Northern Sound http://www.northernsound.ie Cavan & Monaghan Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:47:09 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.4 Cavan & Monaghan Northern Sound Cavan & Monaghan Northern Sound http://www.northernsound.ie/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.northernsound.ie Monaghan could be getting its first ever forest school http://www.northernsound.ie/monaghan-getting-first-ever-forest-school/ http://www.northernsound.ie/monaghan-getting-first-ever-forest-school/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:53:40 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116763 Monaghan could be getting its first ever forest school. A forest school is an initiative in response to the view that today’s children are missing out on outdoor adventure as a result of modern lifestyles. The schools encourage children to learn about plants and animals, and to play among them. There are already a number […]]]>

Monaghan could be getting its first ever forest school.

A forest school is an initiative in response to the view that today’s children are missing out on outdoor adventure as a result of modern lifestyles.

The schools encourage children to learn about plants and animals, and to play among them.

There are already a number of forest schools throughout Ireland which operate as either a module in some primary schools or as a full time day care service for pre-schoolers.

Transition Monaghan are behind the idea locally, and Monaghan County Council have recently sponsored its first forest school session which takes place on April 1st.

Dermot McNally of transition Monaghan says playing outdoors in an important part of children’s development.

 

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Commissioner says Garda morale is suffering after numerous scandals http://www.northernsound.ie/commissioner-says-garda-morale-suffering-numerous-scandals/ http://www.northernsound.ie/commissioner-says-garda-morale-suffering-numerous-scandals/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:51:13 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116760 Garda morale is being affected by repeated scandals involving the force, according to the Garda Commissioner. Noirin O’Sullivan has told the Policing Authority it’s going to take visible leadership to restore confidence in An Garda Siochana. She’s welcomed the fact that the Charlton Inquiry into allegations about local whistleblower Maurice McCabe will be held in […]]]>

Garda morale is being affected by repeated scandals involving the force, according to the Garda Commissioner.

Noirin O’Sullivan has told the Policing Authority it’s going to take visible leadership to restore confidence in An Garda Siochana.

She’s welcomed the fact that the Charlton Inquiry into allegations about local whistleblower Maurice McCabe will be held in public.

Noirin O’Sullivan says it’s critical confidence is expressed in the force.

 

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Over half of all properties on a Clones street are derelict http://www.northernsound.ie/half-properties-clones-street-derelict/ http://www.northernsound.ie/half-properties-clones-street-derelict/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:34:07 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116757 Over 50 per cent of premises on Fermanagh Street in Clones are derelict. That’s according to Sinn Fein Councillor Pat Treanor, who says 28 properties are open for business while 29 are currently closed. He’s calling on property owners throughout the Ballybay – Clones Municipal District who have empty or derelict buildings, to notify the […]]]>

Over 50 per cent of premises on Fermanagh Street in Clones are derelict.

That’s according to Sinn Fein Councillor Pat Treanor, who says 28 properties are open for business while 29 are currently closed.

He’s calling on property owners throughout the Ballybay – Clones Municipal District who have empty or derelict buildings, to notify the council.

He says this will give the property owners an opportunity to avail of funding schemes that would assist them to bring these building back into a working state.

 

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Two local women in the running for prestigious volunteer award http://www.northernsound.ie/two-local-women-running-prestigious-volunteer-award/ http://www.northernsound.ie/two-local-women-running-prestigious-volunteer-award/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:14:34 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116752 Two local women are in the running to win a prestigious volunteer award. Monaghan woman Nicola Shalvey and Marie Smith from Cavan have been nominated by their respective counties to become The Aldi Community Games ‘Golden Jubilee Volunteer’. Each county has nominated a contender for the award in recognition of the work they have done […]]]>

Two local women are in the running to win a prestigious volunteer award.

Monaghan woman Nicola Shalvey and Marie Smith from Cavan have been nominated by their respective counties to become The Aldi Community Games ‘Golden Jubilee Volunteer’.

Each county has nominated a contender for the award in recognition of the work they have done in the past 50 years.

