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FALLEN TREES AND POWER OUTAGES AS ‘STORM ALI’ LEAVES ITS MARK ON MONAGHAN

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
FALLEN TREES AND POWER OUTAGES AS ‘STORM ALI’ LEAVES ITS MARK ON MONAGHAN

• Michael McDonnell “STORM ALI” left a trail of havoc in its wake as it swept across Ireland yesterday, Wednesday, reaching its peak in this part of the country in the hours between 8am and lunchtime. It brought tragedy to Armagh, where a man in his 20s was killed in the Slieve Gullion Park area of Newry and another man in his 40s was seriously injured when a tree fell on their car and at around midday. Earlier, a woman was killed in the Clifden area of Galway when the ...

“UNITED WE STAND”

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
“UNITED WE STAND”

Eleven Years on the Pylon Campaign is Not Going Away Michael Fisher Anti pylon protestors objecting to the North South interconnector held copies of The EirGrid Files series and new posters based on ‘The Field’. Their message to the grid company when they gathered at Brackly near Lough Egish on Saturday was that “there is absolutely no public acceptability of pylons and overhead cables”. Ina Hagen displayed a front page picture from The Northern Standard exactly ten…

SEARCH RESUMES IN BRAGAN FOR IRA MURDER VICTIM

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
SEARCH RESUMES IN BRAGAN FOR IRA MURDER VICTIM

“I Can Only Pray That The Torment Will End”: Dympna Kerr (McVeigh) Michael Fisher Excavators began clawing into the bogland and stripping off the top cover of earth as a fresh search began on Monday at Bragan in Carrickroe, near Emyvale, for the body of Columba McVeigh. The 19 yearold single man from Donaghamore, Co. Tyrone, was abducted, killed and secretly buried by the IRA in 1975. The search is being carried out over a one acre site, close to a woodland area which has been excavated on four previous occasions ...

TASTE OF MONAGHAN SET TO SHOWCASEALL THAT’S GREAT ABOUT LOCAL FOOD

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
TASTE OF MONAGHAN SET TO SHOWCASEALL THAT’S GREAT ABOUT LOCAL FOOD

By Veronica Corr Monday’s workday came to a mouth-watering close with the Taste of Monaghan launch in the Market House. As one would expect there was fantastic fayre on offer, including finger food compliments of the Eastern Balti and dessert in the form of cake, by Baked with Love. Incidentally, Monday also saw the nationwide launch of Mila Khokha’s product range in 180 LIDL stores. Mila took part in the supermarket giant’s Kick Start supplier development programme, which was run in conjunction with Bord Bia. Alan Johnston, Taste of Monaghan ...

PRESIDENTIAL RACE – GALLAGHER GETS IN BUT Ó CAOLÁIN STAYS OUT

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13 Sep 2018 No Comment
PRESIDENTIAL RACE – GALLAGHER GETS IN BUT Ó CAOLÁIN STAYS OUT

With the race for Áras an Uachtaráin hotting up, matters Presidential dominated much of the political and news agenda in Co Monaghan this week, writes Peter Hughes. While Monaghan Town-born entrepreneur Sean Gallagher secured the four local authority nominations he needed to contest the October 26 poll to decide the next President of Ireland, Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin held firmly to his resolve not to be his party’s contender, despite strong support for his candidature at local and regional level both within and outside SF. Having on ...

MONAGHAN VETERANS ON PARADE AT FORMER BARRACKS SITE

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13 Sep 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN VETERANS ON PARADE AT FORMER BARRACKS SITE

Michael Fisher Former members of the Defence Forces gathered at the site of the former army barracks in Monaghan on Saturday to remember colleagues who served in the 29th Infantry Battalion. They paraded at the memorial stone unveiled three years ago beside what is now the Garage Theatre. See full report and memories of ‘Soldiering Against Subversion’ in the border area on page 29.

EXCLUSIVE: THE EIRGRID FILES PART VIII

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13 Sep 2018 No Comment
EXCLUSIVE: THE EIRGRID FILES PART VIII

The final section of The EirGrid Files includes a draft text sent by EirGrid to the Department of Communications to use in reply to Monaghan County Council about the North South interconnector and a briefing note on the difference between it and the sub-sea Celtic interconnector. There is also more correspondence concerning the planning approval granted to the project in the North and on EirGrid’s position regarding land access. Finally, there is a message from EirGrid to the Department drawing attention to a front page story in The Northern Standard ...

GRÁINNE AND PAUL BRING IT ALL HOME AT MONAGHAN BLUES FESTIVAL

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13 Sep 2018 No Comment
GRÁINNE AND PAUL BRING IT ALL HOME AT MONAGHAN BLUES FESTIVAL

Our photograph by Rory Geary shows local musicians Gráinne Duffy and Paul Sherry in the course of bringing the curtain down in style on last weekend’s Rhythm and Blues Festival in Monaghan Town. The strong local flavour lent by the Castleblayney songstress and the Tydavnet guitarist, augmented by the presence of another Co Monaghan musician Tony McManus on bass, to the close of the bill show was emblematic of the distinctly Monaghan and Irish feel struck by this year’s event, which packed out the various venues across the centre of ...

MONAGHAN READY FOR A WEEKEND OF RHYTHM AND BLUES..

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7 Sep 2018 Comments Off on MONAGHAN READY FOR A WEEKEND OF RHYTHM AND BLUES..
MONAGHAN READY FOR A WEEKEND OF RHYTHM AND BLUES..

The Monaghan Town Rhythm and Blues Festival gets underway this, Thursday evening and continues over the weekend, promising the cream of national and international acts showcasing the best in the festival’s thematic musical genre. Although the festival has undergone a significant reformatting this year, blues enthusiasts from throughout the country and abroad are again expected to swell the local crowds for the five-day music marathon, with local bars and restaurants providing the venues for a series of top….

CONCRA WOOD CHALLENGE TOUR EVENT “WILL SHOWCASE CO MONAGHAN TO WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE”

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7 Sep 2018 Comments Off on CONCRA WOOD CHALLENGE TOUR EVENT “WILL SHOWCASE CO MONAGHAN TO WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE”
CONCRA WOOD CHALLENGE TOUR EVENT “WILL SHOWCASE CO MONAGHAN TO WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE”

The Challenge Tour golf event being hosted by the Concra Wood Golf & Country Club on the Dundalk Road in Castleblayney from October 4-7 next will “showcase Co Monaghan to a worldwide audience”, Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan told Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. Referring to the launch of the event last Friday and outlining the sponsorship role the Co Council had taken in relation to it, Mr O’Sullivan stressed that this was a professional level competition, with the Challenge Tour being a natural progression for professional golfers to make ...