As a result of a joint operation between the Garda National Drugs Unit, Galway Gardai, and Revenue’s Customs Service a car was stopped and searched on the outskirts of Gort, Co.Galway on the 2nd November 2010 as part of investigations into Organised Crime Gangs in Galway and Limerick. Read more
Archive for November 2010
Donegal North East Deputy Jim McDaid has sensationally resigned from the Dail.
This will mean a 2nd by election in the county of Donegal, where a seat in donegal south west has remained vacant for almost one and a half years. Or it could be the spring for a general election!
The former Fianna Fail Minister lost the FF whip in 2008, after abstaining in a vote against the introduction of a cervival cancer vaccination programme introduced by Health Minister Mary Harney.
He had also threatened to vote against the forthcoming budget, if threatened cuts at his local Letterkenny hospital were implemented.
Labour Party Chief Whip Emmett Stagg said: Read more
The schedule of direct farm payments such as Single Payment and Disadvantage Area Scheme will continue until year end despite claims to the contrary according to local T.D. Eamon Scanlon.
“Over 110,000 farmers around the country will benefit from these direct payments this year and over €671 million has been paid out in recent weeks.”
The Sligo/North Leitrim T.D. said: “In one week at the end of October alone over €500 million has been paid out in the Single Payment Scheme which means that about 90% of farmers who qualified have already received their advance payment.” Read more
Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh has paid tribute to the two Donegal fishermen involved in yesterday morning’s tragic accident in the sea near Glengad, Inishowen, Co. Donegal. The body of Edward Doherty, a 65 year old experienced crab and lobster fisherman, was found yesterday. The search for his nephew, Robert ‘Jackie’ McLaughlin, is on-going.
“The two men were experienced fisherman and had a great knowledge of the sea, which was a major part of their lives. This accident occurred when the two men were fishing for lobster aboard The Jennifer. Read more