ICJ Border controversy case– after Venezuela fails to file counter-memorialThe Guyana Government will be moving to have the International Court of Justice (ICJ) go ahead with the proceedings after Venezuela failed to submit its counter memorial on jurisdiction within the court-imposed deadline.The International Court of JusticeBack in March 2018, Guyana went to The Netherlands-based World Court to confirm the validity of the Arbitral Award of October 3, 1899, which fixed the land boundary between the two neighbouring countries.Last year, the ICJ found that it would be appropriate to determine whether it has jurisdiction over the case before considering its merits.To this end, Guyana submitted its written Memorial on Jurisdiction back in November, demonstrating that the Court has jurisdiction to decide on the validity of the Arbitral Award and the resulting boundary.As a result, the ICJ had fixed April 18, 2019 as the date for Venezuela to submit a Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction in response to Guyana’s submission. However, the troubled Spanish-speaking state has failed to make a submission on that date, and according to a statement for the Guyana Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday, Venezuela has indicated in a letter from its Foreign Minister that it had chosen not do so.“In consequence, Guyana has decided to ask the Court to proceed directly to the holding of oral hearings, at the earliest possible date, to determine its jurisdiction over the case. Guyana is confident that the Court will agree that it has jurisdiction, and then proceed to decide on the merits of Guyana’s suit,” the missive on Thursday stated.Guyana submitted the case to the Court after the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) determined, pursuant to his authority under the Geneva Agreement of 1966 – to which Guyana, Venezuela and the United Kingdom are parties – that the dispute over the validity of the Arbitral Award, and the resulting boundary, must be decided by the Court. That constitutes a sufficient jurisdictional basis for the Court to proceed.According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry release, Guyana regrets that Venezuela, notwithstanding its obligations under the Geneva Agreement and the Secretary General’s decision to refer the matter to the Court, has chosen not to participate in the case.However, as the Court itself has made clear, the door remains open to Venezuela to join in the proceedings, which will continue to a final and legally-binding judgment, pursuant to the Court’s rules, whether Venezuela participates or not.“Guyana takes note of the Venezuelan Foreign Minister’s recent tweet that, at some point in the future, it will supply the Court with “information” about the case to assist it in the exercise of its judicial functions. If this is a first step toward Venezuela’s full participation in the case, Guyana welcomes it.At the same time, Guyana has reserved its right to object to any submission by Venezuela that violates the Court’s rules or is otherwise prejudicial,” the missive added.The next step going forward now, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, will be for the Court to schedule the dates for the oral hearing on jurisdiction.
Organizers had pledged to change the dress after it unleashed a storm of criticism when it was first shown in March. Critics said the design opened old wounds and was not appropriate. Designers who helped select the new dress from among 30 entries said they had wanted something that represented the nation’s culture and history, especially since Mexico City is hosting the pageant this year. The pageant culminates May 28. A dress to be worn by Miss Mexico in the Miss Universe pageant has been changed to show landscapes and pre-Hispanic themes, after the original design – adorned with bullets and sketches of hangings – drew accusations of poor taste, a pageant official said. “Esthetically, the dress is beautiful,” Lupita Jones, a former Miss Universe who now runs Miss Mexico operations, said Wednesday. “It is the same model. The only thing we have changed are the decorations, which pained some people.” The original floor-length dress, cut from a traditional cotton called manta, was decorated with scenes from Mexico’s 1926-29 Cristero war. Tens of thousands of people were killed during the uprising by Roman Catholic rebels against anti-clerical laws. The modified dress will depict landscapes of corn and cactus fields and decorative elements from Indian cultures. Also gone, a bandolier of bullets that served as a belt. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Fiona McNutt-Downings-Carrigart Branch receives her award.Nine RNLI volunteers from County Donegal have been honoured at the charity’s annual presentation of awards.The event which was staged at the Titanic Museum in Belfast on Wednesday night recognised Georgina Houten, Susan Shields, Pat Crean, Andrew and Hazel Alcorn, Derek Little, Heather McBride, Fiona McNutt and Patricia Boyce.During the ceremony, there were four silver badges awarded to members of the Downings/Carrigart Fundraising Branch. Guests heard how Heather McBride (her brother Pete collected the award on her behalf) lived and slept the RNLI.