Your Council Day

Monaghan County Council puts the spotlight on climate action for this year’s ‘Your Council Day’

Local authorities provide hundreds of services and work hard to make great places in which to live, work and invest.

The vital work of Monaghan County Council employees and the role they are playing in our County’s fight to tackle climate change is being highlighted for this year’s ‘Your Council Day’, which takes place on this Friday 1st July.

Across social media, #YourCouncilDay will showcase the work of our committed and passionate local authority employees who are working to make a difference to the lives of the people in their community.

“Climate change is the defining political, economic, technical and social challenge of our time and Monaghan County Council is committed to leading on climate action” said Nuala Woods, Acting Director of Services, Climate Action, Environmental & Water Services.

“Local authorities have a clear understanding of the priority needs of our communities from a climate action standpoint and can translate¬ goals set out by Government into actions. From active travel initiatives and housing retrofits to reducing our own carbon emissions and working with partners and local communities to tackle the impact of climate change, Monaghan County Council has risen to the challenge of leading our county’s climate action response.”

“Ireland has significantly increased our climate ambition in the past few years. Local authorities play a critical role in translating national climate ambition into local climate action. With our shared goals and objectives across 31 local authorities, we can have a significant impact”

The national Climate Action Plan states that local authorities occupy a pivotal role within communities to demonstrate leadership on climate action at a local and community level.

Monaghan County Council will be developing a climate action plan building on our existing Climate Adaptation Strategy and our commitments in the Local Authority Climate Action Charter. This will clearly outline the steps the Council is taking and will take to meet our climate targets and lead climate action in our areas and communities.

Social media users throughout the community are asked to post their experiences of council initiatives using the hashtag #YourCouncilDay / #DoLásaChomhairle.

Follow Monaghan County Council Facebook/Instagram or #YourCouncilDay / #DoLásaChomhairle to find out what’s happening in Monaghan during Your Council Day.

#YourCouncilDay will showcase what is happening on the day throughout the council and also highlight the innovation shown by local authorities.

Social media users throughout the community are also asked to post their experiences of council initiatives using the hashtag #YourCouncilDay.

 

Public Health North East Media Statement Cavan-Monaghan 21 May 2021

Public Health North East Media Statement Cavan-Monaghan 21 May 2021

 

The Public Health Department North East is urging people in Cavan and Monaghan to limit their social contacts and avoid gatherings to protect Leaving Certificate students in the run-up to next month’s examinations.

 

The majority of COVID-19 cases in schools in the North East have been linked to cases outside the school environment. Social gatherings are unfortunately contributing to the spread of COVID-19 among children, young people and subsequently in schools in the North East.

 

Dr Augustine Pereira, Director of Public Health North East, said: “We need to protect our school environments from exposure to COVID-19, especially Leaving Cert students who plan to sit the examinations in the coming weeks.”

 

“We don’t want to see students contract COVID-19, or be a close contact of an infected person, and not be able to sit the exams, which start on June 9. With just a few weeks remaining, we strongly encourage students and their families to act responsibly and not to attend any social events/parties which may increase their risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.”

 

“We are concerned about settings where multiple households are coming together and undermining the importance of public health guidelines. We all collectively need to recommit to being cautious and vigilant of how our actions outside our household impacts others.”

 

Dr Sean Denyer, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, who leads the Department’s Schools Teams, said: “We are aware of gatherings and birthday parties that are being organised. These gatherings have become super spreader events that have resulted in an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the community. We understand how frustrating all this is for young people, who have done an incredible job so far, but are asking them to be really careful in the coming weeks to protect both themselves and their friends.”

 

“We all need to work together to protect students during these times. We are stressing the importance of limiting your contacts with others outside of your household. Adhering to public health guidelines is key to keeping students safe,” he added.

 

You can help protect your local school community by:

  • Avoiding social gatherings, such as indoor meetings, birthday parties, events in groups. Further social mixing outside the school environment increases the risk of transmission.
  • Pupils and staff can be protected at school by a number of mitigation measures during break time, on the school bus, before and after school etc. These measures include face coverings where recommended, socially distancing, and frequent hand washing.
  • If anyone in your household has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the individual should self-isolate and arrange a free COVID-19 test. You and other household members should stay at home until test results are known. Exercising this level of precaution could prevent an outbreak from occurring at your school or among friends and family.
  • If you are contacted by Public Health North East, please follow all instructions and advice to best ensure the safety of everyone, and to minimise onward spread of any infection.

