Temporary Closing of Roads – LS8020 in the Townland of Bocks Lower

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

Date:                     Monday 18th July 2022 to Friday 22nd July 2022

To Facilitate:      Road Resurfacing Works

Roads Closed:    LS8020 in the Townland of Bocks Lower

 

 Alternative Routes.

Traffic wishing to proceed on the LS-8020 from the LS-8030 will be diverted onto the LS-8030, then left onto the LP-4010, then turn left onto the LP-4042

Traffic wishing to proceed on the LS-8020 from the LP-4042 will be diverted onto the LP-4041, then turn left onto the LT-40411, then turn left onto the R180-4, then turn left onto the LS-8030.

 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 Roads Department, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 21st June 2022.  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 Carrickmacross-Castleblayney, Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan at (042) 9661236 or email carrickmacross@monaghancoco.ie

 

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

Gareth Mc Mahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

16th June 2022

 

Monaghan Destination Experience Development Plan Launched

On 2nd June, the newly developed Monaghan Destination and Experience Development Plan (MDEDP) was launched by Ministers Catherine Martin and Heather Humphreys at an event in Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough.

The MDEDP is a five year commercial destination and experience development plan. The role of the MDEDP is to support the development of unique and compelling destination experiences focused on a number of immediate and strategic destination opportunities. The MDEDP was developed through a consultative process involving tourism industry representatives, members of the local community and Monaghan County Council.

The MDEDP will guide tourism development through a roadmap of projects linked to a number of destination development opportunities. Over the course of the plan implementation, success will be measured by achieving growth across a range of indicators from new experience supply, visitor demand patterns, growing the value per visitor and a number of additional destination competitiveness indicators.

Please click here to view the document: Monaghan Destination and Experience Development Plan (PDF)

Temporary Closing Of Roads – LP4814 in the Townlands of Rahans and Descart

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

Date:   Monday 4th July 2022 to Friday 15th July 2022

To Facilitate:    Road Resurfacing Works

Roads Closed:   LP4814 in the Townlands of Rahans and Descart

 

Alternative Routes.

Traffic wishing to proceed on the LP-4814 from the LP-4813 will be diverted right onto the LT-88313, then turn right onto the LS-8831, then turn left onto the LT-48161, then turn left onto the LP-4815

Traffic wishing to proceed on the LP-4814 from the LP-4815 will be diverted right onto the LT-48161, then turn right onto the LS-8831, then turn left onto the LT-88313

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

9th June 2022

Town and Village Renewal Scheme (TVRS) 2022

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced the Town and Village Renewal Scheme (TVRS) 2022 to support small to medium capital projects which enhance the environment of town or village centres. Grant funding for projects will range from €20,000 to €500,000.

Following the launch of Our Rural Future, and the subsequent Town Centre First Policy, TVRS objectives are being refocused to align with commitments within these Policies.  The 2022 Scheme will place particular emphasis on projects that bring vacant and derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose spaces in line with the objectives of “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.

Other projects which will be welcomed include regeneration projects that support active and vibrant town or village centres, remote working, upgrading shopfronts and street facades, and green spaces and parks, etc.

More information to apply here: https://bit.ly/3mrLim7

The 2022 scheme will be targeted at two categories of Towns/Villages as follows:

  • Category 1: Towns and villages with a population of up to 5,000 people.
  • Category 2: Towns with a population of 5,001 to 10,000 people.
  • Larger towns with a population of up to 15,000 people may be eligible where the application is of a high quality and outlines a strong need for the investment, good value for money and positive outcomes that will have a substantial impact on the town.

The primary focus of the scheme will be on villages and towns with a population of up to 5,000 (Category 1). These towns/villages will receive at least 60% of funding available.

Grant Levels

For the 2022 Scheme, the minimum grant which is available is €20,000. The maximum level of grant funding available is €500,000 in respect of one application from each Local Authority. A maximum of €250,000 will apply in respect of 5 applications.

Project Development Measure

The Project Development Measure (up to €50,000) is being included again this year, with Local Authorities now able to submit 2 applications under the measure.

