Anglo Celt | News | Roundup Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:56 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group 76 Anglo Celt | News | Roundup Headlines Post mortem does not indicate foul play in Lough Ramor drowning A post mortem was carried out this morning on the remains of a man who drowned in Lough Ramor on Friday evening. 

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Hundreds turn out for protest as Tamboran move to drill a test borehole “It has happened,” says Blacklion GP Dr Carroll O’Dolan explaining the large turnout at a hastily convened anti-fracking protest on Monday evening. “And it is not something that might happen in Lancashire or might happen on video footage from Queensland or Alberta or Pennsylvannia - it’s happening in their own little townland, in their own village, in their own community. It is a physical reality of what we’ve been saying will come."

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Family affair in Mullahoran final win Seamus Enright

Mullahoran ladies’ Intermediate Final win at the weekend took on an interesting slant for the victors. Not only did the team celebrate as team-mates but many did so as a family, too, with no fewer than nine members related to each other including a mother and her four daughters.
The winners defeated St Finbarrs 2-11 to 1-7 to claim the county title at Kingspan Breffni Park at the weekend.
As Monica Sheridan (51) lifted the cup, she was surrounded by her daughters: Louise, Mona, Geraldine and Aishling. “It was a great moment, a lovely moment. We all love our football here.”
Fellow team-mates and family members on the panel include two nieces Una Brady and Julie-Ann Sheridan, while Monica’s husband, Gerry, who trains the Cavan ladies team, also had two nieces on the team in Kate Smith and Laura Sheridan (all team family members above).
“There were a lot of nerves in the house that morning, running around looking for socks and I was trying to keep the peace,” says Monica, who admits being a 'mammy’ both on and off the pitch.
Monica, who has a long career of playing football for club and county, however intends on hanging up her boots after the Ulster Championship, which the Mullahoran ladies face next.
“There are some wonderful young footballers coming through in Mullahoran now. It’s their turn now. They’re a great team of girls with a bit of luck we can keep going a bit further in the rounds ahead.”

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Fatal road traffic accident in Castleblaney Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the N2 at Broomfield, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan today, July 9 at 1.30pm. The collision involved an SUV and a motorcyle. 

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Brother of Matt Carthy co-opted to Monaghan CoCo Sean McMahon
in Monaghan

Colm Carthy, the brother of newly elected Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, was unanimously co-opted onto Monaghan Council Council to fill the vacant seat, created by the departure of Matt to Europe.
His co-option was proposed by Brian McKenna, SF, and this was seconded by Cllr Noel Keelan and he will represent the Carrickmacross-Castleblayney electoral area.
Cllr McKenna said Colm has been a member of the party for the past ten years and he said it gave him great pleasure to propose him.
Describing Colm as a very active community man, Cllr Keelan said he was also very active in the Sinn Féin party and he had no doubt that he will do an excellent job for the people of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney.
Following his co-option, the chairman of Monaghan County Council, Padraig McNally, officially welcomed Colm Carthy and congratulated him and his brother Matt.
Newly appointed Carthy said he was very honoured to accept the nomination on behalf of Sinn Féin to Monaghan County Council. “This is a new chapter in my life and indeed a daunting one. I know with the help of my colleagues in Sinn Féin, family and friends, it will be one that I will enjoy.”
He said his brother Matt was an extremely hard worker and has great belief in the people of Monaghan.
“The electoral District of Carrickmacross–Castleblayney gave him a huge mandate to fill a seat on this authority. They did so, knowing that there was a chance that he would also be elected to the European parliament,” he added.
“Our job in Sinn Féin and my responsibility as a councillor is to ensure that the people of South Monaghan and our entire county receive the representation and leadership that they have come to expect. I am up for that challenge,” said Cllr Carthy.
He added that he will seek to represent those ordinary families that have been let down by the elite.
“I want to bring forward proposals, ideas and suggestions to help create a better future for all our people. I want to be part of a new Ireland that does not force our young people to emigrate – that provides basic human rights like healthcare and education to all its citizens and that treats every man and woman and child equal, regardless of race or creed.
“I will try and learn the ropes as quickly as possible and I will try to emulate the work ethic of Matt Carthy, who I am replacing on this council and I look forward to the next few years.”
Cllr Carthy was also welcomed on board by the County Manager, Eugene Cummins, and numerous other members of the Council.

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Local LAbour rep delighted at Burton leadership Seamus Enright

