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Asthma Society of Ireland warns Monaghan locals to get their asthma under control and manage their hayfever too!

1 in 10 adults and 2 in 10 children in Monaghan suffer from asthma

Free public asthma management clinic takes place in Monaghan on 23rd March

  • 1 in every 10 adults in Monaghan suffer from the condition
  • 2 in every 10 children under 14 years of age in Monaghan have asthma
  • 14% of people with asthma in Monaghan attended the Emergency Department last year, with 8% needing to be admitted to hospital
  • One third of people with asthma in Monaghan missed school or work last year because of their illness
  • Monaghan Asthma Clinic to take place in Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan on Saturday 23rd March, from 1-4pm



Department to consider extending period for CE participants in Childcare sector - Humphreys

Fine Gael TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Heather Humphreys, has called on the Minister for Social Protection to ensure that participants on Community Employment schemes in the childcare sector are retained for at least a two year period so that participants can complete their FETAC award.

Deputy Humphreys said:
“I have received a number of representations from childcare organisations across Cavan and Monaghan in relation to this matter. It is essential that participants on CE schemes in the area of childcare are maintained for at least a two year period so as to allow participants to complete their FETAC Level 5 Major Award.

“I have strongly lobbied Minister Joan Burton in relation to this matter and I was pleased to receive confirmation from the Minister this week advising that officials in her Department’s Community Employment Policy Unit are currently giving serious consideration to extending the duration of participation for CE Participants who are working directly with children and who are also working towards the achievement of a Level 5 Major Award in Childcare.

“The Minister has advised me that it is anticipated that a new initiative will be rolled out shortly and Department officials will be in touch with all the relevant Community Childcare facilities on the matter.

“I believe this is a very positive development and it will help to ensure that those participating on CE schemes will be better equipped to progress into full time employment,” said Deputy Humphreys.

Carrickmacross Cancer Society recently launched its web site:
and its new email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Designed by Aura internet, it contains the history of the organization, its aims, its services, its fundraising methods and events, together with its links to other support groups.

Details are given on the many ways one can subscribe including donating on line and also how to fundraise.

In its news section it gives information on the forthcoming Daffodil Day which will be held in Carrickmacross on Thursday 21st of March.

The general public is asked to give generously and volunteers are required to help out on that day. Further details are available from Bits and Bobs, Main St.

Your support is much appreciated.

Carrick Cancer Society Its Daffodil Day in on Thurs 21st Mar & once again we are looking for helpers to sell our daffodils. 

Please if you can spare 1 or even 2 hours on  the day...please drop your name, tel no, & time you can sell into Bits n Bobs on MAIN St, or Tel 0862806197...... We will start selling before 7.15am Mass & continue throughout the day until all daffodils are sold so we would really appreciate any help you can give.

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