Illicit artisanal mining ongoing in many parts of rural LiberiaScientists concerned about occupational safety and health, policy directives control in mining, artisanal mining sector By Alfred Wreh and Borwen L. SayonOn February 14, 2019 Liberia heard of a fatal mining accident in Gbanepea Gold Mine in Gbanepea Town, Near Tappita City, Nimba County where a shaft compartment collapsed and trapped over forty persons. Over forty miners were buried in the rubble underground in what eyewitness describe as a landslide.The government in solidarity with the families of victims in the tragedy declared a national day of mourning, postponed cabinet meeting and though the environmental scientists welcome the idea, they have described the situation an “emergency and gross case of environmental negligence”.Alfred Wreh, a natural resources researcher and circular economist claims his analyses of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), policy directives control in mining, artisanal mining sector demonstrated “widespread and consistent failure” to protect land cover, prevent disaster and improve water quality. ‘I know first-hand this is gross negligence, non-compliance and a major concern of OSH in the artisanal mining sector. It is appalling the way the people across the mining communities are treated.’Borwen L. Sayon, another NRM professional noted, I have visited the mines and seen mining agents only standing by to collect taxes, fees and bribes for licensure. These agents who are not performing their duties get rich and do nothing in relations to mine safety, hazard prevention, pollution control, environmental degradation, restoration and even drugs addiction.The Ministry of Mines and Energy oversees the mining sector. In 2017 an artisanal mining policy was developed and approved to regulate the performance of Class C mining operation. One of the primary reasons for the policy development is to prevent hazards through effective implementation of the regulations especially on mine safety. The mining agent (s) on duty and the Environmental Protection Agency inspectorate has the oversight to ensure compliance. But every year we are confronted with situation of either disaster, pollution, and overall, cascading effects of forest and land degradation with zero plans for reclamation through restoration activities Mr. Sayon said.What happened in Gbanepea is not something new in the mining industry, but rather a continuation of mining tragedies like the one happened in No Way Camp, Marloi Township, in Central Glaakon Statutory District No. 2, Grand Bassa County January 2015, No Way Camp Grand Cape Mount October 2013 and the explosion which occurred at a rubber processing plant owned by the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) based in District #3, Grand Bassa County, trapping miners and injuring 17 in the case of the explosion among others.Mr. Wreh and Sayon both agree that the current mining license program should cease “immediately”, including the granting of additional class C licenses, until a comprehensive, independent review of recent operations including health and safety is completed and a national Occupational Safety and Health measures are instituted. In May 2018, the President of Liberia suspended the mining licensure in a bid to safeguard Liberia’s natural resources and due to financial irregularities. The suspension by the Liberian leader mandated a thorough review of the safeguards, unfortunately the public has yet to be informed about the outcomes of the review, and or, which policies has been amended for implementation.According to the scientists, mining is one of the riskiest occupations, and they wonder why were precautionary steps not taken? Mr. Wreh and Sayon said authorities at the Ministries of Mines, Labour, and the EPA and mine owners must be held accountable for this gross negligence. The ministry of labour is responsible for labour standards on OSH reporting requirements and wonder why there is no coordination between these statutory bodies?Ask them for their books, a record for hazards and mine safety and health administration. Since the start of current operations back in 2005, virtually none exist, and the ministry new leadership has yet to release any mining hazards report nor do we have any database. The hazards database is a compilation of potential hazards in the sector, the mechanisms driving those hazards, their risk factor including sources, health effects and controls needed for those mechanisms and legislative requirements. Mining is