UAAP: Ateneo grabs top spot, sends UE to 9th loss

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ateneo reached higher altitudes after sacking University of the East, 90-70, and grabbing hold of the top spot in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Blue Eagles flew past idle Adamson (7-2) and improved to a league-best 8-2 record while the Red Warriors languished at the bottom with a 1-9 slate after their fifth straight loss. ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Davis scores 34 as Pelicans top Clippers 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ateneo firmly had the game in hand as early as the second quarter, going on a 28-9 scoring spree heading to the break with a 57-24 lead. Although UE outscored the Blue Eagles 27-16 in the third, it hardly made a dent with the defending champions still holding a 22-point buffer, 73-51. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAngelo Kouame led the Blue Eagles with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks while Tyler Tio added 16 points. Alvin Pasaol carried much of the Red Warriors’ offense with 29 points while grabbing 14 rebounds while Philip Manalang pitched in 18 points, six rebounds, and seven assists.  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

How will they spend our oil money?

first_imgDear Editor,At long last, it appears that our political crisis is coming to a close. Only a few hurdles remain before we actually have clarity on our election timeline. Guyanese rightfully despair the way our democracy was put to the test over the past several months by our leaders and politicians. But we must now quickly refocus and ask those same leaders what they plan for Guyana’s future.While an election is approaching, we have seen no clear declarations of party platforms or visions. Proper lip service has and will continue to be paid to the usual areas of concern – “free education!”, “better jobs!” “more opportunity for all!” – yet we all note the lack of concrete plans with great concern. Having those plans is all the more important with first oil due in 2020.It goes without saying that an unprecedented amount of capital will flow into our Government’s hands immediately following the results of the upcoming election. Nonetheless, as we go to the polls, it’s crucial that Guyanese elect the party that is best equipped and ready to guide Guyana to economic prosperity and well-being. It is clear to any observer that we are unprepared and making slow progress while the powers that be have been busy fighting amongst one another.Guyanese are looking to our oil windfall as an asset that could have a net-positive effect in the long run, not merely the short run. But how to spend it? It seems apparent that strides in the Guyanese education system will make the greatest impact on generations to come. The labour market today is not what it will look like in two or five years.We must provide Guyanese youth with the proper technical education, specifically in the field of engineering and the sciences, so that when oil companies are looking for labour they look to Guyanese first—instead of outside Guyana.As the demand for highly skilled labour will only continue to expand with first oil, we are obliged to grow this type of technical skill-building across our educational institutions. The University of Guyana has already acted on this initiative—sending university professors to primary schools to teach Guyanese youth basic computer science skills.The electorate has been treated to an entertaining soap opera for most of this year. But now it is time to make a decision which will fundamentally impact the direction of our future. Reasoning from this fact, we must call upon the politicians of the APNU, PPP, and various political factions to put forth tangible plans for Guyanese welfare.Regards,Donald Singhlast_img read more

