Ebola, Elections, and Christmas

first_imgMonrovia- Three major events are happening almost simultaneously in Liberia.  In March of this year, the deadly Ebola virus had hit Liberia. By August, the outbreak was almost uncontrollable bringing the entire nation to a standstill. With international goodwill, heroic efforts of healthcare workers and a change in attitude towards the virus by Liberians, the trend is slowing. While Liberians are trying to shake off the dust from their feet and look ahead, there is a challenge of elections.Traditionally, Elections have been a source of enormous crowd pulling and tension, with supporters of political parties and Independent candidates negating the issues at bay and thriving on trivialities. Due to the outbreak of Ebola, the initial date for elections was postponed to December 16. A writ of prohibition by some citizens further pushed the date to December 20, just five days short of the Christmas Celebration.  The Christmas festivities are marred by huge influx of people from across the country, descending on the capitol to shop for the holidays.  Elections and Christmas combined would mean a double effect of citizens’ amalgamation hustling and bustling for competing needs.There are genuine fears that the mass movement of people as an effect of elections and shopping for the Christmas holidays might reignite the outbreak that took tears, sweat, blood and lives to reverse.As the effect of the Ebola outbreak showed, it has the proclivity to bring an entire nation to its knees and shatter every single gain made.  Ebola has proved to be a serial killer that has successfully preyed on its victims. It brought to near collapse an already frailed healthcare system, nearly wrecked an economy, shut down schools, cut off a nation from most parts of the world and exposed a people to great stigmatization. These are scary signals that need not relapse. The downward trigger effect of another outbreak is synonymous to the effects of a civil war. We simply cannot afford it. Policy makers and politicians must realize that the common interest of the nation rests in its political stability, resuscitated economy and the health of its citizenry. Everything else is secondary.  As Ebola has shown, great gains can be reversed in days and months when caution is left to uncertainty. Another outbreak is suicidal and we cannot afford the shock. There are reports of supporters of political parties marching in streets, hanging on jammed parked vehicles and huge gathering of people in a show of numerical strength. Rival groups have engaged in street fighting thus exposing each other to unnecessary touching and sharing of bodily fluids.  This is foolhardy for a nation that has shut down schools across the country, instructing every home to keep a bucket of clean water for regular washing of hands and asking the world to help us out.Politicians are obliged to caution their supporters to see the effect of Ebola not only as a health epidemic, but also a national security concern. It could possibly undermine the purpose for which they are striving to get elected. Significant gains seem to be made in the fight against Ebola in Liberia, thus making us a model and a success story in the region. Liberian health care workers and care givers were amongst the 2014 personalities of TIME magazine, with Dr. Jerry Brown of the ELWA hospital named personality of the year .In her reason why the Ebola fighters are TIME’s choice for the person of the year, Editor Nancy Gibbs is quoted as saying, ‘They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved.’ She quotes a proverb that ‘Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, says the proverb, but rather the hero’s heart’.  She goes on ‘But 2014 is the year an outbreak turned into an epidemic, powered by the very progress that has paved roads and raised cities and lifted millions out of poverty. This time it reached crowded slums in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone; it traveled to Nigeria and Mali, to Spain, Germany and the U.S. It struck doctors and nurses in unprecedented numbers, wiping out a public-health infrastructure that was weak in the first place. One August day in Liberia, six pregnant women lost their babies when hospitals couldn’t admit them for complications. Anyone willing to treat Ebola victims ran the risk of becoming one’.We have to sustain the fight. The war is still on. The effect of Ebola has left several kids orphaned, families completely broken, rise in unemployment, cultural adjournment, and emotional scars.When the dust settles on December 20, elections would be over, politicians would go on holidays and we will wake up to a nation that had rendered itself vulnerable to a virus that takes no prisoners.  Ebola, Elections and Christmas seem a lethal combination when mixed in the same pot. Each has its own challenge and needs to be dished separately. Ebola is the toxic to the mix. Let’s get it out completely. When Ebola flees, we can all laugh aloud and tell a story. Until then, everyone stay put.About the Author:Lekpele Nyamalon is a Liberian and lives in Monrovia. He can be reached at nyamalon@yahooo.comReferencehttp://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-ebola-fighters-choice/Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Women Entrepreneurs Need Hard Work, Financing’

