Northern Sound http://www.northernsound.ie Cavan & Monaghan Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:52:58 +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 Supreme Court asked to hear Shatter appeal against some elements of the Guerin Report http://www.northernsound.ie/supreme-court-asked-hear-shatter-appeal-elements-guerin-report/ http://www.northernsound.ie/supreme-court-asked-hear-shatter-appeal-elements-guerin-report/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:52:58 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125353 The Supreme Court has been asked to hear an appeal on Alan Shatter’s successful challenge to certain parts of the Guerin report. Sean Guerin claims the case raised issues of general public importance, but counsel for the former Justice Minister disagrees. Sean Guerin’s report into allegations of Garda misconduct was published in May 2014 and […]]]>

The Supreme Court has been asked to hear an appeal on Alan Shatter’s successful challenge to certain parts of the Guerin report.

Sean Guerin claims the case raised issues of general public importance, but counsel for the former Justice Minister disagrees.

Sean Guerin’s report into allegations of Garda misconduct was published in May 2014 and was highly critical of the then Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

It found he’d failed to properly investigate whistleblower allegations.

His position was vindicated two years later when the O’Higgins Commission of Inquiry cleared him of any wrongdoing and he won an appeal last November on the basis he was denied his right to fair procedure by Mr. Guerin’s failure to ask for his version of events before making his findings.

Mr. Guerin is now seeking leave to appeal that decision in the Supreme Court.

In applying for such an appeal today, his counsel raised a number of contested issues which he claims are of “general public importance”.

A decision on whether to allow such an appeal will be made at a later date.

 

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Local hospitals have higher death rates due to heart attacks than national average http://www.northernsound.ie/local-hospitals-higher-death-rates-due-heart-attacks-national-average/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-hospitals-higher-death-rates-due-heart-attacks-national-average/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:31:23 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125354 Local hospitals have significantly higher death rates due to heart attacks than the national average. That’s according to a report from the Department of Health which shows Cavan General Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda have a higher mortality rate due to patients having a heart attack. St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin has […]]]>

Local hospitals have significantly higher death rates due to heart attacks than the national average.

That’s according to a report from the Department of Health which shows Cavan General Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda have a higher mortality rate due to patients having a heart attack.

St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin has the highest death rate from heart attacks within 30 days of admission.

Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry spoke to Northern Sound News, he claims people living in Cavan and Monaghan are at a “serious disadvantage” if they have a heart attack.

 

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Fracking ban set to be signed into law after Seanad vote http://www.northernsound.ie/fracking-ban-set-signed-law-seanad-vote/ http://www.northernsound.ie/fracking-ban-set-signed-law-seanad-vote/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:21:21 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125351 A bill to ban fracking in Ireland has passed the through the Oireachtas. Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim and west Cavan Tony McLoughlin brought the Private Members Bill to the Dáil last year – it got approval from the lower house last month. The move will be welcomed in Cavan, Leitrim and north Monaghan, with […]]]>

A bill to ban fracking in Ireland has passed the through the Oireachtas.

Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim and west Cavan Tony McLoughlin brought the Private Members Bill to the Dáil last year – it got approval from the lower house last month.

The move will be welcomed in Cavan, Leitrim and north Monaghan, with the proposed legislation one step closer to becoming law – it’ll now go to be signed into law by the President.

But Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan says there needs to be cross border co-operation to ban fracking as this legislation only applies south of the border:

 

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Joseph (Josie) Lynch http://www.northernsound.ie/joseph-josie-lynch/ http://www.northernsound.ie/joseph-josie-lynch/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:51:15 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125350 Joseph (Josie) Lynch Stramatt, Virginia, Co. Cavan Wednesday 28th June peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Sadly missed  by his wife Julia. Remains reposing at his residence this evening (Wed) from seven o’clock until Removal tomorrow evening (Thur) to St. Matthew’s Church, Maghera arriving at seven o’clock. Funeral Mass on (Fri) morning at eleven o’clock with […]]]>

Joseph (Josie) Lynch
Stramatt, Virginia, Co. Cavan

Wednesday 28th June peacefully at Cavan General Hospital.

Sadly missed  by his wife Julia.

