18 01 20

first_imgThe Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) has disclosed a plan to focus on a school feeding program in the coming academic year as a means of attracting more students and keeping them in school.MCSS Superintendent, Benjamin Adolphus Jacobs, made the disclosure on Thursday at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) regular Ebola Hour press briefing.According to him, MCSS will prioritize the school feeding program to help increase students attendance at school.“The school-feeding program in the upcoming year,” he said, “will to help boost the reflection of learning for the children at the various MCSS campuses as well as increase   enrollment.”“No one can learn on an empty stomach, especially the little ones. Many of them will come to school in the morning hungry and weak and cannot respond to their teachers, even at question time. Many of them will not ask questions and sometimes leave campus during recess and run home because of food, Mr. Jacobs stressed.He explained that, many of the school going children were appearing in the classroom without eating anything at home, which he said was causing serious problems in keeping them focused on learning.The MCSS Superintendent further explained that, “due to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and the issue of breaking the transmission, his administration is hoping to run three shifts, morning, evening and night, as a mean of reducing over crowdedness in the classroom.“We will also have Thermometers testing students and teachers on campus.”He continued, “We are securing vehicles for the three region, Central Monrovia, Sinkor and Bushrod Island, to help in carrying any sick person, both teachers and students, for treatment. “We will have one room reserved on each campus to have the person there before hospital attention is provided.”According to him, they will conduct workshops for teachers and students before the official opening of school and will also observe all Ebola preventive measures on campuses and will have rooms reserved for any outbreak of the disease. He further explained, “We are training guidance counselors for most of our schools that will help to guide many of our students in their learning process. We are also hoping to construct hand-pumps on some of our campuses as a way of improving sanitation.The MCSS Superintendent also disclosed that the counselors will be helping students who are not academically sound and will be guiding them and making sure that such students attend vocational institutions.He disclosed that schools might open in late January or February and close in the late August or September. “We are also working on classes running from Monday to Saturday if all goes well and the Ministry of Education will come up with a position.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

17 01 20

first_imgDear Editor,Tamara Khan had the unmitigated gall to stand in front of the National Toshaos Council and attempt to belittle participants. A section of the media reported that Mrs Khan asked how many participants had read the Constitution, only a few hands were raised and she asked if they were going to “live this way forever” as it relates to not understanding the Constitution. Did Tamara Khan ask her boss, caretaker Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, if he understood the Constitution as he made his case for 34 votes being needed for a majority of the 65-member National Assembly? Did she advise Nagamootoo that his call for a third umpire review of basic English and mathematics was both asinine and irresponsible? Did Tamara Khan ask her husband, Director of Public Information Imran Khan, if he understood the Constitution as he produced an endless stream of misinformation on the subject using taxpayers’ monies? Does Tamara Khan understand that an election should have been held by March 21, 2018, following the passage of the No-Confidence Motion? I could go on but I believe the point is made.Tamara Khan did not end her insulting behaviour with this statement; she compounded her disrespect to the gathered leaders by further stating “that village leaders can request the Government for teams to visit the villages to explain the Constitution in ‘Creolese’”. Maybe Tamara should have asked the Toshaos to visit the Ministry of the Presidency and advise the incumbent on his responsibilities as a caretaker President in “creolese” as Granger “ears hard or he head hard” and understanding the “language” in the Constitution seems to be beyond him and his advisers. On the topic of advice, I can offer these simple words to Tamara Khan “Humble yourself”.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

