INTO President in Donegal as primary teachers vote on industrial action

first_img Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Google+ WhatsApp News By News Highland – May 14, 2013 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ INTO President in Donegal as primary teachers vote on industrial actioncenter_img Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today The President of the INTO will address members of the Donegal branch this afternoon as the union ballots on industrial action in the event of Croke Park 2 being imposed without agreement.Brendan O’Sullivan will meet with members from the county at the Mill Park in Donegal Town this afternoon at 3.30.Meetings are also taking place today in Letterkenny, Buncrana and Carndonagh, while on Thursday, meetings will take place in Ballybofey, Carrigart and Ramelton.Brendan O’Sullivan says this is a reaction to the government’s seeming deterinatiion to cut teachers’ wages, and the union will not accept that.He says if the government have alternative proposals, they will listen……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/into1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDerry police appeal for information on missing 24 year old Tony BrowneNext articleBench warrant sought at Dungloe District Court for rapist Joseph McCabe News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

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Right2Water drop banner from Iron Bridge in Buncrna

first_img Pinterest Right2Water drop banner from Iron Bridge in Buncrna By admin – August 21, 2015 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleCancer campaign groups issue joint statement following Dublin meetingNext articleSinn Fein’s Assembly future uncertain after PSNI claim IRA involvement in Mc Guigan murder admin Homepage BannerNews A banner has been dropped from the Iron Bridge in Buncrana this morning as part of an international movement in solidarity with those who want Irish Water scrapped.Banners have been dropped from bridges across Ireland, Britain and the US amongst other countries.It is ahead of a protest in Dublin tomorrow week with at least five bus loads of people from Donegal travelling to take part.Right2Water spokesperson Sinead Stewart explains the idea behind the banner drop:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/sineadbridges.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Google+center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Facebook Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApplast_img read more

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Yatch leading Clipper Round the World Race arrives in Derry

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Yatch leading Clipper Round the World Race arrives in Derry By News Highland – June 29, 2012 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released News PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The yacht leading the Clipper Round the World Race has arrived in Derry this morning.The Australian boat and its nine competitors, including the Derry/Londonderry vessel, have spent 11 months circumnavigating the globe.The boats arrival in the city will be the highlight of a week of celebrations.Five more ships are expected tomorrow and the last yacht is due in on Monday.The race has seen ten ships with 500 competitors from 40 nations take to the seas for a year.They set off from Southampton last July and have visted the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.In eight days’ time the yachts will start their next leg of the race to complete the journey back to Southampton.The Derry/Londonderry yacht is currently in ninth place. Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleSea Sessions festival gets underway in Bundoran todayNext article24-year-old man charged in relation to shooting in Strabane in 2010 News Highland last_img read more

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Pringle urges people to support SNA rally next week

first_img WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – July 7, 2011 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pringle urges people to support SNA rally next week Previous articleUpdated: Man dies in overnight house fire in DowningsNext articleMajor Buncrana retail development refused by An Bord Pleanála News Highland Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest A rally will take place in Dublin next week, to highlight opposition to the cuts in special needs assistants.The Technical Group of TDs, which includes Donegal South West Deputy Thomas Pringle, is organising the event outside Leinster House next Wednesday.200 SNA positions are to be cut from September, to comply with the cap agreed under the EU/IMF deal.Deputy Pringle says even though the government has a huge majority, it’s important people make their views known…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/pringsnas.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

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U-21 final postponed due to tragedy

first_img Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry U-21 final postponed due to tragedy The  Under 21 Final due to be played in Mc Cool Park today has cancelled due to a tragedy in Kilcar.Kilcar were due to take on Naomh Conaill.The game will be refixed at a later date. Google+center_img Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – December 3, 2011 WhatsApp Previous articleLow Donegal uptake of Credit Review serviceNext articleEvents held to mark 200th anniversary of HMS Saldanha tragedy News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Councillors meet in Lifford to discuss council’s Budget 2015

first_img Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – November 18, 2014 News Councillors meet in Lifford to discuss council’s Budget 2015 Google+ Facebook Previous articleStill no funding for Dungloe footpath repairsNext articleGallagher returns as McNamee committs to Finn Harps News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Donegal County Cllrs are discussing their annual budget in Lifford today.The estimated spend for the year ahead will be discussed, and voted on in the County House in Lifford by the 37 elected members.This is the first budget of the “new council” elected in May; where Fianna Fail are the largest party, followed by Sinn Fein, there are ten independent Cllrs.Last year after 42 hours of talks and 26 adjournments Donegal County Council was saved from the brink of collapse.Mayor John Campbell says he cannot see a repeat of that today:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/jcamp830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

