Active children are more likely to become healthier adults according to University of Ulster research presented at the British Phychological Society’s Annual Conference today.
Researchers from Ulster’s School of Psychology surveyed over 500 young adults about their experiences for play during childhood.
The types of play were categorised into four distinct areas including active, creative, technology and playing alone. Read more
Sligo General Hospital
The Irish High Court has awarded €4.5m to a 14-year-old Sligo boy who sustained injuries that left him severely disabled during his birth in Sligo General Hospital in 1995.
Evan Doyle, sued through his mother Janice.
The charity that saves lives at sea is planning a major event in the city of Derry on Sunday 9 May 2010.
The RNLI want to smash the current world record for the number of Irish dancers dancing in a line for five continuous minutes. The event is being planned to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and to raise awareness of the life-saving work of the volunteer lifeboat crews in Ireland.
The current record stands at 317 dancers, and was set in Rocklands, New York in 2007 and the RNLI is hoping to have double that number of dancers on the day. Interest in the event has been huge and Derry City Council will be providing valuable support in staging the unique performance in the city.
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP has confirmed that Mr Noel Dempsey TD, Minister for Transport, has approved grants totalling €2.462 million for capital works at Donegal Airport, Carrickfinn.
It is proposed to replace the Full Instrument Landing System at a cost of approximately €400,000. The existing system has been in place since the establishment of the airport.
Cllr Mc Monagle with Resident Kevin Mc Feeley empty bottles and the damaged wall
Letterkenny Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle is calling on the young people who are using the Gartan Field area as a drinking den to stop the practice immediately.
Councillor Mc Monagle was speaking after being contacted by local residents who have had to endure these regular occurrence’s of drinking and boisterous behaviour which at the weekends can go on to the early hours of the morning.
Sligo captain Charlie Harrison
Sligo captain Charlie Harrison has predicted next Saturday week’s NFL Division Three final to be a close encounter.
Speaking on the Sligo GAA website he said that for the second consecutive year, the Yeats men will clash with Antrim in an NFL decider. Read more
Finn Harps have offered the Donegal Road Safety Working Group a free advertsing hoarding in Finn Park to continue its ongoing commitment to raising the awareness of the dangers on our roads.
Finn Harps Football Club have teamed up with Donegal County Council to continue promoting road safety around the county. On this occasion, Finn Harps have offered the Donegal Road Safety Working Group a free advertising hoarding in Finn Park to continue its ongoing commitment to raising the awareness of the dangers on our roads.
The road safety adverting hoarding will be designed by a student from one of the county’s national schools through an open art competition. The competition was official launched in Lifford at a recent Council Roads meeting. The launch was conducted by Cllr Padraig McLochlainn and Finn Harps Chairman Joey O’Leary.