Articles in the Castleblayney Category

NATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR NEXT GENERATION OF CO MONAGHAN ENTREPRENEURS

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20 May 2021 Comments Off on NATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR NEXT GENERATION OF CO MONAGHAN ENTREPRENEURS
NATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR NEXT GENERATION OF CO MONAGHAN ENTREPRENEURS

Students from schools in Monaghan Town and Castleblayney have demonstrated that the baton of Co Monaghan entrepreneurial endeavour is being passed on into safe hands by claiming prestigious national awards for their business ideas. Matthew McVicar of St Macartan’s College in Monaghan Town, the son of Combilift CEO and co-founder Martin McVicar, was announced on Friday last as 1st prize-winner in the Senior Category of the National Student Enterprise Programme Finals. Matthew’s winning project was Copper Case, a case designed to sanitise a facemask in just three minutes. Seán Kerley ...

MOTORCYCLIST FATALLY INJURED AT CASTLEBLAYNEY ROUNDABOUT

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23 Apr 2021 Comments Off on MOTORCYCLIST FATALLY INJURED AT CASTLEBLAYNEY ROUNDABOUT
MOTORCYCLIST FATALLY INJURED AT CASTLEBLAYNEY ROUNDABOUT

A motorcyclist from Co Donegal sustained fatal injuries when his vehicle struck a roundabout in the Castleblayney area on Saturday afternoon last. Patrick McKinley, from Letterkenny, who was in his 40s, died after his motorcycle collided with the Drumcrew roundabout at the junction of the N2 and N52 near Tullyvin at around 5.10 pm. Mr McGinley was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for a post mortem examination. The road was closed for a period to facilitate a Garda ...

‘MAD ABOUT MONAGHAN’ IS OFF TO A FLYING START!

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16 Apr 2021 Comments Off on ‘MAD ABOUT MONAGHAN’ IS OFF TO A FLYING START!
‘MAD ABOUT MONAGHAN’ IS OFF TO A FLYING START!

The Swimming Pig sculpture as it was placed into position on the N2 outside Castleblayney on Monday morning. ©Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

SINN FÉIN MEETING HEARS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON BANK OF IRELAND BRANCH CLOSURES

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26 Mar 2021 Comments Off on SINN FÉIN MEETING HEARS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON BANK OF IRELAND BRANCH CLOSURES
SINN FÉIN MEETING HEARS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON BANK OF IRELAND BRANCH CLOSURES

The Government must use its substantial stake in the Bank of Ireland to prevent the closures of local branches in Clones and Castleblayney. That was the clear message from a public meeting organised by Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan Matt Carthy last Friday evening, held online due to Covid-19 restrictions. The meeting, attended by business representatives and members of the community from ‘Blayney and Clones, was told by Deputy Carthy that, when local towns lose banking services, it resulted in lower levels of investment and therefore had a negative impact ...

BANK OF IRELAND TO CLOSE 103 BRANCHES INCLUDING CLONES AND CASTLEBLAYNEY

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5 Mar 2021 Comments Off on BANK OF IRELAND TO CLOSE 103 BRANCHES INCLUDING CLONES AND CASTLEBLAYNEY
BANK OF IRELAND TO CLOSE 103 BRANCHES INCLUDING CLONES AND CASTLEBLAYNEY

‘WRONG DECISION AT WRONG TIME’ – CARTHY Michael Fisher In another blow for banking services in Co. Monaghan, the Bank of Ireland announced on Monday it was closing its branches in Castleblayney and Clones, along with Cootehill and Kingscourt in Co. Cavan, as part of a major re-organisation. Sinn Féin Deputy Matt Carthy said it could be potentially devastating for the towns affected and described it as “the wrong decision at the wrong time.” A senior bank executive said it remained committed to Co. Monaghan and the changes would allow the ...

GRANTS OF OVER €16 MILLION FOR MAINTAINING ROADS IN CO. MONAGHAN ANNOUNCED BY GOVERNMENT

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18 Feb 2021 Comments Off on GRANTS OF OVER €16 MILLION FOR MAINTAINING ROADS IN CO. MONAGHAN ANNOUNCED BY GOVERNMENT
GRANTS OF OVER €16 MILLION FOR MAINTAINING ROADS IN CO. MONAGHAN ANNOUNCED BY GOVERNMENT

Includes Brackly Bridge Replacement near Castleblayney Michael Fisher Over €16 million from national funds is to be spent this year on the maintenance and renewal of the road network in County Monaghan. This includes bridge rehabilitation and drainage works. These grants supplement any expenditure by Monaghan County Council from their own resources on regional and local road projects and do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year. The largest single expenditure will be the replacement of Brackly bridge on the R180 Carrickmacross to Lough Egish road, ...

