A President without any respect for our Constitution

first_imgDear Editor,It has been roughly nine months since the Granger Government fell from power, but Granger is refusing to resign and call elections. Clearly, this is a man without any respect for our Constitution, or anything for that matter.The Constitution is the supreme law of our land; only dysfunctional bullies would disrespect our Constitution, and Mr Granger is operating like one. Bullies have no respect for anything; they do not even respect humanity.Just remember how Mr Granger disrespected thousands of sugar workers by cruelly forcing them on to the breadline. Editor, Mr Granger is dangerous, he should never be tolerated; and hopefully, the courts will force him to respect the Constitution and eject him from office.Also, as mandated by the Constitution, Mr Granger must fix a date for elections, and GECOM must accommodate that date. GECOM must always be in a state of readiness for elections to be called at any time.Our Constitution has been disrespected and trampled on for far too long by both Mr Granger and GECOM. This is the kind of collaborative bullying that obtains in our country, and it should never be allowed to continue.Of course GECOM is on the same immoral ground as Mr Granger. We all know that Mr Granger does not want to resign and call elections, and GECOM is enabling him to get away with this lawlessness. This is clear.GECOM has even undertaken a highly flawed and useless house-to-house (H-t-H) registration exercise, at the expense of tax payers, to delay preparations for the elections. This exercise was abruptly aborted, and now GECOM wants to merge the flawed and incomplete data from this exercise with the existing database of the National Register of Registrants (NRR). This is pure lawlessness. These people can’t be serious, and they need to be fired for lawlessness on the job.Merging the flawed data from the incomplete H-t-H registration exercise with databases of any kind must be rejected. It is insane, reckless and lawless. It will result in serious problems for years to come, plus it will cost an arm and a leg to fix.Further, I would like to remind Mr Granger that he climbed to power in a democratic environment, and this means that he must stand on moral ground to provide the same kind of democratic environment, and operate within it for the betterment of our country. This means that he must resign and call elections now. And if he fails in this regard, then he will naturally be viewed as nothing but a bully.Sincerely,Annie Baliram(PhD)last_img read more

Donegal tourism businesses set to make the connection online

first_imgThe best of our county is set to be showcased online in novel ways following today’s Donegal Tourism Seminar in Letterkenny.From viral videos to quirky shop signs, the movers and shakers in local tourism learned today how going digital is the key to engaging people online and promoting Donegal. With the likes of Slieve League, Glenveagh and stunning beaches, the natural beauty of the county may speak for itself, but it takes social media and clever marketing to encourage visitors to come and enjoy them, as attendees learned at the seminar in An Grianan Theatre. Donegal Tourism Ltd and Donegal County Council invited keynote speakers Barry Walsh, Digital Marketing Executive of OSD, and Darragh Doyle, an online audience strategist, to educate Donegal tourism businesses on how they can maximise their potential. This involved online strategies relating to social media, e-mail marketing, SEO, tourism trends, website internationalisation and more.The message of the day was that the future is bright for Donegal tourism, and businesses have never before had so many opportunities to demonstrate how Donegal can be a world-class tourism destination on the Wild Atlantic Way.Plus, connecting with tourists before, during and after their holidays can ensure they find the best hotels, restaurants and activities to have a great experience here.Future plans for marketing Donegal tourism in 2017 are set to be focused online, which were highlighted by Chairman of Donegal Tourism Ltd and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Mr. Seamus Neely. “We will continue to promote Donegal to the UK and US market, but will also increase marketing activities towards other EU markets such as France and Germany with plans in place towards internationalisation of our online presence including aspects such as translation and multi-lingual focused marketing campaigns,” Neely said.  Donegal tourism businesses set to make the connection online was last modified: October 4th, 2016 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:An Grianan TheatredigitaldonegalDonegal County Councilseminartourismlast_img read more