UL Expels 3, Suspends 2

first_imgAuthorities of the University of Liberia (UL) Wednesday, May 28, expelled three students for acts ‘incompatible’ with their status as students, the University’s vice president for Relations, Dr. S. Momolu Getaweh, Sr., has confirmed. Two other students have also been suspended for three academic years and eight semesters each.The UL decision, according a release is in an effort to reinstitute discipline and curb student violence, and other unruly acts.The three expelled students are being identified as Joyee O.T. Wilson with ID#34949, James E. Julo, ID#49264 and Moivee Dennis, ID#51225. The students, the UL Administration said, were expelled for ‘receiving money from candidates, forging Ecobank deposit slips and issuing fake UL receipts.  The suspended two are facing the wrath of administration for staging riot and holding several professors hostage, among them, the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Forestry, Prof/Dr. Roland Massaquoi for over five hours.The incident was recorded on the Fendell Campus of the University early last year. The two suspended students are, Abraham B. Sarwah, ID#66102, and Moses Kollie of the William R. Tolbert, Jr. College of Agriculture and Forestry.Following the April 2013 riot on Fendell Campus by students of the Agriculture and Forestry, UL President, Prof. Emmet A. Dennis appointed a committee to investigate the root causes of the riot and the role played by students. According to findings from the investigative committee, Student Moses Kollie assaulted Assistant Professor E. Nimley of the College of Agriculture and Forestry during the 2013 April riot on Fendall Campus in contravention of the student handbook. By that, Student Kollie has been suspended for three academic years (six semesters) beginning first semester of academic 2013/2014. He has also been required to undergo six months of counseling before returning to the UL should he muster the courage to return. As for Student Abraham B. Sarwah, he is held liable for ‘theft of property’ in the aftermath of the same 2013 April riot on Fendall Campus. Hence, the statement said, Student Sarwah has been suspended for four years (eight semesters), and has to undergo six months of counseling before returning to the institution having served his suspension. However, in a separate communication to the suspended students, the UL Administration strongly warned them not only to repeat the acts that led to their suspension, including any other act that contravenes the student handbook. The affected students have been further warned to keep away from the premises of the UL (Fendall, Capitol Hill, Straz-Sinje, and the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine Campuses) until their suspensions are lifted. In a related development, the UL President has frowned on acts that have the propensity to disrupt activities at the institution. Dr. Dennis is quoted as saying that the UL has had enough of disruptions, and therefore, “any faculty or student that engages in act that disrupts normal activities at the university will be thrown out.” Dr. Dennis sounded the caveat recently when he met with some members of the UL Faculty Association to discuss matters relative to lifting of the institution. It can be recalled that the UL Administration in 2013, issued stern warning letters to 13 other students for “violating various rules of the Student Handbook.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CCJ overrules Court of Appeal in latest ruling

first_imgThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has overruled the Court of Appeal in the latest ruling in the matter of Errol Campbell v Janette Narine where the appellant, Errol Campbell, was represented by Attorneys at Law Sanjeev Datadin and Charles Ramson Jr MP. The matter concerned the validity of an agreement of sale for a property at a significant undervalue executed in December 1992 by Campbell’s mother-in-law, Mrs Feinmesser, who was the property owner, and Ms Narine (the Respondent) while Mrs Feinmesser was in hospital. Before the action could be filed Ms Feinmesser died so Mr Campbell acted in his capacity as executor of her estate and commenced legal proceedings.After a trial in the High Court, the judge hearing the case, Justice George, ordered that the agreement be rescinded on the legal grounds of undue influence and failure of consideration. The matter was appealed by Ms Narine to the Court of Appeal and the Court of Appeal in a majority ruling by Justices Carl Singh and B S Roy disagreed with Justice George and ordered specific performance of the agreement.Charles Ramson JrAgreeing with Justice George and the minority ruling in the Court of Appeal by Justice Cummings-Edwards, the CCJ re-affirmed the position of the law on undue influence and held that the focus was on the extent of trust and confidence reposed by Mrs Feinmesser in Mrs Narine coupled with the under value sale which was not readily explicable by the women’s relationship. Once such a suspicion has been aroused the evidential burden shifted to Mrs Narine in order for her to rebut the inference of undue influence to show that the transaction was the spontaneous act of the donor acting under circumstances which enabled her to exercise an independent will and which could justify the court in holding that the gift was the result of free exercise of the donor’s will. Relying on Lord Evershed in Zamet v Hyman [1961] 1 WLR 1442 where it was made clear that it is necessary to establish that the gift was made as a result of “full, free and informed thought about it”. At the trial, Justice George ruled that Mrs Narine failed to disprove the inference of undue influence. In addition, the trial judge after having heard the testimony of Ms Narine held that she disbelieved that Mrs Narine paid any deposit on the signed agreement despite the agreement containing a term that the signing of the agreement by Ms Feinmesser acknowledged receipt of the payment of the deposit leading Justice George to rule that there was lack of consideration required for the validity of the agreement.Despite the majority ruling in the Court of Appeal, the CCJ held that there was no sufficient basis to interfere with the trial judge’s ruling since the finding of undue influence is a finding of fact.The CCJ noted with dismay the sloth in the judicial system which saw the proceedings being instituted in 1996 and judgement delivered in 2006 some ten years later. Further, some six years later the appeal was heard and it took two years for the judgment to be delivered by the Court of Appeal. Interestingly, the matter was commenced by Mr Campbell’s Attorney-at-law Charles R. Ramson (Sr) and was finally completely by Sanjeev Datadin and the son of Charles R. Ramson (Sr), Charles S. Ramson (Jr). Ms Narine, the respondent, who lost the appeal with costs awarded against her as a result was represented by R Poonai, C Satram and M Satram.last_img read more

