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JPJ to withdraw Vera&John and InterCasino from UK

first_img JPJ to withdraw Vera&John and InterCasino from UK 6th August 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tech & innovation Online bingo and casino operator JPJ Group has confirmed that it is to withdraw both its Vera&John and InterCasino brands from the UK market.The UK-facing websites for Vera&John and InterCasino will cease operations on September 3, while both of the brands stopped accepting new customers from yesterday (August 5).Current customers can continue to make deposits and place bets until August 27, and will be permitted to withdraw any remaining funds until a week later when the sites close.As part of the process, Vera&John and InterCasino will have ceased promotional activity with immediate effect, including on-site promotions and email offers. However, customers who have active promotions and bonuses will still be able to use these before the cut-off date later this month.“We’ve had some good times, haven’t we? Unfortunately, even good things must come to an end, and the time has come for us to say goodbye,” a statement on the Vera&John UK website said.“It’s been wonderful, but we’ve reached the end of our journey together. We’d like to thank you for your loyalty and wish you all the best for the future.”A statement on the InterCasino UK site made for similar reading: “As one of the oldest online casinos, InterCasino has a rich history of bringing premium content to its players. So, it is with a heavy heart that we must announce that as of Tuesday 3rd September, InterCasino will no longer be operating in the UK market, and access to your account will be blocked.“We’d like to thank you all for your loyalty and wish you all the best for the future.”In May, JPJ Group cited the performance of its Vera&John business as the main driver behind a 13% year-on-year increase in revenue during the first quarter.Gaming revenue amounted to £83.3m (€90.7m/$101.5m) in the three months to March 31, 2019, up from £74.0m in the same period last year. The Vera&John business generated revenue of £34.2m, up by 62% on £21.2m in Q1 of last year.Since posting the results, JPJ has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the majority of its technology partner Gamesys’ assets for a total consideration of £490m.JPJ will acquire the Gamesys platform and bingo content studio, as well as its B2C real-money gaming sites Virgin Games, Heart Bingo and Monopoly Casino. The deal will also see JPJ take charge of Gamesys’ New Jersey-licensed Virgin Casino site, operated in partnership with Tropicana. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online bingo and casino operator JPJ Group has confirmed that it is to withdraw its Vera&John and InterCasino brands from the UK market. Both websites will cease operations on September 3. Regions: UK & Ireland Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

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Playmaker commences trading on TSXV and names Cassaday as new COO

first_img4th June 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Playmaker Jake Cassaday TSXV Topics: Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Playmaker is trading under the ticker symbol PMKR on the TSXV as part of plans to expand its presence in the wider North American market. Playmaker commences trading on TSXV and names Cassaday as new COO Read the full story on iGB North America. Cassaday, who spent six years at Relay Ventures, has been heavily involved with Playmaker since its inception, helping build its strategy, raise capital and carry out initial acquisitions. Regions: Canada US This strategy also saw the business bring in Cassaday as chief operating officer. Cassaday was previously a partner at Relay Ventures, a North American venture capital fund and the lead investor behind Playmaker Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Digital sports media business Playmaker has begun trading TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) in Toronto, Canada and also announced the appointment of Jake Cassaday as its new chief operating officer. The listing comes after Playmaker in April finalized its first acquisition in the form of Futbol Sites, a digital sports media group that connects brands and sports betting operators to fans across Latin America and the US. Playmaker said it will now seek further acquisitions as part of is wider expansion plans.last_img read more

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Share Giving – Fundraising’s Road to Riches?

