SERVICE STATION CLOSES WITH LOSS OF UP TO 10 JOBS

first_imgAnother Letterkenny business has closed with the loss of vital jobs for the local community.More jobs have been lost in LetterkennyNynes Gala Service Station in the Killyclug area shut its doors for the final time last night.It is understood that up to 10 jobs have been lost as a result of the closure. The service station was popular with local in the busy Glencar area.The service station has been open for a number of years and included a small cafe area and mini-supermarket.Local councillor Gerry McMonagle said he was sad and concerned to see another local business shut its doors.“Every day we hear of another small business going to the wall in Letterkenny. “We need to shout stop and we need to do it Sunday. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and they are simply not being given enough help,” he said.SERVICE STATION CLOSES WITH LOSS OF UP TO 10 JOBS was last modified: October 27th, 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEletterkennyNynes Gala Service Stationlast_img read more

SHE’S FROM GLENTIES MAN, SHE’S WON THE TICKETS MAN!

first_imgThe winner of our VIP trip to Croke Park for Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final is a very happy Patricia Molloy from Glenties.A delighted Patricia revealed how her husband Julian only turned down two tickets for the Hogan Stand this morning in the hope that she would win the Donegal Daily competition! And she did!Patricia and Julian will now be wined and dined in a hospitality box at Croke Park with the best seats in the house! Patricia said “I can’t believe it. I never thought I would win it. I’m a big fan of Donegal Daily but I know an awful lot of people entered the competition.“I’m over the moon and I’m so looking forward to the day now. All we have to do now is beat Cork,” she beamed.We would like to thank every reader who entered the competition.We had hundreds of correct answers which, of course, was that Martin McHugh will lead out the Legends Tour at Croke Park this Sunday. If you didn’t win then don’t worry – we’ll have lots more free competitions in the coming weeks.C’mon Donegal! SHE’S FROM GLENTIES MAN, SHE’S WON THE TICKETS MAN! was last modified: August 23rd, 2012 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:competitionDonegal DailyGlentiesPatricia Molloylast_img read more

County close to disaster-ready

first_img “The probability of such an event is remote – one in 5,000 years,” Perett said. The second most likely threat is a multilocation “dirty bomb” attack by terrorists, resulting in mass casualties. To plug the gaps in the county’s disaster plans and be ready in case one of these scenarios occurs, Perett recommended that the county establish emergency service coordinators to address gaps in unincorporated areas and work with volunteer and nonprofit organizations to help disabled people in a disaster. She also suggested that the county develop alternative warning systems, including sirens, increase training for mass casualty and quarantine planning, develop medication supply and distribution plans, and work with utility companies to develop coordinated plans. Perett intends to submit a plan to the board in 60 days for its approval. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Perett’s department conducted a self-examination with key departments, posing 138 questions asking about their readiness levels. Based on that, officials identified weaknesses. Perett prepared the report in response to a request the supervisors made in September after devastation along the Gulf Coast on whether the county has a proper disaster-response plan. “This report pointed out some major gaps in our plans,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “Unincorporated areas is a major gap, and what our communications system will be when TV and radios don’t work. We also need to look at mental health access and how people will get their medications.” Perett said she consulted with Lucy Jones at the U.S. Geological Survey and sheriff’s Lt. J.R. Coffman at the county’s Terrorism Early Warning group to identify the most plausible threats facing the county. The most likely is a major earthquake on the Puente Hills blind-thrust fault beneath Los Angeles, which could cause up to $252 billion in damage and claim up to 18,000 lives. Los Angeles County might be one of the country’s better-prepared places to handle a catastrophe the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina, but it has 11 major gaps in its disaster plans, officials said Tuesday. Constance Perett, director of the Office of Emergency Management, told the county Board of Supervisors there is a lack of preparation to help the 1 million residents who live in unincorporated areas and people with disabilities and other special needs. Perett also said officials need to develop plans on how to handle mass evacuations, create sirens or other warning systems in the event television and radio signals are knocked out, and provide supplies of medications and psychotropic drugs to residents unable to obtain their medicines. “The good news is we are probably the best-prepared county anywhere in the nation,” Perett said. “We were the poster child for disasters in the 1990s. But that doesn’t mean we are perfect and there isn’t more work to do. Everyone watched the horrific chain of events after Hurricane Katrina.” last_img read more