TD TO STAND DOWN: DEIMHNITHE AG DINNY McGINLEY NACH RITHFIDH SÉ SAN OLLTOGHCHÁN

first_imgDinny McGinley TDDheimhnigh an Teachta Dála Dinny McGinley ar Bharrscéalta ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta inniu nach mbeidh sé ag seasamh san Olltoghchán.Dúirt sé, cé go raibh sé ráite aige le os cionn bliana nach rithfeadh sé, gur tháinig brú air le tamall anuas dhul siar ar an gcinneadh sin, ach nach bhfuil sé chun é sin a dhéanamh.“Mar a dúirt mé tá bliain ó shin, dúirt mé nach raibh sé ar intinn agam a bheith mar iarrthóir sa chéad toghchán eile. Tá an cinneadh déanta agam le corradh agus bliain anuas… Tháinig brú orm le tamall anuas ón dáilcheantar féin, ó achan pháirt den dáilcheantar, agus ó Bhaile Átha Cliath chomh maith.” “Rinne mé smaoiteadh domhain air sin le cúpla seachtain anuas. Bhí deis agam an cás a phléigh leis na hoifigí ag cruinniú an pháirtí i gCo. Luimnigh ag an deireadh seachtaine, leis an Rúnaí Ginearálta, leis an Stiúrthóir Toghchánaíochta, agus leis an Taoiseach féin. Dúirt mé leo ag an phointe seo nach raibh sé ar intinn agam an cinneadh a athrú ón chinneadh a rinne mé tá bliain ó shin.”Dúirt sé go n-aontaíonn sé gur cheart go mbeadh beirt iarrthóirí ag Fine Gael sa Dáilcheantar, agus gurb shin a bhí beartaithe agus go rabhthas sa tóir anois ar an dara iarrthóir, ó tharla nach raibh sé féin chun a bheith san áireamh.Bhí an Teachta Dála Dinny McGinley faoi agallamh inniu ar Bharrscéalta ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.Dinny McGinley TD confirmed today that he will not be standing in the next General Election.  He was speaking on Barrscéalta on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Although he announced over a year ago that he would not contest the election, he said that he had come under pressure in recent weeks to go back on that decision, but that he would not be doing so.“A year ago, I said that I did not intend to be a candidate in the next election.  And, although the decision has been made for almost a year, I came under pressure recently from the constituency, from all parts of the constituency, and from Dublin as well, to reconsider.”“I have given it serious consideration for the last few weeks.  I had the opportunity to discuss it with the Secretary General, the Director of Elections, and the Taoiseach himself at the party think-in in Co.  Limerick at the weekend.  I informed them that I did not intend to go back on the decision I made a year ago.”He said that he agreed with a two-candidate strategy for Fine Gael for the constituency, and that that was the intention of the party.  He said they were now looking for a second candidate to take his place.Dinny McGinley TD was interviewed today on Barrscéalta on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. TD TO STAND DOWN: DEIMHNITHE AG DINNY McGINLEY NACH RITHFIDH SÉ SAN OLLTOGHCHÁN was last modified: September 14th, 2015 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:Dinny McGinleyquitslast_img read more

Pinkathon held in Goa to raise awareness on womens health

first_imgPanaji, Apr 17 (PTI) The first edition of Goa Going Pink 2016, a womens only run, was today held here, in which 1,200 women took part.The event was organised by two local organisations — Miracle Munj and Vasco Sports Club– under the aegis of the United Sisters Foundation.Goa Governor Mridula Sinha flagged off the run, where Superintendent of Police Priyanka Kashyap, Executive Director of Dempo Industries Pallavi Dempo and supermodel Milind Soman were also present.Soman is also founder of Pinkathon, an initiative creating awareness about the healthy lifestyle for women.The event which was held at Campal Ground here had more than 1,200 women participants.”The objective of the event was to encourage womens health and fitness. It also aims to raise awareness about breast cancer, its causes and prevention,” Soman told reporters.He said through this event, the intention is to promote running or any form of physical activity on a regular basis amongst women as they need to start looking after themselves and focus on their health. PTI CORR NP SUA SUAlast_img read more