Articles tagged with: Hugh McElvaney

MCELVANEY HITS OUT AT CO COUNCIL “KANGAROO COURT”

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24 Jun 2016 Comments Off on MCELVANEY HITS OUT AT CO COUNCIL “KANGAROO COURT”
MCELVANEY HITS OUT AT CO COUNCIL “KANGAROO COURT”

Internal investigation found no corruption or malpractice says Independent councillor PETER HUGHES Strong comments in relation to the actions and statements of some members of Monaghan Co Council in the aftermath of the “RTÉ Investigates” controversy in which he was embroiled in December last were made by Hugh McElvaney at Monday’s Annual Meeting of the local authority. The Independent councillor used the term “kangaroo court” to describe the special meeting convened by the Co Council on December 16 last year at which a motion, proposed by Sinn Féin councillor Pat Treanor and seconded ...

CO COUNCIL REFERS REPORT ON TV ALLEGATIONS TO STANDARDS IN PUBLIC OFFICE BODY

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13 Mar 2016 Comments Off on CO COUNCIL REFERS REPORT ON TV ALLEGATIONS TO STANDARDS IN PUBLIC OFFICE BODY
CO COUNCIL REFERS REPORT ON TV ALLEGATIONS  TO STANDARDS IN  PUBLIC OFFICE BODY

A report carried out by Monaghan Co Council as a consequence of allegations made on an “RTÉ Investigates” programme in December of last year has been referred to the Standards in Public Office Commission, Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan told Monday’s meeting of the Council. A member of the Co Council, Hugh McElvaney, was one of three local public representatives featured on the programme, and against whom allegations of transgressions against public office standards were made as a consequence of their secretly filmed interactions with an undercover journalist posing at a representative ...

HEDGE CUTTING IS MAJOR MONAGHAN ROAD SAFETY ISSUE – COLR MCELVANEY

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4 Feb 2016 Comments Off on HEDGE CUTTING IS MAJOR MONAGHAN ROAD SAFETY ISSUE – COLR MCELVANEY
HEDGE CUTTING IS MAJOR MONAGHAN ROAD SAFETY ISSUE – COLR MCELVANEY

Adherence to the regulations governing hedge cutting was essential for road safety in Co Monaghan, Independent member of Monaghan Co Council Hugh McElvaney stated this week. Colr McElvaney highlighted the problems posed to traffic on the regional roads of the county in particular this week as the Co Council introduced new procedures for inspections and possible enforcement action for non-compliance to ensure the regulations in this regard were complied with by landowners (see below). The Independent representative distributed photographs illustrating the hazards faced by motorists on regional roads at Monday’s Council meeting, ...

COLR MCELVANEY REQUESTS THAT CO COUNCIL INQUIRY ON RTE PROGRAMME CONTENTS BE EXPEDITED

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15 Jan 2016 Comments Off on COLR MCELVANEY REQUESTS THAT CO COUNCIL INQUIRY ON RTE PROGRAMME CONTENTS BE EXPEDITED
COLR MCELVANEY REQUESTS THAT CO COUNCIL INQUIRY ON RTE PROGRAMME CONTENTS BE EXPEDITED

PETER HUGHES Monaghan Co Council was requested on Monday by Colr Hugh McElvaney to expedite an inquiry it was conducting on foot of the contents of a recent RTE Investigates programme in which the veteran local public representative was prominently featured. The former Fine Gael and now Independent councillor was shown on the programme, broadcast on Monday December 7, telling an undercover journalist purporting to represent a wind farm company that he would assist the company to establish a project in Co Monaghan if he was paid £10,000 Sterling. Colr McElvaney maintains he ...

