Northern Sound http://www.northernsound.ie Cavan & Monaghan Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:51:10 +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 ‘Simon Harris should immediately publish the agreement on the National Maternity Hospital’ http://www.northernsound.ie/simon-harris-immediately-publish-agreement-national-maternity-hospital/ http://www.northernsound.ie/simon-harris-immediately-publish-agreement-national-maternity-hospital/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:21:54 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121266 The Children’s Minister has called on her cabinet colleague Simon Harris to immediately publish the agreement on the National Maternity Hospital. Katherine Zappone says she still needs to see the legal fine print of the deal in order to be assured the facility will have clinical independence. Earlier former Master of Holles Street, Doctor Peter […]]]>

The Children’s Minister has called on her cabinet colleague Simon Harris to immediately publish the agreement on the National Maternity Hospital.

Katherine Zappone says she still needs to see the legal fine print of the deal in order to be assured the facility will have clinical independence.

Earlier former Master of Holles Street, Doctor Peter Boylan revealed he’d been asked to resign from the board after speaking of his concerns relating to the ownership of the hospital by the Sisters of Charity.

Minister Zappone says that’s not an issue she’s getting involved in.

 

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Prosecution to open its case tomorrow in trail surrounding false imprisonment of Joan Burton http://www.northernsound.ie/prosecution-open-case-tomorrow-trail-surrounding-false-imprisonment-joan-burton/ http://www.northernsound.ie/prosecution-open-case-tomorrow-trail-surrounding-false-imprisonment-joan-burton/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:19:53 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121263 Another juror will have to be sworn in before evidence can be heard in the trial of seven men accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton. The prosecution was due to open its case against Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six others this afternoon but one of the jurors had to be discharged. Yesterday’s […]]]>

Another juror will have to be sworn in before evidence can be heard in the trial of seven men accused of falsely imprisoning former Tánaiste Joan Burton.

The prosecution was due to open its case against Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six others this afternoon but one of the jurors had to be discharged.

Yesterday’s jury selection process took over three and a half hours.

Over 100 potential jurors were called and a jury of seven men and five women was eventually sworn in.

Sean Gillane, who’s acting on behalf of the DPP, was due to open his case this afternoon.

But the jury was told there had been a development that led to one of the male jurors being discharged.

A new juror will be selected tomorrow morning.

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is accused of falsely imprisoning his fellow Dublin TD Joan Burton during a water charge protest in Jobstown in Dublin on November 15th 2014.

Deputy Burton was Tánaiste at the time and he has also pleaded NOT guilty to the same charge against her adviser Karen O’Connell.

Six others, including two Solidarity Councillors, are also on trial for the same charges.

 

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Border farming under threat due to ‘hard’ Brexit http://www.northernsound.ie/border-farming-threat-due-hard-brexit/ http://www.northernsound.ie/border-farming-threat-due-hard-brexit/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:17:49 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121260 There’s growing concern that Brexit could have a devastating impact for border counties in the North. The ‘Brexit Against Borders’ group staged a protest outside Government buildings earlier to highlight their fears and opposition of Britain leaving the EU. John Sheridan runs a farming business on the border and says his business will be ruined […]]]>

There’s growing concern that Brexit could have a devastating impact for border counties in the North.

The ‘Brexit Against Borders’ group staged a protest outside Government buildings earlier to highlight their fears and opposition of Britain leaving the EU.

John Sheridan runs a farming business on the border and says his business will be ruined if a hard border is re-instated.

 

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Gardaí shouldn’t blame magamement for inflating breath test figures http://www.northernsound.ie/gardai-shouldnt-blame-magamement-inflating-breath-test-figures/ http://www.northernsound.ie/gardai-shouldnt-blame-magamement-inflating-breath-test-figures/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:15:49 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121257 The Justice Minister says rank and file Gardaí shouldn’t blame magamement for inflating breath test figures. Almost a million breath tests have been wrongly recorded.  But the GRA who’re holding their annual conference in Galway say it’s not their fault. The Tanaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says all levels in the force needs to […]]]>

The Justice Minister says rank and file Gardaí shouldn’t blame magamement for inflating breath test figures.

