The group led by Jurgen Klopp has 11 consecutive victories and has 13 factors forward of Leicester Metropolis and one match to play. This Thursday the triumph was a matter of the Africans, who once more demonstrated their power in the reverse space to please Anfield.The 1-Zero was the work of Salah after a slip of George Baldock that Robertson took benefit of with a middle measured at the coronary heart of the space. The Egyptian ahead put the boot and superior the model new world champion when the visiting group tried extra.However there have been no concessions of a Liverpool whose goalkeeper Allison Becker additionally signed a document after his first 50 video games with the ‘reds’, as a result of in 26 video games he did not match. The match was spherical for the present European champions, who accomplished with 2-0 in Mané boots after receiving a ball from Salah. Regardless of the first cease, the Senegalese riveted violently with out opposition from the rival goalkeeper. The targets of Salah and Mané have been sufficient earlier than the revelationWith this assembly 365 days have handed since the final defeat Liverpool gained an essential victory on Thursday in opposition to Sheffield United (2-0) because of the targets of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, one in every half, to substantiate the management of the ‘crimson’ group and preserve a year of unbeatable in the home championship after a sport of the twentieth day of the Premier League. Photograph: Reuters
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after the premiere with the Milan shirt in the zero draw with Sampdoria, spoke in ‘Sky Sport’ of his return to Serie A after 2794 days: “I felt adrenaline, emotion, I have gone back 10 years. I wanted to mark and point to God in the background. The relationship with the fans is always beautiful, it gives me a lot of motivation.” On the rossoneri problems in scoring goals, the Swede said: “You can tell that we lack confidence and aggressiveness in the face of the goal, we have to understand what to do for the team to get its best face. I’ve only been here for four days, we’ll see . Confidence is lacking, yes. “ Zlatan seemed to understand well with Rafael Leao, who entered with him in the resumption: “I explained the movements he must do, all the experience. Now he has to suffer: the typhosi are not happy, the results are not positive. Let’s work and think positive “.
MOST READ For sure, North and South Olympic rivalry runs deep.The North boycotted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul and instead hosted the World Festival of Youth and Students, a sort of socialist equivalent, the following year. The Koreas tried marching together under a “unification flag” in three Olympics, but that didn’t stick. The blue-and-white flag last flew at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy.North Korea isn’t a big Winter Olympics country to begin with. It has only sent teams to eight and won only two medals: a silver in 1964 and a bronze in 1992. Both were won by women, in speed skating and short track skating.Still, it’s not unprecedented for the North to send athletes to major competitions in the South.Kim sent a full team to the Asian Games in Incheon in 2014 and dispatched three of his top lieutenants to attend the closing ceremony and meet with the South’s unification minister. Whatever progress was made in those talks seems to have dissipated soon after the trio went home, however.ANY CHANCES OF GOLD?Well, not really.It isn’t entirely clear if Kim intends to send athletes to Pyeongchang or just officials.There might still be some wiggle room, but only two athletes, pair skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik, are qualified to go. Skating to the Beatles’ song “A Day in the Life” for their short program, the two won North Korea’s first medal — a bronze — at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan in February last year.Nevertheless, Kim Jong Un likes sports. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The answer probably lies somewhere in between.But why, after a year marked by the test of his country’s most powerful nuclear bomb to date and a record number of missile launches, is Kim starting off 2018 by proposing talks across the Demilitarized Zone?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWHAT’S ON THE TABLEKim stressed in his speech that 2018 will be an important year for the Korean nation. FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, the official emblem of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games is seen in downtown Seoul, South Korea. With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to discuss Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)TOKYO— With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to hash out Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Skeptics are calling the offer, floated by Kim during his annual televised New Year’s address, a cynical tactic to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, while optimists see it as a sign of hope that Kim has decided to dial back his defiance and come in from the cold.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Westbrook triple-double leads Thunder past Clippers Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Following the example of former Soviet bloc countries like East Germany, Kim has elevated the role of sports to a new level for North Korea, lavishing praise and rewards on medal-winning athletes while the official media catalogues each win in international competition as proof of the nation’s ideological superiority and physical grit.