Remains reposing at his residence this evening (Wed) from seven o’clock until Removal tomorrow evening (Thur) to St. Matthew’s Church, Maghera arriving at seven o’clock.

Funeral Mass on (Fri) morning at eleven o’clock with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Alzheimer’s Association c/o Matthews Funeral Directors Virginia.

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Over 140 business women will attend a roadshow in Cavan today http://www.northernsound.ie/140-business-women-will-attend-roadshow-cavan-today/ http://www.northernsound.ie/140-business-women-will-attend-roadshow-cavan-today/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125343 Over 140 business women will attend a roadshow in Cavan today. The ‘Fuelling Ambition’ roadshow for female entrepreneurs has been organised by Enterprise Ireland and Cavan Local Enterprise Office The aim is to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs in the North East and across the country. Sarita Johnston, Head of Female […]]]>

Over 140 business women will attend a roadshow in Cavan today.

The ‘Fuelling Ambition’ roadshow for female entrepreneurs has been organised by Enterprise Ireland and Cavan Local Enterprise Office

The aim is to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs in the North East and across the country.

Sarita Johnston, Head of Female Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland, says that there’s been great interest in the event which will will take place in the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel at 6pm:

 

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Six people charged over the Hillsborough disaster http://www.northernsound.ie/six-people-charged-hillsborough-disaster/ http://www.northernsound.ie/six-people-charged-hillsborough-disaster/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:16:30 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125347 Six people have been charged over the Hillsborough disaster. The match commander – David Duckenfield – will face 95 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. Three other former South Yorkshire police officers, a solicitor with the force at the time, and an official from Sheffield Wednesday will also go to court. Ninety-six men, women and […]]]>

Six people have been charged over the Hillsborough disaster.

The match commander – David Duckenfield – will face 95 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Three other former South Yorkshire police officers, a solicitor with the force at the time, and an official from Sheffield Wednesday will also go to court.

Ninety-six men, women and children were killed in the stadium crush on 15 April 1989.

Barry Devonside lost his son Christopher:

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New figures reveal significant gap in dementia services http://www.northernsound.ie/new-figures-reveal-significant-gap-dementia-services/ http://www.northernsound.ie/new-figures-reveal-significant-gap-dementia-services/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:06:49 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125326 New figures have revealed a significant gap in dementia services in Ireland. It’s estimated that over 55,000 people in the country are living with dementia and over half off all counties including Cavan and Monaghan have no memory clinics – which are aimed at improving the identification, investigation and treatment of memory disorders. Over 850 […]]]>

New figures have revealed a significant gap in dementia services in Ireland.

It’s estimated that over 55,000 people in the country are living with dementia and over half off all counties including Cavan and Monaghan have no memory clinics – which are aimed at improving the identification, investigation and treatment of memory disorders.

Over 850 people in County Cavan and 700 people in County Monaghan live with dementia.

That’s according to new figures released in the Irish Times which states that over the next 25 years, the number of people living with dementia will rise to over 130,000.

The report also claims that patients suffering from memory loss face a ‘postcode lottery’ with over half of counties here in Ireland having no memory clinics.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has called on the Government and the HSE to “take an all-Ireland approach” to planning dementia services to ensure citizens are treated equally.

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Local welcome to reunification of Cavan/Monaghan constituency http://www.northernsound.ie/local-welcome-reunification-cavanmonaghan-constituency/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-welcome-reunification-cavanmonaghan-constituency/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:05:35 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125337 There’s being a broad welcome to the news that Cavan and Monaghan are to be reunited as a five seat constituency. There was controversy in 2012 when it was decided to split Cavan into two separate constituencies, with many people not realising the change until polling day. However, according to the Constituency Commission report, published […]]]>

There’s being a broad welcome to the news that Cavan and Monaghan are to be reunited as a five seat constituency.

There was controversy in 2012 when it was decided to split Cavan into two separate constituencies, with many people not realising the change until polling day.

However, according to the Constituency Commission report, published last night, and the 2016 Census results, the population of Cavan and Monaghan has increased and now warrants five Dáil Deputies.

Under the 2012 review of the Constituency Commission, over 13,000 people in west Cavan were moved from the Cavan-Monaghan constituency into the Sligo-Leitrim constituency.

