Irish Water to have full operational control by June

COUNCILLORS have expressed concerns that contact with Irish Water could diminish when the utility body assumes full management of public water services in June. Mayor of Letterkenny Donal Kelly revealed how he had been asking for a face-to-face meeting with Irish Water chiefs for months but to no avail. He highlighted a string of problems that […]

Extra patrols as gardaí anticipate busy weekend

GARDAÍ will increase their presence on Donegal’s streets this weekend in an attempt to keep a lid on any anti-social behaviour arising from the reopening of nightclubs. With Halloween falling on a Sunday officers are expecting thousands of revellers to converge on local venues over the next few days. A three-day ‘diffing’ event scheduled to […]

Donegal Gardaí seize €21,000 worth of suspected cocaine

GARDAÍ in Donegal have seized €21,000 worth of suspected cocaine following the search of a car in Lifford. The seizure was made shortly after 5.30pm on Tuesday, April 13 when Gardaí attached to the Donegal Divisional Drugs Unit stopped a car travelling in Lifford. A search was conducted and during the course of this, a […]

Resurgence in demand for thatchers

THE restoration of thatched cottages on the Wild Atlantic Way in recent years has led to a resurgence in the ancient craft of thatching and the harvesting and preparation of the materials in Donegal. Master thatcher, Ivor Kilpatrick, from Raphoe is following in the footsteps of his father, Billy. He has also introduced his son, […]

School work helping keep tradesmen ‘flat out’

TRADESMEN across Donegal are working flat out to ensure that schools are ready for reopening next month. On Monday, the government announced its roadmap to enable the safe return of schools and local primary and post-primary institutions are now doing their best to put relevant protocols in place before they welcome students back in a […]