Group Q1 profits increase despite revenue drop

first_img Group Q1 profits increase despite revenue drop 20th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Marketing & affiliates Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Financial income helped the Group’s profits increase year-on-year in Q1 2020 even as revenue declined 28.2% to € group chief executive Charles Gillespie noted that while revenue was down year-on-year, it was up 9.6% quarter-on-quarter, with revenue increasing month-on-month for five consecutive months starting with November 2019.“The first quarter of last year occurred before the major UK regulatory headwinds and was the group’s best ever, making for a challenging comparable period,” he explained. “As a result, revenue decreased by 28.2% year on year. Despite these headline figures, the underlying business is actually in a great place with improved operational capabilities and efficiencies after the launch of our new technology platforms.”Earned revenue, from search engine optimisation (SEO) or direct navigation, came to €3.6m million, down 22%. Paid revenue came to EUR 0.16 million, a decrease of 75%. During the quarter, the group phased out its buying of pay-per-click (PPC) ads, explaining the large drop in paid revenue.“PPC will remain paused, at least for the short term, to enable a leaner and more focused organization with time split on fewer initiatives,” Gillespie said.Of the Group’s €3.8m in revenue, 73% – or €2.7m – came from locally regulated markets.The Group’s operating expenses, meanwhile, came to €3.3m, down 10.8%, while revenue-related costs fell 53.6% to €265,000. Personnel expenses, on the other hand, grew 21.9% to €2.0m.As a result, the group’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) excluding on-recurring costs came to €737,000, down 58%.Non-recurring costs related to financing and investing came to €13,000, while further non-recurring charges related to restructuring came to €161,000.Including these costs, the group’s EBITDA totalled €563,000, down 68%.Depreciation and amortization costs declined 45.9% to €133,000, while other operating expenses came to €796,000. As a result, the Group’s operating profit for the quarter was €430,000, down 71.3% year-on-year.The business paid a further €430,000 in interest, down 8.2%, but made a €1.5m gain through movements in the fair value of its 2021 bond, after incurring a €27,000 write-down in Q1 2019.The Group made a further €250,000 in finance income, more than ten times 2019’s figure, but €71,000 of financial costs, up 26.8%. This resulted in pre-tax profit jumping 77.0% year-over-year to €1.7m.After paying €100,000 in tax and receiving a €20,000 deferred tax credit, Group made a profit of €1.6m in Q1 2020, up 80.2%.Gillespie added that the business’ online casino focus – with the vertical having remained accessible and increased in popularity in some markets – leave it capable of mitigating the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.“The group has historically been primarily focused on online casino games,” Gillespie said. “Given that revenue from casino and other non-sports games continued to represent over 80% of total revenues in the quarter, I consider ourselves well positioned to weather the pandemic.” Financial income helped the Group’s profits increase year-on-year in Q1 2020 even as revenue declined 28% to €3.8m. Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Constance Hotels Services Limited ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgConstance Hotels Services Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Constance Hotels Services Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance Hotels Services Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance Hotels Services Limited (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileConstance Hotels Services Limited is a Mauritian company engaged in the management and ownership of hotels and resorts that include Ultimate hotels and Unique resorts in the Indian Ocean. The Ultimate hotels collection includes Constance Le Prince Maurice- Mauritius, Constance Lemuria- Seychelles and Constance Halaveli- Maldives whilst the company’s Unique resorts collection includes Constance Belle Mare Plage- Mauritius, Constance Ephelia- Seychelles, Constance Moofushi- Maldives and Constance Tsarabanjina- Madagascar. Constance Hotels Services Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on the violence in the…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued the following statement on May 13 as fighting continues to escalate in Israel and the Palestinian territories. One more time we awake to the news of violence. Reports come in, even as you read this, about violence that has caused death, life-changing injury and destruction of property and lives. Violence which is borne of frustration, rooted in injustice and the violation of international law and in truth, the violation of human rights and human decency. In the Name of the God of all creation, the violence must stop, regardless of where it comes from and to whom it is directed.One more time The Episcopal Church stands to say that violence is not the way forward.  We say the expansion of Israeli settlements at the expense of Palestinian families must end. We say incitement which encourages violence must end. We say enough is enough.One more time The Episcopal Church encourages the government of the United States and others who have influence, who are of goodwill and who genuinely seek peace to be partners in peacemaking, to bring about a negotiated settlement to the long-standing conflict which has consumed both Israelis and Palestinians.One more time we find ourselves full of sorrow and sadness. We find ourselves grieving over the loss of life, destruction of homes and the fear that lives in the hearts of tens of thousands of innocent people. We join all people of faith to offer up prayers for healing, wholeness, restoration and reconciliation.And we pray God to grant wisdom and courage to all those in authority to seek peace and pursue it without delay, without excuses, without confusion and with only one agenda: a negotiated and equitable agreement for peace between Israelis and Palestinians — once and for all.The Most Rev. Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Israel-Palestine, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Middle East, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted May 13, 2021 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on the violence in the Land of the Holy One Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Twitterthon raises £2,250 for Marie Curie Cancer Care in 36 hours

