Three community centres in county Donegal to receive €300,000 each

COMMUNITY groups and sporting clubs in Donegal will benefit from a €33 million funding package announced by the Department of Rural Development. The Community Centres Investment Fund is the largest ever capital investment in social facilities in Ireland, providing grants of up to €300,000 for works such as extensions, energy efficiency upgrades and improved access for people with […]

Protect your water supply during the freezing weather

With the cold snap expected to continue for the next few days, Irish Water is reminding customers that there are some simple steps they can take to protect against frozen pipes and bursts – and stay safe, warm and comfortable this winter. The sub-zero temperatures in recent days have increased the number of frozen water […]

Owner of diner where dead mouse was found moves to explain closure order

THE owner of a cafe ordered to close after a dead mouse was found in a trap says it is the first time in 17 years there has been any issue with environmental health. An enforcement notice was served on The Waterfront Diner in St Johnston on November 2. The owner was told to shut by the […]

Sixty new jobs for Donegal Gaeltacht

ÚDARÁS na Gaeltachta has approved 60 new jobs for the Donegal Gaeltacht at their end of year board meeting. The investment has been widely welcomed as an important step in the strengthening of communities and language in Gaeltacht areas. The company Cora Tine in Fál Carrach is set to create 53 new posts with the […]

Met Éireann says wintery weather will continue until weekend

DONEGAL County Council is preparing its snow ploughs amid warnings that temperatures will continue to plummet this week. Officials from the local authority met with the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group yesterday to discuss measures being put in place to mitigate the impact on public services. Since the big chill took hold over 1,400kms of Donegal’s public roads have been treated three times per […]

Sculpture in memory of ‘Boots’ is unveiled in Ramelton

RAMELTON is a vibrant and visually stunning town, nestling on the slopes of the River Lennon. A town admired by many, but no one took pride in the ‘wee toon’ the way Charles ‘Boots’ Boyce did. After Charles passed away last year, a committee formed to exchange ideas on what they could do as a […]

Landmark study on Traveller men’s mental health launched

A LANDMARK study on Traveller men’s mental health and wellbeing was launched last week in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny. The research is significant as it was the first of its kind to be conducted “by, with and for Traveller men”. The statistics on Traveller men’s mental health are stark, they are found to have a […]

From watching the Donegal Rally to pursuing dream career in motorsport

A YOUNG Donegal man who grew up watching his heroes compete in the Donegal International Rally has gone on to pursue a dream career in motorsport. Simon Breslin (24) from Ardara is a race mechanic with Van Amersfoort Racing (VAR), one of Europe’s most renowned auto racing development teams. Based in the Netherlands, VAR had […]

Glenswilly man represents Ireland in Euro Frisbee Championships

A SOFTWARE engineer from Glenswilly flew out to Kaunas, Lithuania, this week to compete for Ireland in the European Indoor Ultimate Frisbee Championships. James Doherty (26) is included in the first Irish National Team selected for an indoor tournament which will take place over three days, from the 9th of December to the 11th. While […]