12 Donegal beaches retain Blue Flag status

DONEGAL has retained Blue Flag status at all 14 locations across the county for the 2023 season. It has been confirmed the 12 blue flag beaches across the county will retain their status, while Greencastle and Rathmullan Marinas have also secured the award. The awards were presented by the Minister of State for Housing, Local Government and […]

New display at airport showcases county’s beauty

PASSENGERS arriving at Donegal Airport in Carrickfinn can enjoy a spectacular new display of some of the county’s beauty spots as part of a new tourism initiative. The display of images, which highlight a selection of local attractions, was unveiled at the airport last week. The images will complement a new tourism information portal which […]

Donegal Airport granted over €500,000 in funding

Donegal Airport has been granted €586,604 for safety and security enhancements.  Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers TD, has today visited Shannon Airport as part of his ministerial responsibility for aviation and announced funding for our State and regional airports. To date, Government has provided funding to support projects employing this […]

Standby aircraft brought in to ease pressures

A STANDBY aircraft has been brought in to try resolve the problems that have grounded multiple flights between Donegal and Dublin. Passengers have faced days of disruption due to what Emerald Airlines has described as “technical issues” with some of its planes. A Department of Transport spokesperson told the Donegal News last night that an additional plane has […]

Plane sailing…Not a single item of contraband seized at Donegal Airport

COMMUTERS using Donegal Airport are among the most law-abiding in the world it seems. A Freedom of Information request has revealed that not a single item of contraband was seized at Carrickfinn between 2017 and 2021. The Donegal News asked the question after specialist gardaí intercepted a cocaine haul worth €8.4m that had been flown in […]

Donegal Airport needs your votes

    Donegal has been nominated for the Most Scenic Airport Approach 2018 and it needs your votes to get it to the top spot.  Advertisement An independent panel of travel industry experts and influencers have chosen this year’s shortlist and Donegal airport has been nominated. The poll in previous years has generated some great […]