Monaghan County Council Notices 20th May 2021

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on the following panel from which permanent or temporary vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel may be filled:-

Craftworker (Plumber)

(€656.39 – €768.05 per week)

Starting pay for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale in accordance with

Circular E.L. 02/2011

 

Application forms and further details are available to download here:

https://monaghan.ie/humanresources/craftworker-plumber-2/

 

or can be obtained from the:

 Human Resource Management Section,

Monaghan County Council,

County Offices,

The Glen,

Monaghan,

 

Telephone No: 047 73702/73703

E-mail: recruitment@monaghancoco.ie

 

Shortlisting will take place on the basis of the information provided on the application form and it is expected that given the qualifications and experience of prospective applicants that the shortlisting requirements will be significantly higher than the minimum standard set out.

Closing date for the receipt of completed application forms:

4.00pm on Friday 11th June 2021

Monaghan County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Canvassing will automatically disqualify

All interested Town/Village Groups/Community Groups/Development Associations should complete the Expression of Interest form which must be submitted on-line to Monaghan County Council no later than 5pm on Friday 11th June 2021.

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Temporary Closing of Roads

 

Monaghan County Council gives notice to close the following road in County Monaghan:

 

Date of Closure:          Monday 31st May 2021 to Friday 25th June 2021

 

To Facilitate:               Bridge Rehabilitation Works.

 

Road Closed:

R-184-2 in the townlands of Listroar/Derryarrilly Co. Monaghan

 

 

Division Route:

Traffic wishing to travel on the R-184 to Scotch Corner from Tullycorbet will be diverted on to the L-3311, continuing on the L-3310, then turning right on to the L-3300 and continuing to Scotch Corner.

 

Traffic wishing to travel on to the R-184 from Scotch Corner to Tullycorbet will be diverted on to the L-3300, then turning left on to the L-3310 and continuing on the L-3311 to Tullycorbet.

 

All Detours will be signposted to direct the Traffic. (R-184-2 Local Access only, no through road at Scotch Corner).

 

This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

20th May 2021

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Temporary Closing of Roads

 

Monaghan County Council gives to close the following road in the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones in County Monaghan:

Date of Closure:          Monday 31st May 2021 to Wednesday 2nd June 2021

 

To facilitate:               Pavement Patching Works

 

Road Closed:

R190 Ballybay to Cootehill Road:  Between its junction with the R162 Shercock Road and its junction with the R193 in the townlands of Anny (Cremorne By), Keenogduff, Keenogbane, Cumry, Balladian and Annaneese.

 

Diversion Route:

Eastbound, R190 to Rockcorry, R188 to Swanns Cross, R183 to Ballybay, R162 Westbound, R162 to Ballybay, R183 to Swanns Cross, R188 to Rockcorry, R190 to Anny

 

 

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).

 

This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

 

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

20th May 2021

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice to close the following road in the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones in County Monaghan:

 

Date of Closure:          Wednesday 26th May 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021

 

To facilitate:               Pavement Patching Works

 

Road Closed:

R183 O’Duffy Street Clones:  Between its junction with the N54 and its junction with the Annalore Street in the townlands of Largy and Crossmoyle

 

Diversion Route:

N54, The Diamond and Annalore Street

 

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).

 

This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

20th May 2021

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice to close the following road in the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones in County Monaghan:

 

Date of Closure:          Wednesday 26th May 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021

 

To facilitate:               Pavement Patching Works

 

Roads Closed:

R188 Swanns Cross to Rockcorry:  Between Swanns Cross Roundabout and Coyle’s Shop, Rockcorry Village in the Townlands of Monneill, Maghernaharney, Corravacan, Derrykinard (Dartree By), Lisnaveane (Dartree By).

 

Diversion Route:

Northbound, R193 to Anny, R190 and R162 to Ballybay, R183 to Swann’s Cross

Southbound, R183 to Ballybay, R162 and R190 to Anny, R193 to Rockcorry

 

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).

