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RING OF STEEL FOR POULTRY SECTOR AS THIRD MONAGHAN BIRD FLU CASE CONFIRMED

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
RING OF STEEL FOR POULTRY SECTOR AS THIRD MONAGHAN BIRD FLU CASE CONFIRMED

The Department of Agriculture yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon confirmed a third outbreak of Avian Influenza H5N1 in commercial poultry in Co Monaghan. The latest bird flu outbreak was detected in an egg-laying flock in the Castleblayney area. It follows the confirmation of an outbreak of the disease in a flock of broiler chickens in the Shantonagh area on Wednesday of last week, and the initial detection of the disease the previous Saturday in a 30,000- strong flock of turkeys, also in the south of the county. Depopulation measures have been implemented ...

NATIONAL SPORTING HONOUR FOR MONAGHAN’S BRENDAN LILLIS

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
NATIONAL SPORTING HONOUR FOR MONAGHAN’S BRENDAN LILLIS

Monaghan’s Brendan Lillis will receive nationwide recognition for his years of dedicated volunteer work with Border Bounce Gymnastics Club at next week’s virtual Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport Awards ceremony, proudly supported by EBS. For over 30 years, Brendan has worked tirelessly to ensure the Border Bounce Gymnastics Club has been successful. His ethos is that every child should have the opportunity to take part in gymnastics whatever their background and, during his time, he has ensured that the club is an inclusive place for all. He is ...

SIGNIFICANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGE IN COUNTY MONAGHAN

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
SIGNIFICANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGE IN COUNTY MONAGHAN

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board has been awarded over €640,000 in funding to address educational disadvantage. The funding was allocated by SOLAS to the ETB as part of the Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund. A media release stated: The Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund aims to address educational disadvantage which may be experienced by learners and has a particular focus on supporting the engagement or re-engagement of learners in the community. This initiative aims to reduce barriers to participation in further education and training by facilitating wider access ...

BREXIT: MEP WARNS OF “NASTY SURPRISE”; NO NORTH PROTOCOL DEAL EXPECTED BEFORE CHRISTMAS; CO MONAGHAN AGRI-FOOD BUSINESSES URGED TO PREPARE FOR UK IMPORT CONTROLS

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
BREXIT: MEP WARNS OF “NASTY SURPRISE”; NO NORTH PROTOCOL DEAL EXPECTED BEFORE CHRISTMAS; CO MONAGHAN AGRI-FOOD BUSINESSES URGED TO PREPARE FOR UK IMPORT CONTROLS

Hundreds of thousands of Irish consumers could be “in for a nasty surprise” this Christmas if they are ordering their presents from Britain, Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West Chris MacManus warned this week. Online orders from British retailers made through Irish websites could be hit by significant duties and VAT levies, Mr Mac- Manus stated, calling for an information campaign to be launched for shoppers. The MEP’s Brexit complication warning came as indications emerged that the ongoing trade talks between the EU and the UK on post-Brexit ...

MONAGHAN COVID INCIDENCE FIGURES RELEASED

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN COVID INCIDENCE FIGURES RELEASED

Michael Fisher The latest adjusted figures for Covid cases show that the incidence rate in County Monaghan per 100,000 population over fourteen days shows a small change but the county remains in the middle of the national table. 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 1168, compared to a figure of 1010 reported last week. This includes 717 (+97) reported cases of Covid-19 out of a national total of 62,711. In September ...

MONAGHAN COUNCILLOR TAKES TOP CROSS-BORDER ROLE

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN COUNCILLOR TAKES TOP CROSS-BORDER ROLE

The Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) has appointed Councillor David Maxwell from Monaghan Co Council as its new Chairperson. Councillor Maxwell’s election took place at ICBAN’s recent Annual General Meeting held in the Garage Theatre in Monaghan Town. Councillor Sam Nicholson of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council was elected Vice-Chair. ICBAN was established as a network of councillors from the Ireland and Northern Ireland Border area in 1995 with the aim of responding to the unique economic and social needs of the central Border region. The eight ...

A WALK FOR JACKIE RAISES €25,000

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
A WALK FOR JACKIE RAISES €25,000

Members of Jackie Mealiff’s family are pictured making the presentation of a cheque for €22,000 to Gerard Tiernan from Pieta, which was proceeds from the recent fundraising walk “A Walk For Jackie” that they held at Rossmore Park. They also made a presentation of €3,000 to the Hugg (Healing Untold Grief Group) charity group from the proceeds of the event, which was a huge success with thanks to all their family, friends and work colleagues of Jackie, who attended and gave generously towards the fundraiser. In the photo are (L-R) ...

PAGES DONAGHMOYNE STEELED FOR ULSTER RUN

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
PAGES DONAGHMOYNE STEELED FOR ULSTER RUN

Colm Shalvey reports Sunday’s Derry v Monaghan Ulster Club double-header begins with the IFC quarter-final between Donaghmoyne and Steelstown. Fresh from completing a Monaghan Intermediate double, Donaghmoyne will be looking to go one step further than in 2016, when they lost out to Pomeroy from Tyrone in the Ulster IFC Final. The Fontenoys have been in consistent form throughout 2021, winning 12 of their 13 league and championship games, with their only loss coming after a late goal by Emyvale in their last IFC group fixture. They now take on a ...

SCOTSTOWN BRACED FOR TEST AGAINST O’ROURKE’S DERRY CHAMPIONS

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
SCOTSTOWN BRACED FOR TEST AGAINST O’ROURKE’S DERRY CHAMPIONS

Colm Shalvey reports Scotstown launch their latest bid for a first Ulster Club title since 1989 when they take on Glen Watty Grahams at Celtic Park in Derry on Sunday. Scotstown have been regulars on the Ulster Club scene in recent years, although this is their first appearance at this stage since they went to the 2018 final, where they were pipped by Gweedore after extra-time. The four-time Ulster champions lost the 2019 county final to Clontibret, while their 2020 win over Ballybay was the end …

GLASLOUGH BIKE HIRE PROJECT FEATURED IN ‘LEADER’ PROJECT CELEBRATION

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GLASLOUGH BIKE HIRE PROJECT FEATURED IN ‘LEADER’ PROJECT CELEBRATION

Michael Fisher The National Rural Network has published a new booklet on the LEADER scheme including two projects from Co. Monaghan among the case studies of 72 projects. They were funded through the LEADER measure of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme. The booklet celebrates the success of the LEADER Programme in Ireland over the past thirty years. The publication was launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD. It will be used to guide and help future applicants to develop viable projects for their communities through the ...