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Findley Refutes Removal Plan

first_imgThe office of the President Pro-tempore has termed as false and misleading media reports that there are plans by the Liberian Senate to obtain majority vote to unseat the Grand Bassa County Senator, Gbehzohngar M. Findley from his post as President Pro-tempore of the Senate.A release from Sen. Findley’s office said that contrary to speculation, the Pro-temp enjoys the explicit confidence of his fellow Senators and has “operated astutely within the confines of the laws and rules governing that body, with all fundamental and national assignments properly executed.”The release further stated that since Senator Findley’s election by members of the Senate, “the Grand Bassa Senator has demonstrated impeccable administrative ability in governing the affairs of the Liberian Senate; something which has been attested to by his colleagues.”“Senator Findley, with support of his fellow Senators, remains focused on helping to propagate mechanisms geared towards curbing the deadly Ebola outbreak and will not be deterred by the unfounded speculation of unseating him.“At no time has the Senate Pro-tempore   reduced the sitting of the Liberian Senate into a cheering squad of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, therefore terming the article captioned ‘Senate To Boot Findley Out’ published in the Thursday, October 30, 2014, edition of the Daily Observer newspaper, as a  deceptive, fabrication and stage-managed reportage intended to undermine the credibility of the Grand Bassa lawmaker.”They further said that the Liberian Senate remains a responsible body of elders, who will not compromise the health of the Liberian people by diverting from the fight against the ‘killer Ebola virus.’ “It is regrettable for a respectable newspaper to use such quote saying, ‘Since winning that heavily contested poll, the Grand Bassa independent candidate has been struggling to stamp his authority in the operations of the house of elders, causing him to lose full control of power.”Contrary to those assertions, Senator Findley has professionally handled the operations of the Liberian Senate in accordance with its standing rules and governing proceedings; and will never subject that body to public disrepute or any form of disrespect.And for the record, Sen. Findley has never struggled; rather he has perfectly discharged his national duties accordingly,” the release noted.Meanwhile, the Daily Observer maintains that the publication is credible and due diligence, as pointed out by Senator Findley, was accorded to the extent that reaction from the Pro Temp’s office was mentioned.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A Boy His Grandmother Cannot Forget Until Her Death—Shakie Kamara

first_imgGrowing up under the guardianship of Grandmother Eva Nah, 16-year-old Shakie Kamara had wanted to be someone good when he grew up, since he had experienced the difficulties his grandmother was experiencing in making ends meet most of his young life.“He had promised to be a mechanic,” Grandmother Nah said with a smile, “so that he would make enough to provide for me when I’m no more able to provide for the family.”But a child’s dream of one day taking his grandmother and other relatives out of  the slum community of West Point where daily life is a struggle, ended tragically when Shakie was killed by a soldier of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) during a riot in the township on August 20 last year.Most often the painful cycle of lack of opportunities continues and dreams are dashed but Shakie Kamara would have wanted it his way.He was 2 years old when his mother, Rebecca Nmah, 46, died, after his father. Morris Kamara, a former cab driver who fell on bad times and abused his body with alcohol, was found dead near Shoe Factory in Monrovia.“He died before some people called us to tell us,” Eva Nah said.At the time of her death, Rebecca, had borne three children, Fanta, 25; Samuel, 23, and Shakie Kamara, who was 16 when he died from bullet wounds during the chaos that followed the Liberian government’s attempt to quarantine West Point on August 20, 2014.“I struggled to raise the children because there was no one to provide help,” said Eva Nah.  She would go on to sell cold water and soft drinks. “They helped for sometime but sometimes there was no market.” It was during such a period that Shakie Kamara, a grandmother’s boy, was always supportive of her.“I was the only one he had,” Eva Nah told the Daily Observer. “And because of the problems in raising all the children alone, I was forced to send Shakie to my brother Jerome Nmah, who was then working for OTC in Buchanan.”  A few years later, Jerome died and Shakie returned to Grandmother Eva. “I did not know much about his father’s relatives,” Eva said, “and so I struggled with the children.”Eva would send Shakie Kamara to another relative in Harper, Maryland County. “I wanted him to know the other family people,” Eva said, “but as usual, he wanted to come to me, and therefore I brought him back to live with me in West Point.”“He was my everything,” Eva said.  “Shakie would help me wash my clothes; sell in the market and clean the house.” Meanwhile, older sister Fanta and Samuel had moved on their own, Samuel finally completing his senior high school, while Fanta began to have a family of her own.