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first_imgThe possibility that toxic barrels of waste may have been dumped off the Donegal coast is to be raised at the next meeting of the British Irish Association.The issue has been brought to the attention of Junior Minister Dinny McGinley by the newly-formed Sea Dump Donegal Campaign group.Chairman Aodan Gallchoir had a meeting with Minister for State McGinley in recent days to discuss the matter. Deputy McGinley confirmed he had been aware of the issue and had actually raised it in the Dail more than 20 years ago.However he said he was prepared to listen to any new evidence which may have arise since.The Sea Dump Donegal Campaign believe there is a direct between the levels of cancer in Donegal and claims that toxic barrels were dumped off the coast of Donegal in the 1950s.Minister McGinley has advised the SDD campaign to have the issue raised at the British Irish Association which will meet next in March. “It was historic in my opinion because for the first time ever this issue would be given the first influential push to the British and Irish Governments.“However between now and March my aim is to get the first ever photograph of the infamous barrels. If there are anyone out there with the equipment to do so, please contact me on [email protected],” said Mr Gallchoir. DONEGAL’S TOXIC BARREL ISSUE TO BE RAISED AT BRITISH IRISH ASSOCIATION was last modified: February 6th, 2013 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:cancerMinister Dinny McGinleySea Dump Donegallast_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL’S World-beating Irish dancer Gerard Byrne has been given a hero’s welcome home in Donegal tonight – after returning home with his SECOND world title in three years.Family, friends and supporters packed into The Diamond to greet the dancer from McNeilis Cunningham Boyle School of Dance.“I’m over the moon at winning back my world title and I still can’t believe it,” said the Abbey Vocational School student. “I want to thank to my dance teachers Claire Mc Nelis, Isobel Cunningham, Déirdre O’ Reilly and Eilis. I couldn’t of done it without them,” he said.Friends from the local soccer club and Four Masters GAA club joined the crowds along with hundreds of others.Gerard’s fame after his victory in London has caught the imagination of the people of Britain.He was one of two world dancing champions to give an exhibition of the art form on the BBC2 show Newsnight. Presenter Jeremy Paxman introduced Gerard and Julia O’Rourke from New York at the end of his TV show last night when they performed a hard-shoe reel.The World Irish Dancing Championships are taking place in London this week for the first time in its 44-year history.And it’s one week young Gerard will never forget.Maith thú.You can watch Gerard on Newsnight here: HERO’S WELCOME HOME FOR WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMP GERARD was last modified: April 18th, 2014 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:Gerard ByrneWorld Irish Dancing Championlast_img read more

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