Articles in the General News Category

“NEW STUDY WILL ADDRESS PRIMARY CONCERNS,” MINISTER HUMPHREYS TELLS OIREACHTAS/CO COUNCIL “SUMMIT” ON INTERCONNECTOR

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
“NEW STUDY WILL ADDRESS PRIMARY CONCERNS,” MINISTER HUMPHREYS TELLS OIREACHTAS/CO COUNCIL “SUMMIT” ON INTERCONNECTOR

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD was this week due to announce details of a second study of EirGrid’s north-south electricity interconnector project which would address some of the primary concerns of those objecting to the development proceeding through the use of overground pylons. This was stated by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Heather Humphreys TD when she joined fellow Cavan/Monaghan Oireachtas members for a detailed “summit” on the interconnector issue with the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday morning. Minister Humphreys said the study – which would ...

NEW CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH ISSUES BREXIT INVITATION TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
NEW CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH ISSUES BREXIT INVITATION TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney needs to be aware of the impact Brexit will have on Border communities,” stated the new Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council, Sinn Féin’s Cathy Bennett on Monday. One of the first initiatives taken by Councillor Bennett on her assumption of the chairperson role at the local authority’s Annual Meeting was to extend an invitation to Minister Coveney to visit Co Monaghan and hold Brexit discussions with the Co Council. Proposing that meetings also be arranged between the Minister and relevant business sectors in the ...

ROSSMORE PARK FIRE THREAT!

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
ROSSMORE PARK FIRE THREAT!

- Indiscriminate lighting of fires could devastate major Monaghan Town amenity warns Councillor Treanor Rossmore Forest Park outside Monaghan Town were warned this week that they ran the risk of devastating the major scenic amenity. Independent Co Councillor Seamus Treanor told Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District that he had been made aware of a small element of people lighting fires in the park. He warned that if an unattended fire were to ignite a blaze in the trees of the amenity it could cause major destruction to woodland and ...

29,380 IN COUNTY MONAGHAN LABOUR FORCE

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
29,380 IN COUNTY MONAGHAN LABOUR FORCE

The latest information released from the findings of Census 2016 has disclosed that there are 29,380 in the labour force in Co Monaghan. This is an increase of 393 or 1.4% on the findings of the 2011 Census. The labour force participation rate in the county was 61.9%, compared to 61.4% for the State overall. The male participation rate was 68.6% while the female participation rate was 55.4%. There were 3,831 unemployed persons in Monaghan, based on the census Principal Economic Status basis (which differs for methodological reasons from the ...

RENEWED APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON CLONTIBRET ‘HIT AND RUN’ DEATH

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
RENEWED APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON CLONTIBRET ‘HIT AND RUN’ DEATH

TRAGIC DEATH OF FINTAN TRAYNOR (20) RECALLED SIX YEARS ON GARDAI have made a fresh appeal to the public for information regarding the tragic death of a 20-year-old man in a ‘hit and run’ incident in Clontibret, as the sixth anniversary of the incident approaches. In the early hours of Sunday 26th June 2011, Fintan Traynor was walking home after a night out in Castleblayney when he was struck by a vehicle and fatally injured close to his home at Lemgare, Clontibret. In a posting on their Cavan Monaghan Garda Division ...

HUGHIE CONGRATULATED ON 43 YEARS OF SERVICE!

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
HUGHIE CONGRATULATED ON 43 YEARS OF SERVICE!

By Cianna McNally Independent Councillor Hugh McElvaney was congratulated on serving 43 years as a public representative at the June meeting of Ballybay-Clones Municipal District, which took place on Tuesday. Newly elected Cathaoirleach Seamus Coyle said that the former Fine Gael councillor had been elected on 19th June 1974 – exactly 43 years to the day of the current meeting – and he wanted to congratulate him on his continuous service. A delighted Councillor McElvaney thanked Councillor Coyle for his kind words.

IMPORTANT WORK OF INSPIRE IN COUNTY MONAGHAN HIGHLIGHTED BY DEPUTY SMITH

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
IMPORTANT WORK OF INSPIRE IN COUNTY MONAGHAN HIGHLIGHTED BY DEPUTY SMITH

The increasing importance of the work carried out by the charity and social enterprise Inspire in Co Monaghan and other Border counties as the impact of Brexit began to be felt was this week emphasised by Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Brendan Smith. After a meeting with Inspire representatives at Leinster House, Deputy Smith spoke of the importance of the work of the group, which delivered mental health, professional wellbeing, addiction and disability services. “This charity was founded in 1959 with a particular focus on Northern Ireland and…

YOUTH ESCAPES FROM CUSTODY AND IS RE-ARRESTED — EXACTLY A YEAR AFTER BEING INVOLVED IN SIMILAR ESCAPADE!

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
YOUTH ESCAPES FROM CUSTODY AND IS RE-ARRESTED — EXACTLY A YEAR AFTER BEING INVOLVED IN SIMILAR ESCAPADE!

A 17-YEAR-OLD youth who escaped from gardai and prison officers while attending last Monday’s sittings of Monaghan District Court was apprehended in the St Davnet’s grounds/Rooskey Vale area of Monaghan town in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a Garda source has confirmed to the Northern Standard. The episode is a virtual a carbon copy of a similar escapade that occurred almost a year to the day earlier, when the same young defendant escaped from prison officers and gardai after being remanded in custody at the court on 20th June ...

“CONNECTING FOR LIFE” INITIATIVE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO SUICIDE PREVENTION SAYS COUNCILLOR CONNOLLY

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
“CONNECTING FOR LIFE” INITIATIVE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO SUICIDE PREVENTION SAYS COUNCILLOR CONNOLLY

The new “Connecting for Life” suicide prevention action planned launched by Minister of State Helen McEntee this week had the potential to make a very important contribution to what was a growing area of social concern, Independent member of Monaghan Co Council Paudge Connolly stated. Councillor Connolly, who was this week elected Cathaoirleach of the Monaghan Municipal District, attended Tuesday’s launch of the plan in Cavan Institute. The Independent local public representative served as a member of the Cavan/Monaghan Suicide Prevention Steering Group which included people from a wide range ...

BLUE PLAQUE FOR ARCHBISHOP HUGHES

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment

Ulster History Circle Ceremony on Saturday Michael Fisher The Primate of all-Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin will attend a ceremony near Augher, Co. Tyrone, on Saturday morning to mark the life of a priest from the Clogher Valley who went on to become the first Archbishop of New York. He will unveil an Ulster History Circle blue plaque at St Macartan’s Church (known locally as the Forth Chapel), Ballynaguragh, to mark the life of Archbishop Hughes. The UHC is a voluntary group that erects blue plaques to honour men ...