Govt disappointed with pace of project

first_imgSheriff Street expansion…to consider sanctions for contractorWith 11 months already passed since a contract was signed with Sinohydro Corporation Ltd for the construction of the Mandela Avenue/Sheriff Street expansion project, no significant progress has been made, which adds to years of being delayed by various technicalities.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said he is disappointed at the pace at which the project is moving, and the Ministry had made this opinion known to the contractor. The Minister reminded that the contract was signed since 2017 and there is little work to show for it.“The contractor I know is trying and he started at the top end, but I am not satisfied and would have written the contractor and those involved,” Patterson said on Wednesday at the sidelines of an event, where he also explained that if nothing is done soon, the Ministry may resort to applying penalties.“We hope in the short while they will increase the pace of work. After 10 months they have done as much as they should have done,” he said. When asked if there will be financial implications instituted against the contractor, he said, “There is aOngoing drainage works on Sheriff Street, Georgetownprocess and we are on top of it,” Patterson said.The Minister further explained that there is nothing preventing the contractor from pushing in extra hours to ensure the project meets the deadline. According to him, there is no restriction on work time, especially since the company would have submitted a traffic management plan, which was reviewed and approved, allowing it the time to work on that major road.The US$31.03 million contract was awarded to the company last year. The two-year project is aimed at covering approximately seven kilometres of road. The project which is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), involves the following works: relocation of utilities, lane and shoulder improvements, placement of sidewalks and paved shoulders, traffic signals, traffic signs, streetlights, drainage, a pedestrian overhead walkway, bridges, among others.The IDB had, earlier last year, revised the scope of works on this road project, putting it on hold and delaying the opening of tenders for the project. This was done following discussions entered into with the Finance Ministry aimed at achieving completion of the project before the loan deadline set by the IDB had expired.Initially, Loan-2741 was signed in 2012 to the tune of US$66 million, with a completion deadline of March 2018. The revised scope, which was anticipated to cost US$35 million, would include the relocation of utilities, for which GTT and the Guyana Water Incorporated have been contracted.The initial project was tendered twice: first in 2014, and then again in 2015, both times under the previous Administration. On the second occasion, tenders were returned in May 2015, as none of the contractors was deemed responsive.The Public Infrastructure Ministry said last year that several of the internationally funded projects were unable to get a start in 2016, and the Sheriff Street to Mandela Avenue project was one of those that did not get off the ground as anticipated.It was explained that Government had decided to have a review of this project with it being nullified twice, once in 2015 and then in 2016. The review was conducted by the WSG Design Unit along with the consultant firm Egis, in association with SRK Engineering.last_img read more

Neighbourhood row lands trio in court

first_imgTwenty-three-year-old Denisha Anthony of Lot 131 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was last week slapped with several charges, including assault and damage to property. Anthony appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The allegations against Anthony stated that on October 2, 2018, at D’Urban Street, Georgetown, she inflicted grievous bodily harm on the Virtual Complainant (VC), Nicola Bacchus. Two other charges stated that on the same date at the same location, she damaged a pair of spectacles, valued $181,269; the property of the said VC, while she also assaulted Dorothy Bacchus.Anthony denied the three charges. The VC Nichola Bacchus and her husband Reginal Bacchus also faced a charge of assault, which stated that on October 2, 2018 at D’Urban Street, Georgetown they both assaulted Denisha Anthony.Both parties pleaded not guilty to the charge.The Police prosecutor made no objections to bail. Magistrate Daly placed the defendant on $70,000 bail while the Bacchus’s were each placed on $10,000 bail. The cases will continue on November 9.last_img read more

