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TRANSPORT MINISTER ASKS OFFICIALS TO ENGAGE WITH COUNTY COUNCIL ON ROADS MEETING

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6 Aug 2022 No Comment
TRANSPORT MINISTER ASKS OFFICIALS TO ENGAGE WITH COUNTY COUNCIL ON ROADS MEETING

Minister of Transport Eamon Ryan has asked officials of his Department to engage with Monaghan Co Council regarding a future meeting with them to discuss the condition of roads in the county. So Minister Ryan informed Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth in the Dáil recently. In a Parliamentary Question, Deputy Smyth asked the Minister if he was willing to meet with the Co Council to discuss the roads issue. Confirming that he had requested his officials to liaise with the Monaghan local authority, Minister Ryan also stated in his ...

ROSSMORE PARK USERS SHOCKED AT GIANT VANDALISM

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6 Aug 2022 No Comment
ROSSMORE PARK USERS SHOCKED AT GIANT VANDALISM

There has been widespread condemnation of the vandalism of one of the Rossmore Giants statues that grace the popular Monaghan Town forest amenity. Gardaí are investigating the extensive malicious damage caused to the structure and have asked Rossmore Forest Park users who might have information that could identify the culprits to contact them on 047 77240. The sculpture, known as Spike and located close to the former site of Rossmore Castle in the centre of the park, had its head and body significantly damaged in the incident. Spike is one ...

BEST OF ‘BLAYNEY BACK ON SHOW!

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6 Aug 2022 No Comment
BEST OF ‘BLAYNEY BACK ON SHOW!

Castleblayney Agricultural Show made a triumphant return after its two-year pandemic-enforced hiatus on Bank Holiday Monday last. Our photograph by Rory Gary shows the winners of the Pedigree Pair title at the show with their owners Simone McCabe and Niall Maguire from Castleblayney, cattle judge Basil Bothwell, Director-General of the IFA Damien McDonald and Jim Harrison, National Secretary of the Irish Shows Association. The high-level presence of national farming and show circuit executives underscored the importance of the occasion as a signifier of the return of a vital barometer of ...

25% EMISSIONS CUT TARGET “COULD DEVASTATE FARMING IN BORDER REGION”

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6 Aug 2022 No Comment

The 25% emissions cut target set by the Government for agriculture could have a devastating impact on agricultural production in the Border region, senior figures in the country’s farming organisations warned this week. The Government announced on Thursday last that it had agreed on a 25% reduction in emissions from the agriculture sector by 2030 in order to meet Ireland’s climate commitments. Cavan/Monaghan Sinn Féin TD and his party’s Spokesperson on Agriculture Matt Carthy reacted to the announcement by calling on the Government to make clear the additional measures to ...

TRANSFORMATIVE DAYS AHEAD FOR CLONES AS CONTRACT FOR KEY ULSTER CANAL PHASE SIGNED AND SEALED

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30 Jul 2022 No Comment
TRANSFORMATIVE DAYS AHEAD FOR CLONES AS CONTRACT FOR KEY ULSTER CANAL PHASE SIGNED AND SEALED

The signing on Monday of the contract for the second phase of the redevelopment of the Ulster Canal marked the advent of transformative days for the town of Clones, Minister for Community and Rural Development Heather Humphreys TD declared. The Cavan/Monaghan TD was joined by Cabinet colleague Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD at the Canal Stores to witnessing the signing ceremony that paves the way for the commencement in the coming weeks of work on the construction of a marina in the town and the ...

MINISTER PLEASED WITH MONAGHAN HOUSING PROGRESS

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30 Jul 2022 No Comment
MINISTER PLEASED WITH MONAGHAN HOUSING PROGRESS

If the campaign to address the housing crisis can be viewed as a war, then the local authority represents one of the key battalions of front line troops. And those in the trenches in Co Monaghan got a morale-boosting visit from their commander-in-chief on Monday last. Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD visited the Liú na Gréine development under construction in Scotstown and viewed the progress of the Remedial Scheme turning dilapidated and derelict buildings in Clones into apartments and town houses, two of the jewels ...

MONAGHAN SET TO RECEIVE MAJOR INCREASE IN PEACE FUNDING

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30 Jul 2022 No Comment
MONAGHAN SET TO RECEIVE MAJOR INCREASE IN PEACE FUNDING

Minister Heather Humphreys has signalled a major increase in funding for Co Monaghan under the new PEACE Plus programme, the Northern Standard can reveal. The Cavan/Monaghan TD and Minister for Social Protection and Rural and Community Development has confirmed to Monaghan Co Council in writing that an indicative allocation of €4,573,046 is to be provided to them from the PEACE source – representing an increase of 47.2%. PEACE Plus is replacing the previous PEACE IV Programme and is designed to back projects that support peace, prosperity and reconciliation in Border ...

PASSING OF DAVID TRIMBLE EVOKES BORDER REGION TRIBUTES

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30 Jul 2022 No Comment
PASSING OF DAVID TRIMBLE EVOKES BORDER REGION TRIBUTES

Tributes have been paid across the Border region to the Nobel Prize winner and former Stormont First Minister David Trimble who passed away this week at the age of 77.Mr Trimble was the leader of Northern Ireland’s Ulster Unionist Party at the time of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and is regarded, along with the late John Hume of the SDLP, as a key architect of the historical peace accord. He served as leader of his party from 1995 until 1995 and was the North’s First Minister from 1998 to ...

RED LETTER DAY FOR IRELAND’S LONGEST-SERVING POSTMASTER

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30 Jul 2022 No Comment
RED LETTER DAY FOR IRELAND’S LONGEST-SERVING POSTMASTER

It was a red letter day for Latton Postmaster Michael McElroy when Irish Postmasters Union Vice-President Ciaran McEntee arrived at his premises to honour his distinguished record of service. Michael took over duties at Latton Post Office in 1956 and is now the longest-serving postmaster in Ireland with 66 years at the helm. The achievement was hailed at the recent Centenary Conference of the Irish Postmasters Union and Mr McEntee, from Threemilehouse, was detailed to present Michael with a statue of Cú Chulainn in recognition of his exemplary service. Photo: ...

AIB U-TURN BRINGS RELIEF FOR CARRICK AND ‘BLAYNEY CUSTOMERS

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30 Jul 2022 No Comment
AIB U-TURN BRINGS RELIEF FOR CARRICK AND ‘BLAYNEY CUSTOMERS

– but Minister Humphreys says “solid commitment” needed on future of cash services The decision by AIB not to proceed with plans to introduce cashless services at a number of its branches throughout the country has been welcomed with particular enthusiasm in the towns of Carrickmacross and Castleblayney in Co Monaghan which had been listed for the change. But Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Government Minister Heather Humphreys said this week that the bank must now follow up with “a solid commitment” to its ‘Blayney and Carrick customers on the future ...