50,000+ households from Regions 3, 4, 6 to benefit from water treatment plants

first_imgFollowing the establishment of water treatment plants at Uitvlugt, Diamond and Sheet Anchor to be completed by yearend, more than 50,000 households will benefit.While over 4,000 households within Vergenoegen, Region 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) will soon be able to gain access to potable water through the establishment of a well—including ongoing works on wells at Pouderoyen and Westminister, which are expected to be completed by August 2019— these wells are expected to increase the capacity of the three water treatment plants installed in the region, whilst improving service delivery to residents.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles said the efficiency of treating water goes in tandem with the agency’s metering efforts.“We know that the water is being treated but  the metering has allowed us to take two stations off… we have been able to reduce the operational cost by taking two stations which are now redundant in case of one of the stations going down, we can then re-activate one of the two,” he explained.This efficiency can also be seen within the Uitvlugt and Diamond communities, according to the Managing Director, which has tightened the network and improved the water pressure.“For us at GWI, metering is critical for the improvement of the service and the level of service for people throughout the system,” Dr Van West-Charles added.For the first half of 2019, the coalition Government has expended $1.4Billion of the $2.9Billion allocated to improve potable water supply and distribution systems.Thus far, to ensure efficient management of this valuable resource, GWI has installed 3,952 water meters in 1,271 communities across Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 to reduce the loss of  non-revenue water. This speaks to approximately 8,640 cubic metres each month.In the Berbice area, roughly 60% of the metering activities have been completed under the New Amsterdam Water Treatment Plant Project. This reduction in non-revenue water will allow for improved delivery of water to residents of Sandvoort by increasing water pressure in the mains.In addition, works will commence in the second half of the year on the expansion of Parika water supply systems. Upgrades to the water distribution network and transmission mains at Orealla, Ithaca and Kingelly are set to commence and are expected to be completed by year-end.New pumps were also installed at water treatment plants in Linden, more specifically Watooka, Amelia’s Ward and Wisroc.last_img read more

BC Ranchers look for more help from the Province

first_imgThe B-C government is being urged to review lands in the Agricultural Land Reserve and do more to promote the cattle industry.The recommendations come from the Ranching Task Force set up by the provincial government to find ways to help the industry, which produces annual revenues of 250 million dollars but, has been hit hard by the recession and drought.The panel wants a review of land in the Agricultural Land Reserve to make sure the reserve boundaries properly reflect acreage that would be good for ranching or farming.- Advertisement -Among other things it also suggests, more efforts to promote B-C beef in butcher shops and restaurants, faster spending on fencing, and increasing the term of grazing licenses from 10 to 20 years.last_img read more

