Thousands expected in Donegal Town to welcome home Ulster champions

first_imgThousands are expected on the streets of Donegal Town tonight to greet Donegal’s Ulster-winning heroes.After the 12-point win over Fermanagh in Clones, Declan Bonner’s victorious team are making their triumphant way back to Donegal.A 2-18 to 0-12 victory sees the Anglo Celtic Cup return to The Hills for a ninth time – and the fourth time in the last eight years. Scenes at the final whistle today were every bit as boisterous as in previous years as Donegal’s delirious supporters poured onto the surface to toast the win, after having lost two finals in the last three years.The Donegal team is due to back in Pettigo any time now around 8.30pm. It had been expected that the team would stop off in Ballyshannon but those plans have now been shelved.County Board officials estimate that the Ulster champions will be back at The Diamond in Donegal Town for around 10pm.Thousands expected in Donegal Town to welcome home Ulster champions was last modified: June 24th, 2018 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) Tags:2018 Ulster SFCDeclan BonnerdonegalDonegal TownFermanaghMichael Murphylast_img read more

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first_img“We are going to continue working on this to develop ideas and policy,” said Edwards. “It’s happening and it’s a problem. We are going to get to work.”Rents continue to rise in Boston. The average cost to rent an apartment is $2,100, which is a 4 percent increase from last year. Currently, the city is on track to create 69,000 more units in its 2030 housing plan. In a recent column, Mayor Walsh said 15,820 of these new units will be income-restricted.One of the ideas brought up at the hearing was a property flipping tax where fees would be placed on those who flip properties. The money raised from the tax would go to developing affordable housing. Another was to limit home-share units to one unit in owner-occupied buildings.Lisa Owens of City Life said she believed in the idea of a flipping tax. “I am encouraged by the direction the council and the administration is taking,” she said.Boston City Council discussing housing speculation.Chief of Housing and Director of Neighborhood Development Sheila Dillon said adding more affordable housing to Boston is one of her biggest priorities.“It is paramount to this administration,” she said. “We want to keep neighborhoods affordable.”The city recently started a new pilot program in East Boston where they take units out of the speculative market by buying them or helping a non-profit committed to affordable housing buy them. She said she would like to take about 1,000 out of the speculative market by 2030.“This way residents can call these units their homes as long as they would like,” she said.In June, the city council and the mayor passed an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals. The ordinance bans short-term rentals from non-owner occupied buildings, eliminating investor units and absentee Airbnb landlords. This was another way for the council to help with the housing crisis.“People are treating the housing market like the stock market and it needs to stop,” said Edwards.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* The Boston City Council held a working session on housing speculation Thursday afternoon.Housing speculation is when investors buy up properties, apartments and condos for a low price to then turn it around at a quick rate to make a bigger profit. This creates unaffordable rents, causing residents to be displaced from their communities.Boston City Council discussing housing speculation.District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards called for the hearing, saying speculation is a big problem in the city.*Advertisement*last_img read more