“I need help for him,” Eva said, “for Samuel Kamara now lives on the street and all my efforts to bring him home have not been successful.”Like the recommendation resulting from the probe into the West Point shooting incident, the Liberian government was expected to provide psycho-social counseling for West Point youth to help them focus, and this is the time for it, Eva Nah emphasized.In deep reflection, Eva Nah said, “If I knew the soldiers had come to our portion here, I would not have sent Shakie to go out.” But like any situation with a negative outcome that makes us wiser, Grandmother Eva Nah will have to live with her ‘if’.“Many nights I cry for Shakie,” says Eva Nah, “for the memory of the boy is with me all the time.”At the house owned by Eva’s deceased former husband, occupants have fond memories of Shakie Kamara. Even Eleven year-old Prince Myers still misses him.“We ate together the day we heard he was shot,” Myers said, smiling.  “I cried for Shakie.”  “Shakie was a child who would not refuse to be sent. He would play with my little daughter,” said Kaddieyatu Barry. “He was a good boy.”In slum communities, it is unusual for several people to praise a child who died in such a crisis. It is rather the norm to hear a barrage of criticisms and blame on the youth for his fate due to hard headedness, but not Shakie.  He was exceptional, according to Grandmother Eva and those who knew him.The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease and its attendant drama, have this little family torn apart with the memory of a child who was shot and allowed to die in the heat of anger,  frustration and neglect. But will Eva ever forget about her grandson?“I can’t forget him till the day I die,” was her reply. “I need help for Samuel and Fanta so that even though Shakie is gone, I know that my labor will not have been  in vain.”Fanta is presently with her third child (one passed away) without much means to make it better for herself. Samuel Kamara, Eva says, needs help to get off the streets.Such a heart rending story is every parent’s nightmare and residents commented that “the Liberian government must intervene with recommendations made by the Independent National Human Rights Commission to change lives in West Point and other slum communities where economic and educational hardships make life even  more difficult.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Messi on a brace as Barca hammer Man United to storm UCL semis

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho, in perhaps his best performance of the season, added a third with a curling effort into the top corner and by the end, an outclassed United might have been relieved the score was not more traumatic than 3-0, 4-0 on aggregate.A dizzying opening spell, in which Marcus Rashford had hit the crossbar, was long-forgotten, even if it could offer Barcelona’s next opponents some encouragement.Liverpool, who take a 2-0 lead to Porto on Wednesday, are the most likely obstacle between Barca and their first Champions League final since they last won this tournament in 2015. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane might feel encouraged.Instead, United’s pair of early errors made this another night about Messi and ensured any faint hopes of repeating the comeback against Paris Saint-Germain, or even the famous 1999 rescue act against Bayern Munich, on this same pitch, were dashed.Messi now has his 109th and 110th Champions League goals and, potentially, three extra matches to reduce the gap on Cristiano Ronaldo’s 126, after Juventus were dumped out by Ajax. Barcelona’s fans celebrated that too.United’s coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had urged his strikers to be more lethal here but it felt ominous that even before kick-off, Rashford, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez had hit 42 goals this season, while Messi on his own had 43.Around an hour before kick-off, Alex Ferguson was on the side of the pitch, shaking hands with Ryan Giggs and sharing words with Solskjaer, the scorer of that goal against Munich here 20 years ago.They could have hardly have asked for a better start. United were brilliant for eight minutes and could have been ahead within 30 seconds as Rashford raced onto a curving Paul Pogba pass and toed away a shot, which Marc-Andre ter Stegen bravely left to graze his own crossbar.– Magic Messi –Barca were flustered, so much so the crowd even cheered with relief when Arthur Melo played his team’s first convincing pass.Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his 110th goal in the Champions League in the victory over Manchester United © AFP / Josep LAGOThen, Barcelona had their own eight-minute flurry as United almost conceded a penalty, ruled out after Fred took the ball before bringing down Ivan Rakitic, and then did concede, twice, to Messi.Both could have been avoided, even if Young’s turn on the edge of his own box was punished in devastating fashion. Young lunged in to atone for his mistake but Messi skipped away from him, poked it through Fred’s legs and then whipped the ball past into the corner.The second was simpler. Fred and Scott McTominay closed in on Coutinho and the ball spilled out to Messi, whose dribbling shot with his right foot should have drawn a routine save. Instead, De Gea let is squirm under his body for 2-0.Pogba lashed out at the increasingly influential Arthur and Barca could have had a third before half-time, De Gea scrambling across to save on the line when Sergi Roberto should have finished.Messi could have had his hat-trick too after Luis Suarez found him with a superb cutback and there was an almost comical sequence in the second half when the Argentinian played with his United chasers before finally being bundled over by McTominay.Rashford might have made it interesting if he had controlled Pogba’s ball over the top but Barcelona were in exhibition mode, helped by a vintage Coutinho curler after he had cut inside from the left.Messi even attempted a bicycle kick and there were celebrations from the home fans when news went round that Ajax had taken the lead in Turin. They believe this is their year.