first_img Tagged with: Digital Twitter Howard Lake | 26 July 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Twitterthon raises £2,250 for Marie Curie Cancer Care in 36 hours Hilary Wardle from Edinburgh has raised over £2,250 for Marie Curie Cancer Care in a 36-hour Twitterthon during which she communicated via Twitter without a break. This short campaign raised more than the £1,600 she had raised in the previous 11 months through traditional fundraising methods such as cake sales.Wardle (@Hilary_W), a Volunteer Manager at Edinburgh University, began her Twitterthon at 9am on Thursday 22 July and finished at 9pm on Friday 23 July. During this time she posted over 1,500 tweets featuring the twitterthon hashtag, #36hrtwitterthon, and over 400 tweets mentioned her JustGiving page.Her effort was supported by many other Twitter users, including celebrities such as Ed Byrne, Davina McCall, Paul Daniels, Neil Gaiman, David Schneider, Stephen Mangan, Gail Porter, and journalists Caitlin Moran and India Knight.Wardle said: “I’ve been completely bowled over by the outpouring of people’s generosity on twitter. It’s been so inspiring and really kept me going, especially during the night. Marie Curie Nurses provided wonderful care for my grandma and enabled her to spend her final days at home so I’m taking part in the charity’s trek across Jordan this November and the twitterthon has helped me enormously to raise funds for the charity.”Twitterthon, How To Do A…  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Lieutenant Governor Candidates’ 2012 Agricultural Debate

first_img[audio:|titles=LG Debate 2012] By Gary Truitt – Aug 15, 2012 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Lieutenant Governor Candidates’ 2012 Agricultural Debate Facebook Twitter This is the complete and unedited recording of the program, provided by Hoosier Ag Today. SHARE Republican Sue EllspermannLibertarian Brad KlopfensteinDemocrat Vi SimpsonA debate between lieutenant governor candidates Sue Ellspermann (R), Brad Klopfenstein (L), and Vi Simpson (D) was held at the Indiana State Fair on August 15. Indiana agriculture was the focus of the hour long debate that featured some of the state’s top ag journalists as questioners. Moderated by Gerry Dick, of Inside INdiana Business, questions were posed by Dave Blower, editor, Farm World ; Jerry Goshert, editor, The Farmer’s Exchange; Megan Grebner, Indiana farm director, Brownfield Network; and Gary Truitt, president, Hoosier Ag Today. Lieutenant Governor Candidates’ 2012 Agricultural Debate Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Hosted by AgrIInstitute, the debate was sponsored by Ice Miller LLP and CountryMark. Additional sponsors include Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc, Indiana Corn Growers Association, and Indiana Soybean Alliance. Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Report says Corn Ethanol Waiver Affect on Corn Prices UncertainNext articleFarmers Have More on Their Plates than Pancakes Gary Truittlast_img read more

