MY DONEGAL …..WITH BUSINESSWOMAN SHARON ROARTY

first_imgLetterkenny businesswoman Sharon Roarty has just become the successful tender of the AVIVA market in Donegal.Sharon’s new business Face2Face Insurance Solutions is now the new tied agency for AVIVA in Donegal and will service existing customers and welcome new customers.She is a well-known face across the county. Donegal Daily caught up with her to sees what she likes and doesn’t like about her native county. What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Ards Forest Park. Such beautiful long walks and a great place to clear your head………especially on a really wild and windy day.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be? The weather !!!Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?There are a few Donegal people I look up to. Joanne Sweeney Burke of Mediabox is a business woman I admire for her energy and positive attitude. She “doesn’t do stress!!” She built a successful business and she works tirelessly to help other businesses achieve success. She and her team are enthusiastic, creative, positive and genuinely dedicated to helping businesses survive and overcome challenges being faced during this economic environment.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel ODonnell. The Kincasslagh man is known in every corner of the globe. I wonder do they sing My Donegal Shore in China?What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years? I think everyone would agree and say bringing Sam back home on 23th September. The atmosphere in Letterkenny was something I haven’t experience since 1992. For a few weeks we all forgot the doom and gloom and partied.What was Donegal’s saddest moment?For me it has to be road fatalities. Young lives and families being effected by road deaths. Sadly we have experienced a few.What is your favourite Donegal-made product? Has to be McDaids Footbal Special. Am addicted. Harrys of Bridgend even use it to make Football Special Cheesecake.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Oh! That’s a hard one. There have been a few great ambassadors over the years but I would have to say Sir Gerry Robinson. Geography wasn’t an obstacle for this man from Dunfanaghy.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?It depends on what is meant by successful. I think every independent business person in Donegal providing employment and services are successful in there own way. They are all contributing to continued success of Donegal.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Our very own Letterkenny man Danny McDaid. He is a retired postman who competed at 2 Olympic Games in Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976. He even has a 15k race and running track named after him.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?I love eating out and have tried nearly everything from a top restaurant to a greasy spoon in Donegal. So, if I had to give my top 3 it would have to be Linda and the gang in Lemon Tree in Letterkenny, Castle Murray in Dunkineely and I lurve the Steaming Chocolate Pudding in Blueberry in Donegal Town. Its worth the visit to DT just for that.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Has to be the majestic eaglesYour nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?We all use the streets of Donegal as our own personal catwalks from time to time. But I think the ladies in Hair Craft, Aileen, Julie and Nicola really turn on the glamour with fab updo’s and brill manicures that last for 3 weeks.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?It’s not so much a saying or expression. I call it the Donegal Wave or One finger salute. Drivers lift one finger off the steering wheel to salute each other when passing. I haven’t seen it anywhere else except Donegal.Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?Absolutely they will. The boys are definitely determined and built like machines. They have the focus to achieve the same success again. They are an inspiration and role models. They show what focus, hard work and determination can achieve.What is your favourite Donegal food?My mammy’s turkey stuffing. Wish I could have it more than once a year.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?It takes a lot to annoy me but one thing does. Not giving way to other drivers on the road. We are all busy and guilty of rushing here and there that we forget to be courteous to each other. Let go of the frustration, deliberately cutting off other drivers and aggressive hand gestures. Let your fellow motorist out and feel the love!!!If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?A deposit for a train station.MY DONEGAL …..WITH BUSINESSWOMAN SHARON ROARTY was last modified: November 27th, 2012 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:MY DONEGALSharon Roartylast_img read more