Local Labour representative Mary Croke has said she is both delighted and proud, following Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s election as party leader earlier today.
The local election candidate said she hoped the change would see a return to “responsive, responsible grassroots politics”.
Minister Burton’s elevation comes after Deputy Eamonn Gilmore announced his decision to step down after the party’s poor performance in the European and Local Elections.
Junior Transport Minister Alan Kelly was elected as deputy leader and Ms Croke told The Anglo-Celt that not only did the change at the top strike a chord for equality in politics but it also had the potential to repair some of the damage inflicted upon the party, evidenced in recent opinion polls.
Ms Croke, voted for both for candidates for each position. “I hope this is the start of change within the party. There has been a lot of mistakes and, I hope, with this change of leadership the party will return to his grassroot policy of listening to people.”
The former Cavan-Belturbet area candidate still represents the party among the electorate at local level, and says that “people cannot take anymore austerity”.
Minister Burton herself promised to “focus relentlessly” on getting people and businesses back to work and to make Ireland a better place “for all it’s people, not just the wealthy and better off” and Ms Croke believes if such a policy is to succeed, it needs to begin by empowering rural economies first.
“We’re hearing about rising unemployment and homelessness. The problem there is, and it even happened under the Fianna Fail government where there was too much focus on building industry around urban areas, instead of bringing business away from those areas, to rural areas, where not only housing is cheaper but people quite often have a much better quality of life.”
After the landslide victory over her rival, Junior Health Minister Alex White, Minister Burton said she was proud shd has won the trust Labour members, adding that now now her job is to win the trust of the Irish people.
She became the 11th leader of the Labour Party and the first women to hold the position. Her involvement in politics stretches back four decades.
“The Labour party has always been a part of equality. I think this is not just a huge step for politics in Ireland, seeing her elected as party leader, but a huge step for the country. Its a great day for women and a great day for politics,” said Ms Croke, who opposed going into government with Fine Gael.
“After the last time the party went into government, they were decimated in the next General Election. I honestly think it will take about 10 years for Labour to get back again to where it once was and I think it can be done with Joan Burton as leader.
“I feel the party were too quick about getting into government, there were too many older members in power and maybe they felt this was their last chance. I think there will be major change come the cabinet reshuffle and it will see a lot of much younger deputies elected as Ministers.
“We have to get back to gaining the trust of the voters. We need to get back to meeting the people and listening to them”, she said.

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Sports Capital Grants - who got what Fine Gael Cavan TD, Joe O’Reilly, has welcomed today’s announcement that 17 clubs in County Cavan will benefit from this year’s Sports Capital Programme, receiving €681,110 in total. Deputy O’Reilly was speaking as Minister for Sport, Michael Ring TD, announced a total of €40.5 million in new funding for 880 sports community projects nationwide - a 33% increase on the last round of the Sports Capital Programme and brings the total figure granted since this Government came into office to €85 million.

“The announcement of €681,110 in Sports Capital Programme funding for County Cavan is really great news," said the Bailieborough man.

The following received funding which will have to be matched by the organisations:

3rd Cavan Virginia Scouting Group €10,000

Bailieborough Leisure Centre €25,000

Bailieborough Shamrocks GFC €23,000

Ballyhaise Celtic Soccer Club €5,000

Ballyhaise GAA Club €57,000

Cavan County Council €80,000

Cavan Triathalon Club €3,310

Cootehill Celtic GAA €9,000

Cornafean GFC €21,000

Crosserlough GFC €100,000

Cuman Gael an Chabhain (Cavan Gaels GAA Club) €110,000

Drumalee €70,000

Focus Family Resource Centre €1,800

Killygarry GAA €80,000

Kilnaleck Handball Club €40,000

Loch Gowna GAA Club €40,000

Virginia Boxing Club €6,000

“The Government understands the importance of the work carried out by sports clubs and organisations in our communities and funding such as this helps them do this vital work. It assists clubs to build or improve their facilities and also enables them to buy much needed sports equipment," said Deputy O'Reilly.

“The more people we get involved playing sport, the better for the country’s overall physical and mental health. We particularly want to encourage more young people to get involved in sport, and start the good habits of a lifetime early.

“Aside from promoting good health, sport also has a really valuable community development function.

"Sport brings local people together in towns and villages across the country, fostering a sense of solidarity in communities," he said.

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Sean Quinn's Pat Kenny interview in full Sean Quinn has given a wide-ranging interview to Newstalk's Pat Kenny. In it, the former billionaire says that his family has wrongfully been turned into the "most hated" in Ireland, that he has no knowledge of who is behind the attacks on his former businesses and that his family are relying on local support to keep his legal cases alive. Listen to the full interview here by copy and pasting the link:
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‘He wrote like an angel’ The late Dermot Healy’s majesty across the various writing forms is reflected in those who paid tribute to him choosing a different piece of work as their personal favourite. Dermot, who passed away on Monday morning, aged 66, was respected equally as a novelist, poet, short story writer, and memoir writer. 

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Tragic teen's funeral tomorrow The funeral of the 16-year-old boy who tragically drowned at Killykeen Forest Park on Monday will be laid to rest tomorrow, Thursday, in Cavan.

The remains of Jonathan Paul Mongan of John Paul Avenue, Cavan Town, are reposing at Finnegan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road today, Wednesday, from 2pm until 6pm with his removal to the Cathedral of SS Patrick and Felim, Cavan to arrive at 6.30pm. His requiem mass will take place tomorrow, Thursday, at 11am. Interment afterwards in Cullies Cemetery, Cavan.

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LAST WORD: Adding to the vault of memory The last time The Anglo-Celt spoke to award winning Cavan writer Dermot Healy, who sadly passed away on Monday, June 30, it was ahead of an All-Ireland Poetry Day event. Dermot talked to Damian McCarney about his views on poetry, hearing Ted Hughes live and losing poems.

