Over 30,000 people in Donegal are victims of fuel deprivation – Unite

first_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Over 30,000 people in Donegal are victims of fuel deprivation – Unite RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp An estimated 30,700 people in Donegal are suffering from fuel deprivation according to the trade union Unite.The union has published a report this morning under the title “A Cold Christmas”, showing what it says is a very serious nationwide problem.The report says Donegal has the highest level of fuel deprivation, consistent with being the lowest-income county. The national average is 15.7% fuel poverty, with Donegal coming in at 19.5%.Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly says the report’s findings are based on CSO figures derived from a very simple question “Have you been unable to heat your home because you can’t afford fuel at any point over the past 12 months?”.He says the answers received show action is needed………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/uniteweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The report in full can be read here Google+ Google+ Twitter By admin – December 14, 2015 Facebook Previous articleDonegal Councillor calls for walk-out at next meeting if O’Donnell refuses to resignNext articleGAA: Support for catchment players ruling and Centre of Excellence admin center_img Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

Calls for new Education Minister to defer junior cert reform

first_imgNews Google+ By News Highland – July 14, 2014 Previous articleDonegal case leads to warning of the dangers of pointing lasers at aircraftNext articleCity thump Bray as good form continues News Highland Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Calls for new Education Minister to defer junior cert reform Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ A Donegal Deputy has called on the new Education Minister to defer reform of the Junior Cert for one year to allow for meaningful consultation with secondary school teachers.Deputy Charlie McConalogue says the new Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan needs to make a clean break from the policy of her predecessor.The main opposition from teachers relates to the proposed move from students being marked by the State Examinations Commission to teachers assessing their own students.Charlie McConalogue says the minister needs to address those concerns:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/charrawJUN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more

Four seperate assaults reported in Derry

first_img Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – December 12, 2009 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Previous articlePolice attacked after Derry “punishment shootings”Next articleGaa – Ardara take League Title News Highland center_img Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter Four men have been assaulted in separate attacks in Derry.A man was dragged from his van by three men in the Fountain area shortly after 9pm on Friday and his hand broken in the door of the van.In the early hourd of Saturday , a 20-year-old man was attacked outside a shop on Lone Moor Road by two men armed with hammers.In the third incident, two men were attacked in the car park at the rear of Clooney Terrace.None of the victims are believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries. Four seperate assaults reported in Derry News Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Father of accused man gives evidence in Mauritius trial

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – July 2, 2012 Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleST journalist believes Gallagher is “sincere” in his regretNext articleChair of NI Housing Executive resigns News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img The father of one of the two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey has said he loves his son and “has to get him out of this situation”.32 year old Avinash Treebhoowoon and 42 year old Sandip Moneea deny the killing.Sooriedeo Treebhoowoon told the court in Mauritius that when he visited his son two days after his arrest, he said he had been beaten by police. A prosecutor put it to him that he had made this up to protect his son. The 52-year-old labourer denied this.The trial at the Supreme Court in Mauritius has entered its seventh week. Facebook Father of accused man gives evidence in Mauritius trial Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Newsx Advertslast_img read more

Councillors concerned over impact new rules may have on CDP

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Fianna Fail Councillors are seeking an urgent meeting to discuss what impact new EU and National directives will have on the County Development Plan.The Party’s whip, Ciaran Brogan, says that the new rules are not contained in the CDP and could have serious implications for anyone wishing to build a home in some areas of the county.Councillor Brogan says that while there is not much building activity in Donegal at the moment, people may well encounter problems in to the future, and the public needs to be informed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/brog1pmplanning.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – November 8, 2011 Newsx Adverts Previous articleDerry to host Michael D Higgins first offical visit to the northNext articleSenator O’Domhnaill seeks septic tank charge debate for a 2nd time News Highland 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Councillors concerned over impact new rules may have on CDP Google+center_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Google+ Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme last_img read more

