Syquia wins PH’s 23rd gold, rules equestrian show jump

first_imgPhoto taken from the official Twitter account of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games @KL2017KUALA LUMPUR — A 46-year-old rider with “rockstar personality” thrilled the Southeast Asian Games equestrian show jump individual competition Monday after capturing the gold medal for Team Philippines in Rawang.John Colin Syquia, riding for the Philippines for the first time, won via jump-off and shocked the field when he upstaged his Malaysian foes, riding four seconds faster than the second placer to rule the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu The horse dealer and professional equestrian rode with his mount Adventure L.He finished tied with five other riders after two rounds and then in the jump-off clocked 37.63 seconds besting local riders Sharimini Cristina Ratnasingham  (41.30) and Dato Seri Mahamad Fathil Qabil Ambak (41.66).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Ratnasingham on board Arcado, and Ambak on 3Q Qaliya, wound up second and third, respectively.After two rounds, Syquia finished in a bunch of five riders who went to the jump-off along with the Malaysians, Brunei’s Mohd Nasir and Singapore’s Catherine Chew. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Colonia fifth in weightlifting Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “He is a rock star here. We call him our secret weapon,” said team manager Daniella Virata.Virata said Syquia has been competing in the Florida circuit where he is based. He grew up in New York City and began riding in Claremonth Academy.“He is a cool guy. Good personality. He gave us six clear rounds, three in individual and three in team event,” said Virata.Syquia was part of the team that won silver last Saturday along with Chiara Sophia Amor, Joker Arroyo and Marie Antoinette Leviste.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ellen Suspends Senatorial Election

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued a Proclamation suspending the holding of the October 14, 2014 Senatorial Election, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.According to the Foreign Ministry, the President acted under authority of the Constitution and “pursuant to powers vested in her by both the Constitution of Liberia and the Declaration of the State of Emergency.”The Ministry stated that the President has also suspended all voting rights associated and connected with the Senatorial Election.“The President has directed the National Elections Commission, the agency of Government authorized to hold general and special elections, to immediately commence consultations and discussions with all recognized and accredited political parties, independent candidates, and civil society organizations and other stakeholders, as well as national and international health authorities on a new date for holding the Special Senatorial Election,” the Ministry said in a statement issued by Mr. Horatio Bobby Willie, Assistant Minister for Public Affairs At least 15 of the 30 senators should have headed for election on October 14 but with suspension, they still have their jobs until a new date can be set to conduct the election.Citing reasons that necessitated the suspension of the October 14 Senatorial Election, the President’s Proclamation states that, “As a consequence of the measures taken by the Government under the State of Emergency to contain the spread and eradicate the virus, the continued prevalence of the Virus, and other self-surviving measures taken by the people in restricting their travel and contacts, necessary for a free, open and transparent political atmosphere, the National Elections Commission, the Institution clothed with the authority to conduct elections in Liberia, has informed the Government that it has been unable to undertake several of the processes that are prerequisites to conducting the pending 2014 Senatorial Election, including the deployment of staff in the field to conduct civil/voter education, the recruitment and deployment of the required polling staff at polling centers, the importation of basic, essential and sensitive electoral materials due to the suspension of flights to Liberia, the requisite campaigning by senatorial candidates and the monitoring of the process and activities by the NEC to ensure that there are no violations of the Elections Law and that violations are adequately addressed.”It can be recalled that the President on August 6, 2014 declared a State of Emergency throughout the nation, which action was subsequently approved by the National Legislature as stipulated under Article 86 of the Constitution with the aim to combat the deadly virus affecting Liberia and its people and eradicate the virus from the nation.“Under the Constitution and the mentioned Declaration of the State of Emergency, the President is vested with the power and clothed with the authority to suspend, during the period of the State of Emergency, any and all [some] rights ordinarily exercised, enjoyed and guaranteed to citizens and residents of the Republic in normal periods, limited only by specific exceptions stipulated by the Constitution”, the Proclamation adds.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

