BowelScreen urges people to complete and return screening kits

To mark the beginning of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, BowelScreen, Ireland’s national bowel cancer screening programme, is reminding people to complete the simple at-home test that could save their life. BowelScreen, part of the National Screening Service, offers a free at-home test to people aged from 60-69. The test involves taking a small sample of […]

Oral anti-cancer medication trial delivered in Donegal

An oncology research project led by Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Dr Janice Richmond at Letterkenny University Hospital is providing practical benefits to patients receiving oral anti-cancer medication in Donegal. ANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today. Dr Richmond qualified as the first accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner in […]

Maghery Band drill their way to gold in Limerick

THE long trip to the Limerick International Band Competition proved to be worthwhile for Maghery when they picked up some top level silverware. Having previously competed and won three youth titles, the band decided this year to go big and enter the senior categories. The overall goal was to introduce younger members to the top flight but […]

Potato farmers issue stark warning of sector struggles

A SENIOR IFA official in Donegal says a potato shortage and job losses could be on the way unless there is urgent intervention to help the farming sector. Farmers met in Dublin recently to discuss ways to keep the industry afloat. But with land rental, fertiliser, fuel and storage costs at an all-time high, fears are mounting that many potato […]

Importing fertiliser makes sense says Donegal farmer

A farmers’ alliance set up by a Donegal man says it would make “common sense” to import fertiliser from mainland Europe where it is a fraction of Ireland’s price. Redcastle man Liam McLaughlin established the Farmers’ Alliance Group as a result of fertiliser costs sky rocketing. Farmers in Donegal now have to pay around €870 per […]

Letterkenny St Patrick’s Day Parade

Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade came back with a bang in 2022 and things are getting into full swing for the 2023 taking place on Friday 17. The parade is one of the biggest in the County and this year Letterkenny Chamber is hoping to make this one another full on celebration with a festival atmosphere […]

Drop-in event urging businesses to promote Irish

LETTERKENNY businesses are being encouraged to promote their use of the Irish language by utilising the many supports and schemes available to them. Líonra Leitir Ceanainn will host a drop-in networking event from 12-2pm on Wednesday March 15. The event will offer local businesses information and advice on how to avail of the Foras na […]

Rogue pig hogs the limelight

A large black pig that was spotted running loose near busy roads in Donegal Town has been safely captured following a multi-agency rescue effort. Donegal-based charity Animals In Need said the call out was one of their more unusual rescues. The charity received a call from the gardaí who required their assistance in catching the […]

Paramedic honoured for her work during the Creeslough tragedy

A PARAMEDIC who was one of the first responders at the scene of the Creeslough tragedy has won the inaugural Dara Fitzpatrick Award. Frances Griffin said it was an “honour” to accept the award while also paying tribute to her colleagues and management in the National Ambulance Service. A Creeslough local, Ms Griffin was among the first on […]

Donegal eateries well represented on Good Food Ireland shortlist

THREE Donegal eateries have been listed among the finalists in this year’s Good Food Awards. Making the cut in the prestigious competition are Rathmullan House which has been selected in the Culinary Haven Of The Year category, The Lemon Tree chosen in the Restaurant Of The Year category and Rusty Mackerel which is up for […]