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Concern at door-to-door money lenders targeting the vulnerable in Donegal

Concern has been expressed about leaflets from a door-to-door money lending company, charging “extortionate” interest rates, delivered to homes in Donegal.

Paul Brogan, chairperson of Buncrana Credit Union, said the leaflets had been delivered through letterboxes in the town over the

yesterday 20:14
Protest to oppose Burtonport Post Office closure

A PROTEST will be held this Saturday following An Post’s decision to push ahead with the closure of Burtonport Post Office.

Despite a groundswell of opposition from local residents in the area, An Post announced this afternoon that an appeal against the planned closure has been

yesterday 20:11
Paddy McCourt takes to the airwaves to speak about his career, Finn Harps and Derry City

North-west soccer legend Paddy McCourt who played his part in helping Finn Harps back to the League of Ireland Premier Division will be a guest on the RTE Radio Sport Game On Show this evening (7-8 p.m.).

Paddy's final game for Harps was in the second leg promotion win over Limerick F.C.

yesterday 17:55
Future of the Gaeltacht to be explored in final Island Voices lecture

The future of the Gaeltacht is to be explored at a talk to be given in Derry at the end of this month.

The Tower Museum will host the third and final talk in the p Island Voices Autumn lunchtime lecture series on Friday November 30th at 1.00pm when NUI senior lecturer Dr John Walsh

yesterday 17:55
Revealed: Winners of the 2018 Donegal GAA club and player of the year awards

The Donegal Co. Board has released details of the award winners for 2018 from within the county.

The winners are listed below. Senior Player: Eoghan Ban Gallagher (Na Cealla Beaga) Hurler:  Padraic Doherty (Burt) Ground of the Year:  Ard an Ratha Senior Club of the Year: 

yesterday 17:55
Appeal to save Burtonport Post Office fails

AN appeal to keep Burtonport Post Office open has been rejected.

Speaking following the release of the verdict this afternoon, Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher said it was bitter blow for the area.

“It is very bad news for Burtonport. It defies logic and is impossible to

yesterday 17:53
Burtonport Post Office set to close following rejection of appeal

An appeal to keep Burtonport Post Office open has been rejected by the process of appeals established by An Post and the Government.

Deputy Pat 'the Cope' Gallagher said that move defies logic: "It is very bad news for Burtonport and it defies logic and is impossible to comprehend why

yesterday 17:52
Revealed - the last Donegal man to died in World War One, killed on last day of the conflict

Donegal TD Joe McHugh has paid tribute to those who have revealed the last Donegal man to die in the First World War.

Deputy McHugh, the Minister for Education, said: "Among the many, many sombre reminders of ordinary lives lost in World War One and the 1,200 Donegal soldiers who died,

yesterday 16:47
As Christmas looms SVP is receiving an average of 1,000 calls a day seeking help

Despite the improvement in the national economic figures, calls to the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) are at a very high level.

“Last year our volunteers visited approximately 50,000 families over the winter and we expect to visit at least the same number this year. At

yesterday 15:40
Two Donegal women nominated for prestigious National Volunteer Awards

Two Donegal women nominated for National Volunteer Awards

Two Donegal women have been shortlisted for a prestigious national awards.

Sharon Clarke and Sinead Kelly have been nominated for Volunteer Ireland Awards.

Over one million people in Ireland volunteer and these awards

yesterday 14:28
BRIAN MCENIFF COLUMN: Gaoth Dobhair are good enough to make their mark against Crossmaglen

Gaoth Dobhair take centre stage this week and fly the Donegal flag in Ulster next weekend when they face Crossmaglen in the Ulster Club championship.

The game is a semi-final and it is a great opportunity for Gaoth Dobhair to make it into an Ulster final.

They are a very good side

yesterday 14:25
Donegal GAA Award winners for 2018 announced - Eoghan Bán Gallagher is Player of the Year

The award winners in GAA in Donegal have been announced and the big award, the Donegal Player of the Year for 2018, has been won by Killlybegs' Eoghan Bán Gallagher, which will be some consolation after he missed out recently on an All-Star Award.

