Deputy Pearse Doherty to lead Sinn Fein campaign for Seanad abolition

first_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Facebook Previous articleHighland Radio retains its position as Ireland’s top local radio stationNext articleStatutory committee formed to oversee the merger of Derry City and Strabane District Councils News Highland Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – July 26, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twittercenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal South West TD Pearse Doherty has confirmed that Sinn Féin will be calling for a yes vote in the upcoming referendum to abolish the Seanad, which will take place on Friday 4th October.Deputy Doherty, who has been appointed as the party’s referendum campaign director, said this morning that the government should have refered the issue of the Seanad to the constitutional convention where other issues of constitutional importance are being discussed.In 2007, Pearse Doherty became the first Sinn Fein member to be elected to Seanad Eireann, and he says he made his views known from day one…………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/pearseanad.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Deputy Pearse Doherty to lead Sinn Fein campaign for Seanad abolition Google+last_img read more

Yakubu shames Pirates coach with debut goal

first_imgGhanaian striker Yakubu Mohammed has shamed Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa by scoring his debut goal in the South African top flight to hand Maritzburg United a priceless win over Polokwane City on Saturday.Mohammed had arrived in South Africa early last month to originally sign for the Buccanneers from Ghana Premier League side AshantiGold.He was however labelled an ‘unfit’ player after being given only 30 minutes in a game during his trials with Pirates. Coach Roger De Sa later passed a damning verdict on the Ghanaian – claiming he was simply not fit enough to be signed.“He had one session and after 30 minutes he pulled off. He was out of breath and he couldn’t keep up,” he said.“So I mean really are we going to sign a player who can only do 30 minutes of training?“You must remember that if you are going to bring in a foreigner he must be better than what you have. “That’s why our national team struggles, because every foreigner that arrives here with a half a CV, we sign. We’ve got to think local if they are not better than the locals.”De Sa’s damning comments over the player raised several doubts of the quality of the Ghana Premier League as Mohammed was one of the leading performers in the Ghanaian top flight.Mohammed with a battered reputation however managed to impress Maritzburg coach Ernst Middendorp who decided to hand the forceful striker a four-year deal.The former Ghana Premier League Goal King contender wasted no time at all in repaying the massive faith reposed in him.After sending his powerful free-kick over the crossbar in the fifth minute, shooting wide of the upright seconds later, Mohammed blasted in off a rebounded free kick in the 68th minute to send the home crowd into frenzy. His spectacular strike happened to be the match winner that hands Maritzburg their first win of the new season.Mohammed’s strike despite bringing great joy to followers of the Team of choice will leave fans of rivals Orlando Pirates ruing their missed chance of signing such a quality striker due to a suspected case of incompetence and impatience on the side of their coach Roger De Sa.last_img read more