Articles in the General News Category

“WE WOULDN’T CHANGE OUR CHILDREN FOR THE WORLD, BUT WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN”

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
“WE WOULDN’T CHANGE OUR CHILDREN FOR THE WORLD, BUT WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN”

– Martin McBreen, Chairman of the Down Syndrome Centre North East at official launch By Veronica Corr The official launch of the Down Syndrome Centre North East (DSCNE) took place on Saturday afternoon and it was a great occasion. Things didn’t go exactly according to plan as the marquee company cancelled after a wind warning, but it all worked out great because Carrickmacross Civic Offices flung open its doors, proving that it is a community venue. It was planned that Kate Grant, Benefit brand ambassador and Down Syndrome self-advocate would perform the ...

GREEN LIGHT FOR ALDI IN MONAGHAN

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
GREEN LIGHT FOR ALDI IN MONAGHAN

Michael Fisher The Planning Board has turned down objections from local retailers in Monaghan and granted permission for the construction of an ALDI supermarket in Monaghan town. The go ahead was originally given in April 2017 by Monaghan County Council for a new Aldi store at the site known as McNally’s car park. Aldi Stores Ireland Ltd will construct a single storey discount food store at the junction of Macartan Road (N54) and the Glen Road (R162). The 1814 sq.m supermarket will include 91 car parking spaces and an off-licence. ...

CONFUSION OVER BREXIT STILL REIGNS

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
CONFUSION OVER BREXIT STILL REIGNS

GB TARIFFS IN EVENT OF A NO DEAL WOULD BE DISASTROUS: IFA CHIEF Michael Fisher With just fifteen days left before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, three crucial votes in the House of Commons this week (one of them yesterday, Wednesday evening) mean that the whole issue of Brexit remains clouded in confusion. In last night’s vote British MPs supported an amendment to reject a no-deal Brexit at any time in any scenario by 312 votes to 308, a majority of just four. This paves the way ...

ANNIVERSARY OF SENATOR FOX MURDER “STARK REMINDER” OF NEED TO PROTECT PEACE – MINISTER HUMPHREYS

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
ANNIVERSARY OF SENATOR FOX MURDER “STARK REMINDER” OF NEED TO PROTECT PEACE – MINISTER HUMPHREYS

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and local Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, has said the 45th anniversary of the murder of Senator Billy Fox is a stark reminder of the importance of protecting peace. Speaking to the Northern Standard this week, Minister Humphreys said: “Senator Billy Fox was the only member of the Oireachtas to be assassinated during the troubles. Tuesday, March 12 this week marked the 45th anniversary of his murder. “The anniversary of his death shows just how far our country has come since those dark ...

ABAANA NEW LIFE CHILDREN’S CHOIR BRINGS A TASTE OF UGANDAN SUNSHINE TO MONAGHAN

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
ABAANA NEW LIFE CHILDREN’S CHOIR BRINGS A TASTE OF UGANDAN SUNSHINE TO MONAGHAN

The Abaana New Life Choir will be performing at Monaghan Elim Church, Drumbear, Ballybay Road on Sunday March 17 at 7 pm. The choir is an amazing group of 20 children from Uganda, who light up the stage through song and dance. The children are all aged between 7 and 15 and drawn from across 14 Ugandan Primary Schools built by local charity Abaana. Abaana works with children living in poverty across Uganda. The choir are touring Ireland; giving concerts in churches, schools and workplaces and sharing about life in…

DISQUALIFICATION DETERRENT NECESSARY TO ADDRESS SPATE OF UNINSURED DRIVING SAYS JUDGE

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
DISQUALIFICATION DETERRENT NECESSARY TO ADDRESS SPATE OF UNINSURED DRIVING SAYS JUDGE

The deterrent of a driving disqualification was a necessary one in order to address the numbers of motorists on Irish roads who were currently uninsured, Judge Denis McLoughlin commented at Monaghan District Court this week. The Judge made his remarks when refusing a solicitor’s application not to impose a driving ban on a woman who was detected using an uninsured vehicle at Liseggerton, Clones on October 15 last year. Garda Diarmuid Leane, Monaghan tendered evidence of stopping Gerde Titliene from 5 Teehill, Clones driving at 8.56 am on the occasion. ...

ATM THEFT IN KINGSCOURT

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
ATM THEFT IN KINGSCOURT

By Veronica Corr Superintendent Tim Burke of Bailieboro Garda Station confirmed to The Northern Standard this week, that the Bank of Ireland branch’s external ATM machine on Kingscourt’s Main Street, had been ripped out of the wall with a digger at around 4am on Sunday morning, March 10th. T he ATM was removed using a short wheel based light coloured Jeep with a trailer. A number of people were involved in the theft, which took less than 10 minutes. The digger, which was transported on a low loader, was abandoned and ...

SEM CELEBRATES “IRELAND’S FITTEST BOYS SCHOOL” ACCOLADE

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
SEM CELEBRATES “IRELAND’S FITTEST BOYS SCHOOL” ACCOLADE

It was an occasion of pride and celebration for St Macartan’s College in Monaghan Town when Danielle McKenna from Irish Life Health recently presented the pupils with the awards earned for the accolade of Ireland’s fittest boys school. The Sem earned the national distinction in the Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge. The awards ceremony was held in Dublin last month. Now in its eighth year, over 200,000 students have participated in the Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge, making it the largest national multi-year surveillance study on the fitness ...

BENNETT WELCOMES IMPROVEMENTS IN SLIABH BEAGH

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
BENNETT WELCOMES IMPROVEMENTS IN SLIABH BEAGH

Michael Fisher The recent upgrading of visitor facilities in the Sliabh Beagh area by Monaghan County Council has been welcomed by Councillor Cathy Bennett. Speaking at a meeting of Ballybay Clones Municipal District last month, the Sinn Féin member said the Sliabh Beagh master plan published last year was brilliant and now they needed to see the proposals grow to fruition. S he pointed out that the following works had occurred as part of the plan: • Improvement of picnic areas; • Creation of a brand for the area and completion ...

TYHOLLAND SAYS “THANKS” TO MONSIGNOR McGUINNESS

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
TYHOLLAND SAYS “THANKS” TO MONSIGNOR McGUINNESS

The people of Tyholland, from across a broad spectrum, expressed their warmest thanks and tribute to Monsignor Joseph McGuinness on Friday evening last, at a Mass in St Patrick’s Church and afterwards in the Tyholland Community Sports Complex. The event marked Mgr McGuinness’ transfer from the parish on appointment as Parish Priest of Carrickmacross and Administrator of Magheracloone, as well as his recent appointment as Vicar-General of the Diocese of…