‘Wilshere should NOT go to Euro 2016 unless 100 per cent fit’ – Arsenal hero

first_imgFormer Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour believes Jack Wilshere should NOT travel with England to Euro 2016 if he is not 100 per cent fit.Gunners star Wilshere has endured a frustrating year, with persistent injuries keeping him out of action so far this season.However, he is expected to be back in first team contention by April, which would give him around two months to prove his worth to manager Roy Hodgson.Wilshere has been an important player for England in recent years, and Hodgson told talkSPORT on Tuesday that the 24-year-old merits a place in his squad on past performances alone.But Arsenal hero Parlour was warned it would be unwise to take an unfit player to this summer’s championships, insisting there are many other in-form Premier League stars who could take his place in the Three Lions team.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Parlour said: “I wouldn’t take anyone unless they’re 100 per cent fit. I don’t think you can take that gamble.“They’ll be no rushing back for Jack. Arsenal are taking their time with him, they’re going to get him exactly how they want him before he plays again.“But if he can get back into the squad and play six games before the end of the season, starts playing on a regular basis and starts showing his form again…Roy has always been a loyal man, and he’ll be loyal to the players who have got England to the Euros.“It’s been a frustrating few years for Jack. We all know he’s a great player, there’s no doubt about that, but can he stay fit? That’s the real question.“I think Jack Wilshere will go if he IS fit, but there’s a lot of competition for places. Roy’s got a real dilemma with who he picks, especially in that midfield area.“Roy has so many options, which is a great sign for England. There are so many players playing well that he’s got a bit of a headache when it comes to picking his team.“I think Ross Barkley’s got to play, I like the way he attacks players, and it’s going to interesting what he does with the likes of Dele Alli. He’s been great for Spurs this year, but will Roy think it will be too much of a gamble to play him? I don’t think so.“But then you’ve got Eric Dier in a more holding central midfield role, and will Danny Drinkwater get an opportunity? Will Mark Noble?“It will be interesting to see the squad he picks for the upcoming friendlies, to see if those in-form guys get an opportunity. If they do, they have to take it.”last_img read more

Advertising Feature: The Moose gets ready to rock ‘We Love You England’

first_imgTogether with Mars #Believe we‘re getting Moose musically match fit so he can show his support for the England team this summer in France. Each week Moose will be challenged to sing the ‘We Love You England’ chant in a different style and this time out it’s rock.To help him we’ve enlisted the help of top singing coach, Xavier Jones to make sure he’s pitch perfect.Watch the video above to see how he got on in his practice session and make sure to look out for tomorrow’s video to see Moose rocking out!Mars #Believe also want you to get involved by singing your support for England. Just post your singing selfie videos of the ‘We Love You England’ chant on Twitter, using the hashtag #believe.last_img

TRANSFER ALERT! Besiktas make fresh move for Arsenal goalkeeper

first_imgBesiktas have rekindled their interest in Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina and are seeking talks with the Colombian.Ospina played second fiddle to Petr Cech at the Emirates last season and could slip further down the pecking order should the Gunners opt to keep Wojciech Szczesny next season.Besiktas have been impressed by Opsina’s form in the Copa America after he conceded just the one goal in regulation time during Colombia’s run to the last four.And now, according to Fotomac, Besiktas are planning on matching Arsenal’s £3m asking price having baulked at the fee earlier this month.Ospina signed for Arsenal from Nice in 2014 and established himself as the club’s No.1 in the second half of the 2014/15 campaign.But the 27-year-old lost his place to Cech last season and is now on the lookout for a new club. 1 David Ospina last_img read more

