Letterkenny residents fearing homelessness after eviction notice

By Dionne Meehan RESIDENTS of an apartment block in Letterkenny have been left fearing homelessness after they recently received a letter of termination. On December 8, 2023, the residents received a letter of termination stating the landlord intended to sell the dwelling. Advertisement The letter read, “The tenancy of the dwelling at Apt 4A, Oliver […]

Homeless couple in Letterkenny say they’re losing hope

by Jerome Hughes A young couple, living in a caravan close to Letterkenny’s Polestar Roundabout, claim they are at breaking point in their quest to secure housing from Donegal County Council, just as temperatures plummet in the lead-up to Christmas. Sinéad Brown and Martin Reilly, together for 17 years, describe the past three months as […]

Almost sixty people homeless in Donegal last month

ALMOST sixty adults in Donegal accessed emergency accommodation in the county last month, according to new figures from the Department of Housing. During the week of September 18 to 24 a total of 57 adults accessed emergency accommodation in Donegal which is up from 55 the previous month. Across the north west 126 adults needed […]

Volunteers preparing to sleep out in aid of homelessness charity

A group of hardy souls will brave the elements tonight (Friday) to raise money for homelessness charity Focus Ireland. The sleepout is being organised by Nuala Malone and Shaun McGlynn of Profitness in Ballybofey. “I remember when I was young homelessness was something really rare that you’d only encounter occasionally when you made a trip […]

From Ardara to Dublin’s homeless with generosity

ARDARA Helping Homeless volunteers Gerard McHugh and Daniel Moy travelled to Dublin on Monday with a bus load of essential food items to distribute to the homeless and less fortunate. The pair spent a few hours on O’Connell Street on Monday evening helping to distribute food parcels which had been gathered in Donegal over the […]

Fivefold increase in homeless B&B costs

THERE has been a fivefold increase in the amount spent on emergency B&B accommodation by Donegal County Council in the last year. Figures obtained by the Donegal News from the Local Authority reveal that they spent €68,972 on B&B accommodation for the homeless last year. This is an increase from €12,000 spent in 2017. So […]

Sleep Out event this weekend as homeless crisis gets worse

    A charity event is to take place this weekend to raise awareness and much needed funds for the North West Simon Community. The annual ‘Sleep Out’ takes place on Friday October 6th from 9pm in Letterkenny Market Square. Advertisement As part of their annual Simon Week, the charity will be trying to raise […]