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McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather

first_imgUFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. AP FILE PHOTOLos Angeles, United States —Conor McGregor believes he will knock out Floyd Mayweather inside two rounds but is ready for all scenarios when the two fighters clash in their eagerly anticipated superfight next week.Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday that a controversial switch to lighter gloves could lead to an explosive outcome in the August 26 showdown in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The charismatic 29-year-old said a grueling training camp has taken him to “hell and back” and left him ready to face any kind of scenario inside the ring at the T-Mobile Arena.“There is no way in hell that I’m not ready to fight in the deepest of trenches in this contest,” McGregor said.“We are ready for both scenarios. I’m ready to go to war for 12 rounds and I’m ready to put him away early on.”Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White also believes the gloves switch could shape the outcome of the fight.‘Hits like a truck’ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings The move is widely seen as benefiting both fighters — Mayweather’s fast hands could be quicker with lighter gloves, while McGregor will be able to make his punching power more keenly felt, provided he can land a blow on his American opponent.“I think it affects the contest a lot,” White said when asked if McGregor would be helped by the change.“Yes, Floyd will be faster with eight-ounce gloves but he’s more defensive. Conor hits like a truck, so smaller gloves helps him big time. I think it absolutely does.”McGregor and Mayweather will climb into the ring following an international publicity tour last month marked by expletive-laden tirades and trash-talking.McGregor, who was criticized for addressing Mayweather as “boy” during one event, dismissed suggestions that there was a racially tinged dimension to the duel.“For me, it’s athlete versus athlete,” McGregor said. “I’m disappointed to hear the way it’s being portrayed. All I can do is stay focused on my craft and go out and put a performance for my fans.”McGregor, meanwhile, said he has used disparagement by the boxing community as motivation.“It has certainly been motivating, the disrespect and the disregard for my skill set,” McGregor said.“I look at people so many times and their mind is closed to how things can be done. It’s a set way and there is no other way. Well, if that was the case we would have never reached across the oceans in search of other lands. We would never have gone into space.“You have to have an open mind and you got to realize that there are other ways. Fighting is a complex game. But I’m just looking forward to August 26 and proving what I’m saying and educating the world of what martial arts is.” Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor, who is widely seen as a massive underdog against undefeated former welterweight king Mayweather, predicted an early finish to the fight.“Particularly with the eight-ounce gloves, I don’t believe he makes it out of the second round,” said McGregor, nevertheless expressing the hope that the fight would last longer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I don’t want people saying ‘Oh, it was a lucky punch’ and all that. Part of me is hoping maybe he can last so I can show some skill and dismantle him that way.“But I do not see him absorbing the blows in the first few rounds.”center_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Foreign media hail Romeo as tournament best scorer View commentslast_img read more

Ellen Accepts Legal Advisor’s Resignation

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has with deep regret accepted the resignation of her Legal Advisor, Cllr. Seward M. Cooper, to enable him to pursue continued national service in the private sector and international affairs, the Executive Mansion has said. Cllr. Cooper, according to an Executive Mansion release, will be available for consultancy services.He served as President Sirleaf’s legal advisor for nearly six years.The scholarly legal wit described the opportunity to serve the country with an experienced, intellectually sound, and internationally respected leader as professionally satisfying. “I enjoyed working through the years with a diverse Cabinet on matters that could help transform our country in positive ways,” Cllr. Cooper said in his letter of resignation.While in private practice, the release said, Cllr. Cooper will focus on corporate, commercial, and international legal matters. He is currently chairman of the African Legal Support Facility, an international organization closely aligned to the African Development Bank (AfDB).Cllr. Cooper’s extensive experience as a corporate and international lawyer has seen him navigate the legal practice in Liberia, the United States, the UK and international organizations including the AfDB where he served as the first Chief Counsel for Governance and later as the first head of the AfBD’s Integrity and Anti-corruption Office. To his credit, he has written and edited numerous articles and books on law. Cllr. Cooper is a graduate of the prestigious University of Wisconsin Law School, which also produced Liberia’s Angie Brooks Randolph, the first African woman president of the United Nations General Assembly. He has been admitted to plead before the Supreme Court of Liberia and the United States of America. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Monaco winless in four after Toulouse draw