 

 

This notice complies with the Roads Act 1993 (Section 75)

 

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

20th May 2021

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————


 

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)

 

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF DRAFT DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTION SCHEME 2021-2026

 

Monaghan County Council has prepared a draft Development Contribution Scheme for the period 2021-2026 under the provisions of Section 48 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

 

The draft Development Contribution Scheme sets out development contribution charges proposed to be levied on planning permissions in respect of Traffic & Pedestrian Facilities and also Community, Recreation & Amenity Facilities.

 

A copy of the draft Development Contribution Scheme is available for inspection at the places and times listed below, up to and including the 1st July 2021. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions prior contact should be made with these venues in respect of viewing arrangements The scheme is also available online at www.monaghan.ie

 

Planning Offices

Monaghan County Council

1 Dublin Street

Monaghan

H18 X982

Monday-Friday: 9.15am-1pm & 1.30pm-5pm

Tel: 047 30532

Email:planning@monaghancoco.ie

Carrickmacross Branch Library

Civic Offices

Riverside Road,

Carrickmacross

A81 HY83

Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Monday: 6pm-8pm

Tel: 042 9661148

Email:carrickmacrosslibrary@monaghancoco.ie

Clones Branch Library

98 Avenue,

Clones

H23 RW70

Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Monday: 6pm-8pm

Tel: 047 74712

Email:cloneslibrary@monaghancoco.ie

 

Submissions or observations in relation to the draft Development Contribution Scheme may be made in writing to Monaghan County Council before 5pm on 1st July 2021 as set out below:-

In writing to :-

Planning Offices

Monaghan County Council

1 Dublin Street

Monaghan

H18 X982

By E mail to:

devcontrib@monaghancoco.ie

 

 

Any submission or observation made to the planning authority within this period will be taken into consideration before the making of the development contribution scheme.

 

Adrian Hughes

Senior Planner

20th May 2021

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

 

 

Historic Structures Fund 2021

Notification of The Reopening of Funding for Irish Language Shopfronts

 

Further to the announcement of the Historic Structures Fund 2021 on the 30th April, the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Mr Malcolm Noonan, TD announced on the 14th May the reopening of applications to the Irish language shopfront stream of the Historic Structures Fund 2021. This stream is jointly funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

 

Overview

The Irish language shopfronts stream of the Historic Structures Fund offers grants of between €15,000 and €50,000. The maximum grant award is 80% of eligible costs. The focus of the Irish language shopfronts stream of the Historic Structures Fund is to incentivise the conservation of historic Irish language shop fronts. Owners of eligible structures are invited to make applications under Stream 1 for eligible essential repairs and small capital works for the refurbishment and conservation of historic Irish language shop façades, windows, signage and other associated details to safeguard them and keep them in use. Local authorities can recommend one additional project for funding. The scheme will be administered by the Planning Section of Monaghan County Council.

 

Eligibility

The Historic Structures Fund provides capital funding for works to qualifying structures which include the following:

  • Protected Structures
  • Structures eligible for or proposed for inclusion in the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) but not yet formally approved for inclusion. Such structures must meet the criteria for inclusion in the RPS by the Local Authority, i.e. must be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical point of view
  • Structures or works within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) or within the amenity of a National Monument, where exceptional circumstances apply.

 

Eligible projects will be as follows:

  1. a) projects proposed by local authorities on foot of applications from private applicants who are the owners or custodians of historic structures
  2. b) projects proposed by a Local Authority for works to historic structures in public ownership, where a clear heritage focus and community or public benefit has been demonstrated
  3. c) projects with a clearly defined heritage focus and community or public benefit proposed directly to the Department by a State-funded organisation working in the heritage area

 

Note: Only one application will be considered per historic structure. Applicants cannot avail of funding under both the Historic Structures Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme in the same year.

 

What funding is available?

€100,000 is available nationally for the conservation of historic Irish language shopfronts.

 

 

How to apply?

The Historic Structures Fund Circular HSF/2021 outlines full details of the terms, conditions and payment deadlines of the Irish language shopfront stream of the Historic Structures Fund 2021. The Circular and relevant application form are available to download at www.monaghan.ie. Hard copies are also available at Planning Reception during opening hours from 9.15am – 5pm (lunch time closing 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.). During Covid-19 restrictions, please contact the offices to make an appointment to collect the documentation.

