The Red Raiders celebrate their South Jersey Group 3 championship. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Moran) Ocean city wins!!!! The Red Raiders defeated Hopewell Valley 1-0 in the Group Three semi-final game. Summer Reimet scores the lone goal on an assist from Hope Slimmer with ten minutes remaining in the game. Ocean City advances to the State Championship game for the first time ever in program history!! The game will be held Saturday at Kean University where the OC Red Raiders will face the Ramapo Raiders. More details to follow.
Deputy Charlie McConalogue says a number of measures contained in the Finance Bill will have a detrimental impact on farmers in the county.Charlie McConalogue TDHe claims he Bill must be amended to reflect the changing face of Irish farming, or risk destroying viable businesses.Deputy McConalogue commented, “The clause in the Finance Bill on agricultural relief is not only unrealistic and unworkable, it will act as a major deterrent for the new generation of farmers. Many young farmers in Donegal have to seek work outside of their farms to make ends meet. Government inaction on the beef crisis, which has seen prices plummet over the past year, has added to the financial burden on many farm families, forcing them to take on other jobs where possible to ensure a future for themselves. “If this Bill is not amended, hundreds of part-time farmers in Donegal will be excluded from the reduced stamp duty rates. This could see many younger farmers losing out because they are hit with the high tax rates associated with taking on the farms from their parents or other relatives. The Finance Bill requires active farmers to spend more than 50% of their working time on their farms, however the changing farming landscape has made it a necessity for many farmers to also have an off-farm job to generate a sustainable income.”He added that the Bill should discriminate against farmers who have been forced to take outside work to make ends meet.“It is extremely important that the Finance Bill does not discriminate against genuine part-time farmers, who because of the Government’s failure to invest in agriculture and support farming communities, are forced to take on outside work to make a living.“Fianna Fáil will be tabling an amendment to the Bill, which will protect genuine part-time farmers from excessive stamp duty payments”. YOUNG DONEGAL FARMERS PENALISED IN UNJUST FINANCE BILL – McCONALOGUE was last modified: November 6th, 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalfarmersFinance Bill