LITTLE SILVER – An overflow crowd of almost 75 people at the historic Parker Homestead listened to author and County Historical Commission member Joe Grabas describe his research into the under-acknowledged history of slavery in Monmouth County Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16.Controversial and occasionally disputed, local historians say slavery was prevalent in Monmouth County – even among Quakers like the Parker family – from the county’s founding through most of the 19th century.Keith Wells, president of the Board of Trustees for the Parker Homestead addressed the matter as he introduced Grabas to the crowd gathered in the 1795 barn at the historic property.“Many people visiting The Homestead ask if the early Parkers were slave holders. Joe Grabas is the expert. His research indicates that members of the extended Parker family owned slaves. However, it is unclear to us at this time that slaves actually worked at The Homestead. We continue to research this important subject.”With that, Grabas kept the crowd intently tuned to revelations from his many years of research into property records. Grabas owned a title search company; during his career, he discovered hundreds of documents illuminating the story of enslaved people.He noted the importance of land records and their connection to slavery with a quote from John Steinbeck: “If a man owns a little property, that property is him…and some way he’s bigger because he owns it.” Because enslaved peoples, and later free blacks, were prohibited from owning land, their struggle to rise above their conditions took longer than it should have, according to Grabas and other scholars.Guest lecturer Joe Grabas, right, shows Parker Homestead Board president Keith Wells an image of Jake Brown who lived in Fair Haven. Photo by Rick GeffkenGrabas’s book, “Owning New Jersey” details the remarkable saga of Jake Brown, an African-American man living in Fair Haven when the author met him years ago. “This dignified, almost 100-year-old man had served in World War I and lived most of his life on Brown’s Lane in Fair Haven,” said Grabas. That property was granted to Brown’s grandfather by Jacob Corlies, a white man, in 1830, decades before the official abolition of slavery – a seeming anomaly. But, in fact, the land transfer was a direct result of the 1804 New Jersey Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery. The Act stated that black males born after July 4, 1804 were free but could purchase land only after they reached 25 years of age. Brown’s grandfather, also named Jacob, was one of the first to do so along the peninsula.When he was an undergraduate – he is currently pursuing his master’s in history – Joe Grabas studied under the tutelage of Richard Veit of Monmouth University. Describing his student, Veit noted, “Joe has incredible skills as a researcher and has already made major contributions to the understanding of slavery in New Jersey.”Much of the information Grabas presented to the crowd in the old barn on a particularly hot, late summer day concerned how entrenched slavery was in pre-Civil War New Jersey society. Quakers were not the only slaveholders. Early Dutch farmers throughout New Jersey enslaved Africans.When Jesse Lightfoot published a Monmouth County map in 1851, he noted the location of the “African Church” in what became Fair Haven. The church was on land owned by Jacob Brown, described in his 1830 deed to the property as a “Coloured Man.” Brown established a free African-American community around his homestead. Today’s Brown’s Lane is a tribute to this pioneer. (Monmouth County Archives)Though New Jersey declared that “All men are free and independent” in its second state constitution of 1844, the State Supreme Court interpreted that as meaning only “white men.” New Jersey was one of the last four states to ratify the 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, in January 1866.Several who listened to the Grabas revelations had personal connections to his stories. Bill Martin, now residing in Red Bank, recalled that he was “probably the first white guy to live on Brown’s Lane when I bought a house there in 1974.” He said he knew a woman in Jake Brown’s family, Mildred Keys, who owned an ice cream parlor in Atlantic Highlands.Jean Thomas grew up on River Road in Fair Haven in a house which her 96-year-old father, Raymond Taylor still calls home. Listening to Grabas describe the hardships of African-Americans, she said she felt moved, and shed a few tears at first, but felt thankful for the account.“The most surprising revelation to me was that the people at that time followed those laws for so long,” Thomas said. “I am an African-American, a woman and an educator. But, I am also human. We can learn from the past and work to make the world a better place for all people.”This article was first published in the Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
