Shortfall of nurses blamed on ‘horrendous conditions’

A shortfall of around 55 nurses at Letterkenny University Hospital has been blamed on “horrendous working conditions” with nurses looking to move away from the intensity of acute hospital jobs into other areas. That is according to Neal Donohue, the INMO’s Industrial Relations Officer in the north west. He told the Donegal News yesterday that […]

Mica group plan protest for Lifford

THE Donegal Mica 100% Redress no Less group is planning a demonstration in Lifford on Saturday, September 11 outside the offices of Donegal County Council and are calling on as many families as possible to attend. Campaigner, Paddy Diver will be the guest speaker as they continue their calls for 100% redress for the affected […]

Performance highlights depopulation of Gaeltacht areas

A KERRY musician led an outdoor performance on Magheraclogher Beach in Bunbeg on Monday night to draw attention to the depopulation of Gaeltacht areas and the planning laws causing it. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich from the Dingle Peninsula has personal experience of planning difficulties having battled for 15 years to build a modest house on his […]

Calls to have Red Hugh’s remains returned to Donegal

A descendant of Red Hugh O’Donnell, King of Tyrconnell, would like to see the former king’s remains brought back to Donegal Town and buried in the former Franciscan chapel there. Francis (Frank) Martin O’Donnell, who now lives in Vienna, represents the next-of-kin who are watching closely to see if bones found during an archaeological dig […]

Dig starts to find remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell

AN Archaeological dig  has started in Spain in the hope of finding the 400 year-old burial place of Irish Chieftain Red Hugh O’Donnell. In the City of Valladolid in the north west of the country the archaeologists first have to find the old Convent of San Francisco and within that what was known as the […]