Scéal Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon / County Donegal on the Net News
Vol.6 No.11 November, 2005 Holiday In Donegal! Hire a Guide to Donegal
All Blacks in Ramelton
There were chaotic scenes in Donegal when the famous All Blacks Rugby Team visited the County to celebrate the life of Donegal Born Dave Gallagher, the Captain of the All Blacks when they first toured Europe one hundred years ago.
The success of the All Blacks visit to the County was evident in the thousands of people who turned out to welcome six members of the New Zealand team.
Ramelton native Dave Gallagher emigrated from Donegal with his family at the age of five and went on to Captain the New Zealand team on that first European tour when they earned their nickname 'the All Blacks' from their distinctive kit.
The visit received huge media coverage in New Zealand and the Dave Gallagher Society is now hoping that Ramelton will become a tourist destination for New Zealanders visiting Ireland.
Donegal By-Passed In New Government Transport Plan
Donegal North East TD, Niall Blaney, nephew of the late Neil Blaney who founded the Independent Fianna Fail party, met with the Taoiseach recently to express his dissatisfaction about the government's €34 billion transport plan which excludes most of Donegal.
There is nothing in the Transport Plan to address the ongoing problems in Donegal as it largely concentrates on improving the transport structure in Dublin.
All the different departmental agencies such as the IDA and Enterprise Ireland are all pointing to the one thing - access to Donegal - be that by air, by road, or even by sea but the new plan fails to address these issues.
Letterkenny Town Mayor, Damien Blake, said he was glad that Letterkenny was included in the proposed Atlantic Corridor which is supposed to run from Letterkenny to Limerick and across to Waterford but dates have yet to be set for the commencement of the project.
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Sinn Féin oppose sell off of State Owned Land
Sinn Féin Údaras Member Gráinne Mhic Géidigh has said that Údaras Na Gaeltachta owned land in Ballyconnell, Falcarragh, must not be sold until the community is fully consulted.
The issue is one that has caused concern amongst the local community for several years. The board of Údaras intends selling the land, however many community organizations have views on the development of the area site for the betterment of the community.
Mhic Géidigh proposes that the land is not sold until a proper process of consultation with the community takes place.
Discrimination Case against Donegal County Council
Donegal County Council has said it is considering an appeal after the Equality Tribunal awarded £20,000 to a council employee who the tribunal ruled was discriminated against because she was a UK citizen.
Paula Alderdice from Derry took the case against Donegal County Council after she had failed in applications for promotion to senior positions within the council on six occasions.
The case was taken on her behalf by the trade union Impact who said Ms Alderdice should have progressed to senior positions within the council as a holder of an honours masters degree.
Impact argued that she would have been treated more favourably had she been