CARRICKFIN AIRPORT SUBSIDY IS SAFE – BUT DERRY/DUBLIN AXED

first_imgThe Government has agreed to continue the Public Service Obligation (PSO) subsidy for Donegal Airport, according to local Senator Brian Ó’Domhnaill, but the Derry-Dublin route could now be axed.The Senator has secured assurances about the future of the PSO from the Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey.“Following extensive campaigning on this issue, I have now been assured by the Minister that this important State support for Donegal Airport will continue,” explained Senator Ó’Domhnaill. “I held in-depth discussions with Noel Dempsey about how vital the PSO is to the future of Donegal Airport. I also explained that this transport link is a crucial part to the economic sustainability of the entire region.“The Minister understood this, and I welcome his commitment to securing the PSO subsidy here, despite the current financial restraints.“This is great news for Donegal which is in need of continued support to secure the growth and development of our region. The PSO has been removed from a number of other regional airports due to improvements in alternate methods of transport.“While the infrastructure continues to be developed here, our local airport needs as much backing as it can get. The Government clearly recognises this,” concluded Senator Ó’Domhnaill. Minister Dempsey said: “Having considered the conclusions and recommendations of the review, the Government has agreed to support the continuation of a PSO route between Donegal and Dublin and between Kerry and Dublin.“In line with the review, the Government has also agreed to cease requiring PSO routes between Dublin and Sligo, Knock, Galway and Derry from July 2011, recognising, inter alia, the improvements in alternative transport modes which have taken place.”CARRICKFIN AIRPORT SUBSIDY IS SAFE – BUT DERRY/DUBLIN AXED was last modified: January 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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:airportaxedcarrickfinlast_img read more

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Ally McCoist blasts Paul Gascoigne’s Scottish Hall of Fame snub

first_img Gazza won both Scottish player of the year awards in his first season with Rangers 3 3 The England legend was loved at Rangers “How could you release something saying, ‘Gascoigne has been inducted into the Scotland Hall of Fame’ – great, Paul gets a boost and his fans get a boost – and then all of a sudden with nine days to go say it’s been withdrawn?“It’s an embarrassment, an absolute embarrassment.” “Does Paul Gascoigne deserve his place in the Scottish Hall of Fame? You’re joking!? 100% he does!””This is an embarrassment.””It was an absolutely pleasure and privilege to play with Gazza.”A brilliant tribute to and defence of Paul Gascoigne from Ally McCoist… 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/bwRIsGe1Bx— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) October 12, 2018 Gazza joined Rangers from Lazio in the summer of 1995 and won two Scottish league titles and two cups in three years at the Ibrox.He also won both Scottish player of the year awards in his first season with the Glasgow club, and played a big part in their run of nine straight league titles.Former team-mate McCoist added: “Does he deserve his place in the Scotland Hall of Fame? You’re joking, 100 per cent he does!“He is one of the great things to have happened to Scottish football, his three-year spell at Rangers was nothing short of sensational.“It’s just what happens in Scottish football, they just shoot themselves in the foot all the time. But, just nine days before the event, organisers announced they had withdrawn Gascoigne’s nomination due to ‘concerns’ over his health.Rangers legend McCoist has slammed the decision, branding Gazza one of Scottish football’s greatest imports and insisting there is no question he deserves a Hall of Fame spot.“It’s just another embarrassment for Scottish football,” said the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast co-host on Friday.“There is absolutely no doubt that Gascoigne has been one of the players to brighten up Scottish football in the last 30 or 40 years.MORE: Vinnie Jones ‘outraged’ at Gazza’s Hall of Fame snub, calls for mental health experts to get involved“There have been some brilliant imports, players like Henrik Larsson, Paulo Di Canio and Brian Laudrup, but Gascoigne – it was an absolute privilege and a pleasure to play with someone of that talent.“I actually think we got the best out of Gascoigne when he was out Rangers, and he took that to international level with England at the same time. He was playing with Rangers when he scored one of England’s greatest ever goals [that flick and volley against Scotland at Euro ‘96].“He absolutely lit up Scottish football.” Ally McCoist has branded the Scottish Football Hall of Fame ‘an absolute embarrassment’ over the decision to withdraw Paul Gascoigne’s nomination.Former Rangers and England superstar Gazza was set to be inducted at a dinner in Glasgow in October 21, having been nominated by the public and selected by an expert panel. Ally and Gazza developed a close bond during the England legend’s three years at the Ibrox 3last_img read more

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