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BREXIT NO GOOD FOR ANYBODY: SWEDISH MINISTER

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18 May 2018 No Comment
BREXIT NO GOOD FOR ANYBODY: SWEDISH MINISTER

Michael Fisher “Brexit is no good for anybody”. That was the message from Sweden’s EU Minister Ann Linde during a visit to the border at Moybridge, Co. Monaghan yesterday. She was shown the crossing point into Co. Tyrone on the main N2 road from Dublin to Derry by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD. Speaking to The Northern Standard, the Swedish Minister said she was interested to see that there was no border apart from a change in the road markings from a broken yellow line ...

QUESTIONS OVER ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTOR FOLLOWING BELFAST COURT RULING

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18 May 2018 No Comment
QUESTIONS OVER ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTOR FOLLOWING BELFAST COURT RULING

Michael Fisher Monaghan County Councillors have called on the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD to stop all procurement and tender processes surrounding the controversial North South Interconnector project, in the wake of a High Court ruling in Northern Ireland. A judge found that in the absence of a Minister owing to the collapse of devolution, a senior civil servant did not have the power to give planning permission to an incinerator plant. Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan held that it was unlawful for a public servant to grant planning permission ...

COUNCILLORS IN HEATED DISCUSSION ABOUT “ATROCIOUS” CONDITION OF LOCAL ROADS

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18 May 2018 No Comment
COUNCILLORS IN HEATED DISCUSSION ABOUT “ATROCIOUS” CONDITION OF LOCAL ROADS

FEARS THAT ROADWORKS WILL BE ABANDONED BECAUSE OF PRICES BEING SOUGHT BY CONTRACTORS • Michael McDonnell GROWING CONCERNS about the deterioration of regional and smaller local roads throughout the county were voiced in a lengthy and at times hottempered discussion at Monday’s May monthly meeting of Monaghan Co Council — where it was agreed that many smaller roads were now in an “atrocious” condition, and where fears were expressed that possible significant increases in tender quotes from contractors could result in many improvement projects being scrapped or postponed. The first clash ...

HARRY’S DOG BAKERY BEATS SOME “WOOF” COMPETITION!

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18 May 2018 No Comment
HARRY’S DOG BAKERY BEATS SOME “WOOF” COMPETITION!

By Veronica Corr The Fuelling Ambition Roadshow in the Nuremore Hotel last Monday evening really was a howl, especially since Harry’s Dog Bakery proprietor Martina Woods from Clontibret claimed the top prize worth €3,000, which was presented by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys. Carrickmacross was the last stop in the Fuelling Ambition Roadshow organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in partnership with the Entrepreneurs Academy. The roadshow targets existing and potential female entrepreneurs.  It was a very exciting evening as room was full to the brim with girl ...

TESCO MONAGHAN STORES RAISE €700 FOR TEMPLE STREET

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18 May 2018 No Comment
TESCO MONAGHAN STORES RAISE €700 FOR TEMPLE STREET

Tesco store personnel in Co Monaghan have raised a total of €700 in aid of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. A media release stated: “Tesco colleagues nationwide come together once a year to host the Great Irish Bake to raise funds for their national charity partner Temple Street. This year, the funds raised will help Temple Street purchase specialised Speech and Language equipment, used in the treatment of ….

MINISTER MOVES TO ENSURE BETTER CROSS-BORDER SECURITY FOR TRAVELLING PUBLIC

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18 May 2018 No Comment
MINISTER MOVES TO ENSURE BETTER CROSS-BORDER SECURITY FOR TRAVELLING PUBLIC

By Patsy McArdle WIDE-RANGING improved cross-border security for the travelling public was advocated yesterday (Wed) by the Minister for Justice Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., when he addressed the 46th Interpol (International Police Organization) European Regional Conference in Dublin. The conference was attended by a number of security representatives from both sides of the border. Minister Flanagan announced a start date of May 25th for the Irish Passenger Information Unit, the body which will receive Passenger Name Recognition (PNR) data from carriers and exchange data and…

MONAGHAN ENTREPRENEURS SHOWCASED IN SEAN GALLAGHER PUBLICATION

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18 May 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN ENTREPRENEURS SHOWCASED IN SEAN GALLAGHER PUBLICATION

Three successful Monaghan enterprises – Mathews Coach Hire, Silverhill Farm and Celtic Pure Water – are among fortyfive inspiring stories of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders showcased in a new book penned by Sean Gallagher of Dragons Den fame. Sean Gallagher is widely recognised as a champion of SMEs. He has mentored hundreds of start-up and emerging entrepreneurs over the last twenty years, and has founded a number of technology, consulting and commercial real estate companies. A popular keynote speaker, and business writer with the Sunday Independent, Sean has been ...

SCHOOL RESTORATION PROJECT TO FEATURE ON RTE1 THIS SUNDAY

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18 May 2018 No Comment
SCHOOL RESTORATION PROJECT TO FEATURE ON RTE1 THIS SUNDAY

A major restoration project by Monaghan-based architect Ronan Fitzpatrick will feature in the latest edition of RTÉ’s ‘The Great House Revival’, to be broadcast this Sunday 20th May at 9:30pm on RTÉ1. Presented by architect Hugh Wallace, the series follows six homeowners who have taken on the task of a lifetime, to transform derelict properties into comfortable modern homes fit for the 21st century. All over Ireland, there are derelict properties quite literally rotting to the ground. Country estates, farmhouses, cottages and Georgian buildings. All places that once buzzed with ...

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18 May 2018 No Comment

Colm Shalvey reports This is a busy time for the county teams, with Monaghan’s senior and minor footballers and senior hurlers facing vital games this weekend. Topping the bill is Sunday’s highly-anticipated Ulster SFC quarter- final against Tyrone in Omagh. A week after the Connacht clash between Mayo and Galway failed to ignite, this is another of the stand-out opening-round fixtures on paper, pitting the third- and fourth-placed teams in the Allianz NFL Division One against each other. Monaghan finished their league campaign on a high with a rare Croke Park…

SUNDAY’S BIG GAME PROMISES TO BE AN ABSOLUTELY RIVETING AFFAIR NOT TO BE MISSED

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18 May 2018 No Comment
SUNDAY’S BIG GAME PROMISES TO BE AN ABSOLUTELY RIVETING AFFAIR NOT TO BE MISSED

John Graham reports WHEN Tyrone reached their first ever All Ireland senior football championship final, back in 1986, they published a special souvenir booklet in the County under the title “The Long Watched Day” and that title might well apply to Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter-final clash between the reigning champions Tyrone and a Monaghan side that is seeking to put the disappointment of losing out at the semi-final stage in the last two years behind them. Monaghan lost out to Donegal in the 2015 semi final after a replay ...