A familiar face retires from Donegal County Council after 43 years


By Dionne Meehan A LONG-SERVING member of staff has retired from Donegal County Council after a whopping 43 years of service. Beginning his career with the council in 1981, Jim McLaughlin (‘Widaw’) worked in Lifford as a Civil Engineering Technician. Advertisement Blessed with the opportunity to study while he worked, Jim gained his Civil Engineering […]


Lifford man ‘fears the worst’ after massive Dublin fire 


By Thomas Maher THE local owner of a 1958 Chevy truck – which was used to raise thousands of pounds for charities – is fearing the worst, after a Dublin garage in which the vehicle was parked was partially destroyed by a fire on Tuesday night. Lifford man Keith ‘Bear’ Gamble told this newspaper that he remains unsure of the condition […]


Donegal man in court after over £1.2m worth of cannabis found in furniture van


A van driver arrived at Belfast Port with more than £1m worth of herbal cannabis stored among boxes of paint, a court heard on Monday. Police seized the haul after stopping 41-year-old Jonathan Paul McDaid’s vehicle as he got off a ferry from Liverpool on Sunday morning. McDaid, of St Judes Court in Lifford, Co Donegal, appeared […]


Red Hugh’s place of birth and death twinned


THE Red Hugh O’Donnell – Fighting Prince of Donegal group this week warmly welcomed the twinning of Lifford/ Stranorlar MD with Simancas in Spain. The twinning was passed by a full Plenary meeting of Donegal County Council on Monday in Lifford. Mr Eddie Crawford is one of the organisers behind the campaign to twin the […]


Donegal Dublin Business Network welcomes A5 infrastructure investment


The Donegal Dublin Business Network (DDBN) has welcomed the Government’s pledge of €600 million towards the development of the A5 Derry to Aughnacloy Northwest Transport Corridor. The DDBN say they hope the Lifford to Manorcunningham phase of the Ten T project will happen in tandem with the A5, to complete this strategic access into the […]


Mum launches fundraiser in memory of son


by Louise Doyle THE heartbroken mother of a talented Ramelton musician who lost his life in a car collision days before Christmas is behind a fundraiser in his memory. Paul Mooney (30), late of Glen Lower, died in a two-car collision on the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Road at Carrickballydoey on Monday, December 18. Advertisement […]


Renewed confidence Riverine Project will finally go ahead


By Paul McElwee THERE is renewed confidence that the long-awaited Riverine project, designed to better connect Strabane and Lifford, will go ahead after planning permission for the Strabane section was granted last week. The application was rubber-stamped shortly after An Bord Pleanála confirmed permission for the Donegal section, for the cross-border project which would see both Strabane […]


Road closed after serious collision outside Letterkenny 


A SECTION of the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Road at Carrickballydoey has been closed due to a serious road traffic collision which occurred this evening, Monday, December 18 at approximately 7pm. Gardaí in Donegal took to social media tonight to warn motorists of the closure. “A section of the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Road at […]


Gardaí to present fraud crime figures amid concern over growing number of scams


By Diarmaid Doherty A breakdown of the statistics on romance fraud, accommodation fraud and credit card scams in Donegal are to be made available by senior Gardaí. It comes as concern has been expressed over the fact that many people decide not to report such crimes, mainly out of embarrassment. Advertisement It’s thought the number […]


Councillor wants speed vans operating at night


By Diarmaid Doherty A call has been made for speed vans to operate at night time in an effort to cut down on the number of accidents and collisions on the county’s roads. Donegal councillor Michael McMahon has claimed that statistics now indicate a growing number of accidents between 12 midnight and 6 o’clock in […]