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first_imgThe former Senate Pro-Tempore, Gbehzohngar M. Findley, has reaffirmed his commitment to complete some of the projects he initiated that were not completed he lost a mid-term senatorial election in the county.Some of the projects, he said are a program to empower women and the completion of school construction under his regime.At a thanksgiving service on Thursday held in Compound #1, Grand Bassa County, Mr. Findley said he was gratified for the opportunity provided him to serve the county as a Senator for nine years.Hundreds of residents among them the elders, women and youth groups witnessed the thanksgiving program in recognition of Mr. Findley’s many other contributions to the people of Bassa and the country.He promised to continue validating his leadership through the completion of some of the unfinished projects as part of his campaign promises or commitment he made in 2005 when he was elected as senator.He prophesized that the 2017 general and presidential elections would be a different political transitional period for the people of Bassa where they would be faced with the goal of providing better living conditions, leadership opportunities.“We will validate those who intend to ascend or take the mantle of leadership come 2017, because the people of Bassa deserved better living conditions and livelihood. Bassa must have people in position that will prioritize the interest of those who elected them and ensure that the county remains part of the decision-making process of Liberia,” he maintained.The Grand Bassa former lawmaker was accompanied by his colleague from Grand Cape Mount County Senator, former Senator Abel M. Masasaley.Massaley told the residents of Grand Bassa that there are consultations taking place at different levels with the aim to provide better leadership come the 2017 elections.He attributed their losses to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus and said they remain hopeful to achieving bigger roles in the future.The residents through their various leaders hailed the former senators for their many contributions to the country.“This is the man who increases the literacy rate in our county and ensured that over 300 students obtained their first degree through scholarship programs. We pledge our commitment to you as 2017 comes,” Edward Garmai, Grand Bassa County Grand Zoe said of Findley.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson is currently awaiting legal advice from Attorney the General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, before engaging the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI).BBCI Chairman Dr. Surendra Persaud disclosed two weeks ago that the company is facing bankruptcy, and as such had made proposals to increase its tolls by as much 300 per cent in some cases, to keep the Berbice Bridge afloat.Toll increases have been strongly opposed by Government, but Minister Patterson has said due consideration may be given to this matter. He said last week that Government would continue to engage the BBCI for alternative solutions that do not include passing on increases to consumers.“No at the moment… the Attorney General is providing some legal advice, and at the end of that, I will engage them and move forward from there,” the Public Infrastructure Minister told the Guyana Times on Tuesday, adding that he has indicated this to the BBCI chairman.In his objection to the toll increase proposal, Patterson last week pointed out that Government was already subsidising the Bridge, and giving it more financial support might be a major task.However, he added that the Coalition Government has an obligation to the people of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) to ensure that there were no increases.“We have a commitment to the people of Berbice. The Berbice Act that was passed stopped any other means of transporting cars across the Berbice River. So, therefore, obviously it is the Bridge, and obviously, we can’t leave persons stranded. And we have to do whatever we have to do to ensure that it is sustainable,” Minister Patterson said.That therefore leaves the Government with no option but to subsidise the BBCI.Despite rejecting the proposed 300 per cent toll increase, Government has said it would continue to work with the BBCI to ensure that the Bridge was sufficiently maintained and is safe for vehicular and marine use.Based on the announcement made by the BBCI with regard to the proposed increase in tolls, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has announced his disagreement with the proposal, but has since encouraged the coalition Government to buy more equity in the Company.Jagdeo reasoned that Berbicians could not afford the steep increases that the company has proposed at this time. He said this was mainly so because the BBCI was contractually obligated to maintain the Bridge. Instead, he thinks that Government could buy out other shareholders, so the Bridge becomes publicly-owned.