Revenue Authority Wants 7% of Domestic Revenue

first_imgThe Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, has appealed that the government of Liberia transmit to its account at least 5.5 to 7 percent of the domestic revenue it collects annually. Commissioner General Tamba made the appeal when she, along with other staff and members of the LRA Board of Directors, bade farewell to outgoing Finance and Development Planning Minister, Amara Konneh.Mrs. Tamba warned that if their request is not heeded, it could pose serious threats to the national coffer, as revenue generation could drop.She told outgoing Minister Konneh: “There have been and continue to be many challenges. Underfunding of the instruction remains the major challenge. This challenge, if not mitigated, will further heighten the risk to our national revenue and to the attainment of the strategic outcomes, as your final signature as Finance Minister, Republic of Liberia.”She pleaded with Mr. Konneh to do all to sign their request before he departs Liberia for his new job with the World Bank in Nairobi, Kenya.Before making the request, she had praised the Minister for including the LRA in his farewell tour.“Since early 2011, we have been working together to realize a fundamental transformation in the governance structure of the public sector in our country in order to conform to international better practice,” she recalled. “Together, and including the recognition of former Finance Ministers Antoinette Sayeh and Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, in September 2013, a transformation goal was legislated.”She, however, stated that though the journey to legislating the document was rocky, they all stood firm, and on July 1, 2014, the LRA as an operational vehicle commenced. According to some officials of the LRA, in the last fiscal year, the LRA raised a little over US$640 million. Seven percent of this amount could be a substantial figure for the entity to run smoothly across the country, where it has employees assigned to collect needed revenues for the nation’s coffers. Responding, Minister Konneh, who was leaving the country to head the World Bank Office on Fragile States, including Liberia, told the LRA authorities that the pieces of evidence are clear since the nation’s revenue house became operational. He boasted that because of the “sound decision” they made to separate the revenue house from the Ministry of Finance and the combination of the Finance and Planning and Economic Affairs Ministries, the deadly Ebola virus disease crisis of 2014 didn’t collapse the economy, even though a lot had shut down in the country.“Before I leave, I will be able to do something about your request. I am not doing this because you are asking but because the pieces of evidence are clear,” Mr. Konneh promised.He also used the occasion to thank the LRA staff for working with him over the last four years and when they were still together as one body at the Ministry of Finance. He told them that what they have done for him is far greater than what he did for them. He added: “Four years ago when we first met I was much younger, but I am bit older now and wiser. Some of you trusted and took me in, but some of you didn’t.”However, he thanked all of them for helping to make him the leader he is today.“You gave me confidence to put my anger into good use. I know it wasn’t easy first in the beginning. Your doubts gave me the determination to prove you and my critics wrong. You witnessed my fear transformed into strength. Your rejection taught me courage.”While thanking them from the bottom of his heart, he apologized to those who he might have hurt along the way.Also speaking, LRA Board Chairman Robert Tubman praised the outgoing Minister for the many occasions he leaned toward the Board whenever he and the LRA Commissioner General made a request. He drew a hall of laughter when he suggested that the Minister deferred his going to Nairobi and stay with the LRA. He however promised Min. Konneh that the LRA would always be there to raise the needed revenue for Liberia. While some critics of Mr. Konneh’s always associate his legacy to what they call his “budget shortfall,” Mr. Tubman, who served as Minister of Finance in the 1980s, described Mr. Konneh as not only a technocrat but a people’s person.Mr. Tubman was joined by his fellow board member, Ms. Atletha Brown-Cooper, and Commissioner General Tamba to wish Minister Konneh Godspeed on his new job.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia Off to Sierra Leone for Return-leg

first_imgThe team with the best result from the two games will join 13 winning teams from the preliminaries to progress to the second roundLiberia national football team, the Lone Star, will today depart the country to honor their return-leg match against Sierra Leone at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, Sierra Leone.Liberia on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, secured an advantage after a 3-1 victory over the Leone Stars at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.Two spot-kick goals from Terrence Tisdell and Mohammed Sangare and a late goal from Sam Johnson were the ultimate deciders that put Lone Star in a better position ahead of the return-leg.Kwame Quee scored Sierra Leone’s lone goal in the 56th minute, their first international after a one year ban by world football governing body FIFA.According to the Liberia Football Association, the team will depart the country today via the Roberts International Airport.Belarus-based defender Eugen Swen, who missed the first-leg due to delay in flight connection, will form part of the delegation today for the second-leg.The team with the best result from the two games will join 13 winning teams from the preliminaries to progress to the second round.The second round will see the top 26 ranked CAF teams joined by the 14 winners from the first round. The teams will be drawn into ten groups of four teams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LIFT U16 COUNTY TITLE

first_imgST EUNAN’S U16s have been crowned county league title winners after their weekend win over Ardara.They defeated Ardara 2-15 to 0-05 in the county final.First half goals from Kevin Kealy and Sean McGettigan along with some beautiful scores from the brilliant Niall O’Donnell set up this victory.  GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LIFT U16 COUNTY TITLE was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:ArdaraSt EunansU16 county league finallast_img read more

