Aontú selects Liam Mulligan to run in local elections

Letterkenny native Liam Mulligan is standing for the Aontú party in the forthcoming local elections. Mr Mulligan will run in the Buncrana Electoral Area. Aontú is an all-Ireland political party, launched in January 2019.

UPDATE: Council gritters will NOT be deployed tonight

Donegal County Council’s gritting service will not now be deployed this evening. Earlier today, the council said the gritting service would be in operation due to the forecasted drop in temperatures. However, pointing out that such information can change at short notice, the council have this afternoon said the gritting service won’t be needed this […]

Phase 2 of new major housing development appealed

by Louise Doyle RESIDENTS’ associations in Letterkenny have called on An Bord Pleanála to investigate their claims of a lack of transparency around a major proposed housing development in Letterkenny. The Old Glencar Road, Solomon’s Grove and Upper Fernhill Residents’ Associations have lodged an objection with the national independent planning authority following the granting of planning permission by […]

Plant-based production factory to help farmers

By Dionne Meehan DONEGAL-based seafood processing group Errigal Bay has been granted planning permission for the development of a factory to produce plant based products. Securing planning permission from Donegal County Council last week, the large oat-milk plant will be built on the same site as a large seafood processing facility near Meenaneary in Co. […]

New Kilmacrennan apartment must have 60-minute fire resisting wall

by Louise Doyle A 60-minute fire resisting compartment wall is to be constructed as part of planning permission granted for a change of use of a vacant dining room to apartment accommodation in Kilmacrennan. The stipulation is one of five conditions attached to planning permission for the new apartment living accommodation. Advertisement Applicant Denis Gorman lodged plans with Donegal […]

Does Donegal need affordable homes?

DONEGAL County Council are launching a survey next month to establish the demand in Donegal for affordable homes. The online survey is being carried out on behalf of the Local Authority Affordable Housing Scheme. The scheme aims to help people on moderate incomes buy new homes at an initially reduced price. New homes under this […]

Letterkenny pensioner fears carbon monoxide poisoning

By Jerome Hughes AN elderly woman living alone in the Oldtown area of Letterkenny fears she could be the victim of carbon monoxide poisoning and has accused Donegal County Council of ignoring her concerns. Approaching her 80th birthday in July, Brigid Barry’s quality of life is marred by her recent discharge from Letterkenny University Hospital, […]

Donegal County Councillor walks out of meeting in protest 

COUNCILLOR Micheál Choilm mac Giolla Easbaig has walked out of today’s Donegal County Council Islands Committee meeting at Dungloe Public Services Centre in protest. Wanting to draw attention to the important issues that affect island and coastal communities, Cllr Mac Giolla Easbaig said today he felt “enough is enough”. “At the last meeting I was […]


Donegal Council needs a shake up: 100% Redress Party

Tomas Sean Devine has announced he’s seeking a seat on Donegal County Council in the June elections, running for the 100% Redress Party. The Letterkenny man, who is chairperson of the party, has described his selection as an honour. “For too long, the majority of our local councillors have been silent on the issues that matter […]