FEARS FOR 30 DONEGAL JOBS AS LOCAL TRANSPORT COMPANY MOVES TO THE NORTH

first_imgUP to 30 local haulage drivers could lose their jobs after the company they work for moved to the North.Bradley transport, based in Buncrana, has pulled the plug on its operations here because of rising taxes.Peter Bradley from the family-owned business in Buncrana told Jobs Minister Richard Bruton that they’d been left with no choice because of the massive costs and taxes on the haulage industry on this side of the Border. “The move is saving €150,000 alone in road taxes,” said Mr Bradley.“I have 40 drivers. Thirty of them are from here in Donegal and ten are from Derry.“But I’m now being told the staff from Donegal cannot continue to work for us in the North.”Mr Bruton expressed shock at the claim which was made during his visit to Letterkenny. He told Mr Bradley – whose sister Michelle is an outgoing Buncrana town councillor –  that freedom of movement of workers under European rules would prevent the UK authorities from making that ruling.Bur Mr Bradley said that’s what he had been told, casting a doubt over the future of his 30 Donegal-based employees.The shock news emerged at the minister took questions from local business people at a conference at the Station House Hotel yesterday.A number of new jobs initiatives were shared with the crowd, including a large range of tax breaks for companies, some of which have never been claimed by businesses here.There were a number of complaints about high rates, high taxes and the re-introduction of the higher rate of PRSI in January. Vincent McNamee, owner of the Wonder Years creche at Rossbracken in Letterkenny, said this had put a huge strain on his business, costing tens of thousands of euro.FEARS FOR 30 DONEGAL JOBS AS LOCAL TRANSPORT COMPANY MOVES TO THE NORTH was last modified: May 2nd, 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:Bradley Transportbuncranalast_img read more

MURDER ACCUSED SAID HE IS 100% SURE HE DID NOT KILL BOGDAN

first_imgThe murder accused is led away from court. Copyright Donegal Daily.A man has told Gardai that he is “more than 100% sure” he did not murder another man.Dariuusz Weckowicz appeared at Carndonagh District Court today charged with the murder of fellow Polish national Bogdan Michalkiawicz in Letterkenny. The 47 year old was arrested on Sunday night and questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.He was charged with the murder of Mr Michalkiawicz at 12.05pm today by Detecive Garda Michael Carroll.When the charge was put to him he replied “I did not kill this man. I am more than 100% sure of that.”The body of Mr Michalkiawicz was found by his brother Tomaz at his apartment at Westside at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny on May 15th.At the time Gardai Inspector Michael Harrison said Mr Michalkiawicz has suffered a horrific death.Weckowicz appeared in court yesterday wearing a blue tracksuit top, jeans and a baseball cap and was handcuffed.The services of an interpreptor were made available to him.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon questioned arresting Garda Detective Michael Carroll on the timeframe in relation to the detention of his client.He later told Judge Paul Kelly that there may be issues at future sittings of the court over his client’s detention at Letterkenny Garda station.Judge Kelly remanded Weckowicz to a sitting of Harristown District Court this Friday, June 21st.MURDER ACCUSED SAID HE IS 100% SURE HE DID NOT KILL BOGDAN was last modified: June 18th, 2013 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:CARNDONAGH DISTRICT COURTMURDRWESTSIDE APARTMENTSlast_img read more