Letterkenny Credit Union honours retiring directors


LETTERKENNY Credit Union paid tribute to three outgoing directors on Saturday night acknowledging their “unwavering dedication, professionalism, and commitment” over a combined 70 years of service. Many tributes were paid to retiring Directors Maureen O’Donnell, Mary Forde and Jim Toner who all served voluntarily as directors and left a rich legacy. The three outgoing Directors […]


Standing ovation for Paddy Diver


by Louise Doyle HUNDREDS of people took to their feet in a rousing standing ovation on Monday night to thank tireless and relentless 100 per cent redress campaigner Paddy Diver. It was standing room only in An Grianan Hotel in Burt, where the gravity of day-to-day life for families living in homes with defective concrete blocks and those otherwise […]


Hospital workers hold vigil in solidarity with Gaza colleagues


BY JEROME HUGHES HEALTHCARE workers attached to Letterkenny University Hospital are demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to allow for the delivery of food, water and life-saving medication. Members of the public joined with the workers this week to hold a vigil outside the hospital to honour doctors, nurses and paramedics who have been killed […]


Letterkenny personal trainer celebrates ten years in business


HIGHLY experienced personal trainer Aoife Hunter (McGill), owner of Aoife McGill Personal Training, is set to celebrate 10 years in business this year. Aoife, who is passionate about fitness, health and a balanced lifestyle, has over 17 years experience in personal training. Holding a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science, a Bsc Hons in Sports […]


After 25 years at An Grianán, Daithi exits stage left


By Paddy Walsh Back in the late nineties, the younger Daithi Ramsay established a comedy club in his home town of Letterkenny. And on one occasion, the deadpan delivery of Kevin McAleer packed them into the upstairs function room in the Orchard Inn. Advertisement And among the audience, a suitably impressed Deirdre McBride who had […]


Contractor appointed for demolition and site clearance works at ESB site


Letterkenny Municipal District Members visited the former ESB site at the Port Road on Tuesday to receive a briefing on demolition works that commenced this week.  Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District, Cllr Kevin Bradley welcomed the works and said: “This is an important milestone for the Letterkenny 2040 programme and will facilitate wider development of […]


Theatre groups appeal for rehearsal space


by Louise Doyle SIX local performance groups who have teamed up in a desperate bid to secure safe rehearsal space within Letterkenny’s former courthouse have made a fresh appeal. Under plans, the historic building is set to be transformed into a tourist attraction. Advertisement But local theatre and drama groups are pleading with Donegal County Council […]


Penneys rally around colleague diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease


By Dionne Meehan THE STAFF in Penneys Letterkenny are preparing to strut their stuff on the catwalk in a bid to raise funds for their colleague Olivia Robb who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Working in Penneys for almost 30 years, Olivia is a well-known face in the store and is adored by […]


Huge crowds expected at three meetings tonight


by Jerome Hughes and Louise Doyle MINISTER Charlie McConalogue has vowed that he will get the ‘best outcome for farmers’. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine of Ireland was speaking to the Donegal News yesterday ahead of Donegal Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA) annual general meeting (AGM) in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny at 8pm this evening. Advertisement It […]