first_imgMrs. Bright-Harding: “Women in business must support each other”Says Shark’s CEO at the UN Women, Coca-Cola launch of the NEXT LEVEL and 5BY20 joint initiatives to support women’s economic empowermentMrs. Eyvonne Bright-Harding, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shark’s Entertainment Incorporated, a Liberian-owned business, says in order for women to thrive in business, they need a combination of hard work, financing and policies designed to advocate and support women entrepreneurs in the country.Those policies, she said, must be fully implemented and monitored to demonstrate that they are having an impact in society.“We all know that governments, especially in such gatherings, are quick to advocate policies, but are weak on implementation. It makes no sense to have laws on the books when the government entities entrusted to implement them fail to do so,” she said.Mrs. Bright-Harding made these remarks yesterday, May 31, when she served as guest speaker at the official launch of the partnership of the NEXT LEVEL and the 5BY20 joint initiatives to support women’s economic empowerment, held at the Monrovia City Hall.Other partners included the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC), UN Women, Gender Ministry and the Swedish Embassy in Liberia.It can be recalled that in 2014, the Legislature passed the Small Business Administration Act, which guaranteed 25 percent of all government procurement contracts for Liberians. Of the 25 percent, five percent is reserved for women-owned businesses.Based on that, Bright-Harding said since the act was passed, Liberian women have received US$8 million in contracts compared to US$30 million for men. Most of the contracts awarded to women were for catering and traveling services.“We need diversity of women businesses,” she said in reference to the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC), adding: “We must ensure that women are bidding for other contracts besides catering and travel services.”Mrs. Bright-Harding is also the CEO of Shark’s Ice Cream and Catering, the largest producer of ice cream in Liberia, located on the James Spriggs Airfield road on the edge of Sinkor. She has established outlets in central Monrovia and other parts of the city. However, efforts to have Shark’s Ice Cream sold at supermarkets have been undermined by biased placement of her products in favor of imported alternatives.She said women are involved in construction and engineering businesses. “Why aren’t they in the running for government contracts?” she asked while noting that research has shown that women will continue to drive Africa’s economy.“When men and women become more equal,” she said, “economies grow faster, fewer people remain in poverty, and overall well-being increases. And raising female employment to male levels can have a direct impact on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate by as much as 34 percent in some countries.”She said some countries’ productivity can increase by as much as 25 percent, if discriminatory barriers against women are removed.Mrs. Bright-Harding said when women are empowered to earn income, accumulate assets and increase their economic security, they improve industrial capacity and spur economic growth by creating new jobs, as well as expanding the pool of human resources and talents available in a country.“We must also develop a mentoring program that will enable successful female entrepreneurs to mentor younger women.“Women in business must support each other. For example, for my catering business, I buy pastries and desserts from women who have expertise in that area. I buy the fruits for some of my ice cream flavors from women’s association such as the Bentol Mothers Association,” she said.“The business climate in Liberia is still an ‘old boys’ club, so women must support each other, but not tear each other down.”She said Liberian women entrepreneurs need to catch up with digital and technological advances and asked them to use Quickbooks or other accounting software to track their income and spending. Small scale entrepreneurs need to be introduced to smart phones and access the internet so they can trade on their own, she said.She, therefore, urged the government, international organizations and others to support women entrepreneurs to be the drivers of their own enterprises.After commending UN Women and Coca-Cola for their commitment to women’s economic empowerment, she said: “We’ve seen how the government is not good on implementing polices, so we need to assert ourselves, be bold and confident so that we can be successful in our enterprises.”Mr. Ramon Garway, program manager for UN Women, who spoke on behalf of Mr. Peterson Magoola, the Country Representative, said UN Women remains strategically positioned to respond to the needs of women entrepreneurs, and is also committed to strengthen partnership with institutions in the private sector to improve and diversify livelihood options for market women.He said partnerships are important levels for sustainable development, and empowering women contributes to building sustainable communities. “We know that a woman’s income immensely benefits their children’s education and other family needs. Empowering women entrepreneurs will benefit communities and future generations,” he said.Speaking on behalf of the general manager of LCCBC, Mrs. Amanita Kamara, Human Resource for Business Support Manager, said the 5BY20 is the Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of five million women entrepreneurs by 2020.Specifically addressing the most common barriers women face when trying to succeed in the marketplace, she said that the initiative offers women access to business skills training courses, financial services and connections with peers or mentors.She said since its inception in 2012, the brand has been able to economically empower over 2,000 women through several activities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Northern Health provides updates on staff recruitment, patient simulation programs

