Special meeting to consider multi-million euro project

THE provision of two new multi-million euro business, enterprise and innovation centres in the heart of Letterkenny moved a step closer this week. Donegal County Council in partnership with the Donegal 2040 Strategic Development Designated Activity Company proposes to carry out the mixed use development as Phase 1 of the ‘Letterkenny 2040 Strategic Urban Regeneration […]

McMonagle elected chair of HSE regional health forum

COUNCILLOR Gerry McMonagle has been elected, uncontested, as the new chairperson of the HSE Western Regional Health Forum. After two years of online/virtual group meetings, the Regional Health Forum held its first in-person meeting in Galway on Tuesday, where a new board of officers was elected for the upcoming term. The Sinn Féin councillor takes […]

Donegal man to lead this year’s Pittsburgh parade

DONEGAL man Pete Shovlin has been made Grand Marshall of the Pittsburgh St Patrick’s Day Parade. Mr Shovlin (90) was born in Liskerraghan, located outside Ardara. He emigrated to London as a young man and married here before moving to Pittsburg. He met his late wife Sheila Sweeney at the Shamrock Irish Dance Hall in […]

A Belgian in Donegal: Gaetan Frys retires from SIOEN

SIOEN Ireland, or Garméidí Teo as it is better known locally, based in the heart of the Gaoth Dobhair Industrial Estate, will bid a fond farewell to one of its longest serving employees who will retire after 38 years working with the business. Gaetan Frys steps down as general manager on Monday, his 67th birthday. […]

Way cleared for major extension to St Eunan’s College

THE educational needs of teenagers in the Letterkenny area has received a significant boost with the news that the long-awaited plan to extend St Eunan’s College has been given the go-ahead by Donegal County Council. A letter was sent to the school on Monday confirming formal approval to move to the design and tender stage […]

‘It’s not about grades but using your talents’

SEAMUS Ó Briain has been a stalwart of Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and the local community for almost forty years. From teaching Construction Studies and Technical Graphics to serving as Deputy Principal and, most recently, as Principal he has done everything he can to sow the seed for his students. “I went to school to learn […]

Terenece’s gravely important job

GRAVEDIGGING may be considered an unusual career but one Convoy man has helped to lay to rest hundreds of people over the past thirty-five years. Although Terence McClintock (52) hadn’t always planned grave digging to be his career, it was an opportunity he felt he had to take when he was asked to help out […]

Gortahork man is keeping ‘er lit

A Donegal man is in charge of keeping the lights on in the country! Charlie McGee from Baltoney, Gortahork, is System Operational Manager (Ireland) at EirGrid. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Control Centre (NCC) for electricity which is responsible for matching electricity production to customer demand on a 24/7 […]

‘Sale agreed’ for key Letterkenny site

THE landmark former Oatfield factory has been sold for an estimated €1 million. The ‘sale agreed’ signs were posted on the two-acre site at the junction of Letterkenny’s Ramelton Road and De Valera Road in recent days. The owner, Donegal Investment Group, formerly Donegal Creameries, has done a deal with a corporate client to sell […]

Gaoth Dobhair firm helps with new Garda uniform

A Gaoth Dobhair based company has been awarded a contract to supply gardaí with their distinctive new uniforms. Sioen Ireland (Garméidí Teo.), working in partnership with James Boylan Safety (JBS) Ltd, Monaghan, will supply a key component of the new An Garda Síochána uniform, namely its protective waterproof jackets and trousers, Softshells and Hi-Vis jackets. […]