Radio star excited about return to Donegal

NATIONAL radio star Dermot Whelan is “excited to get back to Donegal” for his ‘Mind full Tour’ which takes to the stage at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny this February. Dermot spent time in Donegal during the summer, where he enjoyed the “incredible beaches, golf courses and most of all the people. “I just love spending […]

Men’s Sheds pilot a massive success

TWO Donegal-based Men’s Sheds joined forces for a successful seven week pilot programme titled ‘Shed’s for Life’. Shed’s for Life is an initiative by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, which was created by men for men, said Lorraine Conneely, a Health Promotion Officer with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. Advertisement The Kilmacrennan and Dunfanaghy Men’s […]

Film office calls for strategy to harness Donegal’s movie-making potential

DONEGAL Film Office has called for a coherent strategy to stop the county’s movie-making talent from “shipping out”. Speaking at a recent coffee morning aimed at bringing local creatives together, Film Office head Aideen Doherty said Donegal was becoming increasingly popular with the screen industry. But a sharper focus is needed if that wave of optimism is […]

Kieran Dillon appointed as county’s new state solicitor

KIERAN Dillon has been appointed as new state solicitor for Donegal. He replaces Ciaran Liddy who was recently nominated and approved by the government for appointment as a district court judge. Mr Dillon, a native of Letterkenny, has been a practicing solicitor for 31 years. Advertisement State solicitors are lawyers in private practice who are employed on a […]

Poor box donations raise almost €60,000 for charities

ALMOST €60,000 for charitable causes has been raised from courtrooms across Donegal in the past ten years, an analysis of poor box donations shows. St Vincent de Paul was the biggest beneficiary of funds with the county’s branches receiving €24,255 between 2012 and 2021. Second on the list was Donegal Hospice. Advertisement It received €12,930 from the court poor box, […]

Yellow weather warning issued for Donegal

Met Eireann has issued a level yellow wind warning for Donegal. The warning will remain in place from 10am Saturday, January 7 until 8am Sunday, January 8. Southerly winds, veering southwesterly, will be very strong and gusty, especially near coasts with localised wave overtopping possible. Advertisement For more information visit  

Rise in number of complaints made about hospital’s gynae service

THERE was an increase in the number of complaints made about gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital in 2022. Figures obtained by the Donegal News through a Freedom of Information request show there were seven complaints lodged about the service between January and November 2022, up from two complaints made the previous year. When questioned […]

Six arrests for drink and drug driving over festive period

TWENTY eight mandatory intoxicant testing (MIT) checkpoints were carried out in Donegal during the Christmas and New Year period. In a bid to clamp down on drink and drug drivers, gardaí stepped up a roads policing operation across Donegal Division from Thursday, December 1 to Tuesday, January 3. Figures provided to the Donegal News by […]

Pelé’s brief appearance in local antiques store

A Letterkenny antiques dealer has revealed how she sold a signed photo of Pelé weeks before his death. Frances Spears netted the beautiful image of the famous Brazilian with fellow soccer legend George Best at an auction 18 months ago. But the Mourne Antiques owner only got her hands on the piece in November. And no sooner had […]

Donegal woman to appear on First Dates tonight

THE secret is out, Donegal Town woman Sorcha Little is among a host of new singletons looking for love on RTE’s latest series of First Dates. Sworn to secrecy, Sorcha kept her big TV debut under wraps until last week. Coming as a shock to many, she will be taking to our screens tonight as […]