Good news for Laois commuters regarding Dublin-Limerick bus service

first_imgLaois TD Sean Fleming has said that a replacement bus service will operate between the towns and villages of Borris-in-Ossory, Pike of Rushall, Castletown and Mountrath.“I have personally been in touch with the Chief Executive of the National Transport Authority, who is over all bus routes in the country.“She has assured me that funding is available for a new local service to cover all these areas. So we’ve a full service from Portlaoise to Roscrea and back, and covering all the towns and villages on the route.“This will go to tender shortly, and we will have a replacement bus service here, funded by the taxpayer, I’m delighted I’ve achieved that.”The Fianna Fáil TD also stated that JJ Kavanagh’s will stay on the route until this service is set up.SEE ALSO – Laois footballers and management donate money towards Westmeath man’s cancer treatment fund GAA Previous articleDáithí Ó Sé invites Laois to tea to mark the 25th anniversary of Alzheimer’s tea day campaignNext articleLaois manager Sugrue blames ‘poor execution’ for Division 3 final loss Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Good news for Laois commuters regarding Dublin-Limerick bus service On Friday the news broke that the JJ Kavanagh’s bus route from Dublin to Limerick serving Borris-in-Ossory, Mountrath and Castletown would no longer stop and collect from these locations.It was revealed that they would stop servicing Borris-in-Ossory, Castletown and Mountrath on Tuesday, April 16.However good news has come since this announcement. TAGSJJ KavanaghsSean Fleming Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 7th April 2019 Home News Community Good news for Laois commuters regarding Dublin-Limerick bus service NewsCommunity GAA Twitter Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Paris Agreement has credit implications for many sectors: Moody’s

first_img Related news Keywords Climate change Climate tide turns against oil companies: Moody’s Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Global insurers’ focus on ESG will impact energy sector: report James Langton “The Paris Agreement will likely lead to an increased uptake of carbon reduction policies worldwide and, as such, the credit implications for a number of sectors will grow absent substantial counter-balancing initiatives by entities within these sectors,” says Brian Cahill, managing director at Moody’s. However, there is uncertainty in the deal which makes a detailed assessment of the credit impact difficult, “although the trend is clear and broadly negative for those sectors with the highest exposure to carbon emissions regulation that we have identified,” says Cahill. “Specifically, we believe that greater clarity on country-specific measures and improved disclosure around the implications of such measures by individual entities will allow market participants to more effectively assess the credit implications for a sector and differentiate between entities in those sectors,” says Henry Shilling, senior vice president at Moody’s. “Ideally, an entity’s specific disclosure would be done in a globally consistent manner and in a way that is independently verified,” adds Shilling. The Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has potentially significant implications for certain sectors, but a good deal of uncertainty remains, according to report published on Monday by Moody’s Investors Service. The Moody’s report follows the conclusion of the latest global talks on climate change, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, which aims to limit global warming to “well below [two degrees Celsius (2C)] above pre-industrial levels” and “pursue efforts” to limit the temperature increase to 1.5C by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Governments will revisit their emissions reduction targets every five years, the Moody’s report notes. U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CPPIB reports $2.4-billion decline in portfolio for quarter