My Mother’s Birthday (Dedication: to all mothers)

first_imgI stood at the flower shop on Benson Street with a smile on my face. “I need a nice bunch of flowers for my mother and beside the fact that she loves flowers today is her birthday.”  “You lucky man,” the flower seller, a woman in her thirties, said also with a smile. “This bunch of flowers your mother will love.”   I said, “You started this business not too long ago?”    “Yes,” she said, “about two years ago.”   “How well is going for you?”   “Pretty much,” she replied, “I did not realize that people here love flowers.”   “How easy is it to be in such a business?”   She kept the smile in place and swept her head back, rolled her eyes, turned to look at me and said, “As I said I’ve been in this business for the last two years and my patrons have been people who have class, and love and remember how important their parents are in their lives.”  “You get customers from all over the country?”  “Not all over,” she said, sitting down behind the counter, “there are people here who love flowers and want them at various occasions.”  “Quite right,” I said. “I need flowers during an occasion like this when it is that of my mother’s birthday.”   She smiled.   I could not hide my appreciation for the woman’s remarkable interest in her flowers. Besides, I knew she wanted me to buy her product anyhow.  “My family loves flowers,” I told her, “and my mother’s birthday is today. Can you send the flowers to my mother’s residence?”  “Yes,” she said, and her sweet smile raced across my face.  “I want you to send the flowers to my mother.” “Where does your mother live?” “Tubmanburg,” I said, “the address is easy to find.”  Still keeping her smile in place, she said, “I know Tubmanburg, a small town. I have a business contact in there and we can deliver your purchase to her.”  “It’s about eight fifteen,” I glanced at my wristwatch.   She said, “Yes, the flowers can be delivered at 2p.m today. She will be contacted on her cell-phone once the flowers are in Tubmanburg.”   “That’s wonderful,” I said.   While the discussion went on, I noticed a young boy with a blue shirt and in black trousers standing further away from me, watching me. I became curious when I saw that he had tears in his eyes. I could not figure out what was happening to him and was inclined to find out.   So when I concluded the arrangement for the flowers to be sent to my mother, I walked to the boy and inquired from him the reason for the tears.  “Today is my mother’s birthday,” he said, “and the woman,” he pointed his right hand to the woman in the Flower Shop, “said the flowers cost L$1,000.00. And I’m just seven.   “She would not accept my twenty dollars.” I looked directly in his face, with personal sympathy and told him, “Ok, friend, no need to shed tears I can help you with this.”    I took him to the flower shop.  “Give this boy the flowers he needs for his mother,” I told the woman, “and I’m going to pay for it.”   She said, “Yeah, he’s been here the last couple of minutes but I told him the money he has could not purchase any bunch of flowers.  “But since you said so, ok I will let him have what he wants.”  The boy looked at me with a grin, and lowered his heard, lifting his right hand to wipe away tears that had formed there.  Few minutes later, the woman handed the little boy a bunch of neatly organized flowers. As soon as the boy received them, he began to run to the opposite direction without even saying a word to me. I regarded him with some further curiosity and smiled, remembering when I was at his age.   Several seconds later, I felt someone tucking at my clothes, and when I turned around, it was the same boy.  “’Thank you, mister,” he said, with a smile, “thanks for the flowers.” I nodded in anticipation, saying, “No problem, son, have a nice day.”  He smiled and ran off. I could not understand the little boy’s interest in flower and that the day was her mother’s birthday got me thinking about my mother. I could also not get it clear about the boy’s love for flowers for his mother. To my knowledge, it was not common for kids to show an exceptional interest in their parent’s birthdays. It was a thought I could not get out of my mind. But in these days of Ebola virus disease that had resulted into many deaths, I could agree that even a child could show gratitude towards his mother. Times were changing, I thought. Meanwhile, I felt a sense of admiration for the little boy and I wished I had known him a little better to know the kind of mother he had. In any case, he was gone and that was it.  