Online voting has opened and the winner will be announced at the Aldi Community Games Volunteer awards on March 18th.

 

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Tesco staff in Bailieborough vote not to go on strike http://www.northernsound.ie/tesco-staff-bailieborough-vote-not-go-strike/ http://www.northernsound.ie/tesco-staff-bailieborough-vote-not-go-strike/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:56:05 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116753 More Tesco staff around the country will take to the picket lines next week. After another round of ballots last night, over 2,000 Tesco workers in 22 stores will be on strike next week because of a dispute on contracts. Six stores were balloted last night on whether or not they would join the strike, […]]]>

More Tesco staff around the country will take to the picket lines next week.

After another round of ballots last night, over 2,000 Tesco workers in 22 stores will be on strike next week because of a dispute on contracts.

Six stores were balloted last night on whether or not they would join the strike, and just one store agreed to join the picket line.

The store in Bailieborough in Cavan was one of the stores balloted last night, and they voted not to go on strike.

Meanwhile the Tesco Store in Monaghan is today on its 7th day of strike action.

 

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Trends on social media could be contributing to eating disorders http://www.northernsound.ie/trends-social-media-contributing-eating-disorders/ http://www.northernsound.ie/trends-social-media-contributing-eating-disorders/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:31:13 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116745 There are calls for young people to be educated in healthy eating – amid claims that trends on social media contribute to eating disorders. It comes as a new study suggests we should be eating ten portions of fruit and veg a day instead of 5. Nutritionist Orla Walsh says some fitness bloggers and websites […]]]>

There are calls for young people to be educated in healthy eating – amid claims that trends on social media contribute to eating disorders.

It comes as a new study suggests we should be eating ten portions of fruit and veg a day instead of 5.

Nutritionist Orla Walsh says some fitness bloggers and websites can be motivational, but it needs to be regulated:

 

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The Tánaiste’s defends the spiralling cost of new national children’s hospital http://www.northernsound.ie/tanaistes-defends-spiralling-cost-new-national-childrens-hospital/ http://www.northernsound.ie/tanaistes-defends-spiralling-cost-new-national-childrens-hospital/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:19:03 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116741 The Tánaiste’s defending the spiralling cost of the new national children’s hospital. The price tag for the new facility is now estimated to top one billion euro – around double the original estimate. It’s been raised in the Dáil with Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald questioning how the Government could stand over what […]]]>

The Tánaiste’s defending the spiralling cost of the new national children’s hospital.

The price tag for the new facility is now estimated to top one billion euro – around double the original estimate.

It’s been raised in the Dáil with Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald questioning how the Government could stand over what will be the most expensive hospital ever built in the world.

Frances Fitzgerald’s blamed rising inflation in construction costs and says that the facility will be more than just a hospital:

 

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Gardaí urged to keep all information ahead of a public inquiry into the force http://www.northernsound.ie/gardai-urged-to-keep-all-information-ahead-of-a-public-inquiry-into-the-force/ http://www.northernsound.ie/gardai-urged-to-keep-all-information-ahead-of-a-public-inquiry-into-the-force/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:50:57 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116734 All Gardaí are being urged to keep every piece of information they have about two whistleblowers ahead of a public inquiry into the force. That’s according to reports in today’s Irish Daily Star, that say an order has been sent to all 12,900 members of the force. They are being ordered to retain all documents, […]]]>

All Gardaí are being urged to keep every piece of information they have about two whistleblowers ahead of a public inquiry into the force.

That’s according to reports in today’s Irish Daily Star, that say an order has been sent to all 12,900 members of the force.

They are being ordered to retain all documents, recordings, films and other information they have about local garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe and now Donegal based whistleblower Keith Harrison.

Meanwhile, a public meeting of the Policing Authority with the Garda Commissioner will take place this afternoon at Griffith College in Dublin.

It is understood the Nóirín O’Sullivan will be asked about the developments in the case of Sergeant McCabe and it’s impact on the Gardaí.

