Letterkenny families are not facing ‘immediate eviction’

by Louise Doyle RESIDENTS of a Letterkenny housing estate who were issued with letters of eviction, some due to take effect in two weeks, will not be evicted from their homes “in the immediate future”. In November, families of Letterkenny , Ballymacool, were told they had until April 12 to vacate their homes as their houses […]

Design team sought for major social housing project

by Kate Heaney DONEGAL County Council is planning to build 165 social houses at the 8.2 acre site they acquired last year on Letterkenny’s High Road. A tender has been published seeking an architect-led design team for the project and the closing date for applications is February 16. Advertisement The estimated guide for the team who […]

Significant strides made in campaign to stop evictions

by Louise Doyle A CAMPAIGN to stop 19 families being evicted from their homes in Letterkenny has made significant progress. Families of the Forest Ballymacool were dealt a devastating blow in October when they served eviction notices. The families were informed their homes were being put up for sale by their landlord, a move that would leave them homeless. […]

Lone man spotted in area before burglary

GARDAÍ are appealing for information on a lone male following a burglary in the Ballymacool area of Letterkenny. In the early hours of Wednesday, October 25 at approximately 5am, a man was dropped off at The Gardens, Ballymacool. He entered a property by smashing the glass in the rear patio door. The male remained in the […]

Mum due to give birth a week after eviction 

by Louise Doyle A MAN who is facing being made homeless in Letterkenny with his pregnant wife days after she gives birth, along with their three-year-old daughter, has said he fears his family will not find another home. Krzysztof Borkowski’s family is one of 19 families living in the Forest Ballymacool housing estate who are facing eviction. Advertisement He was told last Friday that he and […]

War of Independence flying column monument to be unveiled

BY RÓISE COLLINS A monument honouring Paedar O’Donnell’s flying column that fought in Donegal during the War of Independence is to be unveiled in Ballymacool Park this weekend. Pat Doherty will be the guest speaker at the event being held on the outskirts of Letterkenny. Ballymacool is significant as this is where the IRA flying […]

Residents deploy sandbags as flooding threatens homes

RESIDENTS living at Letterkenny’s Ballymacool area say it is only a matter of time before their homes are badly damaged by flooding. A prolonged downpour on Tuesday night caused water to build up dangerously close to front doors along Charlie Daly Terrace and nearby Swilly View Terrace. People living there say the threat of flooding […]