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COILLTE REPORT CONFIRMS ROSSMORE PARK AS ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP OUTDOOR RECREATION AMENITIES

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
COILLTE REPORT CONFIRMS ROSSMORE PARK AS ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP OUTDOOR RECREATION AMENITIES

Rossmore Forest Park in Monaghan was the appropriate venue on Friday for the launch of a report by Coilte which confirmed the amenity as the second most visited of the authority’s public amenities last year. The report launch was performed by Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys, who also announced a package of national outdoor amenity funding from her Department which included a €50,000 provision for the upgrade of Rossmore’s toilet facilities. Accompanied by Coillte Head of Recreation Daithí de Forge and Dr ...

DUP LEADER’S STANCE CREATES NEW CHALLENGES: TAOISEACH

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
DUP LEADER’S STANCE CREATES NEW CHALLENGES: TAOISEACH

Michael Fisher The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the decision by Democratic Unionist Party leader Jeffrey Donaldson to withdraw his party’s participation in North- South institutions creates new challenges for the Government. He told reporters: “It is no secret that I am passionately committed to maintaining the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement and their full operation in all aspects, North and South, the Executive and the Assembly, and the British Irish dimension.” He was speaking as members of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party gathered at Ballyconnell in Co. Cavan ...

NORTH MONAGHAN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS HONOURED FOR MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION EXCELLENCE

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
NORTH MONAGHAN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS HONOURED FOR MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION EXCELLENCE

North Monaghan-headquartered construction business Errigal Contracts has been named one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies in the prestigious annual awards programme led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. They were also announced as winners of the Best in Innovation category at the virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 8 for demonstrating superior business performance. Errigal was one of 25 companies honoured for the first time at the awards. This year’s programme saw the highest number of new applicants in its thirteen-year history. Including Errigal and this year’s ...

COVID INCIDENCE RATE IN MONAGHAN REMAINS HIGH

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
COVID INCIDENCE RATE IN MONAGHAN REMAINS HIGH

Michael Fisher The latest figures for Covid cases show that County Monaghan still has the highest incidence rate in the Republic per 100,000 population over fourteen days. The statistics released on Tuesday by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show that the rate in the past fortnight up until midnight on Monday was 1026.3, which is more than double the national incidence of 413.2. This includes 630 reported cases of Covid-19 out of a total of 19,677. Monaghan remains top of the list of 26 counties, with Donegal in second place ...

CASTLEBLAYNEY SEE OFF CARRICK TO ADD ANOTHER TITLE TO CABINET

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17 Sep 2021 No Comment
CASTLEBLAYNEY SEE OFF CARRICK TO ADD ANOTHER TITLE TO CABINET

Colm Shalvey reports The AM Hurleys Senior and Junior Hurling Championship Finals took centre stage in Clontibret last Sunday, producing two contrasting games. Castleblayney remain as dominant as ever in the SHC after completing their second five-in-a-row since the turn of the century with a convincing win over Carrickmacross. It was a fourth consecutive double-digits final win for Blayney, who have now lifted 19 SHC titles since 1999. Carrickmacross, who reached this stage for the first time since 2005 after a progressive year, showed spirit in a much-improved second-half effort, but ...

“SUSPEND JUDGEMENT” APPEAL AS WORK AT MONAGHAN TOWN ROUNDABOUT DRAWS CRITICISM

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10 Sep 2021 No Comment
“SUSPEND JUDGEMENT” APPEAL AS WORK AT MONAGHAN TOWN ROUNDABOUT DRAWS CRITICISM

Members of Monaghan Co Council who expressed criticism at their meeting on Monday of the nature of the works currently taking place at the Margaret Skinnider Roundabout in Monaghan Town were requested by the local authority’s Director of Transportation Services Patricia Monahan to “suspend judgement” on the project until it was completed. The works, designed to improve pedestrian safety at the confluence of the Broad Road, Clones Road and Park Street on the N54 in the town, were currently “on programme” but were expected to take until the end of ...

TASK FORCE WILL BE FORMED TO TACKLE EXPANSION CRISIS IN MONAGHAN POULTRY SECTOR

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10 Sep 2021 No Comment
TASK FORCE WILL BE FORMED TO TACKLE EXPANSION CRISIS IN MONAGHAN POULTRY SECTOR

The go-ahead was given at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council for the establishment of a task force to seek solutions to environmental issues currently stymying development in the Co Monaghan poultry sector. The Environmental Protection Agency issued guidance in June indicating that it would no longer grant licences to intensive agricultural developments such as poultry units in the Sliabh Beagh Special Protection Area of North Monaghan and the Special Area of Conservation at the Kilroosky Lake Cluster in Clones because of the cumulative impact of ammonia emissions on the ...

GLASLOUGH AND MONAGHAN TOWN PROMINENT IN BEST PLACES IN IRELAND TO LIVE LIST

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10 Sep 2021 No Comment
GLASLOUGH AND MONAGHAN TOWN PROMINENT IN BEST PLACES IN IRELAND TO LIVE LIST

A new study published yesterday by Ifac, the professional services firm for the farm, food and agri-business sector with an office presence in Monaghan, reveals that the major of agri-food enterprises have experienced a negative impact from Brexit, but are nonetheless optimistic about the post-pandemic prospects of economic recovery. Ifac’s fourth annual sentiment survey of Irish food and agri-business SMEs was conducted by Amárach Research during June and July 2021. With a robust vaccine rollout and plans to remove the outstanding Covid-19 restrictions afoot, the report shows that optimism levels ...

EIRGRID PLANS TO HAVE “BOOTS ON THE GROUND” FOR INTERCONNECTOR CONSTRUCTION BY LATE 2022

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10 Sep 2021 No Comment
EIRGRID PLANS TO HAVE “BOOTS ON THE GROUND” FOR INTERCONNECTOR CONSTRUCTION BY LATE 2022

Peter Hughes It’s anticipated that main construction works on the North South interconnector project will commence in the latter half of 2022, according to the Eir- Grid Chief Executive Mark Foley. He made the observation in a letter to Monaghan County Council. A claim in Mr Foley’s correspondence – discussed by the Council at its meeting on Monday last – that EirGrid had established “good relationships” with many of the landowners along the route of the proposed project was rejected by some of the Council’s elected members. Acting Co Council ...

GOLD FOR BALLYBAY GARDA AT PARALYMPICS

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3 Sep 2021 Comments Off on GOLD FOR BALLYBAY GARDA AT PARALYMPICS
GOLD FOR BALLYBAY GARDA AT PARALYMPICS

Ballybay Garda Eve McCrystal (right) and her blind paracycle partner Katie-George Dunlevy (left) celebrate after retaining their gold medal in the Paralympics. The Irish duo won the B time trial in a time of 47 minutes 32.07 seconds to claim their second medal of Tokyo 2020 and retain the title they won at the Rio Games five years ago. Pic: Paralympics Ireland (see further report inside).