African diplomats accredited near Monrovia are recommending to governments to initiate programs that will alleviate poverty, ethnic and religious marginalization and ignorance to reduce the threat of terrorism on the continent.The diplomats believe that the absence of development and presence of vices are seriously enhancing terroristic acts and threats across the continent.In separate presentations at a special one-day forum organized by the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 6, 2016, the diplomats, including Guinean Ambassador Abdoulaye Dore; Cameroonian Ambassador, Beng’ Yela Augustine Gang; Ghanaian Ambassador, Kodjo Asimeng Wade; Sierra Leonean Ambassador, Brima Acha Kamara; Cote d’Ivoire Ambassador Feni Kouakou (represented by a proxy); ECOWAS Special Representative to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo; Charge d’Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammed Tahir; and Liberia National Security Agency Policy Adviser, Edward Sharpe, alluded to lack of development, marginalization, social and ethnic stereotypes, youth unemployment and political exclusion as some basic influencing factors leading to acts of terrorism. The African diplomats whose views were nearly identical, told students and invited guests at the forum that West Africa is engulfed in threats of terrorism as attacks in Grad Bassam, Ivory Coast; Bamako, Mali; and Ouagadougou, Burna Faso can clearly manifest.In wake of the threat, the diplomats alluded that “Terrorism cannot be eradicated, but minimized, and minimizing it requires collaboration in intelligence sharing, training of security, community policing and youth education and employment.”Guinean Ambassador Abdoulaye Dore, after emphasizing that violence was a form of terrorism, went on to say, “Development in communication has increased, and people can quickly connect nowadays than before. Moreover, population has increased and a few people are becoming wealthy while the majority of the population cannot afford. Such vulnerable people are the ones terrorists want to use.”He said terrorism cannot wholly be associated with religion; that economic, social and ethnic terrorism exists now, noting that government needs to take the necessary steps to govern well so their citizens can feel the impact of equality.Ambassador Gang of Cameroon observed that West Africa has connections with other regions of Africa that have their own groupings, and by this, ECOWAS should beware that there’s a need to liaise with those external groupings in tackling the terrorism.He said maritime piracy is also a threat; that West African countries should have interconnectivity in maritime affairs in the region. “There is a need for collaboration,” Amb. Gang said, “but with urgency. Involvement of the local population, education for young people, employment, improvements in infrastructure and agriculture and inter and intra state collaborations are essential to fighting terrorism.”For Ambassador Wade of Ghana, he said though securities are improved in France and other countries in Europe, yet terrorist attacks go on there.He warned West Africans that these attacks in advanced countries are meant to divert attention so that others not affected could remain complacent to be taken by surprise.He, too, identified causes of terrorism to include accumulation of internal grievances, social inequality, political marginalization and unemployment. He added that social media was aiding connections among terrorists.He recommended promotion of human rights, good governance and rule of law, development, united population and vigilance as tools to prevent terrorist attacks.Ambassador Kamara of Sierra Leone observed that despite the availability of advanced communications equipment, intelligence sharing remains challenging among West African countries.He therefore called for collaborations in intelligence sharing, training of Special Forces and cooperation between police and communities to counter terrorist threats and attacks.Ivorian Chargé d’Affairs, Gbègbè Lanta whose country is trying to recover from the terrorist attack on a resort in Grand Bassam, said they are on the alert, and have placed security personnel at all strategic locations in cities.In addition to alleviation of poverty and addressing needs for employment and social inclusiveness, he also recommended that security should comprise men and women of integrity.ECOWAS Special Representative Tunde Ajisomo said the regional grouping is concerned about the threat of terrorism and had convened several meetings on the issue.