first_imgWith captain Radamel Falcao out with illness and the Colombian’s fellow attackers Stevan Jovetic, Rony Lopes and Aleksandr Golovin all injured, Monaco started with 18-year-old Moussa Sylla up front at the Stadium de Toulouse.“The players have given the maximum,” said Jardim. “Absences? I don’t complain about the absences. We are here to help the youngsters progress.”Monaco will now be hoping that their big guns can return in time for Tuesday’s Champions League opener against Atletico Madrid at the Stade Louis II.“For Tuesday against Atletico Madrid we’ll need to keep this attitude and this behaviour, but be better technically,” Portuguese coach Jardim added.They did take a 57th-minute lead as Belgian international Youri Tielemans hammered a left-footed strike in off the crossbar from the edge of the box, but Toulouse deservedly took a point.Leya Iseka, the younger brother of Belgium and Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, picked out the bottom corner in the 79th minute to score his first goal for the club since joining from Anderlecht in June.The 20-year-old had impressed on loan at Zulte Waregem last season, scoring six goals in the Belgian top flight.Monaco never threatened a winner, managing just two shots on target in the match.– Lyon held by nine-man Caen –Lyon needed a late goal from Ferland Mendy to draw with Caen © AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUEarlier in the day, Ferland Mendy’s late equaliser salvaged Lyon a 2-2 draw at nine-man Caen as they also failed to improve on their own stuttering start to the campaign.Lyon, who finished third last term, visit Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday after picking up just seven points from the first five league games of the campaign.“I am more than disappointed… I am very disappointed, very angry,” said Lyon coach Bruno Genesio.“We managed to lead at half-time, which wasn’t a miracle, but wasn’t far off, but we weren’t able to further raise our level in the second half.”Genesio’s men took the lead before half-time as Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba allowed a Nabil Fekir free-kick to sail into the middle of his net.But Claudio Beauvue, who is on loan at Caen from Lyon, levelled early in the second half from the penalty spot, before the hosts were reduced to 10 men when Aleksander Djiku was sent off for a high tackle on Fekir in the 55th minute.Caen continued to put Lyon under pressure despite their numerical disadvantage, and they forged ahead 17 minutes from time as Prince Oniangue nodded in Faycal Fajr’s free-kick.Full-back Mendy cut inside to curl home another effort that Samba should have saved in the 88th minute to ensure that Lyon at least took a point from the Stade Michel d’Ornano.Caen found themselves down to nine in the dying stages as defender Baissama Sankoh was red-carded for head-butting former Manchester United right-back Rafael, but they held on to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.Elsewhere, Lille moved up to second in the table as a hat-trick from Nicolas Pepe, including two penalties, helped them win 3-2 at Amiens.But they are still five points adrift of reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, who warmed up for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Liverpool at Anfield by seeing off Saint-Etienne 4-0 on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Monaco have now failed to win in four league matches © AFP / PASCAL PAVANIPARIS, France, Sep 16 – Monaco’s dreadful start to the Ligue 1 season continued on Saturday as Aaron Leya Iseka’s late goal grabbed Toulouse a 1-1 draw.After a 3-1 win at Nantes in their opener, Leonardo Jardim’s principality outfit have now gone four league matches without a win and sit 15th in the early table on just five points.last_img read more

Spurs cane Chelsea to inch closer to Carabao Cup final

first_img0Shares0000Kane is joined by team-mate Dele Alli after breaking the deadlock for Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-legLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 9 – Harry Kane’s first-half penalty gave Tottenham a slender advantage after the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Wembley.Referee Michael Oliver awarded the 26th minute spot-kick after consulting VAR for offside and Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s foul on Kane. Spurs and Chelsea both had chances in a fiercely-fought contest and Blues’ manager Maurizio Sarri will feel this tie is still very much alive ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, 24 January.Chelsea hit the woodwork twice in the first half through Kante’s near-post flick, and when Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga athletically turned Callum Hudson-Odoi’s deflected cross onto the post.Andreas Christensen missed a glaring opportunity from six yards after the break while Arrizabalaga also produced a fine save from Kane as this semi-final remains in the balance.-By BBC Sport-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Could Jimmy Hoffa be out to pasture?