The Monrovia weather was getting hotter, now that we were in the dry season. In the wake of the declining Ebola infections people’s confidence was creeping back to their lives. The sun was early and hitting gradually hard and many people were surprised at its early appearance.  Thirty minutes later, I made my way towards Slipway, just across from the Gabriel Tucker Bridge. The hot weather was losing its power due to the Mesurado River’s proximity to my location. The river flowed silently into the Atlantic Ocean. The sudden change of weather gave me some courage that nature had its own way of bringing reassurance that all was not lost. I began to think about nature’s provision for our existence and wondered how wonderful things, particularly happen to bring changes in the environment for our own good.   I was in such deep thought when I was suddenly attracted to the location where a small figure sat before an old cemetery that I thought had been abandoned many years ago.  What also got me interested was the blue shirt, for it was clear that it was the little boy I had encountered nearly thirty minutes ago. The boy knelt before what seemed me to be a recently constructed grave in an old cemetery. The boy sat beside a fresh bunch of flowers inserted in front that particular grave.  “What’s he doing there?” I said to myself. My curiosity got the better me and therefore I chose to find out what he was doing alone beside the grave. I descended the steps leading to the cemetery and strolled towards him. Closer, scattered graves came in view and I realized that the most recent graves could be any of the people who might died but not really from the Ebola virus disease; meaning from other natural causes and were interred there. But for a seven-year-old boy to be here alone was a mystery that pricked my attention, particularly so since I had encountered him sometime earlier.  The echoes of my footsteps drew the boy’s attention. He turned around slowly, and realizing who it was, said, “This is where mother lives,” as he pointed to the grave he sat behind, “and she is very grateful for the wonderful flowers.”  Suddenly, a lump jumped in my throat, as I was overwhelmed with emotion. I could not get over the demonstration of gratitude and love that this little boy had shown by example to celebrate his dead mother’s birthday.  Without saying a word, I began to walk away from him, and my destination was of course to the flower shop. I arrived at the shop few minutes later and met with the beautiful lady who had assisted me earlier. “Have you sent the flowers?” “Not yet,” she said, “they are about to leave the office.”  “I will take them with me,” I said, “so that I can personally deliver them to my mother.”   She wanted to know why the sudden change of mind, but I was not prepared to go into it. I felt some guilt about it somehow, especially when I compared it with the little boy’s life lesson that I had just received. The little man taught me a great deal about a child’s love for his mother even if she was no more alive. Some questions began to come to my mind: how many of those whose parents are living really appreciate them? There are some friends that I know who care little about their parents, and I realized that the little boy’s instructive lesson would leave a large mark on my person and I would not be the same again, that was for sure.  I then had some fill of excitement that I never experienced before in my life. I held the bouquet flowers neatly wrapped and held it close to me. I began to think about the days gone by when all my attention was to my mother as hers had been on me when I was a little boy. I knew I could not keep this story away from her, because by the afternoon, I would be with my mother as she would celebrate her birthday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

