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“WE WOULDN’T CHANGE OUR CHILDREN FOR THE WORLD, BUT WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN”

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
“WE WOULDN’T CHANGE OUR CHILDREN FOR THE WORLD, BUT WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN”

– Martin McBreen, Chairman of the Down Syndrome Centre North East at official launch By Veronica Corr The official launch of the Down Syndrome Centre North East (DSCNE) took place on Saturday afternoon and it was a great occasion. Things didn’t go exactly according to plan as the marquee company cancelled after a wind warning, but it all worked out great because Carrickmacross Civic Offices flung open its doors, proving that it is a community venue. It was planned that Kate Grant, Benefit brand ambassador and Down Syndrome self-advocate would perform the ...

GREEN LIGHT FOR ALDI IN MONAGHAN

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
GREEN LIGHT FOR ALDI IN MONAGHAN

Michael Fisher The Planning Board has turned down objections from local retailers in Monaghan and granted permission for the construction of an ALDI supermarket in Monaghan town. The go ahead was originally given in April 2017 by Monaghan County Council for a new Aldi store at the site known as McNally’s car park. Aldi Stores Ireland Ltd will construct a single storey discount food store at the junction of Macartan Road (N54) and the Glen Road (R162). The 1814 sq.m supermarket will include 91 car parking spaces and an off-licence. ...

ATM THEFT IN KINGSCOURT

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
ATM THEFT IN KINGSCOURT

By Veronica Corr Superintendent Tim Burke of Bailieboro Garda Station confirmed to The Northern Standard this week, that the Bank of Ireland branch’s external ATM machine on Kingscourt’s Main Street, had been ripped out of the wall with a digger at around 4am on Sunday morning, March 10th. T he ATM was removed using a short wheel based light coloured Jeep with a trailer. A number of people were involved in the theft, which took less than 10 minutes. The digger, which was transported on a low loader, was abandoned and ...

EXCLUSIVE: GYPROC MANAGEMENT ADDRESS RUMOURS AND TALK ABOUT THE COMPANY’S FUTURE IN SOUTH MONAGHAN

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7 Mar 2019 Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE: GYPROC MANAGEMENT ADDRESS RUMOURS AND TALK ABOUT THE COMPANY’S FUTURE IN SOUTH MONAGHAN
EXCLUSIVE: GYPROC MANAGEMENT ADDRESS RUMOURS AND TALK ABOUT THE COMPANY’S FUTURE IN SOUTH MONAGHAN

By Veronica Corr Five months after the subsidence incident at Magheracloone Mitchells GAA grounds and community centre on September 24th, 2018, this reporter visited Gyproc’s factory site outside Kingscourt. The purpose of last Thursday afternoon’s visit was to conduct a no holds barred interview with the company’s Managing Director Brian Dolan, and Operations Director Pat O’Connor, about recent events, the rumour mill and “the Gyp’s” future in the south Monaghan and its environs. The informal meeting took place following a request from this paper to the company. It lasted an ...

LACPATRICK MERGER WITH LAKELAND APPROVED

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7 Mar 2019 Comments Off on LACPATRICK MERGER WITH LAKELAND APPROVED
LACPATRICK MERGER WITH LAKELAND APPROVED

Michael Fisher Farmers’ representatives in Co. Monaghan have generally welcomed the approval given by the statutory authorities for the proposed merger between Monaghan-based Lacpatrick Dairies and Lakeland Dairies from Co. Cavan. Because both co-operatives have extensive operations north of the border, the plan approved by shareholders last October needed to be considered by the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority. The new entity will be called Lakeland Dairies Co-Operative Society Limited. It will be the second largest dairy processor on the island of ...

AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF NO ACTIVITY…. IDA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTRE TO BRING IN FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND CREATE JOBS

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7 Mar 2019 Comments Off on AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF NO ACTIVITY…. IDA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTRE TO BRING IN FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND CREATE JOBS
AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF NO ACTIVITY…. IDA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTRE TO BRING IN FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND CREATE JOBS

For thirty years a barren field on the Armagh Road at Knockaconny in Monaghan close to the education campus has been lying empty and earmarked for a new factory. Now this site is to be transformed by the Industrial Development Authority into an advanced technology building, to sit alongside the two successful M-Tek enterprise units. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, joined IDA representatives in the chamber of Monaghan County Council on Monday morning in the M-Tek1 building to make the announcement. She said the new development ...

SIGNED, SEALED AND SOON TO BE DELIVERED… CONTRACTORS ON SITE AT THE KAVANAGH CENTRE

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1 Mar 2019 Comments Off on SIGNED, SEALED AND SOON TO BE DELIVERED… CONTRACTORS ON SITE AT THE KAVANAGH CENTRE
SIGNED, SEALED AND SOON TO BE DELIVERED… CONTRACTORS ON SITE AT THE KAVANAGH CENTRE

By Veronica Corr The signing of contracts for Phase I of the refurbishment of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen took place on Monday afternoon in the Civic Offices, Carrickmacross. The winning contractors, Monaghan County Council members and officials, members of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre’s committee and a representative of Fáilte Ireland were present. Here is what the stakeholders had to say on the day: David Cullivan, Gaffney and Cullivan Architects told The Northern Standard: “We are the design team leaders for the refurbishment… We’ve now got the job to site. ...

FOUR GOVERNMENT MINISTERS VISIT COOTEHILL TO LAUNCH NE REGIONAL ENTERPRISE PLAN

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1 Mar 2019 Comments Off on FOUR GOVERNMENT MINISTERS VISIT COOTEHILL TO LAUNCH NE REGIONAL ENTERPRISE PLAN
FOUR GOVERNMENT MINISTERS VISIT COOTEHILL TO LAUNCH NE REGIONAL ENTERPRISE PLAN

• Michael McDonnell THE LAUNCH OF a new ‘Regional Enterprise Plan’ for the three north-eastern counties of Monaghan, Cavan and Louth this week coincided with a good news story for the venue in which the event was held. Cootehill’s Enterprise and Technology Centre has been largely unused since its construction was completed a number of years ago, but it was confirmed at Monday’s event that the building has secured an anchor tenant — its first tenant — in the form of the already wellestablished innovative local business, EMCA. The icing ...

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

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22 Feb 2019 Comments Off on FIVE LOCAL TOWNS REWARDED ALMOST €4 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT’S VALENTINE’S DAY BONANZA
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 Comments Off on MAJOR MONAGHAN MD FINANCIAL COMMITMENT FOR BIO-ECONOMY PROJECT AND ROSSMORE PARK
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 ...