Cllr Harley set to become Mayor

THE new Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council is set to be elected at Monday’s Annual General Meeting of the Council. Fine Gael Councillor Martin Harley is tipped be elected to the position, taking over from Fianna Fáil’s Liam Blaney. Speaking to the Donegal News the Ballybofey native said he is both excited and nervous to be […]

Almost 300 uninsured motor claims in five years

BY LOUISE DOYLE ALMOST 300 claims relating to accidents caused by uninsured and untraced drivers in Donegal were received by The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) over the last five years. New figures provided by MIBI reveal the organisation received 287 claims in the county since 2018. Nationally there were over 10,000 claims submitted to the MIBI during this period. […]

McConalogue announces further support for Inshore fisheries sector

In a meeting with representatives of the Inshore fisheries sector today, with representatives from Donegal, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D. Charlie McConalogue announced a new round of funding under the Brexit Inshore Fisheries Business Model Adjustment Scheme. The support scheme which operated in 2022 was put in place to assist […]

Letterkenny event to celebrate Irish and Ukrainian cultures

A DAY full of art, food and music is being held in The Cottage Bar in Letterkenny on Tuesday, April 25 in a bid to celebrate Irish and Ukrainian cultures. The event was organised by Steven Crane who is the current organiser of Mouth Piece Open Mic Night. Held on the last Tuesday of every […]

Almost €120,000 raised from ‘Trucking for Creeslough’

TRUCKING for Creeslough organiser, Colin Kilpatrick has handed over a staggering amount of money to those involved in the Creeslough tragedy. Raising a whopping €118,045 from the event, Colin handed over a cheque to Creeslough man, Gerard McFadden who is the founder of the McFadden Go Fund Me Trust. The fundraiser, which was described by […]

Shannon is flying the flag for women farmers of Donegal

DONEGAL farmer Shannon Porter has been nominated for the Innovation Award for Women Farmers 2023. This competition was developed by Copa-Cogeca to shed light on the hundreds of innovative projects conducted every year all over Europe by women farmers. In 2023 it will particularly showcase the innovative and novel solutions implemented by women that are […]

Donegal woman elected President of the INTO

Dorothy McGinley is the new President of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. A native of Annagry, Co Donegal she represented District 2 encompassing Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and South Down, on the INTO Central Executive Committee since 2012. Dorothy graduated from St Patrick’s College in 1986 and currently teaches in Sion Mills primary school Co. […]

New research into defective blocks commissioned

RESEARCH to investigate the impact of pyrrhotite in concrete blocks has been commissioned by the Department of Housing and is due to start soon. The Department of Housing has confirmed that research to investigate pyrrhotite oxidation in concrete blocks and the potential impact of deleterious materials on foundations has been commissioned and will commence shortly. It comes as […]

‘Kay never forgot her roots in Creeslough’

THE community of Creeslough gathered to remember computer programming pioneer and proud Creeslough native Kay McNulty on Monday. The guest speaker at the event was Naomi Most who travelled from San Francisco to speak about her late grandmother and unveil the beautiful bronze plaque that was erected to celebrate her scientific contributions. Naomi spent months […]