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SHABRA LAUNCH MAJOR FUND-RAISING INITIATIVE AT CROKE PARK

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment
SHABRA LAUNCH MAJOR FUND-RAISING INITIATIVE AT CROKE PARK

- Support urged to make late Oliver Brady’s life-saving dream a reality Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD Heather Humphreys, leading officials of the GAA and a host of other political and sporting personalities assembled at Croke Park last Thursday for the official launch by Shabra Charity of a major new fund-raising initiative to purchase genomic sequencing equipment for the Mater Hospital. The late Co Monaghan entrepreneur and philanthropist Oliver Brady had a last wish to see the specialist life-saving equipment put in place at the Mater Hospital, ...

INTOLERABLE! – PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN CO MONAGHAN BROADBAND COVERAGE

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment

PETER HUGHES Inadequacies in the level of broadband coverage had now reached intolerable levels in Co Monaghan and were forming a major impediment to economic development. This was the consensus view of the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday in a debate at their Annual Meeting on a motion tabled by Seamus Coyle. The Fianna Fáil representative moved: “That Monaghan Co Council condemns totally the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s decision to end the “National Broadband Scheme”, which will result for many in a 75% price hike of €176 per year, for a poor ...

MONAGHAN URGED TO MOBILISE IN WATER CHARGES BOYCOTT

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment
MONAGHAN URGED TO MOBILISE IN WATER CHARGES BOYCOTT

PETER HUGHES The first stages of a mobilisation campaign aimed at maximising the non-payment of water charges among the citizens of Monaghan were put in place at a public meeting in the town’s Hillgrove Hotel last Thursday evening. A crowd of over 70 people heard Anti-Austerity Alliance TD for Dublin South-West Paul Murphy state that a nationwide campaign of large-scale water charge non-payment would put immense pressure on the political establishment to abolish the controversial levy following the next General Election. Deputy Murphy exhorted people who had not yet paid to hold off ...

SEAN’S DYE-AGNOSIS FOR HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment
SEAN’S DYE-AGNOSIS FOR HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL

By Cianna McNally A young Smithboro man has much to be proud of after raising over €1,200 for the Holy Family School in Cootehill. Sean Collins, from Mullandavagh, Smithboro, who is son of Annette and Donal, dyed his hair pink last Saturday to raise money for the Special Care Unit in The Holy Family School in Cootehill, Co Cavan. The 12-year-old has a close link with the school as his older sister, 14-year-old Kathryn, attends it and her kind-hearted brother was aware of how much she loves it and the benefit she gets ...

MAKING A GOOD COUNTY A GREAT COUNTY – NEW CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH SETS OUT HIS AGENDA

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment
MAKING A GOOD COUNTY A GREAT COUNTY –  NEW CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH SETS OUT HIS AGENDA

PETER HUGHES “Let us work together to make this good county a great county,” stated Sinn Féin’s Noel Keelan upon his election on Monday as the new Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council. The South Monaghan public representative, a Council member since 1999, was unanimously elected as first citizen at the local authority’s Annual Meeting, succeeding Fianna Fáil’s Pádraig McNally. Seamus Coyle (FF) was appointed unopposed to the Leas Cathaoirleach or vice-chair position. In an exceptionally comprehensive address, the new Cathaoirleach detailed the issues confronting the Council over the remainder of its term but ...

WHO CARES?

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment

The very worthy motion moved by Seamus Coyle at Monday’s Annual Meeting of Monaghan Co Council, seeking the restoration of hours cut from the home help service by the current Government since taking office, casts damning light on one of the most indefensible, and nonsensical, of the many strictures imposed on Irish health provision in the names of rectitude and reform. The incremental curtailment of the availability of home care support for the sick and elderly has been well illuminated by our local and national political representatives before – sufficiently so, ...

AN AFTERNOON OF CELEBRATIONS AT ST. MICHAEL’S N.S RACKWALLACE

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment
AN AFTERNOON OF  CELEBRATIONS AT ST. MICHAEL’S N.S RACKWALLACE

There was an air of celebration and elation at St. Michael’s N. S Rackwallace on Friday 19th July at the Flag Raising Ceremony and annual End of Year Presentation Day. Guests of honour on this occasion were recently retired school bus driver Mrs. Margaret McCague and her family and also the family of Derval Sherry our SNA for the past eight years. Festivities got underway at noon with the raising of the Green Flag in the presence of pupils, staff, parents, PTA & Board of Management members and friends from the ...

COURT HEARS OF RAMMING INCIDENTS DURING “COMPLETELY DAFT” TELEPORTER CHASE ON BORDER ROADS

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment

A YOUNG MAN who was involved in a dramatic chase across Border roads after stealing a JCB “teleporter” from the grounds of a national school was given the benefit of having charges of theft and dangerous driving dismissed under the Probation Act when he paid €12,500 in compensation. At last week’s sitting of Monaghan Circuit Criminal Court, Judge John O’Hagan told the defendant that his behaviour on the occasion was disgraceful as well as “completely daft”. The court was told of how 25-year-old Aidan McNamee of 11 Carraig Way, Cullyhanna, Co Armagh ...

EMYVALE WELCOMES TRIPLE WORLD CHAMPION

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment

A crowd of people turned out in Emyvale last Saturday evening in honour of and to congratulate local woman and Triple World Champion Louise McKenna. Louise won her impressive title at the World Single Lift Championships in Telford, England two weeks ago and she paraded her three trophies through the village last weekend. Louise, who is daughter of Antoinette and Martin McKenna, was one of 100 lifters (50 men and 50 women) from the Irish Drug Free Powerlifting Association who represented Ireland at the three-day event. Many other nationalities from across the world also took part. It ...

PRISON SENTENCES FOR EMYVALE MAN WHO KNOCKED TEENAGER OFF BIKE

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26 Jun 2015 No Comment

AN EMYVALE MAN who reached from a passing car to push a young teenager off his bicycle last summer was given sentences amounting to 10 months’ in prison when he appeared at Monaghan District Court on Monday last. Thomas McCarron, aged 22, of Killydreen, Emyvale pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing harm in relation to the incident, in which 13-year-old Conor McKenna sustained cuts and bruises after being deliberately knocked from his bicycle while training to take part in an Ulster championship cycling competition. In imposing a six-month prison term ...