seven patients are on trolleys in the emergency department while the remaining 19 are on trolleys in wards elsewhere across the hospital. 495 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 369 patients are waiting in the emergency […]

Local estate agents inundated as more eviction notices are served

TENANTS facing eviction from their rented homes in Donegal face an uphill battle to secure alternative accommodation in the county, with estate agents reporting huge numbers of inquiries but few homes available to rent. On Monday the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) updated their figures including those facing Notices to Terminate (NOTs) their tenancy – eviction […]

Health Officials urge the public to consider all care options this Easter

Health Services in the North West are asking the public to be patient this Easter as they prioritise those in need of urgent and emergency care. The Easter break can be a busy time for hospitals and emergency services. This means that patients who attend EDs for routine and non-urgent treatment will experience very long […]