Articles in the General News Category

COILLTE REPORT CONFIRMS ROSSMORE PARK AS ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP OUTDOOR RECREATION AMENITIES

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
COILLTE REPORT CONFIRMS ROSSMORE PARK AS ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP OUTDOOR RECREATION AMENITIES

Rossmore Forest Park in Monaghan was the appropriate venue on Friday for the launch of a report by Coilte which confirmed the amenity as the second most visited of the authority’s public amenities last year. The report launch was performed by Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys, who also announced a package of national outdoor amenity funding from her Department which included a €50,000 provision for the upgrade of Rossmore’s toilet facilities. Accompanied by Coillte Head of Recreation Daithí de Forge and Dr ...

DUP LEADER’S STANCE CREATES NEW CHALLENGES: TAOISEACH

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
DUP LEADER’S STANCE CREATES NEW CHALLENGES: TAOISEACH

Michael Fisher The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the decision by Democratic Unionist Party leader Jeffrey Donaldson to withdraw his party’s participation in North- South institutions creates new challenges for the Government. He told reporters: “It is no secret that I am passionately committed to maintaining the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement and their full operation in all aspects, North and South, the Executive and the Assembly, and the British Irish dimension.” He was speaking as members of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party gathered at Ballyconnell in Co. Cavan ...

NORTH MONAGHAN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS HONOURED FOR MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION EXCELLENCE

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
NORTH MONAGHAN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS HONOURED FOR MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION EXCELLENCE

North Monaghan-headquartered construction business Errigal Contracts has been named one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies in the prestigious annual awards programme led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. They were also announced as winners of the Best in Innovation category at the virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 8 for demonstrating superior business performance. Errigal was one of 25 companies honoured for the first time at the awards. This year’s programme saw the highest number of new applicants in its thirteen-year history. Including Errigal and this year’s ...

COVID INCIDENCE RATE IN MONAGHAN REMAINS HIGH

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
COVID INCIDENCE RATE IN MONAGHAN REMAINS HIGH

Michael Fisher The latest figures for Covid cases show that County Monaghan still has the highest incidence rate in the Republic per 100,000 population over fourteen days. The statistics released on Tuesday by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show that the rate in the past fortnight up until midnight on Monday was 1026.3, which is more than double the national incidence of 413.2. This includes 630 reported cases of Covid-19 out of a total of 19,677. Monaghan remains top of the list of 26 counties, with Donegal in second place ...

BORDER FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES SAY THEY NEED SUBSTANTIAL BREXIT HELP IN BUDGET

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
BORDER FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES SAY THEY NEED SUBSTANTIAL BREXIT HELP IN BUDGET

A call was made yesterday for substantial measures to be introduced by the Government in its forthcoming Budget to assist Border region-located food and drink enterprises to deal with the ongoing negative impacts of Brexit. The Border counties including Monaghan and Cavan were identified as being particularly vulnerable to additional production and distribution costs that had arisen following the Trade and Co-operation Agreement reached between the EU and the UK following the UK’s departure from the European Union. Paul Kelly, Director of Food Drink Ireland (FDI), Ibec’s representative body for ...

THE RICHES OF ROSSMORE

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
THE RICHES OF ROSSMORE

Comment The visit by local Government Minister Heather Humphreys to Rossmore Forest Park in Monaghan this week brought welcome and timely focus to the quite extraordinary growth in popularity of the amenity during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also raised important questions about the direction the future development of the park should take and what the best means is to tap much of its still largely unrealised potential from both the tourism and educational points of view. These are questions which merit debate and discussion not merely at the level of Monaghan ...

MONAGHAN STUDENTS URGED TO TAKE PART IN CROSS-BORDER SCIENCE COMPETITION

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN STUDENTS URGED TO TAKE PART IN CROSS-BORDER SCIENCE COMPETITION

A NASA astronaut is calling on budding scientists to produce fun, short science videos for the innovative ReelLIFE SCIENCE cross border competition. The best films from young people in primary and postprimary schools and youth groups and organisations across the island of Ireland will each win €1,000. The videos can be up to three minutes long and can communicate any aspect of the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. ReelLIFE SCIENCE is asking for entries on one of eight topics – Climate Action, How Things Work, Myths Busted!, ...

RUTHLESS TYRONE

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
RUTHLESS TYRONE

In his All-Ireland final post mortem, JACK MADDEN dissects Mayo’s melancholy and concludes that Tyrone’s clinical game management struck the fatal blow This was the year the phoenix was supposed to rise from the ashes. One with a youthful innocence, an arrogant ignorance to all the hurt. This was supposed to be a new beginning. And in some sort of twisted world, it is. The emotion is left to fester in the form of a rock, sitting in the throats of those who are now known as losers. Thoughts are beyond ...

CASTLEBLAYNEY SEE OFF CARRICK TO ADD ANOTHER TITLE TO CABINET

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
CASTLEBLAYNEY SEE OFF CARRICK TO ADD ANOTHER TITLE TO CABINET

Colm Shalvey reports The AM Hurleys Senior and Junior Hurling Championship Finals took centre stage in Clontibret last Sunday, producing two contrasting games. Castleblayney remain as dominant as ever in the SHC after completing their second five-in-a-row since the turn of the century with a convincing win over Carrickmacross. It was a fourth consecutive double-digits final win for Blayney, who have now lifted 19 SHC titles since 1999. Carrickmacross, who reached this stage for the first time since 2005 after a progressive year, showed spirit in a much-improved second-half effort, but ...

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

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10 Sep 2021 No Comment

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday, September 10th, Pieta – the suicide prevention charity has shared information on ways you can stay informed if you are worried that someone you love is considering taking their own life. When a loved-one or friend is behaving in a worrying way, it is difficult to know how to help them. Pieta is urging everyone to become more informed on potential ’Signs of Suicide’ that someone may display if they are considering taking their own life, so that you can help your loved one to move away from suicide, and towards ...