Donegal family take their ‘lost at sea’ scheme case to the EU Parliament

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Down Syndrome Association hopefull Dail will pass BillNext articleDonegal man who pleaded guilty to gun charges facing a substantial prison sentence News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – February 7, 2014 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme The European Parliament’s Petitions Committee will next week hear the case of a Donegal family who were excluded in the ‘lost at sea’ scheme.Francis Byrne, his son Jimmy (16) and three crew members were lost with their fishing vessel in 1981.The Byrnes, from Inver had appealed to the Ombudsman because they felt the scheme, which only compensated six families, wrongly rejected them.In 2010, an Ombudsman’s report found the Byrne family had not received fair treatment under the scheme and it was recommended they should receive a payment of 245 thousand euro – but that has not happened.The European Parliament is now being asked to weigh in on the issue.The Campaign is backed by Northwest MEP JIm Higgins who is hopeful of a positive outcome:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/jimh1pmBYRNES.mp3[/podcast] Google+center_img Donegal family take their ‘lost at sea’ scheme case to the EU Parliament Twitter Twitter Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

Donegal’s Labour councillors to defy government on Household Charge vote

first_img By News Highland – April 17, 2012 WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Labour Councillors in Donegal will go against the government today in support of a Sinn Fein motion on the Household charge.Sinn Fein is calling on the county manager not to collect information from utility companies in order to pursue those who haven’t paid the household charge.Labour whip on the Council, Frank McBrearty has said his party will support the motion.However even if passed, the county manager can proceed with gathering the information as it is an executive function of the local authority. Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Donegal’s Labour councillors to defy government on Household Charge vote Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleHomeowners to pay for installation and upkeep of water metersNext articleMan due to be sentenced today for Arranmore killing News Highland Facebooklast_img read more