Northern Sound http://www.northernsound.ie Cavan & Monaghan Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:33:07 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Cavan & Monaghan Northern Sound Cavan & Monaghan Northern Sound http://www.northernsound.ie/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.northernsound.ie Consistency of winning squad major bonus for Monaghan in Division 1 http://www.northernsound.ie/consistency-winning-squad-major-bonus-monaghan-division-1/ http://www.northernsound.ie/consistency-winning-squad-major-bonus-monaghan-division-1/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:25:48 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118941 Monaghan remain in the hunt for  a league final spot as they take on Donegal this Sunday in Ballyshannon. Malachy O Rourke has named an unchanged squad from the side that had victory over Roscommon the last day out. Speaking to Sean Mc Caffrey, selector Owen Lennon agreed that the consistency of working with a […]]]>

Monaghan remain in the hunt for  a league final spot as they take on Donegal this Sunday in Ballyshannon.

Malachy O Rourke has named an unchanged squad from the side that had victory over Roscommon the last day out.

Speaking to Sean Mc Caffrey, selector Owen Lennon agreed that the consistency of working with a regularly winning squad was a major plus in this years league.

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Cavan looking to dethrone the Kingdom http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-looking-dethrone-kingdom/ http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-looking-dethrone-kingdom/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:07:29 +0000 Featured]]> http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118882 Kerry will provide the opposition to Cavan this Sunday in Kingspan Breffni park in the penultimate round of  the Division 1 league. The Breffni side will be brimming with confidence after their surprise win over Mayo in Castlebar last Sunday, and it was a result that was a welcome boost to the side as selector […]]]>

Kerry will provide the opposition to Cavan this Sunday in Kingspan Breffni park in the penultimate round of  the Division 1 league.

The Breffni side will be brimming with confidence after their surprise win over Mayo in Castlebar last Sunday, and it was a result that was a welcome boost to the side as selector Finbar O Reilly explained to our reporter Sean Mc Caffrey

 

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Calls for Bailieborough Recycling Centre to extend opening hours http://www.northernsound.ie/calls-bailieborough-recycling-centre-extend-opening-hours/ http://www.northernsound.ie/calls-bailieborough-recycling-centre-extend-opening-hours/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:15:38 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=119018 A Fianna Fail Councillor is calling for longer opening hours at the Bailieborough Recycling Centre on Saturdays. Councillor Sarah O’Reilly made the call at the most recent Cavan County Council meeting. Currently, the plant at Bailieborough Recycling Centre is closed on a Monday, Wednesday and a half day on Saturdays. Councillor O’Reilly believes the plant […]]]>

A Fianna Fail Councillor is calling for longer opening hours at the Bailieborough Recycling Centre on Saturdays.

Councillor Sarah O’Reilly made the call at the most recent Cavan County Council meeting.

Currently, the plant at Bailieborough Recycling Centre is closed on a Monday, Wednesday and a half day on Saturdays.

Councillor O’Reilly believes the plant should be opened longer on Saturdays to facilitate parents who have a busy schedule on Saturday mornings with their children.

 

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Eugene Murtagh sells €30m worth of shares in Kingspan http://www.northernsound.ie/eugene-murtagh-sells-e30m-worth-of-shares-in-kingspan/ http://www.northernsound.ie/eugene-murtagh-sells-e30m-worth-of-shares-in-kingspan/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:11:05 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=119015 The founder of Kingspan has sold €30 million worth of shares in the insulation company. Chairman Eugene Murtagh senior sold one million shares in the group for €30 each and he remains the company’s biggest stock holder with 15.85%. Mr Murtagh, whose son Gene is now chief executive, founded Kingspan in a small premises in […]]]>

The founder of Kingspan has sold €30 million worth of shares in the insulation company.

Chairman Eugene Murtagh senior sold one million shares in the group for €30 each and he remains the company’s biggest stock holder with 15.85%.

Mr Murtagh, whose son Gene is now chief executive, founded Kingspan in a small premises in Kingscourt in County Cavan more than 40 years ago.
The group, which remains based in the town, is one of the biggest multinational players in its industry.

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Local groups awarded funding for food growing projects http://www.northernsound.ie/local-groups-awarded-funding-food-growing-projects/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-groups-awarded-funding-food-growing-projects/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:24:21 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=119013 Community groups in Cavan and Monaghan have been awarded funding for food growing projects. The Get Ireland Growing Fund run by Grow It Yourself in partnership with Energia, have announced four local winners of the grants. The Jampa Ling Community Garden in Cavan and Growing in West Cavan will receive funding along with GIY Monaghan […]]]>

Community groups in Cavan and Monaghan have been awarded funding for food growing projects.

The Get Ireland Growing Fund run by Grow It Yourself in partnership with Energia, have announced four local winners of the grants.

The Jampa Ling Community Garden in Cavan and Growing in West Cavan will receive funding along with GIY Monaghan and Youth Work Ireland in Clones.
Grants have been awarded to successful food growing projects planned by organisations across the country, with 82 Community groups getting money from a fund of €70,000 for 2017.

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Mary Flood http://www.northernsound.ie/mary-flood/ http://www.northernsound.ie/mary-flood/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:08:59 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=119011 Mary Flood. Formerly Floods Florist, Bridge Street, Cavan. Friday March 24th peacefully at the Sheelin Nursing Home, Mountnugent. Predeceased by her brothers Jack and Bert. Sadly missed by her sisters Anna (USA), Olive Loughran (Kilmessan), Aggie Hedgley (Belfast), Nuala Lynch (Hollywell), Clare Hourican (Dublin) and Colette Lyons (Longford), brother Tommy (New York), extended family, relatives […]]]>

Mary Flood.

Formerly Floods Florist, Bridge Street, Cavan.

Friday March 24th peacefully at the Sheelin Nursing Home, Mountnugent.

Predeceased by her brothers Jack and Bert. Sadly missed by her sisters Anna (USA), Olive Loughran (Kilmessan), Aggie Hedgley (Belfast), Nuala Lynch (Hollywell), Clare Hourican (Dublin) and Colette Lyons (Longford), brother Tommy (New York), extended family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Lakelands Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Cavan today (Sat) from half past four until half past seven. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Sun) at half past two in St Brigid’s Church, Killygarry, followed by interment in adjoining Cemetery.

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A look back on Round 5: A great day for Cavan and Monaghan http://www.northernsound.ie/look-back-round-5-great-day-cavan-monaghan/ http://www.northernsound.ie/look-back-round-5-great-day-cavan-monaghan/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:30:02 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=119002 Monaghan joined Dublin on 7 points last weekend after round five of the league with a controlled victory for Malachy ORourkes side winning on a full time score of 2-17 to 1-13 in iniskeen. The home side led 0-12 to 0-08 at half time in a half played at a frenetic pace. Monaghan forward Jack […]]]>

Monaghan joined Dublin on 7 points last weekend after round five of the league with a controlled victory for Malachy ORourkes side winning on a full time score of 2-17 to 1-13 in iniskeen. The home side led 0-12 to 0-08 at half time in a half played at a frenetic pace.

Monaghan forward Jack McCarron notched 1-06 for the Ulster side in whats been an impressive and free scoring campaign for him so far

Monaghan then piled on the pressure especially in the third quarter.

