Meath Chronicle | News | Roundup Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:47:53 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group 75 Meath Chronicle | News | Roundup Headlines Big crowd for Arkle unveiling There was a big crowd in Ashbourne this afternoon for the Arkle statue when the bronze sculpture of the champion steeplechaser and his regular jockey, Pat Taafe were unveiled.

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Unveiling of Arkle statue in Ashbourne Last week, during his State Visit to Britain, President Michael D Higgins presented a bronze statuette of Arkle and Pat Taaffe to Queen Elizabeth. The full scale version of the statue will be unveiled in Ashbourne on Saturday.

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Meath prize bond holders win over 1.8m County Meath residents are some of the luckiest people in the country, having won €1,811,950 with prize bonds last year. This is according to the Prize Bond Company’s 2013 Annual Report which has just been published.

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Major drugs haul in Castletown A huge haul of ecstasy and cannabis, as well as a press for making ecstasy tablets were discovered in the search of a house in Castletown yesterday evening.

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Stylish ladies' golden hues at Fairyhouse Carton House will be adding to the style and glamour of the day by hosting the Carton House Most Stylish Lady marquee beside the parade ring in Fairyhouse, where ladies hoping to vie for the title can register from 12 noon on Monday.

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Armed robbery at Enfield Post Office Enfield Gardai are investigating an armed robbery at the local post office at around 10.20am this morning. Two males entered the post office, one of whom was carrying a firearm.

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Heritage Centre for Slane? The community of Slane has launched a major campaign to acquire the old Parochial House at the Square to establish a Boyne Valley Heritage Centre.

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Local producers come together to launch Boyne Valley Food Series Electric bike food tours, seafood festivals, blossom walks, pop-up restaurants, food safaris, gourmet cycles and a festival of opera and food are just some of the delights food-lovers can look forward to as plans are announced for the 2014 Boyne Valley Food Series.

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Mass meeting in support of Navan Hospital A mass meeting will take place in the Newgrange Hotel tomorrow night as the campaign ramps up against proposals to downgrade the A&E in Navan within 14 months.

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Election candidate who doesn't give a feck A local election candidate is raising a few eyebrows in Meath with his new 'Don't Give a Feck Party' and his sole promise to "do nothing for you and my very best to do it!"

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Man dies following Academy Square incident A post mortem is being carried out today on a 37 year old man who died yesterday at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown following an incident that occured at an apartment at Academy Square, Navan.

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Aldi store on way to Trim An Aldi supermarket is on its way to Trim after the local town council reached agreement on the sale of a site at Watergate Street to the discount retailer.

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No big Lotto win for Slane publican A prankster friend of Slane publican, Brian Kelly, was the source of the mistaken rumour that the popular vintner and charity fund-raiser was the mystery winner of Wednesday night’s €6,496,218 National Lottery jackpot.

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Fire drama at Navan mine An underground fire at Tara Mines left one miner in hospital at the weekend and saw a major rescue swing into operation at the Navan facility.

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Winning Lotto ticket sold in Slane There is intense excitement and speculation in Slane today with the news that the winning ticket for last night’s €6,496,218 National Lottery jackpot was sold in Mimnagh’s shop.

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Two injured in Navan incident Two men are in hospital and one is in a critical condition, following a violent incident at an apartment in Academy Square in Navan last night.

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Get your 2014 Meath GAA Football Championship supplement Don't miss your 32-page full-colour Meath GAA Football Championships preview supplement with this week's Meath Chronicle

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VIDEO: Standing ovation for Fr Ray Oldcaste PP,  Fr Ray Kelly,  is proving quite an internet sensation over the past few days, as a video of him singing at a wedding has proved a huge hit on Facebook!

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Time capsule to mark end of Trim Town Council A time capsule that will be buried underground to mark the end of Trim Town Council has arrived in Trim from the United States.

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Job losses proposed for Tara Mines Up to 60 jobs could be lost at Tara Mines in Navan under rationalisation proposals put forward by management at the facility.

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Meath towns and villages clean up Fordstown, Kilmessan and Dunshaughlin are currently at the top of their groups with one more round of judging to take place.

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Dunderry Church targeted by copper thieves Gardai are appealing for information following two shocking thefts in Dunderry village last night where the local church and hall were targeted.

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Report shows massive underfunding of Meath child services. A damning report on funding for child services in Meath shows that services for young people in the county receive almost 90 per cent less funding that the national average.

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Thieves steal 400m of phone cable Locals in the Drumconrath area were without their phones for several days after thieves stole 400m of aerial telephone cable.

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VIDEO: Navan features on Eggheads " 'Na-Vaan is the county town of which Irish county?" BBC Two's Eggheads put their quizmasters to the test in a recent episode.

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