responsible for about eight percent of fatal accidents at work, we cannot continue to disregard the environment and potential threats to citizens Mr. Wreh intoned.The young environmental researcher said the fatality at Gbanepea is not only an environmental crime; it is a crime against humanity due to negligence. The lack of environmental protection and surveillance plus the negligence of mining companies are to be blamed.David Zubah, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspector in Nimba County, said the Gbanepea Gold Mine is an “environmental death trap,” and therefore, the government should order its immediate closure, this was shortly after he arrived at the gold mine on Wednesday, February 13 after the miners had died in the landslide.The action of the EPA inspector and the silence of the Director for Mines after the tragedy is an act of total disregard for the rights and safety of the people and the law of the land; it seems to suggest that the rights of the people are dispensable, while investment is indispensable and next the entire land gets altered and next is a horrible calamity and loss. People are now mourning because of the negligence of mining companies and our regulators, which shouldn’t be the case. These actions and inactions by the regulators are serious example of maladministration in public administration regarding environmental protection and sustainable development. The inactions of these regulatory institutions led to yet another emblematic environmental disaster of our time, one that continues and one that could easily happen again.Under the environmental protection and management law, environmental management is a vital component of mining and all mining claim holder are obliged to prepare detailed environmental impact assessments, indicating how they will mitigate environmental problems such as air, disaster, biodiversity and water pollution. Claim holders failing to meet these statutory requirements must face prosecution, fines or the withdrawal of their operating licenses.The flagrant violations are the result of government ministries and agencies simply shifting the rectification tasks after incidents and then leaving them alone without providing solutions.Borwen Sayon writes that, Liberia is experiencing a rapid expansion of exploration and extractive activities of natural resources including oil, timber, iron ore, gold, and diamond. After Nimba disaster, the best thing we can do is to prevent further disaster by becoming resilient is the implementation of the ILO’s Safety and Health in Mines Convention; we have been a member since June 28, 1919; regular Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Audits, and periodic mines inspection and environment and social impact assessments. All of these are in conformity with the Environment Protection and Management Law of Liberia.Since 1919, the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has received only three consistent reports from Liberia, 1931, 1962 and 2003. As such we are concern that under the terms of ratification, Liberia is not meeting her obligations under the Safety and Health in Mines Convention. What this means is our lack of environmental and social due diligence leads to legal penalties provided the families of victims decide to act under our regulatory frameworks or the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, Mr. Wreh said this is a failure of Supply and Demand of Environmental Protection and Quality, Climate and the Ethics of our Environmental Policy.“We have got the abundance of natural resources, if you are going to exploit it for growth and development, why not pay attention to the environment and occupational safety concerns?”. The real solutions are being ignored, especially by those representing the government in the sector. These are working on sustainable development by tackling climate change, environmental degradation and the obvious one, managing water quality better and improving safety. Mr Wreh said.We are deeply concerned at the way our people are violating the environmental laws. Our laws are one of the best across the region, but implementation is the biggest problem,” said Mr. WrehEvery time an accident happens it is a question of people being negligent, or the machines being manned by unqualified people, or they are not aware of pollution. Companies must comply with the law and government must enforce the law to the letter as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.The government must see the importance of improving endeavours to ensure mining disasters preparedness. We call on them to see this as an imperative beyond just the declaration of mourning, sealing off mine sites, cancelling cabinet meetings, but to engage many partners in constructive dialogue to promote consensus building and enforcement of our mining regulatory and environmental frameworks.We would like to share the following recommendations on how to prevent repeated accidents.Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Compliance: The Environment Protection and Management Law require all operators to submit for review and approval a plan; periodic talk about safety, conduct safety audits, awareness, straight compliance and encourages suggestions from employees for improving safety. Make this a top priority.Introduce range of OHS courses and licensure: To ensure Liberia has the human capacity to implement OHS, we recommend authorities of the TVET program and higher institutions of learning integrate courses and award licenses in collaboration with EPA to promote health and safety foundations. Acquiring OHS through higher education incorporates broad principals including ethics and integrity, legal aspects, and psychological hazards in the occupational environment.Review of Mine Disaster Prevention and Control Directive: Authorities can liaise with partners to by funding Research that place more focus on areas such as communications, self-rescue, and emergency response. Introduce effective engineering controls to prevent, detect, and mitigate mine disasters.Introduce effective engineering controls to prevent, detect, and mitigate mine disasters.Assist mining communities to improve mine escape, rescue, and emergency response capabilities through realistic training exercises and implementation of new or improved training programs.Periodic joint interagency environmental and safety auditsEnsure all work places develop Work Health and Safety Hazard Identification and Risk Management procedures, develop a national Hazards database and implementation of the Mine Safety ConventionRegulatory agencies must be trained, and companies must train their staff. Safety on the job depends skills, knowledge, awareness, and judgment. Training a vital part of education and awareness strengthens and develops all these safety essentials.Government must emphasize hazard detection and reporting. Keep alert and investigate every incident. Whether it was a near miss or an accident that caused injuries and damage, investigate until the hazard has been corrected.Safety attitude is vital for safe workplace. But it will not happen overnight. This means, repeatedly reinforcing regulations, act on close calls and hold people accountable, implement procedures and adhere to environmental and OHS legislation.About the AuthorsAlfred Wreh is an Environmental Sustainability Researcher, a Scholar, Circular Economist, Environmentalist, Conservationist, Natural Resources Practitioner and a Concern Citizen with qualification in “Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate; understanding the link between Environment, Disasters and Disaster Risk Reduction” from TH Köln University of Applied Sciences. He is a member of several International Environmental groups including the International Society for Industrial Ecology.Borwen L. Sayon is a Conservation, Environment, and Natural Resource Management Practitioner with over ten years’ experience in Liberia. He has held senior management positions with Government of Liberia and international non-governmental organizations. He has also coordinated the development of Liberia’s National Strategy on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) funded by the World Bank. He holds academic awards from the University of Calfornia, Berkeley, Cuttington University and is a candidate for Masters in Environmental Leadership at Nicholas School of Environment, Duke University Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A five-year-old lad has been transferred and admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), after quick action from the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Coast Guard expedited his access to medical attention.According to the GDF, five-year-old Marian Santiago was travelling to Mabaruma from Georgetown aboard the MV Lady Northcote, when he reportedly complainedThe child lying in his mother’s arms as he was being taken to the hospitalof feeling unwell at about midday on Friday. As his condition began to deteriorate, his parents sought help from the Northcote crew. As help was being sought, the child fell unconscious.