Mass Dismissal Threat Scares Lawmakers

first_imgThe Civil Service Agency’s proposal to “downsize” or reduce government’s workforce in the wake of the Ebola crisis has sparked public concern, drawing comments from stakeholders including the 53rd Legislature.CSA Director General George Werner last week announced a proposal by his entity to lay off thousands of government workers considered as “non-essential staffs.  He told the Senate that the current government wage bill is too high, noting that “some of the consequences of this (oversize civil service) are disastrous and deadly.”Capitol Hill feels threatened by that proposal, compelling the House of Representatives plenary to summon Labour Minister Neto Leigh and CSA boss George Werner to provide details of the proposed retrenchment. Due to the Ebola outbreak most non-essential civil servants were placed on compulsory leave purportedly to decongest government offices and thereby prevent the spread of the virus.The House’s decision was prompted by a letter addressed to plenary by Maryland County Representative Dr. Bhofal Chambers requesting an urgent probe into the situation.According to Dr. Chambers, the plan to lay off workers in the wake of the nation’s health crisis is unwarranted, warning that; “such action would trigger harsh or adverse public reactions.”Dr. Chambers said that “a lot of our people are traumatized, and it is incumbent upon us, as their representatives, who, based upon constant contacts with them, know their plight and should avoid acts that might inflame the existing volatile or gaseous situation.“Our focus now should be tackling poverty and promoting social justice. Thus, redundancies, retrenchments, downsizings or dismissals are neither timely nor prudent,”Dr. Chambers advised.Director Werner has argued that “maintaining a very large public sector with low wages for public servants institutionalizes poverty, subservience, and patronage politics and promotes begging as a profession.”But River Cess County Representative Francis Paye countered that the proposed downsizing creates unemployment and puts citizens against their direct representatives relative to their survival.Justifying his proposal, Werner pointed out: “We understand and know that we need an optimal size (of workforce) for the government to be able to do what it has to do; we need a civil service that is professional, that is depoliticized, that operates within a rational pay system; but there is also an acknowledgement that many in government are not working.”Meanwhile, Lofa County Representative Clarence Massaquoi filed a motion for the two officials to appear before plenary next Tuesday, October 28 to answer   lawmakers’ enquiries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Charges against PPP officials an indication of APNU/AFC ineptitude

first_imgDear Editor,Misconduct in public office and value for money are two terms the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration professes to hold in priority, and as such, three years after launching investigations into billions upon billions in developmental transactions they have charged former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Executive Director, Winston Brassington.The facts reveal, however, that the APNU/AFC Government under the guise of good public management and accountability for the State’s resources is rather using the judicial system as a tool of silencing any voice of opposition.Attorney General Basil Williams and President David Granger himself, though not a lawyer, must be clear that the case against the two top financial officers does not hold water and will in fact be dismissed by any Magistrate.In my view, as, the economic advisor to the political Opposition there is no plausible reason to charge the two for any financial crimes since none was committed.What David Granger and those in the Cabinet and Government are quickly realising is that a State is not run as a business where a profit margin is the only consideration.Both Brassington and Dr Singh have been charged with executing the decisions of the Cabinet Counsel of Ministers – it is not as if these two men arbitrarily took possession of pieces of State land, sold them and then pocketed the cash. Had this been the case then most assuredly the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would be in full support of their prosecution.Actions by this Administration must not be seen in isolation of each other and as such, the sedition clause in the Cyber Crimes Bill, aimed at silencing the citizenry, has to be seen in the context of the Granger Government’s plot to silence elected representatives through fabricated charges.Remember, while in Opposition, David Granger and his acolytes accused the PPP of siphoning 20 per cent of the annual Budget through corruption.If there is any guilty of misconduct in public office is this Administration, which paid millions to uncover its much touted ‘corruption under the PPP.’ So far the Granger Administration successes as a result of the millions spent is to go after patriotic Guyanese serving their country, this in order to save face and to show constituencies that the APNU/AFC Government is taking action.Nothing is further from the truth; the Granger Administration is instead laying the foundation to eliminate members of the PPP from appearing on its 2020 candidates list to contest the Regional and General Elections.Misconduct in public office would be the D’Urban Park Project or the blatant misuse of public funds to target members of the political Opposition.Sincerely,Peter R Ramsaroop,MBA, PHDEconomic Advisor tothe politicalOppositionlast_img read more