Jack McCarron got the first of Monaghans goals and the second was from Owen Duffy which gave the home side a comfortable lead. With ten minutes to go Malachy O’Rourke made a number of changes with experienced players coming on. Tadgh O’Rourke got a late goal for Roscommon

Monaghan have an away trip to Donegal tomorrow followed by a final day meeting against All Ireland champions Dublin

Cavan kept their hopes of retaining their division 1 status alive with a well-earned 1-14 to 0-15 victory over All Ireland finalists Mayo in Castlebar.

The home side played with a strong wind in the first half and looked to be heading into half time with a five point lead but the Breffni men finished the half strongly. A goal by man of the match Gearoid McKeirnan on the stroke of half time left Cavan trailing by the minimum at the break, Mayo 0-09 Cavan 1-05.

Mayo got the opening score of the second half through midfielder Danny Kirby before four unanswered points from Cavan gave the away side a two point lead. Andy Moran and Martin Reilly exchanged points before Kirby again and two Lee Keegan points gave Mayo the lead with eighteen minutes of the second period gone.

Mossy Corr grabbed his second point of the game to level things with fifteen minutesining but substitute Seanie Nally gave Mayo the lead once again with twelve to go.

Cavan came back strong and three points in the final nine minutes from Gearoid McKiernan, Darragh McVeety and Joe Dillon gave the away team a huge win 1-14 to 0-15 which keep their hopes of avoid the drop alive.

They have Kerry at home tomorrow and then on to the final game against Roscommon

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Preview of Midland Moto stages rally http://www.northernsound.ie/preview-midland-moto-stages-rally/ http://www.northernsound.ie/preview-midland-moto-stages-rally/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:13 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118998 The Midland Motor Club will run its annual Moto Stages Rally on Sunday 26th March. Midland Motor Club have confirmed that the main sponsors once again for 2017 are The Longford Arms Hotel in association with A Plus Skip Hire. This year’s event is a counting round of the Triton Showers National rally championship which […]]]>

The Midland Motor Club will run its annual Moto Stages Rally on Sunday 26th March. Midland Motor Club have confirmed that the main sponsors once again for 2017 are The Longford Arms Hotel in association with A Plus Skip Hire.

This year’s event is a counting round of the Triton Showers National rally championship which will see a large crowd of Rally enthusiasts converge on the town of Longford and the general area over the weekend.

Some of the top rally drivers in the country will take to the Longford roads on the week-end of the 25/26 March. Leading the Championship after round 1 is Sam Moffett and James Fulton in a Fiesta WRC car while Boyle brother Declan and Brian are lying in 2nd place in a similar Fiesta WRC with Donagh Kelly and Conor Foley in 3rd place in their Focus WRC car. The club is grateful to all the Rally sponsors including Stephen McCann of A Plus Skip Hire who is no stranger to rallying, will compete in a Fiesta S2000 rally car and will be hoping for a top 10 finish. Longford native Paul Rowley, Principal of Admore Air Conditioning Corp is competing in the National rally championship in a Citroen. Paul who is USA based completed the first round of the championship in Birr recently securing 20th place overall in his Citroen DS3 R5 rally car. Another supporter of the rally is Enda McCormack of McCormack Contracting who is looking forward to competing in the event. There will of course be lots of local competition looking to do well including Sam Johnston who will be looking to improve on the opening round of the championship and is competing in his Honda Civic.

Sean Cahill Clerk of the Course for the rally together with his team have been busy for the last four months planning for the event. Midland Motor Club is grateful to Longford Co. Council and the Gardai for their assistance in the build up to the event together with all the residents along the rally route who without their support the rally would not take place. Safety again is a priority for the organisers and the club would appeal to everyone attending over the week end to stay safe, do not stand in a dangerous area and obey all marshals. Remember to “Keep the Race in its Place”.

Barry Molloy (Press Officer), Jacinta Conroy (Deputy Stage Commander) and Sean Cahill (Clerk of the Course) joined Northern Sounds John Lynch to preview the event

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Ticket details for Cavan V Kerry http://www.northernsound.ie/ticket-details-cavan-v-kerry/ http://www.northernsound.ie/ticket-details-cavan-v-kerry/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:01 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118826 Ticket & Traffic Info for Kerry Game Buy before matchday & Save up to 20% on Adult tickets! Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 6 Saturday 26th March Kingspan Breffni Park Cavan v Kerry Throw In: 2.00pm Cavan Comhaltas Group will play in Kingspan Breffni Park prior to Sunday’s game from 1pm. Please come early […]]]>

Ticket & Traffic Info for Kerry Game
Buy before matchday & Save up to 20% on Adult tickets!

Allianz Football League
Division 1 Round 6
Saturday 26th March
Kingspan Breffni Park
Cavan v Kerry
Throw In: 2.00pm

Cavan Comhaltas Group will play in Kingspan Breffni Park prior to Sunday’s game from 1pm. Please come early for fantastic live entertainment.
Ticket Information
Tickets now available to purchase from Kingspan Breffni Park office 049 4361032, open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.

Tickets also available from selected Centra & Supervalu outlets and online using the link below…http://gaa.tickets.ie

Pre-Puchase Price:
Adult: €12.00 (Pre-Purchase discount ends midnight on the day before the fixture)

Match-Day Price:
Adult: €15.00

Concession (Student/OAP): €12.00 available at the venue on matchday ONLY with valid I.D.

Juveniles (Under 16 Years of Age): Free of Charge, no ticket required

Tickets for this match are UNRESERVED ACCESS ALL AREAS. Covered Stand seating will be filled on first come basis.
CAR PARKING
We ask supporters to use the car parks in Cavan Town centre on Saturday as ALL Carparks will be OPEN, FREE & STEWARDED including the Multi Storey Carpark. Please respect and follow direction of the stewards and Gardai

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Division one: Dublin looking to make historic record http://www.northernsound.ie/division-one-dublin-looking-make-historic-record/ http://www.northernsound.ie/division-one-dublin-looking-make-historic-record/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:43:02 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=119004 With Cavan and Monaghan both in action tomorrow against Kerry and Donegal and Mayo up against Tyrone  is also on Sunday in the penultimate round of fixtures. There is just one Division one game today as The Roscommon senior football team will travel to Croke Park to face Dublin in the penultimate fixture in the […]]]>

With Cavan and Monaghan both in action tomorrow against Kerry and Donegal and Mayo up against Tyrone  is also on Sunday in the penultimate round of fixtures. There is just one Division one game today as The Roscommon senior football team will travel to Croke Park to face Dublin in the penultimate fixture in the 2017 Allianz Football league at 7pm.

In some good news for Roscommon supporters Diarmuid Murtagh is named at full forward while John McManus returns to the Roscommon defence after missing the Monaghan game due to suspension.

Tonight will offer the Roscommon players an opportunity to experience what it is like to play in these big occasions under the lights in Croke Park.  Dublin are looking to extend their unbeaten record which now stands at 34 games.  They will be odds on favourites to win the match tomorrow night, however it also to be taken into consideration that Roscommon are somewhat unlucky not to have taken something from their recent games against Kerry and Donegal and there are very fine margins between victory and defeat in the top flight.

There will be a very familiar face on the Dublin bench for Saturday’s game with the former Leitrim Connacht championship winning captain Declan Darcy a key member of Jim Gavin’s backroom team.  The Shannonside Northern Sound sports department caught up with Declan recently indeed the versatile players also went on to play for Dublin in a long and distinguished career.

