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FALLEN TREES AND POWER OUTAGES AS ‘STORM ALI’ LEAVES ITS MARK ON MONAGHAN

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
FALLEN TREES AND POWER OUTAGES AS ‘STORM ALI’ LEAVES ITS MARK ON MONAGHAN

• Michael McDonnell “STORM ALI” left a trail of havoc in its wake as it swept across Ireland yesterday, Wednesday, reaching its peak in this part of the country in the hours between 8am and lunchtime. It brought tragedy to Armagh, where a man in his 20s was killed in the Slieve Gullion Park area of Newry and another man in his 40s was seriously injured when a tree fell on their car and at around midday. Earlier, a woman was killed in the Clifden area of Galway when the ...

MCELVANEY HEARING ADJOURNED

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
MCELVANEY HEARING ADJOURNED

A hearing in Dublin on Monday involving Monaghan Independent Councillor Hughie McElvaney by the body that investigates standards in public office has been adjourned for four weeks pending a High Court challenge by his lawyers. The proceedings by SIPO followed an RTÉ Investigates programme in December 2015 in which Mr McElvaney was recorded asking for £10,000 in sterling to support a wind …

“UNITED WE STAND”

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
“UNITED WE STAND”

Eleven Years on the Pylon Campaign is Not Going Away Michael Fisher Anti pylon protestors objecting to the North South interconnector held copies of The EirGrid Files series and new posters based on ‘The Field’. Their message to the grid company when they gathered at Brackly near Lough Egish on Saturday was that “there is absolutely no public acceptability of pylons and overhead cables”. Ina Hagen displayed a front page picture from The Northern Standard exactly ten…

SEARCH RESUMES IN BRAGAN FOR IRA MURDER VICTIM

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
SEARCH RESUMES IN BRAGAN FOR IRA MURDER VICTIM

“I Can Only Pray That The Torment Will End”: Dympna Kerr (McVeigh) Michael Fisher Excavators began clawing into the bogland and stripping off the top cover of earth as a fresh search began on Monday at Bragan in Carrickroe, near Emyvale, for the body of Columba McVeigh. The 19 yearold single man from Donaghamore, Co. Tyrone, was abducted, killed and secretly buried by the IRA in 1975. The search is being carried out over a one acre site, close to a woodland area which has been excavated on four previous occasions ...

TASTE OF MONAGHAN SET TO SHOWCASEALL THAT’S GREAT ABOUT LOCAL FOOD

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
TASTE OF MONAGHAN SET TO SHOWCASEALL THAT’S GREAT ABOUT LOCAL FOOD

By Veronica Corr Monday’s workday came to a mouth-watering close with the Taste of Monaghan launch in the Market House. As one would expect there was fantastic fayre on offer, including finger food compliments of the Eastern Balti and dessert in the form of cake, by Baked with Love. Incidentally, Monday also saw the nationwide launch of Mila Khokha’s product range in 180 LIDL stores. Mila took part in the supermarket giant’s Kick Start supplier development programme, which was run in conjunction with Bord Bia. Alan Johnston, Taste of Monaghan ...

151 PEOPLE TAKE CHALLENGE 21

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
151 PEOPLE TAKE CHALLENGE 21

Last Saturday, saw 151 people take on the challenge of navigating the steep, boggy terrain of Sliabh Beagh. People came from all corners of Ireland and some even travelled from the UK to take part. It was a day where no-one was a stranger, which proved that community sprit was alive and well. Many passed the walk chatting whilst admiring the views in this scenic area right on our doorstep in Co. Monaghan. The first group of 30+ walkers departed the Sliabh Beagh Hotel at 10am, quickly followed by groups ...

ULSTER RECOGNITION FOR MONAGHAN

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
ULSTER RECOGNITION FOR MONAGHAN

MONAGHAN’S run to the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals received further recognition when six of the county’s senior footballers won Irish News Ulster All-Stars awards last Thursday night. One of those, Rory Beggan, became the first goalkeeper to win the Irish News Ulster Player of the Year award after his superb season. Beggan kept ten clean sheets in 18 appearances for Monaghan in 2018 and never conceded more than one goal in any league or championship game, but it was his …

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!

GREENFIELD FOODS SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS JOHN GRAHAM Just four teams remain in the hunt for the biggest prize Monaghan sport has to offer. The Duffy Cup will winter in either Ballybay, Clontibret, Magheracloone or in its current habitat of Scotstown. Here we preview this weekend’s SFC semi-finals. SCOTSTOWN V MAGHERACLOONE: Scotstown are looking for a fourth senior football championship title in a row and in those five appearances since 2013 they have won the title on four occasions. For their part, Magheracloone last won the senior football championship title in ...

HANLEY ON FIRE WITH THREE GOALS

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
HANLEY ON FIRE WITH THREE GOALS

John Graham reports Goals set the stage for a highly-entertaining clash Cremartin 4-12 Clones 4-09 A sharper, hungrier Cremartin, deservedly booked their place in the final of the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship at the expense of Clones in this entertaining and at times exciting contest that was played in breezy conditions in Scotstown on Sunday evening last. Cremartin led from gun to tape after hat-trick hero David Hanley opened with a goal and the best that Clones could achieve thereafter was being level at 1-6 apiece 3 minutes into the second half. Goals ...

PRESIDENTIAL RACE – GALLAGHER GETS IN BUT Ó CAOLÁIN STAYS OUT

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13 Sep 2018 No Comment
PRESIDENTIAL RACE – GALLAGHER GETS IN BUT Ó CAOLÁIN STAYS OUT

With the race for Áras an Uachtaráin hotting up, matters Presidential dominated much of the political and news agenda in Co Monaghan this week, writes Peter Hughes. While Monaghan Town-born entrepreneur Sean Gallagher secured the four local authority nominations he needed to contest the October 26 poll to decide the next President of Ireland, Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin held firmly to his resolve not to be his party’s contender, despite strong support for his candidature at local and regional level both within and outside SF. Having on ...