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Tractors at the ready for IFA’s Cancer Care fundraiser

IFA Cancer Care West Fund Raiser. Photo Clive Wasson

IFA Cancer Care West Fund Raiser. Photo Clive Wasson

2019-08-23 18:58 open_in_new
Campaign against Mercosur trade deal intensifies

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Campaign against Mercosur trade deal intensifies as Carthy announces Letterkenny public meeting details

The campaign against the controversial EU-Mercosur trade deal is due to intensify as Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, has announced that ...

2019-08-22 21:58 open_in_new
Strabane Academy A-level students excel again

Strabane Academy values success through hard work and respect


“AT Strabane Academy we value success through hard work and respect,” explains principal David Hampton. “My staff and pupils deserve a great deal of praise for all they have accomplished through the past academic ...

2019-08-22 20:55 open_in_new
Multi-million euro investment for two Milford schools

Mulroy College, Milford

Loreto Community School Milford

Minister Joe McHugh met with pupils and Principal of Mulroy College, Ms Fiona Temple, as Leaving Cert results were announced last week.

2019-08-22 11:28 open_in_new
ISPCA hoping to find owner of rabbits found in Buncrana

THE ISPCA has put out a call for the owner of two rabbits found on the loose in Buncrana to come forward.

The ISPCA responded to a call from a member of the public about two rabbits on the loose in the Woods Estate near Buncrana. The animals had been sighted by a number of people over the ...

2019-08-21 18:40 open_in_new
Rose Of Tralee – Donegal Rose Chloe 25/1 From 33/1

London Rose Laura Kennedy 14/1 From 33/1

Donegal Rose Chloe Kennedy has received a series of bets to wear the winner’s sash at this year’s Rose of Tralee festival, which would be a first for the county. The 20-year old from Donegal town has completed her first year of Psychology at ...

2019-08-21 16:34 open_in_new
No second ambulance for South West Donegal–Pat the Cope

Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has raised the issue of the urgent need for a second ambulance to cover South West Donegal, covering the area from Inver Bridge to Glencolmcille, in addition to providing cover for the parish of Ardara. This is a vast geographical area, with ...

2019-08-21 12:22 open_in_new
Donegal doctor’s fears over ‘normalisation of gambling’

FORMER Finn Harps footballer Dr Darragh McGee has voiced concerns over the normalisation of gambling which, he insists, has become culturally embedded in the modern world.

Dr McGee, an assistant professor at Bath University in England, has conducted a major study which focuses on the ...

2019-08-20 19:34 open_in_new
Fr Liam bids farewell to Arranmore and RNLI Lifeboat

Arranmore Lifeboat crew members Back row: Finbar Gallagher, Brian Proctor, John Boyle, Frankie Bonner, Reamon O’Donnell, Philip Mc Cauley, Second row: Anthony Proctor,Fr Liam Boyle, Jimmy Early, John Mc Hugh, Front row: future crew members, Andrew and Matthew Taylor ...

2019-08-19 18:22 open_in_new
More than €100,000 spent on security at Moville hotel

The Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville which the Department of Justice says it remains committed to opening as accommodation for those seeking international protection.

2019-08-19 17:19 open_in_new
Fan club keeping Elvis rocking in the hills of Donegal

CLAD in leather, Elvis Presley raises a single eyebrow and announces in that low tenor voice, ‘Thank you Donegal, thank you very much’.

For members of the Elvis Rocking in the Hills of Donegal Fan Club, that is heaven right there.

Formed five years ago by Dungloe woman Beatrice ...

2019-08-19 16:16 open_in_new
Fivefold increase in homeless B&B costs

THERE has been a fivefold increase in the amount spent on emergency B&B accommodation by Donegal County Council in the last year. Figures obtained by the Donegal News from the Local Authority reveal that they spent €68,972 on B&B accommodation for the homeless last year. This is an ...

2019-08-19 12:04 open_in_new
Fire service tackle blaze on farmland

THE Fire Service was called to the scene of a fire in Lifford this afternoon which broke out in a hay shed on farmland.

A Spokesperson for the Gardai said: “It would appear that a fire broke out in a hay shed on farmland at Drumbuoy, Lifford. The alarm was raised at approximately 1pm. ...

2019-08-18 21:22 open_in_new
‘Books over Borders’ – Donegal to feature on Newstalk

In this weekend’s documentary, ‘Books Over Borders’, Newtalk goes on a road-trip with Europe’s first, and Ireland’s only, cross-border, cross-community mobile library.

Newstalk will be broadcasting a radio documentary about the cross-border mobile library that serves the ...

2019-08-16 15:49 open_in_new
Call for review of similar cases after sister’s death

A HOSPITAL consultant whose sister passed away following a delayed cancer diagnosis at Letterkenny University Hospital is calling for a review of similar cases.

Margaret MacMahon, who grew up in Letterkenny but is now living in Bristol, has spent the last two and a half years fighting for ...

2019-08-16 14:46 open_in_new
Dog track owner bites at IGB over lack of support

THE owner of Lifford greyhound stadium has accused the Irish Greyhound Board of deliberately targeting the track until it was no longer sustainable.

Hugh Duffy says he is devastated at having to shut the stadium he and his family have owned since 2000. But in the light of cuts to race ...

2019-08-15 18:49 open_in_new
McHugh cannot see past Dublin

By Frank Craig

Martin McHugh simply doesn’t envisage Kerry being able to stop Dublin in this season’s All-Ireland football final.

Jim Gavin’s blue juggernaut is aiming for an historic five in a row. And the scary, perhaps even depressing thing, is that they ...

2019-08-15 14:37 open_in_new
Bonner can’t wait for new WAFL season

By Frank Craig

Yvonne Bonner is back home in Donegal as she gears up for her second season as a professional Aussie Rules footballer Down Under.

The Glenfin girl was one of the real success stor ies for the Greater Western Sydney Giants last term. She was a regular goal ...

2019-08-15 13:34 open_in_new
McGinley: We’ll have to dig really deep

By Frank Craig

Mark Anthony McGinley is an interesting character.

Goalkeepers usually are. You always wonder why someone ends up between the posts. Was it because they were last picked in the playground or was it because they just didn’t fancy all that running around ...

2019-08-15 12:31 open_in_new

Name: Alan Boal

Age: (Very) late 20s!

Occupation: Teacher

Team: Rathmullan Celtic

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Gerry cinnamon to give us a live rendition of the Rathmullan ...

2019-08-14 14:28 open_in_new
Group of 15 rescued off Magheroarty beach

FIFTEEN people, both students and staff attending the Irish College, Coláiste Mhachaire Rabhartaigh, were rescued yesterday when they got into difficulty while swimming off Magheroarty pier.

The Irish Coast Guard Helicopter, Rescue 118, airlifted 10 people to hospital in Letterkenny ...

2019-08-14 11:19 open_in_new