Donna Deeney, Belfast Telegraph

Donna Deeney

Belfast Telegraph

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Recent articles by Donna:

Ex-pat helps Foyle Search and Rescue with surprise £16k donation

A donation of $30,000 Australian dollars donated to Londonderry's river rescue charity has been described as a "blessing" coming a week after it missed out on its single biggest fundraiser. → Read More

Donna Deeney: Grounded in my garden instead of holidaying abroad

When I sat down back in January to plan our summer holidays, which this year included a surprise five-day city break to Bordeaux to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday, I could never have imagine that the furthest I am likely to get is my own back garden. → Read More

Misspelt Northern Ireland street honouring Olympian Ronnie Delany to be corrected after 60 years

A street in Strabane named in honour of Olympian Ronnie Delany shortly after he won his gold medal in 1956 had the wrong spelling of his surname for over 60 years. → Read More

Hot meals charity now feeding Belfast hospital staff

A UK charity set up to provide hot meals to NHS staff working in Covid-19 wards has delivered 2,300 meals to three Belfast hospitals in less than a month. → Read More

Drop in numbers at A&E in Northern Ireland 'deeply worrying'

A huge drop in the number of people attending accident and emergency departments in two Western Trust hospitals has been described as "deeply worrying" by the deputy chairman of Stormont's Health Committee. → Read More

Coronavirus: Anger over street parties being held in parts of Derry

Calls have been made for a halt to street parties in parts of Londonderry amid concerns they will lead to an increase in coronavirus cases. → Read More

Outcry as pollution kills more than 1,000 fish in Co Antrim river

A kill of more than 1,000 fish in the Glenavy River in Co Antrim at the weekend has prompted calls for stronger deterrents for polluters. → Read More

Coronavirus: Furloughed Charis Jones' new business a tribute to mum

A Limavady woman who is on furlough because of the lockdown has used her free time to create an Irish gift business in memory of her mother. → Read More

Councillors in Londonderry unite to unanimously back suspension of burial costs

Derry and Strabane councillors have voted unanimously to waive burial costs for bereaved families as a show of compassion to people impacted by the lockdown. → Read More

Tributes to driver hailed saviour of Belfast to Derry rail link

Tributes have been paid to a founder member of the lobby group Into The West credited with saving the Londonderry-to-Belfast railway line. → Read More

'Local hero' Micky helps raise funds for Derry families in dire need

One of Londonderry's most flamboyant entertainers has helped hundreds of struggling families in the city thanks to a phenomenal response to his social media requests for donations. → Read More

Antrim crochet group knits bears to comfort kids of busy A&E workers

Meet the bespoke bears designed to comfort the children of medics working in the Emergency Department. → Read More

Garvagh Girl (3) badly mauled by family dog expected to spend weeks in hospital

A three-year-old girl whose face was "badly mauled" when a family-owned dog attacked her in Co Londonderry on Sunday is expected to spend weeks in a Belfast hospital. → Read More

Tributes paid to 'gentleman' ex-footballer Thomas Burke at funeral service

Mourners at the funeral of a former footballer from Londonderry were told he was someone who "loved life and lived it to the full". → Read More

Coronavirus: Hospital staff are 'beyond angels', says ill DUP councillor

A DUP councillor who was treated at Altnagelvin hospital in Londonderry for suspected Covid-19 has paid tribute to the medical staff who cared for him. → Read More

Coronavirus: Altnagelvin Hospital creates 'wobble room' to help staff in time of crisis

The emergency department at Altnagelvin hospital has created a "wobble room" where staff can go when the stresses of battling coronavirus and being separated from their families overwhelms them. → Read More

Rosie spots window of opportunity with craft rainbows during coronavirus lockdown

A Limavady woman who took up crochet to get away from information overload during the coronavirus lockdown has created a crafted rainbow as a message of love to the outside world. → Read More

Carol Bareham, who turned cancer diagnosis into a chance to help others, dies at 47

A Larne women who fought tirelessly to raise awareness of ovarian cancer has passed away from the condition. → Read More

Tyrone man's Corona Girl artwork to raise funds for health staff

A CO Tyrone man who had to close his two family businesses due to coronavirus has created a timely piece of art he hopes will raise funds for vital equipment for frontline health workers. → Read More

Meet the people helping to keep Northern Ireland running during coronavirus emergency

While many of us are now working at home, others in essential services continue to go out to do their jobs. Donna Deeney, Margaret Canning and Emma Deighan find out how they’re coping. → Read More