Local News

Donegal Daily2 months ago

GARDAI SEAL OFF AREA OVER FEARS FOR DAMAGED CLOCK

The area around Gallogley’s Clock on Main Street, Ballyshannon remains cordoned of this morning after fears for the safety of passers-by.  The Fire Service and Gardaí attended the scene yesterday evening following reports of damage to the face of the clock. The area was cordoned off as a public... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

VENUE OF FINN HARPS PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY WITH SLIGO ROVERS CHANGED

The pre-season friendly fixture between Finn Harps and Sligo Rovers originally scheduled to be played at Finn Park tomorrow afternoon has been re-scheduled to be played in Sligo tomorrow evening with a 7.45pm kick-off.   Finn Harps will face local rivals Derry City on Monday afternoon in Greysteel... Read More

Grand Master of the Orange Lodge  praises role of authorities in Republic

Donegal Democrat9 months ago

Grand Master of the Orange Lodge praises role of authorities in Republic

The Grand Master of the Orange Lodge Edward Stevenson has praised the decision by authorities in the Republic of Ireland to incorporate last Saturday’s Twelfth march in Rossnowlagh into the Gathering. “It is extremely... Read More

Regional News

Donegal Daily2 months ago

COUNCIL URGED TO USE ITS POWER TO REDUCE SPEED AT ILLISTRIN NS

Donegal County Council is being urged to reduce a speed limit outside a local primary school. Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh Letterkenny Town Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh said he welcomes the confirmation from the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, that local authorities have the power to... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

WOMAN GETS €45,000 FOR FALL AT DONEGAL SHOPPING CENTRE

A woman who injured her ankle after her foot caught on an uneven footpath as she left a Donegal shopping centre has been awarded €45,000 in damages. The High Court Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon said carer Helen Flynn suffered a severe injury to her ankle after the fall at Letterkenny Shopping Centre.... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

FARMER DESCRIBED AS ‘LUNATIC’ BY JUDGE HAS DRIVING BAN DOUBLED

A farmer who led Gardai on an 18km chase has had his driving ban doubled after he tried to appeal his case. Gallagher leaving court after his first case. Sean Gallagher, who claimed he was taking his case on behalf of the farmers of Ireland, even threatened Gardai by telling them he knew where... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

COMMUNITY SAYS A HUGE THANK-YOU TO CHIEF ‘MUMMER’ DESMOND!

Desmond Stewart and Annmarie Ward The Sheephaven Mummers held their “annual mummers dance presentation” in McNulty’s Bar, Creeslough, with proceeds going towards the Donegal Hospice and the Oncology ward. The community had a special appreciation award for King Mummer Desmond Stewart (Woodhill,... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

DDTV: LOCAL DONEGAL GROUP’S AMAZING RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

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Donegal Daily2 months ago

SENSATIONAL OFFERS FOR ONE MONTH ONLY AT SHARRON’S HAIR&BEAUTY SALON

Sharron’s Hair and Beauty salon are offering potential clients a sensational deal for the month of March.   They are offering clients to chance become part of an exclusive hair club at the fabulous salon which has earned a stellar reputation over the years for both it’s excellence in hair and... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

MCBREARTY FIRES NUI MAYNOOTH INTO SIGERSON CUP SEMI-FINALS

Donegal star Patrick McBrearty fired NUI Maynooth into the Sigerson cup semi-finals after his goal helped Maynooth defeat GMIT at Tuam stadium yesterday afternoon.   Patrick McBrearty was in inspirational form for NUI Maynooth yesterday scoring a personal tally of 1-03 against GMIT in the Sigerson... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

FINE GAEL FINALIZE THEIR TEAM OF CANDIDATES IN THE INISHOWEN ELECTORAL AREA

Fine Gael General Secretary, Tom Curran, has said the Party’s Executive Council is happy to confirm that Cllr Peter McLaughlin has been added to the Fine Gael ticket for the Inishowen electoral area for the Local Elections to Donegal County Council.   Cllr Peter McLaughlin is a member of Buncrana... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

MOTORISTS WARNED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE AS FRESH SNOW FALLS ACROSS DONEGAL

Conditions at Mountaintop in Letterkenny are already deteriorating this afternoon. Pic Donegal Daily. Motorists have been warned to take extra care after fresh snowfalls across Donegal this afternoon. Conditions across the county are deteriorating rapidly. Heavy snowfalls are reported in... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

ERRIGAL ROAD CLOSED BY GARDAI AS SNOW CAUSES CHAOS

THE back of Errigal road between Dunlewey and Glenveagh National Park has been closed, say Gardai. Donegal County Council says heavy snow has forced the road closure. The Barnesmore Gap is also treacherous. Kate Bond sent this picture of Barnesmore a short time ago. A number of vehicles have... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