World Bank Provides US$3.4m for Youths

first_imgThe World Bank has provided US$3.4 million agriculture package to benefit 10,500 youths from the 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia for 18 months.This was disclosed by the Community Livelihood Investment Project (CLIP) Manager Andrew K. Macgona, under the Social Protection Department at Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE).He said the role of LACE as implementing partner of the Government of Liberia and World Bank is to work with local partners, referred to as Community Facilitators (CF), in the counties.He further disclosed that in each county are 14 community projects focusing on agriculture for youths, aged between18-35 years.He said a five-day workshop convening on food security in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County will discuss the roles of CFs and stakeholders, procurement of project inputs, community sensitization and mobilization, tracking attendance of workers and keeping of records, preparation of payroll and wages, monitoring and evaluation. Others include roots and tuber crop production, swamp development, techniques in vegetable crops production and post-project monthly report.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

$1.1 million needed to vet May Day melee claims

first_imgPolice Chief William Bratton, who demoted two top officers after the incident, said the department will release its report on the incident Oct. 2. And he said he expects to discipline more officers. “It would be my expectation that some of them will be (disciplined) but there are processes in the department that will be followed,” Bratton said. Since the clash, the LAPD has trained hundreds of officers on crowd control techniques, including members of the Metro unit who shot the rubber bullets into a crowd of women and children at the park. At the same time, he said there were no major injuries suffered. “Let’s keep things in perspective: To this point in time, we are not aware of any catastrophic injury that occurred on that day,” Bratton said. Faced with a flood of claims and lawsuits in the wake of a melee at a May Day rally in MacArthur Park, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo on Friday asked for $1.1 million to create a special unit of attorneys to review the cases. The proposed May Day unit would consist of eight attorneys and support staff to review and process the more than 200 claims and lawsuits already filed against the city. “If additional staffing is not provided, outside counsel would be required to handle these cases,” Delgadillo wrote to the City Council. Delgadillo’s request is the latest development after the park protest, which has drawn complaints and investigations into how the Los Angeles Police Department responded to demonstrators, with officers firing rubber bullets and using batons on members of the crowd and news media. On Thursday, attorneys for 164 people at the park that day filed claims against the city for an undetermined amount of money and the right to file a class-action lawsuit against the city to force changes in how the LAPD deals with demonstrations. To ensure that the city is able to process the claims in the required 45 days, Delgadillo said he needs more staff. Twelve attorneys are now working in the Police Litigation Unit, with each one already handling 15 to 18 cases. Delgadillo also said other attorneys in his office have equally full caseloads. Delgadillo said he wants to keep the cases in-house, citing the money saved from the last major demonstration involving the LAPD’s use of force at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. “In that instance, our in-house unit saved $15 million in payouts and more than $1 million in outside counsel costs,” Delgadillo said. The city attorney estimated the new attorneys would be needed for up to three years. Delgadillo said he believes the costs could be covered using a fund into which the city has paid more than $800,000 over the years to use when it seeks to condemn property. The funds are excess amounts that have been accumulated over the years and, with interest, could bring in $1.5 million, Delgadillo estimated. City Council President Eric Garcetti will ask the council to quickly review the proposal when members return next week from a three-week recess and meetings of the League of California Cities. “The council and the Budget Committee will give this request from the city attorney a substantive and thorough review so that the city may continue to address the legal issues stemming from the serious incidents that took place in MacArthur Park on May 1,” Garcetti spokesman Josh Kamensky said. A spokesman for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the mayor was wary of creating the unit. “The city attorney is going to have to make a much better case as to why this level of staffing will be necessary to handle these cases,” spokesman Matt Szabo said. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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

WATCH! Chelsea target takes SHOCKING free-kick

first_imgPaul Pogba is reportedly a £70million transfer target for Chelsea – but Jose Mourinho may want to think again about moving for the Juventus midfielder after watching this woeful free-kick!last_img

