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  • Gbowee Foundation Donates Fluids, Beddings to ELWA’s ETU-2

    first_imgGbowee Peace Foundation of Africa, a non-governmental organization, last Friday donated several cartons of beverages and two bales of used beddings to the Ebola Treatment Unit-two (ETU-2), at ELWA Compound.The items included 2000 bottles of aqua life water, 94 small size and 30 large size bottles of lucozade and 1,300 cartons of fruit juices.Presenting the items, on behalf of Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Cllr. Deweh Gray, board chair of the Foundation, promised the ETU-2 that her organization will from time to time visit the center with more donations.She said the items were part of Gbowee Foundation’s commitment to supporting health practitioners in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Cllr. Gray said the items were made available through a grant from donors of the Foundation.The items donated were based on a request made to them by Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the ETU-2 at the ELWA compound, following their visit there.“When we earlier visited the ELWA ETU-2, Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the center, told us that his patients were actually in need of juices and water.  That is why we decided to donate those items to the center for use by the patients,” said Cllr. Gray.She called on individuals and benevolent people to donate to treatment centers throughout the country.Receiving the items on behalf of the Dr. Jerry Brown, Benedict Reeves, head of hygiene, thanked the Foundation noting that the beverages, particularly the lucozade,  came at a time when the last batch had been exhausted.He appealed to the general public to come to their aid and support them with fruit juices, particularly lucozade,  and other items needed for the Ebola patients.Present during the donation was Willamette Saydee Tarr, executive director Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Girl, 7, Mysteriously Missing in Nimba

    first_imgPolice assigned in Nimba County are searching for a seven year old girl, who went missing on August 7, at the center of Gbar Gwehlay Town in Zoe Gbar Administrative District, Zoe Geh Statutory District, Nimba County.The girl was said to have gone in search of her mother when she reportedly went missing.Police sources told this newspaper that the little girl, only identified as Ma Bonwon, left their home in Gbar Zehyeeplay Town early August 7 and went in search for her mother who had left earlier that morning to fetch firewood.Police in Saclepea quoted some residents of that area as claiming that they saw the little girl going towards Gbar Gwehlay Town and wandering about in tears in search of her mother.“When she reached the center of Gbar Gwehlay Town,” an eye witness said, “she mysteriously disappeared.”Efforts by her mother and local authorities to locate her whereabot have failed up to press time last night.The actual home of this family is in Garr Garblee, around Ganta, the commercial hub of Nimba County. However, recently the father of the missing girl, Patrick Bonwon, was taken to Zehyeeplay town in the same Gbao area for traditional treatment. Mr. Bonwon had suffered from an illness which has left him paralyzed.The Crime Services Division (CSD) of Liberia National Police Saclepea Detachment has confirmed the incident, but said a house-to-house search is ongoing within the town to find the girl.Zoe Gbar Administrative District is situated in the central part of Nimba County between Saclapea and Bahn – a Dan or Gio amalgamated district. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Redlands sends five to NCAAs

    first_imgThe University of Redlands will have five swimmers competing in the NCAA Division III meet that begins today at the University of Houston. Four of the five Bulldogs representatives will participate in the women’s competition. Joy also had a win against Ohio Northern that gave her a school-record 31 wins, breaking the record of her coach, Heather Lehman Langley (2001-04). CAL STATE BASKETBALL KTIE/590-AM will carry all Cal State San Bernardino’s men’s basketball games during the West Region Tournament at Humboldt State. The Coyotes open play at 2:30 p.m. Friday against BYU-Hawaii. Games also will be simulcast on the Internet, accessible through Cal State’s athletic Web site. The women will play at the same time at its West Region at UC San Diego. That game can be heard on the Internet, through the Web site of Chico State, the Coyotes’ opponent. CAL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Cal State junior Vanessa Wilt (Sultana HS) has been named to the Daktronics All-West Region first team. She is one of just three players from the CCAA earning that honor. Wilt averaged 18.2 points and 9.8 rebounds in helping the Coyotes to their first West Region Tournament berth in nine years. She finished first in the conference in rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage (.596) and second in scoring. NOTABLE San Bernardino Valley College kicker Mike Ramos (Redlands East Valley HS) has signed with Division II Montana Tech. … Cal State San Bernardino’s women’s water polo team will host the six-team Coyote Classic this weekend. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That quartet is headed by versatile senior Cathleen Penney, who placed third in the 200-yard butterfly as a junior, recording a school-record time of 2:05.56. The three-time SCIAC athlete of the year will compete in that event again, in addition to the 100 fly (57.16) and the 200 individual medley (2:06.59) – also events in which she holds the school record. Senior Andria Giovanni will compete in the freestyle events. She qualified in the 200 (1:55.22), but swimmers are allowed to compete in any event they wish once they qualify in one. center_img The Bulldogs also will field teams in the 400 free and 800 free relays, with Penney and Giovanni on both. Junior Carley Naddy, sophomore Hailey Zehner and promising freshman Kelly Goeres will make the trip and help out in those events. The men’s competition will be held next week. Last month, Redlands won its seventh straight SCIAC title, but the Bulldogs’ lone representative will be Trevor Harp (Pacific High School). He will compete in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles – Harp was conference champion in all three – and heads into the national meet seeded third in the 50. It will be his fourth straight trip to the national meet. CAL STATE TENNIS For the second time this season, Cal State San Bernardino’s Jennifer Joy earned CCAA player of the week honors. The junior from Palm Desert won both singles matches, one of them over Jenny Tsai of Cal Poly Pomona, ranked fifth in the region and No. 37 nationally. last_img read more