 

Completed applications (Form A) should be submitted to Angela Gallagher, Acting  Administrative Officer, The Planning Department, No 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan Town, H18 X982 or by email to builtheritage@monaghancoco.ie on or before 5pm on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

 

Adrian Hughes

Senior Planner

20th May 2021

 

 

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys allocates €10.5 million for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys allocates €10.5 million for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways

Funding to improve access to homes, farms and outdoor amenities         

Every  county to receive budget increase

Minister Humphreys: Supporting connectivity in rural Ireland is vital

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (14 May 2021) announced the allocation of €10.5 million for repairs and improvement works on non-public roads in rural communities.

The funding, announced under the Local Improvement Scheme, will improve access to rural homes and farms, as well as outdoor amenities such as lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches.

The €10.5 million allocation represents a 5% increase compared to 2020, with every county receiving an increase.

Over €68 million has now been invested under the Local Improvement Scheme since it was re-introduced in 2017.

The focus of the scheme is to support the continued improvement of rural roads and laneways that are not normally maintained by local authorities but which represent a vital piece of infrastructure for rural residents.

Announcing the €10.5 million in funding, Minister Humphreys said:

“As part of ‘Our Rural Future’, the Government has committed to increasing the level of investment in the repair of non-public roads through the Local Improvement Scheme..

“I am therefore really pleased today to announce a 5% increase in funding under the Local Improvement Scheme.

 “The Local Improvement Scheme is an important source of funding for small non-public roads and laneways leading to homes and farms as well as outdoor amenities such as lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches.

“Since the scheme was re-introduced in 2017, close to 2,400 roads have been funded for repair works. This has made a real difference to the lives of over 10,000 landowners and residents in rural Ireland.”

Minister Humphreys added:

“I know there is a significant demand for funding under the Local Improvement Scheme right across the country. That is why I am today announcing increased funding for every county under the scheme, however, I am acutely aware that more is needed. I am working to identify if additional funding can be provided for LIS in 2021 and I would therefore urge each Local Authority to utilise the funding announced today, and complete the repair works on the selected roads, as soon as possible.

“This would position them well to undertake repairs on additional roads before the end of the year should further funding become available.”

The allocation to each county under the Local Improvement Scheme for 2021 is set out below.

Local Authorities are responsible for identifying and prioritising roads for improvement works under the scheme, in consultation with residents/landowners.

The funding provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development will be complemented by a local financial contribution from landowners/householders, as well as Local Authority resources.

There will be a cap of €1,200 on the amount that any individual householder or landowner will be asked to contribute towards the cost of repairs to their road.

Allocations under the 2021 Local Improvement Scheme

 

County                      Amount

Carlow                       €270,000

Cavan                        €289,254

Clare                          €500,811

Cork                            €920,000

Donegal                     €697,456

Galway                       €876,959

Kerry                          €689,930

Kildare                       €270,000

Kilkenny                    €308,905

Laois                          €270,000

Leitrim                        €270,000

Limerick                     €404,090

Longford                    €270,000

Louth                          €270,000

Mayo                          €798,496

Meath                         €346,394

Monaghan                 €270,000

Offaly                          €298,871

Roscommon              €375,104

Sligo                           €276,154

Tipperary                   €619,969

Waterford                  €278,802

Westmeath                €276,433

Wexford                     €349,878

Wicklow                     €302,494

 

Total: €10,500,000

 

Monaghan County Council Notices 13th May 2021

 

 

Monaghan County Council

Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021

Expressions of Interest are being sought for the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021 provides funding for rural towns and villages for delivery of projects in 2021 and 2022 with a focus on projects that make our towns and villages more attractive and sustainable and respond to the new challenges associated with COVID-19 and support the economic and social recovery of our towns and villages. The 2021 Scheme will place particular emphasis on projects supporting remote working and enhancing town centre living as outlined in “Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025.” The Town and Village Scheme will support these objectives and will encourage more people to return confidently to town and village centres to work, shop and socialise.

Successful proposals will demonstrate close collaboration between communities and business interests in the design and delivery of proposed projects and must have the support of the Local Authority.

An outline of the 2021 Town & Village scheme and the Expression of Interest application form will be available on www.monaghan.ie/communitydevelopment/

It is essential that project promoters consult with the relevant Municipal District Offices of Monaghan County Council while preparing an Expression of Interest and prior to its submission.

