Below are recent stories by Damian McCarney
Last updated: 18 May 2013 16:35
The cost of the fodder crisis will reach €900 million and will continue through next winter and into Spring 2014, according to one Irish farming group.
Last updated: 18 May 2013 16:05
“It’s basically madness,” Karina Charles exclaims in a last resort when explaining the debut show that the newly formed Crescendo Theatre company intend to present this weekend.
Last updated: 26 Apr 2013 17:28
Irish farmers are getting €140 per head below their UK counterparts this week for the average steer, according to the ICMSA.
Last updated: 25 Apr 2013 16:41
A raucous, ferociously talented poet-come-pianist who doesn’t shy away from controversial lyrics is back to thrill the audience at Cafe Sessions this week.
Last updated: 24 Apr 2013 16:53
Having already festooned the village with Tricolours to mark the achievement of the Millrace Drama Group qualifying for this week's All Ireland Finals, on Wednesday night 200 neighbours and friends packed into Mullagh hall to give them a rapturous send off.
Last updated: 24 Apr 2013 10:58
A local co-op has helped to relieve the fodder shortage which is causing hardship for many farmers across County Cavan and beyond by bringing in consignments to sell at "cost price".
Last updated: 19 Apr 2013 18:03
Savour the taste of the Fleadh one more time as the big Nyah 10th birthday gathering takes place this Friday in Cavan town.
Last updated: 25 Apr 2013 12:06
Instrumentalist Eileen Tackney had already been hailed as ‘one to watch’ by The Irish Times’ chief music critic, even before she had released her debut album, ‘South’.
Last updated: 17 Apr 2013 15:11
It seems, you can’t go wrong with Maeve Binchy, as a new dramatisation of her work comes to the Ramor stage will prove.
Last updated: 15 Apr 2013 14:44
Last updated: 13 Apr 2013 17:12
The Hotel Kilmore was buzzing last night as Crosskeys lass Ciara Cunningham was crowned Cavan’s Rose of Tralee.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2013 22:08
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Cill na Leice will this weekend host a festival of traditional Irish music and culture in memory of the legendary Comhaltas Stalwart, the late Dr. Brian Galligan, on April 13 and 14.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2013 17:42
Poultry farmers staged a protest outside a Shercock poultry processors this afternoon to highlight the plight of producers, and the failure of retailers and processors to pay them a price that covers their costs and gives them a margin to live on.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2013 13:05
Nathan Carter clearly loves Cavan as much as Cavan’s country fans love him as tomorrow (Saturday, April 13) he plays his third concert in the Country Club in less than a year!
Last updated: 11 Apr 2013 09:47
A firm favourite with the Café Sessions crowd, ‘Katie & The Carnival’ return to Chapter 1 this evening (Thursday, April 11) for what should be a great gig.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2013 16:19
A major Cavan Town meat processor has refused to comment on speculation of an impending takeover, in the same week as an investigation into paperwork irregularities were revealed.
Last updated: 15 Mar 2013 20:57
This Bank Holiday weekend has a bumper selection of ents events to enjoy.
Last updated: 14 Mar 2013 12:39
"We usually try to make you smile at Café Sessions but this week we aim to make you laugh," says co-host Joe Keenan of Thursday’s comedy night at Chapter 1.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2013 16:26
The Arts Council today vowed to invest €47,000 in the Virginia based Ramor Theatre through their three main annual grants programmes.
Last updated: 8 Mar 2013 16:59
Families in mortgage difficulty simply cannot afford to pay hundreds of euro in extra taxes on their home, says a Cavan-Monaghan Deputy.
Last updated: 7 Mar 2013 13:40
Cavan agricultural land prices are up 17%, while Monaghan land prices are down five per cent, according to a report conducted by the Irish Farmers Journal.
Last updated: 7 Mar 2013 10:48
How would you feel about spending three nights in Mountjoy Prison, three in Wheatfield Prison and another in Loughan House? Milltown musician Paul McCann, and his fellow bandmates can't wait to briefly give up their liberty in order to recreate Johnny Cash's legendary prison concerts.
Last updated: 6 Mar 2013 12:19
A temporary staff shortage in a Cavan town day centre has resulted in its services only being available those with access to their own transport has been branded "a disgrace and an insult to the elderly and vulnerable people" by a Sinn Fein councillor.
Last updated: 5 Mar 2013 17:54
A government minister is being called upon to explain how companies planning to use fracking in the Lough Allen Basin to extract gas do not hold petroleum prospecting licences (PPL), which campaigners argue is in breach of the legislation.
Published: 2 Mar 2013 08:41
A new exhibition of portraits ofpeople from around the world by photographer Hu O'Reilly, mostly dating from between 2008 and 2012 was launched last week.
Last updated: 1 Mar 2013 20:58
A leading Canadian opponent to fracking will embark on a nationwide series of talks on her experience of the contentious gas extraction technique in Leitrim tomorrow (Saturday).
Published: 27 Feb 2013 20:35
Stoney Brokes have stepped in as last minute replacements for tomorrow's (Thursday's) Cafe Sessions at Chapter 1.
Published: 27 Feb 2013 12:27
With the deadline looming only days away, time is running out to vote for The Anglo-Celt/Rehab People of the Year awards. A deluge of voting forms has already reached the Celt's offices as the Cavan public continue to pledge their support for the many deserving nominees.
Published: 26 Feb 2013 12:55
Virginia Show Society are to receive €500,000 in funding for an impressive development including a multi-purpose events arena, it has been announced today.
Published: 24 Feb 2013 19:25
The 'ash die-back' disease which has ravaged forests throughout continental Europe has reached County Cavan, The Anglo-Celt can reveal.