House Sanctions Public Works Minister’s Extension Request

first_imgMembers of the House of Representatives have consented to defer the reappearance of Public Works Minister, Dr. Antoinette Weeks from Thursday, 12 June to Thursday, 26 June 2014.The lawmakers made the overwhelming decision during their 36th day sitting on Thursday, June 12, 2014 owing to a request for extension to appear before the House of Representatives.Dr. Weeks should have continued her 16-page report, which began Tuesday, June 10 relating to the poor quality road and infrastructures in the country.According to the Public Works Minister, 34 contracts were singled-source and about US$500,000 were spent to mark the Buchanan highway amongst others.Meanwhile, in her letter to the Representatives in session, she pleaded for a request permission from the House of Representatives to reschedule for reappearance for two (2) weeks until Thursday, June 26, 2014 due to several pre-scheduled and pending commitments of the Ministry of Public Works (Ministry).“Some of these pre-scheduled and pending commitments include but not limited to the following; a jointly sponsored workshop by the Ministry of Public Works and Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) as part of the Liberian Swedish Feeder Roads Project (LSFRP) covering Best Practice Guidelines, Design Standards, Road Alignment, Road Curvature, Drainage Design, Culvert Design on June 12,” Dr. Weeks wrote.She added: “Meeting with ArcelorMittal for the Ganta-to-Yekepa Road Upgrade Conditions on June 12, 2014 and visit to the Southeast to assess the road conditions and work process scheduled for the week of June 16-21, 2014 and several other pending House and External project-related issues to be addressed by the Ministry during the next two weeks.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIn a scene in the last act of the ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Shylock, the money lending Jew pursues Antonio before the Venetian court for breach of contract. Shylock prays the court to enforce the provision of the contract which entitles him, in the event of a breach, to a live pound of the defendant’s flesh.  Intransigent, inflexible and vengeful, Shylock will accept nothing less than his pound of Antonio’s flesh.  Portia, however, lover to the defendant’s best friend, assumes the advocacy of Antonio. And in one of Shakespeare’s favorite dramatic devices of disguise, Portia proposes to Shylock, in the hurly burly of argumentation, not so many juridical arguments as she does a moral option.  A moral option based in the faith of God!  And this is what she says:“THE QUALITY OF MERCY IS NOT STRAINED, IT DROPPETH AS THE GENTLE RAIN FROM HEAVEN UPON THE PLACE BENEATH.  IT IS TWICE BLEST.  IT BLESSETH HIM THAT GIVES AND HIM THAT TAKES.  TIS MIGHTIEST IN THE MIGHTIEST, IT BECOMES A THRONED MONARCH BETTER THAN HIS CROWN.  THE SCEPTRE SHOWS THE FORCE OF TEMPORAL POWER, THE ATTRIBUTE TO AWE AND MAJESTY WHEREIN DOTH SIT THE DREAD AND FEAR OF KINGS.  BUT MERCY IS ABOVE THIS SCEPTRED SWAY.  IT IS ENTHRONED IN THE HEARTS OF KINGS, IT IS AN ATTRIBUTE TO GOD HIMSELF”.   Act IV, scene 1   William ShakespeareAnd so, the conclusion of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ turns for outcomes upon this ‘OPERATION OF MERCY’ to resolve the central conflicts:  The conflicts of money, the conflicts of love, and the conflicts of law. And it was also by this self-same ‘OPERATION OF MERCY’ that Gyude Bryant emerged on the Liberian scene in 2003, charged with the responsibility to draw a million bellicose Liberian parts into one accommodating whole.  But before the ‘OPERATION OF MERCY’ was a skillful political tool, it was in Chairman Bryant’s effortless compassion and accommodation guided by principle and faith.  Bryant’s ‘OPERATION OF MERCY’ was possessed of the understanding that the greatest need of men and women everywhere is the recognition and affirmation of their humanity, irrespective of their station in life. It was thru Bryant’s ‘OPERATION OF MERCY’ that the nation and people were set upon roads not taken, in a direction of better choices, to new places and paradigms of possibilities.  It was Bryant’s ‘OPERATION OF MERCY’ that created the discipline to deliver to the Liberian people without variation and delay.  And Gyude Bryant shone on the national stage because -MERCY- the one quintessential quality missing to Liberian political and civic life was enthroned in his heart.In its vicissitudes, the hits and misses, the zeniths and nadirs, in the munificence of God’s wisdom, we need accept that Bryant accomplished here on earth what his Maker put him here to do.  In the munificence of God’s wisdom, we need accept that God repossessed Bryant’s life according to HIS plan. And it is ALSO in this munificent wisdom that the charge and responsibility of his legacy is bequeathed to us.Gyude Bryant is motionless.  His life is extinguished, and yet, there is a great unfinished national business at hand.  A business to bind the nation’s wounds, a business to untangle truth from strangulating lies, a business to lather justice to a million wrongs, and a business to produce prosperity and happiness for the people. Bryant’s tenure started THIS process which now ebbs more than it flows.   