first_imgPupils at Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin in Letterkenny will take to the stage of the National Concert Hall next month after reaching the final stages of Waltons Music for Schools Competition.Six primary and six post-primary schools have been chosen by judges from Waltons Music, Waltons New School of Music and RTÉ lyric fm to perform with the chance of winning musical instruments and/or equipment to the value of €10,000.One national school will win €3,000 worth of equipment, whilst a secondary school will win prizes to the same value, with runners-up prizes too. The Gaelscoil choir is set to perform at the National Concert Hall on May 12th after being shortlisted on Lyric FM this evening.Judged by Julie Feeney and Bill Whelan, this is the most diverse and inclusive schools’ music competition in Ireland.   GAELSCOIL HITS THE HIGH NOTE IN NATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION was last modified: April 4th, 2014 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:gaelscoil ADHAMNÁINlyric fmNational Concert Hallwaltons music for schools competitionlast_img read more

Sessions denies false and scurrilous allegations

first_imgWASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the U.S. elections. He vowed to defend his honor “against scurrilous and false allegations.”Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions said it was a “detestable and appalling lie” to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions also contradicted a contention made by former FBI Director James Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. Comey said that, after an encounter with President Donald Trump in which he said Trump pressured him to back off an investigation into the former national security adviser, Comey “implored” Sessions to make sure he was never left alone with the president again — but that Sessions didn’t respond.“He didn’t recall this, but I responded to his comment by agreeing that the FBI and Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policy” regarding contacts with the White House, Sessions said.The former Alabama senator defended himself against accusations that he misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing by saying he hadn’t met with Russian officials during the campaign. Sessions argued that in the context of the hearing, “my answer was a fair and correct response to the charge as I understood it.”last_img read more