Donegal sports agent on his ‘life in the fast lane’

A DONEGAL man is one of the top sports agents in the world, managing some of the greatest stars in athletics including eight-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt. Ricky Simms (47) from Milford is the CEO and owner of PACE Sports Management. The eldest in a family of 10, he lives in Monaco with his wife […]

Tony’s old photos bringing back memories

“YOU’LL be gone one day and nobody will get to see your pics.” A bit of family advice led Tony Nee to start putting up pictures on Facebook last year. Now the page has taken off with some fabulous images, spanning more than fifty years, rekindling memories for young and old alike.Over the years Tony […]

Donegal man brings mother and children from Ukraine

A DONEGAL man has spoken of his heartache and pain watching thousands of refugees cross Ukraine’s western borders. Paul McGlinchey from Letterkenny was in Beregsurany, a  Hungarian village near the Ukrainian border, yesterday. Paul and his wife Inga, who had just arrived from Budapest, made the trip to the Ukraine border to collect their friend […]

Major plans for prominent Letterkenny site

A SITE in the heart of Letterkenny is set to be transformed into a hotel, offices and residential units under multi-million regeneration plans. The 40-acre site in Gortlee, which includes Gortlee House, has been owned by the Robinson family since the 1880s. The site was earmarked for development in 2010 to build a new 100 […]

A long and varied road to a good place

BY the time Paddy McMenamin settled in Termon he had already spent a quarter of his young life in jail. Originally from the Turf Lodge area of West Belfast, Paddy left school at 15 and within a couple of weeks had joined the Provisional IRA. As a member of a paramilitary organisation, time in prison […]

The Glenties woman who will never forget her roots

SHE’S 100 but Bridie Byrne appears way younger than her years – in her looks and with her positive outlook on life. Bridie Sweeney, who joined the centenarian club yesterday, was born on March 2, 1922 in Gortnasillah, outside Glenties, before the family settled in Mullantiboyle. As a young adult she worked in popular local […]

Donegal man plays key role in negotiating major retail deals

LEGO recently announced that it is to open its first ever store in Ireland in Grafton Street while premium fashion group Flannels and Swedish fashion giant H&M have signed up at the redeveloped Clerys Store site on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. The leasing of those three anchor stores to high-profile brands, which are due to open […]

Family of father who died in farm accident plan memorial cup

A YOUNG Donegal father was one of nine people who died in farm-related accidents during the past 12 months according to latest Health and Safety Authority (HSA) figures. Tommy Feeney, a native of Magumna, Ardara, died after an incident near his home in Corduff, Co Monaghan, on October 12. Tommy (37) was married to Niamh […]

Plans for food incubation hub in Gaoth Dobhair

Údarás na Gaeltachta is actively looking at developing a green-field site in Gaoth Dobhair for a food incubation hub. The Gaeltacht body is also looking to repurpose or build new units to cater for a growing market in south-west Donegal. Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig is Regional Manager with Údarás na Gaeltachta in Donegal. He said […]

Huge demand for tree surgeons after storm

TREE surgeons have been working around the clock responding to call outs across Donegal as a result of the recent storms. The clean-up in the wake of Storm Franklin was continuing yesterday as teams worked alongside ESB crews and Donegal County Council to clear roads of fallen trees and debris. One local company – MG […]