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PANDEMIC USED BY EIRGRID TO PLUG IN PYLON PLANS

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
PANDEMIC USED BY EIRGRID TO PLUG IN PYLON PLANS

Construction of North South Interconnector Set for November Michael Fisher If you had seen the headline above a week ago, you might have thought it was an April Fool’s stunt. But it is a reality. EirGrid has been working behind the scenes during the pandemic to bring its plans to fruition (approved in December 2016 by An Bord Pleanála) for an overhead high voltage electricity line and 400 pylons across five counties including Monaghan. The only hitch could come north of the border where a legal challenge to the planning permission ...

MONAGHAN CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES NEW CURRENT ACCOUNT AND DEBIT CARD INITIATIVE AT FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES NEW CURRENT ACCOUNT AND DEBIT CARD INITIATIVE AT FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

A palpable sense of Monaghan Credit Union preparing itself for the post-pandemic period of renewed economic and personal savings and investment activity was discernible at the Annual General Meeting of the organisation held online on Monday March 29 last – the first time an AGM was held in the virtual realm, a decision necessitated by the prevailing Covid-19 public health requirements. Members who linked in learned that the Credit Union was preparing to launch a new current account and debit card service in the summer. Expenses in relation to the ...

MONAGHAN POULTRY PRODUCERS EXTEND HELPING HAND TO CAMBODIAN CHILDREN

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN POULTRY PRODUCERS EXTEND HELPING HAND TO CAMBODIAN CHILDREN

Poultry producers from Co Monaghan have joined with colleagues in counties Cavan, Louth and Meath to provide major support for a project in Cambodia which is providing a lifeline to local children. Through the An Sicín Coop, the poultry men are aiding a chicken rearing project established at a Cambodian school. Co-op Chairman Pat Mc- Cormick became aware of the school-based project after hearing a podcast of an interview on Northern Sound radio. Carrickmacross-based retired teachers Dave Phelan and his wife Niamh Boylan have been teaching teachers for over three ...

GRADUAL INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES IN COUNTY MONAGHAN

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
GRADUAL INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES IN COUNTY MONAGHAN

The number of Covid-19 cases in Co Monaghan has been increasing gradually over the past week, including the Easter holiday period. towards the end of march, monaghan had the lowest incidence rate per 100,000 of population over a fourteen day period. now, in the last few days monaghan has risen to 17th in the table of 26 counties, with an incidence rate of 89.6 compared to the national average of 157.1. at midnight on monday the total number of cases in co monaghan had increased to 4,923, with six cases ...

SCOTSTOWN LADIES RUN AROUND IRELAND RAISES €11,420

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
SCOTSTOWN LADIES RUN AROUND IRELAND RAISES €11,420

Pictured is Mary Callery from the Crocus Cancer Support Group in Monaghan, accepting the presentation of €5,710 from some of the representatives of the Scotstown Ladies GFC Senior Team and management, Laura Carey, right and Alanna and Abbie McCarey. The money is half of the proceeds of the teams virtual run around Ireland, which raised a total of €11,420, with a matching amount presented to Breast Cancer Ireland. The players and management were delighted to have raised such a generous amount and thanked everybody who supported them in the fundraiser, ...

THE ACORN COMMUNITY CENTRE NEWBLISS NEEDS YOUR HELP! GOFUNDME FUNDRAISER

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
THE ACORN COMMUNITY CENTRE NEWBLISS NEEDS YOUR HELP! GOFUNDME FUNDRAISER

Situated in Newbliss village and managed by Killeevan Development Association, The Acorn Community Centre has been a hive of activity since it was built on the site of the old Newbliss Hall in 1985.There are few, if any, in the community who have not had occasion to avail of its facilities. Perhaps it was to play basketball, indoor football or soccer, to attend or participate in school plays, Irish dancing, a ceilí, the senior citizens party at Christmas or sadly to meet with friends and family after burying a loved ...

COMPANY PLANNING TO MINE GOLD IN CLONTIBRET REPORTS FURTHER POSITIVE SAMPLING RESULTS

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
COMPANY PLANNING TO MINE GOLD IN CLONTIBRET REPORTS FURTHER POSITIVE SAMPLING RESULTS

Exploration and development company Conroy Gold last week announced further positive sampling results from a section of the Longford- Down Massif, which includes the location at Clontibret, Co Monaghan where Conroy is proposing to establish its first gold mine. Conroy said 23 of the 65 samples collected recorded values of more than 500 parts of zinc per million over an area of around 0.8 by 0.9 kilometres at Aughnagurgan. It said 10 of the samples were reported as being greater than 1,000 parts per million, with the overall range being ...

COUNCILLORS WELCOME FUNDING FOR WALKING & CYCLING PROJECTS

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
COUNCILLORS WELCOME FUNDING FOR WALKING & CYCLING PROJECTS

As featured on the front page of last week’s Northern Standard, the National Transport Authority has awarded €3,985,620 to Monaghan County Council to complete a number of walking and cycling projects during 2021. The funding marks the first year in a five year scheme aimed at supporting small local authorities such as Monaghan County Council to invest in urban walking and cycling infrastructure, to bring the level of infrastructure available in towns to a level where walking and cycling are attractive alternatives to the motor car for getting around town. ...

FUNDRAISERS: WATTERS’ DINER CREATES ‘NUDIE BURGER’ FOR CHARITY

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
FUNDRAISERS: WATTERS’ DINER CREATES ‘NUDIE BURGER’ FOR CHARITY

COLM SHALVEY Powering over the finish line of their lengthy lockdown challenge, Lough Egish brothers Ciarán, Tony and Breandan Ward have raised over €27,000 in their marathon fundraiser for SOSAD Ireland. Over 95 days of their daily runs at the Aughnamullen GAA complex walking track, the trio covered an amazing 1,700km. Their JustGiving page received donations of more than five times their original target of €5,000 in aid of SOSAD, helping the Irish suicide-prevention and bereavement-support charity to set up a branch in Monaghan Town. Breandan Ward provided us with the ...

PANDEMIC CRIME TRENDS DOWN BUT COCAINE A FACTOR IN RISE IN MONAGHAN DRUG DRIVING INCIDENTS

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26 Mar 2021 Comments Off on PANDEMIC CRIME TRENDS DOWN BUT COCAINE A FACTOR IN RISE IN MONAGHAN DRUG DRIVING INCIDENTS
PANDEMIC CRIME TRENDS DOWN BUT COCAINE A FACTOR IN RISE IN MONAGHAN DRUG DRIVING INCIDENTS

When there was a downward trend in crimes such as assaults and burglaries during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, incidences of drink and drug driving in Co Monaghan were on the increase and this was a source of concern for the Gardaí, Tuesday’s meeting of the Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee was told. Garda Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken informed the meeting that the Gardaí were particularly concerned about a rise in cocaine use which was a factor in the drug driving increase. However, the Chief Superintendent also highlighted significant recent success ...