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ROSSMORE PARK USERS SHOCKED AT GIANT VANDALISM

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6 Aug 2022 No Comment
ROSSMORE PARK USERS SHOCKED AT GIANT VANDALISM

There has been widespread condemnation of the vandalism of one of the Rossmore Giants statues that grace the popular Monaghan Town forest amenity. Gardaí are investigating the extensive malicious damage caused to the structure and have asked Rossmore Forest Park users who might have information that could identify the culprits to contact them on 047 77240. The sculpture, known as Spike and located close to the former site of Rossmore Castle in the centre of the park, had its head and body significantly damaged in the incident. Spike is one ...

BEST OF ‘BLAYNEY BACK ON SHOW!

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6 Aug 2022 No Comment
BEST OF ‘BLAYNEY BACK ON SHOW!

Castleblayney Agricultural Show made a triumphant return after its two-year pandemic-enforced hiatus on Bank Holiday Monday last. Our photograph by Rory Gary shows the winners of the Pedigree Pair title at the show with their owners Simone McCabe and Niall Maguire from Castleblayney, cattle judge Basil Bothwell, Director-General of the IFA Damien McDonald and Jim Harrison, National Secretary of the Irish Shows Association. The high-level presence of national farming and show circuit executives underscored the importance of the occasion as a signifier of the return of a vital barometer of ...

TRANSFORMATIVE DAYS AHEAD FOR CLONES AS CONTRACT FOR KEY ULSTER CANAL PHASE SIGNED AND SEALED

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30 Jul 2022 No Comment
TRANSFORMATIVE DAYS AHEAD FOR CLONES AS CONTRACT FOR KEY ULSTER CANAL PHASE SIGNED AND SEALED

The signing on Monday of the contract for the second phase of the redevelopment of the Ulster Canal marked the advent of transformative days for the town of Clones, Minister for Community and Rural Development Heather Humphreys TD declared. The Cavan/Monaghan TD was joined by Cabinet colleague Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD at the Canal Stores to witnessing the signing ceremony that paves the way for the commencement in the coming weeks of work on the construction of a marina in the town and the ...

A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S
A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S

ROAD TO HARPS COMPLEX RENAMED IN MEMORY OF BELOVED YOUNG FOOTBALL STAR A poignant ceremony in the early evening sunshine of Friday last saw the road from Old Cross Square to the Monaghan Harps GFC complex in Monaghan Town renamed in memory of Brendan Óg ‘Ógie’ Ó Dufaigh, the Harps and county U-20 football star who lost his life in a road traffic accident at Clontibret a year previously, having led his Monaghan team to victory in an Ulster Championship semi-final only hours before. The idea of renaming the roadway Slí ...

HOTTER THAN JULY! –

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on HOTTER THAN JULY! –
HOTTER THAN JULY! –

Emy Lough a haven for bathers in record heatwave Emy Lough offered a cooling haven for bathers as our picture by Rory Geary illustrates. Although less intense than the temperatures besetting neighbouring England and Continental Europe, this week’s sun surge in Ireland brought with it ample messages of caution from Met Éireann and calls from the Department of Agriculture for farmers to ensure the safety of their animals and householders to protect their pets. The status yellow heat warning put in place for Monaghan and a number of other counties remains ...

MONAGHAN HEALTHCARE ISSUES NEED URGENT ADDRESS DEPUTY SMYTH TELLS DÁIL

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14 Jul 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN HEALTHCARE ISSUES NEED URGENT ADDRESS DEPUTY SMYTH TELLS DÁIL
MONAGHAN HEALTHCARE ISSUES NEED URGENT ADDRESS DEPUTY SMYTH TELLS DÁIL

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth has called on Health Minister Stephen Donnelly TD to address the impact in Co Monaghan of the restructuring of Doctor on Call services, and the pressures currently being faced by the county’s GPs. In a Topical Issues debate in the Dáil on Thursday last, Deputy Smyth also called for the Minor Injury Unit service at Monaghan Hospital to be extended to a 24-hour service. Speaking to the Northern Standard this week, Deputy Smyth said she had raised the reconfiguration of North East Doctor On ...

GLASLOUGH “BLOOMS” IN PRESTIGIOUS
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

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1 Jul 2022 Comments Off on GLASLOUGH “BLOOMS” IN PRESTIGIOUS
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
GLASLOUGH “BLOOMS” IN PRESTIGIOUS<br>INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

There was great activity and excitement in Glaslough over the weekend of June 24-26 when judging took place in the prestigious Communities in Bloom international competition. Judges Susan Ellis and Alex Pearl from the Communities in Bloom accompanied by Bernadette Solan CIB and Tidy Towns judge and mentor, along with Brendan Mahon, John Carney, and Helen Murray from the National Tidy Towns Unit of the Department of Rural and Community Development came to the North Monaghan village to assess and judge the community efforts as part of the contest in ...

INCREASING TREND IN INTOXICATED DRIVING IN CO MONAGHAN “ALARMING” SAY GARDAÍ

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1 Jul 2022 Comments Off on INCREASING TREND IN INTOXICATED DRIVING IN CO MONAGHAN “ALARMING” SAY GARDAÍ
INCREASING TREND IN INTOXICATED DRIVING IN CO MONAGHAN “ALARMING” SAY GARDAÍ

An increased trend in detections for drink and drug driving in Co Monaghan in 2022 was described as “alarming” by Garda Chief Superintendent Pat O’Connell at last week’s meeting of the Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee. Presenting the latest Co Monaghan crime statistics to the meeting, Superintendent O’Connell said there had been a pattern in post-Covid times of an increase in crime figures. While all the figures were slightly up on those of last year, they were in line with more movement in society and the opening up of the ...

CROSS-BORDER INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER PRISON VAN RAMMED AT CLONTIBRET

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23 Jun 2022 Comments Off on CROSS-BORDER INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER PRISON VAN RAMMED AT CLONTIBRET
CROSS-BORDER INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER PRISON VAN RAMMED AT CLONTIBRET

An incident room has been established at Monaghan Garda Station to investigate the ramming of a prison van in the Clontibret area of Co Monaghan on the evening of Wednesday July 15 last. The Irish Prison Service vehicle was transporting a prisoner who had earlier appeared at a sittings of the Circuit Criminal Court in Monaghan Town when it was struck by a goldcoloured BMW X5 jeep at Kilcrow, Clontibret at 6.45 pm, in an apparent attempt to help the prisoner escape. No one was injured in the incident and ...

SCHOOL TIES – FAMILY’S LONG BOND WITH CLONTIBRET NS CELEBRATED

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23 Jun 2022 Comments Off on SCHOOL TIES – FAMILY’S LONG BOND WITH CLONTIBRET NS CELEBRATED
SCHOOL TIES – FAMILY’S LONG BOND WITH CLONTIBRET NS CELEBRATED

The family of Christine Dickson has enjoyed an attendance connection with the school stretching back a remarkable 55 years. Her 13 children and ten of her grandchildren have all been pupils, with son Reginald starting out on the educational pathway there in 1967 and grand-daughter Leah bringing the linkage to a close as she finishes at the school this week. The occasion was recognised by a presentation to Christine from Clontibret principal Julie Crawford. Also pictured by Rory Geary are Christie’s son Reginald and grand-daughter Leah, who commenced and concluded ...