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Messi (left) celebrates with Philippe Coutinho (right) after the Argentine gave Barcelona an early lead on Tuesday nightBARCELONA, Spain, Apr 16 – Lionel Messi pounced on two Manchester United mistakes to score twice and end their hopes of another Camp Nou comeback as Barcelona breezed into the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday.After an excellent start, United were undone twice in four minutes by Messi, who first nicked the ball off the careless Ashley Young and then watched as a weak shot from distance squirmed underneath David de Gea.last_img read more

Hahn helps dedicate new Welcome Park

first_imgThe passive park was scheduled to be completed during the summer, and most of the work was done in August. It was finished the Friday before Labor Day and features curved stone benches, fresh grass and flagpoles. Speaking over the hum of passing cars and the occasional honked horn, Hahn said the new park would give a good first impression to those entering San Pedro from the Harbor (110) Freeway. “A first impression is a lasting impression,” she said, noting that the lot used to be “dilapidated” and “blighted.” She thanked representatives from the city of Los Angeles and the Department of Recreation and Parks, saying, “We really were pushing to make sure the park happened for this city.” Hahn also thanked San Pedro resident Jim Hussey, who worked for more than 10 years to make the Welcome Park a reality. She unveiled a plaque on one of the park’s stone benches that will honor Hussey’s work. “This would not have happened without this lady,” Hussey said of Hahn, admitting that he was getting teary-eyed. The councilwoman and audience members discussed the next phase of projects, suggesting that more than just one lot needs to be cleaned up on Gaffey. “I feel like the Harbor Area always gets the short part of the stick,” Hahn said, noting work that needs to be done. She jokingly took an impromptu vote among the crowd to figure out what to do with the elevated pedestrian bridge near the Welcome Park, which some have said should be taken down. She also said the lot adjacent the park, on the corner of Sepulveda and Gaffey, might be purchased and turned into a continuation of the park. In addition, Hahn said the irrigation and landscaping along the end of the 110 will be completed by the end of the year, and that the city of Los Angeles will soon sign an agreement with the state to acquire a stretch of Gaffey Street from the 110 to Ninth Street, allowing the city to take over repairs. The Welcome Park and all these projects, Hahn said, would help provide a beautiful first impression of a beautiful community in L.A. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Over 30 people gathered earlier this week at the new Welcome Park on Gaffey Street to celebrate its dedication and to look to the next phase of beautifying San Pedro. “It finally happened,” City Councilwoman Janice Hahn happily told the crowd Monday morning. last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:The seniors lost out to Drum in their opening Section E match of the Ulster Intermediate Club league on Sunday.The Last Person Standing competition has seen a number of casualties after just two weeks, with a small number still with two lives intact. Four late entries (with one life) joined the competition before the late entry deadline. See website for full update. The club will be holding a Come Dine with Me event on Saturday April 11th. Contact Alison Ferry (0879154559) if you’re interested in hosting. There will be a social night at the clubhouse to round off the event.Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559). The club Constitution is now available to view on the website. The SGM has been re-scheduled to February 23rd at 8:00 pm in the clubhouse. Anyone with any amendments must have them in writing to the Secretary 14 days prior to the meeting. The only amendment changes dealt with on the night will be the ones that have been received in writing.Any person currently coaching or intending to coach any age group are asked to make an effort to attend a coaching course this year. Courses run from the end of January up to March. Everyone must have a minimum of the Foundation and child protection courses. Please let Barry O’Hagan or Gerard McFadden know if you will participate as soon as possible.The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Congratulations to Anthony and Melanie Grant on the birth of baby Robyn.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday 10rd and Thursday 12th at 7:00 pm. Bring boots and runners. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. See Facebook page for latest update. Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 1, 2, 6, 16, 22 and the winners are Margaret and Eddie Friel (matching four numbers) who win €75.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DEFEATED BY DRUM IN ULSTER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: February 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

talkSPORT host slams Pogba, West Ham rule out big signing, Celtic ace to France?

