Donegal voices to feature in new documentary exploring the housing crisis

Three Donegal voices will feature in a new documentary exploring the housing crisis since the birth of the Irish state. 100 Bliain de Thithíocht – Géarchéim gan Deireadh (100 Years of Housing – Crisis Without End) a feature documentary, written and directed by Paul Webster, will air this Wednesday, October 25 at 9.30 pm on […]

Housing is the biggest issue that is facing Donegal, claim councillors

THE ongoing housing crisis in Donegal dominated the recent council meeting as the biggest issue facing the county. At the plenary meeting of Donegal County Council in Lifford on Monday, two motions prompted a wider discussion among councillors on the housing issues facing the county and the impact they are having on residents. The discussion began […]

Government urged to properly invest in rural Ireland

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said the planning system plays a role in contributing to the housing crisis, as he pressed Government to properly invest in rural Ireland and publish the long-awaited rural guidelines. He called for a significant increase in the development of rural towns, and not just bigger towns, but smaller villages […]

Revealed: Council purchases second parcel of land in Letterkenny

By Diarmaid Doherty The demand for housing in the Letterkenny area has received another major boost with news that Donegal County Council has purchased a second parcel of land for housing close to the town centre. On Thursday, the Donegal News revealed that the local authority was behind the purchase of the 8.23 acre site […]

‘Good news for the town’

AN 8.23 acre site in the centre of Letterkenny which went on the market last year at a price of €4m has been sold. The site is located at High Road, behind the town’s fire station on De Valera Road. Part of the site fronts on to the High Road, opposite Mac’s Mace, and part […]

Donegal Deputy hits out at Housing Minister who failed to meet his targets

A DONEGAL Deputy has hit out at the Housing Minister claiming he was unable to meet the ‘shockingly low’ housing targets he sets.  Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has set “shockingly low” housing targets and has still been unable to meet them. Addressing the Dáil on Tuesday, Deputy Pringle […]

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 […]