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UST libero Rivera suffers knee injury vs Ateneo

first_imgUST libero Rica Rivera being helped out of the court after suffering a right knee injury in the first set against Ateneo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas libero Rica Rivera suffered a right knee injury during the first set of their match against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Golden Tigresses assistant coach Mark Alfafara said the initial assessment was that Rivera tore her meniscus in the right knee but further tests will still be conducted once the libero arrives at UST hospital.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rivera was going up after receiving Kat Tolentino’s hit and that’s when her knee buckled.The fourth-year player still tried to walk it off but eventually fell down in pain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRivera already suffered a right knee injury in 2015. Unbeaten NU averts disaster vs UE, wins 3rd straightcenter_img Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

Our Peace Clubs: Undiluted Experience

first_imgThe way young people live tells the story of who they are. Although Harris Harkangon Gonqueh is a full time student with the University of Liberia and has a part-time teaching assignment with a school in Springfield, Community-Airfield-Sinkor, Monrovia, he still finds time to volunteer with Messengers of Peace-Liberia as youth coordinator. He, like every young male volunteer, has been instrumental to the successful implementation of our various programmes like the ‘dollar for peace campaign’ among others.Harris, upon joining MOP-Liberia, believes in direct experience that immerses him in the elements he loves-volunteering for peace.The stories of our volunteers’ action that we’ve always been drawn to are the unfiltered ones that take us out of the usual and predictable youth activities into the selfless services of young people behind the scene doing great things for the benefit of many through helping young people find new areas to make them responsible citizens.We look to our peace volunteers for inputs from their youth based activities, passion and commitment to peace and we partner with them to provide a holistic approach to sustainable peace in Liberia. According to David McCullough Jr., “… The great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself”.In his own words, Harris reveals how he plans to inspire others through his undiluted experience. Read on:My name is Harris Kankeh Harkangon Gonqueh, Age 27, a senior student of the University of Liberia majoring in Biology and Chemistry as minor. I am a permanent resident and an official member of the Springfield Community, Airfield, Sinkor, Monrovia. In 2012, I declared my membership to Messengers of Peace (MOP) – Liberia through the strong influence of Miss. Charney Rogers, a onetime special assistant to the Executive Director of Messengers of Peace – Liberia, Miss. Gwendolyn S. Myers.Initially, during the inception of our interaction, Miss. Rogers expounded and divulged the key values of Messengers of Peace. After sifting the organization for a period of time, I became deeply motivated especially when I saw those professed values being truly demonstrated by those I met on board and especially through a young and energetic Executive Director of this trust worthy cost (Messengers Of Peace – Liberia).The Messengers of Peace – Liberia (MOP) is an embodiment of stout hearted and undeviating Volunteers from diverse background, standing for key Peace values. Members of Messengers of Peace – Liberia (MOP) are staunch pacifists- i.e. peace lovers.Messengers of Peace take serious indignation at social injustices, believing that social injustices are the recipe for internal conflict. They also glower at vindictive justice and really have an unyielding courage to conscientiously object to any form of violence anywhere in the world.Based on this backdrop, I am far more passionate to contribute my quotas in making these values viable.In effect, as a youth coordinator and a focal person for the Matadi and 20th Street, Sinkor Peace Clubs under Messengers of Peace – Liberia (MOP), I have helped to dissimilate and share Peace messages to hundreds of people through the Messengers of Peace – Liberia’s Advocacy and outreach programs.  In fact, my contribution, most especially in the Peace building arena, is an immense asset to the upkeep of the group.As a pacifist, I wish to encourage all youths of Liberia and the world at large to join the global Volunteerism Campaign for Peace advancement, acknowledging that Young People have a pivotal function in ensuring sustainable Peace in any Society or Country. Let us join this global fight against all types of violence and let us not be used as a tools or instruments of violence. We can be the next Madam Gbowee or Martin Luther King’s of Liberia.Personally, I wish to become a medical doctor in the next five years. And meaningfully taking advantage of my career, I wish to become a central actor of global Peace Mission to achieve Peace especially in the troubled regions of the world.It is my anticipation, in the next five years, to seeing a world where human dignity and values are venerated and upheld. As a Peace Messenger, I will not be happy or satisfy if my friends and brothers in other parts of the world live in perpetual conflict.I am ardently convicted that my aspiration is attainable. The Messengers of Peace – Liberia (MOP) is a Pivot I can hinge – onto – to reach my zenith. I am realizing my potential as a Peace Messenger. I am a volunteer and so could you.PEACE FIRST, PEACE LAST. LET PEACE RINSE OUR MINDS AND HEARTS IN LIBERIA AND THE WORLD AT LARGE!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PPP distances self from online poll for presidential candidate

