16 December 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Fianna Fáil local public representative Seamus Coyle told the Northern Standard yesterday that he had received confirmation from Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD that approval to proceed to tender for the construction of a new Fire Station in Ballybay had been secured. the Monaghan Co Council and Ballybay- Clones Municipal District member said he was delighted that the project had now advanced to this important stage after what he described as “a long campaign”.

“I obtained confirmation from Minister o’Brien that his Department and the national Directorate for fire and Emergency Management had now approved this long awaited and vital project for Ballybay going to the tender stage,”

Councillor Coyle stated. “I wish to commend Monaghan Co Council and the staff of the Monaghan fire and Civil Protection Unit under senior officer Dermot Brannigan on the excellence of their application for what will be a €3.3 million investment in Ballybay’s firefighting services. “this is very welcome news for the town’s fire crew, who routinely display excellence in delivering an essential service not only to their own community but on occasions to locations throughout Co Monaghan and also in adjoining counties. the facilities they have had to use in recent times had grown outdated and unfit for purpose.”

Councillor Coyle added that, in expressing admiration for the current serving members of the Ballybay station, he wanted to remember and praise the retired personnel who…

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