Tigertown: Morris, Trammell elected to baseball Hall of Fame

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Morris also pitched for World Series winners in Detroit — with Trammell, in 1984 — and Toronto in 1992. His 3.90 career ERA tops Red Ruffing’s 3.80 as the highest of any pitcher in the Hall.“For years my earned run average has been an issue for a lot of people that thought it was not good enough for Hall of Fame honors, but I never once thought about pitching for an ERA. I always thought about completing games, starting games, eating up innings and trying to win games more importantly than anything else,” he said. “Today’s generation is different. In my heart of hearts I don’t think for a second that guys that are pitching, the elite guys especially that are pitching in the game today, could not do what we did. I know they could. But they haven’t been conditioned to it, both physically and mentally.”His 175 complete games included 20 in 1983. The entire big league total this year was 59, and no pitcher had more than five. He said sabermetrics should not be used to evaluate his era.“Now I’m getting analyzed by a bunch of numbers and things that didn’t exist when I played, he said. “Had they existed maybe I would have had a better understanding of what it would have meant to not pitch through pain, to not go deeper into games on nights that I told my manager, ‘I’m fine’ when I wasn’t. But I don’t regret doing that, because if you go to the wall and never try to push down the wall, you’ll never know if you can.”Now 59, Trammell was a steady presence in the middle of the diamond while playing all 20 of his seasons in Detroit, 19 of them next to double-play partner Lou Whitaker.Trammell was the 1984 World Series MVP, hitting .450 as the Tigers trounced San Diego in five games and finished off a season in which they started out 35-5.A six-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glover, Trammell scored 1,231 runs and drove in 1,003. He batted .285 with 185 home runs and a .352 on-base average — he walked 850 times and struck out 874.Trammell never came close to election during his 15 tries in Hall voting by Baseball Writers’ Association of America members, peaking at 40.9 percent in 2016. Starting at 22 percent in his first Hall ballot appearance in 2000, Morris reached at high of 67.7 percent in 2003, his next to last appearance.Trammell’s next visit to the Hall will certainly last longer than his first trip to the shrine in upstate New York. That was in 1995, when the Tigers played the Cubs in the Hall of Fame exhibition game.Wearing his No. 3 jersey, Trammell jogged the couple blocks and hurried through the Hall in 30 minutes while the teams were limbering up at Doubleday Field. “I came to realization that it might not happen, and I was OK with that. I really was,” he said. “If people thought it was a tad short, I could live with that.”Former catcher Ted Simmons fell one vote shy, and former players’ union head Marvin Miller was five short of the 12 needed.“It’s not a big surprise,” Miller’s son, Peter, said from Japan. “I think my father’s place in history is understood by all baseball players, all baseball fans and the general public.”Morris had 254 wins and seven more in the postseason, including his 10-inning shutout in a 1-0 win for Minnesota over Atlanta in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.“No question it was my defining moment in baseball,” Morris said. “I never thought I was in trouble and I knew I could get out of it if I was. So I had the best mindset I’ve ever had in my entire on that night.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I definitely want to come back some day,” he said that afternoon, “but I probably wouldn’t go through it in my uniform.”Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker and Luis Tiant also were on the ballot.Miller, who headed the players’ union from 1966-82 was on the ballot for the seventh time. Miller sent a letter to the BBWAA in 2008, four years before he died, saying he didn’t want to be considered anymore.The BBWAA annual vote on players will be announced Jan. 24. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates, and Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are among the holdovers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set AMA to select 1st in 2017 PBA D-League Draft The big-game pitcher and star shortstop were picked by 16 voters who considered 10 candidates whose biggest contributions came from 1970-87. Morris got 14 votes and Trammell drew 13, one more than the minimum needed.They will be enshrined on July 29, and fitting they’ll go in together. They both began their big league careers in 1977 with Detroit and played 13 seasons alongside each other with the Tigers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“The time that I’ve spent wondering if this day would ever come seems to be vanished and erased right now because it did come, and it’s amazing,” the 62-year-old Morris said during a conference call.Trammell felt overwhelmed. 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(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Fittingly, Jack Morris reached the Hall of Fame in extra innings.Morris was elected to the Hall by its Modern Era committee on Sunday along with former Detroit Tigers teammate Alan Trammell, completing a joint journey from Motown to Cooperstown.ADVERTISEMENT Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:29Robredo to Duterte: 200,000 vote margin no small matter01:41No gov’t exec, elected official in management — JoyRide02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

