Clampdown on the way as turf and smoky coal bans imminent

HOUSEHOLDERS in Donegal who traditionally burn coal or turf to heat their homes will be hoping for a mild winter with the long-heralded country-wide ban on smoky coal coming into effect on October 31 and the retail sale of turf to be banned on the same date. Even though the price of home heating oil […]

Graffiti is ‘dragging language to the gutter’

INDEPENDENT councillor Michael McClafferty has criticised comments by a fellow councillor over the spray painting of road signs. Dozens of roadside place names have been daubed with red paint in recent days. On each occasion the English version has been crossed out and the Irish version left intact. Advertisement Not everyone has been critical of the […]

Independence day with a difference

A UKRAINIAN woman living in Letterkenny has told of how she still fears for her family back home as the war continues. Switlana Pirch was one of a few hundred people who took part in a solidarity rally in Market Square yesterday evening. Ukrainian flags flew proudly as refugee children and their parents stood should to […]

Historic steam engine offically launched in Donegal

HISTORY has been made with the steam engine Drumboe being officially launched after its return home to Donegal Town. Niall McCaughan, Manager at the Donegal Railway Heritage Museum, said it was a major milestone for the county. It is the first original steam engine that has returned to Donegal in many decades. “What made the return […]

Elite dancers shimmy all the way to the top

Elite Dance Academy from Buncrana lived up to their name at the UDO World Hip Hop Championships in Blackpool when they danced their way to first place. The UDO (United Dance Organisation) World Hip Hop Championships take place every year in Blackpool with this year being their 15th year running. Twenty one dancers from Elite […]

Crowds flock to Field of Hope

CROWDS of people visited the beautiful ‘Field of Hope’ over the weekend to remember a father and his two children on their second anniversary. John (49) Tomás (14) and six-year-old Amelia Mullan lost their lives near Quigley’s Point on August 20, 2020 when the family’s car slipped into Lough Foyle in the way home from a […]

Donegal Rose caught up in a Twitter storm

The Donegal Rose of Tralee has found herself in the middle of a Twitter storm. On Monday evening she appeared in the Dome to be interviewed by the host Dáithí Ó Sé and as a party piece recited a poem. However poems were banned by the competition organisers in 2016, leading to a mini tornado […]

Student highlights accommodation problem

A LETTERKENNY student has spoken of how she has been quoted €325 a week for a shared room. Caitlin-Faye Maniti hopes to study in Maynooth in September but says she is struggling to find accommodation. The Loreto Letterkenny student told Newstalk Breakfast how she is caught between a lack of supply of student accommodation and […]

One-way-system may not be ready before new term

WORKS on the new one-way-system close to the cathedral in Letterkenny may not be completed before the start of the new school term. Mayor of Letterkenny and Milford Municipal District, Cllr Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly visited the site last week where work is ongoing to change the traffic flow from St Eunan’s Cathedral to St Colmcille […]

#LoveDonegal Day is back

The hugely popular #LoveDonegal campaign will return due to the success of previous campaigns and public interest on Thursday, September 8, 2022 . Last years campaign reached over 17 million people across the world and had Donegal trending for several days across social media outlets. The campaign also won the Local Authority LAMA Awards in 2021 […]