Almost a million breath tests have been wrongly recorded.  But the GRA who’re holding their annual conference in Galway say it’s not their fault.

The Tanaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says all levels in the force needs to take responsibility.

 

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Shortage of Sergeants at Bailieborough Garda Station highlighted once again http://www.northernsound.ie/shortage-sergeants-bailieborough-garda-station-highlighted/ http://www.northernsound.ie/shortage-sergeants-bailieborough-garda-station-highlighted/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:12:26 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121253 ‘It beggars belief that there is still a shortage of Sergeants at Bailieborough Garda Station in County Cavan.’ That’s according to GRA representative for Cavan Monaghan James Morrisroe at the GRA annual conference in Galway this week. The GRA has criticised the shortage of Sergeants at Bailieborough Garda Station, saying that assurances made by Garda […]]]>

‘It beggars belief that there is still a shortage of Sergeants at Bailieborough Garda Station in County Cavan.’

That’s according to GRA representative for Cavan Monaghan James Morrisroe at the GRA annual conference in Galway this week.

The GRA has criticised the shortage of Sergeants at Bailieborough Garda Station, saying that assurances made by Garda management of additional resources at the station, were not followed through, and have not been implemented.

Meanwhile, the first topic for debate to today’s annual GRA conference was to establish the exact number of assaults on Gardaí and to track the prosecution of assailants.

Cavan/Monaghan GRA Representative James Morrisroe says its past time that frontline Gardaí were protected:

 

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Pauline Hardy (nee McCormack) http://www.northernsound.ie/pauline-hardy-nee-mccormack/ http://www.northernsound.ie/pauline-hardy-nee-mccormack/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:49:38 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121251 Pauline Hardy (nee McCormack) The Fold, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh. Tuesday 25th April suddenly at home. Reposing at the residence of her brother Chris and sister in law Marcella, The Acres, Lisnaskea, until removal on Thursday morning at quarter past ten to arrive to Holy Cross Church, Lisnakea, for eleven o’clock Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in […]]]>

Pauline Hardy (nee McCormack)
The Fold, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh.

Tuesday 25th April suddenly at home.

Reposing at the residence of her brother Chris and sister in law Marcella, The Acres, Lisnaskea, until removal on Thursday morning at quarter past ten to arrive to Holy Cross Church, Lisnakea, for eleven o’clock Funeral Mass.

Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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The rural taxi industry has hit crisis point says Monaghan Taxi man http://www.northernsound.ie/rural-taxi-industry-hit-crisis-point-says-monaghan-taxi-man/ http://www.northernsound.ie/rural-taxi-industry-hit-crisis-point-says-monaghan-taxi-man/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:37:15 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121243 The rural taxi industry has hit crisis point. That’s according to a Monaghan Taxi man who says that new rules introduced in 2008 are taking its toll on the future of many taxi business in rural Ireland. Patrick Gilsenan who owns ‘Call a Car ‘ taxi service in the town, says the taxi regulator introduced […]]]>

The rural taxi industry has hit crisis point.

That’s according to a Monaghan Taxi man who says that new rules introduced in 2008 are taking its toll on the future of many taxi business in rural Ireland.

Patrick Gilsenan who owns ‘Call a Car ‘ taxi service in the town, says the taxi regulator introduced a new exam in 2008 for all new drivers, which he says is almost impossible to pass.

All new entrants to the industry are required to sit and pass the ‘Small Public Service Vehicle Development Test’ before being issued with a taxi licence.

However Mr Gilsenan says that since the exam was introduced, it’s almost impossible to find taxi drivers to replace those who are ready to retire.

 

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Cavan Supervalu named the best store in Ireland for customer service http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-supervalu-named-best-store-ireland-customer-service/ http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-supervalu-named-best-store-ireland-customer-service/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:36:59 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121241 A Cavan Supervalu has been named the best store in Ireland for customer service. Tarpey’s Supervalu on Dublin Road in Cavan beat stiff competition to be awarded the accolade at the Supervalu Conference in Killarney. The store will be sharing their success with their customers by holding a celebration event on Friday 28th of April […]]]>

A Cavan Supervalu has been named the best store in Ireland for customer service.