Man suspected of videotaping women in a restroom

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ On it, they discovered, several video clips of a female employee using the company restroom, police said. “It was being wireless transferred to this receiver,” Burnett said today. “It’s still early on. We don’t know how many people are in the video clips.” So far, police know of one particular woman who appeared to be targeted. Castillo, police said, attached sugar-cube sized cameras on drain pipes under the sinks in two restrooms, covering them with insulation. The cameras’ pinhole-sized lenses pointed at the toilets, which were across from the sinks. The bathrooms, used by both men and women, had one toilet and a sink, with no stall. Burnett said investigators do not know if Castillo was watching live. A couple of wires on the cameras transmitted to the receiver at his desk. Police confiscated his computer and are examining it for evidence. Officers booked Castillo at the Gardena jail on suspicion of unauthorized access to a computer network, which is a felony. He also was held on suspicion of observing a person in a restroom, a misdemeanor. He was released after posting $30,000 bail. Officials at Space-Lok are looking into what files Castillo allegedly hacked. They will provide that information to police, Burnett said. It was unclear what Castillo did at the company. A company official hung up when a reporter contacted him today at the business. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A worker at a Gardena aerospace parts manufacturer attached a tiny camera in a restroom and transmitted video of at least one woman to his desk as she used a toilet, police said today. Ryan Castillo, 29, was arrested Tuesday at his home in the unincorporated area between Harbor Gateway and Carson, Gardena police Lt. Ed Burnett said. At first, officials at Space-Lok Inc. at 13306 Halldale Ave. suspected that Castillo had hacked into files in the firm’s computer network and e-mail system. But when they began examining his computer Monday, they found something else on his desk – an iPod-sized receiver with a small video screen, Burnett said.last_img read more

RPV home catches fire this morning

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champLos Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said damage was extensive, though not a total loss. Los Angeles County Fire officials are investigating the cause of house fire that broke out early this morning in Rancho Palos Verdes. Nobody was injured in the blaze that started around 3:45 a.m. in the attic of a two-story home in the 6800 block of Verde Ridge Road, Inspector Frank Garrido said. Firefighters knocked down the flames in about 45 minutes, he added. The fire’s cause and extent of the destruction are not yet known, Garrido said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Governor to roll out his budget

first_img With a swollen lip suffered during a weekend motorcycle collision that required 15 stitches, the governor appeared Monday at a North Hollywood health center to announce that he will add $72 million to help fund health insurance for children through the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs. That is part of an overall increase in the health and human services budget of $1.2 billion. “Right now, more than 400,000 children in California eligible for state health care programs are not enrolled,” Schwarzenegger said in a visit to the Northeast Valley Health Corporation Woman, Infant, Child Center. “That is unacceptable. It hurts all of us when a child doesn’t get a flu shot, an eye exam or a dental checkup simply because someone didn’t know about the help out there for them.” Still, Democrats are concerned that funding the governor’s priorities may mean cuts in other areas, particularly because the governor is opposed to raising taxes. “The big question about the governor’s budget is how he’s going to pay for everything that he’s proposing,” said Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, chairman of the Budget Committee. “From the things that he has dribbled out, he’s nearing $2 billion over what existing levels would provide. SACRAMENTO – Helped by an improving economy, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected today to unveil a 2006-07 budget that boosts spending for education, infrastructure and children’s health insurance, but only nibbles at the state’s massive structural deficit. State spending is forecast at nearly $100 billion, allowing the governor to start addressing some long-neglected needs in what he considers a rebuilding year for California. “We’re fortunate to have a growing economy that is producing revenues that are above projections from as recently as six months ago,” said H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the governor’s Department of Finance. “The governor is going to put forward a budget plan that reflects his priorities – an investment in education, health care and transportation – while at the same time he will continue to show progress in reducing the state’s operating deficit.” Schwarzenegger is expected to announce a $4.3 billion hike in education spending, including $1.7 billion to partially repay money borrowed in the past. He is also adding enough money to the higher education system to postpone planned increases in student fees, and include additional funds for infrastructure to fund the launch of his Strategic Growth Plan, which ultimately projects spending of $222 billion over 10 years. “I do have the apprehension that he’s falling into the same trap that (Gov.) Gray Davis did, which is as revenues increase, don’t fix the structural problem – just put more money into ongoing programs.” State Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill has projected that the state will spend about $95 billion in fiscal 2006-07, which begins July 1, while generating only $91 billion in revenue. But it will also likely finish the current year with $5.2 billion in reserve, helping it to cover that deficit. But those projections do not take into account the governor’s plans to add $1.7 billion to education for money borrowed in the past and several lawsuits with financial implications that include the state making unexpected payments or not being able to borrow expected funds. Jean Ross, director of the California Budget Project, a group which advocates for budget policies that help the poor, said the budget for health and human service programs has not kept up with inflation in recent years. “We’re concerned about the fact that the basic inflationary increase in program costs in most of the state’s core programs for families, seniors and children haven’t been funded,” Ross said. Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will release his 2006-07 budget during a live broadcast at 1 p.m. today on The California Channel and on the Internet at www.governor.ca.gov or www.calchannel.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Your view: Is Heather Humphreys right? Do we whinge too much about rural Ireland?

