Dr. Amos Sawyer Turns 70 on Monday

first_imgDr. Amos C. Sawyer, Chairman of the Governance Commission and former Chairman of the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU), turns 70 on Monday, June 15.A 1966 graduate of the University of Liberia, Amos was awarded a fellowship to pursue graduate studies at Northwestern University, where he took the PhD degree in Political Science in 1973. He returned home and was later appointed dean of Liberia College, the UL’s Liberal Arts college, where as a Political Science teacher, he attracted one of the largest classes at the university. The administration, given the huge number of students in that class, was forced to transfer it to the UL auditorium. It was during has days as a UL professor that he joined Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh and Dew Tuan Wleh Mayson in founding the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA). MOJA and Baccus Mathews’s Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL) became the leading political activists of the 1970s. The two groups conscientized Liberian students and youth, enhanced their political awareness and sharpened their rhetoric for change in Liberia. By the end of the 1970s the time had come for change. President William R. Tolbert, Jr. himself tried to bring about some changes in the way the government did business, but was unable to convince his other stalwarts in the True Whig Party to follow him. During that period Liberia was still ruled as an oligarchy (government by the few). Baccus Matthews’ PAL, meanwhile, organized the April 14. 1979 demonstration to protest government’s alleged attempt to increase the price of rice, Liberia’s staple food. The government mishandled the protest. Despite pleadings to President Tolbert by the veteran teacher, constitutional analyst and pamphleteer Albert Porte, to “let the young people march—it is their constitutional right”—Tolbert and his Justice Minister Oliver Bright demanded that the march should be called off or, in the words of the hard line Justice Minister, Cllr. Bright, “we will shoot.” And shoot the government did as the demonstrators passed the Information Ministry en route to the Mansion. That led to pandemonium and turned the march into a full scale riot that shut down Monrovia for three days or more with widespread looting and burning throughout the city. Over 100 people were killed and government had to cough up US$100 million to compensate businesspeople who had lost so much during the looting and destruction. April 14 led to another Baccus Mathews protest in March 1980, when the PAL people, in the early night hours, marched to the Executive Mansion demanding the resignation of President Tolbert. Matthews and several of his followers were arrested and imprisoned in the Post Stockade, the government’s maximum security prison at the Barclay Training Center. The following month, on April 12, the coup d’etat occurred, when 17 young enlisted men, of the Armed Forces of Liberia, led by Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe, stormed the Mansion and killed President Tolbert. Most government officials were arrested and imprisoned and on April 22, 13 of Tolbert’s top most officials were executed by firing squad at the BTC beach. Baccus Matthews and many of his fellow prisoners emerged from prison to occupy top positions in government, he as Foreign Minister. Sawyer, Tipoteh, Fahnbulleh, Dew Mayson and Matthews, who led the intellectual and political basis for the avalanche that was to come, will forever regret that despite all their thinking and action, they had made no plan for any eventuality. That is why the enlisted men, who now called themselves the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), did not seize power only, but seized the intellectuals, too, and made them do the young soldiers’ bidding. Not long after the coup, for example, Doe demanded that all Ministers of government become enlisted in the Armed Forces as uniformed majors. In 1982-83 Doe turned to Amos Sawyer to head the 25-person National Constitution Commission (NCC). The Commission worked around the clock and by 1983-84 they were ready with their draft, which they submitted to Doe. Doe lifted the ban on politics and several persons, including Amos Sawyer, announced that they intended to seek the Presidency. That infuriated Samuel Doe who himself had presidential ambition. Shortly following a trip to Germany, Doe had Sawyer arrested and imprisoned, accused of “a socialist plot.” That is when the students of the University of Liberia went on a strike, commenced a vociferous (loud, noisy) vigil at the UL gate demanding their beloved professor’s release or else they would not return to classes. Not long thereafter Doe went to the Capitol Building and demanded that the UL students “move or be removed.” Minutes later, Defense Minister Gray D. Allison, licking his mouth like a hungry lion, led a stream of blood thirsty soldiers to the UL campus, where they shot at, beat up, stripped naked many students and faculty and even committed rape. Doe later disbanded the entire UL administration, which was headed by a tough and forthright president, Dr. Mary Antoinette Brown Sherman. The coup, which was terribly mismanaged, led to the civil war. It was during the civil war, especially following the massacre at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on June 29, 1990—when over 600 people were brutally murdered by soldiers loyal to Samuel Doe—that the Mediation Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convened a meeting in Banjul, The Gambia. The meeting was called by the Committee’s Chairman, Gambia President Sir Dawda K. Jawara. That meeting, held August 6-7, took the momentous decision to send into Liberia ECOMOG, the ECOWAS peace keeping force, to stop the war. That meeting was followed in mid-September by the convening by President Jawara of an All Party Liberian Conference. It was at that conference that Amos C. Sawyer was elected Chairman of the Interim Government of National Unity.A short while later he and his team of officials moved into Monrovia and took up the authority of governance. He served until 1994 when began a series of other interim arrangements that led to Charles Taylor’s election in 1997 as President of Liberia. But Taylor’s corruption, mismanagement and intransigence led to the protraction of the civil war, in which nearly 300,000 people were killed and the country’s infrastructure almost totally destroyed, setting the country 50 years backward. Amos Claudius Sawyer was born on June 15, 1945 in Greenville, Sinoe County, to the union of Abel and Sarah Sawyer. Amos is married to Mrs. Comfort Sawyer. He celebrates his 70th birthday on Sunday ensuing with a thanksgiving service at his parish, the St. Stephen Episcopal Church at 10th Street, Monrovia. Amos has had a rich life filled with many accomplishments. As Chair of the Governance Commission, he and his colleagues and many other consultants from a cross-section of the country, have set in place a framework for the devolution of power—the handing of power from the presidency—which some say is among the most powerful presidencies in the world—to the people. It will be the culmination of his lifelong dream the day this devolution of power is complete and the Liberian people at the county, city, town and village levels begin to share in a genuine way the nation’s power, which the 1986 Constitution affirms is “inherent in the people.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MoH Breaks Ground for $40K Modern Health Center

