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PRIDE OF PLACE ACCOLADES FOR KNOCKATALLON AND COOTEHILL

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
PRIDE OF PLACE ACCOLADES FOR KNOCKATALLON AND COOTEHILL

The village of Knockatallon in Co Monaghan and the town of Cootehill in Co Cavan were honoured at the prestigious Pride of Place community awards held on Saturday evening in Dublin. Knockatallon took top spot in the 0-300 population category, which the judges declaring: “This is a very small community doing great things. The judges were immediately impressed with the pride, participation and innovation that were in evidence on the occasion of their visit. The jewel in their crown is undoubtedly the community owned hotel.” Cootehill won in the 300-1,000 ...

STRONG MONAGHAN SUPPORT FOR ENOUGH IS ENOUGH A5 CAMPAIGN

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
STRONG MONAGHAN SUPPORT FOR ENOUGH IS ENOUGH A5 CAMPAIGN

Strong Co Monaghan representation and support was evident at the Tyrone GAA Centre in Garvaghey on Monday evening for the launch of the Enough is Enough campaign initiated to advance the construction of the long-promised dual carriageway road liking Aughnacloy with Derry. Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council Seán Conlon and his Co Council colleagues Brian McKenna and Paudge Connolly joined hundreds of people at an event which graphically conveyed the tragic human impact of the 44 lives lost on the existing roadway since the A5 was first identified as a ...

MCCAUGHEY FOODS SEEKS PLANNING PERMISSION FOR €150M NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY IN CASTLEBLAYNEY THAT WILL CREATE 300 SKILLED JOBS

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
MCCAUGHEY FOODS SEEKS PLANNING PERMISSION FOR €150M NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY IN CASTLEBLAYNEY THAT WILL CREATE 300 SKILLED JOBS

Monaghan-based McCaughey Foods, one of Ireland’s leading producers of ready-to-eat meat products, has announced it will invest €150 million to build a world-class new production facility in Castleblayney. Subject to a successful planning application, the new factory will allow McCaughey Foods to significantly increase production in order to meet growing demands from customers in Ireland, the UK and EU. The new facility will also create up to 300 skilled new jobs, in addition to significant employment generated during the construction phase. “This is exciting news for our family, our company ...

FÉILE ORIEL TO RETURN TO MONAGHAN IN APRIL

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20 Jan 2023 No Comment
FÉILE ORIEL TO RETURN TO MONAGHAN IN APRIL

The revival of the Féile Oriel traditional music festival which was once a staple feature of the cultural calendar in North Monaghan is set for April 28-30 next. The prestigious Fiddler of Oriel competitive centrepiece of the event has also been restored, and will have its grand finale on the final day of the occasion. Entries for the competition opened yesterday, Wednesday January 18 and will close on midnight on Tuesday February 28. The first Féile Oriel was held in Monaghan in 1969 and the event quickly became an essential ...

MALE PASSENGER FATALLY INJURED ON N2 AS A COLLISION OCCURS BETWEEN A CAR AND STRAY HORSE

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16 Jan 2023 Comments Off on MALE PASSENGER FATALLY INJURED ON N2 AS A COLLISION OCCURS BETWEEN A CAR AND STRAY HORSE
MALE PASSENGER FATALLY INJURED ON N2 AS A COLLISION OCCURS BETWEEN A CAR AND STRAY HORSE

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision in County Monaghan on Saturday, 7th January, 2023. At approximately 9:20pm, Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a collision involving a car and a stray horse on the northbound lane of the N2 at Creevy near Carrickmacross. The front seat passenger in the car, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The two other occupants in the car, both adult males, were assessed at the scene by Emergency ...

MONAGHAN MINOR INJURY UNIT TO DELIVER SEVEN-DAY SERVICE FROM MARCH

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16 Jan 2023 Comments Off on MONAGHAN MINOR INJURY UNIT TO DELIVER SEVEN-DAY SERVICE FROM MARCH

Hospital is to operate a seven-day service from March of this year, the HSE has confirmed. There has been a broad political welcome for the news, which was conveyed to local elected representatives at a briefing held through the HSE’s Regional Health Forum for Dublin and the North East on Friday last. But calls were made at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council for services at the hospital to be further extended in light of the current overcrowding situation at Cavan General Hospital and other larger hospitals throughout the country. ...

GREEN LIGHT FOR €3.3 MILLION FIRE STATION PROJECT FOR BALLYBAY

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16 Dec 2022 Comments Off on GREEN LIGHT FOR €3.3 MILLION FIRE STATION PROJECT FOR BALLYBAY
GREEN LIGHT FOR €3.3 MILLION FIRE STATION PROJECT FOR BALLYBAY

Fianna Fáil local public representative Seamus Coyle told the Northern Standard yesterday that he had received confirmation from Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD that approval to proceed to tender for the construction of a new Fire Station in Ballybay had been secured. the Monaghan Co Council and Ballybay- Clones Municipal District member said he was delighted that the project had now advanced to this important stage after what he described as “a long campaign”. “I obtained confirmation from Minister o’Brien that his Department and the ...

OVER €1.4 MILLION IN TOWN AND VILLAGE FUNDING FOR MONAGHAN

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16 Dec 2022 Comments Off on OVER €1.4 MILLION IN TOWN AND VILLAGE FUNDING FOR MONAGHAN
OVER €1.4 MILLION IN TOWN AND VILLAGE FUNDING FOR MONAGHAN

Minister for Rural and Community Development and Cavan/Monaghan TD Heather Humphreys announced over €1.4 million in funding for projects in Co Monaghan under her Department’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme yesterday, Wednesday. Minister humphreys said this was a record level of investment that would “breathe new life into communities in the county with a huge focus on community spaces, walking tracks and outdoor amenities”. Ballinode received the maximum level of investment of €500,000. this will see the construction of a new purpose- built community centre in the centre of the ...

FRANCIE COOGAN LIGHTS UP OR ALZHEIMERS

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16 Dec 2022 Comments Off on FRANCIE COOGAN LIGHTS UP OR ALZHEIMERS
FRANCIE COOGAN LIGHTS UP OR ALZHEIMERS

Mickey Treanor and his dog Ollie, with some of Francie Coogan’s display of Christmas lights,which is being illuminated this year in aid of the Monaghan Branch of the Alzheimer Societyof Ireland. A donation box and idonate QR code, are available at the display, which is annuallyheld at Michelle Coogan’s home in Belgian Sq, Monaghan. Photo Rory Geary

CO COUNCIL DECLARES ITSELF “WINTER READY” AS MONAGHAN BRACES FOR COLD SNAP

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9 Dec 2022 Comments Off on CO COUNCIL DECLARES ITSELF “WINTER READY” AS MONAGHAN BRACES FOR COLD SNAP
CO COUNCIL DECLARES ITSELF “WINTER READY” AS MONAGHAN BRACES FOR COLD SNAP

Monaghan Co Council was “winter ready” and prepared for the difficult road conditions anticipated over the coming days as a severe cold snap settled throughout the country, Acting Director of Transportation Services Gareth McMahon told Monday’s meeting of the local authority. Met Éireann said yesterday, Wednesday that the weather in Co Monaghan was due to turn very cold and the spell would continue into early next week as an Arctic airmass set in. Sharp to severe frosts, and the formation of ice and black ice on roads and footpaths, was ...