The good is not the enemy of the perfect, and where we continue to throw the patriots and their industry onto the great Liberian bonfire of ingratitude, we burn the hopes and heroism, the health and happiness of millions born to this land. We wallow in the cinders of confusion and defeat when Mercy is absent.  Bryant’s sacrifices, however, were not for a nation of merciless qualities, but for a nation of merciful life.That is the contribution and character of Bryant’s life. It is incumbent upon us to seize it. For nothing that we do or say has meaning or tenure, or use in the absence of mercy, mercy towards each other, and mercy for Liberia’s life. We can only do ourselves and our country honor in saluting an icon in the new Pantheon of the Patriots; one who might be called ‘A Liberian Worthy’.“I am a part of all that I have metTho much is taken, much abidesThat which we are, we are —One equal temper of heroic heartsStrong in willTo strive, to seek, to find,And not to yield.”     -Alfred, Lord TennysonShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rep. Aspirant Decides On Mills Jones

first_imgWith 468 days to the holding of the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, several politicians have begun switching alliances to the candidates of their choice.One such person to pledge his support to the presidential ambition of former Central Bank Governor, Dr. J. Mills Jones, is Josephus M. Paye, himself a representative aspirant in Nimba County’s Electoral District #6. The district is currently represented at the 53rd National Legislature by Ricks Toweh.“Having consulted with my family, friends and supporters under the umbrella of the ‘Friends of Josephus Paye (FOJP) for Representative 2017,’ I hereby pledge my support to Dr. J. Mills Jones and the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) in the ensuing elections,” Mr. Paye said in a statement addressed to Dr. Jones’ party.According to Mr. Paye, his decision is a result of careful and analytical scrutiny of all political actors and institutions on the current landscape of the country’s body politic, with the view of identifying the one most suitable and better prepared to address the unprecedented wave of poverty that now plagues the nation.In Mr. Paye’s view, Dr. Jones, among the presidential candidates, “is best suited to fight the country’s endemic corruption as well as relieving citizens from the hands of pandemic poverty.”Dr. Jones while serving as Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia demonstrated the capacity and vision to transform the country, he said.“This was evident by practical steps and initiatives taken that had clear trickle-down effect on rural dwellers and other less fortunate people in society,” Mr. Paye added. To woo more support for Dr. Jones, Mr. Paye has called on all well meaning Liberians, especially residents of Electoral District #6 in Tappita, Lower Nimba County, to see Dr. Jones and MOVEE as the beacon of hope for the rebirth of the nation. Mr. Paye’s declaration for Dr. Jones came barely a week after former Internal Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly Sr. declared his support for Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai’s presidential bid for 2017.Dukuly also called on other citizens, both at home and abroad, to support Veep Boakai.He described VP Boakai as the best man positioned to succeed President Sirleaf and to continue to champion the effort to build on the dividends of 12 years of peace, security, and stability.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

School district bills parents when children miss class

first_imgSCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – Frustrated by children missing class for long weekend ski trips and jaunts to Disneyland, the local school district is trying a novel approach to persuade parents to keep them in school. It’s sending them bills – $36.13 per day. The bills are merely a request for reimbursement; no one is actually required to pay. But some parents in the well-to-do community 30 miles south of Silicon Valley are handing over the money, seeing it as a way to ease a guilty conscience. Others, though, say the request borders on rudeness in a state where nearly half the annual budget – $66billion – already is devoted to education. “I tossed it. It’s a public school. I’m not going to be told to pay when I have my kids out,” said Helene Handy, who received the initial notice explaining the new policy three times – once each from her children in elementary, middle and high school. “We’ve got to have a better way to pay for our schools.” The issue is tied to California’s complex system of funding its public schools, in which how much a school receives is based on how many students are in class on any given day. When parents take their children out of class for family play days, their schools lose money. The district sent a letter in January to parents, titled “If You Play, Please Pay.” It was intended as much to alert parents to the financial consequences for schools as it was to solicit donations, said Brenda Spalding, assistant to Superintendent Susan Silver. “Are the ski slopes calling? Is the beach beckoning? Are you taking the kids to