Sinn Féin Caoimhghín O’Caoláin has welcomed the news, saying another voice in Dáil Eireann will be benefit the region when it comes to Brexit.

Fianna Fáil Deputy Niamh Smyth says that the decision in 2012 to spilt County Cavan into two seperate constituencies meant some of her own staff couldn’t vote for her.

While Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has welcomed the reunification of the Cavan/Monaghan constituency, he says it has also brought upset for around 4 thousand people in north County Meath.

Meanwhile local Minister Heather Humphreys has welcomed Meath Hill, Drumcondra, Ardagh, Carrickleck, Kilmainhamwood, Cormeen and Tierworker to the Cavan/Monaghan constituency and says she will work hard to represent them.

The Anglo Celt newspaper in Cavan instigated a public campaign along with TD Brendan Smith, calling for the reunification of Cavan following on from last year’s election.

Journalist Sean McMahon says the last seat will be all to play for in the next election.

 

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Manor Farm boss refuses to force family to keep the business going http://www.northernsound.ie/manor-farm-boss-refuses-force-family-keep-business-going/ http://www.northernsound.ie/manor-farm-boss-refuses-force-family-keep-business-going/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:41:19 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125336 ‘Forcing people into a family business will only succeed in running a company into the ground.’ That’s according to CEO of Manor Farm Vincent Carton discussing why he’s made the decision to sell the family business to a Swedish company. Manor Farm which has a base in Shercock in County Cavan, is Ireland’s largest chicken […]]]>

‘Forcing people into a family business will only succeed in running a company into the ground.’

That’s according to CEO of Manor Farm Vincent Carton discussing why he’s made the decision to sell the family business to a Swedish company.

Manor Farm which has a base in Shercock in County Cavan, is Ireland’s largest chicken processor and employs over 850 people.

‘Scandi Standard’ is to purchase the company, involving an initial payment of around €70 million, which includes settlement of debt.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show today, Vincent Carton says that forcing the next generation into the family business would only lead to disaster:

 

 

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Local campaigners hit out at terms of new interconnector study http://www.northernsound.ie/local-campaigners-hit-terms-new-interconnector-study/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-campaigners-hit-terms-new-interconnector-study/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:33:42 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125332 The Energy Minister has accused people of not listening to him on the North-South Interconnector. The Terms of Reference of the second study into the North-South Interconnector, which were published yesterday, have been met with strong opposition locally. Energy Minister Denis Naughten yesterday announced the terms but critics say they don’t deal with the issues […]]]>

The Energy Minister has accused people of not listening to him on the North-South Interconnector.

The Terms of Reference of the second study into the North-South Interconnector, which were published yesterday, have been met with strong opposition locally.

Energy Minister Denis Naughten yesterday announced the terms but critics say they don’t deal with the issues at the heart of the dispute.

The County Monaghan Anti Pylon Committee says the study will only examine the level of compensation paid to landowners and not the possibility of undergrounding the project.

Nigel Hillis from the group says this study isn’t wanted or needed:

Speaking in the Dáil last night, Minister Denis Naughten said undergrounding the interconnector isn’t an option:

 

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Molly Fleming http://www.northernsound.ie/molly-fleming/ http://www.northernsound.ie/molly-fleming/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:32:28 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125333 Molly Fleming 6 Marion Roe, Ballinagh, Co Cavan. Wednesday June 28th Reposing at McMahon’s Funeral Home, Railway Road, Cavan from half past four until six o’clock tomorrow evening (Thurs), followed by Removal at half past six to arrive at St Felim’s church, Ballinagh at seven o’clock. Funeral Mass on (Fri) morning at eleven o’clock with […]]]>

Molly Fleming

6 Marion Roe, Ballinagh, Co Cavan.

Wednesday June 28th

Reposing at McMahon’s Funeral Home, Railway Road, Cavan from half past four until six o’clock tomorrow evening (Thurs), followed by

Removal at half past six to arrive at St Felim’s church, Ballinagh at seven o’clock.

