Road safety group issue clear Christmas message

DRINK and drug drivers shatter lives – that is the strong message this Christmas from Donegal Road Safety Working Group (DRSWG). They are urging motorists to never drink or drug drive. The message in the campaign is that drink driving destroys lives, families and communities. Advertisement As the festive season arrives, stark warnings have been issued […]

Organised retail crime on the rise

THERE have been 251 incidents of organised retail crime in the Letterkenny Garda District so far this year. The figures have been released by Gardaí locally as they issue advise to retail commercial businesses in the busy shopping period in the run up to Christmas. The number of organised retail crime offences in the Letterkenny district […]

Santa getting 24/7 assistance from Donegal’s An Post staff

by Jerome Hughes SENIOR An Post officials in Donegal admit “Santa is still the main man” even as the postal service in Letterkenny deals with 4,500 individual items each morning during the lead up to Christmas. Surprisingly, Santa takes a more direct route, bypassing a detour to Athlone, where items posted within Donegal are temporarily sent before returning for distribution. Advertisement […]

€10,000 raised after Zimbabwean woman dies during visit to Donegal

by Louise Doyle A FUNDRAISER set up to repatriate the body of a woman to Zimbabwe, who died suddenly 24 hours after arriving in Donegal to spend Christmas with her daughter, has raised more than €10,000 in days. Letterkenny nurse Valerie Munashe Makuwe has been left heartbroken following the sudden and devastating loss of her mother, Mavis Clinic Manyonga, […]

Live animal nativity stable brings Christmas to life

By Dionne Meehan LETTERKENNY man, Tom Giblin is bringing Christmas to life as he prepares to open his live animal Nativity stable. Launching the fundraiser for the first time last year, this year, Tom has pulled out all the stops. Advertisement Despite having to postpone his fundraiser for one week due to extreme weather conditions, Tom […]

Letterkenny prepares for tenth Christmas Carol Trail

THERE will be a truly festive atmosphere in the heart of Letterkenny before Christmas as the town hosts its tenth carol trail. This year’s event will take place on Friday, December 22 starting at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 7.30pm. This unique festive event is organised by Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter and Letterkenny […]

Donegal shoppers spent the least last Christmas

SHOPPERS in Donegal spent the least in card transactions last Christmas, according to new figures from AIB. The average spend from people in Donegal during the month of December 2022 was €1,512 followed by Monaghan (€1,636) and Leitrim (€1,654). It was shoppers in County Wicklow that spent the most during Christmas at €1,941. Advertisement According […]

How a grandmother’s stories about old Letterkenny sparked a passion for history

Letterkenny’s Kieran Kelly sits down with Paul Bradley in this week’s edition of The Third Degree to talk about his many passions. From delving into the Cathedral Town’s fascinating history to editing the hugely popular Christmas annual, he is a busy man! Hi Kieran, thanks for doing this interview. Could you tell us a little […]

If it seems too good to be true, it usually is!

Donegal Gardaí alert consumers and businesses to the growing threat of online scams during the busy Christmas shopping period, urging everyone to stay vigilant. “Never give away your personal data; bank details, PIN numbers, passwords or PPS numbers,” Crime Prevention officer, Garda Sgt. Paul Wallace advises. Businesses are warned to protect their sales and revenues […]

Free service to help prevent scams

A NEW and free online service designed to prevent shoppers from being scammed has been launched. ‘CheckMyLink’ is a security tool built by Munster Technological University Cyber Skills in collaboration with Scam Adviser, An Garda Síochána and other partners. Shoppers are being advised to be vigilant while shopping online in the run up to Christmas. […]