Minutes after three men relieved an East Coast Demerara man of an undisclosed sum of cash, the driver of the getaway car was nabbed while changing the registration plates at the Mahaica Railway Embankment on Tuesday.The car that was used in the commissioning of the robberyAccording to information received, on Tuesday, the victim withdrew a sum of cash from a commercial bank on the East Coast of Demerara and went home.However, upon his arrival at his residence, three males in a Spacio motor car intercepted him and relieved him of the cash.The Police were contacted and owing to their quick response, the getaway car was observed on the Railway Embankment as the 28-year-old driver of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown was changing the vehicle’s registration plate. He was arrested, but his two accomplices fled the scene.The Police have since launched a manhunt for the duo. However, the cash that was taken from the victim was recovered.The motor car was impounded, and the driver remained in custody as Police continue their investigations.
The annual report of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), which was recently laid in the National Assembly, has revealed that for the fiscal year 2016, the entity’s expenditure increased to the point where its finances were in a deficit.According to the report, GO-Invest’s total income for 2016 was $140.6 million; an increase compared to 2015 when the entity made $124.2 million. Providing a breakdown of this sum, Government subventions made up most of 2016’s earnings at $126.1 million.However, the company had to contend with depreciation, which cost it $4.9 million and disposal of assets, which cost $909,902. At the end of the year, GO-Invest recorded a deficit of $372,837; a worrying reduction from its surplus of almost $3 million in 2015.The annual report shows that expenses, such as maintenance of the building, cost $12.9 million. Other charges such as travel and utility charges took up $5.4 million and $5.8 million respectively. Meanwhile, employment costs increased in the one-year span, going from $52.6 million in 2015 to $70.8 million in 2016.A breakdown of the more significant employment costs shows that administrative staff costs increased from $4.6 million in 2015 to $18.1 million. Senior technical staff costs increased from $16.9 million to $21.5 million. Total benefits and allowances increased from $8.7 million to $9.2 million.InvestmentsThe report also states that in 2016, GO-Invest facilitated 57 Executed Investment Agreements (EIA). These ranged across sectors from forestry to the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sectors.“In 2016, domestic investment was predominantly the source of investment for agriculture/agro-processing projects. GO-Invest facilitated and executed approximately 16 agriculture/agro-processing projects at a projected value of GY$7,948,624,000 with projected employment of 721 jobs,” the report states.Of recent, there has been concern that the passage of the No-confidence Motion in December against the Government and its subsequent procrastination despite constitutionally due elections had impacted the business climate.GO-Invest had claimed that the political climate in Guyana has had little effect on investments coming to Guyana. But in February, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) said it had conducted a study following the passage of the No-confidence Motion.The organisation had found that the looming political uncertainty has caused some 64 per cent of businesses to register some sort of decline.The Chamber had said it was concerned about the effect of the impact of the associated uncertainty on the business community, adding that it was that level of uncertainty which prompted the survey to gauge the effect of the political environment on business performance.From the results, 64 per cent of respondents (or about two in every three businesses) experienced some form of decline owing to the uncertainty over the state of political affairs in Guyana.For those businesses which registered a decline in activity, approximately 85 per cent experienced a 25 to 50 per cent drop in the level of commercial activity. The remaining 15 per cent experienced 75 to 100 per cent decline in business.The Private Sector body had noted that the significant decline in commercial activity was worrying to itself and its membership. According to the Chamber, the continued state of political uncertainty can result in further decline in economic activity.GCCI’s membership numbers over 240 business organisations from micro to enterprise level, located throughout the country and in Caricom.
