Anglo Celt | News | Roundup Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:14:03 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group 76 Anglo Celt | News | Roundup Headlines Rapist tracked to Ballyconnell back behind bars The convicted rapist who had been tracked to Ballyconnell is back behind bars.
Trevor Byrne (36) with a prebious address at O’Devaney Gardens in north inner city Dublin was, two weeks ago, tracked down to the Cavan Town but will be in custody for at least two weeks after allegedly breaching the conditions of a suspended sentence.

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Opening of new CF unit a 'historic, watershed’ moment Seamus Enright

“It feels safe,” is how the mother of a child with Cystic Fibrosis described the dedicated new outpatient suite at Cavan General Hospital, which was officially opened by Minister James Reilly last Friday. The suite comprises the first part of phased infrastructure to be delivered at the hospital, aimed at overhauling and improving care services on site for persons living with life-threatening respiratory illnesses.
CF campaigner Lorraine O’Neill, whose daughter Mia lives with CF, and whose Run DMC 4 CF fundraising initiative part funded the provision of the new unit, told The Anglo-Celt: “When I bring Mia in here now, she’s straight up to the room. She’s not walking around the hospital, she’s not playing with other kids and I’m not left sitting here a nervous wreck thinking 'what’s she going to get, what’s she going to pick up?’ She’s safe now.”
Lorraine also encouraged anyone attending the hospital to go see the unit itself “go see it’s there and that their money, no matter how much they gave, was used to provide something real.”
Raymond Dunne, chairperson of the local branch of CF Ireland, said the opening was a “truly historic, watershed moment” for the 46 persons with CF living within 50 miles of Cavan Hospital and for the 26 persons who attend hospital. He also respectfully remembers the 28 persons who lived with the condition but who are no longer with us. He further paid tribute to those within the HSE associated with this project, to the nurses and doctors, and to the branch members, both past and present, who strived tirelessly over the years to improve care conditions at the hospital for CF patients.
Cavan is second highest in terms of prevalence of CF in the country and the new unit contains two out-patient treatment rooms with a separate designated area for CF patients to receive care and treatment, thus reducing the risk of cross infection. The project was a joint initiative between Cavan and Monaghan Hospital and the Cavan Branch of CF Ireland, with phases two and three seeking to provide for inpatient units for both adult and paediatric patients with CF.
Mr Dunne also praised Minister Reilly for his support for the cause of better care services for CF patients, like his introduction of the life-changing Kalydeco drug last year.
In cutting the ribbon on the unit, Minister Reilly said: “This new facility will improve the quality of life for CF patients in Cavan and in the surrounding areas by facilitating ambulatory daycare as close to home as possible. It is a welcome and positive development as it minimises the risk to CF patients of exposure to infection and will also reduce the need for CF inpatient admissions.”
Speaking to The Anglo-Celt after the unveiling, the Minister, while positive in the main towards the expansion of respiratory services at the hospital, remained coy in his commitment.
“I know that when one thing is provided that people tend to move onto the next thing, and that’s only natural and right. But we have to look at the overall model of care. We have to improve primary care and community care facilities so people don’t have to come into hospital as frequently as they have in the past.
“However, we are certainly keen to reward Cavan for the great work that has been done in meeting all its targets, by ensuring it has got the inpatient’s unit with capacity to deal with the increased population it now serves.
“I think at this point in time to say any more or anything else would be unfair,” he said.

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AIM system ‘open to abuse’ by meat factories
Alleged shortfalls in the system which guarantees beef traceability has left it vulnerable to possible misuse by meat factories around the country, an industry insider has told The Anglo-Celt.

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Easter Monday sees giant auto jumble in Virginia Sean McMahon

The Virginia-based Windmill Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club will host one of the largest auto jumbles and collectors’ fairs in many years, at the new Virginia Show Centre’s arena this Easter Monday.

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Selfie craze hits Ballinagh dinner dance It has been a momentous few months for Ballinagh GFC. First, the club celebrated its 125th aniversary; then, in October, they beat Cavan Gaels to win a first-ever county SFC title against the odds.

And now, they've bought into the selfie craze!

