Arranmore priest urges people to support schools’ protest outside Dail

first_img By News Highland – February 1, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A Donegal priest is asking people from the county based in Dublin to join teachers, parents and others from rural communities in Ireland, served by smaller schools who will be holding a demonstration outside the Oireachtas this evening.The demonstration, from 6.30, coincides with a vote on a FF this Wednesday evening.Arranmore based Fr John Joe Duffy says proposals to cut fuinding for smaller schools will impact on education and ultiomately see some schools close, particularly in the non-Catholic community.Her says everyone should come together to ensure these cuts don’t happen………[podcast][/podcast] Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore priest urges people to support schools’ protest outside Dail Previous articlePolish Embassy says article on woman claiming benefits contains many inaccuraciesNext articleMan dies after County Derry police van fall News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

SMC welcomes Naval Academy students with dance

first_imgSaturday night after the lights go out in the stadium, 291 Saint Mary’s students and 150 students from the United States Naval Academy will gather in the Angela Athletic Facility for the Navy Social, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), Residence Hall Association, Student Activities Board and the Class of 2017 board.Junior Emma McCarthy, an SGA mission co-chair, said the event celebrates the heritage between the Navy and the Sisters of the Holy Cross.“During the Civil War, there was a need for nurses to cater to the sick and injured on both sides and the Sisters of the Holy Cross responded to this call and became the first Naval nurses,” McCarthy said. “This established a special relationship between our two schools and is why the social has continued to occur.”The event was called Navy Ball when it was last held in 2013, but has since been changed to Navy Social because the event will not be held in a formal facility that would denote the need for participants to dress in formal attire, McCarthy said.“It is merely a social event between students from Saint Mary’s and the United States Naval Academy to get together and celebrate our longstanding traditions between our two campuses,” McCarthy said.She also said the event is different than two years ago because participation has increased.“It is very exciting to see that there has been a renewed interest in the social desire to continue the positive relationship between our two campuses,” she said. “The event will still be a great opportunity for students from both campuses to mix and mingle and enjoy a fun night together.”McCarthy said a lot went into planning such a big function. Coordinating volunteers, sending emails and attending planning meetings and were necessary to plan the social.“Working with administration is crucial to having a successful event and making sure that every last detail has been accounted for,” she said. “There are a lot of key players that all have to be involved in order to have a successful event, so it is a great opportunity for student leaders to gain the experience of planning and executing events.”Wednesday night at 6 p.m., Saint Mary’s students began lining up to get tickets. Once ticket sales started at 8 p.m., 291 student tickets were sold in 12 minutes, McCarthy said.The goal is for this to become a traditional event after the Navy game, she said.“Nothing has been officially decided but if student interest continues the way that it has, it can be anticipated that the tradition will continue,” McCarthy said.“We’re super excited that the event is happening this year and are thrilled with the amount of interest that has been demonstrated thus far during our ticket sales and we look forward to the same energy and excitement continuing on Saturday night,” McCarthy said.There will be a DJ, light snacks and refreshments provided.Tags: Navy, navy social, saint mary’slast_img read more