Nadiem Amiri pulled a goal back two minutes from time, but it failed to ignite a revival for the defending champions.Spain reclaim the title they last won in 2013 and join Italy as the only nation to have won the tournament five times.“Obviously we’re not happy we didn’t win but Spain were better,” said Germany coach Stefan Kuntz.“We didn’t start the match very well, Spain played very, very tough, and obviously in a final players are always a bit nervous. After the first goal we tried to pick up our game.“When we conceded the second goal it was psychologically hard, but we showed them after that we could be dangerous.” The Spanish controlled the match with top tournament scorer Luca Waldschmidt of Bundesliga club Freiburg pegged back and unable to add to his tally of seven goals to achieve a new record.“We played a good tournament until the final. To lose the final hurts a lot,” said Waldschmidt.“We’ll look to the future and prepare for the next challenges.”– ‘Great team spirit’ –Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, already a veteran of the 2017 finals, helped power the Spaniards ahead early on in front of a 23,000 crowd.The Germans, watched from the stands by senior head coach Joachim Loew and former international Oliver Bierhoff, struggled for the first half hour.Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz won the Player of the Tournament award © AFP / Miguel MEDINARuiz, who plays for Italian club Napoli, latched onto a Mikel Oyarzabal cross to beat a stunned Alexander Nubel in the Germany goal for his second goal of the tournament.“We have a great team spirit. The opening goal gave us the charge to move forward,” said Ruiz.“Germany are a great side and we had to suffer together. They’re great players but the 2-0 gave us peace of mind and confidence and I think we are deserved winners.”Spain doubled their advantage after Nubel failed to close down a Ruiz goal-bound effort, clearing into the path of Olmo, who tipped in his third goal of the tournament.Waldschmidt had a chance on 83 minutes but sent it just wide, before Amiri gave the Germans hope.Despite a nervy finale Luis de la Fuente’s side held on to finish off a tournament which they had begun in inauspicious fashion by losing 3-1 to hosts Italy.“Paradoxically the game against Italy gave us strength and confidence to carry on, it drew the team even closer together,” said de la Fuente.“This is an important victory for us,” he added. “This generation of players is simply brilliant, we now look forward now to the Olympic Games.“It’s an important victory for Spain as the players finally get the recognition they deserve.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spain celebrate winning a fifth European U21 championship title © AFP / Miguel MEDINAUdine, Italy, Jul 1 – Spain dominated holders Germany 2-1 to win the European under-21 championship title for a record-equalling fifth time in Udine on Sunday as Fabian Ruiz and Dani Olmo scored in either half. Ruiz rifled in the first after just seven minutes at the Stadio Friuli in northeastern Italy, with Olmo adding the second on 69 minutes to avenge their 1-0 defeat to Germany in the final two years ago.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe usual vendors – mortgage brokers, health care providers, insurance agents – made sure their handout materials were available in both English and Spanish in hopes of attracting the fastest-expanding segment of the area’s population. According to demographic figures from the city of Santa Clarita, the city’s population was 25.53 percent Hispanic in 2004. Many Latino businesses are located in downtown Newhall, in an area currently being redeveloped as part of the city’s master plan. “As a community agent, I’m here to help those uninsured and underserved,” said Elsa Haro Rapp, an agent for Blue Cross of California. “We think it’s important that people get health care in their language of choice and want to let them know we recognize their identification cards from Mexico. It can be scary for them – wanting insurance but worried that we’re going to ask about their legal status while they’re figuring out their need. We want them to be confident that we’re not going to ask about that.” At Scott Moon’s booth, Dynamite Insurance was conducting a drawing for a new bicycle. He echoed Rapp’s sentiments about Hispanic residents. “We’ve been in Newhall for a long time and want to let people know what they need and why they need it,” he said. One of the edgier businesses was Spanish Made Friendly, a language-tutoring program tailored to special industries. “For the kids, we do afterschool programs, but for adults, we do special classes for that business, like real estate, doctors and nurses, firefighters, human resources or product manufacturing,” said firm owner Dora Ariza Shepro, who heads the Hispanic Business Committee at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the event. email@example.com (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – As folklorico dancers in bright colors twirled Saturday morning on an outdoor stage, Carmen Russo discussed the finer points of tea with a mother pushing a stroller. “I’m looking for exposure because I’m opening a teahouse in Saugus,” she said as the woman took a cookie from an elegant china plate at her booth at the Hispanic Business Expo. “I do kids’ tea parties and can come into someone’s home to serve as well.” “She also does quince eras,” assistant Frances Carney added, referring to a ceremony celebrated on Latinas’ 15th birthday. Tea-making was the most unusual business represented at the first-ever marketing fair, held in the new community center on Market Street. By midday, about 200 people had come to see what the balloons and music were all about.
