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€2.6 MILLION FUNDING FOR KNOCKCONAN REGENERATION PROJECT

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18 Nov 2022 No Comment

A project to develop a Blackwater Valley Rural Enterprise and Digital Hub in the Knockconan area of North Monaghan has been allocated funding of €2.6 million. The allocation was announced by Cavan/Monaghan TD and Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys, who visited the Blackwater Valley Learning Centre on Friday afternoon last to congratulate Truagh Development Association on its successful application. The project will see the development of a new café, craft shop and exhibition space as well as offices and remote working facilities. A new meeting room, car ...

RESTRICTION MEASURES IMPOSED AFTER
BIRD FLU OUTBREAK ON CLONES TURKEY FARM

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18 Nov 2022 No Comment
RESTRICTION MEASURES IMPOSED AFTER<br>BIRD FLU OUTBREAK ON CLONES TURKEY FARM

The culling of 3,800 turkeys on a Clones commercial poultry farm in a location close to the Border commenced on Tuesday morning last after avian influenza was detected in the flock. The Department of Agriculture confirmed on Sunday that avian influenza H5N1 had been identified in several birds on the farm following testing at a number of sites in the Clones area. A 3 km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone were immediately put in place around the farm by the Department, which stated that, following the culling ...

SINN FÉIN HONOURS GROUND-BREAKING
FORMER MONAGHAN TD

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18 Nov 2022 No Comment
SINN FÉIN HONOURS GROUND-BREAKING<br>FORMER MONAGHAN TD

Distinguished figures from the present and recent past of Sinn Féin came together at the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan Town on Saturday night last to do honour to the former Cavan/Monaghan TD whose ground-breaking General Election success in 1997 paved the way for the party’s current ascendant political fortunes across the island. Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, whose 35-year political career as a local and national public representative was preluded by his contribution as Director of Elections to the 1981 victory at the Cavan/Monaghan polls of H-Block hunger striker Kieran Doherty, ...

SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION IN PROSPECT AT MONAGHAN INSTITUTE

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18 Nov 2022 No Comment
SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION IN PROSPECT AT MONAGHAN INSTITUTE

A funding application has been made to the further education and training agency Solas to significantly expand the facilities available at Monaghan Institute, the education facility’s 2022 graduation ceremony was told on Friday last. Chief Executive of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board Dr Fiona McGrath outlined plans to extend the Institute to facilitate more office space and the expansion of its apprenticeship programmes. Students from across a range of further education and training disciplines received qualifications and awards at what was the Institute’s first inperson graduation since the ...

PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR LATTON COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

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18 Nov 2022 No Comment
PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR LATTON COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

Latton community activist Christina Weldon has been named Monaghan’s Most Inspirational Person. Christina was a winner in the Inspiration Awards initiative run by the Gala Retail group with support from Virgin Media. She was chosen as the Co Monaghan winner for her “extensive and inspirational work in the GAA club and her local community”. A mother of three children, Christina has been a driving force in Latton GFC for many years, introducing a number of initiatives including a healthy eating scheme and a variety of classes and has continually sought ...

FEARS RAISED OVER NEW BORDER TRAVEL REGIME PROPOSALS

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18 Nov 2022 No Comment

The Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) campaign group issued a warning this week that proposals to introduce an Electronic Travel Authorisation or ETA scheme, which could come into effect next year as part of the British Government’s Nationalities and Travel Bill, will cause serious transport and tourism disruption and impact the economy of Co Monaghan and neighbouring locations. All non-UK and non-Irish EU citizens would have to apply for a £10 pre-travel clearance from the Republic into Northern Ireland if the rules are implemented. In a media statement, BCAB said ...

NEW MONAGHAN CAR-PARK WON’T BE COMPLETED FOR TWO-THREE MONTHS

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4 Nov 2022 Comments Off on NEW MONAGHAN CAR-PARK WON’T BE COMPLETED FOR TWO-THREE MONTHS
NEW MONAGHAN CAR-PARK WON’T BE COMPLETED FOR TWO-THREE MONTHS

It would take a period of two-three months before the new car-park development at the Broad Road in Monaghan Town was fully completed, Tuesday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council was informed. Whether part of the car-park could be open in time for the Christmas trading period would be discussed with the successful tender for the work this week, Monaghan Municipal District Co-ordinator Donal McElwain told the meeting. The Council gave Part VIII planning approval for the development to proceed on the basis of a report presented to the meeting by ...

EMYVALE ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM LAID TO REST

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4 Nov 2022 Comments Off on EMYVALE ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM LAID TO REST
EMYVALE ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM LAID TO REST

The Funeral Mass took place this, Thursday morning at St Patrick’s Church, Corracrin of Owen McKenna (Hughie), Drumgeeny, Emyvale, who died after being struck by a van on the N2 on Wednesday evening, October 26 last. Mr McKenna was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda following the accident and passed away there on Friday last. He is survived by his wife Carol, children Eamon, Sean, Martina, Eugene, Nigel and Carol; brother Harry; grandchildren, and extended family. Gardaí have appealed to witnesses to the incident, which took place ...

DECEASED MAN FOUND IN MAGHERACLOONE

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4 Nov 2022 Comments Off on DECEASED MAN FOUND IN MAGHERACLOONE
DECEASED MAN FOUND IN MAGHERACLOONE

Gardaí in Carrickmacross are investigating the discovery of a body in unexplained circumstances on Tuesday, 1st November 2022. A Garda press release issued on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the following: At approximately 8am, following a call from a member of the public, Gardaí discovered a man’s body on the curtilage of a premises on the Kingscourt Road at Lossets, County Monaghan. The scene was preserved and a technical examination was conducted by the Garda Technical Bureau. The office of the State Pathologist was notified and results of a post-mortem examination will ...

BALLYBAY HORSE BREEDER AND WIFE KILLED IN N2 COLLISION

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4 Nov 2022 Comments Off on BALLYBAY HORSE BREEDER AND WIFE KILLED IN N2 COLLISION
BALLYBAY HORSE BREEDER AND WIFE KILLED IN N2 COLLISION

A three-vehicle road traffic accident on the N2 near Castleblayey on Thursday last October 27 claimed the lives of a well-known Ballybay horse breeder and his wife. Ronnie and Jean Hollinger from Creevagh House, Ballybay died when their vehicle was in collision with another car and a motor lorry. The couple were in their 60s. Mr Hollinger was well-known in sport horse breeding circles and ran the Creevagh House Stud, located near Ballybay, with his family. Mrs Hollinger was a trained general and psychiatric nurse. The couple shared a strong ...