Below are recent stories by Seamus Enright
Last updated: 21 May 2013 19:32
The international Scouting Centre at Castle Saunderson has been approached to house An Garda Siochana members drafted to the region to bulk up security efforts south of the border during the G8 meeting of world leaders in Fermanagh next month, The Celt can confirm.
Last updated: 20 May 2013 18:15
Cavan communities are the most eager in the country to take the Government up on the piloted Community Involvement Scheme (CIS), the Celt can reveal.
Last updated: 18 May 2013 16:18
Braving inclement weather, which at times may have made St Mogue himself turn back in his travels to and from his native island on Templeport Lake, the Transition Year students of St Mogue’s College, Bawnboy, unveiled a mural last week at the boat house detailing the local saint’s journey in life.
Last updated: 9 May 2013 17:06
Early 16th-to-17th century stone remains, believed to be among the first foundations laid in the municipal development of Belturbet, have been discovered on an archaeological dig in the town.
Last updated: 8 May 2013 12:08
The Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell has been chosen as home to members of the American delegation following US President Barrack Obama while he is attending the G8 Summit of world leaders in neighbouring Fermanagh next month, The Anglo-Celt can confirm.
Last updated: 8 May 2013 12:07
Children with special needs from counties Cavan and Monaghan are being educated in classroom spaces that include an adapted storage room, the end of a corridor and part of a home economics room. Despite this, the Holy Family School in Cootehill is not included in the Government’s current five-year school building programme.
Last updated: 30 Apr 2013 16:42
Not only are Cavan band The Strypes currently considered the hottest property in the music industry worldwide, but the recent Record Store Day issue of their single ‘Blue Collar Jane’ is proving just as popular among fans, changing hands on internet auction sites for as much as €120 each since its release.
Last updated: 24 Apr 2013 13:03
The downgrading of Ballyconnell Garda Station as a district headquarters, and its subsequent amalgamation with that of the Cavan Town district, has been deferred until at least November, The Anglo-Celt can reveal.
Last updated: 23 Apr 2013 15:58
"I’m just so happy, you don’t know what this means for me," a delighted Eilís McSeain told The Anglo-Celt moments after management at Erne Motors on the Dublin Road handed her over keys to a brand new specially modified Toyota Verso-S, generously loaned to her until she gets her affairs back in order.
Last updated: 18 Apr 2013 14:16
At 2pm GMT, Cavan nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady is due to be brought before a Boston court, where she is to be arraigned on charges of murder in the first degree and assault and battery, relating to the death of a one-year-old baby earlier this year.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2013 18:33
The screen adaptation of Brendan McCann’s play ‘Volkswagen Joe’ is currently motoring through pre-production phase.
Last updated: 9 Apr 2013 16:06
Lakeland Dairies, one of the country’s largest dairy manufacturers, has announced operating profits to €7.9 million on revenues of €473m for 2012, a rise of 16% on the previous year.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2013 16:59
Following the enormous success of last year’s event when hundreds of local people gathered to begin a five-kilometre walk in early-morning darkness, only to finish amid breaking dawn light, Pieta House, the organisation for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, is to host a Cavan event later this year.
Last updated: 26 Mar 2013 14:28
The members of Belturbet Town Council have collectively agreed to ‘draw a line under’ recent discussions regarding expenditure in commemorating the 40-year anniversary of the Belturbet bombing held last December. This was not before, however, voices were raised, tables banged with fists and at least two local councillors rose to their feet during heated exchanges.
Last updated: 21 Mar 2013 11:49
The number of estates exempt from paying the local property tax has fallen by almost 90%, according to a new figures published by the Department for the Environment, Community and Local Government. The list shows that in Cavan only 17 local estates are now exempt from paying the charge, down from 149 only 12-months previous.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2013 15:08
The members of Cavan County Council are to seek to be exempted from the payment of costs attached to the European Court ruling to impose a fine of €2 million, plus daily penalties of €12,000, given that the county had introduced its own Waste Water Treatment bylaws back in 2004.
Published: 25 Feb 2013 11:22
The defence team for Cavan nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady have been granted the right to preserve and access a range of private and electronic information and communication belonging to the family of the child she is accused of harming. The court order made last week will see the preservation of email correspondence and internet searches on the Sabir family laptop since one-year-old baby Rehma was hospitalised on her first birthday on January 14 last, two days prior to her death.
Published: 22 Feb 2013 11:09
The souls of the 36 victims - all but one a child - who perished in the infamous orphanage fire some 70 years ago will be remembered in commemorative ceremonies this weekend.
Published: 21 Feb 2013 17:19
A local county councillor has hit out at comments made by a fellow elected member who described the town of Bailieborough as sounding like a "no-go area" when the issue of vacant council properties were discussed at their monthly meeting last week.
Published: 21 Feb 2013 17:15
The Cavan nanny at the centre of a US police investigation into the death of a baby girl in her care in Boston last month is due before the courts again tomorrow.
Published: 13 Feb 2013 11:44
The people of Belturbet have appointed a steering committee whose task it will be to sound out and listen to proposals from financial institutions interested in filling the void left by the planned departure of Ulster Bank from the town later this year.
Published: 29 Jan 2013 02:23
A Belturbet priest and his housekeeper were held captive yesterday (Monday January 28) evening as part of an aggravated burglary by armed thieves who made off with a sum of just over €100. It was the first of two parochial houses to be targeted by the gang who it's believed went on to commit an armed robbery in the Main Street area of Kinawley later that evening.
Published: 23 Jan 2013 17:19
It could take up to a year, if not longer before the case involving a Cavan nanny charged in connection with the death of a baby girl in Boston, is heard. The prosecution services are still ascertaining the severity of the charges to be brought against 34-year-old Aisling McCarthy Brady, a native of Moher, near Lavey. However a spokesperson for the Middlesex County District Attorney office told The Anglo-Celt that once court proceedings are fully instigated, it could still take up to 12-months before the case is heard. Mrs McCarthy Brady denies the charges.
Published: 23 Jan 2013 13:13
Following the decision of Ulster Bank to close branches in Belturbet, Kilnaleck and Killeshandra, SEAMUS ENRIGHT travelled to the affected towns to gauge the reaction on the people on the street and local businesses to the latest bank branch closures.
Published: 16 Jan 2013 13:03
Five of the 20 proposed branch and sub-office closures announced by Ulsterbank earlier this month will affect the Cavan region. Bank branches in Belturbet, Killeshandra and Kilnaleck are to close, while Ulsterbank have confirmed that sub-offices in Swanlinbar and Carrigallen on the Cavan-Leitrim border will also shut.
Published: 10 Jan 2013 17:09
A Cootehill singer is through to round two of RTE's exciting new music talent show, The Voice of Ireland.
Published: 10 Jan 2013 01:05
The Health Service Executive has announced plans to cut 4,000 staff across the board as part of its plans to make savings of €721m this year.
Published: 9 Jan 2013 12:07
Cavan County Council is presenting its budget for 2013 to elected members at a special budget meeting taking place around now. It's proposed that the commercial rate be kept at 56.85 - the same rate that has pertained since 2008 and well below the national average.
Published: 31 Dec 2012 16:14
A video depicting rare scenes of the Rás Tailteann, Ulster Final day and the All-Ireland Fleadh of 1964 in Clones Town from the 1960s has been posted online. Posted by local man, Enda Whyte, the cine-film was shot by Enda's father Mannix, much from the doorway of his shop on Cara Street.
Published: 31 Dec 2012 16:03
There is "a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace". These were the words spoken at the remembrance ceremony held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Belturbet bombings on Sunday last.