*Underage Presentation Night*The underage presentation night will take place this Saturday, the 24th of November in the Ramelton Town Hall at 6pm sharp. It is hoped that Sam Maguire and some of the Donegal team will be in attendance! *U21 Panel*Congratulations to Christopher ‘Chippie’ Barrett and Cathal McGettigan on their selection for the Donegal u21 panel. This is a great achievement for the players themselves and also the club, and we wish the lads and the rest of the team the very best of luck*Donegal Vocational Schools Team* The club would like to wish Cathal McGettigan and the rest of the Donegal Vocational Schools team every success as they take on Down in the Semi Final of the Ulster Vocational Schools Championship. The game takes place on Thursday in Tyrone.*Players Meeting*A very successful players meeting was held last Saturday evening in the clubhouse. Strength and conditioning expert Paul Fisher from Ramelton gave an excellent overview of how strength and conditioning are key to the modern game and if we do not adapt and take it onboard we will be left behind. Paul conducted a personal assessment on all the players afterwards and created tailor made programs for each player. Anyone who was unable to attend the meeting last Saturday but would like the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the club facebook page.*Ladies Senior Team*The senior ladies played their last match of the season last Sunday and were beaten by a strong Ardara side. The defeat meant that Ardara claimed this years Intermediate League title. Despite the defeat the girls can reflect on an excellent year in which they won the junior championship and intermediate gaelteact competition and also reached the semi finals of the Ulster Championship. The management would like to thank the whole panel for their commitment and effort this year and we can looking forward to bringing home more silverware next season*Milford ’93 v Glenfin ’93*The Milford team of 1993 will take on the Glenfin team of 1993 in a match in memory of Chris Gallagher. The game will take place in Milford at 3pm on Saturday the 24th November. Refreshments will be served in Dustys bar afterwards. This game is a replay of Milford’s one and only outing in the Senior Championship after winning the Intermediate Championship in 1992. In an epic encounter that went to a fourth game Milford were eventually beaten by the narrowest of margins and will be out to avenge that result on Saturday! *Scor*Milford GAA was proudly represented by participants in the group and individual categories at the semi final stages in Glenfin, with Milford comfortably taking first place in the groups. A massive achievement for the students of Mulroy School of Music who only began rehearsing two weeks before the event. Their musical talents were recognised by well known Donegal musicians and their talents were complimented on repeatedly by the judges. Success didn’t stop there for the participants as they began their journey to the final which was hosted earlier this month by Glenswilly. The group represented Milford extremely well and they took home a very proud third place. Milford GAA has never entered this competition in the past and with the success of the candidates it will surely be an annual event for all involved. Massive congratulations to all involved and a special mention to all the tutors who lent their expertise for the event.*Scor Table Quiz*Any club members interested in forming a table quiz team to take part in the Scor in January or February please contact 0863409183 or 0749152455 or contact the facebook page *Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-10-12-17. No jackpot winner. 3 match 3 get €25 each, winners were: Caitlin Henderson, Ballyare, Ramelton, Roisin and Sean Carr, Cooladerry, and Tam (Thomas) Smith, Lower Mt Marian, Milford. Next weeks Jackpot is €5100*Conversational Irish Classes*Conversational Irish classes continue every Wednesday at 7pm in the clubhouse at Moyleview Park. Adults and children welcome. Admission: Adults €2, Children €1. The classes will be for 1.5 hours and refreshments will be provided.GAA NEWS: MILFORD CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 20th, 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:Milford GAA club notes
