Articles tagged with: Monaghan Co Council

APPARENT RIFT BETWEEN MONAGHAN F.G. T.D.S CRITICISED AT CO COUNCIL MEETING

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14 May 2015 Comments Off on APPARENT RIFT BETWEEN MONAGHAN F.G. T.D.S CRITICISED AT CO COUNCIL MEETING

PETER HUGHES Apparent tension in the relationship between Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD and her Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael party colleague in the Dáil Sean Conlan came in for critical comment at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. In correspondence to the Council on the north-south electricity interconnector issue, Deputy Conlan stated that he had written and called on Minister Humphreys “on numerous occasions” to use her Cabinet position to stop EirGrid from submitting a renewed planning application in relation to the project, but the Minister had not ...

MEETING SECURED BY TD WITH MINISTER WHITE – COUNCILLORS SHOULDN’T BE PLAYING POLITICS WITH EMOTIVE ISSUE – DEPUTY CONLAN

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14 May 2015 Comments Off on MEETING SECURED BY TD WITH MINISTER WHITE – COUNCILLORS SHOULDN’T BE PLAYING POLITICS WITH EMOTIVE ISSUE – DEPUTY CONLAN

Fine Gael Dáil Deputy Sean Conlan yesterday expressed disappointment with the reaction by some Fianna Fáil members of Monaghan Co Council to his letter to the local authority on the EirGrid interconnector issue. “I don’t think the communities affected by the project will be too pleased with some Council members deciding to play politics with what is a very emotive subject,” the Cavan/Monaghan TD stated when asked by The Northern Standard for a reaction to Monday’s Council debate. Deputy Conlan emphasised that the intention of his letter was to respond to a ...

COLR KEELAN CONCERNED OVER ACCIDENTS ON THE N2

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2 May 2015 Comments Off on COLR KEELAN CONCERNED OVER ACCIDENTS ON THE N2

The large number of road traffic accidents, including fatalities, that have taken place on the N2 national primary route in Co Monaghan prompted the submission of a question by Sinn Féin’s Noel Keelan to the April meeting of Monaghan Co Council. Referring in particular to accidents that had occurred on the Ardee-Castleblayney stretch of the road, the South Monaghan public representative asked what discussions had taken place with the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Council’s Roads Section in relation to the possibility of extending the 2+1 design solution or the ...

NO HOUSING CRISIS IN CO MONAGHAN – CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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5 Mar 2015 Comments Off on NO HOUSING CRISIS IN CO MONAGHAN – CHIEF EXECUTIVE

We do no have a housing crisis in Co Monaghan,” Chief Executive Eugene Cummins told Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. It has been customary for the county’s local public representatives to link the words “housing” and “crisis” in their discussions of accommodation issues in recent times (as Noel Keelan did at Monday’s meeting) but, responding to questions which arose from his monthly management report to the Council, Mr Cummins was keen to convey an alternative impression. He said there was no one homeless in the county. There was a demand for ...

CO COUNCIL URGED TO MAKE RESOLUTION OF FLOODING PROBLEMS A PRIORITY

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5 Mar 2015 Comments Off on CO COUNCIL URGED TO MAKE RESOLUTION OF FLOODING PROBLEMS A PRIORITY

A strong case was made at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council for urgent measures to address the serious flooding problems that occur on the Ballybay-Cootehill or R190 road. Fianna Fáil councillor Seamus Coyle had a proposal adopted requesting the Council to seek an urgent meeting with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe TD to have specific grant funding allocated for flood alleviation works to this particular stretch of the Dundalk-Cavan route “as this is a major link route across the region”. Colr Coyle highlighted the great inconvenience and ...

COUNCILLORS GET THEIR TEETH INTO FLUORIDE ISSUE

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7 Feb 2015 Comments Off on COUNCILLORS GET THEIR TEETH INTO FLUORIDE ISSUE

By Cianna McNally A motion calling on the government to stop fluoride being added to water supplies was successfully adopted at the February meeting of Monaghan Co Council which took place on Monday of this week. Sinn Féin councillor Cathy Bennett, who put forward the motion, which read in full – ‘That Monaghan County Council calls on the government to stop fluoride being added to our water supplies,’ – stated that people should have the choice on whether or not fluoride was added to their water supply. She understood that some people thought it was a ...

CO COUNCIL AGREES TO €25,000 SPONSORSHIP OF MONAGHAN RALLY STAR

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15 Dec 2014 Comments Off on CO COUNCIL AGREES TO €25,000 SPONSORSHIP OF MONAGHAN RALLY STAR

Monaghan Co Council has agreed a proposal to provide €25,000 part-sponsorship to rising Co Monaghan rally star Daniel McKenna to assist his participation in the World Junior Rally Championships next year. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Council’s Corporate Policy Group on Monday and follows a lengthy discussion of the plan at the local authority’s December monthly meeting the previous week. Following Monday’s decision, it was stated that the sponsorship figure is dependent on Mr McKenna, who is from Scotshouse near Clones, completing all stages of the championship, the ...

FINDING THE MONAGHAN BRAND: CO COUNCIL TO UNDERTAKE NEW MARKETING INITIATIVE IN 2015

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15 Nov 2014 Comments Off on FINDING THE MONAGHAN BRAND: CO COUNCIL TO UNDERTAKE NEW MARKETING INITIATIVE IN 2015

The building of a new brand or marketing image for Co Monaghan has been identified by Monaghan Co Council as a priority for 2015. Some preliminary discussion on the matter took place at the Council’s November meeting, when Chief Executive Eugene Cummins emphasised the need to develop a unique identity or logo for the county that would be immediately identifiable with what Monaghan had to offer from a tourism and industrial development point of view. Mr Cummins told the meeting that community and economic development would continue to be a mainstay ...

POSTERITY NUDGES POLITICS ASIDE AT FINAL GATHERING OF CURRENT CO COUNCIL

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9 May 2014 Comments Off on POSTERITY NUDGES POLITICS ASIDE AT FINAL GATHERING OF CURRENT CO COUNCIL
POSTERITY NUDGES POLITICS ASIDE AT FINAL GATHERING OF CURRENT CO COUNCIL

Northern Standard photographer Rory Geary wielded the baton like a conductor on the last night of the Proms. Before him the orchestra of Monaghan Co Council members and officials achieved a union in a chorus of smiles that had rarely if even been coaxed from them by the clanging gavel of the Co Mayors who had presided over their deliberations during the previous five years. Tuesday’s final meeting of the county authority before the local government elections of Friday May 23 ushers in a Brave New World of local government administration commenced ...

STRICT LEGISLATION PREVENTS LOCAL FAVOURITISM IN AWARDING OF CONTRACTS – CO MANAGER

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7 Mar 2014 Comments Off on STRICT LEGISLATION PREVENTS LOCAL FAVOURITISM IN AWARDING OF CONTRACTS – CO MANAGER

Monaghan Co Council is to establish a new procurement unit to ensure that the best value for money for taxpayers and ratepayers was obtained when services were being tendered for and contracts awarded, Co Manager Eugene Cummins told the members of the authority when they met on Tuesday. But the lack of discretion at the Council’s disposal when it came to the awarding of contracts for major projects in the county, and the rigorous nature of European legislation in this regard, was emphasised by Mr Cummins to the meeting. ...