Funeral Mass on (Fri) morning at eleven o’clock with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

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Cavan meeting hears calls for supports for Priests http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-meeting-hears-calls-supports-priests/ http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-meeting-hears-calls-supports-priests/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:20:20 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125342 A meeting of Priests, which took place in Cavan this week, heard calls for supports for members of the clergy. Eight priests have taken their own lives over the past 10 to 15 years, according to the Association of catholic Priests. The meeting, which was attended by Priests from across the region, heard of poor […]]]>

A meeting of Priests, which took place in Cavan this week, heard calls for supports for members of the clergy.

Eight priests have taken their own lives over the past 10 to 15 years, according to the Association of catholic Priests.

The meeting, which was attended by Priests from across the region, heard of poor welfare supports for Priests if they’re sick and that confidence is being eroded as they’re working for people who “have little contact with the Church from First Communion to funerals”.

The ACP is calling for a national support helpline to be set up.

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Local councillor hits out at roadworks on the Castleblayney bypass http://www.northernsound.ie/local-councillor-hits-roadworks-castleblayney-bypass/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-councillor-hits-roadworks-castleblayney-bypass/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:27:11 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125329 A local councillor has hit out at roadworks on the Castleblayney bypass. Fianna Fail councillor PJ O’Hanlon has criticised Monaghan County Council for deciding to undertake roadworks at busy times of the day recently. Raising the issue at the most recent meeting of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District, councillor O’Hanlon voiced his outrage that road maintenance works […]]]>

A local councillor has hit out at roadworks on the Castleblayney bypass.

Fianna Fail councillor PJ O’Hanlon has criticised Monaghan County Council for deciding to undertake roadworks at busy times of the day recently.

Raising the issue at the most recent meeting of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District, councillor O’Hanlon voiced his outrage that road maintenance works were not being carried out at quieter times.

On Friday the 23rd there were long delays on the N2 Castleblayney bypass as the road remained closed until 6pm, leading to journeys reportedly taking over half an hour from Clonavogy through the town.

In a statement, Monaghan County Council says it “endeavours to minimise the closures” by scheduling works at weekends and at night, or by only closing one lane of the busy route.

Councillor O’Hanlon says that the council are actively harming businesses in towns along the route:

 

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Epic challenge comes to Cavan and Monaghan this week http://www.northernsound.ie/epic-challenge-comes-cavan-monaghan-week/ http://www.northernsound.ie/epic-challenge-comes-cavan-monaghan-week/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:26:53 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125327 A Kerry man is running 24 marathons in 24 days to raise money for Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is a birth defect and occurs when the bones of the spine don’t form properly around part of the baby’s spinal cord.  Last Thursday Shane Finn began his epic marathon challenge in Donegal, and is expected to […]]]>

A Kerry man is running 24 marathons in 24 days to raise money for Spina Bifida.

Spina Bifida is a birth defect and occurs when the bones of the spine don’t form properly around part of the baby’s spinal cord.  Last Thursday Shane Finn began his epic marathon challenge in Donegal, and is expected to finish up in Dingle in Kerry on July 15th – a total of 628 miles.

It’s all in an effort to raise €100,000 for Spina Bifida Ireland.  This morning he’ has set off from Cavan Cathedral to Ballybay via the R188, and tomorrow he’ll set out from Supervalu in Castleblayney to Ardee.

Sinéad Breen from Rockcorry in County Monaghan is involved in helping Shane, as her daughter Mikaela suffers from the birth defect.  Sinéad gave up her business to care full time for Mikaela.

 

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New fire safety tests for residential buildings over six storeys high http://www.northernsound.ie/new-fire-safety-tests-residential-buildings-six-storeys-high/ http://www.northernsound.ie/new-fire-safety-tests-residential-buildings-six-storeys-high/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:05:14 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125325 Residential buildings over six storeys high will undergo new fire safety tests. The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has confirmed the checks will take place nationwide in the wake of the Grenfell tower block blaze in London. A special task force, created to carry out the assessments has already started work in Dublin. In the UK, […]]]>

Residential buildings over six storeys high will undergo new fire safety tests.

The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has confirmed the checks will take place nationwide in the wake of the Grenfell tower block blaze in London.

A special task force, created to carry out the assessments has already started work in Dublin.

