Articles tagged with: Owen Bannigan

EUGENE BIDS TO CONTINUE BANNIGAN DYNASTY ON COUNTY COUNCIL

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5 Jun 2014 Comments Off on EUGENE BIDS TO CONTINUE BANNIGAN DYNASTY ON COUNTY COUNCIL
EUGENE BIDS TO CONTINUE BANNIGAN DYNASTY ON  COUNTY COUNCIL

By Cianna McNally A son of the late Fine Gael councillor Owen Bannigan is attempting to step into his father’s shoes and will represent Fine Gael in this weekend’s Ballybay – Clones municipal district election. 21-year-old Eugene Bannigan joins outgoing councillors Hughie McElvaney and Ciara McPhillips on the Fine Gael ticket. The election for the Ballybay – Clones electoral area was due to go ahead on Friday, 23rd May. However, the sudden death that day of Councillor Bannigan resulted in the election being declared void and postponed until Saturday, ...

WIDESPREAD GRIEF AND HEARTFELT TRIBUTES FOLLOW SUDDEN DEATH OF FINE GAEL COUNCILLOR

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30 May 2014 Comments Off on WIDESPREAD GRIEF AND HEARTFELT TRIBUTES FOLLOW SUDDEN DEATH OF FINE GAEL COUNCILLOR
WIDESPREAD GRIEF AND HEARTFELT TRIBUTES FOLLOW SUDDEN DEATH OF FINE GAEL COUNCILLOR

The entire political and community landscape of Co Monaghan was plunged into grief on Friday, May 23 last with the news of the sudden death of Fine Gael member of Monaghan Co Council Owen Bannigan. C olr Bannigan took suddenly ill in Ballybay during final canvassing for the local government elections, in which he was seeking to be returned to the Co Council as a representative for the Ballybay/Clones Municipal District.  The 51-year-old father of five is believed to have suffered a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Cavan General Hospital ...

Election Battlelines Drawn At Co Council!

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11 Dec 2010 Comments Off on Election Battlelines Drawn At Co Council!

A Sinn Féin motion condemning the Government’s handling of the economic crisis and the financial rescue package negotiated with the IMF, which sought the suspension of the following day’s Budget and the calling of a General Election, prompted an extraordinary two-hour debate at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council conducted in part by members hurling invective at each other across the meeting table. Co Mayor Jackie Crowe threatened to adjourn proceedings on several occasions as he attempted to call the members to order. As a tempest of snow ...

Ballybay farm office row re-erupts!

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19 Jul 2010 Comments Off on Ballybay farm office row re-erupts!

A claim by Fine Gael’s Owen Bannigan that the Dept of Agriculture office in Ballybay was to close on December 15 generated a heated debate at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. Seamus Coyle of Fianna Fáil said he had contacted Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith during the meeting and the Minister said there was no truth to the rumour and had reiterated his previous guarantees regarding the future of the facility. Colr Bannigan held firm to the veracity of his revelation, and angry and often high-volume exchanges rang around the meeting ...