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LORD ROSSMORE REMEMBERED AS A FRIEND AND BENEFACTOR OF COUNTY MONAGHAN

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14 May 2021 No Comment
LORD ROSSMORE REMEMBERED AS A FRIEND AND BENEFACTOR OF COUNTY MONAGHAN

News of the death in London on May 4 last in his 90th year of William Warner Westenra, the 7th Baron Rossmore, evoked sadness and tributes in Co Monaghan where the Rossmore name is closely woven into local history and culture. “Paddy” Rossmore, as he became known among the jet set of swinging ‘60s London, where he won fame as a society photographer and member of a celebrity milieu that saw him for a time engaged in a headline-making relationship with the singer Marianne Faithfull, preserved close links with the ...

FIRST CUT IS THE SWEETEST AS LOCKDOWN BEGINS TO LIFT…

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14 May 2021 No Comment
FIRST CUT IS THE SWEETEST AS LOCKDOWN BEGINS TO LIFT…

For Danny Murphy and many other Monaghan people on Monday last, the first cut was the sweetest as life after the worst of lockdown began with a good haircut. Danny was one of the first clients at Shane Murphy’s The Baron’s Nest tonsorial emporium in Glaslough Street in Monaghan as he and other local barbers and hairdressers got back to business for the first time since Christmas. © Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

‘REVIEW’ OF NORTH SOUTH ELECTRICITY PROJECT REVEALED BY FIANNA FÁIL CAME 24 HOURS AFTER OVERHEAD LINE WAS ENDORSED AS GOVERNMENT POLICY

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14 May 2021 No Comment
‘REVIEW’ OF NORTH SOUTH ELECTRICITY PROJECT REVEALED BY FIANNA FÁIL CAME 24 HOURS AFTER OVERHEAD LINE WAS ENDORSED AS GOVERNMENT POLICY

Michael Fisher Following a meeting of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party on 24th March, Monaghan Senator Robbie Gallagher revealed that in response to a question from him, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin had announced that a ‘review’ of the North South interconnector project would be instigated. However 24 hours earlier, the Minister for Climate and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan published details of how the project would proceed as an overhead line. It seems it was already decided by the time the Taoiseach made his commitment to party colleagues that the ...

HELICOPTER CALLED IN TO SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL IN BRAGAN

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14 May 2021 No Comment
HELICOPTER CALLED IN TO SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL IN BRAGAN

Saturday evening involving the Coastguard rescue helicopter had a happy ending when a missing youth was found safe and well. A call went out on social media to people to keep a look out for a 14 year-old who had been reported missing. A number of local people travelled to the Knockballyroney area close to Bragan mountain to help with the search. The girl went missing in the area close to the car park opposite the path leading to the Mass Rock at Poll an Aifrinn. Gardaí appealed for help ...

MINISTER HUMPHREYS HOLDS BRIEFING WITH GARDA COMMISSIONER IN MONAGHAN

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7 May 2021 No Comment
MINISTER HUMPHREYS HOLDS BRIEFING WITH GARDA COMMISSIONER IN MONAGHAN

The Cavan/Monaghan TD, who has temporarily taken charge of the Justice portfolio at Cabinet during the maternity leave of Helen McEntee TD, also met with Chief Superintendent Aidan Glacken and Superintendent Pat O’Connell. “I was delighted to meet with Commissioner Harris to discuss a range of policing issues and the priorities on which I will be focusing during my tenure as Minister for Justice,” Minister Humphreys told the Northern Standard. She said the meeting had appraised her of “the great work being done by An Garda Síochána both locally and ...