Sky’s the limit for Pep’s Manchester City slickers

first_imgThe highlight of the opening period was a bizarre opener for Sergio Aguero, who netted his 199th goal for the club direct from a punt down the field by City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo -– a rare route-one goal for a side renowned for their intricate football.But it was men against boys after the break as City totally dominated a disappointing Arsenal side, cantering to a 3-0 win with further goals from an ecstatic Vincent Kompany and David Silva.The League Cup may seem like small fry to a man with a glittering CV that includes two Champions League triumphs while in charge of Barcelona and a clutch of league titles with Bayern Munich.But an emotional Guardiola knows that winning the first silverware is crucial to infusing his runaway Premier League leaders with the belief to go on and win bigger prizes.“It’s important,” said the Catalan. “We’re so happy, and big congratulations to all of Manchester City, and our fans. This trophy is for Manchester City and not for me.“The first half was not good but in the second half we played really well,” he said.“We were in the second half like we have been so far (this season) so of course big congratulations for all Manchester City.“That’s why it’s important to win titles because it’s going to help us win the next games in the Premier League.”– Quadruple dreams –City saw their dreams of an unprecedented quadruple shattered just six days before the Wembley final when third-tier Wigan dumped them out of the FA Cup.Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola poses with his assistants, (L-R) Rodolpho Borrell, Mikel Arteta and Domenec Torrent, after their victory in the English League Cup final © AFP / Glyn KIRKBut a 13-point lead in the Premier League means they are champions-elect and they have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after a 4-0 victory against Basel in the first leg of their last-16 tie.Guardiola said although winning his first trophy at the club means a lot to him personally, he is just a chapter in City’s history.He knows that for all he has reshaped the club in his image, it was three veterans of City’s defining 2012 Premier League title triumph who delivered the goods at Wembley.Guardiola said Aguero, Silva and Kompany were three legends who had helped turn the club from perennial under-achievers into regular trophy winners, capable of going toe to toe with the heavyweights of Europe and challenging regularly for honours.“They help us to understand what it means for the club because they won titles, they put pressure on us to continue to win titles,” he said.“If we are able to win more titles in the future the people who are coming here, they have to know here you have to win titles and that’s why it’s so, so important.”A relaxed-looking Guardiola thanked the club’s hierarchy for sticking with him during a barren first season at the helm of the club last year, when many questioned whether his “pure” brand of football would work in England.He admitted he had imposed heavy demands on his players but said he never doubted himself.Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, one of the standout players in England this year, said the sky is the limit for the club.“We have had a good season already, and now we need to keep going,” he said. “We have this one in the bag and now we have to maintain the same focus in the Premier League and the Champions League.“The potential for this club is amazing, and the way we play is probably one of the best in the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City players celebrate after their victory in the English League Cup © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 26 – Pep Guardiola’s League Cup triumph against Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for Manchester City but he had three veterans to thank for a comprehensive win at Wembley.City were not at their best in a scrappy first half on a bitingly cold February day on Sunday, failing to hit the exalted heights of their football earlier this season.last_img read more

