Emergency works to be undertaken on Windy Hall Road

Emergency road works will be undertaken on the Windy Hall Road in Letterkenny on Monday. The road will be blocked in various locations from 8am to 4:30pm during emergency pot hole repairs. A spokesperson for Donegal County Council said: “When patches are complete sections will be reopened.  Expect long delays and avoid this area if […]

Garda investigations ongoing following discovery of body

Gardaí say investigations are ongoing after the body of a male was discovered in Letterkenny on Thursday evening. A Garda spokesperson confirmed to the Donegal News that Gardaí attended the scene of an incident in Letterkenny.  “The body of a male was removed from the scene to the mortuary in Letterkenny,” the spokesperson said. Advertisement […]

Letterkenny grandmother with MS still without power

by Louise Doyle A LETTERKENNY grandmother with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who relies on an autoinjector for pain relief was yesterday still without power in the wake of two devastating storms. Storms Isha and Jocelyn raged across Donegal over the weekend and into Tuesday, plunging many homes and businesses into darkness and leaving a trail of destruction […]

Over €30,000 presented to Donegal Hospice by photographer Brian McDaid

It was a journey to remember. 1,900 kilometres, four tanks of petrol, a puncture, three boxes of Galtee cheese, six fills of a flask of hot water and a lot of tea bags! Gary Mangan’s CD stuck in the CD player in the otherwise ultra reliable wee Toyota called Betsy and an overwhelming amount of […]

Claims Letterkenny junction is damaging local businesses

by Kate Heaney THE temporary junction at McDonalds fast food outlet on Pearse Road in Letterkenny needs urgent attention because of the damage it is doing to some local businesses, according to Cllr Kevin Bradley. He told this month’s meeting of the Letterkenny Milford Municipal District that one ratepayer told him his business was down 40 per […]

LUH: 46 patients without a bed today

THERE are 46 patients at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) without a bed today. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said trolley numbers have been very high over the last few days leading to overcrowding records being broken in Cork University Hospital (94 patients on trolleys today) and University Hospital Limerick (132 patients yesterday). Across […]

Students from Scoil Cholmcille shortlisted for FÍS Film Awards

Students from Scoil Cholmcille in Letterkenny have been shortlisted for this year’s FÍS Film Awards. The renowned contest which is now in its 18th year, will feature a host of short movies created by primary school children and their teachers across Ireland. This year’s event, hosted by RTE’s Sinead Kennedy is set to take place […]

Garda recruitment stand in Letterkenny

Gardaí from the Community Policing Unit in Letterkenny will hold an information stand at Letterkenny Shopping Centre on Wednesday between 1pm and 3pm in relation to the latest recruitment campaign. Members of the force will be present to answer any questions the public may have. “Please do call in to have a chat with us […]

UPDATE: Appeal to property owners to check for damage ahead of further winds

Property owners are being urged to check their buildings for structural damage and to secure any loose material ahead of the onset of Storm Jocelyn on Tuesday evening. Landowners are also asked to check trees on their land. It comes as Donegal County Council is warning of the possibility of further trees falling over the […]