Want to donate to a charity? 5 precautions to take before…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Stuart Morrell/Special to The Apopka VoiceIf your household is anything like mine, you are constantly getting phone calls from various “charities” asking for donations to help. And the timing is usually during the dinner hour! Having spent 20 years working in the non-profit world, I will go out on a limb and say that the clear majority of these callers are scams.Many of these calls are seeking support for police and firefighter widows, kids, etc.Every day, our police and firefighters risk their lives to make our community safer. To show your support, you may consider making a donation when a fund-raiser calls from a fire or police service organization. But before you write the check, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urges you to consider these facts:Simply having the words “police” or “firefighter” in an organization’s name doesn’t mean police or firefighters are members or beneficiaries of the group.Just because an organization claims it has local ties or works with local police or firefighters doesn’t mean contributions will be used locally or for public safety. The organization should be able to provide you with written information describing the programs your donation will support, and their fund-raising costs before you donate.Most solicitations for police and fire service organizations are made by paid professional fund-raisers.Donations to some police or firefighter groups may not be tax deductible. Many kinds of organizations are tax exempt, including fraternal organizations, labor unions, and trade associations, but donations to them may not be tax deductible.Want to know where your public safety contributions might be headed? Taking the following precautions can help ensure that your donation dollars will benefit the people, organization, or community you actually want to help.Ask fund-raisers for identification. Many states require paid fund-raisers to identify themselves as such and to name the organization for which they’re soliciting.Ask how your contribution will be used. Ask what percentage of your contribution will go to the fire or police organization, department, or program. Also, ask if your contribution will be used locally. Get written information.Call the organization or your local police or fire department to verify a fundraiser’s claim to be collecting on behalf of the organization or department. If the claim cannot be verified, report the solicitation to local law enforcement officials.Ask if your contribution is tax-deductible. If it’s not tax-deductible, the money is not going to a charity. When making your contribution, make your check payable to the official name of the group or charity. Avoid cash gifts: Cash can be lost or stolen.Be wary if a fund-raiser suggests you’ll receive special treatment for donating. For example, no legitimate fund-raiser would guarantee that you won’t be stopped for speeding if you have a police organization’s decal in your car window. Don’t feel intimidated about declining to give. A caller who uses intimidation tactics is likely to be a scam artist. Report the call to local law enforcement officials.I find that the biggest question to ask is “What percentage of my contribution will go to the charity/cause?” The answer you get is most telling.  If it’s a legitimate charity, they should be telling you that more than 50% of your contribution will go towards the charity/cause.  What I find is that one of three things will usually happen on a scam call:They will tell you they don’t know but will get back to you and of course, never doThey will answer with a line similar to “I have been instructed to tell you that a minimum of 10% will go to the charity/cause”They will hang up on youIf only 10% is going to the charity or cause, where is the rest going?  Right into the pockets of these likely scam artists!  Wouldn’t it be better to call the charity or cause and ask how you can support them directly so that they would receive 100% of your support?The National Consumers League’s National Fraud Information Center offers this additional advice: beware of organizations with names that are similar to legitimate groups. And be suspicious of callers who offer to come to your home to pick up your contribution—legitimate charities don’t do that.Remember, you can always hang up and call the organization directly. That way, you know every penny is going to your local firefighters or police, not to the guy who interrupted your dinner.(Thanks to the Federal Trade Commission and AARP for some of this background information)Stuart Morrell spent 20 years as a Fund Raising and Agency Executive in the non-profit world and worked with organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the United Way. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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Private-sector companies in battle with journalists over information

