Below are recent stories by Ann Casey
Last updated: 22 May 2013 16:52
The burning of one of the willow mannequins at St Finian’s Terrace in Navan has been condemned by the chairman of the Navan Joint Policing Committee, Cllr Anton McCabe.
Last updated: 2 Apr 2013 14:54
A new white cross was erected on Mill Hill in Slane on Saturday, the 23rd white cross to be placed on the hill to commemorate those who have died in road accidents in the village.
The latest cross is in memory of pensioner James Gargan, who lost his life last December as he negotiated traffic to cross the N51 in Slane village.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2013 19:35
Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee has been elected TD in Meath East on the third count.
She said it was a “bittersweet day” and her darling father Shane had represented the people of Meath East and that’s what she would do in his honour.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2013 15:29
Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee looks set to take the Dáil seat left vacant by the tragic death of her father before Christmas.
Last updated: 8 Mar 2013 10:45
Workers at Tara Mines got a reprieve this week when the protective notice issued by the company in January was lifted, following a deal negotiated between the unions and management.
Last updated: 7 Mar 2013 11:37
A post mortem examination was being carried out this morning on the remains of Peter Butterly, who was shot dead in the car park of The Huntsman Inn Gormanston yesterday afternoon.
Published: 1 Mar 2013 10:17
There was anger and disappointment in the Nobber area at the news on Friday morning that College Proteins have been granted planning permission for a biomass combined heat and power plant (CHP) at the company's animal by-products rendering site at College Road, Nobber.
Published: 12 Feb 2013 19:01
Workers at Tara Mines received a last minute reprieve on Monday when management agreed to a Labour Court request not to put the mine into 'care and maintenance' by this Friday's deadline.
Published: 1 Feb 2013 15:35
Eircom crews will work through the weekend to repair faults to over 200 Meath homes and businesses who have been without telephone or broadband services following the severe weather earlier this week.
Published: 17 Jan 2013 15:33
Workers at the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel in Athboy were occupying the hotel this week, following the shock announcement on Wednesday night that the hotel was closing.
Published: 9 Jan 2013 11:27
Navan Town Councillors have voted to unanimously condemn the Tara Mines decision to issue protective notice to its 670 workers.
Published: 17 Nov 2012 15:23
Up to 9,000 people took to the streets of Navan on Saturday in a massive show of support for the Save Navan Hospital Campaign.
Published: 26 Oct 2012 16:12
Speculating is mounting as to who will headline next year's Slane Concert, as Lord Henry Mountcharles prepares to host a press conference at his ancestral home on Tuesday.
Published: 4 Oct 2012 16:07
The closure of Spicers bakery in Navan led to calls at a meeting of Navan Town Council on Tuesday night for a meeting with Employment Minister, Richard Bruton to discuss the unemployment situation in Navan.
Published: 2 Oct 2012 17:06
A monster rally in support of Our Lady's Hospital in Navan will take place in November, if Health Minister James Reilly fails to meet with local campaigners.
Published: 28 Sep 2012 18:00
National Fire Safety Week will be marked in Meath on Sunday with an open Day at Dunshaughlin Fire Station.
Published: 26 Sep 2012 14:00
The community in Ratoath was in shock this week at the intimidation of a local couple who were beaten up by a gang of youths a week ago and had their home and car attacked this weekend.
Published: 26 Sep 2012 09:30
Work on an extension to the Navan Enterprise Centre, which will see the creation of 30 new jobs, could be underway by mid-October.
Published: 12 Sep 2012 15:00
A Kells wheelchair-user has claimed she is practically a prisoner in her own home because the footpaths in the town are so inaccessible.
Published: 5 Sep 2012 16:58
The heritage town of Kells has turned pink in the run-up to the fourth annual Pink Ribbon Walk, which takes place this coming weekend.
Published: 5 Sep 2012 16:54
It is a wonderful privilege to work with young people - they are a joy and delight."That's how the new principal of Loreto St Michael's Secondary School in Navan talks about her new role.
Published: 29 Aug 2012 17:00
A threat of mass rallies on the streets of Meath in protest at what has been described as savage cuts to hospital services in the north-east has been made this week by the Save Navan Hospital Campaign.
Published: 29 Aug 2012 16:56
Teachers at Ratoath College have been doing a double take or three since the school's new first years started last Friday.
Published: 29 Aug 2012 16:54
The three-month free parking initiative in Kells - which commenced in May and finished last Saturday - has impacted positively on business, according to Kells Chamber of Commerce president, Geraldine Gaughran.
Published: 22 Aug 2012 17:00
Cardiac patients, diabetics and cancer sufferers across Meath will be among those most severely impacted by proposed cuts in agency staff in the Louth-Meath Hospital Group, according to an internal HSE document.
Published: 22 Aug 2012 16:58
Proposals for a new purpose-built 1,000-pupil national school at Johnstown, Navan, has been given the green light.
Published: 22 Aug 2012 16:57
Navan actor and writer, Gerry Shanahan, who is just home from Trieste in Italy where he was shooting 'The Best Offer' with Hollywood actor Donald Sutherland, is currently preparing to act and direct in his own short movie, 'The Job', which will be filmed in Meath.
Published: 22 Aug 2012 16:56
Two more Meath Olympians will carry the hopes of the county and the nation when they compete in the Paralympics in London over the next few weeks.
Published: 22 Aug 2012 16:55
A Duleek woman who was praised by US President Barack Obama for her dedicated work in the aftermath of the shootings at a screening of the new 'Batman' movie in the United States has died in a tragic drowning accident in the US.
Published: 22 Aug 2012 16:52
Kells Local Heroes have successfully completed their final major painting operation of 2012.