TAYLOR, B.C. – Lone Wolf Golf Club hosted their “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Golf Tournament on Saturday.The tournament saw over 100 ladies participate in either stroke play or a two-person scramble.Winners from the tournament are shown below:- Advertisement -Individual Accolades:Closest to the Pin: Amanda Vega, Deanne Lawson and Nicole Wallace.Longest Drive: Leslie Wagar and Carol Wolford.Longest Putt: Mary Czerwinski, Patricia Sagert and Carol Wolford.Stroke Play: Championship Flight: Low Gross – Pam Hunter (91), Low Net -Dorothy Trask.First Flight: Low Gross – Lori Stewart, Low Net – Patricia Sagert.Scramble Play:Advertisement Championship Flight: Jacqueline and Tonnie Trim (80).First Flight: Jeannie Attridge & Helen Boyd.Second Flight: Theresa Mucci-Rogers and Merilyn Spani.Most Scrambled: Brandy Utz and Dawn Gray.Scramble Championship Winners, shooting 80 were the mother/daughter team of Tonnie & Jacqueline Trim. Photo by Lone Wolf Golf Club.Up next for Lone Wolf is the Lone Wolf Classic Men’s Tournament July 21st and 22nd.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Carmen Electra has backed out of an engagement to be a special guest star in magician Hans Klok’s new show, “The Beauty of Magic,” at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The former Aladdin resort on the Las Vegas Strip set a press conference for today to announce the new guest star and explain Electra’s sudden departure from the show, a spokeswoman said. Electra said at a press conference last week she would be with the show for three months. Publicists had hailed it as Electra’s stage debut in Las Vegas and promised “sultry surprises.” Regular performances were to begin May 12. – Associated Press
For one night only, Friday 27th April, at 8 pm, the Cloughaneely Players present Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in Dunlewey Theatre.Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for his murder. If you have ever been intrigued as to why this play about a Prince of Denmark should be considered (as Carlsberg would have it) “probably the greatest play ever written,” then you now have the opportunity to see it with a ‘Cloughaneely players twist’ in all its gory glory !The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. Admission: Students €5, Adults €10.pay at door. All proceeds will go to help in the promotion of youth activities in Dunlewey. For more details contact Rein on 0877 825892. HAMLET TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN DUNLEWEY was last modified: April 17th, 2012 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:DUNLEWEY THEATREHAMLET
A lifelong burglar who straddled the border carrying out creeper burglaries was found when Gardai raided a caravan which contained an Aladdin’s cave of stolen goods.Farm labourer Eddie Crerand, 29, embarked on a crime spree across Co Donegal just days after being freed from prison in the North.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard yesterday how Crerand was a “habitual thief’ who had 260 previous convictions in the North including for burglary, theft, assaulting police, threats to kill, handling stolen goods, deception and rioting. He had a dozen convictions in Donegal. The court heard how Gardai raided a caravan in Clonmany after a tip-off.When Gardai arrived at the caravan park in May 2010, they found a stolen Nissan Pathfinder jeep outside.Crerand, 29, managed to flee the scene but inside the caravan Gardai discovered more than €10,000 worth of stolen goods including televisions, tools, computers, a Quad, cash cards and children motorbike.The goods were stolen in up to nine creeper burglaries which had taken place in the previous weeks.The thefts had taken place in Raphoe, Carrigans, Convoy and Donegal Town. A stolen cash card was used in Moville.Eleven months later, in April 2011, gardai were tipped off that Crerand was renting a house in Mountcharles.Detetctive Robin Doyle, backed up by members of the Armed Response Unit, raided the property.Inside they found more items including a hat taken in another creeper burglary in Leitrim and a personalised jacket stolen in Donegal.Crerand again made a run for it but was arrested 150 metres away from the house.Detective Doyle revealed how Crerand had removed an electronic tag after being released for prison in the North before heading across the border to Donegal.“He would be known to us as someone who uses the Border. He will not stop for gardai when we do attempt to stop him.”Judge John O’Hagan said: “It is terrible for any victim to have your house burgled, with strangers going through your possessions. It is like having your house raped.