first_img Keywords CPPCompanies CPP Investment Board Related news That was relatively weak compared with the CPP Fund’s performance a year earlier, when gross investment return was 4.6% and 4.5% net of costs from October through December 2015. CPPIB president Mark Machin said the bond portion of the portfolio was hurt by expectations the U.S. economy is headed for a period of “high growth and high inflation” — conditions that are better for equities than for fixed-income investments. Since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November, the major U.S. and Canadian stock indexes have soared and North American bond markets have experienced the biggest quarterly decline since the CPPIB was formed. “I think it’s directly tied to an expectation of the new administration’s policies, versus what was expected before,” Machin said in a phone interview Friday. As far as Trump’s plan to renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico, Machin said it’s too soon to tell the impact. “Nothing has changed yet and things that will change will take some time, if they do change.” As for planned changes in the Canada Pension Plan that will be phased in from 2019 through 2025 under a federal-provincial plan, Machin said CPPIB has been preparing for years and he’s confident it will be ready. Machin said CPPIB has diversified its portfolio by country, asset class and investment strategy. “That’s what protects us from any particular change to an agreement somewhere or a country somewhere.” One reason for the decline in the fund’s value in CPPIB’s fiscal third quarter, ended Dec. 31, was a $4.1-billion cash outflow to pay for benefits covered by the Canada Pension Plan. Those payments exceeded the $1.7 billion of investment income during CPPIB’s fiscal third quarter. The Canada Pension Plan usually collects more in contributions from employees and employers than required to pay current benefits. The surplus is invested by CPPIB for future use, but the trend sometimes reverses late in the calendar year. While the quarter’s rate of return was below the long-term level required to sustain the Canada Pension Plan over the coming decades, CPPIB says its nine-month rates of return to the end of December were comfortably above the required levels. In September, the Chief Actuary of Canada projected that the pension system will remain sustainable at current contribution rates if inflation-adjusted rates of return average 3.9% over 75 years. In the first nine months of CPPIB’s 2016-17 financial year, the gross rate of return was 7.1% and the net rate of return was 6.9%. The value of the fund was up 19.2 billion from $278.9 billion on March 31, when the previous financial year ended. Equity markets lift CPP in Q3 Advisors face conflict in helping clients with CPP timing: report David Paddon center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CFIB calls for freeze on Canada Pension Plan premiums Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) main fund fell by $2.4 billion to $298.1 billion during the last three months of 2016, due to a combination of factors including turbulence on the bond markets. Toronto-based CPPIB delivered a 0.64% gross investment return, or 0.56% after all costs during the quarter. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

IIROC to begin publishing Bankers’ Acceptance rates

first_img Fund managers invited into BoC backstop Keywords Bond,  IncomeCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, Bank of Canada Shining a brighter light on bond markets The rates will be based on trading data reported through IIROC’s Market Trade Reporting System (MTRS 2.0).The calculation methodology will be released in early December, IIROC says in a news release.The BA rates published by IIROC will replace the rates currently published by the Bank of Canada. Back in May, the SRO also took over publication of debt statistics from the central bank.The publication of BA rates “is another step” in its efforts to further enhance the transparency of the Canadian debt market, IIROC says.“This most recent change is part of IIROC’s and the Bank’s objective of improving the quality and reliability of published debt market securities data,” says Victoria Pinnington, senior vice-president, market regulation, at IIROC. “We are pleased to continue collaborating with the Bank of Canada, leveraging the data already being collected by IIROC for regulatory purposes and strengthening our mandate to increase market transparency and integrity.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton As part of an ongoing effort to improve transparency in the Canadian debt markets, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) will begin publishing transaction-based Bankers’ Acceptance (BA) rates in January 2019, the self-regulatory organization (SRO) announced Tuesday.IIROC will publish one- and three-month BA rates on its website on a delayed basis. Bond prices table, fountain pen alexskopje/123RF Fed to weigh further options for aiding U.S. economy in peril Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Rockhampton Zoo visitors donate over $30k to wildlife recovery

