HEALTH Minister James Reilly got the silent treatment today when he addressed the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny – but then caused a storm with a ‘don’t give up the day job’ job to a singing nurseMore than 350 delegates had decided not to react to a speech by the Minister.However when he announced a new Chief Nursing Officer for the country, he did get an ovasion. But as he left the room, an off-the-cuff remark led to boos and jeers from nurses.Nigerian-born Dublin nurse Bolatito Aderemi – a 61-year-old nurse who has been in Ireland for 40 years – began to sing ‘All we are saying enough is enough’.As he walked past on his way out of the huge conference room, Dr Reilly looked over at her and said: “Don’t give up the day job.”Angry colleagues shouted ‘shame’ and ‘disgrace’ in reaction to the comment. Dr Reilly later apologised to Ms Aderemi in a private meeting.Ms Aderemi later told Donegal Daily: “He shook my hand and said he was sorry for any embarrassment caused. I accept his apology. That is what I do in life if someone apologises, you accept it.”The INMO says it will strike if the Government legislates for pay cuts.Dr Reilly told nurses and midwives however: “For the HSE, pay savings of €150m have to be achieved in 2013. On top of the many reforms and efficiencies designed to improve services and live within budget, pay savings must be made. Frankly, we’re between a rock and a hard place.“As you know, over the last few weeks the Labour Relations Commission has been consulting with the public service unions to seek an agreed basis for making the savings needed in Health and other parts of the public service. “If we can find such agreement, it would be so much better than an imposed solution. Those who depend on our health services must be able to rely on them, especially in times of great difficulty or personal crisis. I would ask your organisation to keep this imperative to the forefront in its deliberations.“The Government remains committed to the most fundamental reform of our health care system since the foundation of the State.”MINISTER’S ‘DON’T GIVE UP THE DAY JOB’ JIBE CAUSES UPROAR AT DONEGAL NURSING CONFERENCE was last modified: May 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)
THE MAN HAS STYLE…With the climate outside just starting to catch up to the clothes inside shops right now, it’s time to start planning your warm…(er) weather wardrobe with Evolve Menswear in the Letterkenny Retail Park. From floral prints to the many shades of blue, here are a few classy men’s trends to get your inspirational juices flowing for spring/summer 2014. Rory Kavanagh goes casualModelling a small selection of 2014 Spring Summer trends for men are Donegal’s Rory Kavanagh, Eamon McGee and Michael Murphy.Something blueEamon McGeeBlue is the colour of the season. You’ll find blue in everything from shirts to shoes and blazers to suits, in every label and at every price point. It’s endlessly versatile, flattering on everyone and generally is an instant classic.Go Floral (if you dare) The man with great confidence and style will love the energy of fashion-forward florals. You will see them popping up everywhere – in shirts or just part of a garment, like a pocket or on the sleeves. Be warned: Wear only one floral piece at a time, or you risk looking like the whole bouquet.Spring jacketsWe’re not blessed with the greatest climate here in Ireland, so a smart jacket is a Spring must-have.Suits you Mr Murphy!FootwearFor all you men that are interested in fashion, footwear does matter; in fact every inch of your outfit can create an everlasting first impression, so for spring/summer let’s make it a good one! Brogues to canvas trainers to loafers are all a go for the season.Whether you require lightweight knitwear, a sharp summer suit, or a whole new Spring wardrobe, look no further than the sophisticated, style-forward SS14 collections now available at Evolve Menswear. You will find all the top fashion brands including Jack & Jones, Tommy Hilfiger, Lyle & Scott, Levi’s Adidas Originals, Tommy Bowe, Vans, Dubarry, G-Star, Remus, Daniel Grahame, Fred Perry and many more. FASHION – THINGS ARE HOTTING UP FOR DONEGAL MEN! was last modified: March 28th, 2014 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:donegalEvolveFashionmenswear
A government team will tour Dillingham facilities ahead of a possible Presidential visit later this year.About a dozen people loaded off a jet bearing an American flag at the Dillingham airport Thursday evening.Credit Hannah Colton/KDLGA team from the White House will be in Dillingham this Thursday and Friday to check out the town ahead of a possible visit by President Obama later this year.Alice Ruby is Mayor of Dillingham:“We were contacted by some Washington staffers to tell us that it’s possible the President would make a trip to Alaska sometime in the late summer or fall, and that it’s also possible that he might visit some rural communities, and Dillingham had made the list of those communities,” said Ruby. “So a pre-advance team would visit and look at different facilities and meetings and so on.”Mayor Ruby says the team will visit various facilities, including the airport, the hospital, the school and the campus.Ruby says she thinks Dillingham may be one of several Alaskan communities receiving such a visit this summer.A White House spokesperson said they have no official details to share at this time.