“Secondly, subsidise the increase that should take place in the toll, so they give an injection into the company so the rate remains flat.” This formula, according to Jagdeo, would entail taking over the debt of the Bridge and securing greater equity in return.But Patterson has said that while a fare increase is something Government is totally against, it has caused some delays in the past. He recalled that when the Government approached a shareholder (Demerara Distillers Limited) to buy its shares, it took some time before a decision was made as to whether they should sell.“It took a year before the shareholder voted and gave us permission to buy the shares. I think one of the problems at that time is that DDL bought shares at $40 million and they sold it for $45 million. The 24 per cent persons didn’t want to have a precedent yet, whereby they make a minor profit on it,” he added.The Minister explained that Government was made an offer by another shareholder who was interested in selling his shares, but under the condition that he got all the profits he would have been entitled to for the entire period of over 20 years.Patterson said the proposal was not feasible, and therefore Government could not give it due consideration, as it would have cost an exceptional amount.In the July 9th application to Government, the BCCI requested that the toll increases take effect from August 1. The new tolls proposed by the BBCI would see cars and minibuses paying $8040 to cross the Bridge; pickups, small trucks and four-wheel-drive vehicles $14,600; medium trucks $27,720; large trucks $49,600; articulated trucks $116,800; and boats $401,040.last_img read more

first_imgThe Huskies eeked out another win over Beaverlodge on Friday night.The Huskies got a boost heading into the game, with Jordan Shipton signing on to rejoin the team earlier in the week. He joined youngesters Cole Norris and Steven Fast on the second line, who got their chance on the powerplay early on. Quickly, Norris and Fast began working the puck between them in the right corner, Norris fed the puck across the crease of Chance Tomke to Shipton, who made a pretty finish to put the Huskies in front.The Blades got back into it halfway through the period, when Charles Loubacan threw the puck from the side of the net, and it went under and off Huskies starter Andrew Van der Merwe to tie the game at one.- Advertisement -But before the end of the first, with Jason Arnouse in front, a Paydon Wongstedt point shot appeared to go in cleanly, and the huskies had their second powerplay goal of the game.Later in the period, with Beaverlodge on the powerplay, a weak Luke McInerney shot found its way through Tomke, for a short handed goal that put the Huskies up by 2.Early in the second, with a delayed penalty coming to Dylan Moulds, Wongstedt took exception to a Charles Loubacan cheapshot, and ran at him. Loubacan would have none of the fight, which meant Wongstedt got the gate, and after 2 minutes of 4 on 4, the Blades would get a 3 minute powerplay. Advertisement They were unable to capitalize on the opportunity, but another Charles Loubacan goal later on in the second made it 3-2 Huskies.In the third, with a loose puck in front of the Beaverlodge net, Steven Fast took a bang, and Cole Norris made good on the second, to put the Huskies up 4-2.With 4 minutes remaining in the third, Ryier Hommy scored a nice one-handed deflection, to make it a close game, but that would be the closest Beaverlodge would come, and the Huskies held on for a 4-3 win. Zach Blain is expected to get the start in goal tonight, when the Huskies visit the Whitecourt Wolverines. Catch the game live on Moose FM, with the pregame starting at 6:45 Fort St. John time.Advertisement On Sunday, the pups continue the road trip with a matinee in Slave Lake. Pregame on Moose FM starts at 12:45 Fort St. John time.last_img read more

first_imgHowever, on Thursday, he took to Instagram to get his revenge.“One, two, three, go!” shouts Neymar as around a dozen youngsters fall to the ground of a parking lot.“That’s a free-kick!” screams the Brazilian breaking into fits of laughter.The video was released with a hashtag #ChallengeDAFALTA, the free-kick challenge in Portuguese.During the recent World Cup, the player’s antics sparked the “Neymar Challenge” where he was widely mocked.In Mexico, a football club organised a competition in which contestants attempted to roll the entire length of the pitch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Falling down: Neymar at the World Cup © AFP/File / JOE KLAMARRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jul 19 – Neymar took a swipe at his critics on Thursday with a tongue-in-cheek video in which he teaches children how to dive.The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted at the World Cup for his theatrical reactions to challenges which often left the world’s most expensive footballer wincing and rolling on the ground.last_img read more

