HUGE PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN DONEGAL

first_imgOne of the strongest earthquakes to occur in the world this year has been recorded by a seismometer in Co Donegal.The quake in Pakistan was felt throughout Ireland, according to the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN).Tom Blake, INSN Director confirmed that a earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude struck at 12.29PM (Irish time) today (Tuesday, 24 September 2013), 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin in Pakistan’s western province of Balochistan. “This potentially damaging earthquake occurred in a remote region of Pakistan but was felt throughout the region, as far away as New Delhi in India,” stated Mr. Blake, who is also Head of the National Data Centre at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS).The earthquake was also recorded by INSN seismometers at Inch in Donegal as well as Dublin, Kerry, Wexford and Galway.Mr. Blake explained that seismometers are so sensitive that they can easily pick up strong seismic activity on the other side of the world.“The Earth is a dynamic planet and susceptible to behaving in a more elastic fashion that one might think. An earthquake has the same effect on the Earth as a pebble does when dropped into a pool,” he added. The DIAS began modern seismic recordings in 1978. The Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) now features six permanent stations in Dublin, Kerry, Galway, Donegal and Wexford. 2013 marks 20 years since the beginning of digital seismic recording of the INSN. For more see www.dias.ie.  HUGE PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN DONEGAL was last modified: September 24th, 2013 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:donegalearthquakeInchPakistanlast_img read more

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DONEGAL PEOPLE IN HUGE SETTLEMENTS WITH REVENUE

first_imgA NUMBER of Donegal people have made substantial settlements with the Revenue.According to the latest defaulters list, retired fisherman and company director Denis J Boyle of Acres, Burtonport, handed over €896,558 as a result of an investigation into under-declaration of income tax and capital gains tax.Owen Boyle, a supermarket owner from Kilmacrennan, made a settlement of €277,017 in relation to tax, PRSI and PAYE matters. Emer Brennan, company director of Glenties Road, Ardara, paid over €104,491 for under-declaration of capital gains tax.Martin Doherty, a shop and forecourt owner of Middletown, Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair, paid Revenue €148,834 in fines and payments for under-declaration of VAT and other matters.A company – Flashy Concepts Limited – with an address at Unit 6 of the Convoy Enterprise Centre, paid over €54,702 for under-declaring VAT.Landlord and company director Declan Gallagher of Salthill, Mountcharles, paid the Revenue €34,128 for under-declaring capital acquisitions tax. The Lagg Service Station Limited in Milford made a settlement including fines of €119,845 for under-declaration of VAT, PRSI, PAYE and Corporation Tax.Farmer and site vendor Karol McElhinney, from Dooish paid Revenue €184,706 for under-declaring capital gains tax.SMS Wholesale Limited, Kinnegar, Rathmullan – a grocery wholesaler – paid back Revenue €51,062 for underpayment of VAT.Farmer Joseph Sweeney, Creeve, Rathmullan made a settlement of almost €40,000 for under-declaring capital acquisitions tax. DONEGAL PEOPLE IN HUGE SETTLEMENTS WITH REVENUE was last modified: September 11th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegal tax defaulters listlast_img read more

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