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first_imgRED BANK—The Borough of Red Bank has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure to resident on several streets.A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street has resulted in the advisory for residents living on Spring Street, between Elm Place and Tower Hill Avenue; Manor Drive; and Harding Road, between Horace Place and Tower Hill Avenue.Borough officials note that the advisory is a standard precaution, taken whenever pressure is lost in municipal pipes because of a main break.As a precaution, the state Department of Environmental Protection requires the borough to issue the following advisory: The Department of Environmental Protection has determined that a potential or actual threat of the quality of water being provided to you currently exists.  Therefore, until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow to cool before using for consumption;  drinking, ice cubes, washing vegetables and fruit, and for brushing teeth.  Please continue to boil your water until you are notified that the water quality is acceptable.We also recommend the following steps:*Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory;*Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;*Rinse hand-washed dishes for one minute in diluted bleach (one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle;*Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;*Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;*Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;*Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.The Red Bank Water Utility is addressing the issue and it is expected that the precautionary measure will be over in the next 24 hours. Borough officials will notify residents as soon as the advisory is liftedAnyone with questions may call 732-530-2770.last_img read more

first_imgHaving scored two in his last three games, strikes against Bournemouth and Burnley, Sissoko put an end to an astonishing run of 69 league matches without a goal.And he believes that the new manager has instilled new belief in the squad.He said: “[Mourinho] has given belief to everyone.”Everyone knows we were in a difficult situation and the confidence was very low, so he tried to speak to everyone, to give everyone confidence, to be close to everyone.”He knows I’m a player who likes to go box-to-box. I can score a few goals every year, so he said to me to just play my game, to go forward when I can and see if I can score.”I scored because I was in the box. Maybe in the past I was deeper and didn’t try. Hopefully I can score a few more goals.”LATEST SPURS NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearSpurs face Bayern Munich tomorrow night in Germany, and Mourinho is expected to give some of his younger players an opportunity to shine.The likes of Kyle Walker-Peters, Oliver Skipp, Troy Parrott and Japhet Tanganga could feature against the Bundesliga giants.The big-hitters will then return for the weekend’s tricky trip to Wolves. José Mourinho compares Son wonder-goal vs Burnley to legendary Ronaldo Nazário strike for Barcelona MOUSSA SISSOKO has revealed that he disagrees with manager Jose Mourinho’s assessment of his best position.The Frenchman has played in a number of different roles this season for Spurs, including central midfield, right midfield and even right back.1 Sissoko believes he is best played centrallyCredit: Getty – ContributorBut after the defeat against Manchester United last week, Mourinho said of his position: “I don’t think he’s a midfield player in a core position, number six or a double six.”I think the best position for Moussa is when the team plays with a positional midfielder and he has freedom to go, or from the right like he did against Bournemouth.”The 30-year-old, however, doesn’t agree with his manager’s assessment.He told the Standard: “I haven’t spoken to him about [my position] but I saw [what he said].”He’s the manager, so if he says to me to play as a number six or at the front or on the right side, I will do my best.”I know I’m capable to play every role. At the end [against Burnley], I even played right-back.”But to be in the middle of the pitch is my best position. If it’s Number six, number eight, number ten, it doesn’t matter, but I like to be in the centre. For the team I will do everything the manager asks me.”Since Mourinho’s arrival, Sissoko has shocked fans by turning into a goal-scoring midfielder.last_img read more

