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PRIDE OF PLACE ACCOLADES FOR KNOCKATALLON AND COOTEHILL

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
PRIDE OF PLACE ACCOLADES FOR KNOCKATALLON AND COOTEHILL

The village of Knockatallon in Co Monaghan and the town of Cootehill in Co Cavan were honoured at the prestigious Pride of Place community awards held on Saturday evening in Dublin. Knockatallon took top spot in the 0-300 population category, which the judges declaring: “This is a very small community doing great things. The judges were immediately impressed with the pride, participation and innovation that were in evidence on the occasion of their visit. The jewel in their crown is undoubtedly the community owned hotel.” Cootehill won in the 300-1,000 ...

STRONG MONAGHAN SUPPORT FOR ENOUGH IS ENOUGH A5 CAMPAIGN

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
STRONG MONAGHAN SUPPORT FOR ENOUGH IS ENOUGH A5 CAMPAIGN

Strong Co Monaghan representation and support was evident at the Tyrone GAA Centre in Garvaghey on Monday evening for the launch of the Enough is Enough campaign initiated to advance the construction of the long-promised dual carriageway road liking Aughnacloy with Derry. Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council Seán Conlon and his Co Council colleagues Brian McKenna and Paudge Connolly joined hundreds of people at an event which graphically conveyed the tragic human impact of the 44 lives lost on the existing roadway since the A5 was first identified as a ...

WAIT FOR NCT IN CO. MONAGHAN NEARS EIGHT MONTHS

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
WAIT FOR NCT IN CO. MONAGHAN NEARS EIGHT MONTHS

“If you applied for an NCT in Co Monaghan today, it will be September 7 before your appointment comes through,” Fianna Fáil local public representative Seamus Coyle told his colleagues on the Ballybay-Clones Municipal District on Monday. Councillor Coyle moved a motion demanding of Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD and the Government to immediate address the waiting lists for NCTs or National Car Tests, the compulsory vehicle inspection programme which all motor vehicles in Ireland are required to undergo. He stated that his own NCT was due in mid-February ...

SUDDEN PASSING OF ROCKCORRY TEENAGER

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment

The community of Rockcorry and further afield were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Odhrán Connolly, Carsan, Dartry, Rockcorry on January 21st 2023. He will be laid to rest at 12 noon today, Thursday at the Holy Trinity Church, Dartry, before burial takes place in Corrinshigo Cemetery, Drum. Odhrán will be sadly missed by his parents Paddy and Lisa, brothers Oisín, Tiarnach, Pádraig and sister Aoibhínn, grandparents Brendan and Geraldine Sheridan, and Ollie and Bridie Connolly, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

MCCAUGHEY FOODS SEEKS PLANNING PERMISSION FOR €150M NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY IN CASTLEBLAYNEY THAT WILL CREATE 300 SKILLED JOBS

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
MCCAUGHEY FOODS SEEKS PLANNING PERMISSION FOR €150M NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY IN CASTLEBLAYNEY THAT WILL CREATE 300 SKILLED JOBS

Monaghan-based McCaughey Foods, one of Ireland’s leading producers of ready-to-eat meat products, has announced it will invest €150 million to build a world-class new production facility in Castleblayney. Subject to a successful planning application, the new factory will allow McCaughey Foods to significantly increase production in order to meet growing demands from customers in Ireland, the UK and EU. The new facility will also create up to 300 skilled new jobs, in addition to significant employment generated during the construction phase. “This is exciting news for our family, our company ...

MONAGHAN STORE TO CLOSE AS ARGOS CEASES TRADING IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
MONAGHAN STORE TO CLOSE AS ARGOS CEASES TRADING IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

In the region of 20 jobs are expected to be lost at the Argos store at the Monaghan Retail Park on the outskirts of the town at Cornacassa following the announcement by the general merchandise retailer last Thursday that it will close all its stores and operations in the Republic of Ireland by the end of June. Argos said it “arrived at the decision to leave Ireland following a long period of careful consideration and a thorough review of its business and operations in the country. Argos concluded the investment ...

FATALITY AS RESULT OF HOUSE FIRE

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20 Jan 2023 No Comment
FATALITY AS RESULT OF HOUSE FIRE

A senior spokesperson for Monaghan Fire and Civil Protection confirmed that the service received an emergency callout on Saturday evening, January 14th at 7.53pm, regarding a house fire at a single-storey cottage in the Lisinisky, Cortober area of Bawn. Two fire crews from Ballybay and Carrickmacross attended the scene and extinguished the fire aided by the use of breathing apparatus. Gardaí are investigating the cause of the fire. The deceased man, Sean Geraghty, a native of Oldcastle, Co, Meath, was aged in his sixties and lived alone. He received treatment ...

FÉILE ORIEL TO RETURN TO MONAGHAN IN APRIL

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20 Jan 2023 No Comment
FÉILE ORIEL TO RETURN TO MONAGHAN IN APRIL

The revival of the Féile Oriel traditional music festival which was once a staple feature of the cultural calendar in North Monaghan is set for April 28-30 next. The prestigious Fiddler of Oriel competitive centrepiece of the event has also been restored, and will have its grand finale on the final day of the occasion. Entries for the competition opened yesterday, Wednesday January 18 and will close on midnight on Tuesday February 28. The first Féile Oriel was held in Monaghan in 1969 and the event quickly became an essential ...

FUNDING SETBACK FOR CROSS-BORDER GREENWAY PROJECT

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20 Jan 2023 No Comment

The development of the Ulster Canal Greenway from Monaghan to Middletown has been thrown into doubt after funder SEUPB or the Special EU Programmes Body has indicated that the timeline for the delivery of the project through INTERREG funding is no longer viable. Land acquisition difficulties for the Northern Ireland section of the development have brought about the situation, last week’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council was informed. The Council has commenced discussions with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to see if they will fund the section of the greenway up to ...

NEW SCHOOL ERA DAWNS FOR ROCKCORRY

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20 Jan 2023 No Comment
NEW SCHOOL ERA DAWNS FOR ROCKCORRY

“There in his noisy mansion, skill’d to rule, The village master taught his little school…” Something of the wistfulness of the famous Oliver Goldsmith poem The Deserted Village was evoked in Rockcorry on Tuesday when pupils assisted their principal Donal Quigley in transferring materials from the old School Mhuire national school building on its last day of use. When pupils and principal return in around a year’s time, it will be to a new five-classroom development recently conferred formal approval by Minister for Education Norma Foley TD which promises to ...