first_imgOne of the latest was the interrogation of journalist Liu Hongchang on 9 August by police, over an article he wrote together with a colleague, A Liang, about the internal problems of Hanlin, a Laiyang-based company based in Laiyang, in the eastern province of Shandong, and its ambitions to become a biotech giant. The article was posted on the Qianlong.com website, which was ordered to withdraw it after the Laiyang Propaganda Bureau alerted the authorities in Beijing. The magazine Business Watch and the state power company Grid CorpThe magazine Business Watch was suspended for a month in early May over an article it had published in March about the state power company Grid Corp. The authorities did not like the magazine’s user of internal company documents for the story. In another case, on 13 August, the Propaganda Department imposed censorship on reports about Synutra, a brand of milk-powder produced by a company based in the northeastern city of Qingdao. Several media reports had blamed the powder for hormonal problems in young girls. The health ministry issued a denial on 12 August, claiming that the powder had been analysed by nine experts and that no link with the hormonal problems had been established. Thereafter the media were told they could only use the official news agency Xinhua’s dispatches on subject. Organisation In one case, two journalists had a run-in with the police for writing a story about a biotech company. In another case, a respected Beijing journalist was physically attacked a few weeks ago after several articles about doctors and health sector entrepreneurs had a big impact. April 27, 2021 Find out more News In May this year, Bao Yueyang was moved from his job as editor of the newspaper Zhongguo Jingji Shibao (China Economic Times) to another post within the Development Publishing Company as a result of his coverage of allegations about contaminated vaccines in Shanxi province. It had been a big story in the Chinese press since March until the authorities restricted reporting on Chinese websites and ordered the traditional media to just use Xinhua’s dispatches. Bao, who refused to comment on his demotion, had a reputation for encouraging his reporters to investigate sensitive issues. News Fang told the US magazine Foreign Policy (www.foreignpolicy.com) that his mysterious assailants clearly tried to kill him. But who tried to kill him and why? Fang does not know the identity or motives of his attackers but he has some theories. He thinks for example that they might have been hired by a doctor he criticised in one of his articles. Fang has written about medical charlatans, fake discoveries and the questionable practices of several small health-sector companies. RSF_en There are other possible motives for the attack. Fang exposed the presence of genetically-modified cereals in China. In a TV programme, he challenged a scientist’s claim to be able to predict earthquakes. And he exposed a doctor who claimed to have found a miracle cure to cancer. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for an exhaustive investigation into an assault on Fang Xuanchang, a science reporter for the magazine Caijing, as he was returning home on 24 June in Beijing. Beaten over the head and back with a steel bar by two unidentified assailants, Fang had to be rushed to hospital. Until now, the police have conducted no more than desultory enquiries into what appears to have been a murder attempt. ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Attack on Zhongguo Shibao reporterWhen Chen Xiaoying, a reporter for the newspaper Zhongguo Shibao (China Times), arrived at the place in Shenzhen where she was supposed to meet an anonymous source on 29 July, a man punched her hard in the face several times. She had gone there because she had been told she would be given information about the Shenzhen International Enterprise Co., a company she had already written about on 8 July. Chen thinks the attack was linked to that story, in which she suggested that the company’s CEO was involved in illegal activity. The CEO had told her after its publication that: “This kind of story will not be good for you.” The company denied any role in the assault. Tang Jun’s spurious doctorate claimThe Propaganda Bureau in Beijing banned the media on 12 July from repeating allegations that Tang Jun, one of the former CEO of Microsoft’s operations in China, had not obtained the US university doctorate listed in his résumé. The allegations caused a major stir online and led journalists to check the authenticity of the diplomas claimed by other prominent Chinese figures. Dangerous for health, dangerous for journalists Exemplary support for Qiu Ziming Follow the news on China Explosion in a Nanjing factoryWhen there was an explosion at a Nanjing factory with a toll of 300 injured and 10 missing on 28 July, a Jiangsu TV crew went there and began broadcasting reports until an official intervened and told them to stop, threatening them with “serious problems” if they did not. The footage that had already been broadcast was then removed from the Internet. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimescenter_img Chinese journalists and media are increasingly finding themselves the targets of threats and censorship by private-sector companies (and some state companies as well). Several cases with serious implications for press freedom in China have illustrated this privatisation of censorship and violence against journalists in the past few weeks. The phenomenon is not new, but it is tending to grow in an alarming manner. Here are some other recent cases in which the authorities have protected companies and businessmen at the expense of media freedom: Meiri Jingji Xinwen (National Business Daily), a newspaper based in Shanghai, has also paid the price for questioning a product’s quality. A Hong Kong-based newspaper claimed in June that Bawang, a famous herbal shampoo endorsed by film star Jackie Chang in ads, contained a very high level of a carcinogen called dioxane. After Meiri Jingji Xinwen reported these allegations, four people from the Bawang company stormed into its offices on 30 July and threatened the editor and staff. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has gathered information about all the main press freedom cases involving Chinese companies. to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the way certain companies harass journalists. Often accused of corrupting local media, many Chinese companies are nowadays using their influence over the authorities (including the police and Propaganda Department) to avoid negative coverage. Paradoxically, this is taking place at a time when the Chinese public is taking more interest in consumer rights and the quality of goods and services. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Cases of this kind can sometimes have a happy ending. Economic Observer reporter Qiu Ziming went into hiding in July after being placed on a list of most wanted criminals by the police in the eastern province of Zhejiang, for allegedly defaming Kan Specialties Material Corporation, a Suichang-based company that is one of China’s biggest battery manufacturers. The Zhejiang authorities finally rescinded the warrant for his arrest on 29 July after he won a great deal of support online thanks to his blog, in which he said he stood by the allegations of improper practices that he had levelled against the company. Receive email alerts These cases show that more and more journalists are testing the limits of press freedom in China. But, with increasing frequency, they are running up against solid resistance from the government and both state and private-sector companies. News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News August 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Private-sector companies in battle with journalists over information The police who interrogated Liu Hongchang questioned him above all about his sources and the bribes they suspected he and A Liang were given to write the article. A Liang was not interrogated because he was absent from Beijing at the time. The police threatened to issue a warrant for his arrest if he did not respond to the summons. Several Chinese journalists have publicly expressed their support for Liu Hongchang and A Liang and accused the police of violating press freedom. “We urge the government to take energetic measures to protect Chinese journalists who sometimes put their lives in danger to cover these companies,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We welcome the statement that the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) issued on 30 July expressing its support for journalists. It is time the authorities investigated all these cases thoroughly.” Censorship favouring companies ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Caroline Kennedy celebrates her Limerick links