The full list of award winners

yesterday 14:25
Work begins to improve road leading to Ireland’s most northerly point

Work has begun to widen a dangerous bend on the road to Ireland’s most northerly point.

Inishowen’s elected representatives have welcomed the start of the improvement work at Bree (pictured) in the Malin Head area.

They say it wiil make the junction “safer.”|

If you

yesterday 13:20
34 patients waiting to be admitted today in Letterkenny University Hospital

Thirty four people are currently waiting to be admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital today.

The latest INMO figures show that seven people are waiting on in Emergency Department while a further 27 patients are waiting in hospital wards for a bed.

If you have a story or want

yesterday 13:20
Odhrán Mac Niallais to receive 2018 Séamus Mac Géidigh Award

It was announced this morning by RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta that Odhrán Mac Niallais is to receive Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh 2018 award.  

Odhrán, 26, is from Doirí Beaga in Gaoth Dobhair, and plays with his club Gaoth Dobhair, this year’s county champions, as well as being

yesterday 13:20
Cancer Care West supports record number of people from North West – 66 Donegal patients stayed at Inis Aoibhinn last year

The West of Ireland’s largest cancer care support organisation, Cancer Care West, says demands for the services it provides across a seven county region stretching from Donegal to Clare reached “an all-time high”, last year.

Cancer Care West launched its annual report in Galway

yesterday 13:20
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Deaths in Donegal - Wednesday evening, November 14, 2018

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:  

- Helen Maguire, Eastport, Ballyshannon

- Paul Harper, Manorcunningham and formally of Ramelton

- Danny McNulty, Meenderry, Falcarragh

- Susan Gillen, née McFeeley,

yesterday 19:01
Donegal firm hits profits of €6.7m in uncertain climate
The future looms bright for Magee Clothing Unlimited
yesterday 14:25
People being urged to contact GP before presenting at LUH
34 people awaiting inpatient beds at LUH this morning
yesterday 13:16
Legendary GAA families support Trócaire’s Christmas Gifts campaign

Two of Ireland’s best-known GAA families gathered to launch Trócaire’s Christmas ‘Gifts of Love’ range as Joe and Aaron Kernan joined Martin and Mark McHugh in urging people to support the campaign.

Launching their 2018 Christmas Gifts range, Trócaire revealed that

yesterday 12:07
Cabinet meeting to discuss withdrawal agreement
Border Communities Against Brexit have welcomed the developments
yesterday 10:55
Arrest after woman's body found in west Fermanagh
Discovery made at home between Belcoo and Garrison
yesterday 10:55
Deaths in Donegal, Wednesday morning, November 14

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:  

- Daniel Toland, Dublin and late of Isle of Doagh

- Mary McHugh, Leconell, Ardara

- Danny Cullen, Gortnabrade, Carrigart

- Colm McGlynn, Fog House, Figary, Fahan and formerly the

yesterday 08:40
Deaths in Donegal- Tuesday evening, November 13

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:  