  • Ballybay/Clones Municipal District Office – 047 51018
  • Carrickmacross/Castleblayney Municipal District Office – 042 9661236
  • Monaghan Municipal District Office – 047 73777

All interested Town/Village Groups/Community Groups/Development Associations should complete the Expression of Interest form which must be submitted on-line to Monaghan County Council no later than 5pm on Friday 11th June 2021.

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Temporary Closing of Roads – Emergency Closure

Monaghan County Council gives notice of Intention to close the following road in the Municipal Districts of in County Monaghan:

 

Date & Time:     Monday 31st May 2021 to Friday 25th June 2021

To Facilitate:      Bridge Rehabilitation Works.

 

Roads Closed: –

R-184-2 in the townlands of Listroar/Derryarrilly Co. Monaghan

 

Division Route: –

Traffic wishing to travel on the R-184 to Scotch Corner from Tullycorbet will be diverted on to the L-3311, continuing on the L-3310, then turning right on to the L-3300 and continuing to Scotch Corner.

Traffic wishing to travel on to the R-184 from Scotch Corner to Tullycorbet will be diverted on to the L-3300, then turning left on to the L-3310 and continuing on the L-3311 to Tullycorbet.

All Detours will be signposted to direct the Traffic. (R-184-2 Local Access only, no through road at Scotch Corner).

Any interested person may lodge an objection to closing the above-mentioned road with the Head of Roads, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan, not later than Tuesday 18th May 2021.  Any objections must be clearly marked on the envelope “Objection To Road Closure”.

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure, please contact the Roads Section, Mtek 2, Knockaconny, Monaghan at 047 30597 or email roads@monaghancoco.ie.

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice of its intention to close the following road in the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones in County Monaghan:

 

Date: Wednesday 26th May 2021 to Friday 28thMay 2021

To facilitate:  Pavement Patching Works

 

Roads Closed:

R183 O’Duffy Street Clones:  Between its junction with the N54 and its junction with the Annalore Street in the townlands of Largy and Crossmoyle

Diversion Route:

N54, The Diamond and Annalore Street

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).

Any interested person may lodge an objection to the closing of the above-mentioned road with the Head of Roads, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 18th May 2021.  Any objections must be clearly marked on envelope “Objection To Road Closure”.

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure please contact The Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones, The Markethouse, The Diamond, Clones, Monaghan at (047) 51018

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

13th May 2021

 

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice of Intention to close the following road in the Municipal Districts of Ballybay-Clones in County Monaghan:

 

Date: Wednesday 26th May 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021

To facilitate:  Pavement Patching Works

 

Roads Closed:

R188 Swanns Cross to Rockcorry:  Between Swanns Cross Roundabout and Coyle’s Shop, Rockcorry Village in the Townlands of Monneill, Maghernaharney, Corravacan, Derrykinard (Dartree By), Lisnaveane (Dartree By).

 

Diversion Route:

Northbound, R193 to Anny, R190 and R162 to Ballybay, R183 to Swann’s Cross

Southbound, R183 to Ballybay, R162 and R190 to Anny, R193 to Rockcorry

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).

Any interested person may lodge an objection to the closing of the above-mentioned road with the Head of Roads, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 18th May 2021.  Any objections must be clearly marked on envelope “Objection To Road Closure”.

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure please contact The Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones, The Markethouse, The Diamond, Clones, Monaghan at (047) 51018

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

13th May 2021

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

 

Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice of Intention to close the following road in the Municipal Districts of Ballybay-Clones in County Monaghan:

 

Date: Monday 31st May 2021 to Wednesday 2nd June 2021

To facilitate:  Pavement Patching Works

 

Roads Closed:

R190 Ballybay to Cootehill Road:  Between its junction with the R162 Shercock Road and its junction with the R193 in the townlands of Anny (Cremorne By), Keenogduff, Keenogbane, Cumry, Balladian and Annaneese.

 

Diversion Route:

Eastbound, R190 to Rockcorry, R188 to Swanns Cross, R183 to Ballybay, R162

Westbound, R162 to Ballybay, R183 to Swanns Cross, R188 to Rockcorry, R190 to Anny

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic. (Local Access and Emergency Vehicles will be catered for at all times).