West Ham 1-0 Sunderland: Michail Antonio strike leaves the Black Cats struggling

first_imgWest Ham United kept their faint hopes of Champions League qualification alive with a 1-0 victory over basement battlers Sunderland at Upton Park.The Black Cats, managed by former Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, were the architects of their own downfall in east London as a Patrick van Aanholt mistake was punished by Michail Antonio in the first half.But the relegation threatened Wearsiders will have been buoyed by an otherwise decent defensive display as they snuffed out Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini for the majority of the match.West Ham, though, appear a little rusty and had it not been for some poor finishing could quite easily have lost the match.Prior to the match the talk was all about the returning Allardyce and the tactics he once deployed at the Boelyn Ground. And it was just ten seconds before the first long ball hurtled towards James Collins and Angelo Ogbonna in the Hammers defence, while within three minutes they’d already faced, and cleared, two corners as Sunderland went at their opponents.But Wahbi Khazri proved it wouldn’t just be an aerial threat which West Ham had to deal with, as he danced his way down the right flank before watching his cross clipped away from goal by Collins.The home side looked rusty, despite it being their opponents who were coming off the back of a two week break, but Vito Mannone produced a stunning save to deny a swerving drive from Mark Noble.Khazri then went close with a free-kick, which dropped onto the bar, after he’d come close to robbing Hammers goalkeeper Adrian who had decided, incorrectly, that juggling the ball in his six-yard box was a good idea.All Sunderland’s good defending was undone after 30 minutes, though, as Patrick van Aanholt failed to deal with Sam Byram’s aimless lob upfield, allowing Michail Antonio to weave his way into the box from the right before curling a daisycutter into the far corner, as Mannone failed to react.Jermain Defoe looked a lonely figure as another careless pass forward evaded his grasp, while at the opposite end Mannone skidded down to his left to palm an Antonio snapshot away from goal as he looked to stop matters getting worse for the Black Cats.After the break ex-Hammer Defoe spurned two excellent opportunities but hit them both wide of the target, although he was ruled offside following the second chance, while Van Aanholt failed to atone for his earlier error, blasting over when well placed.Sunderland looked the far brighter of the sides but Dame N’Doye wasted a free-kick after shoving Khrazi to one side, while Yann M’Vila’s curled strike from range failed to trouble Adrian.Bilic threw Andy Carroll and Victor Moses into the fray as he looked to curtail the visitors’ dominance but the Black Cats remained resurgent with substitute Jack Rodwell excellently denied by Adrian with 17 minutes left on the clock.Carroll nearly put the game beyond them moments later but his shinned volley from a Byram knockdown left the crossbar rattling, and as the game sprang to life, Rodwell saw a shot deflected over as West Ham fans held their breath.Allardyce’s side turned the screw again in the closing stages but could not produce the moment of magic needed to beat Adrian, who saved again from N’Doye to keep out Sunderland and leave them second from bottom. West Ham players celebrate Michail Antonio’s goal 1last_img read more

Rivals might meet again

first_img Thomas scored six points and grabbed four rebounds. Her injury is 80 percent healed, Munroe said. “She hadn’t played in a while, so she was a little bit rusty, but she did a really good job for us,” Munroe said. Senior guard Amanda Sreden was effective as her replacement, scoring 11 points and leading the Indians with six assists. “She was a key factor in us winning that game,” Munroe said. That’s crazy: Canyon is among two remaining unseeded teams in the Southern Section playoffs. Long Beach Poly is in the Div. I-AA semifinals. Poly’s unseeded status is controversial. The Jackrabbits, who were ranked nationally most of the season, made the playoffs as a wild card after forfeiting 20 games for use of an ineligible player. If both Canyon and Poly win their semifinal games tonight, both teams would be in the Div. I state bracket, meaning an rare meeting of unseeded teams in the state tournament would be a possibility. “That’s crazy, isn’t it,” Delus said. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – When Hart High played Foothill League rival Canyon in a regular-season finale Feb. 9, the notion that they might meet again anywhere but the mall anytime soon seemed unthinkable. Hart, already the league titlist, trounced Canyon 50-28 in its final playoff tuneup. The Cowboys fell off the Southern Section Div. I-A map after losing three of their last four league games. Now the rematch no longer seems so far fetched. With victories in tonight’s semifinals – Hart (25-4) plays Pasadena (24-7) at Arcadia High and Canyon (22-8) plays J.W. North of Riverside (24-6) at Valencia High – Hart and Canyon would play for a section championship Friday or Saturday at Long Beach State’s Pyramid. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Hart, the Daily News’ top-ranked team, is a No. 4 seed and has won 13 consecutive games. The Indians are coming off a 69-56 victory Saturday over No. 5 Perris that coach Dave Munroe said was his team’s best-played game. Buoyed by a stunning first-round upset over No. 2 Buena – its first playoff victory in school history – unseeded Canyon, ranked No. 4 by the Daily News, is coming off impressive wins over West Valley of Hemet and Marina of Huntington Beach. “I really didn’t think we were going to see each other again, especially not in the finals,” Canyon coach Stan Delus said. “We weren’t playing well enough at the time to compete in the playoffs.” Canyon, officially the home team tonight – all semifinals are played at neutral sites – appears to have the better draw. Hart plays a Pasadena team that has beaten J.W. North (48-41 on Dec. 26) and lost to Southern Section power Bishop Amat of La Puente by just two points (33-31 on Dec. 17). Comeback kid: Junior forward Tatianna Thomas, who suffered a ankle sprain three weeks ago, saw significant minutes in a non-starting role against Perris. last_img read more

