22 December 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard


IN a widely-ranging Christmas and New Year message to all the citizens of Co. Monaghan, the Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council, Cllr. Noel Keelan (Carrickmacross) said his hopes are that 2016 will be “an excellent year for the county, bringing fresh economic progress, jobs for the unemployed, and an easing of financial pressures on many families who through no fault of their own are victims of austerity”.

In his good wishes for Christmas, the Sinn Féin county council Cathaoirleach said that his overall wish for the Festive Season was that everyone will enjoy a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

He also extended greetings to all those from the county who were living and working abroad as well as all who had returned home to be with their loved ones for the Yuletide period.

Cllr. Keelan said Christmas was a time when their thoughts must also focus on the aged and infirm, and those who deserved and needed special care. In that regard, his good wishes were with all the elderly and those who were ill, to all of whom he hoped would make a speedy recovery. His thoughts were also with the various families who were sadly bereaved over the past year and he offered them all the encouragement and support they required through a difficult time for the losses sustained.

The Monaghan County Council Chairman said it was imperative for an expression of recognition for all who worked in the various fields over the…



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