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Tourism Ireland continuing to monitor possible impact of Brexit

first_img By admin – August 10, 2016 Tourism Ireland continuing to monitor possible impact of Brexit Previous articleTwo women arrested on suspicion of ‘endangering aircraft’ at City of Derry AirportNext articleIreland draw at snooker home International’s admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The head of Tourism Ireland says they’re continuing to monitor the possible impacts of BREXIT on our tourism industry.16 per cent more British visitors came to Ireland in the first half of this year when compared to the first six months of 2015.The latest statistics show an overall increase of 13 per cent on last year’s tourism figures.Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, says hotels and other service providers have to do their part to attract people here:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/gibbons530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNewscenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Final events take place to mark conclusion of the Tip O’Neill weekend

first_imgNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – September 21, 2013 Previous articleCouncil defends use of luxury hotel for marine conferenceNext articleNew Birmingham service from Knock airport good news for the North-West News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland is in Buncrana today for the conclusion of the Tip O’Neill Weekend.Last night, the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award was given to former Montana Governer Brian Schweitzer, and today, Ambassador Loyola Hearne will present bursaries in honour of Tip O’Neill to National Schools in the area, while Tip O’Neill’s children, Tommy and Shelly, will be unveiling the Tip O’Neill Interpretive Panels on the Buncrana Shorefront.Also today, Professor Paul Arthur will deliver the diaspora lecture, which, according to Donegal County Council’s Michael Heaney, will bring together a number of significant anniversaries in the US…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/heanysat.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Final events take place to mark conclusion of the Tip O’Neill weekend Facebooklast_img read more

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Bhima Koregaon : SC Grants One More Week To Navlakha & Teltumbde To Surrender

first_imgTop StoriesBhima Koregaon : SC Grants One More Week To Navlakha & Teltumbde To Surrender Sanya Talwar8 April 2020 12:37 AMShare This – x[Updated]The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted one more week time to activists Gautam Navlakha & Anand Teltumbde to surrender in the case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) alleging Maoist links in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence. A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra & Indira Banerjee made it clear that there will not be further extension of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login[Updated]The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted one more week time to activists Gautam Navlakha & Anand Teltumbde to surrender in the case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) alleging Maoist links in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence. A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra & Indira Banerjee made it clear that there will not be further extension of time. The bench observed that it expected the accused to surrender in compliance of the March 16 order of the Court.”Though we expected that the accused would surrender, honouring the order of this Court, they have not done so. We are told that in Bombay, Courts are functioning. It would have been appropriate for the accused to surrender as the courts are open and not totally closed”, the bench observed.”However, since the petitioners have enjoyed the protection for long, by way of last opportunity, we extend the time granted to surrender for one week”, the bench added.Counsel appearing for the activists submitted that both activists were over 65 years old and suffered heart ailments.”Going to prison during this time of Coronavirus is virtually a death sentence” added the activists’ lawyer.Solicitor general Tushar Mehta vociferously opposed the plea. He added that this was “only a mechanism to buy time” and that “both activists were facing serious charges”.Bhima Koregaon : SC Grants One More Week To Navlakha & Teltumbde To Surrender #BhimaKoregaon#GautamNavlkakha#AnandTeltumbde https://t.co/SjQpPX3ICA pic.twitter.com/jgzRokdgwR— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 8, 2020On March 16, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah had dismissed the special leave petitions filed by them challenging the February 15 judgments of Bombay High Court which denied them pre-arrest bail on the finding that a prima facie case was made out against them based on materials on record.However, the bench granted the petitioners three weeks time to surrender.  The bench had said that the petitions for anticipatory bail were not maintainable, in the light of the material collected by the investigating agency. The bench referred to Section 43D(4) of UAPA, which states that anticipatory bail should not be granted if the Court is satisfied about the existence of a prima facie case. The case pertains to the violent incidents which occurred on January 1, 2018 at Bhima Koregaon, near Pune during the Dalit organizations’ commemoration of 200th anniversary of Victory of Koregaon Battle.The Pune police alleged that violence was incited by the Elgaar Parishad meeting held at Pune the previous day. It was alleged that the meeting was organized by persons having nexus with banned Maoist organizations. The first wave of arrests were made by the police in June 2018. The arrested persons were anti-caste activist Sudhir Dhawale, human rights lawyer Surendra Gadling, Forest Rights Act activist Mahesh Raut, retired English professor Shoma Sen and human rights activist Rona Wilson, an activist with the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners. Later, activist-lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, Telugu poet Varavara Rao, activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested. In November 2018, the police filed the first chargesheet in the case against the six persons arrested in June 2018. In February 2019, supprelementary chargesheet against Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira and Gonsalves was filed. Navlakha and Teltumbde are not named in the chargesheet. The National Investigation Agency took over the investigation of the case from Maharashtra Police in February.Next Storylast_img read more