“Upon receiving the New Year Address made by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, sportspersons in the DPRK are filled with firm determination to achieve fresh victory,” its state-run news agency reported Tuesday, using the acronym for the North’s official name.The report went on: “It is the determination and will of all sports officials, players and coaches to produce more excellent results in international games this year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The North will be marking the 70th anniversary of its Sept. 9 founding and the South’s hosting of the games, Kim said, “will serve as a good occasion for demonstrating our nation’s prestige” and “we earnestly wish the Olympic Games a success.”To that end, he suggested Pyongyang send a delegation and “adopt other necessary measures.” He presented all of it in a familiar framing — saying the Korean people must work together on their own toward reunification to “frustrate the schemes by anti-reunification forces within and without.”In North Korea-speak, that means anti-Pyongyang hardliners in the South and the United States and its allies.Kim did not say what kind of a delegation he has in mind. But North Korea quickly restored a hotline with the South that had been cut off for two years to allow communications to resume. South Korean President Moon Jae-in applauded the gesture and the two sides are set to meet on Tuesday at the border village of Panmunjom for the time since December 2015.TAKING SEOUL’S TEMPERATUREADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Just about the time the Olympics will be wrapping up and the Paralympics getting underway, tens of thousands of U.S. and South Korean troops would normally be staging the world’s biggest annual war games.This year, however, Moon convinced President Donald Trump to postpone them until everything is over.The exercises feature the United States’ most advanced weaponry and in recent years have included training for “decapitation” strikes on Kim himself. In his New Year’s address, Kim pointedly referred to that, claiming the U.S. can’t launch an attack “on me or our country” now that North Korea has a viable nuclear deterrent.Kim would love to see the war games called off for good. Or at least scaled down.With their postponement, he might believe Moon may be willing to go further down that path. And if Moon isn’t, Kim can say he tried and use that as a justification for launching more missiles or space-bound rockets and maybe even trying another nuclear test later this year.The bottom line: it never hurts to take Seoul’s temperature every now and then.Engaging directly with Seoul does, in fact, tend to complicate things for Washington. Sanctions, meanwhile, are taking their toll. Easing tensions would give Kim breathing room to boost the domestic economy.One of his key projects — also mentioned in the New Year’s speech — is developing tourism in the Wonsan-Kumgang area on North Korea’s east coast. Kim already built a luxury ski resort there and doesn’t want to see it go to waste. With Trump’s North Korea travel ban now in effect, Pyongyang might be thinking of wooing tourists from the South.Kim’s father, Kim Jong Il, had some success with that idea from the late 1990s until 2008, when a South Korean housewife was shot dead for wandering into a restricted zone.UNUSUAL, BUT NOT UNPRECEDENTED Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Margibi District Education Officer Marcia Edwards was frank in her letter to the Founder and CEO of Dolo Town’s New Hope Mission International which, since 2008, has provided free education to 900 impoverished children.In her letter to New Hope Mission’s CEO, Reverend Louise Reeves, DEO Edwards promptly announced that, having been informed by New Hope’s teachers that they had not been paid, she was closing down the school.That action has suddenly interrupted the education of 900 students, who have attended the school since 2008, free of charge! The Liberian civil war drove Rev. Louise Reeves and a million more Liberians into exile. But she returned home in 2008 to help Liberia’s needy children, so many of whom were left impoverished by the war. With the generous goodwill of some of her friends, Rev. Reeves opened the school to give these children an absolutely free opportunity to attend school.But Ebola, which devastated Liberia’s economy, overturned the fortunes of most Liberians, including New Hope School’s benefactors. Faced with financial difficulties, Rev. Reeves became unable to pay her teachers.For a while, they understood her plight and continued teaching. But they, too, it must be admitted, have families to feed and eventually they expressed their anxiety to the Margibi DEO.It is a sad commentary on Liberia’s education authorities that, instead of asking Rev. Reeves “How can I help you?” DEO Edwards proceeded to close down the school.As this newspaper, the Daily Observer, has often asked, what are governments for, if not to help their people, especially the most vulnerable—the destitute children who cannot help themselves? Here is a young pastor who, purely out of compassion for Liberia’s destitute children, most of them orphaned by the war, has in compassion reached out to them, assisted by other caring Liberians. Now, through no fault of her own, but the country’s economic difficulties, the government has taken this drastic action against her and 900 beleaguered children, by closing down the school. You mean the Minister of Education (MOE), George Werner, for the sake of these poor children, could truly do nothing to help Rev. Reeves keep the school open? Has MOE truly no emergency funds that could save this school, even temporarily? What of the Minister’s power and influence? Could he not have gone to the President, the Vice President and others