From Derry Journalof November 1967

Donegal T.D. is Ceann Comhairle

Sunday, 26th November 2017, 9:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 7:08 am

Educated at St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, Deputy Cormac Breslin, spent a number of years working in the United States of America, but eventually returned to Donegal in 1936.

He was elected a Fianna Fáil deputy for West Donegal in 1937 and has been a member of the Dáil ever since.

He is a Council member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and served as Leas Ceann Comhairle for 16 years.

The new Ceann Comhairle, who is in his early sixties, is married with eight sons and two daughters.

Three of his sons have played inter-county football for Donegal.

Buncrana industrial committee

An attempt is to be made in Buncrana to revive the town’s Industrial Committee. A public meeting will be held in the town soon with a view to forming a representative body to press the town’s claims for industrial development and to ascertain what local capital would be forthcoming for industrial purposes. The matter was raised at the Urban Council by Mr. Sean Friel who said that everyone in the town was talking about industrial development and he thought it was time that some positive step was taken. Mr. W. McLaughlin said that if they did not have a site and a bit of local capital they did not have an earthly chance of getting an answer.

Did Celtic act fairly?

The reverberations of that infamous Celtic-Racing Club footbrawl in Montevideo will doubtless roll on for a long time.

One inescapable fact that emerges is that soccer-wise there are gulfs as large between continents as the political differences that bedevil nations. It is evident that in interpretations about what is permissible and what is not, what is minor and what is a major infraction of rules, there is more than one school of thought.

The burning issue in this hemisphere appears to be whether the Celtic club acted fairly in fining all eleven players who played against Racing.