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Protest to oppose Burtonport Post Office closure

A PROTEST will be held this Saturday following An Post’s decision to push ahead with the closure of Burtonport Post Office.

Despite a groundswell of opposition from local residents in the area, An Post announced this afternoon that an appeal against the planned closure has been ...

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Appeal to save Burtonport Post Office fails

AN appeal to keep Burtonport Post Office open has been rejected.

Speaking following the release of the verdict this afternoon, Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher said it was bitter blow for the area.

“It is very bad news for Burtonport. It defies logic and is impossible to ...

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Legendary GAA families support Trócaire’s Christmas Gifts campaign

Two of Ireland’s best-known GAA families gathered to launch Trócaire’s Christmas ‘Gifts of Love’ range as Joe and Aaron Kernan joined Martin and Mark McHugh in urging people to support the campaign.

Launching their 2018 Christmas Gifts range, Trócaire revealed that ...

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Letterkenny student in court over Belfast assault

A university student from Letterkenny has appeared in court accused of inflicting serious injuries on a man outside Belfast City Hall.

ITV News reports this morning that Arlen Noonan (19) faces a charge of grievous bodily harm over the alleged assault in which a 23-year-old man was said to ...

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Call for fresh blood to help Harps reach full potential

FINN Harps commercial Officer Aidan Campbell says that the club are  relishing the prospect of competing against the best teams in the SSE  Airtricity League Premier Division next season. Harps move into their new environment as a result of their 3-0  aggregate play-off win against ...

2018-11-13 19:46 open_in_new
2 Donegal Women Nominated For National Volunteer Award

Donegal Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce that Donegal locals Sharon Clarke and Sinead Kelly have been nominated for Volunteer Ireland Awards. Over 1 million people in Ireland volunteer and these awards aim to say thank you for the hard work and dedication of volunteers across the ...

2018-11-13 19:46 open_in_new
Warning issued over “very busy” Letterkenny Hospital

HOSPITAL group Saolta is warning people to expect delays due to the high number of patients attending its emergency department today.

In a statement issued this morning, Saolta said, “Letterkenny University Hospital is experiencing high volumes of patients attending at the Emergency ...

2018-11-13 14:07 open_in_new
Dunfanaghy Post Office appeal rejected

THE APPEAL against the closure of Dunfanaghy Post Office has been rejected by An Post and the closure will now go ahead on January 31 2019.

Sinn Fein Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh, who hosted a public meeting in the town in September, expressed his sadness and disappointment at ...

2018-11-13 13:04 open_in_new
Opry le Daniel takes Donegal singer back to Derry

FOR the latest episode of his hit TG4 show Opry Le Daniel, Donegal’s Daniel O’Donnell returns to the Millennium Forum where he meets up with the Quinn family, Brendan, James and Stephen (pictured above).

The Quinn family have been to the forefront of the Irish music scene for ...

2018-11-12 19:52 open_in_new
Technology? Use it to your advantage…

EACH and every one of us is connected to some form of technology in today’s world, however, whether we choose to use it positively or negatively is entirely up to us.

Take advantage of the services and apps available online for your overall health and wellness, whether it’s mental ...

2018-11-12 18:50 open_in_new
Donegal’s Lidl employees to get pay rise

LIDL has become the first supermarket in Ireland to announce a minimum hourly rate of €11.90 for all its staff.

The announcement comes on the back of a commitment made by the chain in 2015 to pay all its workers the Living Wage.

Lidl currently employs a total of 116 staff across ...

2018-11-12 17:46 open_in_new
Moville Hotel to accommodate 100 asylum seekers

THE Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville will shortly become a Direct Provision centre, accommodating around 100 people seeking International Protection in Ireland.

Inishowen Together have issued a statement extending a warm welcome to those arriving but criticised the direct provision system. ...

2018-11-12 13:22 open_in_new
From Fatigue to Fantastic with MAG365

Do you suffer from the dreaded afternoon dip? Do you find it hard to maintain stable energy levels throughout the day? Do you rely on caffeine to get through the day? Well maybe you’re magnesium deficient! Magnesium is involved in more than 300 essential metabolic functions and often when ...

2018-11-10 15:46 open_in_new
More multi-national students drawn to LYIT’s IT base

Khalid Said Abdullah Al Shereiqi and Abdullah Sloum Mas Oud Al Shukairi the first students from Oman to graduate from LYIT with a Masters of Science in Computing in Systems and Software.

2018-11-09 18:16 open_in_new
New SUV Range sets the stage for National Event

The Hyundai National Event takes place this weekend and here at Divers Hyundai on Canal Road, Letterkenny we are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new to our premises. ( It’s hard to believe that we are only seven weeks away from the 191 registrations and this ...

2018-11-09 17:04 open_in_new
Double joy for Ellison and Finn Harps U17 squad

FINN Harps’ U17 team made history in September when they lifted the Mark Farren Memorial Cup, beating Cork City 1-0 in the final at Finn Park. More recently, Declan Boyle’s talented young charges completed a historic first-time double when they defeated Shamrock Rovers at Maginn Park to ...

2018-11-09 15:55 open_in_new
Personal trainer with a special mission

Paul Smyth in his Inclusive Fitness Studio in Stranorlar

Paul Doherty with trainer Paul Smyth

Mary Gallagher getting to good health after knee and back surgery


Of all his achievements over the past year, perhaps the most important for Mr Smyth is the assistance he ...

2018-11-09 13:34 open_in_new
It was a lucky lunchtime for one Donegal punter

A County Donegal native made it a lunchtime to remember today when they took a punt on their lucky numbers and walked off with a four-figure sum.

The anonymous punter placed two bets in a County Donegal BoyleSports shop on Wednesday lunchtime and their first wager was a €5 accumulator on ...

2018-11-07 19:37 open_in_new
Donegal surf school on board with environmental message

A Donegal surf school is embracing the drive to eradicate plastic by becoming one of the first outlets in the world to stock wooden boards.

For a decade now NaRosa Surf School, based in Dunfanaghy, has been drawing ocean-lovers from across the globe to Donegal’s coast. And in many ways ...

2018-11-07 18:34 open_in_new
Mac Giolla Easbuig calls for murder accused’s release

DONEGAL Independent Councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig (above) has called for the immediate release of John Downey following his arrest last night.

The 66-year-old was taken into custody over the murders in 1972 of two UDR soldiers in Enniskillen. He is expected to appear before Dublin ...

2018-11-06 18:25 open_in_new
Mac Giolla Easbuig calls for John Downey’s release

DONEGAL Independent Councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig (above) has called for the immediate release of John Downey following his arrest last night.

The 66-year-old was taken into custody over the murders in 1972 of two UDR soldiers in Enniskillen. He is expected to appear before Dublin ...

2018-11-06 17:22 open_in_new