Deputy Niall Blaney has thrown in the gloves in another sensational move in Donegal FF politics
Fianna Fail Donegal North-East Deputy Niall Blaney will not contest the forthcoming general election, it sensationally emarged last night in a county that has gone from bad to worse for Fianna Fáil.
The announcement was made at the a party convention in Letterkenny.
Deputy Blaney was not in attendance and members of the press were excluded at the start of the convention when a statement was read out.
Deputy Blaney was first elected to the Dail for Donegal North East in May 2002. Read more
Tanaiste Mary Coughlan
In a statement that was issued just after midnight last night, Tanaiste Mary Coughlan said that she had every intention of contesting the Donegal south west constituency for one of the three seats.
In a short, terse and brief announcement, the statement reads:
“The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, has tonight rubbished speculation that she will not be contesting the forthcoming General Election.
“The Tánaiste was ratified as a candidate in Donegal South West at convention held in Glenties on January 9th last and is fully focused on the campaign ahead.” Read more
Finn Harps Striker Kevin McHugh signs new contract accompanied by Chairman Joey O’Leary and Manager James Gallagher. (Picture by Studio 8)
Kevin McHugh has signed a new contract with Donegal First Division side, which will secure the Strikers services for both the 2011 and 2012 Seasons.
Following discussions with Manager James Gallagher and Chairman Joey O Leary, the Killea native was happy to put pen to paper on a two year deal this weekend.
McHugh who scored 15 times in League and Cup for Harps last season is now looking forward to the forthcoming First Division Campaign.
European Commission are looking for Irish translators
D’fhonn an fhoireann aistriúcháin Ghaeilge a láidriú, tá an Coimisiún Eorpach ag iarraidh aistritheoirí Gaeilge a earcú ar chonarthaí nach faide ná 3 bliana.
Is é an 21 Feabhra 2011 an dáta deireanach a nglacfar le hiarratais. Iarrfar ar na hiarratasóirí is fearr trialacha roghnúcháin a dhéanamh i mí an Mhárta.
Bheadh na haistritheoirí ag obair i gcuideachta an deichniúir atá ar an bhfoireann sa Bhruiséil cheana, ag aistriú téacsanna dlíthiúla, den chuid is mó, go Gaeilge ó Bhéarla agus ó theangacha eile de chuid an AE, téacsanna a bhaineann le réimsí leathana den saol idir thalmhaíocht, fhuinneamh, airgeadas, ghnóthaí sóisialta agus eile. Read more
By Noel M Kennedy
In The Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel Super League Carbury sweetened things for themselves at home on Forthill despite going a goal down after one minute thanks to a superb finish from Calry Bohs Chris Crossan. Carbury then unwrapped there hit men Jason Mc Cartney crashed home a hat trick Damien Fallon added a double with Colin Jinks and Glen Shannon putting the icing on the cake with a goal each.
This result fires Carbury back to the top of the table and on this form they could be celebrating silverware come Easter.
Boyle Celtic were away to north Sligo kingpins at the bowl in Mullaghmore two cracking goals from Dessie Carlos and a third Michael Corrigan puts Boyle in third spot despite a consolation strike from Alan Harrison. Read more
SDLP President John Hume, Foyle MP Mark Durkan and Mayor of Derry Colum Eastwood have all paid tribute to Dr Raymond McClean who passed away yesterday after a long battle with illness.
Dr McClean was a distinguished figure in Derry, where he was the first Nationalist Mayor in the city after the end of gerrymandering as well as being a well known doctor, civil rights activist, author and sportsman. Read more
(Left to Right): Aogan Ó Fearghail, Uachtaran Ulster GAA, Martin Barrett, Barrett Sports Lighting, Danny Murphy, Secretary Ulster GAA & Alan Leaper, Barrett Sports Lighting.
Donegal were defeated last night in MacCumhaill Park Ballybofey by Fermanagh and in doing so, they have also relinquished the Dr McKenna Cup, which they have won for the previous years.
Derry are through to the McKenna Cup final.
The visitors led 0-5 to 0-3 at half-time, with Paul McGrath leading the way up front. Fermanagh were chasing their first victory in this season’s competition.
Adrian O’Hanlon and Marty Boyle did their part to keep Donegal in touch, but the experimental side were unable to get to grips with Fermanagh in the second half. Tonight’s result means that Cavan are now guaranteed a semi-final spot.
Barry Owens and Peter Sherry were the stars on show for Fermanagh, with James Corrigan, Paul Ward and Tomas Corrigan being impressive in the second half.
Results Saturday 29th January 2011
Section A . Tyrone 1-18 UUJ 2-11
Donegal 0-7 Fermanagh 0-12
Semi Final. Derry 2-14 Antrim 0-14.
Walkers on Sliabh Liag
Donegal County Council has formally launched the Sliabh Liag Strategic Development Plan which has received support under Failte Ireland’s Tourism Capital Infrastructure Programme funded under the NDP 2007-13 and the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme at a major tourism event in Teelin, South West Donegal on Friday afternoon.
The Sliabh Liag Development plan involves a unique cross-border, multi-agency partnership with funding coming from a variety of sources.
Mayor of County Donegal, Cllr. Cora Harvey kicked off the launch by thanking, in particular, all of the local residents, landowners and community groups involved in the Sliabh Liag Strategic Development Plan as well as Donegal County Development Partners, Donegal County Council, Read more
Susan O'Keeffe of Labour
Unemployment in Leitrim has risen 185 per cent since the Fianna Fail/Green coalition took power in 2007. In June 2007, 1,272 people in Leitrim were on the Live Register; at the end of 2010, there were 3,630. A huge number of people, 899, are signing on in Manorhamilton alone, according to Sligo/North Leitrim Labour candidate Susan O’Keeffe.
“It is clear that there is very little hope of unemployed people finding work, in Leitrim or anywhere else in Ireland, while Fianna Fail is in office. Read more