Monaghan County Council Notices 28th October 2021

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Monaghan County Council

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons on a 24-month specific purpose contract for the following three positions in Monaghan Sports Partnership:-

  • Sports Development Officer (Grade IV)
  • Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (Grade IV)

(annual salary €29,253 – €46,965)

  • Project Administration and Evaluation Officer (Grade V)

(annual salary €44,133 – €52,925)

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 from

or can be obtained from the:

Human Resource Management Section,
Monaghan County Council,
County Offices,
The Glen,

Telephone No: 047 73702/73703


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 19th November  2021

Applications must be submitted via the recruitment submission link available on our website under current vacancies.

Monaghan County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Canvassing will automatically disqualify



Public Health Message

Public Health Message from Dr Augustine Pereira, Director of Public Health, HSE North East:

“As Director of Public Health in the HSE North East Department of Public Health, covering the four counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Louth & Meath, I am reaching out to each of you in the Public Participation Networks to ask for your support and feedback in our efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates in your community.

The national COVID-19 case numbers are rising yet again and our Department has seen a significant increase in the North East counties during the past week.  We have also noticed that the vaccination uptake rates in many of the Local Electoral Areas (LEAs) within our four counties are lower than the national average.

COVID-19 vaccination is a safe and effective measure we can all take in order to protect ourselves and others from severe infection, hospitalisation, and even death. The HSE North East Department of Public Health, Community Health, Social Inclusion, and the four County Councils are urging people, to come forward to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, in an effort to improve vaccination uptake in the region.

The North East Department of Public Health is working on a number of strategies to improve COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates in the region. In addition to the media campaigns, examples of initiatives undertaken so far in our region include: providing information sessions in a range of workplaces and Direct Provision Centres, providing signposts to translated information in 38 different languages, targeted social media campaigns, pop-up vaccination centres and dedicated vaccination clinics for hard to reach communities.”

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Monaghan County Council Notices 21st October 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:              Three Days between the 1st November 2021 and 19th November 2021

Time:                                    8.00am-6.00pm

To Facilitate:                     Resurfacing works on the LS6600 Dundrannan

Road Closed:                     LS6600 Dundrannan

Diversion Routes:

Northbound – via R188 (Monaghan – Cootehill Road) then R183 (Ballybay – Clones Road)

Southbound – via R183 (Ballybay – Clones Road and then R188 (Monaghan – Cootehill Road)

All Detours will be signposted in order to direct the Traffic.

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

Gareth McMahon
A/Senior Engineer
Roads and Transportation

21st October 2021


Temporary Closing of Roads

Monaghan County Council gives notice to extend the following road closure in the Municipal District of Ballybay/Clones in County Monaghan:

Date & Time:      Friday 29th October 2021 to Saturday 30th April 2022

To Facilitate:      Bridge Replacement and Road Works.

Road Closed:

L-4210 in the townlands of Lisduff, Brackly, Greagh, Drumlane and Tullynahinnera Co. Monaghan

Diversion Route:

Traffic wishing to travel on the L-4210 in the direction of the R-180 will be diverted onto the L-4200, then turning right on to the R-181, then turning right on to the R-180 at the Lough Egish crossroads.

Traffic wishing to travel on the L-4210 in the direction of the R-181 will be diverted by remaining on the R-180 to the Lough Egish Crossroads, then turning left on to the R-181.

All Detours will be signposted to direct the Traffic. (L-4210 Local Access only, no through at Bridge Works).

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

Gareth McMahon
A/Senior Engineer
Roads and Transportation

21st October 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:               26th October 2021 – 29th October 2021

To Facilitate:                 Drainage Works on the LP-1002

Times:                                  8am – 6pm

Roads Closed: LP-1002 for a distance of 100m on the west side of Barritoppy Cross (Courtneys Cross) LS-5040 in the townland of Tonystackan.


Diversion Route:

Westbound traffic via the LP-1002 at the townland of Tonystackan.

Eastbound traffic via the LS-5060 at the townland of Carnquill

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 Mc Mahon
A/Senior Engineer
Roads and Transportation
21st October 2021


Public Consultation Events ULSTER CANAL GREENWAY PHASE 3

Route Options for Phase 3 of the Ulster Canal Greenway between Smithborough and Clones have now been developed. Public Consultation events will be held over the coming weeks for communities along the proposed route.  Landowners, local communities and the general public are invited to review the route options and to provide feedback to the project team. The drop-in sessions will be held in;

  1. Smithborough Community Hall, Tuesday 26th October 5-8pm
  2. The Courthouse, Clones, Wednesday 3rd November 5-8pm

The Preferred Route Drawings for Phase 2, Smithborough to Middletown will also be on display on the night and the Phase 2 Project Team will be in attendance to meet with stakeholders.

Monaghan school gets top marks for valuing water in Green-Schools awards

Green-Schools & Irish Water celebrate achievements in annual awards ceremony

Drumgossatt N.S

Ireland’s Water Schools of the Year have been honoured for their efforts in highlighting the value of water in all our lives at the annual Green-Schools Awards.

Hosted by An Taisce’s Green-Schools and Irish Water, this year’s virtual awards celebrated schools all over Ireland who have participated in the Green-Schools Water theme. Last year, over 125,000 students in 480 schools all over Ireland participated in the programme.

