Articles in the Castleblayney Category

ARREST IN CASTLEBLAYNEY AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN SOUTH ARMAGH

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29 Apr 2022 Comments Off on ARREST IN CASTLEBLAYNEY AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN SOUTH ARMAGH
ARREST IN CASTLEBLAYNEY AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN SOUTH ARMAGH

A 16-year-old male was arrested by the Garda in Castleblayney on Wednesday evening last following an incident in South Armagh in which a PSNI vehicle was rammed by a stolen camper van during a high-speed chase. The PSNI deployed helicopters and a dog unit to attempt to intercept the vehicle, which was believed to be linked to a burglary carried out at a house in the Tandragee area earlier in the day, when the property was ransacked and jewellery and cash were taken. Two male suspects abandoned the vehicle in ...

MINISTER CONGRATULATES NORTHERN STANDARD JOURNALIST ON RETIREMENT

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29 Apr 2022 Comments Off on MINISTER CONGRATULATES NORTHERN STANDARD JOURNALIST ON RETIREMENT
MINISTER CONGRATULATES NORTHERN STANDARD JOURNALIST ON RETIREMENT

After more than seven years working as a reporter for The Northern Standard, Tydavnetbased Michael Fisher has announced his retirement from the paper. He has been covering the Ballybay/Clones Municipal District since his appointment to the staff in 2018. Previously Michael worked for the Standard as a freelance and spent some time covering the Carrickmacross/Castleblayney area. He has also reported on the Monaghan Municipal District area. Although he has reported expertly and with insight on a wide range of stories, Michael has perhaps been mostly closely identified during his time ...

MINISTER’S DÁIL PRAISE FOR YOUNG CASTLEBLAYNEY AUTHOR

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17 Mar 2022 Comments Off on MINISTER’S DÁIL PRAISE FOR YOUNG CASTLEBLAYNEY AUTHOR
MINISTER’S DÁIL PRAISE FOR YOUNG CASTLEBLAYNEY AUTHOR

A 14-year-old student from Castleblayney who has written a book about legendary local community activist Sr Celine McArdle was singled out for praise by Minister for Community and Rural Development and Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys TD when she addressed the Dáil last week on International Women’s Day. Minister Humphreys said that Molly Ward – whose book on the “trail-blazing” Sr Celine had been launched at an International Women’s Day event organised by Blayney Blades at the town’s Íontas Centre – was an example of the “wonderful generation of ...

NORTHERN STANDARD AND BORDER JOURNALISM MOURNING THE PASSING OF PATSY McARDLE

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13 Jan 2022 Comments Off on NORTHERN STANDARD AND BORDER JOURNALISM MOURNING THE PASSING OF PATSY McARDLE
NORTHERN STANDARD AND BORDER JOURNALISM MOURNING THE PASSING OF PATSY McARDLE

‘Blayney reporter’s life and work generate multitude of tributes By Peter Hughes The Northern Standard, the community of Castleblayney, and the Border region and national theatres of journalism, lost an essential personality on Thursday, January 6 last with the passing at the age of 82 of Patrick J McArdle, Knockagolis. Patsy, as he was universally known, had been a full-time member of the reporting staff of this newspaper for over 40 years and was one of the most prominent and respected members of his profession in the Border counties and nationally. ...

NEW FEASIBILITY STUDY TO INFORM “BIG DECISION” ON FUTURE OF LOUGH MUCKNO

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10 Dec 2021 Comments Off on NEW FEASIBILITY STUDY TO INFORM “BIG DECISION” ON FUTURE OF LOUGH MUCKNO
NEW FEASIBILITY STUDY TO INFORM “BIG DECISION” ON FUTURE OF LOUGH MUCKNO

The members of Monaghan Co Council have agreed to postpone the “big decision” on the future of the Lough Muckno amenity in Castleblayney for 12 months to await the outcome of a new feasibility study on how the popular parkland and iconic Hope Castle and Annex buildings should be developed in the future. Meeting in ‘Blayney on Monday, councillors agreed to the recommendation of Deputy Chief Executive Paul Clifford to invest in the region of €150,000 in a study that will put flesh on the bones of the “Vision for ...

THERESE THANKS HER LIFE-SAVERS AT ‘BLAYNEY RESTART A HEART EVENT

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22 Oct 2021 Comments Off on THERESE THANKS HER LIFE-SAVERS AT ‘BLAYNEY RESTART A HEART EVENT
THERESE THANKS HER LIFE-SAVERS AT ‘BLAYNEY RESTART A HEART EVENT

The World Restart a Heart Day message of the importance of having knowledge of CPR techniques was movingly encapsulated at an event at Castleblayney Ambulance Station on Saturday when a two-year-old local girl had the opportunity to say thank you to some of those who helped save her life last August. Little Therese Hickey almost drowned in a pool at the family home but thanks to the CPR administered by her mother Melinda with the help of a neighbour and the expedient response to the emergency by paramedics and Gardaí ...

CASTLEBLAYNEY SEE OFF CARRICK TO ADD ANOTHER TITLE TO CABINET

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17 Sep 2021 Comments Off on CASTLEBLAYNEY SEE OFF CARRICK TO ADD ANOTHER TITLE TO CABINET
CASTLEBLAYNEY SEE OFF CARRICK TO ADD ANOTHER TITLE TO CABINET

Colm Shalvey reports The AM Hurleys Senior and Junior Hurling Championship Finals took centre stage in Clontibret last Sunday, producing two contrasting games. Castleblayney remain as dominant as ever in the SHC after completing their second five-in-a-row since the turn of the century with a convincing win over Carrickmacross. It was a fourth consecutive double-digits final win for Blayney, who have now lifted 19 SHC titles since 1999. Carrickmacross, who reached this stage for the first time since 2005 after a progressive year, showed spirit in a much-improved second-half effort, but ...

MINISTER HUMPHREYS PROMISES “MOST AMBITIOUS HOUSING STRATEGY EVER” AT UNVEILING OF NEW ‘BLAYNEY HOMES

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12 Aug 2021 Comments Off on MINISTER HUMPHREYS PROMISES “MOST AMBITIOUS HOUSING STRATEGY EVER” AT UNVEILING OF NEW ‘BLAYNEY HOMES
MINISTER HUMPHREYS PROMISES “MOST AMBITIOUS HOUSING STRATEGY EVER” AT UNVEILING OF NEW ‘BLAYNEY HOMES

The Government was in the final stages of preparation for what would be the most ambitious strategy in the history of the State for the delivery of affordable homes, Minister for Justice, Social Protection, and Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys stated in Castleblayney last week. Minister Humphreys was officiating at a ceremony to mark the completion of 25 new social housing units at Radharc An Bhrí, part of a 38- dwelling project involving the approved housing body Tuath Housing. The new homes have been allocated to applicants from the ...

CASTLEBLAYNEY CENTRE CONTRIBUTES TO “SIGNIFICANT WEEKEND FOR VACCINATION PROGRAMME”

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6 Aug 2021 Comments Off on CASTLEBLAYNEY CENTRE CONTRIBUTES TO “SIGNIFICANT WEEKEND FOR VACCINATION PROGRAMME”
CASTLEBLAYNEY CENTRE CONTRIBUTES TO “SIGNIFICANT WEEKEND FOR VACCINATION PROGRAMME”

490 people received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Glencarn Hotel in Castleblayney over the Bank Holiday weekend as the county’s vaccination centre – which relocated from the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan Town last week – took part in the walk-in clinic initiative put in place at locations across the country. HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said it had been “a significant weekend for the vaccination programme”, with the success of the walk-in approach – where people could turn up without a prior appointment providing they brought ...

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 ...