In the UK, all school buildings taller than four storeys are being analysed.

 

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The latest cyber attack is reportedly about more than money http://www.northernsound.ie/latest-cyber-attack-reportedly-money/ http://www.northernsound.ie/latest-cyber-attack-reportedly-money/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:18:09 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125323 The latest cyber attack is about more than money according to a leading Irish tech expert. ‘PETYA’ ransomware locks up files and then demands money to decrypt them. Hospitals, governments and multinational companies worldwide have all fallen victim to the virus. Paul Dwyer, is the CEO of Cyber Risk International – he says it’s politically […]]]>

The latest cyber attack is about more than money according to a leading Irish tech expert.

‘PETYA’ ransomware locks up files and then demands money to decrypt them.

Hospitals, governments and multinational companies worldwide have all fallen victim to the virus.

Paul Dwyer, is the CEO of Cyber Risk International – he says it’s politically motivated:

 

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Local plumber and haulage company are on the latest list of tax defaulters http://www.northernsound.ie/local-plumber-haulage-company-latest-list-tax-defaulters/ http://www.northernsound.ie/local-plumber-haulage-company-latest-list-tax-defaulters/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:51:16 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125322 A local plumber and a haulage company are among those on the latest Revenue list of tax defaulters. Over €14 million in settlements were made with Revenue between January and March of this year.   Hauliers Marron Transport of Bocks, Carrickmacross has a final Revenue bill of over €330,000 (€333,329.55) for the underdeclaration of VAT, […]]]>

A local plumber and a haulage company are among those on the latest Revenue list of tax defaulters.

Over €14 million in settlements were made with Revenue between January and March of this year.

 

Hauliers Marron Transport of Bocks, Carrickmacross has a final Revenue bill of over €330,000 (€333,329.55) for the underdeclaration of VAT, which was discovered following an investigation by the tax authority.

Plumber Cillian Dolan of 49 Alderwood in Carrickmacross owes almost €60,000 (€59,018.00) to Revenue for underdeclaration of income tax and VAT.

They’re among 86 people or companies who reached settlements with Revenue in the first three months of the year.

Meanwhile, fuel distributor and haulier Gavin Vallely, formerly of the Dublin Road in Cavan, has had a penalty of almost €400,000 (€398,423.00) imposed by the Courts, for the underdeclaration of VAT and excise duty.

With the original tax amount included, his total bill is now over €1.1 million (€1,116,568.53).

Four locals were fined for the misuse of green diesel, with three more receiving prison sentences of varying severity after being convicted of oil laundering by the Courts.

 

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Cavan and Monaghan will be reunited as a five seater constituency http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-monaghan-will-reunited-five-seater-constituency/ http://www.northernsound.ie/cavan-monaghan-will-reunited-five-seater-constituency/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:36:37 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125319 Cavan and Monaghan will be reunited in a five seater constituency. The Constituency Commission announced the news that they will bring the Cavan-Monaghan constituency back together with the addition of a portion of neighbouring Meath-East. A number of TD’s have been venting their anger at the latest constituency changes as the review says Laois and […]]]>

Cavan and Monaghan will be reunited in a five seater constituency.

The Constituency Commission announced the news that they will bring the Cavan-Monaghan constituency back together with the addition of a portion of neighbouring Meath-East.

A number of TD’s have been venting their anger at the latest constituency changes as the review says Laois and Offaly should be merged – meaning the combined counties will lose a TD.

Dublin Central, Kildare South, and Cavan-Monaghan will all gain an extra deputy.

Speaking to Northern Sound News this morning, Fianna Fail TD Brendan Smith who has long been campaigning for the reunification, explains why this is a victory for the local region:

 

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Couple reunited in a nursing home after they were denied a place together http://www.northernsound.ie/couple-reunited-nursing-home-denied-place-together/ http://www.northernsound.ie/couple-reunited-nursing-home-denied-place-together/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:03:37 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125317 A couple in their 80s are being reunited in a nursing home after they were denied a place together. Kathleen Devereaux was refused a place in a home that her husband of 63 years Michael was placed in, on medical grounds.  The pair were applying together under the Fair Deal Scheme. The HSE say they’re […]]]>

A couple in their 80s are being reunited in a nursing home after they were denied a place together.

