first_imgSinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said Brian Cowen’s comments in the media today highlight the cocky and arrogant mentality that marked his and other Fianna Fáil led governments.Speaking today Deputy Doherty said: “Brian Cowen’s comments highlight the cocky and arrogant mentality that marked his and other Fianna Fáil led governments.“Sinn Féin and others continually highlighted the weakness of our economy, the folly of an over dependence on the property market and the likelihood of a crash only to be told by Fianna Fáil that we were cribbing and complaining. “Bertie Ahern even went as far as to suggest that ourselves and others who were warning of the dangers facing the economy should just go and kill ourselves.“It is this type of arrogance, typified by Brian Cowen’s failure to listen to anyone who didn’t agree with him, that ultimately meant we had no plan B as we collapsed into crisis.“Brian Cowen and his Fianna Fáil colleagues, including Mícheál Martin, have a lot to answer for. His refusal to apologise to the Irish people shows he has not lost his arrogance.“Unfortunately Fianna Fáil has been replaced by Fine Gael, a party that shares Fianna Fáil’s ideology and is gaining a level of arrogance to compete with its predecessor.”  COWEN’S COMMENTS SHOW ‘ARROGANCE’ – DOHERTY was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by John2Share 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

Fibre broadband installation underway in Dunlewey

first_imgDunlewey is in the process of having a fibre broadband network installed.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has been advised by Eir that works have commenced on the installation of the network.The new ducting, cabling and fibre splicing should be completed within a month. When the build is complete customers within Eir’s rollout area will be in a position to place orders for the provision of Fibre Broadband with speed up to 1,000 Mbps.Deputy Gallagher said “I have been exerting pressure on Eir for considerable time and I am now pleased that those in Eir’s catchment area of Dunlewey will soon have this vital infrastructure.“This is part of Eir’s 300k + Rural Rollout and does not form part of the National Broadband Plan. It is vital that the government sign off on the NBP and provide a service to all of rural Ireland outside of Eir’s commercial rollout.“There are many areas in the county that could immediately be provided with fibre broadband if the government took the initiative and requested EIR to extend their fibre network to the many premises that are within close proximity to their existing infrastructure.” Fibre broadband installation underway in Dunlewey was last modified: July 19th, 2019 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:Deputy Pat the Cope GallagherDunleweyeirlast_img read more

Warriors 115, Celtics 111: Potential Finals preview lives up to hype

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *BOSTON  — The Warriors usually save their most compelling basketball for June. With the Warriors facing a team they might meet in about four months, however, they offered an entertaining trailer.The Warriors recorded a 115-111 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday, cementing the team’s 10th …last_img read more

SC rues ‘sorry state of affairs’ in Saradha probe

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Monday termed the allegation of the West Bengal police obstructing the CBI in its probe into the multi-crore Saradha scam as a “sorry state of affairs” and directed that the probe agency officials should not be summoned for questioning by the State police’s Special Investigation Team.The top court also observed that due to such obstructions, the prosecution of those accused in the scam was getting delayed.The issue came up when the counsel for CBI made certain allegations which were countered by their counterparts representing the State government.“They (CBI and SIT) are obstructing each other. This is a sorry state of affairs. We are not happy with it. This is not the way things should go on. Whoever is the culprit needs to be booked. It should not be the case that investigating agencies are siding with the accused,” a Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and S.A. Abdul Nazeer said.The Bench said the SIT of the State police cannot summon CBI officials for questioning, as the apex court had in 2014 asked the Central probe agency to investigate the alleged scam.Justice Mishra said that when he was the Calcutta High Court Chief Justice, this case had come up before it for the first time but he had refused to hear it.last_img read more

Floating restaurant partially submerges in Tehri Lake

first_imgMarina, the floating restaurant which had come to symbolise the BJP government’s efforts to boost tourism in Uttarakhand, tilted mysteriously and partially sank in Tehri Lake on Tuesday. Half of the floating restaurant submerged in the lake, said SDM Ajay Vir Singh, also the Additional Chief Executive Officer of Tehri Lake Special Area Tourism Development Authority. Efforts were under way to pull out the boat with prop of ropes, wires and powerboats, he said.Factors responsible The factors leading to the boat’s submergence are being looked into, he added. Marina, the first-of-its-kind boat to have been launched in the Tehri Lake to attract tourists, had grabbed headlines last year when the State government held a Cabinet meeting there as part of a move to publicise it as a new feature of tourism in Uttarakhand. However, the boat was not in use for months since its grand opening last year as no one came forward to take the facility on lease and operate it for tourists as planned by the State government.last_img read more

Djokovic says he had ‘medical intervention’ on right elbow

first_imgLATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over France’s Gael Monfils during the men’s final tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on July 1, 2017.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat France’s Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKNovak Djokovic says he had a “small medical intervention” on his bothersome right elbow.The 12-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player wrote on Instagram on Friday: “It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Djokovic sat out the last half of 2017 because of problems with his racket-swinging right arm, saying it had been bothering him for more than a year.The 30-year-old Serb made a late decision to enter the Australian Open last month, and then was clearly hampered by the elbow in a straight-set loss to Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the fourth round. Djokovic winced and grimaced throughout and took a medical timeout to have his elbow massaged.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Rookie Mitchell scores 40, Jazz rout Suns AFP official booed out of forum Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Sky has announced plans to commission and acquire

first_imgSky has announced plans to commission and acquire exclusive rights to original films, in its latest push into original content.Sky announced the launch of Sky Cinema Original Films along with its half year results, and said its plans involve showing its original films in cinemas at the same time as they become available for Sky Cinema customers.Sky’s first film will be Monster Family, an animated comedy that will launch in March. This will be followed by action move The Hurricane Heist in April, and sci-fi crime thriller Anon and British production Final Score later this year.“Sky Cinema already offers Hollywood hits, cult classics and local legends, and with Sky Cinema Original Films we’re going to bring our customers even more laughs, shocks, tears and memories than ever before,” said Ian Lewis, group director of Sky Cinema.“Sky’s original content strategy has already been successful across eight genres of television – now we’re taking it to film to give our content-hungry customers even more reasons to keep coming back.”Announcing results for the six months ended December 31, Sky said that viewing of Sky channels increased by 6% following both critical successes and record audiences for Sky Original productions like Riviera and Tin Star.“In content, our focus on high quality, differentiated local programming to complement what we acquire through our partners is working well,” said Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch. “We will be increasing our investment in original content each and every year.”Detailing its plans for 2018, Sky said that it will grow its Sky Originals investment as it expects that, over time, it will be “spending less on second tier sports, linear only entertainment channels and niche movies”.Sky plans to showcase more than 50 Sky Original productions across eight genres in 2018 – including four ‘key dramas’ per quarter across its territories. Sky said it has a “distinct focus on creating content that is local to our key markets”.Overall for the six-month period Sky reported a 5% increase in like-for-like revenue to £6.7 billion and a 15% increase in established business EBITDA to £1.2 billion.Over the six months it attracted 365,000 new customers bringing the total to 22.9 million. It also added 2 million products to 61.7 million and 20 million pay-as-you go buys, up 8%.last_img read more