‘She has been a fundraiser since 1991 and continues to be involved in Downings events as well as being box secretary,’ Darren Byers, RNLI Divisional Operations Manager said. ‘She is a strong leader and her motivation skills ensure that people look to her for guidance. She gives of her time and effort in an unselfish manner and is appreciated by all who come in contact with her.’Patricia Boyce who received a silver badge joined the Downings Branch in 1997 and in 1998 took on the position of box secretary which she still holds.Patricia Boyce-DowningsCarrigart Branch receives her award.‘She is diligent, trustworthy and ensures that the boxes are emptied in a timely manner and the monies banked in a timely manner,’ Mr Byers said. ‘In addition she helps out with other branch events and does so without fuss which endears her to others.’ Fiona McNutt, who has been fundraising for the RNLI for over 15 years, was recognised with a silver badge.Mr Byers said her commitment was exemplary: ‘Although she has stepped down from being the honorary treasurer she still assists with counting money and is very actively involved in the branch. She assists with branch events such as the church gate collections and the annual swim.The fourth silver badge for the branch went to Derek Little who served as Honorary Secretary in Derry from 1998 until 2002. He then moved to Downings where he has been the Honorary Secretary since 2008. ‘Derek leads by example,’ Mr Byers continued, ‘he is diligent, hardworking and maintains the RNLI finances in a true and proper manner. He is always willing to assist with branch events and his enthusiasm is an inspiration to all.’Susan Shields from the Downings/Carrigart Branch received a bronze badge. Emma Gibson, RNLI Area Fundraising Manager said Susan was a long-time supporter of the RNLI and is currently the assistant secretary. ‘She is a dedicated member of the Downings Branch. She makes time to raise the awareness of the RNLI and offers to help where ever and whenever she is needed.’Pat Crean from the Rosses Branch was also awarded a bronze badge. ‘Pat is a valued member of the Rosses Fundraising Committee. “His commitment is exemplary and when there is work to be done he makes himself available in a quiet unassuming manner. He is there for church gate, flag day, Mayday and other events that the committee organise’.Georgina Houten from the Carndonagh/Malin Branch was awarded a certificate of thanks from the RNLI. Guests heard how Georgina has a way of making things work.‘For a long number of years she with her family has organised a raft race, a sponsored cycle and the Culdaff duck race which consistently raises over €2,500 each year’.The awards were presented by RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease who said the RNLI had made an extraordinary difference to people’s lives in 2014. Volunteers from Northern Ireland’s nine lifeboat stations he said, had rescued 281 people while lifeguards on 10 beaches saved 59 people. Mr Hunter-Pease said this was an extraordinary achievement for the charity’s lifesavers – and a life changing moment for every single person they brought to safety. Praising the awardees he said: ‘This evening, we celebrate people. We celebrate not just those whose lives we have saved, but also those who have made this incredible number possible. We celebrate remarkable fundraising feats and decades of lifesaving service given by volunteers. And we say thank you to all of you.’RNLI HONOURS BRAVE VOLUNTEERS FROM ACROSS DONEGAL AT ANNUAL AWARDS was last modified: June 26th, 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:awardsdonegalRNLI
All-Ireland Champions: When Ryan Bradley returned to his home town last Thursday night more than 10,000 people turned up to welcome him, the Donegal squad and of course Sam! It was a memorable night for everyone and Buncrana GAA would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Buncrana for turning out in such huge numbers. Congratulations again to Jim, Ryan and the boys. Roll on Championship 2013!Congratulations: Congratulations to Elaine and Martin Coyle on birth of their twin boys. Reports that the two wee men are called Jim, Ryan or Sam are yet to be confirmed. Senior Football: Our Senior team were in action this weekend as the long awaited 2012 Intermediate Championship kicked off. Buncrana faced fellow Inishowen side Burt in the Scarvey on Saturday evening, in front of a large crowd. Following a lacklustre start from the home side, some solid work in the Midfield from Peter McLaughlin and Odhran Doherty coupled with good attacking play meant that Buncrana went in at halftime with a six point lead. HT Buncrana 1-7 Burt 1-1. The second half again started poorly for Buncrana, with the gap being reduced to three points. However the home side did enough in the remainder of the second half to run out winners with a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-6.In the reserve game Buncrana also recorded a win, with a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-7. Best for Buncrana were Stephen Doherty, John Cassidy, Gerard McLaughlin and Gareth Porter. Coffee Morning: A huge thank you to all involved in last weeks Coffee Morning in aid of Donegal Hospice, which to date has raised €700. Thanks to all who supported the event and especially those who gave up their time to bake all the goodies.5 Mile Walk/Run: Thank you and congratulations to all who participated and organised the first Buncrana GAA 5 Mile Walk/Run, it was a great start to a memorable weekend! Thanks also to Inishowen AC, the Stewards and Catering for all of their help.