Articles in the Carrickmacross Category

WORK TO COMMENCE SHORTLY AT UNFINISHED DEVELOPMENT IN CARRICKMACROSS

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31 Jan 2019 Comments Off on WORK TO COMMENCE SHORTLY AT UNFINISHED DEVELOPMENT IN CARRICKMACROSS
WORK TO COMMENCE SHORTLY AT UNFINISHED DEVELOPMENT IN CARRICKMACROSS

Michael Fisher Antrim based developer has revealed plans to transform the unfinished housing development at Magheross in Carrickmacross, which has been an eyesore for many years, into 33 residential units for social housing. Stephen McMurrough told Councillors his professional team will start work on the site in three weeks’ time, following a health and safety audit and having arranged the necessary financial backing. It’s anticipated the project will be completed in the next twelve months, with the first block of seven town houses ready to be handed over in ...

MOTHER OF CARRICK HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM REFUSES “IN COMMITTEE” PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY AT CO COUNCIL

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31 Jan 2019 Comments Off on MOTHER OF CARRICK HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM REFUSES “IN COMMITTEE” PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY AT CO COUNCIL
MOTHER OF CARRICK HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM REFUSES “IN COMMITTEE” PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY AT CO COUNCIL

Mrs Lucia O’Farrell, mother of the young Carrickmacross law student Shane O’Farrell who was fatally injured in a hit-andrun road traffic accident near his home in 2011, has declined an opportunity to make a presentation to Monaghan Co Council “in committee” outlining her family’s ongoing quest for justice. In an open letter to Monaghan Co Council which was supplied to the Northern Standard this week, Mrs O’Farrell is critical of the decision taken by majority vote at the January meeting of the Council to hold the presentation “in committee”, which ...

FAMILY OF CARRICK FATAL ASSAULT VICTIM “LEFT IN TURMOIL” BY CIRCUIT COURT OUTCOME

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24 Jan 2019 Comments Off on FAMILY OF CARRICK FATAL ASSAULT VICTIM “LEFT IN TURMOIL” BY CIRCUIT COURT OUTCOME

The family of Carrickmacross fitness instructor Seamus Bell, who died after being the victim of a one-punch assault in the town, have issued a statement saying they have been “left in turmoil” by the outcome of the hearing at Monaghan Circuit Court this week of the manslaughter case arising from the incident. The family have expressed disappointment with what they perceive as the leniency of the sentence handed down to 35- year-old Lithuanian man Vytautas Racys, with an address at 33 The Oak, Lough na Glack, Carrickmacross, who received a ...

CARRICK’S MONSIGNOR LARRY DUFFY NAMED AS BISHOP-ELECT OF CLOGHER

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14 Dec 2018 Comments Off on CARRICK’S MONSIGNOR LARRY DUFFY NAMED AS BISHOP-ELECT OF CLOGHER
CARRICK’S MONSIGNOR LARRY DUFFY NAMED AS BISHOP-ELECT OF CLOGHER

By Veronica Corr The Northern Standard was afforded the opportunity to conduct a brief interview with Bishop-Elect Larry Duffy, after the announcement of his promotion in St. Joseph’s Church, Carrickmacross on Saturday morning last. Famed for his modesty, he was his approachable self. When asked how he felt on the morning, just after the announcement was made, after accepting congratulations, Monsignor Duffy said: “I’m feeling calm, relieved and grateful to be this far on.” He explained that the Papal Nuncio had given him as much time as he needed to ...

CARRICK ESTATE AGENT URGES…… ACTION MUST BE TAKEN TO HALT ‘DECLINE OF IN-TOWN TRADE’

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6 Dec 2018 Comments Off on CARRICK ESTATE AGENT URGES…… ACTION MUST BE TAKEN TO HALT ‘DECLINE OF IN-TOWN TRADE’
CARRICK ESTATE AGENT URGES…… ACTION MUST BE TAKEN TO HALT ‘DECLINE OF IN-TOWN TRADE’

By PATSY McARDLE A WELL KNOWN former Carrickmacross councillor, who is a local auctioneer and estate agent, is Chairman of a working group set up by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland which released a very challenging Report, this week, claiming that restrictions on out- of- town shopping centres, and the provision of high-speed broadband, are just two measures which need to be implemented urgently, if the present decline in business in the main streets of small towns, is to be reversed. Shane O’Hanlon has described the Report as one ...

