Change A Needy Child’s Christmas With Shoebox World

first_img Howard Lake | 7 December 2011 | News  43 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: christmas Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Change A Needy Child’s Christmas With Shoebox World  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse describe Operation Christmas Child as “the world’s largest children’s Christmas project”. The charity has been sending gift-filled shoeboxes around the world since 1990 to over 80 million underprivileged children. read more

Great Get Together beer to raise funds for Jo Cox Foundation

first_imgMore donationsIt is not just the breweries who have shown their support:Simpsons malt are donating the malt for the beerCharles Faram are donating the hopsOI are donating the glass for the bottlesDarleys Labels are covering the costs of labelsColourscan are donating the pump clips for the cask beer.The Great Get Together Pale Ale is 4.2% abv, golden in colour with flavours of spice, orange peel and biscuit.This collaboration beer is brewed using Golden promise malted barley and UK grown hops; Fuggles, Goldings, Jester, Chinook and cascade, and fermented with a blend of house yeasts from Marstons, St Austell and J.W.Lees.Where to buy it?There are already over 100 pubs across the UK supporting the Great Get Together and stocking Great Get Together Pale Ale. You can also order it online from Adnams for UK-wide delivery.  222 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Tagged with: alcohol corporate fundraising events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Howard Lake | 13 June 2017 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img A beer produced by a collaboration of brewers will commemorate this weekend’s The Great Get Together events and raise funds for the Jo Cox Foundation.The Great Get Together Pale Ale has been created, appropriately enough, in a collective effort with the support of Adnams, Arkells, Cliff Quay, Elgoods, Fullers, Harviestoun, Joseph Holts, Joules, J W Lees, Marstons, Palmers, St Austell, Theakstons, Thornbridge and Woodfordes, and social enterprise The Good Beer Co. The beer is designed to help people across the UK enjoy their Great Get Togethers with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and their local community.The Great Get Together takes place over the weekend of 16-18 June, and is a national initiative in memory of Jo Cox MP to inspire people to hold events to enable neighbours to get to know each other better.The profits from the Great Get Together Pale Ale will go to the Jo Cox Foundation. This will help support its work to bring together communities across the UK in the spirit of Jo’s words: “we have far more in common than that which divides us.  221 total views,  3 views today Great Get Together beer to raise funds for Jo Cox Foundation Watch: The Great Get TogetherTrade union GMB is one of many organisations taking part in The Great Get Together:[youtube][/youtube]last_img read more