Any interested person may lodge an objection to the closing of the above-mentioned road with the Head of Roads, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 18th May 2021.  Any objections must be clearly marked on envelope “Objection To Road Closure”.

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure please contact The Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones, The Markethouse, The Diamond, Clones, Monaghan at (047) 51018

 

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

13th May 2021

 

County Monaghan Sustainable Energy Community Webinar on ‘Cutting energy costs in your home’

Cutting energy costs in your home

County Monaghan Sustainable Energy Community will be running their first webinar on Thursday 20th May 2021 aimed at residential householders in County Monaghan.

Speakers will cover a range of topics including:

  • Reducing household energy costs
  • Improving the energy efficiency of your home
  • Grants available to homeowners

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions for speakers in advance of the event. This will ensure our speakers presentations cover all of the topics homeowners want to know more about.

Questions can be submitted via the SEC contact email address: info@monaghansec.ie

The event is free to attend and will be held on Zoom on the 20th May 2021 at 12:00 – 13:00 p.m.  Click here to register for the event.

Our Public Service 2021 Innovation Fund Success

Project Title: MyCoCo

Funding awarded: €55,000

Project Lead: Monaghan County Council
In collaboration with: OGCIO, Cavan County Council,  Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Laois County Council, Leitrim County Council, Longford County Council, Louth County Council, Sligo County Council and the Irish Road Haulage Association.

Local Authorities offer more than 1,000 diverse services to the public. Many of the services are provided using paper-based forms, payments are made by cheque and the applicant has very low visibility into the progress of their application. This project will develop MyCoCo – an online platform to provide these diverse services.

MyCoCo will be like the ‘Amazon’ for Local Authority services. Citizens, businesses and organisations can set up an account, browse the service catalogue, request service and add to basket, make payment, and track progress. MyCoCo will include MyGOVID and Digital Postbox offering our citizens a secure government-wide single sign-on for accessing local authority services.

MyCoCo will provide Local Authorities full visibility of service offerings and provide baseline metrics that can then be used for key performance indicators. MyCoCo will also facilitate a sustainable and cohesive office based and remote working environment and will provide standardised staff training which will result in reduced costs and ease of movement of staff between departments owing to the familiarity of the system. MyCoCo is a transformative solution that will provide better customer service and increase the efficiency of our service delivery.

 

Monaghan County Council Notices 6th May 2021

 

‘Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business’ Scheme

 

The ‘Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business’ scheme is being delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Local Authorities across the country. The Scheme will provide funding for individual tourism and hospitality businesses to develop and increase their own outdoor seating capacity for the summer of 2021. This scheme will financially assist and support independent tourism and hospitality business owners to create outdoor dining experiences in a regulated and accessible manner.  Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses.

The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business establishments where food is sold for consumption on the premises. Eligibility is dependent on commercial rates due in respect of premises having been paid for the period up to 31st December 2019 or a payment plan being in place with the Local Authority.

The scheme will provide for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed with a maximum allowable contribution of up to €4,000 per applicant.

Expenditure incurred on upgrades to outdoor dining spaces including but not limited to; tables, chairs, umbrellas, electric heaters, screens/windbreaks, plant stands, wooden platforms, etc. are considered eligible for the scheme. Tables, chairs, or other furniture shall be of robust and stable construction to prevent movement in adverse weather conditions and be agreed with Monaghan County Council. Monaghan County Council has the right to use its discretion in regard to its process and the development of appropriate terms and conditions that are appropriate for our respective streetscapes, businesses etc. All applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, legislative requirements and other compliance requirements.

Expenditure must be incurred between 1st April 2020 and 30th September 2021 and payment will be made by Local Authorities to approved applicants on submission of receipts and photography of furniture in situ.

The scheme is open for applications until 30th of September 2021.

Further information on the ‘Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Scheme’ can be found at https://monaghan.ie/outdoor-seating-accessories-for-tourism-hospitality-business-scheme/

 

Or by emailing:   

                               Dympna Condra

                               Tourism Officer

                               dcondra@monaghancoco.ie

 

 

 

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Temporary Closing of Roads – Emergency Closure

Monaghan County Council hereby gives notice of Emergency Closure in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993 & Article 12 of the Roads Regulations 1994 that it will close the following road in the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones in County Monaghan:

 

Date & Time:     Monday 10th May 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021

To Facilitate:      Bridge Rehabilitation Works.