MAN WHO SPARKED FIGHTBACK AGAINST BURGLARS SAYS CAMPAIGN GOES ON

first_imgThe man who sparked a fightback against burglars in Donegal has said he hopes the campaign will continue to grow across the county after saying his work is done.Tony Morning speaks at one of the first meetings organised to help protect Donegal’s elderly.Tony Morning has said other groups will take over and he hopes elderly people can rest a little safer in their homes.The businessman spoke to Donegal Daily after a meeting at the Manor Resource Centre resulted in the setting up of nine different Text Alert and Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in the Manor and surrounding areas. Mr Morning said he would not like to comment on the fact that there has been a drastic reduction in burglaries in the area since he organised the first meeting of outraged locals.He said “I can say it is the most satisfying thing I have ever been involved in. The reaction of the community in getting behind the elderly and the vulnerable was terrific.“I don’t think I can do any more but I think  there is a great network now set-up.“The fact that more than 1,500 people turned up at a meeting and wanted to help showed the true community spirit that still exists in Donegal. “I know we can’t take our eye off the ball now but I am hoping these nine groups will continue to protect the people of our areas.“We will continue to call in on our elderly neighbours and the text alert schemes will keep that communication between people,” he said.Mr Morning said it was impossible to thank everyone involved in helping secure the homes of elderly people in the area.He thanked Orbit and Brimac Security for providing alarms at cost, Gerard Brogan and Hugh Sweeney for the sensor lights, Frank Morning for fitting locks and chains which were supplied by Drumoghill Football Club.He also thanked Manor Resource Centre, the Gardai and especially the senior citizens who were robbed and who spoke out. “It took a lot for these people to get up on that stage and tell their story.“They had to relive what they went through and that wasn’t easy,” he said…MAN WHO SPARKED FIGHTBACK AGAINST BURGLARS SAYS CAMPAIGN GOES ON was last modified: March 20th, 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:burglarselderlyGardaiManorTony Morninglast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: CELEBRATIONS AS LETTERKENNY NAMED IRELAND’S TIDIEST TOWN 2015!

first_imgLETTERKENNY By Pauric O’DonnellTHERE are celebrations in Co Donegal – and in Dublin – today after Letterkenny was named Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2015The town beat off competition from 862 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year’s SuperValu National TidyTowns competition.The announcement was greeted by great celebration at today’s awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin. On hand to present the prizes was Enviroment Minister Alan Kelly, and Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s main sponsor for the 24th year.The Helix was packed with representatives of TidyTowns groups, from all over the country, eagerly anticipating the announcement of the winners.Clonegal Co. Carlow claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village. Other winners included Listowel, Co Kerry receiving the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town, Westport Co. Mayo received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, while Letterkenny was also declared as Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre.Speaking after the awards ceremony Minister Kelly said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Letterkenny; a really worthy winner. This is the 8th time a town in Donegal has won the overall prize, but the first time for Letterkenny. “Letterkenny have entered the competition every year since 1959 and their win today is testament to them consistently achieving high standards in the competition at local and regional level.“It is recognition of a town that embraces all aspects of the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition, builds strong community links and has grown each year in the competition. So my congratulations to Letterkenny and all of the other deserving prize-winners announced today.“The enthusiasm of all those involved in the TidyTowns effort results in the attractive, well cared-for towns and villages we see throughout the country. How a community lives together, strives to involve all of its members and makes the most of their abilities and interests is integral to the ethos of TidyTowns. In 2015 this spirit was recognised by the introduction of two new Special Awards sponsored by SuperValu, the Youth Award and the Diversity Award. It is clear that working together and getting things done increases peoples’ pride in where they live and helps to build vibrant communities.”He added: “This is why I am delighted to see this competition continues to sustain great interest, even after 57 years.”The Minister also thanked SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor. He said: “I would like to thank SuperValu for their continued sponsorship for the past 24 years. SuperValu has been integral to sustaining and developing the competition, not only through their financial sponsorship but also through the support provided to local TidyTowns groups by their network of local retailers.” Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu said: “At SuperValu we believe in building vibrant local communities and the SuperValu TidyTowns competition goes to the heart of what community is all about. The incredible dedication shown by the volunteers involved is truly admirable and continues to amaze us year after year. Their relentless commitment to working for the good of their local community is what makes this competition the success it is today.This year marks the introduction of two new awards which demonstrate the breadth of the competition – the SuperValu Diversity Award and the SuperValu Youth Award.The addition of these accolades is a real endorsement of the competition and its capacity to grow, attracting all age groups and embracing all cultures within our communities.As Ireland’s leading community retailer, with 223 stores across Ireland and retailers embedded in communities around the country, SuperValu is extremely proud to have sponsored TidyTowns for the past 24 years, one of the longest running sponsorships in Ireland. I am delighted to congratulate this year’s winners and to recognise the dedication of all TidyTowns committees nationwide who make a real difference in towns and villages across Ireland.” Interest in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been consistently high in recent times with the number of entries exceeding 800 each year for the last five years.The TidyTowns competition is organised by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and sponsored by SuperValu. The TidyTowns competition has been sponsored by SuperValu since 1992.BREAKING NEWS: CELEBRATIONS AS LETTERKENNY NAMED IRELAND’S TIDIEST TOWN 2015! was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by John2Share 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:alan kellyawardsdonegalletterkennySuperValuTidiestwinlast_img read more