Anti-colonial notables to get a hearing in NYC

first_imgThe Emergency International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico will take place Oct. 27 in New York City. Workers World reporter Cheryl LaBash interviewed Berta Joubert-Ceci, a proud Boricua and central organizer for this historic event, for an update.Workers World: What is the reaction in Puerto Rico to the Tribunal?Berta Joubert-Ceci: The reaction has been tremendous. People feel this is very important. They have been silenced for so long. They want to have their voices heard on an international level when so many lies and misconceptions have been put out on what is really happening there.Participants from many parts of Puerto Rico are coming to New York to testify. The Tribunal is seen as a vehicle to denounce the crimes of colonialism — whether by the military, the pharmaceutical companies or the AES energy company. When we talk about U.S. crimes in Puerto Rico, we are talking about crimes being committed right now.A much longer tribunal would be needed to detail all 120 years of U.S. colonial crimes. The people in Puerto Rico are viewing this as an emergency tribunal to expose the tip of the iceberg. Puerto Rican radio stations have requested interviews about the Tribunal.WW: Who are some of the people coming from the island to testify?Joubert-Ceci: Eva Ayala, a teacher from the union EDUCAMOS, is speaking on the fight for public education.Mariana Nogales, the lawyer for Nina Droz, will speak on her case. Droz is a young person arrested on May Day 2017, accused of attempting to set fire to the concrete Banco Popular building with a match. It’s a ridiculous charge, but she is in a U.S. federal prison as an example to intimidate the resistance in Puerto Rico.Also testifying about repression are #SeAcabaronLasPromesas activists in the forefront of opposing the Fiscal Control Board.The government has made it a crime to resist, to fight back against imperialism and colonialism. Nina Droz’s case is an example of the many Puerto Rican political prisoners jailed or killed for struggling for independence. The United States fought for independence, but this has been denied to us in Puerto Rico.Representatives from several cities in the south of the island, like Guayama and Peñuelas, will testify on coal ash and the role of AES in environmental contamination now impacting 14 municipalities throughout the region. Salvador Tió will testify about the pollution of bioengineering companies, like notorious Monsanto.Ismael Guadalupe, a leader of the Vieques struggle, will testify on the consequences of the U.S. bombing of Vieques and illnesses that resulted. Carlos Zenón, whose family was the first to be evicted to build the U.S. military base in Vieques, will testify by video.Researcher Ana María Garcia, producer of a very well-known documentary on the forced sterilization of Puerto Rican women, “La Operación,” will also testify by video.WW: Who are the prosecutorand jurors?Joubert-Ceci: The charges against the United States will be leveled by prosecutor Dr. Augusto Zamora, an international lawyer from Nicaragua. He took a case on U.S. violations of Nicaraguan sovereignty to the International Court and won a judgment against the U.S.A panel of jurors will examine the testimony and render a verdict: They include Nieves Moreno, a Chilean woman political exile who was tortured by the Pinochet dictatorship and testified in the prosecution of Augusto Pinochet, the U.S.-installed Chilean dictator; Bernadette Ellorin from the New York chapter of the Filipino organization BAYAN-USA, which is battling U.S. domination in the Philippines; Ajamu Baraka from Black Alliance for Peace and an internationally recognized leader of the U.S. human rights movement who has worked to apply the international human rights framework to social justice advocacy in the U.S.; Andre Francois, president of Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union and a leader in the local Haitian community.Others include Deirdre Griswold, editor of Workers World newspaper, author of “Indonesia: The Second Greatest Crime of the Century,” chair of the 1966 Public Inquest on the Indonesian massacres, and an organizer of the 1967 Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal on the U.S. role in Vietnam; Gerardo Cajamarca, a Colombian union organizer now in exile after death threats; and the Rev. Luis Barrios, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and pastor of Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz, which is the Tribunal venue and provides a sanctuary and organizing center for many New York communities.WW: The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, just announced he would allow the city of Ponce to be used as a staging area for a U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition. Your comment?Joubert-Ceci: Historically, the government of Puerto Rico facilitates the domination of PR by the United States. That is the role of a governor in a colony.The U.S. wants to reconquer Venezuela. First came the destabilization campaign. Then the Organization of American States zeroed in on Venezuela, the U.S. imposed sanctions and Trump declared that a military invasion is an option.There are many theories. Some speculate on an agreement between Rosselló and Trump to advance a pro-statehood agenda. I think that is irrelevant.Rosselló is carrying out U.S. orders. He had the nerve to call a press conference with Antonio Ledezma, a Venezuelan terrorist, to announce this move. This is another example of Rosselló working against the people of Puerto Rico since day one.The people are against what the governor is doing. Indignation against that press conference came first from the progressive movement, then others immediately took to social media opposing the statement and action of the governor. A demonstration took place in solidarity with Bolivarian Venezuela. Outrage continues to be expressed on radio shows, in conversations and on social media against putting U.S. interests above the needs of Puerto Rico.Venezuela is not the enemy. These sisters and brothers offered hurricane relief that was rejected by the governor because of PR’s condition as a U.S. colony. Venezuela offered a shipload of diesel fuel free of charge when generators needed fuel. Uruguay, Mexico and Cuba offered solidarity, which also was blocked.Puerto Rico has always been a U.S. laboratory for many things: to experiment with birth control pills; a laboratory of militarization, like Vieques; invasions, like Santo Domingo, Grenada, Panama. What happens in Puerto Rico doesn’t stay in Puerto Rico.Right-wing governments now installed across Latin America are part of the environment in which the colonial government of Puerto Rico is being used against Venezuela. The U.S. views Puerto Rico as a laboratory, and will try to impose fiscal control boards, like the one they are trying out in Puerto Rico, in other places.The Emergency Tribunal is a step in building solidarity to close down the imperialist laboratory.For more information or to reserve space at the Oct. 27 Tribunal, go to thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Grains Council Worried Trump Trade Action will Impact Grain Exports