Sewo Olonilua arrested on felony drug charge

first_imgprintSewo Olonilua was arrested Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoTCU running back Sewo Olonilua was arrested Tuesday in Huntsville on felony drug charges, according to Walker County Jail arrest records was then sent to rx drug rehab Olonilua was charged with possession of a controlled substance weighing between one and four grams and possession drug paraphernalia. He was released from jail after posting a surety bond of $4,000 Wednesday. The controlled substance was under Penalty Group II, according to jail records, meaning that Olonilua could have been caught with mushrooms, psilocybin, ecstasy, phencyclidine, marinol or THC oil. No additional information on the controlled substance has been released yet. A court date has not been determined yet. “We are aware of the matter and we are looking into it,” the university said in a statement. Under Texas Law, Olonilua can be convicted of a third-degree felony and a sentence between 2-10 years of prison time and/or up to a $10,000 fine. Possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C misdemeanor, which carries a fine of $271, according to jail records. Olonilua, who is expected to be one of the team’s top running backs next season, finished his junior season with 635 rushing yards and two touchdowns, including Cheez-It Bowl MVP honors in which his 194 rushing yards were a TCU bowl record. He has rushed for 1,047 yards and 10 touchdowns in his three-year career. This story will continue to be updated as more information is made available to TCU 360. Twitter Linkedin Sewo Olonilua was arrested Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Robbie Vaglio TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed + posts What to watch during quarantine World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vaglio Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Facebook Twitter Previous articleUsher applauds for each individual graduateNext articleFort Worth fashion companies move toward sustainability Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vaglio Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Jacobs to Provide Interior Design and Engineering Services for New Saint-Gobain North American Headquarters

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it was selected by Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, to provide planning, interior design and engineering services for the company’s new 320,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa.The 65-acre campus is being developed as the North American headquarters of Saint-Gobain and its North American construction materials subsidiary, CertainTeed Corporation, both of which are currently headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa.Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is supporting Saint-Gobain in achieving its goal to transform the existing campus into a LEED-certified facility using a wide range of environmentally sustainable building materials from Saint-Gobain’s own product portfolio. “Our goal is to design a workplace that is energy efficient, has superior air-quality and moisture management and makes a material difference in the comfort and health of employees,” said John Crowe, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed corporations. “We are excited to work with Jacobs to design a workspace that allows our business and employees to continue to grow in a fully collaborative manner.”In making the announcement, Jacobs Engineering Group Vice President Tom McDuffie stated, “We are delighted to leverage our global building and interior design and engineering capabilities, reinforced by recent acquisitions, to support Saint-Gobain in creating a dynamic, integrated headquarters campus in North America that enriches their employees and positions them for future growth and expansion.”Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Company News Briefs Jacobs to Provide Interior Design and Engineering Services for New Saint-Gobain North American Headquarters From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 1:03 pm Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

It’s a big weekend for a small band of Limerick volunteers

first_imgNewsLocal NewsIt’s a big weekend for a small band of Limerick volunteersBy Alan Jacques – September 17, 2015 762 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printcenter_img Previous articleConcern over N21 Adare road improvement worksNext articleEveryone Else is Doing it … Limerick European Capital of Culture 2020 bid Alan Jacques WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Etan Blass and John Buckley of Serve the City Limerickby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Etan Blass and John Buckley of Serve the City LimerickVOLUNTEER organisation ‘Serve the City’ will help fulfil the wish of a seriously ill man this week-end before transforming another man’s run down house into a habitable home.The Limerick branch of ‘Serve the City’ is the newest member of what has become a global movement, founded in Brussels in 2005, and active in over 100 cities. However, unlike many other charities, it doesn’t ask for cash but calls on people to give something more precious — their time.‘Serve the City’ Limerick has been operating for over a year connecting over 60 civic-minded volunteers with people who need a helping hand. Each month, individuals from across the city come together to meet new people while painting, cleaning, gardening or just giving of their time to improve the lives of the city’s vulnerable and marginalised.“We work with local organisations to help where we can and from time to time requests come in which are then referred to us,” explains John Buckley co-founder of the Limerick group.In this case, Milford Hospice asked the group’s assistance to restore a garden for one of their patients who is receiving home care.The other project was referred to ‘Serve the City’ by a social care organisation for a man who is living in very shabby circumstances, so much so that exterminators recently removed almost one hundred mice from his house.“This is our first time running two projects at the one time, so we are under a bit of additional pressure to ensure that we can reel in enough people on Saturday to get both jobs done so any extra hands would be massively appreciated,” Mr Buckley explained.“Volunteering in this manner is such an amazing, humbling and rewarding experience; we run Serve events every month, its non-committal but the sense of accomplishment that runs over your body at the end of the serve day is just amazing.”Meanwhile, as part of Culture Night, ‘Serve the City’ are launching their new cultural programme which connects musicians with at risk members of society.“It is very similar to our existing ‘Serve the City’ operation in its structure; once a month local musicians are invited to bring moments of joy, inspiration or reflection through the art of music directly where people are living” says project co-ordinator Emma Langford.“We will be visiting nursing homes, community centres, halfway houses, refugee centres – anywhere that people gather. A lot of these people don’t have access to live music so we feel like this is an incredibly worthwhile project. The response has been phenomenal.”To celebrate the launch of the cultural programme, the group are hosting ‘Serve the City’s Big Busk’ on Thomas Street this Friday, September 18 from 7 until 9pm.To register with the group as a volunteer email [email protected] Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCulture Night 2015limerickServe the City last_img read more

