WATER AND AUSTERITY PROTESTORS TO MARCH ON LETTERKENNY COURTHOUSE

first_imgActivists plan to march on Letterkenny District CourtActivists in various campaign groups in Donegal have come together to organise a picket and public meeting of what they say is heavy handed treatment of water and austerity protestors.The picket will take place on Sunday November 1st and 6pm at the courthouse in Letterkenny.This event ties in with the many others organized across the State at the same time that day. There will also be a public meeting on Saturday, November 7th at 8pm in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny .Cllr for the Tallaght area in Dublin ,Mick Murphy will be the main speaker.Mick Murphy was one of those arrested afterwards , and is one of those charged over Jobstown.Of the 27 arrested ,14 are to be charged with offences of violent disorder and criminal damage. The other 13 are being charged with false imprisonment. “We are organising these events in solidarity with the Jobstown 27, but also with the Crumlin 13 and others throughout the State who have been on what we believe is heavy handed treatment by the State over their participation in the Anti Water Charges Movement.“It is almost a year since people came out in their thousands in one of the biggest demonstrations Letterkenny has seen for years. This and other protests have had the effect of knocking back the Government on water charges , and giving huge numbers the confidence not to pay,” said a spokesman.WATER AND AUSTERITY PROTESTORS TO MARCH ON LETTERKENNY COURTHOUSE was last modified: October 27th, 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:courthouseletterkennyprotestorswater chargeslast_img read more


LAUNCH OF NORTH WEST 10K WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK

first_imgThe official launch of the North West 10k charity race and walk will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on next Tuesday, March 3rd at 7pm.Chairperson James Boyle will reveal the names of the successful charities who will benefit from the event which takes place on Sunday, 3rd of May in Letterkenny.The North West 10k is being kindly sponsored again this year by Brian McCormick Sports Donegal Daily.  LAUNCH OF NORTH WEST 10K WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK was last modified: February 24th, 2015 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:launchNorth West 10kNoticesSportlast_img read more


Russian star boxer Beliakova eyes gold at Women’s World Championships

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 12 (PTI) Having finished second best in the last edition, Rio Olympics bronze medallist boxer Anastasiia Beliakova of Russia wants to go one step further and claim a gold in the AIBA Women’s World Championships to be held here from November 15 to 25. Beliakova, who won a bronze in the lightweight 57kg category in Rio Olympics, had to settle for silver in the last World Championships two years back in Astana, Kazakhstan. But the Russian boxer said this year she is in no mood to settle for anything less than the yellow metal. “I want to take gold back home this time. There won’t be any compromise on the colour of the medal after coming so close in my World Championships debut in Kazakhstan,” Beliakova said. “I am fully prepared for the goal I have set for myself.” The Russian boxing contingent arrived here last night for the event but Beliakova said it won’t be a problem to acclimatise with the conditions here. “I don’t think we will have any problem (getting used to the adverse weather conditions here). Everything is fine here and we are best prepared for the event,” Beliakova said. Beliakova said boxing happened by chance to her and now the sport has become an integral part of her life. “I never dreamt of becoming a boxer. I loved adventure sport from childhood and did some sport like skiing, climbing. But I started boxing only after I met a coach, who invited me to try my hand in boxing and I started loving it,” she said. PTI SSC SSC ATKATKadvertisementlast_img read more