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. New and returning players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €3,120 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 25th August in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 8-10-11-30 There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Jim McDermott, MagherintureMichael Farrell, Cockhill RoadSheila McColgan, 21 Lisowen Avenue Duffy Family, Old RoadJohn Doherty, 21 Lisowen AvenueCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at email@example.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaOisín DohertyPRO CLG Bun Cranncha0863390666buncrana.email@example.comGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA 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:BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES
West Ham United have been handed a big boost in their attempts to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Javier Pastore.The Hammers were reportedly interested in a £20million swoop for the attacking midfielder. Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? West Ham United target Javier Pastore celebrates scoring for Paris Saint-Germain. crackers Latest West Ham United news The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal An Argentina international, he missed out on a spot in their World Cup 2018 squad after struggling for games in Ligue 1 last season.And with the player being one of PSG’s biggest earners, it’s almost certain he will be sold as the French club look to balance the books.Even so, the Hammers face competition from Roma for the 28-year-old’s signature. ANALYSIS REVEALED 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics possible standings targets Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won revealed REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker But the new boss Manuel Pellegrini has been handed a boost with the news the Italian side are yet to bid for Pastore.“We’ve only just started talking,” his agent Marcelo Simonian told Pagine Romaniste.“An offer to PSG? No, there’s still nothing. I haven’t talked to him [Pastore] because we don’t have any offers yet, but everyone likes Roma.“A renewal? It’s a possibility.”talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
13 @SpheraSports @futbolquotes @OldSchoolPanini Gracia con el Lleida la 93/94, aunque sólo jugara cedido la 92/93 pic.twitter.com/ihu2wqSv6p— Josep Marfull (@sastrecoix) March 19, 2016His 12 goals helped Lleida return to La Liga in 1993 after a 40-year absence. He went on to spend six years in La Liga with Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad before returning to the second tier to win promotion with Villarreal.Gracia ended his career with Segunda Division club Cordoba.6. Claude Puel (Leicester)Playing honours: Ligue 1 1981/82, Coupe de France 1980/81, 1985/86, 1991/92, Trophee des Champions 1985/86His 17-year playing career was spent at Monaco in France. Playing as a defensive midfielder, he made 601 appearances.Despite his success as a footballer, Puel never played for his country.You can watch Puel in action, in the 1989 Coupe de France final, below…5. Chris Hughton (Brighton)Playing honours: FA Cup 1981/82, 1982/83, UEFA Cup 1984/85, Charity Shield 1981/82, Division Three 1991/92 13 RANKED Nuno has an impressive CV of clubs including Porto, Dynamo Moscow and Deportivo La Coruna, but made a combined total of just 29 appearances as a second-choice goalkeeper.He had more playing time in loan spells at lower league Spanish clubs Merida and Osasuna, though.While at Porto, Nuno’s manager Jose Mourinho allowed the glovesman to take a penalty, which he converted, in their 7-0 thrashing of Varzim SC in 2003.3. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)Playing honours: Argentine Primera Division 1990/91, Copa del Rey 1999/2000, 2005/06, Clausura 1992/93 huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 13 13 13 The Chelsea manager never played football professionally.With a lack of experience in the game, Sarri made his name managing clubs in the lower Italian leagues before getting his big break at Napoli in 2015.19. Jose Mourinho (Manchester United)Playing honours: NoneDespite his success as a manager, the Portuguese coach had an uneventful playing career. He primarily spent time with Portuguese sides clubs Belenenses, Sesimbra and Rio Ave.The midfielder-turned-defender ended his career as a footballer at Comercio e Industria, making just 27 appearances, in his early 20s.Mourinho can be seen in the below video, around one minute in, taken during the 1981/82 season while he was playing for Rio Ave.18. Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace)Playing honours: NoneHodgson featured prominently for Crystal Palace’s youth teams but failed to make the step-up to the senior side. After being released in 1966, he spent several years in non-league football with clubs such as Tonbridge, Gravesend & Northfleet, Maidstone United and Carshalton Athletic.He worked as a PE teacher while playing for Ashford Town. BEST OF Everton are making steady progress under Marco Silva Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Chris Hughton won two FA Cups with Tottenham His 22-year trophy-laden career started with Manchester United after coming through their renowned academy.His form for the Red Devils earned him a move to Barcelona for two years, before being brought back to United for a then club-record £1.8million fee.He went on to play for Chelsea, Southampton, Everton and Blackburn, while winning 72 caps for Wales. MONEY Dyche was known as a no-nonsense centre-half who raked up more than 500 appearances in England.He spent seven years with Chesterfield, winning the Division Three play-offs in 1995 and reaching an FA Cup semi-final two years later. He tasted more success in his career as he won promotion to Division One with Bristol City and Millwall before moving to Watford and Northampton Town.He did all this despite claiming a broken leg suffered early in his career held him back.9. Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham)Playing honours: Copa Chile 1979/80 Mauricio Pochettino was a tough centre-half Nuno Espirito Santo in action for Porto Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 13 Campbell, along with managerial rookies Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, will hope to coach a Premier League club one day.All three men enjoyed glorious trophy-laden careers, and have instantly become some of the most decorated coaches based on their playing days.But not all bosses have tasted success as a player.Below, talkSPORT.com ranks every current top flight manager based on their playing career – from worst to best. The Argentine started his career in his homeland with Newell’s Old Boys, winning one league title. He spent most of his playing days at Espanyol, making more than 250 appearances across two spells, while also taking in spells at Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux.He won 20 caps for his country, featuring in all three group games in the 2002 World Cup.2. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)Playing honours: La Liga 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1997/98, 1998/99, Copa del Rey 1996/97, 1997/98, Supercopa de Espana 1991/92, 1992/93, 1994/95, 1996/97, European Cup 1991/92, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1996/97, UEFA Super Cup 1992/93, 1997/98Guardiola enjoyed consistent success at Barcelona after progressing through La Masia. A defensive midfielder, the Manchester City boss played as a pivot in Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona ‘Dream Team’, going on to captain the club between 1997 and 2001.He had spells at Brescia, Roma and Al-Ahli before retiring in Mexico with Dorados.1. Mark Hughes (Southampton)Playing honours: Premier League 1992/93, 1993/94, FA Cup 1984/85, 1989/90, 1993/94, 1996/97, Football League Cup 1991/92, 1997/98, 2001/02, Charity Shield 1990/91, 1993/94, 1994/95, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1990/91, 1997/98, UEFA Super Cup 1991/92 Neil Warnock is trying to keep Cardiff in the Premier League Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Silva spent his entire playing career in Portugal, and aside from two Primeira Liga games, he plied his trade in the second and third divisions.The right-back ended his 15-year career at second division club Estroli, amassing over 300 appearances as a footballer, representing Trofense, Rio Ave, Braga B, Salgueiros and Odivelas.16. Rafa Benitez (Newcastle)Playing honours: Tercera Division 1981/82The Spaniard joined Real Madrid when he was 13 and played in various youth teams until the age of 20, winning the Spanish Youth Championship in 1978.A series of injuries ruined his chances of playing at the highest level. He joined Spanish minnows Parla where he won promotion to the second division. But a recurrence of knee problems forced Benitez into retirement. David Wagner celebrates winning the UEFA Cup Mark Hughes played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United Warnock never played in England’s top-flight, spending his 11-year career in the lower leagues with Rotherham, Hartlepool, Scunthorpe, Aldershot, Barnsley, York City and Crewe.He cut his career short to focus on becoming a coach.12. