Troy Rosario avoids serious injury after scary fall

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT forward Troy Rosario stretchered off after a bad landing during a game against Phoenix at Mall of Asia Arena. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netTroy Rosario showed no signs of serious injury after the TNT forward suffered a nasty fall in their game against Phoenix Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Rosario, though, suffered a wound on his chin that needed stitches.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Frankie Lim hopes to help turn Prince Eze into likes of Ekwe, Daniel MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIEScenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “He’s okay. These are good signs, no fracture or dislocation,” said TNT coach Nash Racela in Filipino. “There’s a big wound, and the doctors will just observe him because he really fell hard.”READ: Troy Rosario stretchered off after hard fall FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRosario fell face first to the floor with just 24 seconds into the fourth quarter. He was stretched off the floor with a brace securing his neck and was rushed to Makati Medical Center for observation.TNT lost Phoenix, 74-72, after Doug Kramer made the game-winner with seconds to spare. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘Surreptitious moves’ in addressing ‘active threats’ not the way to go – Jagdeo

first_imgGuyana/Venezuela border controversyThe words “threats to Guyana’s territorial integrity” from neighbouring Venezuela have finally been uttered – albeit tangentially – by President David Granger, according to former President and current Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. For weeks he has been calling on the Granger-led Government to come clean with the Guyanese people about the “active threats” to Guyana’s territorial sovereignty.A report from the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday (February 28, 2018) said: “President David Granger, today, told residents of Baramita, Barima-Waini (Region One) that the Government is working to ensure the security of their community and region against threats to Guyana’s territorial integrity as a result ofOpposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeoclaims to the nation’s territory by neighbouring Venezuela. Speaking at the Baramita Primary School this morning, the Head of State declared that his Administration will do everything in its power to ensure the safety of the residents of Baramita and other residents of, what he has defined as, front-line communities along the 800 kilometre border with Guyana’s western neighbour.”Jagdeo noted that Granger, for the past several weeks, has been visiting border communities and has addressed the issue of security, with respect to criminal activities, but has failed to respond to the parliamentary Opposition’s call for him to address the larger issue at hand. “Now we have one line… tangentially he talks about it… again we come back to the culture of secrecy in this Government… they seem to believe that they own the defence of Guyana, not us the Guyanese people,” he lamented.The Opposition Leader also decried the fact that it is the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) that has been asked to address the Parliamentary Committee on Security Oversight, with respect to the developing situation with Venezuela. “We hear the Army will brief the Parliamentary Security Oversight Committee… Ganger has come to Parliament to speak about a whole list of inconsequential things,” Jagdeo said.He noted that Government ought to have called in the parliamentary Opposition and related a brief of the situation at hand. According to him, Granger could have also either addressed the nation or addressed Parliament. In the case of the latter, a resolution could have also been put to the floor of the National Assembly, whereby all parliamentarians could have voted in support of moved to defend Guyana’s territorial integrity – all in the interest of maintaining a national position on the matter.“These surreptitious moves, keeping it (the issue) in the Cabinet is not the way to go,” the former President stressed.“This is a vital matter for our country,” Jagdeo declared, stressing that the Government has the full support of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic in taking steps to defend Guyana’s territorial integrity.last_img read more

