COVID pop-up vaccination clinics to be held in Dungloe


Two COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics will be held in Dungloe on Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16. The clinics will be held in Dungloe Community Hospital, Co. Donegal, F94Y326 from 11am to 5.45pm on both days for those aged 12 years and over for Dose 1, Dose 2 and booster vaccines. Those 65 years and over, who are […]


Hospital under extreme pressure as Covid numbers rise


LETTERKENNY University Hospital is again under extreme pressure as the number of patients being treated with Covid-19 has risen by more than forty per cent in the last week. Saolta confirmed there are eight areas of the hospital impacted by outbreaks with 57 patients with the virus being treated on Saturday. This is having an impact […]


Over 200 tested for Covid-19 a day


THERE were almost 1,500 Covid-19 tests carried out at the Letterkenny test centre last week as case numbers surge once again. The latest figures from the HSE show that on average 200 people were tested a day as testing figures have jumped by thirty per cent since the start of March at St Conal’s test […]


Burtonport should remain open as testing centre – Cllr


BURTONPORT Covid Vaccine Centre should remain open as a testing centre for people in west Donegal, according to local Councillor Noreen McGarvey. The centre, located at St Columba’s Community Centre, closed its doors for the last time on Thursday after being in operation for just six weeks. Cllr McGarvey said that she was ‘disappointed’ to […]


HSE vaccination clinic at LYIT to close within days


THE Covid vaccination centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology will close in the coming days but the HSE is preparing to open a new centre in the town. The last appointments at the LYIT vaccination centre will take place in early October, six months after the first vaccinations were administered there in March. Some 93,000 […]


ICU doctor describes new Covid-19 wave as ‘shocking’


A RAPHOE man working as an ICU doctor in Scotland during a ‘different and quite shocking’ wave of Covid-19 has advised people to get their vaccine. William Shankey Smith is a doctor in the intensive care unit at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Tayside, Dundee. The area is experiencing another wave of Covid-19 and […]


Letterkenny man rises to Pfizer challenge in Germany


A LETTERKENNY man is responsible for delivering life-saving medicines to patients in hospital intensive care units and emergency departments across Europe. John McGinley is Hospital Business Unit Lead and Managing Director for Pfizer in Germany. A former St Eunan’s College student, John (45) is the eldest son of John and Liz McGinley. He has four […]


Anxious for ‘road map’ to help industry through crisis


FOR more than a decade Donal Cox has been in charge at Lough Eske Castle, Donegal’s only five-star hotel. Sitting on 43 acres of woodland outside Donegal town, the 97 bedroom hotel has yet to re-open this year while the doors remained locked for six months of 2020. It’s been a frustrating time for the […]


Fears easing after daunting start last year


MARTIN McGinley has been delivering letters for An Post for almost twenty years. Over those years, the job of a postman has changed considerably – something which has been thrown into sharp focus since Covid-19. “When I started we were effectively a letter business which delivered the odd parcel. Now we’ve almost become a parcel […]