Gardai ramp up efforts to tackle cyber crime

THE FIGHT against cyber crime in Donegal is intensifying with 28 gardai in the Division now specially trained to deal with the problem. Chief Superintendent of the Garda National Crime Bureau, Paul Cleary was speaking at the Joint Policing Committee meeting on Friday when he spoke about the worrying rise in cyber crime in the […]

Green light for major investment at LYIT research lab

A RESEARCH lab at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has received a major funding boost following the announcement of a €250,000 grant. The WiSAR Technology Gateway at LYIT has been successfully awarded the funding under the Enterprise Ireland Capital Equipment Call. The announcement made by An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo […]

Mica fight to return to Dublin next month

MICA campaigners are gearing up for another day in Dublin and are urging the people of Donegal to prepare for a protest in the capital on Friday, October 8 if their demands are not met by the government. The campaigners are demanding 100 per cent redress for their crumbling homes, a 40-year State guarantee and […]

Church gem in Creeslough reaches major milestone

ST Michael’s Church in Creeslough will mark a big milestone this weekend when it will turn fifty on Sunday.  The iconic structure was the fifth in a series of seven churches designed by renowned architect Liam McCormick. The church was built by John Hegarty as a replacement for the old church at Doe. The church […]

Gartan girls dipping their toes in new swimwear venture

GARTAN sisters Áine Boyle and Sally Anne Sherry have launched a sustainable swimwear company creating swimsuits from regenerated nylon.  Áine and Sally Anne grew up swimming with the Swilly Seals and both worked in the old Letterkenny Leisure Centre in their teenage years. “We would have swam four to five days a week as kids […]

Numbers waiting for breast cancer screening is 6,800

THE NUMBER of women waiting for breast cancer screening in Donegal has risen to 6,800, according to new figures from the HSE. The BreastCheck service is facing major backlogs due to Covid-19 and although screenings resumed late last October they were again suspended in early 2021 due to high levels of the virus in the […]

Emotional day as life saving Donegal amy drug approved

A LETTERKENNY family who have been campaigning for a life saving drug for Amyloidosis patients to be made available in Ireland after losing two relatives to the hereditary condition have said it was a bittersweet moment when they got the news that the HSE has given the treatment the green light.  Sisters Evelyn Cunningham and […]

More results needed to avoid another day in Dublin

PROGRESS has been made but more results need to be seen to avoid another day in Dublin. That was the message from mica campaigners yesterday following the third meeting of the working group set up to examine the redress scheme. Members of the 100 per cent Redress No Less group received a commitment from government […]

Good news! Weather to heat up as weekend approaches

DONEGAL is set for warm and sunny weather this weekend thanks to high pressure developing over Ireland. Temperatures are set to rise to 23 degrees on Saturday bringing good spells of sunshine throughout the day. Speaking to the Donegal News yesterday, Met Éireann Meteorologist, Emer Flood said there is very dry weather in store for […]