- Daniel Toland, Dublin and late of Isle of Doagh

- Mary McHugh Leconell, Ardara

- Danny Cullen, Gortnabrade, Carrigart

- Colm McGlynn, Fog House, Figary, Fahan and formerly the

2018-11-13 20:55
Latest news from Donegal
yesterday 20:14 Concern at door-to-door money lenders targeting the vulnerable in Donegal
yesterday 20:11 Protest to oppose Burtonport Post Office closure
yesterday 19:01 Deaths in Donegal - Wednesday evening, November 14, 2018
yesterday 17:55 Paddy McCourt takes to the airwaves to speak about his career, Finn Harps and Derry City
yesterday 17:55 Future of the Gaeltacht to be explored in final Island Voices lecture
yesterday 17:55 Revealed: Winners of the 2018 Donegal GAA club and player of the year awards
yesterday 17:53 Appeal to save Burtonport Post Office fails
yesterday 17:52 Burtonport Post Office set to close following rejection of appeal
yesterday 16:47 Revealed - the last Donegal man to died in World War One, killed on last day of the conflict
yesterday 15:40 As Christmas looms SVP is receiving an average of 1,000 calls a day seeking help
yesterday 14:28 Two Donegal women nominated for prestigious National Volunteer Awards
yesterday 14:25 Donegal firm hits profits of €6.7m in uncertain climate
yesterday 14:25 BRIAN MCENIFF COLUMN: Gaoth Dobhair are good enough to make their mark against Crossmaglen
yesterday 14:25 Donegal GAA Award winners for 2018 announced - Eoghan Bán Gallagher is Player of the Year
yesterday 13:20 Work begins to improve road leading to Ireland’s most northerly point
yesterday 13:20 34 patients waiting to be admitted today in Letterkenny University Hospital
yesterday 13:20 Odhrán Mac Niallais to receive 2018 Séamus Mac Géidigh Award
yesterday 13:20 Cancer Care West supports record number of people from North West – 66 Donegal patients stayed at Inis Aoibhinn last year
yesterday 13:20 Yet more disruptions to water supply in Buncrana due to burst main
yesterday 13:20 Obituaries - Wednesday, November 14 2018
yesterday 13:20 Fraud Survey reveals increase in identity theft in Connacht and Ulster
yesterday 13:20 TD calls for Jobpath initiative to be axed as anniversary nears
yesterday 13:20 Donegal students play their part in saving 389 million litres of water
yesterday 13:16 People being urged to contact GP before presenting at LUH
yesterday 12:09 $14,000 raised for Donegal Hospice by Philadelphia community
yesterday 12:09 Find out about degree courses on offer at LYIT Open Day
yesterday 12:08 Donegal SMEs reconsidering investment plans as the UK’s 2019 departure from EU approaches
yesterday 12:08 Donegal locals help EOLAS Project launch new mental health education handbooks
yesterday 12:08 Nominations invited for Donegal Garda Youth Awards
yesterday 12:08 Legendary Donegal GAA family help launch Trócaire’s Christmas Gifts campaign  
yesterday 12:08 LUH urging public to attend A&E only in case of emergency as hospital continues to experience high volumes of patients
yesterday 12:07 Legendary GAA families support Trócaire’s Christmas Gifts campaign
yesterday 12:07 Letterkenny student in court over Belfast assault
yesterday 12:07 Odhrán Mac Niallais to receive 2018 Séamus Mac Géidigh Award as Donegal Player of Championship
yesterday 10:57 Big Bingo set to return to St Mary's Hall in Burt
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yesterday 10:57 Public invited to attend Lionra Leitir Ceanainn annual general meeting
yesterday 10:57 Donegal ETB launches programme of events for College Awareness Week
yesterday 10:57 Pat the Cope ‘shocked’ at proposed cuts to Ireland’s fishing quota
yesterday 10:55 Cabinet meeting to discuss withdrawal agreement
yesterday 10:55 Arrest after woman's body found in west Fermanagh
yesterday 10:55 Fears for cuts in fishing sector in 2019
yesterday 09:52 Noel Sweeney to Launch his memoirs at the Silver Tassie Hotel
yesterday 08:40 Deaths in Donegal, Wednesday morning, November 14
2018-11-13 20:55 Deaths in Donegal- Tuesday evening, November 13
2018-11-13 19:46 Call for fresh blood to help Harps reach full potential
2018-11-13 19:46 2 Donegal Women Nominated For National Volunteer Award
2018-11-13 18:37 A wonderful presentation made by Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair to Glenties councillors
2018-11-13 17:28 Glenties Municipal District recognise achievement of Special Olympians
2018-11-13 17:28 Free wifi in tourism hotspots would put Donegal on the map
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