Liberian Delegation Off to US

first_imgLiberia’s  Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Mr. Amara M. Konneh headed a small Liberian delegation to Washington, DC on Monday, 6th October, to participate in the upcoming annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Liberian delegation is tasked with the responsibility to make serious case for the receding Liberian economy and ensure that the international support is landed to fight the Ebola virus and restore the post conflict economy which enjoyed an 8 percent annual growth prior to the Ebola outbreak.The meeting comes at a time when Liberia is experiencing the worst ever outbreak of the deadly “Ebola Virus Disease” (EVD), which has claimed many lives, posing further risk of exposure to the larger population and a severe impact on the economy.While in the US, Minister Konneh, who is being joined by the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, is expected to hold series of multilateral and bilateral discussions aimed at rallying support for the government’s “National Ebola Response Strategy,” including the overall efforts to contain and defeat the disease and resource mobilization to address the potential economic impact of the Ebola virus on the Liberian economy.The Liberian delegation is also expected to play a key role in a special “Ebola Roundtable” involving UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, the World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, and a host of development partners.The delegation will also hold separate meetings with key partners financing existing infrastructure projects in the country in a bid to ensure funding and implementation of these projects are not adversely affected by the Ebola crisis.Since it emerged in Liberia in March 2014, the Ebola virus outbreak has seriously affected economic activities throughout the country, with concession companies scaling down their operations as expatriates depart the country for fear of the EVD and a general decline in the real sector of the economy and commerce, affecting livelihoods across the nation.An MFDP statement yesterday quotes Minister Konneh as saying “economic growth is projected to slow by more than 85%, from 5.9% to 1%, exacerbating the already volatile youth unemployment outlook.”“Our immediate priority is mitigating the immediate impact of the outbreak by financing the budget to keep our development agenda on track, but in the medium to long-term we will also aim to secure financing for a comprehensive post-Ebola economic recovery plan.”Recently the Liberian government and its partners announced it would require roughly US $ 375 million to effectively fund its National Ebola Response and Restoration of Basic Health Services strategy in addition to support already provided by different international organizations on the ground.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pesticide-friendly lawmaker blocks Carson tribute

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A senator has delayed submitting a resolution to honor pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson on the 100th anniversary of her birth after a colleague signaled he would block it because of her aggressive fight against pesticides. Carson’s 1962 book “Silent Spring” revealed the harmful effects of pesticides and helped launch the environmental movement. Carson died in 1964. She would have turned 100 Sunday. Sen. Benjamin Cardin’s resolution had intended to honor Carson for her “legacy of scientific rigor coupled with poetic sensibility.” But a spokeswoman for the Maryland Democrat said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., signaled he would use Senate rules to halt it. In a statement Tuesday, Coburn confirmed that he is holding up the bill and blamed Carson for using “junk science” to turn the public against chemicals like DDT that could prevent the spread of insect-borne diseases.last_img read more