first_imgREGIONAL development minister Heather Humphreys says we probably whinge too much about rural Ireland – and we should be more positive about it.She was speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties yesterday.Here is her speech is full. Read it. Agree with it. Disagree with it. Leave comments on social media or email us at info@donegaldaily.com. The Minister’s Speech:Urban vs RuralIt is fitting that we are here, in rural Donegal, a county of spectacular beauty, at a Summer School celebrating one of rural Ireland’s greatest ever playwrights, for a debate which is essentially asking whether investing in and prioritising rural Ireland is nothing more than an ill judged and vainglorious pursuit of governments in search of higher approval ratings.Too often these conversations take place in the cosy confines of Dublin 2. Donegal is a case in point of both the challenges and merits of investing in rural Ireland.Ireland is a small country, but it is easy to feel isolated or forgotten when you live in an area which has often been overlooked in terms of investment, both domestic and foreign.As someone who lives on a farm in rural Ireland just a few miles from the border, I know that feeling.Today’s discussion should not be about urban versus rural, or indeed rural versus regional.Rather it should be about how we can create sustainable communities by focussing on the indigenous potential of both people and place. The view that urban areas should be developed and promoted over the rural is missing one crucial factor:People.For it is the people of this small country which make it great.And it is the people of rural Ireland which make it a place worth fighting for. I do not believe it is feasible to simply promote the development of cities and large urban areas, while rural areas are left to decline.It is easy to accuse politicians of tending towards the populist, the palatable.Forget about the politicians – what about the people?What would the people of North West Donegal think if the policy makers of the day told them they weren’t going to be provided with public services, that transport links would cease, that the airport would close and the school buses would stop running, because there isn’t a sufficient ‘population cluster’ to justify such supports?Policy making shouldn’t be just about cold hard statistics.In my view, it is the job of the politician to combine policy with people.To consider the impact of policy decisions on people’s lives.That does not have to lead to bad, short term decision making.But it does mean that a balance has to be struck, between people and place.Government PrioritiesThe new Partnership Government has placed a particular focus on the need to revitalise and rejuvenate rural Ireland.When the new Government was being appointed, the Taoiseach announced that I would retain all of the existing responsibilities of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, with additional responsibilities for Rural Affairs and Regional Development.Clearly, Enda thought I didn’t have enough to do to keep myself out of trouble.I was delighted to be retaining the responsibilities of my existing Department.To name just two priorities, it meant I could see out the centenary celebrations, which so much work had been poured into, and I was also keen to continue my work on Culture 2025, the first ever national cultural strategy, which was published in draft form earlier this week.But I was also delighted to be given the extra responsibility in relation to rural Ireland.I am passionate about rural Ireland.I believe it in.I have lived all my life in rural Ireland – aside from a brief stint in Dublin in my twenties – and I quite honestly wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.When I think of rural Ireland, I think of communities incredibly proud of their local town or village.I think of the GAA, the IFA and the ICA.I think of small local drama groups putting on their own productions of Dancing at Lughnasa or Philadelphia Here I Come.I think of people.The Government wants to ensure that as the economy continues to recover, people living in rural areas are given a fair crack of the whip.We want to build a more evenly spread recovery, which in turn will help build a fairer and more just society.Much of the rhetoric bandied about in relation to rural Ireland is inaccurate and has a self perpetuating negativity.Despite much talk of rural Ireland being in decline, we know that the official statistics show that the fastest jobs growth has been outside the capital.Unemployment has fallen in every region since the crash.This hasn’t happened by accident.The previous Fine Gael-led Government focussed on building an export-led recovery, based