European Commission buildings in Brussels
The European Commission is to reconsider legislation on food supplements, on foot of three petitions presented by Irish people in Brussels this week.
The controversial directive would ban consumers from taking more than the Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamins and minerals without a prescription, however the Commission has not yet agreed on specific ceiling limits for various supplements.
Fermanagh/South Tyrone MP, MLA and Northern Ireland Minisiter, Michelle Gildernew
Sinn Féin activists and representatives from across the island have been playing a full part in the party’s Westminster election campaign. TDs Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Martin Ferris and Arthur Morgan as well as Senator Pearse Doherty have all been canvassing in the North in recent days.
Speaking as he prepared to spend the weekend in his neighbouring counties of Fermanagh and Tyrone where he is canvassing on behalf of his colleague, the North’s Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew, Sinn Fein Dáil leader and Cavan/Monaghan TD Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin said: Read more
Niall Blaney TD
Donegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Niall Blaney has confirmed that Glenswilly National School, New Mills, Letterkenny has been approved for grant aid by the Department of Education and Science.
“I’m pleased to say Glenswilly National School has been approved for external works which will be critical for the school heading into the new school year,” said Deputy Blaney.
“The work that is being funded includes roof works, a new chimney and a new septic tank.
Summerhill College, Sligo
All Ireland minor school soccer semi final
Soran Abid (7, 30, 56, 65)
Summerhill College, Sligo 2
Ryan McManus (45), Mark Gerrity (62)
Limerick’s sole striker Soran Abid was the star for Sexton Street, CBS with two goals apiece in either half to over-power a skilful Summerhill side in Salthill Devon last Wednesday (21 April).
Soran scored the first of four with seven minutes played as his crisp run down the centre found him with ample time to set up a shot from ten yards out. He fired past the keeper’s inside post with a fashionable finish.
St Eunan's College, Letterkenny
St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny 1
Daire McDaid (51)
Colaiste Phadraig, Lucan CBS 1
Timmy Babbington (7)
(4-1 to Letterkenny after Extra time)
Ninety minutes of competitive play was not enough for these two Schools to end the deadlock and a dreaded penalty shootout was to prove the ultimate dismissal for Colaiste Phadraig, Lucan CBS as Letterkenny lad’s St. Eunan’s dominated the spot kicks.
The Eunan’s shot stopper, Sean Patton was the hero of the day with two spectacular saves denying Gabriel Brosnan and Daniel Kennedy in quick concession at Kingspan Century Park on Thursday last (22 April).
Cavan road death
Gardaí at Kingscourt in Cavan are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred yesterday afternoon, 27th April 2010, at approximately 3.30pm at Cabra, Kingscourt, Co.Cavan.
The driver of a motor car lost control and his vehicle collided with a street lamp.
Senator Marc MacSharry meets with John Mullins Bord Gais
On Tuesday evening last, Senator Marc MacSharry headed a delegation which
met with Bord Gais CEO, John Mullins. The aim of the delegation was to advance the case for an extension of the gas transmission grid to Sligo.
The meeting, organised by MacSharry, followed on an agreement reached
between business people and trade union members at a recent meeting in
Sligo. The various parties at the meeting agreed that the extension of the
gas transmission line to Sligo was a priority to market the area for
investment, reduce costs and increase competitiveness for indigenous
industry and help families. Read more
Despite a very difficult year, which saw turnover reduced by 15%, Connacht Gold Co-op has reported a profit after tax of €1.3m for 2009. This compares to a loss of €2.3m for 2008.
The turnaround took place against a backdrop of a reduction in turnover from €310m in 2008 to €264m in 2009. According to chief executive, Aaron Forde, all areas of the co-op’s business were affected reflecting the difficult underlying conditions in the agri-food sector and the economy.
Dr Jim McDaid TD
Former Government Minister Jim McDaid today told Lunchtime with Eamon Keane why he is refusing to forgo his ministerial pension.
Speaking first on Lunchtime with Eamon Keane on Newstalk 106-108 fm he said:
there had been a media “witch hunt” and “it’s been a week of actually whipping TDs into place.” Read more
Student Editor of the Year
Donegal students claimed a trio of prestigious awards at the Oxygen.ie National Student Media Awards at The Mansion House in Dublin.
This hugely successful event was attended this year by over 600 students and national media personalities, including hosts Kathryn Thomas and Dáithí O Sé, broadcaster George Hook, Paul Williams of The News of the World, Samantha Libreri of RTE and 2fm’s DJ Ruth Scott.