“Whilst he (Crerand) has admitted to possession of stolen property, you can’t have thieves unless there is someone down the line willing to keep stolen items.”Crerand had been interviewed on five occasions at Ballyshannon Garda Station over the space of eight hours but did not make any admissions.He pleaded guilty to the possession offences today. A defence barrister said Crerand had been surrounded by poverty but could show no wealth as a result of his crimes.Judge O’Hagan said that had Crerand been convicted by a jury he would have gone to jail for five years. He sentenced Crerand from Strath Aoibhinn, Stranorlar to three years in prison on each of the possession counts.AT hearing © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyNOTORIOUS CRIMINAL JAILED FOR HIS PART IN CREEPER BURGLARIES was last modified: February 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Carrigansconvoycreeper burglardonegalDonegal TownmovilleRaphoeSt Johnston
Jamie Vardy is England’s only major injury doubt for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against Sweden, after the rest of the squad trained on Friday.However, manager Gareth Southgate has admitted he will have to make ‘late decisions’ on the fitness of a few other players after a gruelling last-16 encounter with Colombia. Kieran Trippier also impressed with a good performance against the South Americans 7 Manchester United team-mates Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford lark about in training on Friday Southgate has allayed concerns over the fitness of Alli, Young and Walker, but suggested as many as three players are in question heading into the Sweden match.A win in Samara would take England to their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.Southgate likened the dressing room to a “scene from M*A*S*H*” following England’s punishing shootout triumph against Colombia, after the game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.“Vardy didn’t train today, so is looking doubtful for this game,” Southgate said on Thursday.“But we’ll know a bit more tomorrow, really. The others were all on the pitch. We didn’t do a lot. England players walk onto the training field in Repino on Friday morning 7 7 Dele Alli also took part in full training after his substitution due to a thigh injury against Colombia 7 Jordan Pickford was the hero for England in the penalty shoot-out in Moscow 7 7 Vardy suffered a groin strain during the penalty shootout victory on Tuesday, a problem that required an injection.The Leicester City striker joined his Three Lions team-mates for a warm up on Friday morning but then split from the main group to take part in his own recovery exercises.The Football Association have confirmed every other member of Gareth Southgate’s squad was fit enough to train on the eve of Saturday’s huge clash against the Swedes.There were big fears over the fitness of key first XI stars Harry Kane (back), Dele Alli (thigh), Ashley Young (ankle) and Kyle Walker (cramp) after a physical battle with Colombia. 7 Captain Harry Kane appeared to be fine after reports he was feeling a back injury after the win over Colombia “I think at this stage, minimal time on the pitch, a lot of our information is going to have to be in meetings.“Because it really is as much about recovery, physical and psychological, as everything else.“The downside of that is we can’t push the players enough today to see whether they’re OK.“So we’ll know more tomorrow. We’ll have to make late decisions.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Which conveniently brings us – not via matters of sex and war this time, but of capitalism – to the NFL. It seems as if the trade of Randy Moss from Minnesota to Oakland, which was supposed to help both teams, has thus far created greater opportunities on the market than on the field. So far, the Moss-less Vikings are already ersatz Super Bowl contenders, speculation is rampant that Coach Mike Tice might not make it to October and quarterback Daunte Culpepper has thrown eight interceptions and no touchdowns in two games. Meanwhile, the Moss-led Raiders sit in precisely the same position: 0-2 and red in the face after back-to-back losses in which they were whistled for 16 penalties against New England, and had two touchdowns nullified by penalties and gifted-wrapped another for Kansas City with a muffed punt. Soon, we might hear the same things being said about Norv Turner as Tice. When the Moss deal went down, it looked to be the perfect marriage: the