Twin Towns flood defence gets ‘planning’

PLANS for flood defence works for the Twin Towns have been granted by An Bord Pleanála following an application by Donegal County Council. The mitigation measures for Ballybofey and Stranorlar will be erected behind the flood embankments on the River Finn. The works include the construction of two storm manholes and two pump hardstands for […]

Couple launch fundraising drive after loss of newborn daughter

A couple who lost one of their twin daughters at the start of this year are launching a fundraising campaign for the NICU units in Letterkenny University Hospital and the Coombe Hospital in Dublin. Brian Gallagher and Thressa McConnell, who live in Letterkenny, had their whole lives turned upside down on January 3, 2020 when […]

More penalty points in Donegal last year

SPEEDING and holding a mobile phone while driving were the most common reasons why drivers in Donegal attracted penalty points last year. A total of 14,302 penalty points were issued in the county in 2020 which is up 4.7 per cent, according to the Central Statistics Office’s Transport Omnibus report published on Thursday. There were […]

Sufferers of Donegal Amy produce documentary

SUFFERERS of the hereditary condition Amyloidosis have produced a short documentary to raise awareness ahead of World Amyloidosis Day. The video aims to raise awareness about the horrific disease, about the importance of early diagnosis and the treatments available. The video can be viewed here: Plans for an Amyloidosis conference in Gaoth Dobhair next […]

Saolta to meet NHS this week

HEALTH Care Group Saolta will meet NHS Scotland this week to discuss bringing an independent external team over to review management and governance at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH). Speaking to the Donegal News ahead of the meeting Saolta CEO Tony Canavan said the move to bring in a team from the UK shows how seriously […]

Works required to preserve medievel abbey

THE RESULTS of a conservation survey on the medieval Raymochy Abbey at Manorcunningham have been presented to the Raymochy Historical Society by archaeologist Kate Robb of John Cronin & Associates. This report, commissioned by the local historical society, was funded by the Heritage Council under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2021. The report gives a […]

Fraud cases up by almost 70 per cent in Donegal

THE number of fraud cases reported to Gardai in Donegal has surged by almost seventy per cent in the first six months of this year.  Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) yesterday reveal an unprecedented rise in fraud and deception cases with 178 reported in Donegal up to the end of June. This […]

Donegal water staff to receive refresher training

STAFF working in Donegal’s water services will receive refresher training following incidents elsewhere in the country where contaminated water entered the public drinking supply causing dozens to fall ill. Irish Water confirmed to the Donegal News that staff will receive the training within the next two weeks while all water treatment plants in the county […]

‘Hiring’ signs going up in Letterkenny

THE CEO of telecommunications contractor KN Circet has said the workforce at their design centre in Letterkenny will increase to in excess of 100 staff by 2023. Speaking to the Donegal News this week Donagh Kelly said their Letterkenny hub, which currently employees 70 full time workers in the IDA Business Park, is growing on […]

Letterkenny to host Irish language festival

AN IRISH language festival will be held for the first time in Letterkenny next weekend aimed at encouraging as many people as possible to come out and speak the language in a social setting. The Féile an Fhómhair festival will run from October 1 to 3 and will see a marquee set up in the […]