Articles in the This Week’s Newspaper Category

COUNCILLORS SEEK MEETING WITH TDS ON RETENTION OF SOCIAL PROTECTION OFFICES IN BALLYBAY

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment

By Cianna McNally Councillors at the March meeting of Ballybay-Clones Municipal District last week agreed a proposal by Seamus Coyle to invite Cavan/Monaghan TDs and members of Ballybay Development Association and Ballybay Chamber of Commerce to meet with them in relation to the retention of the Department of Social Protection offices in Ballybay. The councillors previously met the TDs and representatives from Ballybay Chamber of Commerce on this issue in October last year. Fianna Fáil councillor Seamus Coyle requested last week that they would meet again to get an update on what ...

€4 MILLION AWARDED TO MONAGHAN INJURY CLAIMANTS IN 2014

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment

€4 million was awarded in personal injury claims to people from Co Monaghan last year, according to statistics published this week. The operational review for 2014 carried out by the Injuries Board showed that the average personal injury award in Co Monaghan was €27,580, around €5,000 above the national average. In total 150 awards were recorded in the county during the year. The review indicates that the volume of claims submitted to the board stabilised during 2014. Last year the board received 31,576 new claims, a marginal 1% increase on 2013 (31,311) ...

MUDDY WATERS!

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment

The pending reality of water charges is being brought forcefully home to the public of Co Monaghan at the present time. Their inevitability is visible on our streets as work proceeds with the installation of the meters that will tally usage ahead of the issuing of the first bills by Irish Water in the April-June period. The extension of the deadline for registration in order to avail of the Government’s €100 water conservation grant has also been announced this week by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. This magnanimous-seeming but ultimately pragmatic move ...

GARDA QUIZZED AFTER N2 COLLISION

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment
GARDA QUIZZED AFTER N2 COLLISION

THE Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding a crash near Monaghan town at the weekend which involved three vehicles, including a garda car, and left three people hospitalised. The crash occurred on the main Dublin/Derry N2 between Monaghan town and Castleblayney, at   Moyles, Castleshane, when, it was reported, a garda vehicle had pulled over to assist a car which had broken down, and was hit by another car. It is understood an off-duty garda was questioned following the collision and the incident was referred to the GSOC. A GSOC ...

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE (SACRED) HEART

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE (SACRED) HEART

This striking photo of last Friday’s eclipse over the Sacred Heart Church in Clones was captured by Clones Photography Group member Brian McNamee.

FIVE EXTRA BEDS FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment

Five additional beds will be opened in Monaghan Hospital once the requisite staffing arrangements are in place, Fianna Fáil member of Monaghan Co Council Robbie Gallagher was informed at Monday’s meeting of the Regional Health Forum for Dublin and the North East. In response to a question from Colr Gallagher, it was stated that the beds in question would be used for convalescence, and there were now 20 rehab beds in the Monaghan Hospital facility. “These staff are approved and being processed by NRS or are being put in place from a ...

LAGAN BRICK FIRM TO PROVIDE 30 NEW JOBS IN KINGSCOURT

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment

Lagan Brick Company has confirmed it   is to create 30 new jobs at Kingscourt. The jobs will be located at Drumgill, on the site of its old Lagan Brick facility. The development, which is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland, has been made possible by a recent upturn in the Irish and UK markets. With signs of confidence returning to the market, the Board of Lagan Brick has identified an opportunity to meet increasing demand, particularly out of the UK by reinvesting in brick manufacturing ...

MONAGHAN’S ARMY HISTORY COMMEMORATED AT FORMER BARRACKS SITE

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment

10 year-old Nathan Healy from Cavancreevy, Castleshane, whose father Private John Healy of the 27th Infantry Battalion died in October, unveils a commemorative stone for members of the Defence Forces who served in Monaghan Barracks 1976-2009. It was designed by Marc Kelly, a sculptor from Emyvale. Picture: Jimmy Walsh. Story and more pictures on page 41.  

NEW GOLD ZONE DISCOVERED AT CLONTIBRET

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment

  Exploration company Conroy Gold and Natural Resources announced this week that it had discovered a previously unknown zone of the mineralised precious metal during its operations in the Clontibret area of Co Monaghan. Further evidence of high-grade gold deposits discovered at its Clontibret drilling site was detailed in a statement by the company to the stock exchange. Conroy Gold said initial results of its in-fill drilling programme uncovered grades of just over 25 grammes per tonne of gold over 2.5 metres and 22.37 grammes per tonne of gold over 1 metre. Company Chairman ...

THE LATE KIERAN MCAREE R.I.P.

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26 Mar 2015 No Comment

It is with great regret that we report on the death of Kieran McAree, Stramore, Emyvale, which occurred on Wednesday, December 17th 2014. Kieran had been unwell for the previous two years and, with the assistance of his family, made a valiant effort to seek out a solution to his problem but unfortunately that was not to be and the entire north Monaghan community was shocked when the news spread of his disappearance in Enniskillen on that Wednesday morning. Kieran, who would have been 24 on Monday February 16th, was eldest ...