Disneyland midweek to avoid the crowds?” the letter asked. “If so, we would encourage you to reconsider. When your child misses school, there are consequences for the student and the district.” Later, it added, “Make your check payable to Scotts Valley Unified School District.” Stan Wilson didn’t think twice about taking his children, Connor, 6, and Courtney, 8, to Hawaii for a week with his extended family earlier this school year, even if it meant they would miss five days at Vine Hill Elementary. When the family returned, the Wilsons received the letter from the district asking for compensation, which would have totaled more than $360. Wilson happily gave even more, writing a check for $500. The tax-deductible “donation” was a bargain compared with the private school tuition he and his wife were prepared to pay before they decided to keep their children in public school, Wilson said. “We saved so much money, we decided it was fair,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Juventus hailed as ‘the lions of Wembley’

first_img0Shares0000Gianluigi Buffon led Juventus to a come-from-behind victory against Tottenham at Wembley to secure a last-eight Champions League spot © AFP / Glyn KIRKROME, Italy, Mar 8 – Juventus were hailed as “the lions of Wembley” by the Italian media on Thursday after the Serie A side’s stunning fightback against Tottenham to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.Massimiliano Allegri’s side were on the brink of elimination after Son Heung-Min’s first-half strike put Spurs ahead at their temporary home of Wembley on Wednesday. But, despite being completely outplayed in the opening period, Juventus got back in the game after the break and equalised through Gonzalo Higuain.That was the decisive moment as Tottenham suddenly went to pieces, allowing the Italian champions to score again two minutes and 49 seconds later as Paulo Dybala punished poor defending with a cool finish.All three Italian sports dailies sung from the same hymn book, with the headline in both the Gazzetto dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport acclaiming “the Lions of Wembley”, while for Tuttosport Juve were simply “Lions”.And the abiding image of a gripping game was the sight of their two aged roaring lions, 40-year-old keeper Gianluigi Buffon and 33-year-old Giorgio Chiellini, face to face, after the veteran central defender made a crucial tackle on Spurs striker Harry Kane.On Wednesday Tottenham discovered that Juve were not old but experienced — and never beaten until the final whistle.At home it has been Napoli who since the start of the season have looked most likely to win Serie A title, but if Juve win their game in hand against Atalanta next week it will put them at the top of the table ahead of the sprint to the line.Juve were made to suffer at Wembley, with the first half a trial for the Italians up against the speed and youth of their English hosts.But they never raised the white flag of surrender, despite a dugout deprived of any outright attackers in the absence of Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandzukic and Federico Bernardeschi, and with stars like Blaise Matuidi, Higuain and Dybala not yet at peak fitness after recent returns from injury.But Argentinian duo Higuain and Dybala were the architects of Juve’s escape act, as was Allegri.“In the first leg I was criticised for my substitutions and today you are congratulating me for them? It’s the players who win matches. Me, I make mistakes and I sometimes try to repair them,” the coach said, tongue firmly in cheek.Seven of Allegri’s team had an even tougher assignment to attend on Thursday, the funeral of Davide Astori, the 31-year-old Fiorentina captain who died of a suspected heart attack last weekend.“We dedicate the win to him. He is on our minds on this day. I cried many times. He was a fantastic player. It was very difficult during the match because we had to think of the game and the outcome and it’s not easy. But he’s always in our heart,” said Chiellini.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Zanzibar hits Tanzania to go top of Group A

first_img0Shares0000Ibrahim Ahmad (r) is joined by teammates in celebrating his winning goal against Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 7- Second half goals from Khamis Suleiman Khamis and Ibrahim Ahmad saw Zanzibar beat neighbors Tanzania 2-1 and move top of Group ‘A’ of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup with a 100 percent record, having shocked Rwanda 3-1 in their first match on Tuesday.The islanders came from a goal down with Tanzania having broken the deadlock through Azam midfielder Himid Mao on the half hour mark. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Zanzibar occupy the apex with six points, two ahead of hosts Kenya whom they play on Saturday evening at the same venue.Tanzania had hugely played second fiddle to their Zanzibar brothers in the opening minutes of the game, but were the first to break the deadlock when midfielder Mao picked up the ball after a one-two interchange of passes with striker Daniel Lyanga before shooting low past the keeper.It was a huge heartbreak for Zanzibar who had dominated possession in the opening minutes, wowing the handful of fans at the Kenyatta Stadium with their precise passing and movement.Zanzibar should have broken the deadlock in the 16th minute when an onrushing Hamad missed by a hair’s breadth Mohammed Issa Juma’s cross from the right, with only keeper Aishi Manula to beat.Tanzania’s Muzamiru Yassin vies for the ball with Zanzibar’s Abdul Aziz Makame during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 7, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHamad had another chance in the 21st minute when he controlled a Haji Mininya cross from the left but his shot unmarked inside the box was well collected by Manula in the Tanzania goal.After going ahead, Tanzania grew in confidence and began to dominate the game more and impose their superiority over Zanzibar. Seeing his side being drained, Zanzibar coach Hemed Suleiman pulled oit Hamad Makame for Suleiman Kassim Selembe.The islanders came back stronger in the second half and in the 57th minute they had a golden chance which they missed. Hamad put Mudathir Yahya through on goal with only the keeper to beat but the midfielder placed the ball wide.Five minutes later, Mininya who had been enterprising on the left wing floated in a decent cross but Kassim Suleiman’s connection went over.Their pressure finally bore fruit in the 67th minute when Suleiman drew them level after picking up Ibrahim Said’s cross from the right, outmuscling his marker inside the box and curling the ball beyond Aishi Manula in the Tanzania goal.Twelve minutes later, they were away with the win when Hamad tapped in from a yard out after Selembe’s low cross from the left had evaded everyone inside the box.Zanzibar defended with their hearts and held on for the priceless win.last_img read more

Bungoma to host Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Western Finals

first_img0Shares0000The eight teams that qualified for the regional final will converge at Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma to fight for a slot in the national finals.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1 – The two teams that will represent Western region at the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom national finals will be known this weekend.The eight teams that qualified for the regional final will converge at Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma to fight for a slot in the national finals. “We are excited to be going to the strong fan base of Bungoma where we hope to discover more talent from the Western Region,” said Nick Mwendwa, President – Football Kenya Federation.The boys semifinals will see Emanani Muslim Secondary from Butere-Mumias take on Mukumu Boys from Kakamega while Kapsokwony from Mt. Elgon will face Lugari Blue Saints.In the girls semis, Chelebei Secondary from Mt. Elgon will play Bishop Njenga from Lugari while Busia’s Kigandole will face Shinyalu from Kakamega County.So far, Rift valley, Eastern, Nyanza, North Eastern and Coast regions have all selected the teams that will represent them at the national finals. Central and Nairobi regions will hold their finals in the next few weeks.The winners of this weekend’s finals will each receive a cash reward of Shs 200,000 and will proceed to the National finals set for the 24th and 25th March. The losing finalists will also receive a cash reward of Shs 100,000 each.At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with Sh1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April 2018.Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Letters: Expect pack attack

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Owner may be charged for dog bites” (Antelope Valley edition, Jan. 25): I cannot comment on the procedures for charging the homeowner. Even with precautions, animals are unpredictable and quick. I can say that somehow the public in general is ignorant or disregardful of all the ramifications and responsibilities of owning a dog, especially in this community. As an example, and despite numerous complaints from Leona Valley residents, we have a huge problem here of dogs running loose and unleashed. Mark my words that eventually the media will be reporting an attack on someone in this community. Several years back, while I was returning home with a large order from KFC, my car broke down about one-quarter mile from my residence. By the time I finally arrived at my door, 10 to 15 loose dogs that I encountered had become progressively aggressive, and I considered it a truly fortunate happenstance that I was able to close the door behind me without injury. Again, we have, over the years, repeatedly complained to animal-control authorities – to no avail. Frank J. Schroeder Leona Valley Set prison straight Regarding the Associated Press article about the use of inmates to keep order: I was interviewed for this story and am deeply troubled that what I read is contrary to what I said. Let me set the record straight. Inmate James “Boots” Tigar, a convicted murderer and a white supremacist, was not a member of the Inmate Advisory Council at the time of the November 2004 incident that culminated in the death of inmate Wade Shiflett. Inmate Tigar was not given broad access throughout the prison; nor was he used as a so-called “peacekeeper.” Inmate advisory