The former Aughawillan man is enjoying his role within the current Dublin set up and has dismissed any talk about his side creating new records.  It’s all about the next match as far as he is concerned.  Dublin have freshened up their squad for 2017 and with three draws so far in the current league campaign Darcy feels that there is not all that much between the All Ireland champions and the chasing pack.  Darcy has also praised the Dublin players for displaying huge hunger levels in digging out results this season in matches where a lot of other teams would have thrown in the towel.

When it comes to Roscommon Darcy feels that they were very impressive last year in the league and deserve their shot at the big time in 2017.  Recent performances for the Connacht side have warned Darcy to expect a difficult match tomorrow night and he is confident that Dublin will afford Roscommon maximum respect.

Take a listen to the full interview with Declan Darcy:

 

 

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Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales – Ireland held by ten-men Wales at the Aviva Stadium http://www.northernsound.ie/republic-ireland-0-0-wales-ireland-held-ten-men-wales-aviva-stadium/ http://www.northernsound.ie/republic-ireland-0-0-wales-ireland-held-ten-men-wales-aviva-stadium/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:28:23 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=119008 Republic of Ireland were held to a goalless draw by ten-men Wales in pulsating FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland had the best chances of the game with James McClean’s goal-bound effort deflected wide and Shane Long’s late header blocked in the six-yard area as Ireland ended the night second in […]]]>

Republic of Ireland were held to a goalless draw by ten-men Wales in pulsating FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland had the best chances of the game with James McClean’s goal-bound effort deflected wide and Shane Long’s late header blocked in the six-yard area as Ireland ended the night second in Group D, behind Serbia.

Martin O’Neill was dealt a blow before the game had started when James McCarthy, who was named in the starting XI, pulled up in the warm-up meaning Hull City midfielder David Meyler came into the side to replace him.

It was a tentative start from both sides in a cauldron of an atmosphere at the Aviva Stadium. It took 25 minutes for the first chance to arrive as an Aaron Ramsey corner to the back-post found James Chester, who leaped highest, but he directed his header wide under pressure from John O’Shea.

O’Shea almost had the desired impact at the other end as with Ireland’s first corner of the game McClean’s low-swinging cross found O’Shea who flicked on for Shane Long but he failed to make contact with the ball under pressure in the 34th minute.

The second-half started in the same vein with Ireland happy to let the away side have the ball. In the 63rd minute, Gareth Bale found a low cross from the right towards substitute Sam Vokes but his shot was well blocked.

Five minutes later, Wales were reduced to ten men due to a reckless challenge by Neil Taylor on Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman. The Welsh defender was high and out of control as he slid on Coleman to be shown a red card and the Irish skipper was stretchered off immediately.

Martin O’Neill’s side rallied immediately as they looked to take advantage of the sending off. McClean almost put the Irish ahead as David Meyler’s cushioned header found the West Bromwich Albion man but his shot was deflected wide by Chris Gunter in the 73rd minute.

Martin O’Neill added attacking impetus to his side with the introduction of Aiden McGeady, who has been in fine form for Preston North End with 11 minutes remaining as Ireland poured forward in search of the winner.

It almost proved their undoing as Real Madrid star Bale won the ball on the half-way line and drove towards the Irish defence, turned inside and unleashed a fierce effort which skimmed the top of the cross-bar with six minutes remaining.

In the final minutes of the game, Ireland almost grabbed a winner as McGeady clipped the ball to the back-post to find Shane Long but his header was blocked in the six-yard area as the game ended with the points shared.

Teams

Republic of Ireland: Randolph (GK), Coleman (C) (Christie 72), Keogh, O’Shea, McClean, Whelan, Meyler (McGeady 79), Hendrick, Walters, Long.

Subs: Westwood (GK), C. Doyle (GK), K. Doyle, Horgan, Christie, Egan, Hourihane, Hayes, O’Dowda, Pearce.

Wales: Hennessey (GK), Gunter, Taylor, Davies, Chester, Williams (C), Allen, Robson-Kanu (Vokes 46), Ramsey, Bale, Ledley (Richards 72).

Subs: Fon Williams (GK), King, MacDonald, Edwards, Wilson, Collins, Walsh, Ward, Bradshaw, Woodburn.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Yellow card: David Meylor, Gareth Bale, Aidan McGeady.

Red Card: Neil Taylor

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Roy Webster jailed for life for murder of Anne Shortall http://www.northernsound.ie/roy-webster-jailed-life-murder-anne-shortall/ http://www.northernsound.ie/roy-webster-jailed-life-murder-anne-shortall/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:22:59 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118995 The children of a woman murdered by a man she had a one-night stand with have told the Central Criminal Court of the devastation he’s caused. Roy Webster from Ashbree, Ashford in Co. Wicklow was jailed for life today after being found guilty of murdering Anne Shortall on Good Friday 2015. In a Victim Impact […]]]>

The children of a woman murdered by a man she had a one-night stand with have told the Central Criminal Court of the devastation he’s caused.

Roy Webster from Ashbree, Ashford in Co. Wicklow was jailed for life today after being found guilty of murdering Anne Shortall on Good Friday 2015.

In a Victim Impact Statement read out on behalf of Anne Shortall’s son David, the court heard how he has become a totally different person since her death.

On Wednesday, he said he should have been embracing his mother with open arms and saying ‘Happy Birthday’, but instead he put flowers on her grave.

Roy Webster was convicted of her murder just before lunch today. The jury spent almost eight hours deliberating over the past four d

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We could know tonight if power sharing in the north is agreed http://www.northernsound.ie/know-tonight-power-sharing-north-agreed/ http://www.northernsound.ie/know-tonight-power-sharing-north-agreed/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:21:52 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118993 We could know by tonight if it’s possible for politicians to agree a deal and save power sharing in the North. Parties have until Monday afternoon to form an executive following the recent Assembly elections. Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan says progress is being made – but the window is closing in.  ]]>

We could know by tonight if it’s possible for politicians to agree a deal and save power sharing in the North.

Parties have until Monday afternoon to form an executive following the recent Assembly elections.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan says progress is being made – but the window is closing in.

 

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Review is needed of the administration, ethos and culture of the Gardaí’ http://www.northernsound.ie/review-needed-administration-ethos-culture-gardai/ http://www.northernsound.ie/review-needed-administration-ethos-culture-gardai/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:20:02 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118991 The Independent Alliance is calling for a review of the administration, ethos and culture of the Gardaí – following discrepancies in the number of roadside breath tests recorded and road traffic prosecutions. Yesterday it emerged An Garda Siochana had over-estimated the number of breath tests carried out each year by almost a million. Another mistake […]]]>

The Independent Alliance is calling for a review of the administration, ethos and culture of the Gardaí – following discrepancies in the number of roadside breath tests recorded and road traffic prosecutions.

Yesterday it emerged An Garda Siochana had over-estimated the number of breath tests carried out each year by almost a million.

Another mistake also means around 150-thousand road traffic offences may need to be wiped because of a clerical error by the gardaí.

In a statement this evening, the Independent Alliance says this underlines the need for a review and to appoint an independent international policing expert.