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)Playing honours: None Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Sol Campbell is the latest former football great to take the plunge into management.The former England, Arsenal and Tottenham star penned an 18-month deal with League Two basement boys Macclesfield Town earlier this week. Unai Emery only made five La Liga appearances 13 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 13 Sean Dyche captained Chesterfield Eddie Howe during his Bournemouth playing days 13 Klopp spent his whole career in Germany, most notably playing for Mainz in an 11-year spell.He started his playing days as a striker but transitioned into a defender, scoring 52 league goals for Mainz.11: Claudio Ranieri (Fulham)Playing honours: Four promotionsThe Tinkerman started his playing career with Roma, but made just six appearances in two years. He spent most of his career at Catanzaro, winning two promotions, and tasted the same success with Catania and Palermo.Playing as a defender, he made over 350 appearances with the four Italian clubs. When young Claudio RANIERI looked like Jon Snow !U.S Catanzaro 1979-80#GOT pic.twitter.com/csPaYccRqk— Old School Panini (@OldSchoolPanini) January 12, 201810. Sean Dyche (Burnley)Playing honours: Second Division 1995/96, 1997/98, 2000/01, League Two 2005/06 Campbell has joined former England team-mates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in becoming a manager The Spaniard spent most of his playing career in his homeland’s second division and retired at the age of 32 with third-tier club Lorca Deportiva.He was a left-sided winger and came through the ranks at Real Sociedad, but chalked up just five league appearances.14. Eddie Howe (Bournemouth)Playing honours: None The Terriers’ manager spent four years playing with Klopp at Mainz, which is where their friendship began. Wagner was a striker, and earned a move to Schalke in 1995, where he won the UEFA Cup.Wagner, who was born to an American father and German mother, won eight caps for the USA national team.7. Javi Gracia (Watford)Playing honours: Segunda Division 1992 13 Jurgen Klopp (right) fights for possession 20. Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea)Playing honours: None Manuel PELLEGRINI – Universidad de Chile pic.twitter.com/L5GkrBSYv8— Old School Panini (@OldSchoolPanini) February 4, 2017The Chilean made over 500 appearances for Universidad de Chile in a 13-year spell, his only club as a professional footballer.He was a regular in the heart of their defence and won 28 caps playing for his country.8. David Wagner (Huddersfield)Playing honours: UEFA Cup 1996/97 no dice 13 REVEALED The before-they-were-managers #EURO2016 edition is here : https://t.co/h8Y88nRN0NWIth the good Roy HODGSON 😉 pic.twitter.com/JbBDw6z5vV— Old School Panini (@OldSchoolPanini) April 18, 201617. Marco Silva (Everton)Playing honours: None Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 13 Latest Football News Maurizio Sarri has enjoyed a good start to life at Chelsea 13 Much like his managerial career, Howe spent most of his playing days at Bournemouth. After playing for local teams in Dorset, he signed his first professional deal with the Cherries. After impressing on the South Coast, he was selected for England’s Under-21 team for the Toulon Tournament.He was Harry Redknapp’s first signing as Portsmouth boss, but a serious knee injury shortened his playing career and he retired during a second spell at Bournemouth.13. Neil Warnock (Cardiff)Playing honours: None REVEALED The full-back was a consistent presence in Tottenham’s defence, making more than 300 appearances in 13 years for the north London club.He is regarded as one of Spurs’ greatest full-backs. His career came to an end after two-year stints with West Ham and Brentford. He appeared 53 times for the Republic of Ireland national team.4. Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves)Playing honours: UEFA Champions League 2003/04, UEFA Cup 2002/03, Intercontinental Cup 2004/05, Copa del Rey 2001/02, Primeira Liga 2002/03, 2003/04, 2007/08, 2008/09, Taca de Portugal 2002/03, 2008/09, Supertaca Candido de Oliveira 2003/04, 2004/05, 2009/10 And by the way : Rafael BENITEZ – Real Valladoid 1995-96 pic.twitter.com/20nCqFOJz5— Old School Panini (@OldSchoolPanini) May 15, 201315. Unai Emery (Arsenal)Playing honours: None
Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of having nothing new to say to the Irish people.As the flags were raised over Dublin Castle to mark the start of the EU presidency today, the Sinn Féin finance spokesperson said “As the presidency of the European Union begins, Enda Kenny has nothing new to say to the Irish people who are suffering under his government’s austerity programme.“His fine words about hope, possibility and confidence ring hollow when we remember that last year he spoke about stability and progress and we have seen neither. “The reality is that the economy is stagnant, we cannot afford to pay the banking debts and our young people are leaving in droves to find work abroad.”He added that just weeks ago Minister Pat Rabbitte said we would not pay the €3.5 billion promissory note in March, while today European affairs junior minister, Lucinda Creighton, rowed back and admitted that the government has still to negotiate a deal with the European Central Bank.“We need the government to stand up for the people and say that we cannot take any more, but there is little sign from this coalition of the strength and resolve necessary.”ENDA’S FINE WORDS RING HOLLOW – DOHERTY was last modified: December 31st, 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:Enda Kennyhollow wordsPearse Doherty
