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Caitlín Nic Aoidh named as first Irish language ambassador for her hometown 5 months ago

Caitlín Nic Aoidh named as first Irish language ambassador for her hometown

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This new role has been created by Cloughaneely’s Language Planning Committee. It will see Caitlín helping promote the usage of Irish in Cloughaneely, raise awareness of Irish-language initiatives and activities …
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Mini fundraiser raises a massive €12,000 in memory of Letterkenny woman 5 months ago

Mini fundraiser raises a massive €12,000 in memory of Letterkenny woman

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Friends and family honoured the wishes of the much-loved Letterkenny woman by holding a unique raffle to give away her Mini Cooper and raise money for Donegal Hospice and the Oncology Department …
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Sparkling NW Breast Cancer Ball launched for 2018 5 months ago

Sparkling NW Breast Cancer Ball launched for 2018

Tickets are set to be released soon for the North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball on November 30th in the Silver Tassie Hotel.

With last year’s glamorous fundraiser being sell-out …
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Abortion legislation on the way after official Repeal of 8th Amendment 5 months ago

Abortion legislation on the way after official Repeal of 8th Amendment

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Health Minister Simon Harris is set to introduce abortion legislation to the government next week following the official repeal of the 8th Amendment. 

President Michael D Higgins signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment …
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Danielle McLaughlin’s mum pushes for ‘Danielle’s amendment’ for grieving families 5 months ago

Danielle McLaughlin’s mum pushes for ‘Danielle’s amendment’ for grieving families

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The mother and sister of the late Danielle McLaughlin said they had a positive meeting with Mr Varadkar after prolonged discussions on Tuesday night in Derry.

Ms Brannigan and her …
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Donegal’s Miss Universe Ireland to guest at Free Family Wellness day 5 months ago

Donegal’s Miss Universe Ireland to guest at Free Family Wellness day

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The Buncrana woman will be a guest speaker at the open event for parents, soon-to-be parents and families on Sunday the 16th of September at the Sligo Park Hotel.

Grainne, …
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‘Sincere apologies’ issued to Danielle’s mum over letter 5 months ago

‘Sincere apologies’ issued to Danielle’s mum over letter

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The Department of the Taoiseach has officially acknowledged an error in denying Danielle’s mother Andrea Brannigan a meeting with Mr Varadkar on the false grounds that her daughter was ‘not …
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Irish Red Cross to honour Pat Hume with Lifetime Achievement Award 5 months ago

Irish Red Cross to honour Pat Hume with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Pat Hume will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish Red Cross, in recognition of her decades of public service.

Pat, who lives in Greencastle, has worked …
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Irish scientists find potential link for increased breast cancer survival 5 months ago

Irish scientists find potential link for increased breast cancer survival

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Women who take vitamin D after being diagnosed with breast cancer may have an increased chance of survival, new research supported by the Irish Cancer Society has shown.

Researchers from …
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Mum of Danielle McLaughlin awaits apology as meeting with Taoiseach confirmed 5 months ago

Mum of Danielle McLaughlin awaits apology as meeting with Taoiseach confirmed

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The Taoiseach has reversed his office’s controversial refusal to meet with Ms Brannigan and discuss the tragic circumstances of her daughter’s murder in India last year.

Ms Brannigan confirmed that …
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Government says letter to Danielle McLaughlin’s mother was a ‘misunderstanding’ 6 months ago

Government says letter to Danielle McLaughlin’s mother was a ‘misunderstanding’

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Andrea Brannigan, the mother of the late Danielle McLaughlin, received a letter that prompted widespread shock today in response to a request to meet the Taoiseach during his Donegal visit …
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Danielle McLaughlin’s mum shocked by ‘disgusting’ letter from Taoiseach 6 months ago

