Sunday, 10 July 2016

RIP DERRY CITY LEGEND ARTHUR 'MOUSEY' BRADY

Former Derry City winger Arthur 'Mousey' Brady has died aged 88.

Former Derry City winger Arthur 'Mousey' Brady has passed away at the age of 88.

Affectionately referred to as 'Mousey', tributes have been pouring in on the sad news of his death.

A member of the Candystripes team that won the Irish Cup in 1954, he played a key role in the 1-0 victory against Glentoran.

He is predeceased by his wife, Joan, and survived by his sons Colin, Martin and Paschal.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

ARSON ATTACK AT DERRY SCHOOL

Locals in Gobnascale have called it an ‘attack on the community’

Firefighters tackled a blaze at Immaculate Conception College (formerly St Brecan’s) early this morning after a suspected arson attack occurred.

The gym hall at the former school, which closed in June last year, was engulfed in flames as up to 25 firefighters attended the scene at around 5am.

Despite demolition work beginning in May, this is just the latest report in a long list of incidents of anti-social behaviour on the site of the old school.


Police are treating the incident as deliberate and an investigation is now underway.

Monday, 4 July 2016

DURKAN CALLS ON GOVERNMENT NOT TO BEGIN BREXIT

Former SDLP leader calls on the government not to begin Brexit.

Foyle MP Mark Durkan has co-sponsored a motion at Westminster calling on the UK government not to begin withdrawal from the European Union until it has been fully debated and voted upon in Parliament.

This follows the EU membership referendum which took place two weeks ago and saw 52% of the UK public opting to leave the EU. But the outcome of the referendum is still being contested, with a group of academics and business people launching legal proceedings today arguing that it would be unlawful for Article 50 to be triggered without a full debate and vote by MPs.

Others are also arguing that Scotland and Northern Ireland should not lose their EU membership as a majority of the populations in both regions voted to remain in the EU.


Calling on the government not to begin the formal process of EU withdrawal, Mr Durkan said: “The formal process of an exit from the EU must not be started without full and proper parliamentary scrutiny.”

“The government must not submit its declaration to the European Council invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty unless and until the full proposals it intends to submit to the Commission to activate the process of withdrawal from the EU are debated in full and voted upon by MPs.”

Sunday, 3 July 2016

LOCAL SCHOOL AWARDED £4,500 FOR NEW ROOF

St Canice's Primary School will receive a £4,565 investment.

A County Derry Primary School is set to receive over £4,500 in investment from the Department of Education under the minor works programme.

St Canice’s in Feeny will be given the money in order to upgrade its roof after Education Minister Peter Weir announced that funding was to be provided for projects less than £500,000 in 2016/17.

The programme should benefit a number of local schools with projects ranging from minor improvements to more significant work and extensions.