Agency moves to switch off Donegal’s illegal streamers

DONEGAL is among several counties being targeted in a crackdown on illegal TV streaming networks. The clampdown on so called ‘dodgy boxes’ is taking place across the country to fight copyright infringement with counties Mayo, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Kildare, Tipperary and Kilkenny also being targeted. A number of legal warnings have been sent to “individuals” involved […]

Businesses in Donegal Town Going Green

FOLLOWING the launch of the Donegal Town Green Hub pilot over 30 businesses and organisations have been showing an incredible interest in learning about sustainability. The Green Hub Pilot Project is aimed at encouraging businesses to implement good waste management practices, particularly in the areas of waste segregation and recycling. Currently, 70 per cent of […]

Loganair announces Glasgow to Donegal service

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, is restoring services between Donegal and Glasgow with a new summer timetable. The twice-weekly flights, operating on Saturdays and Sundays from 1st July to 24th September, will boost connectivity between the UK and Ireland and provide the only direct air link between the UK and Donegal. The news also […]

Temporary shop in Creeslough granted retention permission

A temporary shop in Creeslough has been granted conditional retention permission by Donegal County Council. The Lafferty family who ran the local shop at the centre of the fatal explosion on October 7 opened the replacement modular store in the weeks following the tragedy. The application to the council says that they are hopeful that […]

‘All young people must have a voice in a new Ireland’

A DONEGAL youth work practitioner has said a new Ireland must not lose sight of the importance of a voice for all young people. Lorraine Thompson is Regional Director of Donegal Youth Service. Speaking at the recent Donegal People’s Assembly on the future of Ireland in Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey, she raised concerns that […]

‘Any lamb that is being killed at the moment is dying in debt’

THE Irish Farmers’ Association held a protest in Roscommon Town last week to highlight the deepening income crisis for sheep farmers. The protest was organised following the latest price cut which has hit sheep farmers already grappling with severe input costs and slashed margins. IFA Sheep Chairman for Donegal and National vice Chair Adrian Gallagher […]

Little TJ to travel to Budapest for life changing surgery

TJ Needham McDaid, whose mum Claire is from Drumkeen, is set to travel to Budapest for a life changing surgery which will enable her to walk. On October 7, 2020 Claire McDaid gave birth to her baby girl, TJ, who was born with Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele resulting in her being paralysed from the waist down. When […]

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 […]

Funding ring-fenced for island’s roads and laneways

ALMOST €1 million in funding has been announced for repairs and improvement works on Donegal’s rural roads and laneways. Donegal received the third highest allocation in the county under the government’s Local Improvement Scheme (LIS). Donegal received €840,509 through the 2023 Main LIS allocation while the county’s islands received €100,000. Advertisement Welcoming the announcement Minister […]