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 www.cso.ie/en/census 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

…in brief

first_img…in briefOn 9 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. This week’s news in brief…Engineering skills gapBritain’s roads, railways and infrastructure are being jeopardised by difficulties in recruiting engineers, according to a leading engineering representative body. A survey by the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) shows that 94 per cent of engineering companies reported problems finding experienced staff. First Acas chief execAcas has appointed John Taylor, currently at the Training and Enterprise Council of South-East Wales, as its first full-time chief executive. It is the first time the position at Acas has been separate from that of chairman. Taylor, who will join in March, said, “With the nature of the workplace changing so radically, this is an exciting time to join Acas.”www.acas.org.ukTUC information bidThe TUC is considering legal action under the Data Protection Act that will force companies to surrender information they hold about employees. Unions could use the act to make companies give them information about employees before they go to tribunal. Employees would then be able to challenge the information.www.tuc.org.uk Partnership assessedManagers are paying only lip-service to the virtues of partnerships between employers and unions, according to a new report. An MSF-sponsored survey by Leeds University shows that despite 84 per cent of employers claiming partnerships were essential to industrial relations, nearly half of the unions questioned accused management of not sharing information or discussing plans.www.msf.org.uk Stress not reportedAmbulance drivers are not reporting symptoms of post-traumatic stress in case it damages their career prospects, a report has found. Sixty-four per cent of the drivers who had experienced a traumatic incident in the past six months claimed the risk to career prospects was always a deterrent to seeking help. The Royal College of Psychiatrists report also claims one in three ambulance staff has mental health problems.www.rcpsych.ac.uk Gossip can be hurtfulNew research suggests that what can seem like harmless office gossip can be devastating for employees on the receiving end. A study by the British Psychological Society found that while gossip can be a way of letting off steam, if can sustain bullying and harassment campaigns and isolate and victimise people.www.bps.org.uk last_img read more

Lebanon swept with 2nd day of protests

first_imgThe government, which includes nearlyall of Lebanon’s main parties, is struggling to implement long-delayed reformsto begin resolving the crisis. BEIRUT – Protesters across Lebanonblocked roads with burning tires on Friday for a second day of demonstrations,targeting the government over an economic crisis.  Thousands of people gathered outsidethe government headquarters in central Beirut on Thursday in Lebanon’s biggestprotest in years.     This was the second wave of nationwideprotests this month.center_img Demonstrators sit together during a protest in the city of Jounieh, Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 18. REUTERS/IMAD CREIDI Meanwhile, the National News Agencysaid two foreign workers got choked to death from a fire that spread to abuilding near the protests.(Reuters)last_img

WLAX : Goaltender battle intensifies after Richardson’s solid play in net

first_img Comments Published on April 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Alyssa Costantino turned in a sloppy first-half performance against Rutgers on Saturday. Though Syracuse went into the break up one, the sophomore made just four saves and allowed six goals.She allowed a weak rolling shot that took a bad bounce to get through for Rutgers’ first score. Then midway through the first half, Costantino misplayed a bounce shot way in front of the net, letting the ball skip over her head to give the Scarlet Knights a one-goal lead.So as the halftime clock ticked away, it wasn’t Costantino warming up against SU volunteer assistant coach Brett Queener, but Kelsey Richardson. SU head coach Gary Gait called on the freshman for the second half.‘That’s the nice thing about having two goalies. They’ve gone back and forth like this,’ Gait said. ‘We’ve split halves in all but two games so far, and they seem to take turns.’Although Costantino and Richardson have split time in all but two games this season, Saturday was the first time Richardson replaced her counterpart in a close game since playing the final 24-plus minutes of an overtime loss to No. 1 Northwestern on Feb. 29. In Richardson’s action in the seven games since, the Orange has held at least a four-goal advantage when the freshman entered the game. Richardson made six saves and allowed just four goals while holding Rutgers to 1-of-5 on free-position shots to help SU earn the victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGait downplayed his decision to switch goalies throughout his postgame press conference, returning time and time again to the statistic that both goalkeepers have played in eight games this season. So on Monday when No. 3 Syracuse (8-2, 3-0 Big East) hosts No. 6 Dartmouth (8-1, 4-0 Ivy League) at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, both goaltenders will be ready to go when their names are called.‘Only two games,’ Gait said. ‘The only two games where we didn’t split were Florida and Maryland. What are we, 8-2? Eight games we’ve split, two we haven’t. The decision was made early.’Richardson held the Scarlet Knights to just one goal in the first 21:42 of the second half, with the final three goals coming when the game was all but over. Syracuse led by five goals with less than nine minutes remaining.Playing primarily in the second half of games this season, Richardson generally has a chance to gain a familiarity with the opposition while watching from the sideline. That was no different Saturday.‘Just seeing the first half and seeing where the shots were going (helped),’ Richardson said. ‘I just wanted to step up for the team, and I wanted to make a statement on the defensive end and get our whole team going.’Richardson noticed from the sidelines in the first half that the ball took some strange hops off the turf to sneak past Costantino.Bounces such as the one that gave the Scarlet Knights their first goal are part of what led to Costantino’s mediocre outing, though she was credited with the win for SU.‘Those are just fluke goals. It happens to all of us,’ Richardson said. ‘But I think that she did a great job, and I think I just tried to stay focused on the ball and where it was going and trying to stop it.’As Gait dismissed the idea of a controversy surrounding the goaltending position, he didn’t say what his plans in net are for the team’s matchup against the Big Green on Monday.Instead, the head coach just repeated one statistic – Richardson and Costantino have split time in eight out of SU’s 10 games.‘One will make a couple more saves than the other and (we’ll) be about 50 percent,’ Gait said. ‘They challenge each other. Knowing that we need a couple extra saves, (Richardson) did a great job.’[email protected]last_img read more

