The Hill 16 May 2019Family First Comment: Similar to polling recently done in New Zealand.#FollowYourHeartMore than half of registered voters believe that laws banning abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy are not too restrictive, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey.The May 10-11 poll found that 21 percent of registered voters said that such abortion bans are “too lenient” while 34 percent said they believe they are “just right.”Forty-five percent of respondents said they believe the laws are “too restrictive.”Proponents of abortion rights have mounted legal challenges to new regulations passed by a number of states, but the Hill-Harris poll shows that in the court of public opinion, the laws do not currently appear to have sparked majority opposition.Following Brett Kavanaugh‘s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, a number of Republican-controlled states have passed legislation aiming to reduce access to abortion, in the hopes of sparking a legal challenge that could lead to the high court reconsidering its landmark 1970 Roe v. Wade decision which legalized medical termination of pregnancies.Opponents of the state laws — which ban abortion procedures after a fetal heartbeat can be detected — have argued that they place undue burdens on women, citing research that many do not know they are pregnant at six weeks of gestation.The poll, notably, found comparatively little difference between women and men on the question.Forty-three percent of male respondents said the laws, sometimes referred to as “heartbeat bills,” were too restrictive while 47 percent of women said the same. The margin of difference between the two sexes is not statistically significant.There were stronger differences between age groups, however, with older respondents being much more likely to believe the new laws are too restrictive.READ MORE: https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/443879-poll-majority-of-voters-think-6-week-abortion-bans-arent-tooKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Ryan StewartThe rate of bankruptcy cases in Donegal has increased dramatically since the change to the Irish bankruptcy regime in January, a local insolvency practitioner has said.Ryan Stewart, from Stewart Brown personal insolvency practitioners, has taken on seven new bankruptcy cases in just three weeks.Official figures from the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) show that there have been just 18 bankruptcies in the county in the last two years. Mr Stewart said: “In just three weeks we’ve taken on seven new bankruptcy cases. The number of people coming forward who are prepared to deal with unsustainable debt through bankruptcy and insolvency arrangements is unprecedented.“Statistics released by the ISI have shown that in the last two years there were only 18 bankruptcies in Donegal. The fact that we’re now dealing with seven cases in just a few weeks is a very telling indication of what’s to come. I would imagine that other personal insolvency practitioners operating in the county may well be experiencing a similar increase in the number of cases.”Mr Stewart says the surge is a direct result of the reduction in the normal period for bankruptcy from three years to one in January.“The rise can be attributed to the change in the bankruptcy regime earlier this year. The law now allows people to benefit from a fresh, debt-free start after just 12 months rather than the previous term of three years. “In recent years we’ve had a lot of people contact us to dip their toes in the water regarding bankruptcy but who stopped short of entering the process. Some of these people are now returning because they are much more comfortable with the prospect of exiting bankruptcy after just one year.“The high profile of the regime change has also played a part in terms of reducing the traditional stigma surrounding bankruptcy in Ireland. As a result, more and more people are seeing bankruptcy as a realistic option which will allow them to get on with their lives after years of torment induced by financial crisis.”DRAMATIC INCREASE IN DONEGAL BANKRUPTCY CASES – CLAIM was last modified: May 9th, 2016 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:bankruptcydonegalRyan Stewart
Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community NotesBOOK LAUNCHA new book written by David A. Dunlop was launched recently at a function in Leos Tavern Meenaleck. The novel called Olieán na Márbh (The Island of the Dead) is set in the Lower Rosses in 1897 was launched by Domhnall Mac Ruairí and Mary McCaul. It’s a story of landscape and history, of love and loss, of change and challenge to cultural norms, of clergy and community, of misunderstanding and rumour, of responsibility and redemption. The book is available in two formats, in paperback and ebook from www.amazon.com or from the author himself. The ebook version has background music depicting the music of one of its characters. David can be contacted at [email protected] Music at the launch night was provided by Clann Mhic Ruairí, Brí, Tara Haughey, Martin Crossan and harpist Lucy Caird. David a native of North Co. Antrim has been visiting the area for more than thirty years and is now residing in Mullaghduff. Listen to David as he talks about his book to Jimmy Duffy on The Memory Lane programme live on www.rossesradio.com on Saturday September 13th at 3.30pm. TIDY TOWN SUCCESSFollowing the their success in the 2014 Tidy Towns competition this week, the PRO of Annagry Tidy Towns committee Seamus Rodgers congratulated Community workers, Tús Scheme workers, CE Scheme workers, Business people in the village, local householders, Donegal County Council and last