NFL’s bad boys welcome one of its wayward sons. It didn’t take long to see how this would energize the Raider Nation. Before he even played a game, Moss’ No. 18 jersey was the NFL’s hottest-selling number. Now, for just $49.95, for the Raiders fan who isn’t scaring the neighborhood kids like he used to, and just in time for Halloween – which falls an additional eight times a year in Oakland – there is the Moss Mask. It’s a sullen, scary and very stoned looking mask that comes accompanied with the type of blown-out ‘fro that Moss wore last season. A king-sized bag of Doritos is not included. They became available two weeks ago on therealrandymoss.com. “The mask was Randy’s idea,” said Brian Sibson, a co-owner of Ultimate Pros. “He knew it was going to be something that the Raiders fans would jump all over. It’s something unique, something cool and the market really helped, going into Oakland. The following the Raiders have definitely opened up some opportunities.” The Web site promises to soon have information on Moss’ new line of clothing, his own ring tones and exclusive interviews on something he calls “Moss TV.” “You know last year I tried to get my teammates fired up with my ‘time to go to war’ ‘fro (not to be confused, apparently, with his ‘play when I want to’ ‘fro),” Moss wrote on the Web site. “Lots of fans made comments and asked when I would wear it again. So I thought of an easy way for fans to get ‘the look’ with my new MOSSMASK!” The way it looks, Moss is missing some markets out there. What if all the Vikings’ receivers wore Moss masks? Then maybe defensive coordinators would begin basing their whole game plans around where one of these Mosses lined up. Maybe cornerbacks would start giving the new Mosses huge cushions. Maybe Culpepper might start throwing to a familiar face – his second-leading receiver Sunday was Deltha O’Neal, who caught three passes. Did we mention O’Neal plays cornerback for the Bengals? “Anything could probably help,” Sibson said. Some Moss masks might help in Oakland, too. If the Raiders put five Mosses out in a pass pattern, maybe Kerry Collins would throw it to one of them. Moss caught two touchdown passes Sunday night against Kansas City, one of them disallowed on a dubious pass interference call. But of Collins’ final eight passes on the final two series, when they trailed 23-17, none were to Moss. Ah, but where some see misery and failure, the good capitalist sees opportunity, and in Minnesota and Oakland, where they’re still awaiting the first victory of the season, there are plenty of problems to mask. Elsewhere around the league in Week 2: A most ominous sign for the Patriots is their inability to get Corey Dillon untracked. In two games, against the improved Raiders’ front seven and the Kris Jenkins-less Panthers, he’s been held to 99 yards on 37 carries, a paltry 2.7 yards per carry. Last season, he averaged 4.7 yards per carry and in 19 games including the playoffs, Dillon wasn’t held to fewer than 73 yards. Two of the NFL’s better defenses, the Ravens and Jaguars, have made the Colts look rather un-Colt like the last two weeks. Next up are the Browns, who don’t have any Ed Reeds or Marcus Strouds but they do have Romeo Crennel, whose schemes frustrated Peyton Manning in New England. Houston, Washington, Detroit and Baltimore have a bye next week. Perhaps they can use it to find quarterbacks. David Carr, Mark Brunell/Patrick Ramsey, Joey Harrington and Kyle Boller/Anthony Wright have led them to 77 points this season. After the second-half meltdown by the Chargers, Marty Schottenheimer is now 4-14 in his career in Denver. Another bad sign for the Chargers, as well as the Raiders, Ravens, Texans, Cardinals, Packers and Vikings: 38 of the past 42 teams that began the season 0-2 did not make the playoffs. Billy Witz covers the NFL for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3621 or email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ah, capitalism, the emancipator of hope, facilitator of upward mobility and bedrock of this great country of ours (unless you happen to run a corporation or a pro sports franchise in which a little one-way socialism, i.e. government handouts, is part of the bulwark, too). When Karl Marx writes about controlling the means to production, it sounds so industrial, so Rust Belt, so … hard. But really, it’s simple. All it takes is a little ingenuity, an absence of inertia and the ability to marry product with market. If it’s not a lemonade stand on an August afternoon, it may as well be 900-numbers for alienated men or defense contractors for Iraq.
