Motion declaring housing emergency to come before Dáil

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, Eoin Ó Broin TD, has announced the party will bring forward a motion in the Dáil this week to declare a housing emergency in the state. The motion also urges support for the upcoming Raise The Roof rally, to highlight how the housing crisis is devastating people’s lives. Teachta Ó […]

New Students’ Union president sets out priorities

THE new president of Atlantic Technology University (ATU) Students’ Union Donegal has said he will use his role to fight for accommodation and inclusion rights. Letterkenny man Edward Grant took up his new role recently. Merging Galway-Mayo IT, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and IT Sligo, the new ATU opened on April 1, becoming one of […]

More than 2,600 on social housing waiting list

THERE are now more than 2,600 people on the social housing waiting list in Donegal. The latest figures from Donegal County Council show there are 2,663 people waiting which includes those on the transfer list. The Letterkenny Municipal District has the highest with 1,064 people on the waiting list in this area. The majority of […]

Housing market turmoil as mica crisis grows

MICA is casting a “huge shadow” over Donegal’s housing market according to local estate agents. Sellers say they are seeing a number of new trends developing as a result of the volume of homes with crumbling blocks. These range from a surge in demand for older houses, ones built prior to the mica era, to […]

Council tenants left to live in dire conditions

FURIOUS residents living in Council houses in Letterkenny say they feel abandoned by the local authority as they have been left living in dire conditions. Significant cracks in walls, severe damp, and insect infestations are just some of the complaints from residents living in the Glencar area who have this week lodged an objection with […]

Minister McConalogue welcomes €1.6 million for housing

An allocation of over €1.6 million to see social housing units in Donegal refurbished and re-let to individuals and families, struggling with homelessness or on the social housing list, has been welcomed by Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue. 

Housing prices rise in Donegal

    The price of the average three-bed semi in Co Donegal has risen 1.4% to €88,750 in the last three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Advertisement The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving […]


Upbeat savers to breathe new life into housing market

Demand for housing in Letterkenny looks set to intensify after a survey found that a third of people are thinking about buying their first home in the next two years. In total, 32% of the Irish adults surveyed said they are contemplating buying their first home or moving house in the next 24 months. Of […]