REMODELLED TOWN AND VILLAGE RENEWAL SCHEME OFFERS RURAL DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL TO CO MONAGHAN SAYS MINISTER

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7 May 2021 No Comment
REMODELLED TOWN AND VILLAGE RENEWAL SCHEME OFFERS RURAL DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL TO CO MONAGHAN SAYS MINISTER

€15 million in funding to help rural towns and villages revitalise in the post-Covid-19 period was announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys this week. The funding is for an updated and enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme, a funding stream that has already benefited Co Monaghan to a significant extent. Minister Humphreys said the new scheme was “designed to breathe new life into rural communities – making them more attractive places to live, work, socialise and raise a family.” The Cavan/Monaghan TD said the initiative was ...

EIRGRID CHIEF SAYS THEY CAN’T USE UNDERGROUND CABLE FOR NORTH-SOUTH GRID INTERCONNECTOR

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7 May 2021 No Comment
EIRGRID CHIEF SAYS THEY CAN’T USE UNDERGROUND CABLE FOR NORTH-SOUTH GRID INTERCONNECTOR

Michael Fisher EirGrid’s Chief Executive Mark Foley appeared online before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate last week, six days after he had briefed Councillors in Monaghan on the North South interconnector. The main reason for his appearance was once again to outline the company’s public consultation on “Shaping our Electricity Future.” However when he had finished his prepared statement, the Committee Chair Green Party Deputy Brian Leddin from Limerick was quick to put the first question to Mr Foley concerning the North South interconnector, which he described as “a ...

FUNDING OF €5.5 MILLION FOR ULSTER CANAL PROJECT UNVEILED BY MINISTER HUMPHREYS

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30 Apr 2021 Comments Off on FUNDING OF €5.5 MILLION FOR ULSTER CANAL PROJECT UNVEILED BY MINISTER HUMPHREYS
FUNDING OF €5.5 MILLION FOR ULSTER CANAL PROJECT UNVEILED BY MINISTER HUMPHREYS

The Ulster Canal, once re-opened, will represent a permanent symbol of peace and reconciliation on our island, the Minister for Rural Development, Heather Humphreys TD, said yesterday as she announced that design work will begin on the second part of the flagship project to restore the derelict canal between Clones and Clonfad, on the border with Co. Fermanagh. The plan includes the development of a basin marina and tourist amenities in Clones near the Ulster Canal Stores. A total of €12.5 million is being provided by government, with €5.57 million ...

ANTI-PYLON GROUPS SAY: “EIRGRID HAS DECLARED WAR”

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30 Apr 2021 Comments Off on ANTI-PYLON GROUPS SAY: “EIRGRID HAS DECLARED WAR”
ANTI-PYLON GROUPS SAY: “EIRGRID HAS DECLARED WAR”

Michael Fisher “EirGrid has just declared war on the communities of Monaghan, Cavan and Meath!” This was the response from the County Monaghan Anti Pylon Group spokesperson Nigel Hillis on Tuesday after listening to the responses given by the EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley about the company’s plans to progress with the North South interconnector as an overhead line (as revealed by this reporter three weeks ago). Mr Hillis questioned some of the replies given by Mr Foley, particularly about an underground cable link being unsuitable for a ‘backbone’ project ...

MONAGHAN VACCINATION CENTRE BECOMES OPERATIONAL AS COVID-19 NUMBERS IN COUNTY CLIMB AGAIN

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30 Apr 2021 Comments Off on MONAGHAN VACCINATION CENTRE BECOMES OPERATIONAL AS COVID-19 NUMBERS IN COUNTY CLIMB AGAIN
MONAGHAN VACCINATION CENTRE BECOMES OPERATIONAL AS COVID-19 NUMBERS IN COUNTY CLIMB AGAIN

The Covid-19 vaccination centre located at the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan Town became fully operational on Friday last. The Monaghan centre, and that located at the Hotel Kilmore in Cavan which also went “public facing” on Friday, were extremely busy over the first days after opening, the HSE reported. In Co. Monaghan the number of Covid-19 cases reported on Monday was 13. This brings the total since the start of the pandemic last year to just over 5000 (5006). The incidence rate per 100,000 population over fourteen days has been ...