first_img 3 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest talkSPORT.com headlines and exclusives… Alan Brazil has slammed “arrogant” Paul Pogba and believes Manchester United would be better off if they sold the French star to Barcelona this summer – FULL STORYPogba wants to leave Manchester United for Barcelona due to his broken relationship with manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Mail)Mourinho has reportedly told Pogba he should put in a transfer request if he really wants to leave Old Trafford, and the 25-year-old World Cup winner has said he will only speak to the United boss through his agent. (The Sun)Everton sporting director Marcel Brands has told talkSPORT “it’s possible” more players could leave the club before the end of the transfer window – FULL STORYWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has ruled out bringing Manchester City legend Yaya Toure to the London Stadium… “for the moment” – FULL STORYCeltic striker Moussa Dembele is wanted by Marseille, with the Ligue 1 club lining up a fresh bid for the Frenchman – FULL STORYRangers are in talks over a deal to re-sign striker Kyle Lafferty, but Hearts boss Craig Levein insists that a transfer is not “inevitable” – FULL STORY Paul Pogba is apparently unhappy with manager Jose Mourinho and wants to leave Manchester UnitedChelsea defender Marcos Alonso is a target for Real Madrid, who are keen to strengthen their defensive following a Spanish Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid. (Daily Star)Tottenham forward Lucas Moura is wanted by LaLiga side Real Betis, who are hoping to sign the Brazilian before the end of the summer transfer window, according to club vice-chairman Lorenzo Serra Ferrer. (El Desmarque).Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld is also a late transfer target for Bayern Munich late in the summer window. (Daily Mirror)Spurs winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, 23, is set for a loan move to German club Mainz. (Sky Sports)Spurs defender Serge Aurier nearly joined Atletico Madrid this summer – FULL STORY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on targets Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool have rejected an bid from Torino to take 22-year-old midfielder Marko Grujic on loan, with the Italian club offering to sign the Serb for £9m next summer. (Liverpool Echo)Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has agreed to join Napoli on loan – FULL STORYFormer Arsenal forward Gervinho is close to signing for Parma in Serie A. The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international currently plays in China for Hebei Fortune. (Mediaset)Red Bull Leipzig are still interested in signing Ademola Lookman from Everton – FULL STORYRangers have opened talks over a deal to re-sign former striker Kyle Lafferty from rivals Hearts – FULL STORYNewcastle midfielder Henri Saivet, 27, is close to joining Turkish club Bursasporon loan. (Evening Chronicle) 3 IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Alan Brazil does not believe Celtic will be able to get a better manager than Brendan Rodgers, despite their Champions League exitHowever, talkSPORT’s ‘Moose’ Ian Abrahams feels the former Liverpool boss is wasting his time in the ‘Scottish Sunday League Pub league’ and should leave the HoopsSimon Jordan has warned fellow Crystal Palace fans that Wilfried Zaha’s new contract is NOT all good news targets 3 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January While the Premier League transfer window has closed, there is still plenty of time for clubs around Europe to do business, and the rumour mill is still in full flow…Here’s a round-up of the latest news, rumours and gossip from Thursday’s newspapers and online. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Could Lucas Moura leave Spurs this summer, less then a year after joining the club? last_img read more


first_imgEaragail Arts Festival has a host of events for all the family from The Global Village Gathering to The Banyan Theatre Company’s productions, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Little Red Riding Hood.All tickets can be booked at An Grianan Theatre on 00353 74 9120777 or online at www.eaf.ie Banyan Theatre Company presents Little Red Riding Hood – Wednesday 16 July, 11am – Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dunfanaghy and Thursday 17 July, 11am – An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. €5‘Oh Grandma, what big eyes you have!’ Little Red Riding Hood is a journey full of surprises, as a curious young girl weaves her way through the woods to Grandma’s house.The Banyan Theatre Company presents a playful and imaginative re-telling of a timeless story through the art of puppetry and original music.This children’s puppet show will inspire young minds and remind the adults of the fascination they once had for the puppet shows of their childhood. 