ASSEMBLY VISIT WILL BE A MAJOR BOOST FOR DONEGAL, SAYS TD McHUGH

first_imgDeputy Joe McHughThe Co-Chairman of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Joe McHugh TD, has said that it will be a major boost for Donegal to welcome parliamentarians from Ireland North and South, Scotland, Wales, England, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to Letterkenny for the 46th plenary of the Assembly on March 4th and 5th.Deputy McHugh said he was honoured to bring the Assembly to the North-West in the year of the Gathering 2013 and Derry City of Culture.Highlighting the economic potential of renewable energy generation for areas like the North-West, Deputy McHugh said that a key focus of this plenary will be to concentrate on how the British and Irish Governments, along with the other devolved regional parliaments and assemblies, can work together to deliver more in terms of growth opportunities for this important sector. Deputy McHugh commented, “I am delighted that the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly is coming to Donegal on March 4th and 5th. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase this unique part of the island to an international audience of public representatives who can carry the message back to their respective constituencies.”“It is quite appropriate that the theme of the 46th plenary of the Assembly is ‘Energy across Borders – Delivering the Economic Opportunities’. Almost more so than any other part of this island, the North West has the potential to capitalise from an energy export market and from the economic opportunities that will arise from a vibrant renewable energy generation sector.“A key aim of this plenary will be to explore the economic possibilities that arise from the energy sector through closer cooperation and electricity exporting. Although there is an all-island single electricity market, a key focus must now be the development of an ‘East-West’ structure and this will be explored in this plenary.“The plenary session will be attended by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD and by legislators and energy industry leaders from across Ireland and Britain who will discuss how innovation in the energy sector can deliver economic opportunities for our islands. It will be a fantastic boost for Donegal and will be an opportunity to show off what is best about the county.” He added: “It is also timely that this grouping is coming together in Donegal on what happens to be the year of the Gathering 2013 and equally, Derry City of Culture. Both of these two major cultural events will be represented at the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.” ASSEMBLY VISIT WILL BE A MAJOR BOOST FOR DONEGAL, SAYS TD McHUGH was last modified: February 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ASSEMBLY VISIT WILL BE A MAJOR BOOST FOR DONEGALSAYS TD McHUHlast_img read more

DAY OF DESTINY AND PRIDE FOR DONEGAL’S RUGBY GIRLS AT TWICKENHAM

first_imgLarissa in action against WalesDonegal halfback pairing of Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton will take to the field at Twickenham this evening, hoping to beat England on their home turf – and fire Ireland towards more championship glory.By that stage, perhaps – just perhaps – the men may have turned history on its head and landed a Triple Crown.The women’s game is now getting the recognition it deserves. So it’s great to see the game against England being televised on RTE2 this evening, straight after the men’s match.Larissa, from Cappry, plays her club rugby with Bristol and the Exiles, was recalled to the team for the win over Wales and keeps her position for the clash.Nora, from Fahan, will win her 21st cap today. She plays with Old Belvedere and Leinster.Kick-off is at 6.20pm. Good luck girls.England Women: Emily Scarratt, Katherine Merchant, Amber Reed, Rachel Burford, Kay Wilson, Katy Mclean, Natasha Hunt, Rochelle Clark, Emma Croker, Sophie Hemming, Rebecca Essex, Joanne McGilchrist, Hannah Gallagher, Margaret Alphonsi, Sarah Hunter.Replacements: Victoria Fleetwood, Laura Keates, Sasha Acheson, Tamara Taylor, Marlie Packer, La Toya Mason, Ceri Large, Lydia ThompsonIreland Women: Niamh Briggs, Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Jenny Murphy, Alison Miller, Nora Stapleton, Larissa Muldoon, Fiona Coghlan, Gillian Bourke, Ailis Egan, Sophie Spence, Marie-Louise Reilly, Siobhan Fleming, Claire Molloy, Heather O’Brien. Replacements: Stacey-Lea Kennedy, Fiona Hayes, Kerrie-Ann Craddock, Laura Guest, Amy Davis, Hannah Casey, Grace Davitt, Jackie ShielsLarissa with Laura Guest at Twickeham yesterdayDAY OF DESTINY AND PRIDE FOR DONEGAL’S RUGBY GIRLS AT TWICKENHAM was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 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:EnglandIrelandLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonRUGBYTwickenhamlast_img read more