Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA What: 57th Annual Apopka Art and Foliage FestivalWhere: Kit Land Nelson Park, 35 S. Park Ave., Apopka, FLWhen: Saturday, April 28th 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, April 29th 10 am-4 pmAdmission: Free $5.00 parking fee benefitting Boy Scout Troops of AmericaSponsored by: GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club and The City of ApopkaContact: 407-880-2111Website: www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.orgPlant Sitters: Most people will purchase their foliage first. Instead of carrying these plants around the park, leave them with the plant sitters. They will care for them and there is the possibility that they might even sing to them.Boy Scouts: These young fellows will park your car and transport your plants from the plant sitter booth to your car.Bus Tours: Take a bus ride to one of the Apopka Nurseries to get an up-close look at what goes on behind the scenes.Booth Sitters: Again, the green shirt gals are available to man artists booths to allow them a much-needed break.This is only the beginning. Next week, I will introduce you to other areas of the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival. More to come. The festival will be held at Kit Land Nelson Park April 28th and April 29th.In the meantime, check out www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.org The Anatomy of Fear From the GFWC Apopka Woman’s ClubOne of the first things you will see is approximately 100 gals in green shirts. They are the members of the Apopka Woman’s Club. They work all year to put this festival together and are pleased to present all the proceeds to charitable organizations in the Apopka area. They will greet you with smiles and a desire to make this a pleasant experience for each of you.Foliage: 18 Apopka nurseries bring their plants, trees, and flowers for you to purchase at wholesale prices. Replace all the foliage lost during the winter.Plant Doctors: Master Gardeners will answer your foliage questions You can bring in a specimen or photo/not a copy of your plant and they will attempt to tell you how to care for it. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Art and Foliage Festival 2018GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club Previous articleDecision Apopka 2018: Who will win the Seat #2 runoff?Next articleDrivers should expect to pay more at the pump this spring Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
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International Women’s Day, March 8, was established at a 1910 European socialist women’s conference. It was proposed by German socialist Clara Zetkin, who recognized the struggles of women workers in the United States as well as in Europe. The goals of this annual event were to recognize the common struggles of working women, to build international solidarity among them, and to forge alliances to oppose war.Capitalist governments and their media cover up the real history and meaning of the day with flowery speeches, award ceremonies and hollow proclamations. The true conditions faced by hundreds of millions of women worldwide are ignored — the poverty, forced migration, exploitation, systemic sexist, racist and anti-lesbian and anti-transgender discrimination, and the violence of wars, drones and occupations. Also unmentioned are the ravages of the global capitalist economic crisis, which drastically worsen conditions for women.Nevertheless, millions of women, in keeping with the day’s traditions, poured into the streets to show their strength, put forward their demands and display solidarity with their sisters across the globe. Here are some of the highlights of the day’s events.¡Hugo Chavez presente!International Women’s Day in Latin America was overshadowed by the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Venezuelan women’s organizations dedicated this special day to honor their beloved leader, whose funeral was on March 8. Defending and promoting women’s rights has been a cornerstone of the Bolivarian Revolution, which has benefited poor, working and Indigenous women.The support for Chávez by the masses of women has been so strong that when a U.S.-backed coup attempted to unseat him in 2002, the mobilization of women saved the revolution.Minister for Women’s Affairs and Gender Equality Nancy Perez said that Chavez paid special attention to women’s rights. In fact, in 2009, he created the Ministry for Women’s Affairs and Gender Equality on International Women’s Day. In his 14 years in office, Chávez implemented many concrete laws and social services for women.For this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations, Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted Law 348, a law prohibiting gender violence, setting up the Task Force to Combat Violence, and establishing battered women’s shelters, heeding requests by women’s organizations.In Cuba, where millions are mourning the death of Comandante Chávez, a ceremony commemorated Vilma Espin at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum at the Segundo Frente Oriental. Espin was a revolutionary hero, who, in 1960, founded and then led the Federation of Cuban Women for decades. In socialist Cuba women have made great strides in every area, despite the U.S. blockade, as their equality is a firm goal of the revolution.In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at the Women’s Ministry, women demanded decent housing, better working conditions, an end to discrimination and anti-woman violence. The protest was organized by the International Lawyers’ Bureau.Stop