“The vessel’s crew immediately radioed the Coast Guard station at Morawhanna, Region One, for assistance,” the release states. “Coast Guard ratings intercepted the vessel at the mouth of the Waini River, retrieved the child and his parents and transported them to a waiting ambulance at Kumaka, from where he was transported to the Mabaruma hospital.”Checks at the Mabaruma hospital revealed that the boy was subsequently air dashed to the GPHC.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If we accept the premise in the new book, “The Enlightened Bracketologist: The Final Four of Everything” (edited by Mark Reiter and Richard Sandomir, Bloomsbury USA, $15.95), order can be made from our entire existence simply by cramming it into a template inspired by the bracket system used for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament office pools. The science of bracketology cuts through the clutter and pits one thing against another, eliminates a choice, and advances it to the next round. As the book shows, this can apply to best guitar solos, game-show catch phrases, endangered species or Scrabble words. What the book doesn’t attempt, strangely, is a playoff to determine what the greatest American sporting event is today. So we’ll try. It starts with a field of 16 (seedings in parenthesis) and a rash of uncommon logic: WHAT IS THE GREATEST AMERICAN SPORTING EVENT? SWEET 16: (1) Super Bowl vs. (16) Iditarod* *-won play-in game vs. Westminster Kennel Dog Show Winner: Super Bowl. Although many NFL title games have turned into mush. (8) BCS vs. (9) Little League World Series Winner: BCS. Far fewer tears when losing teams accept their trophy. (5) Kentucky Derby vs. (12) Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest Winner: In our first upset, it’s hot dogs over horse meat. Which, according to Farmer John, sometimes isn’t that much different. (4) MLB World Series vs. (13) World Series of Poker Winner: Poker. No steroid scandals when it comes to turning a royal flush. (3) Indianapolis 500 vs. (14) U.S. Open tennis tournament Winner: Indy 500. (6) The Masters vs. (11) NBA Finals Winner: Masters. Some may feel the NBA gets a far too low seed here. But considering all the hot dogging involved, it’s only one above the Coney Island face-feeding frenzy. (7) Daytona 500 vs. (10) Stanley Cup playoffs Winner: Stanley Cup playoffs. More blood and carnage than the so-called Great American Race. (2) March Madness vs. (15) Boston Marathon* *-won play-in game vs. Ultimate Fighting Championship Winner: March Madness. Rosie Ruiz can legitimately win her office pool. GREAT EIGHT (1)Super Bowl vs. (8) BCS Winner: Super Bowl. No system that makes the Rose Bowl an afterthought can ultimately be rewarded. (13) World Series of Poker vs. (12) Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest Winner: In this interesting matchup of mid-majors, hot dogs win again. Look at Kobiyashi’s poker face when he’s ready to rumble. (3) Indy 500 vs. (6) The Masters Winner: Indy 500. The chance of a female drinking the milk bottle on Memorial Day before 270,000 wins out over a stupid green jacket on a course where females aren’t allowed. (10) Stanley Cup playoffs vs. (2) March Madness Winner: March Madness. The fact remains: In hockey, there’s a 1-in-5 chance the winner is Canadian. FINAL FOUR (1)Super Bowl vs. (12) Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest Winner: Hot dogs. You won’t find Prince performing on the fourth of July at the giant wieniefest, nor is there a five-hour pregame show. The NFL has too much parity; hot dog gluttony is ripe for parody. (2)March Madness vs. (3) Indy 500 Winner: March Madness. The Jim Nabors Factor ultimately plays into this decision. FINAL (1)Super Bowl vs. (2) March Madness Winner: March Madness. Sinatra said it best: It makes us feel so young, it makes us feel like spring has sprung. That alliterative magical title that doesn’t bog itself down with Roman numerals but instead springs more Cinderella stories. And it bonds us. Everyone has an educated guess, forms a rooting interest and puts a couple of dollars on the outcome. How American is that?
Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi Liverpool are weighing up whether to make a bid for Real Madrid playmaker Asier Illarramendi.The Spain international is expected to depart the Bernabeu this summer after Real reportedly agreed a deal for Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic.It is claimed Kovacic’s Los Blancos arrival could spark a transfer triangle, with Liverpool outcast Lucas Leiva moving to Italy as his replacement, which would free up a spot for Illarramendi at Anfield.According to El Mundo Deportivo, Illarramendi’s former club Real Sociedad are favourites to land the 25-year-old but Liverpool could trump the La Liga side with a big-money offer.The Reds are waiting on Illarramendi to make a decision on his future and with his chances at Real expected to be limited this season, Brendan Rodgers is confident he can persuade the midfielder to make a move to the Premier League. 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2More than 90 teams entered the round-the-clock walk this year, with teammates taking turns circling a tent village for pledges. Event chair Laura Scott said they aim to raise $550,000 for cancer-related charities and support groups. One of the teams was organized by Nathan. “Looking back, now I notice things more and I appreciate things more, and I realize that people are really good more than they are bad,” the boy said. “I’m going to finish what I started.” Though their circumstances differ, Elaine Thomas, 65, shared Nathan’s optimism. The Saugus resident has survived breast cancer for 21 years, despite getting the disease twice in three years. “I’m still here,” she said, walking a lap beside her 10-year-old grandson. “I got to see my grandkids.” SAUGUS – Nothing was going to stop Nathan Crookston from rejoining a raging water gun fight Saturday – not an empty weapon. Not even cancer. “The times may seem bad, but in the long run, it’s good to be alive,” said Nathan, 12, who was diagnosed in April 2005 with Ewing’s sarcoma – a cancer that attacks bone and soft tissue. He just completed treatment about two months ago. “And to know that you have a second chance at life, you should do something great.” The Santa Clarita youngster was among dozens of purple-clad cancer survivors and supporters gathered at Central Park for the 8th annual Santa Clarita Valley American Cancer Society Relay for Life, a 24-hour charity walk. Pam Jacobson, 52, of Valencia is still fighting. She was treated for breast cancer five years ago, but the the disease returned last year, and had spread. “It’s a pretty determined little bugger,” said Jacobson, who just completed chemotherapy and plans to return this fall to teaching at High Desert Junior High School in Acton. Jacobson urged cancer victims to stay determined and stick with their treatment. “Once you get on the path, you’ll begin to feel better.” Still, she never asked her doctors how much time she had. “You have to be brave to ask that question.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An elderly farmer was caught by Gardai after continuously driving his motorbike into a grass verge on the way home from the pub.Albert Robinson was stopped by Gardai in Convoy, on February 12th last. He had been spotted colliding with the ditch and was pulled over.The 68-year-old from Mullaghan in Convoy immediately admitted having a few drinks.When breathalysed, Mr Robinson sucked on the apparatus instead of blowing into it and a reading could not be taken.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station but he also failed to provide a specimen of his breath there.Solicitor for Mr Robinson, Frank Dorrian, said his client was a pleasant man and that it was sad that he found himself in such a situation for a second time.Letterkenny District Court heard how the accused man had a similar conviction dating back to 2007.Judge Paul Kelly fined Mr Robinson €300 and banned him from driving for four years.Farmer caught driving motorbike into verge on way home from pub was last modified: July 21st, 2017 by StephenShare 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:convoycourtdonegalfarmermotorbike
Gaynor Plate winners DonegalDONEGAL’S U15 soccer girls have won an All-Ireland title today.The team won the Gaynor Plate competition in Limerick with a tremendous 3-2 win over Limerick this afternoon.Glenties girl and Ireland international Amy Boyle Carr was the hero – hitting a hat-trick in the final. The team won five out of their six games over the bank holiday weekend.The Inishowen team also had a good weekend, making it to the Gaynor Cup semi-final before losing out. DONEGAL SOCCER GIRLS CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPS! was last modified: June 1st, 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:2015donegalGaynor CupPlatesoccerwinners
