Lehman investors in HK to be repaid

first_img Lehman investors in HK to be repaid Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Sunday 27 March 2011 11:34 pm whatsapp SIXTEEN Hong Kong banks have agreed on a deal to enable investors in structured products of the now bankrupt Lehman Brothers recover a majority of their investments.Investors in Hong Kong lost nearly HK$2.5bn (£199m) on structured products, called “minibonds” offered by US investment bank Lehman Brothers, which collapsed in 2008.A statement from receivers PricewaterhouseCoopers yesterday said the agreement was to result in most of Lehman’s minibond investors recovering over 80 per cent of their original investment from the underlying collateral.He Guangbei, BOC Hong Kong chief executive and the chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, said that, under the new compensation package, minibond investors will receive up to 96.5 per cent of the principle amount they invested.Distribution to minibond investors by the 16 banks, including Bank of China Hong Kong and Bank of Communications Hong Kong, is set for June this year. The resolution is likely to put an end to the long-running negotiation for compensation to the minibond investors, who had complained they were misled that the products were safe.Asian-focused lender Standard Chartered agreed to buy back HK$1.48bn worth of equity-linked products guaranteed by Lehman, Hong Kong regulators said earlier this month. whatsapp KCS-content center_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021 Previous articleIPL 2021: हैदराबाद के खिलाफ RCB को चीयर करते वक्त मिसेज चहल की चली गई थी आवाज, जानिए फिर क्या हुआ!Next articleIPL 2021: सीजन के हर रविवार का मैच Star Plus पर होगा प्रसारित Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Rajasthan Royals Squads: Sanju Samson (captain), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Christopher Morris, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, K.C. 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According to the information available, IPL 2021 live broadcast this time will go into 125 countries. In India the official broadcasters are producing 8 language feeds which will be showcased around 24 Star Network Channels and Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.Which TV channels will broadcast RR vs DC, IPL 2021?RR vs DC will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. The leading Indian Broadcaster has made arrangements to broadcast the games in Multiple languages and on multiple network channels. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India Cricket WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket last_img read more

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first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 2 FTSE 100 dividend growth stocks I’d buy with £5k See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Over the past few months, many FTSE 100 companies have decided to slash their shareholder dividends. This dividend drought has become a big headache for income investors. Where do you look for a secure income stream in the current market? Luckily, there are a couple of companies, like the two businesses profiled below, with unshakable dividend credentials. As a result, it may be worth buying these FTSE 100 dividend growth stocks today. 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…FTSE 100 dividend growth stocksQuality assurance service provider Intertek (LSE: ITRK) is hardly the most exciting business in the FTSE 100. However, what the company lacks in excitement, it more than makes up for in predictability. For many of Intertek’s 300,000-plus customers, the company provides essential, mission-critical, services. For example, it recently launched Protek. 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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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Intertek. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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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England advance while the spectre of the All Blacks lurk in the background

