Meath Chronicle | News | Roundup Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:09:40 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group 75 Meath Chronicle | News | Roundup Headlines Men wanted for speed dating event While the ladies of Meath seem game for a laugh and the chance of meeting their dream date, the men of Meath have been a bit slower off the mark to sign up for a novel speed dating night which takes place on 1st August in Teach na Teamhrach, Balreask, Navan.

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Meat plant jobs in jeopardy over state of local roads  Jobs are under threat at an Oldcastle meat factory because of the appalling state of the roads in the area.

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Pride of Place judging this week Kilberry, Athboy and Slane will come under the spotlight this week as judging begins in the All Ireland Pride of Place competition.

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Bord Gais warns against meter tampering With the incidence of meter tampering on the rise, the national grid operator has detected in excess of 500 cases since September 2013, with confirmed cases in Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Cork, Waterford and Louth.

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Three potential sites identified for Trim playground Three potential sites for a new playground in Trim have been identified by the local council, two of which are in the Porchfields, while the third is adjacent to the OPW headquarters.

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Organisations issue reminder of National Farm Safety Day The Irish Farmers Association and the Health and Safety Authority have issued a reminder to farm families about today's National Farm Safety Awareness Day. 






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29th staging of Trim Vintage & Veteran Car Show this Sunday This Sunday will see the 29th running of the annual Trim Vintage & Veteran Classic Car Show at the Porchfields, Trim.

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Meath version of 'Royals' an online hit Written by Davy O’Neill of Kilbride as a parody of the Lorde hit, with a video directed by Trevor O’Neill of Ashbourne, the song has now over 60,000 hits since going online over a week ago.

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Nicolas Roche Summer Classic in Meath Irish cycling star Nicolas Roche, currently riding in the Tour de France, has announced details of a Meath Summer Classic cycle for Dunshaughlin next month.

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Public meeting to discuss Duleek sculpture Duleek Heritage Group are holding an open public meeting to discuss the controversy over the proposed sculpture at the former Clarke’s Forge, on Monday (21st July) at 8pm in The Parish Centre Duleek.

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Farmers protest at Navan supermarkets Beef and sheep farmers protested at retail outlets in Navan this morning accusing supermarket retailers and processors of profiteering on the back of excessive beef and lamb price cuts to livestock farmers. 

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Navan cinema plans appealed Plans for a new 1,400-seat nine-screen cinema at the Navan Retail Park, which were approved by Meath County Council last month, face a delay after appeals were lodged with An Bord Pleanala against the granting of planning permission. 

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Damien English appointed Junior Minister Meath West’s Deputy Damien English has been named a Minister of State by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

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Slatterys reinstated at Station House Chris and Thelma Slattery, owners of The Station House Hotel in Kilmessan and The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate, Co Dublin, have issued a statement confirming that the recent uncertainty that has arisen over the business has now been resolved.

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Missing Australian tourist found safe in Trim An 85-year-old Australian tourist who was reported missing while on a driving tour of Ireland has been located safe and well in Trim.

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Two days of Swift celebrations in Trim Named after the famed author and satirist Jonathan Swift who lived for a period in Trim, the festival encorporates poetry, guided tours and writing competitions.

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Moynalty being judged in international competition today Moynalty will be judged by Lucie Gagné from Canada and Piet Boersma from the The Netherlands on criteria such as tidiness, enviromental action, heritage conservation, landscape, urban forestry, and floral displays.

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Paddy Tobin Perpetual Trophy in 'Run for the Cure' Navan’s Blackwater Park is to feature in a 5k run on 26th July next when the ‘Run for the Cure’ takes place to benefit the Irish Cancer Society.

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Michael Harding to visit Dunderry Inspired by his acclaimed memoir, 'Staring at Lakes : A Memoir of Love, Melancholy and Magical Thinking', Michael Harding will talk with openness and honesty about his journey through life.

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Windfarm plans slammed at Carlanstown meeting Angry calls for Fine Gael to be “obliterated in Meath” if it allowed windfarm proposals to go through in the county were made as hundreds of anti-turbine campaigners packed into a local GAA hall for what was a highly-charged meeting last night.

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Turbine company makes offer of payment to Meath GAA A controversial proposal by the company promoting the building of wind turbines in north Meath to make a €375,000 payment towards the development of the Meath GAA Centre of Excellence at Dunganny near Trim is to be voted on by more than 100 club delegates next month.

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Receivers appointed to Station House Hotel Joint receivers have this week been appointed to the Station House Hotel in Kilmessan, and its sister hotel, the Waterside in Donabate, Co Dublin.
Choice Hotel Group have been appointed to manage the hotels and say it is business as usual.

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Brooks cancels all five concerts Tens of thousands of Meath Garth Brooks fans will be bitterly disappointed with the news that all five concerts at Croke Park have been cancelled.

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Trim shortlisted for tourism award Trim is in the running to be crowned Ireland’s top tourist town after being included in Fáilte Ireland’s shortlist for the 2014 Tourism Town Awards in the large town category. 

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Death of music teacher, Olive Rice Cole The death has occurred of one of the county's best known music teachers, Olive Rice Cole of Athboy, who taught generations of Meath pupils how to master all sorts of instruments.

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