GardaI investigating the murder of Bogdan Michalkiawicz in Letterkenny, Co Donegal are seeking the publics assistance.
The body of Mr Michalkiawicz was discovered at 15 Westside Apartments, Letterkenny on the morning of Wednesday 15th May 2013. The deceased was last seen alive at lunchtime on Monday 13th May 2013. Read more
Gardai in Letterkenny are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body at an apartment at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny at approximately 11am this morning 15th May 2013.
The body of the man in his early 40s remains at the scene.
The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination and the State Pathologist Office has been notified.
Throughout the 24 hours of Relay, volunteers in a ‘Fight Back’ tent will invite members of the public to sign up to and commit to one action to fight back against cancer. This will result in a powerful and colourful tribute to the determination of people from Donegal to beat cancer.
From 1-4pm on Sunday of Relay a Health Fair will take place within the concourse. The Health fair will showcase many of the services available in Letterkenny General Hospital and the community. This is a great opportunity to meet with health professionals in an informal setting and get answers to questions or information on a range of health issues. There will also be an opportunity to get some health checks on the day.
Many of the teams present at Relay will be doing their own thing to create awareness about cancer and how it can be prevented. Members of the public are encouraged to walk around and visit all the teams noticing especially the messages they are trying to promote. Read more
Minster for Health James Reilly has apologised to a nurse after a quip he made to her.
The Minister was leaving the annual conference of theIrish Nurses and Midwives Organisation in Letterkenny.
As he left the conference hall following his address, some delegates chanted: “no more cuts.”
One delegate, Bolatito Aderemi from the Dublin South West branch, started to sing: “All we are saying is enough is enough.”
He told her not to give up the day job.
Later me met with the nurse privately, a Nigerian native, but resident in Ireland for forty years and apologised.
He said it was not meant to cause offence.
Caroline Faulkner has been named senior managing director and head of Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited, a software and contact centre subsidiary of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) (NYSE:PRU) that provides technology and operations services for PFI businesses in the United States.
“We are delighted to promote Caroline to this position. Her proven skills and ability, depth of knowledge, dedication to quality service and commitment to community service make her the perfect choice to lead Pramerica into its future,” said John Fox, vice president, Global Business & Technology Solutions at PFI. “As one of our original seven employees, Caroline played a key role in Pramerica’s success. Since then, I have been continually impressed with her ability to lead business projects that are critical to the success of our PFI business partners.”
Ms. Faulkner, who is also senior vice president and chief information officer at Pramerica, collaborates with PFI senior executives to help ensure continuous business improvement through cost reduction, quality improvements, innovation and risk mitigation. Ms. Faulkner joined Pramerica as senior programme manager when the company was established in 2000. In 2002, she was promoted to director of information systems and became chief information officer in 2010. Read more
16-year old Claire McCormick from Letterkenny, a student at the Margot Keegan School of Speech and Drama, represented the Europe Direct Information Centre Northwest region at the National Soapbox finals held on the 20th of November 2012 in Farmleigh House, Dublin.
The Soapbox competition is an annual event and this year’s event was hosted to coincide with the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations with the motion ‘Youth is wasted on the young’.
Delivering a refined, tightly scripted address in favour of the motion Claire won the Northwest heats held in Letterkenny earlier this month, beating off stiff competition from 15 competitors of all ages and professions from across counties Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.
Letterkenny boxers Naomi O Leary and Brian Elliott both claimed 9 Counties Ulster Titles at the weekend in Ballymena, County Antrim.
Brian son of Letterkenny’s coach John Elliott came up against Ryan McNamee of Springhill, County Tyrone. In the opening Round, young Elliott had his opponent on the back foot with solid straight punches and solid right hooks to the body to finish the Round ahead by 8-1. In the second Round, Elliott caught his opponent with a solid right hook to the body and then a sharp left right to the head to force the referee to step in and give the Tyrone lad a standing count. McNamee failed to recover and the referee had no option to stop the contest in favour of Elliott to claim his second Ulster Title. Read more
Letterkenny Boxing Club
Letterkenny boxer, Eddie Ward, will make his International debut on Wednesday 22 June when he will travel to Germany where he will box in the Branberg Cup.
This is a great honor for the young 17 year old Letterkenny man who has only been boxing for the last three seasons. Eddie lifted his first major title in May when he won an all-Ireland junior super heavyweight final in Dublin. Read more
FREE Evening Master Composting Course Thursday 16th June, Letterkenny
Donegal County Council together with the national Stop Food Waste Campaign and the Healthy Gardening Programme will host a FREE evening composting course at Letterkenny Community Gardens (beside the Garden Centre at St. Conal’s Hospital) on Thursday 16th June from 7.00pm – 9.30pm.
By Paddy Clancy
POST OFFICES are geared to take over motor tax services from local authorities – a move which could help to deliver the savings set out in the Croke Park agreement, the Irish Postmasters’ Union said ahead of its 2011 annual conference starting today in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Union general secretary Brian McGann said that the post offices could deliver additional public services – such as motor tax renewal – through its network, thereby helping Government departments and local authorities to save on staff and infrastructure costs. Read more