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NOEL FRENCH; IRISH WATER ARE CHICKENS

NOEL FRENCH; IRISH WATER ARE CHICKENS

Trim FG councillor Noel French has described Irish Water bosses as chickens after they refused an invitation to meet with Meath county council. French initially made the call at last Monday's monthly council meeting, but today he doubled down on his claims, telling...

PORTRAIT PRESENTATION TO ‘SITTERS’

Four cocooners who took part in the Conversations in Portrait initiative facilitated by the Meath Library Service and funded under the Keep Well campaign were presented with their portraits earlier this week by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Sean Drew. The Conversations in...

WHELAN; WE’LL GO TO EUROPE TO SAVE THE BOYNE

Campaigners have expressed dismay over a recent decision by Meath County Council to allow one of the country's biggest meat processing companies to discharge commercial waste water into the River Boyne. The plan will need approval from An Bord Pleanála before...

25 year old fined for Covid travel breach

25 year old fined for Covid travel breach

A 25-year-old man has been fined after being convicted o a breach of Covid travel restrictions last year Jordan Quinn from Athlumney Castle in Navan was observed driving in an Ashbourne estate and had claimed he was delivering a birthday card for the mother of a...

25 year old fined for Covid travel breach

PENSIONER ON 101 SEX ASSAULT CHARGES

An OAP has been before Trim District Court charged with 101 counts of sexual assault. The sixty seven year old man is charged with an alleged assault on a male at a location in Meath on various dates between 2005 and 2013. Judge John O'Leary remanded the accused on...

GUIRKE; GOVERNMENT MUST BACK TABOR HOUSE

Sinn Fein TD for Meath West Johnny Guirke has called for the Minister for Health and his department to commit to a letter of promise for Tabor House Secondary Addiction Treatment Centre.   He told Meath Live, 'The board of directors at Tabor House in Navan have...

MCELHINNEY; LABOUR BILL DESERVES SUPPORT

Labour Meath West representative Tracy McElhinney has called on government to support Labour’s Living Wage Bill 2022 which was introduced in the Dáil last week (Wednesday, May 11th). Tracy said it would deliver a much-needed pay rise for workers in Trim and the...

O’REILLY; APPLY EARLY FOR PASSPORTS

Cllr. Damien O’Reilly is encouraging those who need new passports for travel to apply for them in plenty of time as the Department of Foreign Affairs is anticipating high demand in 2022 with an estimated 1.75 million applications expected. Cllr. O’Reilly stated, “I...

AFRICA DAY IN NAVAN

The annual Meath Africa Day Event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 21st of May 2022 from 12 - 4 pm in Claremont Stadium, Navan, County Meath. All are welcome to attend.

COUNCIL FACING FIVE JUDICIAL REVIEW CASES

COUNCIL FACING FIVE JUDICIAL REVIEW CASES

A special meeting of Meath County Council is set to take place on Monday to allow for discussion on five separate judicial review applications which are due to be heard by the Commercial Courts. The reviews are being sought by a number of developers and property...

KNOCKHARLEY CRICKET CLUB CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY

This coming Saturday 21st May will witness the celebration of forty years since the formation of the club at Knockharley CC. Originally based on the lands of the late Richie Byrne at Knockharley along with the enthusiastic support of the late Conor Ffrench Davis...

MEDICAL SCIENTISTS PICKET AT OUR LADY’S

MEDICAL SCIENTISTS PICKET AT OUR LADY’S

The HSE is warning of significant disruption and service delays in hospitals today due to a planned strike by medical scientists. The health service says the industrial action will lead to the cancellation of many inpatient and day-case elective procedures as well as...

10 ARRESTED IN LOI MATCH FIXING PROBE

10 ARRESTED IN LOI MATCH FIXING PROBE

The Anti-Bribery & Corruption Unit, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) has today, Wednesday, 18th May 2022, carried out a day of action in relation to alleged match-fixing in the League of Ireland. As part of the planned operation in the Southern Region...

NAVAN GARDAI SEEK BIKES OWNER

This silver/grey coloured Cannondale racing bike has been handed into Navan Garda Station. It was found in the Silver Lawns area of Navan yesterday evening, Monday May 16th. If you are the owner or you know who the owner is, please contact Navan Garda Station on 046...

Tatyana Feeney Writer-in-Residence In Meath

Meath County Council are delighted to announce the appointment of author and illustrator Tatyana Feeney as Writer-in-Residence for the Early Years Sector. This residency is funded under the Little Library Book Bag initiative which supports early literacy skills by...

RATOATH ROBBERY; TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD

RATOATH ROBBERY; TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD

We reported yesterday how thieves had stolen two jeeps and a pet dog from a house in Ratoath in the early hours of Monday morning. Well, the good news is Larsson the dog and one of the jeeps have been found thanks to some 'dogged' detective work. Larsson the bull...

MEATH WALKERS JOIN FAMINE WALK

After three decades on the road and two years online (due to Covid), the Famine Walk returns to Mayo on Saturday, May 21st, 2022. Retracing the steps of several hundred people who made this journey in search of food during An Gorta Mór, walkers will make their way...

MAN IN HIS SIXTIES HURT IN BURGLARY

MAN IN HIS SIXTIES HURT IN BURGLARY

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to an aggravated burglary that occurred in the Hill of Down area of Meath yesterday, Monday, 16th May 2022. Shortly after 1 pm, two men entered a residence and attacked the occupant of the home. A man, aged in his 60s,...

DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN SHOT IN FRONT OF CHILDREN

DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN SHOT IN FRONT OF CHILDREN

A detective Garda has told an inquest in Navan on Monday that a 44-year-old man was shot dead in front of watching school children tried to escape when a number of men attacked him in the car park of a Co Meath pub nine years ago but was killed as he ran from them....

O’ROURKE; MEATH CHILDREN ARE BEING FAILED

Sinn Féin TD Darren O'Rourke says the Government must act urgently to fill vacant posts in Children's Disability Network Teams (CDNTs) in Meath following confirmation that 1 in 4 posts are unfilled across the county's four Networks. The issue of children's disability...