45 mins. 3-11 years. Banyan Theatre Company presents The Emperor’s New Clothes – Wednesday 16 July, 3pm – Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dunfanaghy and Thursday 17 July, 3pm – An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. €5Two swindlers come into town pretending to be master tailors.The vain Emperor summons them to fashion him a set of clothes the like of which has never been seen before.This charming and humorous adaptation of a classic children’s tale, directed by Karen Torley of the acclaimed International Purves Puppets, is told through puppetry, original music and storytelling by the delightful Banyan Theatre Company. 45 mins. 3-11 years.Earagail Arts Festival in association with Balor DCA present Cartoon Capers –Monday 14 July – Friday 18 July, 11am. €7.50 per child.Corrina Askin trained at the Royal College of Art and is an animator who works in children’s media. She creates ideas for children’s animation and has two shows currently on air, “Castle Farm” on Milkshake, Channel Five and “Joe and Jack” on RTEjr.She creates, designs, writes and co executive produces on both shows.She is currently working with one of Ireland’s top animation companies developing her third concept for children’s media.Over the duration of this 90 minute workshop, Corrina and her team will guide young people towards animating their very own own characters, whilst exploring a number of animation techniques from drawing to stop frame animation – 90 mins. 5-12 years. Branar in association with Roscommon Arts Centre & Limerick City of Culture presents: Bláth / The Flower – Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 July, 3pm, Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dobhar, Co. Donegal. €5.Bláth/The Flower is set in a world that has decided colour and plants are no longer needed.A boy finds a magical book and sees flowers for the first time.He then discovers a packet of flower seeds in a junk shop and must learn how to bring the flower to life.Bláth is based on the children’s book The Flower by John Light & Lisa Evans.Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy with original music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Bláth is a non verbal show that will enchant audiences as they enter a world made entirely of paper.Combining, puppetry, object theatre and original score, Bláth promises to be a show that will be unforgettable.Non-verbal show, 40 mins. 7+ years.Makin Projects presents Little Howard’s Big Show for Kids – Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 July, 3pm, An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. Admission €5.Little Howard is the world’s only live interactive animation.Life is tough in showbiz; Little Howard’s big new act keeps going wrong, Roger the Pigeon has spent all their money on cookie cutters, his comedy counterpart Big Howard has been diagnosed with being clinically unfunny and there’s a slug in the backstage toilet.And it’s about to get worse: a sinister figure arrives and Big Howard and Little Howard have to put on the best show of their lives to keep themselves out of jail!Following the success of their TV show ‘Little Howard’s Big Question’ (CBBC) real human Big Howard and animated six-year-old Little Howard are bringing their unique family comedy show to An Grianan Theatre.With interactive stand-up, live animation on stage and lots of jokes and songs this really is a show for the whole family to enjoy.The Global Village Gathering – Sunday, 20th July from 12pm – 6pm, Letterkenny Town Park, Co. Donegal.The Global Village Gathering is a feast of food, music, comedy, theatre and crafts. Capturing the essence of summer and suitable for all ages, the Global Village Gathering is free entry for all the family and takes place on Sunday, 20th July from 12pm – 6pm in Letterkenny Town Park, Co. Donegal.This wonderful day out is an experience the whole family will never forget.With face painting, swing boats and a carnival atmosphere, The Global Village Gathering is a must-attend event and includes an amazing live sound track by Gay McIntyre and The Jazz Ultimatum.Ease into the day with Tai Chi on the lawn, while kids are entertained with vintage games by ‘Ladder 13’ or a creative workshop with ‘Inside Art’, building cardboard masterpieces and decorative sun catchers.Take in a show in the festival marquee, including ‘The Irish National Clown Orchestra’, part musical concert, part hilarious clown catastrophe.Strolling through the craft fair and lawns you’ll meet Potato Paddy, a modern day Houdini who comically twists and turns his way out of near impossible situations and Mr Majestic, who’ll be there waving his wand on the day.Now in its 26th year, Earagail Arts Festival takes place from Saturday, 12th – 26th July and is one of the flagship Donegal events along the Wild Atlantic Way.This year’s festival has something for everyone, from family and outdoor events to theatre, comedy, art, workshops and music from all corners