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Insomnia Coffee Company opening in Letterkenny tomorrow

Insomnia Coffee Company will open a new store in Letterkenny , tomorrow,  Thursday , 1 3 th Decem ber. 

Located in the Cathedral Quarter , this is Insom nia’s first store to be open in the county. 

Insomnia Coffee Company has become an iconic ...

yesterday 15:16 open_in_new
Top business accolade for Muff Liquor Company

Donegal based craft drinks company The Muff Liquor Company has secured Business All-Star Accreditation from the All Ireland Business Foundation in recognition of the company’s success with its premium craft potato gin that has taken the Irish and UK gin markets by storm since its launch last ...

yesterday 15:16 open_in_new
Finn Harps sign Colm Deasy

Finn Harps F.C. have confirmed the signing of Colm Deasy. The right-back comes to Harps from Drogheda Utd where he has spent the last three seasons. A Dublin native, Deasy was with the academy at English Premier Division Club Southampton for a spell before coming back to play for St Patrick's ...

yesterday 13:50 open_in_new
Pringle confronts Taoiseach over dismal Jobpath figures during Leaders’ Questions

Donegal TD Thomas Pringle used his Leaders Questions today to confront the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on what he says are ‘dismal figures’ regarding Jobpath success rates after he received figures from the Department of Social Protection.

Speaking in the Dáil Deputy Pringle said “the ...

yesterday 13:50 open_in_new
LYIT Successful in Bid for EU Funding for SMARTrenew Project

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT ) is delighted to announce that it will lead out a €1.6 million EU project, SMARTrenew , funded by the Northern P eriphery Area (NPA) Interreg programme. This successful competitive bid , won under the stewardship of project leader ...

yesterday 13:50 open_in_new

ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock has called on the Institute for Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) to withdraw their services with regard to selling distressed property for financial institutions and vulture funds until all avenues to reach a reasonable solution have ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new
SIDELINE VIEW: We need to kick the handpass rule into touch

“If you want entertainment, go to the cinema.”  The words a club player uttered to me when I suggested that watching some football games had become mundane.

But it has.  Players who constantly play pass the parcel, never wanting to make the slip that would cost the game.  It ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new

A new poem book entitled ‘Memories of Rathmullan’ has just been launched in time for Christmas and will make the perfect gift for Rathmullan natives home or away .

A collection of lovely, nostalgic poems about the seaside village, ‘Memories of Rathmullan’ was written by Annie ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new
Dunlewey secures international event for 2019

The 2019 Skyrunner UK and Ireland Series gets underway with the Scafell Key Race in England on Jun 8th. This is followed by the Lakes Sky Ultra on July 13th. The Seven Sisters is next in July, followed by the Snowdon Skyline in September and the Mourne Skyline in October.

If you have a ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new
€650,000 Funding For Donegal Airport

Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed Donegal Airport, Carrickfinn is to get €650,060 in funding for the development of the airport.

“Donegal Airport is like a jewel in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal and financial backing like this is an investment in the top class people ...

yesterday 09:31 open_in_new
Rental Scam Alert - Email Impersonating Gardaí

Gardai say that it has come to their attention that persons are receiving unsolicited emails from an individual claiming to be an "Inspector Andrew Cullen" of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. No such Garda member exists, these emails are not official and appear to be part of a rental ...

2018-12-11 22:41 open_in_new
Nominations sought for 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards

Nominations for the prestigious 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards are now open and organisers are keen for the public to put forward individuals or groups from our international diaspora who have excelled in their chosen fieldbe that business, commerce, industry, education, politics, ...

2018-12-11 22:41 open_in_new
Further allocation towards Urban adventure sports initiative welcomed

Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh has welcomed a further allocation of €30,000 towards the provision of urban adventure sports activities in Letterkenny. Cllr. Kavanagh said “This allocation of €30,000 follows on a previous allocation of €47,000 towards this initiative, the funding is from the ...

2018-12-11 21:38 open_in_new
32 patients waiting to be admitted today in Letterkenny University Hospital

Thirty two are currently waiting to be admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital today.

The latest INMO figures show that five people are waiting on in Emergency Department while a further 27 patients are waiting in hospital wards for a bed.

If you have a story or want to send a ...

2018-12-11 13:25 open_in_new
More than €100,000 funding announced for sports groups across Donegal

More than €100,000 has been granted funding for Local Sports Partnerships to promote participation across the Donegal.

“This €105,000 funding is a huge boost to the county as the money will go to promote sport and physical activity among people with disabilities, disadvantaged ...

2018-12-11 12:22 open_in_new
Daniel O'Donnell Celebrates with the Kirwans

TG4, 9.30pm, Tuesday/Dé Máirt 11/12/18

Opry le Daniel' returns to the Millennium Forum in Derry with Daniel as MC. In this special episode with the Kirwans. Daniel and the audience will get an insight into the lives of Dominic, Colm and Barry Kirwan who hail from Omagh, Co. Tyrone. They ...

2018-12-10 18:44 open_in_new

Two year Cross-border, cross-community project funded by International Fund for Ireland

Local community representatives came together at the weekend to celebrate the official launch of the Newtowncunningham Community Outreach Project, a new two-year cross-border, cross-community project ...

2018-12-10 16:17 open_in_new
Donegal shoppers - Know your rights when Christmas shopping in Northern Ireland!

The European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland is advising Donegal consumers planning a Christmas shopping trip to Northern Ireland to be prepared by knowing the trader’s refund policy, the logistics of returning an item, and being aware of private car park restrictions and ...

2018-12-10 16:17 open_in_new
Pringle’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill gets special mention in latest Climate Change Report

The Climate Change Performance Index published today lists Ireland alongside Russia, Korea and Saudi Arabia as one of the worst performing countries in the world when it comes to climate action. The report quotes Ireland as “still rated as the worst-performing EU country in the CCPI” ...

2018-12-10 15:13 open_in_new
DONEGAL BAYWATCH: Checking out the birds in Ballyness Bay

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2018-12-10 15:13 open_in_new
Christmas Safety Message from ESB Networks – Take Care with Electricity 

At this time of the year, ESB Networks is reminding all electricity customers to never take risks with electricity. When it comes to overhead wires and poles that ESB Networks uses to supply electricity to everyone, remember that electricity wires are always live and extremely dangerous. Never ...

2018-12-10 14:10 open_in_new