Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) 2015 Annual Report


first_imgTrans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANSE.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileTrans-Nationwide Express Plc is a transport and logistics company in Nigeria offering services for domestic and international express delivery, haulage, freight and other ancillary transportation and storage services. Logistic services include warehousing, e-commerce, air/sea freight and removals/packaging services. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc also offers a mailroom management service and courier services as well as specialised courier services for diagnostic biological samples and clinical trial supplies. Established in 1984 and formerly known as TNT Skypak Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Trans-Nationwide Express Plc in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Trans-Nationwide Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Investors are taking a gamble on the Aston Martin share price: Here’s what I’d do


first_imgInvestors are taking a gamble on the Aston Martin share price: Here’s what I’d do “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 | More on: AML Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. A month ago, it looked like Aston Martin Lagonda (LSE: AML) was in serious trouble. From a a flotation price of 1,700p back in September 2018, the Aston Martin share price had dropped below 30p. And for a change, it wasn’t down to the Covid-19 crisis.But since then, the shares have put in a recovery that I simply would not have believed. From that dip, the Aston Martin share price has more than doubled. In fact, it’s up 140%, having even briefly blipped above 150%. It’s rare that investors see that kind of return in a month, but a market crash does increase our chances.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investors are clearly starting to see good things here, and are gambling on this strength continuing in the long term. Given that analysts are still forecasting at least two years of losses for the luxury car maker, the gamble is definitely risky. But is it one worth taking?New bossThe catalyst for the Aston Martin share price comeback came from an announcement on 26 May. Chief executive Andy Palmer was stepping down, to be replaced by Tobias Moers. And if you don’t know who he is, he was CEO of Mercedes-AMG. So I can understand the excitement. But it all depends on whether he can turn the company around, and on how he is going to do it.Aston Martin’s problems, to state the obvious, stem from not selling enough cars. The company’s ambitions, and its design and production capacity, were befitting a bigger firm with higher turnover. But without sufficient sales, those apparently good things simply generate unsustainable expense. The firm had to either increase sales or cut costs, but efforts to achieve the former have been failing. As a result, the Aston Martin share price slid inexorably to where it was last month.StreamliningThe only way to survival surely has to be to cut costs and slim the company down to a smaller and fitter operation. And that’s what the new boss appears to have grasped, saying that “the plan requires a fundamental reset which includes a planned reduction in front-engined sports car production to rebalance supply to demand“.Job losses are an unfortunate part of the remedy, expected at around 500. Hopefully, that should bring the employee count into line with realistic production expectations, not with the grandiose dreams the board appeared to have at the start. And hopefully the Aston Martin share price trajectory will continue on its recent reversal.But while this new strategy is welcome, it’s far from a guaranteed success just yet. Reductions in operating costs and capital expenditure will obviously have to be sufficient to bring them significantly below expected revenues. And we’re really not confident in what those revenues are likely to be yet.Aston Martin share price?So would I buy Aston Martin shares now? In a word, no.I do think there’s a viable business here. And I’ll cross my fingers for those brave investors taking the plunge. But right now, my biggest fear is that the cash will run out again before we see profits. Another equity raise would dilute existing shareholders, possibly significantly.No, the Aston Martin share price does not tempt me yet. 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Stock market rally: 2 dirt-cheap UK shares I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market


first_img Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Stock market rally: 2 dirt-cheap UK shares I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market Global share markets have soared in value in recent days as hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine have ballooned. Strong demand for UK shares in the new trading week is pushing stock prices higher again. The FTSE 100, for one, is surging back to Wednesday’s five-month peaks of around 6,400 points.It’s too early to claim the new bull market has begun. Certainly while Covid-19 infection rates continue to surge and a vaccine is still to be signed off. And also while other issues, such as Brexit and bickering over trade tariffs, rumble on in the background.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What’s pretty much definite though, is that the bull market will come. It’s simply a question of timing. And now’s the time for UK share investors to start thinking about what stocks to buy to get rich from the economic recovery.A FTSE 100 firecrackerHere’s a selection of top-quality UK shares I’m thinking of adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. I expect them to enjoy explosive earnings growth as the new bull market kicks off. And, what’s more, at current prices they look too cheap to miss too:The growth of e-commerce has been one of the big investment themes of 2020. I bought DS Smith (LSE: SMDS) shares a couple of years back to play this idea, and I’m tempted to buy more right now. According to Adobe Analytics, online spending from US customers during the November and December Holiday period will soar 33% from the same period last year.It’s a trend which box maker DS Smith will profit from, thanks to its recent expansion into the US marketplace. And it’s a phenomenon that will be replicated in the FTSE 100 firm’s other territories. I believe this UK share will be a great way to play the new bull market too as improving economic conditions will drive broader consumer spending levels even higher. Today, DS Smith trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14 times. It boasts a chunky 3.8% dividend yield too, providing plenty of bang for an investor’s buck.Another UK share I think trades at an unmissable priceRyanair Holdings (LSE: RYA) will likely be another early beneficiary from the economic recovery. The travel sector has been one of the hardest hit in 2020, smacked by a double whammy of a severe economic downturn and travel restrictions stemming from the Covid-19 crisis. If a coronavirus vaccine is released in the coming months, as many now predict, Ryanair can expect its profits to soar as strong pent-up demand for holidays is set loose.Buying into UK shares like this obviously remains a huge risk. But this Irish flyer has a strong balance sheet that’ll see it through the crisis. And it’ll benefit from rising traveller spending power and a thinning out of the market during the economic recovery. I reckon its forward P/E ratio of 14 times makes Ryanair an attractive buy for the new bull market. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild owns shares of DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: RYA SMDS “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Wales act to prevent repeat of George North incident