The Swilly Seals and their huge medal haul from the community games.The swimmers of Swilly Seals boarded a bus at 6.30am in Letterkenny to represent their areas in this county final. The areas represented by the Seals were Milford, Glenswilly, Killybegs and Letterkenny.A massive haul of medals were aboard the bus on the way home three hours later including thirty one gold, twenty two silver and eight bronze.Great swims were had by all swimmers some narrowly missing out on podium finishes. The medallists are as follows:Ita Mc Gee u-8 free silver, Emma Bonar u-8 free gold, Steven Hegarty U-8 free bronze, Hannah Shiels u-8 back bronze, Eilish Russell u-10 free silver, Eva Mc Ginley u-10 back gold, Brian Sykevics u-10 free silver, Shay Moloney u-10 back gold, Isobel Du Plessis u-12 breast bronze, Molly Nulty u12 breaststroke gold, Chloe Shiels u-12 free silver, Tiegan Smith u-12 back silver, Eoin Bonar u-12 free gold, Johnny Lambe u-12 back bronze, Peter Coyle u-12 breast bronze, Cody Dunnion u-12 breast gold, Kira Mills u-14 back gold, Lauren Hall u-14 free bronze, Grainne Russell u-14 free gold, Eamon Russell u-14 fly silver, Bronagh Sheridan u-14 breast gold, Thomas Keys u-14 fly gold, Niall Diver u-14 back silver, Cian Mulligan u-14 free gold, Sean Pascaul u-14 back bronze, Conor Shiels u-14 breast bronze, Thomas Coyle u16 fly gold, Jonathan Martin u-16 back gold, Conor Shiels u-16 back silver, Joyce Hudy u-16 fly silver, Eadaoin Kelly u-16 back silver, Rory Boyce u-16 free gold, Emma Tinney u-16 free bronze and Sinead O’Kane u-16 free silver.The under 13 boys freestyle relay added another 6 golds to the tally with Eoin Bonar, Oisin Sheridan, Cody Dunnion, Sean Pascaul, Cian Mulligan and Conor Shiels putting in a superb performance.The under 13 girls freestyle relay added a further 6 silver medals with Tiegan Smith, Isabel Du Plessis, Molly Nulty, Chloe Shiels, Kayliegh Mc Guinness and Eimear Hegarty showing great class in this event. The u-16 boys medley relay team took a further 6 golds with fine swimming from Jonathan Martin, Thomas Keys, Thomas Coyle, Rory Boyce, Conal Bonar and Conor Shiels.In the last event of the day the Glenswilly girls took on their own team mates Letterkenny and Ballyshannon in the u-16 medley relay. If it was possible for the atmosphere to get even more intense this was a race that lifted the roof. The lead was switching between the three teams throughout and going into the last leg Letterkenny were behind by ten metres and Sinead O’Kane dived in and swam the race of her life making up the deficit and leading the Letterkenny girls to county gold.The Letterkenny team was Cara Nulty, Bronagh Sheridan, Aoibheann O’Grady, Sinead O’ Kane, Kira Mills and Ellen Russell.The Glenswilly team was Eadaoin Kelly, Emma Tinney, Grainne Russell and Derbhla Mc Dermott.A massive well done to all swimmers and a huge thank you to Marlins Swimming Club of Ballyshannon for a very well run event. The gold medal winners will now team up with their counterparts from around the county to represent Donegal in the national finals in Athlone in August.SWIMMING: SWILLY SEALS SHINE AT COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS was last modified: May 4th, 2015 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:BallyshannonCommunity gamesdonegalSwilly Seals
AZUSA — After a 10-year absence, the Vietnam Moving Wall is back in Azusa, listing the names of 58,425 military personnel who died in the war or from injuries suffered in it. The arrival of the wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was made possible through a $4,500 donation from the VFW Post 8070, American Legion Post 180 and the Eagles 2810 all Azusa organizations. About 75 volunteers on Friday put together the 140 black aluminum panels with silk-screen names on the front lawn of Azusa City Hall. Azusa resident Linda Meave, who is also an auxiliary member of VFW 8070, polished the wall. Meave said her cousin’s name was on it. Councilman Joe Rocha said having the wall in Azusa was a time for feelings. “And to teach kids to know freedom is not free and not to take the freedoms we experience everyday for granted,’ Rocha said. “It’s a time to come together and give thanks to the vets who fought for our freedoms.’ @Tagline columnist:Marianne Love can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Something hits me right here when I look at all of the names,’ she said. “The fact that my husband is a Vietnam vet. It’s overwhelming.’ The panels, measuring 6-plus feet high, stretch 253 feet across the lawn at 213 E. Foothill Blvd. Special-education students from Whitcomb Continuation High in Glendora brought 109 homemade cards and lined them against the wall representing those who would have celebrated their birthday Friday. “It was awesome to go through the names. It was a shocker, too,’ said teacher John Dickson. “Many were born close to when I was.’ Opening ceremonies begin 10 a.m. today, with closing ceremonies at 7 p.m. Thursday. The public can visit the wall at any time during then.