first_imgAs Guyanese gear up to head to elections before 2020, an online poll has surfaced on social media allowing users to select their choice for the presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).However, the Party’s executives have dismissed this latest development even questioning whether or not it could be mischievous in nature. This comes with the recent passage of an Opposition-filed no-confidence motion, which meant that the PPP had to fast track its selection process for a presidential candidate since elections will have to be called in 90 days as mandated by the Constitution of Guyana.As the PPP’s Executive Committee of 35 members selects one eligible leader, the poll attributed to ‘Guyana Independent Voices’ appeared, but the PPP’s Executive Secretary, Zulfikar Mustapha told Guyana Times on Monday that his party has not signed off on any poll.PPP Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha“The Party has not put out any poll and has not sanctioned any poll … that will not influence the Party,” Mustapha asserted.The poll included the pictures and names of proposed front-runners such as former Housing Minister Irfaan Ali, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Dr Vindyha Persaud, Dr Frank Anthony and Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira. Now that one week has passed since the selection process for a new candidate started, Mustapha advised that the poll would not affect the overall process that the Party has to follow.“How that will influence anything in the process? We have an established process that started in 2011 and that is what we will follow all the time and we didn’t have a poll in 2011, and I don’t know who put up that poll – if it’s anybody who wants to create mischief, or they want to fragment candidates and leaders in the Party,” he stated.Mustapha insisted that there was no fragmentation within the PPP’s top ranks.last_img read more

PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING NARROWLY MISS CUT IN TOP STYLIST AWARDS

first_imgThe North West’s leading hair salon, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing has narrowly missed out on reaching the Trend Vision UK and Ireland final in London.Elaine and Jordan after their fantastic achievement.They were represented in the young talent category by Style Director Elaine McKean who was assisted by Senior Stylist Jordan Mc Philemy on Monday 1st September at the Trend Vision Award Ireland Heat in Dublin.Following the Awards Elaine spoke of her delight at taking part in the competition. She said “I am absolutely thrilled that we reached the Ireland Heat of the industry’s most aspirational hairdressing competition. I am so proud that our entry got this far and I would like to thank Jordan and our model Jocelyn Stewart for all their help.“I’ve always had a huge passion for hair and genuinely love what I do every day, I have really enjoyed the experience, it would have been great to make it to the final in London but there is always next time.”Patrick himself expressed his delight of Elaine’s participation in the award this year.Model Jocelyn on the runway“I am genuinely delighted that Elaine’s talents have been recognised. She is a brilliant stylist with great vision, a fantastic personality; and is loved by both her extensive client base and other team members. Of course we are disappointed but considering the level of talent this year it has been a great achievement to get this far.” So if you are looking for the best hairdressing experience available, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing has it all, from talented staff, a fabulous salon interior (which won a recent award) and surprisingly affordable prices why would you go anywhere else? Check out their website for full prices on www.patrickgildea.ie/patrick-gildea-price-list/ or book a complimentary consultation with Elaine on 074-9125476. PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING NARROWLY MISS CUT IN TOP STYLIST AWARDS was last modified: September 2nd, 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:donegalletterkennyPatrick Gildes HairdressersTrend Vision UKlast_img read more

DONEGAL DANCE ACADEMY ARE CROWNED WORLD HIPHOP CHAMPIONS!

first_imgFEATURES: A Donegal Dance academy have shown they really are ‘elite’ by winning the World HipHop Championships in the UK.The Elite Dance Academy Buncrana took part in the event which was held at the SECC in Glasgow. The event was attended by over 300 different dance crews with an estimated 6,000 dancers participating in the event.However, there was only ONE group of dancers that stood out in the eyes of the judges and that was the Elite Dance Academy from Donegal. Clare McCarron told Donegal Daily, “On Friday, all the girls danced quads and the crew were absolutely amazing.“On Saturday, the ladies danced there doubles and solo’s and thankfully again all of them danced brilliantly!!! “Then on the Sunday, Aoife McGill daughter of Tommy and Rosemary McGill – qualified to dance in the finals of the Under 16 solo’s – and incredibly only the Top 7 in the World were picked!“Aoife danced her final in an auditorium filled with 3000 people with the top 7 dancers in the world and our amazing lady placed 2nd!!!The 12 Dancers from Donegal who participated were:Aoife McEleneyAoife McGillNatasha GrantCaoimhe DohertyGraine McLaughlinCourtney ClareClaire DuffyAimee McLaughlinKirsten KellyNiamh McFaddenAll from Buncrana Ciara Blaney from LetterkennyDONEGAL DANCE ACADEMY ARE CROWNED WORLD HIPHOP CHAMPIONS! was last modified: September 2nd, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

