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News Archives 2014


December 2014 Press Releases


18/12/2014 - There's no place like home


11/12/2014 - Four Donegal Food Companies Sample Products in SuperValu


11/12/2014 - Great line up for Letterkenny Trad Week 


11/12/2014 - Over 335,000 visits to Donegal Libraries


09/12/2014 - Council urges caution on foot of Weather Warning 


05/12/2014 - Letterkenny Public Services Break-In


05/12/2014 - Christmas Pyjama Parties at your Local Library


05/12/2014 - Waterworld Bundoran Retains County's only White Flag


05/12/2014 - Donegal County Council Revenue Budget Book 2015


04/11/2014 - Donegal Delegation to New England


01/12/2014 - A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing


01/12/2014 - Community In-Touch Now Available



November 2014 Press Releases


28/11/2014 - Sale of Obsolete Machinery Parts


26/11/2014 - Launch of Reflections and Recollections Letterkenny Urban District / Town Council


26/11/2014 - Civil Defence Volunteers Honoured


21/11/2014 - Doing Business in Donegal Showcase


21/11/2014 - UK recognition for SPACEial North West at Geospatial Excellence Awards


20/11/2014 - Seven Donegal Fire Fighters receive Long Service Awards


18/11/2014 - Food Branding Workshop


18/11/2014 - Unique Photo Album of Ireland Outdoor Projection Event


18/11/2014 - Fanad scoops top prize


14/11/2014 - Flying the Donegal Flag at Pride of Place


11/11/2014  - Remembering World War 1 - The Donegal Story


11/11/2014 - Ellevyn Reaches IBYE National Finals


10/11/2014 - SPACEial NW shortlisted for prestigious AGI UK Award


07/11/2014 - Donegal Young People Vote Mental Health Key Priority


07/11/2014 - Launch of ‘The Everyday Experience


03/11/2014 - Donegal Winners Fly the Flag at Regional IBYE Finals


03/11/2014 - Tell us about your access to broadband in Donegal


October 2014 Press Releases


29/10/2014 - Record number of competitors at Crana Fest 2014


29/10/2014 - Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Day


28/10/2014 - Tidy Towns Seminar to be held on Saturday 22nd November in Letterkenny 


28/10/2014 -  'Donegal A Breathtaking Experience' says AER Committee Members


20/10/2014 - Bonfires are illegal and can cause serious damage to the environment and our health


17/10/2014 - Over 3,000 young people attend this weeks Donegal Road Safe Roadshow


17/10/2014 - SPACEial NW Application Gains National Recognition 


15/10/2014 - Legendary English Folk Singer and Guitarist Mark Simpson in RCC on Friday night


15/10/2014 - Plans well underway for hosting of up to 100 European delegates in Letterkenny


14/10/2014 - Captain Henry Gallaugher DSO- From Finner to Flanders


13/10/2014 - Buncrana Urban District/Town Council: A Short History to be launched this week


09/10/2014 - Time for Donegal Sport Star Nominations


09/10/2014 -  ‘Remember, the next time it could be you’


09/10/2014 - Ministerial Direction on Donegal CDP


07/10/2014 - Report on Submissions to the LECP available


03/10/2014 - Donegal Children’s Arts and Book Festival


03/10/2014 - Ireland’s Largest Kayaking Event, Crana Fest 2014 is proudly supported by MalinWaters 


02/10/2014Irish Water Application Packs


01/10/2014 - Donegal County Council Social Inclusion Week 2014


September 2014 Press Releases


30/09/2014 - The Ren Net Save Show - Save Energy - Save Money


29/09/2014 - 180 attend Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way Digital Marketing Conference


26/09/2014 - Greener Cleaning Guide to reduce the use of hazardous wastes in the home


24/09/2014 - Boston Mayor is welcomed back to Donegal today


22/09/2014 - Cathaoirleach John Campbell officially Launches Malin Head booklet


22/09/2014 - Thank you Donegal Teams for a Wonderful Football Season


22/092014 - Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way Digital Conference Now Fully Booked 


22/09/2014 - 14th DonegalBay and Blue Stacks Festival Opens this Weekend


19/09/2014 - Donegal Road safety working group issue road safety appeal ahead of All Ireland Finals


18/09/2014 - Good Luck Donegal Teams - Cathaoirleach Cllr John Campbell


17/09/2014 - Castlefinn’s Whitehouse Garden Officially Opened


17/09/2014A Major New exhibition opens in Donegal County Museum


15/09/2014 - Partnership with University of Massachusetts and LYIT announced


15/09/2014 - Tip O Neill Irish Diaspora Award Ceremony a massive success 


15/09/2014 - Donegal to host major European Conference


12/09/2014 - Senator Therese Murray to receive Tip O Neill Award in Buncrana this evening