first_img“When we find somebody who may have information regarding a potential attack on America, you bet we’re going to detain them, and you bet we’re going to question them,” he said during a hastily called Oval Office appearance. “The American people expect us to find out information, actionable intelligence so we can help protect them. That’s our job.” Bush volunteered his thoughts on a report on two secret 2005 memos that authorized extreme interrogation tactics against terror suspects. “This government does not torture people,” Bush said. Meanwhile, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., demanded a copy of a third Justice Department memo justifying military interrogations of terror suspects held outside the United States. In a letter to Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey, Levin wrote that two years ago he requested – and was denied – the March 14, 2003, legal opinion. Levin asked if Mukasey would agree to release the opinion if the Senate confirms him as attorney general, and cited what he described as a history of the Justice Department stonewalling Congress. “Such failures and the repeated refusal of (the Department of Justice) to provide Congress with such documents has prevented the Congress from fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities to conduct oversight,” Levin wrote. The White House said Mukasey has not been cleared to read the classified documents Levin requested. The two Justice Department legal opinions from 2005 were disclosed in Thursday’s editions of The New York Times, which reported that the first opinion authorized the use of painful methods, such as head slaps, freezing temperatures and simulated drownings known as waterboarding, in combination.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SECURITY: Bush defends questioning and detainment of terrorism supsects in brief meeting at the Oval Office. By Jennifer Loven THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – President Bush defended his administration’s methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects Friday, saying both are successful and lawful. last_img read more

first_imgCloughaneely GAA News: ***Donegal v Tyrone tickets ***Donegal play Tyrone in Ballybofey in the preliminary round of the Ulster Senior Football Championship on Sunday May 17th. Any club member looking for tickets to the game please have your orders in with Martin Duggan (Tel: 086- 3119186) by Sunday May 3rd. ***Division 2 League***D’imir Cloich Cheannfhaola in éadan Naomh Náille sa cúigiú babhta de Shraith an Chontae i dTamhnach an tSalainn Dé Domhnaigh. Bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta a gceathrú cluiche i ndiaidh a chéile agus chríochnaigh na sinsir ar chomhscór nuair a fuair Seán Mac Gearailt pointe ó chic soar leis an chic dheireannach den chluiche. Imreofar an seisiú babhta den tSraith ar an Fhál Charrach in éadan Sheáin Mhic Cumhaill ar an tSatharn seo ar 6:00 agus 7:30 PM.Cloughaneely travelled to play St. Nauls on Sunday last in the 5th round of their league campaign. The reserves have had an excellent start to their league campaign and are currently sitting at the top of the table thanks to their 4th consecutive win against St Nauls! Reserve FT Score: CCF: 2-11 St. Nauls 1-09.The Seniors managed to secure a draw at the last kick of the game! Stephen Griffin got proceedings underway in the senior game with the first point of the match for St. Nauls 7 mins in. Griffin was on target for the home-side as he converted a subsequent 4 frees in the first half; leaving him St. Nauls’ only scorer within the first 30 mins. Cloughaneely’s Jason McGee made an impressive debut on the starting 15 and also contributed 1 point to Cloughaneely’s score, while also making some great runs to set up further points. Points from John Fitzgerald, Cillian Gallagher, Ciaran McGeady and John Mcgarvey ensured Cloughaneely went in with the advantage at half time.Senior HT Score: CCF 0-07 St. Nauls 0-052 mins into the 2nd half Cloughaneely were awarded a penalty which overshot the crossbar for a point; this was shortly followed by a converted free from John Fitzgerald to help extend Cloughaneely’s lead to 4 points. St. Nauls responded strongly to the widening gap by scoring 2 points within quick succession. Cloughaneely battled strongly to maintain their distance with subsequent points from Darren Ferry and a Cillian Gallagher free; however a goal from St. Nauls 21 mins into the 2nd half quickly brought them within 1 point of the visiting side. St. Nauls managed to steal into a 1 point lead, 27 mins into the 2nd half, for the first time since the start of the game; and they managed to hold that lead for the remainder of normal time. Time was on Cloughaneely’s side as the referee announced 6 ½ mins of injury time was to be played; Cloughaneely managed to hold St. Nauls scoreless during injury time; while John Fitzgerald ensured that Cloughaneely went home with 1 point added to the league table as he converted a free which was the last kick of the game!Senior FT Score: CCF: 0-13 St. Nauls : 1-10Cloughaneely: Shaun McClafferty, Ciaran McGeady (0-01), Lee O’Brien, Eamonn Curran, Paddy Cannon, Kevin McFadden , Declan McGarvey (0-02), Ciaran Scanlon, Jason McGee (0-01), Eugene McGuire, Darren Ferry (0-01), Cillian Gallagher (0-03, 2F) , John Fitzgerald (0-04, 4F), Shaun McGuire, John McGarvey (0-01).CCF Subs: Injured Lee O’Brien replaced by Paul Gallagher 15 mins into 2nd half. Darren Ferry replaced by Martin McGuire (2nd Half, 30 mins)***Next Up:***Seniors and Reserves are due to face Sean Mac Cumhaills at home on Saturday, May 2nd. Reserves at 6:00 PM, Seniors 7:30 PM. Please come down and support the lads! For those of you who can’t attend follow us twitter (@clgcloughaneely) for match updates! Best of luck to both teams.