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Caroline Kennedy who visited her ancestral home in Bruff.Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, visited Bruff yesterday to take part in a number of ceremonies celebrating her ancestral links with the town.JFK’s great-grandfather, and Caroline’s great-great-grandfather, Thomas Fitzgerald left Bruff for Boston in 1852.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His son John Fitzgerald, known as “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, went on to become Mayor of Boston and served a number of terms.His daughter Rose was JFK’s mother and Caroline’s grandmother.When Thomas Fitzgerald left for Boston he took his family bible with him, which was later used by JFK when taking his oath of office as the 35th President of the United States.Ms Kennedy visited the town along with her husband Edwin Schlossberg and their three children – Rose, Tatiana and Jack.She viewed the church records of the Fitzgerald family and attended a special ceremony at the old courthouse.The old courthouse has been restored as a visitor and heritage centre, which will be named after Thomas Fitzgerald.The family travelled to Bruff at the invitation of the Bruff Heritage Group, which carried out the restoration and preserved many of the town’s old historic records.Paul Dennehy of the group said it was an honour to be hosting Ms Kennedy’s visit, which acknowledges the family’s strong links between Bruff and the Fitzgerald and Kennedy families.Members of the Kennedy family also travelled to New Ross in Co Wexford to take part in this weekend’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s Irish visit. A beautiful Victorian residence near Bruff #LimerickPostProperty Lough Gur is latest ‘Sound Town’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleSecond major rescue operation at Lough DergNext articleMan injured in Limerick shooting Editor Facebook Printcenter_img Advertisement Email €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsCaroline Kennedy celebrates her Limerick linksBy Editor – June 22, 2013 769 Linkedin TAGSBruffBruff Heritage GroupCaroline KennedyfeaturedFiftieth anniversaryfull-imageJFKPaul Dennehy Shannondoc operating but only by appointmentlast_img read more