Up-and-coming rock band to play gig in Donegal before European tour

first_imgElevation Falls are a young Irish Classic Rock/Blues Band, fronted by the powerful and unique young singer, 21 year old singer/songwriter Hazel Jade, their warrior queen, who featured with her cover of ‘Imagine’ on TV3 when she was a mere 16 years old.Having formed the band in late 2012, her band Elevation Falls have performed at many festivals from Ireland to Croatia including Electric Picnic and Sunflower Festival in Northern Ireland. They’ve appeared on local radio stations such as Radio Nova, Spin 1038 and many, many more worldwide.They have performed at a number of Irish festivals such as Electric Picnic and Knockanstockan, Vantastival, UFO Festival in Croatia, and Sunflower Festival in Northern Ireland. This summer they will tour throughout Ireland, the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Germany. Their songs have gathered huge attention from rock fans, with over 105,413 views on their Youtube channel.With the Gary Moore influenced duelling guitarist Chris & Darragh, alongside a pumping rhythm section provided by the drumming protege Korey, & the multi-talented instrumentalist Gabriel, they create foot stomping beats alongside soulful epic drama, sweeping audiences along with them on a musical journey. Their last major video release ‘Watching Over You’ included a cameo appearance for one of their long term supporters, Philomena Lynott.They do a lot of charity work as a band, and have supported www.jacketoffyourback.com (homeless and displaced charity worldwide) with a Christmas Charity Single and many other charities, in particular those to do with homelessness such as Focus Ireland, Simon Community, Oxfam and many more. T hey’ve just become part of a recent Northern Ireland charity initiative called ‘Chronically Fabulous’, which is a photography and touring music campaign about body positivity and chronic illness and challenging perceptions.Hazel Jade (lead singer) who has been bullied online about her weight and personal style for a number of years, is also very supportive of any charities that help young people in these circumstance, she has been on radio discussing her experiences and how she copes, and also supports charities concerned with suicide prevention.They will be appearing at Molly’s Bar & Entertainment Complex in Dunfanaghy at 10pm on April 1st.Up-and-coming rock band to play gig in Donegal before European tour was last modified: March 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:banddonegaldublinelevation fallslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgCONGRATULATIONS TO JIM AND THE DONEGAL TEAM ON WINNING THE ALL IRELAND FINAL AND BRINGING SAM TO CLONMANY ON THURSDAY LAST, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT ON A WET EVENING TO WELCOME THE TEAM,TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED IN ANY WAY TO MAKE BANNERS AND DECORATE THE LORRY, TO THE MUSICIANS WHO ENTERTAINED THE CROWD AND THE STEWARDS. GAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.CLUB IORRAS WINNERS SEPTEMBER: €50 Michael Farren Ballyliffen/Letterkenny €30 Mary & Patsy Devlin Annagh €20 Neil & Karen O’Donnell Crossconnell. Match & Win for 27/09/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks jackpot will rise to €4,300.00 Numbers drawn were 7,10,14,17 €15 consolation prizes went to Caoimhne Kelly Tullagh, Paul McGonigle Clonmany, Hannah Doherty Cross Clonmany, Mary & Theresa McGonigle Cloontagh, Maureen Grant Tornabratley.MONSTER BINGO SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER IN CLONMANY YOUTH CLUB, AT 3pm €1,000 on 9th page Books €10 Sheets €2 Tickets for Monster Hamper Available on the day.NORTHERN BOARD DIVISION 3 FINAL.The U13 boys earned their place in the Northern Board Division 3 final after beating Glenfin last Friday. The team had to overcome a six point half-time deficit to book their place in the league decider in which they will face Inishowen neighbours Muff.The last time the the two teams met it was the boys of Muff who took the spoils with the narrowest of wins but it was a game that could have gone either way and the final is sure to be an entertaining affair. It would be great for the team to have a good vocal support and full details of venue and time for the final will be posted later in the week.SENIOR & RESERVES.The Reserves and Seniors both suffered defeats in their respective Championships this weekend.The Reserves falling to Naomh Mhuire in the preliminary round decider by a score of 8 points to 6. This ends the Reserves involvement in the Championship for 2012 but they are still in a strong position in the league and will look to get their good form going again when that competition resumes.The Seniors suffered an 8 point defeat at the hands of Termon but will at least have the chance to atone for that loss when Termon come to Straid next Sunday afternoon at 3.00pm. The team is really going to have to rise to the occasion if they are going to lift themselves out of the slump of the past few weeks and a good show of support will be crucial in helping them to do that. UNDERAGE FIXTURES: Under 13.5 Ryan Milk Products (Burnfoot) League, Round 1 Carndonagh v Urris Saturday 6th October at 12 noon.Club Meeting – The next club meeting is on Wednesday 10th October at 8.30pm.Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.New Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie. Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 1st, 2012 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:Urris GAA club noteslast_img read more