 

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Local doctor working in Africa says a lot can be done medically to stop the spread of TB http://www.northernsound.ie/local-doctor-working-africa-says-lot-can-done-medically-stop-spread-tb/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-doctor-working-africa-says-lot-can-done-medically-stop-spread-tb/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:16 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118968 There may never be a cure for TB due to the lack of economic development around the world. That’s the view of Mark Sherlock who is a doctor from Monaghan town currently working in Kenya with Medicines Sans Frontiers. Today marks World TB day, in 2015 there were around 10.4 million new cases of TB […]]]>

There may never be a cure for TB due to the lack of economic development around the world.

That’s the view of Mark Sherlock who is a doctor from Monaghan town currently working in Kenya with Medicines Sans Frontiers.

Today marks World TB day, in 2015 there were around 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide.

Two new drugs that came out about 3 or 4 years ago which are the best treatment for the disease – and access to these new drugs can mean the difference between life and death.

Dr Mark Sherlock spoke on today’s Wider View programme, he says a lot can be done medically to stop the spread of TB.

 

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‘Traffic in Cootehill delayed by 20 mins at peak times’ http://www.northernsound.ie/traffic-cootehill-delayed-20-mins-peak-times/ http://www.northernsound.ie/traffic-cootehill-delayed-20-mins-peak-times/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:18:23 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118981 ‘Traffic in Cootehill is being delayed by up to 20 mins at peak times’. That’s according to Fine Gael Councillor for the town Carmel Brady, who raised the issue at the recent local authority meeting following numerous reports from the public about the traffic coming from the Cavan road onto Bridge Street. She said that […]]]>

‘Traffic in Cootehill is being delayed by up to 20 mins at peak times’.

That’s according to Fine Gael Councillor for the town Carmel Brady, who raised the issue at the recent local authority meeting following numerous reports from the public about the traffic coming from the Cavan road onto Bridge Street.

She said that the long delays were causing people to avoid the queue of traffic by driving up a nearby one way street, a practice she described as ‘lethal’.

She also said shops and other businesses were taking a hit at lunch time as people avoided the town due to the traffic.

The Bailieborough/Cootehill Municipal District Office said they would look into possible solutions to the delays.

 

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LOCAL: Further controversy in the Ulster Bank saga http://www.northernsound.ie/local-controversy-ulster-bank-saga/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-controversy-ulster-bank-saga/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:15:24 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118976 There’s further controversy in the Ulster Bank saga. On top of three local branch closures, there are reports that Ulster Bank is intent on reducing staff numbers at its Cavan and Ballyconnell offices. Ulster Bank Branches in Arva, Cootehill and Carrickmacross are among 22 branches across the country to close this year, with 220 jobs […]]]>

There’s further controversy in the Ulster Bank saga.

On top of three local branch closures, there are reports that Ulster Bank is intent on reducing staff numbers at its Cavan and Ballyconnell offices.

Ulster Bank Branches in Arva, Cootehill and Carrickmacross are among 22 branches across the country to close this year, with 220 jobs being lost.

It’s not known yet how many jobs will be affected by the decision but in a statement to Northern Sound News, Ulster Bank said any redundancies “will be volunteer-led”.

However, Gareth Murphy is the Senior Industrial Relations Officer with the Financial Services Union, and he says volunteer-led redundancies are not guaranteed.

He also says it’s been confirmed that Ulster Bank are to reduce staff number in its Cavan and Ballyconnell branches.

He also says given the fact that Ulster Bank pulled their bank branches from other towns throughout Cavan and Monaghan over the last few years, it could damage customer’s loyalty.

Meanwhile PJ O’Hanlon is a Fianna Fáil Councillor in Carrickmacross. He says that while the Government talk about investing in rural Ireland, the reality is very different.

 

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Monaghan doctor working in Keyna says TB is still a massive killer http://www.northernsound.ie/monaghan-doctor-working-keyna-says-tb-still-massive-killer/ http://www.northernsound.ie/monaghan-doctor-working-keyna-says-tb-still-massive-killer/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:24:40 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118969 Today is World TB day.  A lot of people will know Tuberculosis as a disease that caused great suffering in Ireland in the days before antibiotics, – but it’s still around. While TB can be completely cured – in 2015 there were around 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide. Two new drugs that came out […]]]>

Today is World TB day.  A lot of people will know Tuberculosis as a disease that caused great suffering in Ireland in the days before antibiotics, – but it’s still around.

While TB can be completely cured – in 2015 there were around 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide.

Two new drugs that came out about 3 or 4 years ago are the best treatment we have for TB – and access to these new drugs can literally mean the difference between life and death.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders want Governments to take urgent action to make sure that these drugs are made more widely available – because at the moment only a fraction of people have access to them.

Mark Sherlock is a doctor from Monaghan town.  He is out in Keyna at the moment with Médecins Sans Frontières.

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BreastCheck urges local people to encourage loved ones to have free mammogram http://www.northernsound.ie/breastcheck-urges-local-people-encourage-loved-ones-free-mammogram/ http://www.northernsound.ie/breastcheck-urges-local-people-encourage-loved-ones-free-mammogram/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:18:54 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118964 BreastCheck is calling on local women to avail of a free mammogram that could save their lives. Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in women in Ireland. On average, 2,883 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Ireland while 711 women died from […]]]>

BreastCheck is calling on local women to avail of a free mammogram that could save their lives.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in women in Ireland.

On average, 2,883 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Ireland while 711 women died from the disease in 2013.

BreastCheck is asking people to use the upcoming occasion of Mother’s Day to encourage loved ones to have a free mammogram.

Professor Ann O’Doherty is the Lead Clinical Director for BreastCheck, she says the risk of getting breast cancer increases as a woman gets older.

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President and Taoiseach sign book of condolence for victims of Westminster terror attack http://www.northernsound.ie/president-taoiseach-sign-book-condolence-victims-westminster-terror-attack/ http://www.northernsound.ie/president-taoiseach-sign-book-condolence-victims-westminster-terror-attack/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:11:31 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118960 The President and Taoiseach have signed a book of condolence for the victims of the Westminster terror attack in London. Michael D Higgins and Enda Kenny also met the British Ambassador at the embassy in Dublin. The President also said he would be writing to the Queen of England. Meanwhile the manager of the hotel […]]]>

The President and Taoiseach have signed a book of condolence for the victims of the Westminster terror attack in London.

Michael D Higgins and Enda Kenny also met the British Ambassador at the embassy in Dublin.

The President also said he would be writing to the Queen of England.

Meanwhile the manager of the hotel where the Westminster attacker spent his last night says Khalid Masood did not appear to be anything other than a regular guest.

Masood – who was born Adrian Russell Ajao – stayed at the Preston Park Hotel in Brighton on Tuesday.

Manager Sabeur Toumi says there were no alarm bells.

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Wicklow man found guilty of murdering a woman he cheated on his wife with http://www.northernsound.ie/wicklow-man-found-guilty-murdering-woman-cheated-wife/ http://www.northernsound.ie/wicklow-man-found-guilty-murdering-woman-cheated-wife/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:07:04 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118958 A 40-year-old Wicklow man has been found guilty of murdering a woman he cheated on his wife with. Roy Webster beat Anne Shortall with a hammer on Good Friday 2015 and later hid her body in a work shop adjacent to his home in Ashford. His trial heard they had a one night stand the […]]]>

A 40-year-old Wicklow man has been found guilty of murdering a woman he cheated on his wife with.

Roy Webster beat Anne Shortall with a hammer on Good Friday 2015 and later hid her body in a work shop adjacent to his home in Ashford.