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Ceres hits AFC Cup milestone in drubbing of Boeung Ket

first_imgMOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The Japanese striker grabbed a second in the 22nd minute by latching unto Jeff Christiaens’ pass to the far post and Maranon added a fourth after 28 minutes by converting from the spot following a clip on Mike Ott inside the area.It was 5-0 in the 31st minute with Maranon setting up Porteria, who rifled home a well-placed strike from just inside the box.De Murga joined the scoring four minutes after the hour mark, heading home a beautiful cross from Manny Ott, who also got on the scoresheet nine minutes from time with a deflected strike.Porteria knocked in his second goal from close range with five minutes remaining as Ceres matched the biggest win in the history of the tournament. Nasaf Qarshi of Uzbekistan beat Dempo of India via the same scoreline in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT A brace each from Takumi Uesato, Bienve Maranon and OJ Porteria and a goal apiece from captain Carlie De Murga and substitute Manny Ott propelled the Busmen to a record-setting night.An own goal from Boeung Ket defender Sun Sovanrithy in the second half inflicted more misery on the Cambodians, who missed two key players due to visa issues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSo dominating were the Busmen that coach Risto Vidakovic replaced the excellent Stephan Schrock just before halftime with the outcome already in the bag.Uesato set the tone for a magical night with a close range strike in the 15th minute, before Maranon doubled the lead four minutes later. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Photo from AFC.comBACOLOD CITY – Ceres Negros FC launched its AFC Cup campaign in style, drubbing an overmatched Boeung Ket side, 9-0, last Tuesday night for its most lopsided victory yet in the continental competition at Panaad Stadium.Not even a downpour caused by Tropical Storm Basyang can stop the Busmen from delivering a spectacular performance in front of their home fans as they rolled past the Cambodian champions.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Troy Rosario rejoins Gilas Pilipinas practice Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Dawson Creek RCMP issue warning after recent overdoses

first_imgThe Dawson Creek RCMP is once again warning the public after a number of overdoses in the community.According to the RCMP, everyone has recovered after receiving prompt medical treatment. Police have yet to confirm the drug that has caused the recent overdoses, the RCMP believe the most recent case involved a male who was taking fentanyl.The male quickly went into respiratory distress and was rushed to the Dawson Creek Hospital by B.C. Ambulance.- Advertisement -If anyone has information in regards to suspected drug trafficking, or any other criminal activity, they can contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img

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Mourinho, Conte make peace

first_imgThis season Conte used the Italian phrase “demenza senile” in relation to the United manager, which translates as senile dementia with Mourinho responding by alluding to Conte’s match-fixing suspension at his former club Siena, which he was later acquitted of.But the United boss claims the pair are now at peace and fans should not expect wounds to be re-opened at Wembley on Saturday.Asked about his relationship with Conte, Mourinho told Portuguese newspaper Record: “It’s okay. It’s okay. He stretched out [to shake hands], I stretched out. We got bored.“After the game in Manchester, I invited him to come to my office. We talked. Nothing’s wrong.”Mourinho also revealed he plans to replace departing assistant manager Rui Faria with a new coach whom he has worked with before.He said: “It’s a person coming who worked with me before but I can’t say the name because he’s still linked to another club.“Good coaches there are many, but I like to make my assistants. I do not like trained coaches, I like to shape them in my way of thinking and they grow with me and I also grow with them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (left) shakes hands with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge on October 23, 2016LONDON, United Kingdom, May 18 – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says his war of words with Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is over ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final.The pair have been involved in a long-running feud which started last season when Mourinho clashed with Conte after Chelsea’s 4-0 win over United at Stamford Bridge and later said the Italian’s celebrations were “humiliating”.last_img read more