‘Bubble’ fuels debate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The move comes as new technology is giving consumers faster access to music, movies, TV shows and other content via multiple devices, including laptop computers, portable video screens, even cell phones. Theater owners have faced challenges from technology before, most notably television and the VCR. But this is the first time major studios have contemplated releasing films in competing formats at the same time. The low-budget “Bubble,” a murder mystery set in a doll factory, opens Jan. 27 and is the first of six films to be produced under a partnership between Soderbergh and 2929 Entertainment. Founded by Wagner and Cuban, the company owns Magnolia Pictures, which will distribute “Bubble” in partnership with Landmark Theaters and HDNet Movies, the cable TV channel that will air it. All six films produced by the partnership will be released simultaneously on DVD, television and in theaters. “Bubble” will appear on DVD a few days after its theater and cable release. Currently, studios carefully control the release of major motion pictures to maximize profits. Films are first released in theaters, then on pay per view, home video, pay cable networks such as HBO, and finally on broadcast TV. But the time between those windows has been shrinking. In 1994, the average time between a movie’s opening in theaters and its debut on home video was about six months. In 2004, that span fell to four months, with some studios releasing films on DVD even sooner. If you lived in New Jersey, Virginia or Nevada and wanted to see the new Steven Soderbergh film “Bubble” in a theater, you’d have to pack your bags. It won’t be showing in those or more than a dozen other states. The country’s largest theater chains are snubbing the film because they object to it being sold on DVD and shown on cable TV the same day it debuts in a handful of theaters owned by the same company that produced the movie. “Bubble” isn’t the first film to be released this way. But the combination of a high-profile director and the backing of maverick billionaires Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban have studios and theater owners paying close attention this time. “It’s the biggest threat to the viability of the cinema industry today,” John Fithian, president of the National Association of Theater Owners, said of the so-called “day and date” release strategy. A typical film now earns about half of its revenue from home video and only about 25 percent from theaters. The remainder comes from selling the film to cable and broadcast TV and other sources. Releasing DVDs sooner would also let studios get more mileage from the millions of dollars spent marketing new movies. Theater owners argue that people are already staying away from theaters because they don’t have to wait long for the DVD. Releasing disks the same day a movie debuts in megaplexes will shave theaters’ already thin profit margins, even if consumers have to pay a premium for the simultaneously released DVD. Profit margins for theater chains generally run in the mid- to low teens, according to Matthew Harrigan, an analyst with Janco Partners Inc. If studios began releasing films on DVD the same day as the theatrical release – an unlikely scenario, in his opinion – it would “completely collapse the domestic theatrical industry and you would have a spate of bankruptcies,” Harrigan said. Media companies say they have to adapt to the changing demands of consumers, who have shown a desire to download entertainment from iTunes and other online services. Some TV shows, for instance, are now being sold online the day after they air. Some shows on the FX channel are available even before broadcast. Two weeks ago, News Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Chernin said his company would soon start releasing films in high-definition formats 60 days after theatrical release. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Chernin said News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox had not yet determined whether the high-def releases will be via cable, satellite or on a disk. Last week, Tom Staggs, chief financial officer of The Walt Disney Co., reiterated thecompany’s position that all options are on the table when it comes to the traditional window release strategy. But Staggs did say Disney still respects the role of theaters. “We’re not predicting ‘day and date’ is going to happen tomorrow for a majority of films or even pushing for that to happen,” Staggs said during an appearance at an investment conference. “But what we will do is experiment with what works for consumers.” While large, event movies such as “King Kong” may work best on the big screen, simultaneous release could be beneficial for small, independent films that often struggle for an audience while blockbusters hog theater screens. Rainbow Media, a division of Cablevision, plans to release 18 to 24 films a year via video on demand on cable TV systems at the same time they debut in theaters. The idea, executives say, is to create a “virtual art house” at a time when the theatrical market for smaller films is shrinking. “For us, it’s not meant to make trouble,” said Joshua Sapan, president and CEO of Rainbow Media. “We think (the films) will do better in the theaters if there is more buzz around it, even if it’s available on television.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