His trial heard they had a one night stand the previous Christmas and he claimed he was provoked to attack because she was blackmailing him.

He told Gardaí she claimed she was pregnant and was threatening to tell his wife and children if he didn’t give her thousands of euro for an abortion.

He looked surprised when he heard the unanimous verdict and shook his head in disbelief as he was being led out of the court room a short time ago.

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Division 3A of the Hurling league wide open http://www.northernsound.ie/division-3a-hurling-league-wide-open/ http://www.northernsound.ie/division-3a-hurling-league-wide-open/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:41 +0000 Featured]]> http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118889 The Division 3A hurling league is coming right down the wire with Donegal, Monaghan and Tryone all vying for the final spots. The Farney side currently sit top of the table with 4 wins from 5, their only loss been away to Donegal, however Tyrone’s win over the Tir Chonaill side on Wednesday evening past, […]]]>

The Division 3A hurling league is coming right down the wire with Donegal, Monaghan and Tryone all vying for the final spots.

The Farney side currently sit top of the table with 4 wins from 5, their only loss been away to Donegal, however Tyrone’s win over the Tir Chonaill side on Wednesday evening past, has ensured they all remain in the hunt for promotion with Louth staring at relegation as they have yet to register a win.

This weekend will see Donegal taking on Louth in Darver while Tyrone will be the visitors to Inniskeen to take on Monaghan.

Manager of the farney side Trevor Hillard spoke to our reporter Sean Mc Caffrey during the week and he remarked that the red hand counties victory over Donegal on Wednesday evening had throw the league wide open again

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Funding announced for local angling initiatives http://www.northernsound.ie/funding-announced-local-angling-initiatives/ http://www.northernsound.ie/funding-announced-local-angling-initiatives/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:53:40 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118950 Funding has been announced for angling initiatives in Cavan and Monaghan. 11 angling initiatives in Cavan and 2 in Monaghan will receive Inland Fisheries sponsorship this year. Inland Fisheries Ireland announced the recipients of its 2017 Sponsorship Scheme which supports events and initiatives across the country. €30,000 will be put towards supporting 79 initiatives in […]]]>

Funding has been announced for angling initiatives in Cavan and Monaghan.

11 angling initiatives in Cavan and 2 in Monaghan will receive Inland Fisheries sponsorship this year.

Inland Fisheries Ireland announced the recipients of its 2017 Sponsorship Scheme which supports events and initiatives across the country.

€30,000 will be put towards supporting 79 initiatives in Ireland with a focus on those which help grow Ireland’s angling tourism and support novice anglers.

The Sponsorship Scheme was announced in December and in total, there were over 100 applications to this year’s fund.

 

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Drivers and the public in County Monaghan give their view on the bus strike http://www.northernsound.ie/drivers-public-county-monaghan-give-view-bus-strike/ http://www.northernsound.ie/drivers-public-county-monaghan-give-view-bus-strike/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:49:21 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118949 Bus Éireann drivers around the country have mounted pickets this morning as an all out strike gets underway. The company says the action will worsen its deteriorating financial situation – last year it lost 9.4 million euro. Yesterday unions announced an all out strike from midnight – both the Transport Minister and Bus Éireann say […]]]>

Bus Éireann drivers around the country have mounted pickets this morning as an all out strike gets underway.

The company says the action will worsen its deteriorating financial situation – last year it lost 9.4 million euro.

Yesterday unions announced an all out strike from midnight – both the Transport Minister and Bus Éireann say they’re extremely disappointed about the action.

These people in Castleblayney gave their view on the strike action – and the future of Bus Éireann.

These bus drivers in Monaghan town were on the picket line from early this morning.

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Cavan in promotion hunt, Monaghan trying to avoid relegation – Lidl Ladies league http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-promotion-hunt-monaghan-trying-avoid-relegation-lidl-ladies-league/ http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-promotion-hunt-monaghan-trying-avoid-relegation-lidl-ladies-league/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:48:51 +0000 Featured]]> http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118948 It is another busy weekend of action in the Ladies Lidl League with contrasting fortunes for the teams of the Northern Sound region. In Division 2 Cavan will travel to Sligo looking to secure a semi final spot while in Division 1, Monaghan are looking to avoid relegation as they take on Donegal in Termon […]]]>

It is another busy weekend of action in the Ladies Lidl League with contrasting fortunes for the teams of the Northern Sound region.

In Division 2 Cavan will travel to Sligo looking to secure a semi final spot while in Division 1, Monaghan are looking to avoid relegation as they take on Donegal in Termon on Sunday.

Sean Mc Caffrey spoke to Ladies GAA correspondent Jackie Cahill and he noted that the meeting of the 2 ulster teams was a massive fixture this weekend

 

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Plans for a family refuge centre in Cavan to be discussed tonight http://www.northernsound.ie/plans-family-refuge-centre-cavan-discussed-tonight/ http://www.northernsound.ie/plans-family-refuge-centre-cavan-discussed-tonight/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:43:04 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118944 A special meeting is happening tonight to discuss the creation of a family refuge centre in Cavan. Plans are underway by Clodagh’s sister and mother to form a County Cavan Refuge Centre in memory of murdered mother, Clodagh Hawe and her three sons. The refuge centre would help victims of domestic abuse in the Cavan […]]]>

A special meeting is happening tonight to discuss the creation of a family refuge centre in Cavan.

Plans are underway by Clodagh’s sister and mother to form a County Cavan Refuge Centre in memory of murdered mother, Clodagh Hawe and her three sons.

The refuge centre would help victims of domestic abuse in the Cavan area.

Last year Clodagh was murdered along with her three sons, by husband and father Alan Hawe inside the family home near Ballyjamesduff in August last year.

The meeting will be held in St. Joseph’s Hall, Ballyjamesduff at 8pm tonight and anyone with an interest in fundraising is encouraged to attend.

 

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Castleblayney student and Polish native honoured at national volunteer awards http://www.northernsound.ie/castleblayney-student-polish-native-honoured-national-volunteer-awards/ http://www.northernsound.ie/castleblayney-student-polish-native-honoured-national-volunteer-awards/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:25:37 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118937 A teenager from Castleblayney will be honoured today at Ireland’s Top Youth Volunteer Awards. The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards is the only all-Ireland youth initiative of its kind. The program rewards post-primary students for outstanding acts of volunteerism and the positive contribution they make in their local communities and further afield. Bartek Karpinski  arrived […]]]>

A teenager from Castleblayney will be honoured today at Ireland’s Top Youth Volunteer Awards.

The Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards is the only all-Ireland youth initiative of its kind.

The program rewards post-primary students for outstanding acts of volunteerism and the positive contribution they make in their local communities and further afield.

Bartek Karpinski  arrived from Poland 10 years ago and is now a sixth year student in Castleblayney College.

His personal experience of immigration led him to work in his local community to change people’s attitudes towards non-nationals living in Ireland.

Gerry Hand is the Principal in Castleblayney College where Bartek is a student, and he says Bartek is an inspiring person.

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Competition Terms and Conditions http://www.northernsound.ie/competition-terms-conditions/ http://www.northernsound.ie/competition-terms-conditions/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:02:05 +0000 Featured]]> http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118929

These terms and conditions apply to all competitions featured on-air on Shannonside/Northern Sound or online on Shannonside/Northern Sound’s websites www.shannonside.ie or www.northernsound.ie

You are deemed to accept these terms and conditions when you enter a competition, together with any specific terms for such competition which may be mentioned on-air, in any messages or on this website (“Competition Information”).

