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HURLING FINALS

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19 Jul 2024 No Comment
HURLING FINALS

INNISKEEN……………..2-23EAST CAVAN GAELS…4-14 COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Inniskeen came out on top of an entertaining Senior Hurling League Final at home to East Cavan Gaels last Thursday. The county champions had influential performances in attack from top scorer Niall Arthur, as well as captain and Louth manager Trevor Hilliard, that helped them hold off a late surge from an away side led by some of Cavan’s main men, Canice Maher, Nicky Kenny and Liam O’Brien. Niall Arthur opened the scoring for Inniskeen, although East Cavan Gaels hit back swiftly with a goal from ...

CARTHY CHALLENGES TÁNAISTE ON SHANE O’FARRELL ISSUE AFTER PASSING OF DÁIL MOTION

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19 Jul 2024 No Comment
CARTHY CHALLENGES TÁNAISTE ON SHANE O’FARRELL ISSUE AFTER PASSING OF DÁIL MOTION

Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan Matt Carthy TD has challenged Tánaiste and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin TD to deliver on a previous commitment to a public inquiry into the circumstances of the death of in a hit-and-run accident of Carrickmacross man Shane O’Farrell in 2011. Deputy Carthy had sharp exchanges with the Tánaiste on the matter the day following the passing by the Dáil of a Sinn Féin motion which the Cavan/Monaghan Deputy proposed in relation to a public inquiry into Shane’s death. The O’Farrell family have been campaigning ...

SKULL FOUND CLOSE TO ULSTER CANAL MARINA IN CLONES

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19 Jul 2024 No Comment
SKULL FOUND CLOSE TO ULSTER CANAL MARINA IN CLONES

By Veronica Corr Gardaí have confirmed that a human skull was found close to the Ulster Canal by a member of the public who was out on a walk over the weekend, it is likely that it was unearthed by the recent excavation works in the area. It is understood that nothing else of evidential value was found in the vicinity of the skull. Speaking to The Northern Standard, Chief Superintendent Alan McGovern for Counties Monaghan, Cavan and Louth, commented: “We are working on the basis that it’s historic. The ...

MONAGHAN OUTDOOR DINING CHARGES SHOULD BE SCRAPPED SAYS COUNCILLOR MAXWELL

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19 Jul 2024 No Comment
MONAGHAN OUTDOOR DINING CHARGES SHOULD BE SCRAPPED SAYS COUNCILLOR MAXWELL

A call has been made by Fine Gael local public representative David Maxwell for the charges imposed by the local authority on hospitality premises in Monaghan Town for outdoor dining to be scrapped. Members of the Carrickmacross- Castleblayney Municipal District took the decision last week to introduce measures to facilitate greater outdoor dining in their towns and Councillor Maxwell called on Monaghan Municipal District at their meeting on Monday to follow suit. Towards the meeting’s conclusion, Councillor Maxwell made reference to a charge of €4,600 which the Municipal District at ...

THE STAGE IS SET FOR COUNTRY FESTIVAL RETURN

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19 Jul 2024 No Comment
THE STAGE IS SET FOR COUNTRY FESTIVAL RETURN

Massive crowds are expected to assemble in the county capital this weekend for the much anticipated return of the Monaghan Country Music Festival. The festival, which has been in abeyance for a number of years, will run from tonight Thursday, until Sunday, with headline acts performing on the specially erected stage at The Diamond and an exciting satellite programme of entertainment taking place at other locations in the central town area. The full festival programme is outlined in an article inside this week’s edition. Monaghan Municipal District has pointed out ...

GLASLOUGH MUSICIAN WOWS THE HYDE PARK CROWDS

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12 Jul 2024 No Comment
GLASLOUGH MUSICIAN WOWS THE HYDE PARK CROWDS

Last Friday was a proud moment for young Glaslough musician Jamie Duffy when he took to the stage to perform at Andrea Bocelli’s 30th anniversary concert at Hyde Park in London. This was a tremendous achievement for the Monaghan native who has been making great strides in the music business since the release of his debut single Solas only two short years ago. Having recently graced the stages of the illustrious National Concert Hall Studio and Belfast Grand Opera House Studio with four sold-out performances, Jamie took to the stage ...

SPEAKING FROM THE HART

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12 Jul 2024 No Comment
SPEAKING FROM THE HART

COLM SHALVEY Former Celtic striker John Hartson was in Castleblayney last Friday, appearing at Watters’ Old Coach Inn to kick off the local festival weekend. Appearing in the Old Coach Inn through Castleblayney man Keith Hill’s Peak Top Agency, the affable Welshman, who played in the English Premier League with clubs such as Arsenal and West Ham United, is best known for his trophy-laden time with Celtic, having scored 110 goals for the Hoops between 2001 and 2006. In July 2009, Hartson was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had also spread ...

LAST DITCH APPEAL BY BORDER FUEL TRADERS TO AVERT EXCISE INCREASE

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12 Jul 2024 No Comment

With less than two weeks to go before we see a further excise increase on road fuels as part of the Government’s restoration of duty, the Irish Petrol Retailers Association has called on newly appointed Minister for Finance Jack Chambers TD to hear the pleas of Border forecourts who claim this further increase will further diminish trade and could put some traders out of business. David Blevings, spokesperson for IPRA said, “While we all welcomed the temporary reductions in excise duty post the Ukraine invasion, consumers are still struggling with ...

TWO DRUG-DRIVING ARRESTS MADE IN FIRST HOUR OF CHECKPOINT CAMPAIGN

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12 Jul 2024 No Comment
TWO DRUG-DRIVING ARRESTS MADE IN FIRST HOUR OF CHECKPOINT CAMPAIGN

By Veronica Corr The Northern Standard has learned that within the first hour of the Gardaí’s enhanced road safety campaign for July and August ‘Operation Guide’, two drivers were stopped at a checkpoint and arrested on suspicion of drug driving late on Monday morning. It is understood that drugs stay in the system longer than alcohol does and are detectable for longer. Commenting on the launch of the campaign, Chief Superintendent Alan McGovern for Counties Monaghan, Cavan and Louth, said: “We would like to thank the public who are clearly ...

LEGAL VIEW IS THAT LIFESPAN OF INTERCONNECTOR PLANNING PERMISSION IS INDEFINITE

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12 Jul 2024 No Comment

PETER HUGHES Legal opinion obtained by Monaghan Co Council planners indicates that there is no time restriction on the planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála to EirGrid to construct the north-south interconnector project, Monday’s meeting of the local authority was told. Counsel has also advised that ESB Networks is entitled to act for EirGrid in engagements with the planning authorities with regard to compliance with the conditions of the permission granted for the project. The first monthly meeting of the newly elected Co Council saw a reaffirmation of the ...