Tarpey’s Supervalu on Dublin Road in Cavan beat stiff competition to be awarded the accolade at the Supervalu Conference in Killarney.

The store will be sharing their success with their customers by holding a celebration event on Friday 28th of April between 11am and 5pm.

Rodney Lyons is the manager of Tarpey’s Supervalu on the Dublin Road in Cavan, he says major investment has went into the store in recent years.

 

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Cavan and Monaghan have the highest amount of blood donors in the country http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-monaghan-highest-amount-blood-donors-country/ http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-monaghan-highest-amount-blood-donors-country/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:34:31 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121235 Cavan and Monaghan have the highest amount of blood donors in the country. That’s according to Finbar Gethins of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service as the IBTS prepares for the Bank Holiday weekend. Finbar Gethins says that bank holiday weekends are notoriously difficult when it comes to blood donations, and as this is the second […]]]>

Cavan and Monaghan have the highest amount of blood donors in the country.

That’s according to Finbar Gethins of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service as the IBTS prepares for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Finbar Gethins says that bank holiday weekends are notoriously difficult when it comes to blood donations, and as this is the second bank holiday in two weeks, it puts additional pressure on the blood supply for the country.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service needs 3,000 donations a week, and today the mobile unit is in Oldcastle at Gilson National School until 8.30pm this evening, and tomorrow and Thursday the mobile unit is in Lough Gowna at St Brigids Centre from 4.30 until 8pm.

Mr Gethins says Cavan and Monaghan are two counties that are excellent when it comes to blood donations.

 

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Cavan had the lowest average consumption of water in the country in 2015 http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-had-the-lowest-average-consumption-of-water-in-the-country-in-2015/ http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-had-the-lowest-average-consumption-of-water-in-the-country-in-2015/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:33:06 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121234 County Cavan had the lowest average consumption of water in the country. New figures from the CSO show that the average home in Cavan with a water meter, used on average 313 litres throughout 2015. That’s below the national average of 383 litres of water per day. Just over 2,000 homes are responsible for using […]]]>

County Cavan had the lowest average consumption of water in the country.
New figures from the CSO show that the average home in Cavan with a water meter, used on average 313 litres throughout 2015.

That’s below the national average of 383 litres of water per day.

Just over 2,000 homes are responsible for using nearly an eighth of the country’s total municipal water supply.

New figures from the CSO show that the average home, with a water meter, used 383 litres of water per day.

But they also show that nearly a third of the country’s entire water usage is down to 3.4 per cent of homes, which use 5,000 litres a day – over 13 times the average.

At the most extreme end, 12 per cent of the water supply is taken up by only just over 0.3 per cent of homes that have a meter fitted.

The figures also suggest that very few homes would be liable for charges under the new regime proposed by an Oireachtas committee.

County Cavan had the lowest average consumption of water in the country with 313 litres consumed on average throughout 2015.

Meanwhile County Monaghan had the 4th lowest average for water consumption in the country with 332 litres consumed on average throughout 2015 with Kerry and Tipperary having the highest of 430 litres.

The data was measured using installed water meters.

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Hope on the horizon for EU cross border funding post Brexit http://www.northernsound.ie/hope-horizon-eu-cross-border-funding-post-brexit/ http://www.northernsound.ie/hope-horizon-eu-cross-border-funding-post-brexit/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:07:31 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121230 There’s good news for Cavan and Monaghan as the Government has confirmed it is seeking a replacement for the PEACE and INTERREG funding streams for after Brexit. Peace funding is funding from the EU that has been designed to support peace and reconciliation projects in the border region and north of Ireland. Many projects in Cavan […]]]>

There’s good news for Cavan and Monaghan as the Government has confirmed it is seeking a replacement for the PEACE and INTERREG funding streams for after Brexit.

Peace funding is funding from the EU that has been designed to support peace and reconciliation projects in the border region and north of Ireland.

Many projects in Cavan and Monaghan have been funded through PEACE and INTERREG funding.

There was concern locally that the PEACE and INTERREG funding streams would not continue after Brexit, as the UK would no longer be a part of the EU.