Police discover bomb in Derry – 4 men arrested

first_img Police discover bomb in Derry – 4 men arrested WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook A bomb has been found in a car stopped by police in Derry overnight.The car was stopped in Westway in the Creggan area – four men, all aged in their 40s, were arrested.Some residents were forced to leave their homes while the Army dealt with the bomb, which was described as a viable improvised explosive device.Police said the arrests were made as part of an investigation into ongoing dissident republican activity.Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey says that while it is welcome the device was intercepted, more disruption has been caused to the people of Derry:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ramraBOMB.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – December 7, 2012 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Google+ News Previous articleBudget 2013 protest in Letterkenny on SaturdayNext articleCouncil still waiting for meeting with Taoiseach on A5 funding News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

Higgins will repay expenses if independent legal advice backs Oireachtas

first_img Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook By News Highland – July 5, 2012 Pinterest Pinterest Higgins will repay expenses if independent legal advice backs Oireachtas WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Google+ Previous articleDerry couple in court on child cruelty chargesNext articleRamsey appointed to executive of new North South Parliamentary Body News Highland Deputy Joe Higgins says he will pay back money he claimed for travel during the anti-household charge campaign, if independent legal advice says he wasn’t entitled to it.The Socialist Party TD has criticised a statement from the Oireachtas Service last night, which claimed their legal advice showed deputies can only claim for travel in their own constituency, and between their home and the Dáil.Deputy Higgins has published details of his travel expenses claims from January to June this year, including 72 euro for travel to Donegal. He says he was legitimately providing the voice of opposition to an austerity agenda, on a national level………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jhigs830.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

Mc Conalogue calls for more action on student accommodation crisis

first_img Pinterest Mc Conalogue calls for more action on student accommodation crisis Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – August 16, 2015 WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Fianna Fáil is calling on the Government to crate more student accommodation.The party says students will face a battle to find a place to live this term and CAO offers to be released tomorrow morning will increase demand.The party’s also urging the Education Minister to publish a report on the issue carried out by the Higher Education Authority.Donegal TD and Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue says more on campus units are needed…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/charliaccom.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articlePortstewart search called off after woman found safe and wellNext articleDonegal All County League Results admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Budget: Cuts announced in Health, Education and Social Welfare

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleBudget 2012 – as it happensNext articleBudget:Two garda station closures confirmed in Donegal News Highland Pinterest The Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has been outlining the governments spending plans in part one of Budget 2012.1.4 billion euro worth of savings have been announced with the biggest cuts in the areas of Health, Social Welfare and Education.In Social Welfare, there will be no overall change to headline Social Welfare payments.However families with three or more children will feel the pain – the higher rate on childrens allowance payments for the third and subsequent children is to be phased out over a two year period.The rates of payment for child benefit are to be standardised over two years saving 43 million euroThe age at which which a child qualifies for back to school allowence is being rasied from 2 to 4.A shorter fuel allowance season is being introduced, moving from 32 to 26 weeksThe job seekers allowence is to be based on a five-day week rather than the existing six-day week basis. This will save 5.9 billion next year.In the area of Health, measures are to introduced to reduce the price of drugs in a bid to save 112 million euro.The monthly threshold for the drigs payment scheme is to be increased from 120 euro to 132 saving 12 million euro.In Education, college registration fees for third level students increases by 250 euro.The pupil pupil teacher ratio from in private fee paying secondary schools will increase from 20:1 to 21:1 in next school yearChanges to fee and maintenance supports for NEW postgraduate students and reducing maintenance grants GENERALLY will deliver savings of 12.6 million. Google+ By News Highland – December 5, 2011 Facebook Budget: Cuts announced in Health, Education and Social Welfare Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Man arrested following Derry GAA fire is bailed pending further enquiries

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook Google+ The 46 year old man arrested earlier today on suspicion of arson at Sean Dolans GAA club in Derry on the  has been released on bail pending further enquiries.The clubhouse in Derry’s Creggan estate was set on fire on 28 December 2011.At the time of the blaze, police said it had been started accidentally, but security footage was released showing the blaze was started deliberately.The next day, the PSNI said they were treating it as arson. Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 10, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDonegal man accused of wrongly claiming Jobseekers’ benefitsNext articlePreliminary plans submitted for proposed Omagh crematorium News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested following Derry GAA fire is bailed pending further enquiries WhatsApplast_img read more