first_imgMinister Zolia, in red, during the ground breakingMinister Zolia says it’s ‘one of the two “nothings” that President Sirleaf has accomplished…’Deputy Health Minister for planning, policy, and research, Yah M. Zolia, told a gathering of Cape Mountainians last Friday in Bo-Water Side, Tewor District, Cape Mount that they are among the luckiest Liberians as they stand to acquire a modern health facility in five months’ time.“In about five months, a health center that we are breaking ground for today will be constructed to serve the needs of Liberians and Sierra Leoneans on either side of the border in Bo-Waterside,” she told a gathering at the ceremony.This is one of the successful projects that many Liberians have unfortunately failed to acknowledge, and have instead described the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as “doing nothing,”  said Madam Zolia.The other “nothing,” she said, is the provision of 10 scholarships through the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Cross-Cultural Peers for prospective doctors for the center.The US$440, 000 center will have a two-bedroom duplex staff quarters, 10-bedroom maternal ward, operating center, and a pediatric ward.Zolia recounted the emergence of the insidious Ebola disease that sneaked into Liberia from Sierra Leone and the necessity for the construction of a health center that would take care of the health needs of the people.The funding for the project is a donation from the West African Health Organization (WAHO) through the MoH.Minister Zolia urged the beneficiaries to work with the Liberian-owned construction company, Afro Construction Company, to provide workers from the county to complete the project in time. The company’s chief executive officer, Morris Kaliva, agreed to draw workers from the county, particularly from the district.She had earlier said the project came about when President Sirleaf, as chair of ECOWAS, expressed the need for a center to cater to the needs of both Liberians and Sierra Leoneans at that particular border point.Tewor District Commissioner Haja Fahnbulleh, on behalf of the county, commended the government and WAHO for the project and pledged their fullest cooperation to get the job done.In his message the Special Representative of ECOWAS president Babatunde Ajisomo,  expressed satisfaction over the groundbreaking and called on Liberians and Sierra Leoneans to take ownership of the project.Dr. Patrick Kamara of the Cape Mount County Health Team commended WAHO for the project. He explained the frustration felt whenever a patient would have to be sent elsewhere because of inadequate materials to address their needs.He spoke about several challenges and hoped that the completion of the center will provide great relief to the community and assured the MoH and WAHO of their cooperation to get the job completed at the stipulated time.said a special will team will return to the site of the construction to follow its progress. “In the five months it will take to see the completion of the project, we will be coming to get updates of the construction,”said Dr. Laurent Assogba, deputy director general of WAHO, .Momolu V. O. Sirleaf, WAHO Liaison Officer, gave an overview of the project and urged the future beneficiaries to make sure that they take ownership of the center.An elder who spoke through an interpreter commended WAHO and the MoH and calledddd for the timely completion of the center “So that I can get benefits from it before I die,” as the gathering broke into laughter.The Mano River Union (MRU) Cultural Troupe climaxed the ceremony by entertaining the crowd.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FORMER STAR EDITOR TO LAUNCH TORY ISLAND BOOK