UNIQUE EXHIBITION ON MATERNAL DEATHS SET FOR DONEGAL

first_imgLetterkenny’s Regional Cultural Centre.A multi-media exhibition by the Elephant Collective to commemorate women who have died in our maternity services is to be held at Letterkenny’s Regional Cultural Centre.The event, which takes place from March 4th to 10th, 4-12 March starts with the launch of the Documentary Film ‘Picking up the Threads’ on 4th March, 3.30pm.The exhibition commemorates the lives of the women who have died in our maternity services. Between 2007 and 2014, there were inquests for eight of these women, all of which ended in verdicts of death by medical misadventure. The Elephant Collective, a group of educators, midwives and student midwives and birth activists, formed in 2014 with the aim of raising public awareness of:* the tragedy of maternal death* the need for legislation to ensure an automatic inquest following all maternal deaths* the need for vastly improved disclosure of hospital and HSE reporting on tragic and adverse incidents in our maternity services to make then fully open to public scrutiny We called ourselves The Elephant Collective because when the elephant is giving birth, the herd surrounds her to keep her and her calf safe.The multi-media exhibition includes a knitted quilt, made by over one hundred contributors from across the island of Ireland and beyond, many of the small pieces for which came from Donegal.Following the full screening of the documentary on the 4th March at 3.30pm., there will bea Question and Answer session with some of the widowers about what needs to happen to make our maternity services safer.portraits of the eight women who have had inquests following their maternal deathsa framed cross-stitch panel of the names of the eight women, made by local Donegal woman, Louise McCrossana knit a stitch and keep the thread  going work open to all who wish to contributea row or two or more of knittingyarn bombing contributions from Donegal and Derrya national petition to the incoming Minister for Justice to secure the amendment for a legal inquest in the face of all maternal deathsthe chance for groups to meet in the course of the exhibition and chat about what is needed to improve maternity service locally in DonegalFollowing Tania McCabe’s death in 2007, there was a major HSE investigation and a published report in 2008. Despite recommendations to improve maternity care substantially, these were not acted upon, and the deaths of other women occurred as the result of continuing lapses in care.Disrespect and mistreatment of women, above all not listening to what women know about their needs and their care, is widespread in Irish maternity services. This holds true at the personal level, between women and the midwives and doctors meant to be caring for them. There are also systemic failures within our maternity units and within the HSE as a whole.The widowers who have lost their wives and the mothers of their children can testify to these failures. The exhibit also honours the women who died and whose names we do not know, who are recorded only as statistics in annual clinical reports from our maternity units and hospitals.There are countries in the EU who have significantly better maternal health outcomes than we have. We need greater accountability, a truly outstanding system of audit and genuine open disclosure. It is vital to have automatic inquests for all maternal deaths to help improve our maternity services.Here in Donegal, Letterkenny General has a caesarean rate of almost 28%, above the national average, and the lowest rate of women breastfeeding exclusively on discharge, 33%, of any of the units in the west and northwest (figures gained from the HSE through Freedom of Information requests). These figures speak to the lack of continuity of carer, a failure to have one woman with the same one assigned midwife, from the beginning of pregnancy through the postnatal period to help build genuine health and wellness.There is a chance to challenge poor care but it requires community actions.In February, the Department of Health launched a national maternity strategy. The HSE has also announced that data on local maternity units and their services will now be released on a monthly basis. This means that women in Donegal can ask Letterkenny General what plans it has to improve women’s care under a health and wellness approach.For example, can it show that all of its protocols and guidelines are gold-standard evidence-based care and are all fully up to date? Can it show the extent of continuing professional development courses laid on by hospital management for its staff and its commitment to ensuring staff meet all the requirements set nationally for staying up to date with evidence? These are issues local groups might wish to explore while the exhibition is on.For further information, contact: Jo Murphy-Lawless jlawless@tcd.ie or Doreen Fitzmaurice doreenfitz@hotmail.comFind the Elephant Collective at https://www.facebook.com/The-Elephant-Collective-1662667163990925/ and https://twitter.com/el_collective where you can also view the trailer for the documentary: https://vimeo.com/147098420The exhibition also has a Facebook Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/779112152221562/Background InformationTania McCabe – died 9 March, 2007, Our Lady of Lourdes HospitalEvelyn Flanagan – died 19 October 19, 2007, Mayo General HospitalJennifer Crean – admitted to National Maternity Hospital, 30 June, 2008, transferred in a coma to Beaumont Hospital, 2 July, 2008, died 10 February, 2009Bimbo Onanuga – died 4 March, 2010, transferred from Rotunda Hospital to the Mater HospitalDhara Kivlehan – transferred from Sligo General Hospital on 24 September, 2010died 28 September, 2010, Belfast Royal Victoria HospitalNora Hyland – died 13 February, 2012, National Maternity HospitalSavita Halappanavar – died 28 October, 2012, Galway University HospitalSally Rowlette – died 5 February, 2013, Sligo General HospitalGroups who have contributed to the quiltAIMSI, AIMS UK, Clare Birth Choice, Community Midwives AssociationCuidiú, Donegal Women’s Centre, Doula Association of IrelandGentle Birth Ireland, Home Birth Association of Ireland, HypnoBirthing IrelandKilkenny Library Knitting Circle, Letterkenny Breastfeeding Support GroupMidlands Birth Gathering Circle, Midwifery students, Trinity College DublinNeighbourhood Midwives, St. Johnstone Breastfeeding Support GroupOrganising Members of the Elephant CollectiveFatimah Alaya, Doreen Fitzmaurice, Anne-Marie Green, Kate Harris, Julika Hudson, Martina Hynan, Caroline Kiernan, Ann Maxwell, Mary Moynihan, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Bridget Sheeran, Mary Smyth UNIQUE EXHIBITION ON MATERNAL DEATHS SET FOR DONEGAL was last modified: March 1st, 2016 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)last_img read more

