Diarmaid Doherty appointed News Editor

Diarmaid Doherty has been appointed News Editor of the Derry People and Donegal News. With almost thirty years’ experience in local media, Diarmaid took up his new role this week and will be based in our Letterkenny office. A native of Letterkenny, he began his career as a news and sports journalist with the Donegal Democrat […]

Donegal pensioner goes on hunger strike in Castlerea Prison

A Donegal pensioner who was found guilty of harassment and jailed for three and a half years in February has gone on hunger strike. Tom Dignam (72) from Dooish, Ballybofey is only weeks into his prison term at Castlerea Prison. He is planning to stop drinking fluids from midnight on Friday. Advertisement Mr. Dignam was […]

Charity family fun day to mark 30 years at Glenard Plant

IT was back in October 1992 when James and Anne Russell’s first road sweeper lorry rolled out of their driveway from their home at Glenard Park in Letterkenny. It marked their first trek into the world of business and the road ahead offered hope and a journey into an exciting new venture. James had worked […]

Driver caught travelling 66kph over speed limit

Gardaí have urged motorists to slow down this bank holiday weekend after a motorist was caught travelling 66kph over the speed limit. Gardaí from Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit detected a vehicle travelling at 166KPH in a 100KPH speed zone in the early hours of this morning. The driver also had no insurance and was arrested […]

Working group to put focus on county’s graveyard capacity issues

Less words and more action’ is required to address the ongoing capacity issues in graveyards in Donegal. It has previously been reported that Letterkenny’s two main Christian burial grounds at Conwal and Leck will be at capacity in an estimated eight years, while it is also an issue across the county as many burial grounds are very […]

Over 40 patients on trolleys at LUH today

There are 47 patients on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning.  Seventeen patients are in the emergency department while 30 are on wards elsewhere throughout the hospital. 598 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 443 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 155 are in […]

Online talk to mark the introduction of the border

DONEGAL County Museum in Letterkenny will host an online talk commemorating the introduction of the land border, which came into effect a century ago. Historian Dr Cormac Moore will deliver the talk, ‘Land Border in Ireland – 100 Years On’, on Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm. Dr Moore, author of ‘Birth of the Border: The Impact […]