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Councillor says sick children in Ireland need new hospital now http://www.northernsound.ie/councillor-says-sick-children-ireland-need-new-hospital-now/ http://www.northernsound.ie/councillor-says-sick-children-ireland-need-new-hospital-now/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:41:20 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116727 The Children’s Minister says if the new Children’s Hospital is going to be the most expensive in the world, it should be the best. The price tag for the site has doubled since first estimates to more than a billion euro. The new National Children’s hospital has been engulfed in controversy, with objections to the […]]]>

The Children’s Minister says if the new Children’s Hospital is going to be the most expensive in the world, it should be the best.

The price tag for the site has doubled since first estimates to more than a billion euro.

The new National Children’s hospital has been engulfed in controversy, with objections to the St James’ site and spiralling costs.

The bill is now expected to be around a billion euro – making it the most expensive children’s hospital to be built anywhere in the world

The Public Accounts Committee is due to call in planners to explain the mounting costs, but it’s still expected to get the go ahead.

Here’s how Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone reacted to the news:

Meanwhile a Fianna Fail Councillor says he’s disappointed for the children of Ireland after the announcement that the new Children’s Hospital is going to be the most expensive in the world.

The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee is expected to call in planners shortly to explain spiralling costs, but they’re still expected to get the green light this summer.

Shane P O’Reilly spoke to Northern Sound News, he says the sick children of this country need this hospital now.

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The ESB work to restore power as Storm Doris passes http://www.northernsound.ie/esb-work-restore-power-storm-doris-passes/ http://www.northernsound.ie/esb-work-restore-power-storm-doris-passes/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:32:07 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116726 The ESB is working to restore power to around 37 thousand customers affected by Storm Doris. The wild weather – which brought winds of up to 140 km per hour – has caused widespread damage across parts of the west, northwest and east of the country. Among those effected locally are over 3,000 customers living […]]]>

The ESB is working to restore power to around 37 thousand customers affected by Storm Doris.

The wild weather – which brought winds of up to 140 km per hour – has caused widespread damage across parts of the west, northwest and east of the country.

Among those effected locally are over 3,000 customers living in the Cavan and Monaghan.

The worst affected areas locally are Carrickmacross in South Monaghan where 1,300 are without power while 530 people are without electricity in the Errigal area of Cootehill.

Other affected areas are Lisdrum in Monaghan, Ballyjamesduff, Kingscourt, Mullagh and Finea in County Cavan.

The ESB’s Bernardine Maloney says repair crews are working to fix around 900 faults:

 

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Local Senator says Enda Kenny should remain Taoiseach until start of Brexit talks http://www.northernsound.ie/local-senator-says-enda-kenny-should-remain-taoiseach-until-start-of-brexit-talks/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-senator-says-enda-kenny-should-remain-taoiseach-until-start-of-brexit-talks/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:30:07 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116710 Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty says Enda Kenny needs to be at the table when the Brexit negotiations begin. She launched a staunch defence of the Taoiseach, after he told the Fine Gael parliamentary party he would address his future after St Patrick’s Day. Leadership hopefuls Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar said they accepted his […]]]>

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty says Enda Kenny needs to be at the table when the Brexit negotiations begin.

She launched a staunch defence of the Taoiseach, after he told the Fine Gael parliamentary party he would address his future after St Patrick’s Day.

Leadership hopefuls Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar said they accepted his timeline, after Enda Kenny put down the critics within his party last night.

Chief Whip Regina Doherty says Enda Kenny’s experience is needed to get Ireland the best Brexit deal possible.

Local Senator Joe O’Reilly says Enda Kenny should remain in his post until the start of the Brexit negotiations, at least.

He told the Joe Finnegan Show this morning that the Taoiseach’s experience and good standing is needed for the start for the talks and the visit to Washington for Saint Patrick’s Day.

