Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar shakes hands with candidate Peter Casey at the Presidential election count centre at Dublin Castle on November 27, 2018
Via The Irish Times:
Peter Casey has put his name on the ballot paper in Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Dublin West constituency as an “obvious protest vote” against the Fine Gael leader, while focusing on winning a seat in the Donegal constituency.
On Wednesday morning Mr Casey, the businessman and former presidential candidate, submitted his papers to contest the Dublin West race, having submitted papers to stand in Donegal on Tuesday. There is no restriction on a candidate running in multiple constituencies.
Peter Casey to stand in both Donegal and Dublin West (Irish Times)
Earlier: A Race Of Angels
Blake’s Bar, Letterkenny, County Donegal
Beer pumps for taps.
Kegs for cistern/sink.
Donegal Pub Taps Into New idea For Toilet Makeover (Donegal Daily)
Via Highland Radio:
There’s further concern in Donegal over new rules applying to installing water connections.
It emerged that a man living in West Donegal has been quoted almost 70 thousand euro by Irish Water to get a connection from his new house to the water main, short distance away.
It follows similar claims made earlier this week at the latest sitting of Donegal County Council, with calls for a special workshop to take place to discuss the issue.
However, Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has requested an emergency meeting with Irish Water saying that this cannot be allowed to continue…
Further concern in Donegal over new rules to install water connections (Highland Radio)
Illustration: Irish Water
Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Supporters of Lifeline Inishowen the, domestic violence service in Inishowen, County Donegal which been under threat of closure for nine years, gather outside the Dáil where they handed in a petition to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone to provide adequate funding and save the service.
Lifeline Inishowen travel to Dail in battle for survival (Highland Radio)
A second earthquake of magnitude 2.4 was also recorded in Donegal on April 7, around the Killybegs area.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Brendan O’Donoghue explained that Donegal is situated along the boundary of an ancient collision between two ancient continents.
He said the “cracks would still be in the Earth’s crust” and these events are the releases of small amounts of energy….
Or ‘they’ are dynamiting ‘things’ underground.
We may never know.
Minor earthquake recorded in Co Donegal (RTÉ)
Minister for Communications Richard Bruton
I live in rural Donegal, about two miles from the nearest village. Eir and others told us that we would need to dig a trench from our house to the public road for a duct to enclose fibre-optic cable. I costed it and the job was coming in at more than €1,000. The works would have involved breaking concrete at the bottom of our driveway.
So I did some research. I contacted 3 mobile, got a wireless mobile router and a booster antenna from Amazon. We now have unlimited data for €30 per month. The booster cost €50.
My concern is this. Are we sleep-walking into spending €3 billion on “last year’s” technology? It seems to me that we may well be.
Experts are invariably conflicted. It’s always better to ask someone whose livelihood doesn’t depend upon the answer.
Over and over again in this country, our biggest and costliest mistakes arise from failing to ask the obvious questions.
Rural broadband and new technology (The Irish Times)
Previously: ‘An All-Too Familiar Vista In Major Communications Contracts’
Bríd Sweeney wrote on Facebook:
Every picture tells a story…but this is not a happy one.
These were taken during the gorse fires yesterday [Sunday] and after things settled in Loughanure, Annagry and Belcruit [in Donegal].
A father and son working tiredlessly to maintain this fire…(along with 100s more).
Bríd Sweeney (Facebook)
Air Corps defends Donegal gorse fire response time (The Irish Times)
Full Garda investigation launched into devastating gorse fires (Highland Radio)
In Bundoran, Co Donegal.
Carver Photography tweetz:
Bundoran – playful dogs nudging each other out of the way for the best view of the big waves – Benwisken and Benbulben on the skyline.
Carver Photography (Facebook)