Danielle McLaughlin’s mum shocked by ‘disgusting’ letter from Taoiseach

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The mother of Danielle McLaughlin has said she was disgusted to be refused a meeting with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar – because his office claims the late Buncrana woman ‘was …
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Events: Celebrating six years at Sculpt’s Big Birthday Bash 6 months ago

Events: Celebrating six years at Sculpt’s Big Birthday Bash

Pink bubbly, sweet treats and discounts galore were shared with guests for the Sculpt Birthday Bash tonight to mark a special birthday for the store. There was a great party …
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Donegal Lotto winner has just days to claim their €30,000 prize 6 months ago

Donegal Lotto winner has just days to claim their €30,000 prize

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The National Lottery has revealed that it has still to hear from the holder of the lucky ticket which was purchased on the day of the draw at Byrne’s Foodstore …
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Care for a cuppa to help the Hospice? Join the county-wide coffee morning! 6 months ago

Care for a cuppa to help the Hospice? Join the county-wide coffee morning!

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This year’s Coffee Morning for Donegal Hospice was officially launched recently at the Hospice by Patron, Shaun Doherty, who was joined by the Chairperson, Grace Boyle, Administrator, Isobel Doherty, Assistant …
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Local programme launched for women looking to return to work 6 months ago

Local programme launched for women looking to return to work

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Ambitious applicants are being invited to sign up for the RESTART-EMPOWER-SUPPORT (RES) programme by Rural Enterprise Skillnet.

Workshops are set to begin in Donegal Town from September 18th for women aged …
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Radio presenter Rachael Bland dies after breast cancer battle 6 months ago

Radio presenter Rachael Bland dies after breast cancer battle

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The 40-year-old mum-of-one died peacefully at home surrounded by family this morning.

The Story of Sculpt: Six years at the top of the Irish beauty scene 6 months ago

The Story of Sculpt: Six years at the top of the Irish beauty scene

Sculpt Cosmetics in Letterkenny are preparing to mark a special occasion with a beauty party in Letterkenny this Thursday 6th September – and everyone is invited.

The team is celebrating …
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Childcare costs are driving Irish women out of work – study finds 6 months ago

Childcare costs are driving Irish women out of work – study finds

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New research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute and Pobal, has found that mothers who face high childcare costs work fewer hours.

Women, especially lone parents, face …
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Events: Celebrations as holiday getaways are won at Rushe Fitness party 6 months ago

Events: Celebrations as holiday getaways are won at Rushe Fitness party

The fitness community has been challenging themselves to achieve new goals all summer as part of the Summer Shape Up contest. Now in its second year, the challenge is a …
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Complaints over offensive nightclub billboard upheld 6 months ago

Complaints over offensive nightclub billboard upheld

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The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints made against Liberties Nightclub’s ’19th Hole’ ad campaign after its content was considered to be offensive and misogynistic.

Sixty-four complaints were made against a …
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Ramelton rejoices as Shaun Dunworth wakes on 21st birthday 6 months ago

Ramelton rejoices as Shaun Dunworth wakes on 21st birthday

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After more than four weeks in a deep coma in intensive care at St.Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, a young Ramelton man has awoken on his 21st birthday.

Shaun Dunworth gave …
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Make a difference in one night by joining ‘Sleep out for Simon’ 6 months ago

Make a difference in one night by joining ‘Sleep out for Simon’

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North West Simon Community is calling on the people of Sligo/Leitrim and Donegal to join the annual sponsored Sleep Out on Friday 5th October. 

The event takes place every year to …
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Plenty of drama as Nicola opens Donegal’s newest arts school 6 months ago

Plenty of drama as Nicola opens Donegal’s newest arts school

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The fun is just about to begin at Act One Drama School in Letterkenny, established by Letterkenny woman Nicola Keegan Laughlin.

Based in Letterkenny Educate Together NS from Tuesday, the …
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There’s a pawsome puppy party in Letterkenny this Saturday 6 months ago

There’s a pawsome puppy party in Letterkenny this Saturday

Dogs from all over Donegal (and their owners!) are invited to an exciting charity Dog Show at Castle Grove Country House Hotel this weekend. 