first_img The Welsh team medics will have access to pitch-side video replays for all their other RBS 6 Nations matches this spring so that they do not miss another incident like Friday’s, when George North was momentarily knocked out but played on.None of the Wales management or medics saw North fall to the floor after the collision around three-quarters of the way through the game against England and their national medical manager Prav Mathema says they would not have let him play on if they had seen him flat out.North was taken off for a head injury assessment after a separate clash in the first half, but was only treated on the pitch after his second knock. In a video on the WRU website, Mathema says the Wales management and medics are taking immediate action to prevent a repeat of that.“For the second incident on 60 minutes, regrettably I was unsighted and the other pitch-side medic on the far side was also unsighted,” says Mathema. “I saw him (North) getting up and when I arrived he was completely lucid. I deemed him fit to continue.“Having seen it since, he looks like he had a momentary loss of consciousness and in that case he should definitely be removed from the field of play. I didn’t see the video footage until after the game.Medical man: Mathema (right) at work. Photo: Inpho“We have seen where our protocols need to improve and for the next four games of the Six Nations we are certainly going to have instant video replays for both our home and away matches.” Flattened: George North lies on the Millennium Stadium turf after his second collision. Photo: Inpho Pitch-side replays to be introduced for Wales medics The WRU have also spoken to World Rugby about the incident and the international governing body issued a statement this morning saying they will now request all elite competitions to provide pitch-side video for medical staff.World Rugby will also look at whether the television match officials’ technology can be used to identify head injuries as they happen. Independent medics and video review will be used at all 48 Rugby World Cup matches later this year.Back in Wales, Mathema says North has been treated as a concussion victim since the match on Friday evening and is undergoing the “return to play protocol”, which means he is monitored all week and undergoes a step-by-step return to activity.See the full Mathema interview on the WRU website here.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World‘s April edition (on sale 10 March) will feature a special head injuries and concussion report. For the latest subscription offers click here.last_img read more

Wallabies once again too strong for Italy


first_imgSaturday Jun 20, 2009 Wallabies once again too strong for Italy The Wallabies were once again too strong for Italy as they beat them 34-12 to win their two match series, following on from their 31-8 victory in Canberra last weekend.Scoring five tries for the win, the hosts reached a 20-6 halftime lead, but needed another 30 minutes before rounding off the win with two late converted tries.“We couldn’t find our rhythm at times and that probably hurt us, especially after halftime where they are key minutes in games and we let them back into it through ill-discipline and poor direction,” Berrick Barnes said.“But overall it was a good finish to see us come through at the end.”Replacement Adam Ashley-Cooper scored twice, with hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau, center Ryan Cross, and Lachlan Turner all crossing for tries.Hatrick hero from last week, James OConnor, had a quieter match this week, finishing with two conversions and a penalty.Coach Robbie Deans felt it was a good learning experience for some newer players, after he had fielded eight changes and three positional switches from last week.“They had to work hard to create shape and we left them out there toiling away at it and they’ll be much better for the experience,” Deans said.“You just can’t replicate that sort of preparation in training, the reality is that when the adrenaline starts genuinely pumping your thought process doesn’t get tested,” he said.Italy coach Nick Mallett said he was proud of his team’s performance on a dry pitch.“We were never going to win the game, but to stay in touch with 10 minutes to go I was really proud of the guys,” Mallet said.The Wallabies host France in Sydney next weekend, while Italy travel to New Zealand to take on the All Blacks. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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M.A.D. Jewellery offers risk-free auction prizes to charities