RESULTS AND PICTURES: GREAT TURNOUT FOR FIRST TÍR NA nÓG ROAD RACE

first_imgA beautiful Friday evening greeted all those running / walking the first of the TÍR NA nÓG 2012 Road Race series events.The 5k event hosted over 70 competitors in the first of four events which take place over the next month in the Gortahork area.The course for the first event extended from Pobalscoil Cloich Cheann Fhaola to Gortahork along the N56. The fast flat course saw Buncrana man Conal McBride home first in an impressive time of 16.56, with Loughanure man Micheal Logue recording an excellent second place finish of 17.29 with Derryman Oran McBride in third place in a time of 17.42.First women home was Termon’s Nicola Doherty in a super time of 20.12 with Gaoth Dobhair women Noreen McGee second in 21.32.The event was a great fun and community event. Competitors recieve points depending on their finish in each event and the top three finishers in each category will be presented with prizes at the end of the series.The next race in the series (a 5 mile event) take place on Sunday, April 22nd at 11am with registration for runners / walkers in the Tir na nOg centre from 9.30am. So go on and get your trainers out and try the next event. For further information contact the centre on 074 91 62972 or Brian on 086 8218084. FULL RESULTS BELOW: Tír na nÓg Road Race Series  Race 1 – 5k Gortahork- Friday 13th April 2012 ResultsPlaceTimeRace NumberNameCategoryClub / Area 116.56121Conal McBrideS MBuncrana 217.29136Michael LogueSenior MenLoughanure317.42102Oran McBrideMastersDerry418.27101Seamie FerryMastersGlasserchoo519.21021Ryan LaffertyJunior MenGortahork619.52131Eugene Mc CaffertySenior MenGortahork720.01132Michael o FearraighSenior MenGortahork820.08106Joe CaseyMastersFalcarragh920.12155Nicola DohertySenior WomenTermon1021.06061Kevin MulhernSenior MenCloughaneely1121.24135James HarkinSenior MenFalcarragh1221.30134Martin McGarveySenior MenCreeslough1321.32147Noreen McGeeSenior WomenGweedore1422.20125Michael BarrySenior MenKnockfola1522.24128Sean SweeneySenior MenFalcarragh1622.25123Hugo GallagherSenior MenGortahork1722.36129Eddie McFaddenSenior MenFalcarragh1823.04002Orla HendersonJunior WomenFalcarragh1923.22022Neil KellyJunior MenFalcarragh 2023.27154Madge WhoriskeySenior WomenGortahork 2123.54062Roseanne BoydSenior WomenFalcarragh2224.08142Evelyn BoyleSenior WomenArdsmore2324.54133Manus KellySenior MenFalcarragh2424.52105Pat KellyMastersFalcarragh2525.02126Liam McFaddenSenior MenKnocfola2625.08127Billy CrawfordSenior MenMeenalack2725.08023Oisin CrawfordJunior MenMeenalack2825.11150Bridget MooreSenior Women Falcarragh2925.31024Ben HarkinJunior MenTermon3025.31157Sheena McCarrySenior WomenCreeslough3125.41122Seamus o DonnellSenior MenGortahork3225.50103Joe McClaffertyMastersGortahork3325.51130Aiden McGinleySenior MenRosses 3425.54145Sinead DooganSenior WomenDungloe 3525.56156Annette ToyeSenior WomenCreeslough3625.57137Eugene McGeeverSenior Men 3726.26146Ann Marion SweeneySenior WomenDungloe3828.10152Aisling CassidySenior WomenGweedore 3928.12144Margarite BonnerSenior WomenDungloe 4028.34104Patrick LanganSenior MenCreeslough  4128.55143Frances GreeneSenior WomenArdsbeg4229.18151Carolann CassidySenior womenGweedore4329.23153Noeleen DooganSenior WomenFalcarragh4431.12124David GeeneySenior MenFalcarragh4531.23141Rose FinneganSenior WomenFalcarragh4631.24081Ashlene DoohanMasters WomenFalcarragh4732.43040Mary HardingWalking WomenArdsmore4836.28051Dee ToyeWalking WomenCreeslough4936.28042Carmel BoyleWalking womenPark Owen5036.28048Brid DoohanWalking WomenFalcarragh5138.11046Noreen McGeeWalking WomenMagheroarty5238.39148Maire McLaughlinSenior womenBaltoney5338.39149Anne CannonSenior womenKeeldrum5438.50050Pauline McGeeWalking Women 5539.47047M. NicAoidhWalking womenMagheroarty5640.09041Anne CurranWalking WomenMeenderry5741.59049Brid BarrettWalking WomenFalcarragh5843.32001Cora MooreJunior WomenFalcarragh5943.39043Evelyn MulliganWalking WomenFalcarragh6043.50045Anne Mc FaddenWalking WomenFalcarragh 6143.52044Maire GallagherWalking WomenGortahork6244.22063Margaret GallagherWalking WomenFalcarragh RESULTS AND PICTURES: GREAT TURNOUT FOR FIRST TÍR NA nÓG ROAD RACE was last modified: April 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FINTOWN 5K – ALL THE RESULTS

