€1.945 million for Donegal roads damaged by excessive rainfall


DONEGAL has been allocated €1.945 million in additional funding for regional and local roads damaged by persistent rainfall over the winter and spring months. The allocation is part of a wider €30 million investment programme announced by the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan and Minister of State, Jack Chambers. Welcoming the announcement, Donegal minister, Charlie […]


Local elections: 91 candidates to fight for 37 council seats


THE current Donegal County Council members held their last Plenary meeting on Monday in Lifford, as some 91 candidates have now registered to stand in the June 7 Local Elections in the hope of securing one of the 37 seats. The breakdown of the number of candidates standing in each Municipal District are as follows: […]


Letterkenny Cricket Club submit petition to council for new pitch


LETTERKENNY Cricket Club has submitted a petition, containing 600 signatures, to Donegal County Council in the hope of being granted a dedicated cricket ground. Calling on Donegal County Council, local elected representatives, TDs and Minister for Sport Catherine Martin, the club is asking that the establishment of a dedicated cricket ground in Letterkenny is prioritised. Since […]


No answer for when defective concrete social houses will be fixed


by Kate Heaney URGENT calls have been made to Donegal County Council to press the Housing Department to fix social houses affected by defective concrete blocks. Councillor Pauric McGarvey raised the issue of families living in social and Specific Instance (SI) houses affected by defective concrete at the latest meeting of Letterkenny/Milford MD. Advertisement “I’ve […]


Emergency works underway on Cullion Road 


EMERGENCY works are taking place on the Cullion Road in Letterkenny this week. Donegal County Council alerted motorists this morning to warn that the road will be “blocked” from “time to time” from today until Friday. A traffic light system will be operation at all other times.


Councillors repeat call for modular homes for county


CLLR Michael McBride has said Donegal is facing a homeless crisis and called for Donegal County Council to meet the Housing Minister to ask for modular homes for the county. He made his comments at Tuesday’s meeting of Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District where he spoke of the lack of progress on defective council houses. Telling members […]


Housing plan for future needed – Brogan


CLLR Ciaran Brogan has called on Donegal County Council to publish their social housing plans for the next five years. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Letterkenny/Milford Municipal District, he said the whole area of housing was a “huge bone of contention” and there was a lack of land available. “Since I put in this motion there […]


Letterkenny residents appeal ATU sports development


by Louise Doyle LETTERKENNY residents have appealed a decision to grant planning permission for a major sports complex to An Bord Pleanála over privacy and noise concerns. Applicant ATU Donegal lodged plans with Donegal County Council in June 2023 seeking planning permission for the provision of a regional sports complex comprising outdoor pitches, two grass/sand GAA competition pitch […]