Kathleen Devereaux was refused a place in a home that her husband of 63 years Michael was placed in, on medical grounds.  The pair were applying together under the Fair Deal Scheme.

The HSE say they’re reviewing the decision but they’re moving Kathleen into the same nursing home as her husband in the meantime.  Labour TD for Wexford Brendan Howlin says there could be many more like Michael and Kathleen.

 

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Firms around the world targeted in powerful cyber attack http://www.northernsound.ie/firms-around-world-targeted-powerful-cyber-attack/ http://www.northernsound.ie/firms-around-world-targeted-powerful-cyber-attack/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:01:58 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125316 Banks, government IT systems and energy firms around the world have all been targeted by a powerful cyber attack. A Danish shipping company called Maersk – which has offices in Ireland and the UK – took to Twitter to state it’s one of the victims.  While details are continuing to emerge, experts say it’s thought […]]]>

Banks, government IT systems and energy firms around the world have all been targeted by a powerful cyber attack.

A Danish shipping company called Maersk – which has offices in Ireland and the UK – took to Twitter to state it’s one of the victims.  While details are continuing to emerge, experts say it’s thought to be a ransomware attack, similar to the WannaCry attack that occurred earlier this year.

British firm WPP – which is the biggest advertising group on the planet – says its computer networks in several locations are affected.  Russian, Indian and Dutch companies were also hit, while Ukraine says it’s suffered the biggest such hack in its history.

 

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Bailieborough/Cootehill area gets new mayor http://www.northernsound.ie/bailieboroughcootehill-area-gets-new-mayor/ http://www.northernsound.ie/bailieboroughcootehill-area-gets-new-mayor/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:50:48 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125315 Fianna Fáil Councillor Clifford Kelly has been elected as Cathaoirleach of Bailieborough/Cootehill Municipal District. Councillor Kelly was nominated by party colleague Sarah O’Reilly and seconded by Fine Gael Councillor Carmel Brady. Clifford Kelly takes over the role from Sinn Féin’s Paddy McDonald.  Meanwhile, Fine Gael Councillor Val Smith will take over as Leas-Cathaoirleach for the […]]]>

Fianna Fáil Councillor Clifford Kelly has been elected as Cathaoirleach of Bailieborough/Cootehill Municipal District.

Councillor Kelly was nominated by party colleague Sarah O’Reilly and seconded by Fine Gael Councillor Carmel Brady.

Clifford Kelly takes over the role from Sinn Féin’s Paddy McDonald.  Meanwhile, Fine Gael Councillor Val Smith will take over as Leas-Cathaoirleach for the coming year.

 

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Kells workers to be balloted on industrial action in ongoing dispute http://www.northernsound.ie/kells-workers-balloted-industrial-action-ongoing-dispute/ http://www.northernsound.ie/kells-workers-balloted-industrial-action-ongoing-dispute/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:54:22 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125312 Workers at the ABEC Technologies plant in Kells are to be balloted for industrial action. It’s the latest development in a dispute over the terms and conditions of some workers at the plant. Seventy people are currently employed by ABEC Technologies in Kells. It bought the Kells Stainless company – which was set up from […]]]>

Workers at the ABEC Technologies plant in Kells are to be balloted for industrial action.

It’s the latest development in a dispute over the terms and conditions of some workers at the plant.

Seventy people are currently employed by ABEC Technologies in Kells.

It bought the Kells Stainless company – which was set up from the Bailieborough based Bailie Engineering – in 2015.

Trade Union UNITE is to ballot its members in the plant on industrial action this week – ABEC Technologies is yet to respond to a request for a statement from Northern Sound News.

Regional Representative with UNITE is Willie Quigley:

 

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Netta Kiely http://www.northernsound.ie/netta-kiely/ http://www.northernsound.ie/netta-kiely/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:34:57 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125311 Netta Kiely Lisarney, Lisnageer, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Tuesday 27th June at her residence. Sadly missed by her daughter Geraldine, son in law Brendan, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives & friends. Reposing at her daughter Geraldine & son in law Brendan Sheridan’s residence until Removal on (Thur) morning at eleven o’clock, to arrive at St. […]]]>

Netta Kiely
Lisarney, Lisnageer, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

Tuesday 27th June at her residence.

