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RING OF STEEL FOR POULTRY SECTOR AS THIRD MONAGHAN BIRD FLU CASE CONFIRMED

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
RING OF STEEL FOR POULTRY SECTOR AS THIRD MONAGHAN BIRD FLU CASE CONFIRMED

The Department of Agriculture yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon confirmed a third outbreak of Avian Influenza H5N1 in commercial poultry in Co Monaghan. The latest bird flu outbreak was detected in an egg-laying flock in the Castleblayney area. It follows the confirmation of an outbreak of the disease in a flock of broiler chickens in the Shantonagh area on Wednesday of last week, and the initial detection of the disease the previous Saturday in a 30,000- strong flock of turkeys, also in the south of the county. Depopulation measures have been implemented ...

SIGNIFICANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGE IN COUNTY MONAGHAN

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
SIGNIFICANT FUNDING TO ADDRESS EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGE IN COUNTY MONAGHAN

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board has been awarded over €640,000 in funding to address educational disadvantage. The funding was allocated by SOLAS to the ETB as part of the Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund. A media release stated: The Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund aims to address educational disadvantage which may be experienced by learners and has a particular focus on supporting the engagement or re-engagement of learners in the community. This initiative aims to reduce barriers to participation in further education and training by facilitating wider access ...

BREXIT: MEP WARNS OF “NASTY SURPRISE”; NO NORTH PROTOCOL DEAL EXPECTED BEFORE CHRISTMAS; CO MONAGHAN AGRI-FOOD BUSINESSES URGED TO PREPARE FOR UK IMPORT CONTROLS

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
BREXIT: MEP WARNS OF “NASTY SURPRISE”; NO NORTH PROTOCOL DEAL EXPECTED BEFORE CHRISTMAS; CO MONAGHAN AGRI-FOOD BUSINESSES URGED TO PREPARE FOR UK IMPORT CONTROLS

Hundreds of thousands of Irish consumers could be “in for a nasty surprise” this Christmas if they are ordering their presents from Britain, Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West Chris MacManus warned this week. Online orders from British retailers made through Irish websites could be hit by significant duties and VAT levies, Mr Mac- Manus stated, calling for an information campaign to be launched for shoppers. The MEP’s Brexit complication warning came as indications emerged that the ongoing trade talks between the EU and the UK on post-Brexit ...

GLASLOUGH BIKE HIRE PROJECT FEATURED IN ‘LEADER’ PROJECT CELEBRATION

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18 Nov 2021 Comments Off on GLASLOUGH BIKE HIRE PROJECT FEATURED IN ‘LEADER’ PROJECT CELEBRATION
GLASLOUGH BIKE HIRE PROJECT FEATURED IN ‘LEADER’ PROJECT CELEBRATION

Michael Fisher The National Rural Network has published a new booklet on the LEADER scheme including two projects from Co. Monaghan among the case studies of 72 projects. They were funded through the LEADER measure of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme. The booklet celebrates the success of the LEADER Programme in Ireland over the past thirty years. The publication was launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD. It will be used to guide and help future applicants to develop viable projects for their communities through the ...

WORK IS NOW WELL UNDERWAY AT THE SITE OF THE ICONIC ‘PEACE CAMPUS’ PROJECT

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18 Nov 2021 Comments Off on WORK IS NOW WELL UNDERWAY AT THE SITE OF THE ICONIC ‘PEACE CAMPUS’ PROJECT
WORK IS NOW WELL UNDERWAY AT THE SITE OF THE ICONIC ‘PEACE CAMPUS’ PROJECT

This €17.6 million project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) which awarded €9.5 million of funding by European Union (ERDF) with Dept. of Rural & Community Development and Northern Ireland Executive providing match funding to Monaghan County Council to deliver the project. The Peace Campus will provide community space, a youth facility, a new town library and a cultural heritage area. Providing a safe, neutral space for everyone to use and enjoy. Work was halted on this project from ...