Female Burglar Charged in Three Two River Towns

first_imgA HIGHLANDS WOMAN was arrested last week and charged in three area towns for a string of vehicle break-ins and theft in those communities.Kimberly A. Campo, 27, Bay Avenue, Highlands, faces charges in Rumson, Little Silver and Shrewsbury for the burglaries and theft of items she allegedly discovered in the vehicles, according to representatives of the three police departments.Shrewsbury Police charged Campo with nine counts of burglary to automobiles, theft and credit card theft, according to Det. Sgt. Robert Turner. The Municipal Court judge set her bail at $15,000.Campo allegedly took items, mostly personal electronics such as GPS systems, iPods and the like, totaling approximately $826, Turner said.Rumson Police Chief Richard Tobias said Campo was charged with multiple offenses arising from a vehicle burglary occurring on in the early morning of March 15. Among the charges Campo faces here is burglary, three counts of forgery and two counts of credit card theft, with her bail set at an additional $12,500, Tobias said.In Little Silver, she was arrested and charged with five counts of burglary and three counts of theft from vehicle burglaries reported on Sunnycrest Court and Silverwhite Road area, according to Chief Daniel Shaffery. Her bail here was set at $15,000.Campo’s arrest occurred following a joint investigation among the three departments, department members said.Rumson police transported Campo to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, in lieu of bail, where she remains as of Tuesday.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2015)–Irish-bred Ernest Shackleton sat a close third early and ran gamely late to win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature by a half length, providing America’s Eclipse Award winning apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke with his first-ever win as a journeyman, covering one mile on turf in 1:36.16.Trained by Doug O’Neill, Ernest Shackleton wheeled three-wide turning for home to notch his first stateside win, which followed a non-threatening seventh place performance in his U.S. debut, the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes, on Dec. 27.“I thought Drayden rode a perfect race, he rode like a journeyman,” said the ever-complimentary O’Neill. “I just told him this horse has ‘Euro-tactical’ speed, which means you want to get him covered up, but keep after him. When he saw daylight, he came running.“As far as Drayden is concerned, I really think he’s a lot like Shoemaker. He’s small, light and he’s very quiet, on the horses he rides and with the people (he deals with). I sure wish him the best.”Off at 2-1 in a field of eight 3-year-olds, Ernest Shackleton paid $6.60, $3.80 and $3.00,          following a claim of foul for interference in deep stretch from Elvis Trujillo, who rode the second place finisher, Verraco.“We did come out a little bit, we might have come out a path, but that’s about it,” said Van Dyke, who turned 20 in September. When asked how it felt to get his first win on his first day riding as a journeyman, Van Dyke responded simply, “It feels great.”Owned by R3 Racing, Cahill, Keh and partners, Ernest Shackleton got his second win from six starts and with the winner’s share of $34,800, increased his earnings to $53,018.Off at 6-1, Verraco mounted a stretch rally on the far outside, but ended up second best, finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of Dynamite Ride. Verraco paid $5.00 and $4.20.Off at 9-1 with Tyler Baze up, Dynamite Ride sat second to pacesetter Bluegrass Sight and tired late to finish third by a head over Bluegrass Sight and paid $5.40 to show.Even money favorite Willing to Travel stumbled at the break with Rafael Bejarano and was next to last after the first half mile. He made a menacing move around the far turn, but flattened out through the drive, finishing a non-theatening fifth.Fractions on the race were 23.64, 48.16, 1:12.18 and 1:24.11.Saturday is Sunshine Millions/California Cup Day at Santa Anita and there will be special early first post time at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. IRISH-BRED GETS FIRST STATESIDE WIN FOR O’NEILL AS HE COVERS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:36.16 –30–last_img read more


