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CO COUNCIL BEING KEPT IN THE DARK OVER GOVERNMENT ACTION TO REPLACE BOSE JOBS – COLR CARTHY

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14 May 2015 No Comment

“140 full-time jobs are going from the town and people have the right to know what the Government is doing to help,” Sinn Féin’s Colm Carthy stated at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council in relation to the pending closure of the Bose factory in Carrickmacross. Colr Carthy dismissed as “a generic response” a letter from the private secretary of Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD responding to Co Council representations on the closure of the Bose facility. This merely stated …

APPARENT RIFT BETWEEN MONAGHAN F.G. T.D.S CRITICISED AT CO COUNCIL MEETING

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14 May 2015 No Comment

PETER HUGHES Apparent tension in the relationship between Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD and her Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael party colleague in the Dáil Sean Conlan came in for critical comment at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. In correspondence to the Council on the north-south electricity interconnector issue, Deputy Conlan stated that he had written and called on Minister Humphreys “on numerous occasions” to use her Cabinet position to stop EirGrid from submitting a renewed planning application in relation to the project, but the Minister had not ...

MINISTER LEARNS THAT MUSHROOM SECTOR STILL RELIES ON THE HUMAN TOUCH…

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14 May 2015 No Comment
MINISTER LEARNS THAT MUSHROOM SECTOR STILL RELIES ON THE  HUMAN TOUCH…

Monaghan Mushrooms’ cutting edge research and development processes and technological adaptability played key roles in the company’s attainment of the prized Origin Green verification from Bord Bia – but, as Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys learned when she visited the Tyholland headquarters of the enterprise last Thursday, this remains a sector of agri-food activity heavily reliant on the human touch, writes Peter Hughes. President to celebrate the Origin Green achievement of Co Monaghan’s global mushroom production leader, the Minister and Bord Bia Chief Executive Aidan Cotter were ...

THE SUSTAINABILITY IMPERATIVE

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14 May 2015 No Comment

The people of our county take great and justifiable pride in the achievements of Monaghan Mushrooms. It has long been a flagship emblem for the entrepreneurial flair we believe distinguishes us – a company founded in the 1980s by a local businessman, Ronnie Wilson, with a novel idea and the vision and energy to develop it to the optimum, that has gone on to be a global leader as well as a significant local employer. Monaghan Mushrooms has commanded a position of majesty in the business world for so long now that ...

MEETING SECURED BY TD WITH MINISTER WHITE – COUNCILLORS SHOULDN’T BE PLAYING POLITICS WITH EMOTIVE ISSUE – DEPUTY CONLAN

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14 May 2015 No Comment

Fine Gael Dáil Deputy Sean Conlan yesterday expressed disappointment with the reaction by some Fianna Fáil members of Monaghan Co Council to his letter to the local authority on the EirGrid interconnector issue. “I don’t think the communities affected by the project will be too pleased with some Council members deciding to play politics with what is a very emotive subject,” the Cavan/Monaghan TD stated when asked by The Northern Standard for a reaction to Monday’s Council debate. Deputy Conlan emphasised that the intention of his letter was to respond to a ...

CARRICK “WIND FARM” PROPOSAL RAISES CONCERNS FOR SOUTH MONAGHAN RESIDENTS

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14 May 2015 No Comment
CARRICK “WIND FARM” PROPOSAL RAISES CONCERNS FOR SOUTH MONAGHAN RESIDENTS

SOME public concerns were aired this week over a proposal for the construction of an energy farm on the outskirts of the South Monaghan town. It is understood the project is planned for a site in the Nafferty/Derryolam area and involves the construction of an 85- metre to 100- metre (300 feet) wind turbine as well as the installation of large numbers of solar panels on the 7.5 acre site. However, a planning application has not, as yet, been lodged with Monaghan County Council. A previous planning application for an 85- metre ...

ECHO OF CARRICK TRAGEDY AS LOCAL FAMILY REPRESENTED AT EU HEARING

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14 May 2015 No Comment
ECHO OF CARRICK TRAGEDY AS LOCAL FAMILY REPRESENTED AT EU HEARING

By PATSY McARDLE A SOUTH Monaghan couple who lost a son in a tragic road fatality was included in a Families for Justice delegation which travelled to Brussels earlier this month to highlight the circumstances in which they lost loved ones and the manner in which the cases were investigated by the authorities. The group has felt they were let down by the Irish justice system and is campaigning for greater awareness and further investigation into the circumstances of the death of family members. The delegation was facilitated by Sinn Féin MEPs Matt ...

€300 INSURANCE FINE FOR FEMALE OWNER OF FATAL CRASH CAR

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14 May 2015 No Comment

A €300 FINE for allowing a vehicle to be driven with no insurance has been imposed on a 42-year-old Latvian woman who was the owner of a car in which a fellow national, Mr Edvins Danilovs, was killed when the vehicle went off the road at Crowey, Silverstream, Monaghan (on the R185, which links the main N12 Monaghan–Middletown road to Glaslough) on Saturday 13th April 2013. At Monday’s sitting of Monaghan District Court, Ms Kornelija Leitane, who has an address at SMA Father’s House, Drumneen, Claremorris, Co Mayo, pleaded guilty to ...

BLACKWATER 10K RUN & WALK IN ROSSMORE PARK THIS SUNDAY!

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14 May 2015 No Comment
BLACKWATER 10K RUN & WALK IN ROSSMORE PARK THIS SUNDAY!

The 8th annual Blackwater 10k Run & Walk (and 4km fun run / walk option) is taking place this Sunday 17th May 2015 at 12noon starting from Monaghan United Football Grounds. Monaghan Sports Partnership is delighted once again to be associated with this fantastic event. The route had to be changed over the past few years in line with tree felling and other works determining the pathways that could be used but we are pleased that the Blackwater 10k goes back to its original route this year which means that most of ...

BATTLE TO WIN ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS SUNDAY

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14 May 2015 No Comment
BATTLE TO WIN ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS SUNDAY

Notions of winning the Ulster Final have been out there for some time but more so this week with Donegal and Tyrone getting it started. by JOHN GRAHAM 2015 Ulster senior football championship gets underway with the meeting of reigning champions Donegal and Tyrone in Ballybofey in what should be a fitting start, even an exciting start to what is expected to be one of the most competitive championships in years. The Ulster senior football championship is the most competitive of the four provincial series in that any of the nine teams ...