Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP
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