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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere staying patient as he nears return from leg injury

first_img Jack Wilshere Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he will not rush his return from injury, despite reports suggesting he will be back in action next month.The England international, whose career has been plagued by a number of injury setbacks, suffered a fracture to his left fibula just a week before the start of the season, condemning him to yet another spell on the sidelines.Wilshere is closing in on a return to full training and believes his experience of previous rehabilitation programmes is helping him to make sure he is fully fit for the second half of the season.“It’s going well,” he said.“I’m working as hard as I can to try to come back. I know what it takes because unfortunately I’ve been injured a few times in my career and I know what it takes to come back. I’m not going to rush it.“I’ll make sure my body’s right and at the moment I’m feeling good.“Mentally this one has been the toughest to take because I had a big injury last year, came back, got myself fit, back in good form, played for England,” he added on the club’s site.“Then I cut my holiday short for two weeks and came in to try to get myself right for this season.“I thought ‘This season I need to be fit for the whole season and go into the Euros with a whole season behind me’. Unfortunately on the last day of pre-season I got injured so it was probably the toughest one for me to take.” 1last_img read more

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Pochettino: I’d love to see Gareth Bale back at Tottenham!

first_img1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he would love to see Gareth Bale back at the club, amid reports Spurs have the option to a buy back the Welsh wizard from Real Madrid.The north London outfit sold Bale to Spain in a record-breaking £85million in 2013 and despite his success at Real he has repeatedly been the subject of big-money interest from Manchester United in recent transfer windows.But now it has emerged Tottenham inserted a buy-back clause into the Wales superstar’s switch to the La Liga giants, meaning they can make a move to re-sign the 26-year-old should Real accept any Premier League bid before June 2019.Spurs would have the option to match that offer and Pochettino would support club chairman Daniel Levy if he wanted to splash the cash to bring the Welsh wizard back to White Hart Lane.“If we have the option to sign him why not?” Pochettino said when asked about Bale.“He is a great player and he is the kind of player that can improve our squad. This is the type of profile that we sign.”Pochettino was less forthcoming when pressed on reported transfer targets Sandro Ramirez of Barcelona and West Brom’s Saido Berahino.He added: “There are a lot of rumours and names, but my position is always to respect the clubs, their names and the players. I never speak in public because respect is very important to show for clubs and the players.”With a possible 30 games remaining as Tottenham challenge in the FA Cup, Europa and Premier League, it has been suggested his squad needs strengthening, with former goalscoring hero Clive Allen telling talkSPORT they MUST sign a striker to provide back-up to Harry Kane.But the manager retorted: “Why? Will it make us more likely to win the league if we sign?“I think we have quality enough and at the start of the season squad, so why now do we need to add players?“It is true if we find the right profile and are sure they help us to improve the squad then we will sign some player, but if not we are very happy with the squad we have.”READ MORE: Tottenham latest – Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid contract terms leaked Gareth Bale last_img read more

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Championship: Burnley stay top, back-to-back wins for Leeds, defeat for Boro

