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INCREDIBLE TRACTOR RUN
TRIBUTE TO CLONTIBRET TEEN

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1 Mar 2024 Comments Off on INCREDIBLE TRACTOR RUN
TRIBUTE TO CLONTIBRET TEEN
INCREDIBLE TRACTOR RUN<br>TRIBUTE TO CLONTIBRET TEEN

Close to 700 vehicles took part in a tractor run staged last weekend in memory of a young Clontibret man. Such was the scale of the sight that, as our photograph by Rory Geary illustrates, only the heightened vantage point of a tractor itself could afford onlookers an adequate view of the spectacle. The event marked what would have been the 18th birthday of Jake Brennan of Clontibret, who lost his life in a road traffic accident last year. It has already generated in excess of €16,000 for the Irish ...

MODERATOR MAKING WEEK-LONG TOUR OF MONAGHAN PRESBYTERY

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1 Mar 2024 Comments Off on MODERATOR MAKING WEEK-LONG TOUR OF MONAGHAN PRESBYTERY
MODERATOR MAKING WEEK-LONG TOUR OF MONAGHAN PRESBYTERY

Preaching in different congregations, pastoral calls with ministers, a meeting with elders, visits to schools, local businesses, a local hospital, an agricultural college, along with one of the region’s newest community infrastructure projects, are all on the agenda for Right Reverend Dr Sam Mawhinney, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, when he makes a weeklong tour of the Presbytery of Monaghan starting this Sunday March 3. One of PCI’s 19 regional bodies, the Presbytery doesn’t just include congregations in the county. The Presbytery stretches from coast to coast, from ...

PLIGHT OF SCOTSTOWN GIRL AWAITING
SPINAL SURGERY RAISED IN DÁIL

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1 Mar 2024 Comments Off on PLIGHT OF SCOTSTOWN GIRL AWAITING
SPINAL SURGERY RAISED IN DÁIL
PLIGHT OF SCOTSTOWN GIRL AWAITING<br>SPINAL SURGERY RAISED IN DÁIL

The case of a two-year-old Scotstown girl awaiting spinal surgery was cited in the Dáil this week during a debate on a Sinn Féin motion which sought to address what local TDs from the party branded “the scandal of growing waiting lists for children with scoliosis and spina bifida”. Aoibh Rooney was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) and has been under the care of Orthopaedics since she was born. Her parents Eavan and Philly have been campaigning to have issues relating to her consultant orthopaedic surgeon resolved by the ...

DANGEROUS DISINFORMATION DISPELLED –
PROMINENT BALLYBAY BUSINESS BUILDINGS WILL NOT HOUSE MIGRANTS

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1 Mar 2024 Comments Off on DANGEROUS DISINFORMATION DISPELLED –
PROMINENT BALLYBAY BUSINESS BUILDINGS WILL NOT HOUSE MIGRANTS
DANGEROUS DISINFORMATION DISPELLED –<br>PROMINENT BALLYBAY BUSINESS BUILDINGS WILL NOT HOUSE MIGRANTS

PETER HUGHES Rumours fuelled by social media disinformation that two prominent former business premises in the town of Ballybay are being prepared for the housing of migrants are completely without foundation, the Cathaoirleach of the Ballybay- Clones Municipal District Councillor Sean Gilliland has established. Alarmed at the tenor of some of the commentary on the matter that surfaced on social media at the weekend, the Fine Gael local public representative contacted the owners of the premises in question and presented their reassurances and the factual situation with regard to the ...

Christmas Swim at Emy Lake

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24 Feb 2024 Comments Off on Christmas Swim at Emy Lake
Christmas Swim at Emy Lake

Back in the late 1950’s the young Murphy and Morrough boys could never have imagined that what they were doing on Christmas Day would become an annual event attracting hundreds to the Emy Lake shore. On Christmas Day the boys headed for Emy and to dive into the water was their challenge and they all showed their courage. Hail, rain or frost they fulfilled the challenge though there was a report that on one occasion the ice was too thick and they were unable to break through it and so ...