“West Africa has waited too late to prepare for terrorism,” he said. “How prepared are West African countries, especially Liberia to combat terrorism? We need collaboration with the Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons to control the uncontrollable spread of arms and light weapons because when these weapons are spread, terrorists use them at anytime, anywhere.”He praised France and China for assisting Africa with manpower and direct interventions in bringing situations under control in areas that had received attacks from terrorists.Mr. Edward Sharpe, Policy Adviser at the National Security Agency (NSA), said government has held meetings with key stakeholders on security matters in the wake of UNMIL’s drawdown plan, and has deployed police officers at various border points around the country.Furthermore, he said the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) is to help in the process with its customs officers in searching people coming in and going out, and installing CCTV at strategic points of entry, including the Roberts International Airport (RIA).In an opening statement earlier, the Director General of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, Dr. Augustine Konneh, attributed the cause of terrorism to deprivation of people, extreme poverty and marginalization on the basis of religion and ethnicity.Dr. Konneh said “Terrorism has engulfed the world, with West Africa being the host of Boko Haram; East Africa, Al-Shabab; and the Islamic State militants disturbing the entire world.”Recalling attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, he said people have to collectively join to find a solution to the global threat, noting, “It is why the Foreign Service Institute organized the program under the theme: ‘The Threat of Terrorism in the West African Region and the Need for Greater Collaboration among West African Nations’ to discuss the issues and identify solutions.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
By Francis Pelenah Various communities around the country have signed up to the recently launched reinforced vaccine study being conducted by (PREVAIL-V) the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia.The study, also known as PREVAC, is the first under a sub-regional consortium of Ebola affected Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Thousands of people died in the three countries and thousands more who were afflicted survived, thus prompting researchers to investigate a possible Ebola preventive vaccine.At the weekend, residents of Unification Town and New Kru Town, at separate community engagement meetings, welcomed the study and gave their commitment to encourage more public participation in it.Morris Bonbodee of Unification Town Community told the gathering that he is convinced the study is in the best interest of Liberia and should be supported by all Liberians.His comments were echoed by Mrs. Josephine Davies, who said the information given by PREVAIL and one of its partners, Liberia Crusaders for Peace team, has to some extent dispelled some of their fears of Ebola survivors.According to the Medical Affairs Scientist at PREVAIL, Jestina Doe Anderson, the objective of the study is to know if previous vaccines tested in the region are safe and effective in children. She said the new study will determine the duration of the vaccine’s effectiveness.Unlike previous Ebola prevention vaccine trials done at the Redemption Hospital, children will take part in the PREVAC study. However, pregnant women, sick people, breastfeeding mothers and previous participants of the vaccine study will not participate in the PREVAC study.Madam Anderson was also speaking during the community engagement in Unification Town in support of the Ebola Natural History Study by the joint US-Liberia clinical research partnership. which is taking place at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town.The story was the same in New Kru Town on Saturday April 22 as stakeholders from all parts of the Municipal Borough turned out to show their support for the vaccine project.Most of the speakers at the program pledged to volunteer for the project and also encourage others to join as study participants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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The trial for a Fort St. John man has been declared a mistrial.The Prince George Citizen is reporting that Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett declared the mistrial in the case of a 2004 murder in Prince George.The jury was unable to reach a verdict after two-and-a-half days.- Advertisement -Jesse Norman Sweder was on trial for the murder of 35 year-old Peter John Letendre in December of 2004.His defence lawyer says he told an undercover police officer that he killed a man because he wanted to gain favour with who he thought was a Hell’s Angel biker. According to the Citizen, Sweder will be back in court on September 13th, 2010. Advertisement