first_imgFrom 2012 to 2013, there was an increase of ten percent, in the use of the program in partnership with UNBC and the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Board Chair, Doctor Charles Jago, says when addressing the recruitment issue, he always tries to put it in perspective.“We do have difficulty filling positions, particularly in the health sciences area, but the number of nurse vacancies is far less than it would have been five or ten years ago. That’s because we have nursing programs in the north,” he explains. “For people in imagine we now have programs in the north. Physiotherapy, we’re establishing in cooperation with UBC. All of those things make a huge difference. Yes there are difficult to fill positions, but our situation is far better than it’s even been I think.” This week’s board meeting in Valemount also focused on continuous improvement in delivering quality health care, and featured an update on the Patient Simulation Program, which Doctor Jago called part of the authorities strategic plan.- Advertisement -“We have five major areas that we’re looking at and we have measurements for improvement so we’re very focus on quality especially around surgical practice, emergency room procedures, and things like that. It’s very important to the board.” The Authorities President and Chief Operating Officer is Cathy Ulrich, and she noted the equipment is mobile, allowing it to be set up at sites across the region for training opportunities for health care providers. “We have patient simulation in Quesnel, and Fort St. John, and in Terrace, as well as in Prince George. We’ve also been able to take the patient simulator out to other communities where people can learn together and practice clinical skills which we know improves quality.”  Advertisementlast_img read more

Vettel fires Japanese Grand Prix warning before washout

first_img0Shares0000Sebastian Vettel, who trails Lewis Hamilton by 34 points with five races left this season, gave his fading title hopes a boost with a lightning late dash in the morning as the rain began to fall © AFP / Behrouz MEHRISuzuka, Japan, Oct 6 – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel set the pace Friday for the Japanese Grand Prix with a blistering drive in the morning’s free practice before rain caused havoc in the afternoon.Lewis Hamilton splashed gingerly to the fastest time of a soaking second session after an absorbing morning run-out in Suzuka. Delayed by 50 minutes as rain lashed down, the afternoon looked like being a complete washout as team engineers amused themselves by floating paper boats along a river of water gushing down the pit lane.When the cars did finally creep out, puddles made the going treacherous but Lewis steered his Mercedes to the quickest time of one minute, 48.719 seconds.Vettel topped the timesheets in a morning session which was temporarily disrupted after Carlos Sainz smashed his Toro Rosso into a wall.Vettel’s time of 1:29.166 was almost 20 seconds quicker than Hamilton’s wet run, the German edging out the Formula One championship leader and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.“The results were not the best the last couple of races but I think we are strong so we have all reason to be confident,” said Vettel, who finished fourth in Malaysia last weekend from the back of the grid.“I’m pretty sure on Sunday we will be able to show what we can do.”None of Hamilton’s title rivals posted times in the afternoon when Lance Stroll had a lucky escape after his Williams aquaplaned off coming into turn one, forcing the Canadian to take evasive action to avoid hitting a barrier.Only four other drivers did set times, Esteban Ocon’s Force India going closest to three-time Japan winner Hamilton with a 1:49.518.“It’s been an interesting day,” said Hamilton. “The car is feeling much better than it was in Malaysia. It feels back to normal, so I’m ready to race.”Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in a soaking second practice session © AFP / Kiyoshi OTAVettel, who trails Hamilton by 34 points with five of the 20 races left this season, gave his fading title hopes a boost with a lightning late dash in the morning as the rain began to fall.Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen was the only other driver to join Vettel, Hamilton and Ricciardo in breaking 1:30, despite complaining of overheating brakes.Valtteri Bottas, like Hamilton running an upgraded aerodynamic package, registered a 1:30.151 for Mercedes with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen — who stunned Hamilton to win in Malaysia — sixth fastest.Vettel faces a potential must-win race at the fearsome figure-of-eight Japan circuit, where he won four times with Red Bull.Verstappen had a fright in the morning as he slid off onto the gravel before Sainz skidded into a tyre wall after exiting the hairpin, mangling his Toro Rosso and bringing out the red flags.Ocon and Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg were seventh and eighth quickest, while Romain Grosjean’s Haas and the McLaren of Stoffel Vandoorne rounded out the top 10.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool silence Chelsea to reclaim EPL top spot

