Call for action at accident blackspot

By Emma Ryan THERE have been calls for works to be carried out at an accident blackspot in Letterkenny which has been the scene of seven collisions in two years. At last week’s meeting of Letterkenny Milford MD, Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh asked the Council to apply for funding for further safety measures at Kiltoy/Golf Course Road due […]

Concerned parent raises anti-social concerns

A CALL has been made to secure a site on the Port Road in Letterkenny following reports of concerning anti-social behaviour. This comes after the Donegal News was contacted by a concerned parent who claimed they witnessed up to 100 “youngsters” visiting the old council office on the Port Road which they described as being […]

Planning sought for 52 houses in Letterkenny

A PLANNING application has been lodged with Donegal County Council to build 52 houses at Ballymacool. The application lodged on September 13 is in the name of Phil Boyle and the architect is Patrick O’Connor. The planning permission sought is for 20 four-bed and 30 three-bed semi-detached houses as well as one three-bed and one […]

More traffic lights for Letterkenny?

LETTERKENNY could be set to get more traffic lights in an attempt to deal with ongoing traffic issues. It has been suggested that full signalised junctions be provided at Station Roundabout, Port Road Roundabout and Oatfield Roundabout to improve traffic management and pedestrian safety in the areas. There is massive volumes of traffic travel through the […]

Letterkenny Job event attracts hundreds of people

ONE of the county’s biggest employer held a successful recruitment day which attracted hundreds of potential employees as Zeus aims to expand its workforce. Zeus, based at IDA Business Park, Lisnennan, Letterkenny, is a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer, continually developing new products and optimising processes. On Saturday, hundreds of people turned out to explore their career opportunities as the company held […]

Unprecedented demand at Letterkenny Foodbank

WITH the cost of living crisis pushing up demand, Letterkenny’s foodbank has been forced to reduce its handout frequency. The registered charity has warned of its concerns for this coming winter amid a 33 per cent surge in the number of people it has supported in the last six months. Such has been the pressure […]

Launch of Wainfest Children’s Arts and Book Festival

The Outdoor Classroom at Glebe House and Gallery was a fitting backdrop to launch this year’s Wainfest Children’s Arts and Book Festival. The theme of this year’s festival, which is in its 27th year, is ‘Our planet, Our Home’ and pupils from Scoil Naisiunta Na Sraithe Moire and Gartan National School were immersed in nature […]

Counter Deli donating today’s proceeds of tea and coffee to Pieta House

THE Counter Deli is open today with all proceeds from teas and coffees going to Pieta House.  The Counter Deli was founded by husband and wife team Richard and Olivia Finney. Mr Finney died on Sunday, September 10. Advertisement Requiem Mass for the father-of-two and local businessman was held in the Church of the Irish […]

Letterkenny construction company shortlisted for prestigious award

A LETTERKENNY construction company has been shortlisted for the prestigious Irish Construction Industry Awards 2023. Boyle Construction, based at Ballyraine, Letterkenny, is the only Donegal company which has been named among the long list of nominees for the awards. The company has been nominated in the Health and Education sector for their work at the new Ballyshannon Community Hospital. The hospital […]