D’fhógair an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnlaoich T.D., inniu (3 Meitheamh 2011) go bhfuil cinntí críochnúla déanta ag an Rialtas maidir leis an sainmhíniú nua ar an nGaeltacht agus maidir leis na struchtúir fhorfheidhmithe faoin Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge. Tógadh na cinntí seo ag an gcruinniú Rialtais Dé Máirt (31 Bealtaine 2011).Dúirt an tAire Stáit: “Tá lúcháir orm go bhfuil cinntí críochnúla déanta ag an Rialtas maidir le cur i bhfeidhm na Straitéise 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge. Fágann sé seo gur féidir le hoifigigh i mo Roinn, an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, treabhadh ar aghaidh leis na Cinn a dhréachtú don Bhille Gaeltachta. Táim ag súil go bhfoilseofar an Bille a luaithe agus is féidir, ag brath ar amchlár reachtaíochta an Rialtais.”Beidh an sainmhíniú nua don Ghaeltacht bunaithe ar an Straitéis 20 Bliain agus ar na moltaí a rinneadh sa Staidéar Cuimsitheach Teangeolaíoch ar Úsáid na Gaeilge sa Ghaeltacht. Dúirt an tAire Stáit: “Beidh mo Roinn, i gcomhar le heagrais Stáit eile, ag obair go dlúth le pobail Ghaeltachta ar an talamh chun cabhrú leo pleananna teanga, ina n-áireofar na gnéithe uile de shaol an phobail, a ullmhú agus a chur i gcrích.” Maidir leis na struchtúir fhorfheidhmithe faoin Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge, dúirt an tAire Stáit: “Fágann na cinntí Rialtais seo go mbainfear leas as na struchtúir atá ann faoi láthair chun an Straitéis a sheachadadh agus go mbeidh deighilt shoiléir idir na feidhmeanna atá ag na príomhpháirtithe leasmhara maidir le cur i bhfeidhm na Straitéise laistigh agus lasmuigh den Ghaeltacht araon.”Dúirt an tAire Stáit: “Mar thoradh ar na cinntí Rialtais seo, creidimse go bhfuil todhchaí Údarás na Gaeltachta slán sábháilte, go n-éireoidh le hÚdarás na Gaeltachta a chuid feidhmeanna reachtúla a choinneáil agus go gcothófar comhoibriú idir Údarás na Gaeltachta agus áisíneachtaí fiontraíochta eile ar mhaithe le hinfheistíocht sa Ghaeltacht.”Suíomh gréasáin: www.arts-sport-tourism.gov.ie
BY PATSY McGONAGLE: WE are all set here at Finn Valley AC for Finals Day Wednesday starting sharp at 10.55am with Wheelchair races plus check in at first events on programme from 10.45amWe will start on time with a targeted finish time of 2pm approx . as per other yearsPlease note the order of events which i have tweaked a little. Register your school immediately on arrival in the main hall. Nobody will be allowed access to track/infield except children participating so please adhere to this.Looking forward to good weather and an enjoyable day.Tea and coffee for teacher and adults all day.Order of Events 2014 Wheelchair B & G 10.55am11am 11amHeats Long Jump60m Born 2007 1. Born 2004 ( Pits A & B)60m Born 2006 2. Born 2003 ( Pits A & B) 80m Born 2005 3. Born 2005 ( Pits A & B)80m Born 2004 4. Born 2002 ( Pits A & B)100m Born 2003100m Born 2002 11am 100m Born 2001 High JumpBorn 2002 BoysBorn 2002 GirlsBorn 2003 BoysFinals of Above Born 2003 Girls100m Born 2006 Heats Born 2004 BoysBorn 2004 Girls1 300m Born 2005 11am 100m Born 2006 Final Shot2 600m Born 2004 1 Born 2003 Boys3 600m Born 2003 2 Born 2003 Girls4 800m Born 2002 3 Born 2001/2002 Boys5 800m Born 2001 4 Born 2001/2002 Girls6 Relay Born 2004/20057 Relay Born 2002/2003 11amTurboJavelin 1 Born 2005 Boys2 Born 2005 Girls3 Born 2004 Boys4 Born 2004 Girls5 Born 2003 Girls6 Born 2003 Boys7 Born 2002 Girls8 Born 2002 BoysFor all Results – Photos- to: www.finnvalleyac.comATHLETICS: RUNNING ORDER FOR COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL FINALS ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: May 27th, 2014 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:Finn Valley ACpatsy mcgonagleschools finals
Foireann Brí: Bridgin Carr, Jason Friel, Trudy O’Donnell, Karen McBrearty, Celine Bradley, Catriona McIntyre, Photo: Clive WassonA Donegal music group has scooped first prize in the Pan Celtic Song Contest in Carlow.Foireann Bri, led by well-known songwriter Brighdin Carr,were a hugely popular choice with their song ‘Arainn Mhor.’The song was delivered by singer Jason Friel supported by a host of well-known local musicians. The group picked up a cheque for €1,000 as well as a superb trophy.The gang arrived back in Donegal last night where they received a huge welcome home at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Congrats to all those who have put Donegal on the musical map once again.DONEGAL GROUP WINS PAN CELTIC SONG CONTEST was last modified: March 8th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:BRIDGHIN CARRdonegalPAN CELTIC SONG FESTIVAL