15 AK-47 bandits hammer into cambio dealer’s home

first_imgAK-47 brandishing gunmen on Monday morning stormed the home of a Corentyne, Berbice cambio dealer by hammering their way into the premises.The bandits gained entry to the Lot 93 Albert Street, Kingston, Corriverton, Corentyne home by hammering open a window at the front of the two-storey house to remove the iron grille.Robbed Cambio dealer: Devendra ChuramanAt the time, businessman Devendra Churaman, 48, also called “Katax”, was at home alone.Reports are that five of the gunmen used sledgehammers to break open the window.Churaman said that all of the men who entered his home about 01:45h were carrying AK-47 rifles.According to Churaman, as the men hammered into his home, others were standing guard on the outside.He said the men took in excess of $1 million in jewellery along with an undisclosed amount of cash.The house at Albert Street Kingston that the bandits targeted“Dem man take sledgehammer and broke in and five of dem come in me house, with one set of big, big gun and start fire up shots and they take money, but Ah can’t say is how much yet,” the businessman told this publication.According to the cambio dealer, the gunmen after gaining access to his home, used sledgehammers to break open the steel door leading to his bedroom. The men then demanded money. During this time, the father of two was being held at gunpoint. Several shots were also discharged in the house.When Guyana Times visited the home on Monday, several bullet holes were seen in the ceiling and walls.Churaman said that it took the bandits about 30 minutes to gain entry to the house during which time he called the Police, but they arrived one and half hour after the initial call was made to the Springlands Police Station. Before leaving, the bandits also took away the surveillance footage.The steel door hammered open to get to the Cambio dealerMeanwhile, one of the businessman’s neighbours recalled hearing about 60 shots.The man said about 01:45h he heard what appeared to be firecrackers exploding. When he peeked through his window, he noticed several men at his neighbour’s window using sledgehammers to break it open.According to the neighbour, he immediately called the Police and called again six other times to let them hear the gunshots over the phone.“It take the Police one hour and ten minutes to get here. When everything done and people come out and ready to go back home back, then them reach here…,” the man recalled.Another neighbour, in recounting the incident, said, “My dog was barking and that was when I get up to go and see, but when Ah open the door to come out, is then I hear the gunshots and then me ain’t worry come out.”She also said she did not peek outside. However, after about 20 minutes later, she heard voices. “One of them say, if ‘alyo get everything, boy;’, and me ain’t hear no response and then he say, ‘let’s move it’,” the woman recalled.Meanwhile, Berbice Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts, speaking at a press conference Monday morning, said that according to the report Police received all of the men were heavily armed.“At least 15 bandits, five of whom entered his home armed with handguns and rifles and took away an undisclosed sum of money. As a result of this, neighbours managed to call the Police at about 02:05h and the Police responded, but by which time, the bandits had already left the house,” Watts told the media.According to Watts, the bandits also used firecrackers. “They also fired squibs for it to appear as though it was squibs being fired so as not to alert members of the public to the fact that they had rifles.”He explained that the remains of used firecrackers were discovered in the area. The commander also noted that it appeared that some of the men were strangers to the area. This conclusion was reached after residents reported to Police that some of the bandits were asking others which way to go as they exited the area.Watts said that on Sunday evening, six ranks were on duty and were responsible for patrolling from Moleson Creek to Number 43 Village – a stretch of about 25 miles. The Police so far recovered 21 live rounds which are used by AK-47 rifles and two used cartridges which are used by shotguns.An investigation has been launched. This newspaper understands that several persons have been arrested for questioning regarding the robbery. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Pranksters pull fire alarm at local apartment building

first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca staff      – Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP detachment is looking for the culprits that caused a lot of confusion during the middle of the night.Police believe three people entered the foyer of the Peace Lutheran Apartments on 108th Avenue. The suspects pushed some intercom buttons, and then pulled a fire alarm.The entire building was evacuated as a precaution.The incident happened in the middle of the night on April 4th.Officers would like to speak to the two people shown in the photos below.Advertisementcenter_img Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477last_img read more

How Swede it is – Parnevik shoots 61

first_imgFrom news services Jesper Parnevik spent two months this year trying to play with an injured toe. He broke it while scampering around his boat and jamming his foot into a case of beer. No. Parnevik wasn’t drinking. “That was the problem,” he said. “The case was full.” Now Parnevik can down a celebratory mug. He shot a career-best 9-under-par 61 on Thursday to take a four-stroke lead after the first round of the Texas Open in San Antonio. For the 42-year-old Swede, winless since taking the last of his five PGA Tour titles in 2001, the 61 topped his previous PGA Tour best of 62, set last year in a second-place finish in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. It’s the lowest score at the Texas Open since Bart Bryant shot a 60 in the third round when he won in 2004. On the PGA Tour this year, Zach Johnson shot a 60 in the third round of the Tour Championship. Major champions Justin Leonard – the 2000 and 2001 Texas Open winner – and Bob Tway were at 65 along with 2005 champion Robert Gamez, Mathias Gronberg, Matt Hendrix, Neal Lancaster, Shigeki Maruyama, Daniel Chopra, Richard S. Johnson and Dan Forsman. Longs Drugs Challenge Pat Hurst sank a 20-foot putt from the fringe for eagle on the final hole, giving her a share of the lead in Danville. The 38-year-old Hurst shot a 5-under 67 to tie for the best first-day score with a woman nearly half her age in Inbee Park of South Korea. World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa was among seven others two strokes back of the leaders after the first 18 holes. ETC.: Hall of Famer Beth Daniel will captain the U.S. Solheim Cup team for the 2009 matches at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois. Daniel, a three-time LPGA Player of the Year and 33-time winner on the tour, assisted Nancy Lopez and Betsy King in the last two matches against Europe. Senior Players Championship Mark Wiebe and four others shot 3-under 67s to share the opening-round lead after fog forced two delays totaling more than two hours at the outset of the tournament in Timonium, Md. R.W. Eaks, Scott Hoch, Loren Roberts and Walter Hall also shot 67. Five players, including Fred Funk, Nick Price and Dana Quigley, were at 68. Dunhill Links Championship Steve Webster shot a 7-under 65 at Carnoustie to take a one-stroke lead. Webster, who has struggled with a back injury this year, birdied the first three holes and then added five others with only one bogey. He leads former champion Paul Lawrie, Soren Hansen, Scott Strange and Hennie Otto by one stroke. The Old Course at St. Andrews and Kingsbarns are the other layouts used for the championship. U.S. Women’s Mid-Am Amateur Meghan Bolger successfully defended her title, parring the 18th hole to beat Kerry Postillion, 1 up, in Carefree, Ariz. The 29-year-old Bolger, from Haddonfield, N.J., joined Sarah LeBrun Ingram (1993-94) and Ellen Port (1996-96) as the only players to win consecutive titles in the 21-year history of the championship.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CASSIDY BROKE DONEGAL TRUST SAYS MURPHY

