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Green light for new Primary Care Centre at Buncrana

 

The HSE is pleased to announce that Donegal County Council have issued a decision to grant planning permission for Buncrana Primary Care Centre at Maginn Avenue, Buncrana. If there are no appeals to An Bord Pleanála , the final grant will be issued in one month and it is envisaged

yesterday 17:37
Patrons advised to arrive early for Trad Week gig

The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.

 

AS Irish Water continue works at the Station Roundabout from 7pm tonight, disputions to traffic flow are very likely. With that in mind, the RCC is asking patrons to arrive early for the Trad Week gig with Clann Mhic Ruairí.

yesterday 16:34
Minister McHugh welcomes €33million investment in roads

Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Mr McHugh was heavily criticised for his non-attendance at the meeting regarding Lifford hospital. A spokesperson for the minister said he had prior engagements to attend but that he stood 100 per-cent committed to keeping the hospital open.

 

yesterday 15:31
Easing of Visiting Restrictions at LUH

Letterkenny University Hospital

The strict visiting restrictions that have been in place over recent weeks at Letterkenny University Hospital are being eased from today.

 

Seán Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital said,” We are easing the visiting

2020-01-20 18:25
Engine still purring after half a century

Rally men Alastair Fisher, James Cullen and Rory Kennedy with local rally fan Vincent Blake.

2020-01-17 17:58
Drama group to play part in regenerating Churchill

A NEW drama group is being set up in Churchill in order to raise funds for the village development project. Tonight will see the group meet for the first time and they are looking for actors and volunteers to get involved.

Churchill resident Colin Blades came up with the idea for the drama

2020-01-16 18:52
Hospital spent €10,000 on debt collectors

THE HSE spent €10,000 on debt collection services at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) last year to recoup outstanding patient fees. The Donegal News obtained the figures through a Freedom of Information request from the Hospital’s Finance Department.

The use of debt collectors

2020-01-16 16:46
‘Anti-immigration’ candidate emerges in Castlefinn

A Castlefinn man has entered the General Election race on a “pro-Christian, anti-immigration” ticket.

Niall McConnell, a farmer from the Finn Valley, confirmed to the Donegal News this morning that he will seek election on February 8.

“You may not have heard of me, but I do run

2020-01-16 12:34
Postcard finds its way home after 43 years

A postcard unearthed during a house clearance in Donegal has sparked a mystery going back more than 40 years.

The Christmas-themed card was discovered by David Faughnan, proprietor of Letterkenny’s Universal Books store, during what was supposed to be a routine day’s work. But to his

2020-01-15 12:25
Máire to be performed in An Grianán Theatre

The n ewly-written play ‘Máire’ by Noel Ó Gallchóir will be performed in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, tomorrow evening at 8pm.

The play is a dramatic portrayal of the life and works of Séamus Ó Grianna, one of the Irish language’s foremost writers. The play features

2020-01-14 17:31
Road closed following Inishowen crash

THE Burnfoot to Muff road has been closed following a collision this morning.

Emergency services are at the scene of the crash on the R239 with the road completely blocked.

Gardaí also attended the scene of a crash in Carrigans in the early hours of the morning. Four people were in

2020-01-14 11:13
No room to improve for Gleneely man on Winning Streak

Adrian Duffy from Gleneely with Winning Streak hosts Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy

2020-01-13 18:25
Financial boost for 26 of Donegal’s Men’s/Women’s Sheds

FUNDING of around €30,000 has been announced this afternoon for 26 Men’s and Women’s Sheds groups across Donegal.

“The men and women running Shed groups around the county are going from strength to strength, doing ever more impressive work on the ground. They have become a

2020-01-13 17:22
Preferred options for TEN-T project published

DONEGAL County Council has published the preferred options for the TEN-T Priority Route Improvement Project. The three sections prioritised include Section 1 – N15/N13 Ballybofey/Stranorlar Urban Region, Section 2 – N56/N13 Letterkenny to Manorcunningham and Section 3 – N14

2020-01-13 16:19
Storm Brendan forces exam changes at LYIT

AS storm force winds continue to batter Donegal, Letterkenny Institute of Technology has announced that exams scheduled for today (Monday) will now take place tomorrow.

In a statement issued on their facebook page LYIT confirmed: “Due to the adverse weather conditions, examinations

2020-01-13 15:16
Peter Casey to launch election bid for Donegal seat

BUSINESSMAN Peter Casey is to put his name on the ballot sheet in the Donegal constituency.