 

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Around 100 border businesses met to discuss Brexit this morning http://www.northernsound.ie/around-100-border-businesses-met-discuss-brexit-morning/ http://www.northernsound.ie/around-100-border-businesses-met-discuss-brexit-morning/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:56:35 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116720 Around 100 border businesses met this morning to discuss getting Brexit ready. Businesspeople from Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Fermanagh and Omagh met in the Donn Carragh Hotel in Lisnaskea for a free breakfast briefing event. Small and medium sized enterprises were given the most up to date information and advice to help them prepare for the […]]]>

Around 100 border businesses met this morning to discuss getting Brexit ready.

Businesspeople from Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Fermanagh and Omagh met in the Donn Carragh Hotel in Lisnaskea for a free breakfast briefing event.

Small and medium sized enterprises were given the most up to date information and advice to help them prepare for the new trading climate following Brexit.

The event was held by Lisnaskea Chamber of Commerce in association with InterTradeIreland and focussed on answering questions an about cross border trading and business planning.

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Local homes and roads still feeling the affects of Storm Doris http://www.northernsound.ie/local-homes-roads-still-feeling-affects-storm-doris/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-homes-roads-still-feeling-affects-storm-doris/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:32:07 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116715 Over 56,000 properties are without power as storm Doris rages across the country. The ESB says crews are working to repair 180 faults in severe weather conditions. Met Éireann has extended its warnings for strong winds up until lunchtime. Among those effected locally are over 3,000 customers living in the Cavan and Monaghan. The worst […]]]>

Over 56,000 properties are without power as storm Doris rages across the country.

The ESB says crews are working to repair 180 faults in severe weather conditions.

Met Éireann has extended its warnings for strong winds up until lunchtime.

Among those effected locally are over 3,000 customers living in the Cavan and Monaghan.

The worst affected areas locally are Carrickmacross in South Monaghan where 1,300 are without power while 530 people are without electricity in the Errigal area of Cootehill.

Other affected areas are Lisdrum in Monaghan, Ballyjamesduff, Kingscourt, Mullagh and Finea in County Cavan who are expected to have their power restored by lunchtime.

Bernardine Maloney of the ESB outlines the severity of the situation:

 

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Over 100 new jobs on the way to tech firm Ricoh http://www.northernsound.ie/over-100-new-jobs-on-the-way-to-tech-firm-ricoh/ http://www.northernsound.ie/over-100-new-jobs-on-the-way-to-tech-firm-ricoh/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:26:22 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116707 Japanese tech firm Ricoh is to almost double its Irish workforce with a new Dublin H.Q. 110 people are to be taken on in Swords over the next three years – bringing its staff base here to 190. Recruitment will be in the areas of technical engineering, software solutions, business development and operations management. Ricoh […]]]>

Japanese tech firm Ricoh is to almost double its Irish workforce with a new Dublin H.Q.

110 people are to be taken on in Swords over the next three years – bringing its staff base here to 190.

Recruitment will be in the areas of technical engineering, software solutions, business development and operations management.

Ricoh Ireland says it wants to double its revenue to 32 million Euro with the expansion.

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Elizabeth (Eilis) Mc Cahey http://www.northernsound.ie/elizabeth-eilis-mc-cahey/ http://www.northernsound.ie/elizabeth-eilis-mc-cahey/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:40:46 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116703 Elizabeth (Eilis) Mc Cahey. Moys, Castleshane, Co. Monaghan and Rathgar, Dublin. Wednesday, February, 22nd in her 100th year peacefully in Elm Hall nursing Home, Celbridge. Reposing at Ward’s Funeral Home, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan this evening (Thurs) from six o’clock until nine o’clock tonight. Removal from the funeral home tomorrow morning (Fri) at half past ten, to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Clontibret […]]]>

Elizabeth (Eilis) Mc Cahey.

Moys, Castleshane, Co. Monaghan and Rathgar, Dublin. Wednesday, February, 22nd in her 100th year peacefully in Elm Hall nursing Home, Celbridge.

Reposing at Ward’s Funeral Home, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan this evening (Thurs) from six o’clock until nine o’clock tonight.

