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RECKLESS BREXITEERS SHOWING IGNORANCE OVER BORDER BACKSTOP: JOHN MAJOR

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14 Dec 2018 No Comment
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 ...

CARRICK’S MONSIGNOR LARRY DUFFY NAMED AS BISHOP-ELECT OF CLOGHER

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14 Dec 2018 No Comment
CARRICK’S MONSIGNOR LARRY DUFFY NAMED AS BISHOP-ELECT OF CLOGHER

By Veronica Corr The Northern Standard was afforded the opportunity to conduct a brief interview with Bishop-Elect Larry Duffy, after the announcement of his promotion in St. Joseph’s Church, Carrickmacross on Saturday morning last. Famed for his modesty, he was his approachable self. When asked how he felt on the morning, just after the announcement was made, after accepting congratulations, Monsignor Duffy said: “I’m feeling calm, relieved and grateful to be this far on.” He explained that the Papal Nuncio had given him as much time as he needed to ...

CHRISTMAS BONANZA FOR MONAGHAN NEW €5M BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
CHRISTMAS BONANZA FOR MONAGHAN NEW €5M BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE

Michael Fisher “It’s a landmark day for our county and Monaghan is on a roll at the moment” is how Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys described the announcement on Monday of a €5 million biotechnology research centre in Monaghan that could completely transform the local economy. It will employ 250 highly trained biotech specialists. According to one of the leading members of the Bioconnect company, Peter Corcoran of Monaghan Biosciences, the centre would have the potential to create a further 1,000 jobs in the agrifood industry locally, ...

MAN KILLED AND GARDA INJURED IN CASTLEBLAYNEY ROAD INCIDENT

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30 Nov 2018 Comments Off on MAN KILLED AND GARDA INJURED IN CASTLEBLAYNEY ROAD INCIDENT
MAN KILLED AND GARDA INJURED IN CASTLEBLAYNEY ROAD INCIDENT

PATSY McARDLE Civic and community leaders in Castleblayney expressed shock and grief yesterday (Wednesday) over a tragic incident in the town prior to midnight on Tuesday in which a 40-year-old father-of-two was killed when his parked car was struck by a speeding vehicle which was being pursued at the time by Gardaí. A Garda who had attempted to question the driver of the speeding car, before it was driven off at high speed, was dragged for about 500 metres and was later taken to hospital for facial, head and leg ...

CARRICK’S NEWLY-RENOVATED MAGNIFICENT MARKET HOUSE OFFICIALLY OPENED

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30 Nov 2018 Comments Off on CARRICK’S NEWLY-RENOVATED MAGNIFICENT MARKET HOUSE OFFICIALLY OPENED
CARRICK’S NEWLY-RENOVATED MAGNIFICENT MARKET HOUSE OFFICIALLY OPENED

By Veronica Corr The eagerly anticipated opening of the sympathetically renovated Market House Phase I, encompassing Carrickmacross Lace Gallery and craft gallery (Collective at Market Square) took place on Monday afternoon. The building looked magnificent and the Christmas tree in the foyer made it all the more inviting. The civic structure has maintained its original features, whilst incorporating modern touches, which are essential in buildings nowadays. The invited guests congregated in the Lace Gallery for speeches. Master of Ceremonies for the event was Paul Clifford, Director of Services with Monaghan ...

Ó CAOLÁIN AND COLLEAGUES ENGAGE LACPATRICK MANAGEMENT ON CUTBACKS AND FUTURE OF MONAGHAN SITE

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30 Nov 2018 Comments Off on Ó CAOLÁIN AND COLLEAGUES ENGAGE LACPATRICK MANAGEMENT ON CUTBACKS AND FUTURE OF MONAGHAN SITE
Ó CAOLÁIN AND COLLEAGUES ENGAGE LACPATRICK MANAGEMENT ON CUTBACKS AND FUTURE OF MONAGHAN SITE

Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin Dáil Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, accompanied by Monaghan Co Council colleagues Councillors Brian McKenna and Seán Conlon, met with LacPatrick Head of Communications and Merger Overseer Patrick Donohoe on Friday last at the LacPatrick Monaghan premises, the site of the former Town of Monaghan Co-op. Deputy Ó Caoláin told the Northern Standard that he had secured the meeting in his ongoing efforts to give voice to the concerns of the Monaghanbased LacPatrick workforce, and the wider north Monaghan community, at the recently announced cutbacks in workers’ pay ...

CHRISTMAS BONUSES AXED BY LACPATRICK AS PART OF COST SAVINGS

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23 Nov 2018 Comments Off on CHRISTMAS BONUSES AXED BY LACPATRICK AS PART OF COST SAVINGS
CHRISTMAS BONUSES AXED BY LACPATRICK AS PART OF COST SAVINGS

Michael Fisher Staff at LacPatrick Dairies have been told there will be no Christmas bonuses paid this year at any of the company’s three centres in Monaghan, Artigarvan Co. Tyrone and Ballyrashane near Coleraine. It’s part of a number of cost saving measures being put in place in order “to support the survival of the company”. The cuts do not involve any change to salaries. The co-operative’s shareholders last month unanimously approved plans to amalgamate with Lakeland Dairies, a move that needs to be approved by the competition authorities on ...

COMBILIFT WINS ASIA MATTERS AWARD

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23 Nov 2018 Comments Off on COMBILIFT WINS ASIA MATTERS AWARD
COMBILIFT WINS ASIA MATTERS AWARD

Monaghan material handling specialist manufacturer Combilift has yet another award to add to its trophy cabinet – this time for its recent expansion and activities in the Asian market which were recognised at the inaugural Asia Matters Business Awards. The Asia Matters award focuses on building dynamic business links and understanding between Asia and Ireland to drive economic growth. Since Combilift was established 20 years ago it has collected numerous accolades for its achievements in product design and innovation, its exporting expertise and overall company management. Martin McVicar and Robert ...

WINDFALL FOR ROSSMORE!

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23 Nov 2018 Comments Off on WINDFALL FOR ROSSMORE!
WINDFALL FOR ROSSMORE!

• Monaghan forest park gets €421,000 for future developments Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD has allocated funding of €421,000 to Rossmore Forest Park under Measure 3 of his Department’s Outdoor Recreation Scheme, it was learned on Tuesday last. The funding will facilitate a programme of major development works at the amenity, where construction of a playground has just commenced and plans are in train for further development of the Giant’s Trail feature. Welcoming the funding, Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather ...

BREXIT AND CAP MAY POSE “DOUBLE THREAT” TO FAMILY FARMS, ‘BLAYNEY SEMINAR TOLD

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16 Nov 2018 Comments Off on BREXIT AND CAP MAY POSE “DOUBLE THREAT” TO FAMILY FARMS, ‘BLAYNEY SEMINAR TOLD
BREXIT AND CAP MAY POSE “DOUBLE THREAT” TO FAMILY FARMS, ‘BLAYNEY SEMINAR TOLD

Patsy McArdle The exit of Britain and the North from the European Union, and the implications for farmers from a revised EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), were described at a largely attended seminar in Co Monaghan last Friday, as creating a “double threat for the future of the family farm sector, on both sides of the Irish border. The widely representative Future of Irish Farming seminar was organised by Midlands/North West Sinn Fein MEP Mr Matt Carthy and addressed by the leaders of different major farming organisations, including the Irish ...