If you do not agree with any of these terms and conditions then you should not enter the competition. If there is any inconsistency between these competition terms and conditions and any such Competition Information, the Competition Information shall prevail.

These terms and conditions may be amended or varied at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on Shannonside/Northern Sound’s websites www.shannonside.ie/www.northernsound.ie.  It is your responsibility to ensure you review these terms and conditions regularly to familiarise yourself with any changes. We recommend that you print and store or save a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

1: ENTRY

1.1 Entry is open to residents of Republic of Ireland (ROI) unless otherwise specified.

1.2 Employees of Shannonside/Northern Sound and any associated group companies, prize sponsor and/or agencies associated with our competitions and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Any such entries will be invalid. For these purposes, immediate family includes partner, grandchild, child, brother, step-brother, sister, step-sister, parent, step-parent, or grandparent of you or your partner or anyone noted as next of kin on any legal document.
1.3 Shannonside/Northern Sound reserves the right to require proof of age and evidence to verify the identity of an entrant at any time, and may use any reasonable channels and methods available to carry out checks of any details provided by entrants.
Full name (first and surname) given at time of entry to any station competition or giveaway must precisely match that on the photo ID produced at time of collecting prize with no exceptions.
1.4 The opening and closing date and time for entries is as indicated in the Competition Information. Any entries received before or after these times will be disregarded.
1.5 Entry to the competition must be by the applicable method(s) and in accordance with the deadlines as indicated in the Competition Information.
1.6. Shannonside/Northern Sound will make every effort to contact by telephone/email all those who qualify for a Shannonside/Northern Sound Final as part of a major station promotion. However, it is the responsibility of the qualifier to ensure they are present with valid photo ID at the Final (details will be on our website relating to each event).
Shannonside/Northern Sound is not responsible after the event for any qualifiers who do not attend a Shannonside/Northern Sound major station promotion final.

2: ENTRY METHODS

Entry may be by any of the following methods, subject to the Competition Information:

– Telephone numbers
– SMS
– Web entry
– Post

2.1 Telephone Entry:
Phone entrants are required to call the telephone number as indicated in the Competition Information, and follow the instructions in the recorded message. Entrants will be required to leave an answer to the relevant competition question, their full name, address and a daytime contact telephone number. The charge per call will be as indicated in the Competition Information. Calls made from mobiles and payphones in the Republic of Ireland may vary. The total cost will be dependent on the entrant’s network. Other landline and mobile operators’ network charges may vary. Shannonside/Northern Sound does not accept responsibility for any call charges. Entrants must have the permission of the bill payer before calling. Once the telephone number is dialed and the entrant is connected, you will be charged the cost of entry (together with any applicable alternative network or mobile operators’ charge). Shannonside/Northern Sound does not accept responsibility for any interruption to any telephone call which is beyond its control. Entrants may be able to enter the competition from outside (although entry is restricted to ROI residents) but charges will depend on the relevant service provider’s international call rates. There is no warranty that the service is available or appropriate for use in locations outside NI and ROI.
2.2 SMS Entry:
SMS entrants are required to send a text message (SMS) to the shortcode as indicated in the Competition Information. The charge per SMS will be the price indicated in the Competition Information plus standard network charges. The total cost will therefore be dependent on the entrant’s network. Shannonside/Northern Sound does not accept responsibility for any SMS entry charges. SMS entrants will receive an SMS (reverse-bill) confirmation text message of their entry. Entrants must have the permission of the bill payer before texting. Entrants may be able to enter the competition from outside ROI (although entry is restricted ROI residents). There is no warranty that the service is available or appropriate for use in locations ROI. Charges for entering the competition will depend on the relevant service provider’s international text message rates. Charges will be deducted from the entrant’s available credit time if they are a pre-pay customer or appear on their monthly statement if they are a pay-monthly customer.
2.3 Web Entry
Web entrants are required to follow the instructions on the Shannonside/Northern Sound websites as indicated in the Competition Information. Entrants will see a message confirming their entry to the competition when they have completed the online entry form. Web entrants will be required to answer a question to the relevant competition and supply their name, email address, home address and a contact telephone number along with any other details. There is usually no charge for website entries.
2.4 Postal Entry:
Where applicable you may enter the competition by sending a postcard with your answer, full name, email address and a contact telephone number to the postal address indicated in the Competition Information. There is no charge for postal entries other than the cost of postage. Entries sent by post must reach Shannonside/Northern Sound at the correct address by the specified deadline for entries. Postal entries are deemed to be received upon arrival at Shannonside/Northern Sound at the correct address. Shannonside/Northern Sound does not accept responsibility for any incorrectly addressed or undelivered entries or for any disruption, delay or misdirection of postal entries.

3: VALID ENTRIES

3.1 Any entries which are incomplete, incorrect, inaudible, incomprehensible, or not received by Shannonside/Northern Sound by the due deadline will be void.
3.2 An entry to the competition will be deemed to be invalid where an entrant has evaded payment of any applicable entry charges.
3.3 In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the correctness or acceptability of any answers given by entrants, or the operation of any part of the competition, network or phone system, the decision of Shannonside/Northern Sound shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3.4 Shannonside/Northern Sound will not be liable to reimburse expenses incurred in making an entry and no refund will be made for the cost of any entry.
3.5 Shannonside/Northern Sound reserves the right to reject bulk entries.

4: PRIZES

4.1 Only one prize per person is permissible, except where otherwise stated in the Competition Information.
4.2 The prize is as specified in the Competition Information. The winner is solely responsible for all insurance, applicable taxes and for any costs, expenses and charges not included in the prize description in the Competition Information. The prize is also subject to any terms and conditions of the manufacturer or supplier.
4.3 The process for determining the winner of the prize is as indicated in the Competition Information. Where the winner is randomly selected from all the correct and valid entries, the draw will take place on the date indicated in the Competition Information.
4.4 The winner will be notified on the date the winning entry is selected or as soon as practical thereafter, or as otherwise indicated in the Competition Information. You will be contacted on the phone number provided when entering the competition. You will be asked to specifically confirm that you are resident ROI, that you are not related to any Shannonside/Northern Sound employee or prize sponsor employee and that you are aged at least 18 years of age or otherwise if stated in the Competition Information, dependent on the competition. You will have a specified fixed time period in which to claim your prize, usually 30 days unless otherwise specified in the Competition Information. Failure to respond within the specified time period may result in forfeiture of the prize although Shannonside/Northern Sound will make reasonable efforts to contact the winner to ensure this does not happen. However, Shannonside/Northern Sound reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant and thereafter until a winner is found.
Winners must collect tickets for all events/concerts/exhibitions for a specified date by 5pm the day prior to the event itself. If the event falls on a Sunday, tickets must be collected by the Thursday prior at 5pm and if the event falls on a Monday, they must be collected by the Friday prior at 5pm. After these specified times, tickets will no longer be available.
4.5 Shannonside/Northern Sound may refuse to provide a prize, or may seek its recovery, in the event of non-entitlement under these Terms or an entrant’s breach of these Terms, or the Competition Information, or fraud or dishonesty.
4.6 Shannonside/Northern Sound reserves the right in its sole discretion to withhold delivery of a prize until proof of eligibility and identity has been confirmed and to disqualify the entrant in the event this is not provided, within any period specified by Shannonside/Northern Sound.
4.7 Shannonside/Northern Sound endeavours to deliver the prize to the winner within twenty eight (28) days from the date of the claim, unless otherwise specified in the Competition Information. Delivery restrictions may apply to specific competitions.
4.8 No cash equivalent or alternative prize will be given and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However, Shannonside/Northern Sound reserves the right to change the prize due to circumstances beyond its control or to offer an alternative of similar value.
Shannonside/Northern Sound is not obliged to supply a replacement prize won for any concerts/events/exhibitions which are cancelled by the promoter.
4.9 Where the prize includes a cheque, such cheque will be made payable to the name of the winning entry in euros. A cheque prize cannot be made payable to any third party. No other form of payment will be made.
Through entering this promotion all contestants agree to the terms of this promotion.
If sponsors have agreed to provide the prize and for whatever reason, are unable to deliver the prize, Shannonside/Northern Sound have no obligation to provide a substitute or alternative prize. No cash alternative will be available.

