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Donegal Deputy welcomes funding boost for Agriculture and rural sectors

first_img By News Highland – January 15, 2014 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement of 12.5 billion euro in funding for the Agriculture and rural sectors.The money – which comes from Common Agricultural Policy and exchequer funding will be dispersed between now and 20-20.Along with direct payments to farmers there will also be schemes for farm investment to grow the indigenous food and drink industry.Deputy McHugh said its a good announcement for farmers here:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/joe830CAP.mp3[/podcast] Donegal Deputy welcomes funding boost for Agriculture and rural sectors RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img WhatsApp News WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Previous articleCouncillor backs campaign to enhance Letterkenny’s Church LaneNext articleESB urged to comply with Planning Department order to remove Ballyshannon fencing News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

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Diocese of Raphoe could be axed as part of Vatican plans

first_img Google+ Diocese of Raphoe could be axed as part of Vatican plans Google+ WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook By News Highland – November 19, 2011 Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleDonegal to commemorate road traffic victimsNext articleLetterkenny Chamber business person of the year announced News Highland Twitter News Pinterest Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton The Diocese of Raphoe could be scrapped as the Vatican plans to reduce the number of archdioceses in the country.A plan to reduce the 26 dioceses in Ireland has emerged as a major theme following a Vatican investigation — the Apostolic Visitation — into the Church in Ireland.But the four Irish archbishops, led by Cardinal Seán Brady, are strongly resisting the terms of the Vatican plan that would cut the number of Irish dioceses and by default the number of bishops.A committee met in Maynooth in September with the aim of drawing up plans that would remove smaller dioceses by setting a lower limit of 100,000 Catholics per diocese.This would affect Cashel and Emly, Achonry, Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, Clogher, Clonfert, Dromore, Elphin, Killala, Kilmore, Ossory and Raphoe.However, the Irish Catholic Newspaper has learned that the members of the Apostolic visitation are understood to think a figure in the region of 300,000 Catholics per dioceses is more realistic to the needs of a modern Church.This would ultimately see Raphoe come under the Derry diocese.That amalgamation could see Bishop Phillip Boyce replace Dr Seamus Hegarty as the Bishop of this new diocese.Bishop Hegarty announced earlier this month that he was standing down from the Derry Diocese.But The Irish Catholic understands that the bishops will argue that dramatically cutting the number of dioceses would seriously undermine the historic roots of the ancient sees.The diocesan structure here has come in for criticism from the visitation team and it is strongly felt in Rome that there are simply too many dioceses in Ireland.last_img read more

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Strabane District Council to consider banning public and media from meetings

first_img Twitter Strabane District Council to consider banning public and media from meetings Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Strabane District Council has confirmed it is to consider banning the public and Press from committee meetings.The move would not affect access to full monthly council meetings.The move is being looked at as part of a wider review of council business, and was discussed at a recent private meeting by senior council staff and party leaders.Local SDLP Representative Daniel McCrossan says the media and public cannot be excluded from committee meetings:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/dmcc.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Google+ Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – January 21, 2013 Previous articleMayor of Derry hails Sons & Daughters concert huge successNext articleUdarus increased employement in Donegal in 2012 by 11 News Highland last_img read more

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Donegal can gain from beds overspill in Derry during Fleadh

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Organisers of this year’s All-Ireland Fleadh have said they still need several thousand bedrooms in Derry.The event is now only less than a month away, but organisers are saying there is no accommodation crisis.The festival of Irish music, which is the largest event in the UK City of Culture calendar, is expected to bring a quarter of a million visitors to Derry in August.Donegal Hotelier, Terry McEniff says hotels and B&B’s in Inishowen could gain from this massive event:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/terr1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook By News Highland – July 18, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Google+ News Previous articleCouncil removes 2 tonnes of litter from Donegal’s beachesNext articleSinn Fein accuse UUP of double standards over parades in Castlederg News Highland center_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Donegal can gain from beds overspill in Derry during Fleadh Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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ECB will likely keep interest rate the same

first_img Previous articleMilitary holding former Egyptian PresidentNext article9 men arrested for dissident activities in Dublin News Highland Facebook Google+ By News Highland – July 4, 2013 Facebook ECB will likely keep interest rate the same WhatsApp Borrowers should not expect to see a cut in the ECB main interest rate today but the bank is likely to move to reassure people it will stay low in the near future.Economic growth across the eurozone remains very weak, despite the European Central Bank previously lowering the rate to a historic low of 0.5 percent.The meeting today comes against a backdrop of a political crisis in Portugal that pushed its benchmark bond yields above 8 percent.Conal McCoille is Chief Economist at Davy. He says we are also unlikely to see progress on a plan to improve lending to SMEs at the ECB meeting.”There had been a lot of enthusiasm about this around sort of April/May time – but unfortunately it’s quite difficult to set up new markets to sell bank loans across Europe spreads” he said.”The cost of funding in places like Greece, Portugal, Ireland is higher than say Germany and Austria – and it’s just very difficult to do things about that”.”We may hear more today, but unfortunately it’s probably a bit too early to expect any concrete action on that; so (it’s) on the back-burner for now I’m afraid” he added. Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter News WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal last_img read more