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Today, the publication of a new nfpSynergy research report, commissioned by The Giving Campaign, shows that charities are failing to promote Share Giving to donors, despite the fact that, according to the Inland Revenue , Share Giving was worth almost £150 million in 2001/02 alone. According to an analysis of self-assessment forms as at Autumn 2003, almost 22,000 share gifts were made, averaging around £7,000 per donation. Over 12 million people in the UK own shares and The Giving Campaign – a national initiative to promote charitable giving in the UK – is urging charities to promote Share Giving in order to benefit from this high-level income stream.Joe Saxton, Director of nfpSynergy, comments:“It looks as through Share Giving is the Cinderella of new fundraising techniques: unpromoted and unloved by fundraisers but nonetheless raising extraordinary amounts of money. Indeed with an average donation of £7000 it may be that donors are using Share Giving as a kind of ‘living legacy’ – a highly tax-effective way for people to dispose of substantial assets in their lifetime to charities they care deeply about. The really exciting prospect is that when charities do start to comprehensively build Share Giving into their fundraising mix we could then see £500 million or even a billion raised each year within a decade.”Amanda Delew, Director of The Giving Campaign, adds:“Share Giving is clearly a great way to attract high-level donations and if you’re not already promoting it – to donors and more widely – I’d urge you to get started. This is simply too good an opportunity to be missed.”The nfpSynergy report explores reasons why charities are reluctant to promote Share Giving and suggests a number of guidelines for making Share Giving a cost-effective fundraising tool, they are:– Promote it little and often, explaining the tax incentive– Target Share Giving at high value donors– Timely promotions (e.g. when there are ‘windfall’ share hand-outs)– Identify an individual / department who will be responsible for Share Giving– Promote Share Giving as part of a complete service for supportersShare Giving enables the donor to claim full tax relief equal to the market value of the shares on the day the gift is made, together with tax relief on associated costs such as brokers’ fees. For example, a higher rate taxpayer giving a charity £1,000 worth of shares, is entitled to reclaim £400, a basic rate tax payer giving £1,000 would be entitled to reclaim £220. Furthermore, no capital gains tax will apply.The Giving Campaign is offering a Free Share Giving Guide for Donors, which charities are encouraged to download, apply their own logo and distribute. The Guide can be downloaded from the Published Materials page atwww.givingcampaign.org.uk.EndsMedia EnquiriesLucinda Gould 020 7930 2629 / 07712 045 308The Giving Campaign [email protected] to editors• The Giving Campaign (www.givingcampaign.org.uk)The Giving Campaign has been established to encourage a culture of giving and to increase the amount of money given to UK charities. The Campaign has Government and voluntary sector support for its aim to increase charitable giving in the UK.• NfpSynergy (www.nfpsynergy.net)nfpSynergy is dedicated to the voluntary and community sector and not for profit issues. The purpose of nfpSynergy is to provide ideas, insights and information to help not for profit organisations thrive in a changing world.i. NfpSynergy research conducted in October 2003 from a paper questionnaire mailed to 500 charities, data was collated from139 survey respondents.ii. Inland Revenue, Share Giving – 2001/02; total share donations – £149.1 million, number of share gifts – 21,868 and average value of share gift – 6,816.  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Share Giving – Fundraising’s Road to Riches? Tagged with: legacies Nfpsynergy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 31 March 2004 | Newslast_img read more

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JCL recruits Vitalise as Charity of the Year

first_imgJCL recruits Vitalise as Charity of the Year The sponsorship is a first for JCL, which recruits staff in the financial, insurance and IT fields. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 September 2007 | Newscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The JCL umbrella group has chosen Vitalise as its Charity of the Year and will fundraise throughout the year to benefit the charity. Fundraising will start in September with a launch event at the Rocket Bar in London and will continue throughout the year. JCL has set a target of £10,000 and results will be recorded on a web barometer on the company website.All proceeds will go towards Vitalise’s work providing essential breaks for disabled adults, children and carers at its five accessible Centres in the UK. Some JCL staff will also volunteer to work for a day at one of Vitalise’s Centres so that they can see some of the results of their fundraising. Advertisementlast_img read more

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RSF condemns Omani judicial persecution of independent daily

first_img Follow the news on Oman August 2, 2016 Find out more OmanMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Help by sharing this information RSF_en August 11, 2016 Find out more The court sentenced Azamn editor Ibrahim Al-Maamari and deputy editor Youssef Al-Haj to three years in prison, a fine of 3,000 rials (7,000 euros) and a one-year ban on working as journalists after their release.Zaher Al-Abri, Azamn’s local news editor, was given a one-year jail term and a fine of 1,000 rials (2,300 euros) while the newspaper, which had been suspended for the past seven weeks, has now been closed definitively.Al-Maamari and Al-Haj were found guilty of undermining the prestige of the state, disturbing public order, misusing the Internet and reporting on an ongoing court case in defiance of a ministerial ban on the publication of any information about the affair. Al-Abri was convicted of misusing the Internet to disturb public order. “This appalling court decision confirms the intransigence of the Omani authorities and their determination to crack down hard on independent media regardless of the international outcry about this case,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “We call on the authorities to overturn this sentence and free the journalists at once.”The Monitor of Human Rights in Oman reports that, if they decide to appeal, Al-Maamari and Al-Haj will both have to pay bail of 50,000 rials (110,000 euros) to be freed pending the outcome of their appeal, while Abri will have to pay 5,000 rials (11,000 euros).The three journalists were arrested after publishing a story in Azamn on 26 July about government pressure on judicial officials with the aim of influencing the outcome of a court case about an inheritance dispute.The information ministry ordered the suspension of Azamn’s print and online editions with effect from 9 August after it published an interview with the vice-president of the supreme court in which he confirmed the corruption allegations. According to an RSF source, the supreme court’s vice-president was himself then placed under house arrest. Al-Abri was released provisionally on 22 August.RSF and the Committee to Protect Journalists sent a joint letter to Sultan Qaboos on 24 August asking him to intercede to stop the persecution of the newspaper and its journalists and thereby preserve Oman’s reputation as a country capable of mediating in regional crises. No reply was received.The Sultanate of Oman is ranked 125th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. September 27, 2016 RSF condemns Omani judicial persecution of independent daily Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns yesterday’s decision by an Omani court to sentence three journalists to prison and close their newspaper for good as a flagrant censorship of independent media voices. Oman: RSF calls for release of three journalists, reopening of newspapercenter_img News News Receive email alerts OmanMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses to go further Organisation Oman: newspaper editor held over article about pressure on judiciary Newslast_img read more