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Broadband upgrades not viable for some towns - Eircom High-speed e-fibre broadband is only available at present in the towns of Cavan, Monaghan and Carrickmacross in the region. While a further 19 towns and villages in County Cavan and 15 in County Monaghan are due for upgrades, Eircom has told The Anglo-Celt that no upgrades are planned for Swanlinbar, Bawnboy, Butlersbridge, Tullyvin, Crosskeys and Canningstown in Cavan and Glaslough in Monaghan because they are “not commercially viable”.

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Cavan's Bonniest Baby Competition The voting is open for our Bonny Baby Competition in association with Cavan One Hour.

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The Strypes kick off European tour. It's nigh on impossible these days to keep up with the Cavan lads trajectory. The Strypes have only just returned from their hugely succesful US debut and have now launched into yet another European Tour.





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Belturbet film-maker hits States for funding Belturbet filmmaker Kevin McCann continues his stint in the US where he has been touring New York, Boston and Chicago in order to drum up support to finance his film about the Easter Rising, writes Seamus Enright.

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LAST WORD: Clogh Oughter’s last stand For many Clogh Oughter is a picture postcard image that perfectly encapsulates Cavan’s combination of beauty, mystique and history. Thanks to a new book by renowned historian CONLETH MANNING this Norman castle may finally be recognised beyond the lakelands for its fascinating role in the country’s turbulent, rebellious past, of which its walls still bare the scars.

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REFUGE CRISIS: Clarity sought over cut jeopardising emergency refuge Confusion surrounds a funding decision which puts the future of a refuge centre for victims of domestic violence in jeopardy.

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Court hears gardaí seized hundreds of thousands of Anglo documents The trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank executives has heard from the head of the garda investigation into the bank who described seizing hundreds of thousands of documents during a search of their offices.

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Refuge crisis for domestic violence victims deepens Damian McCarney

The refuge centre which provides emergency accommodation for the victims of domestic violence from counties Cavan, Monaghan and Louth will be forced to close its doors this summer due to a massive shortfall in funding.

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Bonny Baby Voting Update In this week's edition we launched our Bonny Baby competition, in association with Cavan One Hour and Just Kids Photography. We have published voting details for our first week of entries but unfortunately due to technical errors we can't go ahead with this week's voting.

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Moderator to help Corglass presbyterians celebrate 300 years On Sunday, March 30 at 11am the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Revd Dr Rob Craig will visit Corglass Church, Bailieborough.

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Man recovering in hospital after shooting in Shercock Gardaí are investigating a shooting incident at a house in Shercock last night (Friday, March 28).

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Clarity needed on debt forgiveness for Cavan mortgage holders Irish banks were today urged to clarify their policy on debt forgiveness and inform people on what basis deals are being agreed with mortgage holders.

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FitzPatrick tried to "mend fences" with Quinn after he threatened to sue Anglo Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman, Sean FitzPatrick, met with Sean Quinn after the allegedly illegal Maple Ten arrangement, to “mend fences” with the businessman who was threatening to sue the bank.

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Horgan to stand down as Press Ombudsman The Press Council of Ireland has been informed by the Press Ombudsman, Professor John Horgan, that he will be retiring from his position with effect from September 1. 

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What's on for the weekend Stuck for something to do this weekend? Whether it be table quizzes, a plethora of plays or a good old fashioned fair day we have the low down on what's on in Cavan this weekend.

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Five arrested in nationwide anti-burglary operation Gardaí have arrested five men as part of the nationwide anti-burglary operation, Operation Fiacla. 

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Crisis sees healthy bull calves shot Spring 2014 is like no other for Colm Mulvaney. He’s being called to farms to shoot and dispose of healthy bull calves.

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Cavan author lands six-figure international book deal Bawnboy native Dave Rudden (26) has landed a lucrative book deal which hopefully will rival the Harry Potter series. The Borrowed Dark is a fantasy adventure trilogy aimed at youngsters aged 11 upwards, and has secured Dave a six figure, three book deal with Puffin Publishing.

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‘Pothole terror’ banned from painting on the roads The man known as “the pothole terror”, Martin Hannigan, was banned from painting on the roads for the next two years when he appeared at Cavan District Court recently. Hannigan pleaded guilty to two charges of criminal damage to the road at Market St, Cootehill, on June 9, June 16 and June 20 of last year.

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'It was never my intention to cause any upset' says apologetic minister Pressure continues to mount on the Justice Minister Alan Shatter despite finally apologising to the two Cavan Garda whistleblowers.


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