Homeless to get meals thanks to Megan’s Christmas food appeal

A young Kincasslagh woman has expressed her delight at the response to her recent Christmas food appeal for the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin that will now see several hundred people getting meals thanks to the generosity of people in her locality. Megan Ward, 25, who works at the Randox Research and Product Development facility […]

Remains of Private Seán Rooney to be repatriated from Beirut

THE remains of Private Seán Rooney will be brought home today by the Irish Air Corps CASA aircraft. There will be a solemn UN ceremony held to honour Pte Rooney in Beirut Airport prior to his departure, following which he will be brought to Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. His remains will be reunited with his family […]

Donegal mother and daughter duo help judge Junior Eurovision Song contest

A Donegal mother and daughter braved the frost for a very special trip to Galway last weekend. Brí Carr and her daughter Caela were specially selected to sit on the Ireland judge’s panel for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest but had to keep it secret until the live show last weekend. The event took […]

Feedback wanted on major plan for Rathmullan

RATHMULLAN The Way Forward’ is seeking feedback following the recent submission of an application for Part 8 planning for the Rathmullan Regeneration Project. The plans, which are now available for viewing, sees the regeneration of the Abbey, Battery and Pier Hotel sites in Rathmullan. The plans detail the renewal, extension and repurposing of the Battery […]

Coffee drinking during lockdown sparks business idea for Donegal man

A LETTERKENNY teacher who has been living and working in Dubai for the past four years recently launched his own brand of coffee. The Hills Coffee, which already brings four coffees to the market, is delivered to hundreds of homes across all seven Emirates of the UAE each week. Conor Gibbons (30) from Hawthorn Heights […]

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 […]

Boil Water Notice issued for customers supplied by Rosses Regional Public Water Supply

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water and Donegal County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for customers supplied by Rosses Regional Public Water Supply with immediate effect. The notice, arising out of operational and mechanical issues at Crolly Water Treatment Plant caused by the freezing weather conditions, has been put […]

Creeslough community pull together ahead of tough Christmas period

THE Creeslough community are coming together for Christmas with a series of fundraising events taking place over the holiday period. The events are kicking off tomorrow (Friday, December 16) with a Christmas Fair in Massinass Hall organised by Creeslough National School, from 5 to 8pm, all funds raised will go to the Creeslough Community Fund. There […]

Raphoe student’s passion for music leads to release of CD

RAGLAN Road, Eleanor Plunkett and Grace are just a few songs that feature on transition year student, Eunan O’Hagan’s new charity CD. Recorded as a mini company project in Deele College, ‘The Irish Tin Whistle Way’ has so far raised over €500 for Jigsaw Donegal. Eunan started playing the tin whistle in 2019 and has developed […]

Expression of sympathy on the death of Private Séan Rooney

Deputy Thomas Pringle joined with others in the Dáil today to offer condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Private Séan Rooney from Newtowncunningham, who was killed in the line of duty serving in Lebanon, as well as to Private Shane Kearney, who was seriously injured in the attack. Speaking afterwards, Deputy Pringle said: […]