Donegal’s top garda wants tougher laws to protect young people at discos 

BY JEROME HUGHES DONEGAL’S most senior garda has called on the community to ensure that adolescents are discouraged from consuming alcohol, and that measures are in place to look after those who do manage to become intoxicated. Chief Superintendent Goretti Sheridan was speaking to the Donegal News on Friday in Letterkenny at the launch of […]

Tailbacks in Letterkenny as Bank Holiday traffic causes lengthy delays 

Motorists are advised that traffic is extremely heavy in and around Letterkenny this Bank Holiday Monday afternoon. The town played host to the North West 10k earlier this morning and traffic restrictions were in place before and during the event. However, despite those restrictions being lifted, there are now tailbacks in parts of the town […]

Road closures announced for North West 10k

A NUMBER of road closures will be in place to facilitate the 27th North West 10k this coming Bank Holiday Monday. The fundraising event starts at 11am, and takes place in the environs of Letterkenny urban area. It attracts huge numbers each year and another big crowd is expected on Monday. Advertisement Gardaí have said traffic restrictions […]

Letterkenny DJ Conor gets booked for Electric Picnic

By Dionne Meehan LETTERKENNY DJ 666cmg (aka Conor McGranaghan) is set to make his debut at Ireland’s biggest music festival as he joins the Electric Picnic line-up for 2024. Set to perform in front of thousands in Stradbally, Co. Laois this August, the rising star said this opportunity is something he has dreamt of for […]

Bealtaine Festival to host a variety of events in Donegal this May

THE Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age, will be bursting onto the scene in Donegal this May, offering a month-long exploration of the arts for older people. This year the theme for the Bealtaine is “Lust for Life” and with over 50 events taking place across Donegal libraries, […]

Motorist pleads guilty to careless driving causing serious bodily harm

A Convoy man has pleaded guilty to careless driving causing serious bodily harm to another individual. Michael Slevin, with an address at Corradoey, was arraigned at Letterkenny Circuit Court this week on the charge which relates to a collision at Chestnut Road in Ballybofey on October 26th, 2022. Defence counsel, Peter Nolan, B.L. asked that […]

Major report into risks at underage discos to be launched in Letterkenny

by Louise Doyle A MAJOR report into safety risks faced by young people at underage events locally and around the country will be launched in Letterkenny today. ‘Dancing at the Disco’ examines the dangers to children attending large scale discos on licensed premises. Advertisement It looks at the management of large crowds of children in what are environments designed […]

Mary T Sweeney re-elected to Governing body of Aontú

A LETTERKENNY woman has been re-elected to the Governing body of Aontú for the fifth year in a row. Mary T Sweeney, who will stand for the party in the Letterkenny LEA in the upcoming local elections in June, was selected once again to serve on the party’s Ard Comhairle, its officer board. She won the […]

Donegal’s longest serving traffic warden issues his last ticket

BY JEROME HUGHES DANNY Dougherty has been a familiar fixture in Letterkenny for almost four decades, ensuring the flow of traffic and safety of pedestrians along the town’s bustling streets and car parks. As Donegal’s longest serving traffic warden, he has witnessed many changes and has even had a couple of close calls. Indeed, the […]