The 62-year-old last entered the political arena in 2018 when he put himself forward as a presidential candidate. He finished second to incumbent Michael D Higgins, securing 342,727 (23.3%)

2020-01-13 13:10
Daily News
€500,000 scratchcard win brings excitement to Crolly

Residents in the Gaeltacht village of Crolly are celebrating today after the National Lottery revealed that a €500,000 All Cash Extravaganza scratch card top prize has been claimed by a lucky Donegal player.

Stephen O’Donnell and staff from O’Donnell’s Mace in Crolly

2020-01-20 18:25
November brings National glory for McCole

November was a special month for Matthew McCole and his family as he finally captured an elusive national title.

The 21-year-old came up through the ranks with Dungloe Boxing Club and was a regular face at boxing events in Donegal and Ulster.

However, national glory had eluded him

2020-01-19 11:58
McGrath aiming for May 17 return

By Frank Craig

Paddy McGrath has targeted Donegal’s massive Ulster SFC opener against Tyrone for his return to county colours.

The Ardara man is approaching the midpoint of his rehabilitation programme having suffered a tear to his left anterior cruciate ligament in

2020-01-17 11:40
Government told to ‘drop the spin’ on St Joseph’s

SINN Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has called on the Government and the HSE to “drop the spin” as he revealed no new funding has been approved for the redevelopment of St Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar.

The revelation comes after the HSE yesterday

2020-01-16 18:52
Couple were ‘bonding’ not trespassing at rural farmyard

Letterkenny Courthouse

 

2020-01-16 18:52
Horgan: We can’t afford another slow start

By Frank Craig

Ollie Horgan has warned his Finn Harps side that another poor Premier League start will cost them this time out.

Harps went a full 14 games last season before they finally netted their first win. They eventually dragged themselves off the basement spot before

2020-01-16 15:43
FIVE MINUTES WITH… Ben McNutt

Name: Ben McNutt

Age: 25

Occupation: Textiles

Team: Na Dúnaibh If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Mike Tyson and John McGroddy Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?

2020-01-16 14:40
GAA Predictions for 2020

Bernard McGeehan (Former Sean MacCumhaill’s manager)

Hopes for 2020:

First and foremost as a MacCumhaill’s man, I hope the club can get back up to Division 1. I felt we were unlucky up there last year and we lost a couple of tight games by a point or two. We were more

2020-01-16 12:34
Latest news from Donegal
yesterday 17:37 Green light for new Primary Care Centre at Buncrana
yesterday 16:34 Patrons advised to arrive early for Trad Week gig
yesterday 15:31 Minister McHugh welcomes €33million investment in roads
2020-01-20 18:25 €500,000 scratchcard win brings excitement to Crolly
2020-01-20 18:25 Easing of Visiting Restrictions at LUH
2020-01-19 11:58 November brings National glory for McCole
2020-01-17 17:58 Engine still purring after half a century
2020-01-17 11:40 McGrath aiming for May 17 return
2020-01-16 18:52 Government told to ‘drop the spin’ on St Joseph’s
2020-01-16 18:52 Couple were ‘bonding’ not trespassing at rural farmyard
2020-01-16 18:52 Drama group to play part in regenerating Churchill
2020-01-16 16:46 Hospital spent €10,000 on debt collectors
2020-01-16 15:43 Horgan: We can’t afford another slow start
2020-01-16 14:40 FIVE MINUTES WITH… Ben McNutt
2020-01-16 12:34 GAA Predictions for 2020
2020-01-16 12:34 ‘Anti-immigration’ candidate emerges in Castlefinn
2020-01-15 12:25 Postcard finds its way home after 43 years
2020-01-14 17:31 Former priest in court on indecent assault charge
2020-01-14 17:31 Máire to be performed in An Grianán Theatre
2020-01-14 11:13 Road closed following Inishowen crash
2020-01-13 18:25 Blaney Bridge closed as Brendan tracks across Donegal
2020-01-13 18:25 No room to improve for Gleneely man on Winning Streak
2020-01-13 17:22 Financial boost for 26 of Donegal’s Men’s/Women’s Sheds
2020-01-13 16:19 Preferred options for TEN-T project published
2020-01-13 15:16 Green party announce general election candidate
2020-01-13 15:16 Storm Brendan forces exam changes at LYIT
2020-01-13 13:10 Peter Casey to launch election bid for Donegal seat
2020-01-13 12:07 Team investigating gynae services to visit LUH
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