Plans for micro brewery given the green light

PORTNABLAGH is to have a micro brewery after plans were given the go-ahead by Donegal County Council. Applicant Anna McElhinney lodged proposals with the local authority in March of this year for the change of use from a garage to micro brewery in Rockhill, Portnablagh, for manufacturing and distribution/sale. Proposals also included the demolition/rebuilding the […]

Donegal defendants facing year-long wait to have cases heard

A new report being compiled by the Department of Justice could hold the key to sorting out Donegal’s lengthening court lists. During a recent sitting of Letterkenny District Court four contested matters had to be scheduled for December 2023 because no earlier hearing dates were available. Reasons cited for the mounting paperwork were the pandemic and the […]

Ukrainian family welcome arrival of baby girl on Christmas Eve

A UKRAINIAN family who fled the war and came to live in Kilmacrennan welcomed the arrival of their new baby girl on Christmas Eve. Just days later in their home city of Kherson a hospital maternity ward was shelled by Russian forces. The Bielash family are from Kherson, a city in Eastern Ukraine which was taken by […]

Two hens sell for €500 at the Poor Farmers Auction

THIS year’s Poor Farmers Auction in Ardara has raised over €50,000. The annual event returned to its traditional home of McTeague’s Bar on Tuesday night after two years in Brockagh mart due to Covid restrictions. And as usual bidders weren’t shy about digging deep with one buyer putting €500 on the table for two hens. […]

Walk in memory of Seán Ó Domhnaill

PEOPLE in Dunlewey will pull on their walking shoes tomorrow (Friday) in memory of Seán Ó Domhnaill. The much-loved community figure passed away seven years ago at the age of 61. Since then a walk has been held annually to remember him and to pay for various projects in the area. The event has raised thousands of euros […]

Local retailers report busiest Christmas in years

A BOUNCE back from two years of Covid restrictions has provided local businesses with their busiest Christmas in years. This time 12 months ago the advice from the government was that any planned gatherings should be kept to a maximum of three other households – four in total. People were also wearing masks and being encouraged to […]

Man continues to be questioned over murder of Private Séan Rooney

A MAN continues to be questioned by Lebanese military authorities on suspicion of firing the shots which killed UN peacekeeper Seán Rooney from Newtowncunningham. The 24-year-old was laid to rest on Thursday last in the cemetery adjoining All Saints Catholic Church, with full military honours. At his Requiem mass earlier that day in Dundalk, Pte […]

Garda Commissioner to visit Donegal

GARDA Commissioner Drew Harris is to visit Donegal in the coming weeks amid growing concerns facing the force locally. Garda Commissioner Harris has confirmed he will meet with Donegal Joint Policing Committee (JPC) members on January 16. Although the venue has yet to be confirmed, the meeting will more than likely take place in County […]

Ulster Bank closure contributed to lowering of credit union savings cap

LETTERKENNY Credit Union had to review how it does business following a surge in savings sparked by the closure of Ulster Bank and KBC branches. Account holders were forced to withdraw their cash when the financial giants announced they were shutting their operations down. Many turned to their local credit unions, a rush that placed extra pressure […]

NowDoc is experiencing a high volume of calls

The HSE wish to advise that NowDoc GP Out of Hours Service is currently very busy and experiencing a high volume of calls at present. Urgent calls are prioritised and are dealt with first. The HSE ask for your patience due to the longer wait times. The NowDoc Service, which is a partnership between the […]