Layer Up – Partner Pack

Layer Up is a cross-Government campaign which encourages us to layer up on the behaviours to protect from Covid-19 by getting vaccinated, wearing face masks, washing/sanitising our hands frequently, keeping our distance, meet up outdoors where possible, and ensuring indoor spaces are well ventilated.

Click on the link below to read full Layer Up – Partner Pack PDF:

Layer Up Partner Pack Nov 2021 PDF

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims to be commemorated this Sunday.

The annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated annually on the third Sunday of November, with commemorations to remember the victims of road traffic crashes and their families taking place around the country.

Speaking in advance of this year’s commemoration, Adrian O’Sullivan, Road Safety Officer with Monaghan County Council reflected on the numbers who have lost their lives on  our roads, with four fatalities to date in 2021 in County Monaghan, an increase of one compared to the same period in 2020. “These figures don’t include the countless numbers left with life changing injuries over the same period which never make the news. We all know someone whose lives have been deeply affected by the loss of a friend, colleague, neighbour or member of the community. The effect on our emergency services, who deal with the consequences of crashes daily, is profound” said Adrian.

Monaghan County Council is inviting businesses and householders to ‘Shine a Light’ between 7 and 8pm this Sunday for road crash victims. An amber or white light will shine on all Monaghan County Council public buildings while people are also invited to shine a light in their front windows of the evening.

A special remembrance mass will also be broadcast live on RTE 1 TV this Sunday at 11am.

A renewed focus for World Day of Remembrance this year is on the victims of serious injuries and their families. 24,663 people have died on our roads since we began recording fatalities in 1959. Since 1977, when injury records began, 84,977 people have been seriously injured.

Provisional figures show that 119 people have been killed on Irish roads as at 18th November 2021 which represents a decrease of 16 deaths compared to the same date last year.


The Community Monuments Scheme is open for applications for 2022

The Community Monuments Scheme is open for applications for 2022.  Closing date for application to Monaghan County Council is 15 February 2022.  Applications and queries can be sent to

This scheme is funded by the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government.

CMF C Recoupment Claim 2022

CMF B Appraisal 2022 IRISH

CMF B Appraisal 2022 ENGLISH

CMF A Application 2022 IRISH

CMF A Application 2022 ENGLISH

CMF Conflict Of Interest Form

Explanatory Memo CMF2022 IRISH

Explanatory Memo CMF2022 ENGLISH

Circular CMF2022 IRISH

Circular CMF2022 English


Check the Draft Register online at or at any of the following offices to see if you are registered:

Monaghan County Council, County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan
Monaghan Municipal District
Ballybay-Clones Municipal District
Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District
At any Post Office or Garda Station

If your name is not included then you should fill up an Application Form (RFA1) before 25th November, 2021. RFA1 Forms can be picked up at the above locations or can be downloaded from or

Monaghan County Council Notices 18th November 2021

Road Works Speed Limit Order

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Road Traffic Act 2004 Section 10 (1) of the Council’s intention to put in place a Temporary Speed Limit for Road Works on the road listed below in the Municipal District of Ballybay-Clones. The speed limit is being put in place in the interest of road safety as the road surface is an unfinished road surface.      


50km/h speed limit signs will be in place at the following locations in the Municipal District of Ballybay – Clones Townland Name Start Date End Date
LS6600 Dundrannan to Corravacan road for a distance of 1786m from its junction with the R183 to its junction with the R188 Dundrannan, Derrykinnard, Enagh, Corravacan  





G McMahon
A/Senior Engineer
Roads and Transportation
18th November 2021


Temporary Closing of Roads

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

Date of Closure:               29/11/2021 – 03/12/2021

Times:                                  08:00 – 18:00

To Facilitate:                     Road Works

Roads Closed:                    LP-1011 in the townland of Drumsheaver between the junctions with the LT10112 and the LT10113.

Diversion Route:              Westbound traffic Via the LS-5070 at the Townland of Clontybunnia.

Eastbound traffic Via the LS-5060 at the Townland of Derrynagad.

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
18th November 2021





North East reaches 50,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic

November 15th, 2021: The Department of Public Health HSE North East have seen a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the North East in recent weeks. More than 55,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the North East since the first cases were reported in March 2020.

The Department of Public Health North East are appealing to the public in the context of widespread transmission to do everything possible to stop this surge. It can only be achieved through collective action.

We are therefore asking you to:

  • stay at home if unwell and
  • at least halve your social activities for the next 4 weeks.

The infographic (see below) outlines the COVID-19 cases over time in the North East. The graph highlights how the number of cases reported so far in wave 4 has already surpassed the total number of cases reported during wave 3.


Dr Augustine Pereira, Director of Public Health North East, said: “The North East region has reached another milestone of COVID-19 cases, as the number of cases crossed 50,000. Over half of this was recorded during the fourth wave. With nearly 2500 cases every week and 3000 cases in week 45, it represents some of the highest number of cases per week we have experienced during the pandemic. I am appealing to you all to stay at home if you are unwell. People around you will Thank you for doing so. At this time, when there is widespread community transmission, I ask you all to halve your social contacts as much as possible. We all need to play our part and follow public health guidelines to reduce community transmission in the region.”

