Bunbeg man charged with the murder of grandfather

A BUNBEG man has been charged with the murder of his grandfather just days before Christmas. Derek Mulligan (36), of Magheraclogher, Bunbeg, was brought before Letterkenny District Court on Thursday charged with the murder of Derek Burns on December 19, 2023, at Carrickaboyle, Derrybeg. Detective Garda Paul Dolan told the court he arrested Mulligan, and when […]

Jasmine McMonagle hearing: Mum recalls day her world fell apart

The mother of Jasmine McMonagle, who was brutally beaten to death by her “on and off” partner in her own home, has told how she relives the killing and wonders if her daughter called out for her family before she died.  In a separate victim impact statement, Jasmine’s oldest daughter said that killer Richard Burke […]

Jasmine accused found guilty of manslaughter

RICHARD Burke, the man accused of killing Jasmine McMonagle, has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The jury had been told by trial judge Mr Justice Paul Burns that all the evidence in Burke’s trial pointed to a manslaughter verdict. The jury took just over an hour to agree. […]

Donegal man raped his sleeping girlfriend in her home

Reporting by By Fiona Ferguson & Claire Henry A man who raped his sleeping girlfriend in her home has been sentenced to five years in prison, with the final two years suspended. Francis Bourne (47) of Lower Main Street, Buncrana pleaded guilty to the rape of a woman at her home in Donegal on November […]