but certainly not least Eddie Duffy with his Bikes in Bloom. Annagry’s gain of seven points on last year’s total show that the graph is going in the right direction. He also congratulated neighbouring areas participating in this year’s competition.CLASSES AND ACTIVITIESCoiste Forbartha Anagaire will facilitate a number of classes and activities this autumn. We hope to provide many other activities, events and dances in the Hall over the season. These and other happenings in the area will be published in our community notes, facebook, website www.annagrycommunity.com and our newsletter which will be available in local outlets in the coming weeks. If you feel that there is something else that could be happening in the hall or the community, please let us know. For further contact us at [email protected] or by mobile 087 1935066. PILATESPilates classes start on Monday morning September 29th between 10.30am and 11.30am in Annagry Community Hall. The total fee for this six week long course is €60. If the cost is paid in full on day one, the overall cost will be reduced. To enrol, contact 0871483548.CROCHETCrochet classes will begin on Wednesday evening September 24th at 7 pm in Annagry Community Hall. The cost of this 6 week long course is €45 payable on night one. Contact 0871935066 or [email protected] to enrol.FLY TYING Tution in the craft of Fly Tying will begin on Tuesday evening October 14th in Annagry Community Hall. This is an 8 week long course and is suitable for all age groups. The cost is €60 or €40 for under 18s. For further information contact Contact 0871935066 or [email protected] MEDIASocial media classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting October 22nd in Annagry Community Hall. This class will all aspects of Social Media such as email, search engines, online searching, booking and buying, twitter, facebook, scype etc.YOGA Yoga classes will start on Thursday 25th September in Annagry Community Hall from 7pm – 8.30pm. The fee for this eight week long course is €60 payable at the beginning of class one. Booking is essential. Contact 0871935066 or [email protected] to enrol.LOCAL HISTORY AND HERITAGEA Local History and Heritage course will begin on Tuesday October 15th in Annagry Community Hall. This night class will be held over the course of eight weeks. It will cover subjects such as family history, place names, historic events and locations, folklore, folklife etc. For further information contact us at [email protected] or by mobile 087 1935066.ART CLASSBeginners Art Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons between 12pm and 2pm in Annagry Community Hall. Although this class will be taught through the medium of oils, others mediums will be accommodated. For further information contact us at [email protected] or by mobile 087 1935066.TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Donegal Irish Kidney Association Branch will be held in Caisleain Óir Annagry on Wednesday September 17th at 10pm. Teams of four €20 per table. Thank you for your continued support.WAR COMMEMORATIONThe involvement of the Lower Rosses, Crolly and the Hills area one hundred years ago was commemorated over a weeklong event held in Annagry Hall and Kincasslagh Church and Cemetery. The event started on Monday September 25th with an ecumenical service of remembrance in the Community Hall Annagry at which Fr. Pat Ward P.P and Margaret Boyd Church of Ireland presided. The readers at the service were Jim Boyd Carnboy and Hannah Gallagher Mullaghduff. After the service an exhibition opened, chronicling the lives of 160 local people caught up in the upheaval of war, in which at least 65 from this area paid the ultimate price. In addition to the local display, Donegal County Museum Letterkenny kindly displayed their travelling World War One exhibition. On Wednesday September 27th a Memorial Mass was held in Kincasslagh Church. In his apt and thought provoking sermon Fr. Pat Ward asked for the forgiveness of the Catholic Church’s role in World War One enlistments. He prayed for the people of the area caught up in all wars and the victims of the Ballymanus Mine Disaster. After the Mass, Fr. Ward unveiled and blessed a memorial stone that reads “Dedicated to the memory of Lower Rosses who have died as a result of war”. This memorial is situated in the south eastern side of Kincasslagh Old Graveyard. The highlight of the exhibition came on Saturday September 30th when many local people put on display for the first time personal artefacts relating to their relatives who took part in war. This display will form part of a County wide exhibition opening in the County Museum Letterkenny on Wednesday September 25th at 7.30pm. All is welcome to attend but RSVP required to 074 9124613 or to [email protected] of the community is extended to the relatives and friends of the late Michael Rodgers Braade, Gracie Duffy Belcruit Mountain and Calendar Scotland and Patrick Doogan Gortnasade who have recently passed to their eternal reward. May they rest in peace.LOTTOThere was no winner of the €1880 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for September 3rd. The numbers drawn were 3-16-17-18. Alec McDyer Kerrytown, Odhran Duffy Carrickfin, Bridget Marry Rannyhual, Shannon Sharkey Annagry and Sally Rodgers Ailt an Éin Loughanure matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on September 10th is €1940. If you’re not in, you can’t win! The next 100+Draw is on the 25th of Sept. Sellers are asked to please get your subs in on time to the co-ordinator.DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE TOAST SUCCESS was last modified: September 11th, 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:Annagry newsJimmy Duffy