Tanaiste Mary Coughlan
Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, today opened the newly refurbished Ballinode College in Co Sligo.
The college building was extended and refurbished at a cost of over €1.9 million and funded by the Department of Education and Skills.
A major 4,000 square foot extension was added consisting of a computer room, general classroom, bookstore and a staffroom.
The old staffroom has been converted to a beauty therapy room.
SDLP Leader Margaret Ritchie MP said she has sought a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss proposed cuts in public expenditure in the context of political developments in Northern Ireland.
She said: “Cuts are going to define the political debate both here and in Westminster for the coming months and indeed years, and we need to have some sense of where we are heading. Our dependence on the public sector is enormous by any standard so any sort of flat-rate, across-the-board approach to spending cuts could be extremely damaging. Read more
The Finn Harps Private Members Draw for 2010 took place after last Friday night’s game between Finn Harps and Athlone Town at Finn Park. Teresa & James Ward from Killybegs were the big winners, picking up the top prize of €10,000. Shaun McClean from Buncrana took the second prize, while Pamela McAndrew from Stranorlar took third prize – both prizes were valued at €1,000. Read more
Ballyshannon job losses under discussion
A Public Meeting to discuss the recent Jobs losses in Ballyshannon and to address ways forward for the town that was due to take place on Tuesday 5th October at Dorrian’s Hotel has been rescheduled to take place one week later.
Donegal County Councillor Barry O’Neill who is facilitating the organising of the meeting said that “a number of key agencies who are required to attend and address the meeting were unable to do so on the 5th October and its in the best interest of the Public meeting to reschedule the meeting back to Tuesday 12th October”. Read more
Ernan and Diarmuid McGettigan are Supreme Champions - for the fifth time!
McGettigan’s of Donegal Town have won the Supreme Champion Award in the ACBI Sausage Competition for an incredible fifth time!
“We are absolutely delighted with this win” said brothers Diarmuid and Ernan McGettigan on Wednesday at SHOP2010 in the RDS, Dublin. “We try very hard every year and we seem to be setting the bar higher for ourselves every time”. Read more
Fermanagh GAA Senior Championship Final
St. Patrick’s 0-08
Roslea are the Fermanagh GAA Senior Champions after an impressive display at Brewster Park, Enniskillen yesterday.
Three goals – two of three Quigley brothers on the team netting – were enough to sink the hearts of St. Patrick’s and in doing so, they won the title for the first time in almost quarter of a century. Read more
Sinn Fein Cllr Padraig MacLochlainn
Speaking after the total cost for the bank bailout scheme was revealed to be up to €49 billion Donegal Sinn Féin Councillor, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said this day will be truely remembered as Ireland’s Black Thursday.
Cllr Mac Lochlainn said the reality is that Ireland is facing a Greek style crisis. Read more
Sunday 03rd October 2010
Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure Premier League :
Lifford Celtic 5 Dunkineely Celtic 1
Lifford got their first home win of the season with an emphatic win over Dunkineely at a sun drenched Green Brae. The visitors almost opened the scoring with their first attack of the game, Lifford netminder Lee White had to react sharply to keep out a close range shot. It was the home side who broke the deadlock moments later however, when Jason Mc Brearty’s cross-come-shot hit the net from all of 25 yards.
Lifford were finding space on both flanks and several chances went begging, a Mc Brearty cross from the left was headed just over by Jude Patton and on the other wing John Doherty centred for Damian Patton but his left footed shot flew over. Read more