12/09/2014 - Sliabh Sneacht Centre to be officially opened today by Tommy O Neill


10/09/2014Hands of History Event - Reflection and Beyond 


10/09/2014 - Congratulations once again to Tidy Towns Committees throughout the County


10/09/2014 Free Electrical recycling days a huge success


09/09/2014 - President Higgins to present The Tip O Neill Irish Diaspora Award 2014


08/09/2014Professor Michael Kennedy to give 2014 Tip O Neill Irish Diaspora Award Lecture


05/09/2014 - Rathmullan’s Pete Friel scoops overall Best Young Entrepreneur in Donegal


05/09/2014 - Council Recognises E-day implications for Businesses


04/09/2014 - The Irish Language - A Part of Who We Are!


02/09/2014 - Join Ireland's Big Beach Clean for Litter Free Seas


01/09/2014 - World War I commemoration events to take place in venues across Donegal 


01/09/2014 - National Culture Night 2014 taking place in Letterkenny and An Gaeltacht


 August 2014 Press Releases


29/08/2014 - NPPR Grace Period Expires 31 August 2014


29/08/2014 - The Food Coast - Growing the Food Sector in Donegal


27/08/2014 - Back to School - Stay Safe on our Roads


25/08/2014 - NPPR deadline fast approaching


25/08/2014 - Donegal Marathon was a Huge Success 


25/08/2014 - 'Remembering Our Past Sharing Our Future' Lectures start this week


25/08/2014 - Celebrating Donegal's Traditional Cottages


22/08/2014 - Sliabh Liag Walking Trail -  Helicopter Works Completed Ahead of Schedule


19/08/2014 - New Arrangements for Customers on Irish Water


11/08/2014 - Tourism Activity in Donegal Delivering Tangible County Wide Results


08/08/2014 - Majority of Visitors wont be Affected as some sections of the Walking Trail on Sliabh Liag Close


07/08/2014 - Scheme for the Establishment & Operation of Strategic Policy Committess 2014 – 2019


07/08/2014 - River Links Project Conference – “Opportunities in Rural Areas”


06/08/2014 - Launch of ‘Heritage Week’ Event Guide for Donegal


July 2014 Press Releases


31/07/2014 - An exciting new enterprise development ‘The BASE’ will be opening its doors this August


31/07/2014 - Minister Donohoe announces increase in penalty points for speeding, mobile phone activity and disregard for seat belts


18/07/2014 - ‘Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way’ Digital Conference to be held in Donegal 


15/07/2014 - Explosive weekend set for Bundoran Carnival!!


14/07/2014 - Varying the Rate of Local Property Tax 


09/07/2014 - New Magazine service lets you read what you like on any device


01/07/2014 - New Duty on Owners of Rateable Property


June 2014 Press Releases


30/06/2014 - Donegal 2014 Roadwork’s Programme 


27/06/2014 - The Past in the Present


27/06/2014 - Irish language short to shoot in Glenties


25/06/2014 - Donegal Youth Council Receive Prestigious Award


25/06/2014 - Celebrating Traveller Pride Week in Donegal


25/06/2014 - Earagail Arts Festival - That's Two Weeks of Summer Sorted!


25/06/2014 - Have you paid your NPPR charge?


18/06/2014 - Could your Food product be the next winner of a prestigious Irish Food Award?


17/06/2014 - Profiling Challenges in the Education Sector in Donegal


17/06/2014 - Are you Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur?


17/06/2014 - Tip O’Neill’s Legacy Lives On


05/06/2014 - Relax and Read with your Child during the Summer Holidays


04/06/2014 - Donegal Tops Blue Flags Awards 2014


03/06/2014 - Brown Bins coming to Letterkenny


03/06/2014 - ‘Lost & Found’ Archaeological Heritage Seminar


May 2014 Press Releases 


30/05/2014 - Dust down your Bicycle for Bike Week 2014


30/05/2014 - Connecting Globally through our Diaspora


22/05/2014 - Donegal County Council first Council in Ireland to join FEDETON


22/05/2014 - Red Arrows set to perform in Inishowen


19/05/2014 - Minister McGinley to officially open new road at Magheragallon, Gweedore


19/05/2014 - Local Donegal businesses take part in Ren NET visit to pioneering District Heating Project in Scotland


