Articles in the General News Category

REVENUE COMMISSIONERS NOT PLANNING CUSTOMS POSTS AT BORDER

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19 May 2017 No Comment
REVENUE COMMISSIONERS NOT PLANNING CUSTOMS POSTS AT BORDER

Michael Fisher A few days after the EU’s Chief Negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier visited County Monaghan and saw where the Dundalk to Castleblayney road crosses the border, a representative of the Revenue Commissioners has revealed that a new type of customs post could be established up to 15km from the border following Brexit. The Oireachtas Finance Committee heard on Tuesday from officials from Revenue, who said the UK was to be classed as a so called “third country”, which would see all transactions subject to customs declarations. There’ve been ...

A RIGHT ROYAL ENCOUNTER FOR SHIRLEY AND GEORGE!

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19 May 2017 No Comment
A RIGHT ROYAL ENCOUNTER FOR SHIRLEY AND GEORGE!

By Cianna McNally Following a meeting with him in Kilkenny Castle on Friday last, HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, was described by Monaghan County Council’s Heritage Officer Shirley Clerkin as having been “extremely relaxed, interested and knowledgeable.” Ms Clerkin, who is also the chairperson of the local authority County Heritage Officer Network, received the invitation to Kilkenny through the Heritage Council and representatives from a number of this organisation’s partners also attended the private meeting with the Prince. She was accompanied by Clones historian and Chairperson of Co Monaghan Heritage ...

DEPUTIES EXPRESS CONCERNS TO MINISTER OVER PROPOSED INTERCONNECTOR STUDY

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19 May 2017 No Comment
DEPUTIES EXPRESS CONCERNS TO MINISTER OVER PROPOSED INTERCONNECTOR STUDY

Deputies from three constituencies in Cavan/Monaghan and Meath affected by the proposed EirGrid interconnector have held a meeting with Communications Minister Denis Naughten about the terms of reference recently announced by his Department for a new study on the overhead pylon project. Four Ministers including Heather Humphreys TD attended the briefing at Leinster House by their Cabinet colleague. Afterwards the two Fianna Fáil Deputies for Cavan/Monaghan along with Senator Robbie Gallagher from Monaghan expressed their concerns. Deputy Niamh Smyth said she was exasperated after the meeting. She said they had ...

“SCUMBAGS” MAKING PEOPLE’S LIVES A MISERY IN MONAGHAN TOWN PARK

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19 May 2017 No Comment
“SCUMBAGS” MAKING PEOPLE’S LIVES A MISERY IN MONAGHAN TOWN PARK

The patience of the people and political representatives of Monaghan Town with public drinking and anti-social behaviour activities by individuals who congregate in an area of the scenic Peter’s Lake park in the centre of the county capital has reached an end. This was the clear message emanating from Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District when the Gardaí were called upon to step up patrols in the area and implement the heavy fines for public drinking applicable under town bye-laws. Those responsible for the behaviour were referred to as ...

NATIONAL AWARD FOR LARGY’S MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT

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19 May 2017 No Comment
NATIONAL AWARD FOR LARGY’S MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT

A group of students from Largy College, Clones were awarded the national title of Young Social Innovators 2017 for their project, Mend a Mind – It’s a Disorder Not a Decision on Friday last. The project aimed to raise awareness about mental health, in their school and community and to educate people about the mental health issues that are most pertinent to young people. The full story of the students’ success and more photos can be found on page 21. Picture Jason Clarke

COOTEHILL MAN HITS THE TOP PODCAST CHARTS WITH ‘LOVE AND COURAGE’!

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19 May 2017 No Comment
COOTEHILL MAN HITS THE TOP PODCAST CHARTS WITH ‘LOVE AND COURAGE’!

COOTEHILL man Ruairí McKiernan is no stranger to new ventures — and it looks like his latest project is off to a flying start! McKiernan recently launched his ‘Love and Courage’ podcast, and within 24 hours it had hit the number one spot on the iTunes podcast charts, beating off stiff opposition from well known US and Irish rivals. Podcasts make up a media format that is growing rapidly in popularity. They are either audio versions of existing radio shows or independent productions available only online or through podcast apps ...

BELGIAN AMBASSADOR WELCOMES VISITORS FROM GEEL TO DUBLIN

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19 May 2017 No Comment
BELGIAN AMBASSADOR WELCOMES VISITORS FROM GEEL TO DUBLIN

Michael Fisher Belgium’s Ambassador to Ireland hosted a reception at his residence last Thursday for a group of visitors from Geel, a city in the province of Antwerp. They flew in from Brussels and were given a short tour of Dublin city centre on their way to the embassy. Their route took them past Croke Park and the GPO in O’Connell Street, as well as Raglan Road in Ballsbridge, where the link with Monaghan poet Patrick Kavanagh was explained. The Belgians were on their way to County Monaghan to celebrate 25 ...

MONAGHAN TOWN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHED IN STYLE

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19 May 2017 No Comment
MONAGHAN TOWN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHED IN STYLE

The 2017 Monaghan Town Country Music Festival was launched in grand style at Monaghan’s Hillgrove Hotel on Sunday night last. The honour of officially initiating the fifth annual open air extravaganza set to take place in The Diamond in Monaghan from July 13-16 next fell to hugely popular country songster Jimmy Buckley, whose stand-out performance in the Hillgrove gave fans a foretaste of what to expect when he headlines the opening Thursday night festival bill. The other lead performers on this year’s programme are Derek Ryan (Friday, 14th), Michael English ...

MULLIGAN SHINES …

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19 May 2017 No Comment
MULLIGAN SHINES …

Grass roots soccer in this area has received a major boost with the news that exciting Monaghan Utd/Cavan Football Partnership starlet Aaron Mulligan has been called up to the U16 Ireland international squad. T he Latton native will join his national team-mates this weekend for an invitational tournament in Mayo where matches will be played against Denmark, Northern Ireland and Kosovo. The matches will take place between Sunday, May 21st and Thursday 25th at the headquarters of Westport Utd/Castlebar Celtic. News of young Mulligan’s call-up has been warmly greeted by the ...