***Minor Board Meeting***The next minor board meeting will take place Monday, May 4th, at 8:30 in the club house. ***U-12 / U-14 Girls***U-12 girls had a great start to their season on Saturday last, beating Gweedore 2-04 to 04-02. U-14’s play Dungloe away on Tuesday evening.***Guess the Score***Congratulations to Sally Whoriskey who won €100 on the club’s recent Guess the Score competition! There is another Guess the Score competition being run for the Donegal v Tyrone game -€2 a guess! If you come across some of our Ladies team/committee selling lines for this competition your support would be greatly appreciated!***REMINDER: Topaz Cash for Clubs Scheme***The deadline is fast approaching for submission of the Topaz Cash for Clubs cards. For those of you who will be clocking up the extra miles travelling to county and Club games in the coming weeks,Cloughaneely GAA club has signed up to the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative where you can help win up to E 10,000 for the club! The Cash for Club Scheme ends 5pm Sunday 10 May 2015.Collect a card at your local Topaz and you will earn one stamp per fuel transaction with a minimum value of E40. We need to collect 300 completed cards to qualify for the draw so your help and support is appreciated!! When you have your card completed you can drop them into the Cloughaneely boxes in TOPAZ outlets in Falcarragh or Gortahork. Alternatively you can hand over your stamped card to Anna Marie Coyle, Martin Duggan, Marie McClafferty or any club officer.*******The Club ID which you will need to enter on the loyalty card is 10906*****GAA NEWS: LATE FREE FROM JOHN FITZGERALD SECURES VITAL POINT FOR CLOUGHANEELY was last modified: April 28th, 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:CloughaneelyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgAMMAN, Jordan – Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark said Tuesday he met with deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and found him in “extremely good spirits” even though the former president is isolated from friends and family. Clark said he was having lunch Monday in Baghdad, where he attended Saddam’s resumed trial for alleged crimes against humanity, when he was told he could meet Saddam. Clark declined to say who offered the meeting with Saddam, nor would he give any further details about where they met and the nature of the surroundings. Saddam “has been in total isolation. He hasn’t seen a member of his family, talked to a member of his family, met with a lawyer or met with friends he has known before,” Clark said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Saddam was in “extremely good spirits to see people he knew that he could talk to that he hadn’t seen in a couple of years,” said Clark, who said he last saw the former Iraqi strongman in February 2003, shortly before the U.S.-led invasion. Clark, who was attorney general under President Lyndon Johnson, said he would argue in a Dec. 5 hearing that the tribunal is not a legal forum for the trial. 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

first_imgKCCA FC have won all their last five league games. (PHOTO/KCCA FC)Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs URA FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoWednesday, 20-11-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping to continue their excellent run of form when they host URA FC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday afternoon.The Kasasiros are currently on a five-game winning run in the league and look very much on course to returning among the top two.In the last few weeks, they have defeated Onduparaka, Maroons, Police, Express and ended Vipers unbeaten start last Saturday.For the last two games, they have won minus the core of their side. Charles Lukwago, Nicholas Kasozi and Allan Okello have all been absent due to national team engagements.With the international break now out of the way, the trio will be available for selection, something that is a welcome boost to the team.“It is a good boost, but they’ll have to show us we missed them by winning, said KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi on Tuesday.“We hope their return helps us.”With the trio now back, Mutebi faces a selection headache as those that filled in for them have been impressive.Jamil Malyamungu who stepped in for Charles Lukwago in goal has conceded just once in two games and put out a match-winning performance against Vipers as he saved a late Allan Kayiwa curling strike to ensure KCCA walk away with all three points on Saturday. Whether Mutebi sticks with him in goal or he recalls his captain, remains to be seen.Erisa Ssekisambu and Gift Ali who patched up for Allan Okello and Nicholas Kasozi respectively, have also impressed but them continuing in the starting team is once again down to Mutebi and his technical team.A win for KCCA FC will take them into 4th with 25 points. Having played four games less than Vipers, the Kasasiros can assume top spot at the end of the first round if they win all their remaining five games.For URA FC, they have also not been performing badly in the past few weeks.Losing just one of their last eight is not a bad statistic but just like last season, Sam Simbwa’s side are drawing far too many games.In the period (last 8 games), they have drawn five games and won the other two on top of losing once.Scoring goals is another issue that they need to overcome if they are to turn the would-be draws into victories. The Tax Collectors have scored just six goals in their last 10 games with two coming in the win over Onduparaka away from home.Having defeated KCCA FC 2-1 in the reverse fixture last season, URA will head into the contest thinking they can do it again, something that worries Mutebi.