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BREXIT NO GOOD FOR ANYBODY: SWEDISH MINISTER

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18 May 2018 No Comment
BREXIT NO GOOD FOR ANYBODY: SWEDISH MINISTER

Michael Fisher “Brexit is no good for anybody”. That was the message from Sweden’s EU Minister Ann Linde during a visit to the border at Moybridge, Co. Monaghan yesterday. She was shown the crossing point into Co. Tyrone on the main N2 road from Dublin to Derry by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD. Speaking to The Northern Standard, the Swedish Minister said she was interested to see that there was no border apart from a change in the road markings from a broken yellow line ...

100 NEW HIGH-SKILL JOBS FOR MONAGHAN

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11 May 2018 No Comment
100 NEW HIGH-SKILL JOBS FOR MONAGHAN

– Entekra aims to conquer US housing market • Peter Hughes Recruitment is now actively underway to fill 100 new highskill positions in the Monaghan division of the home manufacturing firm Entekra, company co-founder Gerry McCaughey told The Northern Standard this week. Entekra, which is based in Monaghan and California, announced on Monday that it had secured a $55 million (€46 million) investment that would spur an expansion of its Monaghan operations to enable the company realise ambitious plans to create a dominant niche for itself in the US housing supply ...

THREE AREAS TO GET FLOOD PREVENTION SCHEMES…

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11 May 2018 No Comment
THREE AREAS TO GET FLOOD PREVENTION SCHEMES…

But it could be 2029 before they are completed Michael Fisher Proposed flood prevention measures for Monaghan town, Inniskeen and Ballybay will have to wait up to ten years before they are completed according to an announcement last week by the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD. The Minister visited Co. Monaghan in January in the company of the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and local Fine Gael Deputy Heather Humphreys TD. He saw for himself a …

MONAGHAN’S MARATHON MAESTRO FETED

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11 May 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN’S MARATHON MAESTRO FETED

Monaghan’s maestro of the marathon Leslie Crawford was the recipient of a surprise celebration in his honour at Ballyalbany Hall on Monday last. Leslie’s friends in the local running fraternity arranged the function to mark his 200th marathon, the Belfast City event held earlier in the day. He is pictured with his wife Kanita and daughter Suzanne. © Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

“START SMALL. DO WELL. GO GLOBAL.”

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4 May 2018 Comments Off on “START SMALL. DO WELL. GO GLOBAL.”
“START SMALL. DO WELL. GO GLOBAL.”

– Taoiseach urges Irish companies to adopt the Combilift mantra Peter Hughes Start small. Do well. Go global. This was the mantra for success Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ascribed to Monaghan forklift manufacturer and material handling supplier Combilift when he officially opened their new €50 million global headquarters and manufacturing facility at Annahagh last Thursday. Leo obviously liked the sound of the mantra. “It is why Combilift’s story is so compelling,” he said. While the Government would continue to try to attract more inward investment to these shores, the Taoiseach pledged, “We ...

NORTH MONAGHAN EMIGRATION ERA ENCAPSULATED IN HERITAGE INITIATIVE

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4 May 2018 Comments Off on NORTH MONAGHAN EMIGRATION ERA ENCAPSULATED IN HERITAGE INITIATIVE
NORTH MONAGHAN EMIGRATION ERA ENCAPSULATED IN HERITAGE INITIATIVE

A traditional embarkation point for North Monaghan people departing for foreign shores during the eras of mass Irish emigration has been enshrined in a community heritage initiative. An interpretative sign marking the location of the “America Cross” at Killylough, Tydavnet was unveiled in a short ceremony on Tuesday April 24 last. The striking sign was designed by local public representative and Cathaoirleach of the Monaghan Municipal District Paudge Connolly, who was a key mover in the initiative to mark the historic significance of the T junction location where emigrants traditionally ...

REVEALED: HOW EIRGRID SPENT OVER €1.7 MILLION DURING INTERCONNECTOR PLANNING HEARING

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12 Apr 2018 Comments Off on REVEALED: HOW EIRGRID SPENT OVER €1.7 MILLION DURING INTERCONNECTOR PLANNING HEARING
REVEALED: HOW EIRGRID SPENT OVER €1.7 MILLION DURING INTERCONNECTOR PLANNING HEARING

Michael Fisher EirGrid spent over €1.7 million in various expenses incurred during the eleven weeks oral hearing in Carrickmacross two years ago concerning the North South interconnector. This is in addition to the costs of over €1 million spent on advertising, sponsorship and planning, as exclusively revealed in this paper last month. The company was asked by The Northern Standard to release details under the Freedom of Information legislation about expenditure on attendance by staff and consultants at the Bord Pleanála enquiry. An Inspector eventually granted permission in December 2016 ...

THE STAGE IS SET! – PLANS UNVEILED FOR MAJOR CO MONAGHAN RALLY EVENT

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12 Apr 2018 Comments Off on THE STAGE IS SET! – PLANS UNVEILED FOR MAJOR CO MONAGHAN RALLY EVENT
THE STAGE IS SET! – PLANS UNVEILED FOR MAJOR CO MONAGHAN RALLY EVENT

The formal launch took place on Thursday evening last of the 2018 edition of the biggest sporting event to be staged annually in Co Monaghan. The Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Stages Rally takes place on Sunday, April 22. Brendan Flynn dons the Clerk of the Course mantle after a year’s absence from the role, and he told the Four Seasons-hosted launch event that he had selected new stages in the north and east Monaghan areas which he was confident would pose a testing technical challenge for the….

CO-OPS TAKE AID ROLE AS FODDER SHORTAGE BEGINS TO BITE

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6 Apr 2018 Comments Off on CO-OPS TAKE AID ROLE AS FODDER SHORTAGE BEGINS TO BITE
CO-OPS TAKE AID ROLE AS FODDER SHORTAGE BEGINS TO BITE

Dairies Lakeland and LacPatrick both announced assistance measures for their suppliers yesterday as a consensus emerged among political and agricultural observers that the fodder shortage was beginning to impact heavily upon Co Monaghan. Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD yesterday announced an immediate review of fodder supplies and the identification of further measures to increase fodder…