first_img  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Help Harry Help Others has been supplied with eight prizes for their silent auction How it worksM.A.D. works closely with individual charities to source relevant prizes that “will achieve a superior fundraising yield”. In selecting items, it takes into account the size, demographics and likely donation level of the audience.The company supplies the prizes to show at the event, and only accepts payment if the agreed reserve is met.If the reserve is not met the prize can simply be returned to M.A.D. with no financial outlay.Jenni Anderson, Director of Income Generation and Marketing at Haven House Children’s Hospice, said: “MAD Jewellery has helped us to introduce a touch of glamour to our recent events by sourcing beautiful items for our auctions.”By getting to know our charity and what we are trying to achieve, together we have been able to select a number of pieces which not only fit with our event objectives but have also helped to raise much-needed funds for the hospice.”Suki Gallagher, Business Development Director at M.A.D., emphasised the benefits of the auction prize service at this time of year. “Many charities are holding events in the autumn months and running up to Christmas,” she said, “and we are ideally placed to help them exceed their expected targets.”The fact that the service is absolutely transparent, with a clear pricing and payment structure that allows the charity to return the item at no cost if it is not sold, means that charities can engage with us safe in the knowledge that their reputation, brand and fundraising strategy is in the safest of hands”.M.A.D. launched on 7 May 2013 and offers an extensive range of fashionable jewellery for men, women and children. Earlier this month it launched a party fundraising service. M.A.D. Jewellery offers risk-free auction prizes to charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Howard Lake | 2 November 2013 | News M.A.D. (Make a Difference) Jewellery has expanded its online fundraising service to include an auction prize service for charities. M.A.D. now provides high yield jewellery, from diamond necklaces to signature luxury rings, watches and earrings, “all sourced to entice the specific event’s audience”, to help fundraising events raise even more money.Auction prizes can be sourced in as little as two working days, thanks to M.A.D.’s supplier relationships in the luxury jewellery industry.The company says that it helps to take the headache and risk out of sourcing auction prizes. Advertisement Current charity partners About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Haven House Children’s Hospice has auctioned two handmade diamond necklaces valued at £30,000 at recent events organised as part of their corporate partnership with Financial News. Manchester Children’s Hospital, working with HSBC, have two luxury items supplied by M.A.D. for their event on 1 November.last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders calls for boycott of Beijing Olympics opening ceremony


first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific March 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for boycott of Beijing Olympics opening ceremony News News News Reporters Without Borders today urged heads of state, heads of government and members of royal families to boycott the 8 August opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games because of the Chinese government’s mounting human rights violations and the glaring lack of freedom in China.“China has not kept any of the promises it made in 2001 when it was chosen to host these Olympics,” the press freedom organisation said. “Instead, the government is crushing the Tibetan protests and is imposing a news blackout, while Hu Jia, a tireless human rights campaigner, is facing a possible five-year prison sentence at the end of a summary and unfair trial.“Politicians throughout the world cannot remain silent about this situation. We call on them to voice their disapproval of China’s policies by announcing their intention not to attend the opening of the Olympic Games. Britain’s Prince Charles has already said he will not go to Beijing on 8 August. Others should follow suit.“Calling for a complete boycott of the Olympic Games is not a good solution. The aim is not to deprive athletes of the world’s biggest sports event or to deprive the public of the spectacle. But it would be outrageous not to firmly demonstrate one’s disagreement with the Chinese government’s policies and not to show solidarity with the thousands of victims of this authoritarian regime.“The only improvement in press freedom that had been seen was a relaxation in January 2007 of the rules under which foreign journalists are obliged to operate in China. The news blackout on Tibet and the expulsion of foreign reporters who were in the area have swept away what was the only positive measure.“All those who think Olympics should go hand in hand with respect for human rights are also urged to insist that the International Olympic Committee take a stand,” Reporters Without Borders added. “The IOC is clearly not a political tool but it is the guarantor of the Olympic spirit and it cannot continue to display such passivity in the face of these flagrant violations of a people’s basic rights. Going further down this road would end up signifying a degree of complicity with the Chinese government.”Around 100 journalists, Internet users and cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned in China just for expressing their views peacefully. Journalists have been banned from visiting Tibet since 12 March and have been expelled from neighbouring provinces. The crackdown on protests by Tibetans is taking place behind closed doors.Chinese journalists continue to be subject to the dictates of the Publicity Department (the former Propaganda Department), which imposes censorship on a wide range of subjects. The government and party continue to control news and information and have authoritarian laws to punish violators.Charges of subversion, disseminating state secrets or spying are often brought against journalists and cyber-dissidents. Self-censorship is the rule in news organisations. Independent Chinese-language media based abroad are blocked, harassed or jammed, preventing the emergence of diversity in news and information.Crackdown in Tibet away from the eye of the media Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders today urged heads of state, heads of government and members of royal families to boycott the 8 August opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games because of the Chinese government’s mounting human rights violations and the glaring lack of freedom in China. June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