The Project Development Measure is similar in nature to Category 2 projects under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF). The purpose of this Measure is to assist Local Authorities to contribute to a pipeline of significant, well developed projects which might be subsequently progressed to construction stage, subject to the availability of further funding. It is proposed that applications would involve:

  • Development costs for one strategic large-scale project, per application, that may be subsequently progressed with funding from the TVRS e.g. detailed design, preparation for the planning and/or procurement, appropriate assessment etc.
  • Funding of up to €50,000 at a 90% rate of aid
  • Maximum of two proposals to be submitted by any Local Authority (increased from 1 last year)

The approval of funding under this category does not automatically guarantee future support under the TVRS for delivery of the emerging project – the resulting projects will need to be submitted as normal under the competitive TVRS process.

Further information, including the Scheme Outline and Expression of Interest forms can be downloaded from https://monaghan.ie/communitydevelopment/category/grantsfunding-schemes/ or by contacting Aisling Kierans, Community Development Section, Monaghan County Council – email akierans@monaghancoco.ie or by telephone on 047 73707.

All Expressions of Interest should be received no later than 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 21 June 2022 by email to akierans@monaghancoco.ie

 

Temporary Closing Of Road – to Facilitate: Ballinode Street Festival

Temporary Closing Of Road

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

Date of Closure:        Sunday 26th June 2022

 Times:                        11.00am – 7.00pm

To Facilitate:             Ballinode Street Festival

 

Road Closed:            

LT-16102:  For a distance of 150m on the South side of Cappog Road in Ballinode Village and the other closer location at the North side of Maggie’s Bar on the LT-16102 in the Townland of Cappog.

Diversion Routes:

Southbound traffic Via the R186 at the Townland of Clontoe.

Northbound traffic Via the LP-1610 at the Townland of Cappog.

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

9th June 2022

 

 

Monaghan County Council Compulsory Purchase Order No [1] 2022 – Compulsory Acquisition of Land

Confirmation Order

 MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL

Notice of the making of a Confirmation Order by Monaghan County Council of a Compulsory Purchase Order made under section 76 of and the Third Schedule to the Housing Act, 1966, as extended by Section 10 of the Local Government (No.2) Act, 1960, as respects all or part of the land to which the Compulsory Purchase Order relates to be published in accordance with Section 78 (1) of the Housing Act, 1966, as amended by the Planning and Development Act, 2000.

Compulsory Acquisition of Land

Monaghan County Council Compulsory Purchase Order No [1] 2022.

Monaghan County Council (hereinafter referred to as the Local Authority) has, on the 7th June 2022 made a confirmation order confirming the above-named Compulsory Purchase Order as respects the land described in the CPO Plot Listing hereto.

The said order, as so confirmed, authorises Monaghan County Council to acquire the said lands compulsorily.  A copy of the order as so confirmed and of the map referred to in it may be seen at all reasonable hours at the offices of Monaghan County Council, Ballybay/Clones Municipal District Offices, The Diamond, Clones, Co. Monaghan.

The order, as so confirmed will become operative at the expiration of three weeks after the date of publication of this notice but if an application for judicial review of the decision of the local authority under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986) is duly made to the High Court within eight weeks of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with section 50 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, the court –

  • May by interim order suspend the operation of the compulsory purchase order as so confirmed either generally or in so far only as it affects any property of the applicant until the final determination of the proceedings:
  • If satisfied upon the hearing of the application that the compulsory purchase order as so confirmed is not within the powers of the Housing Act, 1966, as extended by section 10 of the Local Government (No.2) Act, 1960 (as substituted by section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966) (as amended or extended) or that the interests of the applicant have been substantially prejudiced by any requirement of the Housing Act, 1966, as so extended and amended, not having been complied with, may quash the order as so confirmed either generally or in so far only as it affects any property of the applicant.

Dated the 9th day of June 2022,

Mr. Kevin McNally, Ballybay/Clones Municipal District Co-Ordinator Monaghan County Council.

CPO PLOT LISTING – click to enlarge image

 

Temporary Closing Of Roads – Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney

Monaghan County Council gives notice to close the following roads in the Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney in County Monaghan:

Date:                     Monday 20th June 2022 to 8th July 2022

To Facilitate:      Road Resurfacing Works

 

Roads Closed:   LS8910, LS8911 and LS8912 in the Townlands of Cornalaragh, Greaghawilin,

Alts, Corlea, Carrickmaclim and Rakeeragh

 

 Alternative Routes.

