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MONAGHAN HURLERS UP AND RUNNING

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MONAGHAN HURLERS UP AND RUNNING

PATRICK SMYTH Following on from Castleblayney’s heroic exploits on the club front, the game of hurling in Monaghan got another timely boost on Sunday last at Healy Park, Omagh when the county seniors notched a gutsy 4-12 to 2-13 win over NHL Divi- sion 3A rivals Tyrone. Monaghan fielded their strongest team so far in the competition with the the ‘blayney players – Cormac McNally, Mark Treanor, Colin Merrick and Peter Treanor – all making their competitive bow for the county in 2019. …

MONAGHAN V TYRONE

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MONAGHAN V TYRONE

Derby D-Day in Healy Park Omagh Monaghan face a crunch local derby against Tyrone in the Allianz National Football League Division One on Saturday evening. This fixture’s circumstances represent a far cry from the teams’ last meeting, when Tyrone held off a late charge from Monaghan to book their place in the All-Ireland final. The neighbouring counties went into that Croke Park clash on a high after successful runs through the qualifiers and ‘Super 8s’ series, but they face this latest instalment of the rivalry looking to bounce back from stuttering ...

FIVE LOCAL TOWNS REWARDED ALMOST €4 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT’S VALENTINE’S DAY BONANZA

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
FIVE LOCAL TOWNS REWARDED ALMOST €4 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT’S VALENTINE’S DAY BONANZA

“Rural Ireland’s not dead!” — say Ministers Ring, Humphreys and Canney By Veronica Corr Minister Michael Ring visited Castleblayney last Thursday evening, to reveal the successful schemes nationwide which would benefit from a €62 million Government giveaway under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, which falls under the umbrella of Project Ireland 2040. One could feel the love in the room for local Minister Heather Humphreys, who not only brought the announcement to her constituency, but funding for Castleblayney, Carrrickmacross, Clones, Ballybay and Cootehill on Valentine’s Day. Minister of State ...

MAJOR MONAGHAN MD FINANCIAL COMMITMENT FOR BIO-ECONOMY PROJECT AND ROSSMORE PARK

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MAJOR MONAGHAN MD FINANCIAL COMMITMENT FOR BIO-ECONOMY PROJECT AND ROSSMORE PARK

Peter Hughes The members of the Monaghan Municipal District gave approval on Monday to substantial financial contributions in support of the development of the Rossmore Forest Park amenity in Monaghan Town and the bio-economy research centre project to be developed at Knockaconny. The Municipal District will contribute €370,000 to the research and development initiative in which Monaghan Mushrooms is playing a leading role. Members also approved a matching fund commitment of €250,000 in support of major enhancements in train at Rossmore, in which the local authority have taken on a lead development role ...

MIGRANT ISSUES IN MONAGHAN ADDRESSED AT LCDC-DEPARTMENT MEETING

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MIGRANT ISSUES IN MONAGHAN ADDRESSED AT LCDC-DEPARTMENT MEETING

A meeting has taken place between the Co Monaghan LCDC or Local Community Development Committee and representatives of the Department of Justice to discuss facilities at the St Patrick’s Accommodation Centre for asylum seekers in Monaghan and the recent arrival of a significant number of new migrants to the county. The following statement in relation to the meeting was issued to the Northern Standard this week on behalf of the LCDC: Recent Monaghan LCDC meetings have focused on issues relating to migrants in the county. In November and December 2018 issues relating to ...

CAMPERVAN STOLEN IN CLONES

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
CAMPERVAN STOLEN IN CLONES

THE theft of a Citroen Relay campervan from a private residence in the Clones area between Tuesday and Thursday of last week is being investigated by gardai. Anyone that may have information or might have observed the 05 MN registered vehicle is asked to contact gardai in Clones (047 51262) or Monaghan (047 77200).

GARDAI INVESTIGATING REPORTS ON BOGUS “TAXI” INCIDENTS

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
GARDAI INVESTIGATING REPORTS ON BOGUS  “TAXI” INCIDENTS

• Michael McDonnell GARDAI are investigating two instances of unusual behaviour on the part of drivers who offered lifts to people seeking to get home after nights out in Monaghan town. The most recent incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday 9th February, when a couple seeking a taxi had accepted a lift from the Diamond area of Monaghan town. A Garda spokesperson confirmed that the man and woman had agreed to be carried to the Ballinode/Scotstown area by a non-Irish national. The person believed ...

MALTA FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS CAVAN/MONAGHAN

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MALTA FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS CAVAN/MONAGHAN

Carmelo Abela, Foreign Minister of Malta, was on a visit to the Cavan/Monaghan region on Tuesday to study the Border situation at first hand in the context of the current Brexit situation. The visit was facilitated by Fianna Fáil TD for the constituency Brendan Smith, who told the Northern Standard that Mr Abela’s time in the region should have impressed upon him “the absolute necessity to ensure that there are no obstacles to the movement of people, goods or services on this island following Brexit”. The Foreign Minister addressed the Oireachtas All ...

MAJOR SHOWCASE FOR MONAGHAN ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCER

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MAJOR SHOWCASE FOR MONAGHAN ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCER

Sheskin Smoked Salmon from Scotstown, Co Monaghan have been announced as an exhibitor for The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair 2019. Ireland’s largest craft drinks gathering returns to the Convention Centre Dublin from 14th-16th March. Showcasing over 300 craft beers, spirits and ciders from Ireland’s leading drinks producers, the fair is a three-day celebration of Ireland’s craft brews industry. Based outside Scotstown, Sheskin Smoked Salmon is ran by husband and wife duo Pat and Zoe Armitage. With backgrounds in the food industry as chefs and restaurant entrepreneurs, the couple moved ...

EMYVALE FARMING FAMILY AT FOREFRONT OF GLOBAL KERRYGOLD CAMPAIGN

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22 Feb 2019 No Comment

LacPatrick farmer Darran McKenna and his family from Emyvale are at the forefront of a global promotional campaign being launched by Kerrygold which aims to promote their butter products among a target audience of 36 million people. The McKennas are one of three Irish farm families selected to extol the virtues of the grass-led faming system which Kerrygold feels contributes significantly to the quality of their product. Darran, his wife Denise and four children (Daithi, Caragh, Micheál and Annie) are joined in the “True Taste of Kerrygold” campaign by the Crowley family ...