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24 hour protest underway at Minster Mc Hugh’s office

Picture with thanks to Eoin McGarvey

Up to fifty people are currently gathered outside the office of Donegal TD Joe McHugh hoping to compel him to support Donegal County Council’s stance on water charges. A motion to support the abolition of water charges and keep Irish Water in public ownership was supported by the majority at a meeting of the council last week. Local members of ... Read More »

Mac Sharry says Europe can’t be forced to co-operate


It’s emerged that the Oireachtas banking inquiry could be given wider powers than first expected. The Seanad’s procedural committee says laws should be changed so that Central Bank employees can pass on confidential information. It’s also called for the inquiry to be widened so that the Inquiry investigates the role of the Eurozone in Ireland’s financial collapse. The changes have ... Read More »

24 hour protest planned outside TD office in Donegal


A twenty four hour anti-water charge protest is planned today outside the office of Donegal TD Joe McHugh. The gathering in Letterkenny has been organised by the Donegal Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay Campaign. The protest gets underway at twelve noon. Independent Donegal Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easpuig explains the purpose of today’s demonstration. Read More »

Deputy Perry Defends the New Water Charges Package


A Sligo Leitrim TD has defended the Government’s new water charges package, saying that the system provides a fair, simple and affordable plan for all customers. Fine Gael Deputy John Perry added that the Univeral Water Conservation Grant of one hundred euro will alleviate the pressure on hard-pressed familes. And speaking to Ocean Fm Deputy Perry said that it’s vital the ... Read More »

Cautious welcome given to Obama’s immigration reform plan


A prominent Donegal campaigner for the undocumented Irish in America has this morning given a cautious welcome to Barack Obama’s immigration reform plan. It’s hoped that the measures will save five million immigrants from deportation if it wins the support of Congress. The plan will allow undocumented migrants who have been living illegally in the US for five years – ... Read More »

TUI hopes protests can be avoided


A Donegal Representative for the TUI has expressed her hope that a resolution can be sought before secondary school teachers go on strike on December second. Talks between the Minister of Education broke down this week. The ASTI and TUI now plan to go ahead with a one day strike on December second – and there are also plans for ... Read More »

Retired Sligo Detective has called for more resources for Gardai


A Retired Detective in Sligo has called for more resources to be made available to members of the force. Speaking on Ocean FM in the past hour, former detective Pauline McDonagh said that many lower ranking Gardai don’t have the necessary technical supports they require. She also asked that communities be patient with their local members and supply the local ... Read More »

Sligo Greenway committee host public meeting this evening


A public meeting to discuss Greenway developments in County Sligo will be held in Castledargan this evening The open forum will feature speakers from the Great Western Greenway in Mulranny Co. Mayo, who will highlight the positive impact and benefits to the communities of Collooney, Ballygawley and Ballintogher of the proposed Greenway. Other associated multi-use recreational waymarked trails under consideration ... Read More »