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team posted a pair of victories on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center as the Bulldogs defeated Green Bay 4-0 before beating Creighton 6-1.The Bulldogs jumped on the Phoenix early, earning a pair of 6-1 victories to win the doubles point.Drake continued its dominance in singles as the Bulldogs won the first set on all six courts and only gave up a combined four games. Mela Jaglarz was the first off the court, winning 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6. Minutes later, Tess Herder finished her strong performance at No. 4, beating Samm Pedersen, 6-1, 6-0 as Mariel Ante clinched the match for the Bulldogs by cruising past Stephanie Londre, 6-0, 6-1.The Bulldogs used a near perfect performance by Ante and Herder at No. 1, winning 6-0, and a strong 7-5 victory by Maddie Johnson and Joely Lomas at No. 2 to secure the doubles point against Creighton.In singles, Ante broke Katherine Nelson’s serve to close out a, 6-1, 6-4, win at No. 2 and gave Drake a 2-0 lead. The Blue Jays made it 2-1 with a win at No. 1, but Johnson put together a straight set victory, 6-4, 6-2, to put Drake ahead 3-1. Herder clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 4, while Jaglarz and Lomas came away victorious to give Drake the dominating 6-1 win.The Bulldogs will head west next week as they travel to Wyoming on Saturday and Denver on Sunday.Drake 4, Green Bay 0Feb 06, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center) Singles competition1. Ante, Mariel (DU) def. Stephanie Londre (GB) 6-0, 6-12. Brills, Summer (DU) vs. Olivia Headford (GB) 6-0, 4-0, unfinished3. Johnson, Maddie (DU) vs. Chiara Berg (GB) 6-0, 3-0, unfinished4. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Samm Pedersen (GB) 6-1, 6-05. Lomas, Joely (DU) vs. Maria Neff (GB) 6-2, 1-2, unfinished6. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Noel Peck (GB) 6-1, 6-0 Doubles competition1. Ante, Mariel/Herder, Tess (DU) vs. Olivia Headford/Chiara Berg (GB) 4-0, unfinished2. Johnson, Maddie/Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Maria Neff/Stephanie Londre (GB) 6-13. Brills, Summer/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Samm Pedersen/Noel Peck (GB) 6-1 Match NotesGreen Bay 0-2Drake 3-2Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,4,1) Drake 6, Creighton 1Feb 06, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Center) Singles competition1. Ashley Ishimura (CU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-2, 6-32. Ante, Mariel (DU) def. Katherine Nelsen (CU) 6-1, 6-43. Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Darby Rosette (CU) 6-4, 6-24. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Claire Embree (CU) 6-2, 6-15. Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Sam Anderson (CU) 7-5, 7-6 (9-7)6. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Ashley Monaco (CU) 7-5, 6-2 Doubles competition1. Ante, Mariel/Herder, Tess (DU) def. Darby Rosette/Ashley Ishimura (CU) 6-02. Johnson, Maddie/Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Claire Embree/Sam Anderson (CU) 7-53. Brills, Summer/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) vs. Karlin Naslund/Katherine Nelsen (CU) 6-6 (2-1), unfinished Match NotesOrder of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5) Print Friendly Version
1. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Bednarczyk, Dylan (NEB) 6-1, 6-0 The Bulldogs swept doubles to take an early 1-0 lead. Calum MacGeoch and Ben Wood rolled past Toby Boyer and Jon Meyer, 6-2 at No. 3 double. After falling behind early, 2-0, Vinny Gillespie and Tom Hands went on to win six of the next seven games to secure the doubles point, 6-3, at No. 2. Bayo Philips and Barny Thorold completed the sweep with a 6-3 win at No. 1. 4. Thorold, Barnaby (DU) def. Klousia, Micah (NEB) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9) MacGeoch earned the match clinching point with a 6-2, 7-6(5) win over Toby Boyer at No. 2. 2. Gillespie, Vinny/Hands, Tom (DU) def. Klousia, Micah/Samardzija, David (NEB) 6-3 3. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Antoljak, Tomislav (NEB) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 Drake 7, Nebraska 0March 22, 2017 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center) 1. Philips, Bayo/Thorold, Barnaby (DU) def. Bednarczyk, Dylan/Dean, Chris (NEB) 6-4 Drake continued to roll in singles as the Bulldogs won the first set on all six courts. Gillespie put together a near perfect performance as he cruised past Dylan Badnarczyk, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Wood put Drake up 3-0 with an impressive 6-4, 6-0 win over David Samardzija at No. 5. 