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“NEW STUDY WILL ADDRESS PRIMARY CONCERNS,” MINISTER HUMPHREYS TELLS OIREACHTAS/CO COUNCIL “SUMMIT” ON INTERCONNECTOR

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
“NEW STUDY WILL ADDRESS PRIMARY CONCERNS,” MINISTER HUMPHREYS TELLS OIREACHTAS/CO COUNCIL “SUMMIT” ON INTERCONNECTOR

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD was this week due to announce details of a second study of EirGrid’s north-south electricity interconnector project which would address some of the primary concerns of those objecting to the development proceeding through the use of overground pylons. This was stated by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Heather Humphreys TD when she joined fellow Cavan/Monaghan Oireachtas members for a detailed “summit” on the interconnector issue with the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday morning. Minister Humphreys said the study – which would ...

NEW CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH ISSUES BREXIT INVITATION TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
NEW CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH ISSUES BREXIT INVITATION TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney needs to be aware of the impact Brexit will have on Border communities,” stated the new Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council, Sinn Féin’s Cathy Bennett on Monday. One of the first initiatives taken by Councillor Bennett on her assumption of the chairperson role at the local authority’s Annual Meeting was to extend an invitation to Minister Coveney to visit Co Monaghan and hold Brexit discussions with the Co Council. Proposing that meetings also be arranged between the Minister and relevant business sectors in the ...

ROSSMORE PARK FIRE THREAT!

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
ROSSMORE PARK FIRE THREAT!

- Indiscriminate lighting of fires could devastate major Monaghan Town amenity warns Councillor Treanor Rossmore Forest Park outside Monaghan Town were warned this week that they ran the risk of devastating the major scenic amenity. Independent Co Councillor Seamus Treanor told Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District that he had been made aware of a small element of people lighting fires in the park. He warned that if an unattended fire were to ignite a blaze in the trees of the amenity it could cause major destruction to woodland and ...

MCPHILLIPS RESIGNATION PROMPTS CALLS FOR IMPROVED SUPPORTS FOR LOCAL COUNCILLORS

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16 Jun 2017 No Comment
MCPHILLIPS RESIGNATION PROMPTS CALLS FOR IMPROVED SUPPORTS FOR LOCAL COUNCILLORS

Fine Gael local public representative Ciara McPhillips tendered her resignation as a member of Monaghan Co Council on Monday, stating that she could not continue in her political role because of time constraints that left her unable to manager her professional career as a solicitor in addition to her duties as a councillor. In a letter of resignation read to the June meeting of the local authority by Cathaoirleach P J O’Hanlon (Fianna Fáil), she stated: “…I am unwilling to do either job by halves.” The resignation of Ms Phillips, ...

SUPERINTENDENT CONFIRMS HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN CARRICK’S LOUGH NA GLACK

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16 Jun 2017 No Comment
SUPERINTENDENT CONFIRMS HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN CARRICK’S LOUGH NA GLACK

By Veronica Corr Garda Superintendent Alan Cunningham confirmed to The Northern Standard on Saturday afternoon that last week’s search for human remains in a lake in Carrickmacross reaped some positive results. “We found human remains from the lake Lough na Glack,” Superintendent Cunningham confirmed, before continuing: “It’s part of a co-ordinated search that has also included locations in Dublin. We’re acting on specific information that remains would have been concealed in that area. It has been an ongoing search by the Cavan-Monaghan Divisional Search Team in conjunction with the Garda Water ...

150 YEARS OF THE SCHOOL ON THE HILL

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16 Jun 2017 No Comment
150 YEARS OF THE SCHOOL ON THE HILL

Pictured by our photographer Rory Geary are Christian Brother Fred Fox, Francis Meehan and Bishop Emeritus of Clogher Liam MacDaid, who were among the several hundred strong attendance in the Hillgrove Hotel last Friday night for a dinner marking the launch of “A Sesquicentenary Souvenir – A Monaghan Story”, the publication marking the 150th anniversary of Scoil Mhuire Muineachán.

HORRIFIC CO. MONAGHAN MURDER ECHO AS… SEARCH RESUMES AT CARRICK LAKE FOR VICTIM’S REMAINS

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11 Jun 2017 No Comment
HORRIFIC CO. MONAGHAN MURDER ECHO AS… SEARCH RESUMES AT CARRICK LAKE FOR VICTIM’S REMAINS

By PATSY McARDLE A fresh search was resumed during the week at a South Monaghan lake where it is believed the dismembered remains of a Dublin man who was a convicted rapist, and murdered by his brother, were deposited. The victim was James Nolan, one of whose arms was washed up on Dollymount Strand in Dublin in 2011. It emerged that Nolan, from Finglas, was strangled to death by his brother, Thomas, who lived for a period in Carrickmacross – before taking his own life in a flat, which he ...

NEW OWNERS VOW TO KEEP HILLGROVE HOTEL AT THE HEART OF MONAGHAN

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11 Jun 2017 No Comment
NEW OWNERS VOW TO KEEP HILLGROVE HOTEL AT THE HEART OF MONAGHAN

Continuity and community willbe the watchwords for the future governance of the Hillgrove Hotel, its new owners told the people of Monaghan Town last Thursday. Representatives of iNua Hospitality, the Irish hotel group which purchased the Hillgrove from Colm and Audri Herron for an undisclosed sum in April, were present at a celebration evening in the hotel attended by several hundred patrons, customers, suppliers and local business and community representatives. Among the guests was Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys TD, who was joined from ...

MONAGHAN TEACHER WINS ASTI AWARD FOR SERVICE TO UNION

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1 Jun 2017 Comments Off
MONAGHAN TEACHER WINS ASTI AWARD FOR SERVICE TO UNION

A Monaghan teacher received the 2017 ASTI Honorary Life Membership Award in recognition of his exceptional service to the union at a reception in Dublin last Friday night. Pat Deery, formerly a teacher at Largy College, Clones, first joined the ASTI in 1970 and became a committed ASTI activist at school, regional and national level. He spent most of his teaching career at St Tiarnach’s Secondary School which later became Largy College where he taught Irish, history, geography, Latin and music. He was an ASTI School Steward for more than ...

VARADKAR VIES FOR VICTORY

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1 Jun 2017 Comments Off
VARADKAR VIES FOR VICTORY

By Veronica Corr On Tuesday evening a large delegation of Fine Gael supporters congregated at the Errigal County House Hotel, Cootehill, where paid-up members passed their vote on who they felt should be the next leader of their party. One of the candidates in the two-Minister race to the top, Minister Leo Varadkar called up for a quick canvass to meet the people who could get him where he wants to go. There were a lot of constituents wanting to shake his hand and pose for a picture with him, but ...