Rotary Club of NA celebrates 32nd anniversary

first_imgAs the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam observes its 32nd anniversary, the Club continues to make a difference in the lives of many.This was highlighted when the Club officially observed its anniversary recently at a simple ceremony during which New Amsterdam’s Mayor, Winifred Haywood, congratulated the Club’s President, Rafeek Kassim, for the outstanding work it had been doing.Speaking at the event, which was held at Hand-in-Hand lawns in New Amsterdam, Kassim noted that the Club, over the past 32 years, hosts an annual dinner to observe world peace and understanding day where either a Head of State of Ambassador is invited to address the topic of world peace.In the area of disease prevention and care, the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam has hosted several programmes with the aim of eradicating polio while large sums were spent on securing lens for cataract surgeries in Berbice. The Club, over the years, also held medical outreaches to address diabetes.“In water and sanitation, a well at was dug at Gangarram which services that entire community. Also, the most recent project is that of its pure water supply project which has so far seen eight schools benefiting from pure filtered water.”In the area of maternal health and child care, the Club would have built the current Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the New Amsterdam Hospital.“Last year we did a medical outreach in the Waruni area where PAP smears were done for cervical cancer. A school was build at Manchester by the Club which falls under education and literacy.“Annually we hold a programme called RYLP [Rotary Youth Leadership Program]; empowering our youths in leadership skills.In the area of economic and community development, Kassim said the Esplanade Park stands out as the Club embraced the project in its initial stage.The Mayor, in words of encouragement, urged the Club to continue its good work.Meanwhile, past President Tajepaul Ajoeda explained that it was the Georgetown Rotary Club which sponsored the New Amsterdam Club. He said the Club now has three more members than when it started 32 years ago. However, the 23 members represent a figure well below the peak of 36 members.Among the achievements of the Club is the best club award which was presented to the Club in Guadeloupe in 1993.The Club was nominated in 2018 for a similar award but did not win. In 1994, the Club won an international award for its outstanding service to the community. The Club also received several citations from Rotary International from 1991 to 1994.The New Amsterdam Rotary Club is also the sponsor of the Corriverton Rotary Club.last_img read more

Health officials have nowhere to hide – Dr Persaud

first_img…says interference hampering parliamentary committee’s workChairperson of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services (PSCSS), Dr Vindhya Persaud, has complained bitterly that executive interference in the committee’s work is hampering its progress.The PSCSS on a visit to the GPHCDr Persaud has said that since the PSCSS was barred from entering the storage bond at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in a recent incident, she is yet to receive a number of documents that had been requested. These documents include combined received-and-issued vouchers (CRIV) and the records that relate to the drug monitoring system.“(Aside from) speaking with persons who were in all of the pharmacies, we were not able to access the actual CRIV, (although) we wanted to see those. We wrote to all the heads of the hospital to ask if that information could be made available to the committee, (but) it has not been made (available),” Dr Persaud said.As one of the standing committees in Guyana’s Parliament, the PSCSS is tasked with examining any aspect of national life and making, in Parliament, recommendations for improvement. It has been so mandated by Article 119 of the Constitution of Guyana.The power of the PSCSS is reinforced by Standing Order 86 (4) of the Parliament of Guyana, which states that sectoral committees shall “in the exercise of their responsibilities, examine all policies and administration for each sector, to determine whether the execution of Government policy is in consonance with good governance and in the best interest of the people of Guyana.”Legislative powersDr Persaud has made it clear that, despite the recalcitrance thus far displayed, the administrators of the health sector have no chance of being able to to hide information from this committee. She is aware that she certainly has at her disposal the tools to ensure that requested information is forthcoming.She explained that, according to Standing Order 86, (5, B), the PSCSS can request the minister assigned responsibility for the sector to submit written or oral information, including Government documents and records, about any specific area of Government policy and administration.In addition, Standing Order 86, (5, B) gives the PSCSS the power to “summon persons to give evidence in accordance with the Legislative Bodies (Evidence) Act, Chapter 1:08 of the Laws of Guyana.”Dr Persaud detailed that the PSCSS has gotten responses that are “very, very scanty”, but she promised that the PSCSS would pursue the matter.“We do have a right, in terms of the committee, to access this information; but we’ve been asking for information, and it would seem as if we are asking for things that must be kept hidden,” she explained.She further disclosed that “the committee also has a mandate to engage the Minister of (Public) Health, to call the Minister of (Public) Health, (and) to call other entities which fall within its mandate to answer on policies, operations and performance.So you can expect that from the committee going forward. So whatever is not being given freely, they will have to provide it there to the committee.”Moreover, she promised that reports compiled by the PSCSS would have accompanying recommendations, and would be made public and tabled in Parliament. And importantly, they would be debated in Parliament.The PSCSS has been making visits to several hospitals. During an impromptu visit it made to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) on May 3rd, it had sought to vision the drugs’ bond to explore what was happening there, but was prevented from so doing by GPHC executives.Dr Persaud had subsequently raised concerns that the paucity of drugs stored in the bond had resulted in GPHC executives preventing the PSCSS from carrying out its constitutional mandate. She had also declared that the only areas that could be restricted from the PSCSS when on an official visit are areas under quarantine, or areas where there a medical emergency obtains.last_img read more