Traffic wishing to proceed on the LS-8910, LS-8911 and LS-8912 from the R178-3 Carrickmacross-Shercock Road will be diverted onto the LP-4920, then right onto the LS-8901, then turn right onto the LP-4904, then turn right onto the LT-49041.

Traffic wishing to proceed on the LS-8912, LS-8911 and LS-8910 from the LS-8913 will be diverted onto the LT-49041, then turn left onto the LP-4904, then turn left onto the LS-8903, then turn left onto the LP-4920.

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

9th June 2022

 

HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOUSING DELIVERY IN COUNTY MONAGHAN!

HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOUSING DELIVERY IN COUNTY MONAGHAN!

Monaghan County Council has engaged consultants KPMG Future Analytics to carry out an analysis of existing housing provision in the County, as well as a review of progress on the delivery of housing units on zoned residential land in the County Development Plan 2019-2025, and is seeking contributions from Landowners, Approved Housing Bodies, Planning Agents, Estate Agents and Lending Providers to identify issues affecting the delivery of private housing units within the towns and the villages in the County.

The Housing Provision Review will build up detailed understanding of County Monaghan, assessing concepts of previous plans, and generating new stakeholder-led ideas for the sustainable delivery of both private and social housing in the County. In particular, the Review will include a comprehensive analysis of the issues affecting the delivery of private housing units within the towns and villages of County Monaghan. This will enable an evidence-based approach to guide the recommendations to be set out in the final report.

The key specific inputs sought from stakeholders are on the issues preventing or delaying:-

  • The release of zoned proposed residential lands for housing developments.
  • The bringing forward of planning proposals for housing developments on zoned proposed residential lands.
  • The commencement of permitted housing developments on zoned proposed residential lands.
  • The completion or sale of permitted housing developments on zoned proposed residential lands.

Views are also being sought from stakeholders on:

  • Whether or not the provisions of Core Strategy of the County Development Plan and subsequent quantum of zoned Proposed Residential A and B lands are preventing or delaying the supply of private housing units.
  • Whether or not the provision of significant social housing developments on zoned proposed residential lands are preventing or reducing the supply of private housing units.

 

 

Surveys

Specific surveys have been designed for the various stakeholders to allow Monaghan County Council to develop a comprehensive understanding of specific issues affecting the delivery of housing in County Monaghan. These surveys can be accessed at www.monaghan.ie/planning/housing-provision-review/

The various surveys will remain open until 5pm on Monday 20th June.

 

 

MONAGHAN COMPANY WINS AT NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS

MONAGHAN COMPANY WINS AT NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS

 Streat School Ltd.  who are supported by Local Enterprise Office Monaghan, were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The awards, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin, are in their 23rd year and run annually by the Local Enterprise Offices.

Streat School Ltd. took home the One to Watch Award.  The company manufacture and brand bespoke coffee & hot food trailers for customers. They also offer their unique industry expertise and mentoring in the form of workshops & seminars to help both startups and existing businesses.

Congratulating the local winner, Briege Quinn from LEO Monaghan commented, ‘This has been an extremely challenging year for small businesses and the National Enterprise Awards recognise all that is good about entrepreneurship in Ireland.  There were some excellent winners and the calibre of finalists this year was as high as ever. Streat School Limited are very deserving winners of this year’s One to Watch Award and the team in Local Enterprise Office Monaghan are very proud of their achievements.”

The overall winner at the National Enterprise Awards was Wicklow aquaculture and offshore wind company, Aqualicense.  Established in 2019 by Kate Dempsey the company has gone from strength to strength.

The company engages in consultation, planning, legal compliance and project delivery on behalf of companies in the aquaculture and offshore renewable energy industries.

They expanded their operations into the highly regulated offshore renewable energy sector in 2021 which has helped the company grow considerably and they are now looking to expand their expertise into new markets internationally.

Several other companies won across a range of categories at the Awards, which were established by the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate the impact and quality of small businesses across the country.

