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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, ...

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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 ...

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Donegal firm hits profits of €6.7m in uncertain climate

One of the county's most well known clothing brands accumulated profits at the firm of €6.7m last year. New accounts filed by Magee Clothing Unlimited of Donegal Town recorded a profit of €289, 162 in 2017 - a 98 per cent increase on the profits of €146, 061 recorded in 2016. The ...

yesterday 14:25 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
People being urged to contact GP before presenting at LUH

There were 34 people awaiting inpatient beds at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) this morning.

An increase of four on yesterday’s figure. 

The Saolta hospital group issued a statement today saying that Letterkenny University Hospital is experiencing very high volumes of ...

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Odhrán Mac Niallais to receive 2018 Séamus Mac Géidigh Award as Donegal Player of Championship

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 ...

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Cabinet meeting to discuss withdrawal agreement

The Cabinet are meeting now to discuss the proposed agreement over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney are briefing the Cabinet on developments in the last 24 hours at a meeting which was due to begin at 9.30am.

It emerged late ...

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Arrest after woman's body found in west Fermanagh

A murder investigation is underway after the death of a woman near Garrison in County Fermanagh.

Pauline Kilkenny, 59, was found dead in her home in Cornacully Road, about halfway between Belcoo and Garrison, at about 1pm on Tuesday.

The PSNI have arrested a 28-year-old man on ...

yesterday 10:55 open_in_new
Fears for cuts in fishing sector in 2019

Deputy Pat 'the Cope' Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has expressed concern for the Irish fishing sector if the independent advice from International Council for Exploration of the Sea ( ICES) is taken in to consideration or adopted by the EU Maritime Member States when arriving at the Total ...

yesterday 10:55 open_in_new
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 ...

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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 open_in_new
A wonderful presentation made by Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair to Glenties councillors

The committee of Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair made a presentation to the Glenties Municipal District wherein they portrayed the progress the theatre has made since it opened in 2017 and explained how much it costs to run the building on an annual basis.   

Trustee and Chairperson, ...

2018-11-13 18:37 open_in_new
Glenties Municipal District recognise achievement of Special Olympians

The achievement of four special Olympians was recognised at the Glenties Municipal District today. 

The four athletes Ronán Ó'Coirbín, Gaoth Dobhair, Peter Doogan, Gortahork, Patrick Gallagher, Annagry and Paul McFadden, Gaoth Dobhair all won medals in their ...

2018-11-13 17:28 open_in_new
Free wifi in tourism hotspots would put Donegal on the map

Having free wifi at the summit of Errigal mountain would see tourists advertise our county across the globe, according to councillor Terence Slowey. 

Speaking at the Glenties Municipal District, Cllr Slowey said that should hotspots and free wifi be made available, visitors to the ...

2018-11-13 17:28 open_in_new
Letterkenny University Hospital is experiencing high volumes of patients attending its emergency department

Letterkenny University Hospital said it is experiencing high volumes of patients attending the hospital's emergency department today.

The HSE said the hospital is very busy again today and it is working hard to reduce waiting times for patients in the ED.

"We would like to ...

2018-11-13 14:07 open_in_new
Deep anger at lack of consultation over asylum seekers

Local representatives are unhappy with the lack of consultation prior to the announcement that 100 people seeking international protection will arrive in the county within the next fortnight. On Friday night, it was revealed by the Donegal Democrat/DPP that the Caiseal Mara hotel in Moville ...

2018-11-13 13:04 open_in_new
John Downey attends Donegal commemoration after being granted bail over extradition warrant

John Downey, granted bail on Thursday following his arrest earlier last week in relation to an extradition warrant for offences relating to a 1972 bombing in Enniskillen in which two members of the British Army were killed, was among the attendance at a 10th anniversary commemoration near ...

2018-11-13 13:04 open_in_new
DONEGAL GAA FIXTURES: All the fixtures for the coming seven days

This weekend is again a busy one with U-21 finals in A and B and the second play-off game in Division Three promotion race.

Also there are two big games in Ulster involving Red Hugh's and Gaoth Dobhair


Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Under21 A ...

2018-11-13 13:04 open_in_new
Dunfanaghy post office to close after appeal fails

It has been confirmed Dunfanaghy post office is to close after an unsuccessful appeal.

The announcement comes following the decision by independent reviewers appointed under the appeals mechanism to uphold An Post’s decision to close the post office

Sinn Féin Councillor ...

2018-11-13 13:04 open_in_new
Deaths notices - Tuesday morning, November 13, 2018

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:  

- Mary McHugh Leconell, Ardara

- Danny Cullen, Gortnabrade, Carrigart

- Colm McGlynn, Fog House, Figary, Fahan and formerly the U.S.

- Kathleen Emery,née Fuery of ...

2018-11-13 12:01 open_in_new