Six properties opposite the Courthouse have recently been cleaned up and painted courtesy of a REDZ scheme which is administered by Monaghan County Council. Ballybay and Castleblayney are part of a Rural Economic Development Zone (REDZ) and were successful in securing €75, 000 for improvements to local properties. The money has allowed a number of idle buildings to be improved and that part of the town looks much better thanks to the schemes contribution.