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Local Sinn Féin Councillor Matt Carthy welcomed the introduction of reduced Speed Limits at Donaghmoyne Village which encompass the church, school and community centre.  The Sinn Féin Councillor had proposed the matter at a meeting of Monaghan County Council’s Speed Limit Committee following a meeting he attended with the local community in Donaghmoyne Community Centre last March.

Cllr. Carthy confirmed this week that a 60kmph Speed Limit is now in place and enforceable on each of the approaches to Donaghmoyne village.

Cllr. Carthy thanked the area engineer, Alan Hall, for his work on this matter, saying “Donaghmoyne is a busy hub comprising of a school, church and a vibrant community centre which includes a busy childcare facility.  It made sense that a reduced speed limit be put in place in this vicinity in order to protect road users and members of the community.  I want to thank the members of the Council’s Speed Limit Committee for supporting my proposal especially my fellow South Monaghan Councillors PJ O’Hanlon and Aidan Murray.  I also want to thank the other South Monaghan members Noel Keelan and Padraig McNally who ensured the proposal had the full support of Monaghan County Council” Cllr. Carthy concluded.

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The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in the Phoenix Leisure Centre, Carrickmacross on the following days: Wednesday 30th January, 2013 & Thursday 31st January, 2013 from 5.00pm to 8.30pm

Help Ensure Essential Blood Supplies Are Always Available By Giving Blood Regularly.

New and lapsed donors always needed!

If you are fit and healthy, aged 18 to 65 (between 65 and 70 years if you have donated in the last 10 years), over 7st.12 lbs (50kg) and have not donated in the last 90 days, please make a special effort to come along.

Help ensure that essential blood supplies are always available.

Remember YOU can make a difference.

For further details, please contact our lo-call Donor Information Line 1850 – 73 11 37 or John Healy, Area Organiser at our Ardee Regional Office, 041 – 685 9994 or

Deputy Seán Conlan TD welcomes the announcement of an allocation of €250,000 by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport for the Carrickmacross to Dundalk Road in 2013 and a €161,000 which has been allocated to Carrickmacross Town Council.
Deputy Conlan stated that he was “pleased with the announcement from Government today that a total of €411,300 has been allocated to the Carrickmacross area. This is great news for the residents of Carrickmacross and the surrounding area”.

Deputy Conlan stated that he is “delighted with the allocation of €250,000 to fund improvements to the Carrickmacross to Dundalk Road. This road is a commuter route for many from the greater Carrickmacross area who commute daily to Dundalk and the continuation of road improvements on this busy stretch of road will make the journey safer and easier for all”.
The Deputy called on the people of Carrickmacross to bring road issues to his attention, or to the attention of local Town Council representatives so that the works which are necessary can be carried out by Carrickmacross Town Council in the wake of this announcement.
Deputy Conlan in welcoming the allocation of funding says “this is evidence of this Government's commitment to infrastructural improvements in the Carrickmacross region”

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