STORM CHAOS CAUSES DELAY OF OPENING OF NEW-LOOK VOODOO NIGHTCLUB

The new Voodoo Venue due to open tomorrow the 15th of February Valentines weekend, will be delayed until Saturday the 22nd due to the adverse weather conditions. Voodoo had specially ordered carpets from Belgium and uniquely sourced furniture from various parts of Europe coming this week. However,... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

GROWING ANGER AT CONDITION OF DONEGAL’S ROADS AS FURTHER SNOW FORECAST TONIGHT

This car left the road at the back of Errigal. There is growing anger at the condition of Donegal’s roads following today’s snowfalls. A number of motorists have had lucky escapes after their vehicles left roads at various locations. This pictures shows a car which skidded off the Back of Errigal... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

HORGAN CONTINUES TO MAKE ALTERATIONS TO HIS FINN HARPS SQUAD

Ollie Horgan continues to make alterations to his Finn Harps squad as he looks to finalize his squad before the new season begins in just over three weeks time.   Ollie Horgan looks set to offer deals to David Shovlin and Paul McVeigh. Horgan has decided to release Aaron Harkin and Shane Buchanan... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

AARON MCGLYNN WINS ULSTER CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

It was back to Mallusk an excellent venue, a venue strong in the memory of the older Valley and indeed Donegal athletes who made the Belfast January outing for what was at one time world class athletics.  The occasion this week was Ulster Schools cross country finals and the major local impact was... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

FINN HARPS DRAWN TO FACE COCKHILL CELTIC IN EA SPORTS CUP

Finn Harps have been drawn against USL champions Cockhill Celtic following the draw for the first round of the EA sports cup that was made earlier this afternoon.   Ciaran Coll makes a challenge in last season’s EA Sports cup encounter with Derry City at Finn Park. The game has been scheduled to... Read More

Donegal Daily2 months ago

THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE THEIR OWN LAS VEGAS IN GLENTIES!!

Naomh Conaill are currently gearing up for their second Casino night which will take place on Saturday 1st March in the Highland Hotel Glenties.   Last year’s event was a huge success, with the town kitted out in true Las Vegas style and a huge crowd enjoyed what was a terrific nights entertainment.... Read More

Donegal road deaths double in first half of year

Donegal Democrat7 months ago

Donegal road deaths double in first half of year

MEP Jim Higgins says lack of enforcement is a “major factor” in fatalities increase. Jim Higgins, Ireland North West MEP, has expressed huge concern at news that six people lost their lives on the county’s roads in the... Read More

Mayor Blake takes charge tonight

Donegal Democrat8 months ago

Mayor Blake takes charge tonight

The new mayor of Letterkenny will chair his first full meeting of Letterkenny Town Council tonight. Mayor, Councillor Pascal Blake, will preside over his first meeting since being deemed the towns first citizen just over a... Read More

Damien wins €36,000

Donegal Democrat8 months ago

Damien wins €36,000

Damien Timoney, of Castle Street won prizes worth 36,000 on the Big Money Game Show on RTE last Saturday. He bought his ticket at Timony News, Bridge Street, Donegal Town. Damien’s son Kevin was at RTE to cheer him on.... Read More

Gambling the ‘quick fix’

Donegal Democrat8 months ago

Gambling the ‘quick fix’

Increases in numbers attending gaming arcades has led to one leading addiction expert stating that many people were now looking for quick fixes to solve their growing economic difficulties. Fr. James Sweeney, a native of... Read More

Killer’s note “a joke” - Moloney family

Donegal Democrat8 months ago

Killer’s note “a joke” - Moloney family

The family of Inishowen journalist Eugene Moloney’s have described his killer as a “guttersnipe” who pleaded for their forgiveness as part of a legal ploy. In a private letter to the family, Gary Burch said he was... Read More

Donegal Democrat8 months ago

Sport Star AGM tonight

The Donegal Sport Star Awards AGM will take place on next Monday, July 8th at 6 p.m. in the Mount Errigal Hotel. The success of Donegal sports in recent years has seen a dramatic increase in interest in sporting activity... Read More

Community spirit saves crèche

Donegal Democrat8 months ago

Community spirit saves crèche

Community spirit and organisation saved a crèche in Gaoth Dobhair according to a spokesperson for the parent’s subcommittee. Michael Mac Giolla Easbuic is delighted that Naoilann Ghaoth Dobhair on the industrial estate in... Read More

