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REVENUE COMMISSIONERS NOT PLANNING CUSTOMS POSTS AT BORDER

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19 May 2017 No Comment
REVENUE COMMISSIONERS NOT PLANNING CUSTOMS POSTS AT BORDER

Michael Fisher A few days after the EU’s Chief Negotiator on Brexit Michel Barnier visited County Monaghan and saw where the Dundalk to Castleblayney road crosses the border, a representative of the Revenue Commissioners has revealed that a new type of customs post could be established up to 15km from the border following Brexit. The Oireachtas Finance Committee heard on Tuesday from officials from Revenue, who said the UK was to be classed as a so called “third country”, which would see all transactions subject to customs declarations. There’ve been ...

DEPUTIES EXPRESS CONCERNS TO MINISTER OVER PROPOSED INTERCONNECTOR STUDY

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19 May 2017 No Comment
DEPUTIES EXPRESS CONCERNS TO MINISTER OVER PROPOSED INTERCONNECTOR STUDY

Deputies from three constituencies in Cavan/Monaghan and Meath affected by the proposed EirGrid interconnector have held a meeting with Communications Minister Denis Naughten about the terms of reference recently announced by his Department for a new study on the overhead pylon project. Four Ministers including Heather Humphreys TD attended the briefing at Leinster House by their Cabinet colleague. Afterwards the two Fianna Fáil Deputies for Cavan/Monaghan along with Senator Robbie Gallagher from Monaghan expressed their concerns. Deputy Niamh Smyth said she was exasperated after the meeting. She said they had ...

“SCUMBAGS” MAKING PEOPLE’S LIVES A MISERY IN MONAGHAN TOWN PARK

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19 May 2017 No Comment
“SCUMBAGS” MAKING PEOPLE’S LIVES A MISERY IN MONAGHAN TOWN PARK

The patience of the people and political representatives of Monaghan Town with public drinking and anti-social behaviour activities by individuals who congregate in an area of the scenic Peter’s Lake park in the centre of the county capital has reached an end. This was the clear message emanating from Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District when the Gardaí were called upon to step up patrols in the area and implement the heavy fines for public drinking applicable under town bye-laws. Those responsible for the behaviour were referred to as ...

OVER 2,500 PARTICIPATE IN MONAGHAN DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

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12 May 2017 No Comment
OVER 2,500 PARTICIPATE IN MONAGHAN DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

2017 Monaghan Darkness Into Light event, which took place in the early hours of last Saturday morning, was hailed a resounding success by organisers with over 2,500 people taking part. This was the fourth year that Monaghan participated in the national fundraiser for Pieta House and the 5K walk and run was facilitated by Monaghan Harps GAA Club. Speaking to The Northern Standard, one of the 30 organisers behind the Monaghan event, Sean McKenna, said that an increase in people taking part in this event both nationally and ...

MONAGHAN CBS – ST. MARY’S BNS MONAGHAN – 150YR DINNER DANCE AND BOOK LAUNCH

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12 May 2017 No Comment
MONAGHAN CBS – ST. MARY’S BNS MONAGHAN – 150YR DINNER DANCE AND BOOK LAUNCH

There will be a Dinner Dance and Book Launch for the Monaghan CBS, St. Mary’s BNS 150yr Celebration in the Hillgrove Hotel on Friday, June 9th at 8.00pm. Past pupils, staff, former staff members, parents and friends are all welcome to attend. We have already had confirmation that past pupils and family members from the 1940s,50s,60s,70s,80s,90s and 2000s will be attending. This night is a great opportunity for generations of Monaghan people from far and wide to gather together. People who wish to arrange specific tables of 10 or 12 ...

MINISTER ANNOUNCES A WELCOME €305,000 BOOST FOR ‘BLAYNEY CARE BODY

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5 May 2017 Comments Off
MINISTER ANNOUNCES A WELCOME €305,000 BOOST FOR ‘BLAYNEY CARE BODY

By PATSY McARDLE THE Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys T.D., announced special funding of over €305,000 for Castleblayney Care Housing Association Ltd. on Thursday last. The announcement was warmly welcomed in the mid- Monaghan town by local Fine Gael councillor Aidan Campbell, who said the allocation will further enhance the excellent work which the care body is doing for the benefit of others in need of special care in the area. Announcing the funding the local Dail deputy, Minister Humphreys said she was delighted ...

ROSSMORE LAND UP FOR SALE

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5 May 2017 Comments Off
ROSSMORE LAND UP FOR SALE

Michael Fisher The two centuries link between Monaghan town and its once dominant landlord is being cut as Lord Rossmore puts up for sale the last of his land in Rossmore Park. ‘It’s the end of an era’ according to Noel Carney, Chair of the Monaghan Heritage Network and member of the Dartrey Heritage Association. According to the auctioneers Gartlan O’Rourke who are handling the sale, the land at Drumbear on the Cootehill road includes 46 acres (18.6 hectares) of mostly forested land and three lakes. The agents say there ...

BREXIT COUNTDOWN SUGGESTS TRADE GROUPS MUST ‘MOBILISE IN BORDER TOWNS’

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30 Apr 2017 Comments Off
BREXIT COUNTDOWN SUGGESTS TRADE GROUPS MUST ‘MOBILISE IN BORDER TOWNS’

By PATSY McARDLE SERIOUS cross-border concerns have surfaced in Border towns in relation to the possible–and uncertain–implications from Brexit for local communities, including social, sporting, and commercial bodies, in the region. While traders and trade bodies in Co Monaghan are hopeful of minimal repercussions in respect of business links, with hopes also of some firms moving southwards from the North—so that they can retain a base within the EU—there are also some hazy suggestions that the Border region could be turned into a new ‘tax haven’! Recently, a team of top British civil ...

LOCAL HERO TOOK THE HEAT IN DRAGONS’ DEN!

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30 Apr 2017 Comments Off
LOCAL HERO TOOK THE HEAT IN DRAGONS’ DEN!

By Veronica Corr Art McArdle from Inniskeen and now living in Magheracloone, played a blinder on Sunday night’s Dragons’ Den on RTE One. The inventor of Heat Hero, based on the Shercock Road, Carrickmacross, asked Dragons for an investment of €60,000 and he succeeded. Eleanor McEvoy, the Dragon most involved in the energy sector, put her money where her mouth was, in return for 32% of the company that Art owns and runs with his wife Adrienne. The down-to-earth plumbing entrepreneur was a big hit with the Dragons with his quick wit and ...

VICIOUS ASSAULT ON DRUMGOON FARMER BEING INVESTIGATED BY GARDAÍ

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30 Apr 2017 Comments Off
VICIOUS ASSAULT ON DRUMGOON FARMER BEING INVESTIGATED BY GARDAÍ

GARDAI are investigating a vicious attack on a Drumgoonbased farmer and former Cavan Co Council election candidate, who told the Northern Standard that he was attacked with spiked bars and sticks by a group of masked men after they rammed his car. Harry Reburn, aged 58, says he fears for his safety while living living on his own — after what he calls a 20-minute ordeal that occurred while he was on his way home from Mass on Easter Saturday. He suspects that up to six men who carried out ...