councils are communications conduits from inmates to prison management. Consistent with state law, inmates are elected to these councils by other inmates. They are not “peacekeepers.” An excerpt of a memorandum I wrote last April was used out of context. In that memo, I warned my staff against using inmates in volunteer-work assignments as intermediaries unless authorized. I issued this memo after the murder of Correctional Officer Manuel A. Gonzalez Jr. as part of an effort by all prisons to evaluate inmate movement in the wake of that tragedy. Using the memo to give the perception that I was addressing the issue of so-called peacekeepers is journalistically irresponsible. I welcome any review of the more than 750 reportable incidents that occur each year by any internal or external organization. Any fair investigation will prove that we do not use inmates as peacekeepers. California State Prison, Sacramento, houses 3,000 of the most violent inmates in the state. My employees, who risk their lives every day, continuously gather intelligence to keep order, including communicating with inmates. I am proud of the work they do. Scott Kernan Warden California State Prison, Sacramentolast_img read more


first_imgMinister of State for the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley plans to a roll out a new information scheme to persuade expectant mums to raise their children through Irish.And Letterkenny General Hospital will play a role in a pilot of the scheme.It was one of two schemes announced under the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030. Handing out grants to support the language had failed, he said.“We used to have the Gaeltacht grants for houses and doors and windows, which might have helped the infrastructure and quality of life, but did nothing for the native tongue,” he said.“If we are going to increase the number of daily speakers, we need to give families more practical support, not money.”Family Language Support Programme “The Family Language Support Programme and the language planning process in the Gaeltacht involve a new approach that will make a considerable difference to the implementation of the 20-Year Strategy on the ground,” the Minister of State said at the launch in the Ionad Tacaíochta Teaghlaigh (An Crann Taca) in Indreabhán, Co. Galway.The aim of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s Family Language Support Programme is to strengthen the Irish language as the household and community language in the Gaeltacht in accordance with the 20-Year Strategy.Under this programme, the Department intends to undertake 12 specific measures to support Gaeltacht families who are raising their children through Irish or who wish to raise their children through Irish.The Minister of State announced that the Department has agreed with the co-operation of the Health Service Executive (HSE) to circulate an information leaflet, regarding the advantages of raising children through Irish, to expectant mothers and mothers of newborn babies.This awareness campaign will be initiated through the maternity services operating through the HSE in Galway city, Letterkenny and Castlebar. It is also intended to broaden this campaign to maternity services which serve other Gaeltacht areas. “This information leaflet is only the beginning of an awareness campaign to foster a better understanding among parents of the benefits of raising children through Irish. There is also a support pack, containing a CD and a book suitable for children, available to parents through my Department. All parents have to do to obtain the pack is to get in touch with my Department. It is worth mentioning also that the intention is to gradually add to this support pack,” the Minister of State said.In addition to the awareness campaign, the Minister of State announced the following new measures which will be implemented in conjunction with key stakeholders under the Family Language Support Programme:• The Department’s Summer Camps Scheme will be enhanced to focus separately on 3 to 6 year olds and on 7 to 14 year olds (as opposed to the current 4 to 7 year old age group);• Special training courses will be held for Gaeltacht teenagers between 15 and 17 years old who speak fluent Irish to enable them to work as assistants in the Irish language summer colleges;• Community-based Gaeltacht committees/organisations will be assisted in organising suitable activities, e.g. parent and toddler/child groups;• The Department’s Language Assistants Scheme will be developed in order to better serve children in Gaeltacht schools with regard to enrichment or acquisition of the Irish language; and• A portal website for the Irish language will be developed to provide easy access to the public to Irish-language materials and resources. As part of this portal website, content will be developed online which will assist parents raising their children through Irish.