Sadly missed by her daughter Geraldine, son in law Brendan, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives & friends.

Reposing at her daughter Geraldine & son in law Brendan Sheridan’s residence until

Removal on (Thur) morning at eleven o’clock, to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Bunnoe for half past eleven Funeral mass.

Burial immediately afterwards in Corrinshigo cemetery.

House private Thursday morning please.

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Over 600 young people in long term unemployment locally http://www.northernsound.ie/600-young-people-long-term-unemployment-locally/ http://www.northernsound.ie/600-young-people-long-term-unemployment-locally/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:08:44 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125308 There are over 600 young people under the age of 26 who are unemployed in Cavan and Monaghan for six months or more. The National Youth Council of Ireland has highlighted concerns at the number, and says the disappointing figure is mirrored at national level, where over 11,700 young people are long-term unemployed.  Deputy Director […]]]>

There are over 600 young people under the age of 26 who are unemployed in Cavan and Monaghan for six months or more.

The National Youth Council of Ireland has highlighted concerns at the number, and says the disappointing figure is mirrored at national level, where over 11,700 young people are long-term unemployed.  Deputy Director of the National Youth Council James Doorley, is calling on the Government to develop an action plan to reduce long term youth unemployment by half by the end of 2018.

There are 403 young people in Cavan unemployed for 6 months or more, with 211 in Monaghan. Mr Doorley says that young people don’t want to be on social welfare – they want to be working.

 

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Big increase in numbers caught speeding locally http://www.northernsound.ie/big-increase-numbers-caught-speeding-locally/ http://www.northernsound.ie/big-increase-numbers-caught-speeding-locally/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:33:49 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125307 There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of people caught speeding locally. Figures released by Gardaí show over 450 (453) people were caught speeding in County Monaghan between March and June – up by almost 400 (393) on the same period last year. The Monaghan Joint Policing Committee heard from Chief Superintendent Christopher Mangan […]]]>

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of people caught speeding locally.

Figures released by Gardaí show over 450 (453) people were caught speeding in County Monaghan between March and June – up by almost 400 (393) on the same period last year.

The Monaghan Joint Policing Committee heard from Chief Superintendent Christopher Mangan who said the number of Gardaí sectioned in the Traffic Corps in Cavan and Monaghan has been substantially increased.

He said local Gardaí have been working with the PSNI to target cross border traffic issues and praised the local Council for erecting signs on the N2 that warn motorists of the dangers of speeding.

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‘Ground rents are a hangover from colonial times and must be abolished’ http://www.northernsound.ie/ground-rents-hangover-colonial-times-must-abolished/ http://www.northernsound.ie/ground-rents-hangover-colonial-times-must-abolished/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:19:01 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125304 ‘Ground rents are a hangover from colonial times and must be abolished.’ That was the call of Sinn Fein councillor Noel Keelan who raised the issue at the most recent meeting of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District. Much of one side of the Main Street in Carrickmacross pay ground rents to the Shirley estate, – on top […]]]>

‘Ground rents are a hangover from colonial times and must be abolished.’

That was the call of Sinn Fein councillor Noel Keelan who raised the issue at the most recent meeting of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District.

Much of one side of the Main Street in Carrickmacross pay ground rents to the Shirley estate, – on top of paying their business rates.

He proposed that they call on Oireachtas members for Cavan and Monaghan to attend a meeting with Municipal District Councillors and representatives of the Shirley Tenants Action Group, to discuss the issue.

The motion received cross party support.

 

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Manor Farm in County Cavan to be sold to Swedish firm http://www.northernsound.ie/manor-farm-county-cavan-sold-swedish-firm/ http://www.northernsound.ie/manor-farm-county-cavan-sold-swedish-firm/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:29:49 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125291 Ireland’s largest chicken processor is to be bought by a Swedish Company. Manor Farm based in Shercock, County Cavan is one of the country’s oldest businesses and employs over 850 people. ‘Scandi Standard’ is to purchase the company, involving an initial payment of around €70 million, which includes settlement of debt.   CEO of Manor […]]]>

Ireland’s largest chicken processor is to be bought by a Swedish Company.

