23 June 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A recent public meeting in Monaghan Town’s Hillgrove Hotel saw the formal creation and launch of the group Love Monaghan Save Dublin Street, which has called on local public representatives to publicly state their position on the proposed demolition of four buildings on Dublin Street, Monaghan – including the birthplace of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, the 19th century Young Ireland movement figure and tenant rights activist who went on to become premier of Victoria in Australia.

The following press statement was issued by the group to the Northern Standard this week: On Thursday May 16 at 8 pm an open public meeting was held in the Hillgrove Hotel in relation to the South Dublin Street (Charles Gavan Duffy) proposals. The meeting was well attended by local people with broad backgrounds and all with a keen interest in the wellbeing of Monaghan and its people. The meeting started with a short presentation on the proposals and why the phrase ‘Love Monaghan Save Dublin Street’ was created in attempt to get support, to influence….

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