first_imgLeading Sinn Fein politicians Martin Ferris TD and Senator Trevor O Clochartaigh will visit Donegal on Monday as part of their party’s push to protect rural Ireland.Speaking in advance of the visit on Monday, Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty said the group will engage with various groups, representative of rural communities, as part of Sinn Féin’s Love Rural Ireland Campaign.“Rural Ireland is under attack. The policies of austerity are stripping local communities of essential services – of schools, of guidance counsellors, hospitals, post-offices and Garda stations. It is also adding new stealth taxes like the Universal Social Charge, the Family Home Tax, VAT increases, motor tax increases and septic tank charges. “Donegal has, time and time again, topped the tables in terms of disadvantage but instead of allocating resources to address this problem, this Government has chosen to implement bad policy leading to the steady erosion of basic services in the county,” he said.The Donegal South West Deputy said businesses, shops and pubs in rural towns and villages are closing while small indigenous businesses, including small farmers, with no real support from the government or credit from the banks, are going under.“All of this and the absence of equality of access to public services threatens the quality of life of people living in rural Ireland.“Our campaign is about engaging with the sectors that have been hit hardest as a result of the Government’s anti-rural agenda with a view to developing a Rural Development plan, which will provide a framework for the development and sustainability of rural communities. “As part of the day’s engagements, there will be a public meeting held in the Yard in Falcarragh at 8pm and I would encourage individuals and community representatives interested in the issues affecting rural communities to attend.” LEADING SINN FEIN POLITICIANS TO VISIT DONEGAL ON ‘RURAL’ RAMBLE was last modified: January 11th, 2013 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:donegalMartin Ferris TDPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

first_imgA suspended Garda who was due to enter a plea today on charges of harassing two women has had his case put back to allow him engage with mental health services.38-year-old Donal Maguire with a former address at Millbrook Avenue in Kilbarrack, Dublin is now living with his mother in Co Donegal.He is accused of harassing one woman at the Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin and at Tesco in Clarehall on dates in 2012 and 2013. The father of four allegedly harassed another woman at North Great Clarence Street earlier this year.He will be arraigned at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on October 20.DONEGAL-BASED GARDA HAS HARASSMENT CASE PUT BACK was last modified: July 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)last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterFrancesco Galli Zugaro, Founder and CEO of Aqua Expeditions, has announced the December 2016 construction of a third vessel to sail on Peru’s Amazon River. In line with the company’s aggressive growth strategy, this third all-suite vessel will be a joint cooperation between Noor Designs of Vietnam and Jordi Puig of Peru, and will mostly resemble the company’s newest boat, the award-winning Aqua Mekong, with 20 luxurious 29.7-square-metre suites, a spa, a gym, a pool and a fleet of four customised tenders for intimate daily explorations.Scheduled to launch in early December 2017, the third boat is an answer to a growing demand for luxury cruising experiences in the Peruvian Amazon. With this third boat, Aqua Expeditions will elevate yet again the level of accommodation and service and offer a wider selection of expeditions in the high-end category sailing in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.Since its inception in 2007, Aqua Expeditions has become known for its exclusive, luxury cruising experiences that allow special insider access to Amazonian communities, remote areas of the reserve, and world-class naturalist guides.  The vessels are renowned for their expansive design suites and for world-class cuisine curated by some of the world’s top chefs. In Vietnam and Cambodia, guests visit local villages, temples and markets as well as various silk and silver craftsmen.The new vessel will be called Aqua Amazon and the existing Aqua Amazon will be renamed Aqualina and offered as a wholesale charter-only vessel. All three cruisers will continue to navigate into the reserve, offering varying options to discerning soft-adventure seekers.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more