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VINTAGE WEEKENDS THE PATTERN FOR MONAGHAN

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5 Apr 2024 No Comment
VINTAGE WEEKENDS THE PATTERN FOR MONAGHAN

It’s just one vintage weekend after another for Co Monaghan. Our photograph by Rory Geary shows some of the immaculately conserved vintage vehicles assembled at O’Neill’s Garden Centre in Glaslough, where the Morris Minor Owners Club Northern Ireland made a stopover on Easter Monday afternoon. What promises to be a vintage weekend of sport will soon be upon us with excitement in store for rallying and Gaelic football followers. Perhaps the largest-scale event in the Co Monaghan sporting calendar is headquartered in Monaghan Town on Sunday, when three stages of ...

CONCERN FOR MONAGHAN FUEL SECTOR MOUNTS AS EXCISE HIKE LOOMS

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29 Mar 2024 Comments Off on CONCERN FOR MONAGHAN FUEL SECTOR MOUNTS AS EXCISE HIKE LOOMS

The severe impact on the Co Monaghan fuel retail sector of an excise duty increase due to take effect next month was highlighted at local and national political level this week. Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil Senator Robbie Gallagher raised the issue in the Seanad (see below), while the members of the Monaghan Municipal District on Monday gave unanimous support to a motion of urgent business placed before them by Independent local public representative Paudge Connolly. Councillor Connolly’s motion highlighted the fact that the UK Government had postponed a proposed increase in ...

YOUTHREACH OPENS NEW CENTRE IN REPURPOSED PROTECTED BUILDING IN CARRICKMACROSS

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29 Mar 2024 Comments Off on YOUTHREACH OPENS NEW CENTRE IN REPURPOSED PROTECTED BUILDING IN CARRICKMACROSS

By Veronica Corr Friday was a proud day for Councillor PJ O’Hanlon, who, in his capacity as Chairperson of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), officiated the opening of Carrickmacross Youthreach Centre on Main Street, in the former Ulster Bank premises in Carrickmacross. The protected building had new life breathed into it, as a sympathetic renovation converted it into a vocational education and training facility for early school leavers. The three-storey building has been futureproofed and Carrickmacross Youthreach has been able to realise a long-held ambition to expand ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

MONAGHAN V KERRY

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2 Feb 2024 Comments Off on MONAGHAN V KERRY
MONAGHAN V KERRY

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Monaghan hadn’t won a league or championship game minus both Conor McManus and Darren Hughes since 2013, while you had to go back even further to February 2006 (v Dublin at Parnell Park, as it happens) for the county’s last top-flight victory without their two most-experienced campaigners. In their absence, some new leaders stepped up alongside captain Kieran Duffy, including Mícheál Bannigan, Killian Lavelle, Gary Mohan and Man of the Match Stephen O’Hanlon. Bannigan has already racked up 65 appearances and established himself as vice-captain, while O’Hanlon’s standing ...

LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB COMMEMORATE MONAGHAN FOUNDER

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2 Feb 2024 Comments Off on LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB COMMEMORATE MONAGHAN FOUNDER
LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB COMMEMORATE MONAGHAN FOUNDER

A cast-iron plaque commemorating the role that Monaghan man John McKenna played in the foundation of Liverpool FC was unveiled in the past week at the club’s Anfield ground. “Honest John”, as he was known, hailed from Drumcaw in the Donagh area. He is remembered as the Reds’ first manager and a key figure in the club’s establishment. He went on to serve in a number of senior executive positions with the club and also made his mark on the early governance of English football, serving as President of the ...