first_imgDONEGAL captain Michael Murphy claims his former team-mate Kevin Cassidy was wrong to contribute a book documenting his season with the county.The Glenswilly man yesterday backed Jim McGuinness’ decision to axe the All Star defender from the panel after his comments about the 2011 campaign in Declan Bogue’s This Is Our Year.Murphy revealed he has not spoken to Cassidy since the publication of the book in which the wing-back is believed to have contravened a confidentiality agreement signed by the players at the start of this year. Asked if he would like to see Cassidy return to the panel, he said: “Ah no, no. Jim had to make the decision and the county had to make the decision and that was the decision made. Kevin stepped out of line and that was agreed on by everyone.“That was unfortunate but we’re looking forward to a new season and we’re looking forward to rowing in behind everybody again and getting on with it.”Though Cassidy appears to have broken the bond in the Donegal camp he spoke about in the book, the support among the players for the punishment dished out to him by McGuinness appears to indicate their unity remains intact.Murphy told The Examiner newspaper he believes the sense of togetherness contributed to the county reaching the All-Ireland semi-finals. “It was a good feeling being united,” said the 22-year-old. “Any team you go and play for has to be united and thankfully this year a group of fellas came together and rowed in behind one another. That might have pulled us through a lot of the year and we’re hoping to carry that on into next year.”Based on Cassidy’s account, Donegal’s bond was resolute throughout even in the face of heavy criticism of their defensive style of football from pundits. Even if he hasn’t talked to him since the fallout, Murphy agrees with his erstwhile colleague on that point.“Every team gets criticism. Every team is going to get a bit of stick, maybe some more than others, but as players it never really bothered us. You just have to get on with it and try and improve again. CASSIDY BROKE DONEGAL TRUST SAYS MURPHY was last modified: December 15th, 2011 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:Kevin CassidyMichael Murphylast_img read more

DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – PART 2 VIDEO

first_imgDDTV: Part Two of the BBC This World documentary is on this video. Part one is also on donegaldaily.com under features and news.Part three and four are under features.   DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – PART 2 VIDEO was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 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:DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – PART 2 VIDEOlast_img read more