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Grains Council Worried Trump Trade Action will Impact Grain Exports Grains Council Worried Trump Trade Action will Impact Grain Exports Facebook Twitter President Donald Trump has followed through with key campaign promises related to trade policy – moves that have caused concern among grain farmers whose price is being supported by export sales. Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S. Grains Council says these moves are intended to pave the way for new negotiations. However, in the short term – and coming soon after serious trade policy issues with China – they could severely curtail U.S. grain farmers’ market access globally and open up existing export markets to new levels of competition. Over the past two decades, U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico tripled and quintupled, respectively, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. One in every 10 acres on American farms is planted to feed hungry Canadian and Mexicans.The Grains Council says its leadership will continue to assess all trade policy changes by the new administration and aim to work with the Administration to maintain and expand the benefits of existing or new trade dialogues.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 29, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleKnowing When To Shut UpNext articleAg Markets Hurt by Recent Money Flow to Equities Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Jim Wright Symposium sparks discussion on human trafficking

first_imgOlivia Wales Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. Linkedin Linkedin Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Amazon done with New YorkNext articleBetter Together learns new ways to improve interfaith dialogue on campus Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Olivia Wales ReddIt Olivia Wales + posts center_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Olivia Wales Facebook Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates printTCU students and community members took a day out of their week to consider an issue that often lives in society’s shadow — human trafficking. Also referred to as modern slavery, human trafficking holds an estimated 40.1 million people across the globe captive to owners through forced labor and sex trafficking for an average of $10 per person.Students and community members took a cross-disciplinary look at the issue through discussions with experts brought in for the 18th annual Jim Wright Symposium, named for late TCU professor Jim Wright, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives.Panelists shared statistics and stories from breakout panels. Photo by Olivia WalesFounder of The Net, Melissa Ice, and global human trafficking researcher and professor at the University of Nottingham, U.K., Kevin Bales, were two experts who shared personal stories of empowering survivors. The Net is a local nonprofit that serves survivors of human trafficking through building personal relationships. “The women that we serve, we initially meet them in jail,” Ice said. “We sit across from them in jail and in jail classes. When they get out, we’re getting coffee with them and meeting their children and getting to know their families.”Likewise, Kevin Bales traveled straight to the heart, and the danger, of modern slavery. He spent time undercover in the Middle East and Asia getting information for his book “Disposable People,” which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In a society that values rice fields over women, Bales walked both among pimps in Thailand who regularly kill women to make the others comply and into brothels to hear survivors’ stories. “I went into all that thinking I can handle this, I’m tough enough for this,” Bales said. “I had done work on death row and been in some tough places. This was different, and this was worse, much worse.”Bales concluded the symposium with a lecture titled “Unlocking the Science of Slavery.”Photo by Olivia Wales Bales has shared his research on human trafficking with millions through his TED talk, his non-profit organization, Free the Slaves, and at community discussions like the symposium. TCU students and faculty found these experts’ messages eye-opening. Spanish professor Karla O’Donald said that she attended the symposium to be able to equip her students to engage in conversations with survivors and educate them on the prevalence of human trafficking. “We live in the TCU bubble and things just go right by us,” O’Donald said.International Justice Mission, a student organization committed to fighting human trafficking, advocates to ensure that modern slavery isn’t another topic that slips by students unnoticed.“Last semester I joined IJM and was amazed with how many people were involved in human trafficking and how few people even knew it still existed,” said Grace Martin, sophomore social work and Spanish double major. “Ever since then I have been wanting to learn more about what we can do to help people escape modern day slavery.”Feb. 7 was national Shine a Light on Slavery Day, and IJM students advocated to end modern slavery by pouring red sand in the sidewalk cracks and drawing red X’s on their hands as part of the End It movement. IJM officers Caroline Jones, Emma Scheer and Kyle Hepting advocate to end human trafficking through the national End It movement. Photo courtesy of Emma Scheer Dr. Vanessa Bouché, assistant professor of political science and IJM advisor, referred to the fight against human trafficking as a marathon, not a sprint. “It’s through events like [the symposium] that we realize we are not alone and we can keep going,” Bouché said.TCU IJM students are running this marathon together in their daily advocacy on campus, but some students will be running the Cowtown Marathon on Feb. 24 to continue the fight against human trafficking. They have raised $12,000 for the Net and Traffick911 through fundraising for their team called “Outrun Trafficking.” Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Olivia Wales Twitter Lessons of perseverancelast_img read more