Alida Wins 2020 APPEALIE Overall SaaS Award

first_img TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Alida (formerly Vision Critical), creator of the world’s first Customer Experience Management (CXM) & Insights Platform, today announced it has won a 2020 APPEALIE Overall SaaS Award. The APPEALIE is awarded annually to Software as a Service (SaaS) apps that demonstrate excellence through innovation and dedication to constant improvement. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005071/en/ Alida Wins 2020 APPEALIE Overall SaaS Award (Photo: Business Wire) Competing against international leading software platforms, Alida earned the recognition of overall SaaS winner along with 13 other industry leaders. Overall SaaS Award winners were selected based on various criteria, including Net Promoter Scores™ (NPS), customer responses to APPEALIE’s proprietary survey, UI/UX, recent product improvements, and third party analyst research. “Our highly selective, data-driven software awards honors customer-obsessed SaaS platforms that go above and beyond to deliver extraordinary experiences,” commented Matt Harney, Founder of APPEALIE. “Alida was selected as an Overall SaaS Award winner based on strong Net Promoter Scores from its customers and significant enhancements to their CXM product suite. This well-deserved award is a true testament to Alida’s outstanding product innovation and the value they deliver to their customers.” In 2020, Alida focused on striving to help customer-centric brands ensure that their customers are front and center is all facets of decision making. With continuous feedback and votes from Alida’s customers, Alida was on an exponential innovation trajectory, executing 4 product releases and launching 6 new products – Alida CXM, Alida Analytics, Alida Touchpoint, Alida Surveys, Alida NPS® Accelerator and Alida Voice of Employee (VoE). Alida’s flagship digital insights platform, Alida Sparq was optimized with 20 new highly requested enhancements to provide a better administrator and member experience. The company also added new packaged solutions for the healthcare and technology industries. “Alida is honored to win an APPEALIE award for Overall SaaS,” said Ross Wainwright, CEO at Alida. “With the acceleration of the industry over the last year, it’s been our main priority to provide our customers with the ability to understand the ever-evolving behaviours of their customers. We’ve had a milestone year building many new innovations and product enhancements to ensure we’re constantly driving them the most value and helping companies make decisions with their customers along the way. Brands are prioritizing empathy more than ever before, and Alida has been able to help them humanize customers so they become more than just a number but rather, a partner.” About Appealie The APPEALIE SaaS Awards are the most selective in software. Winning SaaS apps are selected on the basis of customer feedback and data, including Net Promoter Scores™. APPEALIE also conducts further due diligence beyond entrant applications to ensure each winner meets its standards of excellence. Pronounced “appeal-eee,” our name APPEALIE originates from our mission to recognize the most appealing apps in SaaS. https://appealie.com/ Attribution: Net Promoter, Net Promoter Score, and NPS are registered trademarks of Bain & Company, Inc., Satmetrix Systems, Inc., and Fred Reichheld. About Alida Alida believes in a world where customers are the ultimate source of truth. A world where the best business decisions are those made with customers, not for them. That’s why Alida created the world’s first CXM & Insights Platform to turn customer truth into action. For over 20 years, iconic brands like BuzzFeed, LinkedIn, and Red Bull have chosen Alida, formerly Vision Critical, as their secret weapon. Alida’s unique approach of coupling broad feedback with deep insights creates meaningful and lasting customer relationships and builds brands that stand the test of time. Follow us at www.alida.com and engage with us on social media @alidaCXM. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005071/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Genevieve Raveau Public Relations Manager, Alida [email protected] KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTING OTHER TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE NETWORKS DATA MANAGEMENT OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Alida Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 09:02 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005071/en Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Twitter Alida Wins 2020 APPEALIE Overall SaaS Award Local NewsBusiness Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Previous articleStirling Ultracold Supplies Island of Puerto Rico and U.S. Embassy Locations with Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) Freezers to Help Facilitate Global COVID-19 Vaccination EffortsNext articleNorthern Trust Expands Family Office and Private Investment Group Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Councillor Lisa Culbert takes her seat on Letterkenny Town Council

first_img Twitter By News Highland – June 11, 2013 LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Councillor Lisa Culbert takes her seat on Letterkenny Town Council Pinterest Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Previous articleMan who died in Barnesmore RTC names as Collie Tourish from LiffordNext articleCouncillor concerned over impact new hospital board will have on services in Donegal News Highland Facebook Facebook Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 News Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life center_img Cllr CulbertLisa Culbert has formally taken the seat vacated on Letterkenny Town council by the passing of her father Tadhg.Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue was among those in attendance to see the 27 year-old take her seat last night.Councillor Lisa Culbert, who works as a Clerical Officer in the Outpatients Department in Letterkenny General Hospital, says she is looking forward to the challenge ahead.And she says that naturally, it was a night of mixed emotions:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/LiszCOUNCIL.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Pinterest Google+ Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored last_img read more