Bundoran Lifeboat forced to cancel soapbox event in light of extreme weather in North West

first_imgBundoran Lifeboat have been forced to cancel their annual Soapbox Race in light of the extreme weather conditions that battered Donegal earlier this week.The orginising committee say that the Soapbox Race, due to take place on Sunday at Astoria Road, is a major fundraiser for the RNLI.Although they are disappointed that it must be re-scheduled, the “safety and comfort of the volunteers, participants and spectators is of paramount importance.” A spokesperson for the committee says; “This has not been done lightly and was taken following an examination of several weather forecasts for the weekend; all of which point to rain on Sunday afternoon.“Following the recent poor weather which hit the North West and the damage it inflicted, the committee feel it would be unwise to go-ahead with the event which is so dependent on a good forecast for its success.”“The cancellation of the event at very short notice incurs a financial loss for the event as well as huge amount of disappointment to the participants. With all of this in mind the Committee have taken the difficult but necessary decision not reschedule the event for this year.“The Committee would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused at this point and again to assure everyone involved that this decision was not taken lightly. Thank you for your continued support of Bundoran RNLI.” Bundoran Lifeboat forced to cancel soapbox event in light of extreme weather in North West was last modified: August 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bundoran RNLIcanceleddonegalfundraiserNorth westsoapboxweatherlast_img read more

Best destinations in Donegal to enjoy in this weekends sun

first_imgThe sun is out and most people are trying to figure out how they are going to spend their next few days.With the brilliant weather expected to continue over the county this weekend, we thought what better way to plan than to list some of Donegal’s nicest locations.In recent years with the help of the surge in popularity of the Wild Atlantic Way has gained Donegal massive interest. With temperatures set to be as high as 19 C and maybe even hotter, this weekend gives the perfect opportunity to take a tour of the county.Sliabh LiagSliabh Liag are some of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe if you haven’t seen them yet they are not to be missed. To make the most of your visit, it’s best to leave your car in the car park and walk the few kilometres to the cliffs. There are terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains. But beware, the top of Sliabh Liag is 601m high and not for the faint-hearted. Fanad LighthouseFanad Head lies on the north coast of County Donegal between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay. It’s loacated near Fanad beach and if you take the short trip there you’ll see why the beach was once voted the second most beautiful in the world. Still, it has more to offer than good looks, as it’s also a haven for water sports enthusiasts, walkers and golfers. Most importantly though, the views from the lighthouse are absoloutely sensational.Doe CastleDoe Castle sits deep in Sheephaven Bay, in a spectacular location on the shore near Creeslough village. The castle gives beautiful views in every direction and has a massive historical story behind it. The castle is just minutes away from Creeslough Wild Atlantic camp, a perfect location for the kids. It’s also only a short drive from Dunfanaghy also which has a beautiful beach and plenty of nice places to eat.Glenveagh National ParkGlenveagh National Park is remotely situated just off Churchill and offers the beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal. At the centre of the park is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge. The park is free to enter and is the perfect location to take the kids or just go for a slow stroll. Malin HeadRugged yet inviting, Donegal’s Malin Head is steeped in history and offers activities such as walking, fishing, swimming and bird watching. Here, you can see some of the nicest views that Donegal has to offer. On a fine day nothing beats taking the views of the ocean and the rest of Malin in. A long drive for some who are situated in the northern part of the county, but one that is worthwhile.KillybegsIf you have an interest in boats and enjoy nice scenery then Killybegs is the spot for you. A harbour that tends to be jam packed with some of the nicest boats around. It is well worth the travel for a nice relaxed and chilled day out. The town itself offers a range of nice places to eat and always attracts large numbers of tourists. One thing is for sure, Donegal has a lot to offer in terms of tourist destinations so there is no excuse not to go out this weekend and enjoy the beautiful scenery.Best destinations in Donegal to enjoy in this weekends sun was last modified: May 17th, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:Doe CastledonegalFanadsliabh liagWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Parking charges proposed for Sliabh Liag visitors