And the Ivorian made the most of the opportunity, tapping the ball between Kevin Omondi’s legs in the 37th minute of the game to hand K’Ogalo their 10th win of the season and retained their unbeaten start to the 2018 campaign.Head coach Dylan Kerr paraded his strongest squad for the tie against the bottom placed Sony but was forced to make a change pre-match with Jacques Tuyisenge being replaced by Guikan after the Rwandese forward picked an injury during warm-up.K’Ogalo utterly dominated the opening half pushing Sony to defend deep. They had their first chance in the 3rd minute when George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo’s cross from the right landed on Meddie Kagere’s path, but the forward could not put his header low with keeper Kevin Omondi beaten to the ball.Sony rarely threatened Gor and had half a chance in the 12th minute when Kevin Oluoch tried ghis luck with a volley from distance, but it didn’t bother Boniface Oluoch in Gor goal an inch.The reigning champions continued to dominate their ‘small brothers’ and they came close on the quarter hour mark when Humphrey Mieno’s shot from distance went over after the Sony defense blocked an Ernest Wendo effort, the ball falling on Mieno’s path.-Omondi saveTwo minutes later, Kagere forced Sony keeper Omondi to a fine save when he pushed his ferocious shot behind for a corner after Sony had lost the ball cheaply 20 yards out.A moment of individual brilliance from Odhiambo almost gifted Gor the opener when the winger took on a brilliant run on the left cutting into the edge of the box with some good footwork, but his eventual shot evaded the target by a whisker.The pressure finally bore fruit seven minutes to the break when Guikan’s outstretched foot from an Innocent Wafula low cross directed the ball between keeper Omondi’s feet.In the second half Sony were spirited to cut the deficit and they came in with pace, but they could not break up the Gor backline. Once, Derrick Otanga managed to weave his way past his markers on the left, but his cross back into the area was cut out by the Gor defense.Omondi who had been brilliant between the sticks for Sony made a brilliant triple save on the half hour mark, first keeping out Francis Kahata’s freekick before bouncing back to save Kagere and Guikan’s efforts from the rebound.-Blackberry chanceFour minutes later, George Odhiambo had a golden chance to take his side two up when a deep cross from Wafula found him isolated at the back-post but he headed across the face of goal.Sony had another rare chance in the 67th minute when Steve Otieno raced away from his markers on the left before delivering a low cross, but Fredrick Onyango’s attempt to direct it past Oluoch in the Gor goal was ruled offside.The Sony keeper continued with his heroics in goal and in the 71st minute pulled off another brilliant save to keep out Kagere’s effort from an Odhiambo pass before rising to block a rebound from Guikan.Kagere should have sealed the tie with three minutes left when he raced into the box from an Odhiambo pass, but his effort went inches wide after sending Odhiambo the wrong way.–Super Cup Gor will now shift their attention to the SportPesa Super Cup on Sunday where they start their title defense against Zanzibar side Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi (JKU).0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with Sony Sugar’s Martin Werunga during a Kenyan Premier League match in Kisumu on May 30, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, May 30- Ephraim Guikan scored the lone goal as Kenyan Premier League defending champions Gor Mahia beat Sony Sugar 1-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday to move six points clear at the top of the standings.Guikan had not been lined up to start the tie but was quickly drafted in after Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge picked up an injury during warm up.
0Shares0000This photograph of Mesut Ozil meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May 2018 sparked a storm of criticism in Germany © TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/AFP/File / KAYHAN OZERBERLIN, Germany, Mar 18 – Angela Merkel’s chief of staff on Monday joined the growing chorus of criticism of Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil for reportedly inviting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his wedding this summer as his witness.The 30-year-old Ozil, who has Turkish family roots, sparked controversy last May when he was photographed with Erdogan, raising questions about the footballer’s loyalty to Germany on the eve of their disastrous World Cup campaign. After 92 appearances for Germany, including a key role in the 2014 World Cup victory, Ozil suddenly quit the national squad last July, accusing German football officials of racism.On Sunday, Germany’s top-selling tabloid Bild reported that Ozil, 30, and his model fiancee Amine Gulse, 25, a former Miss Turkey, personally presented Erdogan in Istanbul with an invitation to their wedding this summer, asking the Turkish leader to appear as the footballer’s witness.The invite immediately drew sharp criticism in Germany, whose government has been sharply at odds with Ankara over a range of human rights questions in recent years.Helge Braun, a CDU politician and chief of staff to German Chancellor Merkel, told Bild it “makes one sad” that Ozil would make a such a move despite having already been sharply criticised by the German public over his first meeting with Erdogan.