St Columbcille Village residents to be vaccinated next week

Vaccinations for residents of Saint Columbcille Village in Clonmany will commence next week, the HSE has confirmed. The announcement comes following a campaign which was instigated to ensure the residents of the facility will receive the vaccine after initially being omitted from the first phase of doses. In a statement a spokesperson for the HSE […]

Covid-19 cases rise in West Donegal over holiday period

MORE THAN one hundred people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Glenties Local Electoral Area (LEA) in the past fourteen days which is the highest level of infection recorded in the area since the start of the pandemic. This record-level surge in west Donegal can be largely attributed to an intensified period of social […]

90 per cent drop in number checked for breast cancer

THE number of women screened for breast cancer at Letterkenny University Hospital so far this year has dropped by almost 90 percent due to Covid-19. While BreastCheck services have resumed in recent weeks, the numbers screened to that point are just a fraction of the figure for 2019. Last year, 3,974 women availed of the […]

Scientist retains close links with West Donegal

A scientist who is developing antibodies which have the potential to both treat infected patients and provide protection to the “at risk” population during the coronavirus pandemic has family in West Donegal. John McCafferty is Chief Scientific Officer of IONTAS, a Cambridge biotech firm which recently announced the discovery of potent SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies to […]

Curtains open again this evening at Century Cinemas

  CENTURY Cinemas in Letterkenny will reopen from this evening Friday (December 4), showing a host of classic movies. It comes two months after Mark Doherty, managing director of Century Cinemas at Leckview Lane, turned the key to lock the front door. Advertisement At that time, he expressed genuine concern that he may be forced […]

‘If a 6 year old kid can do it, why can’t rest of us?’

A LEADING public health specialist has warned that people need to ‘knuckle down’ if Donegal is to get out of Covid-19 lockdown in December. Donegal, Derry and Strabane continue to top the 7-day lists although cases numbers have been falling for much of the past three weeks. Dr Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health Medicine […]

Carrigart woman launches bid to help local businesses

SHOPPING local this year will be more important than ever in the run up to Christmas as livelihoods hang in the balance. While all non-essential retail will remain closed due to Covid-19 restrictions businesses in Donegal will need all the support they can get online in order to weather the storm over the next six […]

Latest: Lowest daily Covid-19 figure since March 11

Four more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland bringing the overall death total to 1,683. There have also been nine new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of cases in the Republic to 25,210. It is the lowest daily figure since March 11. Also, the daily Department of Health briefings have now been reduced […]