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Cyberdissident still in prison despite release announcement

first_img February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyberdissident still in prison despite release announcement Help by sharing this information Austrian national Kamal Sayid Qadir, jailed for30 years in early January 2006 for posting”defamatory” articles online, is still behindbars despite an announcement more than a week agoby representatives of the autonomous IraqiKurdistan government that his release wasimminent.Reporters Without Borders called on the Austrianauthorities to maintain efforts to obtain a quickrelease for the cyberdissident. “We must continueto campaign for Kamal Sayid Qadir and hisfamily”, the organisation said.The Associated Press news agency reported astatement from Austrian Foreign Minister, UrsulaPlassnik, on 26 January 2006 that he had beenfreed the previous day. This report turned out tobe incorrect.————————–13.01.06Kamal Sayid Qadir ends his hunger strikeJurist Kamal Sayid Qadir, an Austrian national, began eating again nine days after starting a hunger strike in protest against his conviction, on 19 December 2005, to 30 years in prison. He took the decision after receiving a visit from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).According to the Kurdish authorities, Qadir was convicted on the basis of Article 1 of Law 21, adopted in 2003 by the national assembly of Kurdistan. The law lays down that “Anyone, who intentionally participates in an action intended to harm the security, peace and leadership of the institutions in Kurdish-Iraq, will be punished by a life sentence or temporary prison sentence”.This article replaced a law dating from Saddam Hussein’s regime which specified that “Anyone, who intentionally takes part in an action intended to harm the state government, the unity of the state or the security of its territory, will be hanged.”—————-10.01.06Kurds say 30-year sentence was imposed for defaming public institutionsReporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of Kamal Sayid Qadir after the Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq said his 30-year prison sentence was imposed in accordance with a law punishing “defamation of public institutions.” In a statement released yesterday, the Kurdish authorities said the law, identified as Law 21, was passed by the region’s national assembly and took effect in 2003. “The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) affirms that the principles of human rights and freedom of expression continue to be respected, promoted, and assured for all persons throughout the Kurdistan Region,” the statement added.Reporters Without Borders said: “We find it hard to believe that Iraq’s Kurdish authorities can say this after just sentencing a lawyer to 30 years in prison for defamation. Only extremely repressive countries have recourse to such heavy sentences for so-called crimes of opinion.”The press freedom organisation said Law 21 was contrary to international standards governing freedom of expression and called on the Kurdish authorities to repeal it.———————06.01.0630-year prison sentence for criticising Kurdish regional president in Internet articlesFamily says cyber-dissident has been on hunger strike for more than a weekReporters Without Borders wrote today to the president of the Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq, Massoud Barzani, asking him to intervene in the case of an Austrian citizen of Kurdish origin, Kamal Sayid Qadir, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison on 19 December for libelling him in articles posted on the Internet.“This incident bodes ill for freedom of expression in Iraq’s Kurdish region,” the press freedom organisation wrote. “We condemn the use of prison sentences to punish press offences and we are especially shocked by the length of this sentence, even if Qadir really did libel you. We therefore hope you will intervene to obtain his release and thereby show you intend to establish a fair judicial system in your region that complies with international standards.”Qadir was arrested on 26 October by members of the Parastin, a security service operated by the Kurdistan Democratic Party, one of the region’s two ruling parties. He is currently held in a prison in Erbil, one of the region’s main cities.A lawyer normally based in Vienna, Qadir, 48, is accused of libelling and insulting Barzani in web articles. He has written dozens of articles for websites such as Kurdishmedia.com and Kurdistanpost.com in which he has been very critical of Barzani’s policies. He was reportedly convicted on the basis of Kurdish customary law and not the law approved by the regional parliament. December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further Organisation News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace”center_img December 28, 2020 Find out more News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Iraq According to his sister, who lives in Germany, he has been on hunger strike for more than a week in protest against his conviction. News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

