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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Mark McAteer

Name: Mark McAteer Age: 20 Occupation: Student

Team: Glenswilly

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? George Best Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? Tir na ...

yesterday 16:31 open_in_new
Outstanding young people celebrated at the 2019 Donegal Garda Youth Awards

The Donegal Joint Policing Committee was pleased to host the Donegal Garda Youth Awards on Monday, 21st January 2019.

The Awards celebrated outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years. The Awards recognised the good work being done by young people in every community in ...

yesterday 12:19 open_in_new
Theft of valuable tools in Ramelton

A large quantity of equipment has been stolen in weekend burglary at a business premises in Ramelton.

The break in is believed to have happened at some stage between Friday evening and Saturday morning last.

Thieves made off with a significant amount of valuable tools.

Gardai ...

yesterday 12:19 open_in_new
Man killed in tree felling incident

A MAN in his 50s was killed yesterday afternoon after a tree felling accident in Creeslough.

The tragedy happened at 4.30pm and Gardai have confirmed that he was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Letterkenny University Hospital.

This comes just a week ...

2019-01-21 17:19 open_in_new
Yellow warning issued for snow and ice

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice which will come into effect tonight.

Accumulations of between one and two centimetres is expected between 9pm tonight and 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday).

A Met Éireann spokesperson said: “Icy and slippery conditions are ...

2019-01-21 17:19 open_in_new
Debt collection fees double at LUH

THE AMOUNT spent on debt collection services at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) has more than doubled in the last three years, the Donegal News can reveal.

Figures provided through a Freedom of Information request show that last year almost €18,000 was spent on debt collectors to ...

2019-01-21 12:04 open_in_new
All nine sitting Sinn Fein councillors seek re-election

 

DONEGAL Sinn Fein have confirmed that all nine sitting councillors will be seeking re-election in May’s local council elections.

Selection conventions will get underway in the coming weeks but the party’s executive council has already met to decide its ...

2019-01-21 11:01 open_in_new
Irish Water should avail of ‘golden opportunity’

IRISH Water has the ‘ideal opportunity’ to extend the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme to the Bonagee area as part of its plans to take water from the Eddie Fullerton Dam to supplement the town’s existing water resources.

Works are due to commence shortly between the Polestar Roundabout ...

2019-01-20 17:10 open_in_new
Calvin dreaming of playing in Croker

CALVIN Bradley celebrated his 25th birthday in December but it was a quiet affair.

Christmas was a similar story as Bradley and his Red Hugh’s teammates took it easy and didn’t over indulge in the festivities.

It’s not always like that, but then this is no normal ...

2019-01-19 20:10 open_in_new
Homeless initiative appeals for Donegal volunteers

AN initiative that provides sanitary products to homeless women is calling for volunteers to help it branch out into Donegal.

The Homeless Period Ireland initially started out life as a solely Dublin-based organisation. Due to demand however it is now helping homeless women and women in ...

2019-01-19 15:58 open_in_new
First Donegal Sports Star Overall Winner recalls a golden era

By Ciaran O’Donnell

Memory lane is a place Liam Doherty enjoys going down. Last week, the first ever winner of the Donegal Sports Star Overall Award award back in 1978 caught up with some old and familiar faces at the launch of the 2018 awards’ night which takes place on Friday ...

2019-01-19 12:49 open_in_new
Red Hugh’s ready for All-Ireland semi

RED HUGH’S are hoping to go where no other Donegal club has gone before on Sunday and reach the All-Ireland Junior Club Final in Croke Park.

The men from the Cross have had a remarkable season to date, as they have already claimed the Donegal and Ulster Junior titles.

Seosamh ...

2019-01-18 22:07 open_in_new
Jason Black Named Donegal Person of the Year

LETTERKENNY man Jason Black has been named Donegal Person of the Year 2018 at an event in Dublin this evening.

The announcement was made by the chairperson of the Donegal Association Dublin, Kevin McFadden. Mr Black, an endurance athlete, becomes the 41st recipient of the Donegal ...

2019-01-18 22:07 open_in_new
Individual fulfilment for all at Strabane Academy

STRABANE Academy is a controlled, co-educational and non-denominational grammar school. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome all children, regardless of religion, race, or social background. We are proud of the diversity of our pupils and seek to be inclusive in all our ...

2019-01-18 18:58 open_in_new
Donegal’s Sudanese community to hold protest tomorrow

MEMBERS of Letterkenny’s Sudanese community will gather this weekend in protest at the actions of their government back home.

There is growing unrest in the north east African country and dozens of people have lost their lives in recent days during anti-government ...

2019-01-18 12:40 open_in_new
FIVE MINUTES WITH… Daragh Harper

Name: Daragh Harper

Age: 21

Occupation: Student

Team: Bonagee

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Lee McMonagle. He would probably miss it though

Where do you like to go out to ...

2019-01-17 14:37 open_in_new
2019 GAA Predictions

Eamon O’Boyle (St Eunan’s)

Hopes for 2019: At a national level, I hope they get rid of the new rule changes they are experimenting at the moment. They are ridiculous and very difficult to police at intercounty level, never mind at club level. Locally, I think it would be ...

2019-01-16 13:25 open_in_new
Tributes paid to the late Danny O’Donnell

MEMBERS of Termon GAA Club have spoken of their deep shock and sadness at the sudden passing of club chairman Danny O’Donnell.

Mr O’Donnell passed away on Sunday. 

“The news of the death of our chairman Danny O’ has cast a heavy shadow over our community and ...

2019-01-15 18:31 open_in_new
Information evening tonight after Forest Park tragedy

An information evening will take place tonight for parents and adults concerned about supporting children and young people following the recent tragedy in Forest Park, Killygordon.

The HSE event will be attended by psychologists, and takes place this evening in the C.A.K.E Centre, ...

2019-01-15 15:22 open_in_new
Tearful scenes as tragic teacher Dawn is laid to rest

THERE were tearful scenes at St Crona’s Church in Dungloe this morning as popular schoolteacher Dawn Croke was laid to rest.

Ms Croke died on Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle in a freak accident in the grounds of St Crona’s National School. It is understood the Rosses ...

2019-01-14 19:25 open_in_new