Removal from the funeral home tomorrow morning (Fri) at half past ten, to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Clontibret for Funeral Mass at eleven o’clock, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

 

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Patrick (Pat) Cusack http://www.northernsound.ie/patrick-pat-cusack/ http://www.northernsound.ie/patrick-pat-cusack/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:34:39 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116701 Patrick (Pat) Cusack. Corbeagh, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Wednesday, February, 22nd peacefully at home surrounded by family. Sadly missed by his sisters, Eileen, Marie and Frances. Reposing at the family home until removal tomorrow morning (Fri) to St. Patrick’s chapel, Corrick, Cootehill for eleven o’clock funeral mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private please. […]]]>

Patrick (Pat) Cusack.

Corbeagh, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

Wednesday, February, 22nd peacefully at home surrounded by family. Sadly missed by his sisters, Eileen, Marie and Frances.

Reposing at the family home until removal tomorrow morning (Fri) to St. Patrick’s chapel, Corrick, Cootehill for eleven o’clock funeral mass.

Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

House private please.

 

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Colin Mc Elvaney http://www.northernsound.ie/colin-mc-elvaney/ http://www.northernsound.ie/colin-mc-elvaney/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:29:12 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116699 Colin Mc Elvaney. Lyanmore, Ardagh, Co. Longford. Wednesday, February, 22nd Sadly missed by his wife Padrena, daughter Ava, parents Margaret and Michael, siblings Jenny, Michael and Terry and extended family. Reposing at his residence in Ardagh, today (Thurs) from three o’clock until eight o’clock. Removal tomorrow morning (Fri) at half past eleven, arriving to St. […]]]>

Colin Mc Elvaney.

Lyanmore, Ardagh, Co. Longford.

Wednesday, February, 22nd

Sadly missed by his wife Padrena, daughter Ava, parents Margaret and Michael, siblings Jenny, Michael and Terry and extended family.

Reposing at his residence in Ardagh, today (Thurs) from three o’clock until eight o’clock.

Removal tomorrow morning (Fri) at half past eleven, arriving to St. Brigid’s church, Ardagh for funeral mass at twelve noon. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

House private on (Fri) morning please.

 

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Aldi have applied for permission for a store in Monaghan town http://www.northernsound.ie/aldi-applied-permission-store-monaghan-town/ http://www.northernsound.ie/aldi-applied-permission-store-monaghan-town/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:14:27 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116696 German supermarket Aldi have applied for permission for a store in Monaghan town. This is the second time that Aldi have applied for permission to construct a discount food store in the town. The company are seeking permission to construct a food store with an off licence and 83 car parking spaces at the junction […]]]>

German supermarket Aldi have applied for permission for a store in Monaghan town.

This is the second time that Aldi have applied for permission to construct a discount food store in the town.

The company are seeking permission to construct a food store with an off licence and 83 car parking spaces at the junction of the Macartan Road/Glen Road, at the site known locally as McNallys car park.

A decision is expected to be reached on the proposed development on the 2nd of March.

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7,000 homes are without power this morning in Cavan and Monaghan http://www.northernsound.ie/7000-homes-without-power-morning-cavan-monaghan/ http://www.northernsound.ie/7000-homes-without-power-morning-cavan-monaghan/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:17:08 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116693 Over 20,000 properties are without power this morning as Storm Doris batters Ireland. Gusts of up to 120 km per hour are expected in parts – particularly in the east along with driving rainfalls. Over 7,000 homes are without power this morning in Cavan and Monaghan and gardai are warning motorists to drive with care […]]]>

Over 20,000 properties are without power this morning as Storm Doris batters Ireland.

Gusts of up to 120 km per hour are expected in parts – particularly in the east along with driving rainfalls.

Over 7,000 homes are without power this morning in Cavan and Monaghan and gardai are warning motorists to drive with care as their are a number of trees on roads throughout the region most notibily in the Carrickmacross Castleblayney areas of South Monaghan.

Status Orange and yellow weather alerts are in place across the country.