Manor Farm based in Shercock, County Cavan is one of the country’s oldest businesses and employs over 850 people.

‘Scandi Standard’ is to purchase the company, involving an initial payment of around €70 million, which includes settlement of debt.

 

CEO of Manor Farm Vincent Carton has said that this sale means that Manor Farm can now be much more than the Carton Family could ever have made it.

In Denmark and Sweden, Scandi Standard is the number one chicken producers in the market, and Vincent Carton says that the focus of the company is all on local produce.

The Carton Family will now become the largest shareholder in Scandi Standard.

While the sale brings the chicken production business to an end, Vincent Carton says there’s much more coming down the track from the family.

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Mary McQuaid (nee McKenna) http://www.northernsound.ie/mary-mcquaid-nee-mckenna/ http://www.northernsound.ie/mary-mcquaid-nee-mckenna/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:20:55 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125303 Mary McQuaid (nee McKenna) Liscarney, Monaghan, Co Monaghan and formerly Lemaculla, Ballinode. Tuesday, June, 27th peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Loving wife of Jim and mother of David and Shane. Sadly missed by her family, her sisters Irene and Paula, brother Patrick, nephews, nieces, family circle, relatives and friends. Reposing at her residence today (Wed) […]]]>

Mary McQuaid (nee McKenna)

Liscarney, Monaghan, Co Monaghan and formerly Lemaculla, Ballinode.

Tuesday, June, 27th peacefully at Cavan General Hospital.

Loving wife of Jim and mother of David and Shane. Sadly missed by her family, her sisters Irene and Paula, brother Patrick, nephews, nieces, family circle, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her residence today (Wed) from one o’clock until nine o’clock. House private at all other times please.

A shuttle bus is operating from Tyholland Community Centre from half past four today (Wed).

Removal tomorrow morning (Thurs) at quarter past ten, arriving at St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan for Funeral mass at eleven o’clock.

Burial afterwards in St Joseph’s New Cemetery, Latlurcan.

 

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Eddie McGurn http://www.northernsound.ie/eddie-mcgurn/ http://www.northernsound.ie/eddie-mcgurn/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:18:21 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125302 Eddie McGurn. Derrycree, Derrylin, Co Fermanagh. Monday, June, 26th peacefully. Brother of John Francis and Rosina. Remains will be reposing at his home until removal tomorrow evening (Wed) at half past five, to arrive for six o’clock at St Mary’s Church, Teemore. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at eleven o’clock, followed by burial in adjoining […]]]>

Eddie McGurn.

Derrycree, Derrylin, Co Fermanagh.

Monday, June, 26th peacefully.

Brother of John Francis and Rosina.

Remains will be reposing at his home until removal tomorrow evening (Wed) at half past five, to arrive for six o’clock at St Mary’s Church, Teemore.

Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at eleven o’clock, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.

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Juggling Council duties and a full time job can be difficult says Cavan Councillor http://www.northernsound.ie/juggling-council-duties-full-time-job-can-difficult-says-cavan-councillor/ http://www.northernsound.ie/juggling-council-duties-full-time-job-can-difficult-says-cavan-councillor/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:13:40 +0000 http://www.northernsound.ie/?p=125300 A Cavan Councillor who is stepping down from his position says it’s difficult to juggle Council duties and a full time job. This week Eugene Greenan submitted his letter of resignation to the County’s Chief Executive, which takes effect from Friday.  He’s the second local Councillor to resign in the past month, with Fine Gael’s […]]]>

A Cavan Councillor who is stepping down from his position says it’s difficult to juggle Council duties and a full time job.

This week Eugene Greenan submitted his letter of resignation to the County’s Chief Executive, which takes effect from Friday.  He’s the second local Councillor to resign in the past month, with Fine Gael’s Ciara McPhillips resigning from Monaghan County Council recently, citing time constraints.

While Eugene Greenan says employer allowed him to be flexible with his working hours, he believes that it’s more difficult for people in certain careers to commit to such a demanding position.

 

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