anti-woman violenceDemonstrations on several continents protested violence and sexual assaults against women, as well as human trafficking — all products of patriarchal, sexist class society. One in three women will be beaten or sexually assaulted in their lifetime, says The One Billion Rising campaign. Stopping all violence against women was a key demand of many March 8 activities.Rallies and marches throughout India demanded equal rights for women, protested anti-woman violence, and called for justice for all women who are brutalized, especially the 23-year-old woman who died from gang-rape-inflicted injuries in New Delhi late last year. All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan (AIMSS) organized protests in several cities.Pakistani women marched for their rights in Lahore and other cities.Women observed this special day in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, at rallies and other programs calling for their rights. The 112 mostly women garment workers who perished late last year in the Tazreen Fashions’ fire were remembered at many events held in Bangladesh. This tragedy revealed the lack of safety measures in factories tied to European and U.S. corporations, including Walmart, a byproduct of capitalist globalization and workers’ super-exploitation.In downtown Cairo in Egypt, women marched to demand social and political rights. Protesters stressed that the demands of the January 25 revolution two years ago have not been met and criticized policies being implemented by the government of President Mohamed Morsi.At a demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, a call to pick up the “hammer and sickle,” a communist symbol, was raised.Solidarity with Palestinian prisonersA peaceful march of Palestinian women began to walk through Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem. As they showed solidarity with their 4,500 jailed brothers and sisters, Israeli police stopped them. Palestinians have been protesting the death by torture of imprisoned 30-year-old Arafat Jaradat last month.A demonstration in Ankara, Turkey, called for an end to violence and discrimination against women. Kurdish women honored and demanded justice for Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez, Kurdish activists who were assassinated in Paris in January.Gabriela, a National Alliance of Women organized a march to the U.S. Embassy in Manila to protest imperialist oppression. The group coordinated protests throughout the Philippines to decry unrelenting attacks by the Benigno Aquino government on women’s political rights and their growing impoverishment.Calls rang out for justice for Christina Jose, who was gunned down on March 4, as more than 1,000 activists marched in Davao City, Mindanao. Jose was leading a struggle to win benefits for typhoon Pablo survivors. Gabriela organizers denounced the government for her murder and other extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses.At a ceremony hailing International Women’s Day in Pyongyang, north Korea, a large photograph behind performers showed a women soldier leading an artillery attack. Its caption read, “We are the General’s female coastal artillery troops.” This event came in the midst of increased bellicosity by the United States and its allies toward this socialist country.Centennial of South Africa’s first women’s marchThe African National Congress Women’s League is celebrating a century of struggle since the first women’s march in 1913 and calls for unity in their goal “to ensure the total emancipation of women across the globe.” The Congress of South African Trade Unions saluted all working-class women and held activities on March 8.The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union, South Africa’s largest public sector union, hailed “our own heroes who kept up the struggles for women’s unionists. … Still today, the majority of working women are the objects of harsh exploitation by the vicious capitalist system. They work mainly in part-time, unprotected jobs, paid less than their male counterparts … with inadequate pensions and are the first to be retrenched during job cuts.”The union “reaffirms its commitment to fight for the full emancipation of women.” (allafrica.com, March 8)Women say NO to austerityIn Europe, year-round protests have objected to brutal austerity cutbacks imposed by the “Troika” — the International Monetary Fund, European Commission and the European Central Bank — in collusion with central governments, especially in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy.On International Women’s Day, more than 1,000 women, many of them from the Middle East and North Africa, demonstrated in Paris against draconian slashes in funding for social services, which will disproportionately affect women. Already, there is a pay gap of 28 percent and women are employed at 80 percent of low-wage jobs. Government programs are essential to many women.In Berlin and Nuremberg, Germany, women’s groups, migrants’ organizations and anti-fascists protested under the slogan of “Women struggle internationally.” They honored the three murdered Kurdish women activists, as well as International Women’s Day founder Clara Zetkin, who died 80 years ago. