Major recruitment drive at Letterkenny University Hospital

A MAJOR recruitment drive for over 80 new healthcare staff is underway at Letterkenny University Hospital in an attempt to ensure safe staffing levels across the hospital. Under the national initiative for Implementation Of Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing And Skill Mix, Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) has recently received approval for a total of 78 new […]

Disruption expected during roadworks on major Letterkenny road

By Emma Ryan MOTORISTS are being warned of potential traffic disruption in Letterkenny this week as the De Valera Road is set to close overnight, with one lane to be closed during the day. The road, between the Oatfield Roundabout and the Hospital Roundabout, is one of the busiest roads in the town. Advertisement The […]

Days of Convoy railway remembered with new mural

By Róise Collins THERE was a great turn-out for the official unveiling of the new railway mural in Convoy this weekend. The mural painted by talented local artist Marty McDaid pays tribute to the town’s historic railway line, which ran from Strabane to Letterkenny. Advertisement The railway opened in 1909, and at the height of […]

De Valera Road, Letterkenny to be closed over night this week

THE De Valera Road in Letterkenny is set to close overnight this week, with one lane closed during the day.  The road, between Oatfield Roundabout and the hospital, will be closed overnight from 7pm to 7am from tomorrow (Monday) until Friday September 8 for essential road resurfacing works. One lane will be closed during the day […]

Large crowd turns out for public meeting on RSE

A LARGE crowd attended a public meeting in Letterkenny regarding the new school curriculum for Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). Aontu Leader and TD Peadar Tóibín was the main speaker at the meeting on Tuesday night in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. The meeting was well attended by around 200 […]

Bereavement charity to hold meeting during ‘difficult’ month

A BEREAVEMENT charity will resume their face-to-face meetings following a short break over the summer months ahead of ‘difficult’ month September. Anam Cara, the only organisation of its kind with support services available to bereaved parents will hold a face to face meeting on Thursday September 14, Anam Cara in The Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny at 7:15pm. All […]

Gardaí issue warning after two drivers caught speeding

GARDAÍ from Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit have issued a stark warning after two motorists were caught speeding.  It comes after members carried out speed checks on Sunday. A Garda spokesperson said, “A number of motorists were detected travelling in excess of the legal speed limit and a number of Fixed Charge Penalty Notices have been […]

Ramelton road to be closed overnight this week

THE Ramelton Road between the Station Roundabout and the Oatfield Roundabout will be closed overnight this week.  It has been confirmed that due to road surfacing works, the R229 Ramelton Road in Letterkenny between the Station Roundabout and the Oatfield Roundabout will be closed at night time between 7pm and 7am from Tuesday August 29 […]

Letterkenny grandmother leaves a snowball surprise for her grandsons

By Diarmaid Doherty WHEN the snow fell in Letterkenny last January, Eilish Sweeney’s thoughts turned to her two grandsons in far off sunny Australia. Brothers Sean and Alex Sweeney had enjoyed a memorable holiday in Letterkenny when they were little boys, spending a brilliant time with their granny Eilish and the rest of the Sweeney […]