16/05/2014 - 20th Anniversary of Green-Schools Celebrated in Donegal


14/05/2014 - Great interest in Donegal County Councils 2014 Yard Sale


13/05/2014 - From Lighting it up to Cleaning it up – Airtricity staff spring clean, Abbey Centre 


13/05/2014 - Register your ‘Heritage Week’ Events


07/05/2014 - Donegal County Council announce their 2014 scrap metal sale


07/05/2014 - President Higgins to present Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in Buncrana


06/05/2014 - Donegal County Council secures over €1.5m for Unfinished Housing Developments 


02/05/2014Donegal Local Enterprise Office is open for business


01/05/2014 - Stop Food Waste and Save Money



April 2014 Press Releases


29/04/2014 - Senator Therese Murray is announced as the 2014 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award Recipient


28/04/2014 - Council Continues Septic Tank Inspections


04/04/2014 - Norwegian Residency Opportunity for Donegal Visual Artist


01/04/2014 - 1930's School Manuscript Collection


01/04/2014 - The Past in the Present Exhibition at County Archives



March 2014 Press Releases


28/03/2014 - Inishowen takes on the National Spring Clean Challenge


28/03/2014 - Minister Varadkar to open N56 Bruckless Bridge today


25/03/2014 - 100 Years of Democracy in Bundoran Exhibition to launch on Monday next


26/03/2014- The National 'Switch of before you Drive off' campaign takes place tomorrow


24/03/2014 - National Spring Clean Campaign launched in Donegal


18/03/2014 - Public Meeting on Community and Text Alert Schemes


11/03/2014 - Visit by Delegation for US Embassy


07/03/2014 - Lauren scoops National Award


07/03/2014 - REN NET businesses Study Trip to Austria


04/03/2014 - This years Seachtain na Gaelige off to a good start in Donegal


04/03/2014 - Counting the Cost of Vandalism in Barrack Hill Town Park



February 2014 Press Releases 


28/02/2014 - The Library's Big Spring Clean - Donegal Library Fines Amnesty


27/02/2014 - 27 Recipients of This Years Sports Bursary Awards


26/02/2014 -  €58,000 Heritage Council grants announced for County Donegal


17/02/2014 -  140 Students attend Engineering Opportunities in Donegal Event during Engineers Week


12/02/2014 -  Smoky Coal ban already resulting in Cleaner Air in Letterkenny


11/02/2014 - All Council Gritters deployed


11/02/2014 - Inspiring a New Generation of Civic Leaders


10/02/2014 -  Finn Harps ask Primary School Pupils to compete for Art Spot


07/02/2014 - Business Connections Event an Inspirational Success


03/02/2014 - Engineers Week: Engineers at the heart of our Community



January 2014 Press Releases


31/01/2014 - Over 100 businesses to attend Business Connections Event on Thursday


31/01/2014 - Donegal County Council urges extra care this weekend


28/01/2014 - Get your business in shape with Business Bootcamp


24/01/2014 - Donegal County Council urges caution on foot of Weather Advisory Notice


21/01/2014 - New website helps businesses make a decision at the touch of a button, now that's SPACEial.


20/01/2014 - Opening of N56 Cloghbolie to Boyoughter Road Scheme


12/01/2014 - Council continues long standing association with Donegal Sports Star Awards


Council urges caution on foot of Weather Warning

Donegal County Council is urging caution on foot of an Orange Status Weather Warning issued by Met Eireann coupled with a High Tide Advisory notice from the Office of Public Works.


Met Eireann has issued an Orange Status Weather Warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare forecasting southerly winds, veering westerly reaching mean speeds of 45 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 70 to 100 km/hr today and early tonight. 

It will become very windy or stormy from midnight onwards with westerly winds reaching mean speeds of 50 to 70 km/hr and gusting to speeds of 100 to 130 km/hr. 


Donegal County Council has also received a High Tide Advisory notice from the Office of Public Works (OPW) advising that there will be a period of high astronomical Spring Tides tomorrow which when combined with storm wave conditions are likely to result in sea levels exceeding Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) in coastal areas of Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo and Galway, increasing the risk of flooding in coastal areas.

Sea levels during this period are expected to be highest during the morning of Wednesday 10th December 2014, especially in and around the predicted times of High Water. 


Donegal County Council is urging members of the public to exercise caution particularly in areas adjacent to the coastline and areas which are susceptible to coastal flooding. 


The Council will monitor conditions and staff are on standby to respond to emergency call outs. 


In the event of an emergency during business hours call 074 9153900.


In the event of an out of hours emergency call 074 9172288 for Roads Service or 074 91 72399 for Water Service. 

Keep up to date on all road conditions this Winter by following us on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or on our Facebook page




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