first_img TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS But the way the fixtures pan out over the next few years it looks a shade of odds-on that Jones will be wearing the same grin for the at least 12 months that he wore in Sydney in June.Lucky general: Eddie Jones has had his breaks in a hugely successful start as England coachIf were a bookmaker you would have England as favourites to beat South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia in the autumn internationals at Twickenham.The Twickenham brigade have not beaten the Boks since 2006, the closest they came was the 14-14 draw in Port Elizabeth in 2012, but they will fancy their chances this time around.The men with the satchels already have England as favourites to win the Six Nations Slam again, then, with the wind in the right direction on the tour to Argentina, Jones could theoretically be 20 from 20, unlikely but possible with visits to Cardiff and Dublin to come, and still not have played the best team in the world.There will surely be the odd hiccup along the way but England are a short price to still be ranked second in the world come 2018 but they would not been judged against rugby’s ultimate yardstick. And that will be nagging all of their supporters.First up: England haven’t beaten the Springboks since 2006That is great for your job security but the Australian is a shrewd and knows the big test of his team is to come. Some people bleat that we see too much of the southern hemisphere sides and the mystique of the old days has gone but in this case Jones could probably do with a game against New Zealand to see exactly where England are.As he said: “We want to be the No.1 team in the world, and we are miles away from the All Blacks. We’ve got to keep improving. It’s important the players understand they have to keep getting better. Eddie Jones’ England are not scheduled to play New Zealand until 2018 and that can be interpreted as good and a bad thing for the man in charge “New Zealand have been up there all the time and it’s about time someone put in a real challenge to them and we’re going to be the side to put the challenge to them.”Easier said than done and luckily, or unluckily depending how you view it, for Jones it won’t be coming in the foreseeable future. Napoleon famously said he would rather have lucky generals in his ranks than good ones and Eddie Jones definitely both falls into both categories in a rugby sense. He is a great coach, no denying that, but he has had the rub of the green since taking over the England job before Christmas. Gary Player the nine-time golf major winner always maintained that the harder he worked the luckier he got and Jones has a similar work ethic but he has hit the jackpot out on a few things.The Six Nations fixture list worked in his favour, with England’s two easiest away games coming first up, whilst he got used to his squad, and potentially the two toughest opponents arriving at Twickenham before the Grand Slam clincher in Paris.And the Australians had a few big guns missing as Dylan Hartley and co whitewashed them on the summer tour. Jones has also had a fair dollop of good fortune with injuries which can put down to luck or good management or a bit of both.On the way to glory: Jack Nowell takes on the French in the Grand Slam gameBut where he has had a massive dose of good luck is in the fixture list between now and the next World Cup or has he?Jones can do no wrong in English rugby at the moment. Barring a few barbed comments from Exeter’s Rob Baxter, about the national coach’s treatment of Henry Slade, it has all been sweetness and light and with the Test team, under Jones, nine from nine why wouldn’t it be?But he hasn’t played the All Blacks yet……..England have played New Zealand in Test matches 40 times and won just seven, the last coming in 2012 after 20 minutes of Manu Tuilagi-inspired mayhem. Clive Woodward’s team beat them twice and drew with them once but it is pretty thin pickings apart from that.And the good news for Jones is that his current squad only have to play the Kiwis once before the next World Cup – and that is not until 2018. But that is bad news as well.Wrecking ball: Manu Tuilagi skittled the All Blacks in 2012After the first two Bledisloe Cup matches, where New Zealand beat Australia 42-8 in Sydney and 29-9 in Wellington, the Welsh 3-0 series defeat earlier in the summer does not look half as bad as it did at the time, and England’s 3-0 win over the Wallabies does not look quite so good.The All Blacks are so far ahead of the rest of the rugby globe at the moment they are like Tiger Woods in golf in the early 2000s. The latest World Rugby rankings have the New Zealanders on 96.30 points, England miles behind on 89.49 and South Africa tucked in, in third, on 86.41 that is similar to the distance between Usain Bolt and the rest of the pack in the 200m in Rio. If England played Steve Hansen’s team at Twickenham in the autumn the visitors would be about 1-5 in the betting shops. The masters: New Zealand have been the team to beat in recent years last_img read more

£40m donation for Imperial College London

first_img£40m donation for Imperial College London Howard Lake | 4 June 2014 | News About Michael Uren OBEUren graduated from Imperial in Mechanical Engineering in 1943. He founded and developed cement manufacturer Civil and Marine Ltd.He has already given multi-million support for Imperial, including the College’s MSk Lab. He is one of the UK’s most generous philanthropists in the fields of medical research, education, the armed forces and conservation of wildlife.He described it as “an honour” to help “this great university”, mentioning how it inspired him as a young engineering student in 1940 “when London was under attack every night”. He added:“Medical teaching and research didn’t exist at Imperial in my day, but it has evolved into an institution where the work between engineering and medicine is today one of its outstanding strengths. Imperial has always applied academic excellence for the greater good, and I am thrilled by the prospect of this Biomedical Engineering Hub doing exactly that.” Advertisement Imperial College London has received a donation of £40 million from Michael Uren OBE and the Michael Uren Foundation.The gift is the largest ever received by Imperial. It is the largest gift ever made to a London university by an alumnus, and is also one of the largest made to any UK university. By comparison, according to the 2013 Ross Case survey report, the total amount donated to all UK universities in 2013 was £660 million.The donation will fund the construction of the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Hub, which will house research into new and affordable medical technology, helping people affected by a diverse range of medical conditions. Imperial’s fundraising teamImperial has invested considerably in its fundraising capacity over the last two years. It has established a new fundraising division, and nearly doubled its development staff team.Angela Bowen, Deputy Director of Development, said:“It has been a pleasure to meet Michael Uren. We have been touched by the warmth of his memories of his days as a student at Imperial, and by his generosity in making this gift, which will do so much to support life-changing research in biomedical engineering at Imperial.” (l-r) Sir Keith O’Nions, President of Imperial College London, and Michael Uren OBE 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.  274 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Major gift  273 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

