Fire service ‘on its knees’ as firefighters take action

BY DIONNE MEEHAN A LETTERKENNY fireman has warned there will be no fire service in the future if conditions do not improve. This comes after retained firefighters all around the country took to the picket line this week over a dispute around pay, conditions and a decent work/life balance. Advertisement The strike began on Tuesday […]

Donegal firefighters to picket at Council offices

Firefighters from across the County will be holding a peaceful picket at Council offices as strike action begins.  At 12am last night, Firefighters from across the country turned off their pagers and prepared themselves for days and maybe even weeks of industrial action. In Donegal, five fire stations have silenced their pagers for 24 hours of strike […]

Fire Service praised for speedy response to bus fire

The Fire Service arrived on scene at the Bus Éireann fire at the Dry Arch Roundabout 10 minutes after mobilising and were confronted with a fully developed fire. At 8.40 pm yesterday evening, 5th January 2023, Letterkenny Fire Brigade mobilised to a vehicle fire on the inbound lane of the dual carriageway at the Dry […]

Bus Éireann to investigate bus fire at Dry Arch

Bus Éireann has said an investigation will be launched to understand what caused a bus to catch fire on the Dry Arch Roundabout, Letterkenny at around 8.30pm last night. Thankfully all 15 passengers on board and the driver evacuated safely. In a statement Bus Éireann said the vehicle has been cleared from the road and […]

Council condemns malicious false alarm

Donegal County Council has condemned a malicious hoax call last night which led the Fire Service in Letterkenny to respond. At about 9.35pm yesterday Letterkenny Fire Brigade was alerted to fire at Saint Eunan’s College. A Donegal County Council spokesperson said that no fire was found by the fire brigade. Advertisement “It was concluded that […]

Man hospitalised following Lettermacaward fire

A MAN in his eighties has been taken to hospital following a fire in Lettermacaward over night. The blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning. The man was rescued and taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where it is understood he is in a serious condition. Gardai say they are not treating the […]

One of Donegal’s most historic homes up in flames

  A €1.2million historic, country house in Donegal is believed to have been destroyed in an overnight blaze.  Donaghmore House, Castlefinn was engulfed by flames last night as three fire tenders from Letterkenny, Stranorlar and Strabane battled the blaze.  It is understood the fire was brought under control in the early hours of this morning. Advertisement […]

Five bonfires and two cars set alight on Hallowe’en

THERE was five bonfires and two cars set on fire, including a Garda patrol car, during the course of Hallowe’en night. Donegal Fire Service were called out to 11 separate incidents in total. Anne Marie Conlon, Press Officer with Donegal County Council, said the incidents were largely attributable to Hallowe’en. Advertisement The fire service were […]


Donegal Fire Service recruitment drive targets new female recruits

Donegal Fire Service has recently launched a new recruitment drive and is particularly interested in attracting new female recruits. Dermot Brady, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer with the Donegal Fire Service is keen to see more women putting themselves forward to join the Fire Service in Donegal. “At the moment Donegal Fire Service does not […]