“The fact that this has continued will have disappointed a lot of football fans – me too!” said Braun.The politician accepted Ozil’s was “a private decison” which one must respect, but appealed to the footballer as a role model, especially for young Turks in Germany.“Footballers are symbolic figures in our society, with whom people identify with much more than ministers,” added Braun.“And so the question is raised: how much does someone wearing the German national jersey stand for Germany?”– ‘It’s a pity’ –Braun’s comments come after German politician Cem Ozdemir, whose parents are Turkish, said on Sunday that he found it “inappropriate” for Ozil to invite the Turkish leader.Ozil — one of the world’s most popular footballers on social media with 31 million followers on his official Facebook account, 19.1 million on Instagram account and 23.9 million on Twitter — has an obligation as a role model, added Ozdemir.Another lawmaker, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, was equally unimpressed by his invitation to Erdogan.“The wedding is the private matter of Mesut Ozil, but he is a world star, who people look up to, so of course it’s a pity from a political point of view,” Lambsdorff told newspaper Welt.Ozil has dated Gulse since 2017 and the couple announced their engagement in June 2018.The Arsenal midfielder, a third-generation German, whipped up a political storm when he was pictured alongside Erdogan last May.Criticism intensified after the red-faced defending champions crashed out of the first round of the World Cup in Russia.In the wake of the World Cup fiasco, Ozil announced his resignation from the national squad, saying: “I am German when we win, an immigrant when we lose”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Naomh MuireRegistration night for Senior, Ladies, Underage and anybody wanting to become a club member will be held on Thursday 28th of February and Thursday 7th March from 8:00pm to 9:30pm in the club house. Registration is required to be eligible for tickets later in the year. 30 euro for adults and 15 for kids. It is important that all players are registered for insurance purposes for the year ahead.There will be a Bord na nOg meeting in the banks on Friday the 1st from 8.30 – 9.30. The Minors begin their season this Sunday with a home game against Dungloe in the banks with throw-in at 2pm Under-age training times: Under 6 training takes place every Saturday morning at 11.15am in the Aislann. Under 8s training takes place every Saturday morning from 10am to 11am in the Aislann. Under 10 training will continue this Saturday from 12pm to 1pm at the gym in the Rosses Community School. Under 12s training continues on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm in the RCS. Please check the Naomh Muire Bord na nOg facebook page for regular updates and latest news re underage activities. The fixtures for all club under-age games for 2013 have been announced and are available on the club website.The Intermediate Championship had to be redrawn with the senior and reserves now paired against the winners of Newtown/Fanad in the Quarter Finals.Peil na mBan; The development camp is now in week 4 and 24 girls are settling in well and being put through their paces by club coaches with Tuesday 5-6pm in RCS gym the girls in action again. Keep an eye out for the girls selling Guess the score lines for the Donegal v Kerry NFL Div 1 game as we require a wee bit of funding to help costs for the camp. Girls from u14, u16 and minors are training in Aislann Rann na feirste 7-8pm on Wednesday nights.Preparation plans for outdoor training and a schedule and timetables are being drawn up and hopefully we can get all girls in our club area out as we have teams at u12, u13, u14, u16 and minors entered for competitions this year! Our Club, Our Standards, Our Victory! Still some in Stock! Get one before the season starts! We now have O’Neill 22″ Kit Bags for Sale. Priced @ €28. TEXT O863189331 To order. Leave your name and someone will contact you.The Bord na nOg are holding a 5k run/walk on good Friday. More details will follow in the coming weeks. Jive Alive has been launched and confirmed for the Aislann on March 12th/13th. Ticket details to follow. Comhghairdeas dó Bridanna agus foireann trá na geist a bhi ag Scór Sinsear don chlub i Gleann fhinne.Lotto details for week 20th February. Jackpot 1520 euro. No jackpot winner. There was eight match 3 winner: Billy Monney – The Cope, James McBride – Mindoirenaslua, Barry Gillespie – Loch na nDeorain, Murray Gallagher – Loch an Iuir, Joe Bán – Min na leice, Molly Boyle – Rann na feirste, Donna McGarvey – Loch an Iuir agus Rose Greene – Rann na feirste. Next weeks Jackpot €1580.100 Club draw Wednesday night in Caislean Óir. Sellers have your subs in on time to the co-ordinator. With this cycle of the 100 Club coming to an end with two more draws left, we are starting a new run and new members welcomed. Remember we share out €1000 every month and if your not in you cant win! Check out details on www.naomhmuire.ie. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 26th, 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:Naomh Mhuire Club notes