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The FBI is mounting one of its biggest searches to date for the remains of former Teamsters boss James R. “Jimmy” Hoffa, flying in dozens of agents for what they say will be a multiweek dig at an 85-acre property once owned by one of Hoffa’s closest union associates. Thirty years of myth and legend have placed Hoffa’s remains everywhere from the New York Giants’ stadium to an auto factory to swamps in the Florida Everglades to the bottom of Lake Michigan. But acting on what some investigators say is the best tip in years, authorities now believe the remains of the missing Teamsters boss may turn up in the pastoral Hidden Dreams Farm less than 20 miles from the suburban parking lot where he last was seen July 30, 1975. Detroit FBI chief Dan Roberts said the scope of the search – including geologists, cadaver dogs and heavy earth-moving equipment that may be needed to excavate beneath a barn – indicates that authorities believe they may solve a mystery that has frustrated them for 31 years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalslast_img read more

DONEGAL GAA FUN RUN: CHILDREN FREE TO ENTER

first_imgUNDER-14s taking part in the 5k race/walk/fun run in aid of Donegal Senior Team can enter for free, the organisers have announced.Young people over 14 can enter for €5 – and it’s the same price for students.The above Race/Walk is on Saturday 3rd December 2011 starting at 11.00 am. Sponsored by Austin Daly of Daly’s Statoil Service Station, Lifford. Entries being taken from Sean McCumhaills’ GAA Centre from 9.30 am. It is in aid of the Donegal Senior Football Team Training Fund. Sponsorship Cards are available from the Donegal Senior Football Squad & Management.Minimum of €50 sponsorship entitles you to a Free Entry to the Race/|Walk and entry into draw for Signed Jersey by Ulster Champions 2011. Entry Fee on the day Adults: €20.U14’s Free. Over 14’s & Students: €5.  Special Rates for FamilyEveryone welcome. Fun for all the Family. It starts towards Drumboe Avenue & continues past the Forest and turns back into town at Welchtown to finish at McCumhaill Centre. Flat Course which will suit runners, fun joggers & walkers. Families with pushchairs very welcome.DONEGAL GAA FUN RUN: CHILDREN FREE TO ENTER was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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

ATHLETICS NEWS: LIAM TINNEY PERFORMS SUPERBLY AT VODAFONE TRIATHLON NATIONAL SERIES

first_imgLetterkenny 24/7 News:The first race of the 2015 Vodafone National Series got underway this weekend at the Sligo Pool Sprint Triathlon on Sunday.Four club members travelled to the sports complex to compete. In a race that had a few hiccups such as swimming extra lengths and chains coming of bikes, all members were glad to get the first race under their belts! Liam Tinney was first from 24/7 home, and will be happy with the way training is going. Well done to all! Another member who’s hard work in the pool is paying dividends is Karen Crawford. Karen swam in the 5km event in the Derry Swimathlon in a time of 1.30.58.A reminder that the Letterkenny 24/7 Try a Tri will take place on Sunday 26th April 2015 at 10.30 sharp at Aura Leisure Centre.This competition is aimed at first timers and people who are very new to the sport with the distances for each section reduced to 400m swim- 13km bike -3.5km run.The whole event is very spectator friendly being organised around the Aura complex and every bit of support helps in this sport! Entries will close on 23rd April or whenever maximum capacity has been reached.You must have Triathlon Ireland membership or a one day race licence, both licences and entries are done through www.triathlonireland.comTraining continues as follows:Tuesday Track session Aura 7.45pmWednesday Coached Pool session Aura 8pm and 9pm for advanced swimmers Thursday Bike TT/Brick Session 6.30pm alternating week aboutSaturday Club bike Aura 9amCheck out the clubs race Facebook page for details of the Thursday training schedule.Sligo Pool Sprint Triathlon Results 59. Liam Tinney. 1.2572. Cathal Roarty. 1.27.1173. Patrick Patton. 1.27.1299. Paul Kelly. 1.32ATHLETICS NEWS: LIAM TINNEY PERFORMS SUPERBLY AT VODAFONE TRIATHLON NATIONAL SERIES was last modified: April 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticessligoSportTriathlonlast_img read more

US SENATOR ANNOUNCED AS DONEGAL’S 2014 TIP O’NEILL DIASPORA AWARD WINNER

first_imgThe recipient of the third annual Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award has been announced. The award was established to recognise the achievements of members of the Diaspora in other countries and to celebrate the global impact of Irish people everywhere. This prestigious award has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2011.This year’s award goes to the President of the Massachusetts State Senate and proud Irish-American, Senator Therese Murray. At the announcement are seated Caitlín Uí Chochláin, Peter McLaughlin and Nicholas Crossan. Back from left are Ciaran Henderson, Sally Blake, Michael Grant, Mary Kelly, Donal Walker, Seamus Canning, Kevin Doherty, John McLauglin, James Gill, Pascal Blake, Letterkenny Mayor, Sarah Meehan and Anne Marie Conlon. Photo Clive WassonThe recipient of the third annual Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award is US Senator Therese Murray. The award was established to recognise the achievements of members of the Diaspora in other countries and to celebrate the global impact of Irish people everywhere.Senator Therese MurrayThis prestigious award has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2011.This year’s award goes to the President of the Massachusetts State Senate and proud Irish-American, Senator Murray. Senator Therese Murray is set to receive the award on the weekend of the 12th September in Inishowen.Senator Murray has proven herself to be a worthy recipient by carving out a very successful career in the predominantly male world of, not just American politics, but politics in general.She has been a champion of Welfare causes, mental health, children’s welfare and health, and the elderly. She has been the driving force behind many very worthy State reforms in Massachusetts and has always maintained her close links with the country of her heritage.A champion of the people, Senator Murray is a politician with a very large heart that has remained true to the traditional Irish values that were instilled in her from both her parents. Her father’s people hail from County Cork, and her mother’s from Limerick and Dublin. She will be attending the annual prize giving ceremony and the associated calendar of events which are held each year in Buncrana, in recognition of the Tip O’Neill’s Donegal roots and his impact on world affairs.“I am humbled and honored to be receiving the 3rd Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award,” said Massachusetts Senate President Murray.“Having the opportunity to further strengthen and create economic and academic links between Massachusetts and in the Northwest of Ireland not only solidifies our historic ties, but also allows us to build a new bridge of cutting edge technology and innovation.“It is these new connections that will help spur discovery and development, provide inspiration and opportunity, and move Massachusetts and the Island of Ireland forward in this global economy. Where there is opportunity there is hope and where there is hope there is peace. Working together, we will achieve great things.”Buncrana Town Manager, John McLaughlin also stated, “The importance of our Diaspora to Donegal cannot be overstated and we are committed to continuing to work to consolidate and further develop our links in this regard. The enthusiasm, commitment, and work ethic of our Diaspora has ingratiated them to their adopted nations, but we will continue to consider them as merely ‘being away for a while’, regardless of the generations that may have passed since.” Previous recipients have been renowned journalist and social commentator and Editor of the Irish Voice and Irish Central, Niall O’Dowd (2012) and Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana (2013). This celebration of the Irish Diaspora has proven to be hugely successful and cements the links between Donegal and Irish people throughout the world. It is hugely important that these two cohorts of people maintain these strong bonds and that we can all take pride in the achievements of our Diaspora for many years to come.Cllr. Peter McLaughlin, Mayor of Buncrana, stated “On behalf of the people of Buncrana, I am delighted to welcome the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award to our town and surrounding areas.“I know that there will be a special Donegal welcome waiting for all attending in September and wish to extend our congratulations to Senator Therese Murray, a worthy recipient and a credit to our Diaspora”.Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Chairman of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award commented “It gives me great pleasure to be once again associated with this prestigious prize-giving that continues to go from strength to strength. We, in Buncrana, have seen the fruits of this ceremony as we continue to forge the strong links between ourselves and our Diaspora in a positive manner that celebrates our shared history”. US SENATOR ANNOUNCED AS DONEGAL’S 2014 TIP O’NEILL DIASPORA AWARD WINNER was last modified: April 30th, 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:diaspora awarddonegalSenator Therese MurrayTip O’Neilllast_img read more