first_imgSome new equipment brought in by Booming Green Liberia Inc, for logging operations. Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Deputy Managing Director for Operations has urged logging companies in Liberia to always ensure that their business entities meet and settle all legitimate tax obligations to the Liberian government.Mr. Joseph J. Tarley issued the statement over the weekend at an official ceremony marking the unveiling of heavy equipment procured and imported in Liberia by Booming Green Liberia Incorporated (BGL), a logging company, on the outskirts of Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County.Tarley also cautioned the BGL management to ensure that the company provides better incentives, standard labor practices, and genuine housing facilities for employees of the logging company. He also urged the BGL officials to observe and improve the sustainable management of the Liberian forest sector for future generations of Liberians.Mr. Tarley said it is important that the logs expected to be harvested in Liberia will not only leave the country in the round forms. He expressed the hope that value addition be given due consideration by the BGL company in Liberia.He then also urged the affected community dwellers of the BGL operational area to exhibit sincerity and honesty and work hard to honor their side of the obligations in the years to come.Tarley expressed the hope that the BGL will join the FDA and other stakeholders to sustainably manage the forest in the overall interest of all Liberians, irrespective of socioeconomic backgrounds in the country.He stressed the need to improve roads in the operational areas of BGL and that they will be maintained at an appreciable standard to ensure the conveyance of goods and services and people.“Better and sustained roads will ensure the protection and safety of our citizens, workers and employees and other end users of our company roads in Grand Bassa County,” Manager Tarley concluded.In a special statement, the Country Manager of Booming Green Liberia Incorporated, Shuai Wang, disclosed that the BGL will always strive hard to uphold its social and corporate commitments in the form of construction of schools, roads, clinics and good incentives for the Liberian workers and employees in the years ahead.LR Messrs BGL Country Manager Wang, FDA Deputy for Operations Police Inspector Gen. Proxy and others of GOL and Private sectorIn a swift fulfillment of the first BGL corporate social responsibility to the Garwin Community in River Cess County, CEO Wang presented a symbolic check of US$10,500 for the scholarship program in that part of the country. Wang expressed the hope that the provision of such critically needed funds would go a long way in responding to the educational needs of those Liberian children that will benefit from the scholarship funds.He further disclosed that BGL has already hired about one hundred citizens of the Garwin Community in River Cess in its operational area. The company has also procured and imported a fleet of logging equipment including 36 yellow machines, 10 logging trucks, 10 bulldozers, four military trucks, two excavators, four wheel loaders, two dump trucks.Other equipment imported for the BGL operations include one motor grader, one lowed and one small loader.Booming Green Liberia, according to Mr. Wang, is a new investment project in Liberia and Africa, according to its holding company, Shengyang Group, with their investment blue map and strategic planning overseas.He explained that the Jiangsu Shengyang Group Company was founded in the 1980s and is in the business of producing, processing and marketing of wood and agricultural products and industrialization of leading enterprises.In closing, CEO Wang disclosed that Booming Green first established overseas in 1998 in Equatorial Guinea. The company now has logging operations in other countries, including Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo.In remark, an official of the Liberian National Community Forest (LNCF) noted that the community dwellers are committed and honest and the opportunity the BGL has acquired should be abused and always treat the community dwellers with dignity and respect.A proxy for Patrick Sudue, the Liberia National Police Inspector General, assured the BGL officials of the protection and safety of their investment once the operations are carried out within the confines of laws of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgHowever, the report to the Board says, the Province’s current grant of $22,000 doesn’t cover operational expenses — due to rising equipment costs and the increase in training standards.On average, the SAR groups respond to 32 incidents in the Peace River Regional District per year. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — In Thursday’s regional district meeting, the PRRD’s board of directors carried the motion to allocate $170,000 to STARS for 2016 in a one-time grant. Additionally, the Board directed staff to consult with Electoral Area Directors and member municipalities on increasing the Search and Rescue Services yearly grant to $50,000 in 2017, and on the possibility of it becoming a regional service.The district decided that future grants for STARS would be revisited after discussing Search and Rescue options more thoroughly — as well, the regional board would look to advocate for increased funding from the Province.According to a report from Protective Services Manager Dan Ross, presented to the board, STARS responded to an average of 19 calls for service in the regional district from 2010 to 2015 — 10 per cent of those on average are industrial responses paid for directly by the company requesting the service.- Advertisement -The report starts that the average cost of a STARS flight is $5,400, while the average cost per call within the PRRD was $46,000 since 2010.In regards to Search and Rescue, right now there are four SAR groups in the Peace Region: North/South Peace, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd.They operate within their respective regions and require funding assistance as their services are needed in their role of emergency management.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgA welcome gift of no less than 100 bales of hay was driven the length of Ireland to help Donegal’s rescued donkeys.The gift, which came from a big-hearted farmer in Co Wexford, was welcomed with open arms this week by the owners of the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary in Raphoe. And it couldn’t come at a time – especially when you have TEN extra mouths to feed.The new donkeys arrived in Raphoe from Mayo last weekend and were each given names – Buffy, Primrose, Toffee, Jessie, Bitsy, Hilda, Jonny, Rocky, Oscar and Gus.The donation is the latest in a long number sent to the centre after they recently sent out an SOS for support.“This is a great donation but everyone has been so good,” said a spokesman.     HAY – DONKEY SANCTUARY GETS ONE HUNDRED REASONS TO BE HAPPY! was last modified: January 30th, 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:donegal donkey sanctuaryRaphoeWexfordlast_img read more

first_imgBreathalyzer-like devices that gauge blood- alcohol levels and lock a car’s steering wheel if the driver’s reading is too high are being foiled by savvy drinkers, a state lawmaker said Friday. That’s why, state Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez said, he is pushing for twice-convicted drunken drivers to be hooked to alcohol monitors that can quickly tell a judge whether the person has been drinking. “I’ve seen it in operation,” said Bermudez, D-Norwalk, who proposed the system in his bill, AB 1832, and is getting some qualified endorsements from law enforcement officials. “I thought it was an amazing device that would give judges the ability to protect Californians from these deadly motor vehicles driven by people who are under the influence,” he added. The monitoring device is attached to the offender’s ankle, where it checks the person’s blood-alcohol level by measuring ethanol vapor as it migrates through the surface of the skin, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. As the law now stands, a judge can order convicted drunken drivers to install alcohol-detection devices in their cars. The driver blows into the device, and the vehicle cannot be driven if alcohol is detected. But scofflaws can easily find ways around it, Bermudez said. “It doesn’t prevent another individual from blowing into the device to set the steering column free,” he said. “It doesn’t mean a drunk driver won’t get into a different vehicle that doesn’t have that steering column.” Steve Whitmore, spokesman for Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, said the idea sounds interesting, but his department has some concerns. In Los Angeles County, the Sheriff’s Department would be responsible for overseeing the program. “Sheriff Baca is always open to legislation that supports law enforcement efforts, especially when it comes to people who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Whitmore said. “However, having said that … we have some questions that we need to get answered before we respond to any definitive positions,” he added. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img Amine Harit Arsenal target Amine Harit is set to join Schalke for £7.75million after completing a medical at the weekend.The Nantes playmaker had emerged as a target for Arsene Wenger after his impressive performances for the Ligue 1 side.During his first full season as a regular first team player, the 20-year-old racked up 30 appearances, scoring once, which attracted the attention of a number of clubs.Bayern Munich as well as Arsenal had reportedly considered a bid but they have been beaten to the punch by their Bundesliga rivals.Schalke have agreed a fee of around £7.75m, of which £6.25m will be paid up front, with Harit ready to pen a four-year deal at the club. 1last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – Attorney Edward L. Masry, champion of the underdog for decades before Albert Finney portrayed him in the Oscar-winning movie “Erin Brockovich,” has died, his son said Tuesday. Masry was 73. Masry died of complications of diabetes at 11:30 p.m. Monday at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in suburban Thousand Oaks, son Louis Masry said. Ed Masry had resigned from the Thousand Oaks City Council on Nov. 30 due to ill health. Masry and Erin Brockovich, an unlikely self-trained legal assistant, started down the road to fame by winning a $333 million settlement on behalf of more than 600 residents of the town of Hinkley. They claimed Pacific Gas & Electric tanks leaked carcinogenic poisons into groundwater supplies. The legal team’s efforts were depicted in the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich,” starring Julia Roberts in the title role and Finney as the crusty lawyer Masry. Roberts won the best-actress Oscar and Finney received a nomination. Masry was born on July 29, 1932, in Patterson, N.J., and moved with his family to California in 1940. He went to high school and college in the San Fernando Valley, then served in the Army from 1952-54. According to a biography from his law firm, Masry & Vititoe, Masry attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California, and although he never received a bachelor’s degree, he was admitted to Loyola Law School and earned a degree there. He started his law practice in Los Angeles in 1961. Masry is survived by his wife, Joette; five children, Louis Masry of Moorpark and Louanne Masry-Weeks, Nicole Masry-McAdam, Christopher Levinson and Timothy Engelhart, all of Agoura Hills, and 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete, his son said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “My father had a long career of over 40 years as an attorney,” Louis Masry said. “Even prior to the movie `Erin Brockovich’ he was always fighting for the underdog.” Asked if he told Brockovich about his father’s death, he said: “Yes. She’s very strong. Erin and my dad were very close.” “He was a hard worker,” his son continued. “He was especially proud of the work that he’s done for the city of Thousand Oaks as a City Council member and the residents of this city. He was an advocate of open space. He was proud Thousand Oaks was the safest city in the nation when he was mayor. He was also proud of the fight to save Ahmanson Ranch (from development). He was also proud of his advocating affordable homes for seniors.” The city of Thousand Oaks posted notice of Masry’s death on the Ventura County community’s Web site. “Mr. Masry’s passing is also a great loss to our community,” Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Pena said in a statement.last_img

first_imgLafferty robbed pensioners twice on bailA NOTORIOUS Donegal criminal with more than 40 previous convictions terrorised an elderly couple in their home TWICE whilst out on bail for attacking a Kilmacrennan pensioner, we can reveal.Matthew Lafferty, 21, from Letterkenny, was jailed for three years at the Circuit Court in the town on Tuesday. He admitted burglar at the home of Ms Anne McFadden on January 18th this year, in an incident in which the brave pensioner chased Lafferty wielding a hatchet.Now Donegal Daily can reveal that although he was refused bail in the local courts, Lafferty was later released by the High Court in Dublin.And in July this year whilst living in Mayo he attacked another elderly couple.Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court heard that a couple in their 70s are living in constant fear, even taking turns to stay up at night to ‘keep watch’, after their home and bed and breakfast was broken into twice in one week.In a victim-impact statement read out on behalf of Eddie and Maureen Lavelle of Burton Street House Bed and Breakfast, Killala Road, Ballina, the couple detailed their lives in the aftermath of the events of July last.Mr Eddie Lavelle, 75, said he and his wife were ‘shocked’, ‘traumatised’ and nervous to leave their home since the burglaries.Mr Lavelle said it was “terrible that young people would go out and target old people” and said the couple still find it difficult to sleep at night.Lafferty, then of 21 Nephin Court pleaded guilty to burgling the Lavelles’ home on the night of July 22, 2013, leading into July 23, and again on July 28.Lafferty and his accomplice gained access to an open upstairs window at the gable of the house and stole alcohol and €350. The couple were present in the house at the time.On July 28, when the Lavelles’ son Eddie and his family were visiting, the court heard that Mrs Lavelle came across the intruders