Judge’s warning over student ‘money mules’

A JUDGE has warned that students in Donegal are being used as ‘money mules’ by criminals in order to launder the proceeds of crime. Judge John Aylmer made his comments at yesterday’s sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court when sentencing two former students for money laundering offences. Rachel Nyarko (22), Brookdale Way, River Valley, Swords, Dublin, and her […]

Council planners seek more information on plans for a major development in Letterkenny

COUNCIL planners have sought more information on plans for a major development in Letterkenny. In what would be the biggest development seen in Letterkenny for quite some time, the former Gleneany House building could be demolished to make way for a large residential and business development under plans lodged by M&B Kelly Partnership. Retail units, […]

Data breach at hospital after files found under patient’s bed

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is managing a data breach, the Donegal News can reveal. A source told the Donegal News 26 medical files were found under the bed of a patient earlier this month. Instead of being handed over to staff, the document was removed from the facility. A HSE spokesperson confirmed to the Donegal News it […]

Major boost for the Ray community

THE chairperson of Ray Community Group has described the go-ahead for an all new weather sports pitch and exercise track as a “major boost” for the area. Declan Meehan, who lodged the planning application, told the Donegal News it’s envisaged a contractor will be confirmed following a three to six week tender process now underway. It’s hoped construction will […]

Councillors urged to demand meeting with Housing Minister 

DONEGAL County Councillors are being urged by defective block campaigners to travel to Dublin to demand a meeting with Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien. Campaigner Tomas Devine is calling on Dongeal’s 37 elected councillors to go to Dáil Éireann on February 8 to have a “frank and face-to-face discussion” with Minister O’Brien. He said those affected by mica […]

Final preparations ahead of big night

FINAL preparations are being made as thousands prepare to attend the ‘Together for Creeslough’ concert in the Aura Leisure Centre tonight. The concert, which is a sold-out event, is in aid of the Creeslough tragedy where ten people lost their lives in an explosion at an Applegreen Service Station on the afternoon of Friday, October […]

Brave Nikki to undergo her second amputation surgery later this year

ALMOST one year on from making the life-changing decision to undergo amputation surgery, Milford woman Nikki Bradley is on the cusp of another journey. A teenage survivor of rare bone disease Ewings Sarcoma, Nikki is an adaptive adventurer and motivational speaker telling her own cancer story to help others. With having faced various issues with her […]

Donegal Rose caught up in a Twitter storm

The Donegal Rose of Tralee has found herself in the middle of a Twitter storm. On Monday evening she appeared in the Dome to be interviewed by the host Dáithí Ó Sé and as a party piece recited a poem. However poems were banned by the competition organisers in 2016, leading to a mini tornado […]

Step into the past on a free guided tour of Donegal Town

STEP back in time this Saturday with a free guided tour of the history and heritage of Donegal Town. To celebrate National Heritage Week, Niamh Coughlan, founder of Donegal Town Walking Tours is offering a free guided tour of Donegal Town on Saturday at 12pm. Niamh always had an interest in tourism and history. Advertisement […]

Ramelton friends team up to help spread joy and positivity

Two Ramelton businesses have teamed up together in the mission to spark a bit of joy and positivity into other people’s lives. Laura Buchanan Designs and Laura Ferguson from Little Grey Ceramics have combined their ideas to create three mugs paired with matching plates that have some words of positivity printed on them. Their aim […]