DONEGAL CALL CENTRE WORKERS URGED TO ATTEND UNION MEETING

first_imgUNIONS have organised a meeting in Derry tomorrow for workers at a call centre where some employees have made allegations of bullying and harassment.Workers who live in Co Donegal and who work at the call centre in Derry have been urged to attend the meeting.Some of them allege they had been told they were not allowed to join a union. The Derry Trades Union council has organised an open meeting in the Unison offices on Clarendon Street at 11am tomorrow (Saturday).This follows dozens of complaints sparked by a story on Donegal Daily’s sister site Derry Daily today when a number of workers made a series of allegations about work practices and the suspension of members of staff.Since that story this morning Derry Daily has been inundated with complaints, with a small number of other people defending the call centre operation.However the allegations have since gone viral – with client companies of the call centre being contacted via email and social media. One of the complaints concerns allegations that staff following guidance of managers were later blamed for inaccurate data whilst managers washed their hands of that guidance afterwards.Eight employees or former employees have reported to Derry Daily that they suffered some sort of diagnosed psychiatric illness as a result of working at the call centre.We responded to several complaints from current members of staff who felt they had nowhere left to turn to.However since the story today the number of complaints has grown substantially.The Derry Trades Union Council said: “Following today’s article in Derry Daily we have literally been inundated with messages of extreme concern regarding call centre workers. “We are working hard on gathering all information relating to this.“What would be of great help would be any of the workers contracts so we can scrutinise them and check the terms and conditions.”The organisation said everyone would be welcome to attend its meeting tomorrow where cases with be dealt with in confidence.A number of employees from Donegal claim they were told they were not entitled to join a union. Under the law every worker is entitled to be a member of a union.DONEGAL CALL CENTRE WORKERS URGED TO ATTEND UNION MEETING was last modified: January 2nd, 2015 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:derry call centredonegallast_img read more

Minister Ring denies Cope’s claims of rural underspend

first_imgMichael Ring has hit back at Fianna Fáil for ‘misleading’ the public in relation to Government funding for rural communities.The comments from the Minister for Rural and Community Development come following claims yesterday (Weds) by Fianna Fáil’s Pat the Cope Gallagher over a €270 million underspend.The Fianna Fail TD calculated, from parliamentary question replies, that €270M which was sanctioned for 2017-2019 rural schemes and LEADER funding had not been spent by the end of August. However, according to Minister Ring, the Department of Rural and Community Development has now publicly confirmed that there is no such underspend within the Department.“Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Rural, Community, and Gaeltacht Affairs, Dara Calleary, is misleading people in relation to Government investment in rural areas. I ask him to desist from doing so. The truth is this Government is spending more money on rural communities than ever before,” Ring said.“Let me be clear: there is no underspend in relation to my Department’s funding of rural communities. My Department spent all of its capital budget last year, it will spend it in full this year, and will do so again next year.“Last year the Department spent €237.5 million of a total budget of €239.2 million (the savings made mainly related to administration costs savings on staff and admin overheads). For the year to date in 2019, the Department’s spend is very much on target*. “This is a deliberate and reckless attempt by Fianna Fáil to mislead people and undermine the work of the Government.”In relation to this claim, Minister Ring continued: “I can confirm that since the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Schemes commenced in 2016 there have been approvals of €91.5 million with payments of €51 million made for completed works.“There are commitments of €39.9 million remaining on these schemes, not €56 million as Fianna Fáil claim. This money will be paid when the works are completed.“These are capital projects which can have long lead-in times for design, procurement and delivery. Works usually take 18-24 months with main payments made on completion of the projects. Such timelines are necessary to enable local authorities to deliver projects under our capital programmes.“For example, if I approve funding for the building of a community centre, the money doesn’t leave my Department until the centre is built. “This is a fundamental principle in managing public finances. It’s cynical and desperate of Fianna Fáil to try to characterise it as an underspend. Do they think we should hand over the money before the work has even started?“This Government is spending more money on rural communities than ever before and it is spending it on time. When Fianna Fáil were last in Government, we didn’t have any money to spend on rural communities and 1,000 jobs a week were being lost.“It is the job of the opposition to hold the Government to account but in doing so it should stick to the facts and not mislead people. Otherwise, it is doing rural Ireland a disservice.”Minister Ring denies Cope’s claims of rural underspend was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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