Joe McHugh TD raised the issue of the possible closure of Greencastle Post Office in the Dáil.In his case, Deputy McHugh emphasised the strong need for the post office to remain open. He stressed the willingness of the local community to ensure that a professional postal service would be put to good use.He echoed the view of Cllr. Mickey Doherty, who said that Moville Post Office would not be able to cope with the increased demand that would be placed on it if Greencastle Post Office closed down three miles away. Deputy McHugh told the Dáil that Greencastle Post Office is located in a strong tourism centre, as people from Northern Ireland travel to Greencastle through a new tourism route between the Titanic Centre in Belfast and Donegal.Deputy McHugh also pointed out to Minister Ruairi Quinn that Greencastle is a commercial centre for the Irish fishing industry and the National Fisheries College is also located in the village.Minister Quinn responded by saying that An Post will take a number of factors into account when making their decision.“In coming to its decision, An Post will take account of network coverage needs, the level of business at the post office, customer access to service elsewhere, travel distances and the capacity of neighbouring offices to handle business if the post office closes,” Minister Quinn said. Deputy McHugh attended a meeting this morning with Angus Laverty, An Post Director of Public Affairs. JOE MCHUGH DEBATES IN DAIL TO SAVE GREENCASTLE POST OFFICE was last modified: September 25th, 2013 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:dailgreencastle post officejoe mchugh td
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered showers will continue to track across the state today, and we still should see about 80% of Ohio pick up rain from this frontal passage. The rains today will likely be a little more gentle than the thunderstorms that worked into western and NW parts of the state yesterday. Everything should be winding down and get out of here by sunset tonight. Drier weather is coming back over the state starting tomorrow, as skies start to truly clear. Look for Wednesday to have a mix of clouds and sun, and even though we are transitioning to a different air mass behind the cold front, we still can’t completely rule out a couple of renegade sprinkles or showers. Temperatures also stay a bit cooler tomorrow with the nearby cloud cover, particularly in the east.Full sunshine is back Thursday, and we then see sunny, dry weather dominating through the rest of the week and weekend. Next week starts in the same fashion, and in fact, we may not see our next good threat of rain until next Wednesday the 7th.Showers and thunderstorms work through next Wednesday and Thursday, the 7th and 8th with good coverage. We expect .1”-.5” rains combined over the 2-day period with 80% coverage. The map at right shows rains for the entire 10-day period…which basically today’s showers combined with next week’s event. We do start to dry out again Thursday afternoon, heading into the extended period.For the extended 11-16 day window, we are dry to start for Friday and Saturday. We have to keep an eye out for a few showers or thunderstorms bringing up to .3” to 50% of the state overnight next Saturday night into Sunday the 11th. But then we are partly sunny and mostly dry for Monday the 12th through the end of the extended period on the 14th, with only a few pop up showers giving no more than 30% coverage any of those days. There is not a well-organized system in the cards for the end of the extended forecast period.
In its bid to promote the traditional version of the game in the age of slam bang Twenty20 cricket, the ICC is contemplating of introducing a Test league from where top four teams would qualify for a quadrennial play-off event to begin in 2013.Apart from the Test play-off, the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC), which assembled here for a two-day meeting that concluded today, also recommended an ODI league from next year.”The Future Tours Programme should consist of a Test league to provide context for all Test matches. The league would determine the top four teams to qualify for an ICC Test play-off. The play-off should be held once every four years to determine the Test champion team with a request to hold the first such play-off in 2013,” the ICC said in a statement.”The FTP should also consist of a One-Day International league, the first to run from April 2011 until April 2014, culminating in the crowning of an ODI league champion. This would run separate to the ICC Cricket World Cup,” it said.The CEC also recommended that the game’s governing body should consider a 10-team format for ICC’s flagship event, the Cricket World Cup, from 2015 and 16-team format for the men’s World Twenty20 from 2012.The committee also recommended the introduction of Twenty20 International rankings.”I am really excited by what the CEC has proposed.Restructuring international cricket is a significant strategic challenge and one that must be dealt with. I am grateful to the CEC and its working group for making such far-reaching proposals to tackle this important issue,” ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said.advertisement”Achieving balance and unanimous agreement is not easy but it is a very important piece of work that requires a strategic response,” he said.