YOUNG CARRICK GIRL’S TEMPLE STREET EXPERIENCE RECOUNTED IN NEW VIDEO

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1 Nov 2018 Comments Off on YOUNG CARRICK GIRL’S TEMPLE STREET EXPERIENCE RECOUNTED IN NEW VIDEO
YOUNG CARRICK GIRL’S TEMPLE STREET EXPERIENCE RECOUNTED IN NEW VIDEO

Young Carrick girl Grace Cogan’s journey with the aid of Temple Street children’s hospital to cope with the challenges of the rare condition Morquio Syndrome is the subject of a moving new video. Grace’s Temple Street experience forms the subject of the third of Temple Street Foundation’s ‘Living Proof’ series of patient video stories, which highlights the real-life experiences of just some of the families who benefit from public donations and support for the children’s medical facility. Grace, now 11, has been coming to the hospital since she was a ...

ELDERLY LADY KILLED ON CARRICK’S MAIN STREET

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5 Oct 2018 Comments Off on ELDERLY LADY KILLED ON CARRICK’S MAIN STREET
ELDERLY LADY KILLED ON CARRICK’S MAIN STREET

A female pedestrian in her seventies died on Main Street, Carrickmacross, last Thursday, September 27th, as a result of an incident involving a lorry at the pedestrian crossing around noon. Eileen Meegan (née McArdle), who was from Killabola, Inniskeen, was a wife, mother and grandmother. Her Requiem Mass took place at the Church of Mary Mother of Mercy, Inniskeen at 10am on Sunday morning last. Cremation took place afterwards in Lakeland’s Crematorium, Cavan. This was the first road death in County Monaghan this year to date.

GROUND RENTS RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY CABINET IN SEPTEMBER:

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19 Jul 2018 Comments Off on GROUND RENTS RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY CABINET IN SEPTEMBER:
GROUND RENTS RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED BY CABINET IN SEPTEMBER:

MINISTER WELCOMES SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN ADDRESSING CARRICKMACROSS ISSUE The controversial issue of ground rents in Carrickmacross has been at the centre of a long running legal saga, which culminated in a Supreme Court judgement in 2012. This had serious implications for local businesses on the west side of the Main Street in the town and their ability to buy out the freehold of their property. Local businessman Gus O’Gorman won his 18-year case against JES Holdings Ltd, an Isle of Man registered company set up by the landlord Shirley family. Mr ...

CLOSURE ORDER SERVED ON SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPERATING NEAR CARRICKMACROSS

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16 Jul 2018 Comments Off on CLOSURE ORDER SERVED ON SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPERATING NEAR CARRICKMACROSS
CLOSURE ORDER SERVED ON SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPERATING NEAR CARRICKMACROSS

A SLAUGHTERHOUSE and cutting house enterprise that was operating illegally in Co Louth, close to Carrickmacross, has been ordered to close by Louth Co Council after being described as “a grave and immediate danger to public health”. Louth County Council originally served the two Closure Orders in April, but this had been subject to appeal up until this week’s confirmation of the orders…

SURGERY SERVICE IN ABSOLUTE CRISIS, GPs REVEAL…

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6 Jul 2018 Comments Off on SURGERY SERVICE IN ABSOLUTE CRISIS, GPs REVEAL…
SURGERY SERVICE IN ABSOLUTE CRISIS, GPs REVEAL…

HEALTH MINISTER ACCEPTS NEW CONTRACT IS NEEDED New Primary Care Centre for Carrickmacross to be ready by 2020 Michael Fisher The General Practitioner service is in absolute crisis at the moment, according to two prominent local doctors. Some practices in the Co. Monaghan area are closed to new patients. At one surgery in Carrickmacross, existing patients are queueing up before opening time at the start of the week in the hope of getting appointments. Meanwhile the HSE has confirmed in response to a query from Sinn Féin Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin that ...