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PANDEMIC USED BY EIRGRID TO PLUG IN PYLON PLANS

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
PANDEMIC USED BY EIRGRID TO PLUG IN PYLON PLANS

Construction of North South Interconnector Set for November Michael Fisher If you had seen the headline above a week ago, you might have thought it was an April Fool’s stunt. But it is a reality. EirGrid has been working behind the scenes during the pandemic to bring its plans to fruition (approved in December 2016 by An Bord Pleanála) for an overhead high voltage electricity line and 400 pylons across five counties including Monaghan. The only hitch could come north of the border where a legal challenge to the planning permission ...

MONAGHAN CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES NEW CURRENT ACCOUNT AND DEBIT CARD INITIATIVE AT FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES NEW CURRENT ACCOUNT AND DEBIT CARD INITIATIVE AT FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

A palpable sense of Monaghan Credit Union preparing itself for the post-pandemic period of renewed economic and personal savings and investment activity was discernible at the Annual General Meeting of the organisation held online on Monday March 29 last – the first time an AGM was held in the virtual realm, a decision necessitated by the prevailing Covid-19 public health requirements. Members who linked in learned that the Credit Union was preparing to launch a new current account and debit card service in the summer. Expenses in relation to the ...

MONAGHAN POULTRY PRODUCERS EXTEND HELPING HAND TO CAMBODIAN CHILDREN

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9 Apr 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN POULTRY PRODUCERS EXTEND HELPING HAND TO CAMBODIAN CHILDREN

Poultry producers from Co Monaghan have joined with colleagues in counties Cavan, Louth and Meath to provide major support for a project in Cambodia which is providing a lifeline to local children. Through the An Sicín Coop, the poultry men are aiding a chicken rearing project established at a Cambodian school. Co-op Chairman Pat Mc- Cormick became aware of the school-based project after hearing a podcast of an interview on Northern Sound radio. Carrickmacross-based retired teachers Dave Phelan and his wife Niamh Boylan have been teaching teachers for over three ...

BLOCKBUSTER FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONAGHAN’S HOLLYWOOD!

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26 Mar 2021 Comments Off on BLOCKBUSTER FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONAGHAN’S HOLLYWOOD!
BLOCKBUSTER FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MONAGHAN’S HOLLYWOOD!

AMENITY GETS €276,385 FOR MAJOR UPGRADE Hollywood Forest Park in North Monaghan is set for a major upgrade of its amenities following Monday’s announcement by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD of an allocation of €276,385 from her Department’s Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The monies will fund the provision of a quality freshwater bathing site and the upgrading of walks, picnic and seating areas, changing facilities, toilets and fishing stands. “Also included is the creation of a strong identity for the amenity and signposting throughout the site,” Minister ...

SINN FÉIN MEETING HEARS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON BANK OF IRELAND BRANCH CLOSURES

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26 Mar 2021 Comments Off on SINN FÉIN MEETING HEARS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON BANK OF IRELAND BRANCH CLOSURES
SINN FÉIN MEETING HEARS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON BANK OF IRELAND BRANCH CLOSURES

The Government must use its substantial stake in the Bank of Ireland to prevent the closures of local branches in Clones and Castleblayney. That was the clear message from a public meeting organised by Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan Matt Carthy last Friday evening, held online due to Covid-19 restrictions. The meeting, attended by business representatives and members of the community from ‘Blayney and Clones, was told by Deputy Carthy that, when local towns lose banking services, it resulted in lower levels of investment and therefore had a negative impact ...

MONAGHAN MD MEMBERS REFLECT MOUNTING PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO ROSSMORE PARK MAST PROPOSAL

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19 Mar 2021 Comments Off on MONAGHAN MD MEMBERS REFLECT MOUNTING PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO ROSSMORE PARK MAST PROPOSAL
MONAGHAN MD MEMBERS REFLECT MOUNTING PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO ROSSMORE PARK MAST PROPOSAL

The seven members of the Monaghan Municipal District agreed on Monday to write to Cellnex Ireland voicing their personal opposition to the location of a telecommunications mast close to the Rossmore Forest Park amenity in Monaghan Town. The MD members at their monthly meeting reflected strong community opposition to the proposal, referring to the large volume of representations they had received from people living in the vicinity of the proposed mast location. No planning application has yet been submitted to Monaghan Co Council but telcoms provider Cellnex has confirmed that ...

ST PATRICK AND EVANGELYN SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS IN MONAGHAN

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19 Mar 2021 Comments Off on ST PATRICK AND EVANGELYN SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS IN MONAGHAN
ST PATRICK AND EVANGELYN SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS IN MONAGHAN

A young girl, Evangelyn, poses with one of the images of St Patrick that were placed at locations in the centre of Monaghan Town by The Acts Community Church, as part of their St Patrick’s Day celebrations and to bring the festival out into the community. The name Evangelyn derives from the Greek and means “Good News”. St Patrick in his Confessio wrote: “I am first of all a simple country person, a refugee, and unlearned….” And of the Irish he said, “Now, they have become the people of the ...

NO PARADES BUT MONAGHAN COURTHOUSE GLOWS GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

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19 Mar 2021 Comments Off on NO PARADES BUT MONAGHAN COURTHOUSE GLOWS GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY
NO PARADES BUT MONAGHAN COURTHOUSE GLOWS GREEN FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY

While parades and other traditional St Patrick’s Day celebrations had to be foregone this year due to the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions, yesterday’s feast of the national apostle was marked in a number of colourful and eventful ways. One was the illumination of the Monaghan Courthouse building in green hues and Celtic motifs as part of the national Solas: Awakening Ireland project directed by Luke Leslie. The illumination films were on view from March 12-17 on the SPV TV channel. Other locations featured included the Mansion House in Dublin, Trim Castle ...

NEW BUSINESS INITIATIVE TO MAKE MONAGHAN A TOP STAYCATION DESTINATION

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19 Mar 2021 Comments Off on NEW BUSINESS INITIATIVE TO MAKE MONAGHAN A TOP STAYCATION DESTINATION
NEW BUSINESS INITIATIVE TO MAKE MONAGHAN A TOP STAYCATION DESTINATION

An exciting new initiative is taking shape in Monaghan to make the area one of the country’s leading ‘staycation’ destinations when the tourism and hospitality sector emerges from its Covid-19-imposed cocoon in the months ahead. MAD ABOUT MONAGHAN is the concept of well-known local businesswoman Liz McGuinness, who is well on the way to getting almost 50 Monaghan-based enterprises to pool their ideas and resources to turn her idea into reality. The initiative has been endorsed by Cavan/Monaghan TD and Minister for Social Protection and Rural and Community Development Heather ...

€13.1 MILLION ALLOCATED TO DUBLIN STREET REGENERATION PROJECT

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12 Mar 2021 Comments Off on €13.1 MILLION ALLOCATED TO DUBLIN STREET REGENERATION PROJECT
€13.1 MILLION ALLOCATED TO DUBLIN STREET REGENERATION PROJECT

• SCHEME WILL REVITALISE MONAGHAN TOWN SAYS CO COUNCIL CHIEF EXECUTIVE The regeneration plan for Dublin Street in Monaghan Town has been granted €13.1 million under the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund. The allocation is expected to stimulate significant advancement of an ambitious urban renewal initiative which Monaghan Co Council Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan said this week would revitalise Monaghan Town. “In regenerating this area we will bring renewed energy into the town and make it a great place to live, work and visit,” Mr O’- Sullivan said in a ...