In the Dáil Minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed that while funding under these programmes is in place until 2020, and that the Governemnt are looking for a replacement funding stream post Brexit.

Fianna Fáil Deputy Brendan Smith says the confirmation is a relief to community groups in the local area who hope to apply for funding after that.

 

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Dennis Flynn http://www.northernsound.ie/dennis-flynn/ http://www.northernsound.ie/dennis-flynn/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:06:22 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121229 Dennis Flynn. Kilbride, Abbeylara, Co. Longford. Sunday 23rd April peacefully at Mullingar General Hospital. Pre-deceased by his wife Kathleen. Sadly missed by his son Dennis, daughter Aisling, son in law Kevin, Dennis’s partner Shinia, brothers, sisters,  brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends. Reposing at Our Ladys Manor […]]]>

Dennis Flynn.
Kilbride, Abbeylara, Co. Longford.
Sunday 23rd April peacefully at Mullingar General Hospital. Pre-deceased by his wife Kathleen.

Sadly missed by his son Dennis, daughter Aisling, son in law Kevin, Dennis’s partner Shinia, brothers, sisters,  brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.

Reposing at Our Ladys Manor Edgeworthstown on Wednesday 26th from 5.15pm followed by prayers at 6.30pm. Departing at 7.15pm to arrive at St Bernards Church Abbeylara at 8.00pm.

Funeral mass on Thursday 27th at eleven o’clock followed by burial in Granardkill old cemetery.

House strictly private please. For Furthers inquires contact Masterson’s Funeral Directors Granard.

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Punchestown Race festival preview http://www.northernsound.ie/punchestown-race-festival-preview/ http://www.northernsound.ie/punchestown-race-festival-preview/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:11:39 +0000 Featured]]> http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121225 The Punchestown Race festival has gotten underway today with plenty of action to look forward to over the coming 5 days. The County Kildare based racecourse will be buzzing as racegoers from near and far flock to the renowned venue. Our reporter Sean Mc Caffrey spoke to Shona Draper to find out more of what […]]]>

The Punchestown Race festival has gotten underway today with plenty of action to look forward to over the coming 5 days.

The County Kildare based racecourse will be buzzing as racegoers from near and far flock to the renowned venue.

Our reporter Sean Mc Caffrey spoke to Shona Draper to find out more of what can be expected over the 5 days.

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Locally based author releases book inspired by Cavan http://www.northernsound.ie/locally-based-author-releases-book-inspired-cavan/ http://www.northernsound.ie/locally-based-author-releases-book-inspired-cavan/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:17:35 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121221 A locally based author has released a book inspired by Cavan. ‘The Protectors of Dromgoon, The Crossing’ is a fictional book by Cavan based author Anita Brady Crowe designed for children aged eight and over. Anita lives just outside Arva and drew upon her surroundings for the fictional place of Dromgoon. Speaking on the Joe […]]]>

A locally based author has released a book inspired by Cavan.

‘The Protectors of Dromgoon, The Crossing’ is a fictional book by Cavan based author Anita Brady Crowe designed for children aged eight and over.

Anita lives just outside Arva and drew upon her surroundings for the fictional place of Dromgoon.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show today, Anita explained how she was inspired to create a modern Irish tale:

 

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Over 300 towns and villages expected to benefit from new framework http://www.northernsound.ie/300-towns-villages-expected-benefit-new-framework/ http://www.northernsound.ie/300-towns-villages-expected-benefit-new-framework/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:55:40 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121218 Over 300 towns and villages are expected to benefit from a new framework being launched today. That’s according to local Minister Heather Humphreys who says that the plan for Town Centre Renewal will help to revitalise towns and villages all around the country. Launching in Sligo today, it will set out a practical step-by-step guide […]]]>

Over 300 towns and villages are expected to benefit from a new framework being launched today.

That’s according to local Minister Heather Humphreys who says that the plan for Town Centre Renewal will help to revitalise towns and villages all around the country.

Launching in Sligo today, it will set out a practical step-by-step guide for towns and villages to work in collaboration with the Department, to enhance their local area.