MORE THAN 300 TAKE PART IN RAPHOE 5K – ALL THE RESULTS AND PIC SPECIAL

first_imgRunners on the home straight in the Raphoe 5K last night. ALL PICS BY KIND PERMISSION OF NORTHWEST NEWSPIXMore than 300 runners and walkers took part in the Raphoe Family Resource Centre 5K.The winner was Letterkenny AC man Ivan Toner in a time of 16.36 followed by Karol Doherty of Inishowen AC.The following is a list of runners and walkers and their times.Well done to everyone who took part.SEE BELOW RESULTS FOR LOTS MORE PICTURES OF LAST NIGHT’S RACE! PlaceNameTeamBib NoGun TimeChip TimeGenderCat1 Ivan TonerLetterkenny AC72516:36 16:35MSen2Karol DohertyInishowen AC75917:3217:32MW/C3Kieran McElhinneyFinn Valley AC71117:3517:34MSen4Clint DohertyFinn Valley AC77418:1318:12MSen5Martin McColganCarnoustie74918:2418:22MJun6James DonagheyConvoy AC71819:0419:03M40+7Kevin McMenaminLifford AC75319:1019:09MSen8John TaylorConvoy AC75019:1319:12M50+9Finnbar GallagherInishowen AC83319:1719:16M40+10Michael PenroseFinn Valley AC72919:3519:35M40+11Shane O’Donnell73019:3619:34MSen12Sarah KivlehanCity of Derry Spartans74119:3719:37FSen13Joe McCarthyCity of Derry Spartans78619:3919:39M50+14Ryan Jordan83819:3919:38MJun15Jane McGinleyLetterkenny AC72619:5419:54FSen16Philip KellyLifford AC Fit For Life81319:5919:57MSen17Kevin Kelly79520:2520:25MSen18Gerard Marley83220:2920:29MSen19Andy LeightonConvoy AC70020:3520:33M40+20Ciara FinneganLetterkenny AC72720:3720:36FJun21Henrietta ElvesInishowen AC70620:3920:37F45+22Adrian McHugh76120:4320:43M40+23Dominic CarlinLifford AC73421:0821:03M40+24Sean MolloyFoyle Valley AC83421:1021:06M40+25Michael DuncanLifford AC74621:1521:12M50+26Raymond Peoples76821:1721:14MSen27Finnbar Allen70921:1721:16MSen28Ita KellyLifford AC Fit For Life69621:2421:21F45+29William FreneyRaphoe Road Runners71621:2921:29M40+30Ryan Campbell80521:3321:33MJun31Daniel DugganLifford AC77121:3321:31MSen32Adrian DeanCastlefin Running76721:3421:34MSen33Gerard McConnell84021:3421:33MSen34Hugh Allen70721:4221:42M50+35Martin Jordan83921:4421:42MSen36Terry McFaddenMilford AC75521:5421:49MSen37John McElwaineLifford AC84321:5821:54MSen38Josephine DonagheyConvoy AC71921:5921:59FSen39Eugene Boyle81021:5921:59M40+40Paul Mc NameeLifford AC Fit For Life69422:0422:01M50+41Glenda KellyKCR74322:0822:08FSen42Noel MaileyConvoy AC76022:0822:04MSen43Paddy GildeaConvoy AC81922:2122:21MSen44Dessie GallenKCR69322:2422:21M40+45Clíodhna DunneLetterkenny AC82122:2922:28FSen46Lauren Maguire71422:3122:31F45+47Brian DohertySwanlings83622:3622:35M40+48Sharon HamiltonAghyaran78822:3822:35F40+49Lorcan Page84222:4122:32MSen50Mark GlennConvoy AC80022:4422:42MSen51Don SmithConvoy AC79722:4522:45M50+52Lisa PattersonKCR74522:4722:47FSen53Amanda MonaghanLifford AC77223:0022:56F40+54John CraigLifford AC84923:0022:56M40+55Vera HaugheyTir Chonaill AC78323:0323:00F50+56Eugene McGinleyRaphoe Road Runners71723:0323:03M50+57Amanda Mc BreartyCastlefin Running69823:0623:01FSen58Kieran AllenIndividual70123:0923:09MJun59Mark DonagheyLifford AC73523:1123:05M40+60Christopher CuskellyLifford AC73823:1123:08M40+61Damian MonaghanLifford AC82623:1323:10M40+62Richie DuncanCastlefin Running79023:1323:13M40+PlaceNameTeamBib NoGun TimeChip TimeGenderCat63Carol HoustonCastlefin Running79123:1423:14M50+64Aidan Roarty83023:1423:14MSen65Jackie HarveyTir Chonaill AC78023:2023:18F50+66Jacqui TimoneyLifford AC76923:2723:27FSen67Liam McMullan72323:3223:30M40+68Tommy DohertyDrumoghill Running Club82323:3823:30M50+69Margaret ShielsLetterkenny AC81823:4423:44F45+70Stephen McCrory80923:4523:42M40+71Martin McCrory84423:4823:42M40+72Joseph Casey73123:5423:48M50+73Gillian SmithCastlefin Running68523:5723:57FSen74Gloria DonagheyFinn Valley AC77824:0224:02F50+75Charles Dooher80224:0324:00MJun76Sinead Mc ConnellCastlefin Running69724:0724:07F45+77Joey O’LearyCastleinn Running Club82824:0724:01M40+78Eamonn Mc ConnellCastlefin Running69924:0824:08M40+79Jamie LogueAghyaran78724:1024:10MJun80Rhonda