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SINN FÉIN TO HOST OPEN PUBLIC MEETING IN INNISKEEN

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25 Nov 2022 No Comment
SINN FÉIN TO HOST OPEN PUBLIC MEETING IN INNISKEEN

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD will visit Monaghan next week (Tuesday, 29th November) and will address a public meeting in Inniskeen Community Centre at 7.30pm. Local Sinn Féin TDs Matt Carthy and Pauline Tully will also attend. Speaking in advance of the visit, Matt Carthy said: “I am looking forward to welcoming Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald to engage with the people in Monaghan. We are encouraging people to attend our public meeting in Innskeane and I look forward to welcoming people there to have their say. ...

SECOND MONAGHAN BIRD FLU OUTBREAK DETECTED

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25 Nov 2022 No Comment
SECOND MONAGHAN BIRD FLU OUTBREAK DETECTED

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a second outbreak of avian influenza had been identified at a turkey farm in Co Monaghan. The Department said on Tuesday evening that test results had identified evidence of bird flu in samples taken from the turkey flock on the farm, which is understood to be located close to the farm in the Border area near Clones where the disease emerged last week. “There is a slight extension to the existing avian influenza restriction zones on foot of this confirmation,” The Department said ...

CO COUNCIL WILL DECIDE WHO GETS MCVERRY HOUSES IN MONAGHAN

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25 Nov 2022 No Comment
CO COUNCIL WILL DECIDE WHO GETS MCVERRY HOUSES IN MONAGHAN

Monaghan Co Council will determine who becomes the tenants of housing which the Peter McVerry Trust plan to provide in the Monaghan Town area, Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District was told. The information was imparted to the elected members by Municipal District Director Nuala Woods, who was responding to concerns raised by Independent local public representative Seamus Treanor. Councillor Treanor expressed fears that “drug addicts and criminals” from other parts of the country would be assigned houses provided by the charity – which works to provide accommodation for ...

CROWDS GENERATE FESTIVE FERVOUR AS MONAGHAN LIGHTS THE WAY TO CHRISTMAS

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25 Nov 2022 No Comment
CROWDS GENERATE FESTIVE FERVOUR AS MONAGHAN LIGHTS THE WAY TO CHRISTMAS

The first full-scale switch-on ceremony for the Monaghan Town Christmas lighting system since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought large crowds to the county capital’s commercial heartland on Sunday afternoon last for an occasion described by Monaghan Municipal District Cathaoirleach Raymond Aughey as “fantastic”. Speaking at Monday’s MD meeting, Councillor Aughey was full of praise for the new lights purchased and erected by the municipal authority throughout all areas of the town, and thanked the organising committee and the local authority staff for their planning and implementation of the ...

BUILDING OF NEW CO COUNCIL OFFICES CONTRIBUTES TO SIGNIFICANT RATES RISE IN CO MONAGHAN

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25 Nov 2022 No Comment

The rate levied on commercial premises in Co Monaghan in 2023 will increase by 5% – a hike accounted for in part by a decision made by majority vote at Monday’s Budget meeting of Monaghan Co Council to approve the raising of a €38 million loan to fund the construction of a new local authority headquarters and office building on lands in the Rooskey area of Monaghan Town. A vote of 14-4 was recorded in favour of a proposal from Sinn Féin councillor Brian McKenna, seconded by Seamus Coyle of ...

SCOTSTOWN RALLY SCHOOL RECOGNISED BY MINISTER FOR RECYCLING EFFORTS

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25 Nov 2022 No Comment
SCOTSTOWN RALLY SCHOOL RECOGNISED BY MINISTER FOR RECYCLING EFFORTS

Minister Ossian Smyth, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy recently recognised the participation of Rally School Ireland, Scotstown in the successful Electric ELVES training programme for Authorised Treatments Facilities, (ATFs or permitted scrapyards) who are involved in the collection and recycling of electric vehicle batteries. The presentation was made to David Smyth of Rally School Ireland at Plunket College, Dublin. The Electric ELVES programme was developed by ELVES, Ireland’s End-of-Life Vehicle compliance scheme and has been running since 2018. Electric ELVES provides free collection ...

NORTHERN AND WESTERN REGION SET FOR INVESTMENT OF €217 MILLION

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25 Nov 2022 No Comment
NORTHERN AND WESTERN REGION SET FOR INVESTMENT OF €217 MILLION

The European Commission has formally approved new investment totalling €217 million of European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) to support regional development schemes across Ireland’s northern and western regions. Following recent approval by the Irish Government, the ERDF Regional Programme, drafted by the Northern & Western Regional Assembly, was submitted to the EU Commission for its review and final negotiations. The EU Commission this week approved the final investment programme, which will begin immediately. Director of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) David Minton welcomed the approval of the funds ...

CHRISTMAS SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED

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25 Nov 2022 No Comment

Pictured at the official launch of #MyMonaghanChristmas are from left: Claire Cunningham, Cathal O’Gorman, John Tobin, Monaghan Co Council Cathaoirleach Seán Conlon, Martina Quinn, Siobhán Sherry, Emma Gollogly

FÁILTE ISTEACH, HEATHER! – MONAGHAN’S MIGRANT COMMUNITY SHARES NEW SAFE SPACE WITH MINISTER

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18 Nov 2022 No Comment
FÁILTE ISTEACH, HEATHER! – MONAGHAN’S MIGRANT COMMUNITY SHARES NEW SAFE SPACE WITH MINISTER

Representatives of migrant communities in Co Monaghan are pictured by Rory Geary greeting Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys on her arrival at the new Monaghan Migrant Support Centre on Monday morning last. Described as “a safe space”, the new drop-in facility on the town’s North Road brings together a range of migrant support services in one easily accessible central locale. As well as a go-to place for information on rights, entitlements and opportunities, the centre will act as a social nexus and a venue for cultural and integration events. ...