Monaghan County Council Notices 12th March 2020

St Patrick’s Day Parades

Due to the unique nature and scale of the St Patrick’s Day festivities, in terms of size, the mass gathering of local and international travellers, and the continued progression of community transmission in some European countries, along with the emergence of a small number of cases of local transmission in Ireland, the Government has decided that all St Patrick’s Day parades will not proceed. This is based on the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.



Political Donations Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999, as amended Third Parties


  1. Third Parties

Individuals, parties/groups etc., other than a registered political party or a candidate at a local election, involved in political activity or other campaigning relating to the policy or functions of a local authority or other statutory body in which are vested functions in relation to local government must comply with certain requirements under the Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999, as amended. Such persons are described in the legislation as “third parties”.


  1. Responsibilities of Third Parties

2.1       If, in any particular year, such an individual or group receive a donation exceeding €100.00 for a political purpose (defined in the Act), they are required to register with the local authority in whose functional area the local political matter arises.


2.2       Any such third party must:

  • open an account in a financial institution in the State if they receive a monetary donation for political purposes in a year which exceeds €100.00 and lodge that donation and any further donation received during the year.
  • furnish to the appropriate local authority, not later than the 31 March in every year, a statement specifying the transactions that have taken place on that account;
  • not accept a donation for political purposes which exceeds €2,500.00; and must
  • not accept a donation of any value given by a non Irish citizen who resides outside the State or body corporate or unincorporated body of persons which does not keep an office in the island of Ireland from which the carrying out of one or more of its principal activities is directed.



  1. Offence

It is an offence for a person who is required to comply with any of the above requirements to fail to do so.


  1. Individuals or organisations who consider that the third party provisions may apply to them should contact:


Cathal Flynn

Director of Services

Monaghan County Council


  1. Third party statements must be furnished not later than the 31 March 2020.





Ceantar Bardasach Carraig Mhachaire Rois – Baile Na Lorgan

Comhairle Contae Mhuineachain

The Municipal District of Carrickmacross – Castleblayney

Monaghan County Council


Monaghan Co. Council is proposing to introduce measures to restrict the movement of HGV’s (Heavy Goods Vehicles) through Main Street, Carrickmacross between the hours of 8am to 5am Monday to Sunday.  These restrictions will apply only to vehicles of 3-axle or greater.  Under these measures Monaghan Co. Council can issue permits for exemption to the restrictions under section 35 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994 as amended by Section 26 of the Roads Traffic Act, 2004 (44 of 2004).


A map outlining the restricted area will be on public display at the Civic Offices, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan for one month from the 12th of March, 2020 or can be obtained in digital format by request from


Anyone wishing to make an observation regarding this matter may do so in writing to:

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney MD

Civic Offices,

Riverside Road,


Co. Monaghan



Gareth McMahon,

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney MD Co-Ordinator

Riverside Road,


Co. Monaghan.