Articles in the This Week’s Newspaper Category

STRONG OPPOSITION TO PYLONS AS EIRGRID DEFENDS OVERHEAD NORTH/SOUTH INTERCONNECTOR PLANS

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment
STRONG OPPOSITION TO PYLONS AS EIRGRID DEFENDS OVERHEAD NORTH/SOUTH INTERCONNECTOR PLANS

Michael Fisher As anti-pylon protestors in County Monaghan met in Aughnamullen to express vigorous opposition to the North/South Interconnector plans for overhead power lines, the head of Eigrid has told an Oireachtas committee that putting the line underground would add €500m to the project. Chief Executive Fintan Slye also confirmed to Deputy Sean Conlan that there had been no specific consultation with local communities on a possible underground route. Around 300 people packed into Aughnamullen Social Centre in Lough Egish on Monday night to protest against EirGrid plans for a second overhead ...

BEWARE OF THE BADGER! – WILDLIFE CONSIDERATIONS COMPLICATE DUNALDRON ROAD REPAIRS

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment

The repair of a roadway at Dunaldron in the Ardaghey area is being complicated by the presence of a sett of badgers, it emerged at Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District. A question on the agenda submitted by Cathaoirleach Sean Conlon referred to an accumulation of potholes on a recently tarred stretch of road at Dunaldron, and enquired what progress had been made to date regarding plans to repair “this crater-like surface”. A written reply stated that there was an active badger set beneath the road, which was protected under the ...

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT HAILS POSITIVE OUTCOME TO LOBBYING ON AIRPORT ROUTE

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT HAILS POSITIVE OUTCOME TO LOBBYING ON AIRPORT ROUTE

PETER HUGHES Bus Éireann hopes to introduce additional Monaghan-Dublin services in the summer months. The information, contained in correspondence circulated at Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District, was hailed by Cathaoirleach of the body Sean Conlon as being a positive outcome to lobbying which the MD had conducted towards seeking improvements in the early morning services from the bus depot in Monaghan Town to Dublin Airport. In his letter to the Municipal District, Bus Éireann Chief Executive Martin Nolan stated: “I refer to your letter dated 22nd January last to the National Transport ...

SCHOOL TRANSPORT SERVICE NOT WITHDRAWN FROM SOUTH MONAGHAN LOCATION SAYS BUS ÉIREANN

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment
SCHOOL TRANSPORT SERVICE NOT WITHDRAWN FROM SOUTH MONAGHAN LOCATION SAYS  BUS ÉIREANN

A discussion at a recent meeting of Monaghan Co Council about the threatened withdrawal of school bus services from a location in South Monaghan because of the poor condition of a local road led to correspondence from Bus Éireann coming before last week’s April meeting of the local authority. The letter, from Fiona Mulpeter, Chief Clerk with Bus Éireann’s School Transport section in Dundalk, said that no school transport service was withdrawn from the South Monaghan route in question. “We received notification from John Lennon, the Municipal District of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney, re repairs ...

REVENANT ROADS!

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment

It must have looked so good on paper. The new streamlined model for local government in Ireland is now almost a year in operation but its progenitors will be perturbed as they look upon their fledging creation. For there is a ghost in the machine – or, more accurately, a revenant, a spectre from the dark days of local administration that has come back to haunt them. At a time when bodies such as Monaghan Co Council should be getting down to their new business of being drivers of community development and economic ...

NAME AND SHAME! – CO COUNCILLORS WANT LATEST LITTER STRATEGY TO FOCUS ON FINES AND ENFORCEMENT

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment
NAME AND SHAME! –  CO COUNCILLORS WANT LATEST LITTER STRATEGY TO FOCUS ON FINES AND ENFORCEMENT

A strong desire to see offenders subjected to a tough “name and shame” campaign, with a greater emphasis on fines and enforcement through the use of CCTV surveillance, emerged at the April meeting of Monaghan Co Council in a discussion on the county’s ongoing litter problems. A planned programme of expenditure of €25,000 on a variety of litter initiatives was presented to the members by the Council’s Environmental Awareness Officer Nial O’Connor. But the Council held off on approving the strategy, opting instead to support the call of Sinn Féin councillor Brian ...

‘DARKNESS INTO LIGHT’ RETURNS ON MAY 9TH

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment

Pieta House’s fundraising Darkness into Light 5km walk/run will again take place in Monaghan and Cavan in the early hours of Saturday, May 9. The 2015 launch was held in the Monaghan Harps GAA clubhouse last Thursday, in front of a large attendance of organisers and supporters from both counties. Monaghan Harps GAA Club Chairman Seán McKenna welcomed everyone and introduced Pieta House representatives Joan Freeman, Marie Peelo and Kieran Brady. Ms. Freeman, founder of the suicide and self-harm awareness charity, spoke about how they have opened nine support centres around ...

WAITING LISTS FOR HOSPITAL PROCEDURES BEING IGNORED BY MINISTER SAYS HAGAN

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was accused this week by Monaghan Hospital activist Tommy Hagan of ignoring the plight of the large number of Co Monaghan people facing lengthy delays in having hospital procedures carried out. In a statement to The Northern Standard, the former Monaghan Town Councillor said that a great deal of hidden suffering lay behind the cosmetic efforts the Minister was making to address what could only be described as a crisis situation in hospital services. “I am aware of a good many people in this county who are ...

MCDONAGH SHOES SPONSORS ROSSMORE OPEN THURSDAY

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment
MCDONAGH SHOES SPONSORS ROSSMORE OPEN THURSDAY

Every Thursday – from now to the end of the Summer – golfers can have a round and a grill for €20.00 at Rossmore Golf Club. The offer is up and running since last Thursday (April 16th) and has been the talk of the county town and further afield. Co-incidentally, McDonagh Shoes have been the talk of Monaghan town and its hinterland since it was established all of 26 years ago. Perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised then to hear about the decision of McDonagh Shoes to sponsor Rossmore’s 20 week series of ...

FOUR MONAGHAN CLUBS BATTLE IT OUT IN FEILE FOOTBALL FINALS

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24 Apr 2015 No Comment
FOUR MONAGHAN CLUBS BATTLE IT OUT IN FEILE FOOTBALL FINALS

The creme de la creme of under 14 talent in Monaghan will be showcased this coming Saturday when the race to represent the county at this year’s national Feile football finals enters the final lap. by KEVN CARNEY Four clubs will stand shoulder to shoulder in Blackhill as they seek to get their hands on the mother and father of underage prizes with Carrickmacross Emmets, Castleblayney Faughs, Truagh and Donaghmoyne all set to put their best foot forward in the hope of claiming the spoils. First to cross swords at the mid-Monaghan ...