 

Roads Closed: –

L-2241-0 in the townlands of Clonfad/Cornapaste Co. Monaghan

 

Division Route: –

Traffic wishing to travel on the L-2241 from Laurel Hill Cross Roads will be diverted on to the L-22412, continuing on the L-5546 to Redhill’s, then turning right on to the L-1503.

 

Traffic wishing to travel on to the L-2241 via the L-5545 to Laurel Hill Cross Roads will be diverted by remaining on the L-1503 to Redhill’s, then turning left on to the L-5546 and continuing on the L-22412 to Laurel Hill Cross Roads.

 

All Detours will be signposted to direct the Traffic. (L-5545 and L-2241 Local Access only, no through road on the L-2241 at Laurel Hill Cross Roads).

 

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure, please contact the Roads Section, Mtek 2, Knockaconny, Monaghan at 047 30597 or email roads@monaghancoco.ie.

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

6th May 2021

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

 

Submission on Draft Litter Management Plan 2021-2023.

Monaghan County Council proposes to replace its Litter Management Plan 2018-2020.  A new draft plan has been prepared for the prevention and control of litter within the county, setting out appropriate objectives and activities for the three- year period 2021-2023.

Submissions are invited from members of the public and from voluntary and representative bodies in relation to the proposed plan. The plan is available to view on www.monaghan.ie.  Copies of the plan are also available, free of charge, from the Environmental Services Department, Civic Offices, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, or by contacting 042-9661240.

Submissions and observations on the proposed Draft Litter Management Plan may be made by visiting https://documents.monaghancoco.ie/Forms/LMP2021 up to 5pm on 25th June 2021.

 

Tá cóip den Dreacht Phlean le fáil as Gaeilge.

 

Signed Peadar McGuinness, A/Director of Services, Climate Action, Environmental and Water Services Department.

6th May 2021

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

 

Establishment of Monaghan Migrant Integration Forum

The County Monaghan Migrant Integration strategy We Belong was launched on November 16th 2020.

The three year strategy sets out Monaghan Local Community Development Committee’s plan to ensure the integration of all those who live in County Monaghan. One of the actions within the strategy was for Monaghan Public Participation Network (PPN) and Monaghan Integrated Development (MID) to collaboratively establish a Migrant Integration Forum which will be a community led forum to engage with members of the migrant community and ensure their voice is part of local decision making.

The Migrant Integration Forum wishes to give all members of the migrant community an opportunity to have a safe space to share their concerns and develop key initiatives that will encourage migrants to fully contribute to their communities.

The forum has held its inaugural meeting and this was a very productive meeting. The one key piece of work that emerged as a need, was for the forum to carry out a mapping exercise of what services are currently being provided across the county and where are there gaps. The forum will initially meet every month.

We are looking for new members. We welcome anyone who works with the migrant communities or is a migrant themselves. If you would like to be a member please email Leona Keenan PPN Resource Manager at ppn@monaghancoco.ie or Jacqueline O’Rourke Monaghan Integrated Development at jorourke@midl.ie

As the Monaghan Integration Strategy states, “The vision for Monaghan is one that celebrates the diversity of our communities. A county where everyone who lives, works and visits are valued, respected and supported to fully participate and contribute to their communities.

By being friendly and by being ourselves, you will be making County Monaghan a better place for all”.

 

Monaghan County Council Notices 29th April 2021

 

Adoption of Part IV (Section 51) of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890

Take Notice, that Monaghan County Council, at a meeting on 12 April, 2021 adopted Part IV of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890 and the said Part IV of the Act shall come into effect  in all of County Monaghan on the expiry of one calendar month from the date of this publication, pursuant to Section 4 of the Act.

 

Cathal Flynn,

A/Director of Services,

Monaghan County Council

 

29th April 2021

 

 

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

 

Temporary Closing of Roads – Emergency Closure

 

Monaghan County Council hereby gives notice to extend Emergency Closure in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993 & Article 12 of the Roads Regulations 1994 that it will close the following road in the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones in County Monaghan:

Date & Time:      Friday 30th April 2021 to Friday 7th May 2021

To Facilitate:      Bridge Rehabilitation Works.