Video: See the Spanish star set to snub Arsenal for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool look set to beat Arsenal in the race for Atletico Madrid starlet Javier Manquillo’s signature this summer.The Premier League duo have been battling to land the right-back during the transfer window with Arsene Wenger hoping the 20-year-old could replace Carl Jenkinson, who is expected to leave the Emirates on loan in the coming weeks.Manquillo has been capped for Spain at youth level and appeared seven times under Diego Simeone for La Liga champions Atletico last season.And if Liverpool fans don’t know what to expect, they can see footage of the youngster in action above…last_img read more

Gareth Southgate defends his England Under-21 side’s ‘slow’ performance against Sweden

first_img Gareth Southgate England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has revealed his team’s slow performance against Sweden was as a result of warm conditions in Olomouc.The Young Lions laboured to a 1-0 victory in Czech Republic as they look to reach the knockout phase of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, winning the match thanks to Jesse Lingard’s marvellous late volley.But Southgate admitted his side weren’t at their best but believes the weather and a poor pitch contributed to the pedestrian display.He told talkSPORT: “The heat, the dryness of the pitch and a bit of anxiety [contributed to the performance]. All of those things added together did definitely slow the tempo.“Ironically we got hammered for losing the other night and probably we played better in the final two-thirds of the pitch, we were much quicker, but because of Portugal’s system we had space in wide areas. Today that space was really closed down well by Sweden. It took a lot of breaking down.”And Gareth Southgate has admitted Danny Ings’ performance as a substitute has given him food for thought ahead of their final group game against Italy.He added: “We felt before the game three against two in midfield would see us control possession but then we felt by half-time we were able to control possession without having that overload so we got another forward player on who could be closer to Harry Kane.“It still wasn’t perfect, I don’t think, but for the purposes of getting another player in the box for crosses and another player to run in behind the defence it worked well today. Now we need to look at Italy and see what will work well.” 1last_img read more

