Nursing homes prepare for second ‘Covid winter’

NURSING home managers in Letterkenny are preparing for the challenges of a second Covid-19 winter, but say they are hopeful no further visiting bans will be rolled out. It comes as the HSE was forced to close a number of wards to visitors in Letterkenny University Hospital following an outbreak of Covid-19. Last week, Chief […]

Opening of Buítíc Eilish reaches Leeds

THE proud English father of a woman who opened a unique boutique in Bunbeg has ensured that news of her feat has reached the Irish Diaspora in Leeds. Like for many others, Eilish Haigh, a mother of two, found lockdown particularly challenging. Her son Noel has Down Syndrome and Autism, and Eilish found many difficulties […]

Sister’s love helped dream come true for Donegal couple

MARIE and John McPhilemy’s daughter Lucy returned to Dooish National School this week. She soon turns eight and, like all parents, the couple remember the day she was born. But, in the eyes of the law, Marie and her daughter are strangers. Marie, who lives in Ballybofey with husband John, is a mother through altruistic […]

Funding sought for island church after lean year

A FUNDRAISER has been set up for St Crone’s Church on Arranmore. Closures for long periods of time followed by a reduced capacity of parishioners has meant St Crone’s Church has seen a drop in finances compared with previous years. A fundraiser has been set up on GoFundMe, organised by Denis O’Donnell. He said: “For […]