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HERITAGE COUNCIL AWARD FOR MONAGHAN CO MUSEUM

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
HERITAGE COUNCIL AWARD FOR MONAGHAN CO MUSEUM

Monaghan County Museum has confirmed its status as a fully accredited member of the Museum Standards for Ireland Programme at an awards ceremony at Kilkenny Castle. Established by the Heritage Council in 2006 to benchmark and promote professional standards in the care of collections, the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) has attracted involvement across the cultural spectrum, from national institutions to small, volunteerled organisations. Representative….

MONAGHAN’S SPECIAL OLYMPIANS TO BE HONOURED AT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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16 Jul 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN’S SPECIAL OLYMPIANS TO BE HONOURED AT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Members of the Monaghan Special Olympics team will be welcomed on stage and congratulated on their achievements during this weekend’s Monaghan Town Country Music Festival. The Special Olympians will be feted on Saturday afternoon on the festival main stage in The Diamond in a free of charge event to take place from 2 pm before the All-Ireland Junior and Juvenile Jiving Competitions. Finishing touches to the preparations for the four-day celebration of Irish country in the capital town…

THE MONAGHAN SPITFIRE

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6 Jul 2018 No Comment
THE MONAGHAN SPITFIRE

Life on the Border with a World at War: a replica of a British Air Force Spitfire Mark 2a arrived at Hill Street in Monaghan last Thursday, courtesy of the Ulster Aviation Society. It attracted much attention and gave visitors a chance to climb into the cockpit of this famous WWII aircraft. Along with an anti-aircraft gun, the display was put on to mark the opening of a new exhibition at the County Museum, ‘The Monaghan Spitfire’, which will run for the next year. An engine and other parts of ...

FORMER SCOTSTOWN FOOTBALLER ORDAINED IN MONAGHAN

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6 Jul 2018 No Comment
FORMER SCOTSTOWN FOOTBALLER ORDAINED IN MONAGHAN

Michael Fisher It was a day of celebration for the parish of Tydavnet and the diocese of Clogher as former Scotstown footballer Seán Mulligan from Knockatallon was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Noel Treanor at St Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan on Sunday. It had been over fifty years since anyone from that area close to the border with Co. Fermanagh had been ordained. Fr Seán is 47 and is a lifelong pioneer, with a great devotion to Our Lady, in the footsteps of the late Canon Bernard Maguire from ...

SURGERY SERVICE IN ABSOLUTE CRISIS, GPs REVEAL…

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6 Jul 2018 No Comment
SURGERY SERVICE IN ABSOLUTE CRISIS, GPs REVEAL…

HEALTH MINISTER ACCEPTS NEW CONTRACT IS NEEDED New Primary Care Centre for Carrickmacross to be ready by 2020 Michael Fisher The General Practitioner service is in absolute crisis at the moment, according to two prominent local doctors. Some practices in the Co. Monaghan area are closed to new patients. At one surgery in Carrickmacross, existing patients are queueing up before opening time at the start of the week in the hope of getting appointments. Meanwhile the HSE has confirmed in response to a query from Sinn Féin Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin that ...

DUP LEADER VISITS CLONES FOR ULSTER FINAL

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29 Jun 2018 Comments Off on DUP LEADER VISITS CLONES FOR ULSTER FINAL
DUP LEADER VISITS CLONES FOR ULSTER FINAL

Arlene Foster says going to GAA Match was a “Significant Step” Michael Fisher It was a short journey, around seventeen miles, for the DUP leader Arlene Foster from her home near Brookeborough in Fermanagh across the border to Clones on Sunday. But it was an important one that could help to unblock the current political stalemate in the North. Earlier this month Leo Varadkar became the first Taoiseach from the Republic to visit the headquarters of the Orange Order. He paused to pay his respects at a memorial to commemorate 336 ...

MONAGHAN WOMEN HAVE THEIR SAY

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29 Jun 2018 Comments Off on MONAGHAN WOMEN HAVE THEIR SAY
MONAGHAN WOMEN HAVE THEIR SAY

Peter Hughes A report produced after an extensive consultation process identifying issues of concern for women in Monaghan was launched on Monday evening last. Produced by the women’s support and advocacy group Dochas, the document was praised by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD – keynote speaker at the launch event in the St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre – as a timely and important contribution to identifying matters of contemporary concern to Monaghan women. The Minister, her fellow Cavan/Monaghan TDs Niamh Smyth and…

THIRTY YEARS WAITING FOR JUSTICE…

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22 Jun 2018 Comments Off on THIRTY YEARS WAITING FOR JUSTICE…
THIRTY YEARS WAITING FOR JUSTICE…

Aidan McAnespie’s Family Welcome Move to Prosecute Soldier for Manslaughter Michael Fisher Sitting at their home in Aughnacloy on Tuesday evening, members of the family of Aidan McAnespie were still assessing the news that a former British soldier is to be prosecuted in connection with his death at a border checkpoint thirty years ago. Earlier that day they met representatives of the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service in Belfast. It was confirmed that a decision had been taken to prosecute a former British soldier in relation to the death of Mr ...

MINISTER HUMPHREYS ANNOUNCES €350,000 BOOST FOR HOME OF THE ULSTER FINAL

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22 Jun 2018 Comments Off on MINISTER HUMPHREYS ANNOUNCES €350,000 BOOST FOR HOME OF THE ULSTER FINAL
MINISTER HUMPHREYS ANNOUNCES €350,000 BOOST FOR HOME OF THE ULSTER FINAL

Michael Fisher Clones is on a roll. For the third Friday in succession, Heather Humphreys announced another major boost for the border town. The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation revealed that special funding of €350,000 had been agreed by the government for major upgrading at St Tiarnach’s Park, the traditional home of the Ulster Final (which she looked forward to attending on Sunday). During a visit to the ground last weekend, Minister Humphreys told The Northern Standard she wanted to see the stadium developed in future as an iconic ...

MONAGHAN ORANGEMEN MEET TAOISEACH IN BELFAST

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14 Jun 2018 Comments Off on MONAGHAN ORANGEMEN MEET TAOISEACH IN BELFAST
MONAGHAN ORANGEMEN MEET TAOISEACH IN BELFAST

Orange Order Project Officer in Co. Monaghan, David Waller (right), shows the Taoiseach two collarettes belonging to his family from Emyvale and Glaslough RBP during Mr Varadkar’s visit to the Orange Heritage museum in East Belfast last Friday. It was the first time a serving Taoiseach had visited the Order’s headquarters . Mr Varadkar was greeted by the Grand Master Edward Stevenson. They paused inside the building to pay their respects at a memorial window in tribute to 336 members of the Loyal Order who had been murdered during the ...