  • NOWDOC SERVICES CANNOT BE REDUCED – MCCONALOGUE

    first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has said the Government and the HSE must resist any attempt to reduce the NowDoc service in Co Donegal.Deputy McConalogue has expressed grave concern about a new proposal by GPs to centralise the NowDoc overnight services in Letterkenny, resulting in the removal of the overnight shift in Carndonagh and Derrybeg.The proposal was confirmed to Deputy McConalogue by the Minister for Health James Reilly and the CEO of the HSE Cathal Magee at the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children last week. “This is an absolutely essential service and any attempts to dilute it would pose a direct risk to patients,” said Deputy McConalogue.“This latest proposal would see the so called ‘red eye’ shift, which runs from 11pm to 8am, removed from Carndonagh and Derrybeg in place of a centralised service in Letterkenny. Such a cut would be completely unacceptable and must be resisted by the HSE and the Minister for Health James Reilly.“The very essence of NowDoc is that it provides an emergency GP service to patients in need, particularly those in remote areas who do not have direct access to a doctors surgery or a hospital themselves. Removing the overnight service for people who live so far from Letterkenny would be irresponsible.He said families and older people feel comforted by the fact that such a service is always available to them nearby, day or night. “If they or a loved one fall sick in the middle of the night and need a doctor, they cannot be expected to travel all the way to Letterkenny for treatment. It is simply not feasible and it poses unnecessary risks,” he added.The HSE has set up a review group to look at the NowDoc service and come forward with a proposal by the end of the month.Deputy McConalogue said he was urging senior HSE officials and the Health Minister to negotiate with GPs to ensure that they are in a position to retain the current NowDoc service in Co Donegal.“People need a quality out of hours GP service in this county. It must be protected,” he said. NOWDOC SERVICES CANNOT BE REDUCED – MCCONALOGUE was last modified: June 16th, 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:Charlie McConalogueNowDoclast_img read more