Summer Can Be Prime Time to Encounter Snakes Outdoors

first_img More Cool Stuff 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. In light of the young girl who was bitten by a rattlesnake in Hahamongna Park on MondaY, the City of Pasadena has the following recommendations when encounter snakes.City officials want to remind the public that summer months can be prime time to encounter snakes, including California rattlesnakes, while recreating outdoors in parks or open spaces and while on hiking trails.Remember, snakes generally seek shelter from the sun by hiding under rocks, bushes or in caves and animal burrows during the day. When it’s cooler at night, they can become more active as they hunt for prey.The City offers the following safety tips to help avoid snake bites:• Always be aware of your surroundings.• Walk in areas where the ground is clear so you can see a few steps ahead.• Be aware of where you sit, before you sit, especially in shady areas.• Wear protective clothing, such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts and hiking boots• Wear gloves and long-sleeved shirts when moving brush or rocks.• Never reach into cracks in rocks, animal burrows or under bushes.• Avoid nighttime hikes & sleeping outdoors on the ground when snakes are most active.• Do not tease, handle or attempt to kill a rattlesnake.• If you encounter a snake, move out of the way. Do not panic or blindly run away without looking carefully where you are going.Wildlife officials say it is a misconception that all rattlesnakes make noise before striking. The majority of rattlesnakes are silent, but also generally will not attack unless provoked.The most important first-aid tip if bitten by any snake is to call 9-1-1 immediately or get to the nearest hospital or emergency room right away. It is best to not use other first-aid methods because they are often useless and may cause you more harm.If you are bitten by a snake, follow these safety precautions:• Remain calm.• Put a safe distance between you and the snake.• Call 9-1-1 for help; speak clearly and give accurate landmark information about your location for first responders to find.• Immediately remove rings, watches and bracelets from all limbs due to the potential for swelling once bit.• If possible, get to the nearest hospital or emergency room right away.• Keep the bite area immobilized and level with the heart.• Have a cell phone with you while outdoors, camping or hiking to call for help if needed.For more information regarding California rattlesnakes, visit For general information about venomous snakes and workplace safety visit connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit the City of Pasadena online at; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and like the City on Facebook at Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeauty Public Safety Summer Can Be Prime Time to Encounter Snakes Outdoors Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | 1:27 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Gardai search for missing Limerick teen

first_imgLinkedin GARDAI in Limerick are seeking to trace the whereabouts of a Limerick teenager who is missing since last Monday.16-year-old Darnel Hayes-Price was last seen on Monday afternoon in the Moyross area on the Northside of the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Darnel is described as being 5’7″ tall and of a slight build, with reddish brown hair.When Darnel was last seen, he was wearing a navy tracksuit bottoms, a blue body warmer and wine coloured runners.Anyone with information or anyone who who may have seen him is asked to contact Henry Street garda station on 061 212400. Email NewsGardai search for missing Limerick teenBy Staff Reporter – November 27, 2015 509 Facebook Twittercenter_img Print Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articlePLAN producing and sellingNext articleShannon girl last seen near Limerick shopping Centre Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Government aware of importance of immigration reform in US – McHugh

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img Government aware of importance of immigration reform in US – McHugh WhatsApp Previous article28 sick patients without a bed at Letterkenny University HospitalNext articleFilming of Star Wars boosts tourism in Ireland this year admin WhatsApp By admin – December 13, 2016 Diaspora Minister Joe McHugh says the Government is acutely conscious of the importance of the issue of immigration reform in the United States and its impact on Irish people living illegally in the US.The Donegal Deputy was speaking in the Seanad to update this house in relation to the plan for advancing the cause of the undocumented Irish.Deputy Joe McHugh says that while we are living in changed times, he will continue to make a strong case for the undocumented Irish:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Mary Boyle’s sister more hopeful of justice following ‘positive’ meeting with Enda Kenny

first_img Mary Boyle’s sister more hopeful of justice following ‘positive’ meeting with Enda Kenny Pinterest The twin sister of Mary Boyle has today met with the Taoiseach pleading with him to do everything he can to bring her murderer to justice.6-year-old Mary Boyle vanished from her grandparent’s farm in Cashelard near Ballyshannon on the 18th of March 1977.Ann Doherty believes that her sister was murdered by somebody close to her – because she was going to reveal a terrible secret.She claims that gardai have protected her sisters killer and that he remains a danger to other children.Speaking to our reporter after the meeting with Enda Kenny, Ms Doherty said she is now more hopeful of justiceAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By News Highland – November 19, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Previous articleCatriona Jennings to compete at World 50k ChampionshipsNext articleGarda warning over security scam targeting older people News Highland Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Census 2016 figures show a drop in Donegal’s population