first_imgRockhampton Zoo visitors donate over $30k to wildlife recovery A yearlong fundraiser through Rockhampton Zoo has seen a staggering $30,000 donated by zoo-goers to help support wildlife affected by Australia’s 2020 bushfire crisis.Council today thanked the incredible generosity of those who had made a donation during their visit to the zoo, with the final sum totalling $30,756.10.Councillor for Parks, Sport and Public Spaces, Cherie Rutherford, said Council was blown away by the fundraiser’s uptake, and said the funds will now support recovery projects of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Conservation Fund.“Following the devastating effects of the bushfires in New South Wales and the news of the impact to more than one billion animals, we decided that all donations made at the Zoo for a year would contribute to the ZAA’s Wildlife Conservation Fund,” Cr Rutherford said.“Donations made previously would go directly to the operation of the Zoo, so this was Council’s and the staff’s way of supporting our native wildlife – contributing 100% of all zoo donations to the ZAA bushfire recovery projects.“As Rockhampton Zoo is a free zoo, Council redirecting all donations for a 12 month period was a very generous gesture, but we believe saving our Australian wildlife is worth it.“The support it received by the visitors was absolutely phenomenal- almost double what our usual annual donations are. We know that our zoo-goers have huge hearts and this is just another example of this.”ZAA Director for Conservation and Population Management, James Biggs, said the team were extremely grateful for the support.“ZAA is very grateful to Rockhampton Zoo for reaching out and helping us to support the long-term work needed to help our native wildlife recover from the devastating bushfires and drought,” Mr Biggs said.“The support we receive from donors like Rockhampton Zoo means a lot for the wildlife affected by the 2020 bushfires and drought. The funds went into the ZAA Wildlife Conservation Fund where conservation grants were awarded across multiple drought and bushfire response projects.“This includes work like wildlife rescue in the Barrington Tops, essential species assessment work in alignment with the Australian Government and IUCN Redlist, breeding programs for affected species like Kyloring (Western ground parrot) and Pookila (New Holland Mouse), and scientific strategies like genetic biobanking for the Booroolong Frog, Northern Corroboree Frog, Southern Corroboree Frog and Spotted Tree Frog.”Moving forward, Council is continuing their generosity and commitment to conservation by donating 15% of all donations to wildlife conservation projects. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, bushfires, conservation, director, donation, drought, Government, local council, New South Wales, operation, Rockhampton, Rockhampton Regional Council, southern, species, wildlife, wildlife rescuelast_img read more

The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera will have a seven-speed manual transmission

first_img See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Porsche 911  Derek McNaughton / Driving Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement Three-pedal 2020 Porsche 911s are now available to order, and arrive in dealerships starting spring of 2020. Pricing starts at US$113,300 for the Carrera S and goes up to US$133,400 for the Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Electric car sales have now surpassed stickshift sales in the U.S. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Canadians opt for manual transmissions more often than AmericansThe Sport Chrono Package adds a mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring, dynamic drivetrain mounts, Porsche Suspension Management Sport Mode, active rev-matching and a steering wheel-mounted mode selector.Of course, the manual option is slower than the PDK automatic option — about half-a-second slower to 100 km/h from zero. But who cares? The point of a manual transmission is the engagement with the vehicle, not the actual speed — you’re not supposed to be street racing anyway!Besides being more fun, the manual option also adds lightness. Some 84 pounds were left in Stuttgart as a result of the tranny swap, dropping the weight down to 3,298 pounds, lighter than the base Carrera. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada RELATED TAGS911PorscheCoupeLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Porsche is catering to the #savethemanual crowd, and we’re totally here for it. The 992 generation of 911 wasn’t previously offered with a manual, but it is now — three-pedal mafia, rejoice!To get the manual, you’ll have to step up to the Carrera S, Carrera S Cabriolet, Carrera 4S or the Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Base 911s without the ‘S’ suffix will not feature this 7-speed manual yet.Interestingly, the manual option costs as much as the most expensive PDK automatic transmission option — you’d assume the manual should be cheaper, right? Well, Porsche knows that, too, and instead of charging more money for the less-sought-after transmission, it’s decided to pair it with the Sport Chrono Package. Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Urgent Call for Heavy Duty Equipment to Put Out Riverton Landfill Fire