The scene of this morning’s accident in Ballintra.A farmer who died in a freak accident when his tractor toppled over yesterday has been named locally as Christy Lipsett.Mr Lipsett, from Cashel in Rossnowlagh, died instantly following the collision on the N13 at Ballintra outside Donegal Town around 10am.The accident happened almost five years to the day when three men died on the same stretch of road. Local Ballyshannon councillor PJ Branley, his friend Dessie McNulty and another man travelling in the opposite direction died following a two car smash.Gardai sealed off the area and crash collision investigators carried out a full examination of the scene.The driver of the other vehicle was amazingly unhurt in the crash.A spokesman confirmed the farmer died at the scene but that the driver of the car was uninjured. A spokesman said “Gardai are investigating a fatal road traffic collision involving a tractor and car on the N15 at Ballintra, Co. Donegal this morning 8th November 2013. The driver of tractor, a man in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of car was not injured.“Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are carrying out an examination at the scene and diversions are in place in the area. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 9858530.”There was some confusion following the crash after reports of another body being found close to the scene at the same time.It later emerged that a second body had ben found some miles away at Ballinacarragh, Ballintra.The body was found in a ditch but Gardai say the death is accidental and the incidents are not related. Local councillor Brendan Travers said it was a dark day for Ballintra.“My sympathies go to the families of both men. A lot of people are in shock around here.“One death is bad enough but two on the one day in such a small community has left people in a state of disbelief,” he said.MAN KILLED IN FREAK TRACTOR ACCIDENT NAMED was last modified: November 9th, 2013 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:accidentBallintradeathGardai
Tá an clár Barrscealta ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, i gcomhair le 10 gcinn d’óstáin i nDún na nGall, ag reáchtáil comórtas le theacht ar cheathrar, bíodh sin ina dhá lánúin/ beirt pháirtnéir / beirt chairde le turas an Atlantaigh Fhiáin a dhéanamh i nDún na nGall.Beidh beirt ag tosú i mBeart in Inis Eoghain, agus an bheirt eile ag tosú i mBun Dobhráin, ar an 16ú Lúnasa agus beidh siad ag teacht le cheile i stiúideo RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta ar na Doirí Beaga ar an Aoine an 21ú Lúnasa le bheith beo ar an aer le Michelle Nic Grianna le labhairt faoin turas. Beidh siad ar an aer gach lá léi freisin, agus iad ag déanamh a mbealach go Gaoth Dobhair. Déanfaidh siad cur síos ar thuras an lae sin, an maith agus an t-olc, na radharcanna, na háiseanna agus mar sin de, agus theacht isteach Dé hAoine sa stiúideo lena dtuairim a thabhairt don phobal maidir le an fiú bealach an Atlantaigh Fhiáin a leanacht.Tá lóistín curtha in áirithe ag Barrscéalta i ndeich gcinn d’óstáin an chontae, do leaba agus bricfeasta, agus béile tráthnóna, agus beidh €500 d’airgead póca ar fáil freisin do gach cúpla.Más mian leat a bheith san iomaíocht do na duaiseanna breátha seo, atá dírithe ar dhuine ar bith ar fud na tíre, go háirithe b’fhéidir daoine nach raibh i nDún na nGall ariamh, cuir isteach d’ainm agus abair le Barrscéalta cén fáth ar cheart duitse an duais seo a bhaint. Cuimhnigh go mbeidh dhá bhuaiteoir acu.Caithfidh Gaeilge a bheith ag na buaiteoirí le bheith in ann labhairt ar an turas, dár ndóigh. Is é 5 Lúnasa an dáta deireanach d’iarratais. Bí i dteagmháil leo ar ríomhphost Barrscealta@rte.ie, nó cuir litir chucu Barrscéalta, RTÉ RnaG, Na Doirí Beaga, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall.Caithfidh na buaiteoirí a bheith saor leis an turas a dhéanamh ó 16 – 21 Lúnasa.Tá an t-eolas ar fad ar fáil ar leathanach Facebook Raidió na Gaeltachta, agus ar an suíomh idirlín www.rte.ie/rnagTURAS DO CHEATHRAR AR BHEALACH AN ATLANTAIGH FHIÁIN I NDÚN NA NGALL LE BAINT AR RTÉ RNAG was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by John2Share 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:BarrscéaltaRaidió na GaeltachtaRnaG
