DEATH OF MAN IN GARDA CUSTODY NOT NOW BELIEVED TO BE SUSPICIOUS

first_imgThe death of a man in Garda custody at Buncrana Garda station is not believed to be suspicious.The man died at in the early hours of this morning.The man has been named locally as Michael Lynch, who is in his 60s, from Sliabh Sneacht, Buncrana. A post mortem was carried out on Mr Lynch at Letterkenny General Hospital today but results of examination have not yet been released.Gardai say details of how the man died or why he was arrested are not being released.However a source has revealed they do not believe the death is suspicious.A Garda forensics team spent most of today at Buncrana Garda station. A full investigation was launched by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission but it is unclear if this will continue.DEATH OF MAN IN GARDA CUSTODY NOT NOW BELIEVED TO BE SUSPICIOUS was last modified: November 11th, 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:Buncrana Garda stationdeathMichael Lynchlast_img read more

Community groups make an impact with map of funding snub

first_imgThree Donegal community groups who had their Ability funding applications turned down have made a strong statement with this illustrative map. The Ability Programme by Pobal was launched to assist young people with disabilities in their transition from school to further education, training and employment.The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation, iCARE (Inishowen Children’s Autism Related Education Limited) and Extern all jointly submitted a funding application for the project. However, it emerged this month that 27 projects in Ireland were granted funding totals of €200,000 – €750,000, with just one project north of a Dublin-Galway line receiving funds.Liam Gill, spokesperson for iCARE in Buncrana said: “We were extremely disappointed to be turned down for this funding, but more disappointed when we examined what areas through Ireland received funding.”iCARE created this visual map to illustrate the lack of funding for the west and northern counties. The map gained much traction online over the weekend. It has been viewed 85,000 times on Facebook and shared by more than 1,000 users. Mr Gill said: “We would like to state that we do not think any of these organisations are less deserving than us, but we do believe that the allocation is not spread out throughout Ireland fairly.”Donegal Sinn Fein representatives including Pearse Doherty TD and Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn have shown their support for the groups’ statement.  Deputy Doherty announced plans to raise the matter with Minister Finian McGrath in the Dail, with Senator Mac Lochlainn stating that he will be doing all he can to hold the Government to account.Senator Mac Lochlainn confirmed that he has secured a debate with Minister for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath tomorrow in the Seanad on this Donegal disability funding controversy.Community groups make an impact with map of funding snub was last modified: June 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AbilityBluestack Special Needs FoundationexternfundingiCAREyoung peoplelast_img read more