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MONAGHAN ARTIST JAMIE DUFFY JOINS ANDREA BOCELLI IN HYDE PARK

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4 Jul 2024 Comments Off on MONAGHAN ARTIST JAMIE DUFFY JOINS ANDREA BOCELLI IN HYDE PARK
MONAGHAN ARTIST JAMIE DUFFY JOINS ANDREA BOCELLI IN HYDE PARK

Renowned 22-year-old Monaghan musician and songwriter Jamie Duffy has just announced he is joining the line-up for Andrea Bocelli’s spectacular 30th anniversary in Hyde Park on July 5. He will perform alongside Hans Zimmer, Zucchero, Katherine Jenkins and other noted performers. Jamie’s debut track, “Solas,” broke records in 2022, becoming the most streamed debut song by an Irish artist since Hozier’s “Take Me To Church,” with over 67 million streams on Spotify. Jamie is releasing a new song Torus this week and begins his Irish tour on September 5. Jamie ...

€32M UPGRADE TO CARRICKMACROSS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT WELCOMED BY O’HANLON

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4 Jul 2024 Comments Off on €32M UPGRADE TO CARRICKMACROSS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT WELCOMED BY O’HANLON
€32M UPGRADE TO CARRICKMACROSS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT WELCOMED BY O’HANLON

Irish Water’s €32million investment in Carrickmacross Wastewater Treatment Plant, was welcomed this week by the town’s first citizen, Cathaoirleach of Ca r r i c kma c ros s /Ca s t l ebl a yne y Municipal District, Councillor PJ O’Hanlon. Speaking to The Northern Standard this week, the proud Carrickmacross man said: “I want to welcome the very positive news from Irish Water on their plans to invest €32million on the upgrade to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Carrickmacross. The investment will benefit homes and businesses in Carrickmacross ...

COREY RUES FINE MARGINS

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28 Jun 2024 Comments Off on COREY RUES FINE MARGINS
COREY RUES FINE MARGINS

COLM SHALVEY Monaghan manager Vinnie Corey was proud of his team’s efforts in falling short to Galway in the last 12 of the All-Ireland SFC on Saturday: “The boys fought hard the whole way through. They worked their socks off into a strong breeze in the first half and were unlucky to go in a point down. We definitely lost the free count. I obviously haven’t looked back on it yet, but it seemed like we were on the wrong side of some very soft frees. We came here with full ...

SCOTSTOWN FARM FAMILY SCOOPS TOP LAKELAND ACCOLADE

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28 Jun 2024 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN FARM FAMILY SCOOPS TOP LAKELAND ACCOLADE
SCOTSTOWN FARM FAMILY SCOOPS TOP LAKELAND ACCOLADE

A farm family from Scotstown has been announced as Supreme Champions of the Lakeland Dairies Milk Quality Awards. Brian, Gene and Gene (jnr) McGinnity, who farm in partnership at Scotstown, won the top prize for the exceptionally high quality of milk produced on their farm throughout the past year. The McGinnitys also took home the 500,000 litre producer category award. “The Milk Quality Awards are a recognition of the achievements of Lakeland Dairies’ milk suppliers who are committed to quality in all aspects of their milk production. Winning a milk ...

AI FIRMLY EMBEDDED IN COUNTY MONAGHAN WORKPLACE

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28 Jun 2024 Comments Off on AI FIRMLY EMBEDDED IN COUNTY MONAGHAN WORKPLACE
AI FIRMLY EMBEDDED IN COUNTY MONAGHAN WORKPLACE

used Artificial Intelligence in their workplace, a study published this week revealed. Research undertaken by the recruitment agency FRS Recruitment showed that 52% of employees surveyed in the county were worried about the impact AI would have on their jobs and believed that AI could replace their jobs in the future. Nationally, eight out of 10 people said they had used AI in the workplace and 47% believed it would have future employment consequences for them. Those most likely to be using AI in the workplace were in the Education ...