The Best Start-Up category was won by Acoustic Interiors supported by Local Enterprise Office Offaly.  The business improves the health, wellbeing and productivity of people through intelligent acoustic design and fit-out of homes, offices and buildings.

The Green/Sustainability Award went to Cirtex, supported by Local Enterprise Office Longford.  The company have created a closed-loop manufacturing business that upcycles the materials from duvets and mattresses, most of which are imported, to be reused in new products.

The Best Export category was won by Professional Hair Labs supported by Local Enterprise Office Wexford.  The family run business is a manufacturer and distributor of cosmetic products including GHOSTBOND, the world’s leading product for hair adhesive solutions.

The Innovation Award went to Cubbie who are supported by Local Enterprise Office Mayo.  The installation, which is in over 200 schools across Ireland, enables students with neurodiversity or sensory challenges to regulate their senses with a bespoke programme to ensure their learning and academic experience is not adversely affected.

This year’s winners share a €50,000 investment fund and eight regional winners were also announced on the night.  Those winners are –

  • Farmony in the Dublin Region (backed by LEO Fingal)
  • Torpey in the South West Region (backed by LEO Clare)
  • Salutem Insights in the Mid East Region (backed by LEO Laois)
  • SmartRoutes in the South Region (backed by LEO Cork City)
  • FeedAlpha in the South East Region (backed by LEO Carlow)
  • Tantek 4D in the North West Region (backed by LEO Sligo)
  • Aine’s Chocolate in the North East Region (backed by LEO Cavan)
  • Studio Meala in the West Region (backed by LEO Roscommon) 

    There was also an Outstanding Achievement Award presented on the night to an individual or company who has excelled in recent years.  This award went to ABC Nutritionals from Clare.  The Shannon based business, established in 2007 are a private label manufacturer of sports, weight management and lifestyle nutrition products.  They have double their workforce and turnover since 2018 with 68 now employed and hope to reach 100 by 2025 with a new facility in development.

    Previous winners of the National Enterprise Awards include Irish Yoghurts (1998), Obelisk (2000), Simtech Aviation (2008), Digiweb (2004) and Design Pro (2013), Terra NutriTech (2018) and Pestle & Mortar (2019).  The last winners in 2021 were Bevcraft, who were supported by Local Enterprise Office Westmeath.  Europe’s only mobile canning company have gone from strength to strength since winning the award, opening new hubs across the continent.

    The National Enterprise Awards are one of a number of initiatives that the Local Enterprise Offices run, to foster entrepreneurship across the country. Others include Local Enterprise Week, the Student Enterprise Programme, National Women’s Enterprise Day and Local Enterprise Showcase. The Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities are funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland.

    Established in 2014, the Local Enterprise Offices are the essential resource for any entrepreneur looking to start a business or any small business that is looking for support or advice to help them grow. Since their inception eight years ago, the Local Enterprise Offices have helped create over 20,000 jobs across the country. The LEOs work with thousands of client companies across Ireland in a diverse range of sectors offering mentoring, training, expert advice and financial supports to small businesses. For more information see www.LocalEnterprise.ie

    ENDS

    LEO CONTACT Briege Quinn          briege.qunn@leo.monaghancoco.ie

     

Temporary Closing of Roads – To Facilitate: Ballinode Street Festival

Temporary Closing of Roads

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

Date of Closure:        Sunday 26th June 2022

 Times:                        11.00am – 7.00pm

To Facilitate:             Ballinode Street Festival

 

Road Closed:            

LT-16102:  For a distance of 150m on the South side of Cappog Road in Ballinode Village and the other closer location at the North side of Maggie’s Bar on the LT-16102 in the Townland of Cappog.

Diversion Routes:

Southbound traffic Via the R186 at the Townland of Clontoe.

Northbound traffic Via the LP-1610 at the Townland of Cappog.

 

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 roads with the Head of Roads, Monaghan County Council, MTEK II Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan not later than Tuesday 31st May 2022. Any objections must be clearly marked on envelope “Objection to Road Closure”.

If you have any queries concerning this Road Closure, please contact the Monaghan Municipal District, The Glen, Monaghan at 047 73777 or email monaghan@monaghancoco.ie

 

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

 

Gareth McMahon

A/Senior Engineer

Roads and Transportation

26th May 2022