first_imgFormer Irish Daily Star editor Michael O’Kane will be performing the West Donegal launch of ‘The House That Disappeared on Tory Island’ by Anton McCabe on Tuesday, 27th November, in Caisleáin Óir hotel, Annagry.O’Kane resigned as editor at the weekend, following his decision to run topless photographs of Kate Middleton.McCabe’s book tells how film-maker Neville Presho returned to Tory from New Zealand to find his house had disappeared. As a result Presho has suffered repeated bouts of serious mental illness; has been unable to work at anything, let alone his trade of film-making; and lost his wife and family.The book also tells how Presho persevered for 15 years in his fight for justice – and succeeded. The High Court ruled that Patrick Doohan, owner of Ostán Thoraigh on the island, had demolished Presho’s house.The house had been blocking the hotel’s view of the sea. The case made headlines round the world.The book is based on documents and evidence in the High Court case, and interviews with a wide range of sources in Tory, Ireland and New Zealand. O’Kane, as Irish Star editor, ran McCabe’s report from the High Court as his main front-page story. McCabe said that was what drew national and world attention to the case.“I am honoured that Mick volunteered to do the launch,” said McCabe.“He has obviously had a stressful time, but has made the time to do this.”The book is published by Drumkeen Press. It will be on sale for €8.50 in shops, and for a special price of €7.50 at the launch. FORMER STAR EDITOR TO LAUNCH TORY ISLAND BOOK was last modified: November 25th, 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:FORMER STAR EDITOR TO LAUNCH TORY ISLAND BOOKlast_img read more

Prosecutor: Enron brass criminal liars

first_imgHOUSTON – Two former chief executives of Enron Corp. “lied over and over and over again” to investors and employees in a widespread fraud that cost victims millions of dollars, a federal prosecutor said Monday. Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling carried out their crimes “through accounting tricks, fiction, hocus-pocus, trickery, misleading statements, half-truths, omissions and outright lies,” prosecutor Kathryn Ruemmler told jurors and a packed courtroom in closing arguments. Ruemmler, pacing back and forth before the jury box with her hands clasped behind her back, said Lay and Skilling did it all just to keep Enron’s stock price up. The men are charged with conspiracy and fraud in the energy company’s spectacular 2001 collapse. And when Enron finances took a turn for the worse in 2001, “Mr. Skilling and Mr. Lay had a choice,” the prosecutor said. “They could come clean and tell the truth about Enron’s financial condition – or they could lie to cover it up. They chose to lie.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsRuemmler thanked jurors on behalf of the United States for showing up for each day of the trial, and said they had heard complex and wide-ranging testimony. But she said repeatedly that the complex case boiled down to criminal lies. The government began its closing argument after U.S. District Judge Sam Lake told jurors to weigh with “great care” the testimony of witnesses who have pleaded guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors. Lake stressed that those plea agreements are “lawful and proper,” however, as he read instructions to the eight women and four men who later this week will begin deliberating Lay and Skilling’s fate. “You as jurors are the judges of the facts,” Lake said, urging the panel to decide the case solely on the evidence and “without prejudice or sympathy.” A key element of Lay and Skilling’s defense is that prosecutors pressured Enron subordinates into admitting crimes they never committed and lying about their bosses to avoid having to go to trial themselves. Jurors were expected to hear closing arguments by the defense today and begin deliberations Wednesday. The case lasted more than 14 weeks and featured 54 government and defense witnesses, including Lay and Skilling. Each side also presented mountains of documents and hours of video- and audiotapes that will be available for jurors to sift through during deliberations. While the jury deliberates, Lake will conduct a separate trial related to Lay’s personal banking – specifically, that he took out $75 million in loans from three banks and reneged on an agreement not to use the money to carry or buy margin stock. The bank-fraud trial will be conducted without a jury. Lake plans to issue his verdict after jurors in Lay and Skilling’s joint trial deliver theirs.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

HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES IN DONEGAL SCOOP THREE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARDS

first_imgJames Cassidy, Managing Director Healthwise Pharmacies with Phil Wilkinson of Reckitt Benckiser.Healthwise Pharmacies in Donegal are celebrating after scoring a hat-trick at the prestigious 2014 Irish Pharmacy Awards.The pharmacy group, which has nine stores in the county, walked off with the titles of Pinewood Community Pharmacist of the Year, PharmaConex Community Pharmacy Technician of the Year and the Nurofen Baby Health Pharmacy of the Year.Director of Healthwise Pharmacies James Cassidy told Donegal Daily, “To win three awards is testament to our community ethos and our commitment to providing a quality service to our customers. “I am very proud of the work of our entire team across Donegal.“Everybody has to specialise to stand out in pharmacy and this is something we try to do across all our stores.“As a group Healthwise decided to specialise in the mother and baby category.“This award for the recognises that they are now leaders in this field. “Success is in numbers and their customers recognise the benefits of having an expert mother and baby pharmacy as they visit it from far and wide.Roisin Mulhern, Healthwise Pharmacy, Ballyraine, Letterkenny with Cormac Kearney, Pinewood HealthcareRoisin Mulhern who was named Community Pharmacist of the Year is Manager at the Ballyraine branch of Healthwise in Ballyraine,Letterkenny. She was described by judges as, “a professional, committed and conscientious pharmacist who has achieved outstanding results in the four years she has been there.”A truly dedicated and extremely skilled professional, Roisin carries all the clinical, professional and interpersonal skills to provide the very best in pharmacy related services.Roisin told Donegal Daily, “This is a tremendous award and a tribute to all the work I have done with my team on a number of projects throughout the year.“I have extended the role of the community pharmacist outside of the remit and I have connected with all health care professionals from doctors to the nurses,which has fed back down directly to patients and the community. “To be awarded and recognised by fellow colleagues and peers makes this award special and I think it will cement the work I have done for years to come.Kirstie Kilpatrick who was named Pharmacy Technician of the Year also works at the Ballyraine branch of Healthwise Pharmacy.She has been described as “the person staff turn to when they need something done.She is valued by all of her patients and enjoys a fantastic working relationship with her team and also with other healthcare professionals she works with. Paolo Iacovelli, Managing Director, PharmaConex, Kirstie Kilpatrick, Healthwise Pharmacy Ballyraine, Letterkenny and Barbara Kelly, PharmaConexKirstie said,, “It is an unbelievable honour to be the first ever Pharmacy Technician of the Year.“I can’t recommend entering an award like this enough.“It has given me a time to shine and allowed me to showcase the hard work that I have done.“This award is so special because it is an accolade to technicians generally and our team in Healthwise in particular.“The support and congratulations from customers have made the award even more special and I am very grateful to IPN and all involved in the process.The award ceremony took place last week in Dublin’s Hilton DoubleTree Hotel and was hosted by RTE’s Miriam Callaghan.The awards were attended by over 500 representatives from the pharmaceutical industry throughout Ireland.HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES IN DONEGAL SCOOP THREE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARDS was last modified: June 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Businessnewslast_img read more

