first_imgShown at the presentation of a cheque for €2,500 by Marian Harkin MEP to the Donegal Carers Association are (back row, from left) Shirley McBrearty, Pat Devenney, Rosemary Scott, Irene Cartnell, Charlie Doherty, Tricia O’Donnell, Sarah Parke; (front row, from left) Mary O’Kane, Teresa Laverty, Matilda Corrscadden, Marian Harkin MEP, and Ann Kavanagh.Marian Harkin MEP has presented a cheque for €2,500 to Donegal Carers Association to help provide support to family carers in Donegal.The Donegal group is the latest representative body for carers to benefit from a financial support programme for carers which is being implemented by Independent MEP Harkin.“We’d like to thank Marian not only for this extraordinarily generous gesture but also for her continued support for family carers over many years,” Ann Kavanagh, Chairperson of the Donegal Carers Association, said at the cheque presentation event, which took place during a recent respite weekend in Sligo for Donegal carers. “Marian’s support for carers has been both in Ireland and at European level, and in particular through her work as a co-founder and leading figure in the interest group on family carers in the European Parliament.”Speaking at the event, MEP Harkin acknowledged the work of family carers in our society and thanked them for their huge contribution.She explained that, although in the past she has gifted her Oireachtas pension back to the State, she has now decided to give this money to a worthy cause — that of family carers.MEP Harkin also brings a group of family carers from her constituency to the European Parliament each year, which further highlights her strong support for family carers.  MEP DONATES €2,500 TO DONEGAL CARERS was last modified: October 13th, 2015 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:donationDonegal Carersmarian harkin meplast_img read more

Boxing: Vijender Singh amateur Foe Anthony Fowler scored a BIG knockout win over his…

first_imgAdvertisementLiverpool prospect and Vijender Singh’s amateur foe Anthony Fowler landed a peach-perfect left hook on O’Brien last that saw his career continue to progress at a rapid pace. Fowler beat Vijender Singh in the finals of Commonwealth Games in Scotland.Fighting on the undercard of on the undercard of the Dillian Whyte heavyweight clash with Joseph Parker and Katie Taylor’s WBA world title fight against Kimberley Connor, O’Brien came face to face with top English prospect Fowler in this scheduled eight-round contest.The Liverpudlian, who also came into this fight with an unblemished professional record, started to take control in rounds four and five and was starting to dominate the Dubliner who took the fight on short notice.And the sixth round was barely underway when Fowler landed with a near-perfect left hook to catch O’Brien flush and the Irish champion, off-balance as the blow landed, collapsed against the ropes and to the canvas.VIDEO:Wow. Anthony Fowler KO’s O’Brien with the first punch of the 6th round. (O’Brien has left the ring on his feet👌) #WhyteParker— Cai Bradley (@AstarBoxing) July 28, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more