“Yes, we lost to URA last season. It was the only team that beat us here so they do have the belief that they can do it here.“They have a coach who believes he has the capacity and the players to do it, and he knows KCCA because he was here, but for us we are never under pressure.“We don’t put pressure on players. All these players know they have a responsibility to win. URA is a good team, but i think we have quite enough in our armory so we will try to win.”Match FactsThis will be the 19th meeting between the two sides since December 2010.In the past 18 meetings, KCCA FC have won six, URA seven with the other five all ending in draws.This fixture has produced just two away victories in the last 11 meetings with the home side winning on six occasions and the other three ending in draws.However, it produced two away victories last season including URA’s 2-1 win at Lugogo.KCCA FC come into the game having won all their last five league games, scoring 14 goals and conceding just four in the process.At home, the Kasasiros are yet to lose a game this season, winning four and drawing one of their opening five.For URA FC, they head into the encounter having lost only one of their last 8 games (W2 D5).Away from home, the Tax Collectors have already lost two games this season (W2 D2).Yesterday’s UPL Results-Proline FC 3-2 Maroons FCComments Tags: allan okelloChrales Lukwagoerisa ssekisambuGift AliJamil MalyamunguMike Mutebinicholas kasoziUganda Premier LeagueURA FClast_img read more

first_imgDonegal celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher is in hot water again after suppliers accused him of not paying his bills.A TV star who has baked for Oprah Winfrey today tells how she was stung by the Letterkenny chef — after another of his restaurants closed over bad debts.Jacqui Biess, a South African baker and entrepreneur known in her homeland for starring in hit TV show Charly’s Cake Angels, roasted the Co Donegal-born cook. Controversial Gallagher has moved around the US, Ireland and South Africa in various roles, leaving a trail of unpaid bills.The credit-dodger had returned to South Africa in recent years after being declared bankrupt there in 2009.And the knives were out again for Gallagher after his latest African adventure turned sour.The businessman has recently been evicted from a pricey eatery in Port Elizabeth called, Gallagher’s on Stanley. He was accused of non-payment by several suppliers and was subsequently served an eviction order from the landlord.And the Donegal native allegedly left a string of unpaid suppliers in his wake when he moved to Port Elizabeth from Cape Town.The landlord at his former Cape Town restaurant, Cafe Chic, where he allegedly failed to fulfil an 18-month lease agreement, claimed she is owed €33,000 in rent and is taking legal action against him.The Irish Sun has spoken to a string of suppliers in South Africa who say they have been cleaned out by Gallagher.One Cape Town firm that suffered non-payment is Charly’s Bakery, which supplied another of Gallagher’s former businesses, Sundance coffee bar. Speaking about how she was left out of pocket by the conman, Ms Biess — who has previously made cakes for Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former South African president Thabo Mbeki and TV legend Oprah Winfrey — told the Irish Sun: “He moves around, not paying people. That’s what he does.“We supplied to Conrad at Sundance coffee bar.“He hasn’t paid a lot of suppliers and staff. He moved from Cape Town and seemingly done the same in Port Elizabeth.“We got some money back by withholding product, we demanded cash payments. Others have got nothing back.” Gallagher has recently admitted he did business with Charly’s Bakery when he owned Sundance, and added that he had “no idea if I still owe them money”.Another business owner claims: “He didn’t pay us money, it would be four figures.“We had to pursue him, he left Cape Town, we pursued him to Port Elizabeth. He would always be so charming in person, calling me ‘my darling’.