Golden Fleece founder Proxmire dead at 90

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The former senator, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died at a convalescent home in Sykesville, Md. His son, Douglas Proxmire, said that no exact cause of death had been determined. “He was a constant profile in courage on countless issues, continually insisting that the Senate live up to its ideals and always willing to wage lonely battles for noble causes,” said Sen. Edward Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat who served with Proxmire for nearly three decades. Proxmire began his monthly Golden Fleece awards in 1975 to point out what he thought were frivolous expenditures of public money. They became a Washington tradition. He also fought for decades for passage of an anti-genocide treaty, which the Senate finally approved in 1986, two years before his retirement. WASHINGTON – When William Proxmire won a Senate seat in 1957, he took a most unusual approach for a freshman, challenging the right of congressional leaders to determine committee assignments. Capitol Hill watchers termed this act of hubris “Proxmire’s Farewell Address,” but they underestimated the Wisconsin Democrat. Proxmire would go on to serve for four decades in the Senate, distinguished by his knack for taking on big targets. Proxmire, who died Thursday at age 90, made his mark in Congress by taking on government waste with his mocking Golden Fleece awards. He battled for causes that few colleagues embraced. He won re-election repeatedly without accepting campaign donations and fought year after year for ratification of an anti-genocide treaty. 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

Maroons sign 130m sponsorship with Ngetta Tropical Holdings

first_img Tags: Maroons FCtop Maroons are currently 13th on the log this season (file photo)KAMPALA – Luziri based side Maroons FC have received a new sponsor for the ongoing StarTimes Uganda Premier league season.Maroons received shillings 130million sponsorship for one year and 12months from Virgin Gold Sunflower oil, a brand of Ngetta Tropical Holdings.The sponsorship is a timely boost for the club that has been struggling mainly on the pitch with their only league victory in ten attempts coming against Onduparaka in Luzira.Club Vice Chairman Julius Aluka noted that the partnership is the first of a kind at the club:“We are very grateful for this, its the first time we are getting a fully fledged sponsor in the club’s history, said Aluka.“They have recognised us as one of their ways to prosper their business and we are also proud to be part of this partnership.Maroons is one of the oldest clubs in Uganda and is also among the government funded, with the likes of KCCA, URA, UPDF and Police FC among others.During the unveiling ceremony held at Serena on Monday, Johnson Byabashaija, commissioner general of Prisons, excitingly said;“Thank you Ngetta holdings for this generous offer, I assure you that this is a wise decision, this is a club of pedigree. You will get more than what you expected.He also added that Maroons FC will not disappoint the new sponsors and their performance will improve because they have a financial booster now.“Maroons is going to improve on its performance because they now have a financial boost, Byabashaija emphasized.Maroons are 13th on the 16 team table, just a place above the red zone with seven points from ten gamesComments last_img read more

Speakers back out of MacGill Summer School over lack of gender balance

first_imgThe MacGill Summer School speaker line-up announcement for 2018 has sparked strong criticism for a lack of female representation.Out of the 52 speakers, there are 12 women listed to appear on panels.The lack of gender balance was highlighted yesterday by ‘Manel Watch’, an Irish group advocating for gender parity. The line-up announcement has prompted contributors including Social Democrats co-leaders Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy and Professor Ben Tonra to threaten a withdrawal from the event if changes are not made. Mr Tonra tweeted: “Fix it MacGill Summer School, fix it now or I’m not coming. Full stop. No debate. Lots of great women in security and defence studies – legions better than me; lists and lists of experts. Acknowledge, apologise, act to address the issue.”The annual topical forum will be held from July 22nd – 27th in Glenties, Co Donegal. Matters up for discussion are Brexit and the future of Ireland in a New Europe. While healthcare campaigner Vicky Phelan will partake in a discussion on the Cervical Check scandal, it has been pointed out that no panels will examine this year’s female-led grassroots movement for change.The founder of the MacGill Summer School Joe Mulholland has defended the line-up and said reaction to the programme is ‘unfair’The event director told the Irish Times: ““We do our best every year to have a good representation of women and sometimes the speakers – male or female – are not available. “It is our policy to have as many women as possible. Certain difficulties have to be taken into account. At times it is difficult to find the person with the correct aptitude for some of the topics that are discussed in sessions.“An effort is always made to ensure as many women as possible are included.”Mr Mulholland added that women speakers are not being intentionally excluded and that efforts are made by organisers to achieve a balance of political affiliations, skills, ability and gender.Social Democrats Co-Leaders Róisín Shortall and Catherine MurphyA joint statement from Deputies Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy said they had accepted their place on the panels without the awareness that other sessions on the programme were predominantly male. They said they were surprised by the organisers’ claim that it was hard to find people with the right aptitude. This was ‘obviously referring to women’, they said.In her statement, Deputy Shortall said: “Irish politics has come a long way from the male pale and stale boys club that it traditionally was. High-profile events like MacGill have a responsibility to reflect that change but also to recognise the wealth of fantastic and informed female voices across Irish public life.” Deputy Murphy said: “There is an abundance of articulate and well-informed women that could have been approached to participate and weren’t. I cannot in good conscience take part in an event that has so blatantly disregarded the importance of equal female participation and for that reason I will withdraw from the session I was due to speak at unless significant changes are made across the programme.”Speakers back out of MacGill Summer School over lack of gender balance was last modified: June 20th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:gender equalityMACGILL SUMMER SCHOOLlast_img read more

