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MINISTER HAILS OPENING OF NEW €3.5M CARRICK WATER TREATMENT PLANT AS “FANTASTIC OCCASION”

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment
MINISTER HAILS OPENING OF NEW €3.5M CARRICK WATER TREATMENT PLANT AS “FANTASTIC OCCASION”

By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie THE official opening of the new €3.5 million Carrickmacross Water Treatment Plant on a hill at Nafferty, to the north of the town on Thursday last was hailed as a “fantastic occasion” by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly TD, who subsequently unveiled a plaque to mark the event. The Minister, who had earlier passed a group of about 70 or 80 anti-water charges protesters at the nearby Ballybay Road roundabout on his way into the plant (see story in Carrickmacross News), repeatedly sought to ...

MONAGHAN AND ENNISKILLEN PEOPLE UNITE AS HUNDREDS ATTEND FUNERAL OF KIERAN MCAREE (23)

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment
MONAGHAN AND ENNISKILLEN PEOPLE UNITE AS HUNDREDS ATTEND FUNERAL OF KIERAN MCAREE (23)

HUNDREDS of people attended the funeral on Saturday of Emyvale man Kieran McAree, where local sadness at the loss of the 23-year-old was offset by a sense of relief that the 63-day search for his body had finally ended. Kieran was missing since 17th December, but his body was found near the Round ‘O’ riverside jetty in Enniskillen shortly after midday on Wednesday last, exactly seven weeks after he disappeared. Parish priest Fr Hubert Martin told the overflow congregation at St Patrick’s Church, Corracrin that great joy that spread around the shoreline ...

BARRY MCGUIGAN “CHUFFED TO BITS” AS HE OFFICIALLY OPENS PARK NAMED IN HIS HONOUR

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment
BARRY MCGUIGAN “CHUFFED TO BITS” AS HE OFFICIALLY OPENS  PARK NAMED IN HIS HONOUR

The ‘Clones Cyclone’ Barry McGuigan made a welcome return to his hometown on Friday last to officially open a park that had been   named in his honour. The Barry McGuigan Park, which cost almost €172,000, was completed in two phases. Funding was received from a number of sources – Cavan-Monaghan LEADER, Clones Town Council, Clones Community Forum and the East Border Region. “CHUFFED TO BITS”  A clearly humbled Barry described having the park named after him as amazing. “I didn’t realise the money nor the investment in this park, it’s pretty overwhelming that you gave that ...

GOVERNMENT APPROVAL FOR LOCAL CANAL PROJECT

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment

By PATSY McARDLE THE MINISTER for the Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, local Dail deputy Heather Humphreys announced on Tuesday last she had succeeded in bringing the long awaited cross-border tourism project—the restoration of the old Ulster Canal from Upper Lough Erne to Castle Saunderson on the Cavan/Fermanagh border—a step further towards completion. The restoration of the canal as a tourism attraction is foreseen as having a direct benefit for tourism in the North Monaghan area. Minister Humphreys confirmed she succeeded in securing government approval for the part-restoration of the old waterway. She predicted ...

HUGE BATTLE TO THWART CATTLE RUSTLING

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment

By PATSY McARDLE GARDAI have linked up with the Irish Farmers Association,the PSNI, and other agencies, in a huge bid to thwart further cattle rustling in the border counties, including Co. Monaghan, where several animals have been snatched from livestock herds over the past two years and even full herds targeted. The campaign was brought to a head at the weekend with a co-ordinated media campaign aided by the RTE-I TV Crimeline programme last Monday, which focused on the wave of rustling in the region.   Senior gardai featured on the TV programme ...

BOSE WORKERS ACCEPT REDUNDANCY PROPOSALS

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment
BOSE WORKERS ACCEPT REDUNDANCY PROPOSALS

Union members at the Bose factory in Carrickmacross, due to be closed at the end of May with the loss of 140 jobs, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of redundancy proposals negotiated by their representatives. SIPTU Industrial Organiser Jim Mc Veigh welcomed the result of the ballot saying: “We negotiated what we considered to be a fair and reasonable redundancy package. We recommended the proposals to our members and they have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the package. SIPTU will be continuing discussions with the company, the government and the IDA, ...

CAPACITY CROWD IN COOTEHILL FOR TV3 ‘PEOPLE’S DEBATE’

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment

By Michael McDonnell A CAPACITY crowd of up on 450 people attended the recording TV3’s ‘The People’s Debate’ in Cootehill’s Errigal Country House Hotel on Monday night (the show was broadcast at 10pm last night, Wednesday 25th). Fine Gael’s Monaghan-based TD Sean Conlan broke the apparent moratorium on the party’s TDs or representatives appearing on the Vincent Browne show, and he was joined on the top table by Sinn Féin’s Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and Brendan Smith of Fianna Fáil. Fine Gael’s locally based Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys did ...

UP AND RUNNING!

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment

A very significant moment for the many voluntary, community, stakeholder and local and national political interests who have been waging a long campaign to bring the Ulster Canal restoration project fully into realisation arrived this week. Cavan/Monaghan’s Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD announced that Government approval had been secured to restore the Ulster Canal from the Shannon-Erne Waterway to the Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre near Belturbet. While a relatively small step in the overall vision that its advocates have for the project’s entirety, it is perhaps ...

PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment
PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

The sun shone beautifully last Thursday as members of the local community and local community groups gathered in the spring sunshine to plant a living willow fence for the children of Teach na bPaiste at Teach na nDaoine, Oriel Way, Monaghan Town. The project was a joint venture between the staff of Teach na bPaiste and members of Mullaghmatt/Cortolvin community garden. The willow fence will provide shelter for the children who use the childcare facility as well as giving them the opportunity to study the wildlife that benefit from the structure ...

BIG TEST AGAIN AS MONAGHAN TRAVEL INTO THE WEST TO PLAY MAYO MEN

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28 Feb 2015 No Comment
BIG TEST AGAIN AS MONAGHAN TRAVEL INTO THE WEST TO PLAY MAYO MEN

Monaghan resume their Allianz NFL Division One campaign after a three-week break with a testing trip to Castlebar to face Mayo. by COLM SHALVEY While public opinion of Mayo has been clouded by their failure to get over the line and claim a first All-Ireland SFC title since 1951, the Connacht county have been right up there with the most consistent in the country throughout the last decade. Mayo haven’t been outside Division One of the league since all the way back as far as 1997. They have reached the semi-finals nine ...