TOP ASTRONOMER SAYS NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY COULD BECOME MORE COMMON

first_imgA leading astronomer has said the Northern Lights may make a regular appearance over Donegal in the coming years.With mixed weather forecast for the coming days it is expected to be more difficult to see the colourful display, which has been lighting up the skies across the country this week. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, were witnessed by thousands of people from Ramelton to Carndonagh over the weekend.Project Manager with Astronomy Ireland, Conor Farrell said that while the Northern Lights haven’t been seen regularly over the past few years, more solar activity is expected“Over the last number of years the Sun has been very quiet and hasn’t been throwing out much radioactive material but over the past year or two activity has picked up and this will continue over the next two to three years,” he said.The forecast for the next few days is also patchy with some clear spells but plenty of showers likely as well which will make the likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights slim. “There will be some opportunities to see the Northern Lights over the coming days but a mix of clouds and showers will affect visibility with most of the showers occurring in the northwestern area,” said a spokeswoman for Met Éireann. TOP ASTRONOMER SAYS NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY COULD BECOME MORE COMMON was last modified: January 24th, 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:Astronomy Irelandnorthern lightslast_img read more

CHINESE RESTAURANT OWNER FINED BECAUSE WORKER HAD NO PERMIT

first_imgA Chinese restaurant owner from Lifford has been fined a total of €450 for allowing a man to work on her premises without the proper work permit.Letterkenny Court.FINEDRuo Mei Zhang, of the Peking House, was visited by an inspector from the Department of Trade and Employment. On the first occasion a man ran out of the kitchen and could not be traced.The man was spotted working in the restaurant on two pother occasions.It was subsequently found that the man did not have the proper documentation.Solicitor for the accused, Gordon Curley, said the restaurant owner had been legitimately in the country for the past 10 years and had opened the premises in May 21013.The woman, who is 31 with two children, had allowed things to “get on top of her”, added Mr Curley.Judge Paul Kelly fined Mei Zhang a total of €450 for the first two offenses and took the third offense into consideration.CHINESE RESTAURANT OWNER FINED BECAUSE WORKER HAD NO PERMIT was last modified: December 3rd, 2014 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:donegalfinedLiffordPeking HOusework permitlast_img read more