first_img Burnley edged Fulham in a five-goal thriller 1 Burnley took pole position in the race to win automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship while Middlesbrough suffered an unexpected setback on Tuesday night.The Clarets are now four points clear of Boro in first place after rallying from behind to beat Fulham 3-2 at Craven Cottage.Sam Vokes’ early opener was cancelled out by Ross McCormack and the Cottagers soon took the lead through Moussa Dembele.Wales striker Vokes levelled the tie from the penalty spot four minutes after half-time, leaving Andre Gray to snatch all three points with a 61st-minute winner.Boro were beaten 1-0 by Neil Warnock’s resurgent Rotherham as Lee Frecklington’s 88th-minute strike brought the Millers to within a point of 21st-placed MK Dons and safety. Karl Robinson’s men kept their heads just above water, for the time being, by taking a point from a goalless draw at Charlton.Brighton also drew a blank against Sheffield Wednesday at the Amex Stadium but their share of the spoils saw them rise to third, where they are two points behind Middlesbrough.With Hull facing Arsenal in the FA Cup instead of participating in league action, the opportunity was there for fifth-placed Derby to make up ground on the Tigers, who were busy losing 4-0 at home to Arsene Wenger’s Barclays Premier League giants.It was a bad night for the Rams, too. Tjaronn Chery continued his good run of form in front of goal by opening the scoring as QPR downed Derby 2-0 at Loftus Road, with Gabriele Angella rubber-stamping victory for the Londoners at the death.Leeds damaged 10-man Cardiff’s bid to reach the play-off places by completing a double over the Bluebirds thanks to goals from Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci. Fabio was dismissed after an hour’s play in Glamorgan.First-half efforts from Tony Watt and Danny Graham fired Blackburn to a 2-0 home victory over Birmingham while Ipswich were held to a 2-2 draw at Bolton.Kevin Bru and Christophe Berra put the Tractor Boys in control but Lawrie Wilson’s response ensured there would be a tense finale at the Macron Stadium. Then, seven minutes into time added on, substitute Stephen Dobbie scored from the penalty spot to check Ipswich’s rise up the table.Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest and Wolves earned good wins to consolidate their status as mid-table battlers. Nelson Oliveira’s 37th-minute goal was all that separated Forest and Preston in a 1-0 home win at the City Ground and Wolves left it late to edge Bristol City 2-1 in the West Midlands.Nathan Byrne put Wolves ahead just after half-time but an Aden Flint equaliser looked like dividing the points at Molineux – at least until Matt Doherty headed home a stoppage-time winner to make it back-to-back home wins for Kenny Jackett’s side.Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Birmingham City Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday Cardiff City 0-2 Leeds United Charlton Athletic0-0 MK Dons Fulham 2-3 Burnley Huddersfield Town 3-1 Reading Nottingham Forest 1-0 Preston North End Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Derby County Rotherham United 1-0 Middlesbrough Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Bristol City Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Ipswich Townlast_img read more

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Tuskegee Airmen lauded

first_imgALTADENA – Members of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen were honored Sunday as part of a Veterans Day celebration hosted at Farnsworth Park by Rep. Adam Schiff. The airmen – America’s first African-American military airmen – were credited with shooting down 111 German planes during World War II. They also escorted bomber planes throughout the duration of the war and were reknowned for never having lost a bomber. “These are some courageous people who fought the enemy overseas and fought discrimination here at home, and I admire what they were able to accomplish,” said Schiff, D-Pasadena. “It’s a story that really needs to be told and they’re here to tell it today.” As the ceremony started, Schiff not only acknowledged the soldiers’ combat skills but also their bravery to serve their country even with segregation and civil unrest at home. He also said it is not only the veterans who should be honored. “Don’t ever forget the families, because they are the backbone of the veterans,” he said. He continued with a message for the youth, asking them to focus on being positive and productive members of society. Schiff then gave out United States flags – which had been flown over the Capitol – to Goodall, fellow Airman Guy Holloman, and family members of airmen who could not attend. He also acknowledged the many war veterans in the crowd. “This is a testimony to honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and all the veterans, and a great way for me to give honor to my father’s memory,” said Karen Young, whose father, Louis Young, was a member of the airmen. After the ceremony, attendees got a look at authentic World War II memorabilia that was brought from the American Military Museum in South El Monte. Among the items were two military Jeeps that were used in the war. “There should be more of (these celebrations) because a lot of people don’t understand what veterans really go through,” said Donald Radcliff, a Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran who works with the museum. “It’s an honor to serve your country.” robert.hong@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre After Schiff spoke, keynote speaker Oliver Goodall, one of the airmen who lives in Altadena, took the podium. Behind him were photos of the airman and stories detailing their service. Goodall thanked everyone for their support in honoring veterans, and called for continuous support to veterans’ issues. “It’s been said that the veterans are trying to get more than they need,” he said. “That’s a falsehood.” War veterans have made huge sacrifices for their country and deserve the respect and aid they need for their efforts, he said. last_img read more

