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Easter Egg Hunt a Great Success
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 10:25
Despite the inclement weather the Carrickmacross Annual Easter egg hunt was a great success with over 700 entries this year. This was the 3rd Annual Easter Egg hunt which was run and promoted by Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce. There were 72 Businesses displaying easter eggs in their windows for the hunt. There was free kids entertainment in town, including, face - painting, bouncing Castles and slides.
There was great fun all around!
Photo: Emma Gollogly
1st Prize - Jamie Coleman, Clonseady, Magheracloone.
2nd Prize - Molly Jane McEneaney, Carrickmacross.
3rd Prize - Kornelija Paulauskaite, Foxfield, Carrickmacross.
Well done to everyone who took part.
Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:34
The Carrickmacross Annual Easter egg hunt is well underway. This is the 3rd Annual Easter Egg hunt which is run and promoted by Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce. There are 72 Businesses displaying easter eggs in their windows for the hunt. Look out for the signs. Entry forms are available from Bits and Bobs, Birdys, Stationery Solutions, and Keegans. There is no cost to take part. Weather permitting on Saturday 30th from 1pm there will be kids entertainment in town, Face- painting, bouncing Castles and slides.
The last entries for the Easter egg hunt must be returned to Bits and Bobs before 11am so the Easter Bunny can count them! The winners will be announced later on in the afternoon. Everyone welcome!
St. Joseph’s National School to get 2 new classrooms and 2 new resource rooms – Conlan
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 17:47
Fine Gael TD for Cavan / Monaghan, Sean Conlan, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn TD, that St. Joseph’s National School in Carrickmacross has been added to the list of approvals for Additional Accommodation and Emergency Works.
“I am very pleased that St. Joseph’s has been added to the list of approvals for Additional Accommodation and Emergency Works, resulting in two new classrooms and two new resource rooms being built on to the school.
“St. Joseph’s has been in urgent need of additional classroom space and resource rooms in order to provide the children of Carrickmacross and surrounding areas with the standard of education that they are entitled to. Teachers have been struggling over the last number of years to manage without the proper facilities they need to do their job.
“With the country in the midst of a baby boom, this situation was only going to get worse, so I am delighted that steps have been taken by Minister Quinn to address this shortage of facilities.”
Humphreys reveals changes are on the way to close North/South penalty points loophole
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:02
Fine Gael TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Heather Humphreys, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Transport that plans are underway that will see the mutual recognition of penalty points on both sides of the border.
Deputy Humphreys was informed of the proposals in reply to a recent Parliamentary Question she tabled in the Dail on the issue.
Speaking on the matter, Deputy Humphreys said:
“I regularly receive representations from constituents in Monaghan and Cavan who outline to me their frustration at the fact that motorists from Northern Ireland driving in the Republic are not subjected to the same penalties as southern drivers for offences such as speeding, drink driving and using a mobile phone while driving.
“The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD has confirmed to me that a timetable has now been agreed for the drafting, passage and enactment of parallel legislation, North & South, by the 31 December 2014.
“The fact that penalty points will be recognised on both sides of the border will help to curtail dangerous driving practices on our roads both North and South of the border. This will be a particularly welcome measure for Cavan/Monaghan and the border area where there would be a much higher level of motorists crossing between the two jurisdictions.
“This is also a further example of the high level of co-operation that exists between the authorities North and South and indeed it will be the first model in Europe for the mutual recognition of penalty points by two jurisdictions. The setting down of a timetable for enactment is certainly a positive development and I look forward to the introduction of this legislation which will close the current loophole where it is possible to escape penalty points simply by crossing the Border,” said Deputy Humphreys.
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