Friday, August 08, 2008


Anyone see the partial Solar eclipse?

Unemployment rate up 40%, and the building trade especially affected.
“There isn’t a block to be laid around here in Donegal,” said McLaughlin. “I’ve been building since I was 14 years old and this is worse than it’s ever been.”

... Whereas builders are entitled to get dole payments if made redundant, McLaughlin and other self-employed workers are not eligible for jobseeker’s benefit.The Donegal builder was not counted among the 238,240 people revealed to be on the live register last week. But like many others, McLaughlin found it impossible to get other work.

Water-plans will affect everyone!
The water framework directive, adopted back in 2000, requires government chiefs to take a new approach in relation to water and managing their waters. And county Donegal is the first county in the country which will have changes made to management of its water.

Cllr Crossan told the Journal: "Donegal is being a pilot for the whole of Ireland - so it is very important.

"It is going to affect farmers, fishermen, environment groups and anyone using water treatment plants.

"I am trying to get the message out there to the public of its importance.

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