Dee Collins from AA Roadwatch says motorists should take extreme care this morning:

 

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Ann O’ Malley (nee Hannon) http://www.northernsound.ie/anno-malley-nee-hannon/ http://www.northernsound.ie/anno-malley-nee-hannon/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:52:33 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116689 Ann O Malley nee Hannon, Dookinella, Keel, Achill, co. Mayo and formerly of Annyart, Castleblayney. Tuesday  February, 21st peacefully at St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown.  Reposing at Wards Funeral Home Castleblayney Co Monaghan, tomorrow Thursday from five o’clock until eight o’clock and again on (Fri) morning from half past nine, until removal at quarter to eleven to […]]]>

Ann O Malley nee Hannon,

Dookinella, Keel, Achill, co. Mayo and formerly of Annyart, Castleblayney.

Tuesday  February, 21st peacefully at St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown.

 Reposing at Wards Funeral Home Castleblayney Co Monaghan, tomorrow Thursday from five o’clock until eight o’clock and again on (Fri) morning from half past nine, until removal at quarter to eleven to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Castlebblayney for Funeral Mass at eleven o’clock, followefd by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

 

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Supreme Court refuses to hear Guerin murder appeal http://www.northernsound.ie/supreme-court-refuses-hear-guerin-murder-appeal/ http://www.northernsound.ie/supreme-court-refuses-hear-guerin-murder-appeal/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:41:49 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116686 The Supreme Court has refused to hear Brian Meehan’s appeal over a failed attempt to overturn his conviction for Veronica Guerin’s murder. The 47-year-old, who’s from Crumlin in Dublin, is serving a life sentence for his role in the journalist’s death.   Brian Meehan was jailed for life in 1999 after the Special Criminal Court […]]]>

The Supreme Court has refused to hear Brian Meehan’s appeal over a failed attempt to overturn his conviction for Veronica Guerin’s murder.

The 47-year-old, who’s from Crumlin in Dublin, is serving a life sentence for his role in the journalist’s death.

 

Brian Meehan was jailed for life in 1999 after the Special Criminal Court found him guilty of Veronica Guerin’s murder.

A self-confessed accomplice called Russell Warren testified against him.

He said Meehan was the driver of the motorbike that pulled up beside her car before the pillion passenger opened fire in June 1996.

Last April, the Court of Appeal refused to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice.

He tried to argue that “new or newly discovered facts” emerged during the trial of John Gilligan – who was cleared of her murder in 2001 but the judges described his attempt as an “abuse of process” and dismissed his application.

He then asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal over that decision, but in a written judgement delivered today, the judges decided he hadn’t shown that it was necessary in the interests of justice or that it involved a matter of “general public importance”.

 

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Bomb underneath police officer’s car explodes in Derry http://www.northernsound.ie/bomb-planted-underneath-police-officers-car-derry-exploded/ http://www.northernsound.ie/bomb-planted-underneath-police-officers-car-derry-exploded/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:37:08 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116684 A bomb planted underneath a police officer’s car in Derry has exploded as Army disposal experts were approaching it. No-one was injured when the device detonated in the driveway of the officer’s home in the Culmore area of the city. It’s understood the device was lying on the driveway – after it fell off the […]]]>

A bomb planted underneath a police officer’s car in Derry has exploded as Army disposal experts were approaching it.

No-one was injured when the device detonated in the driveway of the officer’s home in the Culmore area of the city.

It’s understood the device was lying on the driveway – after it fell off the policeman’s vehicle.

Several homes in the area have been evacuated.

 

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Part of Cavan high street could be yours for just €3m http://www.northernsound.ie/part-cavan-high-street-just-e3m/ http://www.northernsound.ie/part-cavan-high-street-just-e3m/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:50:40 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116673 Part of Cavan’s high street is up for sale for just over €3m (€3,250,000). A site of 2.42 acres in the town centre including ten separate buildings, is on the market through agent Knight Frank. Tenants include Cavan County Council, CCVEC, Boots and the HSE who together make up around 50 percent of the passing […]]]>

Part of Cavan’s high street is up for sale for just over €3m (€3,250,000).

A site of 2.42 acres in the town centre including ten separate buildings, is on the market through agent Knight Frank.

Tenants include Cavan County Council, CCVEC, Boots and the HSE who together make up around 50 percent of the passing rent.

The portfolio is situated on the Main Street with frontage to Farnham Street and Thomas Ashe Street and includes properties such as retail units, apartments, public houses and a school.

Under the Cavan Development Plan 2014-2020 which encourages the establishment of a vibrant town centre, the site is identified as the “town core” and a “master plan area”.

 

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Rosemary Mc’Carville. (nee Mc’Mahon) http://www.northernsound.ie/rosemary-mccarville-nee-mcmahon/ http://www.northernsound.ie/rosemary-mccarville-nee-mcmahon/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:44:26 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116677 Rosemary Mc’Carville. (nee Mc’Mahon) Redcar, England and formerly of The Gaelic Bar, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan. Died in England in the care of his family, Sister of Monica Mc’Kernan, Emyvale. Requiem Mass on (Sat) morning next at eleven o’clock in St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, followed by burial of ashes in the adjoining cemetery.]]>

Rosemary Mc’Carville. (nee Mc’Mahon)
Redcar, England and formerly of The Gaelic Bar, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan.

Died in England in the care of his family,

Sister of Monica Mc’Kernan, Emyvale.

Requiem Mass on (Sat) morning next at eleven o’clock in St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin, followed by burial of ashes in the adjoining cemetery.

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Statue of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy could be erected in Monaghan town http://www.northernsound.ie/statue-sir-charles-gavan-duffy-erected-monaghan-town/ http://www.northernsound.ie/statue-sir-charles-gavan-duffy-erected-monaghan-town/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:55:05 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116669 A bronze statue of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy could be erected in Monaghan town. Sir Gavan Duffy was born in 1816 in Monaghan – and was an Irish nationalist, journalist, poet and Australian politician. Fianna Fáil Councillor Raymond Aughey this week proposed that the local authority commemorate him by erecting a bronze statue next year […]]]>

A bronze statue of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy could be erected in Monaghan town.

Sir Gavan Duffy was born in 1816 in Monaghan – and was an Irish nationalist, journalist, poet and Australian politician.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Raymond Aughey this week proposed that the local authority commemorate him by erecting a bronze statue next year in the centre of the town.

It’s hoped the statue will be based on the sketch of Charles Gavan Duffy, ‘The Birth of the Nation’.

Councillor Aughey says while they hope to erect the statue in The Diamond in the town, it won’t take away from the Rossmore monument that’s already there.

 

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Mandate claim Tesco in Monaghan are threatening to fire staff on strike http://www.northernsound.ie/mandate-claim-tesco-monaghan-threatening-fire-staff-strike/ http://www.northernsound.ie/mandate-claim-tesco-monaghan-threatening-fire-staff-strike/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:54:56 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116667 Mandate Trade Union are claiming that management at the Tesco store in Monaghan are threatening to fire staff if they continue their strike. Its day 6 of the strike at the Monaghan store, which has remained open despite the action. The dispute centres around changes to some contracts for staff hired before 1996. Tesco’s calling […]]]>

Mandate Trade Union are claiming that management at the Tesco store in Monaghan are threatening to fire staff if they continue their strike.

Its day 6 of the strike at the Monaghan store, which has remained open despite the action.

The dispute centres around changes to some contracts for staff hired before 1996.

Tesco’s calling on the Mandate trade union to abandon its strike, but Mandate say they will stand firm until Tesco commits to not making changes to its workers’ contracts without agreement.

Monaghan Mandate Representative Willie Hamilton today alleged that management at the Tesco store in Monaghan were intimidating picketers.

Statement from Tesco Ireland

At all times engagement with colleagues in-stores has been open, honest and transparent. We refute any allegations of threatening conduct.  The reality is that the threat in this dispute has been from Mandate who has called an unjustified strike that is damaging our business and the jobs of all Tesco colleagues.

Mandate’s irresponsible refusal to accept the Labour Court Recommendation remains at the heart of this unjustified dispute.  We believe Mandate’s leadership should have endorsed the outcome of the State industrial relations processes, which both Tesco and Mandate jointly agreed to utilise to resolve the pre-1996 changes.