14 01 20

first_imgAfter training for six months for the ECOWAS Jr. Championship that recently concluded in Gambia (June 11-12), twelve Liberian athletes were told weeks before their departure that there was no money to send them to Banjul, Gambia.“It was difficult for the athletes after preparing for the championship and later get to know that the Liberian government could not afford to foot the trip,” Coach Samuel Cooper told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday. He said he took the eleven athletes through a vigorous training in the various departments of track and field, and it came as a shock to the delegation that there was no money for the trip to The Gambia.Cooper said the delegation included eleven athletes and a coach, and they wanted to build on their achievement in 2002, when they won nine medals at the Cotonou, Benin Jr. Championships.Cooper said his team was prepared to compete in several heats, including 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 3,000m, 5,000m, long jump, shot put, 4×4 relay and 4×1 relay.He named the athletes as Jenora Neufville; Laveline Tolbert; Richard Mayango; Cornelius Pennoh; Sunnyboy Barcon; Abraham Harris; Andrew Kpehe; Anis Faraj; Marcox Sackie; Lucy Massaquoi; and Princess Duah.Cooper said a round trip ticket to and from Banjul was US$974, and with eleven athletes and a coach amounted to US$11,688.He said the athletes are downhearted because they feel that the Liberian government does not pay much attention to any other sport other than soccer; and while the government is prepared to spend any amount of money on the soccer team, it is not willing to do the same for track and field and other sporting disciplines.Commenting on the soccer team’s recent disappointment against Togo, he said, the government provided money to bring 19 footballers from abroad, which amounted to thousands of dollars. He regretted that the government is not prepared to do the same for track and field athletes, calling it a shame.“What has soccer done for us that we must continue to overlook other important sports?” Cooper noted. “The Ministry of Youth & Sports must create conditions for better support to any national team in the country.”He said if the Liberian government had paid as much attention to track and field, and even boxing, Liberia would have brought home precious honors.Cooper made reference to Jamaica’s 100m sprint champion, Usain Bolt, whose achievements on the track have elevated his country to international status, and has made track and field a national past time.“When are we going to have heroes from other sports since soccer has always failed us? Our sports officials must rethink and be determined to provide financial support to other sports that could bring honor to Liberia,” Cooper said.Cooper appealed to sports officials to remember that there are various sporting disciplines in the country that should not be left to die because of soccer.He said the eleven athletes who could not attend the ECOWAS Games due to lack of financial support are people who are prepared to die to raise Liberia’s image regionally and internationally, once they are supported materially and financially.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

6 01 20

first_imgIt was an encouraging day for Everton boss Marco Silva, who handed first Premier League starts to summer signings in Moise Kean, Alex Iwobi and Fabian Delph, the latter making his first appearance in the league since January with Manchester City.All three made an impact with former Arsenal winger Iwobi scoring for the second successive game.Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez, with his eighth goal in eight starts this season, had twice drawn the visitors level.Wolves remain without a win in four league games after suffering their first defeat of the season.Only Bolton, bottom of League One with none, had scored fewer goals heading into this weekend than Everton.But Silva’s side ended that run within 12 minutes, which provided as many goals as in Everton’s previous 180 on the pitch.The opener was a shambles from Wolves’ point of view.Conor Coady hesitated in playing a backpass to Rui Patricio so when he eventually did, the goalkeeper was taken by surprise and could only stab the ball to Kean, who fortuitously diverted it into the path of Richarlison and he blasted into the net.Everton, with six successive home league clean sheets having not conceded since February in their last Goodison defeat, would have been hopeful of extending that run considering their record so far this season.But that evaporated within four minutes as Adama Traore skipped past Lucas Digne and his low cross rebounded for Saiss to fire home from close range.Back came Everton and Gylfi Sigurdsson swung in a right-wing cross which Iwobi headed home at the far post.Joao Moutinho, one of the Wolves quartet rested after beating Torino in the Europa League in midweek, was introduced on the hour mark.The changes worked as Jimenez levelled 15 minutes from time, the striker stealing in at the far post behind the napping Digne to bundle home a Ryan Bennett long throw flicked on by Willy Boly.But Richarlison had the final say, heading home a Digne cross 10 minutes from time.Boly’s second yellow card in the final seconds added to Wolves’ frustration.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton striker Richarlison inspired their win over Wolves © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Sep 1 – Richarlison bagged a brace as Everton earned a dramatic 3-2 win over Wolves on Sunday.Brazil forward Richarlison scored the winner with 10 minutes left at Goodison Park to hand the Toffees their second win of the Premier League season.last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita (OT) Bryson Krueger had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Sun Devils to their first conference win. Antwi Antuahene made a runner in the lane to give Arizona State (7-8, 1-5) the lead with 8.6 seconds left in overtime. Sasa Cuic had 17 points for the Beavers (9-7, 2-3). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Arizona St. 65, at Oregon St. 63 last_img read more

29 12 19

first_imgAll first year pupils at a Co Donegal secondary school are to be given free laptops after the school won a national competition.Pupils at Loreto Community School in Milford are jumping for joy after winning the event which was sponsored by Intel.The school won the prize after a project by fifth year student Shaun Sweeney on the smart class of the future. All pupils joining the school this year will now receive ‘Fizz Books’ which is a mini laptop and tablet.As well as the new laptops, the school will be visited by a PHD student from Dublin City University who will map out the school’s progress using the new computers.The aim of the project is to partly use the computers, which will be equipped with all edco books, to eventually eliminate the need for old fashioned paper books.An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to visit the school on Monday next to officially present the school with their new computers.  STUDENT WINS LAPTOPS FOR ALL FIRST YEARS AFTER AMAZING COMPETITION WIN was last modified: May 17th, 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:FIZZ BOOKSLoreto Community Schoollast_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgA goal and a point separates Donegal in the quarter-final clash with Mayo at Croke Park.Rory Gallagher’s men will have to up their game in the second half to claw back the four points and try and secure a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals.HALF TIME IN ALL-IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL QUARTER FINAL: DONEGAL 0-6 V 1-7 MAYO was last modified: August 8th, 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:HALF TIME IN ALL-IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL QUARTER FINAL: DONEGAL 0-6 V 1-7 MAYOlast_img read more