CONCERNS RISING IN COUNTY OVER DRINK SPIKING INCIDENTS

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18 Nov 2021 Comments Off on CONCERNS RISING IN COUNTY OVER DRINK SPIKING INCIDENTS
CONCERNS RISING IN COUNTY OVER DRINK SPIKING INCIDENTS

Youth wings of political groupings in Co Monaghan have sounded an alert this week over increasing incidents of drink “spiking” which have been reported since licensed premises and nightclubs have returned to comprehensive operation following the lifting of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Spiking is the deliberate addition of drugs or alcohol to a person’s drink without their knowledge. It is believed that the greater accessibility during the pandemic of drugs and pharmaceutical compounds via online ordering has contributed to the rise in spiking incidents. Commentators have also noted an increase in ...

COUNTY CHAMPIONS SCOTSTOWN BID FOR SENIOR DOUBLE

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18 Nov 2021 Comments Off on COUNTY CHAMPIONS SCOTSTOWN BID FOR SENIOR DOUBLE
COUNTY CHAMPIONS SCOTSTOWN BID FOR SENIOR DOUBLE

COLM SHALVEY The Owen Ward Cup will be presented for the first time since 2019 when Clontibret and Scotstown contest the Shoe City Senior Football League Final in Castleblayney tomorrow night (Friday). After the condensed 2020 season left no room for the club leagues, they returned this June, with the group stages being wrapped up prior to the championships starting. Clontibret and Scotstown have both reached this stage the hard way. Having overcome the absence of their sizable county contingents to finish third in their respective groups, the teams have come ...

TAOISEACH EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF PEACE CAMPUS AND ULSTER CANAL PROJECTS DURING ADDRESS TO MONAGHAN MUSEUM CONFERENCE

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12 Nov 2021 Comments Off on TAOISEACH EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF PEACE CAMPUS AND ULSTER CANAL PROJECTS DURING ADDRESS TO MONAGHAN MUSEUM CONFERENCE
TAOISEACH EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF PEACE CAMPUS AND ULSTER CANAL PROJECTS DURING ADDRESS TO MONAGHAN MUSEUM CONFERENCE

The Peace Campus project currently being developed in Monaghan Town would epitomise the “future of promise and healing, reconciliation and hope” on the island of Ireland, Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD stated when he addressed a conference in Monaghan Co Museum on Friday last. In his speech to the “Experiences of Border minority communities – historical perspectives” conference staged at the Museum as part of the ongoing State programme to mark the Decade of Centenaries, the Taoiseach also reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the realisation of the Ulster Canal restoration project ...

GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF FIANNA FÁIL FOUNDING-MEMBER PRESENTS FLOWERS TO TAOISEACH AT COMMEMORATION EVENT

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12 Nov 2021 Comments Off on GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF FIANNA FÁIL FOUNDING-MEMBER PRESENTS FLOWERS TO TAOISEACH AT COMMEMORATION EVENT
GREAT-GRANDAUGHTER OF FIANNA FÁIL FOUNDING-MEMBER PRESENTS FLOWERS TO TAOISEACH AT COMMEMORATION EVENT

By Veronica Corr This beautiful photograph by Rory Geary, depicts one of Fianna Fáil’s youngest supporters presenting the Taoiseach Micheál Martin with a bouquet of flowers on Friday afternoon last. The little girl is Juliet Smyth, Deputy Niamh Smyth’s daughter. Deputy Smyth organised the event with Knockbride Cumainn. Juliet made the presentation to the Fianna Fáil leader at the centenary commemoration of her great-granduncle being sentenced to death during the War of Independence on charge of High Treason. She also dressed in a contemporary costume circa 1921 to mark the ...

€5 MILLION IN BREXIT AID FOR MONAGHAN’S SILVER HILL FOODS

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12 Nov 2021 Comments Off on €5 MILLION IN BREXIT AID FOR MONAGHAN’S SILVER HILL FOODS
€5 MILLION IN BREXIT AID FOR MONAGHAN’S SILVER HILL FOODS

Ballybay’s Kepak also benefits from Capital Investment funding €5 million in funding for North Monaghan’s Silver Hill Foods was announced on Tuesday as part of a Government package designed to assist companies in the meat and dairy sectors with development and diversification measures to counter the negative impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union. Keepak in Ballybay is to receive €916,919 from the Government’s “Capital Investment Scheme for the Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products”. Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue TD said the €70 million funding package, to be split ...