Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP, has confirmed that the Minister for the Environment, Éamon Ó Cuív has decided to allow the Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage schemes to go to tender.
The tender process can now commence by Donegal County Council inviting expressions of interest. It is expected that such will be invited in a matter of weeks. Afterwards a shortlist will be established and tenders invited for both schemes. Read more
A missing local angler’s body from Glenties, Co Donegal has been recovered.
Kieran Ward was last seen in the town just after 7pm on Sunday evening. A massive search began on Monday including members of Donegal Mountain Rescue, Gardai and dozens of locals.
Emergency services had concentrated their searches in and around the town of Glenties and also along the local River Owenea and last night a body was recovered from the river.
Mr Ward, was a stone mason by trade and a father with a young family, was a keen angler.
The following venues and times have been confirmed for the Ulster GAA Club championship finals.
Saturday 27th November
AIB Ulster Intermediate Football Club Final (7.00pm):
Lisnaskea (Fermanagh) v Doohamlet (Monaghan) at Kingspan Breffni Park
Sunday 28th November
AIB Ulster Senior Football Club Final: (2.00pm)
Crossmaglen (Armagh) v Naomh Conall (Donegal) at St Tiernachs Park, Clones
AIB Ulster Junior Football Club Final (12.15)
Corduff (Monaghan) v Swanlinbar (Cavan) at St Tiernachs Park, Clones
Results: Sunday 17th October
AIB Ulster Senior Football Club First Round:
Kingscourt (Cavan) 0-11 Naomh Conall (Donegal) 1-12
AIB Ulster Intermediate Football Club First Round:
Doohamlet (Monaghan) 1-12 Bundoran (Donegal) 1-10 Read more
N56 road has faced constant criticism
Donegal South West Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has confirmed that two Public Consultation meetings will be held by Donegal County Council regarding the N56 Dungloe to Glenties (Kilraine) Road Scheme.
“The meetings will be held over two days as follows;
- Council Chamber, Dungloe Public Service Centre, Tuesday 27th July 2010, 4.00p.m. to 8.00pm
- Highlands Hotel, Glenties, Wednesday 28th July 2010, 4.00p.m. to 8.00p.m
“I encourage all local residents to attend the public meetings where an opportunity will be available to put forward comments to the project team.” said Ó Domhnaill. Read more
More than 200 young people from Donegal and Derry received their Gaisce Bronze and Silver Awards at a special ceremony in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny, recently.
Crana College, Buncrana (Bronze Awards)
In his opening address, Gaisce Development Officer, Michael Collins, informed the gathering that 2010 marked the 25th Anniversary of Gaisce. During that time tens of thousands of young boys and girls had participated in the programme and last year alone 17,000 participants enrolled.
He paid special tribute to the PAL’s, the President Award Leaders, in the schools and clubs throughout the region who give so much of their time to promote and support the Award. “They are the ‘backbone’ of the organisation”, he added. Read more
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP
Pat the Cope Gallagher has been advised by the HSE, that the Primary Care Centre in Glenties will go to tender immediately. The project is estimated to cost in the region of €1.6 million.
“Tenders will be invited within weeks,” he said.
A period of 4-5 weeks will be given to contractors to submit tenders, after which a successful contractor will be appointed and work on the project should commence by October”. Read more
Pictured at the launch of the 2010/2011 3rd level grants scheme in St Columba's Comprehensive in Glenties in Co Donegal is Tanaiste and Minister for Education and Skills Mary Coughlan. Also in photo is pupils Tom Hughes, Bridget Melly, Patrick Moss, Regina Shovelin, Hughie Gallagher, Jamie Gallagher. School Principal Harold Reid and Deputy Principal Frances Bonner.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms. Mary Coughlan T.D., has announced details of the student maintenance grant schemes for the coming academic year.
This year’s schemes include a number of significant administrative and service improvements aimed at ensuring students getting their grant entitlement on time.
The changes include: Read more
Senator Brian O'Domhnaill
Donegal South West Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has this week said that the lack of progress in obtaining approval from the HSE/Department of Health to allow the Glenties Primary Care Centre proceed to tender is unacceptable.
Speaking in the Seanad this week Senator Ó Domhnaill said; “This project is aimed at providing a new facility which would deliver integrated Primary Care services. The site has been secured by the HSE, which was made available by the local community at a reduced price. Planning permission for the project has been granted and I cannot understand why the HSE appear to be stalling on allowing the project proceed to tender.” Read more