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Bowl Schedule

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsDec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl, BYU (10-2) vs. UCLA (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 23 Hawaii Bowl at Honolulu, East Carolina (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 26 Motor City Bowl at Detroit, Central Michigan (8-5) vs. Purdue (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl at San Diego, Arizona State (10-2) vs. Texas (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 28 Champ Sports Bowl at Orlando, Fla., Boston College (10-3) vs. Michigan State (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Dec. 28 Emerald Bowl at San Francisco, Maryland (6-6) vs. Oregon State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 28 Texas Bowl at Houston, TCU (7-5) vs. Houston (8-4), 8 p.m. (NFL)Dec. 29 Meineke Bowl at Charlotte, N.C., Connecticut (9-3) vs. Wake Forest (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn., Mississippi State (7-5) vs. UCF (10-3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Penn State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 30 Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La., Colorado (6-6) vs. Alabama (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 31 Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas, California (6-6) vs. Air Force (9-3), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 31 Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas, South Florida (9-3) vs. Oregon (8-4), 2 p.m. (CBS)Dec. 31 Humanitarian Bowl at Boise, Idaho, Fresno State (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN2)Dec. 31 Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn., Florida State (7-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Atlanta, Clemson (9-3) vs. Auburn (8-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 31 Insight Bowl at Tempe, Ariz., Indiana (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6), 7:30 p.m. (NFL)Jan. 1 Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla., Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Tennessee (9-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN)Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl at Dallas, Missouri (11-2) vs. Arkansas (8-4), 11:30 a.m. (FOX)Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla., Michigan (8-4) vs. Florida (9-3), 1 p.m. (ABC)Jan. 1 Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla., Virginia (9-3) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 1 p.m. (CBS)Jan. 1 Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif., Southern California (10-2) vs. Illinois (9-3), 5 p.m. (ABC)Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, Hawaii (12-0) vs. Georgia (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (FOX)Jan. 2 Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz., West Virginia (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)Jan. 3 Orange Bowl at Miami, Kansas (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)Jan. 5 International Bowl at Toronto, Rutgers (7-5) vs. Ball State (7-5), Noon (ESPN2)Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl at Mobile, Ala., Tulsa (9-4) vs. Bowling Green (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)Jan. 7 BCS National Championship at New Orleans, Ohio State (11-1) vs. LSU (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego, Utah (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl, Florida Atlantic (7-5) vs. Memphis (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)Dec. 22 PapaJohns.com Bowl at Birmingham, Ala., Cincinnati (9-3) vs. Southern Miss (7-5), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)Dec. 22 New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque, New Mexico (8-4) vs. Nevada (6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)last_img read more

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30 NEW JOBS FOR DONEGAL AS RANDOX SIGN MEXICO DEAL

first_imgTHIRTY new jobs are on their way to Donegal after Randox secured a deal with a healthcare company in Mexico.The trade agreement between Randox Teoranta and Central de Diagnostica e Industria, is being signed at the Palacio Nacional, the headquarters of Mexico’s executive government, and will be witnessed by the Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and President Michael D Higgins.The jobs are being created at Randox in Dungloe. The new trade agreement between Randox and Central de Diagnostica e Industria will result in Randox pioneering laboratory products being delivered to clinics and hospitals across Mexico over the next two years.The Mexican company is creating 85 positions.Dr Peter FitzGerald, managing director of Randox Teoranta said the new trade agreement was a matter of “great pride” for the firm.“We are honoured to have both presidents witness this new trade agreement and of course we are honoured to be working with Mexico. “Of course, it is not just about economic growth and job creation, most important to us is the fact that our technology, researched and developed in Ireland, will contribute to earlier diagnosis, more accurate treatment and better outcomes for patients in Mexico, as well as reducing the burden on the country’s health service.” 30 NEW JOBS FOR DONEGAL AS RANDOX SIGN MEXICO DEAL was last modified: October 20th, 2013 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:dungloerandoxlast_img read more

