As prices rocket many householders are facing a ‘Catch-22’ this winter


THE Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has admitted the incoming winter will be a ‘Catch-22’ scenario for many in Donegal. Programme Manager with the EPA, Pat Byrne was speaking to the Donegal News in the wake of the publication of the agency’s latest Air Quality in Ireland Report 2021. It reveals that while air quality in Ireland is […]


Medical staff at LUH getting more fearful as winter looms


NURSES and midwives in Letterkenny University Hospital are “on the floor” and “very fearful” for the winter months. That’s the stark warning from Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Industrial Relations Officer Neal Donohoe after the organisation was locked in talks with HSE management in recent days over emergency winter plans. Speaking to the Donegal News following the crucial […]


Council plans to rebuild social housing stock affected by mica


AN integrated design team is being sought by Donegal County Council to progress the demolition of its social housing stock affected by mica and the building of new homes. Two tender documents have been issued, one for Inishowen and a second for Letterkenny. The design team will comprise of a lead engineer or architect with access to all the services […]


Student defers due to accommodation crisis


A LETTERKENNY student forced to defer her place at Maynooth University because of the accommodation crisis has already begun looking for somewhere to live next September. Caitlin-Faye Maniti (19) received a first round CAO offer to study entrepreneurship, but instead has opted to take a gap year so that she can save up for rent […]


Concerns raised following inspections of nursing homes


THE health watchdog has raised serious concerns about the protection of residents from abuse, following unannounced inspections in two Donegal facilities. Health and Information Quality (HIQA) carried out inspections in St Eunan’s Nursing home, Letterkenny, and Brentwood Manor in Convoy. St Eunan’s Nursing and Convalescent Home Limited is the provider of St Eunan’s Nursing Home, […]


Official handover and blessing of new Fire Engine for Letterkenny Fire Brigade


There was a great excitement at Letterkenny Fire Station as elected representatives, Council officials and members of Donegal County Fire Service came along to mark the official handing over of the new state of the art Scania ‘Class B’ fire engine to Letterkenny Fire Brigade by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Liam Blaney. The new Class B fire […]


More help needed for girl undergoing treatment in US


THE uncle of an nine-year-old Donegal girl undergoing life-saving treatment in America for a brain tumour has said her family need help more than ever. Caitlin Strain was diagnosed with a brain tumour in Letterkenny University Hospital on February 18 last year, just three days before her birthday which she celebrated in Temple Street Children’s […]


Footpath repairs needed as bill soars


THE mayor of the Letterkeny Milford MD, Donal Mandy Kelly, on Tuesday called for work to be carried out to footpaths and overhanging hedges in an effort to reduce the payout of claims in relation to these. This week the Donegal News published the figures for claims against the council regarding footpaths to date this […]