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, is appealing to owners of heavy equipment to make them available in the effort to contain the fire at the Riverton landfill. (FILE) RelatedJSIF to Spend US$42 Million on Integrated Community Development Project RelatedClock Tower in Mo-Bay To Be Repaired Urgent Call for Heavy Duty Equipment to Put Out Riverton Landfill FireJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Urgent Call for Heavy Duty Equipment to Put Out Riverton Landfill Fire Local GovernmentMarch 13, 2015Written by: Rodger Hutchinsoncenter_img RelatedBoard of Supervision Provides Training for Workers Story HighlightsMinister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, is appealing to owners of heavy equipment to make them available in the effort to contain the fire at the Riverton landfill.The State Minister made the call following a meeting on March 12, at the Haining Road headquarters of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM). Several entities owning heavy duty equipment have already come forward, including China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, is appealing to owners of heavy equipment to make them available in the effort to contain the fire at the Riverton landfill.The State Minister made the call following a meeting on March 12, at the Haining Road headquarters of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).He emphasised that it is important that all the help possible is harnessed to put out the fire speedily. Several entities owning heavy duty equipment have already come forward, including China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).“We really want to extinguish the fire at the landfill. Anyone with equipment, D9 or D10, please contact us at 906-9674-5 or 754-9077-8. Someone will respond to you and we will be in touch with you as soon as you hang up,” he said.The State Minister said he is aware of public concern about the effects of the fire at the landfill, including air quality and the impact the smoke is having on persons with respiratory illnesses.The air quality has deteriorated and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is constantly monitoring the situation. “What we’re trying to do right now is extinguish the fire,” the State Minister noted.Mr. Fagan said once the heavy duty machines are available, the effort to put out the fire can be ramped up. “We are pretty much comfortable with cover material and we’re getting material from a quarry close by,” he said.He commended all the persons on the ground who have been involved in the effort to contain the fire, and urged persons with respiratory problems who are affected by the smoke, to get medical assistance and advice early to avoid any complications. Advertisementslast_img read more

A Heroic Rescue in the Flood of 1964

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. When torrential rains hammered a heavy mountain snowpack in June 1964, flood warnings chorused across the Flathead Valley while the region braced for one of the most powerful flash floods of the century.The level of destruction was unrivaled in Montana as water coursed down both sides of the Continental Divide, demolishing roadways, rail lines and bridges, overwhelming dams and streams and destroying homes.The infamous flood more than a half-century ago forced the evacuation of homes affecting 8,700 people, according to a report on the flood by the U.S. Geological Survey. Some of the greatest damage was concentrated in an area bounded by the Middle Fork Flathead River and Glacier National Park on the north and the Flathead River on the west.In Kalispell, a 24-year-old National Guardsman named Elward “Ed” Barfoot was attending his battalion’s monthly meeting at the old armory east of downtown Kalispell when members of the 190th Artillery received word that two families were stranded at their homes below the nearby bridge spanning the Flathead River on Montana Highway 35.Driving a 2 ½-ton cargo truck, or a “deuce-and-a-half,” Barfoot and two other members of his battalion struck out on the rescue mission shortly after nightfall.When they reached the road to the families’ homes, it was consumed by the river, which was surging over the nearly 10-foot-tall cargo truck’s wheel wells.Barfoot and the other men soon discovered the neighboring families — two men, two women, eight children, and a pet dog — who had become stranded on separate 14-foot aluminum rowboats, one equipped with an outboard motor and one oarless, while they attempted to escape their flooded homes.“By the time we got them out of the boats and loaded into the deuce-and-a-half, the water was coming over the engine compartment,” Barfoot, now 77, said recently in an interview at his home west of Kalispell.The two men in the motorized boat went ahead, while the guardsmen drove the women and children, towing the rowboat behind in a fortuitous move that would prove to be a lifesaver.As the guardsmen attempted to navigate the flooded roadway, the cargo truck slid into the ditch. Barfoot leapt out of the deuce-and-a-half and into the icy, chest-deep water, bracing the boat with the other men as the children and women climbed back into the boat.With Barfoot gripping a chain lashed to the bow, and the two other men clutching the gunwales on either side of the boat, they slowly began guiding the boat up the roadway toward the highway, where the two men in the motorboat had retreated, using a flashlight as a signal beacon.The water rose quickly, and Barfoot recalls having to tip his head back in order to keep the chin above the surface.“I never did learn to swim. I still don’t know how,” Barfoot said. “If I didn’t have that boat to hang on to, I wouldn’t be standing here today. I would have washed away and drowned.”The guardsmen fought through the freezing floodwaters and made slow progress toward the flashlight beam, which Barfoot said scarcely penetrated the darkness as he towed the teeming boat by hand more than 250 yards to safety.“By the time the families were safe it was after midnight,” Barfoot said. “We were cold and just wanted to get out of there.”The members of Battery “B,” 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 190th Artillery of the Montana National Guard continued to provide aid during the flood of 1964, building sandbag barriers and helping families whose homes were evacuated.And while more than a half-century has robbed Barfoot of some of the details of that night, he’ll never forget the honor he received three years later, on Memorial Day 1967.“Corp. E-4 Elward D. Barfoot was awarded the Montana National Guard Distinguished Service Medal for his display of great courage and bravery which was obviously performed without thought to risk of his own life and without question above and beyond the call of duty,” reads the blurb that ran in the Daily Inter Lake.The other guardsman who helped in the rescue (the third man was a civilian) was Pvt. Richard H. Hembd, of Kalispell, who was presented the Montana National Guard Commendation Medal for “showing courage and bravery above and beyond the call of duty in risking his life to save the lives of others,” the article states.Barfoot has recalled the story several times through the years, but never sought out any recognition for the act of valor, which is why his heroics went unrecognized for three years.Now retired from a career working in timber mills, Barfoot lives outside of Kila with his Siberian husky, Lakota, in the same home in which he raised his family. A widower since 1993, his two sons live nearby.Barfoot still keeps the medal, along with a laminated copy of the article, to remember the historic flood of 1964 and the feat of heroism that nearly claimed his life.When it was over, damage from the flood totaled $62 million, which, adjusted for inflation, would total $474 million today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.And while Barfoot never again saw the families he rescued, his actions that evening were priceless.last_img read more

