Ballyshannon says ‘No Way’ in heated council exchange over Fire Station

first_imgTensions were high at the beginning of today’s Donegal County Council AGM when the council was challenged over the possible closure of the Ballyshannon Fire Station.Councillor Barry O’Neill made an impassioned speech calling for the resignation of Donegal’s Chief Fire Officer Joseph McTaggart following his review of South Donegal services this week.Cllr O’Neill called on the council to refute McTaggart’s recommendations to close the Ballyshannon station and replace the service with a new shared station near Bundoran. Cllr O’Neill exclaimed: “How dare Joe McTaggart come into Finner Camp and after making this recommendation to nine servicemen and their families and say ‘I don’t expect to get flowers from the firemen in Ballyshannon’.”Cllr O’Neill raises issue of Ballyshannon Fire Station at the Donegal County Council AGM, 14th June 2018Up to 25 people from South Donegal travelled to the council offices for the meeting and clapped in support of Cllr O’Neill’s statements.He said: “I call on the Council to tell Mc McTaggart to remove himself from his post. Because that’s not good enough and this council and every person here today should refute the recommendation.“The recommendation is a reserved function of the members, not the Chief Fire Officer and I would ask the Chief Fire Officer to publicly apologise to the members of the Ballyshannon and Bundoran fire crews.” Cllr O’Neill relayed the fear of locals that a fire station would be closed in a town that has a population of 2,500, two hospitals, six primary schools and a secondary school.Ballyshannon Fire Station“The people of Ballyshannon and Bundoran have clearly mandated for me to come and say: ‘No way, Donegal County Council, you are not closing a station in South Donegal,” Cllr O’Neill said.The motion was raised during this afternoon’s Council AGM in Lifford, where the agenda was reserved for elections.Outgoing Cathaoirleach Gerry McMonagle repeatedly called on Cllr O’Neill to stop speaking and to take his seat.“We all share the concerns of Cllr O’Neill. This is the day of the AGM. A day has been set aside to deal with that,” Cllr McMonagle reminded him. However, O’Neill refused to give up the motion, which was seconded by Cllr John Campbell.Cllr McMonagle called the meeting to an adjournment for 15 minutes. Following a discussion, the council agreed to hold a special meeting on Monday the 25th of June to examine the issue.Ballyshannon says ‘No Way’ in heated council exchange over Fire Station was last modified: June 17th, 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:ballyshannon fire stationDonegal County CouncilSouth Donegallast_img read more

Even Rain Cant Prevent Porsche 918 Spyder From Hitting 207 MPH

Don’t try this at home.Driving isn’t the safest thing to do when it’s raining. Even a slight drizzle could mean wet roads and wet roads mean less friction between the tires and the concrete. However, safety is something that isn’t in the vocabulary of the Porsche 918 Spyder – or at least its driver from this video.More 918 News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 5, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News One-Of-A-Kind Arrow Blue Porsche 918 Spyder Up For Auction Undriven, Like-New 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Shows Up On Dealer Lot Source: Electric Vehicle News In a tire test at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds on Merritt Island, Florida, a Porsche 918 Spyder attempted to reach its top speed in a 2.7-mile runway. It would have been an easy task for the 918 Spyder. After all, it’s powered by a 600-horsepower naturally-aspirated 4.6-liter engine and two electric motors that deliver an additional 282 hp. Whether the hybrid supercar will hit its top speed on this test or not wasn’t really a question, but it’s more of how long.However, there’s one tiny bit of a problem – it’s drizzling and the concrete has become wet. While that may mean that showtime’s over, it wasn’t the case in this video.Even with the wet road, the guys testing the tires pushed through with the plan. The Porsche 918 Spyder was launched on green flag with all the intention to reach 217 miles per hour, it’s registered top speed. It didn’t have any problems despite the uneventful condition; it’s like the car didn’t lose any of its traction at all.Towards the end of the straight, though, the supercar failed to do reach its registered top speed and was “only” able to do 207 mph. Still, it was an impressive run and we really think the driver here has a big pair to perform such dangerous stunt on a wet surface.A little warning for you dear reader: please don’t try this at home. Unless you’re driving a Porsche 918 Spyder, that we guess that’s fine.Source: Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds via Road & Track Next-Gen Porsche 918 Spyder Rendered read more