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first_imgThe scene of last week’s crash in which Darry McDaid was seriously injured.A loving father has been forced to relive his worst nightmare through the eyes of his tragic son after both were involved in horrific car crashes.Martin McGrath spent fourteen weeks in hospital after receiving a serious head injury following a car crash back in 1978.He fought tooth and nail to lead a normal life after being almost killed in the crash. Darry: Huge outpouring of support for his familyNow he has told of his heartache after his son suffered a similar brain damaging injury after he was involved in a car crash in Letterkenny last week.Darry McDaid, 23, from Cavanacaw, St Johnston, is in intensive care at Letterkenny General Hospital after his BMW car crossed over four lanes and crashed into a wall.Gardai are still investigating the cause of the crash which happened just before 1am on Thursday morning last on the Letterkenny to Derry Road at Drumnahoagh.Darry’s distraught dad Martin has told how he has been left devastated after having to watch his son go through all he went through almost four decades ago. “I always worried and dreaded something like this would happen and now it has.“I don’t remember much about my accident but I’m told a cow came out of a field and hit our car. I was a back-seat passenger and I spent fourteen weeks in hospital.“I never thought anything like this would happen to my family. To be honest I think that Darry’s injuries are worse than mine. It’s heartbreaking watching him lying there in hospital.“He has severe brain damage but they are doing tremendous work in Letterkenny General Hospital to help him come back,” said Martin.Martin described his son as “a very decent and shy young man.” Darry was only back from England for a few days holidays from England where he is a manager in a bakery.“He had a date that night and none of us even knew about it. He is very shy but a decent young man.“We are just asking everyone to keep him in their prayers and hope that he will pull through this,” said his devastated dad.Both the Gardai and Darry’s family have appealed for anyone who was in the area of the crash on the evening in question to come forward. “We are asking anybody who may have even noticed the smallest thing in the area to come forward and let us or the Gardai know.“Nobody knows how Darry ended up crashing into that wall that night. But we need to find out.“It may help Gardai to get to the bottom of this.“In the meantime all we can do is to pray that he finds the strength to pull through,” added Martin.TRAGIC FATHER TELLS OF HEARTACHE AT RELIVING CRASH NIGHTMARE was last modified: March 25th, 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:crashDarry McDaiddonegalGardaiLETETRKENNYMartin McGrathlast_img read more

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Lendlease PepsiCo and Royal Mail are among 2018s top employers for women

first_imgBT, Co-op, Lendlease (pictured), PepsiCo, Royal Mail and Vodafone are among the UK organisations that feature in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 list, compiled by The Times and Business in the Community (BITC).The unranked list, which forms part of Responsible Business Week (23-27 April 2018), recognises UK employers that are making gender equality a key focus within their business strategy. This includes creating inclusive workplace cultures, and progressing women in their careers across all areas and levels of the organisation.Other organisations recognised on the 2018 list include Ashurst, BBC, Barclays, Deloitte, Lloyds Banking Group, Mercer, Norton Rose Fulbright, Santander UK, Sky, the British Army and Unilever UK.In addition, three organisations from the list have been named winners in the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards 2018. These awards celebrate progress in gender equality in the workplace, and showcase examples of best practice, impact, innovation and individual achievement.Management consulting organisation Accenture and telecommunications business Sky both won the Game Changer award, while digital technology organisation Fujitsu was recognised with the Gender Champion award. Finalists in this category include the Post Office and Tideway.Chloe Chambraud, gender equality director at Business in the Community, said: “A huge congratulations to all the organisations in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 and to the Business in the Community Gender Equality Awards 2018 winners and finalists. They have shown their strong commitment to enabling men and women to contribute equally to society, understanding and addressing barriers to gender equality in the workplace, and recognising the benefits of having a diverse workforce at all levels. I hope that even more employers will follow their examples of best practice on this agenda.”Dan Labbad, chief executive officer, international operations at Lendlease, added: “Being named one of the UK’s top employers for women is great news and welcome recognition for Lendlease’s continued efforts to attract more women into construction. We are pleased to be recognised for our efforts so far on this critical issue, but we are not complacent and will continue working hard to build a more inclusive workforce.”Dr Siobhan Martin, UK HR director at Mercer, said: “I am thrilled that Mercer has been named among The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. We’re on a mission to ensure [employees] reach their full potential, through bringing their whole selves to work, having diverse role models to look up to and having stimulating, progressive careers. We offer a breadth of flexible working options and support everyone regardless of family arrangements.”last_img read more

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