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Reminder to Blood Donors in the Carrickmacross Area
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:03
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in the Phoenix Leisure Centre, Carrickmacross on the following days:
Tuesday 19th November, 2013 & Wednesday 20th November, 2013 From 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Please Note Days & Clinic Opening Times
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 www.giveblood.ie.
Christmas Market 2013
Thursday, 07 November 2013 12:23
The Chamber of Commerce Christmas Market is back again this year from Thursday November 28th to Sunday December 1st.
It opens on Thursday evening at 6.30pm with Santa arriving to turn on the Christmas Lights and a free disco and hip hop dancing for the Children.
On Friday we have “A Taste of Carrick” from 10 to 6pm and on Friday evening at 7.30pm we have a special guest chef, Brian McDermott, the “No Salt Chef” who will do a Christmas themed cookery demonstration.
On Saturday and Sunday we have the Christmas Gift & Craft market from 10am to 6pm.
There will be demonstrations over the weekend and lots of special shopping promotions on all over town so check out the chamber website and facebook page for more details.
Entry to all these events is FREE.
Please support local business this Christmas.
Local TD Sean Conlan meets Troika to discuss bailout exit
Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:09
Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Sean Conlan, has met with officials from the Troika during their final mission to Dublin before Ireland exits the bailout on December 15th. Deputy Conlan was one of three Fine Gael backbench TDs chosen to meet the Troika in what is the first meeting of its kind in Ireland and internationally. They were joined by two Labour party deputies. Prior to today’s meeting, representatives from the Troika have only met with members of Cabinet or members of the Opposition, but they have not held discussions with backbench TDs.
“Our discussions focused on how Ireland can avoid ever getting into the situation where we are reliant on others to come in and run our economy. It was the Troika’s first ever meeting with Government backbenchers in Ireland and internationally, and represents a significant change in the Troika’s procedures. The frank, constructive and open discussions included topics such as the proposed Precautionary Credit Line, job creation and labour activation measures, use of resources from the sale of state assets, the stability of long-term bank debt, professional services fees, access to credit for small businesses and the Irish property market.
Speaking after the meeting, Deputy Conlan said that “The Troika officials were very receptive to our views, and said that they were eager to engage with TDs on the next steps for Ireland, to make for an orderly and successful exit from our financial assistance programme on December 15th. Everyone agreed that the goal was to put Ireland on a stable footing, and make sure that the real sacrifices of the Irish people over the past few years are repaid with a real sense that we can look forward to a real recovery, for our economy but also for our society. It is clearer than ever, after this meeting, that Ireland will exit the bailout, stand on its own two feet again, and make its own decisions on issues like the ‘backstop’ facility – based solely on what is best for Ireland.”
“My constituents, as with people all around the country, have been affected by the collapse of the economy and the resulting bailout measures overseen by the Troika. I believe that it is democratically correct for the Troika to meet the backbenchers such as myself so as I can relay the experience of the people I represent to them.
“Fine Gael was elected into Government less than three months after the arrival of the Troika in Dublin. I believe that the previous governments invitation to the Troika represented the lowest point in the history of the Irish State. Few predicted that we would regain our economic sovereignty and that we would be creating 3,000 jobs a month within three years.
“Ireland is on the road to recovery. 34,000 new jobs have been created in the last year alone. We are on track to exit the bailout by the end of the year, our competitiveness has improved and bond yields have plummeted.”
Get Planting This Weekend
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 17:45
Get Planting with Carrickmacross Tidy Towns and Carrickmacross Scouts this weekend. Carrickmacross Tidy towns have bought 15,000 bulbs to go all around the town. They need lots of help!!!
Starting point is Cloughvalley Park at the Donaghmoyne Rd end at 11am This Saturday 2nd of November. See you there!
All you need is a crowbar and a sense of Community!!
- Annual Carrickmacross 'Feile Samhain'
- Broomfield Christmas Carol Service
- €177,517 Leader Funding for Phoenix Centre
- Humphreys encourages local groups to apply for National Lottery Funding
- Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards
- Strong showing from Monaghan in 2013 Tidy Towns Competition - Humphreys
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