The RDCA, after experimenting with a satellite service from Avonline, has now gone with a phoneline business service from PlusNet for the Richard Branson Centre. This service is working well so far, with download speeds of 55.91 Mb/s and upload speeds of 8.31 Mb/s being recorded.
We have been told by BT, after a long period of trying to get services ourselves, and of trying to get information from them, that they are not currently planning on providing high speed services to business accounts on Rathlin.
Minister Hazzard with representatives from the RDCA, Executive Departments and the Council in the stairwell of the Manor House.
On Wednesday 21st September, the Ministerial Forum met in the Manor House, chaired by Chris Hazzard MLA, Minister for Infrastructure. The meeting saw the launch of the Rathlin Island Action Plan 2016-2020.
Following the very sad passing in the space of a few days a month ago of both Kay McCurdy and Loughie McQuilkin, their families have put forward the following messages.
Kay McCurdy RIP
The family of the late Kay McCurdy wish to express our sincere gratitiude to all those who sympathised and supported us throughout our recent bereavement. Thank you to our extended family and friends, to all those who called at the house, attended the funeral, sent cards and letters of sympathy and made dontions in lieu of flowers to the British Lung Foundation.
Loughie McQuilkin passed away this morning. Loughie will return to Rathlin today on the 4.30pm Canna sailing, and will be brought from his home to the chapel at 6.30pm on Saturday, with the funeral mass at 12.00 noon on Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and the whole McQuilkin family at this very sad time.
May God rest his gentle soul, and his dancing feet.
Kay McCurdy sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. Kay will return to Rathlin today on the 4.30 Canna sailing. The funeral mass will be at 12.00 on Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole McCurdy family at this time.