Articles in the General News Category

COMBILIFT SIGNS $1 MILLION AUSTRALIAN CONTRACT

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20 Oct 2017 No Comment
COMBILIFT SIGNS $1 MILLION AUSTRALIAN CONTRACT

Multi-directional forklifts manufacturer Combilift has signed a contract with Civmec, an Australian construction and engineering company, that is worth an additional $1 million to the Monaghan company. Civmec are an integrated, multidisciplined construction and engineering services provider to the oil and gas, metals and minerals, infrastructure and defence markets in Australia. The contact signing in Sydney was witnessed by Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD at an Enterprise Ireland lunch attended by…

CENSUS SHOWS CHANGING TREND IN CO MONAGHAN ETHNICITY –

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20 Oct 2017 No Comment
CENSUS SHOWS CHANGING TREND IN CO MONAGHAN ETHNICITY –

– but Catholicism is still the predominant faith A slightly changing trend in the ethnic mix of the population of Co Monaghan is revealed by the latest publication of findings from Census 2016. But Catholicism is still the predominant religious faith in the county, the statistical analysis reveals. The information has emerged from the publication by the Central Statistics Office of their latest Census 2016 report, “Profile 8 – Irish Travellers, Ethnicity and Religion”. The report shows that the number of Irish Travellers nationwide stood at 30,987, representing 0.7% of the ...

MINISTER TO VISIT HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL NEXT WEEK

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20 Oct 2017 No Comment
MINISTER TO VISIT HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL NEXT WEEK

Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath will visit the Holy Family School in Cootehill on Monday next, October 23 at 11.30 am. Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Niamh Smyth said the focus of the Minister’s visit to the Holy Family School next week will be to see first-hand the working conditions staff and pupils have had to work in for over the past decade. The Minister’s visit was originally due to take place in early September but was postponed. Deputy Smyth said, “In the most recent response to a Parliamentary Question ...

PÁRAIC DUFFY TO RETIRE AS GAA DIRECTOR GENERAL

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20 Oct 2017 No Comment
PÁRAIC DUFFY TO RETIRE AS GAA DIRECTOR GENERAL

Monaghan man Páraic Duffy has announced that he will retire from the post of GAA Director General on March 31 next year after a decade in the role. Mr Duffy succeeded Liam Mulvihill in the top post in February 2008, having previously served as the Association’s Player Welfare Manager from January 2007. He had previously chaired the GAA Audit, Coaching and Games, and Games Administration Committees at national level. A former Chairman of….

NEWBLISS FARMER IS POULTRY GROWER OF THE YEAR

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20 Oct 2017 No Comment
NEWBLISS FARMER IS POULTRY GROWER OF THE YEAR

Newbliss farmer Pat McGuirk has been named the inaugural winner of the Super Valu and Centra Poultry Grower of the Year award. The Manor Farm supplier received the accolade for achieving high food safety standards and taking action to minimise levels of campylobacter in poultry meat. Mr McGuirk has 70,000 birds in two houses, 40,000 birds on average in one and 30,000 in…

CO MONAGHAN WOMAN PRAISED FOR SPEAKING OUT IN HARVEY WEINSTEIN SCANDAL

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20 Oct 2017 No Comment

Laura Madden, a former film producer from Co Monaghan, has been praised for being one of the first women to speak out about the conduct of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, now embroiled in a high profile sexual misconduct scandal. Ms Madden went on record in the New York Times story which effectively broke the scandal and has led to Weinstein being dismissed from his own film production company and having his membership of both the British Academy for Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Motion Picture…

TD RAISES CONCERNS OVER OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WAITING TIMES FOR MONAGHAN CHILDREN

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20 Oct 2017 No Comment
TD RAISES CONCERNS OVER OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WAITING TIMES FOR MONAGHAN CHILDREN

The waiting times Co Monaghan children face in order to access occupational therapy services has been raised with Minister for Health Simon Harris TD by a Fianna Fáil Dáil representative for the local constituency. Cavan/Monaghan Deputy Brendan Smith told The Northern Standard yesterday that he had again appealed to Minister Harris to ensure that there be an immediate reduction in the long waiting times that are being experienced by children from the county, and from…

SF MEP TAKES TAOISEACH TO TASK FOR UNITED IRELAND COMMENTS

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20 Oct 2017 No Comment
SF MEP TAKES TAOISEACH TO TASK FOR UNITED IRELAND COMMENTS

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has criticised comments made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar which the Carrickmacross politician said sought to cast doubt as to whether a 50%-plus-one vote in the north in favour of unity would be sufficient to secure a United Ireland. Mr Carthy was speaking after An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the BBC Spotlight programme that he wouldn’t like to see constitutional change ‘on a 50% plus one basis’. The MEP, who chairs his party’s United Ireland project team, said: “Leo Varadkar is legally wrong to seek to ...