‘IT’S TIME THE GOVERNMENT WASHED ITS HAND OF IRISH WATER’ – BROGAN

first_imgDonegal County Councillor Ciaran Brogan has said his Fianna Fail party are completely against water charges and is urging the Goverment to abandon plans to make people pay for water.Ciaran BroganOn the eve of three major protest rallies across Donegal in Letterkenny, Lifford and Ballyshannon, Cllr Brogan again voiced his party’s concerns about Irish Water.He said a recent meeting by Donegal County Council with the company had left councillors as confused as ever about the plans to charge for water. This is his statement.“It’s time the Government washed its hand of the entire Irish Water fiasco.“Hundreds of millions of euro has already been spent on this quango when it would have been much better directed to improving the existing network and enhancing the water quality.“There are many areas in Donegal that have been forced to put up with a sub-standard supply – it would surely have made economical sense to spend this money on making sure that householders and businesses in these areas had a water supply that others take for granted. “We in the Fianna Fail party are completely opposed to the privatization of Irish Water and while the Government may argue that this is a semi-state body, the facts say differently.“This has been a total shambles right from the beginning and the Government parties are running up blind alleys in their efforts to explain away the inexplicable.“Over a year ago the Fianna Fail party sought to meet with Irish Water due to our concerns over the handover of our greatest natural resource and to clarify how it would affect group water schemes, the takeover of estates, and how applications for water connections are dealt with.“There has been a complete lack of clarity on the issue of handing over these assets to Irish Water. Representatives from a large number of local authorities including Donegal County Council met with Irish Water in Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday last and came away as confused as ever.“At that meeting we called on Irish Water to review the rollout of this programme because the people of rural Ireland are frightened by the drip fee of information that has been emerging over the last eleven months. “This is quite literally the Irish Watergate of our time and the Government is falling headlong into it without having thought the whole thing out.“We are therefore calling on the Government to listen to the concerns of the people and stop wasting millions on consultants and water meters and instead give this much needed funding to improve the network.“The cost of installing the water meters alone and the man hours involved has already bitten deep into the country’s resources. I have yet to hear a Government Minister or spokesperson come clean on Irish Water and what a fiasco it has turned out to be but I’d be fairly confident that many of them believe like the rest of us that it has been a shambles from day one.“The Government cannot impose these water charges on the people until all the issues have been resolved. “I am calling for a suspension of these charges until a full review of Irish Water is carried out. Otherwise the issue is going to sink deeper into disorder and cause further confusion as if we didn’t have enough of that already.“This weekend the people of Donegal and every other county in the country are taking to the streets again to highlight their opposition to Irish Water and the charges that are being put in place.“The protest marches in Letterkenny, Lifford and Ballyshannon are serving to demonstrate the depth of feeling and anger that is out there over this whole issue.“It’s high time the Government listened and pulled the plug on Irish Water before we are left with a total mess.”‘IT’S TIME THE GOVERNMENT WASHED ITS HAND OF IRISH WATER’ – BROGAN was last modified: October 31st, 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:Cllr Ciaran BroganIrish Waterwater chargeslast_img read more

TAOISEACH TO MEET WITH TWIN SISTER OF MISSING MARY BOYLE TODAY

first_imgMissing Mary BoyleThe Taoiseach is to meet with the sister of missing Mary Boyle today.Ann Doherty, the twin sister of missing Mary Boyle, will meet with Enda Kenny at Leinster House.It is also understood that Ms Doherty will meet with members of Sinn Fein during her visit to the capital. Mary Boyle went missing in Ballyshannon in March, 1977, aged just six, and is Ireland’s longest-missing person.Ms Doherty said she is searching for answers including how her sister’s case has been handled by Gardai over the years.She said she believes her sister was murdered and has launched a campaign to find Mary’s remains.TAOISEACH TO MEET WITH TWIN SISTER OF MISSING MARY BOYLE TODAY was last modified: November 19th, 2015 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:BallyshannondonegalGardaiMARY BOYLEmissinglast_img read more