on growing indigenous businesses.Now, the challenge is to future proof the regions to safeguard and sustain that economic growth.BroadbandIn my view, the single most important factor in the sustainability and continued rejuvenation of rural Ireland and the regions is the roll out of rural broadband.High speed broadband has the potential to be a game changer for rural Ireland, and its development and investment opportunities.It will quite literally plug rural communities into a world of opportunities which are currently out of reach.Delivering the National Broadband Plan is a top priority for Government and the allocation of new responsibilities at Cabinet level also signals the Government’s firm intention to address broadband and other telecoms challenges in rural Ireland.I am working closely with my colleague, the Minster for Communications Denis Naughten, to deliver key elements of the National Broadband Plan and to accelerate and prioritise the rollout of the programme in rural areas.The aim is to deliver high speed broadband to every home, school and business by 2020 through a combination of commercial investment and State intervention.Essentially, the State will intervene where commercial providers are failing to reach.The Department of Communications is continuing to manage the procurement process for the State contract, which is expected to be awarded in Summer 2017.In the meantime, my new Department is working with local authorities to eliminate any roadblocks, so we can ensure that towns and villages and rural areas are broadband ready when the contract is signed.It’s about getting the runway ready now, so the plane can land smoothly next summer.It is difficult to overestimate the challenge we are facing.The broadband blackspots in need of State intervention account for 750,000 addresses, and cover 96% of our land mass.We’re talking about 100,000km of road network, traversing areas which are home to 1.8 million people.Put simply; it’s a very big job – it’s akin to rural electrification.But it will be worth the effort, and it will have a transformative effective on rural Ireland.Sustainable DevelopmentHigh quality Broadband is one of the many tools we can use to empower rural communities.The revitalisation of rural Ireland must be based on sustainable development.We must learn from the mistakes of the past.We are all well versed on the mistakes of the construction bubble, when our young men were recruited and trained in their droves in an industry which was built on sand.The old approach of ‘an IDA factory for every town’ didn’t work either.It is was false promise, and one that was generally never fulfilled.Through the implementation of regional jobs plans, the Government is encouraging each region to focus on its strengths.By supporting indigenous businesses and linking education with industry, we can give each region the best possible chance of success.Take for example, a business in my own constituency of Cavan Monaghan.Combilift is a home grown Monaghan success story – a jewel in the crown of Enterprise IrelandSince it was first started by Martin Mc Vicar and Robert Moffett 18 years ago, the company has grown into a global leader in forklift manufacturing.It now exports to over 75 countries.Last year, Combilift announced major expansion plans and the creation of 200 new jobs.Crucially, the company has teamed up with Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board to develop a series of new apprenticeship programmes, to ensure those jobs can be filled by local graduates.It’s a formula that works, and one I want to see replicated nationwide.Sustainable development should also mean that national decisions about rural Ireland are not taken in isolation.The CEDRA report – published under the last Government – looked at how to revitalise rural Ireland.One of its most important findings was the realisation that in order to fully support sustainable rural development there was a critical need for a more integrated approach across all Government Depts and Government Agencies.This is not a new concept and indeed much of the relevant sectoral frameworks accept the need for this kind of approach.This Government’s increased commitment to supporting sustainable rural development in an integrated way has already been formalised through its commitments in the Charter for Rural Ireland published earlier this year and the creation of my portfolio.And now I will be developing an Action Plan for Rural Ireland.The Action Plan format, developed so successfully through the Action Plan for Jobs, takes a strategic approach based on implementation.Government Departments are given key objectives which they must meet in the context of regional and local priorities.A