PorterLifford AC Fit For Life75624:1324:06FSen81Joe GallenLifford AC Fit For Life68924:1424:10M50+82Jude McCrossan77524:1824:11MJun83Conor HayesLifford AC81124:2124:13M40+84Robert MitchellLifford AC Fit For Life81224:2224:14MSen85Philip Connolly73724:4624:40M60+86Marjan BangertLifford AC Fit For Life79924:5224:52F50+87Paul GallagherCranford AC72825:0125:01M40+88Benny Love71325:1125:10M40+89Mary DohertyConvoy AC75225:1125:07FSen90Amanda Heaney71525:1625:16F40+91Paul O’BrienCastlefin Running71225:2525:18MSen92Wesley Vance84825:2825:28M40+93Billy BroderickKillybegs Swanlings81625:3125:31M50+94Barry McArdleLifford AC Fit For Life80325:3725:29M40+95Declan LynchCastleinn Running Club83125:3725:37M40+96Ally MooreTeam Sweeneys80425:3825:31MSen97Bernie MartinKCR75125:4125:37F50+98Alisha CuskellyLifford AC74025:4725:44FJun99Mary MartinFinn Valley AC77325:5325:53F50+100Frances WilsonKillygordon Crossroads Running Club68425:5725:53MSen101Olivia CuskellyLifford AC73926:0225:54FSen102Linda MacbethRaphoe Road Runners82026:0325:58FSen103Aine LynchFinn Valley AC72426:0826:08FSen104Raj MeehanRaphoe Road Runners81526:1126:07MSen105Melanie PearsonDonoughmore78926:1226:12FSen106Tommy McHughLifford AC Fit For Life73226:1726:12M50+107Sarah DohertyConvoy AC75426:1726:17FSen108Eugene Kelly79226:3126:24M40+109Marie GibsonRun for Fun Letterkenny78526:3326:33F50+110Sean BonnerConvoy AC82926:4126:41M50+111Samantha ReidAghyaran77726:4826:48F40+112Mark McCurdy78426:5426:48MJun113Michael McCurdyLifford AC Fit For Life78226:5426:50M40+114Rhonda GreenLifford AC Fit For Life73626:5626:48F40+115Margaret LaffertyCastlefin Running77626:5926:59FSen116Denise MossAghyaran77927:0027:00F40+117Laura CraneKCR82227:0927:09FSen118Teresa McMenaminAghyaran75827:4627:46FSen119Joe BreslinLifford AC Fit For Life79627:5027:47M50+120Kay BonnerConvoy AC81427:5127:46F50+121Matthew Doran82528:1828:12FJun122Angela Doran82428:1828:13F40+123Bredge Kelly83728:3128:20F40+124Caroline McCurdyLifford AC Fit For Life75728:3628:26F45+125Nicola GreggConvoy AC79428:4128:35FSen126Joleen McHughConvoy AC76228:4128:41FSen127Paul BrollyRaphoe Road Runners84128:5528:55M40+128Kevin BoyleLifford AC Fit For Life79828:5828:51M60+129Grainne CoyleIndividual70529:1429:08FJunPlaceNameTeamBib NoGun TimeChip TimeGenderCat130Marie Boyle72229:1929:15FSen131Kerri HunterAghyaran72129:2129:21FJun132Nuala FrielKCR68729:2829:22F45+133Donna McKelveyDrumoghill Running Club83529:3029:30FSen134Peter Mackey71029:4129:41MSen135Nuala AllenRaphoe Road Runners70829:4729:40F50+136Ciara O’FlanaganRaphoe Road Runners77029:5129:51F40+137Mary O’DonnellSwanlings80630:0530:05F50+138Marie GallagherAghyaran74730:1130:11FSen139Hazel LongRaphoe Road Runners74230:1630:04FSen140Lester Long74430:1730:17MSen141Sinead Mc GranaghanKCR69530:3530:29F40+142Heather HunterAghyaran72031:5431:54FSen143Karen GallenIndividual69232:3632:31FJun144Vivenne MerittKCR68832:4032:34F45+145Edward Crawford79333:2333:15M40+146Michael EllisTeam Sweeneys84533:2433:24MSen147Edgars Gailis80833:5433:54MSen148Elina GaileRun for Fun Letterkenny80733:5433:46FSen149Simon Lynch84633:5533:47MJun150Rose Lynch84733:5633:47FSen151Jayne McIlwaineRaphoe Road Runners74834:1134:11F40+152Angela ConnollyRaphoe Road Runners78134:1134:11FSen153Samantha Nash CoyleIndividual70335:0034:53F40+154Liz GallenKCR69038:4938:43F50+155Leslie BrownRaphoe70238:5838:58F50+156Wendy Toland76339:0638:57F45+157Kerrie Toland76439:0638:57FJun158Iris Kerrigan76639:0938:59F50+159Jacinta Gillespie76539:1139:11F50+160Joan McHughLifford AC Fit For Life73340:5040:50F50+Walkers313Nary McGranaghanRaphoe Road Runners314Jessica Long315Jack Long316Betty McClintock317Niall Gallagher318Laura Gallagher319Patricia McBrearty320Pat Dunne321Helen Geary322Sadie LoganMORE THAN 300 TAKE PART IN RAPHOE 5K – ALL THE RESULTS AND PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 8th, 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:donegalRaphoe 5kResultslast_img read more