Local Minister Heather Humphreys is participating in the launch with Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor and says they’re hoping to inspire local communities:

 

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Local MEP says rural Ireland has been let down by successive Governments http://www.northernsound.ie/local-mep-says-rural-ireland-let-successive-governments/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-mep-says-rural-ireland-let-successive-governments/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:46:07 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121215 Counties in the West of Ireland and border counties such as Cavan and Monaghan, have been let down by successive Governments lack of investment in rural Ireland. That’s the view of local Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy following the resignation of the Western Development Commission Chairperson Paddy McGuinness. Mr McGuinness has asked the Minister of […]]]>

Counties in the West of Ireland and border counties such as Cavan and Monaghan, have been let down by successive Governments lack of investment in rural Ireland.

That’s the view of local Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy following the resignation of the Western Development Commission Chairperson Paddy McGuinness.

Mr McGuinness has asked the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring not to reappoint him, saying that there is no commitment at political level for balanced regional development, or any worthwhile plan to address rural decline.

MEP Matt Carthy spoke to Northern Sound News and says Mr McGuinness’s criticism of the Government is deeply alarming, and he has called on Michael Ring to make a statement on the issue immediately.

 

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Local school scoops positive mental health award http://www.northernsound.ie/local-school-scoops-positive-mental-health-award/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-school-scoops-positive-mental-health-award/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:17:16 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121207 A local school has been awarded for their work in promoting positive mental health. Largy College in Clones has won a Young Social Innovators of the Year Award in the ‘Make Our World Healthier – Mental Health’ category. Youthreach, Cavan was highly commended in the same category for their project ‘Depression: A Struggle Within’. Over […]]]>

A local school has been awarded for their work in promoting positive mental health.

Largy College in Clones has won a Young Social Innovators of the Year Award in the ‘Make Our World Healthier – Mental Health’ category.

Youthreach, Cavan was highly commended in the same category for their project ‘Depression: A Struggle Within’.

Over 7,000 young people took part in the awards this year, creatively tackling social issues affecting them and their communities.

 

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Hundreds of Brexit protesters outside Government Buildings http://www.northernsound.ie/hundreds-brexit-protesters-outside-government-buildings/ http://www.northernsound.ie/hundreds-brexit-protesters-outside-government-buildings/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:56:36 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121204 Around a hundred people have protested outside Government Buildings against Brexit. They’re calling for no return to the hard borders of the past. John Sheridan, a farmer from Fermanagh, is involved with the Border Communities Against Brexit group. He says the government needs to secure a clear deal for the north:  ]]>

Around a hundred people have protested outside Government Buildings against Brexit.

They’re calling for no return to the hard borders of the past.

John Sheridan, a farmer from Fermanagh, is involved with the Border Communities Against Brexit group.

He says the government needs to secure a clear deal for the north:

 

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Country music star’s band members injured in serious road traffic collision http://www.northernsound.ie/country-music-stars-band-members-injured-in-serious-road-traffic-collision/ http://www.northernsound.ie/country-music-stars-band-members-injured-in-serious-road-traffic-collision/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:31:25 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121201 Two members of country music star Lisa McHugh’s band were been injured in a serious road traffic collision on the Augher Road in County Tyrone. The two men were travelling home to Enniskillen from the Dundalk gig in a Mercedes when they were involved in the collision with an Audi A4. It is understood that […]]]>

Two members of country music star Lisa McHugh’s band were been injured in a serious road traffic collision on the Augher Road in County Tyrone.

The two men were travelling home to Enniskillen from the Dundalk gig in a Mercedes when they were involved in the collision with an Audi A4.

It is understood that Lisa McHugh came upon the accident and went to hospital with her band mates.

Police attended the scene in the early hours of Sunday morning along with other emergency services.

They are urging anyone with information in relation to the accident to contact them on the 101 number.