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Beef farmer turns to forestry to secure income A Stradone suckler farmer has become so disillusioned with beef farming that he has planted forestry on the majority of his land.

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Footballing mum and daughter to duel at high noon
It will be high noon this Sunday in Drumgoon as a Cavan mother and teenage daughter look set to make GAA history and line out in opposing teams for a Ladies Junior Club Championship match.

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LAST WORD: Neven's reasons to be cheerful The Celt’s DAMIAN MCCARNEY arrived at MacNean’s Restaurant in Blacklion to find Ireland’s best chef (it’s official) NEVEN MAGUIRE in fine form and, as it transpires, he’s every reason to be happy.

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Quinn family suing State for €4.5BN The Quinn family are suing the state for €4.5 billion, which they say is compensation for the loss of their business empire.
According to today’s Irish Times, the family delivered a ‘statement of claim’ on the Central Bank, the Minister for Finance and 10 former Anglo Irish Bank directors.
The family is not suing former Anglo chairman Seán FitzPatrick, or former chief executive David Drumm.
The Quinns are alleging that the named parties, their servants and/or agents “conspired to commit illegal and/or unlawful acts through breaches of section 60 of the Companies Act 1963 and the Market Abuse Regulations 2005”.

In a 28-page claim, the family accuses the Central Bank of failing to fulfil its statutory duties to ensure Anglo “acted within the law and did not commit criminal and/or unlawful acts”.
It also accuses the Central Bank of knowing, encouraging and allowing Anglo lend more than €2 billion to the Quinn Group and family entities as “convenient vehicles for the purpose of the artificial support of the Anglo share price”

‘Bad faith’
The family accuses the Central Bank of breaching its obligations as regulator “grossly, wilfully and in bad faith”. They also claim it was “party to deceiving the market for Anglo shares and conspiring with others to so deceive the market”.
All of the claims have already been denied by the directors and it is expected the paper says the claims will be “vogorously” defended.
The Central Bank was, they claim, “concealing the true market value of Anglo”, involved in a “conspiracy” with the Minister for Finance and the former Anglo board that allowed the bank to illegally lend them so much money that the Quinns lost control of an empire worth €4.5 billion in 2007.
“We will robustly be defending our position,” the Central Bank said.
“We received the papers today. We will take whatever action is required,” a spokesman for the Department of Finance said.

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Neven Maguire named the top chef at restaurant awards (again) Blacklion chef Neven Maguire of MacNean House and Restaurant has been crowned the Best Chef in Ireland at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014, which took place last Monday night in Dublin.

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Volkswagen Joe motors its way to Palm Springs The award winning 30-minute short film, Volkswagen Joe, written by border playwright Brendan McCann, has been accepted to screen at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival in California later this year.

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Municipal districts to elect chairs this week The Municipal Districts for each of the three electoral areas, brought about by local government reforms, will sit and meet later this week, Friday June 13, when a chairperson for each will be appointed from the locally elected councillors.

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Shared bragging rights: FF top poll, FG win most local seats, SF are biggest party in chamber Martin Shannon

At Clones Courthouse

The Monaghan County Council election in the Clones area was finally put to bed in the former Clones Courthouse last Sunday, with the results completely bucking the national trend.

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Vietnamese man appears at special sitting on drugs charge A 43 year old Vietnamese national appeared at a special sitting of Sligo District Court at 8pm this evening, June 1 charged in relation to yesterday's drug seizure.

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Arrest as cannabis plants worth €300,000 discovered in Carrigallen grow house As part of on-going intelligence-led operations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in County Leitrim An Garda Siochana has seized cannabis plants and arrested a male.

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Laura eviscerates the Rose stereotypes You’d be hard pressed to find a household that hasn’t memories of watching The Rose of Tralee on telly. For many of us, watching it as a child, it seemed so exotic, featuring people from all across the world with ties to Ireland - and viewers would have marvelled at the Sydney Rose coming such a long way to take part in little old Ireland. This was a time when even Tralee seemed like a momentous journey away. It really would be a momentous journey for this year’s Cavan Rose, 
LAURA GALLIGAN who heads south in mid-August. Speaking on the eve of her appearance at the regional finals in Portlaoise, the 27-year-old told JENNY MCGOVERN that the Galligan clan were also a family gathered around the TV to immerse themselves in the world-famous pageant...

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For Richard, there’s no place like ‘hometels’ "I love it like this,” says Richard Corrigan over the din of a passing JCB churning up the soil; his refined accent can be heard without being raised. The Celt finds the renowned chef clad in regulation blue jeans, black work boots and a chin full of week-old stubble, he certainly looks like a man of the land – only a natty woollen sports jacket of earthy hues might set him apart from the farmers nodding their way to a bargain at the mart rings.

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Suicides down nationally by almost a quarter according to latest stats Annual suicide figures released by the Central Statistics Office today (Friday May 30) show a welcome 23% fall in the number of suicides among young people, according to national suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console.

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Fatalities increase on County Monaghan’s roads Since 2007, there has been a 70% reduction in the number of road fatalities in Cavan according to a report published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA); but road deaths have increased in Monaghan in the same period.


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