Plans for new school hit by helipad concerns

By Kate Heaney CONCERNS over the flight path for emergency helicopters accessing Letterkenny University Hospital may necessitate changes to the €15 million development plans for the new Errigal College school buildings. Donegal County Council planners have sought further information from the Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) architects requesting they ensure confirmation from both the […]

Nominate Your ‘Heritage Hero’

DO you know of a person or group who have worked tirelessly to protect and promote heritage in your area? The public are invited to nominate who they feel deserves the ‘Heritage Hero’ award by completing the short nomination form on the Heritage Week website at before 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 31. The […]

Date for #LoveDonegal day announced

This years’ #LoveDonegal day will take place on Thursday, September 14 2023. Building on the success of previous award-winning campaign, this year’s campaign aims to promote Donegal to as many people as we can across the world and tell them why Donegal is a unique and amazing place to live, work, study, explore and invest […]

Councils say they are fully committed to delivering Riverine Project

DONEGAL County Council and Derry City & Strabane District Council say they are fully committed to delivering the long awaited cross-border Riverine Community Park Project. The project consists of a new public park encompassing both sides of the River Foyle to include a park and community building at Lifford, a public park and nature trails at […]

Martin looking forward to a busy year as cathaoirleach

The Donegal News visited the Twin Towns last week where we sat down with the newly elected Cathaoirleach of the Donegal County Council, Martin Harley, to talk about settling into his new role and his aspirations for the year ahead. Cllr Harley is a business man based at the heart of Ballybofey. Through the stain […]

Blueway project for Rivers Finn and Foyle should be considered says Cllr

THE possible development of a Blueway along the Finn and Foyle waterways is to be explored by Donegal County Council with one local councillor saying the benefits for business and local tourism would be huge. Cllr. Patrick McGowan wants a co-ordinated plan put together to look at the potential for a Blueway along the two […]

Water supply successfully restored in Ballyraine

Uisce Éireann and Donegal County Council have successfully completed repairs to a burst water main in Ballyraine, Letterkenny. Uisce Éireann working in partnership with Donegal County Council confirmed that water has been successfully restored to the majority of homes and businesses in Ashlawn, An Garran, Orchard Grove, Ballyraine and surrounding areas. The remaining properties can […]

Impact of Ten T project causing farmers concern

By Dionne Meehan DONEGAL IFA recently met with senior officials from Donegal County Council to discuss farmer’s concerns in relation to the Ten T project. The proposed major roads project, which is the county’s biggest road improvement scheme includes the development of the Twin Towns By-Pass, improvements to the Letterkenny to Manorcunningham Road and the […]

Fears rising TB levels are linked to growing deer population

By Róise Collins THERE are fears that the rising levels of Tuberculosis (TB) in animals in Donegal could be connected to the growing number of deer in the county. The concerns were raised at a recent meeting of Donegal County Council’s Agriculture committee by Cathaoirleach of the Glenties Municipal District, Councillor Michael McClafferty who renewed his calls […]