regular and structured reporting mechanism will be initiated and progress reports will be delivered to the Cabinet Committee on Regional and Rural Affairs chaired by an Taoiseach.Included in this process will be the consideration of regional and rural issues in the design of the National Planning Framework.This framework is the follow up to the National Spatial Strategy and its development will be lead by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.The National Planning Framework (NPF) is a Long-term, 20-year National Plan outlining a high level spatial vision for Ireland.It will be the overarching plan from which other regionally and locally based plans will emanate.My Department will be working closely with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to ensure that the regional and rural perspective is fully considered as part of the planning framework design process.The Government is determined to plan for the future and to deliver the best for both urban and rural Ireland.Revitalising towns and villagesOne of the many issues which will be addressed as part of the Action Plan for Rural Ireland is that of town and village renewal.The best way to revitalise a town or village is to bring life to it.One of the many mistakes of the Celtic Tiger years was to drive business and investment out of town centres, with the development of sprawling out of town retail spaces.We cannot wipe out these developments, but we can look at ways to encourage people back into our towns and villages.I am considering options to make it more attractive for young couples in particular to live in town centres.If you look across Europe, people live not just in city centres, but also in town and village centres.We have a plethora of heritage buildings which are wholly or partially vacant, and I believe there is a real opportunity there to both address our housing challenges and bring life and vitality back into our town centres.Arts and Rural AffairsI also believe there is a real opportunity for the arts and rural affairs sections of my brief to mutually benefit each other.The success of the 2016 commemorations – which were rooted in arts and culture – was a testament to the vibrancy of rural Ireland.The Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme – which I had the honour of heading up – flourished as a ground up initiative, embraced by local communities.The tally of local community events held as part of the programme has now reached 3,500 – which is so far beyond anything that any of us could have imagined just a year ago.Through arts and culture, local communities have interpreted and interrogated the events of 100 years ago, leading to an honest and complete examination of our history.So many of our best loved artists and writers have been inspired by rural Ireland, and in turn I believe the arts can play a very valuable role in our rural recovery.Supporting and investing in arts in the regions helps local communities to thrive and to showcase their own unique creativity.ConclusionWhen considering how to prioritise investment on a long term basis, we must ask ourselves what makes Ireland different from all the other small countries on this earth.For a nation of 4.5 million people, what makes us stand out from the global crowd?It is our people and our culture.Our culture, gives us the edge.Our landscape, our heritage, and our people make this country unique.We are inextricably linked to the land that has shaped our culture over the centuries.Much of the needs of rural communities are of course different to that of urban communities.But I do not think that one should be pitted against the other.To all of our people into large urban areas would destroy the fabric of the rural Ireland and eliminate so much of what makes this country distinctive.Creating sustainable rural and regional communities, through long term planning, utilising the advantages provided by modern technology and helping towns and villages to play to their strengths will allow us to develop a broader based, fairer economy.It cannot simply be a numbers game, where we say to ourselves that rural communities must be sacrificed for the sake of cheaper, more efficient living in urban spaces.We must strive to build a society which values both people and place.I’ll finish by quoting a fellow Monaghan native, Patrick Kavanagh:“Letting the facts speak for themselves is an immoral principle when we all know that facts and figures can be selected to prove anything.”Your view: Is Heather Humphreys right? Do we whinge too much about rural Ireland? was last modified: July 23rd, 2016 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:Heather HumphreysMACGILL SUMMER SCHOOLspeechlast_img read more