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Manila, Philippines Germany Pyongyang,north Korea Johannesburg, South Africa Ankara, Turkey Sanaa, Yemen Caracas, Venezuela Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Mortgage Survey Regulatory Relief The Collingwood Group The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 3/18/2015 Next: Auction.com and Five Star Institute Pledge Support to Operation Homefront and Veteran Home Donation Program The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago March 17, 2015 1,100 Views About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Analyst: Majority of Mortgage Professionals Unwilling to Pay for Liability Relief Share Save Mortgage Survey Regulatory Relief The Collingwood Group 2015-03-17 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Despite the extra costs and anxiety that mortgage industry professionals say come with compliance due to heightened regulation, a recent survey revealed that a majority of them would not be willing to pay for relief – a result that a survey analyst found “shocking.”On the Voice of Housing blog published by the Collingwood Group on Tuesday, analyst Margaret Mooney examined the results of the recent survey conducted by the Collingwood Group in conjunction with the Five Star Institute. Despite the fact that 89 percent of the mortgage industry professional surveyed by the Collingwood Group last September said regulations were hurting their business, 76 percent of respondents in the question posed in March’s Mortgage Industry Outlook Report said they would be willing to pay up to 25 basis points when asked how much they would pay “to be relieved of all liability for future buybacks, indemnifications and/or lawsuits” – but in reality, they would pay only five to 10 basis points.”They argued that this is a reasonable range because it is what the majority of originators currently retain for repurchase reserves,” Mooney wrote. “Some indicated that it depends on the loans in question and the severity of the indemnification agreements and/ or lawsuits.”Twenty-four percent of those surveyed said they would pay up to 50 basis points for relief from liability, while 1 percent indicated they would pay up to 75 basis points. Seven percent said they would pay up to 100 basis points, and just 1 percent said they would pay more than 100 basis points. Mooney said the results of the survey were “shocking” when considering last September’s survey results.”Given the results from previous surveys where respondents indicated that the risk of buybacks, indemnifications and lawsuits were a major concern, we expected respondents to be willing to pay more for peace of mind,” Mooney wrote.(Editor’s Note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com) Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Analyst: Majority of Mortgage Professionals Unwilling to Pay for Liability Relief Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily
ColumnsReleasing Prisoners During The Covid 19 Crisis Vivek Sood, Senior Advocate & Ayushi Bansal30 April 2020 7:06 AMShare This – xPrisoners are vested with numerous human and fundamental rights. With this thought let’s examine the recent policies adopted by several States to enable the temporary release of certain categories of prisoners from jails for a specified period of time due to COVID pandemic. On 28th March this year, the Supreme Court took suo motu cognizance in a matter that was titled ‘Contagion of COVID…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginPrisoners are vested with numerous human and fundamental rights. With this thought let’s examine the recent policies adopted by several States to enable the temporary release of certain categories of prisoners from jails for a specified period of time due to COVID pandemic. On 28th March this year, the Supreme Court took suo motu cognizance in a matter that was titled ‘Contagion of COVID 19 Virus in Prisons’. The Supreme Court observed that having regard to Article 21, it has become imperative to ensure that the spread of the Corona virus within the prisons is controlled. The court directed each State/Union Territory to constitute a High Powered Committee to determine which class of prisoners can be released on parole or interim bail for such period as may be thought appropriate. The Court clarified that it would be open for the High Powered Committee to determine the category of prisoners who should be released as aforesaid, depending upon the nature of offence, the number of years to which he or she has been sentenced or the severity of the offence with which he/she is charged with and is facing trial or any other relevant factor, which the Committee may consider appropriate. The High Powered Committees across the States in their wisdom have made schemes for temporary release of certain categories of prisoners from jail. However, the schemes formulated by numerous States for temporary release of prisoners during the COVID 19 crisis have followed a rather conservative and restrictive approach in categorizing the prisoners eligible for temporary release from jails. Most schemes have stipulated that only those prisoners accused or convicted of offences carrying a maximum sentence of upto seven years would be eligible for the temporary release. Also, most schemes have specifically excluded prisoners accused of specified offences. Are such restrictions justified in this critical time when the COVID 19 is threatening to spread into the community. Jails are at a grave risk of a COVID explosion, keeping in view the overcrowding and inhuman conditions. Corona would have silently entered most jails through the thousands arrested recently, before and during the lockdown. Whether the lockdown is revoked on 3rd May or not, normalcy in the functioning of courts will take a long time to return. What to speak of speedy trial which is part of the fundamental right under Article 21, there’s no question of criminal trials even resuming in the near future. Normal resumption of the hearing and