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Monaghan Garda still off work following ramming incident in December http://www.northernsound.ie/monaghan-garda-still-off-work-following-ramming-incident-december/ http://www.northernsound.ie/monaghan-garda-still-off-work-following-ramming-incident-december/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:45:18 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116657 A Garda in Monaghan is still off work following a ramming incident which took place in December. On December 18th, Gardaí in Castleblayney and the PSNI in Crossmaglen carried out a cross border operation. However, a number of ramming incidents occurred in both jurisdictions on that night, and six PSNI officers and three police vehicles […]]]>

A Garda in Monaghan is still off work following a ramming incident which took place in December.

On December 18th, Gardaí in Castleblayney and the PSNI in Crossmaglen carried out a cross border operation.

However, a number of ramming incidents occurred in both jurisdictions on that night, and six PSNI officers and three police vehicles were out of work as a result.

South of the border in Castleblayney, two Gardaí were injured in a separate ramming incident that night – one Garda is still off sick as a result.

Inspector Kevin Gavigan of the Monaghan Traffic Corps says the perpetrators have no regard for any other road users.

 

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The Foreign Affairs Minister hits out at coverage of Fine Gael’s leadership http://www.northernsound.ie/foreign-affairs-minister-hits-coverage-fine-gaels-leadership/ http://www.northernsound.ie/foreign-affairs-minister-hits-coverage-fine-gaels-leadership/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:41:11 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116662 The Foreign Affairs Minister has hit out at the media coverage of Fine Gael’s leadership. Charlie Flanagan denied it was getting in the way of Government work and said the media was making it a bigger deal than it is. Earlier his cabinet colleague Denis Naughten claimed the issue could cloud cabinet progress if it’s […]]]>

The Foreign Affairs Minister has hit out at the media coverage of Fine Gael’s leadership.

Charlie Flanagan denied it was getting in the way of Government work and said the media was making it a bigger deal than it is.

Earlier his cabinet colleague Denis Naughten claimed the issue could cloud cabinet progress if it’s not sorted soon.

But Charlie Flanagan thinks it has no bearing on what the Government as a whole is doing:

 

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Post mortem to be carried out on body found at Cork truck stop http://www.northernsound.ie/post-mortem-carried-body-found-cork-truck-stop/ http://www.northernsound.ie/post-mortem-carried-body-found-cork-truck-stop/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:23:46 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116659 A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on the body of a man found at a truck stop in Fermoy, County Cork. It’s understood the 40-year-old died after being hit in the head with a blunt object last night after a brawl broke out between a group of men. A second man in […]]]>

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on the body of a man found at a truck stop in Fermoy, County Cork.

It’s understood the 40-year-old died after being hit in the head with a blunt object last night after a brawl broke out between a group of men.

A second man in his 20’s who was injured was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Two men arrested in connection with the incident are being held at Fermoy and Mallow Garda stations.

Reporter Ralph Riegel of the Irish Independent is following developments:

 

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Tusla CEO claims staff did ‘not act with malice’ over false McCabe allegation http://www.northernsound.ie/tusla-ceo-claims-staff-not-act-malice-false-mccabe-allegation/ http://www.northernsound.ie/tusla-ceo-claims-staff-not-act-malice-false-mccabe-allegation/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:53:49 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=116652 The chief executive of the child and family agency says there is no evidence that staff at TUSLA acted with malice of intent in the case of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe. Fred McBride’s informed the Oireachtas Children’s Committee that they are now in “formal engagement” with the Charleton Tribunal and therefore he’s limited in what […]]]>

The chief executive of the child and family agency says there is no evidence that staff at TUSLA acted with malice of intent in the case of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

Fred McBride’s informed the Oireachtas Children’s Committee that they are now in “formal engagement” with the Charleton Tribunal and therefore he’s limited in what he can say.

He says TUSLA has one single aim – child protection.

And Fred McBride made this reference to the Maurice McCabe case in the past few minutes:

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