‘Racht’ is a new TG4 documentary series that examines six tragic murders from quiet and remote parts of Ireland including Donegal and the legacy they have left behind. Broadcasting on Wednesday nights at 10pm, each episode looks at the motivation behind the crimes and the emotional impact on those connected to the deceased.For centuries Irish people have fought over land, quite often in the form of a family feud. Some are even prepared to kill. In West Donegal in 1898, local man Conell Boyle was found murdered in his own home of Annagry. The crime shocked his family and the rural community. The RIC found that no-one would testify and the investigation was difficult. That is until Conell’s son Hugh, who was working in Scotland at the time, returned home for the funeral only to be arrested for the murder of his father.This programme will be broadcast on Wednesday next, October 28th at 10pm.Racht is a produced by Paper Owl Films for TG4 with support from the Irish Language Broadcast Fund.TG4 TO FEATURE FAMOUS WEST DONEGAL MURDER was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 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:AnnagrydonegalRACHTTG4
A safety warning has been issued after two incidents in which lorries collided with Christmas lights in Donegal Town.The warning was issued to the drivers of lorries, HGVs and buses by Donegal Town Chamber.A statement from the Chamber said “We realise that this is an extremely busy time of year and are aware of the difficulties faced by lorry drivers in all our towns and villages with ongoing deliveries pickups etc. “Unfortunately we have had two instances over the weekend where our overhead Christmas Lights display strings have been damaged by large vehicles passing through.“As these are erected by a voluntary committee and volunteers, we are asking the drivers of large vehicles to be extra vigilant of our overhead lights when passing through and where possible to avoid the Town Centre as obviously these damages will incur extra costs.“We depend on the generosity of the Business Community of Donegal Town for their financial support in lighting up the town.”Meanwhile, the official annual Switch on will take place this Thursday 28th of November at 7.00pm on the Diamond. Safety plea issued by Donegal Town Chamber after Christmas lights accidents was last modified: November 25th, 2019 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:CHristmasDonegal TownLIGHTSsafetytrucksWarning
22 July 2005The East London Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) recently announced its first three investors, which are to pump a total of R188-million into the IDZ plant on the west bank of the Eastern Cape city.“It’s exciting times for us at the IDZ and Buffalo City,” says IDZ chief executive Simphiwe Kondlo. “Our strategy is to provide the infrastructure and support to enable companies in the East London IDZ to be globally competitive.”He said the three new investors had responded to the strategy and would now benefit from immediate access, hi-tech telecommunications and close proximity to the port.The East London IDZ, one of four liberalised duty-free areas in South Africa, is just two kilometres from the airport and five kilometres from the port.The zone is finalising the first phase of infrastructure development, but Kondlo says it is ready for investors.Glass manufacturing company Universal Safety Glass is to invest R156-million in the IDZ, a move expected to create 255 jobs over the next two years.General manager Pieter Hugo says his company has confidence in the Eastern Cape’s growing economy. “The East London IDZ is close to the harbour and the airport. This will improve our logistics chain tremendously. We also believe this investment will open up new markets for our business.”Abalone farming facility Wavelengths 150 is to invest R21-million in the zone’s agricultural cluster, and is expected to create 30 jobs for unskilled labour.According to Kondlo, there is a huge export market for many of the Eastern Cape’s agricultural products. “The East London IDZ’s custom control area is an ideal location for export-oriented industry as there are a number of benefits offered to these industries,” he said.Local transport and logistics company Miltrans will also invest R11-million in the zone.More incentivesBusiness Day reported in June that the East London IDZ wants government to consider allowing it to use state incentives, together with those it already offers, to attract investment to the area.Kondlo is quoted in the newspaper as saying the IDZ would offer more of an opportunity if it offered incentives such as those provided by the Motor Industry Development Programme.This programme provides preferential tariff rates for vehicle components being imported into SA based on the value of components exported from SA.The zone has commissioned auditing firm KPMG to carry out a study on whether motor industry incentives could be used in combination with its own incentives, Kondlo said.According to Business Day, the zone already offers businesses established there duty-free imports, no restrictions on foreign equity ownership or on profit repatriation, no currency restrictions and no value-added tax on components coming into the zone.Besides offering further incentives to investors, the zone wants Eastern Cape infrastructure to be upgraded. Kondlo said there was no direct rail link between East London and Port Elizabeth, which is about 300km away and has an IDZ of its own.He told Business Day that East London could not develop as an “island”, economically separate from Port Elizabeth and South Africa’s economic heartland in Gauteng.Source: Buffalo City
Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and MP Abhishek Banerjee on Wednesday set a target of winning 250 plus seats in the next Legislative Assembly poll. Abhishek, who heads the youth wing of the TMC and is nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said the BJP’s thinking of winning Bengal has no basis.“In the next assembly poll in 2021, we should fight to win 250 plus seats in the state. The BJP thinks it can win Bengal. But they are wrong. If our party supremo Mamata Banerjee permits, we would score 10 goals against BJP everyday and they won’t stand a chance against us,” Mr. Abhishek said while addressing TMC’s students wing-Trinamool Chatra Parishad- foundation day rally here. The total strength of the West Bengal assembly is 294. They (BJP) has emptied the coffers of central government and RBI and are lecturing others on financial issues, he said. While referring to Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s decision to give Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the Centre, Abhishek said the reserve money of the central bank has also been exhausted due to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. BJP’s West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, while reacting to Abhishek’s claim, said he is living in fool’s paradise.“He is living in fool’s paradise if he thinks that TMC will win 250 seats. The TMC would find it tough to get even 30 seats and acquire main opposition party status,” Ghosh said. The BJP, in the general election this year, bagged 18 of the 42 seats in the state, four less than the ruling TMC.The TMC’s tally came down from 34 in 2014 to 22 seats. In the last few years, the saffron party has made deep inroads in Bengal and emerged as the main challenger to the ruling TMC by pushing the Congress and the Left Front to distant third and fourth positions respectively. It’s leaders are now asserting that their next target was to unseat Mamata Banerjee in the 2021 assembly elections.