Donegal County Council to host jobs fair in London


A NUMBER of Donegal based businesses are set to take part in the Donegal Jobs Fair at the London Irish Centre in Camden, London next month. Aiming to promote jobs and career opportunities across several sectors including Tech, Engineering, Construction, Maritime and Healthcare, the fair will take place on May 16 from 5pm and will specifically […]


Aibhlinn Gallagher wins Primary Schools Road Safety Art competition 


The Donegal Road Safety Working Group, Finn Harps Football Club & iMotors have announced the winners of the Primary School Road Safety Art Competition. This year once again many excellent drawings were submitted, and the competition continues to be popular with primary school children in Donegal. The overall winner was Aibhlinn Gallagher, Murroe National School, […]


A familiar face retires from Donegal County Council after 43 years


By Dionne Meehan A LONG-SERVING member of staff has retired from Donegal County Council after a whopping 43 years of service. Beginning his career with the council in 1981, Jim McLaughlin (‘Widaw’) worked in Lifford as a Civil Engineering Technician. Advertisement Blessed with the opportunity to study while he worked, Jim gained his Civil Engineering […]


Vacant and Derelict Properties – Information Events


Donegal County Council is holding information events to provide information on the supports available to refurbish Vacant and Derelict properties. Please come along and find out further information on the following supports – no appointments are needed:  Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant Scheme Advertisement Grants up to €84,000 available to refurbish vacant and derelict properties that […]


Three Trees to Carndonagh Public Consultation


DONEGAL County Council with the support of Transport Infrastructure Ireland invite residents of the area, members of the public and other interested parties to participate in the first non-statutory public consultation for the Three Trees to Carndonagh Greenway Project. The project is currently at Phase 1 (Concept & Feasibility), which includes the identification of a […]


Fianna Fáil selects Cllr McGowan to run yet again


Fianna Fáil Cllr Patrick McGowan has been selected to contest the June elections in the Lifford Stranorlar Local Electoral Area. The party held its selection convention in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey, last night. This will be Cllr McGowan’s 6th consecutive local election campaign. Fianna Fáil stalwarts, Minister Charlie McConalogue, Senator Niall Blaney, Cllr Gerry […]


Artist wanted to create public artwork piece


AS part of the Community Recognition Programme, Donegal County Council in partnership with Buncrana Tidy Towns will undertake a programme of works over the coming months along the popular Friar Hegarty Shore Walk in the town. The works will include repairs to some areas of the walkway, new signage and access improvements. An additional element […]


€46 million spent on council house maintenance in Donegal


BY JEROME HUGHES TAXPAYERS have paid €46 million on the maintenance of council houses across Donegal, including €3.3m to paint exterior walls. The expenditure relates to the period 2019-2023. Advertisement Donegal County Council currently owns 5,317 houses and apartments, occupied by those who don’t have the means to purchase their own property. In addition, the […]


35k spent on lights on the Letterkenny to Ramelton road


By Dionne Meehan DONEGAL County Council recently erected 10 new street lights on a stretch of road on the R245 Letterkenny to Ramelton. Speaking to the Donegal News this week, Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh welcomed this work. Advertisement “Ten additional lights were erected to fill the gaps in public lighting along that stretch of road at […]


Water outages expected in Ramelton tomorrow 


Uisce Eireann are advising the public of a possible water disruption in the Ramelton area tomorrow. A pump station interruption may cause supply disruptions to Gortin, Ramelton, Milford and surrounding areas in Co. Donegal. Works are scheduled to take place from 9 am until 4 pm tomorrow, April 4. Donegal County Council recommend that you allow […]