MAN TOLD GARDAI HE WAS ‘PETER PAN’ WHEN STOPPED FOR SHOUTING

first_imgA chef who told Gardai his name was Peter Pan ended up paying €300 to charity when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Brian Kelly, 31, was spotted by Gardai roaring and shouting at Glenfin Street in Ballybofey on July 24th last.When told to calm down by Gardai, Kelly continued to roar and shout and was eventually put in a patrol car. Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said Kelly of 57 Beechwood Park, Convoy, had been drinking in pubs in Letterkenny and Ballybofey and was in high spirits.“He was about to get into a taxi when the Gardai arrived but he didn’t have the wit to go home,” said Mr Dillon.Judge Paul Kelly said “He was trying to tell fairytales. You’re a comedian as well as a chef.”He adjourned the case until April 3rd to allow Kelly to pay €300 to the local branch of St Vincent De Paul.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyMAN TOLD GARDAI HE WAS ‘PETER PAN’ WHEN STOPPED FOR SHOUTING was last modified: February 8th, 2012 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:BallybofeyGardaLetterkenny District CourtPeter KellyPeter Panlast_img read more

TAJ and ICAJ Sign MOU to Strengthen Collaboration on Tax Matters

first_img The concept, which has been adapted from the Canadian Revenue Authority’s model, underpins the establishment of a Consultative Committee that will provide a forum for dialogue between senior officials and members of the TAJ and ICAJ on a wide range of issues. Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will further strengthen their longstanding collaboration on matters related to the country’s tax system.The concept, which has been adapted from the Canadian Revenue Authority’s model, underpins the establishment of a Consultative Committee that will provide a forum for dialogue between senior officials and members of the TAJ and ICAJ on a wide range of issues.These include: the sharing of information on existing and proposed compliance programmes to identify improvements; the identification of opportunities for collaboration with taxpayers; and revisions to protocols facilitating taxpayers, based on legislative amendments, among other things.The Committee will be co-chaired by TAJ Technical Specialist, Bevon Sinclair, and Head of the ICAJ’s Tax Committee, Allison Peart, who were among the four representatives co-signing the MoU at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on November 1.The signing, which also included TAJ Commissioner General, Ainsley Powell and ICAJ President, Raymond Campbell, was witnessed by Finance and Public Service State Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams.It took place during the TAJ’s ‘Let’s Talk Tax’ forum, which was held under the theme: ‘Tax Compliance in Jamaica’.Mr. Powell said the MoU provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen the TAJ’s strategic relationship with the accounting fraternity in ongoing efforts to further improve the administrative procedures and processes driving Jamaica’s tax system.He said he anticipated that both organizations collaborating to identify the necessary changes that result in improvements in the overall system will redound to the benefit of taxpayers thereby engendering greater voluntary compliance.“Tax Administration Jamaica is, indeed, very proud and humbled to continue to work with our partners and stakeholders and conceptualize initiatives that will assist in nation building. It goes without saying that (with) the signing of (this) MoU between TAJ and ICAJ, our professional relationship will only get stronger, and that augurs well for the future of tax services,” he added.In his remarks, Mr. Campbell described the MoU’s signing as a “significant and important milestone in an ongoing collaboration over many decades.”“This is the right moment to strengthen our cooperation. We trust that this dialogue will result in changes that facilitate and enable efficiencies and other benefits for taxpayers while maintaining the integrity of the tax system,” he further.Mrs. Williams, who was the keynote speaker at the forum, cited a Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) 2012 study titled ‘Improving Tax Compliance in Jamaica’, which noted that while it was taxpayers’ responsibility to ensure they are aware of their statutory obligations, “it is (in) the tax authorities’ interest to ensure that citizens are educated about all their responsibilities and are able to comply.”“This suggests a partnership between the tax authority and the taxpayers. The tax authority on the one hand, ensuring that citizens are educated (and) that it is easy to pay taxes…and taxpayers’ willingness to comply with the laws,” she said.The forum formed part of activities marking the TAJ’s inaugural Tax Administration Week, which was observed from October 28 to November 3, under the Story Highlights The Committee will be co-chaired by TAJ Technical Specialist, Bevon Sinclair, and Head of the ICAJ’s Tax Committee, Allison Peart, who were among the four representatives co-signing the MoU at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on November 1. Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will further strengthen their longstanding collaboration on matters related to the country’s tax system.last_img read more