ALLEGED DONEGAL DRINK DRIVERS WILL FACE PROSECUTION AFTER IRISH LANGUAGE RULING

first_imgDOZENS of alleged Donegal drink drivers who have had cases dismissed or held up will now face prosecution after a Court of Appeal ruling today.Lawyers had claimed the failure to provide statements in Irish and English was illegal.The District Court in Dublin involving a case there agreed as did the High Court. However three judges at the Court of Appeal today sided with the Director of Public Prosecutions.In south Donegal Judge Kevin Kilraine has dismissed a number of cases but gave the state liberty to re-enter cases.In the rest of the county District Judge Paul Kelly has adjourned cases pending the outcome of the Court of Appeal ruling.In all around 1,400 cases across Ireland have been awaiting the outcome of today’s ruling.The test case centred on Mihai Avadenei, (29), from 60 Lioscianan, Swords, Co Dublin, who had his legal argument supported by District Court Judge Conal Gibbons.Mr Avadenei was stopped at 12.50am on April 21 last year at Wolf Tone Quay in Dublin by Garda Francis McMahon who alleged the motorist had been driving at 80kmh in a 50kmh zone.Suspecting Mr Avandenei of drinki-driving Gda McMahon arrested him and took him to Store Street Garda Station.Case records show that although the Romanian national had a good command of the English language an interpreter was provided.A subsequent breath test carried out by Gda Colm McCuskey gave a reading of 52 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The drink-drive limit is 22 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath.Gda McCluskey and the accused driver both signed the computer print-out.Mr Avandenei was charged with drink-driving and released on bail.He appeared before the Dublin District Court where his solicitor Michael Staines argued his client should have been given a read-out of his breath test from the intoxlyser machine in both Irish and English.Mr Staines said the print-out submitted to the court was not a duly completed statement within the meaning of the 2010 Road Traffic Act as it was only in English.He submitted that the rules providing for the form of such statements required them to be both in the English and Irish languages.Therefore he argued that the document was not a duly completed statement and not admissible in evidence.Today Mr Justice Edwards overturned the High Court ruling, meaning cases can now go ahead in the district courts.ALLEGED DONEGAL DRINK DRIVERS WILL FACE PROSECUTION AFTER IRISH LANGUAGE RULING was last modified: May 10th, 2016 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:adjournscasesCourt of Appealdrink driverulinglast_img read more

THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC THRASH HEARTS TO EQUAL O’NEILL RECORD

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT TYNECASTLE: AS title-chasing ‘banana skins’ go Celtic’s trips to Hearts in recent years have proved very slippery indeed but tonight the Hoops came to Edinburgh to win again – and equal an old record from Martin O’Neill’s days.The only thing statistics Neil Lennon was interested in were the three points – and the four goals his side notched up here at Tynecastle.But it was win number 16 on the trot; a feat last achieved in the glory days under O’Neill. And the game could have started so differently when Stephen Elliott’s early header appeared to cross the line (on TV replays it did anyway).From the clearance Celtic went up to the other end and after some fine work by the brilliant James Forrest, player of the month Scott Brown bagged his third goal in as many games..Joe Ledley’s close-range header followed Victor Wanyama’s 12-yard shot to put Celtic three up at the break.And, with 30 minutes remaining, Gary Hooper pounced on Wanyama’s header to fire in the fourth goal from close range. It was another solid all round performance – one which Neil Lennon put down to the hard work of his players, but one which they put down to the faith of their manager.Lennon said it had been a great performance at a difficult venue (he was attacked here last year in case you forgot) as they kept their dreams of a treble winning season on track.“I thought we were devastating tonight. That’s as good as we’ve played here, even in my time as a player and a coach,” said the Co Armagh man.“They looked in the mood and the team as a whole were fantastic. I thought apart from the first minute, when I believe we got a break, we looked unstoppable at times.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Advertise? Email don@donegaldaily.comTHE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC THRASH HEARTS TO EQUAL O’NEILL RECORD was last modified: February 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:4-0CELTIC V HEARTSNeil LennonSCOTT BROWNTYNECASTLElast_img read more

DONEGAL WILL NOT COPY CLARE COUNCIL’S ‘BULLYING’ OF STUDENTS, SAYS SINN FEIN

first_imgInishowen Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has said that the “disgraceful actions” of Clare County Council, which recently admitted to sending letters to third-level grant applicants asking for proof that they have paid the Household Charge before processing their requests, will not be replicated in Donegal.Cllr Murray described the action as a “bullying” tactic which targets the children of those who are making a stand against an unfair tax.“I was shocked to learn that Clare County Council had written to third-level grant applicants asking for proof that they have paid the Household Charge before processing their request. In other words – as the vast majority of applicants are teenagers and young adults who do not own their own home – the council is targetingthe children of those who are refusing to pay an unjust tax. They are threatening to block their access to education in order to bully their parents into paying. “This will not happen in Donegal.“Sinn Féin is currently seeking advice on the legality of this action. We hope to reverse the decision in Clare and prevent it from happening anywhere else in the state.“I have written to the Manager of Donegal County Council expressing my opposition to this action, stating that is not the way our council should operate.”“I am confident that the targeting of students is not a course of action that would be considered by the manager, the staff or members of Donegal County Council.”  DONEGAL WILL NOT COPY CLARE COUNCIL’S ‘BULLYING’ OF STUDENTS, SAYS SINN FEIN was last modified: September 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL WILL NOT COPY CLARE COUNCIL’S ‘BULLYING’ OF STUDENTSSAYS SINN FEINlast_img read more

COUGHLAN COOKING UP A NEW FUTURE SINCE LEAVING POLITICS

first_imgFormer Tanaiste Mary Coughlan has said she is enjoying the real things in life since she left politics – running, cooking and spending time with her family.The Frosses woman, the second most powerful politician in the country before the last election, has kept a very low profile since being ousted last March.But Coughlan, 46, still refuses to give a full interview about her ‘new life.’ She has thrown herself into cooking and is still running while being a mother and wife to husband David Charlton and children Cathal, 14, and Maeve, 12.“We’re spending a lot of time together as a family,” she said simply this week.Money was never going to be an issue for the former minister as she stepped away from public life.She received a lump sum of €353,000 for her 23 years Dail service and she can begin drawing down on her €120,000 a year pension when she turns 50 in four years time. Although she has given no indication that she will return to public life, she still keeps an eye on the current political climate.“We’ll see how these boys (the current Government) get on. We’ll let the hare sit on that,” she says.EndsCOUGHLAN COOKING UP A NEW FUTURE SINCE LEAVING POLITICS was last modified: September 3rd, 2011 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:FROSSESmary coughlanlast_img read more