Flair Apparent: A focus on eco-friendly and sustainable products

One of the biggest beauty trends predicted for 2023 is an increased focus on eco-friendly and sustainable products. Many mainstream brands are now moving towards being cruelty free, using recyclable plastics and removing environmentally damaging ingredients, like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Here’s my pick of the best shampoo and conditioners on the market at the […]

INMO urge HSE to properly fund NowDoc to ensure safety

THE INMO is urging the HSE to properly fund the NowDoc service in Donegal and Leitrim to ensure it is safe for patients and staff. In a recent statement, INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Neal Donoghue said nurses working in NowDoc throughout the Covid-19 pandemic sounded the alarm in relation to the serious lack of investment […]

Department relaunches bid for refugee accommodation

THE Department of Integration has recommenced its trawl for refugee accommodation in Donegal following a pause in the wake of the Creeslough tragedy. Donegal County Council contacted Minister Roderic O’Gorman in October to ask that its personnel be allowed to focus on the response to the blast which killed ten people. But reacting to a […]

Paula became a dog behaviourist after pet attack

GORTAHORK woman, Paula Doohan is starring in a new six-part RTÉ series ‘Madraí’ which hit our screens on Friday. While filming for the show ‘Peataí’ in 2020, Paula heard the howls for help from the nation’s dogs (and their owners) and decided to do something about it. A national callout was launched last summer for families who were […]

Graveyard capacity at ‘crisis point’

A Donegal councillor has claimed capacity in burial grounds in Donegal is very fast approaching crisis point. The issue was raised by Letterkenny Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh at the recent meeting of Donegal County Council with many councillors also agreeing it is a major issue across the county. Cllr Kavanagh said he acknowledged the Council has committed to […]

New monument to be unveiled to War of Independence flying column

A LETTERKENNY man is looking for the relatives of two Derry members of an IRA flying column that fought in Donegal during the War of Independence ahead of the unveiling of a monument in their honour. The two men Alfie McCallion and William Cullen’s names are to be included on the monument marking the role […]

Mica court case fast tracked

THE first of what could see some 2,000 legal actions taken over defective blocks was this week entered into the fast-track Commercial Court, a move welcomed by the Defective Blocks Ireland group. The case on behalf of husband and wife teachers from Malin Head, Liam Ó Dochartaigh and Greinne Bean Uí Dochartaigh is described as […]

€4.5m to upgrade pedestrian and cycling infrastructure

OVER 30 projects in Donegal are set to benefit from €4.5m in active travel grants to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in 2023. This substantial investment will fund approximately 36 Active Travel projects in Donegal. This includes the development of segregated cycle lanes and widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges, and new pedestrian crossings in […]

New figures show no delays for NCT tests in Donegal

DONEGAL appears to be bucking the trend as there is no lengthy delays at NCT test centres in the county. It was revealed this week that long delays at NCT centres are causing extreme problems as 375,000 vehicles on Irish roads are without a valid NCT certificate. However, there is no excuse for motorists in Donegal as […]

Dog charity in crisis as cost of living impacts adoptions

A DONEGAL dog charity has said they are in crisis as they have reached capacity and unlike during covid, there is no demand to adopt dogs in the county. Doreen Russell from Donegal Rescue Dogs told the Donegal News that they have come to a standstill; they cannot take in any unwanted dogs at present […]