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BOSE BLOW STUNS CARRICK

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment
BOSE BLOW STUNS CARRICK

Michael Fisher Carrickmacross was stunned by the unexpected announcement a week ago that the Bose factory is to close in April with the loss of 140 jobs. Now a government Minister has been asked to intervene to establish if the decision by the US-based multinational can be reversed or deferred to give the state agencies an opportunity to seek a replacement business. The news came as a  shocking New Year blow for several mortgage holders, and family members,  dependent on a  weekly wage from the Bose plant. People like Pat McNally ...

SCHOOLCHILDREN AND PERSON WITH DISABILITY WERE CAUGHT IN A LIFT

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment
SCHOOLCHILDREN AND PERSON WITH DISABILITY WERE CAUGHT IN A LIFT

ATTEMPTS to prevent a court-approved receiver from taking ownership of a property in the Milltown Business Park, Monaghan resulted in a group of school children and a disabled person getting trapped in a lift in two separate incidents, the January hearings of Monaghan Circuit Civil Court were told. In an application made on behalf of the receivers, James Meagher and Adrian Truiek, against named respondents PJ (Patrick Joseph) Woods, Killyconnigan, Monaghan and his bother Danny Woods, now living in Australia, Judge John O’Hagan was told that assistance had to be obtained ...

THREE HIGH-VALUE JEEPS STOLEN FROM HOUSE A FEW MILES FROM BALLYBAY

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment

By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie GARDAI have confirmed that three high-value jeeps were stolen from one house a few miles from Ballybay in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday) morning, and that one of these vehicles was later found burned out about a quarter of a mile away following a road accident. Two Toyota Hilux pickup jeeps and a Kia SUV were taken from the house, on a minor road between Ballybay and Rockcorry, about three or four miles outside Ballybay after the keys of the vehicles were stolen from the residence. The incident happened ...

THE BOSE BLOW

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment

Carrickmacross, indeed the county at large, is still reeling from last week’s shock announcement of the impending closure of the Bose audio systems manufacturing facility in South Monaghan. “Shock” is a word perhaps too automatically appended to headlines concerning bad industrial news, but in this instance it is the apposite term. Not just the 140 employees, whose plight has attracted universal and deserved sympathy and support, but industry observers and the relevant agencies of Government and State were taken aback by the blunt disclosure, which was not presaged by any significant ill-omens ...

BISHOP INVITES PARISHIONERS TO ASSIST IN FINDING SOLUTIONS TO PASTORAL PROBLEMS

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment

By Michael Fisher The Bishop of Clogher, Dr Liam MacDaid, has invited priests and parishioners of the Catholic diocese to take part in am consultation in advance of the October Synod on the Family in the Vatican. He has also set up a new steering committee to gather their views, based on seven pastoral areas. In a letter to the priests and people of the diocese read out at Masses on Sunday, Bishop MacDaid called on the faithful to walk with Pope Francis, saying: “Pope Francis has encouraged us to be honest ...

MASS OF INTERCESSION FOR THE MCVEIGH AND MCAREE FAMILIES

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment
MASS OF INTERCESSION FOR THE MCVEIGH AND MCAREE FAMILIES

The Bishop of Clogher Dr Liam MacDaid has made a special appeal at a Mass in Carrickroe, Emyvale, for anyone with information about Columba McVeigh, abducted and killed by the IRA in 1975 and then secretly buried, to come forward. Dr MacDaid urged anyone who might have even a small shred of evidence about where Mr McVeigh was buried to contact the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains. Prayers were also said and a candle was lit for Kieran McAree, the Emyvale man who is believed to have gone ...

CONTINUING DISSATISFACTION WITH MONAGHAN-DUBLIN BUS SERVICE AIRED

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment

Continuing dissatisfaction was aired at the January meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District with the public transport service for bus passengers between Monaghan and Dublin. Members gave their support to a motion before the meeting from Cathaoirleach Sean Conlon, “That, due to the continuing lack of reliability of Bus Éireann scheduling, particularly the 3.15 am service from Monaghan to Dublin Airport, this Council seek a meeting with the National Transport Authority and Bus Éireann in an effort to regularise this vital transport service.” The Cathaoirleach told the meeting that the subject of ...

ANNUAL MONAGHAN GAA AWARDS NIGHT

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment
ANNUAL MONAGHAN GAA AWARDS NIGHT

The Monaghan GAA 2015 awards night attracted a big attendance with the Hillgrove Hotel,Monaghan, hosting a spectacular event.The Players of the Year Awards were presented by the Chairman of Monaghan GAA County Board Padraig Sherry  Senior Footballer of the Year Vincent Corey (Clontibret) was cited for his burgeoning collection of honours at Club and County level as well as some notable achievements in the third level colleges competitions. He first came to prominence with his club Clontibret as captain of the minor team in 2001 and was man of the match in ...

HALL OF FAME HEADLINES GAA AWARDS ON STAR STUDDED NIGHT

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment
HALL OF FAME HEADLINES GAA AWARDS ON STAR STUDDED NIGHT

By JOHN GRAHAM There was a very large and enthusiastic attendance at last Saturday nights presentation of the Northern Standard/R & S Printers sponsored Monaghan GAA Awards for 2014, the awards acknowledging the efforts and achievements of so many people, players, club officials and team mentors, both on and off the field during 2014. The awards were spread across the whole spectrum of GAA activity in the County, the player awards acknowledging excellence on the field of play in all grades while others acknowledged the efforts and achievements of people involved in ...

TYRONE DERBY SETS SCENE FOR CHALLENGING LEAGUE SEASON

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29 Jan 2015 No Comment
TYRONE DERBY SETS SCENE FOR CHALLENGING LEAGUE SEASON

Monaghan begin their Allianz National Football League Division One campaign with a local derby against Tyrone in Omagh this Saturday evening. by COLM SHALVEY Having hung on to finally defeat Tyrone in the Ulster championship last summer for the first time in 25 years, Monaghan will be determined to prove that was no one-off this weekend in a game likely to spark much more interest than typical end-of-January fare. A first senior win at Healy Park since a league game in 1998 is on offer for Malachy O’Rourke’s side, as well ...