DONEGAL MUM WARNS: ‘MY GIRL’S NIGHT FROM HELL AT UNDERAGE DISCO’

first_imgA DISTRAUGHT mother has spoken of her ‘night from hell’ after allowing her 14-year-old daughter attend an underage disco in Letterkenny – and wants the events banned.The heart-broken mum says she ‘regrets the very minute’ she gave into pressure to allow her child to attend the disco.She told how her child: * Ended up in hospital getting her stomach pumped after getting drunk* Was wearing inappropriate clothing borrowed from older ‘friends’* Lost her mobile phone and cash* Was teased on social media for days afterwards. The mother told us: “I know even speaking to you that there will be parents who will judge me. There will be those who say she shouldn’t have been out; and those who think it’s all ok to be out.“But I now know I made a huge mistake by giving in to the peer pressure my child was facing and it was the worst thing I ever did.“My girl knows it was too now, and so I wanted to warn other mothers about what goes on before and after these discos.“There’s a huge amount of drink taken by kids who frankly don’t know how to handle it; there’s drugs available if you know where to go.“I can’t do anything to stop these discos and I’m sure some kids go out and behave responsibly but a night out for a young teenager now is miles away from what it was out when I was that age.” She said her child ended up in hospital because she was so drunk.“It was a nightmare; I felt just cold,” said the mother.“You don’t want to see your child like that in hospital when it can be avoided. It was just awful.”The girl had no money and no phone; a friend had called the mother to say her daughter was ill. Three months ago Donegal Daily reported how the underage discos were causing concern for Gardai in several towns in the county who were happy that the premises were being run properly, but that crowds were being drawn into several towns, but particularly Letterkenny.On one evening after a disco gangs from Buncrana and Letterkenny fought running battles with each other.And last year another mother hit out, claiming gangs of thieves targeted children at one disco, stealing cash and mobile phones.There is growing disquiet that such events are becoming the ‘norm’.“I’d rather be on duty when the adults are out in the town than when the 14 and 15 year-olds are out,” admitted on Letterkenny garda.“This is becoming a serious issue for the town.”It is also a serious issue for the staff at Letterkenny General Hospital who are left to deal with the aftermath of drink-fuelled nights out by school children.The mother added: “People will say ‘och sure this has been going on for years’ but I would ask any parent to drive around Letterkenny on the night of an underage disco and ask yourself ‘were we like that?’ and it was never this bad.”DONEGAL MUM WARNS: ‘MY GIRL’S NIGHT FROM HELL AT UNDERAGE DISCO’ was last modified: August 31st, 2013 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:drunkenfights.letterkennyunderage discoslast_img read more