25 12 19

first_imgThe day of CAO offers is one of the most feared and anticipated for a Leaving Certificate student.By Caoimhe Ní ChathailDonegal Daily once again took the opportunity to talk to Gavin, Síofra, Shane and Martina. It seems that for them and for many of Donegal’s students, the future is very bright!Gavin:Gavin ‘didn’t run out of bed, just the usual routine.’ He was delighted to receive his number one CAO choice. He won’t be accepting it however as his plan is to study Mathematics and Computer Science in Queens, where his acceptance is now definite. Gavin chose the course as it gives him ‘a good platform to launch a number of potential careers’. Although he is nervous, Gavin is incredibly excited to begin!Síofra: Having woken up at 8, Síofra’s computer chose Monday of all days to do ‘the mother of all updates’ but finally the wait was over. ‘Today was (probably) the end of the long road that has brought me all over the emotional spectrum.’ Síofra ended up with two choices and though she mightn’t have been offered ‘the coveted “No 1″’, she is still delighted. Síofra will now go on to study Arts (English & History) in UCD; two subjects which have always fascinated her. In terms of her future career, Síofra explains that, ‘writing is always the end goal, though what route I’ll take, I’m not sure.’Shane:For Shane, ‘Everything went brilliantly.’ His celebrations had still been carrying on the night before and so waking up at 12 to an official offer for his first choice of Architecture in UCD was perfect. Shane chose the course because of his love for drawing and ‘creating an intelligent piece of useful art’. Having found Technical Drawing and Construction easy at school, Shane is really excited to begin his course. He also received a scholarship for accommodation subject to his promotion of the Irish language on campus.Martina:Describing herself as ‘not a morning person’, Martina didn’t wake up early but when she did, was delighted to find confirmation of an offer for her first choice of Arts in Galway. Martina’s plan is to become a French and Irish teacher following her degree. As a self-confessed ‘homebird’, Martina’s thoughts of college ‘are being met with trepidation’ but she hopes that as soon as she settles in she will find that all her nerves ‘will have been for nothing’. From Arts in Galway to Architecture in Dublin, the variety of courses accepted by Donegal students is vast. We wish all students the very best of luck as they look forward to the next few years of college and wish them all the best in the future![ENDS]CAO OFFERS: THROUGH THE EYES OF DONEGAL STUDENTS was last modified: August 20th, 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:CAO offersdonegalstudentslast_img read more