RITA COLLECTS HER DREAM-MAKER CHEQUE FOR €20,000

first_imgHERE’S one very happy lady.Rita McElhinney from Manorcunningham, won €20,000 as the Dream Player on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV Gameshow held in RTE last Saturday, 12 January 2013.Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were from left: Marty Whelan, Gameshow Host, Rita McElhinney, winner, Declan Harrington, Head of Finance The National Lottery and Geri Maye, Gameshow Host.  RITA COLLECTS HER DREAM-MAKER CHEQUE FOR €20,000 was last modified: January 14th, 2013 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) Tags:000RITA COLLECTS HER DREAM-MAKER CHEQUE FOR €20last_img read more

MURDER AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK

first_imgDonegal County Museum is holding a number of events as part of this years National Heritage week.On Monday 19th August in assocation with the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin , Donegal County Museum is hosting a talk and a Demonstration as part of the Family Album of Ireland Project.Family album photographs can show us how past generations lived and worked in a way that official records don’t always capture. Our family photographs often give fascinating insights into our private and public histories. 1pm History of Photography in IrelandA talk on the history of photography which will include a look at photographs from the collection of Sean Sexton, a leading collector of vintage Irish photography and an outline of the Family Ablum of Ireland archive project.Booking is required as numbers are limited T 074 9124613 2.00pm DemonstrationThe Gallery of Photography will demonstrate how you can scan and share your photographs with friends and family.Booking is required as numbers are limited T 074 9124613On Thursday 22nd August at 7.30pm, Ciaran F Mac Laughlin, a Buncrana based Solicitor presents a talk titled Marbhu An Mhartin – A ‘Mass’ Murder in which he will discuss the legal aspects of the 1889 “Land War” trial of Fr McFadden and some of his parishioners following the killing of District Inspector Martin in Derrybeg, Gweedore, Co. Donegal.This talk is in association with The Glass Album exhibition which tells the story of Derry photographer James Glass who took a unique series of photographs of the Gweedore and Cloughaneely areas in the late nineteenth century.James Glass was commissioned by the Defence in the trial of Fr McFadden and some of his parishioners, to take a series of photographs depicting the scene of the killing. This was the first use of photographs as evidence in an Irish or British criminal court case. Also on display is the R J Welch Collection, an exhibition of the photographic works of the Strabane native (1856 -1939). He was one of the greatest photographers on this island and as a mark of his abilities was granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria.He was the official photographer to Harland & Wolff and captured enduring images of the construction of the White Star Line ships: Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. This exhibition on loan from Strabane District Council allows you to marvel at the scale of these massive ships as well as exploring the landscape of County Donegal and the west of Ireland.All events are free. Donegal County Museum is open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm Saturday 1-4.30pmT 074 9124613 E museum@donegalcoco.ieMURDER AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 14th, 2013 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:Donegal County MuseumHeritage Weeklast_img read more

DOCTOR ADMITS LYING TO PRACTISE IN CO DONEGAL

first_imgA doctor admitted lying in order to practise medicine in Ireland including Donegal because he feared for his livelihood.Dr Failsal Siddiqui blamed pressure from the murder of his younger brother in Pakistan and the subsequent death of his father from grief for the events that led to him covering up disciplinary proceedings taken against him in the UK.Dr Siddiqui, who has worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in hospitals in Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Drogheda and Donegal said he regrets his lie ‘every day’ and prays for forgiveness. The Pakistani born doctor faces one allegation of professional misconduct before a fitness to practise inquiry for failing to reveal in his application for Irish registration as a doctor in June 2011, that the UK’s General Medical Council had imposed conditions on his registration two months earlier.It arose out of a complaint made by a patient at Kingston Hospital, London after Dr Siddiqui treated the man’s ruptured Achilles tendon by placing his leg in a cast.He has told the inquiry that he failed to turn up to proceedings against him in the UK because of the extraordinary pressure he was under at the time.His barrister Rosemary Mallon requested that the Medical Council take in to consideration the desperate circumstances of Dr Siddiqui found himself in when considering if he should be found guilty of professional misconduct. “It was and mistake and it was poor judgement. There’s no malice, there’s no greed here. This was done because he was in desperate circumstances and desperate times,” Ms Mallon said. DOCTOR ADMITS LYING TO PRACTISE IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: October 10th, 2013 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:doctordonegalIrish Medical Councilpractiselast_img read more