Walkers to remember Mary Ellen Molloy


THE second annual ‘Walk with M.E.’ fund-raising event will take place at venues across Donegal and Australia on St Stephen’s Day. The ‘Walk with M.E’ event is organised by  John Ross Molloy who lost his older sister Mary Ellen in a horrific car accident in Australia just a few days before Christmas in 2019. Last […]


Letterkenny man recalls Melbourne earthquake


A LETTERKENNY man living in Melbourne has spoken of the moment the city began to shake. South east Australia was rocked by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday, damaging buildings and causing mass panic. Unlike neighbouring New Zealand, quakes are uncommon in Australia and yesterday’s was the largest to hit the country in years. Mike […]


Ardara man at centre of plans to revitalise Melbourne


A DONEGAL man is spending tens of millions of dollars to help bring back vibrancy and excitement to one of Australia’s largest cities. John Cunningham from Ardara is Head of Creative Urban Places at the City of Melbourne. His team have come together with the Victorian Government to deliver Flash Forward, a programme to transform […]


Letterkenny man raises almost $1 million Down Under


  A LETTERKENNY man has raised almost a million dollars to help treat and prevent blindness in Third World countries. Mike Toner from Middle Road, Ballyraine, raised $231,035 for the Fred Hollows Foundation in his latest fundraising event in Melbourne earlier this month – bringing the total past the $990,000 mark. Advertisement Mike (44), who […]


Melbourne and Donegal to unite for Mary Ellen


A DONEGAL family is planning a major fundraiser, ‘Walk with M.E.’, for Downstrands Family Resource Centre and the Kevin Bell repatriation trust on St Stephen’s Day. The ‘Walk with M.E’ event will see people from across Donegal and Melbourne come together and walk 5k to raise funds for two very worthy causes. Event organiser John […]


Melbourne lockdown ‘short term pain for long term gain’


MELBOURNE has been home to Donegal couple John Cunningham and Aoife Dalton for much of the past decade. John is Head of Creative Urban Places at the City of Melbourne. The Ardara man is responsible for the strategic development and management for the safe delivery of a programme of innovative and engaging temporary and permanent […]