disposal of criminal appeals in the courts over next several months also appears unlikely. Cognizance must be taken of these realities by the High Powered Committees designated to look into the temporary release of prisoners during the pandemic. Keeping prisoners in jail whereas their criminal trials are stalled and criminal appeals remain unheard indefinitely, is a gross violation of Article 21. In the above scenario, a strong case is made out for expansion of the list of prisoners eligible for temporary release from jails across the country till normalcy returns with the Corona pandemic subsiding and resumption of normalcy in courts, without in any way compromising with the law and order in the country. The schemes of releasing prisoners, in operation presently, thus must be liberalized while ensuring that law and order in the country is not compromised in any way. The Apex Court in Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India [WP(C) 1031/2019] has observed that the objective of the Court is to strike a balance between liberty and security concerns so that the right to life is secured and enjoyed in the best possible manner. Here is the way forward. Release from jail for limited duration is a relief granted by courts frequently to undertrials and convicts. Interim bail, interim suspension of sentence, Parole, and Furlough are legal concepts well known to criminal law and these reliefs are frequently granted to prisoners. The essence of these reliefs is temporary release of prisoners from jail. The distinctions between the aforesaid concepts need to be understood. An undertrial may seek temporary release from jail on some exigency, which is commonly referred to as interim bail. Depending upon a confluence factors such as the nature of offence alleged (serious or not), chances of the accused absconding, apprehension of his influencing witnesses or tampering of evidence, and the nature of the exigency the court exercises discretion whether or not to grant interim bail. When a prisoner has been convicted and has appealed against his conviction he may seek temporary release from jail which in legal parlance is called interim suspension of sentence on showing an exigency. When the appellate court has convicted the accused whether by converting the acquittal into a conviction or upholding the conviction by the trial court, temporary release from jail on certain exigencies is called ‘Parole’. Furlough is yet another grant of temporary release of convicts from jail and is distinct from Parole. Furlough is granted to a prisoner without his having to show any exigency. The underlying concept of Furlough is that convicts sentenced for long terms of imprisonment such as lifers are likely to lose their mental equilibrium and family ties due to long incarceration, hence, such prisoners need to be temporarily released from jail periodically. Interim bail, interim suspension of sentence, Parole, and Furlough are all interim reliefs granted to prisoners whereby they are released from jail temporarily. Generally, most categories of prisoners are eligible for being considered for temporary release from jail. These reliefs are granted on a case to case basis. Neither the nature of the offence nor the quantum of punishment, are absolute barriers in praying for these reliefs. Even lifers are eligible for these reliefs and in fact Furlough is meant for prisoners with long sentence terms. A significant feature of these temporary releases from jail is the fact that once the interim release is granted to a prisoner and liberty is not misused, a similar relief of temporary release the next time is much easier to obtain from the concerned authorities. A positive past record of not having misused the temporary release from jail by surrendering on time and not committing any offence when outside jail, makes it easier in getting a temporary release from jail the next time. The aforesaid principles and features of the criminal justice system should be taken into account by the High Powered Committees for liberalizing the Schemes to release many more prisoners during this COVID pandemic. All prisoners including lifers who have enjoyed temporary release from jail in the past and did not misuse their liberty must be temporarily released from jails during the pandemic. In other words, irrespective of the nature of the offence or the quantum of sentence for the offence accused or convicted of, every prisoner who has enjoyed temporary release from the jail by whatever name called (interim bail, interim suspension of sentence, Parole or Furlough) in the past, must be considered for temporary release from jail till the end of the pandemic and return of normalcy in the functioning of the Courts. Prisoners who have enjoyed temporary release from jail on an earlier occasion or occasions and did not misuse liberty satisfy the ‘reliability’ test for subsequent release as an established practice in our criminal justice system. Here are some suggestions which the High Powered Committees should find reasonable in the current scenario and keeping in mind the balance between liberty and security of the citizens. All prisoners, undertrials as well as convicts, who enjoyed temporary release from jail whether on interim bail, interim suspension of sentence, Parole or Furlough in the past, should be released till the resumption of normalcy in Courts. Some checks are necessary so that the underserving prisoners do not benefit from the scheme. For instance, in cases where after the last release, the prisoner has committed a serious misdemeanor in jail such as committing an offence it should render him