Articles in the This Week’s Newspaper Category

PROMOTION, SILVERWARE UP FOR GRABS IN IFL FINAL

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment
PROMOTION, SILVERWARE UP FOR GRABS IN IFL FINAL

By Colm Shalvey Donaghmoyne and Corduff will contest this Sunday’s Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League Final, while Clontibret and Scotstown will battle it out for the right to play Castleblayney in the County Monaghan Group of Credit Unions Senior Football League decider. Corduff held off a late charge from Clones last Sunday to qualify for this Sunday’s IFL Final, where they will play Donaghmoyne, who edged out Ulster Club IFC finalists Inniskeen in their league semi-final 11 days ago. Corduff, who lost to Inniskeen in the championship semi-finals, have now gone a ...

HARPS BRING FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SAGA TO SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment
HARPS BRING FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SAGA TO SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION

By MARY GRIMES When the annals of ladies football in Monaghan are next explored in depth, the saga of the 2014 Ulster IFC will doubtless command more than a few paragraphs. Last Friday night the whole sorry episode concerning the win that wasn’t the win but that surely was a win in the provincial decider played a couple of weeks ago was thankfully put to bed. The Harps once again crossed swords with Donegal champions Four Masters for the right to be acclaimed intermediate champions. The match was a replay of the teams’ initial ...

DILUTING THE WATER ROW

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment

The Government were expected to unveil clarifying measures yesterday afternoon designed to dilute the widespread public bile over the imposition of water charges. Advance “leaks” of the placatory package indicated that charges for single adult households would be capped at €160 per year, with all other households paying an annual maximum of €260. Some legislative reassurance was also to be provided to assuage fears over any future privatisation of the new Irish Water utility. Bringing clarity to exactly what water will cost people in the future is welcome – it is just ...

JUVENILE OFFENDER WARNED ABOUT DANGERS OF “CLOCKWORK ORANGE”

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment

Serious concern about the previous use by a juvenile offender before Monaghan District Court of the drug “Clockwork Orange” was expressed by Judge Sean MacBride. “I hope you now realise what is important in life,” Judge MacBride told the young male, who was the subject of a Probation Report that showed he was making progress in coping with his drug problems. “Your health and mental well-being are so important – don’t mess it up with drugs which only cause pain, suffering, heartache and hardship.” The Judge remanded the juvenile to appear before him ...

MAN ACCUSED OF BREACH OF SEX OFFENDERS’ ORDER REFUSED BAIL

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment

An application for bail brought at Monaghan District Court by a man accused of a breach of a sex offenders’ order made against him in the Circuit Court was refused by Judge Sean MacBride because of the likelihood of the accused reoffending. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was told by Judge MacBride that he appeared to be living “in a delusional world”. The Judge also described the accused as “a Walter Mitty character”. Informing the Press of the publication restrictions that applied to the case, Judge MacBride said ...

29 CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM €46,000 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL DONATION

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment
29 CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM €46,000 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL DONATION

It’s a good news story. The Monaghan Town Country Music Festival committee and volunteers are delighted to donate €46,000 from the 2014 festival funds to 29 extremely worthwhile local charities. The beneficiaries are: Monaghan branches of The Alzheimer Society, Age Action, Arch Club, Ballybay Cancer Society, Civil Defence, Cuan Mhuíre, Crocus, Down Syndrom Ireland, Errigal Truagh Special Needs, Irish Red Cross, Local Latch-On Management Group, MS Ireland, Cancer Treatment, Positive Mental Health Group, Senior Citizens, Wellness Centre, M.S.P.C.A., National Learning Network, St Dympna’s Faith & Light, St Vincent de Paul, Solas ...

CONCERN AS “CREEPER BURGLARY”  VEHICLE THEFTS CONTINUE

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment

By Cianna McNally Public concern is growing at the continuing incidence of “creeper burglary car thefts,” as another spate of such robberies took place over the last week. In what appears to be a highly organised criminal enterprise, six relatively high value vehicles were taken from outside homes in the Clontibret, Castleblayney and Carrickmacross areas between last Friday and yesterday, Wednesday morning. As reported in last week’s Northern Standard, gardai are also investigating the thefts of four vehicles that occurred over the last month in the Cootehill and Ballybay areas. In what have been described ...

WORK TO START THIS WEEK ON THREEMILEHOUSE FLOOD SCHEME

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment
WORK TO START THIS WEEK ON THREEMILEHOUSE FLOOD SCHEME

Work is set to start this week on the Threemilehouse flood alleviation scheme after members of Ballybay-Clones Muncipal District signed the contract at a meeting on Monday. The contract, which is worth €112,000, has been awarded to Rockcorry based contractor Samuel Wilkin. Speaking during the meeting, Fine Gael councillor Hugh McElvaney stated that the village had experienced flooding last Thursday due to heavy rainfall and the issue needed to be dealt with urgently. “Residents in Threemilehouse are pulling the hair out of their heads following heavy rain last week. Promises are promises and action is ...

FLOODING ISSUE HIGHLIGHTED BY COUNCILLORS – FAMILIES “MAROONED” IN THEIR HOMES

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment
FLOODING ISSUE HIGHLIGHTED BY COUNCILLORS – FAMILIES “MAROONED” IN THEIR HOMES

By Cianna McNally and Veronica Corr The flooding experienced throughout the county, as a result of last Thursday’s torrential rainfall was the subject of two motions of urgent business at Monday’s meetings of the Ballybay/Clones and Monaghan Municipal Districts. A motion calling on Monaghan Co Council to immediately seek special funding to allow for priority works to be carried out on the R190 Ballybay to Cootehill (Dundalk – Cavan) road to alleviate what Councillor Seamus Coyle described as regular flooding resulting in road  closures at Corrybrennan, Cumry, Keenoughbane and Lisnalong, received the full support of councillors at Monday’s meeting ...

TYDAVNET RECEIVES TOP HONOUR IN PRIDE OF PLACE AWARDS

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21 Nov 2014 No Comment
TYDAVNET RECEIVES TOP HONOUR  IN PRIDE OF PLACE AWARDS

By Veronica Corr The community of Tydavnet scooped the top prize at the 12th annual Irish Public Bodies (IPB) Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place Awards which were announced in Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare on Saturday last. Clones and Corduff Raferagh also won awards. There was an attendance of 800—1,000 people from across the 32 counties present. RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey acted as master of ceremonies. Saturday night’s gala ceremony was video-linked to all of the communities involved, so that everyone could enjoy the fruits of their labour. Tydavnet took poll position ...