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TWO FAMILIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, SAYS BROTHER OF KILLED JOURNALIST

first_imgTHE brother of killed journalist Eugene Moloney has said two families had been destroyed by the attack which left the 55-year-old dead.Gary Burch, 21, of Kennington Close, Templeogue, County Dublin, today pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Eugene on Camden Street on 24 June 2012.He was jailed for five years, with the last two years of the sentence was suspended. Mr Moloney was born in England, grew in Belfast but had family connections to both Donegal and Derry.His brother Shaun lives in Fahan.In a victim impact statement to the court Shaun Moloney criticised the violent street culture in many parts of Ireland.Speaking outside the court, he said: “We came here today to get justice for Eugene and the judge did her very best.“When you looked at the other family, you could see what a sorry day it is for both families. No amount of justice will bring our brother back. The other man’s life is ruined.”Eugene was frequent visitor to Donegal – and saw it has ‘home’. He was laid to rest in Fahan after his death.He began his career at the Irish News in Belfast before moving to the Irish Independent in Dublin where he worked for 20 years, often covering the North.Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard Burch had drunk ten bottles of beer and a couple of shots when he punched Mr Moloney in the head.Today Burch apologised to the Moloney family in court.TWO FAMILIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, SAYS BROTHER OF KILLED JOURNALIST was last modified: July 2nd, 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:SAYS BROTHER OF KILLED JOURNALISTTWO FAMILIES HAVE BEEN DESTROYEDlast_img read more

MINISTER McGINLEY DEFENDS €579,000 HAND-OUT TO GAOTH DOBHAIR CRISP FACTORY

first_imgThe Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Dinny McGinley T.D., has defended a decision to give more than half a million euro to a Co Donegal crisp factory.The Donegal South West TD said that the Government has given approval for grant assistance by Údarás na Gaeltachta to Largo Food Exports Ltd., a company based in Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.He said the taxpayer handout of €579,564 will assist the company in updating equipment and in funding a research and development programme for new high-value products to be produced in the Gaeltacht for the Irish and British markets. Making the announcement, Minister McGinley said: “This investment is vital in securing the continued presence of Largo Food Exports Ltd. in Gaoth Dobhair.“The State’s investment in this company shows the Government’s commitment to consolidating employment in areas such as Gaoth Dobhair in order to sustain viable rural communities and, in particular, to support the Irish language as the community language in a strong Gaeltacht heartland.”Minister McGinley added that this announcement endorses the Government’s commitment to retaining Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development function and to the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030.“The creation of jobs in Gaeltacht areas is central to the aim of the Strategy, which is to ensure that the Irish language is passed from generation to generation as a vibrant family and community language,” said the Minister. The Minister commended Largo Foods and its CEO, Raymond Coyle, in particular, for their ongoing commitment to the Gaoth Dobhair operation, which currently supports the equivalent of 125 full-time jobs – 190 full-time and part-time positions. MINISTER McGINLEY DEFENDS €579,000 HAND-OUT TO GAOTH DOBHAIR CRISP FACTORY was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 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)last_img read more