State Bound

first_imgCongratulations and best of luck to our 3 area boys who qualified for the state track meet this weekend in Bloomington, Indiana.  Winning the regional in the 3200m was Curt Eckstein of Oldenburg Academy.  Two other area young men also qualified by placing second in their respective events.  They are John Moody of Batesville who will be running the 400m, and Mark Belke of East Central who placed second in the pole vault.  Check WRBI’s web page this week for more details on when these young men will be competing.last_img

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TD CHARLIE: VAN CLAMPDOWN WILL LEAD TO JOB LOSSES

first_imgDonegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to adopt a common sense approach to the use of commercially registered vehicles for private purposes.Deputy McConalogue said today: “There is real concern among the public following recent reports of a clampdown on people using commercially registered vehicles outside of work hours.“Self-employed people who are finding things tight at the moment don’t need the added stress of constantly worrying that their vehicles may be seized. I have written to the Minister asking that he clarify the position and ensure that a common sense approach is adopted. “When this first became an issue last year, a public commitment was secured from then Minister for Environment John Gormley who stated that the occasional use of commercially registered vehicles, to bring children to school, travel to church or transport groceries should not bring motorists into conflict with the law.“However we now seem to be in a position where there is once again confusion over this and it is vital that the Minister for Finance makes the position clear.“Many people who have commercially registered vehicles for their business are understandably concerned that they may soon be forced to register their vehicles as private, in order to use them for any task outside of work. This could see many already financially stretched people having to consider selling their vehicle due to the high cost of registering it as private. If people are forced to do this in the current market, they would inevitably have to accept a knock down price.“This is not an acceptable scenario. Putting people in a position where they may be forced to make a call between taxing their commercial vehicle as private or selling it simply doesn’t make sense,” concluded Deputy McConalogue. Also hit in the clampdown have been a number of van drivers with Northern-registered vehicles which they use for work – and then to travel home to Donegal after work.They have had them seized by Customs.endsTD CHARLIE: VAN CLAMPDOWN WILL LEAD TO JOB LOSSES was last modified: April 13th, 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)last_img read more

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DUNFANAGHY SAYS GOODBYE TO COMEDIAN FRANK CARSON

first_imgThe people of Dunfanaghy have remembered Frank Carson who died earlier today.The 85 year old comedian from Belfast had owned a holiday home in the Horn Head area for a number of years but had sold it.He was remembered fondly today in the coastal town where he mixed with locals during his stays at his holiday retreat. He later moved to Balbriggan in north Dublin before moving to Blackpool.He had been ill for some time.    DUNFANAGHY SAYS GOODBYE TO COMEDIAN FRANK CARSON was last modified: February 22nd, 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:DunfanaghyFrank Carsonholiday homelast_img read more

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