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Isidoro Molina http://www.northernsound.ie/isidora-molina/ http://www.northernsound.ie/isidora-molina/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:28:24 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121198 Isidoro Molina. Father of Josie Mc Cormack. Derrykerrib, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh. Tuesday, April, 25th peacefully at the Graan abbey nursing Home, Enniskillen. Reposing at his daughters home, Mrs Brendan Mc’Cormack, Derrykerrib, this evening (Tues) until removal on (Thurs) morning at half past ten, to arrive at St. Mary’s church, Newtownbutler for funeral mass at eleven […]]]>

Isidoro Molina.

Father of Josie Mc Cormack.

Derrykerrib, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh.

Tuesday, April, 25th peacefully at the Graan abbey nursing Home, Enniskillen.

Reposing at his daughters home, Mrs Brendan

Mc’Cormack, Derrykerrib, this evening (Tues) until removal on (Thurs) morning at half past ten, to arrive at St. Mary’s church, Newtownbutler for funeral mass at eleven o’clock.

Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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Former master of the National Maternity Hospital asked to resign from its board http://www.northernsound.ie/former-master-national-maternity-hospital-asked-resign-board/ http://www.northernsound.ie/former-master-national-maternity-hospital-asked-resign-board/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:19:42 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121194 A former master of the National Maternity Hospital has been asked to resign from its board. Dr Peter Boylan last week spoke out about his reservations about the planned move from Holles Street to a site owned by the Sisters of Charity at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. Concerns have been raised about the potential […]]]>

A former master of the National Maternity Hospital has been asked to resign from its board.

Dr Peter Boylan last week spoke out about his reservations about the planned move from Holles Street to a site owned by the Sisters of Charity at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.

Concerns have been raised about the potential for religious influence over the maternity facility, however the current master Dr Rhona Mahony says the agreement in place will allow them full independence.

Health Correspondent with the Irish Times Paul Cullen has been in touch with the hospital board and Dr Boylan:

 

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Referendum on abortion looks set to take place next year http://www.northernsound.ie/referendum-abortion-looks-set-take-place-next-year/ http://www.northernsound.ie/referendum-abortion-looks-set-take-place-next-year/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:41:52 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121190 A referendum on abortion looks set to take place next year. The Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald and the Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar are among the Government ministers saying the vote should happen in 2018. It follows an overwhelming vote by the Citizens Assembly in favour of replacing the Eighth Amendment. An all-party Oireachtas committee will […]]]>

A referendum on abortion looks set to take place next year.

The Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald and the Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar are among the Government ministers saying the vote should happen in 2018.

It follows an overwhelming vote by the Citizens Assembly in favour of replacing the Eighth Amendment.

An all-party Oireachtas committee will be established shortly to consider the Assembly’s report, and the next steps.

Louise O’Reilly of Sinn Fein believes much of the ground work has already been done by the Citizens’ Assembly:

 

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Garda Representative Association begins annual conference this morning http://www.northernsound.ie/garda-representative-association-begins-annual-conference-morning/ http://www.northernsound.ie/garda-representative-association-begins-annual-conference-morning/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:14:53 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121188 The Garda Representative Association begins its annual conference in Galway this morning. Among the motions for discussion over the next two days are firearms training, public order units, and the rules on Gardai wearing beards. The GRA has already indicated that taking politics out of policing will be high on their agenda this week. Association […]]]>
The Garda Representative Association begins its annual conference in Galway this morning.

Among the motions for discussion over the next two days are firearms training, public order units, and the rules on Gardai wearing beards.

The GRA has already indicated that taking politics out of policing will be high on their agenda this week.

Association President Ciaran O’Neill has already said he hopes the policing authority will step up to the task – adding that separating the force from direct political control is long overdue.

The association, which represents over 10,500 rank-and-file Gardaí – is also looking for an audit on the number and nature of assaults on members of the force. This comes amid attacks on half a dozen male and female Gardai, in both Dublin and Mayo in recent weeks.

The conference is expected to call for mandatory sentences for assaults on all emergency personnel, additional public order units to be deployed across the country – new measures to tackle gang related crime and a speeding up of Garda Ombudsman inquiries.

It will also discuss an update to the uniform, and the removal of the ban on Gardaí wearing beards.