first_imgLiverpool rose to the challenge as Sadio Mane’s opener five minutes after the break and a blistering long-range drive from Salah two minutes later moved them two points clear of second-placed City on a raucous afternoon at Anfield.City have five games left compared to just four for Liverpool, leaving the destiny of the title in the hands of the champions.But there is a growing feeling at Anfield that this will be the season Liverpool finally end their 29-year wait to be crowned kings of English football.Chelsea posed the last major threat to Liverpool’s title bid, yet the leaders dealt with the challenge impressively to mark Klopp’s 200th game as Reds manager in style.With City having difficult league fixtures looming against Tottenham and Manchester United, Klopp’s men are convinced they can hold onto pole position.Mo Salah celebratingTheir run-in is undoubtedly less daunting than City’s, with Cardiff, Huddersfield and Newcastle on the schedule before a potential title party against Wolves at Anfield.For fourth-placed Chelsea, the loss was a blow to their bid for Champions League football next season and they will drop to fifth if Arsenal win at Watford on Monday.On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster that killed 96 Liverpool fans and in the week that club legend Tommy Smith passed away, there was even more emotion at Anfield than usual.After a minute’s silence featuring mosaics reading “30 years” and “96” held up by fans around the ground, Liverpool’s focus was trained on avenging one of the more painful defeats in the club’s recent history.Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip in 2014 led to a defeat against Chelsea that effectively gifted the title to Manchester City when Liverpool had looked odds-on to lift the trophy.But Klopp insisted his players wouldn’t be haunted by the ghosts of that collapse and they were true to his word.Liverpool threatened an early goal when Mane whipped a pin-point cross towards Salah and he fired a volley that Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga held well.– Salah makes his point –Liverpool’s fans hold up a mosaic making out the number “96” as they observe a minute’s silence for the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster© AFP Paul ELLISChelsea were unbeaten in their last eight matches at Anfield going into Sunday’s clash and showed signs of troubling Liverpool when Eden Hazard twisted away from Joel Matip for a low shot that forced Alisson Becker into action.David Luiz launched a dangerous Chelsea counter-attack with a pass that sent Willian racing away, but the Brazilian’s miscued shot drifted wide.Those escapes shook Liverpool out of their brief lull and Salah got behind Emerson to cross for Mane to smash just wide.Hampered by a first-half injury to Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea creaked at the back and Liverpool took full advantage to break the deadlock in the 51st minute.When Salah scampered onto Roberto Firmino’s flick in the Chelsea area, Blues defender Emerson could only prod the ball to the influential Jordan Henderson and his deft cross reached the unmarked Mane, who headed home at the far post.Sadio Mane opened the scoring with a sweet headerAny Liverpool nerves had been wiped away by jubilant celebrations and soon after Salah blew the roof off Anfield with a moment of pure genius.Taking possession wide on the right flank, Salah cut inside and glided away from Emerson before unleashing a sumptuous 25-yard drive that arrowed past Kepa into the far corner.It was a sweet moment of vindication for the Egypt forward after a group of Chelsea fans were filmed chanting “Salah is a bomber” before their team’s Europa League tie at Slavia Prague on Thursday.And Salah, a practising Muslim, celebrated his 22nd goal of the season by adopting a prayer position in front of the Kop.Hazard should have reduced the deficit, but twice the Belgian couldn’t find the net from close-range as Liverpool moved a step closer to their holy grail.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool’s second goal in their win over Chelsea© AFP Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 14 – Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League after Mohamed Salah’s stunning strike clinched a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp’s side had surrendered pole position a few hours earlier when Manchester City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace, piling pressure on the Reds to respond as the title race heats up.last_img read more


first_imgBeckett class group with their Year Head Ms Mc GranaghanJackson’s Hotel played host to a wonderful renewal of the Finn Valley College Prom on the final day of term, last Friday night. The amount of style and panache on display was a testament to the amount of time, effort and money that the students and their parents put into making this one of the most special nights of their young lives.Best dressed female Niamh Boyle with Ms Mc GeehanThe students were given the full red carpet treatment as the Limos, buses and even a chauffer driven lorry pulled up outside through the crowds of relatives and well-wishers. Fruit punch greeted the students and their partners inside the elegant surroundings of the Finn Suite as hundreds of cameras flashed from local media, the professional photographer and, of course, the obligatory selfies!From there, the revellers made their way into to the Drumboe Suite which was bedecked in a classic Black and Gold theme fit to grace any occasion. Also in the room was a beautifully decorated Sweet Cart adorned with dozens of specially named treats such as ‘Thompson’s treats’, ‘Boland’s babies’ and ‘Mc Granaghan’s mints to name but a few. The sweet jars named after the more than twenty staff of the school who generously gathered to help celebrate their students’ special night – a nice example of the special relationship enjoyed between staff and students in the school.Best dressed male Adam Callaghan with Mr Mc DaidAfter a beautiful meal all chairs were gathered in front of the big screen to watch the much-anticipated slideshow- a half hour production that chronicled the students’ time in school. Embarrassed groans and howls of laughter filled the room as the gathering witnessed, through film, the changes that have occurred to them over the past five years.Students Stephen O Donnell, Casey Doherty and Kevin Patton from the prom committee then gave short speeches thanking those deserving of thanks. Mr Thompson then gave a short speech praising the students and staff involved in the organising of the night before the excellent DJ Greg began filling the dancefloor with a great set. Throughout the night also, students and staff paid several visits to the ‘Photo booth’ for some great prop-inspired snaps that will provide yet more memories of their prom. There were plenty of novelty prizes given out across the night before the voting began for the best dressed and, of course, Prom King and Queen. Niamh Boyle who wore a stunning full length red dress picked up the Best Dressed female while Adam Callaghan, also sporting red in the form of a stylish bow tie and braces to go with his navy suit won Best Dressed male.Prom King Michael Mc Colgan with Ms Boland, Deputy PrincipalThe final two prizes of the night went the way of Prom Queen Casey Doherty and Prom King Michael Mc Colgan, two very deserving and popular winners.The night ended with the crowd calling out for ‘One more tune’ and DJ Greg duly obliged before the partygoers departed after a night to remember.   Binchy class group with their class teacher Mr O Donnell and SNA Nicole SiheraBoland class group with their class teacher Mr WhiteGLITZ, GLAMOUR AND A GREAT NIGHT AT THE FINN VALLEY PROM – PIC SPECIAL! was last modified: October 26th, 2014 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:Finn Valley Promlast_img read more