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President George W. Bush urged to call for press freedom during his middle east visit

first_img United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Related documents Letter to G W. BushPDF – 124.76 KB May 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President George W. Bush urged to call for press freedom during his middle east visit Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders has written to US President George W. Bush urging him to raise the issue of censorship on his 13-18 May visit to counterparts in the Middle East. “It is essential that the United States, through its president, reminds its allies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel of the importance of the right to information and persuades them to increase the scope for free expression,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said in its 7 May letter. to go further Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more “ Reporters, bloggers, and citizen journalists are crucial witnesses to the events occurring throughout the region. A vigorous press capable of informing their people and of holding those in power accountable is crucial to the future of the peace talks and to the welfare of the entire region” said the organization’s Secretary-General Robert Ménard. In its letter, Reporters Without Borders urges the US president to press for the release of Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer, who was sentenced to four years in prison on 22 February 2007 for “inciting hatred of Islam” and “insulting President Hosni Mubarak” on his blog. A state of emergency declared in Egypt after the 1981 assassination of President Anwar al-Sadat is still in force and the authorities constantly harass journalists, often using the courts to bring the media to heel. Ibrahim Issa, editor of the independent weekly al Dustur, was sentenced to six months in prison on 26 March for publishing “false news, damaging the country’s interests and national security”. Live broadcasts have been banned on public television in Saudi Arabia since February 2008 to prevent viewers from airing their grievances. The country also has one of the world’s most filtered Internet networks. Moreover, without any legal framework to defend freedom of expression, Saudi journalists never challenge the government and self-censorship is the rule. The authorities control over the news led to the arrest of blogger Fuad al Farhan, on 10 December 2007, for discussing the “advantages and disadvantages” of being a Muslim on his blog. He has spent five months in prison for exercising his right to free expression online.The worldwide press freedom organisation also urged President Bush to seek more information about the circumstances of the death of Reuters cameraman Fadel Shanaa, killed in the Gaza Strip on 16 April in a “mistaken shooting” by an Israeli tank. “The Israeli Army must clearly identify those responsible for the shooting and punish them. Israeli soldiers, who are guilty of negligence or responsible for deliberately shooting at journalists, have been exonerated by superiors on several occasions in the past. These practices are unacceptable in a country that purports to apply democratic principles”, the organisation added.The Israeli Defence Forces feature on Reporters Without Borders’ list of press freedom ‘predators” released on World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. Several journalists are injured every year by real or rubber bullets, or by shards from stun grenades or teargas grenades fired indiscriminately by the Israeli Army. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel (outside Israeli territory) are ranked respectively 148th, 146th and 103rd on Reporters Without Borders worldwide Press Freedom Index which keeps a watch on a total of 169 countries. center_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders has written to US President George W. Bush urging him to raise the issue of censorship on his 13-18 May visit to counterparts in the Middle East and to obtain guarantees on freedom of information for their citizens.“We believe it is imperative that the United States of America, through its President, remind its key allies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel, of the importance of the right to inform and to be informed, and do everything it can to promote a greater freedom of expression in those countries,” the worldwide press freedom organization said in its May 7 letter. June 7, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saylast_img read more

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Residents not singing with Ceol na hAbhann

