O’Dea and Noonan in race to top poll

first_imgNewsLocal NewsO’Dea and Noonan in race to top pollBy admin – February 24, 2011 586 Facebook He commented: “We are a bit cautious because we polled very well right up until the last week in 2007, when we began to fade.“I’m positioned to get a seat, but Willie would need to lose a lot of votes not to top the poll”.According to O’Dea, it has been a hugely tough campaign.“The situation is not helped by the latest poll – Fianna Fail down two points – if that is reflected here, we will be lucky to hold on to one seat – take a poll of 14% – that is only 7% of a quota”.Kieran O’Donnell is confident of retaining his seat.And Peter Power is not even contemplating being left out of the equation.“I think both myself and Willie can be elected if Fianna Fail people vote strategically”.Sinn Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan, is of the belief the fourth seat is open.“With the exception of Michael Noonan, I don’t think there is a safe seat .He claimed that a lot of people in working class and lower income areas will be swapping their vote over from Fianna Fail to Sinn Féin.With Labour stabilised at 20%, Jan O’Sullivan remains upbeat.“We’ve had a very positive response, and there’s a very good chance of a second seat”.Quietly confident, Labour’s Joe Leddin said he is feeling very positive as he enters the home stretch.‘I’ve been getting emails, cards and text messages wishing me the best. People want to see new younger faces on the doorsteps”.Said Kevin Kiely: ‘I’ve been late into the campaign but I’m getting a very positive response. People are fed up with the mainstream parties”.Other candidates in the city are Cian Prendiville, (Socialist Party), Sheila Cahill, (Greens), Denis Riordan, (Independent), Conor O’Donoghue, (CSP), and Matt Larkin, (Independent).In the Limerick Constituency, Niall Collins, (Fianna Fail), Dan Neville, (Fine Gael) are seen as safe bets, with Patrick O’Donovan, (Fine Gael), John Dillon, (Independent), Bill O’Donnell, (Fine Gael) and James Heffernan, (Labour), seen as the strongest candidates for the third seat. Also in the running are Con Cremin, (Independent), Patrick O’Doherty, (Independent), Seamus Sherlock, (Independent) and Stephen Wall (Greens). Email THOUGH strongly favoured to overtake Willie O’Dea as poll topper in the Limerick City Constituency in Friday’s election, Michael Noonan told the Limerick Post, that both he and Fine Gael, were taking nothing for granted.O’Dea polled 19,082 first preferences in 2007, while Noonan recorded 7,507.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleNoonan’s pledge for negative equity generationNext articleFriars’ generous gift remains unopened adminlast_img read more

Latest flood update from Donegal County Council

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 1, 2017 L-7451-1 – Drumskillen Road DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest Donegal County Council has confirmed that’s its Carndonagh Office will open from 9am to 5pm tomorrow to continue to offer support to those affected by last week’s floods.To date, 50 families have registered with Donegal County Council as being displaced.20 of these families are being facilitated by their own insurance companies, 15 families are being accomodated and the council is actively working with the remaining 15 families to find an accommodation solution that meets their needs.On the roads, the installation of the temporary bailey bridge at Riverside between Quigleys Point and Carndonagh continues today and it is hoped the road will open to single lane traffic by Monday evening.Work at Three Trees between Muff and Quigleys Point is continuing and it is expected that this road will be open to two way traffic next week.Grainne’s Gap is now open with a small diversion around Thompsonstown Bridge, a number of other roads across the peninsula remain closed.********************** L-7761-2 – Knowhead Road/Calfwarn Roads UpdateThe installation of the temporary bailey bridge on the R240 at Riverside between Quigleys Point and Carndonagh continues today and it is hoped that this structure will be installed allowing the road to be open to single lane traffic by Monday evening. Pinterest Housing AssistanceThe Council’s Housing Service is continuing to provide support and assistance to those affected by the floods.   News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th L-53912 – Annagh Clean Up AssistanceWork is continuing with clean-up efforts in Inishowen and anyone who requires help with clean-up efforts or who need to access skips and/or dehumidifiers should contact Donegal County Council at 074 91 53900. WhatsApp L-1891-2 – Eskaheen Road to chapel To date 50 families have registered with Donegal County Council as being displaced and these families are being supported and their needs are being determined on a case by case basis.  20 of these families are being facilitated by their own insurance companies and at this point in time do not require support from the Council and 15 families have either been accommodated with longer term temporary accommodation or are in the process of being accommodated or have been offered accommodation.  The Council is actively working with the remaining 15 families to find an accommodation solution that meets their needs.  L-7631-3 – Glenbridge Road L-1381-2 – Meendacalliagh/Evishbreedy: Illies to Glentoghter You can also keep up to date by following Donegal County Council on Facebook or on Twitter @DonegalCouncil.  Statement in full -Carndonagh Office to open on SaturdayDonegal County Council’s offices in Carndonagh will open this Saturday from 9am to 5pm to continue to offer support to those affected by last week’s floods.  The Council can also be contacted by calling 074 91 53900 during these hours or by calling 074 91 72288 out of hours.  Work on the R238 at Three Trees between Muff and Quigleys Point is continuing and it is expected that this road will be open to two way traffic next week. Twitter This scheme is a humanitarian support contribution towards the costs of returning business, sport and community premises to their pre-flood condition including the replacement of flooring, fixtures and fittings and damaged stock where relevant.  A maximum of €20,000 is available for applicants under this scheme.  Application forms for this scheme will be available at https://www.redcross.ie/news-and- events/Donegal+humanitarian+flooding+assistance/. Countywide Clean Up AssistanceThe Council is also aware that other areas in the county including Raphoe, Rathmullan and Bundoran were affected by recent floods and any household, business, sports clubs or community organisation affected in these areas can also access supports and assistance by contacting the Council directly. The assessment of the 1500km road network is Inishowen is ongoing and in excess of 425 issues have been identified and work is continuing to identify and cost design solutions.  Twitter Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Support SchemeThe Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Support Scheme is available for small businesses and community, voluntary and sporting bodies who do not have insurance in place.  L-7681-1 – Lowertown Road/Gortcormacan A number of rural roads across the peninsula remain closed and are likely to remain closed for a number of weeks.  Local diversions are in place.  These roads include the following: Latest flood update from Donegal County Council DonationsThe Irish Red Cross has agreed to receive donations to help assist those affected by the recent floods and these donations will be administered through the local Red Cross unit in Donegal.  You can make a donation the Irish Red Cross Society, Account Number 10005462, Account NSC 900017 and donations should be referenced to the ‘Donegal Floods Appeal’.  Any donations received will be restricted for use in the Donegal area and all donations will be acknowledged. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The damage to the road network has been extensive and all road users are being asked to take extra care when out on the roads.  L-7641-1 – Gortcormacan Anyone who has been affected by this flooding incident and who requires support and assistance including emergency housing, assistance with cleaning their properties or any other humanitarian need, should contact the Council by calling into our offices or by calling 074 91 53900 during opening hours or 074 91 72288 during out of hours.  Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articlePSNI appeal for clarity in Lettershandowney bomb warningNext articleResidential Tenancies Board says Donegal tenants should know their rights News Highland The R244 at Craignahorna on the Mountain Road between Buncrana and Carndonagh remains closed. It is not feasible to reopen this road in the short term.  Local diversions remain in place. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The L-1781-6 Grainne’s Gap is now open with a small diversion around Thompsonstown Bridge. Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Students to share research at Human Development Conference

first_imgStudents from across the country and the world will present original research this Friday and Saturday at the seventh annual Human Development Conference.Senior and conference co-chair Christopher Newton said the conference’s basic goals are the same as any other academic conference: “dissemination of research, networking of researchers and sharing experiences and methods.”However, what makes this conference unique are the students presenting, Newton said. The conference will be composed of primarily undergraduates, both from all over the country and some from the nations of Uganda and India, he said.“These are undergrads, and a lot of them have conducted field work,” Newton said. “They’ve actually gone out to these countries and engaged with the people most closely involved [with these issues]. That’s a very difficult undertaking, so sharing how you go about that and what your experiences were is really valuable at this early stage of people’s development with that type of work.”Junior and conference co-chair Maggie Guzman said the diversity of participants at the conference will foster discussion throughout the weekend.“The purpose [of the Human Development Conference] is to create an environment of discussion, of debate, focusing on the future of development,” Guzman said. “This is a very interdisciplinary conference. We have students from all over the world and representing different majors. And they’re talking about different topics.”The inspiration behind the conference’s theme of “envision, enact, evaluate” was inspired by the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and the work to develop the Sustainable Development Goals to take their place, Newton said.“There’s the big picture [at the conference] of international development at large heading towards a crossroads,” he said.Jeffrey Sachs, who was highly involved in the creation of the Millennium Development Goals, will give the conference’s keynote address. The conference also boasts 16 different panels throughout the weekend, each of which addresses a different area of development, Newton said.“You could be going to a global health panel, and you could be getting national healthcare provision in Mexico and treatment of lymphatic filariasis in the Dominican Republic,” he said. “… That’s what we love personally about it — it’s just incredible the things that people are doing.”Even those who are not interested in doing research in development will benefit from listening to their peers at the conference, Guzman said.“It doesn’t just have to be only research, but if you’re interested in doing an internship, going abroad — getting a feel for the culture, the problems, the politics involved, the state of development in that region — that’s also very important,” she said. “We have very big focus and representation from all of the different areas around the world, so even if you have a slight interest in exploring the world, this is a great way to get exposed to the problems we are currently facing internationally.”Students are required to register for the conference if they plan to attend the event’s keynote address. Registration and more information on the conference is located on the Kellogg Institute’s website.Tags: Dominican Republic, Human Development Conference, Jeffrey Sachs, Mexicolast_img read more

NBBF disclaims malicious tweet

first_imgRelatedPosts Serbia-based Nigerian basketballer slumps, dies after training NBBF celebrates Nigerian Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade Pray for Nigeria during Ramadan — NBBF The Nigeria Basketball Federation has disclaimed a publication in the social media where it was claimed that the federation had secured the release of funds from the Ministry of Youth and Sports ahead of the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympic qualification tournament in Maputo, Mozambique.The NBBF made the disclaimer in a statement on Thursday.The statement said: “The attention of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has been drawn to a publication via a twitter handle ‘D’TigresNG’ alleging that the Ministry has released funds to the NBBF and that the federation could not pay the D’Tigress players who represented Nigeria at the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Maputo, Mozambique, their appropriate allowances in order to prosecute the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament whose 1st window ended in Maputo, Mozambique, a few days ago.“The NBBF wants the public to note that it does not have any form of control of this twitter handle and it dissociates itself in every material particular from that twitter publication which is indeed false and misleading and urges members of the public and all concerned to disregard it in its entirety.”The NBBF said it was unable to pay the players their full allowance in Maputo as it was not in position to do so due to lack of funds. It said: “The federation has not received any related funding from the ministry yet, which is still being processed and expected.”The Federation made it clear to the players in Maputo that when the funds eventually become available, they would receive their full entitlements.The NBBF, the statement added, has launched an investigation to get at the root of this publication, which is believed to be the handiwork of detractors bent on derailing the D’Tigress’ Olympic Games aspirations and also to portray the federation in bad light before the sports ministry. Tags: NBBFlast_img read more