Western Bureau:In addition to being the tourist capital of Jamaica, Montego Bay, through its MoBay City Run, coupled with the plethora of some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean, could become a major pull for travellers seeking high-end sports and wellness activities.The idea was pitched at yesterday’s press briefing for the May 1 MoBay City Run by Dr Horace Chang, in whose North West St James constituency the event has been located since inception.”The entire community has begun looking at the City Run as a calendar event for Montego Bay and I want to commend the organisers and those who originated the idea, as it brings out not only the support for higher education, but also brings the city together,” said Chang.”In addition to that, it could well become another event to attract a high volume of our visitors, as we are still the resort capital of Jamaica and indeed the Caribbean,” he added.UNIQUE POSITIONThe run, he said, could easily become part of the international 10K/5K calendar and with the large number of golf courses and available tennis courts, Montego Bay is uniquely positioned to benefit from the lucrative sports tourism market.He said the city has the required infrastructure to facilitate tourists in large numbers.This year’s event will also celebrate the establishing of Montego Bay’s city status 35 years ago.Montego Bay Mayor Glendon Harris told The Gleaner that the City Run will highlight the best of Montego Bay, acting as a unifying force in a city that struggles at times to maintain its good name.Both Chang and Harris were participants in the inaugural staging of MoBay City Run in 2014 and have used their respective offices and status within the city to endorse the event, which pulled well in excess of 2,000 participants last year.The event has raised more than $6.5 million in its two years, while supporting education with valuable scholarships to more than 200 students at the tertiary level so far, and organisers are hoping to double the recipients’ pool this year.Entry Fee: Groups – 20 or more – $1,500 per person; individuals – $2,000 (Early Bird Special), which ends on April 15.After April 15, the registration cost will increase by $500 per category (group or individual).Janet Silvera, chairman of the MoBay City Run Organising Committee, revealed that registration has been going well and that they have surpassed 1,500 registered participants at this early stage.
Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I feel it’s really important to stand up for what you believe in,” Williams said, “especially if it can affect the future and affect a lot of people in the future. That’s what it’s all about.”Williams also was asked about what O’Hagan termed “epic comebacks” during her 20-year tennis career, including having a baby a little more than a year ago.The tennis star, who has her own fashion line, advised business owners to “really figure out, ‘What can I do to revamp and bring it back to the top?’”“Really it’s just about having a great team … and rolling up your sleeves and hard work,” Williams said. “I work really, really hard at my game. And then I work super hard at my fashion business. And I’m working incredibly hard at being a mom.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A year later, Golovkin, Alvarez meet with bad intentions Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas.The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn’t asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the chair umpire at her U.S. Open finals match in New York during about 25 minutes onstage with Sarah Robb O’Hagan, chief executive of Flywheel Sports, at the National Retail Federation trade show.ADVERTISEMENT A cartoon caricature of Williams appeared in an Australian newspaper drew comparisons to U.S. racial stereotypes of the past.In Croatia, U.S. Davis Cup team captain Jim Courier said he thought the gender issue had been polarized and in some ways politicized.“It’s been quite the week,” O’Hagan said before steering the conversation away from controversy.“It isn’t the first time you have had to deal with unfair judgment against you, and yet you have this amazing an ability to come back with such courage and grace,” she said.She drew applause praising Williams for calming a riled-up audience that booed the U.S. Open outcome to refocus the moment on Osaka’s victory.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight PLAY LIST 01:06Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight01:46Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight02:40Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Williams, who took no questions from the audience, said previously she felt she had been treated more harshly than a male player would have been for smashing her racket and arguing with match official Carlos Ramos during her straight-set finals loss to Naomi Osaka of Japan on Sept. 8 in New York.Williams received three code violations and was penalized one game. She was later fined $17,000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe incident drew a volley of commentary in recent days.Tennis icon Billie Jean King said she believes tennis applies a double standard to women compared with men, and that a similar outburst by a male player would have drawn no repercussions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
One of the patients stretches his sore foot for dressing.Due to the shortage of drugs to treat patients at the Ganta Leprosy and TB Rehabilitation Center in Nimba County, the number of Buruli Ulcer cases have reached 300.Buruli Ulcer is an emerging infectious disease and is the third most common mycobacterial disease of the immunocompetent host after tuberculosis and leprosy.On the tour of the center on April 17, 2019, the Officer-in-Charge of the hospital, John Saa Brimah, said the government stopped supplying the treatment drugs for the illness since July, 2018.Brimah said the hospital is totally out of essential drugs, thus forcing the institution to ask all those who are under treatments to purchase their own drugs and any of the pharmacies in Ganta, a commercial hub of Nimba.“We are receiving patients here everyday, but we do not have the required drugs to treat them,” he said.