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A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S
A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S

ROAD TO HARPS COMPLEX RENAMED IN MEMORY OF BELOVED YOUNG FOOTBALL STAR A poignant ceremony in the early evening sunshine of Friday last saw the road from Old Cross Square to the Monaghan Harps GFC complex in Monaghan Town renamed in memory of Brendan Óg ‘Ógie’ Ó Dufaigh, the Harps and county U-20 football star who lost his life in a road traffic accident at Clontibret a year previously, having led his Monaghan team to victory in an Ulster Championship semi-final only hours before. The idea of renaming the roadway Slí ...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! –

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! –
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! –

Councillors demand urgent action to curb anti-social behaviour problems in Monaghan estates “Enough is enough!” declared Sinn Féin councillor Seán Conlon at Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District when raising the issue of serious antisocial behaviour incidents which he said were taking place in some housing estates in Monaghan Town. The MD members, after hearing allegations of drug dealing, assaults and intimidation of neighbours in the Killygoan and Mullaghmatt areas, resolved to convene a meeting of local authority, Garda and community representatives to discuss solutions to the problem. Councillor Conlon ...

AIB ANNOUNCE REMOVAL OF CASH, CHEQUE AND ATM SERVICES IN CARRICKMACROSS AND CASTLEBLAYNEY BRANCHES FROM OCTOBER

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on AIB ANNOUNCE REMOVAL OF CASH, CHEQUE AND ATM SERVICES IN CARRICKMACROSS AND CASTLEBLAYNEY BRANCHES FROM OCTOBER
AIB ANNOUNCE REMOVAL OF CASH, CHEQUE AND ATM SERVICES IN CARRICKMACROSS AND CASTLEBLAYNEY BRANCHES FROM OCTOBER

By Veronica Corr Allied Irish Bank has announced that over the counter cash, cheque and ATM services will be removed from Carrickmacross and Castleblayney branches from October 21st, 2022. A statement which appeared on the bank’s website read: “Some of our branches will no longer offer cash and cheque services at the counter, or through machines inside the branch. This means we will not have notes, coins, cheques, foreign exchange, bank drafts; and will remove any drop safes and night safes. If there is an ATM outside the branch where ...

HOTTER THAN JULY! –

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on HOTTER THAN JULY! –
HOTTER THAN JULY! –

Emy Lough a haven for bathers in record heatwave Emy Lough offered a cooling haven for bathers as our picture by Rory Geary illustrates. Although less intense than the temperatures besetting neighbouring England and Continental Europe, this week’s sun surge in Ireland brought with it ample messages of caution from Met Éireann and calls from the Department of Agriculture for farmers to ensure the safety of their animals and householders to protect their pets. The status yellow heat warning put in place for Monaghan and a number of other counties remains ...

ONLY 18 DAYS TO GO TO THE HOTTEST
EVENT ON THE RUNNING CALENDAR!!!

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on ONLY 18 DAYS TO GO TO THE HOTTEST
EVENT ON THE RUNNING CALENDAR!!!
ONLY 18 DAYS TO GO TO THE HOTTEST<br>EVENT ON THE RUNNING CALENDAR!!!

The KPMG Monaghan 10 miler and 5 miler will take place on Sunday 7th August and places are selling out fast! Entries will be capped to ensure teeshirts and medals for all so DON’T MISS OUT! The countdown has begun for a fun packed day in MonaghanTown centre!!! We will have it all! Keep the date – August 7th!– Flat PB route through picturesque countryside– Choice of two race distances– Bespoke 10 Year club anniversary medal– Special 10 year club anniversary T-Shirt– Prizes for top 3 men and women– Pre race ...

COOTEHILL WATER NOW SAFE TO DRINK

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on COOTEHILL WATER NOW SAFE TO DRINK

The Do Not Consume notice that had been in place for the public water supply in Cootehill has now been lifted. Irish Water said the notice was issued to protect approximately 2,190 customers following elevated levels of manganese in the water supply. However, following consultations with the HSE and Cavan Co Council, the notice had now been lifted. “Irish Water acknowledges and understands the impact this Do Not Consume Notice had on the community of Cootehill and we sincerely regret the inconvenience,” Regional Operations lead Peter Gallagher stated. “Our drinking ...

COUNTRY FESTIVAL APPETITE STILL STRONG IN MONAGHAN – MD MEMBERS APPEAL FOR EVENT’S REVIVAL

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on COUNTRY FESTIVAL APPETITE STILL STRONG IN MONAGHAN – MD MEMBERS APPEAL FOR EVENT’S REVIVAL
COUNTRY FESTIVAL APPETITE STILL STRONG IN MONAGHAN – MD MEMBERS APPEAL FOR EVENT’S REVIVAL

The hope was expressed at Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District that community and business forces would combine to spark a revival of the Monaghan Country Music Festival which was discontinued during the Covid-19 pandemic period. Independent councillor Seamus Treanor said there was big disappointment in the town that the forthcoming weekend would not see the staging of the Monaghan Country Music Festival as would have been the case in the years before the pandemic. “I don’t think we should let another year go by without the festival,” Councillor ...

FORMER COUNCILLOR’S SON CO-OPTED ONTO MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL FOLLOWING FINE GAEL SELECTION CONVENTION

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on FORMER COUNCILLOR’S SON CO-OPTED ONTO MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL FOLLOWING FINE GAEL SELECTION CONVENTION
FORMER COUNCILLOR’S SON CO-OPTED ONTO MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL FOLLOWING FINE GAEL SELECTION CONVENTION

By Veronica Corr Peter Conlon, eldest son of former elected representative and Carrickmacross community activist Mary Kerr- Conlon, won the seat vacated by his mother upon her recent retirement midway through the Local Authority’s current term, at a Fine Gael Selection Convention on Thursday night last in the Shirley Arms Hotel. His co-option onto Monaghan County Council will be ratified at the next meeting of the Local Authority in September, after the Summer break. It was a well-attended event and just before 10pm, Returning Officer John Lohan, confirmed that they ...

MALE REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING INCIDENT AT CARRICK SERVICE STATION

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on MALE REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING INCIDENT AT CARRICK SERVICE STATION
MALE REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING INCIDENT AT CARRICK SERVICE STATION

By Veronica Corr Gardaí have confirmed that a male was remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison until July 25th at Monday’s sitting of Carrickmacross District Court in Monaghan Courthouse. The defendant was before the court on charges of criminal damage arising from an incident at Cloughvalley Stores at approximately 5am on Sunday morning. The man was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with a number of criminal damage offences including damaging fuel pumps in the forecourt, the shop front and a vehicle with a teleporter, during the incident. It is ...

‘SHE WILL BE HEARD’ — THE MOVIE STARRING COUNCILLOR AOIFE MCCOOEY

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14 Jul 2022 Comments Off on ‘SHE WILL BE HEARD’ — THE MOVIE STARRING COUNCILLOR AOIFE MCCOOEY
‘SHE WILL BE HEARD’ — THE MOVIE STARRING COUNCILLOR AOIFE MCCOOEY

By Veronica Corr The premiere is planned in Brussels, but The Northern Standard are told that there’ll be a screening in ‘Blayney too, as town native Councillor Aoife Mc- Cooey is one of three women featuring in a documentary about European politics. The Fianna Fáil representative is also the only elected representative featured in the documentary commissioned by the Alliance of Liberal Democrats Europe (ALDE). ALDE is the larger grouping Fianna Fáil forms part of, at European level. Councillor Mc- Cooey represents the party on Monaghan County Council and Carrickmacross/Castleblayney ...