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JOIN YOUR LOCAL SLIMMING WORLD GROUP FOR JUST €9

first_imgFEATURES: At Slimming World members experience not just amazing weight losses but a wonderful world of support to make their journey as smooth and straight forward as possible.Our promise to our members when they walk in the doors is to be there to help and support them to target and beyond 52 weeks a year. We don’t close our groups for holidays, that could be the one week members need us most.Where possible all our groups run on the same day and time every week and on the very rare occasion when we need to change we do our best to accommodate members.St Patrick’s day is one of the biggest days in the Irish calendar so this year to accommodate members our Thursday groups in Letterkenny and Carndonagh which fall on St Patrick’s Day are moving to earlier in the week.The Letterkenny St Eunan’s GAA Clubhouse group run by Catherine Bond is moving to Tuesday the 15th of March with sessions at 9.30, 11.30, 5.30 & 7.30 and the Carndonagh group run in The Colgan Hall by Roisin McColgan will be moving to Wednesday 16th March at 9.30 & 11.30 then in the evening from 4.00-7.00. All sessions are open to existing members and any new members who may wish to join.Also this week Slimming World is running a special joining offer in conjuction with Bella Magazine.The magazine will hit the stands in all local newsagents on Tuesday the 15th of March and will feature the slimming world logo on the cover, inside will be a special introductory voucher to join your local group for just €9.For more information or for details of your nearest group check out Slimming World Donegal on facebook or go to www.slimmingworld.ieJOIN YOUR LOCAL SLIMMING WORLD GROUP FOR JUST €9 was last modified: March 13th, 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:FeatureshealthmagazinenewsSlimming World€9last_img read more

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KILMACRENNAN 5K – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgThere was a huge turnout on Tuesday evening to the Kilmacrennan 5k road race and walk which took over 800 participants to its village.The weather faired early which made the event a pleasure for everyone. Johnny Patton led the 285 runners and arrived home in a time of 16:00, to break last year’s course record. Irene McFadden led the women’s race to finish in a time of 20:02.A big thank you to all our sponsors and to all participants who supported the event. Race was started by Danny Mc Daid and Noreen Mc Gettigan Organiser presented the prizes.   KILMACRENNAN 5K – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: May 15th, 2013 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:Kilmacrennan 5Kpictureslast_img read more

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GORMAN SCORES HIS FIRST SENIOR GOAL FOR STEVENAGE

first_imgGorman in action for Letterkenny Rovers before he departed for Stevenage Borough last summer.Dale Gorman scored his first goal for the Stevenage first-team against St.Albans on Monday night and in doing so capped a remarkable week for the young Letterkenny man.Last week Gorman was at the centre of a storm, he was kicked in the head by a Mexican player during an international fixture at The Milk Cup between Northern Ireland and Mexico.The clip received national attention, and IFA authorities came down hard on both sides for the mass brawl that brought unwanted negative attention to the popular competition. Gorman wasn’t badly injured despite the vicious kick, and the tough midfielder played in the rest of the competition for Northern Ireland.He’s progressing well at Stevenage and this was evidenced further on Tuesday night when he scored a cracking goal against St.Albans in a pre-season friendly fixture.Gorman will be hoping he can break into the first-team on a regular basis during the forthcoming season ahead.They say a week is a long time in football and in the case of Dale Gorman, it’s a very true statement.   GORMAN SCORES HIS FIRST SENIOR GOAL FOR STEVENAGE was last modified: August 6th, 2014 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:Dale GormanNBewsNOrthern IrelandSportStevenage Boroughlast_img read more