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Rotary brings good cheer

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSanta Claus, aka Jim Donahoe, worked the room, passing out holiday cheer. – From Staff Reports The spirit of the season came to Friendly Hills Country Club on Thursday when the Whittier Sunrise Rotary Club invited some 40 seniors from Summerville at Casa Whittier to a holiday luncheon. The Rotary Club has hosted this event for the past eight years. Preschoolers from East Whittier Presbyterian Church School sang carols to the Casa Whittier crowd, the average age being 80. Three were more than 97 years young. After the meal, prepared by Joe Flore, Friendly Hills club chef and his staff, the Rev. Forrest Stone led in the singing of more Christmas music. last_img read more

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Movies show how not to meet family

first_imgdramatic entrance. Scenario: In 2003’s “Pieces of April,” April Burns’ (Katie Holmes) boyfriend Bobby (Derek Luke) meets her family for the first time by crashing onto the hood of their car on Thanksgiving with a bloody nose and a swollen eye. He’d just been in a fight. Naturally, her parents sped away. Kaiser’s take: Be on time and avoid spontaneous or risky behavior before the folks arrive, especially if you’re hosting or greeting them. “Just focus on being in the moment with these new people. Blend in.” Lesson 3: Keep public displays of affection to a minimum. Scenario: In “This Christmas,” Melanie Whitfield (Lauren London) brings home boyfriend Devean Brooks (Keith Robinson) and into the kitchen closet for a make-out session. Of course, they get caught. Fortunately, the Whitfields are too immersed in their own drama to care. Kaiser’s take: Keep your hands off each other, and don’t even think about sneaking into his bedroom at night. “If the parents ask you to sleep in separate bedrooms, do it. It’s about respecting the house rules, and that has a long-term effect on the relationship. People read a lot into certain behaviors. And if you break the house rules, they’ll remember it.” Lesson 4: Don’t act like a know-it-all. Scenario: In “The Family Stone,” a clueless Meredith Morton starts a Christmas dinner discussion about nature versus nurture and how life is harder for gay children. She does this in the presence of the Stones’ well-adjusted gay son, Thad (Tyrone Giordano). Stuffy and self-righteous, she acts like she’s the first person to consider this theory. Who is she, Darwin? Kaiser’s take: Under no circumstances should you bring up subjects like this, religion or politics. “Always err on the side of caution if you think it will cause drama at the table or controversy with the family.” Lesson 5: If you’re not Rachael Ray, stay out of the kitchen. Scenario: Back to “The Family Stone,” where Meredith (Parker) takes over Sybil Stone’s (Diane Keaton) kitchen to make strata, a breakfast tradition in her family. She doesn’t ask permission or check for food allergies or aversions. Kaiser’s take: “I felt that was very disrespectful. She was trying to impress, but when you’re in somebody else’s home, you have to honor it. Try saying, `I’d love to contribute to tomorrow’s breakfast. Can I use the kitchen to make a dish from my family?”‘ jyadegaran@bayareanewsgroup.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sure, it’s an honor to join his or her family for some turkey and seasonal bonding. But there’s a funny feeling in your gut, something akin to nausea. After all, pop culture is riddled with meet-the-parents scenarios gone horribly wrong. From “Pieces of April” to “The Family Stone,” movies have mostly taught us what not to do when meeting the parents for the first time. Well, don’t choke. We asked dating and relationship coach Jeannine Kaiser to run through filmdom’s most nightmarish holiday relationship scenarios, provide the better approach, and the lessons learned. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ Lesson 1: The world does not revolve around you. Scenario: In 2005’s “The Family Stone,” Meredith Morton (Sarah Jessica Parker) never stops talking on Christmas Eve. From the car ride to a local pizzeria and back, she yaps on about herself and how she and Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) met. Kaiser’s take: “She was only interested in them knowing about her, but you should get to know the person’s family. And that requires you asking them questions. All the muck comes up during the holidays, every family’s dysfunction. If you’re constantly talking, then you’ll miss big things.” Lesson 2: Avoid a last_img
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Pakistan now says Bhutto died of fractured skull, not bullet wounds