“The pandemic is not over yet, and we are urging the public to be extra vigilant and act responsibly, in order to minimise the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Activities contributing to the increase in cases recently include indoor gatherings, household visits, family gatherings, social activities and onward transmission from social events into workplaces and schools. When COVID-19 is circulating in the community, the best way of reducing the number of cases is to reduce the level of socialising and ensuring that if you have symptoms, you take every effort not to spread the infection.”

“The COVID-19 vaccines are a powerful defence against contracting COVID-19 or passing it on to others. It’s not too late to avail of the free COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage those who have already had one dose to get their second vaccine and if you are eligible avail of the booster vaccine. There are several ways of getting your vaccination; through a vaccination centre by booking your vaccine online, at a vaccination centre that is offering a walk-in vaccination service or through a participating pharmacy.”

Dr Pereira added: “For now, we must continue to wear a face covering, frequently wash hands, keep a physical distance of two metres, avoid crowded places, and adhere to proper cough and sneeze etiquette. These actions are in our control and are effective. We ask that you continue these efforts and keep your guard up.”

“Testing and self-isolation is still critically important – if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and get a free PCR test as soon as possible. Even if you have been vaccinated, you must adhere to the guidelines as you could still pass the virus on to others.”

Dr Elaine Brabazon, Senior Surveillance Scientist at the Department of Public Health HSE North East, added: “The number of COVID-19 cases in Wave 4 in the North East have now surpassed the total cases during Wave 3. In some areas in the North East rates of COVID-19 are as high as 1 case in every 50 people. This represents significant force of the infection in our communities. This is a time we all need to pull together again. We would ask everyone in the North East and particularly Louth and Meath to stay safe and follow public health measures to reduce transmission as much as possible”.

River Basin Public Consultation

Water quality in our rivers, lakes, groundwater, and coastal waters has deteriorated in recent years. We need urgent action to halt this decline and reverse the damage.

The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) are asking for your views and comments on what needs to happen for the next six-years that can make a difference for water quality, nature, climate, and local communities.

Come along to an online meeting for PPN Members on Tuesday 30th November at 7pm and let your views be heard.

The purpose of this meeting, which will comprise of a 30-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and discussion, is to consider the issues affecting water quality in Monaghan’s rivers and lakes, and what is proposed to protect and restore them as outlined in the Draft River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027. Participants will also be informed as to how they can go about making submission on the Draft River Basin Management Plan.

The Draft Plan was published in September by the Government and is open for public consultation period until 31st March, 2022. You can download it here:

You can also learn more about the Draft Plan via the Virtual Public Consultation Room and make a make a submission on the plan here:

If you wish to attend, please register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Newbliss mains rehabilitation works

A safer, more reliable water supply on the horizon for Newbliss, Monaghan as ageing water mains set for replacement

Thursday, 7 October 2021 – Irish Water, working in partnership with Monaghan County Council, is replacing over 3.2 km of damaged, old water mains in Newbliss, Co Monaghan to provide a more safe and secure water supply for customers in the local community. The works will also reduce the high level of leakage and improve water quality. As part of the project, the ageing water mains are being replaced with new high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.

Outlining the benefits of these works Declan Cawley, Irish Water, explained: “These essential works will benefit customers in Newbliss by replacing ageing water mains with new and improved plastic pipes, which will strengthen and reinforce the water network. The immediate impact of this work will see an improvement to water supply in the area as well as minimising disruptions in the customers water supply by reducing leakage and improving water quality.

“Upon completion, there will be significant improvements in the network performance and levels of customer service in this area in terms of efficiency and security of supply.”

The works are scheduled to commence in the coming days and will take place along the R183 from Newbliss to Kileevan and onto St Livious Church. Works will also take place along the L2152 and the L21521. The works are due for completion in January 2022. Farrans Construction Ltd are contracted to carry out the work on behalf of Irish Water.

This project is one example of how Irish Water is working in partnership with Monaghan County Council to reduce leaks every day. Fixing leaks can be complicated with over 63,000km of water pipe in Ireland. Most leaks aren’t visible, resulting in precious water being lost but we are making progress. In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2019 it was 42%, it had reduced further to 40% at the end of 2020 and we are currently on course to achieving a national leakage rate of 38% by the end of 2021.

Declan added: “To facilitate the safe delivery of the works, there will be some traffic management in place however local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

“The works may involve some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water outages. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

“This mains replacement work is part of a significant investment by Irish Water to upgrade the water network in Monaghan and we would like to thank customers in advance for their cooperation and patience while we complete this essential job.”

Customers can phone Irish Water on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project or check out the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website for regular updates.

The National Leakage Reduction Programme helps provide a more reliable water supply to Irish communities by reducing high levels of leakage and improving water quality. Its delivery represents an investment of over €500 million between 2017 and the end of 2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the water network.

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.

For more information on reducing leaks visit our national Leakage Reduction Programme page on