Minister to attend conference in Letterkenny today

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney will attend a ‘Building Better Business’ conference in Letterkenny today. This is the first of a series of events which will highlight the opportunities and challenges presented by digital transformation and decarbonisation. The conference will take place this morning at An Dánlann, Atlantic Technological University (ATU) where […]

WATCH: International Women’s Day – From passion project to verified topseller on Depop

An Engineering student who started a vintage clothing business in her bedroom has successfully grown her ‘passion project’ into a verified top seller on Depop. Sadhbha Medlar (Sab) is the founder and owner of an independent brand called sourcedbysab that specialises in premium vintage and sustainable streetwear located at Grand Central Canal Road, Letterkenny and online via the […]

Call for additional ambulance crews in Donegal

THE government has been urged to provide at least three additional ambulances and crews in Donegal to prevent a worsening of the ‘crisis’ within the service. Donegal Independent TD Thomas Pringle has called for extra crews to be installed at Killybegs station, Inishowen and in either Ballybofey or Lettekenny. Speaking in the Dail he said, “Killybegs […]

Cancer research award for LUH staff member

A Donegal nurse who co-lead a research team that devised a trial to take more patients out of hospital for routine cancer medications has been awarded the Irish Cancer Society Senior Researcher of the Year title. Advanced Nurse Practitioner Dr Janice Richmond of Letterkenny University Hospital was instrumental in the trial, which set about taking […]

Letterkenny man shares story to mark Rare Disease Day

LETTERKENNY man Michael MacGinty, who suffers with a rare blood disease, has shared his story to mark Rare Disease Day. He highlighted the importance of having a conversation about rare diseases, which he says are not as rare as rare sounds. Michael suffers with Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) a rare genetic condition which affects the […]

Donegal has third highest commercial vacancy rate in country

The commercial vacancy rate in Donegal increased by 0.6 percentage points to 17.5% in the twelve months to Q4 2022 according to the latest GeoDirectory Commercial Vacancy Rates Report, published today.   The commercial vacancy rate in Donegal was higher than the national average of 14.0%. According to the report the commercial vacancy rate in […]

Further delay for major Letterkenny road project

A NEW ‘significant delay’ of up to six months could see the Four Lane Road Project running almost a year behind schedule. Donegal County Council has confirmed the project is delayed once again and the entire project is not expected to be complete until Autumn – around one year after the initial completion date. The […]

Over 20 patients awaiting beds at LUH

TWENTY four patients are currently waiting on beds at Letterkenny University Hospital. As of this morning, eight patients are on trolleys in the emergency department while 16 patients are wards elsewhere in the hospital. Nationally, 549 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 424 patients are waiting in […]

Donegal Garda welcomes menopause guidance for women in the force

A DONEGAL Garda has welcomed a menopause guidance document to support women in the police service. The organisation is committed to creating a healthy workplace that places personnel health and wellbeing at the forefront, as outlined in the Garda Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2023. One of the key actions in the strategy led by the […]