In Monaghan, students at Drumgossatt National School were lauded for their efforts in promoting the value of water and took the title of School of the Year in their region. As part of their essential water actions, students undertook a daily litter inspection to prevent litter from getting into nearby waterways. Not only did they create water saving posters, they also held a Mini Walk for Water around their school grounds to empathise with people all over the world who carry water six kilometres and more each day. As a result of the students’ hard work, water consumption was reduced by 21% over a 12 month period.

They were among eight regional winners, who were awarded for their water conservation measures as part of their participation in the Green-Schools Water theme. The Green-Schools Water theme is supported by Irish Water.

Ardgillan College in Fingal was named the overall Secondary Water School of the Year, while Scoil Treasa Naofa in Dublin 8 were the winners in the Primary category.

The Green-Schools programme has moved much of its interaction online for the past two school years, having developed a suite of Green-Schools Stay Home resources, including 13 weeks of activities related to the Water theme. This is the eighth year of the awards and partnership with Irish Water, which has seen over 1,600 schools attend interactive Water Workshops or Walk for Water Events since 2013. During this time, hundreds of pupils have visited their local water and wastewater treatment plants where they learned about the complex processes involved in safeguarding water supplies and protecting the environment. While COVID restrictions prevented such visits over the past 18 months, many opted to view the Irish Water documentary, The Story of Water, to learn more about our precious water resources.

Speaking at the awards, Geoffrey Bourke of Irish Water, said: “A key part of Irish Water’s role in safeguarding Ireland’s water supplies is helping the next generation understand the importance of conserving water. It is truly inspiring to see how the schools taking part in the Green-Schools water theme have taken this to heart and are setting an example for how we can all value our precious water resources.

“The success of the participating schools in reducing water usage and raising awareness about water issues really highlights how important it is to learn about the value of water and water conservation from a young age. That’s why this is such an important programme and one that Irish Water is proud to sponsor.”

Green-Schools Manager Cathy Baxter said: “Despite the COVID restrictions presenting challenges in how we engage with our participating schools, we have used a variety of techniques and technologies to continue to support our schools and encourage them to carry out as much Green-Schools work as possible throughout the past year. It is also wonderful to see how the students have developed innovative new ways of engaging with their fellow students and wider community to help spread the work about the value of water.

“This was the second year hosting the awards ceremony virtually and it was great to see schools from all over the country joining in the ceremony through a live link.”

Monaghan County Council are urging people to come forward to get their COVID-19 vaccine to improve vaccination uptake in the region

COVID-19 vaccine

The HSE Public Health Department North East, Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1, Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council are urging people to come forward to get their COVID-19 vaccine to improve vaccination uptake in the region. We are working together to increase our region’s response to COVID-19 vaccination uptake and strengthen public health.


Dr Augustine Pereira, Director of Public Health North East said: “Everyone in Ireland aged 12 and older is eligible to receive free COVID-19 vaccines. Those who are currently eligible for vaccines but remain unvaccinated are at risk of becoming seriously ill. In order to protect yourself and prevent the spread, it is important that you get vaccinated. We are working with our colleagues in Community Health and the County Councils to promote the uptake of vaccines amongst anyone who hasn’t yet availed of one, to counter misinformation, and to ensure we are reaching out to our communities.”


“Our message to the eligible population who have had their doses of the vaccine is; thank you. To those who have one dose; please ensure you receive your second dose, and to those who have not yet come forward to be vaccinated; please we urge anyone who has not yet availed of a vaccine to get it. The vaccine will protect you, but it isn’t just to protect yourself it’s for your family, friends and the wider community.”


“We are asking our community groups and businesses to play a role in helping us get the unvaccinated vaccinated. We need you to ensure people are getting reliable information about the vaccine. To show them where they can find reliable and accurate information online. We want parents and grandparents to encourage young people to take up the opportunity to get vaccinated.”


Dr Pereira added: “the work to improve vaccine uptake needs to continue. We must leave no stone unturned. No one should be left behind because they haven’t had the support they need to make an informed decision to get vaccinated.”


Cara O’Neill, CHO1 COVID-19 Vaccination Lead, Head of Health and Wellbeing said: “It is more important now than ever to make sure you are vaccinated. 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. To find out more information about getting your COVID-19 vaccination go to In protecting yourself, you are also protecting others.”


Chief Executive of Cavan County Council, Mr Tommy Ryan said: “Throughout this crisis, the people of Cavan have responded to every challenge faced with resilience, unity, and a determination to protect the most vulnerable in our society. The best way to continue to protect our loved ones and our health system is to ensure as many people as possible are fully vaccinated.”

“I would appeal to those who have not yet done so to avail of their free vaccine and encourage those who have already had one dose to get their second vaccine, which will ensure they have the maximum level of protection. The vaccines are safe and effective and represent our best hope of keeping the worst effects of COVID-19 at bay,” added Mr Ryan.


Paul Clifford, Acting Chief Executive of Monaghan County Council, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the people of Monaghan and our country in unprecedented ways. Fortunately, vaccines provide the hope that we will be able to turn the tide against COVID-19 and get back to many of the things we missed most, like spending time with loved ones and friends, travelling and going to events. As more of us get vaccinated, it provides the safety and protection to allow our economy to fully reopen. We are appealing to the people of Monaghan to get vaccinated from COVID-19.”


“In the meantime, we must all continue to wear our masks, wash our hands, keep our social distance, and stay at home when we are feeling sick to keep everyone safe. Remember, you may still transmit COVID-19 even after you have been vaccinated,” Mr Clifford added.