MONAGHAN AND DUBLIN BOMBING FAMILIES COULD TAKE COURT ACTION AGAINST GOVERNMENT

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28 Jun 2024 Comments Off on MONAGHAN AND DUBLIN BOMBING FAMILIES COULD TAKE COURT ACTION AGAINST GOVERNMENT
MONAGHAN AND DUBLIN BOMBING FAMILIES COULD TAKE COURT ACTION AGAINST GOVERNMENT

Families of victims of the 1974 bombings in Monaghan Town and Dublin could take legal action against the Irish Government as a result of the non-co-operation by the Gardaí with an investigation currently being conducted by the office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. The PONI is conducting a probe into the activities of the Glennane Gang, a loyalist group comprised of UVF, UDR and RUC members who have been linked to more than 120 murders in South Armagh and the wider area during the Troubles period and whose ...

MONAGHAN TOWN RECORDS HIGHEST EVER PLACING IN NATIONAL ANTI-LITTER SURVEY

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28 Jun 2024 Comments Off on MONAGHAN TOWN RECORDS HIGHEST EVER PLACING IN NATIONAL ANTI-LITTER SURVEY
MONAGHAN TOWN RECORDS HIGHEST EVER PLACING IN NATIONAL ANTI-LITTER SURVEY

Monaghan is the second best town in the country when it comes to keeping its streets free of litter, according to the latest survey by IBAL or Irish Businesses Against Litter. IBAL regularly ranks 40 Irish towns and cities on cleanliness criteria and their first survey of 2024 shows Monaghan in second place overall. “An excellent result for Monaghan, one of its best ever over many years of inclusion in the IBAL Anti-Litter League,” said the An Taisce assessment. “Nine out of the ten sites surveyed got the top litter ...

VITAL WIN!

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21 Jun 2024 Comments Off on VITAL WIN!

COLM SHALVEY TALKING POINTS As Monaghan manager Vinnie Corey said after Sunday’s game: “we’re not in a position to turn our noses up at any win”. After all of 140 days since Monaghan made a stunning start to the league by turning Dublin over at Croke Park, they finally got back to winning ways despite a fairly patchy performance against a Meath side who exited the championship with four consecutive losses. A draw with Louth had stopped the rot for Monaghan, who started full of purpose on Sunday, racing into a ...

MONAGHAN CANCER SUPPORT CHARITY RECEIVES MAJOR BOOST FROM USA

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21 Jun 2024 Comments Off on MONAGHAN CANCER SUPPORT CHARITY RECEIVES MAJOR BOOST FROM USA
MONAGHAN CANCER SUPPORT CHARITY RECEIVES MAJOR BOOST FROM USA

May 8 was a hugely auspicious occasion for local Monaghan cancer support charity Crocus when they received a donation of $72,000 from The Rockville Center, (RVC) St Patrick’s Day Parade charity, based on Long Island, New York. “The Parade that Cares and Shares” has raised over $1,620,000 since its inception in 1997 and shares its successful fund-raising with 3 worthy charities, which are national, Irish, and locally focused. Crocus Monaghan were the grateful recipients this year. Martin Maguire, founder of Crocus’s Men’s Den which is part of the organisation’s Cancer ...

MARTIN STEPS DOWN AS GREENS DEPUTY LEADER

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21 Jun 2024 Comments Off on MARTIN STEPS DOWN AS GREENS DEPUTY LEADER
MARTIN STEPS DOWN AS GREENS DEPUTY LEADER

Catherine Martin has stepped down as Deputy Leader of the Green Party in the wake of the departure of party leader Eamon Ryan. The Carrickmacross woman, a TD for Dublin Rathdown and the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, was initially tipped as Mr Ryan’s likely successor but in a media statement she ruled herself out of the leadership race and said she had decided to “step back” from the party’s deputy leadership. She said: “My warm wishes and gratitude to Eamon for his dedicated leadership of ...