first_imgToday saw the running of the second Fintown 5k in conjunction with Féile na Finne.One hundred runners and walkers faced the starters gun for the straight point to point 5k from Gairm Scoil Cú Uladh, Ballinamore to Halla Colmcille in the village.The runners got something of a novelty compared to recent weekends, a dry day with blinks of warm sunshine as the pace hotted up along the lake. However, there was the runners real enemy; a stiff breeze in their faces all the way. Local lad Dermot Brennan, running with Finn Valley, set the pace from the outset with close attention from Paul Toner and Raymond Birch of Letterkenny AC and Eamonn O’Donnell of Rosses AC.By the time the lead group approached the three k marker two distinct duels were emerging between Brennan and Toner battling for the honours with Birch and O’Donnell having a ding dong for third.A stiff climb between three and four saw the local lad Dermot Brennan open up a small gap on Paul Toner to clinch a win on the home sod with Raymond Birch taking third with a mere second in hand over Eamonn O’Donnell.Noreen McGettigan, LAC had a comfortable win in the ladies with Marian Kerr LAC in second and local lady Margaret McGlynn in third place. The evergreen Noreen Martin took the honours in the W50 category and similarly the evergreen Kevin Greenan took the honours in the M50 category both posting times that some of forties men and women would relish!All in all a very enjoyable run out in Fintown with great prizes and the best of home baking to ease the pressure of the wearied muscles. Full results below.Gaeltacht Lair Fintown 5k results2nd June 2013Time FirstName Surname Club 17.58 Dermot Brennan Finn Valley A C18.08 Paul Toner Letterkenny A C18.23 Raymond Birch Letterkenny A C18.24 Eamonn O’Donnell Rosses A.C. 19.00 Pauric Breslin Individual20.08 Ronan Dorrian Individual20.24 Martin Doherty Individual20.51 Noreen McGettigan Letterkenny A C21.44 Daragh Boyle Individual21.51 Alan Rodgers Individual21.55 Kevin Grennan Individual22.22 Noreen Bonner Individual22.49 Thomas Walsh Individual23.06 Ordhan Doherty Individual23.38 Jack Marley Individual23.59 Michael McKeown Individual24.02 Edwina Sweeney Individual24.19 Owen Coyle Rosses A.C.24.41 Marion Kerr Letterkenny A C24.50 Margaret McGlynn Individual25.02 Michelle Delaney Individual25.11 Derek Brennan Individual25.23 Imelda Gallagher Individual25.24 Padraig Boyle Individual25.29 Packie Bonner Individual25.37 Gretti Marley Finn Valley A C25.38 Angela Trimble Individual25.42 Mary Gallagher Individual25.53 Jim Hynes Finn Valley A C26.10 Stacey Blake Individual26.28 Ryan Connaughton Individual27.32 Charlie McMonagle Individual27.33 F DEVINE Individual27.36 Michael Boyle Individual27.48 Sarah Breslin Individual28.00 Catriona Ward Individual28.11 Margaret Doherty Individual28.44 Joseph Shanky Smith Individual28.45 Sean Boyle Individual28.55 Bernie Molloy Individual29.16 Odhran Boyle Individual29.22 Mary McKelvey Individual29.23 Dympna Bonner Individual29.48 Conor McKeown Individual29.52 Linda Kennedy Individual29.59 Ann Marie Gibsons Finn Valley A C30.15 Hannah Gibsons Individual30.20 Aoife Boyle Individual30.50 Nathan Wright Individual30.53 Cahir McDevitt Individual30.59 Edel Ellis Individual31.16 Martina Quinn Individual31.21 Mathew Gibsons Finn Valley A C31.34 Nuala O’Donnell Individual32.09 Hannagh Molloy Individual32.24 Dolores McMonagle Individual32.37 Lisa Doherty Individual32.51 Kathleen O’Donnell Individual32.52 Clodagh Boyle Individual32.52 Vickey Bonner Individual32.59 Maria Bonner Individual33.14 Catriona Boyle Individual33.41 Kathleen McDevitt Individual33.42 Marie McGill Individual38.24 Zoey Campbell Individual38.25 Roisin McDevitt Individual38.26 Amy Gibsons Finn Valley A C38.27 Jack McGlynn Individual39.01 Ashling Boyle Individual39.02 Peadar Boyle Individual39.11 Francis McGlynn Individual39.12 Katleen Quinn Individual40.23 Daniel Marley Individual40.25 Eileen Furey Individual40.26 Sarah Gibsons Individual40.44 Ann McMonagle Individual41.20 Shannon McGlynn Individual41.21 Martin McCormick Individual42.52 Rachel Furey Individual43.01 Grainne Quinn Individual43.02 Niamh Kelly Individual43.03 Evelyn Boyle Individual43.20 Patricia McGeehan Individual43.21 Maureen McDevitt Individual44.29 Chloe Mckeown Individual44.29 Megan McGeehan Individual44.46 Rebecca Wright Individual45.04 Ann Quinn Individual45.19 Fiona Gallagher Individual46.22 Ronan McCormick Individual46.25 Seamus G Boyle Individual46.25 Courtney McGlynn Finn Valley A C47.41 Marie Boyle Individual49.03 Shauna Boyle Individual49.04 John McKewon IndividualFINTOWN 5K – ALL THE RESULTS was last modified: June 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Fintown 5Klast_img read more

