Cuts to Supporting People challenged

Unison representatives in Derry have called for a recent cut to housing support services for vulnerable people to be reversed.

Members of the Councils Planning Committee and officers from Derry City and Strabane District Council pictured taking a tour of the Ebrington site recently.

Work progressing at key Ebrington buildings

Work to transform a number of key buildings at Ebrington is under way, with the site remaining “a key element” of the city’s future growth, Council officials have said.

Pictured announcing the plans with a couple of 4-legged friends are l-r Translink Ulsterbus Inspector Philip James,  passenger Sam Geary, Translink NI Railways Route Manager Gemma McMurray, Rhonda Geary, RUAS Operations Director, Translink NI Railways Line Supervisor Mark Glover and passenger Judith Duncan. Photo by Aaron McCracken/ Harrisons

Special transport arrangements put in place from Derry to Balmoral Show

Special bus, coach and rail services are being organised from Derry to the Balmoral Show next month.

Sinn Fein Councillor Eric McGinley.

Men’s Shed for Glenview

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has welcomed funding for a Men’s Shed and Innovation Hub at Glenview Community Centre in Derry.

Christopher Jackson

Approval for Clondermott School site plans welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has welcomed planning approval for a raft of developments on the old Clondermot School in the Waterside.

Bishop of Derry Dr Donal McKeown.

‘Alternative facts are nothing new’

Bishop of Derry, Dr. Donal McKeown, has said a lot more truth telling needs to be undertaken in our society.

Children from St Eithne's Primary School get ready to go the extra mile.

Local schoolchildren going the extra mile in fitness drive

Local schooldchildren have been going the extra mile in a new fitness project being rolled out in the city.

Former championship rally driver Ronnie Foreman pictured ahead of his arrival.

Rally driver Ronnie heading to north west on Haiti mission

Former championship rally driver Ronnie Foreman, will be zooming into Derry and Donegal tomorrow (Monday) as part of a fundraising rally for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Cooper.

Springtown road repairs welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed repair work taking place today on the Springtown Road area in Derry.

Eamon O'Donnell and Paul Hughes pictured at the proposed Greenway site. DER4414-119KM

Strathfoyle greenway concerns

Derry & Strabane Council have confirmed they are in talks with landowners to progress plans for a major greenway out to Strathfoyle.

Brooke Park has been restored to its former glory. (Lorcan Doherty Photography)

Revamped Brooke Park shortlisted for awards

The newly regenerated Brooke Park has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack.  (DR4113JB145)

Good weather sparks vandalism spree - Cusack

SDLP Derry Councillor Shauna Cusack has hit out at a spate of underage drinking and vandalism at local parks and pedestrianised areas.

Caoimhe McKnight (sitting, right) will replace Elisha McCallion MLA on Derry City & Strabane District Council, and will join Ballyarnett ward Sinn Fein colleagues Tony Hassan and Sandra Duffy on Council. Included is Foyle SF MLA Raymond McCartney.

Caoimhe ‘honoured’ to replace Elisha as Derry Councillor

Newly confirmed Sinn Féin Derry councillor Caoimhe McKnight has said she is honoured to have been selected to replace Elisha McCallion.

Destined members and volunteers join others as they depart for Stormont on Wednesday to protest over the implications of Brexit.

Destined members voice concerns over Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Adults with learning disabilities have expressed their concerns over the potential impact of Brexit.

The junction at Bligh's Lane and Lonemoor Road.

Safety warning over Bligh’s Lane junction

A warning has been issued that someone could be killed if action is not taken to ensure children are aware of the dangers at a busy junction in Derry.

Sinn Fein Councillor Eric McGinley.

Security alert as oil thieves target homes

Sinn Féin Councillor Eric McGinley has called on residents to ensure that oil tanks are properly secured from burglars.

Breaking news

Body recovered from River Foyle

Foyle Search and Rescue have confirmed that a body has been recovered from the River Foyle.


Tens of thousands bid a sad farewell to the ‘people’s hero’

They came from every corner of Ireland and beyond to join the people of Derry as the city laid to rest the man described yesterday as “the people’s hero”.

Artist Louise Walsh with some of her designs for the sculpture.

Green light at last for Factory Girls sculpture

Planners have given the green light for the long-awaited Factory Girls sculpture to be constructed behind the city’s Guildhall.

The proposals for a flats complex at the site.

New Derry flats complex given go ahead

A new social housing flats complex is to be constructed in the Argyle Terrace/ Gander’s Neck area of Derry.

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