5: LIABILITY

5.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions restricts your statutory rights as a consumer. For more details on your statutory rights you should contact your local Trading Standards Office or Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
5.2 Shannonside/Northern Sound excludes liability for any fault, malfunction, damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any entrant howsoever arising from participating in any competition whether due to any error, omission or other cause by Shannonside/Northern Sound, its employees, agents or others to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, Shannonside/Northern Sound is not responsible for any damage or loss caused to an entrant where such damage or loss is not reasonably foreseeable including where the damage or loss results from Shannonside/Northern Sound’s breach of these terms and conditions.
5.3 In the case of a technical fault which results in a caller being charged and not entered in the competition, Shannonside/Northern Sound will make every effort to ensure that all callers affected are contacted and refunds organised. If a caller has withheld their number, we will provide a refund upon receipt of a phone bill showing the charge. Where a caller cannot be contacted, the amount of the refund will be donated to charity.
5.4 Shannonside/Northern Sound does not accept liability for any damage or loss caused to you where you are not entering into a competition as a consumer.
5.5 Shannonside/Northern Sound cannot promise that the various processes involved in providing the competition will be free from errors or omissions nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition at all times. These services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond the control of Shannonside/Northern Sound. Shannonside/Northern Sound will not be liable to you or to any other person in the event that all or any part of these services are discontinued, modified or changed in any way.
5.6 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit Shannonside/Northern Sound’s liability for death or personal injury caused by their staff or supplier’s negligence or for fraud.

6.    STANDARD TERMS

6.1 In the event that any entrant does not, or is unable to comply with these Terms and Conditions or the Competition Information, Shannonside/Northern Sound shall be entitled at its sole discretion to disqualify such entrant, without any further liability to such entrant. Entrants must comply with any directions given to them by Shannonside/Northern Sound including in relation to any and all relevant laws, rules and regulations, and where applicable, compliance with the Broadcasting Code.
6.2 These terms and conditions are available in English only and shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of ROI.
6.3 Please note that calls may be recorded to ensure that competition entries are captured and for staff training and quality control purposes.
6.4 Shannonside/Northern Sound reserves the right to withdraw or amend any competition as necessary due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.
6.5 Competition winners may be required to take part in publicity activity associated with the competition. Shannonside/Northern Sound (or any third party nominated by Shannonside/Northern Sound) may exercise its sole discretion to use the winner’s (and, if applicable, their companion’s) name and image and their comments relating to the prize and competition experience for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media without notice and without any fee being paid.

7.    DATA PROTECTION

7.1 Information and data which is provided by entrants when they enter (“personal data”) will be held and used by R Shannonside/Northern Sound and contractors in order to administer the competition. Entrants’ personal data may also be passed to their mobile phone provider or to relevant regulatory bodies, the gardai or other authorities in the course of the investigation of any complaints or suspected unlawful activity or where requested by the phone provider in connection with the billing arrangements for the competition. Aggregate and non-personal data may also be used for the purpose of undertaking market research or in facilitating reviews, developments and improvements to relevant services.

FACEBOOK

– Shannonside/Northern Sound does not hold the responsibility for technical failures on any of the Facebook’s pages or groups including Shannonside/Northern Sound’s Official Facebook pages, Shannonside/Northern Sound’s employees’ official and private accounts/pages or listeners’ Facebook accounts/pages that may or may not contribute to technical problems with cumulating competition entries or with picking the qualifiers or the winner.

– With regards to Shannonside/Northern Sound competitions put up on Facebook that include specific time frames in their mechanics (whether such time frames are revealed to the public or not), Shannonside/Northern Sound is not responsible for any technical faults or differences shown on different smart phones, computers or other technical devices. In the Last Comment competition the last comment wins regardless of the post content whether it is an image or text, etc. It is the responsibility of the Shannonside/Northern Sound Web Content Manager to draw the winner and all decisions made by that person are final. 

– Shannonside/Northern Sound does not take responsibility for accounts being suspended, blocked, banned or frozen by Facebook during the duration of the competitions. Users are fully responsible for checking the limits of comments/likes/shares as well as using other Facebook mechanics that can affect them in accordance to Facebook’s spamming policies.

– The time of closing the competition will be decided prior to the competition going live and witnessed by another member of staff.

TWITTER

– Shannonside/Northern Sound does not hold the responsibility for technical failures on any of the Twitter accounts including Shannonside/Northern Sound’s Official Twitter pages, Shannonside/Northern Sound’s employees’ official and private accounts/pages or listeners’ Twitter accounts that may or may not contribute to technical problems with cumulating competition entries or with picking the qualifiers or the winner.

– With regards to Shannonside/Northern Sound competitions put up on Twitter that include specific time frames in their mechanics (whether such time frames are revealed to the public or not), Shannonside/Northern Sound is not responsible for any technical faults or differences shown on different smart phones, computers or other technical devices. It is the responsibility of the Shannonside/Northern Sound panel to draw the winner and all decisions made by such panel person are final.

– Shannonside/Northern Sound does not take responsibility for accounts being suspended, blocked, banned or frozen by Twitter during the duration of the competitions. Users are fully responsible for checking the limits of retweets as well as using other Twitter mechanics that can affect them in accordance to Twitter’s policies.

 

MORE ONLINE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These terms and conditions only apply to competitions featured on the website’s or social media channels of Shannonside/Northern Sound hereafter known as ‘the station’.

You are deemed to accept these terms and conditions when you enter a competition, together with any specific terms for such competition which may be mentioned online, on this website (“Competition Information”).

If you do not agree with any of these terms and conditions then you should not enter the competition. If there is any inconsistency between these competition terms and conditions and any such Competition Information, the Competition Information shall prevail.

These terms and conditions may be amended or varied at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the relevant radio stations website(s). It is your responsibility to ensure you review these terms and conditions regularly to familiarise yourself with any changes. We recommend that you print and store or save a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

ENTRY

1.1 Entry is open to residents of Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) aged 18 years or over unless otherwise specified.

1.2 Employees of ‘the station’ and any associated group companies, prize sponsor and/or agencies associated with our competitions and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Any such entries will be invalid. For these purposes, immediate family includes partner, grandchild, child, brother, step-brother, sister, step-sister, parent, step-parent, or grandparent of you or your partner or anyone noted as next of kin on any legal document.