“We need sore dressing materials to dress those who are affected,” Brimah appealed.The disease starts on its victim like a knot or rash, but makes the affected part and its surroundings very red, resulting in a big sore.Mr. Brimah said the cost of drugs in treating the illness is so expensive, with 10 tablets sold for US$20, and a patient is entitled to take 120 tablets as a dose. “Those who cannot afford the cost had left, but they eventually ended up losing their lives,” he added.“As of food supply,” he said, “the patients are sharing the food government sent for the TB and leprosy patients.”Brimah said there are 41 leprosy patients undergoing treatment at the center, many of them being already amputated, “because they are not doing any outreach, an activity for which government withdrew its funding.”One of patients has therefore called on the government to come to their aid, because the cost of the medicine is too high.“People are dying, if nothing is done immediately,” said a man who carried his daughter at the center for treatment, when he purchased the required medicines US$240 for daughter’s treatment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Yesterday, September 4, 2019 marked an important event in the life of this government. It marked the launch of the first economic dialogue/conference to be held since the incipiency of this government. The theme of the Dialogue is “NATIONAL ECONOMIC REVIVAL AND GROWTH: CRITICAL ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD”. Nearly two years on since he assumed office, President Weah has found himself confronted with a magnitude of problems which, to some critics, appear well beyond the capacity of the government to handle.In his attempt to fix the ailing economy, the President has invited in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help the country find its way out of the dire economic crisis which now threatens to snuff out the life of this government. More to that, he has commissioned a three-day economic dialogue/conference to as he put it in his opening address, “stimulate a broad-based conversation among all stakeholders within the Liberian economy, concerning the best and most feasible way forward to sustainable growth and development”.According to reports, the meeting was attended by scores of government officials, many of who, according to reports, were actually there just to be seen and acknowledged. Whatever the case, this was an auspicious occasion and President Weah did not mince his words. He admitted that he inherited challenges which, according to him, would require major adjustments to ward of their negative impact on the economy. He singled out liquidity issues and what he called a persistent decline in the value of the national currency which he said was compounded by reduced inflows of foreign exchange and investments which placed upward pressure on inflation.Well said but, if this nation is to experience a national economic revival as conceived by the organizers, then it must address itself to critical issues which are of prime concern to the people. One such issue of prime national concern is corruption which is having a corrosive effect on the economy and national life. Just why runaway public sector corruption is not listed as one of the critical issues confronting the Liberian people remains a mystery.This newspaper is constrained to point out that the rapid fall in the value of the Liberian dollar against the US dollar can be traced to corruption. And this trail of corruption runs from the Sirleaf government which ordered the printing of billions worth of Liberian dollar banknotes some of which have remained unaccounted for to date despite findings by the Kroll and PITT reports pointing out to possible criminal behavior by officials.Some former officials have been indicted and the matter is currently pending before Criminal Court. And then the case of the US$25 million mop-up exercise which, according to reports, was marred by fraud, is another example of runaway public sector corruption which is undermining growth and investment.Another issue of contemporary and critical concern which the economic dialogue must address is that of chronic unemployment particularly amongst the youth, a demographic which accounts for more than half of the country’s 3.5 million population and to who the CDC leadership fed a consistent diet of hope and promises of a better tomorrow with jobs, affordable prices etc.The newly introduced “Salary Harmonization Scheme” which, from all appearances, suggests it is but a poorly disguised attempt to fix the “mess” created by random mass hiring of individuals without having secured the required budgetary outlay support to support a highly non-sustainable political adventure.The slashing of salaries of civil servants including doctors, nurses, allied medical workers and teachers, without recourse to law is having a crippling effect on the livelihood of most ordinary Liberians.It appears they (ordinary Liberians) are being compelled to bear the costs of zany self-seeking economic decisions taken by individuals whose posh and ostentatious lifestyles clearly suggest they are out of touch with realities on the ground. It is important to note that this much publicized event coincided with the holding of a Press conference by members of the international secretariat of the Extractive Industries Transparent Initiative (EITI) to announce Liberia stands in grave danger and at risk of being delisted from the Transparency Index.The EITI officials in their press statement noted “If Liberia were to be delisted, particularly at this point in time, it would deprive the government and all stakeholders an important instrument of transparency, accountability and reforms of the oil, gas, mining, forestry and agricultural sectors. More specifically EITI implementation should help the government improve domestic resources mobilization, attract