Fine Gael confirms Slowey expulsion

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 17, 2011 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Newsx Adverts Twitter Facebook Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleHaulier calls off fuel protest planned to coincide with Queen’s visitNext articleLetterkenny YIC celebrates European Youth Week News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Fine Gael has upheld the decision to expel Donegal Councillor Terence Slowey. He was dismissed from the party a fortnight ago after a disciplinary hearing into his double expenses claim which was described as reckless by a Standards in Public Office Commission hearing.The hearing, and subsequent expulsion, came after revelations that in 2008 Cllr Slowey attended conferences in Cork and Kerry over a single weekend, but claimed travel expenses for both. He said it was an honest mistake which he rectified as soon as it came to light.Cllr Slowey appealed the expulsion at an appeal hearing on Saturday, but it was confirmed last night that the decision has been upheld. He remains a member of Donegal County Council.Terence Slowey had been the Fine Gael whip on Donegal County Council. As of yet, we understand no discussions have taken place on a replacement, but there may be discussions between party councillors today on the fringes of a workshop which is taking place at the chamber in Lifford. Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Fine Gael confirms Slowey expulsion LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

US Open 2018: World No. 1 Halep Knocked in First Round

first_imgWorld number one Simona Halep became the first top-seeded woman to lose in the US Open first round, falling to a 6-2 6-4 defeat against Kaia Kanepi.The 26-year-old Romanian’s serve was broken five times in the first match on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York.She fought back from a double break down to 4-4 in the second set but the Estonian broke again before Halep sent a forehand long on match point. Halep also lost her opening match at Flushing Meadows last year.The French Open champion was beaten by Maria Sharapova in 2017.Before Monday’s defeat, no women’s top seed had lost in the opening round at the US Open since the professional era began in 1968, the same year that the tournament was given its current name, having previously been known as the US National Championships.World number 44 Kanepi, 33, reached the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows last year but has had a succession of injury problems in recent years.Also on the opening day, British number one, Kyle Edmund, was knocked out in the first round of the US Open.Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi beat 16th seed 4-6 6-4 7-5 6-1 amid gruelling humidity at Flushing Meadows.After taking the opening set, Edmund, 23, was pegged back in the second before he cramped up in the third, affecting his movement on court.The match, which lasted three hours 12 minutes, was played in temperatures of 30C and with humidity above 60%.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more