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Letterkenny stunned at sudden death of Dessie Larkin

There is a sense of shock and disbelief in Letterkenny today at the sudden and untimely death of former councillor Dessie Larkin this morning.

, Dessie Larkin.

yesterday 20:46 open_in_new
Donegal fight back to defeat Cork

Cork 1-12 Donegal 1-19

Donegal produced an excellent second half display to defeat Cork on Saturday and stay in the hunt for promotion to Division 1.

The game started at a fast pace and the sides were level at 0-3 to 0-3 after seven minutes.

Donegal spurned two goal chances ...

2019-03-16 18:16 open_in_new
Donegal’s Operation Transformation leader continues to shed the pounds

By Ciaran O’Donnell

There’s a notable buzz in The Blueberry Tea Room on the corner of The Diamond in Donegal Town. It’s Wednesday morning just before 11 and Cathal Gallagher is deep in conversation with two locals in the cosy surrounds of the well-known café. Everyone, ...

2019-03-16 13:01 open_in_new
Donegal woman, cancer and the Isha System

Mary Howick.

Yoga in Uruguay.

Mary and her sister pictured during a visit to Montevideo.

Mary and other teachers of the Isha System pictured with Isha Judd.

2019-03-15 17:04 open_in_new
Couple found dead in Convoy

A Garda investigation is under way following the discovery of two bodies in Convoy.

A house has been sealed off after an elderly couple were found dead by neighbours. 

Coroner for Donegal Dr Denis McCauley is on his way to the scene and a full forensic examination is expected to be ...

2019-03-13 17:49 open_in_new
Gardai alerted to deceased couple by relative

GARDAI say they are treating as ‘sudden deaths’ the discovery of two bodies in Convoy.

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s were found dead in the village this afternoon.

A Garda spokesperson said, “Gardaí are investigating the sudden deaths of a couple in ...

2019-03-13 17:49 open_in_new
Met Eireann issue updated weather warning

MET Eireann has issued an updated weather warning with increased winds speeds predicted overnight. The orange wind warning will remain in place until 9am tomorrow morning.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said: “Westerly winds associated with Storm Gareth will give mean speeds of 80km/hr ...

2019-03-12 19:46 open_in_new
Burglary at SuperValu in Dungloe

GARDAI are investigating an overnight burglary at SuperValu in Dungloe which involved three males entering the premises through a hole they created in a wall.

The break in occurred sometime between 11pm last night and 2am this morning. No arrests have yet been made.

A Garda ...

2019-03-11 17:31 open_in_new
Status orange wind warning issued

MET Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal which may bring gusts of up to 130km/hr over the next two days.

Storm Gareth is set to bring very high winds and there will also be a risk of coastal flooding. The weather warning will be in place from 12pm tomorrow ...

2019-03-11 14:22 open_in_new
Schools to deliver feast of drama at Amharclann

AMHARCLANN Ghaoth Dobhair is the venue for the local schools drama festival organised by An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday.

Beidh na drámaí ar fad i nGaeilge agus is cúis mhór dóchais agus misnigh go bhfuil an oiread sin drámaí ag glacadh ...

2019-03-10 19:28 open_in_new
Mark masters the art of medalling once more at Europeans

By Ciaran O’Donnell

To those in the know, Mark English’s bronze medal in the 800 metres European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow at the weekend came as no real surprise.

A third major championship finals. And a third medal. Business as usual then for the high ...

2019-03-09 14:04 open_in_new

Name: Ronan Duffy

Age: 21

Occupation: Factory worker

Team: Naomh Muire

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? If I where throwing a party I’d have to invite Owenie McGarvey and Seamus Roarty. ...

2019-03-07 15:52 open_in_new
Martin Harley on a high after first Hong Kong winner

Martin Harley has muscled in on one of the world’s most talented weighing rooms with his first ever Hong Kong winner at Happy Valley earlier today.

After 14 rides and just one place finish since joining the HK ranks at the start of February, Harley hit the front on High Five and hung on ...

2019-03-06 19:55 open_in_new
McElhinney departs Donegal panel

The Donegal senior football team have been dealt a blow this week with news that Martin McElhinney has left the squad.

The St Michael’s clubman encountered a frustrating 2018, but impressed earlier this year during the McKenna Cup and was man-of-the-match against ...

2019-03-06 14:40 open_in_new
Paedophile former priest Eugene Greene dies

FORMER priest Eugene Greene, who pleaded guilty to 41 counts of sexual assault on 26 children in Donegal between 1965 and 1982, died at the end of last year.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta reported today that Eugene Greene died before Christmas, but that Church authorities were not informed ...

2019-03-05 16:37 open_in_new
Maria Doherty confirmed as Sinn Féin candidate

SINN Fein held a selection convention in the Beach Hotel in Downings last night when Maria Doherty, daughter of the former Sinn Féin Vice President and West Tyrone MP, Pat Doherty, was confirmed as the party’s candidate for the new three seat Milford Electoral Area in the forthcoming ...

2019-03-04 13:19 open_in_new
Shannon stars in Coláiste Ailigh triumph

COLÁISTE AILIGH are known for their ability to punch above their weight in sport, and recently they added to their impressive reputation with a fantastic triumph in Basketball.

The Irish-speaking secondary school shouldn’t be able to compete on a national scale due to their low ...

2019-03-03 12:07 open_in_new
Donegal gear up for ‘four-pointer’ with Armagh

DONEGAL manager Declan Bonner says that tonight’s clash with Armagh is a ‘four-pointer’.

Both counties are currently mid-table, but could still make a push for promotion if they can hit form before the end of the league campaign.

However, the side that loses this ...

2019-03-02 10:55 open_in_new
Harps lose out to Sligo in North West derby

Finn Harps 1-2 Sligo Rovers

Finn Harps fell to their second defeat of the season as Sligo claimed the North West derby bragging rights tonight in Ballybofey.

Both sides had good chances to score, before Sligo took the lead in the 29th minute through Romeo Parkes, and they held that ...

2019-03-02 00:25 open_in_new
Mark English bidding for third European medal in Glasgow

By Ciaran O’Donnell

There will be more than a passing interest locally in this weekend’s European Indoor Athletics Championship at the impressive Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Letterkenny’s Mark English, who picked up a sixth national 800 metre indoor title earlier ...

2019-03-01 17:04 open_in_new