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The journey from ‘Minutes’ to ‘Any Other Business’ was taken by the members of Monaghan Town Council for the final time last Wednesday evening.
The final chapter of a chronicle in Irish local government over 170 years in the writing was set down with appropriate reflection as the members of the county town authority met for the last time in the meeting chamber of the Town Hall building at the top of Dublin Street – a location also set to cease to be as a component of municipal administration under the …

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By JOHN GRAHAM
A point from a free by Colm Lambe in the final minute of normal time was the score that sent this junior championship match to a replay and a score too that means Blackhill have to wait at least another week to see which of these two teams they will be playing in the next round.
Overall a draw was probably a fair enough result to this lively contest that was played in good conditions in Blackhill on Friday evening last as both sides had their …

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By PATSY McARDLE
DESPITE a festive air as a handful of people gathered on West Street in Castleblayney last Thursday evening to witness the Town Council perform its final role—and formally thank the local inhabitants for their involvement with the Council since its inception as a civic body in 1853—there was an obvious sense of loss, as a new bureaucratic era was ushered in, linking Castleblayney with Carrickmacross, in a ‘new-born’ administrative body!
OUTGOING town councilors, as well as Cllrs. Aidan Campbell …

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Voting in Saturday’s election in the Ballybay/Clones Municipal District will take place from 8 am until 10 pm.
There are eleven candidates contesting the six available seats.
Eugene Bannigan, son of the late Owen Bannigan, is joined on the Fine Gael ticket by outgoing Co Council members Hugh McElvaney and Ciara McPhillips.
Sinn Fein are running two candidates, both outgoing Co Councillors – Pat Treanor and Cathy Bennett.
The Fianna Fåil team consists of outgoing Co Council member Seamus Coyle, former Clones Town Council member Deirdre Kelly and former Ballybay …

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By Cianna McNally
A son of the late Fine Gael councillor Owen Bannigan is attempting to step into his father’s shoes and will represent Fine Gael in this weekend’s Ballybay – Clones municipal district election.
21-year-old Eugene Bannigan joins outgoing councillors Hughie McElvaney and Ciara McPhillips on the Fine Gael ticket.
The election for the Ballybay – Clones electoral area was due to go ahead on Friday, 23rd May. However, the sudden death that day of Councillor Bannigan resulted in the election being declared void and postponed until Saturday, …

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The last word on the Town Council era of local government in Co Monaghan has now been spoken.
The valedictory functions of the Castleblayney and Monaghan authorities, reported this week, and those of Clones, Carrickmacross and Ballybay that preceded them, are significant events in our history.
Taken with the local government election process that will be completed in the county this weekend, they mark a point of momentous transition in the manner in which the business of local administration, a key one in public society, is delivered.