6. Philips, Bayo (DU) def. Dean, Chris (NEB) 6-3, 7-5 Match Notes 2. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Boyer, Toby (NEB) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) 3. MacGeoch, Calum/Wood, Ben (DU) def. Boyer, Toby/Meyer, Jon (NEB) 6-2 Philips won in straight sets at No. 6, while Thorold and Hand won in three sets at No. 4 and No. 3, respectively to close out the 7-0 sweep. Drake travels to No. 18 Cornell on Saturday to close out the week. Singles competition DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team got up early and never let up to sweep Nebraska 7-0 on Wednesday night at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Print Friendly Version Doubles competition Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,5,2,6,4,3) 5. Wood, Ben (DU) def. Samardzija, David (NEB) 6-4, 6-0
The new €5.5million PEACE IV Action Plan for Donegal was launched today at a special event in the County House in Lifford.This new plan has been prepared as part of the PEACE IV Programme and will build on the positive work done in Donegal, the border region and Northern Ireland over the last two decades and will see the delivery of projects, interventions and initiatives that will continue to play an important role in reinforcing progress towards a more peaceful and stable society.The PEACE IV Programme focuses on a range of areas where it wants to make significant and lasting changes including Children and Young People; Shared Spaces and Services; and Building Positive Relations. In Donegal 19 interventions will be delivered across these three areas with approximately €1.2m allocated to Children and Young People and this will see an emphasis on projects focusing on fostering good relations, citizenship, youth training, leadership, conflict mediation and personal development through a range of interventions such as sport; drama and culture.€2m has been allocated to the theme of Shared Spaces and Services with the objective being to create more cohesive society through an increased provision of shared spaces and services which has the potential to have a transformative effect on local areas.€2.4m has been allocated to building positive relations at local level and is about promoting and celebrating cultural diversity where people can live, learn and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance. A range of interventions are proposed under this theme including restorative practices events linked to the decade of commemorations that explore history in a sensitive manner and build mutual understanding; sport, arts, culture (including Irish and Ulster Scots language) and cross border media project, and small grants funding to promote positive relations and regeneration activities.The first PEACE Programme was agreed in 1995 as a direct result of the EU’s desire to make a positive response to the opportunities presented by developments in the Northern Ireland peace process during 1994. As the peace process has evolved and matured the PEACE Programmes have played an important role in reinforcing progress towards a more peaceful and stable society. The PEACE IV programme is financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union with match-funding provided the Executive Office NI and the Department for Rural and Community Development Ireland and is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). In Donegal, the programme is being delivered by the PEACE IV Partnership which is a sub group of the Local Community Development Committee or LCDC with secretariat support from Donegal County Council.The PEACE IV Action Plan for Donegal has been developed following extensive consultation and engagement sessions, public information events, focus groups as well as work on project design and development culminating in an extensive application and assessment process with the Special EU Programmes Body.Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely welcomed the €5.5m allocation to Donegal under the PEACE IV Programme saying“The impact that this funding has had on the lives of people living in Donegal and indeed along the border since the first PEACE programme was introduced back in 1995 is evident for all to see”.“Donegal County Council has been involved in this funding programme from the very start and we are proud of what has been achieved from the investment in environmental improvement schemes in our towns and villages to the development of community facilities and playgrounds to the funding of unique, innovative and ambitious programmes bringing together people from different cultures, religions and ethnicities and promoting greater levels of understanding and respect through a diverse range of projects and interventions. I look forward to continuing with this work and to continuing to work with our communities and our partner organisations in building a peaceful and stable society leaving a lasting legacy of peace for generations to come.” Chair of the Donegal Peace IV partnership Cllr Paul Canning believes that this funding will have a significant impact on the lives of people living in Donegal and particularly in areas along the border.