U.S., fascists set scopes on socialist-leaning Belarus

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on his reelection Aug. 9. USSR-era socialist art in Minsk, Belarus, in February 2019.U.S. imperialism and the Western bourgeois media, however, wasted no time in denouncing Lukashenko’s victory as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used saber-rattling language against Belarus by claiming the election was not “free and fair.” (Reuters, Aug. 10)Since the mid-1990s, U.S. imperialism has targeted the Belarus government, which has had cordial relations with other anti-imperialist governments, such as Venezuela and Zimbabwe.Lukashenko’s main electoral opponent, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who polled around 10% of the vote compared to Lukashenko’s 80%, refused to accept the election outcome. Her supporters and other opponents of the government from various centrist and right-wing parties, poured into the streets to denounce Lukashenko. Shortly after protests started, demonstrators violently clashed with the police. Internet images have shown many of the demonstrators waving the anti-Communist red and white flag used by the Byelorussian Central Council, which collaborated with German Nazi occupiers from 1943 until 1944. The same flag was also flown by Belarusian counterrevolutionaries during the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.A ‘Maidan movement’?In 2014 a NATO-sponsored coup succeeded in overthrowing Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych. Pro-Western, anti-Semitic Ukrainian nationalists, including pro-fascist elements inside the “Maidan movement,” carried out this coup. At the time, Lukashenko warned the people of Belarus about such a movement developing there. Today, Ukrainian fascists are openly lending their support to the Belarusian opposition movement.Tikhanovskaya’s spouse, Sergei Tikhanovsky, initially intended to run against Lukashenko, but he was disqualified and arrested for participating in illegal, anti-government activities. Tikanovskaya became the main opposition candidate after his arrest. Corporate media reports that Tikhanovskaya fled to Lithuania on Aug 11. Reason for Lukashenko’s popular supportLukashenko’s reelection was the sixth one since 1994, when he also won 80% of the popular vote. In the book “The Last Soviet Republic: Alexander Lukashenko’s Belarus,” author Stewart Parker argues that Lukashenko’s mass popularity and electoral success derive from his tight connection with the former Soviet Union. Unlike the other former Soviet Republics, Belarus displays symbolism of the former Soviet Union (USSR). The only political party that Lukashenko ever belonged to was the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. According to Parker, “Lukashenko’s positive opinion of the USSR, as well as the preservation of Soviet national holidays and a rejection of nationalism, have all found favor with the older generation.”Despite the capitalist counterrevolution in 1991, Belarus was able to restore some of the socialist programs of the Soviet era. Parker points out that the first thing Lukashenko did upon election was double the minimum wage. All education is free, including higher education. Parker adds, “Communist and socialist governments the world over have always had literacy and education programmes as core principles. Belarus has continued in this tradition. This is in stark contrast to the decline in public service spending in the other former Soviet republics.“Maternity leave in Belarus is also extended to those who adopt babies. … Few Belarusian pensioners will have the luxury cars or the latest computers, but they will be able to afford food, fuel and the essentials that allow them to enjoy a peaceful retirement. Belarusian life expectancy is higher than in all former Soviet states with the exception of Georgia.”Imperialist threats to sovereignty and stabilityBelarus’s government has its contradictions. While Belarus still maintains features from its socialist history as part of the Soviet Union, it lost other socialist features during and after the USSR’s collapse. The people have some legitimate grievances against Lukashenko, especially regarding his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Taking advantage of these grievances, Washington and the Belarus opposition use problems caused by the pandemic as a pretext against Belarus’s sovereignty — despite the U.S. government’s own mishandling of the pandemic crisis. As of this writing, the opposition’s future is still hazy. What is clear, however, is that Lukashenko’s opposition welcomes support from the pro-fascist Maidan movement in Ukraine and from U.S. imperialism. This makes the Belarus opposition similar to the pro-capitalist protesters in Hong Kong, which U.S. imperialist politicians and Western white supremacists embrace. Anti-imperialists and revolutionaries inside the U.S. must oppose any U.S. involvement in other countries’ affairs. Washington’s policies aim at instability in Belarus. Ukraine’s Maidan movement encourages a pro-fascist coup. These are both a threat to Belarus’s workers.U.S. imperialist and fascist hands off Belarus! The author dedicates this article to the memory of Workers World Party founder Rosemary Neidenberg (1921-2020), who requested that he analyze U.S. imperialism’s threat to Belarus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Entire issue of newspaper seized for “revealing state secrets”