  • Tracking Casanovas in Chief on paper

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card These men turned a resolute face to the world. In private, they could be goo. The women were easily their match in exchanging heart-racing prose and pulled no punches on tough stuff. Even as John Adams was in Philadelphia working on the Declaration of Independence and its assertion that “all men” are created equal, his loving spouse, Abigail, sent the future second president a blistering letter about the subjugation of wives – this, way back in March 1776. “That your Sex are Naturally Tyrannical is a Truth,” she wrote. “Men of Sense in all Ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your Sex.” She was a flirt, too, offering sweetly, “If you want more balm, I can supply you,” in a letter the spring before they married in October 1764. The correspondence in “My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives,” by Library of Congress historian Gerard W. Gawalt, captures some of the couples in the first blush of their romance and follows them into the White House. Presidents who were wild about their wives were not necessarily faithful to them- not even close. Some wives knew it. LBJ was a bull in the china shop when it came to women; Lady Bird once shrugged off his affairs as a “speck on a wedding cake.” Lucretia Rudolph was not so accommodating when she learned her fiance, James Garfield, had been stepping out. “James, to be an unloved wife, O Heavens,” she wrote in 1857. They wed anyway; he was assassinated in 1881 just months after taking office. Dwight D. Eisenhower, as allied commander for Europe in World War II, tried in several letters to his stateside wife, Mamie, to shoot down rumors he was involved with his driver, Kay Summersby, with whom he formed an intense friendship. “I’ve no emotional involvements and will have none,” he told his wife. Civil War spouses and girlfriends received harrowing letters from the battlefield, for many presidents were soldiers when young. Whether in war or peace, many were ambitious men in eras of slow travel, meaning long absences from home and longings expressed in the overwrought language of their times. “I have the Blues all the time,” a love-struck Ulysses S. Grant told his sweetie, Julia Dent, writing from the Mexican War in 1848 two decades before becoming president. “I feel the pulses of your love answering to mine,” Chester Arthur wrote to his fiancee in New York, Ellen Lewis Herndon, during an 1858 Republican Party mission in Missouri. Arthur succeeded Garfield in 1881. Such power couples enjoyed what might be politely called quality time. Harry Truman alluded to one such encounter after Bess had visited him in July 1923, 22 years before he became president, when he was at military training camp in Kansas. “I, of course, acted like a man brute,” he wrote in a somewhat sheepish tone soon after she left. Gawalt drew his 184 letters, telegrams and cables from 4,000 to 5,000 found in the papers of 23 presidents held by the Library of Congress, provided by family members or available at presidential libraries. About half were previously unpublished. “What struck me is how early on that the wives were so vitally important to their husbands’ careers,” he said. “There’s just an endless number of strong-willed women who are involved in these couples.” Exchanges between one such woman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Franklin were friendly but emotionally distant. Such was the lasting result, Gawalt said, of his wife discovering FDR’s affair with her social secretary Lucy Mercer 15 years before he became president. “That’s when the passion went out of that relationship,” he said. “After that, I think, their relationship is pretty well summed up by the fact they were exchanging memorandums.” In one, Franklin complained to his wife that White House food portions had gotten out of hand and everyone must be cut back, for example, to one egg for breakfast instead of two. Another no-nonsense woman, Barbara Bush, got a treacly note from her husband, George, asking her to show more affection for the television cameras in the 1988 campaign, like their opponents, the Dukakises. “Sweetsie,” he began. “Please look at how Mike and Kitty do it. Try to be closer in more – well er romantic – on camera. I am practicing the loving look, and the creeping hand. Yours for better TV and more demonstrable affection. Your sweetie pie coo coo. “Love ‘ya GB.” Excerpts from correspondence in “My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives,” by Gerard W. Gawalt of the Library of Congress: Passion and longing: “I will fly on the wings of the purest affection. I never wanted to see you so mutch in my life.” – Rachel to Andrew Jackson, in a letter full of desire and misspellings when he was off fighting Indians in the War of 1812. “I’ll go to bed and dream of the kisses I cannot give you.” – Woodrow Wilson, then a college student, to Ellen Louis Axson in September 1883, shortly after their engagement. “I have slept a little now and can speak more clearly than I did last night, when my need, my fathomless need, was crying out in me.” – Wilson, then 58, to his second wife, Edith Bolling Galt, shortly after their engagement. “I wanted to go home with you so badly last night, I could hardly stand it.” – Harry to Bess Truman, July 1923, just after she returned from visiting him at military training camp. Loss: “Our little one breathed out her life.” – Lucretia to James Garfield, December 1863, on the death of their daughter Eliza. Terms of endearment: “Sweetie pie coo coo” – George to Barbara Bush. “Middle size muffin” – Ronald to Nancy Reagan. “Your Fellow-conspirator” – Teddy Roosevelt to Alice Lee, in December 1878, two months after they met. “My dearest Heart” – Andrew to Rachel Jackson, May 1796. Snippy moments: “One line to say that we are occasionally remembered will be gratefully received.” – Mary to Abraham Lincoln, November 1862, chiding him for infrequent communications with his family, then in New York. “I’m a bit puzzled over your outburst about me sending messages via aides and secretaries. Naturally I cannot go to telegraph offices myself whenever the spirit might move me.” – Dwight to Mamie Eisenhower, written from Normandy, France, in August 1944, as his D-Day forces stormed Europe. Making up: “I flatter myself that our differences are ended.” – Louisa C. Johnson to John Quincy Adams, May 1797. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Presidents and their wives have been an amorous lot, their White House years coming at the pinnacle of lives entwined. The men pursued and loved these women as intensely as they clawed to power and unleashed armies. “Touch you I must or I’ll burst,” Ronald Reagan wrote to Nancy three years before he became California governor. Lyndon Johnson, then a young congressman from Texas, declared to his valentine, Lady Bird, mere weeks after they had met, “This morning I’m ambitious, proud, energetic and very madly in love with you.” College graduate Teddy Roosevelt put Alice Lee on a pedestal, telling her five days before they wed: “I worship you so that it seems almost desecration to touch you.” A new book of letters between presidents and wives fleshes out momentous periods of history with the full range of human emotion – love, longing, snippiness, betrayal, loss, lust. last_img read more