‘Manus had a unique ability to light up any room he entered’ – Cllr Brogan

first_imgDonegal County Council’s Fianna Fáil party whip, Cllr Ciaran Brogan, has described his late party colleague, Cllr Manus Kelly, as a special person who had a bright future ahead of him in political life.The three-times Donegal International Rally champion died after the car in which he was driving left the road on Sunday afternoon during stage 15 of the 2019 Donegal International Rally in Fanad.“In his 41 years Manus made a huge contribution to so many groups, clubs and organisations in the locality. He made his mark at Glenswilly GAA Club, in the world of motorsport and in business where he was hugely successful. He was extremely generous by nature and was so giving of his time and energy to a number of charitable organisations,” Cllr Brogan said. “As an individual he had a genuine warmth and a unique ability to light up any room he entered. I have no doubt that he would have made a huge contribution in a political career he was just starting out in and really enjoying. While his time as an elected representative was short, he displayed all the good traits and qualities needed to represent the people with dignity and purpose.”“Manus had worked really hard and so many things we starting to come good for him. Our thoughts are with his wife, Bernie, his five children Annie, Mandy, Charlie, Conan and baby Bella, his parents Donal and Jacquline, sisters Breigeen, Kelda, Ciara and Shannagh, brothers Donal, Caolan, Teigharan and Leon, nieces and nephews, his extended family and his motorsport team. They have all lost a person who was so dear to them. May he rest in peace.”Funeral details confirmed for Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, RIP‘Manus had a unique ability to light up any room he entered’ – Cllr Brogan was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Cllr Ciaran Brogancllr manus kellyfianna failtributelast_img read more

Improved grant announced for CLG na nDúnaibh clubhouse

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has today announced an improved grant of more than €77,500 for a top-class clubhouse at CLG Na Dúnaibh.The cash boost is €7,500 more than what was sanctioned for the club in April of this year.€70,992 of the grant will now be put towards works to the clubhouse works and an additional sum of €6,599 was granted for fire safety measures and specialist fire retardant paint finish. The additional support for CLG Na Dúnaibh welcomed by Minister Joe McHugh, who said it is important to make sure the works to the clubhouse are of a high standard.“A total grant of €77,591 will go a long way to turning CLG Na Dúnaibh into an even better facility for Gaelic games and promote our language. It will build on the huge success of summer 2018 when the club was the proud host of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta with clubs from all over the country bringing players, their families and supporters into north Donegal. Support like this builds on that, cements its place in the local community and everything it does to promote the language,” Minister McHugh said.Minister Joe McHugh at Na Dúnaibh for Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta in 2018.“Beidh an maoiniú breise seo inniu ina cuidiú mór do CLG na nDúnaibh agus iad ag déanamh iarracht mhór na Gaeilge a chur chun cinn sa cheantar.“Beidh áiseanna ar dóigh forbartha ag an club in aice le cladaigh thuaisceart Dhún na nGall le tacaíocht ó dheontas de os cionn €70,000 ó Roinn na Gaeltachta. “The cash boost for Na Dúnaibh will go a long way to promoting the Irish language, encourage youngsters in sport and make sure the best facilities are available for members of all ages.”A total grant has been approved by Aire Stait don Ghaeilge, Gaeltacht & na hOileáin Sean KyneMinister McHugh said: “I’d also like to see the club work with the local language planning team and Ceim Aniar to ensure language is at the core of the club’s events and activities. “I look forward to seeing the top class facilities that this money helps to build.” Improved grant announced for CLG na nDúnaibh clubhouse was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more