47 unfinished Ballybofey apartments to be sold as one lot in

first_img Google+ 47 unfinished Ballybofey apartments to be sold as one lot in Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Newsx Adverts Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored WhatsApp Twitter Forty-seven apartments are set to be sold in Ballbofey by auction next month after the company who developed them went into recievership.The apartments, which are unfinished, are situated at Navenney Place, Trusk Road in Ballybofey.All the apartments are to be sold in a single lot, with a reserve price of 550,000 euro.Dermott Rainey, from Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey Estate Agents spoke on todays Shaun Doherty Show, and he said the apartments should be a good buy…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/rain1pm.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Facebook Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 By News Highland – October 21, 2010 center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project WhatsApp Pinterest LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Facebook Google+ Previous articleBlaney launches petition to highlight need for new Letterkenny LinkNext articleStormont Health Committee given Altnagelvin radiotherapy assurances News Highland Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglarylast_img read more

Visiting restrictions lifted for most wards at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_imgHomepage BannerNews LUH still not ready to restore IT systems By News Highland – March 24, 2017 Facebook Google+ Google+ Visiting restrictions have been lifted for most wards at Letterkenny University Hospital.All wards, except for Surgical 2, are open for normal visiting.Visitors are asked to be vigilant with hand hygiene when attending the hospital and to follow the standard visiting guidelines.Anyone experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhoea at home should not visit the hospital.Hospital management would like to thank the general public for their co-operation. Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Visiting restrictions lifted for most wards at Letterkenny University Hospitalcenter_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Previous articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 23rd FebruaryNext articleJason Quigley wins NABF Title: Sheer Sports proud of their champion News Highland Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Facebooklast_img read more

Yellow weather alert issued for snow in Donegal

first_img Met Eireann has a Yellow weather warning in place for Donegal overnight with snow settling in places.The forecaster warns of wintry showers spreading east tonight that are likely to give a covering of snow of up to 3cm in places.Icy patches will form in any locations escaping snow showers.Further snow showers and similar accumulations will occur during the day on Tuesday and on Tuesday night. Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systems center_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Yellow weather alert issued for snow in Donegal By News Highland – January 12, 2015 Previous articleMartinez insists no substance to Coleman rumoursNext articleMartin Mc Hugh casts his thoughts on McKenna Cup final group games News Highland Google+ Pinterest Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Pinterestlast_img read more

County Council is not bankrupt – Director of Finance

first_img Facebook Twitter Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Previous articleCouncil may link education grants to Household Charge paymentNext articleDail hears concerns over Donegal cuts to youths with mental health issues News Highland Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Google+ County Council is not bankrupt – Director of Finance By News Highland – September 19, 2012 Google+ Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Facebook Donegal County Council are refuting claims from a number of Councillors that they are bankrupt.After this weeks monthly Council meeting, Sinn Fein Cllr Mick Quinn claimed that there is a lack of clear information on the council’s finances and he said that the council was bankrupt.Independent Cllr John Campbell backed Cllr Quinns claims.But speaking today, Director of Finance with Donegal County Council, Gary Martin, says these claims are incorrect and the council is not bankrupt…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/gmar21pm.mp3[/podcast] Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologistlast_img read more

Mc Monagle hit out at Lonely Planet’s depiction of “soulless” Letterkenny

first_img Previous articleDerry face away game in BrayNext articleBereaved families facing huge bills for garda files relating to 2010 crash admin Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life The Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District has launched a staunch defence of the area after it was criticised in the latest edition of Lonely Planet’s Irish travel guide.Author of the Donegal chapter Ryan Ver Berkmoes has described the town as having ‘a lack of soul, filled with numerous faceless retail parks lining the roads’.The report also suggests traffic congestion being a major issue for the town with the possibility of visitors staying for lengthly periods unlikely.Councillor Gerry McMonagle says it’s an unfair assessment………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/gerryplanet.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img Pinterest Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Mc Monagle hit out at Lonely Planet’s depiction of “soulless” Letterkenny WhatsApp By admin – March 14, 2016 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumnlast_img read more