TRAFFIC MEASURES PUT IN PLACE AS HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR DONEGAL LIVE EVENT

first_imgWith a huge crowd expected in Donegal Town this weekend for the Donegal Live event, organisers have undertaken a plan to manage the crowds.Fans of top acts including Alexandra Burke have been asked to follow traffic and crowd control measures to ensure a successful event.The following are the measures which have been put in place to ensure a successful and safe weekend for all concerned. 1.Quay St. car park limited parking from Tuesday 22nd May to Tuesday 29th May.2.During Concerts on Diamond on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, and Sunday 27th from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm the following parking and traffic restrictions will be in place.3.Taxis will be available on Bank of Ireland side of Diamond.4.Bus Eireann set down and departures on Quay St. above entrance to car park. 5.No parking in Diamond area.6.Two way traffic on Bank of Ireland and O Donnell’s Bar side of Diamond.7.Abbey Hotel side of Diamond Closed to Traffic.8.These traffic restrictions may be changed by Gardaí .9.Parking for the tourism promotion event on the Pier and the Live Concerts on the Diamond will be available in other car parks in the town and free parking will be available at Four Masters GAA Pitch, Donegal Fruit Drumlonagher, and the Mart behind the St John Bosco Centre. 10.The Donegal Live Organising Committee would like to thank the public in advance for there cooperation and assistance in making this event the success that it will be, if anyone would like to volunteer and help out over the weekend please contact any member of the committee.TRAFFIC MEASURES PUT IN PLACE AS HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR DONEGAL LIVE EVENT was last modified: May 22nd, 2012 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:Donegal Livetraffic arrangementslast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “16,360 riders a day!” (Dec. 7): County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and his cohorts at the MTA are real geniuses. Just ask them. In fact, General Motors should hire them to solve its problems. First, Zev would use his trusty cocktail napkin to draw up the plan. Next they would project a ridiculously low sales target but promise to triple it. Then they would count the number of people who walk into GM’s showrooms instead of counting the number of people who actually buy cars. Lastly, they would act flabbergasted at such a brilliant accomplishment. It’s time to retire Zev, his cocktail napkin and the MTA and get some true visionaries with honest accountability to seriously solve our enormous traffic problems for the 21st century. Robert L. Rosebrock Brentwood What goes up … Re “Double-decker road rage” (Nov. 27): I’ve got a question for you about double-decking the freeway: When the freeway is packed, bumper to bumper, and the next big earthquake hits, where do you think all the cars on the second level will go? Down! Rick Darrel North Hills Do-nothing legislators Re “All but 14 lawmakers to get pay raise” (Dec. 3): After an $80 million-plus special election, a budget deficit, and already the most overpaid state legislators in the country, another pay raise and a 12 percent one at that. Plus $153 a day in expense money when they are in session. This should have been in the comics section. This is almost laughable if you didn’t have people in the private sector who get laid off when there are budget problems. Every one of these state legislators who accepted this pay raise should be voted out of office in their next election, but then some will receive a retirement check for doing nothing; but, wait, they do nothing now. Bill Martin Chatsworth Earning their raise Re “All but 14 lawmakers to get pay raise” (Dec. 3): I was back in Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago and took a tour of the Capitol. I was in the House of Representatives gallery when the daily session started. It was appalling that there were only about 10-12 representatives in attendance when the House was called to order. What were the rest of them doing? On Monday, 103 of our state’s 120 senators and Assembly members accepted a 12 percent pay hike. What do our elected officials really do to earn their salary? How about asking each elected official to send a list of the five most important things they accomplish every week to their local newspapers. I am sure that each paper would gladly publish how our elected officials are earning their pay. Richard Golden Granada Hills Already in middle Re “Moving to middle” (Editorial, Dec. 5): You point out that the governor’s constituency is all of the residents of California. Because of this obvious fact, you say he is “moving to the middle” by the appointment of (ultraliberal) Susan Kennedy as his chief of staff. I submit he was already in the so-called middle with his many positions that differ with California’s Republican voters, thus agreeing with most Democrat voters. Also, I would ask you to ask the Democrats to make their own move to the middle and start thinking of California’s broad-base constituency which, by the way, includes many Republicans. Phil Johnson Santa Clarita Some call it treason Re “Saddam faces first witness testimony in trial” (Nov. 29): I was horrified to find former Attorney General Ramsey Clark (Johnson administration) had joined Saddam’s defense team. By defending America’s enemies, it’s apparent that the liberal’s hatred of Bush has become greater than their love of America. Imagine Ramsey Clark’s father, former Attorney General Tom C. Clark (Truman administration), standing up for the defense of Hermann Goering during the Nuremberg trials? He’d have been rightfully executed as a traitor of the United States. We, as a nation, are in danger of becoming everything that the radical Muslim extremists are accusing us of being when they call us “the great Satan.” Janet Hinde Canyon Country Trial is a fraud Re “Saddam disruptive at trial” (Dec. 6): Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general, has questioned the legality of Saddam’s trial in Baghdad. I see it as a fraud directed by the Bush White House with only one verdict possible, guilty, and death as the punishment. Saddam knows this and has nothing to lose by disrupting the court since the outcome was established before it began. The witnesses have been rehearsed, testimony coordinated and defense rebuttal limited. Justice, fairness and Bush doctrine are oxymorons and the world knows it. George W. is a loser, as is our illustrious governor, illustrated by their recent trade missions to China; both came home empty-handed. Philip Wilt Van Nuys Fighting to lose Re “U.S. can’t win in Iraq, Dean says” (Dec. 6): It’s not right for the Republicans to attack Howard Dean for saying that the idea that we can win in Iraq is just plain wrong. He really meant that we’re not going to win if the Democrats can help it. Give the poor guy a break. Michael J. Nowland Simi Valley Even Democrats Re “Murtha begins new era in the Iraq war” (Viewpoint, Dec. 4): Trudy Rubin’s article on John Murtha is an attempt to distort the truth by calling it a new era. On Nov. 17, Congressman Murtha urged Congress to withdraw troops from Iraq, and Trudy conveniently forgot that this same Murtha asked for the same withdrawal in May of 2004. Of course, when all rhetoric is set aside the truth comes out. For one day later, Nov. 18, the vast majority of the House and including Murtha voted 403-3 against immediate withdrawal. So despite all of the negative rhetoric, when it comes down to the truth even Democrats see it and will abandon their hatred of Bush. Joseph Nicassio Valencia Tookie’s case If clemency for Tookie Williams is to be based upon his anti-gang message to kids, we should be able to see some kind of measurable value attributable to his message. Gang problems in Los Angeles are at record levels. What good is Tookie’s message doing? It seems that his original message, the one that spawned the Crips gang, far surpasses his purported change-of-heart message. Patrick Weir Chatsworth Cat came back Re “Midwestern cat returned after cargo trip to Europe” (Dec. 3): The article on the return to Milwaukee from France after being a “stow-away,” caused me, an animal lover/pet owner, to unashamedly weep over Emily the cat and to remind pet owners everywhere about the necessity of tags. How kind of the workers in France who used Emily’s tags to contact her veterinarian who in turn called Emily’s owners. Eddie Cress Sylmar Rose Bowl vultures It is disgraceful the way the Rose Bowl people have made sure that scalpers get plenty of tickets. Meanwhile, working people who could maybe have afforded a $175 face-value ticket are left out of the game. Only those with fat wallets will be at the game. At least some of the students will get to go. These people should be ashamed they let vultures take over college sports. Ticketmaster, we were told, would have tickets available Dec. 6; yeah, right. What a bunch of liars. They should send their resumes to Washington, D.C. Stanley Moore Winnetka Just as responsible Re “Same boat” (Your Opinions, Dec. 2): Jennifer Rabuchin is right. Democrats in the Congress are now trying to distance themselves from the position of the Bush administration as regards the war in Iraq. As a longtime Democrat, I’m so ashamed of my party. They just don’t have the guts to stand up to George Bush and his cronies – that makes them just as responsible for this mess we are in today. Tarleton X. Garton Lancasterlast_img read more

GOVT PUTS POLITICS OVER PEOPLE AS HOUSEHOLDS REMAIN IN DARK ON WATER CHARGES – BROGAN

first_imgFianna Fail Cllr. Ciaran Brogan has accused the Government of putting politics before people by refusing to disclose the extent of water charges facing Donegal households.The Fianna Fáil politician claims the Government is delaying the announcement on water charge amounts in order to salvage votes in the upcoming local and European elections.“It is disgraceful that households, who are trying to manage their budgets, are still being left in the dark about the water charges that will kick in from October. This secrecy is completely unnecessary. The only logic for refusing to be upfront with households is that Fine Gael and Labour are afraid it will lose them more votes in May,” said Cllr Brogan. “This has become about the Government parties trying to save their own skin and avoid having to answer more questions ahead of polling day on May 23rd. Meanwhile, families across Co Donegal are left unable to work out their household budgets.Cllr Brogan“It’s an added insult to donegal households who will soon be clocking up charges for a completely inadequate water service. Many communities across this county have been plagued by poor water quality and are regularly subjected to boil water notices. How are they expected to pay hefty charges for this poor service?“Approximately €800 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent on setting up the Government’s new Super Quango Irish Water, paying for exorbitant consultancy fees, staff bonuses and perks, and on installing water meters. Not one cent has been spent on the water system. It’s proof that the Government’s claim about this being all about an improved service is completely bogus.“Far from upgrading our water supply, the entire focus of the Government and Irish Water has been on setting up a corporate entity to charge people. The only thing that donegal households are getting in return is charges – not any improvement in service.” He added that he was now calling on Fine Gael and Labour representatives across Co Donegal to start being upfront with people about the charges that are coming down the line.“I am also calling on them to ensure that any significant problems with the local water supply are fixed before people are expected to pay for their water.” GOVT PUTS POLITICS OVER PEOPLE AS HOUSEHOLDS REMAIN IN DARK ON WATER CHARGES – BROGAN was last modified: April 16th, 2014 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:Cllr Ciaran Brogandonegalwaterlast_img read more