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More funding released for A5 preparatory works

first_img Previous articleSeriously injured man found in RathmullanNext articleGardai don’t believe that injured man was assaulted News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Newsx Adverts WhatsApp By News Highland – June 11, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Twitter More funding released for A5 preparatory workscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter £11 million has been released for ongoing preparatory work on the proposed new A5 Dual Carraigeway linking Derry and Aughnacloy. The funding was confirmed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and First and Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin Mc Guinness at a British Irish Council of Ministers meeting yesterday.Speaking afterwards, Mr Mc Guinness said it is accepted by most progressive thinkers that this project is essential to the economic development of the North West of our island.At present, the proposed development is the subject of an ongoing Public Hearing, with Ulster Unionist Roads Minister Danny Kennedy saying he won’t make any decisions on the future of the project until those hearings are completed. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebooklast_img read more

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Pressure mounts on Fine Gael to run a candidate in Inishowen

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 1, 2011 center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Previous articleDerryman given suspended sentence for having camera modified into stun gunNext articleCouncil to implement ‘Early Warning System’ before next winter News Highland Twitter Pinterest It’s becoming increasingly likely that Fine Gael will add a second candidate to the ticket in Donegal North East, with South Inishowen Cllr John Ryan saying he wants to contest the general election.Cllr Ryan had been nominated to contest the selection convention earlier this month, but withdrew when party HQ insisted on a one candidate strategy.However, following a series of meetings, Cllr Ryan says he now expects to be added, with a party meeting in Buncrana last night the latest to argue that the peninsula needs a Fine Gael candidate.Cllr Ryan accepts that this would mean four candidates in the Inishowen area three of them high profile councillors. However, he believes Fine Gael can do well, and says it’s the wish of the organisation in Inishowen that he go forward……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/jryan830.mp3[/podcast]Don NE Deputy Joe Mc Hugh says he understands the depth of feeling in Inishopwen, and will accept the direction of party HQ.He says the most important thing is that a decision is made as quickly as possible so the constituency campaign can be planned.He says whatever happens, Fine Gael in Donegal North East will fight the election as a united party…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/joemch10.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pressure mounts on Fine Gael to run a candidate in Inishowen Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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Cutliffe calls for clarity on the future of Town Council staff

first_img Google+ Cutliffe calls for clarity on the future of Town Council staff Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ A Letterkenny area Local Election Candidate says it’s unacceptable that just weeks before the Town Council is abolished, staff have no clarity about their future.Peter Cutliffe, who is contesting the poll on an Independent ticket, says he’s been approached by a number of staff members who are concerned about what may be around the corner.He says while there may be an assumption that they will transfer straight to the county council and in most cases stay in the same building, there is a provision in the Haddington Road agreement for staff to be relocated up to 45 kilometres, and there is reral concern in Letterkenny as a result………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/pcutttcstaff.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – April 28, 2014 Pinterest Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Previous articleBuncrana death not being treated as suspiciousNext articleDonegal IFA president backs calls for ‘Primary Produce Price’ legislation News Highland WhatsApp News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

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Mc Ginley awaits news of his fate as cabinet meets to discuss junior ministerial…

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – July 15, 2014 Twitter Google+ The new cabinet meets for the first time today, with the line up for junior ministerial positions high on the agenda.An announcement is expected later on the new ranks, with a number of promotions and demotions expected.It’s already been confirmed that former Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan will be given a role responsible for the diaspora, while Labour’s Ged Nash has been promoted to a so-called ‘super-junior’ position at the Department of Enterprise and Employment.There’s no indication yet as to whether Donegal South West Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley, currently a Junior MInister in the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will remain a minister after today.He told Highland Radio News this morning he’s had no discussions on the issue with the Taoiseach or anyone else, and declined to speculate on what may happen today. News Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleCeltic and Cliftonville in Champions League qualfier actionNext articleUpdate – Derry security alert ends News Highland Mc Ginley awaits news of his fate as cabinet meets to discuss junior ministerial reshuffle Pinterest Facebook Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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Explosion at council pump house

first_img Twitter Explosion at council pump house 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook News Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Donegal County Council has confirmed that there was an explosion at a booster pump house in Carrigart on Tuesday.A pressure vessel ruptured, causing damage to the pump house and resulted in the loss of water supply to up to 70 houses in the Gortnabrade area.The Council have said they are taking measures to restore a temporary supply, which is expected to be in place by this afternoon, they are also exploring an option of upgrading the 700 metre pipeline, which would eliminate the need for a pump house.Local Cllr, Noel McBride, said it’s lucky no-one was nearby, as they would have been seriously injured.center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleTragic death of 4 year old near Donegal TownNext articleGardai warn of weekend traffic restrictions News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter By News Highland – June 3, 2011 last_img read more

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