FANCY TAKING PART IN DONEGAL MARATHON (WITHOUT HAVING TO RUN IT!)


first_imgLooking for a way to experience a marathon without having to run it?Volunteers are being sought to assist with one of the biggest sports events in the county this year.Donegal Marathon are calling for volunteers’ help on the day, Sunday the 23rd August, to ensure that the event passes off smoothly. Advertisement Anyone interested in lending a hand is invited to come along to our Volunteer Evening that is being hosted in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny at 7pm on Thursday 20th August.There are a number of positions that volunteers are needed for, including the various tasks required for the preparation of the event and the course itself; stewardship along the routes; provision of support to the athletes at the various water stations; and helping out with the celebrations that will be held in conjunction with the event.Dessie Larkin, Chairman of Donegal Marathon Committee, says “The committee are now seeking help to ensure that the athletes from all over the world get a warm Donegal welcome and that the event passes off safely. Volunteering for the marathon offers an opportunity for positive team building, with organizations signing up to volunteer as a group”.“There’s a job for everybody”, said Brendan McDaid, Letterkenny AC, “We just need a positive, happy person that wants to support the community and the participants by providing encouragement, and morale support.” Advertisement For more information and to get involved come along to the volunteer evening in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on Thursday 20th August or contact Donegal Volunteer Centre on http://www.volunteerdonegal.ie/FANCY TAKING PART IN DONEGAL MARATHON (WITHOUT HAVING TO RUN IT!) was last modified: August 10th, 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:donegalMarathonradissonvolunteerslast_img read more

CENSORED! HOW TWO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAVE LEFT DONEGAL ABUSE VICTIMS IN THE DARK


first_imgShatter: Refusing to tell victims the results of investigationTWO Government departments have left victims of abuse here in Donegal ‘devastated’ after telling them: “We won’t tell you what really happened.”Paedophile Michael Ferry was allowed to continue to work as a school caretaker AFTER being found guilty of abusing one boy, and despite being placed on the sex offenders register in 2002.Victims in Gaoth Dobhair where Ferry operated for more than two decades after being kicked out of the priesthood were promised TWO investigations in 2011 after Ferry was jailed for 14 years for dozens of sickening crimes against young boys. A Garda investigation into Coláiste Cholmcille and its directors was given to the Director of Public Prosecutions. This week the DPP decided they had no case to answer. A report was given to Justice Minister Alan Shatter.A separate report was carried out by the HSE.Both departments say their findings will NOT be made public and Ferry’s victims won’t be allowed to see the reports.Derek Mulligan was abused before and AFTER Ferry’s 2002 conviction for abusing another young boy. The abuse of other boys continued AFTER 2006 when the first victim’s sister reported Ferry in the company of young school age students to Gardaí in Bunbeg.Gardai warned at least one college director that Ferry was on the sex offenders register and should not be in the company of children, in any circumstances.The DPP however has ruled that no-one did anything wrong.“The abuse of me could have stopped,” said Mr Mulligan.“When I waived my right to anonymity to speak out, it was to expose Ferry and what he had done. “We were promised loads of investigations and that we’d be told what was found out. Yesterday I found out that none of the reports will be published.“It has left Ferry’s victims including me absolutely devastated. Where is the justice in all of that?” he asked.The HSE and Department of Justice confirmed the reports would not be published.Michael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town in December.People in Gaoth Dobhair – including relatives of the abused men – believe the real truth of the Michael Ferry case is being hidden from them. “Most people have a fair idea what went on, why it went on and who was involved in the cover-up,” said one relative.“This community is ready to explode. There’s a lot of anger and a lot that anger is because the most vulnerable amongst us have been let down yet again and nobody in power seems to give a damn.”Michael Ferry is serving a 14-year sentence. An extra 7 years handed down in court in December will run concurrently.CENSORED! HOW TWO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAVE LEFT DONEGAL ABUSE VICTIMS IN THE DARK was last modified: March 27th, 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:Alan ShatterMichael Ferrypaedophilelast_img read more