 

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Drop in amount of driving offences recorded locally this year http://www.northernsound.ie/drop-amount-driving-offences-recorded-locally-year/ http://www.northernsound.ie/drop-amount-driving-offences-recorded-locally-year/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:07:37 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121186 There’s been a significant drop in the amount of driving offences recorded locally this year. In the Monaghan Policing District, there was a significant drop in speeding incidents which fell by 81 to 40 and in dangerous driving incidents which fell by 11 to 13. Meanwhile, in Carrickmacross there was a drop of 32 in […]]]>

There’s been a significant drop in the amount of driving offences recorded locally this year.

In the Monaghan Policing District, there was a significant drop in speeding incidents which fell by 81 to 40 and in dangerous driving incidents which fell by 11 to 13.

Meanwhile, in Carrickmacross there was a drop of 32 in speeding offences to 20 and dangerous driving offences dropped by 8 to 23.

In both areas there was a drop in drink driving offences with a decrease of 9 in Carrickmacross to 27 and a drop of 6 in Monaghan to 25.

Superintendent Noel Cunningham has attributed the change in figures to a greater focus on policing the N2 following recent fatal accidents.

 

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Unannounced inspection at Cavan Psychiatric Unit finds a number of issues http://www.northernsound.ie/unannounced-inspection-cavan-psychiatric-unit-finds-number-issues/ http://www.northernsound.ie/unannounced-inspection-cavan-psychiatric-unit-finds-number-issues/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:56:05 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121184 The Mental Health Commission has found a number of issues which need addressing at the Acute Psychiatric Unit in Cavan General Hospital. The Commission carried out an unannounced inspection over the course of 3 days last August. 9 of the over 40 areas inspected at the centre, were deemed not to be compliant with regulation, […]]]>

The Mental Health Commission has found a number of issues which need addressing at the Acute Psychiatric Unit in Cavan General Hospital.

The Commission carried out an unannounced inspection over the course of 3 days last August.

9 of the over 40 areas inspected at the centre, were deemed not to be compliant with regulation, and which carried a moderate risk.

 

The approved centre is located on the lower ground floor of Cavan General Hospital, and at the time of inspection had 16 residents, with an additional two patients on approved leave.

The unannounced annual inspection found 9 areas which did not meet regulation and which carried a moderate risk and require improvement.

One of those was staffing.

The centre was not compliant with regulations as there were no written policies relating to the recruitment, selection and vetting of staff, and not all healthcare professionals had been trained in Basic Life Support, Therapeutic Management of Violence and Aggression or equivalent, Fire Safety and the Mental Health Act 2001.

The unit was also non compliant with regulations with regrad to Consent to Treatment.

Six clinical files were reviewed with regard to Consent to Treatment.

In two incidents where the patient had provided consent to treatment, the responsible consultant psychiatrist had not documented that they were satisfied that these patients were capable of understanding the nature, purpose and likely effects of the proposed treatment.

Therefore the approved centre was non-compliant.

 

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Castles in Time http://www.northernsound.ie/castles-in-time/ http://www.northernsound.ie/castles-in-time/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:08:36 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121167 Ireland is steeped in History and Heritage; a reminder of this are the various Castles and Ruins dotted throughout. In this series, Noel Murphy, looks at 10 such Castles across a region, telling their histories and that of their families, walking their grounds and exploring their rooms in the company of the people who can […]]]>

Ireland is steeped in History and Heritage; a reminder of this are the various Castles and Ruins dotted throughout. In this series, Noel Murphy, looks at 10 such Castles across a region, telling their histories and that of their families, walking their grounds and exploring their rooms in the company of the people who can best tell their stories….and what stories they have to tell. Stories of unimaginable wealth & grandeur, unforgettable characters and buildings of monumental architecture.