FDI and support from international partners. EITI can also help improve revenue management and ensure that payments made to the various counties social development funds, for example reach their intended beneficiaries.”Perhaps the message conveyed in the press statement was lost in the din and fanfare of the event held in the halls of the new Chinese-built Ministerial Complex. It can be recalled that Liberia was suspended from EITI membership in 2018 for lapses in reporting and for the lack of transparency. The country was also suspended when, contrary to established protocols, it arbitrarily removed the head of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparent Initiative(LEITI) and replaced him with a Presidential appointee.In this regard, the Daily Observer is constrained to remind organizers of the Dialogue that the world is watching and will take their cue from how the national leadership addresses itself to such issues and if this government desires to be taken seriously, it has to take urgent steps to address concerns of transparency. Should government fail in this regard, it should expect little sympathy and assistance from the international community.And the Government should never lose sight of the fact that time is not on its side. The people will not wait indefinitely for answers to their seemingly worsening plight. They will demand and, if needs be, they will act. The lessons of Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh and Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaore should not be lost on President Weah and his officials.The Dialogue must not be a mere talkfest. It is time for concrete action!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some of the missing e-mail was sent on political accounts maintained by the Republican National Committee and may have included those relating to the federal prosecutor dismissals. Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of a House committee looking into the use of political e-mail accounts, wrote a letter to the attorney general on Thursday saying he had “particular concerns about Karl Rove” after a briefing his aides received from Rob Kelner, a lawyer for the Republican National Committee. Rove uses several e-mail accounts, including one with the Republican National Committee; one with the White House; and a third, private-domain account that is registered to the political consulting company he once owned. Waxman said Kelner reported that in 2005, the national committee adopted a new policy, specifically aimed at Rove, which “removed Mr. Rove’s ability to personally delete his e-mails from the RNC server.” Waxman also said he now has “serious concerns about the White House’s compliance with the Presidential Records Act,” a 1978 law that requires administrations to keep records of deliberations, decisions and policies. “We’re learning that off-book communications are being used by these people in the White House by using Republican political e-mail addresses, and they say they have not been preserved,” Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor. “I don’t believe that. You can’t erase e-mails, not today.” WASHINGTON – A White House spokesman said Thursday that missing e-mail sent on Republican Party accounts may include some relating to the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. The disclosure became a fresh political problem for the Bush administration as Democrats stepped up their inquiry into whether Karl Rove and top aides to the president used the e-mail accounts maintained by the Republican National Committee to circumvent record-keeping requirements. It also exposed the dual electronic lives led by Rove and 22 other White House officials who maintain separate e-mail accounts for government business and work on political campaigns – and raised serious questions, in the eyes of Democrats, about whether political accounts were used to conduct official work without leaving a paper trail. The clash also seemed to push the administration and Democrats closer to a serious confrontation over executive privilege, with the White House counsel, Fred Fielding, asserting that the administration has control over voluminous other e-mail that the Republican National Committee has archived. Democrats are insisting that they are entitled to get the e-mail messages directly from the national committee.
Portsalon Golf NewsAnnual General MeetingA large turnout is expected on Friday night 13th January for The Portsalon Golf Clubs AGM which will take place in the Clubhouse at 8 p.m sharp. In preparation for the meeting notices have been displayed on the notice board regarding available council positions. If you want to serve as a council member please ensure that your name is included on the list. The club’s accounts are also available at the clubhouse for collection. ResultsThe winner of the open staged on Saturday 8th was Eamon McDermott (4)39 pointsRubber Up: Donal Callaghan (14)38 points B.O.T Gross: Conor Connolly (4)33 points 3rd: Paddy Sheridan (9) 38 points CSS 34 Points. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Hugh Doherty (19) 41 points, runner up Eamon Mc Dermott (3) 39 points, gross Stephen Connolly (5) 34 points 3rd Hugh Mc Ginley (21) 39 points. The CSS was 36 points.EventsOn Saturday 14th January the Portsaon Winter Links competition resumes and all members asked to adhere to their tee times. On Sunday 15th there is a members competition. On Wednesday 18th there is an open gents competition.Paul Mc Ginley Course DevelopmentDuring last week Paul Mc Ginley and his Golf Co-Ordinator Joe Bedford visited Portsalon golf club. This was a planned meeting for Paul to review changes carried out over the past few months. Paul was pleased with the changes carried out. Paul is pictured with Joe and Portsalon Golf Club captain Donal Callaghan.Sympathy The Captain Donal Callaghan and members of Portsalon Golf Club were saddened to learn of the death of Anna O’Shea. May she rest in peace.Change to Drop Off arrangementsMembers and visitors should note that you must drop off the fairways 2,7 and 9 at the nearest point of relief as this has now been designated ground under repair. Under a local rule all golf balls in the areas identified must be lifted and dropped without penalty. It is no longer permitted to use the putter inside the areas identified.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies outside the lines surrounding the putting greens. This is try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the next few weeks.. Hole In OneCongratulations to Letterkenny’s Brendan Roache had a hole in one at the par 3 15th hole on Saturday last.PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF NOTES was last modified: January 11th, 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:Portsalon Gold Club notes
A CO Donegal man has been banned from driving for six years after admitting drink-driving on the same day he was bailed – for a previous drink-driving offencePaul Crossan, from Derrora, Churchill, was spotted driving erratically in Letterkenny on June 1st in the Glenwood area of the town.He had appeared in court earlier that day for a drink driving offence committed less than a month earlier, on May 6th. Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that in the June incident officers on patrol in the area saw Crossan’s silver VW Caddy van driving “very erratically.”He was stopped by Gardaí and arrested and recorded a reading more than twice the drink-drive limit.On May 6 Crossan was arrested in Letterkenny after parking his car near apartments in the Main Street.Gardai approached his van and a breathalyser test returned a reading four times over the drink drive limit.Defence solicitor Kevin McElhinney said that on May 6th Crossan was drinking with friends and had decided to leave his car, but believing it wasn’t safely parked he had gone outside to move it.On June 1st he had responded to a call from his partner to pick her up and had “foolishly” agreed to do so.Mr McElhinney said his client, who had a previous drink-driving conviction, was keen to avoid prison.But Judge Paul Kelly said he found it incredible that Crossan had been out drink-driving the same day he had appeared in court for the previous offence.The judge added: “What he did was reckless and highly dangerous.”Judge Kelly imposed a six year driving ban, a suspended three-month prison sentence and a fined him €250 for drink-driving and driving without insurance on May 6th.He adjourned the June 1st matter until next January 20th for a probation service report.Crossan had a previous four year drinking ban for drink-driving in 2004.“He should not be anywhere near a car,” said the judge.The driving ban begins on March 1.MAN WAS CAUGHT DRINK-DRIVING AGAIN ON THE SAME DAY HE WAS IN COURT FOR….DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: December 21st, 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) Tags:breathalyserChurchilldrink drivingletterkennyPaul Crossan
Donegal County Council has received notice of potentially extreme weather conditions this weekend. An Atlantic storm depression will develop in mid Atlantic on Saturday and is likely to track north-eastwards across the Atlantic and will pass the North West of Ireland during Sunday. The exact track is still not certain.“There is potential that some severe southwest to westerly winds will develop on the Atlantic Seaboard during Sunday, on Sunday night and early Monday. There is potential for some very high waves from Sunday afternoon onwards. “Donegal County Council is urging members of the public to exercise caution particularly in areas adjacent to the coastline and areas which are susceptible to coastal flooding.”The Council will continue to monitor conditions and staff are on standby over the weekend to respond to emergency call outs.In the event of an out of hours emergency call 074 9172288 for Roads Service or 074 91 72399 for Water Service.To keep up to date on all road conditions this Winter follow us on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or on our Facebook page COUNCIL ISSUES SAFETY WARNING AFTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOTICE was last modified: January 24th, 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:donegalweather alert
Deputy Joe McHugh says he is pleased that the reconstruction of bridges and roads destroyed in the freak storm in north Donegal in August is to be paid for by Government.“A commitment from Government to support Donegal County Council financially is included in today’s Budget,” said Minister McHugh.“Council staff and contractors have done an incredible job but many months of works lie ahead and this decision by Government today approved by my Cabinet colleagues this morning is welcome news for Inishowen and other areas of north Donegal affected by the flood on August 22 and 23. “I want to again pay tribute to all those who have been involved in the ongoing repair works across the north of our county.”An initial estimate from Donegal County Council has set the costs at just over €15M.Dozens of bridges need replaced with hundreds of other incidents across the roads network needing repair.Government to provide funding for repair of infrastructure hit in floods was last modified: October 10th, 2017 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:bridgesbudgetdonegalfloodsMinister Joe McHugh