Bettering the Future of Online Lending


first_img Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] OCC 2017-09-25 Nicole Casperson Home / Daily Dose / Bettering the Future of Online Lending The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: OCC September 25, 2017 1,727 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Share Save Previous: Late Taxpayers Beware: You Could Be Foreclosed on in This County Next: Equifax CEO Explains Reasons for Retirement Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Bettering the Future of Online Lending About Author: Nicole Casperson On Monday, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika spoke at the second annual Online Lending Policy Summit, which allows industry participants to exchange insights, propose standards, and provide regulators and policymakers with perspectives on the regulation of online lending.In his speech, Noreika explained that he wanted to focus on promoting economic opportunity and growth, a theme of his time as Acting Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).“Some say that if the industry had been sufficiently agile and fully met the need for lending, alternative lenders would not have grown so rapidly. I do not share that view,” Noreika said. “I see the growth of online lending and marketplace lenders as the natural evolution of banking itself.”Noreika updated the Summit on what the OCC has accomplished and doing to promote economic opportunity and responsible innovation.The OCC launched its responsible innovation effort in the summer of 2015. Since then, it has, “published practical guiding principles, held a public forum, and established a framework for supporting responsible innovation,” Noreika said.To implement that framework, the agency established an Office of Innovation that has been up and running since January 2017 to make certain that institutions with federal charters have a regulatory framework.Noreika also touched on current challenges that online lenders are facing including companies believing that regulators—and specifically the OCC is the reason behind the difficulty of, “banks terminating business accounts and other banking services of online lenders and Fintech companies without providing sufficient reason.”Noreika addressed this issue head-on, stating that the OCC’s policy is not to direct banks to open or close individual accounts, nor to encourage banks to terminate entire categories of accounts without assessing the risks presented by individual customer’s.“When banks fail to provide fair access and fair treatment, they cut off economic opportunity for bank customers, whether those customers are individuals or businesses,” he said. “If the system fails to provide fairness to all, it cannot be a source of strength to any.”Noreika concluded his speech by sharing his overall optimism for the industry, and the power of innovation to improve banking, expand access, and deliver better products and services in more affordable and sustainable ways.To read his full speech, click here. Subscribelast_img read more

The Sinn Fein Ard Comhairle meeting in Dublin this afternoon


first_img The Sinn Fein Ard Comhairle (Cor-la) is meeting in Dublin this afternoon.Party leadership will discuss the reports into the banking crisis, the drop in confidence in Government and the upcoming report from the Saville Inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings.And Donegal Senator Pearse Doherty, says Donegal will feature prominemtly today.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/pearse.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Twitter Google+ Previous articleBoxing – Bronze For Tyrone Mc CullaghNext articleGAA – Donegal to face Armagh in Qualifiers News Highland By News Highland – June 12, 2010 WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH The Sinn Fein Ard Comhairle meeting in Dublin this afternoon Pinterest News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

Doherty says costs ruling vindicates Referendum Commission case


first_img Google+ By News Highland – June 28, 2012 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Twitter Newsx Adverts Pinterest Facebook Twitter Doherty says costs ruling vindicates Referendum Commission casecenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCllr Dessie Larkin is Mayor of LetterkennyNext articleKFO welcomes mackerel sanctions decision News Highland Donegal South West TD Pearse Doherty says his decision to take a case against the Referendum Commission ahead of last month’s EU Fiscal Treaty poll has been vindicated in a High Court decision on costs.The case centred on statements made by the commission about whether Ireland has a veto over the establishment of the European Stability Mechanism.Judge Gerard Hogan dismissed the case at the time, but said it raised profound and very difficult questions.Deputy Doherty says he went to the court last month in good faith, because he believed it to be an issue of central importance to the referendum.While he lost the case, he says both the substantive judgement, and yesterday’s decision today on costs vindicates the decision to pursue it.In his substantive judgement, Judge Hogan said that ‘there is unquestionably room for legitimate legal and political debate on this issue.’Deputy Doherty says despite accusations from some quarters that this was ‘nothing more than a stunt’, the judge said that this was ‘a serious, worthy and bona fide case that raised legitimate important issues which were crucial to the referendum debate.’He says it is also significant that though his legal team did not seek costs against the Attorney General, the judge indicated that he would have awarded costs measured at €7,500. WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApplast_img read more