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NO CIVIC RECEPTION FOR MINISTER HUMPHREYS “A POLITICAL DECISION” 

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment

By Cianna McNally Veteran Fine Gael councillor Hugh McElvaney this week branded as “a political decision,” Monaghan Co Council’s Corporate Policy Group’s agreement not to host a civic reception for recently appointed Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys. Correspondence was received by Ballybay-Clones Municipal District from Monaghan Co Council informing the municipal district members that the CPG had agreed not to have a civic reception for Minister Humphreys at this time. “The Cathaoirleach undertook to speak with the Minister and invite her to the Cathaoirleach Christmas dinner on 1st December,” the letter concluded. Speaking at ...

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment

The glow of warm light in winter darkness remains the most potent symbolic association that the approaching days of Christmas possess. In towns and villages throughout our county, a great deal of effort and no little expense is incurred in garlanding the streetscapes with festive lights. The impetus for this is ostensibly commercial, the creation of an atmosphere conducive to lively trade and the maximisation of the enhanced opportunity this time of year offers for the businesses that are crucial to the healthy functioning of our local economies. But the governing impulse is ...

FREE PARKING FURTHER INCENTIVE TO SHOP LOCAL IN MONAGHAN TOWN THIS CHRISTMAS

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment

A welcome for the introduction of free parking in Monaghan Town from noon onwards over the Christmas holiday period was forthcoming at Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District. Councillors also endorsed the shop local campaign launched by Monaghan Co Council and the Monaghan Has It business alliance. Details of the free parking availability, which commences on Saturday next and will continue until January 1 inclusive, were confirmed by Cathaoirleach Sean Conlon, who said that the noon start was to ensure that staff and employees of local businesses did not come ...

LOCAL TRADERS GET A PRE-CHRISTMAS SHOPLIFTING WARNING

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment
LOCAL TRADERS GET A PRE-CHRISTMAS SHOPLIFTING WARNING

By PATSY McARDLE A WARNING has been issued this week to the owners of all large and small stores throughout the region, including Co. Monaghan, to be on “red alert” for premises being targeted by shoplifting gangs, in the countdown to Christmas!. The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association has warned all retailers to be extra vigilant during the Christmas period as shops throughout the country are being increasingly targeted by shoplifters and organised gangs. The Association outlined that evidence indicates retailers are twice as likely to be victims of shoplifting over ...

GARDAI URGE MONAGHAN PUBLIC TO HEED THEIR ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment

DON’T TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED – STAY SAFE ON THE ROADS – this was the message emphasised strongly to the people of Co Monaghan by Garda Traffic Inspector Seamus Boyle this week when he outlined to The Northern Standard details of the Gardai’s road safety campaign being implemented over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. The campaign – which commenced at midnight on December 1st and will continue until midnight on January 5th 2015 – will see a determined effort by the Gardai to focus on high risk behaviour such ...

CLONES UNITES AGAINST ULSTER BANK CLOSURE

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment
CLONES UNITES AGAINST ULSTER BANK CLOSURE

  The people of Clones are prepared to fight to keep the Ulster Bank branch in the town. This was the clear message that went out from a well-attended public meeting that was held in the Creighton Hotel last Wednesday evening. The meeting was organised by Clones Chamber of Commerce following the recent announcement by Ulster Bank that the branches in Clones and Castleblayney were among 24 in the North and the Republic of Ireland that would be closed next year. Twelve branches are to be shut in the Republic and ten in the North. ...

THE LATE STEPHEN CROTTY

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment
THE LATE STEPHEN CROTTY

Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support acknowledges with grateful thanks the donation of €2,100 made by the Crotty Family in Memory of Stephen. Thank you to Stephen’s immediate family, work colleagues, members of clubs, voluntary organisations but especially to his wide circle of friends, we add our thanks and appreciation for making this donation possible.

2014 Official Monaghan GAA Yearbook

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment
2014 Official Monaghan GAA Yearbook

By Colm Shalvey The 2014 Official Monaghan GAA Yearbook is available now throughout the county at a cost of just €10. The yearbook, which comes in at over 400 pages, is a comprehensive and extensive review of another exciting 12 months for the county. Monaghan fell short of retaining the Ulster Senior and Minor Football Championship titles during the summer, but it was still a year in which the county’s flagship team won a second consecutive National League title on one of their three trips to Croke Park, where they finally ...

MONAGHAN MAN MEETS FIRST LADY

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18 Dec 2014 No Comment
MONAGHAN MAN MEETS FIRST LADY

A Monaghan man was invited to the White House last month to meet the First Lady Michelle Obama at her annual Fashion Education Workshop. Rory Duffy, son of Gerard and Mary Duffy of Kiltubrid, Threemilehouse, has been living and working in New York as a Master Savile Row Tailor for a number of years. The Monaghan man was involved with a new initiative by the First Lady that aimed to introduce students from disadvantaged backgrounds to industry professionals, hear of their experiences and realise that success is a by-product of hard work and dedication. This ...