My Donegal… with Donegal County Childcare manager Avril McMonagle

first_imgAvril McMonagle is the manager of Donegal County Childcare. She is passionate about child and family policy from a variety of perspectives.A busy woman, Avril is constantly trying to improve the lives of children across the country, and is the author and editor of several educational publications.Avril with her familyNot one to be shy, she has spoken out about issues facing children and families on many national platforms, including RTÉ’s Prime Time, TV3’s Ireland AM, and Vincent Brown’s People’s Debate, but to name a few! This is Avril’s Donegal… (1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Inis Eoghain Head loop walk at Shroove – an 8km wild and remote walk that never fails to put things into perspective. You pass the point from where St Columba left Ireland on his way to Iona from where, on a clear day, the west of Scotland is visible.This is closely followed by standing on top of Mount Errigal – just spectacular.(2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?A train service is top of the list – we really need to make more noise about this as it impacts on so many aspects of Donegal life, access to health treatment, employment, social activity, tourism and so on.Of lesser consequence is that I spend too much of my life driving up and down to Dublin for work eating junk from service stations along the road – I should know better and it needs to stop.(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?No one person – the people I look up to and that inspire me are not in the public eye. Mothers who fight tirelessly for the rights of their children with disabilities, the strength and tenacity of parents who have to live through the excruciating pain of losing a child to suicide or an accident of modern life, parents who struggle to keep their children on the right path in a world full of social pressures and women who have the strength to walk away from a toxic marriage and don’t give a toss about what the neighbours think.(4) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Has to be Daniel – a genuine ambassador for Donegal.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Without doubt, this was the extraordinary day that was 22 nd May 2015 – the day that Donegal voted ‘YES’ to equal marriage. By openly endorsing an honourable moral attitude that values equality and respect for all God’s children, this day was a massive victory for Irish democracy and for Irish society.I felt so proud of our country and of Donegal in particular where the majority of our citizens unapologetically rejected discrimination, prejudice and bias to protect the rights of the minority. This vote was predominately argued, fought and won by the young activists that campaigned for change in our country. (6) What was Donegal’s saddest moment?There can be no one moment – if the moment affects you personally, then it becomes your saddest moment and everything else pales by comparison. Earlier this year we lost a young, humorous, gentle and much loved member of our family to the blight that is suicide – whilst life goes on, there is a piece missing that can never be replaced.For our county, the number of our young people losing their precious lives to both suicide and road traffic accidents is beyond sad.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?So many – Greencastle Honey, Gourmet Marshmallows by Mallow Mia from Newtowncunningham, PureBred Gluten Free Bread from Ardara, Daniel Doherty’s buns and any Donegal fish product- to name but a few!(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Would have to be Moya Doherty of Riverdance – a worldwide acclaimed theatrical phenomenon. (9) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Again, for me this is ordinary people that we rarely hear about. I have huge respect for those people who set up small businesses in Donegal – it’s tough competing and making a living in a border county and hats off to those who try to make a living independently and create employment for others in doing so. There are people all over the county running small entities with limited or no financial assistance and the personal risks they take deserves huge credit and support.So in the interests of family harmony (and an optimistic chance getting a free set of snow tyres this winter!) – I’ll give an unashamed plug to Garrett and Sharon Mc at AWS Tyres, Quigley’s Point – a nationally safety accredited local business that has grown in strength and level of service during the toughest years of the recession. Due to my unique talent to locate and drive over nails on roads all over Donegal, I have been rescued and sent on my way on many an occasion!(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?At risk of being the only Donegal person to answer the question and not mention a GAA player … All the unknown men and women that provided years of entertainment around Donegal at ‘The Flapping’ – unofficial horse racing on beaches such as Ballyliffen, Rathmullan and Downings or any old field full of holes and hollows that was provided by a local farmer.A Sunday excursion in the summer full of unique sounds, smells and horsey people who weren’t in it for the money! Wonderful, dangerous but exciting childhood memories before health and safety went mad.(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Castle Grove House, Letterkenny – I just love the tradition and ‘oldness’ of the place – always think I’m in Downton Abbey and do my best to act accordingly.(12) Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Basking sharks. The amazing aquatic sea life at Malin Head in particular has huge tourism potential.“The view from my kitchen – how lucky am I!”(13) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘He/she is neither use nor ornament’, ‘I’m foundered’,’ Ye’d think he/she was dressed wi a turf grape’– always make me laugh!(14) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?So many challenges. As already mentioned, our poor public transport system is a major impediment to our county and its people. The high level of unemployment and emigration and the lack of new employment opportunities is an ongoing challenge.The unknown implications of Brexit is also worrying for our very peripheral county and its people.(15) What is your favourite Donegal food?Just about any Donegal seafood – salmon, monkfish, crab, prawns, lobster – preferably all presented in a good chowder with brown bread. And my Mammy’s white stew – a unique delicacy made every Tuesday in a big pot in Quigley’s Point.(16) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Although it’s by no means exclusive to Donegal, if I had a euro for every time someone told me ‘but that’s the way it’s done …’ I have learned in my work life that some successes in Donegal are based on relationships, not on rules … I don’t like this way of working.It can distort thinking in terms of what is fair and right and is a distinct disadvantage to those of us that find fence sitting a tad uncomfortable and who strive to avoid the inelegance of licking footwear.(17) Do you have a favourite local band?I’m afraid I’m not very well up on the local band scene. A sad but honest reflection of a pitiful social life.(18) What’s the most rewarding part of working within Donegal County Childcare?The early childhood sector has evolved rapidly and come a long way in the past 15 years.Witnessing the fantastic progress made by early childhood services against all the odds and the positive benefits that this has on the lives of children in our county is a honour to be part of.(19) Is there anything that inspired you to pursue a career in child welfare?I have always possessed a clear understanding of the critical nature of early childhood – who we are now, how we cope with life, how we treat others and our vulnerabilities and self-image are all imprinted upon us in childhood. I love the quote ‘It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men’ …Unfortunately, policies that would enable all children to have a better childhood in Ireland play second fiddle to just about everything else. Childcare is not sexy, children can’t vote, children don’t have a voice and worse still, all things children are seen as a ‘wimmin’s issue’.Policy makers wring their hands in despair and pledge to support fixing an array of societal ills visible in adolescence and adulthood. This is futile unless they speak out against the sticking plaster level of investment in childcare, early education and policies to support families.If only our legislators would put their collective weight in a bipartisan manner behind our most important future societal asset – our children; then some of the things they make a living out of ‘calling to fix’ may never have been broken in the first place.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Our people and our down to earth nature. The sense of community in tough times, our sense of humour, our ability to banter mercilessly and our common sense.To keep up to date with Avril’s work you can visit Donegal County Childcare Committee’s website or Facebook.My Donegal… with Donegal County Childcare manager Avril McMonagle was last modified: August 26th, 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:Avril McMonagleDonegal County ChildcareMY DONEGALlast_img read more