first_imgNews News LithuaniaEurope – Central Asia September 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Entire issue of newspaper seized for “revealing state secrets” Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation The confiscation of all 15,000 copies of the 8 September issue of the Lithuanian weekly Laisvas Laikrastis (Free Newspaper) on the evening 7 September for “revealing state secrets” was condemned today by Reporters Without Borders as an act of censorship.Agents seized all the copies as they were about to be distributed. They also searched the newspaper’s offices and the home of editor Aurimas Driziu, confiscating computer disks. Drizius was arrested and held overnight, and the newspaper’s website was closed down. The seized material has not been returned, making it hard for the newspaper to continue operating.“This kind of measure, which is unusual in Lithuania, is contrary to the practices of a democratic country and European Union member,” Reporters Without Borders said.The issue was seized because of two articles, one about the alleged involved of Lithuanian politicians in corruption, the other about the alleged role of the Lithuanian security services in the death of a Lithuanian diplomat in Minsk in August. The first article included transcripts of conversations between a casino director and a former prime minister and a former parliamentary speaker, which the security services recorded in 2004.While held, Drizius was ordered to reveal his sources, but he refused. Follow the news on Lithuania to go furthercenter_img News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts LithuaniaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News May 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

‘Unruly’ element wreak havoc at derelict houses

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook Print DERELICT city council houses off the Hyde Road have become a dumping ground and a site for anti-social behaviour.The  fire brigade has called to the scene on numerous occasions.That is according to a deputy and a local resident, who are calling for the houses on Garryglass Avenue to be demolished as a matter of urgency.The resident claims that he has had to replace the windows in his car 10 times due to an “unruly” element that are hanging out at the vacant properties.“There is a gang around there, dumping rubbish and setting fire to the buildings”, he told the Limerick Post.“There are people here who are terrified; The fire brigade have been out hundreds of times when fires have been lit. The houses have been vacant for two years and the council keep telling us that they will be demolished next month, but it never happens; They keep putting it on the long finger.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It really is an eyesore and totally taking away from the area”.Deputy Willie O’Dea believes that it is only a matter of time before a serious incident happens in the area.“There have been small fires at the houses lit by this unruly element but there is the danger that a more serious fire could be ignited that would damage other adjacent occupied houses.“The council has said  it will knock these houses at the end of the year, but I don’t understand the reasoning for not doing it now.“If it is a budgeting issue then surely it will cost the same to do it now as later; The longer they are sitting there idle the longer they are a site for destructive behaviour”.Commenting to the Limerick Post, Deputy O’Dea said  that as well as being a site for anti-social behaviour, the houses are damaging to the image of Limerick.“These buildings are very close to the city centre and the train station so they are visible to many visiting Limerick .I don’t think any other local authority would be so slow to knock buildings that are creating a negative image of their city”.Officials in City Hall were not available for comment when their departments were contacted . WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Email NewsLocal News‘Unruly’ element wreak havoc at derelict housesBy admin – July 5, 2012 531 Previous articleStern reminders on way to defiant householdersNext articleDelight at first national city of culture honour for Limerick adminlast_img read more

Donegal Aiport re-opens after latest restrictions

first_img Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleSenator hopeful of Gaeltacht funding for airport roadNext articlePat the Cope labeled ‘last man standing’ in pension controversy News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – May 7, 2010 center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Six Irish airports, including Donegal Aiport, have to re-opened earlier than expected this morning after flights were restricted because of the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland.The Irish Aviation Authority withdrew restrictions on flights in and out of the airports after reviewing the position of the cloud of volcanic ash.However, we are still being warned to regularly check with our airlines before going to the airport.Phillip Hughes of the IAA says the winds are keeping most of the cloud out in the Atlantic which could affect longer haul flights.”The only other thing that’s been affected is North Atlantic traffic” he said.”Because this ash plume is sitting right in the Mid-Atlantic, all the transatlantic traffic are having to go south towards Spain in order to avoid it – which means probably longer flight times and probably some delays to transatlantic traffic”.”But they’re still managing to get through at the moment” he added. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Donegal Aiport re-opens after latest restrictions Newsx Advertslast_img read more

Consultation on future of Market Square in Letterkenny this week

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook People are being reminded to that a public consultation on the future of the Market Square in Letterkenny gets underway this week. The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the review of the public space and how best it can be utilised going forward.Currently the area is boxed in, surrounded by walls and shrubbery and it’s thought locally that opening the space up again could be a viable option.The consultation event gets underway this Friday from 10am to 4.30pm directly opposite the square.Cllr Michael McBride says it’s important that all concerned have their say:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/mcbridfgdfgdfgdfgesquare1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Consultation on future of Market Square in Letterkenny this week Google+ Pinterest Previous articleLUH one of the most overcrowded hospitals in Ireland todayNext articleOperation Season’s Greetings launched in Derry City & Strabane News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thcenter_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – December 2, 2019 Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more