CHIEF EXECUTIVE EMPHASISES COUNTY COUNCIL COMMITMENT TO RESTORATION OF HISTORIC ‘BLAYNEY BUILDINGS

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30 Jan 2021 Comments Off on CHIEF EXECUTIVE EMPHASISES COUNTY COUNCIL COMMITMENT TO RESTORATION OF HISTORIC ‘BLAYNEY BUILDINGS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE EMPHASISES COUNTY COUNCIL COMMITMENT TO RESTORATION OF HISTORIC ‘BLAYNEY BUILDINGS

National media spotlight on An Taisce report didn’t reflect expenditure and plans for Market House and Hope Castle says O’Sullivan Weekend national media coverage of the listing by An Taisce of Castleblayney’s Hope Castle and Market House as two of the country’s most endangered historic buildings did not reflect the levels of investment in their preservation made by Monaghan Co Council, or the local authority’s plans to restore both structures to productive future use. This was stated by Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan at Monday’s meeting of the Council when an extensive ...

ADDITIONAL €473,000 FOR CASTLEBLAYNEY ENTERPRISE HUB ANNOUNCED BY MINISTER HUMPHREYS

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12 Dec 2020 Comments Off on ADDITIONAL €473,000 FOR CASTLEBLAYNEY ENTERPRISE HUB ANNOUNCED BY MINISTER HUMPHREYS
ADDITIONAL €473,000 FOR CASTLEBLAYNEY ENTERPRISE HUB ANNOUNCED BY MINISTER HUMPHREYS

Castleblayney Community Enterprise learned that an additional €473,000 in funding for the new Enterprise Hub, which will be located at the site known as The Ridge, was being made available through the Department of Rural and Community Development, when Minister Heather Humphreys visited the town last Friday morning. L-R: Monaghan County Council Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan, Castleblayney Enterprise Centre Manager Tommy McGuire, Castleblayney Community Enterprise Director Padraig Watters, Senator Robbie Gallagher, Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council Colm Carthy, Minister Heather Humphreys, Carrickmacross/Castleblayney Municipal District Co-ordinator Damien Thornton, Councillor Aoife McCooey, ...

CASTLEBLAYNEY PREMISES RAIDED IN GARDA OPERATION TO SHUT DOWN THE SHEBEENS!

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4 Dec 2020 Comments Off on CASTLEBLAYNEY PREMISES RAIDED IN GARDA OPERATION TO SHUT DOWN THE SHEBEENS!
CASTLEBLAYNEY PREMISES RAIDED IN GARDA OPERATION TO SHUT DOWN THE SHEBEENS!

INCREASE IN ILLEGAL DRINKING DENS ANTICIPATED AS “WET PUB” CLOSURES CONTINUE A private premises in Castleblayney was raided by Gardaí on Saturday as part of an operation designed to shut down “shebeens” or illegal drinking dens. Covid-19 restrictions which have imposed closure on “wet pubs” in Ireland for much of this year have given rise to an increase in the operation of establishments where alcohol is illegally served, the Gardaí said this week, and the trend is expected to increase over the Christmas and New Year holiday period as legitimate licensed ...

CÚ CHULLAINN BLOOD BIKES GROUP DENIED COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUNDING BECAUSE LOCAL AUTHORITY REQUIRES FURTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION ON GROUP

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22 May 2020 Comments Off on CÚ CHULLAINN BLOOD BIKES GROUP DENIED COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUNDING BECAUSE LOCAL AUTHORITY REQUIRES FURTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION ON GROUP
CÚ CHULLAINN BLOOD BIKES GROUP DENIED COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUNDING BECAUSE LOCAL AUTHORITY REQUIRES FURTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION ON GROUP

By Veronica Corr Corr Derek Duffy, Director and founder member of Cú Chullainn Blood Bikes, who is based in Castleblayney, spoke to The Northern Standard this week about the group being unsuccessful in its bid to gain a grant from Monaghan County Council under its COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which came from the Dept of Rural and Community Development. “The organisation is Monaghan-based, but we cover the whole North East, Cavan, Meath, Monaghan and Louth. We are also the lead blood bike group in Ireland that looks after the Human Milk Bank ...