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ANXIOUS WAIT ON BREXIT DEAL FATE

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
ANXIOUS WAIT ON BREXIT DEAL FATE

All those with a stake in the outcome of the Brexit negotiations had their eyes fixed anxiously on the corridors of power in Downing Street as the Northern Standard went to press yesterday, Wednesday evening. British Prime Minister Theresa May was engaged in a special meeting with members of her Cabinet to discuss the detail of the 500-page draft withdrawal agreement which negotiators had signed off on earlier in the week. Close to 6 pm it was stated that no formal response would issue from the Cabinet until today (Thursday) ...

BREXIT AND CAP MAY POSE “DOUBLE THREAT” TO FAMILY FARMS, ‘BLAYNEY SEMINAR TOLD

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
BREXIT AND CAP MAY POSE “DOUBLE THREAT” TO FAMILY FARMS, ‘BLAYNEY SEMINAR TOLD

Patsy McArdle The exit of Britain and the North from the European Union, and the implications for farmers from a revised EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), were described at a largely attended seminar in Co Monaghan last Friday, as creating a “double threat for the future of the family farm sector, on both sides of the Irish border. The widely representative Future of Irish Farming seminar was organised by Midlands/North West Sinn Fein MEP Mr Matt Carthy and addressed by the leaders of different major farming organisations, including the Irish ...

SILVER HILL FARM STRIKES GOLD IN ASIAN MARKETPLACE

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
SILVER HILL FARM STRIKES GOLD IN ASIAN MARKETPLACE

Peter Hughes Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD believes that Emyvale’s Silver Hill Farm produces the best duck in the world – and an increasing number of Asian consumers evidently agree. The massive impact that the North Monaghan duck production company are making on the markets of the east was illustrated at their plant on Monday when they welcomed executive representatives of the leading Singapore restaurant group Tung Lok, who simply can’t get enough Silver Hill duck. Tung Lok Group Executive Chairman Andrew Tjioe, who was accompanied ...

MONAGHAN SET TO LOSE GPS OVER ABORTION PRESSURES CLAIMS GROUP

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN SET TO LOSE GPS OVER ABORTION PRESSURES CLAIMS GROUP

Minister Humphreys asked to intervene A representative group has claimed this week that Co Monaghan will lose further general practitioner numbers because of pressures being placed on them to comply with abortion legislation. The Doctors for Freedom of Conscience Group has called on Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys to intervene. It said that 640 GPs had signed a petition criticising the level of consultation on the issue of abortion engaged in with their sector by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD. “A serious ...

PROJECT CHILDREN BRINGS MESSAGE OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION TO MONAGHAN

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
PROJECT CHILDREN BRINGS MESSAGE OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION TO MONAGHAN

Hundreds of students from secondary schools in Monaghan and surrounding counties attended the Irish film premiere of ‘How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story’ at the Garage Theatre this week. Yesterday, Wednesday morning Denis Mulcahy, Director of the charity Project Children and a large entourage of co-workers and associates from the USA attended the opening screening. They were welcomed onto the red carpet by Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council David Maxwell and Paddy Flood, Director of Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board who co-ordinated the attendance of students ...

BREXIT – BRING IT ON!

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
BREXIT – BRING IT ON!

Brexit, we are being told, is reaching its negotiation end game – and as we went to press british Prime Minister Theresa May was attempting to find a winning position for the draft text of a withdrawal agreement on the chequered chessboard of an emergency meeting with her recalcitrant Cabinet. Ms May’s starting position is anything but strong, and even if she pushes it past the Cabinet pawns, the deal will have to avoid checkmate when it faces the scrutiny of a special EU summit in brussels on November 25 and ...

EIRGRID CHIEFS BRIEF OIREACHTAS ON FUTURE OF WIND POWER AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
EIRGRID CHIEFS BRIEF OIREACHTAS ON FUTURE OF WIND POWER AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

Michael Fisher An EirGrid executive has told an Oireachtas committee that the state-owned power company has a new process of engaging communities around Ireland about the need to develop the electricity grid. The company has a new six-step approach where it engages with communities at a much earlier stage, so they had done a lot in Mayo for the North Connacht project, according to Communications Manager Valerie Hedin. She was answering questions from Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin from Ballina about plans for the connection of future wind farms ...

DOOHAMLET SHOW THEIR CLASS BY ADDING LEAGUE TITLE TO IMPRESSIVE 2018 WIN TALLY

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
DOOHAMLET SHOW THEIR CLASS BY ADDING LEAGUE TITLE TO IMPRESSIVE 2018 WIN TALLY

Doohamlet 1-10 Donaghmoyne 0-09 JOHN GRAHAM A sharper, slicker Doohamlet clinched the intermediate double when they added the league title to their intermediate football championship, overcoming Donaghmoyne in a very entertaining contest that produced some fine passages of play under the lights of Grattan Park, Inniskeen on Saturday evening last. Doohamlet were full value for their victory in that they were the more purposive team throughout the match, defending well, breaking quickly and with superior support play that saw them keep Donaghmoyne on the back foot for almost the entire game. Doohamlet too ...

ANOTHER POWER PACKED DISPLAY

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16 Nov 2018 No Comment
ANOTHER POWER PACKED DISPLAY

Clontibret are just one win from the title Clontibret 2-11 Fullen Gaels 4-03 SEAN CAUGHEY Clontibret edged into the All-Ireland Club Junior Camogie B Final when they got through a thrilling clash with British champions Fullen Gaels last Sunday. Two well-prepared teams were separated by a narrow margin at the immaculate facilities of St. Joseph’s GAA Glenavy, Co Antrim, with Clontibret finishing strongly to qualify for Sunday week’s final. Fullen Gaels started brightly, but it was Clontibret who struck first when Marie Greenan converted a brace of frees in quick succession, en route to ...

SF ANGER AS CO COUNCIL MOTION SEEKING INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO MAGHERACLOONE SUBSIDENCE IS DEFEATED

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9 Nov 2018 No Comment
SF ANGER AS CO COUNCIL MOTION SEEKING INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO MAGHERACLOONE SUBSIDENCE IS DEFEATED

Peter Hughes “We are not fools – independent my arse!” shouted an angry Brian McKenna of Sinn Féin at the conclusion of a discussion at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council which saw defeated a motion from his party colleague Colm Carthy seeking, among other things, an independent investigation into the major land subsidence incident in Magheracloone in September. Councillor McKenna was disagreeing with the contention of Cathaoirleach David Maxwell (Fine Gael), whose casting vote defeated the motion, that an independent investigation was already underway in relation to the occurrence. ...