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Learning At Law School – Of High Tables And Floors

first_imgColumnsLearning At Law School – Of High Tables And Floors Abhishek Asha Kumar10 May 2020 4:04 AMShare This – xWhen I was a child, my neighbour used to feed my brother and me whenever my parents went to the village. She would invite me home for food. I would sit on the floor; her entire family would sit at the table.Bahujan scholar and poet Omprakash Valmiki described in his biography, his father’s insistence on him pursuing a higher education, despite knowing fully well of the discrimination that his…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhen I was a child, my neighbour used to feed my brother and me whenever my parents went to the village. She would invite me home for food. I would sit on the floor; her entire family would sit at the table.Bahujan scholar and poet Omprakash Valmiki described in his biography, his father’s insistence on him pursuing a higher education, despite knowing fully well of the discrimination that his son would inevitably face. A child who had already faced such discrimination from primary school, was hence burdened with the expectation of a higher education, with the belief that it was the only route to ridding himself of caste.I am a Chamaar. This is not an identity that I have ever shied away from. While some of you would expect me to identify as a ‘human’ first, I want to assure you that the society at large has made sure that I don’t forget which caste I belong to. In my time at Law School, as I have gone from identifying as a Chamaar to identifying as a Dalit-Bahujan, I have always embraced the one part of my identity meant to keep me down. As I write today, however, I offer a small glimpse into a journey, familiar to some and incomprehensibly unfamiliar to others.Much like Omprakash Valmiki, my parents too, harboured dreams of escaping caste. Escaping, however, comes at a price. The price of an education, was sacrificing a house. To send your son to the best possible school, you had to sacrifice the down payment that you could have made on a home. With each tier of education coming at a greater cost, the sacrifices would mount and my parents would make them; because at the heart of hearts they shared the same vision of Dr BR Ambedkar and Omprakash Valmiki. They (and I) genuinely believe that a higher education is the only avenue for one to rid themselves of caste.I joined Law School in 2015 but my journey began 2 years prior, when I prepared and wrote the CLAT in 2014. Back then, I had gotten a score which would have seen me enter RMLNLU. Determined to improve and make it to the best possible Law School, I rewrote in 2015 and sat stunned as I checked my results at 2AM in the morning. I had secured an AIR of 333. I was dejected. I really thought I could have done better.In the morning I rang up one of my closest teachers who had helped me with my preparation and informed him that I had gotten an AIR of 333. Being the supportive man that he is, he was delighted. He congratulated me on my effort and told me it was a result of my hard work. Almost as an afterthought, I informed him of my AIR SC Rank 2. He was ecstatic. He yelled in joy and said my entry into NLS was certain. Here is when I was caught in my first dilemma. I expressed to him my doubts about joining a college based on my SC Rank and instead simply accepting a college as per my General ranking. The words he said then fuel me to this day. He said “If you don’t go, the seat will be offered to a child who might not be able to bear that pressure and drop out. Remember, you don’t go there for yourself, you go there for your people; as a guiding light for those students who can look up to you and follow you in the same footsteps.”Truth be told, these footsteps haven’t been easy. Each step through Law School has thrown up challenges reminiscent of the inequities that exist outside. But after an unlucky streak of two year losses, it is these words which prevent me from dropping out like so many other Dalit-Bahujans, and kindle my hope of graduating from this institution with all the knowledge that I came to gather.The pursuit of knowledge here, however, seems particularly strange through the lens of a Dalit-Bahujan man. On a campus that boasts equality campaigners in all corners of its settlement, I continue to witness, with each new batch of students, similar incidents of caste-based slurs, “debates” on why “economic reservations are the solution” (this from those joining our LLM and MPP programs) and a culture of discrimination that only serves to remind individuals of their place in the socio-economic hierarchy.When Valmiki’s father insisted on his pursuit of higher education, the forms of discrimination that he feared may have been different. But in the second decade of the 21st century one can be certain that the perpetrators, then and now, draw from the very same well. Incidents of discrimination, against an individual, only hasten the collective reliving of a community’s historical inferiority complex – of not speaking good enough English, of not being able