TRAGIC DONEGAL FAMILY TO SHOW SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF CARRICKMINES FIRE

first_imgThe Carrickmines fire tragedy.A tragic Donegal family are to travel to Dublin today to meet the relatives of the Carrickmines fire tragedy.Four members of the ‘Donnell family lost their lives when fire swept through their home at Ard O’Donnell in Letterkenny on April 26, 1986.Sharon, 14, Joanne, 12, Adran, 4 and Kevin (18 months) all perished in the blaze. The family’s babysitter Noreen ‘Donnell, 26, also died in the horrific fire.Now members of the family are to show their support to those killed in the Carrickmines blaze in which 10 people perished.Philip O’Donnell said his family are traveling to Dublin to show their support to those left behind after the blaze.“There are so many similarities: two families affected and it also happened on a Saturday morning,” he said. Philip and his family have also been critical of protestors who blocked the entrance to the temporary halting site at Carrickmines.TRAGIC DONEGAL FAMILY TO SHOW SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF CARRICKMINES FIRE was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:blazeCarrckmines firedonegallast_img read more

Revealed: The finalists of the Donegal Local Enterprise Awards

first_imgThe sixteen finalists have been announced for the 2019 Donegal Local Enterprise Awards.Businesses from across Donegal will compete for the highly-coveted prizes in the finals the business awards, which will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, on the 6th of December.The finalists are: Siobhan Boyle of Sculpt CosmeticsMark Bolton of Bolt OnSara and Philip Moss of Filligan’s LtdCathal Sheridan of Huku BalanceJames Coyle of JC EngineeringConor McLaughlin, McMorrow & McLaughlin SolicitorsHugh Wilhare, Mulroy Bay MusselsPat Lafferty, Multi-Crete Agri ProductsDerek Walker, Nat NootAndrew McElhinney, O’Donnell’s BakeryAndrea Kelly, On the Go Coffee CoCiara Shine, Shine’s SeafoodEileen Rafferty, The BothyLynn Costello Erskine, The Pear in PaperKieran Murray & Conor McGrath of Thinstone Donegal Jessica Peoples of Zona DanceThe 16 finalists for the 2019 Local Enterprise Awards were selected following a rigorous screening process of the many applicants.“The awards have been running for over 20 years in Donegal and we have a stringent process in place to make the short-list, never mind be named as a finalist,” said Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney.He added that the 16 businesses in the final can all be justifiably proud of reaching this stage. “Having come through the screening process, the next stage will see the finalists go before the judges on December 5th and the category winners will be announced after that. There will be €10,000 up for grabs across the categories, all that remains now is to see who will win the awards,” Mr Tunney added. Awards will be presented for Best Established Business (over 18 months trading) with a runner-up in that category as well.There will also be a winner and runner-up in the Best Start Up Award, while awards will also be presented for Best Donegal Export Enterprise, Best Donegal Enterprise Innovation and also for Food Coast and Creative Coast categories.“As a county our economy is dominated by small and micro businesses. These awards help to highlight the contribution of these businesses to the economy of Donegal and the important role they play in providing employment and contributing to the sustainability of their local communities,” the Head of Enterprise added.The Donegal Business Awards are also part of the National Enterprise Awards, with one of the 16 finalists set to get an opportunity to represent Donegal on the national stage next year and Donegal’s overall winner last year, Martin McGuinness, went on to win a Regional Enterprise Award.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. Revealed: The finalists of the Donegal Local Enterprise Awards was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

A Wild Ride Awaits: With H-DN games just around the corner, several H-DN teams could be vying for titles

first_imgEureka >> For local basketball fans, the arrival of the holiday season and the dawn of the new year means one thing, the prep league basketball season is just around the corner.And with approximately a third of the hoops season behind us, it’s a good time to take a look at how the Humboldt-Del Norte League’s Big 5 and Little 4 divisions are shaping up.Boys Big 5Arcata has dominated the Big 5 under head coach Ryan Bisio the past two seasons; winning 14 of 16 league games to take …last_img

In Assam, neglecting parents will cost dear

first_imgNine months after tabling a Bill in the Assembly, the Assam government has decided to implement the policy of deducting the pay of employees who do not take care of their parents and physically-challenged siblings.The suicide of an elderly couple, abused and neglected by their son, in Sivasagar on July 1 has influenced this decision. The State government will also make changes in the service rules of employees in accordance with the State Population Policy passed last year. This will make people with more than two children ineligible for government jobs and election or nomination to the Panchayat and other local bodies. “The suicide of businessman-theatre producer Rajani Khargharia and his wife was painful. It reminded us of the PRONAM Bill, 2017, that was passed by the Assembly [in September] last year,” Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday, warning employees who treat their parents shabbily.PRONAM, which stands for Assam Employees’ Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring Bill, aims at “accountability for employees of the State government or any other organisation in Assam in taking care of their parents and divyang (disabled) siblings and in matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.”The purpose of the bill was not to interfere with the private life of State government employees but to ensure that their parents and siblings with disabilities, if neglected, could lodge a complaint with the employee’s department, Mr. Sarma said.Upon receiving the complaint, the department would then deduct 10% of the employee’s monthly salary and give it to their neglected parents and physically-challenged siblings, he said.The government, Mr. Sarma said, would also implement the two-child policy for jobs and elections to local bodies and Panchayats. The policy, passed in the Assembly soon after the PRONAM Bill last year, also proposes to disqualify MLAs ignoring family planning.“In case any MLA from the State flouts the family planning norms, say MLAs having more than two children, he/she may be disqualified from his or her membership and be debarred from contesting polls,” the policy, drafted by the Health & Family Welfare Department, said.Assam was the 12th State in India to come up with such a policy for barring people with more than two children from applying for government jobs, contesting polls, and from housing and other beneficiary schemes.“Assam is facing a dangerous population explosion,” Mr. Sarma had said last year to justify the population policy.According to the 2011 Census, the population of Assam increased from 2.66 crore in 2001 to 3.2 crore, with the decadal growth being 17.07%. Although there was a decline in the decadal growth of population, the rate of increase was at an unsustainable level, the government said.Various minority groups had panned the population policy as being anti-Muslim.last_img read more