Scaffolding erected as refurb works begin at St Conal’s

SCAFFOLDING has been erected at St Conal’s Campus as restoration and refurbishment works have commenced on the historic building. In recent days, scaffolding has appeared around a chimney on one of the well known buildings in Letterkenny. The HSE has previously confirmed funding for upgrade works to retain and repair the existing structures of the St Conal’s Campus which is a protected structure. Advertisement A […]

Answers sought over NowDoc future

OUTGOING Chairman of the Regional Health Forum West, Cllr Gerry McMonagle asked Tuesday’s meeting for an update on where the review of the NowDoc Service for Donegal is currently at. Cllr McMonagle told the meeting there were a lot of concerns from patients, service users and staff. “The answer given raises more questions than answers. […]

Overseas recruitment campaign continues to tackle nurse shortages at hospital

by Kate Heaney A DISCREPANCY regarding the number of nurses short at Letterkenny University Hospital was raised at this week’s meeting of the Regional Health Forum by its Chairman Cllr Gerry McMonagle. While Saolta were suggesting there were 23 vacancies in nursing between the Emergency Department and Surgical, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) claimed […]

Moves to restore Old Market sign

THE sign for the old Corn Market at Lower Main Street which reads ‘Letterkenny Market 1852’ could be in line for a facelift. At Tuesday’s Letterkenny/Milford Municipal District meeting Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh called for the sign to be restored. He told members it was a stopping point on the town walking route and was talked about […]

EVICTION NOTICE: ‘Where will these people go?’

EIGHTY eight eviction notices are set to be served to homes in Donegal today (Saturday) as the eviction ban comes to an end. Recent figures from the Residential Tenancies Board confirm that 88 eviction notices were served in Donegal up to September last year and these notices are due to come into effect when the ban […]

More than 130 children on CAMHS waiting list

THERE are currently more than 130 children in Donegal on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) waiting list. There were 76 children on the waiting list in North Donegal as of January 2023 while there were 45 waiting in South Donegal. In Inishowen, there were 16 children on the waiting list. CAMHS is a specialist service […]

Extra patrols being set up in Letterkenny over anti-social incidents

GARDAI are to set up increased patrols in Letterkenny in the wake of a rise in antisocial behaviour. While remaining tight-lipped about where the incidents have been taking place and the nature of them, gardaí in Letterkenny have said they have received recent reports of anti-social behaviour involving groups of young people at various locations within the town. Gardaí have […]

Fresh calls for town park wardens after assaults

FRESH calls have been made for wardens in Letterkenny town park following the assault of three male youths by a gang of six at the weekend. The three were playing football in the park on Saturday shortly after 8.35pm when they were approached by five or six male youths who began assaulting them. One of […]