first_img“He had been training so good the last couple weeks coming off the layoff. He was a little bit unlucky in that he hit two soft turf courses, and he doesn’t like it soft. He likes it firm like today, and when you get that firm turf course, he’ll give you a performance like this. We were going to sit 1-2. If the 1 was adamant on going, we were going to sit right on him, and if he wanted to sit back, we were going to do what we did today. It went as planned.” JOSE LEZCANO, TOURIST, SECOND: “It was a fast pace, but the horse on the lead just kept going. The plan was to lay close. My horse ran a good race and he gave me everything he had.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES             PHIL D’AMATO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “He had his ears up the whole time. If he had his ears pinned back and he looked like he was going full speed, I would have been concerned. But I thought Raffy saved a little bit at the top of the lane. It’s vindication, because I thought he should have won it last year. He was kind of up against it, but he’s vindicated, and now he’s a Grade I winner. Onward to the Breeders’ Cup.”center_img RAFAEL BEJARANO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “I knew Heart to Heart was going to try for the lead and if I let him get to the lead, he’d control it. Julien tried to relax his horse right away. My horse is tough to control and I don’t want to fight with him, so I let him run a little bit into the first turn. After that I tried to get set up, tried to get him relaxed and I had a lot of horse. I had plenty of horse and he just took off.” JULIEN LEPAROUX, (FAVORED) HEART TO HEART, FOURTH: “We had a good trip, we had no excuses today. He settled nicely for me and he just didn’t have any kick left at the end, that’s it.” -30-last_img read more

Sherpa Fitness Is Not Evolution

first_img(Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A study about mutations that might confer benefit to high-altitude Sherpas is being announced as an example of evolution, but variation within species is not Darwinian evolution.Science Daily said that two mutations have been found in the mitochondrial DNA of sherpas, those high-altitude inhabitants of Tibet that carry packs up Mt. Everest for western adventurers.  The article, though, says that the mutations “may be an important adaptation for low oxygen environments,” and “may explain the importance of the role of mitochondria in the Sherpa population’s ability to adapt to the extreme Himalayan environment.”This was published in Molecular Biology and Evolution with the title, “mtDNA lineage expansions in Sherpa population suggest adaptive evolution in Tibetan highlands.”What the article fails to say is that sherpas are members of the one (and only one) human race, interfertile with all other human beings.Evolutionists play fast and loose with the term “evolution,” ascribing whatever minor change they can to Darwinism.  Darwin, though, was trying to portray universal common ancestry by means of unguided natural processes.  It’s essential to keep that distinction in mind.  Evidence abounds for minor mutation variants in life – you yourself have multiple mutations compared to your own parents.  That doesn’t mean you “evolved” from them.  It is well known that tribes of people have physical differences due to inbreeding and adaptation to climate, but they are not different species (Darwin wrote, remember, about the “Origin of Species”).Adaptation is not evolution.  Creationists of the strictest Biblical sort believe in adaptive variation within kinds of organisms, where “kinds” (from the Genesis word baramin) is usually much broader than species. Using evolution for within-kind variation commits the half-truth fallacy, and the extrapolation fallacy if applied to macroevolution.A recent article on genomic variations within felids, including tigers, lions and panthers (see Science Daily) also used the word “evolution” incorrectly.  Creationists believe God created a “cat kind” that gave rise to a wide variety of felids around the globe, adapted to their habitats, with less genetic information than the ancestral form.  Even today, lions and tigers can hybridize, yielding “ligers.”   The variety of house cats that can interbreed is well known, as with dog breeds, but dogs never give rise to cats, or vice versa, because they are different kinds of animals.   Similarly, horses, donkeys and zebras are within the equine kind.   To distinguish itself from creationism, Darwinism must go beyond the origin of species, and the origin of genera, invoking only unguided natural processes.  There is plenty of evidence for extensive variability within kinds, but none outside of kinds. That variability was designed into the genomes of the created kinds so that they could adapt to environmental changes.If you weed out the evolutionary evidence about variability within kinds, nothing is left.  Kinds all appear abruptly and appear with variations, reproducing “after their kind.”  What Darwin claimed is not observed in the natural world.  It is only assumed.last_img read more

