County Council pact in jeopardy as budget recriminations continue

first_img By News Highland – December 23, 2009 Twitter Google+ Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council passes budgetNext articleBroadband enabled in Creeslough News Highland Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Pinterest LUH still not ready to restore IT systems News Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 The future of the inter-party pact on Donegal County Council is under threat. It follows the adoption of the council’s budget budget by Fianna Fail when the other 19 members were not in the chamber.The meeting had adjourned to allow for discussions on how a reduction in the rate could be achieved, with the county manager outlining to members how a 3% reduction might be realised. When the meeting reconvened, only the Fianna Fail members were present, but they had a quorum, and adopted the budget.However, as this was happening, Fine Gael, Sinn Fein, Labour and the Independents were meeting in a bid to secure a bigger decrease.Fine Gael whip Terence Slowey says they were on the verge of securing agreement on a substantial rates cut, and the business community in Donegal is the real loser.The 19 members who were not in the chamber are planning to meet in early January to decide their next step, with a vote of no confidence in the chair one of the tactics being considered.Both Sinn Fein and Labour are involved in a pact with Fianna Fail to determine who takes the mayoral chain each year, but it’s future is now in grave doubt.Sinn Fein whip Cllr Padraig Mac Lochlainn acknowledges that the pact does not cover the budget, but says the way in which Fianna Fail acted last evening was a disgrace.center_img Facebook County Council pact in jeopardy as budget recriminations continue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Time To Build a Winter Travel Kit

first_imga shovelwindshield scraper and small broomflashlight with extra batteriesbattery powered radiowatersnack food including energy barsraisins and mini candy barsmatches and small candlesextra hats, socks and mittensFirst aid kit with pocket knifeNecessary medicationsblankets or sleeping bagtow chain or roperoad salt, sand, or cat litter for tractionbooster cablesemergency flares and reflectorsfluorescent distress flag and whistle to attract attentionCell phone adapter to plug into lighter Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers says when the weather is bad, a simple situation can escalate quickly. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With temperatures once again dipping below freezing, Alaskan travelers should always be prepared even if the planned trip is short. Other important items to have in an emergency car kit include:center_img Store items in the passenger compartment in case the trunk is jammed or frozen shut. Peters: “You should always have emergency provision in your vehicle, food, water, extra winter gear, I keep extra winter gear for me and my kids in my car even if we’re staying around the Anchorage area, if we go on longer trips I’ll put more food in the vehicle, I mean in the winter time when the temperatures plummet getting stuck on the side of the road is a potential life or death situation.”last_img read more