My Donegal – with Donegal magician Dylan Murray

first_imgDylan Murray is a well-known Magician from Burtonport and two-time winner of Magician of the Year. Dylan, who won Derry’s Got Talent in 2016, has an upcoming show on October 31st in the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny. This is Dylan’s ‘My Donegal’(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?My hometown of Keadue, Burtonport located in the heart of the Rosses where the local people resemble the scenery absolutely second to none.(2) What would your ideal day off in Donegal be like?I love to go to the country dances in my spare time and going out on sunny days to visit different towns and areas all across Donegal. (3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?My mum of course and she’ll be delighted to hear I said that, there are so many reasons I look up to her it would be difficult trying to name just one quality.(4) What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?There are many places I could name but I’d say climbing Errigal is number one on many people’s bucket list’s. (5) Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?I love to have a good Donegal summer but unfortunately, we very rarely get to see the sun but when we do it’s really great! But I will have to say my favourite is the Donegal winters as it’s hard to beat the frosty mornings.(6) What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal?Spend Some Time With Family And Go On A Day Trip To Arainn Mhór Island Where My Late Grandad Patrick Murray Was Born And Raised. It’s A Lovely Place Ane It’s A Very Special Place To Visit For Me Always, I Highly Recommend It.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Donegal Tweed.(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?In my opinion, daniel O’Donnell is ur county’s greatest ambassador, as he continues to represent his hometown to the best of his abilities locally and internationally.He has remained incredibly humble and that is a wonderful quality to possess, he is always very generous with his time with fans and he has been a great friend to me and has given me some very valuable advice on going forward in the entertainment business, and of course also he continues to put Donegal on the map worldwide with his talent.(9) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?I’d have to say local Donegal business and former winner of the Donegal International rally Declan Boyle who runs many successful establishments worldwide.A gentleman.(10) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?The Bayview bar Dungloe – top-class quality food and service. Highly recommended!!(11) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?What’s the craic, sir? Keep er lit!!(12) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I wouldn’t change a thing about Donegal as our county is a very beautiful place to call home.(13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?I imagine for many people it will probably be getting over the love island withdrawal symptoms but I can honestly say that I’ve never watched it!But in all sincerity, I feel strongly that immigration is still now as big an issue as it has become in recent years with vast amounts of young people having to travel across the water to make a better life for themselves and their families.There is very little work opportunity’s available for the local people of our county and indeed our country as a whole in general, changes have to be made in the government to resolve these issues including many others issues.(14) Do you have a favourite local band?I have to say that Goat’s Don’t Shave are one of my favourite local bands they are incredible, and Pat Gallagher is one of the most talented singer-songwriters our county has ever produced.(15) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?I couldn’t choose a favourite between them as they both do an incredible job representing our county in their professions(16) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Look, I’m very proud to be a Donegal man full stop! We have many things to be proud of in our county’s history. Through many different avenues, politics, entertainment, football, martial arts etc.. And sure look we have even voted the sexiest accent in Ireland, what’s not to love!My Donegal – with Donegal magician Dylan Murray was last modified: October 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:burtonportdonegalDyaln MurrayMagicMY DONEGALlast_img read more