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Sheephaven sub-aqua diver not put off by stormy sea conditions

first_imgSHEEPHAVEN SUB AQUA CLUB NOTES:When the weather stops diving Sheephaven divers can do either of two things, go abroad for warmer waters or go snorkelling and last week there are reports of both.First up over the last few Sundays there has been a dedicated turnout of Sheephaven snorkelers at PortnaBlagh, in some cases braving very poor sea conditions indeed. Last Sunday was also quite poor, both in and out of the water, with air temperatures near zero and a real nip to the water temperatures.However for the snorkelers involved it was great to be in the water and getting the very best of what Donegal waters have to offer as winter begins to beckon.One Sheephaven diver has just returned from much warmer temperatures is club Chairman John Joe Rowland, when he travelled to New Zealand to meet his engineer son John and took the opportunity to get a few dives in while there.John Joe carried out dives in both New Zealand’s north and south islands, starting with an exceptional wreck dive on the 170 metre, 20,000 tonne MS Mikhail Lermontov, a Russian cruise liner sunk in 1986. How she struck rocks of Port Gore, Marlbourough Sounds, New Zealand has a familiar enough story, when the local pilot leaving Picton with a mainly Australian complement of passengers took a short cut and ended up with a fatal gash 5.5 metres below the waterline on its port side.Happily all 743 on board got off safely and by all accounts just in time, as she sank below the waves 20 minutes after the last person on board was rescued.Today she lies on her starboard side in depths between 14 and 38 metres and while popular with divers involves a 2.5 hour car journey to the dive site.John Joes’ visit was guided on site in conjunction with Nelson SAC and Brent Mc Fadden of Go Diving Dive Centre, where they conducted four dives in good water conditions of temperatures of over 14 degrees Celsius and visibility of greater than 10 metres horizontally.As ever the Donegal connection is never far away, with Brent Mc Fadden’s ancestors immigrating to New Zealand in 1862. Brent is looking forward to tracing his Irish roots in the near future. John Joe’s second New Zealand diving experience was at the Poor Knights reef in North New Zealand, which has a mixture of sub-tropical reefs and caves.It was reported to have been considered as the 7th best dive location by none other than diving legend Jacques Cousteau.The islands involved that make up this location originated from an eroded 4 million year old volcano. They have been uninhabited since the 1820 and today are a sub-tropical marine nature reserve, with a no-take zone that encourages species like the great Rays to flourish.Due to its sub-tropical climate water temperature was a very comfortable 14 degrees Celsius, while in-water visibility was reported as excellent. While it will be some time until Donegal water temperature returns to similar levels, in the meantime we will enjoy what we have – any chance we get.Sheephaven sub-aqua diver not put off by stormy sea conditions was last modified: November 22nd, 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:ConditionsDivingseaSheephaven Sub-AquaSportlast_img read more

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Letterkenny Gaels: Singers, dancers, actors and musicians sought!

