Ardara man at centre of plans to revitalise Melbourne

A DONEGAL man is spending tens of millions of dollars to help bring back vibrancy and excitement to one of Australia’s largest cities. John Cunningham from Ardara is Head of Creative Urban Places at the City of Melbourne. His team have come together with the Victorian Government to deliver Flash Forward, a programme to transform […]

Life is 10pc of what happens and 90pc how I react to it

THERE will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more confident, and more and more successful. That piece of advice led a young apprentice electrician into taking his first step on the property […]

Daniel O’Donnell is eager to get back on the road

DANIEL O’Donnell is looking forward to getting back on the road later this year. Like many musicians, the country music legend has completed a year without touring but now he’s hopeful for the light at the end of the tunnel. Recently, his management company announced dates again with a tour of the UK in October […]

On top Down Under…

Shaun ‘Yank’ Boyle talks football, work and life in the land of Oz By Frank Craig It’s a little over a year since former county minor Shaun ‘Yank’ Gallagher and his partner Clodagh Molloy departed west Donegal in search of adventure and a shot at life in Australia. Advertisement However, they’d only just landed in […]

New business activity in Creeslough

FOUR new businesses are being established along Creeslough’s main street, bringing some vibe and employment back to the village. The green shed beside McNulty’s Pub on Main Street is now occupied by the Creeslough Community Association while the old Creeslough Hardware has been converted into a showroom and stores for Donegal Log Cabins. Last month, […]

Donegal woman has key role in bringing jobs to Ireland

THE director of IDA Ireland, the government inward investment agency for the Australian and New Zealand market, is Letterkenny woman Kathryn O’Shea. The eldest daughter of Aidan O’Shea and Janet Gaynor, Kathryn first moved to Sydney in 2012 to complete a masters degree. When she saw a vacancy to work in the IDA office in […]

Plan to revitalise Creeslough starts to bear fruit

  INNOVATIVE plans to revitalise a struggling Donegal village are starting to bear fruit. It follows confirmation that three parties are now benefiting from incentives to attract new business in Creeslough. Advertisement Two years have passed since Creeslough born cousins Charles and Martin Sweeney first unveiled their ambitious plans to offer rent-free shops and office […]