in government and society to solicit their help?Has this government truly no compassion for its people?This is indeed the distinct message that the Margibi DEO Marcia Edwards seems to have proclaimed to the Liberian people and the world—that she and her government have no compassion for their people, not even the destitute children, most of whose parents are gone, or cannot afford to send them to school.This lack of compassion, this uncaring attitude, this total neglect of what Jesus called “the least of these, my brethren,” buttressed by bureaucracy, is classic testimony to the government’s own admission that Liberia’s education “is in a mess.”But for how long can the people wait for relief? How long can they wait to see their children afforded one of most basic of human rights—an education?President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently, with glowing pride, spoke about her grandnephew, Estrada Bernard, the teenager who flew from Alaska, United States of America in mid-March, 2014 to participate in a conference organized by the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL). “He has just been admitted as a freshman into Stanford University!” the President said. And, she added, “Because of the way the Liberian media treated him, he’s not coming back here.” Estrada the younger, grandson of the President’s sister Jennie and brother-in-law Cllr. Estrada Bernard, was turned off by the public reaction to his appearance at the conference because the President’s son Robert, NOCAL Chair at the time, and his colleagues in the company, could find no other Liberian youth than his cousin to address the conference. At absolutely no fault to young Bernard, that action was interpreted by the public as a brazen act of nepotism on the part of the Ellen government. And because the public questioned their insensitive government, the President said of her grandnephew, “He’s not coming back here.” We hope that young Bernard will find reason to recognize that though by birth he is a US citizen, he still is a Liberian and will someday return to do something for the land of his fathers and mothers. Finally, we appeal to Minister Werner to call Rev. Reeves and ask her, “How can we help you and, by extension, other people’s 900 or more children whom you’re trying sacrificially to help?”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
1 Crawley have appointed former Cheltenham boss Mark Yates as their new manager.The 45-year-old replaces John Gregory, who stepped down to have heart surgery in December and then announced he would not be returning earlier this month.Dean Saunders took over as interim boss but was unable to save Crawley from relegation to Sky Bet League Two and has since moved to Chesterfield.Yates, who has agreed a two-year contract, parted company with the Robins in November after almost five years in charge. He was the third longest-serving manager in the league at the time of his departure.“I’m delighted to be here,” Yates told Town’s official website. “I have been out of the game for a few months and when this opportunity came up it really excited me.“There’s a big challenge ahead but one I am really looking forward too.”Chief executive Michael Dunford added: “We’re delighted that Mark has agreed to join us. We interviewed some very strong candidates but Mark stood out.“He has a very deep knowledge of the level we find ourselves at next season and is a first-rate coach.“The board spoke to several people in the game who have worked with Mark and they were all very positive about his credentials, his knowledge and his enthusiasm and we are looking forward to Mark taking the club forward.” Former Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates
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Raphoe Family Resource Centre:Suicide or Survive “National Tea Break”On Thursday 29th September from 11am-1pm The Family Resource Centre will be hosting a ‘Tea Break’ in the Volt House Hall as part of Suicide or Survive’s “National Tea Break” which is taking place throughout the month of September.The aim of “National Tea Break” is to take on the challenge of breaking down the stigma linked to mental health, and to help raise vital funds for the Suicide or Survive organisation. SOS endeavours to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness and provide a range of educational and therapeutic programmes that increase understanding of suicide and play an active role in its prevention in Ireland. SOS delivered its very successful one-day Wellness Workshop in Raphoe away back in April, receiving very positive feedback from participants. The Family Resource Centre would extend an invitation to the whole community to take time out for a cuppa and join with us on 29 th September.Jigsaw DonegalThis year for Mental Health Week, commencing on Monday 10 th October, the Jigsaw Advisory Panel and Donegal Youth Council have teamed up to create their own campaign to help promote the ‘FIVE-A- DAY’ for Mental Health. The campaign is called #MyWee5 and its aim is to promote positive mental health by showing everyone some simple things they can do to help improve their mental wellbeing through the FIVE-A- DAY. They include CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, TAKE NOTICE, GET INVOLVED and GIVE.The Family Resource Centre is participating in the campaign by uploading photos with the #MyWee5 poster on our Facebook page. For moreinformation on the campaign please contact Karen Duggan, Youth and Community Engagement Worker, Jigsaw Donegal on 074-9726920.Afterschool ProgrammeWe would like to welcome back all our young people to the various out of school programmes following the long summer break. Registration is still open if you