Articles in the General News Category

BALLINODE’S HOLLY IS FIRST BABY OF THE YEAR IN CAVAN/MONAGHAN!

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
BALLINODE’S HOLLY IS FIRST BABY OF THE YEAR IN CAVAN/MONAGHAN!

THE FIRST BABY of the year in Cavan General Hospital was the hail and hearty Holly! Weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 12oz, Baby Holly Smyth brought cheer and smiles all round with her arrival at 12:15pm on Tuesday 2nd January as the first to be born in the Cavan’s maternity ward for 2018! The beautiful Holly may have been first in Cavan/Monaghan this year ….

SF HOSPITAL MOTION SUPPORTED DESPITE “ARGY-BARGY” OVER GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE RECORD

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
SF HOSPITAL MOTION SUPPORTED DESPITE “ARGY-BARGY” OVER GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE RECORD

McKENNA URGES COUNCILLORS TO “GROW UP” AND WORK TOGETHER By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie WHILE giving unanimous backing to a Sinn Féin motion calling for the restoration of oncall services to Monaghan Hospital at their meeting on Monday last, the members of Monaghan Co Council also witnessed a heated cross-table row about which party was or wasn’t able to manage health services on this island, north and south. The flare-up between Sinn Féin’s Sean Conlon and David Maxwell of Fine Gael ignited after Cllr Conlon accused the FG-led administrations over the past ...

HUMPHREYS ARRANGES MEETING WITH MINISTER NAUGHTEN ON INTERCONNECTOR

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
HUMPHREYS ARRANGES MEETING WITH MINISTER NAUGHTEN ON INTERCONNECTOR

COUNTY COUNCILLORS STAND UNITED ON UNDERGROUNDING Michael Fisher Minister Heather Humphreys is arranging a meeting between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D. and members of Monaghan County Council to discuss EirGrid’s plans for the North South interconnector. It follows a special meeting of Monaghan County Council on Monday, attended by local Oireachtas representatives. Meanwhile EirGrid has added two more agricultural liaison officers to its team. Their representatives will be in Castleblayney next Thursday for anyone who wants to talk to them about the interconnector plans. Cathaoirleach ...

TREANOR CLAIMS ‘COUNTY OF SANCTUARY’ PLAN WILL BRING “UNDESIRABLES” TO MONAGHAN “IN DROVES”

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
TREANOR CLAIMS ‘COUNTY OF SANCTUARY’ PLAN WILL BRING “UNDESIRABLES” TO MONAGHAN “IN DROVES”

BUT CHIEF EXECUTIVE ASSURES COUNCILLORS THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE TO PEACE IV PROJECT By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie INDEPENDENT Monaghan town-based county councillor Seamus Treanor’s concerns about immigration were again voiced strongly at Monday’s meeting of the local authority when he called on the Chief Executive to call a halt to the ‘County of Sanctuary’ project — which he described as “codology” and likely to encourage “undesirables” to “arrive in droves”. The initiative referred to by Cllr Treanor is to be implemented under the Peace IV Action Plan launched on 13th December ...

PUBLIC INVITED TO OPEN EVENING ON THE FUTURE OF POLICING IN IRELAND

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
PUBLIC INVITED TO OPEN EVENING ON THE FUTURE OF POLICING IN IRELAND

By Veronica Corr An open evening, hosted by the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland, will take place on Tuesday, 16th January between 6pm and 8pm at Carrickmacross Civic Offices, Riverside Road, Carrickmacross. This will be a walk-in event, where members of the public can come along at their convenience to talk with members of the commission, which was established by Government in May 2017. The commission is tasked with undertaking…

SF MEP SEEKS PUBLIC ENQUIRY INTO CARRICK STUDENT’S HIT-AND-RUN DEATH

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
SF MEP SEEKS PUBLIC ENQUIRY INTO CARRICK STUDENT’S HIT-AND-RUN DEATH

LOCAL Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called for a full independent public inquiry into the handling by the Gardaí, the prosecution services and the courts of the events leading up to and following the death of a Carrickmacross law student, Shane O’Farrell, in 2011. His call comes in the wake of an RTÉ ‘Prime Time Investigates’ programme broadcast in December which again looked into the case. Shane O’Farrell was killed six years ago in a hit-andrun near Carrickmacross. The MEP has been severely critical of the handling of the ...

CLONES MAN CECIL PRINGLE, LONGEST-SERVING MINISTER IN CLOGHER DIOCESE, ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
CLONES MAN CECIL PRINGLE, LONGEST-SERVING MINISTER IN CLOGHER DIOCESE, ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

The longest-serving Minister in Clogher Church of Ireland Diocese, Clones man the Venerable Cecil Pringle (Archdeacon Emeritus), has announced his retirement, to take effect from the end of February this year. Apart from a curacy in East Belfast, he has spent his entire ministry in the Clogher Diocese. After a Church of Ireland Ministry spanning over 50 years, the former Archdeacon of the diocese for 25 years will retire following his last service in the Drumkeeran Group of parishes in North Fermanagh, where he has been Bishop’s Curate for the ...

MINISTER HUMPHREYS PLEDGES TO ADDRESS GENDER EQUALITY ISSUE THROUGH ACTION PLAN FOR JOBS

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
MINISTER HUMPHREYS PLEDGES TO ADDRESS GENDER EQUALITY ISSUE THROUGH ACTION PLAN FOR JOBS

A pledge to investigate ways in which the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs can be utilised to advance the cause of gender pay and employment equality was made by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys yesterday. The Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael Dáil Deputy was addressing a major symposium entitled “Rising to the Challenge – addressing Ireland’s pay gap” which she had helped organise along with Cabinet colleagues Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan TD and Minister of State David Stanton TD. The following is the text of the ...

SEAN MCCAFFREY? HE WAS WHY ROBBIE FOWLER TURNED UP TO PLAY ORIEL CELTIC

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
SEAN MCCAFFREY? HE WAS WHY ROBBIE FOWLER TURNED UP TO PLAY ORIEL CELTIC

Tipping Point: Our late coach showed us the world was out there. We just had to go get it [The influence which Monaghan soccer coach the late Sean McCaffrey cast over a generation of aspiring young players from the locality is vividly and movingly captured in the following piece by one of those whose future path in life he significantly influenced: Monaghan-born sports journalist Malachy Clerkin. Mr Clerkin’s reflection was previously published in The Irish Times.] Storm Eleanor was clearing her throat last Tuesday as we stamped our feet in the ...

WAITING GAME

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
WAITING GAME

The game between Monaghan and Donegal scheduled for Clones on Sunday last fell victim to the arctic weather after the level of frost on the pitch was deemed dangerous by the referee. The starting time of 2.00pm was extended initially to 2.15pm and then to 2.30pm to see if there would be any improvement but following a second inspection by the referee in conjunction with the two team managers referee, Noel Mooney, Cavan….