Two sudden deaths over weekend

Donegal Democrat9 months ago

Two sudden deaths over weekend

There were two unlinked sudden deaths over the weekend, in Churchill and Falcarragh. The sudden death of a man in Churchill took place on sunday, while a woman in Falcarragh was found dead at her home on Friday. The Garda... Read More

An Taisce honour May McClintock

Donegal Democrat9 months ago

An Taisce honour May McClintock

May McClintock, Letterkennny was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of An Taisce by Ian Lumley the National Heritage and Planning Officer of An Taisce. May McClintock has many achievements to her credit.... Read More

Ballintra man is Ordained

Donegal Democrat9 months ago

Ballintra man is Ordained

The Ordination took place on Sunday afternoon in St. Eunan’s Cathedral of Ballintra native, Rev. Fr. Jonathan Flood. He was joined by parishioners, family members and friends at the ceremony at which the Bishop of Raphoe,... Read More

Donegal Democrat9 months ago

New Justice report is ‘a 
positive step’

Thomas Pringle, independent TD for Donegal South West, called the new Oireachtas committee report on prostitution “a positive step towards the criminalisation of the purchasers of sexual services”. He said it was a welcome... Read More

‘Blake 7’ takes up chain of office

Donegal Democrat9 months ago

‘Blake 7’ takes up chain of office

Councillor Pascal Blake has been elected uncontested as the new mayor of Letterkenny. His election to the post took place on Thursday night. From a well-known local family, he is the seventh member of the Blake family to... Read More

King William plaque vandalised

Donegal Democrat9 months ago

King William plaque vandalised

Police in Banbridge are appealing for information after a plaque commemorating King William’s journey across the River Bann on the Dunbar Bridge was vandalised with white paint overnight (Thursday). Anyone who witnessed the... Read More

Donegal Democrat9 months ago

House of the oireachtas

The measures in the last Budget relating to the Farm Assist Scheme, which is effectively and technically farmers’ dole, have resulted in quite a substantial cut to the earning capacity of many smaller farmers, Donegal North East Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh told the Dáil.... Read More

Protest defends children with special needs

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Protest defends children with special needs

More than 100 people gathered at Letterkenny’s Market Square yesterday evening to show their support for children who require a special needs assistant at school. The demonstration in Letterkenny, and similar protests... Read More

Priest: abortion  leads to suicide

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Priest: abortion leads to suicide

A Letterkenny-based priest has claimed that abortion increases suicide risk among women who have had a termination. Father Eamonn McLaughlin said that every woman he knows who had an abortion has “seriously contemplated... Read More

Play area re-opens at park

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Play area re-opens at park

The play area at the Bernard McGlinchey Town Park in Letterkenny has been re-opened after major refurbishment work. Letterkenny Town Council funded the €25,000 refurbishment of the park which includes a wheel chair... Read More

SIPO investigates council files

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

SIPO investigates council files

Three files relating to allegations in relation to breaches of the Local Government Act by councillors have been received by the Standards in Public Office (SIPO) in Dublin. A spokesperson for SIPO confirmed that the files... Read More

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

The Longest Day of Summer in Donegal

To mark the longest day of the year last weekend we have compiled a range of images from around the county on the summer solstice. It’s a mixture of footage from reporters and readers shot last Friday and many thanks to... Read More

Ian McGarvey is new Mayor of Donegal

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Ian McGarvey is new Mayor of Donegal

The members of Donegal County Council have elected Cllr. Ian McGarvey as the new County Mayor. As expected, a pact between Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn Fein and Independents saw the Ramelton Independent take the chair at today’s... Read More

McGarvey to hold off McEniff bid

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

McGarvey to hold off McEniff bid

Cllr. Ian McGarvey still expects to become mayor of Donegal today despite the news that Fianna Fáil are to nominate a candidate for the post. The 82-year-old county councillor is due to become the oldest mayor in the... Read More

Special needs cuts are “discrimination against the most vulnerable” - McConalogue

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Special needs cuts are “discrimination against the most vulnerable” - McConalogue

In a stinging attack on the Education Minister and his Labour colleagues, Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue (FF) said cuts to supports for 42,500 children with special needs are “disrimination against the most vulnerable children in the school system”.... Read More

Doherty attacks government track record

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Doherty attacks government track record

Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty launched a scathing attack on the record of the current Fine Gael and Labour Government in his oration at this year’s Wolfe Tone commemoration. He claimed the government “has... Read More

Man dies after two car crash in Ballybofey

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Man dies after two car crash in Ballybofey

Gardai in are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the outskirts of Ballybofey in the early hours of this morning (Monday, June 24). The collision involving two cars on the Ballybofey to Glenfin... Read More

