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BALLINODE’S HOLLY IS FIRST BABY OF THE YEAR IN CAVAN/MONAGHAN!

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
BALLINODE’S HOLLY IS FIRST BABY OF THE YEAR IN CAVAN/MONAGHAN!

THE FIRST BABY of the year in Cavan General Hospital was the hail and hearty Holly! Weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 12oz, Baby Holly Smyth brought cheer and smiles all round with her arrival at 12:15pm on Tuesday 2nd January as the first to be born in the Cavan’s maternity ward for 2018! The beautiful Holly may have been first in Cavan/Monaghan this year ….

HUMPHREYS ARRANGES MEETING WITH MINISTER NAUGHTEN ON INTERCONNECTOR

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
HUMPHREYS ARRANGES MEETING WITH MINISTER NAUGHTEN ON INTERCONNECTOR

COUNTY COUNCILLORS STAND UNITED ON UNDERGROUNDING Michael Fisher Minister Heather Humphreys is arranging a meeting between the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D. and members of Monaghan County Council to discuss EirGrid’s plans for the North South interconnector. It follows a special meeting of Monaghan County Council on Monday, attended by local Oireachtas representatives. Meanwhile EirGrid has added two more agricultural liaison officers to its team. Their representatives will be in Castleblayney next Thursday for anyone who wants to talk to them about the interconnector plans. Cathaoirleach ...

TREANOR CLAIMS ‘COUNTY OF SANCTUARY’ PLAN WILL BRING “UNDESIRABLES” TO MONAGHAN “IN DROVES”

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
TREANOR CLAIMS ‘COUNTY OF SANCTUARY’ PLAN WILL BRING “UNDESIRABLES” TO MONAGHAN “IN DROVES”

BUT CHIEF EXECUTIVE ASSURES COUNCILLORS THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE TO PEACE IV PROJECT By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie INDEPENDENT Monaghan town-based county councillor Seamus Treanor’s concerns about immigration were again voiced strongly at Monday’s meeting of the local authority when he called on the Chief Executive to call a halt to the ‘County of Sanctuary’ project — which he described as “codology” and likely to encourage “undesirables” to “arrive in droves”. The initiative referred to by Cllr Treanor is to be implemented under the Peace IV Action Plan launched on 13th December ...

MONAGHAN COMMUNITY AND IRISH SOCCER SPHERE MOURNING DEATH OF SEÁN MCCAFFREY

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5 Jan 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN COMMUNITY AND IRISH SOCCER SPHERE MOURNING DEATH OF SEÁN MCCAFFREY

The deep sense of grief and loss evident in the Monaghan community since the news of the passing of Sean McCaffrey at Cavan General Hospital on December 30 has been reflected at all levels among the Irish soccer fraternity. From Annaghlough, Castleshane, 58-year-old Mr McCaffrey made an indelible impact on soccer development at local, regional and national level. A seminal figure in the foundation of the Monaghan United club, he was also a founder of Oriel Celtic and his influence as a coach and manager bore fruit in the number ...

WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT IN TRUAGH

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5 Jan 2018 No Comment
WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT IN TRUAGH

ENERGY COMPANY SEEKS PLANNING PERMISSION FOR SEVEN TURBINES Michael Fisher New plans submitted by an energy company seeking planning permission for a wind farm in the Errigal Truagh area of north Monaghan do not contain any increase in the height above ground of the seven proposed turbines. Documents submitted to Monaghan County Council shortly before Christmas by Galetech Energy Services provided answers to a number of issues raised by the Planning Department when the company submitted a previous application…

DECEASED GARDA SERGEANT REMEMBERED AS “TRUE LEADER” BY COLLEAGUES

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5 Jan 2018 No Comment
DECEASED GARDA SERGEANT REMEMBERED AS “TRUE LEADER” BY COLLEAGUES

A Garda Sergeant who passed away in tragic circumstances on Christmas Eve has been remembered as “a true leader” by his colleagues in the force. Detective Garda Sergeant Gabriel Bell, of Kiltubrid, Threemilehouse and formerly of Bog Road, Mullins Cross, Dunleer, Co Louth was a wellknown and long-serving police officer in the Monaghan District and was widely respected for the exacting manner in which he discharged his professional duties. His tragic passing on December 24 evoked shock and sadness across a wide area, and the community’s sympathy resides with his ...

ENTERPRISE BOOST FOR BALLYBAY

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15 Dec 2017 Comments Off on ENTERPRISE BOOST FOR BALLYBAY
ENTERPRISE BOOST FOR BALLYBAY

Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and recently appointed Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys brought good news to Ballybay on Monday last. Speaking at the town’s Enterprise Park, Minister Humphreys announced funding for the development there of a new Regional Food Centre of Excellence – one of 21 regional projects set to receive a total of €30.5 million in competitive funding from Enterprise Ireland. Pictured by Rory Geary at the announcement event are from left: Brendan Mallon, Mallon’s Foods; Minister Humphreys; Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland; Monaghan ...

CRUCIAL EU SUMMIT IN BRUSSELS TO SET TERMS FOR NEXT PHASE OF BREXIT TALKS

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15 Dec 2017 Comments Off on CRUCIAL EU SUMMIT IN BRUSSELS TO SET TERMS FOR NEXT PHASE OF BREXIT TALKS
CRUCIAL EU SUMMIT IN BRUSSELS TO SET TERMS FOR NEXT PHASE OF BREXIT TALKS

Michael Fisher A visit last week to the Monaghan/Armagh border at Middletown by a group of British MPs from an influential House of Commons committee demonstrated the differences over Brexit amongst the parties at Westminster, where the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was being debated yesterday. Meanwhile government leaders from 27 countries excluding the UK will meet at the European Council in Brussels tomorrow to decide when the next stage of the Brexit talks should begin. There was some optimism after a position paper on the status of the Irish border ...

“PHENOMENAL” RESPONSE TO MOVEMBER INITIATIVE FOR CROCUS

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15 Dec 2017 Comments Off on “PHENOMENAL” RESPONSE TO MOVEMBER INITIATIVE FOR CROCUS
“PHENOMENAL” RESPONSE TO MOVEMBER INITIATIVE FOR CROCUS

“Phenomenal” was how key organiser Frank McEnaney of the Westenra Arms Hotel in Monaghan Town described the local public response to the Movember initiative undertaken to raise funding for Monaghan’s Crocus cancer support group. Staff and members from a number of prominent business premises and community organisations throughout Monaghan got behind the effort with great enthusiasm, growing their facial hair throughout the month of November prior to the big sponsored shave-off held recently in The West, which attracted a packed audience. In all the effort has raised in the region ...

PATRICK KAVANAGH COMMEMORATION

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7 Dec 2017 Comments Off on PATRICK KAVANAGH COMMEMORATION
PATRICK KAVANAGH COMMEMORATION

“Homer’s ghost came whispering…”: Modern-day literary disciples of the great Inniskeen poet Patrick Kavanagh gathered at his graveside to pay homage on Thursday last as the 50th anniversary of his death was marked by a commemoration event organised jointly by Monaghan Co Council and the Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre, and funded by Culture Ireland. Our photograph by Rory Geary shows Monaghan novelist Evelyn Conlon reading from Kavanagh’s work as Cork poet Theo Dorgan and Monaghan poet …