The expansive lawns of this Letterkenny …
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Brilliant Brid is honoured as a Beaumont hero 6 months ago

Brilliant Brid is honoured as a Beaumont hero

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The healthcare assistant received an ‘Honour Your Heroes’ award of thanks this week from her patient, Louise McCarthy from Dublin.

Louise (28) suffered four heart attacks when complications arose during an operation to …
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Local family says EuroMillions win will give children the ‘best possible start in life’ 6 months ago

Local family says EuroMillions win will give children the ‘best possible start in life’

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The lucky local family had half a million reasons to be cheerful in the National Lottery winners’ room on Wednesday as they collected a cheque for €500,000 which they won …
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You can count on Anne! 6 months ago

You can count on Anne!

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It has been announced today that Donegal resident Anne Monagle has attained the highest marks in the country in the Diploma for Accounting Technicians programme.

The 35-year-old from Malin achieved …
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Kilcar woman Angela Barnes advances to the frontline of breaking news 6 months ago

Kilcar woman Angela Barnes advances to the frontline of breaking news

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Donegal woman Angela Barnes has begun a major new presenting role this week, broadcasting to 160 countries in a ground-breaking project on Euronews NBC.

The journalist will have her first …
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Events: Letterkenny goes glam for the G&G Summit 6 months ago

Events: Letterkenny goes glam for the G&G Summit

The women of Letterkenny pulled out all the stops to get glammed up for the G&G Summit on Friday 17th August – making it one of the most stylish events …
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Hanlon family’s fight continues for operation to end Jason’s pain 6 months ago

Hanlon family’s fight continues for operation to end Jason’s pain

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Doochary mother Liz Hanlon has set out to end the ‘disgraceful’ delays suffered by her son Jason who urgent needs a spinal operation.

The Hanlon family were forced to bring …
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Let’s help Lombok: How a Donegal woman is bringing hope back to the devastated island 6 months ago

Let’s help Lombok: How a Donegal woman is bringing hope back to the devastated island

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Donna Gallagher from Kilcar had been living on the beautiful island of Gili Trawangan for 10 years before disaster struck on August 5th.

A severe earthquake measuring 7.0 hit …
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Fundraiser launched in memory of inspirational Fiona Carr 6 months ago

Fundraiser launched in memory of inspirational Fiona Carr

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Fiona Carr from Mountain Top Letterkenny was 30 years old when she passed away on July 12th. The popular young woman endured a long battle with cancer and received immense support …
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A lucky Donegal lotto player has just claimed a cool €500,000 EuroMillions prize 6 months ago

A lucky Donegal lotto player has just claimed a cool €500,000 EuroMillions prize

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There was no need for Monday motivation for a lucky Donegal National Lottery player who today popped into Lotto HQ to claim a cool €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize.

The delighted …
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Plenty of stories ready to be shared this Heritage Week 6 months ago

Plenty of stories ready to be shared this Heritage Week

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“The theme of this year’s Heritage Week is ‘Share a Story’ and County Donegal has lots of stories to tell about its heritage, landscape, environment, history, folklore, traditional skills and …
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Diamond delight for MLA Mallon after reuniting with ring lost in Donegal 6 months ago

Diamond delight for MLA Mallon after reuniting with ring lost in Donegal

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MLA Nichola Mallon thought she would never see her ring again after she lost it 18 months ago on a play park at Ballyliffin, Inishowen.

She searched for hours that …
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Sarah Jessica Parker has so much love for Donegal in this poetic farewell 6 months ago

Sarah Jessica Parker has so much love for Donegal in this poetic farewell

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Sex and the City star Sarah Jesica Parker’s holiday with husband Matthew Broderick and kids in Kilcar has come to an end this week.