Dedicated entry lanes for Afcon fans

first_img7 December 2012Dedicated lanes will be created at South Africa’s ports of entry to facilitate the swift movement of soccer fans and officials who will be converging on the country for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament starting on 19 January.“Dedicated lanes will be created at ports of entry to facilitate the swift movement of the CAF [Confederation of African Football] delegations and spectators,” Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni said in Pretoria on Thursday.The dedicated lanes will be created at Lanseria, OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International airports, as well as the Beitbridge, Lebombo, Maseru Bridge, Ficksburg Bridge, Kopfontein and Oshoek border posts.Apleni said that a few days before the tournament kicks off on 19 January, the department would extend working hours at key ports of entry, as well as increase the number of departmental officers working at these offices throughout the tournament.While CAF officials will be able to use an official CAF letter as a form of accreditation for entry and departure, football fans are required to apply for a visitor’s visa in line with normal visa requirements.Apleni said the department would grant visa waivers to the CAF delegation, including national teams and members of various football federations, as not all African countries were exempted from visa requirements to enter South Africa.“We have also taken some steps to strengthen the department’s operations through the Afcon period, including the deployment of additional Home Affairs staff to South African diplomatic missions in Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria in order to assist in the swift issuance of visas and work permits,” he said.Apleni said the department’s response units in Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal would be strengthened in order to increase their capacity to manage illegal immigration as well as ensure swift responses to emergencies involving illegal migrants.“We will also increase and enhance the capacity for an effective and efficient 24-hour operations centre to support ports of entry, travelers, airlines, CAF delegation and other agencies seeking any information from the department,” he said.Apleni said the department was following the same approach used during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, but that the planning had been customised to meet the unique requirements of Afcon, as contained in South Africa’s guarantees as well as the commitment made to CAF and the Afcon local organising committee.“In this regard, we will rely on systems that are part of the legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, such as the Movement Control System, to assist us in meeting our objectives,” he said.The 2013 Afcon tournament will kick off on 19 January, with the new champions to be crowned on 10 February.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

CTIA: Urban Airship Launches Push for Android

first_imgRelated Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#apps#mobile#news What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The service works entirely outside of Google’s stack, and supports more Android-based devices than Google’s own C2DM service does. Urban Airship works on any version of Android from 1.7 and up, while Google’s push notifications only work on phones running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and higher.Citing recent OS market share figures which show that 31.6% of Android phones are still running Android 2.1, Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton says “this is a significant subset of the app market that can’t be ignored.”“App developers do not care which device a user carries in his pocket, whether it’s an iPhone, an Android running Froyo or Honeycomb, a Blackberry or a Nokia,” Kveton explained. “Our customers have been telling us that being able to reach all their end users is their goal. Period. Urban Airship serves this need.”In addition to the “quiet time” feature, which lets users configure times when they don’t want to be interrupted, Urban Airship provides QoS, return receipts, an inbox of past notifications and it gives each app its own open connection that is synchronized to save battery life.Brands Using UA on AndroidUrban Airship already has several major brands using the push notification service within their Android applications, including ESPN in its SportsCenter app, the mobile shopping and rewards app Shopkick and also Tapulous, makers of Tap Tap Revenge, a Guitar Hero-like game for mobile.Tapulous uses the alerts to tell game players when a friend has beaten their high score or has proposed a challenge, as well as when there are new songs available for purchase. Tapulous, incidentally, was the first app in the iTunes App Store to offer push notifications, which are also powered by Urban Airship’s service.In case you’re unfamiliar with the company, here are some notable stats about Urban Airship, which it released this week, too:Urban Airship has delivered more than 2.5 billion push notifications across the iOS, Android and BlackBerry mobile platforms.It delivers more than 15 million push notifications each day.Year over year, the number of notifications Urban Airship has delivered has increased by 1,555%.Urban Airship has authenticated and delivered more than 2.5 million purchases via in-app purchase.Customers make an average of 8 thousand in-app purchase transactions per day.More than 100 million mobile devices are connected to the Urban Airship platform.Developers can sign up for the new Push for Android service beta here. sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Mobile services platform provider Urban Airship launched a new service for Android developers at the CTIA Wireless 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida this week. The service, Embedded Push for Android, is an end-to-end push notification system, an alternative to Google’s default solution, C2DM.The benefits of the new solution include features like the ability to configure “quiet time,” plus Quality of Service guarantees and return receipts. The push system is also more battery-friendly than Google’s solution, says Urban Airship.UA on Android The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more