Roads Closed:

L-2201-0 in the townlands of Scarvy/Coolnalong Co. Monaghan

 

Division Route: –

Traffic wishing to proceed on the L-2200/L-2201 in the direction of Scarvy from the R212 will be diverted by remaining on the R-212 to Clones town, then turning right on to the R-183, then turning right on to the L-6240.

Traffic wishing to proceed on to the R-212 from the Townland of Scarvy will be diverted by turning right on to the L-6240, then turning left on to the R-183 to Clones town, then turning left on to the R-212.

All Detours will be signposted to direct the Traffic. (Local Access only, no through road).

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure, please contact the Roads Section, Mtek 2, Knockaconny, Monaghan at 047 30597 or email roads@monaghancoco.ie.

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

29th April 2021

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

2021 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas.

 

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development has announced €14 million in funding for outdoor recreation projects and investment that will support the adventure tourism sector in rural communities.

 

The funding, which is being provided under the Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme, will support the key objectives of Our Rural Future.

 

The focus of the funding is to develop rural Ireland’s unique natural amenities and support outdoor pursuits and adventure activities such as hiking/mountaineering, cycling, horse-riding, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, surfing, sailing, rock-climbing, fishing, paragliding and hang-gliding.

The fund will provide for significant investment in the development of outdoor trails, walkways, cycleways, blueways, tidal pools, floating boardwalks and bridleways.

 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider opportunities to develop recreational amenities and increase public access and enjoyment of rural Ireland’s mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, beaches and bogs.

 

The funding announcement is aimed at supporting outdoor recreation tourism, a growing tourism sector internationally, which has the potential to have major economic spin-off benefits for rural towns and villages as well as improving the health and well-being of rural communities.

 

The 2021 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will provide funding under 4 separate measures:

  • Measure 1: Small Scale Repair/Development/Promotion and Marketing – grant up to €20,000
  • Measure 2: Medium Scale Repair/Upgrade and New Trail/Amenity Development – grant up to €200,000
  • Measure 3: Strategic Large Scale Repair/Upgrade and New Strategic Trail/Amenity Development projects – grant up to €500,000
  • Project Development Measures – is new for 2021 and will provide funding for the detailed development of projects which would enable them to reach a standard for application under Measure 2 or 3 of ORIS – grant up to €50,000

 

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for projects under all measures. Expressions of Interest should include as much information as possible, including project details, location, estimated cost if known etc.

 

Please contact your local Municipal District Co-ordinator to discuss potential projects for submission to this scheme as early as possible:

  • Ballybay/Clones Municipal District Office – 047 51018
  • Carrickmacross/Castleblayney Municipal District Office – 042 9661236
  • Monaghan Municipal District Office – 047 73777.

 

Closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest to Monaghan County Council

is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 28th May 2021,

all Expression of Interest should be submitted to akierans@monaghancoco.ie

Irish Water and Monaghan County Council working to restore water to customers in Monaghan Town and surrounding areas following burst at Old Cross Square

Irish Water and Monaghan County Council working to restore water to customers in Monaghan Town and surrounding areas following burst at Old Cross Square

Issued April 28, 2021 – Irish Water and Monaghan County Council are working hard to restore water to customers in Monaghan Town and surrounding areas today following a burst on a large water main water at Old Cross Square, Monaghan Town.

These emergency repairs are being carried out as quickly and safely as possible and in line with COVID-19 protocols and are expected to be completed by 9pm tonight. Updates will be available as the repair progresses on the Irish Water website www.water.ie under the water supply and service section.

Peter Gallagher, Irish Water, explained: “Irish Water is working with Monaghan County Council to repair a significant burst which is causing water outages to a number of customers in areas surrounding Monaghan Town today. To facilitate these emergency works local traffic management and diversions will be in place. Traffic will be diverted along Macartan Road N54 toward the junction of the shopping Centre and back onto the Mall Road. Updates will be available as the repairs progress on the Irish Water website under the water supply and service section.

“People living and working in these areas are asked to conserve water where possible and to only use what they need whilst continuing to adhere to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding COVID-19 while these repairs are underway. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact, such as taking showers over baths and fixing dripping taps where it is possible to do so. There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home, business or school on our website at https://www.water.ie/conservation/.”

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst of this nature occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore normal supply to impacted customers. Irish Water regrets any inconvenience caused. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.  For updates please see the water supply and services section of our website.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.