MCELVANEY CONFRONTED WITH RESIGNATION CALL BY CO COUNCIL

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18 Dec 2015 Comments Off on MCELVANEY CONFRONTED WITH RESIGNATION CALL BY CO COUNCIL
MCELVANEY CONFRONTED WITH RESIGNATION CALL BY CO COUNCIL

PETER HUGHES Underfire public representative Hugh McElvaney has been requested to resign from the membership of Monaghan Co Council. The Council at a specially convened meeting yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, voted in favour of a Sinn Féin motion moved by Pat Treanor which requested the resignation of the veteran local politician because of “his clear breaches of the code of conduct binding the behaviour of councillors, as demonstrated by the contents of the RTE Investigates programme broadcast on Monday, December 7.” The programme had depicted the long-serving Co Councillor, now in his 42nd year ...

MCELVANEY HITS THE NATIONAL HEADLINES FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

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12 Dec 2015 Comments Off on MCELVANEY HITS THE NATIONAL HEADLINES FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS
MCELVANEY HITS THE NATIONAL HEADLINES FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie IF Monaghan’s veteran public representative Hugh McElvaney had hoped his recent resignation from Fine Gael would put him in the media spotlight, he could hardly have foreseen the kind of blanket national broadcast and print coverage he is attracting this week — for all the wrong reasons. In an investigative documentary aired on RTÉ television on Monday night, Cllr McElvaney is filmed telling an undercover female reporter that, for £10,000 sterling (roughly €13,800), he will help a company she pretends to represent to set up a wind farm project ...

MCELVANEY QUITS FINE GAEL

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27 Nov 2015 Comments Off on MCELVANEY QUITS FINE GAEL

Michael Fisher It was political drama at its best. But Monday night’s public meeting served only as the prelude for an even bigger drama that was to unfold the next day involving Fine Gael. Monaghan’s longest-serving and best-known county councillor Hugh McElvaney, speaking “with a heavy heart and a soul that is distraught”, told a packed public meeting he was leaving the party he had represented for 41 years. The audience at the Glencarn Hotel in Castleblayney had come to attend a discussion on the controversial North-South electricity interconnector. It was the ...

WHERE ARE THE JOBS? – CO COUNCILLORS TO QUIZ TDS ON EMPLOYMENT ISSUE

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5 Jul 2013 Comments Off on WHERE ARE THE JOBS? – CO COUNCILLORS TO QUIZ TDS ON EMPLOYMENT ISSUE

“Monaghan Co Council cannot create direct employment, but it can provide the environment that supports new employment and enterprise,” Director of Services Paul Clifford told Monday’s meeting of the Council during a comprehensive briefing on economic development initiatives in which the local authority could play an important role. The discussion resulted in agreement to a proposal from Fine Gael’s Hugh McElvaney, seconded by his party colleague Owen Bannigan, that a meeting be sought with Cavan/Monaghan’s five TDs to discuss the efforts they were making to bring new employment to ...

MONAGHAN MAYOR DEFENDS LOCAL COUNCILLORS FROM NATIONAL PRESS CRITICISM

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7 Sep 2012 Comments Off on MONAGHAN MAYOR DEFENDS LOCAL COUNCILLORS FROM NATIONAL PRESS CRITICISM
MONAGHAN MAYOR DEFENDS LOCAL COUNCILLORS FROM NATIONAL PRESS CRITICISM

Mayor of Co Monaghan Hugh McElvaney has launched a stout defence of the work performed by local public representatives in light of critical national press coverage focusing on their function and earnings. Speaking at the outset of Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council, Mayor McElvaney referred to recent trips to Canada and Belgium undertaken by delegations of Monaghan local authority members, stating that they had worked very hard to promote Ireland in the context of the major Gathering tourism initiative taking place next year. “They covered themselves with ...

DECLINE IN CLONES POPULATION PROMPTS CONCERN

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24 Jun 2011 Comments Off on DECLINE IN CLONES POPULATION PROMPTS CONCERN

A strong appeal was made by Fine Gael councillor Hugh McElvaney at Monday’s Annual Meeting of Monaghan Co Council for the newly elected Co Mayor Seamus Coyle to lead an initiative in the course of his term of office that would revive the economic fortunes of the town of Clones and its hinterland. Expressing concern at statistics that had come to light indicating a significant population decline in Clones over recent years, Colr McElvaney called for the Co Council’s Director of Services to visit the town to see its ...