couldn’t make it to the registration day on Tuesday 6 th September. The afterschool programme includes:Tuesday: 3-4.30pm: Homework for 3 rd & 4 th Classes; 5.15-6.15pm: Young Boys Group; Wednesday: 2-3pm: Activity Club for Junior & Senior Infants; 3-4pm: Homework Club for 1 st & 2 nd Classes; 4-5pm: Homework Support for 1 st Year Secondary School; 5.15-6.15pm: Young Girls Group; 7-9pm: Youth Café Secondary School; Thursday: 2-3pm: Activity Club for Junior & Senior Infants; 3-4pm: Activity Club for 1 st & 2 nd Classes. It is hoped in the next few weeks to introduce further programmes so please look out for more information on those.The Learning Support Groups with Lisa and Louise have also started back on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and for more information on these please contact Melanie on 074-9145796/087- 3641503. Women’s GroupThe Women’s Group meets on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm here in the Family Resource Centre. The Women’s Group will start back on Monday 3rd October 2016. The group has been together for many years.We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year.If you would like to be a part of this group, please don’t hesitate to come along. We are really interested in your ideas. If you would like any more information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 / 0873641503. 50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of this week’s Bonus Ball was Betty McClintock. Winning number was 20. To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubAvery special thanks goes to Martin Laird and all his crew at Raphoe Tidy Towns for the unending excellent work that they carry out at the Raphoe Club House. It is greatly appreciated.The first action of the new season for Raphoe boxers will be on Sunday 9 th October, when five club boxers will be entered for the Donegal Novice Championships to be staged in the Letterkenny Clubhouse.Club boxers Dennis Lafferty and Orin McDermott, along with coach Gerard Keavney and Secretary Peter O’Donnell will travel to Philadelphia on 2 nd to 8 th November for a major tournament in Essington P.A. and everyone at the Raphoe Club extend best wishes to all four club members.The Raphoe Club will host their first major boxing tournament of the new season on Saturday 19 th November in the Deele College Sports Pavilion. Once again Head Coach, Gary McCullagh has guaranteed the punters a good nights boxing with 14 star-studded contests down for decision on the night. More details in the local press in the coming weeks.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Job Vacancies with Raphoe Tidy Towns:Raphoe Tidy Towns will have vacancies for 5 General operatives on their new Employment Project due to start on 26th September. For an application form and further details please contact the Supervisor on 074 9145692 or 0879473527.Please note Dept. of Social Protection criteria for Community Employment applies for all the above posts. Thank You. Congratulations and well done to all local students who received examination results this week here in Raphoe. If you are going on to further studies or in to the world of work we wish you all every success and good luck for the future.Carers ProgrammeAre you caring for someone? The HSE is offering a free information programme in Letterkenny for individuals who are looking after someone at home commencing September 2016. Book you place now.Sessions included in the Programme are: continence, pressure care / positioning, patient moving and handling, Diabetes, Understanding Dementia, Cardiac First Aid Response training, Stress Management, Safeguarding vulnerable adults, Nutrition, practical issues in bereavement.For further details or to make an enquiry contact Diane Donnelly, Carer’s Development Officer/Programme Coordinator on: 0872770103 or email email@example.comRaphoe Community: Invitation to participate in “National Tea Break” was last modified: September 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CommunityRaphoe Family Resource CentreRaphoe notes
John Doe, aka Daniel Greene appears at court in Letterkenny.A man known only as John Doe was arrested and brought before a Donegal court yesterday amidst claims he has illegally occupied the home of a dead Church of Ireland minister.Gardai were forced to make their way into the home of the man at Newtowncunningham, just before 5pm yesterday evening. It followed an order by Letterkenny Circuit Court for him to appear before Judge John O’Hagan.Gardai revealed they found the man as well as a woman and two children at the address.When he arrived at court the man was asked by Judge O’Hagan who he was and the man replied “Who do you say I am?”The man, wearing jeans and a grey jumper, eventually told the court his name was Daniel Greene.The court was told on a previous occasion that the house belonged to the Very Rev Samuel Reede who passed away at the age of 86 in October 2010.The cleric, known as Dean Sam, had served the Anglican in east Donegal for community for 50 years and had been Dean of St Eunan’s CoI Cathedral in Raphoe.In his will, Dean Sam left his small retirement cottage in the townland of Rooskey, 2km from Newtowncunningham, to his brother Charles.And in January this year estate agents began the process of selling the property, with Charles deeming that all proceeds should go to local charities in Co Donegal.However Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court heard that on February 6 this year ‘for sale’ signs were removed from the property.Barrister Fiona Crawford, acting for Charles Reede, said that two weeks later an estate agent found the locks had been changed. A sign stating “no trespassing” had been placed in the window.Ms