“He would say he would pay but then there would be no payment. We still haven’t been paid. He did this to a lot of small businesses who simply can’t afford to be done like this.”South African food blogger Chris von Ulmenstein blasted the way Gallagher does business.Ms von Ulmenstein said: “The Sour Service Award goes to chef Conrad Gallagher, whose newest restaurant Gallagher’s on Stanley in Port Elizabeth has just been closed down due to non-payment of his debts — a few months after having been evicted from his former Breda Street restaurant premises in Cape Town (Café Chic), also for non-payment of rent, with payment being due to suppliers in Cape Town too.”And amid speculation Gallagher could return to his homeland, von Ulmenstein added: “Conrad has fled to Ireland once before, leaving significant debt in Cape Town.”Gallagher is being pressured by several South African suppliers, who have come forward to complain about his unpaid bills.Confronted recently about the debts, Gallagher admitted to having some “bad debt with a few creditors” in Port Elizabeth.Blaming bad luck, not understanding the local market and not being a “perfect person”, he said he was working towards clearing the debt and had already made major inroads in doing so.Gallagher continued: “After our very quiet opening in July we were very busy, but in early September things started quietening down drastically.”He rose to fame with Dublin restaurant Peacock Alley, where he was awarded a Michelin star between 1998 and 2002.He then opened Ocean seafood bar in Dublin’s Charlotte Quay, as well as Lloyd’s Brasserie, Christopher’s and Conrad Gallagher’s Shaftesbury Avenue restaurant in London in 2001, but all failed due to financial problems.In recent years he has moved around the United States, Ireland and South Africa in various roles, leaving unpaid bills and local suppliers reeling.The chef’s return to Dublin saw him open Salon Des Saveurs in the city centre and Conrad’s Kitchen in Sligo.In July 2011, Revenue filed winding up petitions against companies behind Salon de Saveurs and the venture in Sligo.They were then closed over a €166,000 tax bill.Celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher finds himself in hot water again was last modified: July 11th, 2017 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:chefConrad Gallagherdonegalsupplierslast_img read more

first_imgPlans have been put in place to tackle coastal erosion at a number of communities throughout West Donegal, including Maghery, Magheraroarty, Carrickfinn and Portnoo.The plans have been welcomed by Deputy Pearse Doherty.The Environment Section of Donegal County Council has started work on the plans. It comes on the back of Minister of State for Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran visit to the county last month, in which a commitment has been given that the various authorities will continue to work collectively to ensure that coastal issues affecting County Donegal are further progressed.Amongst the measures outlined, it has been confirmed that Donegal County Council will reapply to the Office of Public Works for interim works to protect Maghery strand and Magheraroarty beach, while Coastal Erosion Risk Management Studies are to be progressed at both Carrickfinn and Portnoo.Welcoming the development, Deputy Doherty said “As everyone is well aware, I was glad that the Minister of State accepted my invitation to make an official visit to the county in order to meet with various communities and groups in Donegal to explore measures aimed at relieving flooding and the problem of coastal erosion which continue to negatively impact on communities here.“Last Month, the Minister of State visited a number of flood and coastal erosion damaged sites and these engagements were very productive as it gave these communities the opportunity to discuss their concerns with him and officials, including those from Donegal County Council and the OPW. “Since then, I have been in regular contact with the Local Authority over recent weeks and I have also spoken personally with the Minister of State to further highlight the importance of progressing these matters which were outlined to him during his visit.“Following on from this visit, I’ve today received a further update from the Enviroment Section of the local authority in which it’s been confirmed to me that a shared commitment between the OPW and the Local Authority will be adopted into how coastal issues affecting County Donegal are to be progressed going forward.“I understand that Donegal County Council is to reapply for interim soft engineering measures to offer protection to the beach and neighbouring community at Maghery, while interim measures to mitigate against ongoing damage and erosion of the Magheroarty beach and spit are also being sought.“At Carrickfinn, it’s stated that the local authority has agreed to proceed with commissioning of consultants to progress a Coastal Erosion Risk Management Study, with €76,500 funding coming from the OPW. I understand that discussion around the implementation of the report’s recommendations will take place in due course.“Furthermore, it’s been confirmed that the council has been allocated OPW funding for a Gweebarra Bay Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Study, and it’s been proposed that this work be progressed in a single package with the study for the Carrickfinn Penninsula. “While I very much welcome these developments and the commitment given by the council to progress these interim measures aimed at addressing erosion and flooding at these sites, I pledge to continue to work closely with the various authorities, including both the OPW and Donegal County Council, as well as to continue to support and make representations on behalf of these communities to ensure that these important projects are delivered.”Plans put in place to tackle coastal erosion across West Donegal was last modified: November 27th, 2017 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:coastalDeputy Pearse Dohertydonegalerosionlast_img read more