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Hedgecutting/Trimming/Drainage/Soiling Public Rds

Hedgecutting/Trimming/Drainage/Soiling Public Rds

Important Notice to all Landowners and Occupiers of Land
Roads Act 1993
Hedgecutting/Trimming/Drainage/Soiling of Public roads

In the interest of safety and the protection of all people who use the Public Roads in the County, Landowners and occupiers of land are requested to:

•Take all reasonable care to ensure that roadside structures, trees, hedges, shrubs and other vegetation growing on their land is not or could not become a danger to those using or working on the public roads.
•Ensure that all debris is removed from roads following hedgecutting.

The Roads Act 1993 (Section 70) places a statutory obligation on all landowners/occupiers of land or structures to ensure that roadside structures, trees, shrubs or other vegetation do not present a danger to those using and working on public roads.

Failure to comply with their obligations could result in Landowners / Occupiers of Land along a public road facing fines of up to €5,000 and or imprisonment of up to 6 months or both.

Please note under Section 46 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000 hedgecutting is prohibited during the period 1st March – 31st August.

Drainage/Soiling of Public road

•Under Section 76 of the Roads Act 1993 – Landowners and occupiers are obliged to take all reasonable steps to ensure

  1. That water is not prevented, obstructed or impeded from draining into, onto, under, through or to his land from a public road.
    2.    To prevent water, soil or other material from flowing or falling onto a public road from his land.•Failure to comply could result in landowners/occupiers of land being prosecuted. (see penalties below)
    • Under section 13 (10) (a) of the Roads Act, 1993 A person who, without lawful authority or the consent of the road authority defaces, damages or    excavates a public road, places or deposits any material or thing on a public road, permits dung or urine from an animal owned by him or any material or thing which falls from a vehicle owned or used by him, to be left on a public road or does any other thing, such that the material, thing, dung or urine or the doing of such other thing is a hazard or potential hazard to persons using a public road or obstructs or interferes with the safe use of a public road or the maintenance of a public road shall be guilty of an offence.Monaghan County Council wish to advise that any person who fails to comply with any of the above sections of the Roads Act will be liable to prosecution proceedings with penalties ranging from fines of up to €5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months or both.
All offenders will be actively pursued.

John McKernan
A/Head of Roads
Monaghan County Council
19th January 2017

Written by: Monaghan County Council Categories: Road Closures & Disruptions, Monaghan County Council


LEADER \"Time Limited Call\" on Basic Services open

LEADER "Time Limited Call" on Basic Services open

Call for Community Projects under

LEADER programme

Under the Social Inclusion / Basic Services Targeted at Hard to Reach Communities theme.

The LEADER Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 for County Monaghan is open and we are announcing details of a time-limited call for community projects that support the provision and upgrading of community recreational facilities and infrastructure, to facilitate better access and use of facilities in their community. Typical types of projects envisaged include; walking and running tracks, playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment and multi-purpose playing pitches. All projects need to be open and accessible for general community use. A budget of €450,000 has been allocated for this call and it is expected that approximately 6 projects could be funded.  

Interested groups are invited to submit an Expression of Interest Form which outlines their project proposal and is used to check if the project is eligible to progress to the full application stage. Expression of Interest Forms and further information on the Application process and LEADER programme are available on  

This is a time limited call and in order to be considered for full application a fully completed Expression of Interest Form must be submitted to Monaghan LEADER, Monaghan Integrated Development, Monaghan Rd, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan or scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 17th February 2017.

If you have any queries, you can contact Monaghan Integrated Development’s office on 042 9749500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG) is administering the LEADER RDP 2014-2020 in County Monaghan for the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The County Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is operating as the LAG for the County. Monaghan Integrated Development the Local Development Company for County Monaghan is the implementing partner and Monaghan County Council is the financial partner. 01 2017

Written by: Monaghan County Council Categories: Community Notices, Monaghan County Council


Monaghan County Libraries closed on 01/02/2017

Monaghan County Libraries closed on 01/02/2017

All Monaghan County Libraries will be closed on Wednesday 1st February 2017 for essential maintenance, this includes the late evening hours.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Business as normal on Thursday 2nd February 2017. 01 2017

Written by: Monaghan County Council Categories: Community Notices, Monaghan County Council


Award Scheme

Award Scheme

Awards Scheme

The Members of Monaghan County Council have initiated an Awards Scheme to recognise those individuals/groups in County Monaghan who, during 2016, have excelled in the following areas

·         Sport and Recreation

·         Arts & Culture

·         Youth

·         Community

·         Environment & Heritage

Members of the public are invited to nominate individuals/groups who they feel have excelled under any of the categories listed above. 

Nomination forms and details of the Awards Scheme are available from the Corporate Affairs Section, Monaghan County Council, County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan (Telephone 047 30551) or can be downloaded from

Closing date for return of completed nomination forms –5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 31st January, 2017.

Adge King

Director of Services

12thJanuary 2017 2017

Written by: Monaghan County Council Categories: Community Notices, Monaghan County Council

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