Buncrana slipway tragedy was a “tragic accident” – Gardai

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Google+ Previous articleFive feared dead after jeep enters water in BuncranaNext articleTierney urges vigilence following break-in at elderly woman’s home admin Buncrana slipway tragedy was a “tragic accident” – Gardai Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img The coastguard and gardai have confirmed that five people have died after a jeep went into Lough Swilly in Buncrana last night.A two month old baby girl was pulled alive from the water and taken to hospital.Gardaí are describing the incident as “a tragic accident”.There were six people in the SUV when it went off the pier on the Inishowen Peninsula shortly after 7 o’clock last night.Gardaí are treating the drownings as a tragic accident, and say the car may have accidentally slipped into the water.Of the six in the vehicle, five bodies have been recovered a man, a woman, two boys and girl – whose age has yet to be confirmed.The two month old baby was thrown from the vehicle and rescued by a bystander, according to witnesses. She is currently in a stable condition at Letterkenny General Hospital.Post mortems on the victims will take place there today.The jeep was pulled from the water at around 9 o’clock last night and removed from the scene.Former TD Padraig MacLochlainn is from Buncrana and was on the pier last night with other local people as the tragedy unfolded.He says it happened in the vicinity of the slipway used by the Lough Swilly Ferry.Mr Mac Lochlainn says the mood in Buncrana is sombre, particularly as the town knows more than most the impact of such tragedies ………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/08maclochlainn.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By admin – March 21, 2016 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research projectlast_img read more

Man jailed for the manslaughter of a Garda in Donegal RTC appears in Derry…

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Man jailed for the manslaughter of a Garda in Donegal RTC appears in Derry on traffic offences DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By admin – January 28, 2017 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest Google+center_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous article12th anniversary of Shaun Duffy murderNext articleReview launched into Tenant Purchase Scheme admin Pinterest A man who was jailed for the manslaughter of a Garda in a road traffic collision in Donegal has been sentenced at Derry Magistrate’s Court for driving offences.Martin McDermott (31) of Meehan’s Terrace in Derry admitted driving without a licence or insurance on November 19 last.The court was told that a PSNI mobile patrol in the Clooney Terrace area of Derry stopped McDermott.Initially he told police he was covered by trader’s insurance but then admitted that he had neither insurance nor driving licence.Defence solicitor Mr. Seamus Quigley said that the vehicle in question had been seized and scrapped so there was an element of punishment there.McDermott was fined £500 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.In 2011 McDermott was jailed for 8 years for the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin after he drove into the Garda’s car at high speed between Bridgend and Letterkenny in 2009.He was also disqualified from driving in the Republic for 20 years.At the time of his sentence the court heard that he had over 90 convictions for various offences including dangerous driving.He was released from prison in June 2015. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more