  • Stats reveal the chance every team has of winning Premier League this season

    first_img changes Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 5. Arsenal – three per cent chance of winning the Premier League4. Tottenham – four per cent chance of winning the Premier League Most read in Premier League revealed huge blow latest Spurs have a small chance to end their trophy drought 3. Chelsea – 10 per cent chance of winning the Premier League2. Liverpool – 28 per cent chance of winning the Premier League1. Manchester City – 54 per cent chance of winning the Premier League tense whoops The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT TOP WORK getty Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? gameday cracker 4 But which teams are the most likely to secure the famous Premier League trophy?Though many consider predictions nothing more than guesswork, the stats experts at FiveThirtyEight have built a model which calculates the percentage chance every side has of winning silverware.Using their data, we present the chance all 20 Premier League teams have of winning the 2018/19 title. You can see the results below…=6. Cardiff, Huddersfield, Burnley, Fulham, Newcastle, Southampton, Brighton, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Everton, Watford, Wolves, Leicester, Bournemouth, Manchester United – less than one per cent chance of winning the Premier League It appears we will have a true title race for the first time in years, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all joint top after eight matches, and Arsenal and Spurs just two points behind.These five sides can all be considered realistic contenders for silverware – even if City and Liverpool are the two favourites – while Manchester United, down in eighth, are surely too far off the leaders to challenge for the title. Man City are heavily backed to win a second successive Premier League title The Premier League season is now 80 games old as we enjoy a breather for the international break.The season so far has been rather thrilling, and it’s shaping up to continue in the same fashion. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Premier League success for Man United already looks like an impossible task 4 4 SORRY Who will be getting their hands on this old thing at the end of the season? last_img read more

  • HEARTBROKEN FAMILY MAKES APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF EUNAN

    first_imgTHE family of hit-and-run victim Eunan McDevitt has made an emotional appeal for information on his death – six months to the day after the killing.The 47-year-old former soldier was killed on the N15 road, at Parkhill Ballyshannon, (1Km north of ballyshannon, just before the Coolcholly roundabout), between the hours of 12 midnight and 12.35am on 29th Sept 2012.“We want to hear from anyone travelling on that road who might have seen or knows anything,” said wife Gabrielle McDevitt. “If they would please contact the Gardai at Ballyshannon on 071985830 or the Gardai Confidential line on 1800 666111, with any information they might have on either the incident or of any car that they may know of that was damaged around that time.“As a family we’d be ever so grateful.”She went on: “Can I please ask Donegal Daily readers to take that one step further, and share it also on Facebook and Twitter, as the reason for the appeal is to get word out there to as many people as possible.“And who knows, but maybe with your help and God’s help, we might just get someone to come forward and get closure.” Please RT on Twitter and Share on Facebook. HEARTBROKEN FAMILY MAKES APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF EUNAN was last modified: March 30th, 2013 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:appealBallyshannonHEARTBROKEN FAMILY MAKES APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF EUNANhit and runlast_img read more

  • NEW BAR BOSS WARNS ROWDY GAA PLAYERS THEY’LL GET THE BLACK CARD!

    first_imgFormer Donegal star Adrian Hanlon pictured with James O’Hagan.FEATURES: A new bar owner has warned local GAA players to be on their best behaviour – or they’ll receive the black card from him!James O’Hagan has taken ownership of The Corner Bar in Dungloe. The popular taxi man has decided to take over the local bar – but his new policies will directly effect Dungloe GAA players.The Corner Bar was a popular haunt for Dungloe GAA players before it closed, but they may now have to find a new watering hole! O’Hagan is an integral part of Tony Boyle’s backroom team at the club – and he has warned any Dungloe players frequenting his new premises to be on their best behaviour.He doesn’t want to see any of the players drinking anything other than water in the bar! He’s hoping his strict stance will educate the players on the importance of rehydrating their bodies after a hard match by taking the right fluids!O’Hagan has ferried people from all over the Rosses over the last two decades – and is a much loved local character.He officially opens the bar today and Donegal GAA star Eamon McGee – who O’Hagan has picked up on an occasion or two – will officially cut the ribbon for him.O’Hagan will be assisted in running the bar by Paul Bonner.There will be LIVE music tonight to celebrate the opening with WORK MATES getting the party underway from 10pm.Emily Whelan will play LIVE on Saturday night and there will be LIVE sport available all throughout the weekend. We’d like to wish James well on his venture and wish him every success in the future.NEW BAR BOSS WARNS ROWDY GAA PLAYERS THEY’LL GET THE BLACK CARD! was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

