6 January 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Plans to convert the former Customs and Excise building on Monaghan Town’s Armagh Road into a business enterprise centre are to be pursued at Government Ministerial level by Monaghan Town Council.
The Council agreed at its December meeting to the terms of a motion from the Sinn Féin members seeking a meeting with Ministers John Perry and Richard Bruton to outline the opportunity that exists for the development of the proposal, which has been mooted strongly by Colr Sean Conlon in recent times.
The SF motion said that the initiative should be pursued “in an effort to reverse the continuing rise in unemployment and emigration, especially of our young people”.
Colr Conlon in moving the motion said that there would be “many a lonely dinner table” on Christmas Day and over the holiday season as a result of families missing loved ones through emigration.
He thought the Government had so far failed entirely to reverse the “abysmal” unemployment figures, and that local authorities had to put forward their own ideas and suggestions in this regard.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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