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA Club held their Annual Presentation Function in Arena 7 on Thursday night last. All present enjoyed the usual delightful food which was a welcome break from the typical festive menu. Presentations were made to the following players: • Senior Player of the Year: Sean McDonagh  • Reserve Player of the Year: Charlie Creevy  • Most Improved Player of the Year:   Nicky McGarrigle  •Ladies Player of the year: Denise Gallagher.  • Under 21 Player of the Year: Aaron Diver  • Minor Player of the Year: Shay Doherty.  The Club Person of the Year was awarded to Mark McFadden.  Sympathy is extended to the Deignan family from Maghernnan on the recent death of Gerry. Our Club AGM will be held on Sunday 8 January 2017 at 2pm in the Gaels Club Room. Club Members are encouraged to attend this important event in the Club calendar.  Camogie training will resume on Friday 4th February at the LYIT from 6-7pm for U8 & 10 & 7-8pm for U12,14 & 16. All welcome.  The Annual Underage Football Presentation will take place on 28th January at 4pm in the Clubroom. See Facebook in the coming weeks for more details. Under 8 and Under 10’s indoor training resumes for 2017 on Sunday 19th Feb in the Aura from 11am – 12noon. There will be 6 weeks of indoor “skills development” before moving to the pitch at the beginning of April.Contact Conor Crossan (U8s – born 2009 or 2010), Brian Sweeney (U10s – born 2007 or 2008U-12 football resumes on Wednesday February 1st in the astro turf at Aura until March 15th inclusive from 7-8pm. We are looking for singers, dancers, actors and musicians from the club to represent us in the Scór Sinsear competition which will be held in the New Year. We need a ballad group, traditional music group, ceilí or set dancers and anyone interested in putting a short play together. Please contact Bairbre on 089 4218215 if you are interested.  The GAA National Draw was launched recently with some fantastic prizes to be won. This is an important fundraiser for the Club with my all the prizes sponsored by Croke Park and proceeds kept by the Club. Priced at only €10 the tickets are on sale from various Club contacts. Letterkenny Gaels in association with AIB are delighted to announce a new and exciting customer offer that sees AIB build their partnership with the GAA and support the re-embedding of AIB back into the heart of local communities.  With the purchase of every new AIB Home Insurance policy, they will reward customers with a payment of €50 to Letterkenny Gaels GAA club. And the good news for us is that there is no cap on how many reward payments can be made to our club.The Club is already registered for this offer so don’t forget to nominate Letterkenny Gaels if you take out your policy with them.  AIB Home Insurance offer very competitive prices and club members are encouraged to seek a quotation from them when renewing your Home Insurance. Club Passes are available to purchase now through the Club. The Pass initiative was approved by County Committee in respect of Adult League and Championship Club Games only for 2017, including Under 21 but not including Under 18 and below.These Passes would be of benefit to Club members who regularly attend All County League and Championship matches.  The cost of the Pass is €149 and can be purchased by contacting 086 2271435.In addition to the Club Pass the GAA Adult + Cards are also available to club members and can be purchased online. The purchasing of the card has benefits for both the holder and our Club.  For more details on this please see Club Facebook. Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €3350. Lines are €40 and Houses are €130. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome. For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelLetterkenny Gaels: Singers, dancers, actors and musicians sought! was last modified: January 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

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McHUGH CALLS ON NORTH’S FIRST MINISTER TO ADDRESS HGV LEVY

first_imgFine Gael Donegal North East TD, Joe McHugh, has called on the North’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA, and his colleagues in Stormont to take immediate action on the UK HGV levy, which is due to come into effect this Tuesday. Deputy McHugh has consistently warned that the levy will have a serious impact on Irish hauliers using the roads in Northern Ireland to transport goods around Ireland.“I have been tirelessly raising this issue on every platform available to me. I am now pushing back on the Assembly in Stormont, who have the powers to make provisions around the legislation they are introducing. “The levy will have a very serious impact on Irish hauliers which use the roads in the North; this unique situation must be recognised, especially considering the strong connection between our two Governments.”Deputy McHugh met with representatives from the British Embassy last week and they have been very responsive in acting as a conjugate during this process.Joe McHugh TD“I have also been working closely with the North’s Minister of the Environment, Mark H Durkan MLA, and his office, in trying to resolve this issue.“The Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, and his officials must be commended for their hard work on this issue. I have now asked the Minister to investigate whether it would be allowable under EU regulations to have a common road charging regime between Ireland and the UK, where only one charge would be levied for access to the road network in both jurisdictions. “Following a public meeting in Letterkenny, I raised this issue with the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, who subsequently brought it to the attention of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, during a bilateral meeting on 11th March. I understand Mr Cameron suggested that the best approach was to refer the matter back to Northern Ireland authorities, which is why I am calling on Martin McGuinness and his colleagues to move swiftly on this issue.”He added that with the deadline looming and options limited, it is now time for the Assembly to act on this, and to review the possibility of a ‘common travel area’ agreement between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.“We are the only two EU member states which are not members of the Schengen Agreement, which led to the creation of Europe’s borderless area in 1985. Because we are outside this agreement, but we are part of a common travel area between our countries, I am making the case for a single user levy charge to be considered.“The economic relationship between the North and the Republic is a very important one and an issue like this reminds us how sensitive we are to activities and legislation enacted by our neighbours. It is imperative that we work together to minimise the negative or harmful impact our decisions can have and demonstrate good will when trying to accommodate our needs and restrictions.”McHUGH CALLS ON NORTH’S FIRST MINISTER TO ADDRESS HGV LEVY 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:deputy joe mchughHGV levyMLA Martin McGuinnessNOrthern Irelandlast_img read more

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