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LORD ROSSMORE REMEMBERED AS A FRIEND AND BENEFACTOR OF COUNTY MONAGHAN

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14 May 2021 No Comment
LORD ROSSMORE REMEMBERED AS A FRIEND AND BENEFACTOR OF COUNTY MONAGHAN

News of the death in London on May 4 last in his 90th year of William Warner Westenra, the 7th Baron Rossmore, evoked sadness and tributes in Co Monaghan where the Rossmore name is closely woven into local history and culture. “Paddy” Rossmore, as he became known among the jet set of swinging ‘60s London, where he won fame as a society photographer and member of a celebrity milieu that saw him for a time engaged in a headline-making relationship with the singer Marianne Faithfull, preserved close links with the ...

ZONED LAND “HOARDERS” HOLDING BACK CO MONAGHAN HOUSING PROGRESS

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14 May 2021 No Comment
ZONED LAND “HOARDERS” HOLDING BACK CO MONAGHAN HOUSING PROGRESS

CO COUNCIL TO GET EXPERT ADVICE ON LACK OF TOWN AND VILLAGE PRIVATE HOUSING;“DEZONING” LAND COULD BE PERILOUS APPROACH, MEETING TOLD What contribution people “hoarding” land zoned for housing in Co Monaghan was having on the lack of private housing development in most of the county’s towns and villages was debated at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council during a discussion on the progress of the Council’s current Co Development Plan. While some members advocated the dezoning of land which had been earmarked for housing but had not seen any development ...

FIRST CUT IS THE SWEETEST AS LOCKDOWN BEGINS TO LIFT…

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14 May 2021 No Comment
FIRST CUT IS THE SWEETEST AS LOCKDOWN BEGINS TO LIFT…

For Danny Murphy and many other Monaghan people on Monday last, the first cut was the sweetest as life after the worst of lockdown began with a good haircut. Danny was one of the first clients at Shane Murphy’s The Baron’s Nest tonsorial emporium in Glaslough Street in Monaghan as he and other local barbers and hairdressers got back to business for the first time since Christmas. © Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

‘REVIEW’ OF NORTH SOUTH ELECTRICITY PROJECT REVEALED BY FIANNA FÁIL CAME 24 HOURS AFTER OVERHEAD LINE WAS ENDORSED AS GOVERNMENT POLICY

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14 May 2021 No Comment
‘REVIEW’ OF NORTH SOUTH ELECTRICITY PROJECT REVEALED BY FIANNA FÁIL CAME 24 HOURS AFTER OVERHEAD LINE WAS ENDORSED AS GOVERNMENT POLICY

Michael Fisher Following a meeting of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party on 24th March, Monaghan Senator Robbie Gallagher revealed that in response to a question from him, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin had announced that a ‘review’ of the North South interconnector project would be instigated. However 24 hours earlier, the Minister for Climate and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan published details of how the project would proceed as an overhead line. It seems it was already decided by the time the Taoiseach made his commitment to party colleagues that the ...

HELICOPTER CALLED IN TO SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL IN BRAGAN

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14 May 2021 No Comment
HELICOPTER CALLED IN TO SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL IN BRAGAN

Saturday evening involving the Coastguard rescue helicopter had a happy ending when a missing youth was found safe and well. A call went out on social media to people to keep a look out for a 14 year-old who had been reported missing. A number of local people travelled to the Knockballyroney area close to Bragan mountain to help with the search. The girl went missing in the area close to the car park opposite the path leading to the Mass Rock at Poll an Aifrinn. Gardaí appealed for help ...

EUROPE IS WORKING FOR MONAGHAN:

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14 May 2021 No Comment

Minister Thomas Byrne highlights 700,000 jobs created in Ireland Since Joining the EU in 1973 On Europe Day 2021, Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne TD highlights the estimated 700,000 jobs created in Ireland since joining the EU in 1973. It was Fianna Fáil in government that led Ireland into the then European Economic Community, the culmination of a long campaign over ten years. Minister Byrne comments: “On Europe Day, I want to focus on the benefits of being a citizen of the EU that mean the most to me. According ...

MEMORIAL DAY @ MULLINAHINCH HOUSE PRIVATE NURSING HOME

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14 May 2021 No Comment

Memorial Day held at Mullinahinch House Private Nursing Home to remember those who sadly died in 2020 due to Covid. A weeping willow tree was planted and a plaque erected. Picture above left to right: Aidan Murray, Eamonn Prone, Patrick O’Neill, Rejitha Ramachandran and Marie Murray

AWAY DAYS

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14 May 2021 No Comment
AWAY DAYS

Monaghan will have to make winning start at neutral venue Colm Shalvey reports on the eve of an Allianz National Football League campaign with a difference, Monaghan already face a big game against Armagh in Enniskillen this Sunday. in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Monaghan were preparing to enter the championship on the third weekend in May, with at least ten games under their belts via the Dr. Mckenna Cup and a full league campaign, but the condensed 2021 season means that points in Sunday’s opening-round fixture could have a major bearing on ...

MONAGHAN GAA PLAN CONDENSED CLUB SEASON FOR NEXT MONTH

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14 May 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN GAA PLAN CONDENSED CLUB SEASON FOR NEXT MONTH

COLM SHALVEY Monaghan GAA plan to start another condensed club season early next month, following the return of collective training for adult club teams this week. The county’s fixtures committee sent clubs a general outline of the schedule over the weekend, with reserve competitions first in line to resume in early June. The Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships are set to follow a similar format to last year, with a roundrobin series to be followed by knock-out stages, while condensed leagues are also set to see each division broken into two ...

FOOTBALL OPENING A POSITIVE

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7 May 2021 No Comment
FOOTBALL OPENING A POSITIVE

Colm Shalvey reports Last weekend marked the 16th anniversary of a famous win for Monaghan, when a combination of Paul Finlay’s trusted left boot and Meath sub Mark Ward’s right fist led to a euphoric pitch invasion by successstarved supporters at Croke Park. That Division Two League title, achieved in the most remarkable “pickpocket” fashion, marked a longawaited piece of silverware for Monaghan’s senior footballers. The upcoming Allianz Football League campaign could see Monaghan call on a handful of youngsters who will have little to no memory of that day at ...