1.3 ‘The station’ reserves the right to require proof of age and evidence to verify the identity of an entrant at any time, and may use any reasonable channels and methods available to carry out checks of any details provided by entrants.

1.4 The opening and closing date and time for entries is as indicated in the Competition Information. Any entries received before or after these times will be disregarded.

1.5 Entry to the competition must be by the applicable method and in accordance with the deadlines as indicated in the Competition Information.

VALID ENTRIES

2.1 Any entries which are incomplete, incorrect, incomprehensible, or not received by ‘the station’ by the due deadline will be void.

2.2 In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the correctness or acceptability of any answers given by entrants, or the operation of any part of the competition the decision of ‘the station’ shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2.3 ‘The station’ will not be liable to reimburse expenses incurred in making an entry.

2.4 ‘The station’ reserves the right to reject bulk entries.

PRIZES

3.1 Only one prize per person is permissible, except where otherwise stated in the Competition Information.

3.2 The prize is as specified in the Competition Information. The winner is solely responsible for all insurance, applicable taxes and for any costs, expenses and charges not included in the prize description in the Competition Information. The prize is also subject to any terms and conditions of the manufacturer or supplier.

3.3 The winner is randomly selected from all the correct and valid entries, the draw will take place on the date indicated in the Competition Information.

3.4 The winner will be notified on the date the winning entry is selected or as soon as practical thereafter, or as otherwise indicated in the Competition Information by email. You will be asked to specifically confirm that you are resident in NI or ROI, that you are not related to any employee of ‘the station’ or prize sponsor employee and that you are aged at least 18 years of age or otherwise if stated in the Competition Information, dependent on the competition. You will have a specified fixed time period in which to claim your prize, usually 20 days unless otherwise specified in the Competition Information. Failure to respond within the specified time period may result in forfeiture of the prize although ‘the station’ will make reasonable efforts to contact the winner to ensure this does not happen. ‘The station’ reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant and thereafter until a winner is found.

3.5 ‘The station’ may refuse to provide a prize, or may seek its recovery, in the event of non-entitlement under these Terms or an entrant’s breach of these Terms, or the Competition Information, or fraud or dishonesty.

3.6 ‘The station’ reserves the right in its sole discretion to withhold delivery of a prize until proof of eligibility and identity has been confirmed and to disqualify the entrant in the event this is not provided, within any period specified by ‘the station’.

3.7 ‘The station’ endeavours to deliver the prize to the winner within twenty eight (28) days from the date of the claim, unless otherwise specified in the Competition Information. Delivery restrictions may apply to specific competitions.

3.8 No cash equivalent or alternative prize will be given and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However ‘the station’ reserves the right to change the prize due to circumstances beyond its control or to offer an alternative of similar value.

LIABILITY

4.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions restricts your statutory rights as a consumer. For more details on your statutory rights you should contact your local Trading Standards Office or Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

4.2 ‘The station’ excludes liability for any fault, malfunction, damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any entrant howsoever arising from participating in any competition whether due to any error, omission or other cause by ‘the station’, its employees, agents or others to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, ‘the station’ is not responsible for any damage or loss caused to an entrant where such damage or loss is not reasonably foreseeable including where the damage or loss results from ‘the station’ breaching these terms and conditions.

4.3 ‘The station’ does not accept liability for any damage or loss caused to you where you are not entering into a competition as a consumer.

4.4 ‘The station’ cannot promise that the various processes involved in providing the competition will be free from errors or omissions nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition at all times. These services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond the control of ‘the station’. ‘The station’ will not be liable to you or to any other person in the event that all or any part of these services are discontinued, modified or changed in any way.

STANDARD TERMS

5.1 In the event that any entrant does not, or is unable to comply with these Terms and Conditions or the Competition Information, ‘the station’ shall be entitled at its sole discretion to disqualify such entrant, without any further liability to such entrant. Entrants must comply with any directions given to them by ‘the station’ including in relation to any and all relevant laws, rules and regulations.

5.2 ‘The station’ reserves the right to withdraw or amend any competition as necessary due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 Competition winners may be required to take part in publicity activity associated with the competition. ‘The station’ (or any third party nominated by ‘the station’) may exercise its sole discretion to use the winner’s (and, if applicable, their companion’s) name and image and their comments relating to the prize and competition experience for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media without notice and without any fee being paid.

 

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Banks downsizing and squeezing human beings out of the bank system http://www.northernsound.ie/banks-downsizing-squeezing-human-beings-bank-system/ http://www.northernsound.ie/banks-downsizing-squeezing-human-beings-bank-system/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:39:37 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118919 Banks are downsizing and squeezing human beings out of the bank system. That’s the view of Fianna Fail Deputy Niamh Smyth after it was announced that Ulster Bank Branches in Arva and Cootehill in Cavan and in Carrickmacross in Monaghan are among those to be closed. Ulster Bank says an average of 30 customers per […]]]>

Banks are downsizing and squeezing human beings out of the bank system.

That’s the view of Fianna Fail Deputy Niamh Smyth after it was announced that Ulster Bank Branches in Arva and Cootehill in Cavan and in Carrickmacross in Monaghan are among those to be closed.

Ulster Bank says an average of 30 customers per day used each of the affected branches in the past week.

The closure of the local branches is scheduled to take place in September.

Deputy Niamh Smyth is calling on the Minister for Social Protection and the Minister for Finance to intervene to support the staff affected by the closures in Cavan and Monaghan.

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Midland Motor club ready for Round 2 of Triton Showers national rally championship http://www.northernsound.ie/midland-motor-club-ready-round-2-triton-showers-national-rally-championship/ http://www.northernsound.ie/midland-motor-club-ready-round-2-triton-showers-national-rally-championship/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:20:56 +0000 Featured]]> http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=118916 The Midlands motor club will host the 2nd round of the Triton Showers national rally championship this weekend. The seeded entry list has the winner of the opening round Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson at number 1 in their Ford Fiesta WRC with Declan and Brian Boyle at 2 also in a Fiesta WRC while last weekends […]]]>

The Midlands motor club will host the 2nd round of the Triton Showers national rally championship this weekend.

The seeded entry list has the winner of the opening round Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson at number 1 in their Ford Fiesta WRC with Declan and Brian Boyle at 2 also in a Fiesta WRC while last weekends West Cork Rally winner Donagh Kelly is at number 3 in his Ford Focus WRC. Monaghans Conor Foley once again on the notes.

Defending national champion Roy White with James O’Brien in the navigator seat are seeded at number 4 with Manus Kelly and Gareth Doherty in the Subaru Impreza WRC completing a very competitive top 5.

The Monaghan pairing of Niall Maguire and Enda Sherry also in an Impreza WRC and Pauric Duffy/Kevin Glynn in the Ford Fiesta R5 are included inside the top 10.

Adrian Hetherington and Andrew Grennan are the top 2 wheel drive seeds in their Mark II escort at number 9 while David Guest/Paddy Robinson will lead of the Group N class at 17 in their Mitsubishi Evo, a class that also includes Shane Maguire and Darragh Kelly in a similar car.

The Longford Arms hotel is headquarters for the event which will be run over 9 stages with service at the Mastertech Business park Athlone Road.

Barry Molloy is the press officer for the event, and he says it’s the biggest event of the year for the Midlands Motor Club.

 

 

 

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