CHARLIE IS THE GUIDING LIGHT ON DONEGAL’S ROADS!

first_imgCharlie Kearney (middle), John McGinley Coach Hire, Letterkenny is pictured receiving his certificates from Tony Lenehan, Fáilte Ireland having completed a foundation in Guiding Skills, also pictured is CTTC Chairman, James McGinley, Letterkenny. [Photo: Derek Cullen, Fáilte Ireland]Fifteen coach drivers representing the Coach Tourism & Transport Council (CTTC) received their certificates from Fáilte Ireland having completed a foundation in Guiding Skills, at a recent ceremony in Dublin.The programme was delivered to maintain and improve standards in the Coach Tourism industry and among the recipients were Charlie Kearney from John McGinley Coach Hire in Letterkenny. The Foundation in Guiding Skills programme provides participants with a sound understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s rich cultural, built and natural heritage.It also provided instruction in the principal techniques used both in tour guiding and in tour/group management techniques.Fáilte Ireland’s Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Liam Campbell, commented “Congratulations to Charlie Kearney, who receives his certificate here today. We believe that the Coach Tourism & Transport Council demonstrates in a very practical way its support of one of Fáilte Ireland’s core strategies to enrich and deepen the visitor’s experience of Ireland by the professionalism and service excellence it delivers through members’ coach drivers.“Now that the hospitality industry is showing signs of recovery there is an even greater need for professionalism together with strategic training.”   CHARLIE IS THE GUIDING LIGHT ON DONEGAL’S ROADS! was last modified: February 10th, 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:Charlie KearneyJohn McGinley Transportlast_img read more

COUNCIL STARTS €20,000 DREDGING WORKS AT MAGHERAROARTY

first_imgDonegal County Council has started dredging work at Magheraroarty at a cost of €20,000. The dredging work is required to be carried out annually and began yesterday to coincide with the lowest spring tide of the year.“The works will take 6 days to complete and are being carried out using externally hired plant. “The cost of this plant for the period will be in the region of €20,000,” revealed a spokesman for the council. COUNCIL STARTS €20,000 DREDGING WORKS AT MAGHERAROARTY was last modified: March 19th, 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:councildonegalDREDGINGMAGHERAROARTYlast_img read more

Arranmore man 26.2 miles from completing all World Major marathons

first_imgDenis O’Donnell has once again embarked on a trip halfway around the world to take part in the Boston World Major Marathon.He completed the gruelling marathon in a time of 4 hours 22 minutes, an impressive feat when you take into consideration how many hills are in the route.It nows means the Arranmore man has completed five out of the six World Major marathons challenges after Boston, London, New York, Chicago and Tokyo. Denis O’Donnell competing in the Boston Marathon 2019O’Donnell, who has completed 11 marathons in total, now aims to take on his final World Major marathons challenge in Berlin in September.In 2018, Denis had taken on the challenge of the Tokyo Marathon in memory of his mother Frances who passed away in April 2017, while also raising vital funds for the Irish Heart Foundation.Speaking to Donegal Daily at the time, O’Donnell said: “I’d like to do all six, that’s been the target since I started running.“I wasn’t big into fitness as a child or adult, it’s been in the last seven years I have progressed from the treadmill at the local gym, to doing local 5k and 10ks. When I got into it I started thinking more about what I was eating and started tweaking things.” Since he endeavours on America’s east coast, O’Donnell has returned to the Island to organise the Darkness into Light event for the fourth straight year.Denis is the driving force behind Arranmore’s Darkness into Light walk, which raises vital funds for Pieta House.This years event takes place on May 11th at 4.15am starting at the community centre, with a late ferry at 3am coming to the island for the event and returning afterwards.“Running brings about other things, it can bring everyone together,” O’Donnell said.“Darkness into Light became the whole community’s thing and everyone has a part to play in it. It brings everyone out at a crazy time in the morning and everyone gets a really good buzz from it.” Arranmore man 26.2 miles from completing all World Major marathons was last modified: April 28th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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