Skip to content

The government has been accused by a Donegal TD of reneging on it’s promise to increase the mental health budget. Fianna Fail deputy Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher says €35 million was promised to mental health servies in this year’s budget but only €15 million will be spent. Deputy Gallagher says…

One Donegal family made a happy trip to Dublin today. They collected a cheque for a whopping €250,000 after winning the top prize in the Lotto Plus draw on Saturday, October 22. The delighted family, who wish to keep their win private, bought their Quick Pick selection ticket at the…

Emergency fire services in the north west had a quiet Halloween this year with just five call outs reported. Both Leitrim and Sligo fire services received no calls for Halloween related fires. In Donegal there were five call outs to bonfires in Letterkenny, Stranorlar, Moville and two in Carndonagh. All…

There are a number of under 18’s waiting up to 15 months for psychiatric treatment in county Donegal. The figures, which were provided to Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty following a parliamentary question, show there are 129 minors waiting for an appointment with Donegal mental health services psychiatrists. Eight of…

ASTI member teachers in the north west hope to be back in the classroom for good following today’s industrial dispute action. 22 schools in the north west are closed today due to the ongoing ASTI dispute with the department of education over equal pay for new teachers. The ASTI has…

Donegal County Council is appealing to communities not to celebrate Halloween by having bonfires. In many areas throughout Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, material is often stockpiled in preparation for Halloween bonfires. But Suzanne Bogan, waste awareness officers with Donegal County Council, says burning is not only illegal, it’s also bad…

A Letterkenny woman has been elected as the new chairperson of the Donegal Education and Training Board for the year ahead. Regina Grant was appointed to the position at the ETB’s AGM in Donegal yesterday, replacing Bernie Mulhern who held the position for the past year. She was nominated for…