Prog1. Bailieborough Castle

Prog 2. Rossmore Castle

Prog 3. Clooncorrick Castle

Prog 4. Lough Eske Castle

Prog 5. Castle Leslie

Prog 6. Moydrum Castle

Prog 7. Cabra Castle

Prog 8. Kilronan Castle

Prog 9. Hope Castle

Prog 10. Castle Saunderson

 

 

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143 new Garda recruits – none for Cavan or Monaghan http://www.northernsound.ie/143-new-garda-recruits-none-cavan-monaghan/ http://www.northernsound.ie/143-new-garda-recruits-none-cavan-monaghan/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:49:15 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121165 143 new Garda recruits passed out today from Templemore Garda College. The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan were be in attendance. The 143 student Gardaí include 45 females and 98 males. No new recruits will be stationed in the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division. The only recruits to be stationed […]]]>

143 new Garda recruits passed out today from Templemore Garda College.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan were be in attendance. The 143 student Gardaí include 45 females and 98 males.

No new recruits will be stationed in the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division. The only recruits to be stationed in the Northern Region are 7 for County Louth, and 4 for Donegal.

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Cavan Tidy Towns Committee kick off their Tidy Towns campaign this Saturday http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-tidy-towns-committee-kick-off-tidy-towns-campaign-saturday/ http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-tidy-towns-committee-kick-off-tidy-towns-campaign-saturday/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:22:39 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121159 Cavan Tidy Towns are urging the community to get out and get involved this weekend in their Cavan Town Spring Litter Clean Up Day. It’s all in preparation for this year’s Tidy Towns competition, which is now in its 59th year. Skeeries in County Dublin took the top spot last year for being Ireland’s Tidiest […]]]>

Cavan Tidy Towns are urging the community to get out and get involved this weekend in their Cavan Town Spring Litter Clean Up Day.

It’s all in preparation for this year’s Tidy Towns competition, which is now in its 59th year.

Skeeries in County Dublin took the top spot last year for being Ireland’s Tidiest Town, but the Cavan Tidy Town Committee is hoping for gold this year.

They’re encouraging all members of the community, regardless of age, ability or interests to help out with the Cavan town clean-up day this Saturday from 9am.

Adjudications this year take place in June and are completed by mid-August.

Paddy Sexton of the Cavan Tidy Towns Committee says the problem with litter in Cavan is people throwing rubbish out their car windows.

 

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Local inventor wows judges on RTE’s Dragon’s Den programme http://www.northernsound.ie/local-inventor-wows-judges-rtes-dragons-den-programme/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-inventor-wows-judges-rtes-dragons-den-programme/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:08:49 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121133 A local inventor has wowed the judges on RTE’s Dragon’s Den programme. Arthur McArdle from Inniskeen pitched his product, ‘Heat Hero’ on last night’s programme. ‘Heat Hero’ is a heating system which can increase heat efficiency by up to 30%. Arthurs pitch received the backing of two of the programmes judges but he decided to […]]]>

A local inventor has wowed the judges on RTE’s Dragon’s Den programme.

Arthur McArdle from Inniskeen pitched his product, ‘Heat Hero’ on last night’s programme.

‘Heat Hero’ is a heating system which can increase heat efficiency by up to 30%.

Arthurs pitch received the backing of two of the programmes judges but he decided to take the 32% investment offered by Judge Eleanor McEvoy.

He spoke to Northern Sound News, he says the experience was nerve wrecking.

 

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Gardaí in Cavan/Monaghan to call for terror training at this week’s GRA conference http://www.northernsound.ie/gardai-cavanmonaghan-call-terror-training-weeks-gra-conference/ http://www.northernsound.ie/gardai-cavanmonaghan-call-terror-training-weeks-gra-conference/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:01:00 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=121156 The GRA annual conference will this week hear calls for public order Garda units to be on standby on weekends in Ireland. It’s one of the topics up for discussion at the event for rank and file members in Galway.  The group believes it’s crucial that mobile units should be able to provide a rapid […]]]>

The GRA annual conference will this week hear calls for public order Garda units to be on standby on weekends in Ireland.

It’s one of the topics up for discussion at the event for rank and file members in Galway.  The group believes it’s crucial that mobile units should be able to provide a rapid response when trouble flares.

Gardaí in the Donegal and Cavan/Monaghan Garda divisions are also calling for terror training to be provided to rank and file Gardaí in light of recent terror attacks in Europe.  Cavan/Monaghan GRA representative James Morrisroe also says he’ll be demanding that action be taken on those who assault Gardaí in the line of duty, as the problem is becoming all too common.

 

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