GAA NEWS – RED HUGHS HOST GOLF CLASSIC

first_imgLotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but Luke Kelly, Edenoughill won €50. Winning numbers were 8,2,1,5,3,4,7,6. Numbers drawn were 8,2,1. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,800. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 17th August – Joe Carlin, 24th August – Eamonn Kelly, 31st August – Maurice O’Donnell and 7th September – Ollie Doherty  The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Gary Kelly, Dromore who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club. Seniors & ReservesThere are currently no fixtures down for the seniors or reserves next weekend. This could change so keep an eye on Facebook page or local press for details.  Minor BoardWell done to Stephen McMenamin who starred at centre half back on the Donegal U16 team which defeated Tyrone by 3-6 to 0-3 in the final of the Buncrana Cup (Ulster U16 championship) on Saturday. Congratulations to Stephen who by all accounts played very well throughout the competition. Underage training continues on Saturday morning from 11.00 to 12.00am for all boys and girls. The club is running a local league for all U8, U10 and U12 boys and girls starting on Wednesday the 21st August. Loads of help is needed to make this a success. Managers and referees are needed and if you are able to help out please contact Stephen Gallagher on (087) 2054484. Red Hughs Golf ClassicRed Hughs CLG is holding a Golf Classic on Friday 6th September at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club sponsored by Killygordon Animal Health. Teams of four of any combination, entry at €60 per team with both ladies and gents welcome. There will be a selection of team prizes on the day with longest drive etc. All are welcome to come along and enjoy. A timesheet is in operation contact the golf club on (074) 9131093 or log onto www.ballybofeyandstranorlargolfclub.ie.GAA NEWS – RED HUGHS HOST GOLF CLASSIC was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Golf classicRED HUGHS.last_img read more

DUNGLOE LADS GET ON THEIR BIKES FOR MIZEN TO MALIN CYCLE

first_imgThe boys are wheely in good shape – but Myles Sweeney is still looking for a bike!Six local lads from Dungloe are getting into the saddle for the ride of their lives!The lads will cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head in aid of Our Children’s Hospital in Crumlin starting out on August 12th.Daniel Walsh, Eamon Mc Gee, Paddy Mc Gowan, Myles Sweeney, John O’ Donnell and Gerard Pat Boyle will take to the road for five days and cover over 600kms. They are holding a fundraising cycle on Saturday the 15th of March with a 2pm registration in the Parochial Hall in Dungloe.With 20k and 40k controlled cycles there is something to suit everyone, so get on your bike and support this great cause.Sponsorship cards are available from locations around the town and the lads already have huge support.All Myles Sweeney needs now is a bike although the rumour os that the one-time fine athlete is driving the support car! DUNGLOE LADS GET ON THEIR BIKES FOR MIZEN TO MALIN CYCLE was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cycledonegaldungloefundraisingMizen to Malinlast_img read more

Lanzarote comes early for Bridie thanks to the Late Late’s €30K!

first_imgDonegal Town woman Bridie Duncan has thirty thousand reasons to celebrate!Bridie was the winner of RTE’s Late Late Show’s phone-in competition tonight.Host Ryan Tubridy telephoned Bridie at her home during the chat show and broke the news that she had just scooped €30,000 in cash. Ryan asked Bridie exactly what she was going t spend her cash on.And Bridie replied “Lanzarote is going to come early this year.”Congrats from all at Donegal Daily!Lanzarote comes early for Bridie thanks to the Late Late’s €30K! was last modified: January 7th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bridie DuncanDonegal TownLate Late ShowRTElast_img read more