School Closures & Cancellations North West, Monday February 12th Homepage BannerNews Previous articleFresh appeal for information over 2008 murder of Andrew BurnsNext articleIrish Water says excessive users will be identified News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook WhatsApp BUSES:Mc Gettigans Buses no runs at allGallaghers Bus – all routes to Illistrin School cancelled. May run in the afternoon subject to weatherHome James – all routes cancelledBus Eireann – Castledooey, Sheskin & Mondooey area going to Raphoe National School WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Update – A meeting which was to have been hosted by Deputy Thomas Pringle in Ramelton tonight has been cancelled as a result of the weather.Overnight snow and ice has left a number of routes in the North West treacherous this morning.As a result, some local bus companies won’t be running while black ice has also been reported on a number of roads.Below is a list of travel updates and closures, it will be updated throughout the morning so keep refreshing this page:ROADS:Mungorry Road (back road from Raphoe to Letterkenny) blocked (car stuck)Carndonagh to Mountain Road, Buncrana – several cars stuckRoad between Doochary & Fintown – car stuck. Passable with careLorry off the road in Glentogher – the road between Carndonagh & Quigley’s Point. Road passable with care but very slippy.SCHOOLS CLOSED:Scoil Cholmcille, Convent Road, LetterkennyLurgybrack National SchoolGaelscoil Adhamhnáin, LetterkennyScoil Mhuire Gansmál, LetterkennyWoodlands Primary School, LetterkennyLetterkenny Educate Together, LetterkennyMurlog National School, LiffordSt. Eunan’s National School, RaphoeSt. Patrick’s National School, DrumkeenDrumoghill National SchoolKilmacrennan National SchoolBallyraine National SchoolLittle Angels SchoolSt. Bernadette’s SchoolDrumfad National School, KerrykeelScoil Mhuire, CreesloughCashel National School, FanadLearn n Play Preschool, LetterkennyRaphoe Community Play GroupLittle Acorns Playgroup, RaphoeDrumkeen Community ChildcareRay National SchoolScoil Colmcille Drumman/BallyareNew Beginnings Preschool, BurnfootSt. Gabriel’s Preschool, Letterkenny By News Highland – February 12, 2018 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan
By Dialogo July 06, 2012 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos promised a public peace process with communist guerrilla groups if the appropriate conditions are present, and he denied any secret moves along those lines, in statements published by Bogotá daily El Tiempo on July 3. “When I find that the appropriate conditions exist to initiate some kind of process to end this conflict, which is already nearly half a century old, the country will know it,” said Santos, who insisted that he is not going to repeat “the errors of the past.” During almost his entire administration, conservative President Andrés Pastrana (1998-2002) held failed peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, Marxist), the country’s leading guerrilla group with 48 years of bloody armed struggle against the state. In addition to the FARC, which currently has around 9,000 fighters, according to the Defense Ministry, the National Liberation Army (ELN), a guerrilla group in the tradition of Che Guevara, is also active, with 2,500 members. President Santos also reiterated that despite the fact that he would like to end this armed conflict, because “Colombia needs it and deserves it after so much bloodshed,” he would only undertake a peace process if the appropriate conditions are present. “Once burned, twice shy,” he said in that regard, at the same time that he promised that “if a process is initiated, it won’t be behind the country’s back.” Santos has demanded that the FARC release all those it has kidnapped, exclude those younger than 18 from its ranks, and halt “terrorist acts,” as conditions for undertaking a peace process. In the middle of June, with the administration’s support, Congress passed a constitutional reform bill that will enable future peace negotiations with the guerrilla groups. The bill puts forward the possibility of granting benefits such as the suspension of penalties to the leaders of armed groups who demobilize. It also establishes mechanisms for prioritizing and selecting cases of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. Nevertheless, Santos has said that this mechanism does not mean that the administration is thinking about negotiating with the guerrilla groups already. Santos told El Tiempo that “we will continue (striking the FARC militarily) with full force, until the conditions are present to – hopefully – end the conflict.” In a statement published on its website on June 22, the FARC criticized Santos’s attitude toward a negotiated solution to the armed conflict, as well as the constitutional reform for future peace talks.