first_imgISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Benazir Bhutto died from a skull fracture suffered when her head slammed against her car during a suicide attack – not from bullet wounds, the government said Friday. Pakistan’s interior minister blamed al-Qaida and the Taliban for Thursday’s assassination and said another key opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, is also under threat of militant attack. The government released a transcript Friday of a purported conversation between militant leader Baitullah Mehsud and another militant. “It was a spectacular job. They were very brave boys who killed her,” Mehsud said, according to the transcript. As word of her death spread, her supporters blamed Musharraf of complicity in her assassination. On Friday, Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz told The Associated Press that the government had evidence that al-Qaida and Taliban were behind the suicide attack. Later, Cheema blamed Mehsud, described him as an “al-Qaida leader” and said he was also behind the Oct. 18 bombing against Bhutto’s homecoming parade through Karachi that killed more than 140 people. Mehsud is a commander of pro-Taliban forces in the lawless Pakistani tribal region South Waziristan, where al-Qaida fighters are also active. His forces often attack Pakistani security forces. This fall, he was quoted in a Pakistani newspaper as saying that he would welcome Bhutto’s return from exile with suicide bombers. Mehsud later denied that in statements to local television and newspaper reporters. Cheema said Mehsud was “behind most of the recent terrorist attacks that have taken place in Pakistan.” He said Pakistani security forces would hunt down those responsible for Bhutto’s death. Cheema also said Sharif – also a former prime minister and now the most prominent opposition leader in Pakistan – was among several politicians under threat of militant attack. He named others as Fazlur Rehman, the leader of an Islamist opposition party; former Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, a close ally of President Pervez Musharraf; and former Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao, who narrowly escaped a suicide bombing last weekend that killed 56 people.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAuthorities on Thursday said Bhutto died from bullet wounds fired by a young man who then blew himself up, killing 20 other people. A surgeon who treated her said Friday she died from the impact of shrapnel on her skull. But later Friday, Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema said all three shots missed her as she greeted supporters through the sunroof of her vehicle, which was bulletproof and bombproof. He also denied that shrapnel caused her death, saying Bhutto was killed when she tried to duck back into the vehicle, and the shock waves from the blast knocked her head into a lever attached to the sunroof, fracturing her skull. At a news conference, Cheema played a videotape of the attack showing Bhutto waving, smiling and chatting with supporters from the sunroof as her car sat unmoving on the street outside a campaign rally. Three gunshots rang out, the camera appeared to fall, and the tape ended. Bhutto was slain while campaigning for the crucial Jan. 8 parliamentary elections in which she hoped to return as prime minister of the nuclear-armed country, a key U.S. ally in the war on terrorism. Upon her return from exile in October, she survived an assassination attempt. She had repeatedly complained that the government of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf did not give her adequate security. last_img read more

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WANT TO ADVERTISE ON DONEGAL’S BIGGEST NEWS WEBSITE FROM AS LITTLE AS €4 PER WEEK?

first_imgAdvertising with Donegal’s biggest news website isn’t as expensive as you might have first thought.Donegal Daily are now setting up a must see Sales & Services section which serves the whole of the county. Unlike your normal business directories Donegal Daily have decided to limit each category to only 5 businesses e.g only 5 plumbers will be under plumbing. So a first come first serve basis will be implemented.Alongside your business being listed in front of 55,000 daily readers 24/7, we at Donegal Daily will be advertising a different category a week and will promote the 5 businesses within the category. So your business and category will be promoted on average 2-5 times a year by us.Our Sales & Services section is live and contains listings, have a look at these listing to have an idea of the information that will be displayed.If you or your business would like to avail of this fantastic promotional offer please contact: Hugh on 087 164 1160 ORhughboyle95@gmail.com WANT TO ADVERTISE ON DONEGAL’S BIGGEST NEWS WEBSITE FROM AS LITTLE AS €4 PER WEEK? was last modified: June 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:business directory donegalDonegal Dailypromotional offersales & serviceslast_img read more

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