Volunteers handing out reflective jackets. ALL PICS BY CLIVE WASSON.More than 3,000 young people from 33 secondary schools in Donegal and 6 schools from Derry attended the Road Safe Roadshow in the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny on this week.The show, which is in its seventh year, is hosted by Donegal County Council in association with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group (DRSWG). The show tells the story of how a night out ends in tragedy for a 17-year old boy who has just passed his driving test.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council said that “the success of the show can be gauged in that all Secondary Schools in County Donegal since the show was first launched have sent their Transition year, Leaving Cert Applied and fourth year students to the show”. He added “in addition to this Youthreach Centres, ETB participants also attend as well as students from Derry”.This year’s show was particularly poignant with the tragic loss of Kym Harley in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The deepest sympathy was conveyed by Charlie Collins on behalf of everyone involved in the show to Kym’s father Martin, mother Denise, to her sisters and brother and to her extended family and friends. MORE THAN 3,000 YOUNG PEOPLE ATTEND DONEGAL ROAD SAFE ROADSHOW was last modified: October 18th, 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 County CouncilRoad Sfae Sfaety Show
Conor Gibbons scored a late, late point to send St Eunan’s through to the Donegal SFC Final.A late, late point from Conor Gibbons ensured St Eunan’s edged out St Michael’s in an absolutely thrilling encounter at Mac Cumhaill Park.There has been widespread criticism aimed at the standard of play so far in this year’s Donegal SFC, but tonight both sides served up a fantastic game of football.As expected St Michael’s employed a defensive strategy that has so far served them well in this year’s championship, and again like last Sunday night against Dungloe, St Michael’s got off to a dream start. Andrew Kelly, who was outstanding throughout, pointed after an excellent team move involving several players.Then after just five minutes, St Michael’s scored a superb goal.Quick thinking from the ever bright Colm McFadden created the goal for Brian McLaughlin.He spotted the full-forward free inside the square, and he delivered a wonderful pass to which McLaughlin expertly dispatched with his fist . It was a dream start for Tony Wilkinson’s side, but in truth St Eunan’s responded superbly.A brace of scores from Conall Dunne, and points from Dara Mulgrew, Conor Gibbons and Rory Kavanagh put St Eunan’s back in-front.St Michael’s responded to level through the impressive Brian McLaughlin, but Eunan’s edged themselves in-front again with another score from Dunne.However, St Michael’s stunned Eunan’s again with another superbly worked goal.St Michael’s turned-over St Eunan’s in possession and counter attacked at a ferocious pace. Andrew Kelly released Brian McLaughlin whose his initial effort was well saved, but Kelly was on hand to fire to the back of the net, to put St Michael’s ahead by two at the break.Half-time St Michael’s 2-03 St Eunan’s 0-07St Michael’s started the second-half brightly, and scores from McFadden and Kelly put them four points ahead early in the second-half.St Eunan’s needed a goal, and they got it, through a wonderfully well-worked move. Kevin Rafferty and Rory Kavanagh combined well to release Mulgrew who finished with aplomb to put Maxi Curran’s side right back into the game.A Conall Dunne free levelled matters before Sean McVeigh pointed a beauty with his left peg.St Michael’s stormed right back though, Colm McFadden scored an absolute peach to level the match and then Toye added another to edge Michael’s in-front again.Gibbons then levelled before McFadden pointed from a free to give Tony Wilkinson’s side the advantage as the clock ticked down.However, Eunan’s were not to be found wanting, and the score of the night came from Rory Kavanagh an absolute peach of a score from way out on the line brought Eunan’s level again, and in the context of the game at that stage was huge.St Michael’s were defended well and Eunan’s couldn’t find a way through, but up stepped Kavanagh with the wonder-score to level the match.There was still plenty of drama left, St Michael’s had a late chance to win it, but Toye failed to convert his chance, and then St Eunan’s won it at the death.They patiently worked it up the field, where the brilliant Gibbons found space before firing over to send Maxi Curran’s side to the final.McFadden had a late chance with a free, but it would’ve have been an exceptional score if he pointed, it dropped short, and referee Seamus McGonagle blew the final whistle.Heartbreak for St Michael’s, ecstasy for St Eunan’s.DONEGAL SFC SEMI-FINAL: GIBBONS THE LATE, LATE HERO FOR ST EUNAN’S was last modified: October 25th, 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:Donegal SFCGAAsemi-finalSt EunansSt Michaels