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CUP JOY FOR LOCAL JAMES OWENS

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10 Jul 2015 Comments Off on CUP JOY FOR LOCAL JAMES OWENS
CUP JOY FOR LOCAL JAMES OWENS

Some of the finest young golfers around gathered at Rossmore Golf Club last Friday for the right to be acclaimed this year’s Northern Standard U18 golf Championship winner. KEVIN CARNEY was on hand for the final play-off.  A super birdie at the final play-off hole proved just the trick for local lad James Owens last weekend as he claimed this year’s Northern Standard U18 County Monaghan Golf Championship title at the picture-postcard Rossmore Golf Club headquarters. In a field of top notch teenage talent drawn from a raft of golf clubs in ...

MONAGHAN BUS ÉIREANN INSPECTOR PADDY GOLLOGLY RETIRES

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MONAGHAN BUS ÉIREANN INSPECTOR PADDY GOLLOGLY RETIRES

Michael Fisher Bus Éireann Inspector Paddy Gollogly waved farewell for the last time as the Letterkenny express pulled out of Monaghan bus station on Tuesday afternoon. Since 1992 Paddy has been the Inspector at the depot, supervising all passing services at this busy stop, which is also used by Translink cross-border coaches from Derry and Armagh. After 44 years in the job, Paddy was hanging up his Inspector’s hat and looking forward to an active retirement. A native of Carrickmacross, he began work as a school bus driver in the area in 1971. ...

MAXIMISING THE FESTIVAL YIELD

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2 Jul 2015 Comments Off on MAXIMISING THE FESTIVAL YIELD

The launch last Friday of the third Monaghan Town Country Music Festival, to take place later this month, highlighted a field of activity in which the people of our county perform conspicuously well. We have established throughout our county’s extent a formidable and varied range of community-based summer events, ranging from music performances, agricultural shows, vintage and heritage showcases and village and rural area galas, all of which enliven local life and provide a focal point and sense of purpose for our prodigious capacity for voluntary effort. The organisation of these activities ...

WATER CHARGES RESISTANCE CAMPAIGN – MONAGHAN ACTION COMMITTEE FORMED

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2 Jul 2015 Comments Off on WATER CHARGES RESISTANCE CAMPAIGN – MONAGHAN ACTION COMMITTEE FORMED

An action committee has been formed in Monaghan Town to co-ordinate a campaign of resistance against the payment of water charges. A recent meeting in the Hillgrove Hotel, addressed by Anti-Austerity TD Paul Murphy, was the genesis for the committee’s formation. At the committee’s first meeting in the Teach na nDaoine Family Resource Centre, future activity work in Monaghan was discussed, and there were plans to strengthen alliances with other grassroots campaign groups in Co Cavan. In the coming period, the committee aspires to organise anti-water charges stalls in Monaghan Town, to discuss ...

MODERATE INCREASE IN MONAGHAN HOUSE PRICES CONTINUES

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2 Jul 2015 Comments Off on MODERATE INCREASE IN MONAGHAN HOUSE PRICES CONTINUES

The trend of moderate house price growth which was evident in Q1 has continued into Q2 with the national mix adjusted asking price rising by 1.7% – up 6.1% on the year – according to the latest house price survey from MyHome.ie. In Dublin the rate of increase was higher – 2.3% on the quarter and 10.4% on the year. According to the survey the median asking price of 3 bed semis in Monaghan rose by 2% to €100K, bringing the annual increase to 5.3%. This leaves prices at their highest ...

SEQUEL TO DARING TANKER SNATCH AS GARDAÍ CONTINUE 2-YEAR PROBE INTO ‘BLAYNEY FUEL SWOOP INCIDENT

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2 Jul 2015 Comments Off on SEQUEL TO DARING TANKER SNATCH AS GARDAÍ CONTINUE 2-YEAR PROBE INTO ‘BLAYNEY FUEL SWOOP INCIDENT

By PATSY McARDLE GARDAI in the Louth/Meath Division confirmed during the week that investigations are still ongoing along the Border into the snatch of a fuel tanker from an Irish army base more than two years ago— after the vehicle was intercepted along with a consignment of illicit fuel in a swoop near Castleblayney. The tanker was impounded at Aiken Military Barracks at Point Road in Dundalk, on May 26th 2013, after being escorted to the base by gardai and revenue officers following the swoop near the Monaghan/Armagh Armagh border, at Drumacon, ...

