Donegal County Council said it plans to review the status of the gate leading to the Buncrana slipway, which has been closed since five people drowned there in March. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan.

Donegal County Council has said it is carrying out a review of its 150 piers following the incident in which five members of one family died after the(...)

Galway Harbour Company’s decision after the Buncrana deaths to limit access to its slipway has aroused criticism from water users.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Five weeks after five members of one family died when their car skidded into Lough Swilly, the Department of the Environment has issued no specific di(...)

The slipway alongside Buncrana Pier, which is now closed for public admittance. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Insufficient signage warning of hazards may prove to be a factor in any review of safety at Buncrana pier, following the loss of five members of the M(...)

Thomas Pringle

Thomas Pringle (48) from Killybegs, Co Donegal is an Independent left-wing politician who was first elected to the Dáil in 2011. He was first elected(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said on Friday the money from the severe weather fund would ensure local and regional roads were repaired as quickly as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

About €85 million will the given to councils to fix roads across the country after the storms and flood damage. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoh(...)

Cllr John O’Donnell from Donegal filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter. Mr O’Donnell ’s membership of the LAMA has been ‘terminated with immediate effect,’ after he refused to resign. Photograph: RTÉ

Two of the councillors who featured in the RTÉ Investigates programme on Monday night have resigned from Local Authority Members Association (LAMA), t(...)

John O’Donnell released a statement accusing RTÉ of breaching “my constitutional and EU law rights to privacy”. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Donegal councillor is facing calls to resign from his colleagues after he was recorded asking for money to help with a wind farm development. Inde(...)

Donegal County Council is to examine allegations made against one of its councillors in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying ‘as an issue of urgency and priority’

Donegal and Sligo County Councils are to review isses raised in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying Donegal council said it will to examine the al(...)

Sligo-based councillor Joe Queenan featured on an RTÉ Investigates programme last night which examined political lobbying.

A Fianna Fáil councillor has resigned from the party after he was filmed offering to act as an intermediary for a company in return for an investment (...)

More than 2,000 offers of social housing were turned down last year, for reasons as diverse as barking dogs, the applicant being on holiday in Italy, and because no Mass had been said in the house offered, according to a report to today’s Irish Examiner.

More than 2,000 offers of social housing were turned down last year, for reasons as diverse as barking dogs, the applicant being on holiday in Italy, (...)