Voice of Older People to close in July due to funding cuts

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Voice of Older People to close in July due to funding cuts

The Voice of Older People’s two-person staff are preparing to close their office in July “We’re cancelling phone lines and doing that sort of mopping up,” Mark McCollum, project coordinator, said this week. He said he and... Read More

Falcarragh-born  US Civil War hero remembered

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Falcarragh-born US Civil War hero remembered

A Pennsylvanian family recently travelled from the US to Falcarragh to visit the home town of their ancestor who was born locally and went on to become a decorated hero in the US Civil War. Jim Lawler is the great grandson... Read More

Donegal retailer wins internet business award

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Donegal retailer wins internet business award

Robert Kee, a family run business operating four stores in Donegal, is one of the national winners in a business development competition. The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has announced the 20 companies which will share in its... Read More

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Bonfire night tyre warning

The Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme (TRACS) is asking members of the public not to request waste tyres from tyre shops this bonfire night. It is asking retailers to ensure that their waste tyres are dealt with... Read More

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

“Destination Doughnut”

When Róise Goan was asked to produce original theatre for this year’s Earagail Arts Festival, she had several concepts she wanted to address. The Dublin Fringe Festival director was interested in challenging the myth that... Read More

MBE for Donegal Nurse Consultant

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

MBE for Donegal Nurse Consultant

A nurse consultant from Raphoe has been awarded an MBE for her trailblazing work for patients with multiple sclerosis. Bernadette Porter, who has been awarded an honorary award for services to nursing, has pioneered... Read More

International award for local documentary

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

International award for local documentary

Donegal documentary maker Alison Toomey has won yet another medal for her work, this time on a three-part documentary series called ‘The Moon is an Orange Triangle’. This wonderfully insightful and funny documentary series... Read More

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Dunfanaghy rural transport scheme launched

Publicans in the Dunfanaghy area have joined forces to develop an improved transport system to help bring people to the village each weekend. Working in conjunction with local taxi operator, Eamonn Harkin, several pubs and... Read More

Pringle welcomes decision not to sell Coillte

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

Pringle welcomes decision not to sell Coillte

Thomas Pringle TD has welcomed the decision not to sell the harvesting rights of Coillte, describing it as �a victory for the people of Ireland�, but also warned that there is a long way to go before its future can be fully secured.... Read More

Donegal Democrat10 months ago

HSE: Break-in resulted in dumped files

A break-in at St. Conal’s in Letterkenny resulted in archived physiotherapy records being removed from long-term storage and dumped on the ground outside, the Health Service Executive has confirmed. The Donegal Democrat... Read More

Donegal News11 months ago

Lorry driver cleared of toddler’s death

A LETTERKENNY man has been found not guilty of causing the death of a three-year-old by dangerous driving. Afterward the trial concluded at Letterkenny Circuit Court oday, Mr Alex McDaid accompanied by family members, emerged from court in tears. The two and a half day case had been among the most... Read More

Ocean FM1 years ago

Students urged to register for postal vote

The President of the Student Union at I.T. Sligo is reminding students of the deadline to register for a postal vote for the Fiscal Treaty Referendum. The Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Phil Hogan signed the referendum order yesterday. Students that live away from... Read More

Ocean FM1 years ago

75% of burglaries go undetected

Three out of four burglaries in Sligo and Leitrim were not detected 2010, according to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office. The figures outline tends in recorded and dectected offences across 16 crime categories. These figures, which provide a broad overview of recorded... Read More

Ocean FM1 years ago

Sligo records lowest temperature for April

This was recorded at Markree weather station, close to Collooney, Co. Sligo. However, this was still more than two degrees higher than the lowest temperature ever recorded for April, which was in Claremorris, Co Mayo, in 1973 when the mercury tipped to -5.5C. The best weather,... Read More

Ocean FM1 years ago

Leitrim Gardai make significant burglary arrests

Gardai have made significant arrests over the past month in connection with burglaries in Co. Leitrim. The arrests were made as part of Operation Fiacla which came into force following the latest burglary figures which showed a nationwide rise of 22pc over a three-month period. Garda... Read More

Ocean FM1 years ago

Protest against household charges

A protest against household and water charges is due to be held Sligo this weekend. One of the members of the Sligo Campaign Against Household and Water Charges Brian O' Boyle says the demonstration is a culmination of a rise in general resistance against the taxes throughout the region. The... Read More

Ocean FM1 years ago

Council submit two sites for land scheme

Its reported two sites have been submitted by Sligo County Council for inclusion for the Land Aggregation Scheme. Local Authorities are seeking approximately €260 million from the Government to pay off loan debts on land bought for social and affordable housing that was never built. The... Read More