MITCHELL VOWS TO FIGHT BACK ON TOUR OF DONEGAL

first_imgFINE Gael presidential candidate Gay Mitchell vowed to fight back in the polls today during a day-long tour of Co Donegal.Mr Mitchell visited Raphoe, Buncrana, Letterkenny and Donegal Town – meeting voters on the way.And the local Fine Gael organisation laid on the red carpet with senior party officials out to meet him including TDs Dinny McGinley and Joe McHugh. One poll had given Mr Mitchell just 9%. The latest 10%.The Red C polls shows Michael D Higgins at 25%, up 7%. Sean Gallagher stands at 21%, up 10%.Martin McGuinness is on 16%, while there has been a drop in support for David Norris – who is down seven at 14%.Gay Mitchell is at 10%, down 3%, and Mary Davis is also at 10%, down three. Dana Rosemary Scallon is at 5%, a drop of one. But Mr Mitchell insisted today that he had the support of the party leadership – and didn’t think his attacks on Martin McGuinness had affected his standing.“The reality is our campaign only began on Monday and the party machine here in Donegal and throughout the country is just cranking up,” he said.Deputy Joe McHugh said the polls would “shake our grassroots” and was likely to mobilise support in “every parish in the country.”And Dinny McGinley insisted: “The entire party is behind Gay and we in Donegal are certainly right behind him. There are three weeks left and we are hitting the road to support him.”In the Red C Poll, people were also asked who they would most like to invite to dinner. The largest group – 20% – said there was no candidate they would invite. Of the seven candidates, 19% chose David Norris, 17% chose Sean Gallagher. Martin McGuinness or Michael D Higgins were chosen by 13% of respondents.Gay Mitchell, at 5%, was the candidate people would least like to invite for dinner.MITCHELL VOWS TO FIGHT BACK ON TOUR OF DONEGAL was last modified: October 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Gay Mitchellpresidential campaignlast_img read more

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DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES

first_img DEPUTY GOVERNOR PROMISES MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE IN GOVERNMENT TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 1, 2016 – Deputy Governor, Her Excellency, Anya Williams says her office is preparing to take on the challenges required to streamline government services. This goal, which is often touted but remains elusive to now, is poised to face reform and consolidation, promised the DG.There was stirring applause from the room when the DG remarked that the ONe Stop Shop needs greater efficiency and fluidity; ‘not be a one stop’, but a place where because of consolidation of all TCIG requirements, businesses can get to business more expeditiously. Related Items:anya williams, streamlining government services Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Dames is first Hospitality Herolast_img read more

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US court will not put Trump travel ban case on hold

first_imgBeth Kohn protesting outside the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse in San Francisco. Reuters file photoA federal appeals court on Monday rejected a US Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries.The order from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals could increase pressure on the Trump administration to clarify its intentions regarding the controversial executive order.The 9th Circuit suspended Trump’s travel ban earlier this month while litigation over the measure proceeds. Trump has said he will soon issue a new executive order that addresses concerns raised by the appeals court judges.The president’s Jan. 27 order caused chaos at airports around the world as visa holders heading to the United States were pulled off planes or turned around upon arrival at US airports.Trump has said travel limitations are necessary to protect the United States from attacks by Islamist militants. His original order barred people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days. Refugees were banned for 120 days, except those from Syria, who were banned indefinitely.Americans were deeply divided over the measure, which was condemned by prominent US companies and allies and challenged in court by the state of Washington.The 9th Circuit had directed the Justice Department to file a legal brief defending the travel ban later this week. Given Trump’s intention to issue a new order, however, the Justice Department asked last week for the appeal to be placed on hold.In a response, the state of Washington said the Trump administration has said both that it would pursue an appeal, and that it would issue a new order.“Throughout these proceedings, there appears to have been a lack of communication between the Department of Justice and the White House,” the Washington attorney general’s office said in a court filing arguing that the 9th Circuit move forward now.Representatives for the Justice Department declined to comment.After stating that a new travel ban would be issued last week, a White House official said on Wednesday that a new order would come sometime this week.last_img read more

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Houston Sees First Gas Price Spike Since Prices Fell After Harvey

first_img Share Twitter user @NBCDFWRising Gas PricesThe cost for a gallon of gas has increased in Houston, according to AAA Texas. It’s the first time gas prices have increased for the city, since prices began falling after the spike from Hurricane Harvey.Gas prices in Houston rose 4 cents this week; that’s 26 cents more per gallon, compared to the same day last year. The average price jumped 5 cents in the state of Texas, at $2.30 for a gallon.“This is the strongest demand we’ve seen since October of 2006,” said AAA Texas’ Daniel Armbruster. “So as consumers fill up their tanks more frequently, supply levels tighten, and that means gas prices tend to increase.”Armbruster also told News 88.7 that prices may continue to inch upward, as thanksgiving approaches.AAA Texas said in a press release:While prices are increasing, Texas motorists are still paying some of the cheapest prices in the country for gasoline. Texas ranks 4th in the nation among states with the lowest gas prices. Meanwhile, drivers in Alabama ($2.21) are paying the least for a gallon of regular unleaded. Drivers on the West Coast are paying the most for gasoline in the United States.last_img read more

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Man jailed after smashing through barrier on M6 toll at 80mph

first_imgMandeep Barhey has now been jailed (Image: Staffordshire Police) “Barhey subsequently chose to plead guilty at his first court appearance.” At a court appearance at Stafford Crown Court today Barhey was jailed for ten months, banned from driving for 21 months and fined £140 in costs – after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, using a vehicle without insurance, causing damage to property other than a vehicle worth less than £5000 and aggravated vehicle taking at an earlier hearing at Central and South West Magistrates Court on May 25. Read MoreGathering held to remember midwife Samantha Eastwood PC Matthew Burns, from CMPG, said: “This reckless display of driving could have caused a terrible accident and put many innocent road users in danger. “I hope this sentence sends a message to anyone else who thinks driving this fast and failing to stop for the police is not a good idea.” Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA 30-year-old man has been jailed after smashing a stolen car through a barrier on the M6 toll road. Mandeep Barhey was spotted driving the vehicle by police officers from the Central Motorway Police Group near junction of the M6 Southbound (Stafford South) on October 10 2017. The car an Audi A5, had been stolen from a driveway in Leicestershire on August 23. Police started to pursue Barhey, of Campbell Street, Rugby, who left the motorway at junction 12 and swerved through Cannock traffic at speeds of up to 90mph. He then went onto the M6 toll southbound, reaching speeds of 155mph before smashing through a toll barrier near Lichfield at 80mph. Read MoreViolent man, 29, jailed for ‘sustained and horrific attack’ on partner Police lost track of Barhey but were then called to an accident at Lichfield’s Wall Island – Barhey was located on foot nearby and arrested. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers compiled a case file including dashcam and CCTV footage of his dangerous driving and also found Barhey’s DNA on the deployed airbag in the stolen vehicle. last_img read more

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