Value of St Patrick’s Day trips to be questioned in county council chamber

first_img Twitter Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 17, 2010 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Value of St Patrick’s Day trips to be questioned in county council chamber Facebook Google+center_img Newsx Adverts 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Donegal County Council will next week hear calls for a full review of the council’s annual expenditure on overseas trips to see if it represent value for money for the county.On Monday councillors will be asked to sign off on St Patrick’s day trips which Sinn Fein claims normally cost in the region of fifteen thousand euro.Councillor McLoughlain says his party will not support the trips until a review determines if they are of any benefit to Donegal.He says such money should not be wasted given the amount of people who have lost jobs with the council: Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny to highlight twinning arrangement with Elizabethtown PANext articleBoy killed in Letterkenny tragedy named News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more


Three Premier League clubs eye Leeds defender

first_imgLeeds United defender, Ben White, has reportedly caught the eye of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham during his impressive loan spell in Yorkshire. The 22-year-old is signed to Brighton having joined the Seagulls after a long spell in the Southampton academy, with a contract to 2022. According to Sky Sports, the Premier League trio have all extensively scouted White to gauge his ability to make it in the top-flight.Advertisement It is said that Brighton do not have a recall option on White’s loan deal for the January window, with Liverpool most likely to wait for the summer if they are to make a bid. Read Also:Ibrahimovic on target as AC Milan whitewash Rhodense 9-0 Chelsea in particular have been linked with a centre-back addition for the current window with Nathan Ake of Bournemouth one rumoured target. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your DayPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more


Monk happy to stop the rot

first_img “We can’t just rely on Wilfried for the goals, we need the whole team to contribute this season and they did that. “When the chances are not flowing, as they weren’t in this game, you’ve got to be clinical and both goals were well-worked with good finishes at the end.” Leicester have now gone four games without a win since their memorable 5-3 defeat of Manchester United over a month ago and manager Nigel Pearson admitted his side had made too many mistakes to stop that run. “We didn’t perform as well as we should have done and didn’t manage the ball well enough,” Pearson said. “You can ill-afford to make too many unforced errors and we did too many, it made it a frustrating afternoon for the players. “It was disappointing and the bottom line is our baseline performance has to be better. I didn’t feel we really gave as much as we could do to stay in the game and that is the biggest disappointment.” Pearson said Leicester had questioned the size of the goal posts before kick-off after his goalkeepers had raised some concerns, but the match officials said it was not a problem. “The goalkeepers felt they were a bit high,” Pearson said. “I thought it was in everyone’s best interest to get it checked and it was quite light-hearted. “The officials were slightly surprised, but everything was fine. I could have done with it being a bit smaller! “It is very easy to look at the goals and lay the blame for defeats but ultimately what you do with the ball when you have it is equally important, if not more. “We didn’t do enough with the ball and then it becomes a frustrating day.” Press Association Wilfried Bony’s brace saw off Leicester at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening as a 2-0 victory ended a frustrating run of results and took Swansea back into the top six. “It was about getting three points as we could feel that little bit of pressure on us within the crowd and amongst the players,” Monk said. Swansea boss Garry Monk praised his players for standing up to the pressure after claiming a first win in six Barclays Premier League games. “It was never going to be easy, especially when Leicester threw caution to the wind, and we could have controlled the ball a bit better in the second half, but I thought we deserved it. “We limited them to shots from distance which is credit to the shape we’ve been working on and how hard defensively we’ve been working. “Three goals we’ve conceded in the last two games – two against Newcastle and the second one against Stoke – has not been the standard we’ve set but we got back to that to keep a clean sheet.” Bony scored in each half to make it four goals in his last three games and after a sluggish start to the season the Ivory Coast powerhouse now appears back to his best. But Monk said he had no concerns about Bony even when he wasn’t scoring as his all-round game was of a high standard. “All strikers go through the moments when they score and when they don’t score,” Monk said. “I know all strikers are judged on goals but what’s important is what they contribute to the team and Wilf has always contributed to the team when he’s not been scoring. “It’s also important to have threats from everywhere and not from just one area. last_img read more