Speeding traffic making life hell for Letterkenny family

By Diarmaid Doherty A Letterkenny family say they are living a daily nightmare because the road which passes by their home has become a death trap. The McCrossans have lived all their lives at Scribley on the Leck Road. But what was once a relatively quiet road is now a dangerously busy route where motorists […]

Dog owners urged to obey no dogs rule at Letterkenny town park

A LOCAL Councillor has voiced his concerns over a large number of dogs being in Letterkenny’s Bernard McGlinchey Town Park despite dogs being prohibited for being there. The Council has been urged to improve signage and take whatever steps necessary to communicate to the public that dogs are not allowed in Bernard McGlinchey Town Park. Raising the […]

Council issue warning over dangers of bonfires

DONEGAL County Council is warning people to be aware of the dangers of bonfires ahead of St John’s Eve.  June 23 is St. John’s Eve a night rooted in ancient traditions. In olden times a fire was lit at sunset and had to be watched and tended until early morning. Traditionally fires were built using […]

Consultancy firm offering ‘pro bono’ services to Creeslough project

Donegal County Council, the Creeslough Working Group and the Creeslough Community Association supported by Arup have presented a Draft Village Plan and Draft Community Regeneration Project for public consultation.   The process to prepare the Village Plan is being led by the multi-disciplinary and international consultancy service Arup who are offering their services pro bono […]

Air support and extra garda resources ready for rally weekend

By Emma Ryan  A SIGNIFICANT policing plan including air support and additional garda resources are being rolled out in preparation for the weekend as thousands descend on the county for the 51st Donegal International Rally. Gardaí will be out in force this rally weekend applying a zero tolerance approach in relation to dangerous driving, drink and drug […]

Public urged to consider all care options ahead of Rally and Sea Sessions 

There are two significant crowd events taking place in Donegal this weekend, the Donegal Rally and Sea Sessions Festival. The HSE along with An Garda Síochána and Donegal County Council have engaged with the event organisers in the months preceding the events. From a HSE perspective this is to ensure they have considered and put […]

Cllr Kevin Bradley elected as Mayor of Letterkenny Milford MD

COUNCILLOR Kevin Bradley has been elected as the Mayor of Letterkenny Milford Municipal District.  The Letterkenny man was elected this evening at the MD’s AGM in the Public Service Centre in Letterkenny. Cllr Bradley, who has been a councillor for the past four years, took over the role from Cllr Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly. Advertisement Cllr […]

European Parliament Regional Development Committee Chair visits Donegal County Council to discuss Riverine Project delays

Chair of the European Parliament Regional Development Committee, Younous Omarjee MEP, recently visited Donegal at the invitation of Chris MacManus, Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest. Omarjee was visiting on a fact-finding mission to examine how the EU can play a positive role in addressing regional imbalance in Ireland. MacManus and Omarjee met with […]

Sod turned on €50m ‘landmark project’ for Ramelton, Milford and Rathmullan

THE sod has been turned on a €50m investment in wastewater infrastructure for Ramelton, Milford and Rathmullan. This new sewerage scheme will finally bring to an end the decades-long practice of discharging raw or poorly treated sewage into Leannan Estuary, Lough Swilly and Maggie’s Burn. This project will be critical in enabling the local communities […]

Yellow thunderstorms warning issued for Donegal

A YELLOW warning has been issued for thunderstorms in Donegal.  The warning comes into action from 12 noon today until 10pm tonight. Met Eireann are advising of localised slow-moving showers with heavy downpours, potential thunderstorms and a chance of hail. Advertisement   They warn the thunderstorms could result in localised flooding and difficult travelling conditions. […]