The official Nielsen TAM television audience measure reports that 620,000 people tuned into TG4 at some stage during the finals last Sunday afternoon. Read more
Archive for September 2011
Tourism Ireland, the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas, has warmly welcomed the announcement of the reduction in air passenger duty (APD) for direct, long-haul routes from £60 to £12 from 1 November. Read more
A Post Mortem Examination had been carried out on the deceased Oughterard publican, 56 year old John Kenny and the rusults show that he died as a result of an assault.
Gardai are now appealing for witnesses to contact them at Oughterard Garda Station. Anyone with information should contact 091 557320 or any Garda Station.
They are investigating all the circumstances following the discovery of the body at approximately 6pm on Sunday evening.
The area has been sealed off for a technical examination and the offices of the State Pathologist has been notified. The body remains at scene.
Gardai in Cahir, Co. Tipperary, are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Mortlestown, Cahir at approximately 4.30pm on the 23.09.11. A 38 year old male sustained injuries when his Jeep collided with a wall.
He was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel where he died last night as a result of his injuries. Read more
Ulster outhalf Ian Humphreys has been forced to withdraw from the starting team to face the Ospreys tomorrow at the Liberty Stadium after he suffered a recurrence of a shoulder injury picked up against Cardiff last week.
As a result, Paddy Jackson is promoted to start in the number 10 jersey and development player James McKinney will take Jackson’s place on the bench. McKinney (20) will make his competitive debut if he takes to the pitch tomorrow Read more
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP has today met with the EU Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Maria Damanaki in Dublin. The Fianna Fáil MEP is a member of the Committee on Fisheries in the European Parliament, a body that will co-decide with the 27 Governments on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.
At the meeting Mr. Gallagher expressed deep disappointment with the Commissioner’s decision not to meet with the representatives of the small Island communities during her two day visit. Read more
High profile speakers, with a national profile, are among the contributors who will attend an important conference in Villa Rose Ballybofey exploring the potential for developing the cultural sector in Donegal. Speakers include the well-known musician, television producer and cultural champion, Philip King; Dermot McLaughlin of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, who is also the man behind the successful Culture Night festival; Ian Brannigan of the Western Development Commission; Michael Starrett of the Heritage Council; Kevin Kidney of Failte Ireland and Shona McCarthy of City Of Culture 2013.
This special one-day conference, organised by the Cultural Resources Forum of the Donegal County Development Board, aims to explore the possibilities for development, expansion or possibly just survival, that may be available to the cultural sector in Donegal, specifically in the areas of Cultural Tourism and in the context of the emerging focus on role the ‘Creative Industries’ are set to play in Ireland’s eventual economic recovery. Read more
Sligo North Leitrim Susan O’Keeffe has urged the HSE and the Government to ensure that Meadhbh Mc Givern and patients in her situation in the future are safely transported home. HSE chief executive Cathal Mc Gee has given a personal assurance that Meadhbh will be transported home safely and this is to be welcomed.
“That Cathal Mc Gee has given the assurance to the Mc Givern’s that Meadhbh will be brought home safely is a positive move. As the HSE and other organisations revamp the transportation for patients like Meadhbh they must give equal priority to safe return transport. Read more
Sligo County Board last night ratified three football managers at one meeting. Anthony Brennan, Tourlestrane, will be the County’s u21 manager while Tommy Breheny, St.Mary’s will take charge of the minor squad. Kevin Walsh was reaffirmed as Sligo’s Senior Manager for the 2011-2012 season.
County Board Chairman Cyril Feehily thanked the interview panel who worked on the u21 and Minor vacancies and expressed his gratitude to the Club representatives for their unanimous endorsement of the three Bainisteoirí.
“This County Board has put a strong Management team in place at all grades” said the Chairman.
He stated that it was the executive’s desire to have the Managerial appointments agreed in plenty of time to give them ample opportunity to plan their campaigns and assess the talent available to them. “The lack of success in the Minor and u21 grades has to be addressed and I hope that these appointments and their timing will go some way towards achieving better results” said the Chairman.
He said that he was confident that a fully fit Senior panel, with the guidance of Kevin Walsh, would make up the ground lost in 2010 and regain their form for the challenges ahead.
Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Health Senator Marc Mac Sharry has said the Minister for Health James Reilly has serious questions to answer about a week-long trip he has undertaken to China. Senator Mac Sharry has said: “What’s in this trip for Ireland? There are no medical, HSE or Departmental experts on this trip.”
“Irish hospitals are facing budget crises, bed closures and serious overcrowding. We must ask the question, where is the added value for the Irish health service in this trip? Read more