SJ, being the literary fan that …
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Cycling for Solace and for a much-loved mum 6 months ago

Cycling for Solace and for a much-loved mum

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Travelling from London to Donegal is easy with planes and buses, but cycling is a whole other challenge.

UK teacher Lorraine McCormack plans to do just that. Next summer she …
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Charity after Catastrophe: Sophia calls on Donegal to help Lombok 6 months ago

Charity after Catastrophe: Sophia calls on Donegal to help Lombok

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Sophia Gallagher was walking through her home in North Lombok on Sunday when the ground suddenly started shaking and the world as she knew it collapsed.

The Letterkenny woman (32), …
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Vanessa is coming home after holiday illness 6 months ago

Vanessa is coming home after holiday illness

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Newtowncunningham woman Vanessa Donohoe’s recovery has taken another very positive step.

The family of the mum-of-three who took ill in Spain in June have announced that she will be …
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In Pictures: Grainne and family celebrate Miss Universe Ireland victory 7 months ago

In Pictures: Grainne and family celebrate Miss Universe Ireland victory

The Buncrana nurse (23) cried many happy tears last night after judges selected her to become Ireland’s Miss Universe pageant representative for 2018.

Grainne walked away with a stunning emerald crown …
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Local woman loses engagement ring – Can you help? 7 months ago

Local woman loses engagement ring – Can you help?

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A local woman is appealing for help after losing her engagement ring just weeks before her wedding. 

Kathrina Ní Mhaollcathaigh has seven weeks to …
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Miss Donegal Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland! 7 months ago

Miss Donegal Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland!

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Buncrana woman Grainne Gallanagh has won the title of Miss Universe Ireland 2018. 

The London-based nurse was chosen as this year’s winner at a glamorous ceremony tonight in the Mansion House …
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Events: Stage stars sing on special night with Daniel O’Donnell 7 months ago

Events: Stage stars sing on special night with Daniel O’Donnell

Over 100 people of all ages took to the stage in An Grianan Theatre with none other than international singing legend Daniel O’Donnell for their first ever performance in …
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Three ambitious Donegal women to represent county in Miss Universe Ireland finals 7 months ago

Three ambitious Donegal women to represent county in Miss Universe Ireland finals

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Tonight is the night for Niamh, Grainne and Emma as they compete to be crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018.

Three young Donegal women will be taking to the stage for the …
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Fund for young Donegal man in Sydney gains overwhelming support 7 months ago

Fund for young Donegal man in Sydney gains overwhelming support

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Hundreds of kind donators are sending their best wishes to the young Ramelton man following a tragic fall in Australia.

Shaun (21) suffered serious injuries when he fell from a …
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Celeb couple SJP and Matthew Broderick take a break in the hills of Donegal 7 months ago

Celeb couple SJP and Matthew Broderick take a break in the hills of Donegal

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Donegal is welcoming some A-List guests this week as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick visit the county on a summer getaway.

The Hollywood actors have checked into to their holiday …
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Samara has a slice of success in the All-Ireland Brown Bread Baking Competition 7 months ago

Samara has a slice of success in the All-Ireland Brown Bread Baking Competition

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Samara Ward has qualified to the semi-finals National Brown Bread Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi and in association with the NPA and ICA, through entering the Aldi bread drop heats which took place …
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Environmentalist Sarah Carr is crowned Miss Water 2018 7 months ago

Environmentalist Sarah Carr is crowned Miss Water 2018

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Sarah Carr picked up not one, but four special awards at Saturday’s Miss Earth Northern Ireland final in Derry.

The 24-year-old scooped the title of ‘Miss Water 2018’ along with awards …
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Forget Love Island – it’s ‘Love Ireland’ at the Shandon! 7 months ago

Forget Love Island – it’s ‘Love Ireland’ at the Shandon!

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It’s the summer of love at the Shandon Hotel with engagements having trebled on last year!

It’s not just ice-cream and prosecco sales rising in the best summer since 1976, …
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