Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has announced funding has been approved for St Joseph’s NS, Trentagh, Letterkenny for works on the school’s heating system.“I am delighted to be able to share some good news back home of investment in St Joseph’s NS,” Minister McHugh said.“The funding approval will ensure St Joseph’s can carry out work to replace the boiler and upgrade the flue in the heating system in the school.” The Building Unit in the Department of Education and Skills approved funding under the Emergency Works scheme.Minister McHugh shared the good news with the school while on a fact-finding mission to the UAE.“I’ve been talking to principal Grainne Duggan and it’s great to be able to share news like this,” the Minister said.“I hope the work will be carried out in the coming weeks and the school can look forward to the improvements being ready for the coming school year.” Trentagh school gets funding to upgrade heating system was last modified: June 12th, 2019 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:donegalfundingheating systemSCHOOLST JOSEPHSTrentagh
A Letterkenny-based Garda and his partner face a massive legal bill after being refused their costs at the Disclosures Tribunal.Garda Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms face substantial legal bills after being refused most of their costs.In rulings published on Thursday evening, tribunal chairman Mr Justice Peter Charleton said they were entitled to the costs of their legal representation up to and including the opening day of hearings, but no further costs beyond that point. This means they will each face having to pay the costs of legal representation for 18 days of hearings, thought to amount to around €100,000 for Garda Harrison and €85,000 for Ms Simms.The couple alleged gardaí conspired with Tusla to directly interfere in their family life in Donegal, as a result of the garda’s whistleblowing years previously in Athlone.The garda claimed he was mistreated and bullied by colleagues and that gardaí colluded with Tusla to coerce a statement from Ms Simms and directed social workers to visit their family home in Letterkenny.But Mr Justice Charleton concluded the allegations were “entirely without any validity” and exonerated gardaí and Tusla officials. The judge describing some claims as “nonsense” in a report which was highly critical of the garda’s evidence.The decision is the toughest costs ruling made by the judge at the tribunal.At a hearing last month, Gda Harrison’s counsel Mark Harty insisted his client should be awarded all his costs.For full story see https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/garda-and-partner-face-substantial-legal-bill-after-tribunal-refuses-most-of-their-costs-38758407.htmlDonegal-based Garda and partner face huge legal bill was last modified: December 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
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Hundreds of fans, a bright red pheta (turban) and flower-bedecked chariot awaited India’s Olympic hero Gagan Narang when he returned to Pune, his training ground for the past four years, on Wednesday.The ace shooter bagged India’s first medal at the 2012 Games by winning a bronze in the 10m air rifle event on July 30.Upon his arrival, the Olympian went directly to the Balewadi Sports Complex, where he runs an academy called Gun for Glory that trains aspiring shooters.Maharashtra sports minister Padmakar Valvi was also present at the academy to felicitate Narang.”The Maharashtra government congratulates him and we will soon organise a public function for his felicitation,” he said.”The government will extend the lease of the academy for another five years in recognition of the good work that Narang has done,” he added.Valvi said the government will provide a financial grant for ammunition and rifles for aspiring shooters at Narang’s academy.”We are sure that at the 2016 Olympics, he (Narang) will continue to keep the Indian flag flying high,” he added.Narang’s parents were also felicitated at the event.”It is a matter of pride for the country that he won the medal,” his father B.S. Narang said.When Narang took to the podium, flashing his medal, the audience broke into a thunderous applause. “This medal belongs to all of you; it belongs to the country,” he said. Cradling it in his hand, he thanked his family, coach, students at the academy, fans on Facebook (who he “hadn’t been able to reply to”) and friends (who he “hadn’t been able to communicate with”) over the last few busy weeks.advertisement”Thank you for your appreciation of my efforts. It has not been easy; in fact, it’s been tough. Looking at your support, it’s now sinking in that I’ve won something big,” he said.Further in his speech, Narang appealed to parents to allow children to pursue their interest in sports and urged the state government to include sports in the school curriculum. “Sport teaches you a lot; I have learnt a lot from people who didn’t believe in me, that’s where the motivation came from,” he said.