Someone is going to be killed at junction – Cllr warns

By Emma Ryan A COUNCILLOR has warned that someone will be killed at a busy Letterkenny junction if works are not carried out to make the junction safer. Cllr Donal Coyle has called on the council to carry out urgent traffic calming measures on the L1114 from the junction at Bonagee to the crossroads at […]

Council urged to put emergency plan in place to help homeless

A LETTERKENNY councillor has called for an emergency housing plan to be put in place to help support the homeless in the county. Department of Housing figures relating to the end of August shows there has been a 16 per cent increase in homelessness in Donegal where 57 adults are homeless. In the North West, 120 people are […]

Apartments tackle student accommodation crisis

by Louise Doyle TACKLING the shortage of student accommodation in Letterkenny has been boosted by the provision of new apartments. Wild Atlantic Apartments has added Porthouse Apartments in the heart of Letterkenny to its portfolio of properties. Advertisement Renovation works are almost complete, with one and two-bedroom student apartments almost ready to come on stream for […]

Gardaí urged to monitor new four lane roadway

By Emma Ryan GARDAÍ have been urged to monitor the new four lane road in Letterkenny while the traffic lights are initially turned on. Work on the four lane road is coming to an end with the final sections of the project nearing completion. Advertisement The major road project, on the main Derry road into Letterkenny, […]

Call for action at accident blackspot

By Emma Ryan THERE have been calls for works to be carried out at an accident blackspot in Letterkenny which has been the scene of seven collisions in two years. At last week’s meeting of Letterkenny Milford MD, Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh asked the Council to apply for funding for further safety measures at Kiltoy/Golf Course Road due […]

Concerned parent raises anti-social concerns

A CALL has been made to secure a site on the Port Road in Letterkenny following reports of concerning anti-social behaviour. This comes after the Donegal News was contacted by a concerned parent who claimed they witnessed up to 100 “youngsters” visiting the old council office on the Port Road which they described as being […]

Planning sought for 52 houses in Letterkenny

A PLANNING application has been lodged with Donegal County Council to build 52 houses at Ballymacool. The application lodged on September 13 is in the name of Phil Boyle and the architect is Patrick O’Connor. The planning permission sought is for 20 four-bed and 30 three-bed semi-detached houses as well as one three-bed and one […]

More traffic lights for Letterkenny?

LETTERKENNY could be set to get more traffic lights in an attempt to deal with ongoing traffic issues. It has been suggested that full signalised junctions be provided at Station Roundabout, Port Road Roundabout and Oatfield Roundabout to improve traffic management and pedestrian safety in the areas. There is massive volumes of traffic travel through the […]

Letterkenny Job event attracts hundreds of people

ONE of the county’s biggest employer held a successful recruitment day which attracted hundreds of potential employees as Zeus aims to expand its workforce. Zeus, based at IDA Business Park, Lisnennan, Letterkenny, is a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer, continually developing new products and optimising processes. On Saturday, hundreds of people turned out to explore their career opportunities as the company held […]

Unprecedented demand at Letterkenny Foodbank

WITH the cost of living crisis pushing up demand, Letterkenny’s foodbank has been forced to reduce its handout frequency. The registered charity has warned of its concerns for this coming winter amid a 33 per cent surge in the number of people it has supported in the last six months. Such has been the pressure […]