Councillor calls for at least 600 deer to be culled to tackle problem

A COUNCILLOR has called for at least 600 deer to be culled in Donegal amidst growing concerns over the hazardous conditions facing road users. Councillor Michael McClafferty has voiced his concern over the growing number of deer in the county and is encouraging others to have their voices heard too by contributing to the recently launched public […]

Update sought on ATU sports development plans

A call has been made for a multi-agency meeting to discuss progress on a significant sporting development in Letterkenny. Plans by Letterkenny Institute of Technology to develop a 66 acre sports complex at Knocknamona have been on the table for a number of years. But since LYIT was dissolved to become part of Atlantic Technological University (ATU), concerns […]

Eye-witness says the exhausted hospital staff are struggling to cope

A man whose car crashed ten minutes from Letterkenny hospital was told it would take four hours for an ambulance to arrive. The shocking situation unfolded during what has been an extremely challenging week for the health service. On Monday alone 116 people attended Letterkenny’s emergency department. As of 8am on Tuesday there were 56 patients awaiting […]

Local groups receive funding from Gaoth Dobhair windfarm

AT a presentation ceremony in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dore, Gaoth Dobhair recently Eoghan and Owenie Gillespie of Cronalaght Wind Mills presented a grand total of €76,500 to voluntary groups, schools and sports clubs in the locality. The local St. Vincent De Paul Society received the generous sum of €50,000. They presented €2,000 to each of the following: Donegal Cancer Flights […]

More water woes for Lettermacaward residents

TWO months after the end of a lengthy boil water notice residents in Lettermacaward are facing further supply headaches. Irish Water is advising customers in the area that night time restrictions are essential to maintain a daytime flow. The authority, working with Donegal County Council, said that following “operational difficulties” at its treatment plant and […]

National award and €1,000 prize for Raphoe student

DEELE College in Raphoe has been celebrating after fifth year student Caoimhe Parke was announced as the national winner of the Europe Direct Soap Box Award. Caoimhe, who won the regional stage of the competition in Letterkenny library, went forward as the Europe Direct Letterkenny representative in the 16 and under category. Her three minute speech […]

Health services are dealing with the worst flu in 20 years

A RAPHOE pharmacist says health services are dealing with the worst case of flu in 20 years and has warned the system is broken because of the Department’s failure to plan. Margaret O’Doherty of Raphoe Pharmacy said such is the enormity of the situation that in December alone her branch dealt with four to five times more antibiotics than last […]

Letterkenny University Hospital remains under significant pressure

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) remains under significant pressure as a result of high attendances along with COVID-19 and flu outbreaks at the hospital. There were 116 attendances at the Emergency Department (ED) yesterday (Monday). As of 8am today (Tuesday), there are 56 patients awaiting admission in ED. Advertisement In a statement this afternoon health care […]

Daniel and Majella renew wedding vows after 20 years of marriage

Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella have stepped into 2023 stronger than ever as they renewed their wedding vows after celebrating 20 years of marriage. Family gathered in Daniel and Majella’s home in Kincasslagh for the ceremony last night. Well wishes flooded in for the couple after the singer took to Facebook to share photographs […]

Swimmers prepare for New Year’s Day events across county

SWIMMERS are preparing to brave the wild Atlantic waves for New Year’s Day events along the coast of Donegal in aid of local charities and causes. In Gaoth Dobhair, swimmers are set to meet at Bunaninver Pier at 11am on New Year’s Day in an event organised by local hotel Teac Jack, all proceeds will […]