Crawford won an order for vacant possession of the lands and bungalow and an injunction against ‘John Doe’.At the latest hearing in Letterkenny, Judge John O’Hagan deemed the numerous notices given to John Doe were valid.He held ‘John Doe’ in contempt of court and ordered him to leave Dean Sam’s home.The court was told that the house had been purchased by Mr Greene for €58,000 and that a €2,000 deposit had been paid but that this had been returned to him when it was discovered the house was not actually eligible to be sold.Mr Greene claimed that he had purchased the house from Charlie Robinson estate agents.Judge O’Hagan asked the man if he had taken out a mortgage but the man said he had bought the house with his own money.The Judge asked if he had title deeds to the house and the man said he had but that they were in Dublin.He adjourned the case until August 13th to allow Mr Greene to show his papers in court.And he warned the man once known as John Doe: “If there is an order to put you out then out you have to go.”THE ELUSIVE ‘JOHN DOE’ FINALLY BROUGHT TO COURT IN HOUSE DISPUTE was last modified: July 30th, 2013 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:Daniel GreeneJohn DoeLetterkenny Circuit CourtNewtowncunninghamSamuel eed
Carndonagh Community School Vs Loreto MilfordTwelve months on from a devastating Ulster final defeat at the hands of Deele College, CCS rose from the ashes to claim a well-deserved victory over Loreto Milford in this year’s showpiece by 2 goals to 1. In truth the gap should’ve been much greater as CCS showed far more desire and spirit than their opponents. The tone was set in the opening minute with Sam Todd skewing wide with a snap-shot from a corner. Wave after wave of CCS attacks followed with Milford goalkeeper Shane Graham keeping Brandon Browne and Cathal Farren at bay. Milford had excellent pace on the counter however and this told when Adrian Delap was upended in the box. The referee pointed straight to the spot and Connor Gormley put Milford into the lead completely against the run of play.Half-Time CCS 0-1 Loreto Milford. CCS came racing out of the blocks and within 30 seconds thought they had levelled through Keelan Doherty. The celebrations were short lived however as the linesman on the far side flagged for an offside in the build-up. CCS now had wind in their sails and the pressure grew too much for Milford as full-back Paddy Carr fouled Christopher McLaughlin to concede the games second penalty. Cathal Farren converted with consummate ease to level the scores. The introduction of Declan McLaughlin swung the game in CCS’s favour and it was McLaughlin himself who laid the ball off for Farren to fire home what turned out to be the winner.CCS survived a late Milford surge with James McKinney clearing a Gormley header off the line. A late break saw Declan McLaughlin have a top corner bound shot clawed away by Graham. The referee blew the final whistle soon afterwards and CCS were crowned U19 Ulster champions for the first time in 6 years. The team now face the Leinster champions on the 23rd of February in the National Semi-Final and will hope to bring this vein of form even further.Full-Time CCS 2-1 Milford SOCCER: CARNDONAGH COMMUNITY SCHOOL EARN STUNNING ULSTER FINAL WIN OVER LORETO MILFORD was last modified: January 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CSSLoreto MilfordnewssoccerUlster Final
Thousands of residents across Inishowen couldn’t object to a planning application for a windfarm – because they didn’t know about the application.The planning application for the wind turbines was not advertised locally and went through the five week consultation period almost completely unnoticed.The application was advertised in the Irish Times but not in any local news oultlet. Now Sinn Féin County Councillor Jack Murray says Donegal County Council must review the approved list of media outlets that notifications of planning applications for wind turbines and other large structures can be placed.Cllr Murray said “I asked my colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn to submit a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Environment in relation to the suitable newspapers in which a planning notification for large structures can be placed.“I did so as a recent planning application for two wind turbines in Inishowen was placed in the ‘Irish Times’ and was not noticed by anyone who lived in the vicinity of the proposed wind farm.“By the time the local community had become aware of the application, they had missed the five week consultation period. “Legislation states that notification must be placed on a road near the proposed site and in one newspaper from an approved list of newspapers – The Irish Times is one of Donegal’s list of approved papers.“This allows an application for a large structure to slip in under the radar as very few people will search for local planning applications in a national newspaper.“I intend to submit a motion to the next county council meeting calling for the list of newspapers to be reviewed so that notification must be placed in at least one approved local paper,” he said.He says he will raise the matter at the next Inishowen Electoral Area meeting.He will ask that planning applications for any new development which is larger than an individual dwelling be brought before local councillors so that they can inform the local community. “I am hopeful that, if these new measures are put in place, no application for a large structure can go unnoticed by local residents.”INISHOWEN RESIDENTS SNUBBED BY PLANNING APPLICATION FOR WINDFARM was last modified: March 10th, 2012 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 Jack Murrayplanning applicationwindfarm