22 12 19

first_imgBLANK HOLIDAY MONDAY FOR HARPSCarlsberg don’t do penalty shoot-outs but if they did it would probably leave a distinctly bitter taste following the F.A.I. Cup drama at Finn Park late into Monday night. Not because of the penalties themselves – football’s answer to the lottery – but principally due to what had gone on in the 120 minutes of match time before. “Probably our best result of the season yet,” Harps boss, Ollie Horgan, had hailed the original game in Longford last Friday night when Harps had come away with a 1-1 draw despite having Damian McNulty red-carded early on.No ‘probably’ about the replay being his team’s best performance of this season to date and very possibly last season as well.Right from the kick-off, the home side controlled proceeding against their Premier League opponents and apart from one or two brief spells when Longford threatened to open them up, they had the upper hand over the ninety minutes and the additional half-hour of extra time.The only thing missing was a goal but ill-luck – three times the ball came off the woodwork including a magnificent effort from Kevin McHugh – and some sturdy defending from the visiting back-line (to their credit it has to be said) kept the scoresheet blank to send the game to the dreaded spot-kicks. Like the dark clouds that had been hovering ominously earlier in the afternoon, a sense of forebording settled around the old ground at that stage.History wasn’t quite pointing to a Harps success when it comes to a penalty shoot-out and history has a habit of repeating itself.This had to rank as an even bigger Cup disappointment than the 6-1 trouncing by St. Patrick’s Athletic in last season’s semi-final given the high level of performance throughout Monday’s replay and the lack of reward at the very end of it.The 4-3 penalty decider defeat was as cruel as you can get under the circumstances and watching the half dozen Longford fans who made the trip – I kid you not – dancing in delight only added to the sense of despair.Now Horgan’s men must lift themselves for another trip to the Midlands this Friday to face Athlone Town as they bid to preserve that seven point lead at the summit of the First Division table. With a couple of injury worries to contend with – Mickey Funston having limped out of the action – they’ll require plenty of lifting but at least can welcome back Ruairi Keating (ah, had only he been available this week?) and Brian McGroary, both of whom were Cup tied by parent company, Sligo Rovers.CHAMPION PERFORMANCE BY COCKHILLNot all doom on the F.A.I. Cup front for Donegal clubs – Cockhill Celtic advancing to the third round stage with an impressive 3-0 win over St. Mochta’s on Sunday.Donal O’Brien has the Ulster Senior League champions in tip-top shape and they were well worth their win over the Dubliners, even if two of the goals came courtesy of penalties, both expertly converted by Gerry Gill either side of a Matty Henry effort. Veteran striker and former Bohemians ace Glenn Crowe, has been the bane of many a League of Ireland defence in the past – Harps included – but was unable to breach Celtic’s mean rearguard though he came close with a chipped effort that bounced off Gavin Cullen’s crossbar.A decent home draw is the least the Inishowen side merit – or even a trip to the Brandywell.BALL BEARERSIt’s the seventeenth hole at Royal County Down in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on Friday and Rory McIlroy’s ball has just landed in the rough.Almost immediately a spectator locates it and alerts the golfer and his caddie to its whereabouts. Well spotted that man and that man just happens to be Letterkenny native, Eamonn McGlynn, breadman to the stars as it’s surely likely he wouldn’t have let such an opportunity pass!But there’s more to this story. For who then emerges on the scene but another Letterkenny resident and golfing stalwart, Sean Gilroy.“You’ll mark that one for us,” the latter pleads with the world’s number one.McIlroy nods and sure enough after his final round – which turned the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open into the Dubai Rory Free Irish Open for the rest of the weekend – the ball is presented to the proprietor of the well known Global Tiles and Bathrooms.Sean then hands said ball over to our good friend, Brian McArt, who had also made the trip to the Open along with Eunan McGlynn, who completed the foursome. Nice gesture by both gifted golfers…I had been due to travel with the boys for my first experience of any golf tournament since the Irish Women’s Open played at the Barnhill course back in 1999.Unfortunately I was stymied with a chest infection (par for the course for this ageing body) and had to contend myself with watching on from the sitting room.Can’t imagine I would have survived all those inclines between holes and not to mention the torrential weather conditions which proved as wet as the swirling waters of Dundrum Bay underlooking the links course.I did, however, get to hold the coveted ball this week– an Ultra 500 Distance with the letter ‘R’ imprinted on it –  and nobody can take that away from me.Except young McArt who insisted I return it to him!Anyway fair play to the Letterkenny quartet for bringing home a piece of true golfing memorabilia though I still expected them to have retrieved either half of Shane Lowry’s putter.ELECTRIC PERFORMANCEAnother hugely impressive performance by Declan Bonner’s Donegal in the Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Championship at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday evening. As comprehensive a display as you can get – the scoreline of 2-14 to 0-7 a telling tale of the visitors dominance over Armagh. Down or Derry will be their opponents in the semi-final near the end of the month but that victory over the Orchard County in their own front yard will surely leave them fearless for either option as they bid to retain their Ulster title. “Once we moved the ball at pace, it was very difficult to defend against,” manager Bonner insisted afterwards.An omen there for Sunday week?LYIT LINK TO GAA HISTORYA major piece of G.A.A. history at the weekend when Maggie Farrelly became the first woman to referee a men’s inter-county Championship match.The Cavan native took charge of the Fermanagh/Antrim clash at Brewster Park and managed to