“Although the Family Language Support Programme will primarily serve Gaeltacht families, the support pack and online content will be available to everyone. This is of particular importance in the context of the goals specified in the 20-Year Strategy to increase the number of Irish language speakers nationally,” the Minister of State said.Language Planning ProcessThe Minister of State announced that the language planning process in the Gaeltacht is to begin. “I am delighted to get the language planning process in the Gaeltacht underway today. Under the Gaeltacht Bill 2012 which is currently being drafted, the Gaeltacht will be given a new definition based on language criteria as opposed to geographical areas, as is currently the case. In accordance with the 20-Year Strategy, a language plan will be developed at community level in all Gaeltacht areas,” the Minister of State said.Under the language planning process, the Gaeltacht will be delineated into 19 distinct language planning areas. Each one of these areas will be required to prepare a language plan in due course. In order to implement a comprehensive and systematic language planning process in the Gaeltacht, the Minister of State indicated that he has invited 6 language planning areas to begin this process immediately.“This is only the first stage of the language planning process in the Gaeltacht. Clearly, all 19 language planning areas will be required to prepare language plans in due course,” the Minister of State said.Údarás na Gaeltachta currently funds various community-based organisations in the Gaeltacht. It has been agreed that one primary organisation will operate in each of the language planning areas to implement the process on the ground, with assistance from the Údarás. It is intended that the other organisations in the same language planning area will operate in conjunction with the primary organisation with regard to language planning. The Údarás will be responsible for taking the appropriate steps, in conjunction with the various organisations, to implement this approach.The Minister of State said: “The language planning process is an opportunity for Gaeltacht communities. I expect the Department, the Údarás and the community-based organisations to work together to deliver this process.”The community-based organisations will be given practical training to assist them in implementing the language planning process in partnership with the public. In addition, the organisations will be provided with a language planning template, based on the recommendations of the Comprehensive Linguistic Study of the Use of Irish in the Gaeltacht, to assist them in preparing language plans.Language Planning Areas in the GaeltachtUnder the language planning process, the intention is to delineate the Gaeltacht into 19 distinct language planning areas of which 6 areas (listed in bold) have been invited to start this process immediately.Cork• Múscraí and CléireKerry• West Kerry• South KerryDonegal• North Donegal – Fánaid, Ros Goill, An Tearmann, Na Dúnaibh• Gaoth Dobhair, Rann na Feirste, Anagaire, Loch an Iúir• Cloich Chionnaola, Gort an Choirce, Toraigh, An Fál Carrach, Machaire Rabhartaigh• Na Rosa, An Clochán Liath, Ailt an Chorráin, Árainn Mhór, Leitir Mhic an Bhaird• An Ghaeltacht Lár• South DonegalGalway• An tEachréidh• Maigh Cuilinn, Bearna, Cnoc na Cathrach• Cois Fharraige (Na Forbacha go Ros an Mhíl)• An Cheathrú Rua agus Ceantar na nOileán• Iorras Aithneach and Corr na Móna• Oileáin ÁrannMayo• Acaill and Tuar Mhic Éadaigh• IorrasMeath• Ráth Chairn and Baile GhibWaterford• Na DéiseMINISTER MCGINLEY WANTS TO PERSUADE MUMS TO BRING CHILDREN UP WITH IRISH was last modified: April 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MINISTER MCGINLEY WANTS TO PERSUADE MUMS TO BRING CHILDREN UP WITH IRISHlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny’s Main Street in the 1980s.Did you know; in June 1932 the Urban District Council had to water the streets every day to keep the dust levels down due to very dry weather.And in the 1950’s the UDC proposed changing the name of Mount Southwell Terrace to Pearse Place while in 1975 a whopping 500,000 gallons of water were used per day in Letterkenny.All these fascinating facts and more on the development of Letterkenny are contained in the new book ‘Reflections and Recollections, Letterkenny Urban District/Town Council 1899-2014’ which will be launched in Donegal County Museum on Wednesday 26th November at 7pm. The book outlines the important role Letterkenny Urban District Council and latterly Town Council played in the development of the town.It highlights the Council’s responsibility for water, roads, sewage, housing and public lighting and their development of the swimming pool, town parks, the Main Street, Market Square and Cathedral Quarter. They also played an important role in the cultural life of Letterkenny through their support of An Grianan Theatre, the Regional Cultural Centre and the Donegal County Museum.The book also contains interviews with the last Town Councillors, previous Councillors and staff, along with other chapters on the legacy of the Town Council compiled by local historians and writers Paddy Walsh and Paul Maguire.The book will be available free of charge and all are welcome to attend launch. The once proud tow clock at Market Square.  FREE BOOK ON LETTERKENNY’S ‘REFLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS’ TO BE RELEASED was last modified: November 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:booklaunchletterkennyReflections and Recollectionslast_img read more