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Can I gift my daughter cash for her house deposit without being taxed? Liam Croke lets you know

Q: I’m considering giving my daughter and son-in-law €30k towards their new house purchase. They have saved a 10% deposit, so I want them to use this money towards reducing their borrowing thus saving on mortgage repayments. If I gift them this amount, will they or I be liable for ...

yesterday 18:25 open_in_new
Donegal heritage officer attends reception at Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Michael D. Higgins

Heritage officers from around the country attended a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin recently hosted by President Michael D. Higgins to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Heritage Officer Programme. 

Under the programme, the first heritage officers were appointed in ...

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Deaths in Donegal - Wednesday evening, November 13

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Seamus Corry, Illistrin, Letterkenny

- Kathleen Portman (née Hoey), Belleek and late of Abbey View Terrace, Ballyshannon

- Keith Fowler, Belfast

- Bridie Boyle, (née Doohan), Scotland, ...

yesterday 17:22 open_in_new
Three Peace projects launched in Donegal

Three new and exciting projects which will see people from across Donegal and Northern Ireland coming together for a diverse range of activities were officially launched on Tuesday by Cllr Paul Canning, chairman of the Donegal Peace Partnership in the Regional Culture Centre, ...

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Killybegs man to compete for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year title

Killybegs man, Brian Leslie, is among the 24 shortlisted finalists who will compete for the coveted title of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 on Thursday, November 21 in Dublin. Collectively, the 24 finalists employ more than 13,000 people and generate annual revenues of €1.2bn.

Brian is ...

yesterday 17:22 open_in_new
Regretted death of well known Dungloe man Martin Gillen

The funeral takes place in Dungloe on Thursday morning of one of Dungloe's best known and well liked characters Martin Gillen.

The late Martin Gillen died suddenly at his home on Sunday evening. He was 68 and is the husband of Donegal GAA secretary Aideen Gillen.

News of the sudden ...

yesterday 16:19 open_in_new
Donegal’s Peadar McGranaghan honoured at ‘Volunteers in Sport Awards’

Donegal’s Peadar McGranaghan was honoured at the ‘Volunteers in Sport Awards’, hosted by the Federation of Irish Sport in partnership with EBS, on Tuesday 12 November in Farmleigh House Dublin. Peadar received the Donegal sports volunteer of the year award for his commitment to Finn ...

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A Remembering Service for parents who lost a young child

A Remembering Service for parents who lost a child at a young age will be held in St Mary Star of the Sea Church, Annagry at 8pm on Sunday, December 8. 

People from the parishes of Rosses, Gaoth Dobhair and Cloughaneely are invited to be in attendance. 

A candle will be lit ...

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Councillor commends the additional benefits of sending bicycles to Gambia

Councillor Marie Therese Gallagher highly commended the School Bikes Africa Campaign during a meeting of Glenties Municipal District which took place on Tuesday. 

People from across the communities donate their bicycles to the campaign on an annual event. The campaign is organised by ...

yesterday 15:16 open_in_new
Schoolgirls hoping to strike European gold in Barcelona with their clean guard gum shield invention rn

Three local schoolgirls are off to Barcelona later this month hoping their sports invention might just strike gold in more ways than one.

Deele College pupils Ellie Barron, Saffron Porter and Stephanie Harper are already All-Ireland champs after their ‘Clean Guard’ product was named ...

yesterday 13:10 open_in_new
Donegal groups will participate in the National Pride of Place awards in Kilkenny

Local Pride of Place Awards took place in Letterkenny on November 1.

The purpose of Donegal County Council’s Pride of Place Award is to acknowledge the positive and extraordinary work being done every day by communities all around the county.

Early in July, the four community ...

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Anthony Thompson named Quinn Building Products UGAAWA Merit Award winner for October

October 2019 can well be dubbed the 'Month of the Club' with action right through the grades in football and hurling headlining the news practically every day. But nowhere was there greater action than in Donegal where county and provincial football champions Gweedore and Glenties played out a ...

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Christmas comes early for Marie

Ballybofey lady, Marie Greene, received an early Christmas present when she recently matched all four numbers in the Finn Harps Super 4 Lotto draw.

By doing so, she scooped the €10,000 jackpot for herself, the largest in the history of the long running Harps lotto. It had been sitting at ...

yesterday 11:04 open_in_new
Donegal community extends helping hand to homeless in Dublin

The people of Kilcar and surrounding parishes are opening their hearts this Christmas and are supporting those less fortunate than them who are homeless in Dublin. Father Eddie Gallagher said that this is the fourth year that the community has undertaken the initiative. Father Gallagher said ...

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Raphoe Boxing Club plays host to star-studded tournament this Saturday night

On Saturday night, November 16, Donegal's club of the year, Raphoe Boxing Club will stage their 31st annual boxing tournament in the Deele Sports Pavillion, Raphoe.

The opposition will come in the form of a highly rated Paddy Brennan boxing academy selection from Tenbury Wells, ...

yesterday 11:04 open_in_new
Deaths in Donegal - Wednesday morning, November 13

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Kathleen Lally, (nee McGinty,) 67 Blue Cedars, Ballybofey

- Martin Gillen, Gweedore Road, Dungloe

- Billy McGonagle, Balleighan East, Greencastle

- Brigid Quinn, Kingarrow, Fintown

- Kathleen Olive ...

yesterday 10:01 open_in_new
Teacher donates €6,281 to Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland following solo 145km Three-Day ‘Home to Home’ Walk

A teacher from Donegal has sent a massive and heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported her during a 145km ‘Home-to-Home’ fundraising walk which raised €6,281 for the Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Elaine McConnell and her dog, Lucy, completed the fundraising ...

yesterday 10:01 open_in_new
Teacher from St Johnston donates €6,281 to Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

A teacher from St Johnston, Elaine McConnell has sent a massive and heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported her during a 145km ‘Home-to-Home’ fundraising walk which raised €6,281 for the Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Elaine and her dog, Lucy, completed the ...

yesterday 10:01 open_in_new
Council gritters in action tonight

A number of Donegal routes are to be gritted from 9p tonight, Tuesday, November 12

01: National Primary North 02: National Primary Central 04: Inishowen South 09: Cill Ulta East 12: Binswilly 13: Stranorlar North 14: Stranorlar East 15: Stranorlar West 18: Donegal South LT: ...

yesterday 08:58 open_in_new
St Mary’s Convoy Coach is finalist in Translink Ulster GAA Coach of the Year awards

Laurence McMullan, a coach from St Mary’s Convoy GAA is a finalist in the Translink Ulster GAA Coach of the Year awards. Now in its third year, a record number of public nominations were submitted by club members across Ulster. Representing Donegal, Laurence is one of nine outstanding ...

yesterday 08:58 open_in_new
Amber Barrett scores for Ireland but they are denied win by late goal

A late goal denied the Republic of Ireland a win away to Greece in Athens as they drew 1-1 to maintain their unbeaten start in Group I. Amber Barrett had put Ireland ahead and it looked as though they would hang on to secure the three points, but Greece super sub Anastasia Spyridonidou fired in ...

yesterday 08:58 open_in_new