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NEW APPRENTICESHIP FOR ENGINEERING SKILLS WILL OFFER STUDENTS LOCAL TRAINING AND JOBS

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
NEW APPRENTICESHIP FOR ENGINEERING SKILLS WILL OFFER STUDENTS LOCAL TRAINING AND JOBS

COMBILIFT AMONG THE BACKERS OF THE SCHEME CALL TO END ACADEMIC SNOBBERY Secondary students in County Monaghan who don’t want to go to College but are seeking to develop their skills and work locally are being encouraged to apply for a new apprentice programme for engineering skills. The national scheme which was officially launched on Monday by Ministers Heather Humphreys and Joe McHugh has the backing of a major employer in the area, Combilift. Co-founder and managing director Martin McVicar said apprenticeships needed to be seen in a different light by ...

HARD BORDER LOOMS IN NO-DEAL SCENARIO

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
HARD BORDER LOOMS IN NO-DEAL SCENARIO

AS BRITISH PARLIAMENT IN CHAOS OVER BREXIT Michael Fisher Businesses in County Monaghan have been urged to start making contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit and the likelihood of a hard border for moving goods after March 29th. The possibility of a return to customs posts in Monaghan, Dundalk and other border towns was raised by a former Irish customs official at a breakfast seminar in Carrickmacross yesterday organised by financial services consultants Grant Thornton. (see separate report on page 7). Michael McGill said it now seemed the UK will leave ...

SINN FÉIN THROWS DOWN MONAGHAN HOSPITAL GAUNTLET TO POLITICAL RIVALS

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
SINN FÉIN THROWS DOWN MONAGHAN HOSPITAL GAUNTLET TO POLITICAL RIVALS

Peter Hughes Sinn Féin have thrown down the gauntlet to other political parties and prospective election candidates to stand firm with them in a commitment to work towards the restoration of services at Monaghan Hospital. The party moved at a public meeting they convened in Monaghan Town last Wednesday evening to bring the hospital issue back to the forefront of the local political agenda in advance of May’s local government and European Parliament elections and the next General Election. SF TD for Cavan/Monaghan Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin co-hosted the meeting with ...

“WHERE WAS GYPROC?” –

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10 Jan 2019 No Comment
“WHERE WAS GYPROC?” –

Mining company criticised for lack of contact with Magheracloone residents Peter Hughes Mining company Gyproc were criticised at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council in Castleblayney for what was perceived as their lack of contact and interaction with the people of Magheracloone in the aftermath of the major subsidence incident there in September, and following the discovery on December 19 last of a fresh crown hole in the area. The actions taken by Monaghan Co Council to deal with the December 19 incident, including the closure for a second time of ...

RESPITE CAMPAIGNERS TO MEET MINISTER MCGRATH ON SUSPENSION OF SERVICE AT CENTRE IN COOTEHILL

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10 Jan 2019 No Comment
RESPITE CAMPAIGNERS TO MEET MINISTER MCGRATH ON SUSPENSION OF SERVICE AT CENTRE IN COOTEHILL

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTED BY PUBLIC PROTEST AT ST DAVNET’S ON FRIDAY • Michael McDonnell CAMPAIGNERS for the restoration of disability respite services at a centre in Cootehill — which caters for families in a wide Monaghan and Cavan catchment area — mounted a three-hour protest at the gates to St Davnet’s between 10am and 1pm last Friday morning. The Northern Standard was told this week by Jennie Farrelly, one of the protest’s organisers and spokesperson for the Parents Action Group for Respite Services (Cavan-Monaghan), that everyone involved was delighted that up on ...

BREXIT CHAOS LOOMS IN 2019 – Ó CAOLAIN

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4 Jan 2019 Comments Off on BREXIT CHAOS LOOMS IN 2019 – Ó CAOLAIN
BREXIT CHAOS LOOMS IN 2019 – Ó CAOLAIN

Government makes contingency plans in event of ‘no deal’ scenario Michael Fisher The government is meeting today (Thursday) to prioritise legislation in the increasingly likely event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. This full Cabinet meeting was announced just before Christmas when details of a contingency action plan were published in preparation for a ‘no deal’ scenario. The Sinn Féin Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said the prospect of a British ‘crash-out’ from the EU was looming closer and warned of the consequences for the business, tourism and agriculture sectors in particular. With ...

NEW SINKHOLE EMERGES IN MAGHERACLOONE

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4 Jan 2019 Comments Off on NEW SINKHOLE EMERGES IN MAGHERACLOONE
NEW SINKHOLE EMERGES IN MAGHERACLOONE

By Veronica Corr Another sinkhole was discovered close to the L4900 Drumgossatt Road, Magheracloone by Gyproc on December 19th, which necessitated the closure of the road by Monaghan County Council the next day. Gyproc claims that the latest subsidence incident has nothing to do with the initial collapse of an unused part of Drumgossatt mine in September. Cathaoirleach of Carrickmacross/Castleblayney Municipal District Colm Carthy broke the news of this latest sinkhole on social media one day after we went to press. The Sinn Féin representative later issued a statement on ...

DASHCAM FOOTAGE COULD BE VITAL IN BALLYBAY ATM THEFT INVESTIGATION – GARDAÍ

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21 Dec 2018 Comments Off on DASHCAM FOOTAGE COULD BE VITAL IN BALLYBAY ATM THEFT INVESTIGATION – GARDAÍ
DASHCAM FOOTAGE COULD BE VITAL IN BALLYBAY ATM THEFT INVESTIGATION – GARDAÍ

Peter Hughes Footage from motorists’ dashcams could provide important information in the investigation of the theft by a criminal gang of the ATM machine from the Ballybay Bank of Ireland branch in the early hours of Sunday morning last, the Gardaí have stated. Speaking to the Northern Standard on Tuesday, Superintendent Fergus Treanor of Carrickmacross Garda Station appealed to motorists who may have been travelling in the area of Ballybay around the time of the incident, which is believed to have taken place around 3 am, and had their dashcams ...

A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF PEACE FOR MONAGHAN TOWN!

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21 Dec 2018 Comments Off on A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF PEACE FOR MONAGHAN TOWN!
A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF PEACE FOR MONAGHAN TOWN!

• €9.5 million funding secured for “shared space” facility to house new Museum and Library Peter Hughes The recent series of positive funding announcements for Monaghan Town and its environs continued on Friday last when it was learned that the Monaghan Peace Campus project had been successful in securing funding of €9.5 million under the EU’s PEACE IV programme. The new facility will be constructed on lands at the Plantation Road in the town which were formerly occupied by the local authority machinery yard. The three-storey building will provide a new ...

RECKLESS BREXITEERS SHOWING IGNORANCE OVER BORDER BACKSTOP: JOHN MAJOR

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14 Dec 2018 Comments Off on RECKLESS BREXITEERS SHOWING IGNORANCE OVER BORDER BACKSTOP: JOHN MAJOR
RECKLESS BREXITEERS SHOWING IGNORANCE OVER BORDER BACKSTOP: JOHN MAJOR

Michael Fisher As the Brexit debate reached a crucial stage in the United Kingdom, former British Prime Minister Sir John Major was in Ireland this week to remember his collaboration 25 years ago with the late Albert Reynolds in the Downing Street declaration that paved the way for the peace process. He criticised what he said was the “breathtaking ignorance” unionist leaders and Eurosceptics had shown over the Irish border during the Brexit debate. Sir John called for calm but warned that the imposition of a hard border was a ...