BLACKWATER COMMITTEE 2015 PRESENTS CHEQUE TO MONAGHAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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2 Jul 2015 Comments Off on BLACKWATER COMMITTEE 2015 PRESENTS CHEQUE TO MONAGHAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS
BLACKWATER COMMITTEE 2015 PRESENTS CHEQUE TO MONAGHAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS

On Friday last in St. Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Monaghan, Monaghan Special Olympics held their end of year celebrations. The Blackwater Committee for 2015 and their race sponsors were invited. In attendance were Cllr Sean Conlon Monaghan County Council representing Blackwater Regional Partnership, Chairperson Monaghan Sports Partnership, John O Callaghan Sponsors in attendance: Pizza DO’r, (represented by Liz Mc Donagh), Eastern Balti House , Taus , Smarttanks, Eamonn Hackett, The Northern Standard, represented by ….

“AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE GLASTONBURY” – ROBERT MIZZELL SETS THE SCENE FOR MONAGHAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015

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2 Jul 2015 Comments Off on “AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE GLASTONBURY” – ROBERT MIZZELL SETS THE SCENE FOR MONAGHAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015
“AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE GLASTONBURY” – ROBERT MIZZELL SETS THE SCENE  FOR MONAGHAN COUNTRY  MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015

PETER HUGHES “The last time I stepped on stage at the Monaghan festival, it was like being in Glastonbury – the atmosphere was absolutely fantastic!” So stated Ireland’s favourite Louisianan Robert Mizzell when he supplied the closing (verbal) notes for last Friday’s official launch of the Monaghan Town Country Music Festival 2015. The exhibition gallery of Monaghan Co Museum echoed, with infectious incongruity, to intermittent cheers of the “Yee-har!” variety as the invited guests, many of them in appropriate attire, indulged in their own prelude of the big July event when a comment ...

FLEMING’S SUPERVALU MONAGHAN WINS ‘BEST FRUIT AND VEG’ AT CHECKOUT ‘BEST IN FRESH’ AWARDS

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2 Jul 2015 Comments Off on FLEMING’S SUPERVALU MONAGHAN WINS ‘BEST FRUIT AND VEG’ AT CHECKOUT ‘BEST IN FRESH’ AWARDS
FLEMING’S SUPERVALU MONAGHAN WINS ‘BEST FRUIT AND VEG’ AT CHECKOUT ‘BEST IN FRESH’ AWARDS

Fleming’s SuperValu in Monaghan has scooped the prestigious award for Best Fruit and Veg in Ireland at the annual Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ awards. This award acknowledges Fleming’s SuperValu in their ongoing commitment to delivering an unrivalled fresh fruit and veg range at great value prices, while striving to support Irish suppliers. Some of the biggest names in Irish grocery descended on The Shelbourne Hotel for the 2015 Checkout Best in Fresh Awards, the only annual event to acknowledge excellence in fresh produce retailing. Some of Ireland’s most innovative multiples, independent ...

CONFIDENT CAPTAIN CAN’T WAIT FOR ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE

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2 Jul 2015 Comments Off on CONFIDENT CAPTAIN CAN’T WAIT FOR ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE

Monaghan will be hoping to have cause for celebration at Kingsppan Breffni Park, Cavan, on Sunday where they hope to clinch a place in the final of the Ladies Ulster Senior Football Championship against the defending champions Armagh. by CIARAN WARD With just days to go to the 2015 Ulster Senior Football championship semi-final clash with reigning holders Armagh, Monaghan team captain Sharon Courtney has expressed her belief that Monaghan are good enough to beat any opponent once they play to their potential. This Sunday’s eagerly awaited tie will be the full ...