to understand complex concepts in one go, of not “fitting in” to elite cliques, of not knowing how to compile presentable projects, of not clearing exams.In the initial days of college, a group of students sitting in their hostel rooms were discussing the marks of the first test of Legal Methods. In the course of the conversation one of my batch mates very casually remarked “Yaar, yeh SC kaise aajate hain iss college mein?” (“Dude, how do these SCs come into this college?”). One hopes that the men present have changed their views over the years, however, the impact that one such statement has on its listeners can persist for years. After all, we were all just first years who wanted to hang out, but from that moment on we would always be reminded that in their eyes our existence would simply never measure up. One day you are a proud member of India’s premier law school, and the other you are just another Dalit who got in through reservation.The way higher education is portrayed as a route to salvation, one often forgets that those they meet on this journey are a product of the same patriarchal, brahmanical caste-based society that exists outside. For all those who forget, however, incidents like these serve as a reminder.When I came here, education was my primary aim. I started to participate in practice debates because I wanted to speak in English and make sense at the same time. I wanted to participate in class so I tried to contribute. Prof. Elizabeth (aka Lizzie) encouraged everyone to engage and debate in class. Even though the first 3 weeks of History were Latin to me, I started to relate heavily to the lecture on “Society and the Individual” from the “What is History” component. It was here when I first tried to speak in class a few times while seated at the back of the side rows, all the while anxious of being made fun of. Over time, I slowly gained in confidence and my engagement in class increased, till one fine day, I got stuck trying to formulate a sentence and a batchmate of mine looked at me and smirked. That was it. All that effort into building myself up, deflated. The said person later joined the Law and Society Committee. Little did I know that in my second year, I would face the same kind of deflation, only this time it would be at the hands of a Professor, who would use his privileged position, to mock me for the class’s entertainment.Trust me. It breaks you. Being made fun of for struggling with a language you weren’t exposed to because your parents only spoke to you in either Bhojpuri or Hindi. It cuts at your self-esteem and stabs at your confidence. It effectively kills your sense of curiosity and robs you of your ability to participate. And yet. And yet, it doesn’t break you like you may think it does. It may break your heart, but it does not break your spine. One keeps marching forward towards that goal that is graduation, because one does not walk this path for the benefit of caste perpetrators but towards their direct detriment. Once again, one hopes these people have changed, but the fact that the said Professor continues his antics, doesn’t leave me feeling very optimistic. The certainty with which people say “Arey, people develop sense while they stay here” can only emerge from those unaware or intentionally blind to how deeply ingrained this mentality is in our institutions.Academic achievers, and discourse creators keep discussing how caste-based discrimination has either vanished or radically reduced with the onset of education. As someone who studies at the premier centre for legal instruction in the country, I would like to categorically disagree. Caste discrimination has merely evolved into discrimination by other means. Language, clothing, taste in music or your consumption of pop culture, each act as a proxy for your socio-economic location. While the cliques that form around these may seem banal, they represent a much deeper divide.When you enter they ask you your rank, and then look at you with pity. When you speak English they mock and they jeer. Little do they know that their “merit” is bought by money and their rank by a historic access to resources. Their spoken English reeks of condescension and their debates uplift none. Their pretence of inclusivity dies when they shoot down someone for speaking Hindi, and again, when their moot courts “groom” and “polish” the pre-polished selected for “grooming” and “polishing”.The table from my childhood seems to have persisted to my present.Distant. Intimidating. Unattainable.The only difference is,When I was a child, I ate on the floor.I will sit on the floor no longer.The author Abhishek Asha Kumar is a Student from Batch of 2020, NLSIU) It is first published in The Quirk which is the student-run magazine of the National Law School of India University, which serves as a chronicler of law school experiences and provides a platform to push the boundaries of discourse at NLS and the wider world around) The Cover Picture is also taken from The QuirkYou can read the original piece hereViews Are Personal Only  Next Storylast_img read more

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