Company gets clearance for work at former Unifi site

DONEGAL County Council has granted permission to E&I Engineering to construct a new entrance onto a road adjacent to the former Unifi site at Lisnenan. The plan, which allows for the retention and completion of the construction of a new HGV entrance to service the existing factory including new entrance gates and boundary fencing at […]

Cask of Crolly whiskey raised €7,000 for cancer charity

A cask of Crolly Whiskey raised €7,000 for a cancer charity when it was sold at the Scotch Whisky Industry Charity Auction earlier this week. The Irish single malt 2020 ex-Bourbon 200 litre Cask was donated by Letterkenny-based businessmen Joe Devenney, Conor McMenamin and Kieran Davis – the promoters behind the new whiskey distillery and […]

Weekly helicopter service for Tory resumes this morning

THE weekly helicopter service to and from Tory will resume this morning, Saturday. The helicopter will be stationed at Falcarragh and the service will continue until April 14 next. Helicopter services on Tory ceased operating in March. The Government doubled helicopter services to Tory three years ago, with the flight in and out of the […]

A Termon man is starting conversations in Asia

A DONEGAL man is working with Irish companies that are seeking to enter the market and grow their business in Asia. Tiarnan McCaughan is Senior Market Advisor in Enterprise Ireland’s Singapore office. He looks after the software, financial services and fintech sectors, supporting clients moving into the Singaporean market and wider South-east Asia region. Earlier […]

‘Recruitment problems for LUH posts to get worse’

RECRUITMENT of consultants in Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) is difficult in the best of times but, as a result of the proposed Sláintecare contract, it may become even worse. Mr Peter O’Rourke, retired consultant orthopaedic surgeon, believes the proposed contract will lead to further vacant consultant posts, more trainees emigrating on completion of training, longer […]

Crazy year could get crazier

THERE may be twelve weeks to Christmas, but some of the biggest toy stores and clothing outlets have already issued warnings about product availability. Problems in the supply chains is going to create shortages in-store with some retailers already warning customers that up to 10% of their lines will not be available in Ireland. Irish […]

LYIT set to mark golden anniversary ‘in a small way’

Out of this dream, Letterkenny Regional Technical College was born, enrolling 170 students in its first class on October 5, 1971. More recently it’s become Letterkenny Institute of Technology and, together with Galway-Mayo IT and IT Sligo, has formed a joint bid to merge and secure technological university status. If approved, it is likely the […]

Donegal Boardwalk Resort near Carrigart sold

THE Donegal Boardwalk Resort of nearly 30 holiday homes has been sold for a sum in excess of its €3.8m guide price. The multi-million euro resort in Carrigart is made up of 27 villas and a bar/restaurant complex on 45 acres, much of which is still undeveloped. The new owners are Melcorpo, a Dublin-based development […]

Herron wins one of most sought after guitars in world

A TALENTED Donegal guitar player is looking forward to showing off his new Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster when his band takes to the stage in Cork this weekend. Kevin Herron of up-and-coming indie-rock trio Rowan won the guitar – worth €5,300 – in a competition which coincided with the release of the Hot Press Rory […]

Calling all former St Eunan’s College students

ST Eunan’s College has launched a new Alumni Association as the Letterkenny school celebrates 115 years of education in Donegal. The College was formally opened in July 1906 and the first students, along with their teachers and President, Dr Edward Maguire, took up residence in September 1906. Today, the College has a student population of […]