14th February, 2002
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Question for T.D.s
With the impending elections I have compiled a few questions for our local representatives. Please feel free to use these when they call.
Why are the roads and footpaths around the Douglas /Cork area is such a bad condition when there has never been more money available due to Road Tax.
Why is nothing been done about the gridlock people experience every day in Douglas /Cork.
Why is there no amenities for kids / teenagers in Douglas. Club / Hall
Why are elderly people afraid to venture out in the evenings in Douglas / Cork.
IM quite sure your readers can add a few more to these and should demand answers.
Re: Seen Read and
On reading your Seen Read and Heard page subject Violence on our streets. The retired judge has the answer. Shut down all Pubs and Night Clubs at 12 oclock.
The government dont want to hear this, because they are making too much money out of the tax on drink. They The Government extended the drinking hours to claw in more money. Michael I invite you to visit the City Centre any Saturday night between 2AM and 5AM. Take your camera with you. I have been there. The hair will stand on your head.
When I was going dancing in the 60s we went from 8 11 and everybody was home by 12 oclock. If places of entertainment closed at 12 I am sure you people would drift home. I know teenagers are going to town at 12 oclock. How these people can do a days work after being out all night just beats me. An election is on the way. People of Cork lobby your T.D.s now.
P.S. I was in Liverpool last year . On Sunday Nights the Pubs closed at 10 oclock. I walked down the streets after 10 they were deserted.
Keep up the good work Michael!
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Further to your article on last weeks Douglas Weekly re; Tramore Athletic I would like to make a few comments, Tramore athletic have to pay the Cork Corporation 7600 per year for ten years. The club will never own the ground. Sop in the ten years we will have to pay out 76,000. A Northside club has a similar agreement with the corporation, only they dont pay anything. Would some local politician or Councillor explain to me why this discrimination.
Last year our Under 16s won the cup, so we were expected to be very strong in the Under 17 League this year. Wrong a certain club stepped in and signed 8 of our players. Now we have no Under 17 team or Youth Side this year. This is the 1st time in the Clubs long history that we have not had a youth Team. This naturally effects our senior team as well. Now were not the only club in Cork that has suffered like this. It has been happening to a lot of other clubs as well.
At least 3 other clubs have no Under 16 teams this year because of the action of the League of Ireland Clubs. This practice has to stop or else Schoolboys Soccer will suffer.
Some of the players we have lost to other clubs include Noel OMahony, Pat OMahony, Fochie Mac Fergus ODonoughue, Denis Galvin, Noel Hartigan, Declan OMahony, Brian McSweeny, Jim Leahy and many more.
We would like to see successful League of Ireland Clubs in Cork but not on the hard work of other Schoolboy Clubs.
Yours in Sport, Michael Sheehan, Tramore Athletic
Get Out and Vote
for a few parties in the next election.
Douglas Weekly has generously provided space for politicians to regularly give their appreciative readers news of proposals to improve parks and roads.
Consider voting Cross-Party to those who contribute every week throughout the year. You have a duty to vote. Your 3rd and 4th preference vote may be very effective.
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Thank You from
The Douglas GAA Underage Committee wish to thank the Douglas Village Shopping centre for the 1000 and also to thank Noreen Quinlan of Douglas who nominated our Club for this weeks Douglas Shopping Centres Community Cash Give-away. The 1000 Euro cheque will be put to good use and the proceeds of the cheque will go towards the purchase of Hurleys and Sliothars for indoor and outdoor hurling for the year 2002.
An Runaí, Sean OFoghlú
Thank You Douglas
Village Shopping Centre
Dear Mr. Crowne,
Douglas Gymnastics Club would like to thank you most sincerely for the very generous cheque of 1,O0O which we received through your "Cash for Community" promotion in Douglas Village Shopping Centre. It will indeed be put to very good use.
We congratulate you on the continued support you give to the local Community and wish your centre every success in the future.
Yours in sport,
Marie Duggan Sec.
Douglas Gymnastics Club Committee Marie Duggan, Sec.
Thank You from St.
I am writing on behalf of St Luke's School Douglas PTA, to thank the Douglas Village Shopping Centre for the 1000, which we won in the Cash for Community Scheme. We would also like to thank Mrs. Burke (parent of Natasha Burke, 6th Class) who nominated us.
The PTA really appreciates this contribution to the school funds and would like to assure the competition organisers that the money will be spent very wisely.
Again, many thanks and Best wishes,
Yours sincerely, Ian Hayes Chairman St Lukes School
It never ceases to amaze me; the advertisements I see on TV these days , or read in the media. Advertisements pertaining to loans and investments annoy me considerably. The bottom line is they want our business, yet they are the ones who inform us, [their customers], that "terms and conditions will apply". We are not the ones who make the rules but unless you play by their rules, you dont get your loan or you cannot invest in, whatever! Does anyone else feel the same way or is it just me.
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