Three people set to receive Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award

2023 sees three distinguished individuals honoured with the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award. The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards return for 2023 on Saturday, September , at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana, County Donegal. The award, presented by Donegal County Council, seeks to recognise those who have excelled in their chosen field whilst honouring […]

Councillors paid over €1.4m wages and expenses in 2022

DONEGAL County Councillors have seen a substantial increase in their salaries having benefited from the first full year of their increased representational payment of almost €10,000. The cost of the 37 councillors in 2022 was €1,470,538 compared with €1.2 million in 2021 including salaries and expenses. Those 37 councillors elected to the local authority in 2019 were […]

Donegal people encouraged to “Check the Register”

Donegal County Council is calling on electors and potential electors to engage with the latest Check the Register campaign. The current campaign aims to encourage everyone, including those already registered to vote, to go to and either confirm or update their details. Adding details including date of birth and PPSN allows local authorities to […]

Plans to demolish parochial house refused by Council

by Diarmaid Doherty DONEGAL County Council has refused a planning application which sought permission to demolish the parochial house in Kilmacrennan. The application had been submitted by Fr Paddy Dunne, the former parish priest, on behalf of Kilmacrennan parish. Advertisement Fr Dunne had told the Donegal News that plans to demolish the former priest’s home […]

Donegal County Council Staff Walk from Malin to Mizen!

In keeping with Donegal County Council’s Health and Wellbeing Plan and following on from the success of last year’s pilot workplace walking challenge, Donegal County Council Chief Executive, Mr. John G McLaughlin launched the Walk and Talk Staff Walking Challenge in April this year. The campaign was rolled out over a four-week period, through the […]

New boardwalk, beach wheelchair and mobility walker installed at Magherawarden Beach 

A NEW boardwalk, beach wheelchair and Age Friendly mobility walker has been launched by Donegal County Council at Magherawarden’s Blue Flag beach in Portsalon. Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Liam Blaney officially launched the new boardwalk, accessible beach wheelchair and Ireland’s first Age Friendly mobility beach walker at Magherawarden, Portsalon on Monday with the ribbon […]

New €1 million Linear Park now open

A NEW €1 million Linear Park in Letterkenny is now open. The park, offering a “fresh, new experience”, is located beside Letterkenny Public Services Centre and the Neil T Blaney Road. The park had been due to open in May but following a delay, it instead opened earlier this month. Advertisement The recreational park is the first phase […]

First turbines at Lenalea Wind Farm complete

Lenalea Wind Farm, in County Donegal, has reached another major milestone following the successful installation of the first Vestas V117 turbine on Wednesday. Lenalea, located approximately 10km southwest of Letterkenny, is a joint venture project between SSE Renewables and FuturEnergy Ireland. The completion of the first turbine means the completed Lenalea generation unit is now […]

Cllr Harley set to become Mayor

THE new Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council is set to be elected at Monday’s Annual General Meeting of the Council. Fine Gael Councillor Martin Harley is tipped be elected to the position, taking over from Fianna Fáil’s Liam Blaney. Speaking to the Donegal News the Ballybofey native said he is both excited and nervous to be […]