Suicide prevention was the main focus of the first annual Connecting for Life conference for Donegal, which heard moving personal stories and local plans to reduce the suicide rate. The conference on Friday last in Buncrana saw 80 individuals from health, education, community and voluntary organisations interested or involved in suicide prevention coming together to share good practices and build connections.Liam Ward Director of Service, Donegal County Council speaking at the Connecting for Life Conference in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana.The conference comes under the Connecting for Life Donegal action plan which is a 5 year plan (2015-2020) for suicide prevention that involves a broad range of organisations and individuals from the statutory, non-statutory, the community and voluntary sector, and also the general public. This local plan forms part of the national Connecting for Life strategy which sets a minimum target of a 10% reduction in the suicide rate in Ireland by 2020. The conference was chaired by Liam Ward, Director of Community, Enterprise & Planning Services in Donegal County Council and the opening address was provided by an Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Terence Slowey.Speaking on the deeply sensitive and devastating issue that is suicide in society the Cathaoirleach noted the need for cooperation in this area saying “in the world we live in today with people facing many different types of difficult situations and challenges it is hard to think of anyone who has not been directly affected by suicide or mental health issues. Now, more so than ever, we must stress the importance and value of community, community spirit, and cooperation to combat these issues”.“We as a Local Authority have an onus to help people with mental health issues and focus on providing support to people who are in crisis, whether it be housing, job creation or promoting social inclusion. Our aim here today is to bring people together from different sectors, services and communities in order to strengthen our collective ability to be a major force for change in suicide prevention in Donegal.”Anne Sheridan, Mental Health Promotion/Suicide Resource Officer for HSE Donegal gave an update on the implementation of the Connecting for Life action plan to date followed by a number of guest speakers from different areas of the community. Emma Lawrence from Buncrana gave a very personal and moving message of hope about her own issues with mental health and suicide and her journey to recovery.Siobhan McLaughlin from Donegal Travellers Project gave a talk on the work of her organisation and the mental health issues faced by Travellers and other ethnic minorities in the County.Sarah Toye, Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse, talked about GP and primary care and a new approach to the assessment and care management for those in suicide crisis. Geraldine Murray, MABS North Donegal, provided information on debt and mental health issues and the different kinds of help people faced with these problems can access. Finally, Kieran Doherty from the Alcohol Forum gave a talk on the link between alcohol abuse and mental health issues.This was followed by a short workshop discussion where groups provided feedback on the day and also exchanged ideas and information on the different services and the connections that can be made in the area of suicide prevention. To conclude, Dr. Kevin Malone, Professor of Psychiatry & Mental Health in UCD gave an overview of the national and local picture in terms of suicide rates and encouraged the audience to keep strengthening their cooperation and build deeper connections as the best means of promoting positive mental health and reducing rates of suicide.Attendees were then invited to the Lived Lives Lost exhibition, an exhibition of stories of young lives lost to suicide in Ireland, in Fort Dunree organised by Donegal County Council Cultural Arts Service, Inishowen Development Partnership and the HSE.Value of communities highlighted in suicide prevention plans for Donegal was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)