ALL roads lead to Brewster Park in Enniskillen tonight (Wed) as Donegal bid to defeat Cavan in the U-21 football championship final.Holders Cavan had nine points to spare in their semi-final win over Down, while Donegal had a nail-biting 2-11 to 0-15 win over Derry.Much of the attention tonight will be on Donegal senior squad star Paddy McBrearty, the victim of a biting incident in the senior league clash with Dublin in Ballybofey on Sunday. He was later treated at Letterkenny General Hospital.However the injury is healing and Paddy has indicated that he is fit to play under the floodlights in Enniskillen this evening.Having hit five of Donegal’s points in that semi-final win over Derry – and set up a goal with some magical play – that can only be good news for the county U-21 side. BITE VICTIM PADDY SET TO LEAD DONEGAL U-21s IN ULSTER FINAL TONIGHT was last modified: April 10th, 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:BITE VICTIM PADDY SET TO LEAD DONEGAL U-21s IN ULSTER FINAL TONIGHT
Photos Box Score (PDF) Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom MC22/ESPN+ Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) SIU Edwardsville 12/17/2018 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster The Drake University men’s basketball team dropped a tightly contested game 77-68 to Iowa State Saturday afternoon in the final Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena.Nick McGlynn led Drake (6-2) with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Nick Norton added 11 points as well as reaching 10 assists for the second time in the past three games.Norton’s double-double was his second in the last three games, and at six rebounds he was just short of another triple-double while also not committing a turnover in 38 minutes.Anthony Murphy narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes. Murphy led the Bulldogs’ bench, which scored 22 points as a group.”We took a lot from the growth we’ve made and we’re getting closer,” “We’re still growing and we made mistakes together tonight. We’ll continue to grow and I love their approach. If they stay with that mindset and are willing to work and believe in each other, we’ll continue to grow.”Early in the second half, Drake took the lead on an acrobatic layup from Murphy. After stretching the lead to four with 12 minutes remaining, the Bulldogs gave up a pair of baskets to Shayok.In just 53 seconds, the Bulldogs rattled off seven-straight points to take a five-point lead going into the under-eight media timeout at 61-56. The run was capped off with a D.J. Wilkins three-pointer, his first points of the game. The Cyclones took back the lead with four minutes remaining after holding Drake scoreless for nearly three minutes. With four minutes to play, the Bulldogs trailed 67-63. Drake ended the drought on a McGlynn layup with 2:14 to play.Turnovers plagued the Bulldogs late, they had four in the last six minutes and weren’t able to string together another run and get back into the game as Iowa State held Drake to just four points in the final eight minutes of the contest until a Wilkins three-pointer accounted for the final tally.”We put ourselves in a great position, and we just gotta learn from that moving forward,” Norton said of the team’s showing against a good Cyclone team.The Cyclones (9-2) were led by Michael Jacobson who had 22 points and four rebounds. Marial Shayok had 18 points, 16 of which came in the final 17 minutes of the game.At the first media timeout, the Bulldogs trailed 15-12 but had been down by as many as eight early. Out of the timeout, Brady Ellingson hit his second-straight three-pointer to tie the game at 15-15. On their next trip down the court, a Liam Robbins layup gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game. After being held scoreless for more than four minutes, the Cyclones made the first shot out of the under-12 media timeout. With just under four minutes remaining in the first half, the game was tied at 32. Iowa State began to pull away, but Drake was able to keep the deficit at just four at halftime.Ellingson led the Bulldogs at halftime with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, and McGlynn was close behind with nine. As a team, Drake assisted on 12 of its 13 first-half field goals, including five from Norton.The Bulldogs host SIU Edwardsville at the Knapp Center as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Monday, Dec. 17. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.The Drake University men’s basketball team dropped a tightly contested game, 77-68, to Iowa State Saturday afternoon in the final Hy-Vee Classic.Drake (6-2) was led by Nick McGlynn with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Nick Norton added 11 points as well as reaching 10 assists for the second time in the past three games. Norton’s double-double was his second in the last three games, and at six rebounds he was just short of another triple-double.Anthony Murphy narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes. Murphy led the Bulldogs’ bench, which scored 22 points as a group.The Cyclones (9-2) were led by Michael Jacobson who had 22 points and four rebounds. Marial Shayok had 18 points, 16 of which came in the final 17 minutes of the game.At the first media timeout, the Bulldogs trailed 15-12 but had been down by as many as eight early. Out of the timeout, Brady Ellingson hit his second straight three-pointer to tie the game at 15. On their next trip down the court, a Liam Robbins layup gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game. After being held scoreless for over four minutes, the Cyclones made the first shot out of the under-12 media timeout. With just under four minutes remaining in the first half, the game was tied at 32. Iowa State began to pull away, but Drake was able to keep the deficit at just four at halftime.Ellingson led the Bulldogs at halftime with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, and McGlynn was close behind with nine. As a team, Drake assisted on 12 of its 13 first-half field goals, including five from Norton.The difference in the first half was on the offensive boards, where the Cyclones led 8-2. Those second chances led to just seven points for the Cyclones, since the Bulldog defense didn’t give Iowa State many open looks.Early in the second half, Drake took back the lead on an acrobatic layup from Murphy. After stretching the lead to four, the Bulldogs gave up a pair of baskets to Shayok.In just 53 seconds, the Bulldogs rattled off seven-straight points to take a five point lead going into the under-eight media timeout. The run was capped off with a D.J. Wilkins three-pointer, his first points of the game. The Bulldogs led 63-58 with just over seven minutes left to play.The Cyclones took back the lead with four minutes remaining after holding Drake scoreless for nearly three minutes. With four minutes to play, the Bulldogs trailed 67-63. Drake ended the drought on a McGlynn layup with 2:14 to play.Turnovers plagued the Bulldogs late, they had four in the last six minutes and weren’t able to string together another run and get back into the game.”We put ourselves in a great position, and we just gotta learn from that moving forward.” Norton said of the team’s showing against a good Cyclone team.The Bulldogs host SIU Edwardsville at the Knapp Center as part of the Las Vegas Classic on Monday, Dec. 17 with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.
St Crona’s National School in Dungloe is to gain a new autism unit in time for the new school year this September.The approval of the special needs facility will also create new posts for an additional teacher and two SNAs. A second unit was required at the school due to high demand for places and special education services. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher, Leas-Cheann Comhairle has welcomed the approval of the unit and commended the staff at St Crona’s. “The school has been carrying out excellent work for the special needs sector for some time now,” Deputy Gallagher said.He added: “Scoil Chróine covers the area from Ardara to Gweedore for special needs education requirement for that district. The unit approved today will be the second such unit within the school. The necessary conversion works will be fully completed by September in order to meet the growing demand on the school’s services at present.“Earlier this year approval was given for further improvement works at the school, for canopy works at the school frontage in order to give the necessary shelter for students attending the school. “It is expected that all these works which are already approved will be completed by summer end. I wish to compliment the school authorities and the school staff for their ongoing work in the school and for the trojan works they do on behalf of the disability sector. “These additional works to be carried out at Scoil Chróine will assist in the delivery of their educational demands and needs of the student in the years ahead,” concluded Pat the Cope.Dungloe school gains approval for second autism unit was last modified: April 4th, 2019 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:dungloescoil chroineSt.Cróna’s National school