first_img HUGE TURN-OUT EXPECTED IN HONOUR OF TRAGIC SHANE BROLLY was last modified: June 10th, 2015 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:donegalShane Brolly Memorial Tractor Run The Shane Brolly Memorial Tractor Run takes place this Sunday.A huge turn-out is expected in honour of the popular young Donegal man who died tragically in a car crash in June 2013.A spokesman for the organisers said “We had up to 300 tractors taking part last year, so let’s top that total this Sunday. All proceeds in aid of the Donegal to Galway Cancer Bus which depends on donations in order to keep running. Please come out and support this worthy cause.”last_img read more


first_imgAS the clock ticks towards this afternoon’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin, we want to show Jim McGuinness and his Donegal braves that we’re all right behind him.So we want our tens of thousands of readers both here in Co Donegal and around the world in 91 other countries to send messages of support to Jim and the team.It doesn’t cost anything. Simply fill out the comment box below and we’ll put your comments live. We welcome comments and messages of support from individuals, clubs, supporters groups – anyone.So what are you waiting for…get going!And….BELIEVE!BIG GAME COUNTDOWN: SEND YOUR MESSAGES OF SUPPORT TO THE DONEGAL TEAM was last modified: August 28th, 2011 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:donegaldaily.com messages of support to Donegallast_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s Christy Toye tries to hold on to the ball as he is knocked to the group at the O Donnell Park. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephDonegal 2-11 Monaghan 0-10 Donegal gained revenge for their Ulster final defeat with a comfortable win over Monaghan in their National Football League Division 2 clash  in Letterkenny.Jim McGuinness’s side got off to a great start in front of a large crowd as they seek revenge for their Ulster final defeat by today’s visitors to O’Donnell Park. A wonder goal from Odhran Mac Niallias and a fisted effort to the net by Colm McFadden after he was brilliantly set up by Dermot Molly have put the Donegal men in a comfortable position at half time.McGuinness introduced Neil Gallagher, Darach O’Connor and Patrick McBrearty for Kavanagh, Molloy and Toye at the start of the second half and the move paid dividends straight away as MacNiallais fired over to make make the scoreline 2-05 to 0-04.Both sides exchanged scores with Murphy and McBrearty among the point scorers before Donegal ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-10.NFL DIV 2: DONEGAL DELIGHT LARGE CROWD TO SEE OFF MONAGHAN was last modified: March 2nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:2DefeatdivisiondonegalFootballLeagueletterkennyMonaghanNationallast_img read more


first_imgO’CONNORThe sudden death has taken place of Paddy O’Connor, The Roughan, Lifford. His remains will repose at his late residence from 4pm today. Funeral from there tomorow, Thursday at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Murlog, Lifford, followed by burial in Ardmore Cemetery, Waterside, Derry. Family flowers only please – Donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny. House private please from 11pm to 11am.GALLAGHER The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Vincent Patrick Gallagher, Foyfin, Castlefinn, and formerly of Ardara. Funeral from 141 Laurel Drive, Strabane on Thursday morning at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Columba’s Church, Doneyloop, followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital, c/o William Kee Funeral Director, 1A Finn View, Strabane, or any family member.KYLEThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Margaret Kyle, Greenhill, Letterkenny. Requiem mass on Thursday at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Ramelton, followed by burial in Killydonnell Graveyard. Family flowers only please – Donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o any family memberOBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH was last modified: July 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more