first_imgA new system of car parking fees is being proposed for visitors to Sliabh Liag – one of Donegal’s most iconic attractions on the Wild Atlantic Way.Three car parks are being proposed for tourists accessing the stunning cliffs in south-west Donegal.Beginning in March 2020, costs could range from €2-€5 per hour and €10-€15 per day parking, while buses transporting tourists to the upper car park closest to the cliffs will pay between €45 and €99 by the year 2022. Sliabh Liag currently attracts more than 160,000 visitors a year and a €4.95 million Strategic Development Project is underway to create a Transportation Hub and Visitor’s Centre for the signature point.May 2019: The official opening of the new €5m Sliabh Liag DevelopmentThe public is being asked to share their views on the new bye-laws which would set the car parking controls and fees.The draft bye-laws would ban cars, motorbikes or other vehicles from driving to the top car park at Sliabh Liag. Only buses, mini buses and disability parking will be provided at the upper car park.Two cars parks are in development for all other visitors. A ‘Transportation Hub Car Park’ will be located at the new Sliabh Liag visitor centre, containing 76 Car parking Spaces (incl. 5 disabled spaces) and five coach parking bays. Plans are in place for a shuttle bus to bring visitors to Sliabh Liag from this centre. The proposed parking costs would be €2 per hour or €10 per day at the Transportation Hub Car Park.Transportation Hub Car Park Map as shared on the draft Donegal County Council Bye-Laws 2020 (Sliabh Liag Car Parks)Closer to the cliffs, a Ranger Car Park will provide 53 car parking spaces (incl. 2 disabled spaces) and two coach parking/turning bays. The costs are expected to be €5 per hour or €15 all day.Rangers Car Park Map as shared on the draft Donegal County Council Bye-Laws 2020 (Sliabh Liag Car Parks)Parking fees for the Upper Car Park will be €45 for a mini bus and €99 for a bus up to 33 seaters. The charge will be introduced on a phased basis. With 2020 being the first year of these Bye Laws, a special discount of 66.67% will be applied to the (normal) parking fee. A discount of 33.33% will apply in 2021 before the full fee is introduced in 2022.Upper Car Park Map as shared on the draft Donegal County Council Bye-Laws 2020 (Sliabh Liag Car Parks)The proposed bye-laws and development of the Sliabh Liag visitor experience intend to improve the sustainability of the site, as visitor numbers are expected to increase in the years to come. New facilities such as the visitor centre, cafe, story stones and the new mountain path have been designed to improve the tourist experience and attract more visitors.However, some members of the public have expressed fears that parking charge will deter people from visiting the beauty spot, which has been free of charge for so long. Other locals are concerned that vehicles will park on roadsides to avoid paying fees. The public is being encouraged to share all views on the project with submissions to the council before 23rd December.Local councillor Niamh Kennedy said it is important that people look at the bigger picture.“I would encourage people to put in a submission to inform planners on the best method on how to go about this. These are draft bye-laws that are open to all considerations,” Cllr Kennedy said.Cllr Kennedy pointed out that money generated from the parking fees will be put back into the local area. She said: “This is important to note. The parking will create revenue to pay staff at the visitor centre, the interpretation, cleaning and toilets. And any money on top of that will go back into the local area, the same as it does with car parks in Donegal Town and Bundoran, etc.”A number of concerns have been raised by locals and tour companies, which Cllr Kennedy said are important to consider.“Some questions need to be answered appropriately as they are a cause for cautious concern. Obviously we have to be very careful and understanding of locals in the area. Some locals have been expressive about campervans coming past their driveways and the sides of the roads being parked on. And we have had a number of submissions sent to us from different transportation and private car companies,” Cllr Kennedy said.With all submissions being taken into consideration, Cllr Kennedy said: “We need to be looking at the bigger picture for the entire area.”She added that the entire area of Teelin and will benefit from the strategic project, “if it’s done properly.”The new path at Sliabh Liag, developed under the strategic development projectCllr Michael Naughton, also based in the Donegal MD, said that it is important that the project accommodates both visitors and locals.“At the end of the day Sliabh Liag is our biggest asset in the south of the county and we need to make sure local people are being looked after as well,” Cllr Naughton said.“If you look at the Cliffs of Moher and the Giant’s Causeway – nobody minds giving a euro or two to the upkeep for toilets and a standard for people. I don’t see a big issue of one or euros being added on for parking if it all going back into Sliabh Liag and it gives an experience.”A copy of the draft Bye-Laws is available on http://www.donegalcoco.ie/services/roadsservice/roads%20service%20public%20consultation/sliabhliagcarparks/Representations made in relation to the draft Bye-Laws must be made in writing to the Council not later than 12.00 noon on Monday 23rd December 2019, which will then be considered by the Council. Such representations should be addressed to the Parking Section, Donegal County Council, Letterkenny Public Services Centre, Neil T Blaney, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Parking charges proposed for Sliabh Liag visitors was last modified: December 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bye-lawscar parkingCllr Niamh KennedyCllr. Michael Naughtondonegal mdsliabh liagslieve leaguretourismWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more