SOCCER LEGEND ALDRIDGE CAPTIVATES INVER PUPILS

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24 Feb 2024 Comments Off on SOCCER LEGEND ALDRIDGE CAPTIVATES INVER PUPILS
SOCCER LEGEND ALDRIDGE CAPTIVATES INVER PUPILS

By Colm Shalvey Inver College in Carrickmacross was a hive of activity on Monday as they gave a big welcome to former Republic of Ireland striker John Aldridge. Inver College Principal Ms. Sinéad McColgan hailed a nearperfect attendance record after the mid-term break as the students and staff offered céad mile fáilte to Aldridge, who won 69 caps for the Boys in Green under Jack Charlton, scoring 19 goals, which still sees him share fourth place on the list of alltime top scorers for the national team. Junior-cycle students applauded ...

DRIVE-IN

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24 Feb 2024 Comments Off on DRIVE-IN
DRIVE-IN

MAITIU MONAGHAN ROSSMORE GOLF CLUB have kick started the 2024 golf season with their annual drive-in. At the event last Sunday, new Captain Des O’Connor, and new Ladies Captain Ann McKenna took to the first tee for the launch of the new season. The ladies’ Spring League has already begun, with the men’s League set to start next Friday. From now until the end of September Rossmore Golf Club will be a hive of activity with various competitions, with 18-hole competitions set to begin on St. Patrick’s weekend. Men’s Captain Des ...

DERRY STATEMENT

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24 Feb 2024 Comments Off on DERRY STATEMENT
DERRY STATEMENT

COLM SHALVEYTALKING POINTS In a game where both sides managed impressive shot conversion rates of over 80%, it was Derry’s ability to eke out the bulk of the scoring chances (25 to 16) that made the difference. Like in other recent meetings of these teams, with the exception of their championship groupstage clash at Celtic Park last year, Derry made hay from counter-attacks, picking Monaghan off on the break for a series of scores, including their second-half goals from Pádraig McGrogan and Conor Doherty. They joined fellow defender Conor McCluskey in ...

MAJOR JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT
BY ‘BLAYNEY-BASED RENEWABLE
ENERGY SPECIALISTS

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16 Feb 2024 Comments Off on MAJOR JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT
BY ‘BLAYNEY-BASED RENEWABLE
ENERGY SPECIALISTS
MAJOR JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT<br>BY ‘BLAYNEY-BASED RENEWABLE<br>ENERGY SPECIALISTS

Diversified renewable energy group NRG Panel of Castleblayney has announced that it will create up to 125 new highly skilled jobs across the island of Ireland within the next three to five years. CEO Conor Foley said this week that the business is investing heavily to drive the next stage of its growth, including plans to double business within the next three years, supported by its investor, leading private equity firm Melior Equity Partners. Melior Equity Partners Fund II is backed by the European Investment Fund, the Irish Strategic Investment ...

TAOISEACH LAUNCHES
PROJECT CHILREN ARCHIVE
BOUND FOR PEACE CAMPUS

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16 Feb 2024 Comments Off on TAOISEACH LAUNCHES
PROJECT CHILREN ARCHIVE
BOUND FOR PEACE CAMPUS
TAOISEACH LAUNCHES<br>PROJECT CHILREN ARCHIVE<br>BOUND FOR PEACE CAMPUS

By Veronica Corr Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited Monaghan Town on Friday afternoon to officiate the launch of the Project Children Partnership with Monaghan County Council. Project Children’s complete archive will be housed in Monaghan County Museum in the soon-to-open Peace Campus, the event took place in the Hillgrove Hotel. The Taoiseach had a unique insight into the project, as he visited Washington through a Project Children spin-off internship programme in 2002. Project Children Co-founder Denis Mulcahy, expressed his pride in the Taoiseach during the event. Project Children was founded in ...