first_img Google+ Census 2016 figures show a drop in Donegal’s population Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Previous articleKFO helping to coordinate major search on SaturdayNext articleArmagh’s Athletic Grounds to host Ulster U21 Final News Highland By News Highland – April 6, 2017 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Pinterest There were almost 4.8 million people living in the Republic of Ireland on census night last year.The first set of results from Census 2016 have been published this morning – showing a population increase of 3.8 percent since April 2011. However, Donegal and Mayo both saw their populations fall.The population of County Donegal in April 2016 stood at 159,192, a decline of 1.2% since Census 2011.It breaks down to 79,022 males and 80,170 females, in line with the national average.The average age of people in the county as 38.5 years, up slightly on the national average 37.4.56,738 people stated that they could speak Irish in Donegal, down slightly on April 2011. Of those,7,931 spoke Irish daily outside the education system.586 Irish Travellers resided in the county Donegal in April 2016, a decline of 19.3%, while nationally, the number of people enumerated as Irish Travellers increased by 5.1%.36,127 dwellings in Donegal had broadband access in April 2016, an increase of 11.9 % , 5,873 dwellings had non-broadband internet access, an increase of 25.8%, while the number of dwellings with no internet access fell by 25.9% to 14,561.Full report from CSO -Census 2016 Summary Results Part 1 Donegal’s population falls to 159,192 Census 2016 results show that Ireland’s population stood at 4,761,865 in April 2016, an increase of 173,613 (3.8%) since April 2011.The population of County Donegal stood at 159,192, a decline of 1.2% over the five years. The total number of non-Irish nationals has fallen slightly to 535,475, or 11.6% of the population, the first decline since the introduction of this question in 2002, while the number of people with dual-Irish nationality has increased by 48,879 to 104,784 people since April 2011.These are some of the headline figures from the Census 2016 Summary Results Part I, which is published today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). As well as detailing the overall change in the population since April 2011, Part 1 provides summary results on age profile, marital status, families, nationality, Irish language, foreign languages, religion and housing.Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician, commented “Today’s publication is the first of a series of 13 reports on Census 2016 that are due to be published this year. As well as the two summary reports, the CSO will publish 11 thematic profile releases, each of which will explore separate topics such as housing, the homeless, religion, disability and carers in greater detail. Together, these will provide a comprehensive demographic and socio-economic profile of Ireland in April 2016.”Today’s full report is available on the CSO website at and is accompanied by a range of interactive web tables which allow users to search and download the data using a range of criteria including geographic area. In cooperation with All Ireland Research Observatory (AIRO) at NUI Maynooth, the summary census data will be simultaneously available in thematic maps for Electoral Districts.To view these, follow the link on our website. Ms Cullen thanked everyone for their participation in Census 2016, and acknowledged the contribution of the census staff – “Today’s publication comes just 12 months after census night (24 April 2016). This could not have been achieved without the civic-minded participation of the Irish public, and the commitment and dedication of all of the census staff, and I want to thank all concerned. The results will provide us with a greater insight and understanding of Ireland today“.Some Donegal Highlights -More females than males – Donegal’s population in April 2016 was comprised of 79,022 males and 80,170 females. There were 53,009 more females than males in the State, giving an overall sex ratio of 97.8 males for every 100 females, a slight decline on the 2011 ratio of 98.1. Ageing population –  The average age of Donegal’s population in April 2016 was 38.5 years, compared to 36.7 years in April 2011. Nationally, the average age of the population was 37.4, up from 36.1 in April 2011. The number of males aged 65 and over increased by 22% to 296,837, while the number of females aged 65 and over increased by 16.7% to 340,730.Numbers divorced/separated continues to increase  – 7,341 people were divorced/separated in Donegal, a rate of 4.6%, compared to the national rate of 4.7%. The number of divorced people in Ireland has increased to 103,895 (18%) since 2011.The number of separated people increased slightly to 118,178 (from 116,194 in 2011).Irish language –  56,738 people stated that they could speak Irish in Donegal, compared to 58,998 in April 2011. Within this figure, 7,931 spoke Irish daily outside the education system, while 4,453 spoke Irish weekly outside the education system. Nationally, 1,761,420 people stated that they were able to speak Irish, with 73,803 speaking Irish daily outside the education system and 111,473 doing so weekly. Irish Travellers –  586 Irish Travellers resided in County Donegal in April 2016, a decline of 19.3% since 2011. Nationally, the number of people enumerated as Irish Travellers increased by 5.1% to 30,987.Broadband  –  36,127 dwellings in Donegal had broadband access in April 2016, an increase of 11.9 % since April 2011. 5,873 dwellings had non-broadband internet access, an increase of 25.8%, while the number of dwellings with no internet access fell by 25.9% to 14,561. Nationally, 312,982 dwellings (18.4%) had no internet connection, down from more than 1 in 4 (25.8%) in 2011. Broadband use in private households increased to 70.7% (from 63.8% in 2011) and 148,125 more households had a broadband connection. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more