  • Communities left devastated following tragic death of gentleman Noel McDermott

    first_imgTwo communities have been left devastated following the death of a cyclist killed in an accident yesterday.The married father-of-three was killed when he was involved in a collision with a car at 4pm outside the West Donegal village of Gortahork.The tragic victim has been named locally as 43-year-old Noel McDermott. Mr McDermott, who was originally from Hawthorn Heights in Letterkenny, had moved to Brinlack, Gortahork where he lived with wife Aifric and their three children.He was a dedicated member of St Eunan’s GAA Club in Letterkenny and often volunteered at the club.A heartbreaking message left on the club’s Facebook page said “There are no words.”The late Noel McDermott, RIP.It added “We have lost a friend and clubmate. His family have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, a brother-in-law. “One of the good guys, if you didn’t know Noel, he was the guy out in the car park at O’Donnell Park when the big games were on, be it Donegal or the Seniors and Reserves at home in the league. Noel was there, missing the game – missing the game so that everything was ok for patrons in the car park.“Quietly going about his business on behalf of the club – and he had to travel from Gaoth Dobhair to do it, which makes it even more remarkable.“Rightly, he was recognised a couple of years ago as Club Person of the Year. An unsung hero, a volunteer in every sense of those words.”Mr McDermott was also a keen cyclist and was a member of the Errigal Cycling Club.Gardai have launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy which occurred at 4pm on the Magheroarty to Ardsbeg Road. Members of the Garda Forensic Collision Investigation team were at the scene today examining the scene.The silver Hyundai car involved in the scene was still at the scene today.This is the second fatal road accident on Donegal’s roads so far this year.Mr McDermott’s remains are to be removed from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest in Letterkenny this evening (Sat) going to his late residence in Brinlack. Funeral Mass in St. Colmcille’s Church, Knockfola, on Tuesday at 11am, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Communities left devastated following tragic death of gentleman Noel McDermott was last modified: January 28th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:accidentCYCLISTfuneralGAAgortahorkletterkennyNoel McDermottSt Eunanslast_img read more

  • Two Donegal groups get slice of €4M funding

    first_imgTwo Donegal groups are amongst sixteen community projects which will share €4.1m in grant aid from the International Fund for Ireland.The two groups are the Donegal Youth Service and the Newtowncunningham Community Outreach Project.A total of €319,386 has been allocated to Donegal Youth Service under the Personal Youth Development Programme- to extend for two years the Re-ACTIV8 Programme, a cross-border and cross-community youth initiative that spans Lifford, Letterkenny, Inishowen, Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon in Donegal and Strabane, Sion Mills and Clady in Tyrone. The extension will enable 12 current participants to advance towards new employability training and enrol 32 young people in a programme of personal and social development activities.A further €199,952 under Peace Impact Programme goes to Newtowncunningham Community Outreach Project for a two-year cross-border and cross-community project that will facilitate peacebuilding activities in Newtowncunningham and work to establish an inclusive model of engagement between the two larger traditions and minority communities.The funding, approved at the organisation’s recent Board Meeting, includes more than £2.3m/€2.8m that is allocated across 10 projects within the Personal Youth Development Programme. These initiatives support vulnerable young people to re-engage in training and learning activities and reduce the risk of being drawn into violence, crime and addiction.Almost £1m/€1.1m has also been allocated across five projects in the Peace Impact Programme (PIP), which assists marginalised communities to resolve complex issues relating to identity and the conflict. Commenting on the announcement Dr Adrian Johnston, Chairman of the International Fund for Ireland, said they are pleased to be awarding assistance to 16 groups that are stepping up to address difficult problems that can divide and isolate people.“The risks that projects are taking, with our support, are paying dividends at a challenging time for communities. Our work over the decades has been conducted in parallel with the political process and the current context has only served to strengthen our resolve to support people to remain engaged in peacebuilding activities and resist polarisation.“Our steady and careful approach has enabled communities to move forward and secure significant progress on a number of complex issues. Investments made through our current strategy are achieving a great deal, but much more remains to be done. Communities need to see urgent and proactive delivery on commitments made in the Fresh Start Agreement and the Tackling Paramilitarism agenda.”The Chairman took the opportunity to thank the international donors to the Fund for their continued support – the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and the European Union.Two Donegal groups get slice of €4M funding was last modified: April 17th, 2018 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)last_img read more