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HEATHER APPOINTED FINE GAEL DEPUTY LEADER

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12 Apr 2024 No Comment
HEATHER APPOINTED FINE GAEL DEPUTY LEADER

Cavan/Monaghan TD Heather Humphreys has been confirmed as the Deputy Leader of Fine Gael. The appointment was formally announced by Fine Gael leader Simon Harris at the party’s Ard Fheis at the weekend. In a landmark week in her political career, Deputy Humphreys made the formal nomination of Deputy Harris as Taoiseach in the Dáil on Tuesday (see speech below). Following the new Taoiseach’s appointment, it was learned that, as expected, the Cavan/Monaghan TD would continue in Cabinet in her existing portfolios of Social Protection and Rural and Community Development. ...

COUNTY COUNCIL ACQUIRES SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF MONAGHAN ST LOUIS SITE

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12 Apr 2024 No Comment
COUNTY COUNCIL ACQUIRES SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF MONAGHAN ST LOUIS SITE

A substantial portion of the town centre property long occupied by the Sisters of St Louis in Monaghan Town has been acquired by Monaghan Co Council. Negotiations between the local authority and the religious order over the acquisition of buildings and land have been in train for some time and their successful conclusion was marked at Monday’s meeting of the Co Council when Director of Services Cathal Flynn read a joint statement of announcement. No definite purpose for the 11.5 hectares acquired has yet been determined but Monday’s statement made ...

ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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12 Apr 2024 No Comment

COLM SHALVEY TALKING POINTS Monaghan really needed to build up a considerable lead in the first half, but a hangover from the losing run in the league may have contributed to a lack of confidence at times on Sunday. Monaghan got some joy from pressing the Cavan kick-out, but save for a quick one-two of points from Conor McManus and Jack McCarron towards the half-hour mark, they were unable to turn that into any sustained momentum. The hosts looked to have timed their run well when Michael Hamill’s debut goal was ...

LOCAL CCTV SCHEMES CAN MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT DESPITE GDPR CURBS SAY GARDAÍ

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5 Apr 2024 No Comment
LOCAL CCTV SCHEMES CAN MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT DESPITE GDPR CURBS SAY GARDAÍ

Community CCTV schemes being established in Co Monaghan would make a significant and positive impact on crime prevention and detection despite some of the restrictions on their operation dictated by GDPR rules, Garda Superintendent Pat O’Connell told the recent meeting of the Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee. He was responding to views expressed by some JPC members during a debate that the fact that the Gardaí did not have access to live footage from the schemes would limit their effectiveness. Discussion arose when Fianna Fáil member of Monaghan Co Council ...

VINTAGE WEEKENDS THE PATTERN FOR MONAGHAN

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5 Apr 2024 No Comment
VINTAGE WEEKENDS THE PATTERN FOR MONAGHAN

It’s just one vintage weekend after another for Co Monaghan. Our photograph by Rory Geary shows some of the immaculately conserved vintage vehicles assembled at O’Neill’s Garden Centre in Glaslough, where the Morris Minor Owners Club Northern Ireland made a stopover on Easter Monday afternoon. What promises to be a vintage weekend of sport will soon be upon us with excitement in store for rallying and Gaelic football followers. Perhaps the largest-scale event in the Co Monaghan sporting calendar is headquartered in Monaghan Town on Sunday, when three stages of ...

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

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29 Mar 2024 Comments Off on ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS
ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

Victory celebrations after Our Lady’s Secondary School won the Lidl LGFA All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Senior A Final at St Rynagh’s GAA club in Banagher, Offaly, last Wednesday.

DRUG DRIVING TO BE FOCUS OF EASTER WEEKEND ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE IN CO MONAGHAN

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29 Mar 2024 Comments Off on DRUG DRIVING TO BE FOCUS OF EASTER WEEKEND ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE IN CO MONAGHAN

Monaghan Co Council together with An Garda Síochána are highlighting the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Drug driving remains a problem in Ireland with estimations that it’s a factor in approximately one in ten fatal crashes. Drug driving not only puts the driver at risk but also passengers and others who share the road. The age profile of drivers providing blood and urine specimens nationally in the 25 to 44 yearold brackets continues to contribute to the greatest percentage of ...

CONCERN FOR MONAGHAN FUEL SECTOR MOUNTS AS EXCISE HIKE LOOMS

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29 Mar 2024 Comments Off on CONCERN FOR MONAGHAN FUEL SECTOR MOUNTS AS EXCISE HIKE LOOMS

The severe impact on the Co Monaghan fuel retail sector of an excise duty increase due to take effect next month was highlighted at local and national political level this week. Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil Senator Robbie Gallagher raised the issue in the Seanad (see below), while the members of the Monaghan Municipal District on Monday gave unanimous support to a motion of urgent business placed before them by Independent local public representative Paudge Connolly. Councillor Connolly’s motion highlighted the fact that the UK Government had postponed a proposed increase in ...

YOUTHREACH OPENS NEW CENTRE IN REPURPOSED PROTECTED BUILDING IN CARRICKMACROSS

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29 Mar 2024 Comments Off on YOUTHREACH OPENS NEW CENTRE IN REPURPOSED PROTECTED BUILDING IN CARRICKMACROSS

By Veronica Corr Friday was a proud day for Councillor PJ O’Hanlon, who, in his capacity as Chairperson of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), officiated the opening of Carrickmacross Youthreach Centre on Main Street, in the former Ulster Bank premises in Carrickmacross. The protected building had new life breathed into it, as a sympathetic renovation converted it into a vocational education and training facility for early school leavers. The three-storey building has been futureproofed and Carrickmacross Youthreach has been able to realise a long-held ambition to expand ...

WEAKNESS EXPOSED

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1 Mar 2024 Comments Off on WEAKNESS EXPOSED

COLM SHALVEY TALKING POINTS No strangers to a relegation battle in their ten-year stint in Division One of the Allianz NFL, Monaghan find themselves in familiar territory with just over half of the current campaign gone. The openingnight fireworks at Croke Park feel like quite a while ago now, given the downturn in results and form since then, with Monaghan’s score difference taking a bit of a battering over the course of three straight defeats. While some teams have managed to step up their performance levels in recent weeks – exhibit ...