of the world.Hosting a vibrant and varied programme throughout Inishowen, Letterkenny and west Donegal, Earagail Arts Festival features the best of local and international performances.Volunteering is one of the best ways to experience all that the festival has to offer, so come along to the volunteers’ information sessions and start planning your summer of festival fun.For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ieEaragail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.PLENTY FOR THE FAMILY TO DO AT THE 2014 EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessEaragail Arts FestivalEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgRobbie Gillen, Leela Voss, Margaret Murphy, Carrie Houlgreave, Margaret McMorrow & Theresa Murphy put on quite a show!Traffic on the Diamond in Donegal Town slowed to a trickle on Monday morning as cast members in full costume filled one of the windows of Magees shop to promote a major entertainment event this weekend.by Paul O’SullivanTwo worthy charities; National Breast Cancer Research and the local Solace Cancer Care Support group will benefit from a major Cabaret Show fundraiser in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town this Sat. night. “Putting On The Ritz” will showcase the magic of 20’s entertainment featuring a riot of colour costumes and a pulsating torrent of cabaret style dance.The show features an all local amateur cast who’ve given countless of hours of their own time to present this full on live night of fun and dance.The organisers have decided to pitch the admission price at an affordable €10. That includes a pre show Drinks Reception at 8pm followed by the show at 9pm and ending with dancing to the talented Andrew Monk band.  THEY’RE ‘PUTTING ON THE RITZ’ IN DONEGAL TOWN! was last modified: October 7th, 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:Donegal TownPaul O’SullivanPutting On Th Ritzlast_img read more


first_imgTHE world of football came together today to help former Donegal soccer star Mark Farren in his battle with cancer.Teams managed by the two international managers – Michael O’Neill and Martin O’Neill – played out a friendly at the Brandywell in honour of the ex Derry City striker.A gala fundraising event tonight, starring Phil Coulter, is being held at the Everglades Hotel. Mark flies to Mexico on Monday hoping treatment there will help stop a the progress of a brain tumour.“Everyone in football wishes Mark a speedy recovery and everyone came along to support him,” said Martin O’Neill.Pix: NorthWestNewsPix PICTURE SPECIAL AS FOOTBALL FANS SALUTE MARK FARREN was last modified: May 23rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:brandywellfundraiserMark Farrenlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Government to restore local democracy in towns across Ireland by creating a new balanced town council system.Senator O DomhnaillHe was responding to Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Questions which reveal that a new group has been established to review Local Government changes.Parliamentary Questions from have revealed a new Government review group has been established to investigate whether Town councils should be restored, just 12 months after their abolition. Senator O Domhnaill said “The creation of a review group just 12 months into the new system shows that the Government is having second thoughts about Phil Hogan’s attack on local democracy. We need a more coherent approach to local government reform that brings power back to communities.”“The original government reforms reduced the number of Councillors without handing real power to ordinary citizens, making Ireland the most centralised county in the Western World. As a result Ireland is sliding towards a serious democratic deficit, failing to live up to the EU principle of subsidiarity and alienating citizens from the process of Government.”“This flies in the face of the promises made by Fine Gael to “confront the traditional, centralised top down approach” and “restore power to local government” making them “more relevant to the communities they serve”. It also stands in direct contradiction to Labour’s pre-election promise in their manifesto to “return accountability to elected Councillors”.“The Government is taking the first steps to row back on last year’s deeply damaging abolition of town councils. Fianna Fáil has consistently called for real reform across national and local government and we have published detailed policy documents setting out our vision. The Government needs to take this on board and start to implement genuine political change rather than the slash and burn approach taken to date.” GOVT ROWING BACK ON DISASTROUS DECISION TO ABOLISH TOWN COUNCILS – O DOMHNAILL was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 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:donegalSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLtown councilslast_img read more