get through the potentially explosive Ulster encounter without brandishing a single card of any creed or colour. A lot of tributes to the Laragh woman following her officiating in Enniskillen and, no doubt, not least at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology from where she graduated with a degree in Business in Sports Development and Coaching in 2011.They’ll surely be erecting a statue to her in the grounds of the LYIT and how many referees have ever had that honour? Burning effigies, yes, statues never….AMY STRIKES AGAINLast week, this column was saluting Glenties girl, Amy Boyle Carr following her outstanding ‘cover all areas of the park’ display in the Donegal under-14 girls Ulster Final victory against Antrim at the Drumragh Sarsfields G.A.A. grounds near Omagh.Many more salutes this week as the remarkable versatile teenager – an Irish international – grabbed a stunning hat-trick in the Final of the All-Ireland Gaynor Plate competition in Limerick to help the Donegal under-15 girls to a 3-2 success over the host county.The Donegal team claimed victory in five out of six of their games played over the Bank Holiday Weekend to return home with the trophy.An outstanding team/squad effort it must be stressed and mighty congratulations to all the girls and their coaches and mentors.SHAY IT AIN’T SOCome on now all ye Gunners fans out there, you surely cannot be glorifying in THAT Cup win and your team having mercilessly knocked in four against our man from Lifford?Shay GivenIn all likelihood his last ever Cup Final appearance and you go and do that to him and all the service he has given this country and the honour he has brought to his home patch and then you go and deprive him of a coveted winners medal.Bow your heads in shame particularly when you’re passing by the family home and you spot him in the garden sitting sombrely  on the sun lounger and reflecting on what might have been.Okay, I concede. Your lot did play well, flowing passages of football in the traditional (post George Graham era of course) way of the Arsenal. Style, slickness and substance, knotted neatly together, outshining even Tim Sherwood’s suit, the latter (that’s Sherwood, not the suit), looking like a being who, all week had been quietly confident of a big upset that would have the English nation clamouring for his services at the international helm and his stock rising like Benteke in the penalty area only Benteke didn’t rise to any great heights on Saturday like most of his team-mates – Given honourably excepted having pulled off a couple of wonder saves – and young Jack Grealish floundering badly on the wide open spaces of Wembley and Sherwood’s dreams returned to the dressing-rooms marked unopened.And what about the other Jack – Wilshere? Not content with his cup winners medal, he had to go and lord it over the old Tottenham with some apparently choice words from the victory podium which cannot be repeated here for fear of causing offence (yeah, Spurs fan can read as well) ensuring himself a ticker-tape reception the next time he turns out at the Lane.SMOKE SCREENAnd still on the Gunners, what about that story – which re-emerged again in the week leading up to the Wembley decider – that goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, was caught smoking in the showers after that recent 2-0 defeat at Southampton?He has since been fined £20,000 by the club for his actions (the cost of cigarettes really is rising).But then his father intervened to suggest that the sprinkling on his son’s jacket in the dressing-room was not ash but actually dandruff.Head & Shoulders above any other excuse you could come up with….McCAMBRIDGE BREDS SUCCESSClose to a Donegal 1-2 in the Womens’ Mini Marathon staged on the streets of Dublin at the weekend.First past the post from a field of up to 40,000 was former Letterkenny A.C. representative, Maria McCambridge in a time of 34 minutes and 3 seconds. And finishing in second place was current Letterkenny A.C. athlete, Ann Marie McGlynn, who earlier this year was captain of the bronze medal winning Irish team at the European Cross Country Championships in Bulgaria.Outstanding effort by both women, McGlynn pipping former Irish international, Catherine McKiernan to the line and the runners-up spot.STORM WARNINGMet Eireann has issued a storm warning for the Donnybrook area of Dublin. “It’s getting particularly nasty with the SKY turning overcast and more ugly barrages expected over the coming days.“Our advice is if you do have to venture out, leave the Brolly at home.”DONEGAL MINORS ARE ELECTRIC, COCKHILL CELTIC ‘MOCH’ THE SAINTS – IT’S WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:columnHome-page SportnewsPaddy Walshlast_img read more

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first_imgOver 1.2 million social welfare recipients are to receive their Christmas bonuses this week in the run-up to the holidays.Payments totalling €219 million will be made to pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents, long-term unemployed people and many other recipients, commencing Monday 27th November.Bonus amounts are calculated based on 85% of a person’s normal weekly payment. For example, single State Pension recipients who normally receives €238.30 will get a €202.60 bonus.A single Jobseeker’s Allowance recipient will get €164.10 bonus add-on to their €193.00 payment.A single parent with two children who normally receives €252.60 weekly will get €214.80.The Carer’s Allowance Personal Rate for people under 66, who get a €209.00 weekly payment, will receive a €177.70 bonus. The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection welcomed the payment of the Bonus to over 630,000 pensioners and 580,000 other social welfare recipients.The majority of customers will receive the Bonus this week.“I am very pleased that the Christmas Bonus is being paid again this year,” Minister Regina Doherty said.“Not only is it a welcome additional support for social welfare customers in the run-up to Christmas – in many cases, the money is spent locally and provides a real boost for local economies,” Minister Doherty added. Social welfare Christmas Bonuses to be paid out this week was last modified: November 27th, 2017 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) Tags:christmas bonusessocial welfarelast_img read more