in the dining room.The court heard that Lafferty’s accomplice, who is ‘still at large’ according to Detective Kevin O’Connor, pushed Mr Lavelle who hit a wall and fell to the ground. Mr Lavelle suffered lower back and arm injuries as a result.An iPhone 5 belonging to the Lavelles’ son was taken but was recovered the following day.Mrs Lavelle compared the couple’s home now to ‘Fort Knox’, as they equipped their home with security systems and lighting, but added that they are still unable to sleep at night.Defence barrister Eoin Garavan said Lafferty came from a dysfunctional family, had a ‘terrible childhood’ and that drugs made him ‘indulge in criminal acts’. Detective Kevin O’Connor said the accused was remorseful.Before sentencing, Judge Rory McCabe noted that although Lafferty was not the one that pushed Mr Lavelle, he was ‘part and parcel’ of the violence.Lafferty received a three-year prison sentence for the first charge and a five-year prison sentence for the second. Both sentences will run concurrently.On Tuesday he was jailed for another three years – to run concurrently – for the attack on Ms McFadden.REVEALED: SERIAL DONEGAL BURGLAR LAFFERTY TERRORISED PENSIONERS TWICE WHILE OUT ON BAIL was last modified: June 16th, 2017 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:bailburglarykilmacrennanletterkennyMatthew LaffertyMayolast_img read more

first_imgTomorrow sees the opening of Donegal newest car park in honour of the late county councillor Tadhg Culbert. Here our motoring correspondent Brian McDaid recalls fond memories of a man who brought so much to his adopted town and county. Culbert’s CarparkAll going to plan the ever-increasing parking problem in Letterkenny will get a little breather when the council officially opens a new car park on the High Road in Letterkenny tomorrow. Advertisement Cllr. Ciaran Brogan when Mayor was the driving force behind pushing for this much-needed parking and didn’t forget one of his late colleagues.An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle and Letterkenny Area Mayor Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh will cut the tape to open the new carpark in memory of their late fellow councillor Tadhg Culbert.A view of the new Tadhg Culbert Carpark which was on the site of the old Letterkenny Fire Station and will open this week. Photo Brian McDaidPutting this column together this week a local townie quipped to me, “Sure what did Tadhg know about car parks, sure he didn’t even drive a car.”You come to learn from living in Letterkenny that this kind of remark is a complement of sorts to Tadhg in that they want you to know that they also knew Tadhg as well as you. Advertisement Tadhg was more likely to be on his feet walking down the town having a chat and a yarn to everyone he met rather than sitting behind the wheel of a motorcar. Thing is, I would nearly have agreed with them only to remember my meeting I had with Tadhg shortly before he passed away!Hill Climb ChampionTadhg Culbert when he first arrived to Letterkenny. Photo Paddy Gallagher.It was on the climb up Meenaroy Mountain one day near to the highest point that a car pulled out and passed me. The driver gave the horn a few toots as he me passed with the sun in both of our eyes. He gave me another few waves out his back window as he headed over the top of the mountain. All I knew was the car was a Toyota which did not look familiar to me, so I thought this driver probably had mistaken me for someone else. It was only a week or so after when I met Tadhg on foot walking down the street that he let me know it was him that passed me that day on the way up the hill. He joked with me, “Always remember that I beat you to the top of Meenaroy.”Happier TimesOn the day we met, both of us knew Tadhg’s time here was getting shorter and rather than chat about that our conversation went down memory lane as we chatted about times in Letterkenny. Working as a newspaper photographer I got to know Tadhg really well from the mid 80’s onwards. Most will remember Tadhg looking out through the glass in the old post office counter, having a yarn with you as he lifted enough ink with his post office stamper to double punch your family allowance, savings or pension book. But I also knew Tadhg as the public representative, both as councillor, chairman and Mayor of Letterkenny Urban District Council. On our journey down memory lane we recalled the lighter moments when Tadhg, as the director of the Letterkenny International Folk Festival on the night when it poured down from the heavens with thunder and lightening battering of the roofs at the Market Square but Tadhg pushed on in the storm and between the lighting strikes he opened the town’s festival. Old Fire Station siteThe Late Tadhg Colbert who was part of the team involved in the 