ineligible for the interim relief. Also where the prisoner has been sentenced to death after the previous release, he should be rendered ineligible for the temporary reprieve. The above suggested scheme is extremely simple to implement and doesn’t need lawyers to argue or judges to adjudicate. As the Nominal Roll of a prisoner speaks of all his past releases with dates as also the list of misdemeanors in jail a large number of deserving prisoners whose credibility is proven by past release or releases from jail without abusing liberty can walk out of jail without in any way threatening the law and order in the country and without any judicial intervention. When in normal times a prisoner is shown leniency for temporary release from jail for the reason he did not misuse his liberty on a past occasion such leniency ought not be truncated or restricted in times of crisis by putting the nature of offence and quantum of sentence as obstacles in his release. In the words of Justice Bhagwati [Francis Coralie Mullin v. The Administrator, Union Territory of Delhi; 1981 SCR (2) 516], “Article 21 is a fundamental right that has a highly activist magnitude and it embodies a constitutional value of supreme importance in a democratic society.” The COVID 19 crisis must be used for expansion of the horizons of Article 21 to release the largest number of prisoners from jails without compromising on securityViews Are Personal Only(Vivek sood, is a Senior Advocate and Ayushi Bansal is an Advocate) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
News UpdatesDeduction Of One-Day’ Salary To PM CARE FUND During Covid Pandemic Cannot Be Said To Be Contrary To Public Interest Or Harsh: Delhi HC [Read Order] Karan Tripathi16 Jun 2020 10:17 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has dismissed a plea challenging the deduction of one-day salary of a Delhi University teacher for contributing to the PM CARES Fund. While dismissing the petition, the Division Bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula asked itself a question that wouldn’t a ‘stone hearted person’ only challenge the decision to deduct one day’s salary for a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has dismissed a plea challenging the deduction of one-day salary of a Delhi University teacher for contributing to the PM CARES Fund. While dismissing the petition, the Division Bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula asked itself a question that wouldn’t a ‘stone hearted person’ only challenge the decision to deduct one day’s salary for a pandemic? The court further highlighted that: ‘Further, keeping in view the severity and the spread of the pandemic, the deduction of one day’s salary of the appellant (i.e. Rs.7,500/-) cannot be said to be contrary to public interest or harsh or inequitable.’ The order has come in a Letters Patent Appeal whereby Appellant’s writ petition challenging the deduction of one day salary by the respondent-University for contributing to the PM CARES Fund to combat COVID-19 pandemic was dismissed. The Appellant argued that that Respondent-University did not give all its employees adequate notice of such deduction and further it proceeded to deduct one day’s salary even in respect of those employees who had expressed their desire not to make a contribution. He further submitted that voluntary contribution cannot be deducted without anyone’s consent. The Delhi University, on the other hand, submitted that appeals were issued by the Chairman, UGC as well as Registrar of respondent-University in the month of March 2020 to voluntarily contribute to support the cause against the COVID-19 pandemic, while the last date for objection was 02nd April, 2020. While noting that the present petition doesn’t qualify as a PIL, the court observed that: ‘The teachers and staff of Delhi University are neither financially weak nor suppressed to such an extent that they cannot approach this Court directly.’ After taking into record that the Appellant missed the deadline for raising his objections against the voluntary contribution decision, the court highlighted that: ‘This Court takes judicial notice of the fact that we live in the ‘internet age’ wherein all people are active on social media. Prima facie, it is difficult to believe that the appellant who himself lives in the Delhi University campus did not know either from his colleagues or staff or University officials or on email or telephone or computer about the appeals issued by the Chairman, UGC or by the Registrar, Delhi University.’ On the issue of maintainability, the court observed that it is settled law that a writ petition is not a statutory proceeding and a Court is not bound to entertain and allow the same if the cause espoused by the petitioner is contrary to public interest and/or inequitable.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – August 18, 2017 It’s emerged that a man missing in Milford is from Dublin with family ties in the area.The mans car had been spotted yesterday near Bunlin Bridge between Milford and Carrigart.The alarm was raised when it was noted that the car was still there this morning.Editor of the Tir Conaill Tribune, John McAteer has been speaking to Greg Hughes on the 10 to 1 show:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/johnmcateer.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Previous articleMajor search operation underway in MilfordNext article15 people waiting for a bed at LUH News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Man missing in Milford believed to be visitor from Dublin Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications