Articles in the General News Category

HERITAGE COUNCIL AWARD FOR MONAGHAN CO MUSEUM

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
HERITAGE COUNCIL AWARD FOR MONAGHAN CO MUSEUM

Monaghan County Museum has confirmed its status as a fully accredited member of the Museum Standards for Ireland Programme at an awards ceremony at Kilkenny Castle. Established by the Heritage Council in 2006 to benchmark and promote professional standards in the care of collections, the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) has attracted involvement across the cultural spectrum, from national institutions to small, volunteerled organisations. Representative….

MONAGHAN’S SPECIAL OLYMPIANS TO BE HONOURED AT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN’S SPECIAL OLYMPIANS TO BE HONOURED AT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Members of the Monaghan Special Olympics team will be welcomed on stage and congratulated on their achievements during this weekend’s Monaghan Town Country Music Festival. The Special Olympians will be feted on Saturday afternoon on the festival main stage in The Diamond in a free of charge event to take place from 2 pm before the All-Ireland Junior and Juvenile Jiving Competitions. Finishing touches to the preparations for the four-day celebration of Irish country in the capital town…

INTERCONNECTOR FACES FURTHER DELAY AS…

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
INTERCONNECTOR FACES FURTHER DELAY AS…

BELFAST COURT RULES ON PLANNING DECISION BY CIVIL SERVANT Michael Fisher The controversial North South interconnector project which faces a Supreme Court action by anti-pylon protestors in the Republic later this year, is now the subject of a potentially greater challenge in the courts in Belfast. The NI Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Northern Ireland Department of Infrastructure against a decision that it did not have the power to grant planning permission in the absence of a Minister ( summary of judgement on page 7). Planning approval was ...

BREXIT PLANS IN CHAOS

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
BREXIT PLANS IN CHAOS

Michael Fisher Britain’s plans for withdrawal from the European Union next year have been thrown into turmoil with the resignation of two senior Cabinet members, Brexit Secretary David Davis and the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. Both were advocates of a hard border and became standard bearers for a decisive break with the EU. On Friday, a Cabinet meeting at Chequers agreed a plan to seek a close economic relationship with the EU and to retain large parts of EU regulation. But 48 hours later, Mr Davis parted company with the ...

MORE INVESTMENT NEEDED TO PRESERVE MONAGHAN INSTITUTE AS DRIVER OF LOCAL ECONOMY – COUNCILLOR O’HANLON

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment

Peter Hughes The need to ensure additional and ongoing investment at the Monaghan Institute further education and training facility in order to maintain the important role it had come to play as an engine of growth for the local economy was a point strongly emphasised by Councillor P J O’Hanlon during a discussion at last week’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. The Fianna Fáil local public representative advocated a parity of esteem approach between the Monaghan and Cavan counties that fall under the remit of the Education and Training Board, ...

CLONTIBRET GOLD DEPOSIT CONTINUES TO YIELD POSITIVE RESULTS

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
CLONTIBRET GOLD DEPOSIT CONTINUES TO YIELD POSITIVE RESULTS

Exploration drilling being carried out by Conroy Gold and Natural Resources plc at its Clontibret gold deposit continues to yield positive results, the company stated this week. In its latest announcement, the company stated that “significant gold intersections have been discovered in two new drill holes completed under its current programme. Covering a length of 402.7m, ten and six …

CLOSURE ORDER SERVED ON SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPERATING NEAR CARRICKMACROSS

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
CLOSURE ORDER SERVED ON SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPERATING NEAR CARRICKMACROSS

A SLAUGHTERHOUSE and cutting house enterprise that was operating illegally in Co Louth, close to Carrickmacross, has been ordered to close by Louth Co Council after being described as “a grave and immediate danger to public health”. Louth County Council originally served the two Closure Orders in April, but this had been subject to appeal up until this week’s confirmation of the orders…

CARRICK MAN JAILED FOR PUNCHING A CAT

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
CARRICK MAN JAILED FOR PUNCHING A CAT

A 21-years-old South Monaghan man who faced a public order charge and was already serving a sentence at the Midlands Prison as a result of a previous conviction, was jailed for a further month at last week’s Carrick sitting of the District Court in Monaghan, on a charge of alleged cruelty to a cat. The court heard that Jordan Flood, with an address at Carrickmacross, was observed by Garda Laura Hynes punching the cat …

GLASLOUGH FOOD FIRM SAYS ACQUISITION IS “EXCELLENT MOVE” THAT WILL HELP COMPANY TO PROGRESS

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
GLASLOUGH FOOD FIRM SAYS ACQUISITION IS “EXCELLENT MOVE” THAT WILL HELP COMPANY TO PROGRESS

Peter Hughes The acquisition by Henderson Foodservice of Glaslough firm BD Foods has been described by the North Monaghan enterprise as “an excellent move” that will help the company to progress. BD Foods (Barbarrie Duckling Limited) was established by the Bowe family in 1993. Henderson Foodservice stated that under the acquisition BD Foods would continue to operate as a stand-alone business in Glaslough and would retain its corporate name and identity. “It is a terrific company with a strong reputation which we will continue to uphold,” they….

ULSTER SHOWDOWN

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13 Jul 2018 No Comment
ULSTER SHOWDOWN

Minors set for another ding-dong tussle against Derry COLM SHALVEY The Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship Final takes centre stage tomorrow evening (Friday) in Armagh, with Monaghan (PICTURED) facing an intriguing rematch against Derry. The first game of the competition saw these teams clash at Celtic Park back in April, when Derry came from seven points down at the end of the first half to eventually deny Monaghan by the narrowest of margins after extra-time. Monaghan recovered to beat Antrim, Donegal and Down – the latter in extra-time – to qualify ...