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Extension of Ulster Canal Greenway given “green light” by Co Councillors

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16 Jul 2021 Comments Off on Extension of Ulster Canal Greenway given “green light” by Co Councillors
Extension of Ulster Canal Greenway given “green light” by Co Councillors

The plan to extend the Ulster Canal Greenway from Coolshannagh in Monaghan Town to Ardgonnell Bridge was given a planning “green light” at the July meeting of Monaghan Co Council when the elected members approved a notice in relation to the project under Part VIII of the Planning and Development Regulations. Senior Planner Toirleach Gourley told the meeting that the project involved an extension of the existing Ulster Canal Greenway from Monaghan over to the Border at Middletown. It would involve the widening of the towpath, drainage and the provision ...

INJURY SETBACKS

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16 Jul 2021 Comments Off on INJURY SETBACKS
INJURY SETBACKS

Monaghan needs to find X-factor to dump out rivals Armagh Colm Shalvey reports The latest chapter of the Monaghan v Armagh rivalry sees a place in the 2021 Ulster SFC Final go up for grabs in Newry on Saturday afternoon. Both teams go into this derby on the back of double-digit wins in the quarter-finals. Monaghan got their first Ulster SFC win since 2018 at the expense of Fermanagh, while Armagh were pushed for long spells by Antrim before cutting loose in the final quarter to pull well clear of Enda McGinley’s ...

MONAGHAN NEEDS TO FIND X-FACTOR TO DUMP OUT RIVALS ARMAGH

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MONAGHAN NEEDS TO FIND X-FACTOR TO DUMP OUT RIVALS ARMAGH

Colm Shalvey reports The latest chapter of the Monaghan v Armagh rivalry sees a place in the 2021 Ulster SFC Final go up for grabs in Newry on Saturday afternoon. Both teams go into this derby on the back of double-digit wins in the quarter-finals. Monaghan got their first Ulster SFC win since 2018 at the expense of Fermanagh, while Armagh were pushed for long spells by Antrim before cutting loose in the final quarter to pull well clear of Enda McGinley’s side. Monaghan are looking to qualify for the provincial ...

SAYING IT WITH FLOWERS

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on SAYING IT WITH FLOWERS
SAYING IT WITH FLOWERS

CARMEL DEPARTS CO COUNCIL WITH FLORAL AND VERBAL BOUQUETS Meetings Administrator of Monaghan Co Council Carmel Thornton is presented with a bouquet from the Council’s three female elected representatives – Mary Kerr Conlon, Cathy Bennett and Aoife McCooey – marking Carmel’s attendance at her final meeting of the local authority on Monday before her retirement after 41 years of public service. In 2019 Ms Thornton became the first woman to act as Returning Officer for the local government elections at Co Council level in Co Monaghan, a moment in her career ...

COYLE’S INTERCONNECTOR CALL ON SINN FÉIN IN NORTH SPLITS CO COUNCIL

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on COYLE’S INTERCONNECTOR CALL ON SINN FÉIN IN NORTH SPLITS CO COUNCIL
COYLE’S INTERCONNECTOR CALL ON SINN FÉIN IN NORTH SPLITS CO COUNCIL

A proposal by Fianna Fáil councillor Seamus Coyle that Sinn Féin make the undergrounding of the north-south interconnector a pre-condition of continued participation in the Northern Ireland Executive led to division among the members of Monaghan Co Council at their July meeting on Monday. Sinn Féin councillors objected to what they deemed the overtly political nature of the proposal, which party whip Brian McKenna criticised as taking no account of the volatile current state of the Northern Ireland Assembly. But the motion passed by nine votes to six on a ...

DECISION TO INCREASE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX BY 15% WON’T MEAN BIGGER BILLS FOR CO MONAGHAN HOUSEHOLDERS

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on DECISION TO INCREASE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX BY 15% WON’T MEAN BIGGER BILLS FOR CO MONAGHAN HOUSEHOLDERS
DECISION TO INCREASE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX BY 15% WON’T MEAN BIGGER BILLS FOR CO MONAGHAN HOUSEHOLDERS

“The majority of the members of Monaghan Co Council have done the right thing and not the populist thing,” stated Fine Gael councillor Sean Gilliland in reaction to the decision taken at Monday’s Council meeting to increase the rate of Local Property Tax that will apply in Co Monaghan for the coming year by 15%. The decision was made at the end of an attimes heated debate on a show-of-hands vote of 12-6, and was opposed by the Sinn Féin members of the local authority who had sought to have ...

IFTA AWARD FOR THE LATE NIKA MCGUIGAN

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on IFTA AWARD FOR THE LATE NIKA MCGUIGAN
IFTA AWARD FOR THE LATE NIKA MCGUIGAN

Michael Fisher The late Nika McGuigan, daughter of the Clones Cyclone Barry McGuuigan, was posthumously honoured with the Lead Actress Film award at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards on Sunday night. The recognition was for her final performance in the upcoming film ‘Wildfire’. Danika McGuigan, known as Nika to her friends and family, died in July 2019 after a short illness aged 33. She was well-known for starring as Danielle in the RTÉ TV series Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, as well as films such as The Secret Scripture ...

CONROY COMPLETES DUE DILIGENCE DRILLING AT CLONTIBRET GOLD DEPOSIT

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on CONROY COMPLETES DUE DILIGENCE DRILLING AT CLONTIBRET GOLD DEPOSIT
CONROY COMPLETES DUE DILIGENCE DRILLING AT CLONTIBRET GOLD DEPOSIT

Errigal Contracts investment in training academy reaches €6.5 million Conroy Gold and Natural Resources announced on Tuesday that it had completed due diligence drilling in the Clontibret area of Co Monaghan where the exploration company hopes to establish a gold mine. The drilling at two holes in Clontibret and that carried out in other locations was part of the process towards finalising the joint venture agreement Conroy plan to enter with Turkish conglomerate Demir Export. The joint venture project has as its principal focus the establishment of a Clontibret gold mine. ...

MONAGHAN CONSTRUCTION FIRM MAKES APPRENTICESHIP APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on MONAGHAN CONSTRUCTION FIRM MAKES APPRENTICESHIP APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT
MONAGHAN CONSTRUCTION FIRM MAKES APPRENTICESHIP APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT

Errigal Contracts investment in training academy reaches €6.5 million The Managing Director of a Monaghan company that has invested €6.5 million in its own training academy has called on the Government to fast-track the implementation of its fiveyear apprenticeship strategy. Damien Treanor of Errigal Contracts said it was vital for the Government to incentivise more young people to choose work-based learning and practical skills training at what was a critical time for the construction sector, with skills shortages continuing to cause alarm. Errigal’s purpose-built training academy is based in Monaghan and ...

INJURED

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on INJURED
INJURED

Monaghan’s Ulster SFC quarter-final win over Fermanagh was in little doubt after Jack McCarron hit the net late in the opening quarter, but they will be sweating over the fitness of veteran duo Conor McManus (PICTURED) and Darren Hughes ahead of their semi-final derby against Armagh. TURN TO PAGES 46-47