“This PEACE IV Action Plan for Donegal was developed following extensive consultation with our local communities to ensure that the plan addressed the needs and issues identified. We are confident that each programme and initiative will support peace building and cross community interaction through a range of innovative approaches including, for example, youth training, sports, arts, heritage, and community development.”Gina McIntyre, CEO of the Special EU Programmes Body said “approximately one third of the total value of the PEACE IV Programme is being offered to Councils, like Donegal, to help heal divided communities across the border region of Ireland and throughout Northern Ireland. The support will be delivered at a localised level to directly address the needs of local people. This approach proved very successful under previous programmes and as such will be built upon under the current programming period. I look forward to hearing more about the positive impact it will have over the coming months and years”.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Gerry McMonagle also welcomed this funding saying “in an era of uncertainty, both at home and on a wider global scale, the promotion of peace and reconciliation is increasingly vital. This European Peace funding will help to continue to build positive relations locally and will make a significant difference on the ground across Donegal. This funding will focus strongly on reconciliation, challenging prejudice and promoting understanding of diversity and good relations.” John Lonergan former Governor of Mountjoy Prison provided a keynote address at the launch which was also attended by representatives of the SEUPB and members of the PEACE IV Partnership and the Local Community Development Committee.€5.5M PEACE IV Action Plan to have major impact in Donegal communities was last modified: April 30th, 2018 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:Action Plancross-BorderNOrthern Irelandpeace IV
More than €68,000 has been spent by the state investigating Councillor John O’Donnell and two other Irish councillors following an RTE sting, it has emerged. In 2015, the national broadcaster carried out an undercover operation where a reporter posed as a businesswoman from a company looking to set up wind farms in rural Ireland.The councillors were secretly filmed while they were asked to help the company avoid planning difficulties which they agreed to do in return for benefits for themselves.All three councillors, including Independent Councillor John O’Donnell, were successfully re-elected earlier this year despite the documentary highlighting their controversial behaviour using undercover footage. On Saturday, it was revealed that investigations by the Standards In Public Office Commission into the three councillors has cost the State €68,397 so far.In 2017, the Standards In Public Office Commission launched investigations into Cllr John O’Donnell and two other Irish councillors on the back of their actions that featured in the documentary.Cllr O’Donnell was also found to be in breach of the Code of Conduct for Councillors after he agreed to provide assistance to the company in exchange for financial reward.Meanwhile, Sligo Councillor Joe Queenan was found to be in breach of maintaining proper standards after he was filmed in the expose agreeing to help the fictitious company and said that they could be interested in investing in his own business project further down the line. Investigations into Monaghan Councillor Hugh McElvaney is still ongoing after he decided to take his case to the High Court.Numbers obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that SIPO was forced to spend €68,397 on legal fees and other costs while investigating the councillors.Some €23,203 has been spent so far by SIPO on Cllr Hugh McElvaney’s investigation with this number set to rise as the case continues. Some €978 was spent on this case so far in 2019.The majority of the costs for these three investigations were legal fees with €53,374 spent on senior counsel, junior counsel and a legal advisor for the Commission.Government pays €68k after RTE’s ‘Windgate’ probe was last modified: August 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)