1989 People in Need Pullathon by Letterkenny Fire Brigade pictured with the camera crew from RTE the late Michael Walsh Sound and Tony Cournane Cameraman. Fire crew were late Eamon Harvey, the late Eddie Curran , the late Sam Eamon O Donnell and the late Benny Daly, pictured with Danny Grieve, Brian McDaid Ronnie White, Louis Bradley Michal Herrity Tony Coyle. And Tommy Friel at the wheelFor the week that is in it, the greatest memory of Tadgh will centre around the first ever Telethon which was done nationally in conjunction with RTE.Tadhg Culbert’s Car park will officially open in the site of the old fire station which was located there since the early 1960s. In 1989 the Letterkenny Fire Brigade came up with the novel idea of pulling their biggest fire engine, which weighed over 17 tonnes across the Old Railway Road to raise money for the Telethon and People In Need. They even had their own name for their fundraiser which the called “The Pullathon”.Radio TadghPictures by Paddy Coyle of the Pullathon by the Letterkenny Fire Brigade in Letterkenny back in 1989 which Tadhg Culbert played a big part in.On the run-up to the Pullathon in Letterkenny in the days long before social media, Tadhg Culbert offered to help in any way he could to promote the upcoming event. He even agreed to go around Letterkenny on the back of an old Bedford Fire Engine armed with a loudspeaker and an old tape recorder from RTE’s 2FM with DJ Larry Gogan talking about the fireman’s Letterkenny’s Pullathon.Tadhg went on a speaker asking the Letterkenny people to come out to support the fundraising efforts by their local firefighters. Tadhg might as well have been on the ropes pulling the fire engine with the fireman because of the great job he did in pulling in support for a night that turned out to be an amazing success.On the night the fireman started their pull from the Oldtown station gatehouse and headed across the Railway Road which originally was the track of the old Lough Swilly Railway line out of Letterkenny to Burtonport.Things were going great until they got are far as JJ Reid’s garage and they found that the road had a rise heading towards the station. The firefighters were fast running out of steam and to make thinks worse RTE had started to film them. They did manage to get the 17-tonne fire engine to the end of the railway road with a lot of huffing and puffing much to the cheers of the supporting crowds on the night.The late Michael Walsh and cameraman Tony Cournane, now retired from RTE, received the fireman’s fundraising cheque in a team photo which included all the members of the Letterkenny Fire Brigade and Tadhg Culbert who for all of his life was always on hand to help with anything that could be positive for his adopted town of Letterkenny. The Pullathon by Letterkenny Fire Brigade in 1989 included are the late Eamon Harvey, the late Eddie Curran , the late Sam Eamon O Donnell and the late Benny Daly, pictured with Danny Grieve, Brian McDaid Ronnie White, Louis Bradley Michal Herrity Tony Coyle. And Tommy Friel at the wheel.Photo Paddy Gallagher.There would be so many health and safety issues nowadays that would prevent a crew of fireman anchoring themselves to the front bumper of a fire engine and pulling 17 tonnes across a mile of what once was the old railway road.And even health and safety would prevent a non-member of the fire service such as Tadhg travelling in a fire engine let alone calling out with a loudspeaker. But those things happened years ago long before the claim culture took over.Tadhg Culbert believed in people which in turn made them believe in themselves. While others were trying to see what you were doing wrong, great people like Tadhg were getting the job done. The Pullathon by Letterkenny Fire Brigade in 1989 included the late Eamon Harvey, the late Eddie Curran, the late Sam Eamon O’ Donnell and the late Benny Daly, pictured with Danny Grieve, Brian McDaid, Ronnie White, Louis Bradley Michal Herrity Tony Coyle. and Tommy Friel at the wheelAnd finally a different parkTadhg would never forgive me if I didn’t mention Tipperary and hurling. One of my favourite photos is of Tadhg the year his beloved Tipperary won the all Ireland hurling final in a park of a different kind. That day we done a picture in the middle of Letterkenny Post office with a hurley stick and a sliothar which we got a loan of from Brian McCormack’s sport shop across the main street.Happy memories Tadhg.Tadhg Culbert as Letterkenny International Festival Director at the opening at the Market Square pictured with Co. Manager Frank Maloney, Artist Derek Hill and MEP Neil Blaney. Photo Brian McDaidDD Motoring: Remembering how a Tipperary man enriched Letterkenny was last modified: May 3rd, 2018 by Brian McDaidShare 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