first_imgEmail Selling agents says nursing home and retirement village will go aheadAN UNFINISHED housing estate in Caherconlish has become an issue of contention for families in the locality.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The estate, Ceol na hAbhann, is designed to also comprise a retirement village along with a nursing home. However, according to residents, it has been left unfinished by the developers and is now a sore point for locals.The houses have been completed and occupied, but Councillor Mary Harty, told the Post that the road surfaces were left unfinished and  that drainage issues were resulting in surface water.As well, the retirement village was not completed, with the houses half built and just the foundation of the nursing home in place.According to Cllr Harty, the estate was left unfinished over a year ago and is a major cause of concern for locals, who feel the area is not only unsightly, but unsafe.She said; “Residents are very concerned about the dangerous aspects the buildings pose to the many children living in the area. They are very angry, and feel that not only is it devaluing their properties, but also poses a safety issue. The estate has been half covered by wire mesh fencing, leaving the other half open. They also fear it could become a magnet for anti-social behaviour”.Cllr Harty also said that the estate has not been completed in accordance with the planning permission that was granted, adding the County Council have issued an enforcement notice to the developer, which, she alleged, has not been complied with. A snag list of items, reportedly four pages long, include, footpaths, drain and manhole finishes, and surface finishing.She continued: “Residents paid a lot of money for houses in the estate and now they are losing out on the double, with their houses being devalued because of the unsightly condition of the estate. The developer has been contacted on numerous occasions by residents, but they are getting no joy. It needs to be secured, at least, and made safe for children”.The Limerick Post contacted Robert’s Auctioneers, who are selling agents for the estate, and spokesperson, Pat O’Dea, responded: “I have dealings with the residents in the estate on a regular basis and only one man has mentioned the issue of the retirement village to me. Issues have been dealt with immediately.“I have just received news from the builders involved and they have informed me that the nursing home has been sold. Work is to recommence on the building next month.“It had been difficult to get a buyer in this economic climate, but one has now been secured. The retirement village will be completed along with the nursing home, and the final layer of tarmac will be applied once building has finished, as is procedure”.Mr. O’Dea also commented that neither he nor the developer had been made aware of any problems in relation to drainage in the estate. NewsLocal NewsResidents not singing with Ceol na hAbhannBy admin – March 25, 2009 1125 Facebook Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleMotorists ‘Rat Race’ through New StreetNext articleWhere are the new houses, asks Leddin admin Print Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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Northern Distributor objectors got ‘positive’ meeting

first_imgNewsLocal NewsNorthern Distributor objectors got ‘positive’ meetingBy admin – March 8, 2012 501 A DELEGATION from the Northern Distributor Concerned Residents – NDCR – group met with Transport Minister. Leo Varadkar, to voice their concerns about the threat to life in small villages posed by the road.The four delegates also told the minister of their extreme dissatisfaction with the way in which local authority officials have dealt with communicating details of the planned route to people affected by it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The NDCR members are furious with the ongoing refusal of the local authority to let them have sight of a constraints study, which sets out the case for constructing the road.Even elected representatives have been told they cannot see the study, say group members.The NDCR say that constructing the road will cut communities in half, make a local school inaccessible to many of its pupils and destroy communities.“We have been told there’s no money to build the road and all that they want to do at this stage is to freeze the land for development much later but that’s even worse.“No-one will be able to sell or develop their property or land and there will be no growth or progress in our communities. No-one will want to live in a village bisected by a road of this size,” a spokesman for the NDCR said.The four delegates, representing residents of Parteen, Clonlara, Meelick, Lisnagry and other areas which will be affected if the plan goes ahead, met with the minister and deputies Jan O’Sullivan (Lab) and Willie O’Dea (FF). They were accompanied by Parteen councillor, Cathal Crowe(FF)Following the meeting, the NDCR spokesman said that while the minister did not give a commitment about stopping the road, “we feel he did give us a fair hearing. He has undertaken to communicate to the council officials that he expects them to engage with us. Also, he will investigate what the normal practice is with constraints reports and communicate the result to us. It feels positive”. Facebook Twitter Previous articleLiz and friends changing lives for good in ZambiaNext articleCall to lift garda embargo in wake of retirements admin Advertisementcenter_img Email Print Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

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Inishowen man jailed for abuse of girl 25 years ago

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp News An Inishowen father of five children has been given a three year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a girl when she was aged between 11 and 13.At Letterkenny Circuit Court, 59 year old Daniel McConalogue, a builder from Carrowmore, Gleneely in Inishowen admitted 14 charges of sexually assaulting the girl who lived nearby, on dates between July 1, 1985 and August 1, 1988.His victim, who was a neighbour, gave up her right to anonymity in order to have her abuser publicly named. She is now 34. The court heard that the victim’s first memory of the abuse was in his home and in a shed beside the national school which was close to both their houses. She believed she was aged around 11 at the time. When she was 13 she got the courage to stand up to him and the abuse ended.The court heard that she moved to New York in 2003 and at some point wrote to McConalogue asking him to take responsibility for his actions. She did get a reply saying he was sorry.In 2008 she went to the gardai and they interviewed McConalogue who said “he could not deny it”. However, he told gardai he was of the opinion that he never forced her.The court heard that he has since undergone therapy with COSC and has come to “a very clear understanding of the complete wrong and hurt he has caused”.Judge John O’Hagan told McConalogue there is nothing more horrific for society than to think that a married person should breach the trust of a little child. He sentenced McConalogue to three years on each count and ordered that he be placed on the sex offenders register. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Inishowen man jailed for abuse of girl 25 years ago Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter By News Highland – June 26, 2010 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleBloody Sunday campaign issues open letter of thanksNext articleDerry PSNI invesitigate Creggan assault News Highland Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications last_img read more