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NEW APPRENTICESHIP FOR ENGINEERING SKILLS WILL OFFER STUDENTS LOCAL TRAINING AND JOBS

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
NEW APPRENTICESHIP FOR ENGINEERING SKILLS WILL OFFER STUDENTS LOCAL TRAINING AND JOBS

COMBILIFT AMONG THE BACKERS OF THE SCHEME CALL TO END ACADEMIC SNOBBERY Secondary students in County Monaghan who don’t want to go to College but are seeking to develop their skills and work locally are being encouraged to apply for a new apprentice programme for engineering skills. The national scheme which was officially launched on Monday by Ministers Heather Humphreys and Joe McHugh has the backing of a major employer in the area, Combilift. Co-founder and managing director Martin McVicar said apprenticeships needed to be seen in a different light by ...

HARD BORDER LOOMS IN NO-DEAL SCENARIO

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
HARD BORDER LOOMS IN NO-DEAL SCENARIO

AS BRITISH PARLIAMENT IN CHAOS OVER BREXIT Michael Fisher Businesses in County Monaghan have been urged to start making contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit and the likelihood of a hard border for moving goods after March 29th. The possibility of a return to customs posts in Monaghan, Dundalk and other border towns was raised by a former Irish customs official at a breakfast seminar in Carrickmacross yesterday organised by financial services consultants Grant Thornton. (see separate report on page 7). Michael McGill said it now seemed the UK will leave ...

SINN FÉIN THROWS DOWN MONAGHAN HOSPITAL GAUNTLET TO POLITICAL RIVALS

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
SINN FÉIN THROWS DOWN MONAGHAN HOSPITAL GAUNTLET TO POLITICAL RIVALS

Peter Hughes Sinn Féin have thrown down the gauntlet to other political parties and prospective election candidates to stand firm with them in a commitment to work towards the restoration of services at Monaghan Hospital. The party moved at a public meeting they convened in Monaghan Town last Wednesday evening to bring the hospital issue back to the forefront of the local political agenda in advance of May’s local government and European Parliament elections and the next General Election. SF TD for Cavan/Monaghan Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin co-hosted the meeting with ...

“GYPROC WILL NOT BE FOUND WANTING” – MINING COMPANY MD UNDERTAKES TO ADDRESS RESIDENTS’ CONCERNS

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
“GYPROC WILL NOT BE FOUND WANTING” – MINING COMPANY MD UNDERTAKES TO ADDRESS RESIDENTS’ CONCERNS

An undertaking to address the concerns of the residents of the Magheracloone area arising from the major subsidence issues that have arisen in their midst has been given by the Managing Director of the mining company Gyproc, Mr Brian Dolan. In an open letter to residents which was supplied to the Northern Standard yesterday, Mr Dolan states: “Gyproc fully recognises that while these events are not unusual in the mining of evaporate deposits such as gypsum, they do impact the local community and we again apologise to our neighbours for ...

LOCAL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN MANSION HOUSE EVENT TO MARK DÁIL 100TH ANNIVERSARY

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
LOCAL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN MANSION HOUSE EVENT TO MARK DÁIL 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Two Co Monaghan students will deliver presentations at the Mansion House on Tuesday, January 22 next as part of the Houses of the Oireachtas programme commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil. Caoimhe Gibbons of Our Lady’s Secondary School in Castleblayney and Tara Sherlock from Monaghan Town’s St Louis Secondary School are among 15 students who will deliver TEDED Club presentations after being selected through a nationwide competition. Caoimhe’s topic is “The power of one vote, your vote” while Tara will address the issue of “Is social media taking ...

ONE OF YOUR FIVE-A-DAY? — FRUIT JUICE TAXED AT 23%!

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
ONE OF YOUR FIVE-A-DAY? — FRUIT JUICE TAXED AT 23%!

By Veronica Corr Brian Ringland from Rafeenan, Ballinode, called into The Northern Standard recently to share the curious tale of why the higher tax rate applies to fruit juice. Recently, after Mr. Ringland had completed his weekly shop in a local supermarket, he happened to notice that 23% VAT was applied to fruit juice on his receipt. He had always been under the impression that fruit juice was a health food, as his preferred brand contained no added sugar. So, he lobbied Senator Robbie Gallagher to find out why the ...

ESTEEMING APPRENTICESHIPS

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
ESTEEMING APPRENTICESHIPS

The launch at Combilift in Monaghan on Monday of the new OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturing apprenticeship initiative marks both a significant advancement in the development of training opportunities for young people but also an important shift in the way in which the apprenticeship option is regarded and presented. The hosting of the event at the global headquarters of one of Co Monaghan’s most eminent and successful business concerns was appropriate. Combilift have, in concert with the Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board, done much to mould and refine the ...

VETERAN CAMPAIGNER HOPES “RENEWED DESIRE” WILL BE AWAKENED IN MONAGHAN PUBLIC FOR HOSPITAL FIGHT

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
VETERAN CAMPAIGNER HOPES “RENEWED DESIRE” WILL BE AWAKENED IN MONAGHAN PUBLIC FOR HOSPITAL FIGHT

“I hope meetings like this will awaken a renewed desire by the public to support any campaign organised, irrespective of politics, to get the services we need back into Monaghan Hospital,” veteran hospital campaigner Peadar McMahon told a public meeting organised by Sinn Féin in the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan Town on Wednesday last, January 9. The Monaghan Community Alliance leader said many people living in its catchment area thought they would never need Monaghan Hospital and ignored campaigns for better services there. This weakened the campaigning voice and ...

AND A RED FLAG FLYING

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
AND A RED FLAG FLYING

Following a successful run at the Garage theatre last weekend, this new play “And A Red Flag Flying” written by Aidan McQuillan and Brian Kenny, produced by The Black Pigs Dyke Theatre Company. Tells the story of 1919 Monaghan Asylum lockout. A great story that makes great theatre, a new play set in Monaghan town, not to be missed. If you didn’t get the opportunity to see this wonderful production you can catch it at the Iontas theatre in Castleblayney next weekend. 17th 18th & 19th January Iontas Box Office: ...

SINN FÉIN COMMEMORATE THE SETTING UP OF AN CHÉAD DÁIL ÉIREANN

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
SINN FÉIN COMMEMORATE THE SETTING UP OF AN CHÉAD DÁIL ÉIREANN

The centenary of the establishment of Ireland’s first national democratic assembly, the First Dáil on 21st January 1919, was celebrated last Saturday in an afternoon of music, film and speeches in the actual room where that first Dáil met, the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin’s Dawson Street. A capacity attendance from across the length and breadth of Ireland heard speeches from Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD and Michelle O’Neill MLA as well as a reading ‘as Gaeilge’ of the Democratic Programme of the First Dáil ...