Odessa College board hears more about awards

first_imgLocal News Facebook WhatsApp By admin – January 30, 2018 Previous articleSeliger announces MPACT endorsementNext articleGIRLS BASKETBALL: Wolfforth Frenship pushes past Permian as Lady Panthers fall from playoff contention admin Twitter Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. A number of awards and accomplishments were reviewed at the Odessa College Board of Trustees meeting, including a new accolade from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.Odessa College was recently recognized with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement. In his report to trustees, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Don Wood said it’s important to remember where OC came from over the last 10 years.Wood said that was an important milestone because that’s when the board decided to change leadership to President Gregory Williams. It has also converted to eight-week terms from the traditional 16-week semesters.Its move has helped contribute to the state’s goal of having 60 percent of Texas adults earn a certificate or degree by 2030.Wood also played a piece of video from the Coordinating Board’s quarterly meeting where Chairman Robert “Bobby” Jenkins called OC the “poster child for 60 by 30.”On another item, Williams said the college’s associate degree of nursing pass rate was 93.17 percent for 2017. He added that OC has been above the state average for the past three years running.Williams said only 53 percent of colleges and universities got 90 percent or higher.In other business Tuesday, the board:Approved a tax abatement for a solar power company considering coming to the Penwell area of Ector County. The panel voted to give a 100 percent abatement for the first five years and a 50 percent abatement for the next five years.Board member Gary Johnson said the property is near what was to become the Summit Power facility.Vice President for Business Affairs Virginia Chisum said Wednesday that the firm is 174 Power Global out of Irvine, Calif. They have a facility in the McCamey area that broke ground about a month ago, she said.Heard a presentation on Black History Month events for February.Williams said the college received National Association of Schools of Music accreditation for another 10 years.The school’s marketing and media relations department is one of three finalists for the Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. The results will be announced in March. Trustees also approved selling property in Goldsmith for less than the market value specified in a judgment of foreclosure and less than the amount of judgment. WhatsApp Pinterest Odessa College board hears more about awards Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Donegal County Council seeking “retrospective” awarding of Active Travel Grants

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Donegal County Council seeking “retrospective” awarding of Active Travel Grants Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsAppcenter_img A Donegal councillor says Minister Joe Mc Hugh should address the controversy over Minister Alan Kelly’s awarding of grants to towns in his own constituency last year, even though Letterkenny was deemed to be more qualified for funding.Minister Kelly awarded the grants to Clonmel and Thurles last year while he was Transport Minister. The grants were part of the Active Travel Town Scheme designed to encourage more people to get out walking or cycling, rather than using their cars.Out of a total fund of €6.5m, Alan Kelly awarded €1.5m to projects in his home county.This week, Donegal County Council agreed to write to Government seeking to have Letterkenny awarded grants retrospectively.Councillor Mick Quinn, who moved the motion, says the current government’s promises of change now ring hollow………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGallagher and Donegal taking it step by stepNext articleGPs will make final decision on NowDoc changes – Pringle admin By admin – July 29, 2015 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

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