Articles in the Monaghan Category

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 ...

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 ...

CONCERN EXPRESSED OVER FUTURE OF ULSTER BANK IN MONAGHAN

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18 Feb 2021 Comments Off on CONCERN EXPRESSED OVER FUTURE OF ULSTER BANK IN MONAGHAN
CONCERN EXPRESSED OVER FUTURE OF ULSTER BANK IN MONAGHAN

Michael Fisher The Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys TD says she hopes Ulster Bank will clarify its position soon amidst reports that it is to withdraw from the Irish market. The bank is a subsidiary of the NatWest group in the UK, which is due to publish annual results tomorrow. It’s thought this announcement might include clarification of its intentions for the future of Ulster Bank, which would lead to the closure of its branch network in the Republic including the facility at Church Square in Monaghan town. Minister ...

BETTER WI-FI NEEDED AT ROSSMORE PARK

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30 Oct 2020 Comments Off on BETTER WI-FI NEEDED AT ROSSMORE PARK
BETTER WI-FI NEEDED AT ROSSMORE PARK

Deficiencies in the mobile phone and wi-fi coverage available at the Rossmore Forest Park amenity were highlighted by Councillor Cathy Bennett at the October meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District. Welcoming the fact that there were plans to improve the service, Councillor Bennett said that people out walking in the middle of the park could get lost if they couldn’t get a proper signal. Improvements in this regard were also important for emergency services. Municipal District Coordinator Donal McElwain noted that the Gardaí and emergency services had keys to allow ...

CO MUSEUM EXAMINATION OF WAR OF INDEPENDENCE BRIMS WITH HISTORICAL EVOCATION AND CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE

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28 Feb 2020 Comments Off on CO MUSEUM EXAMINATION OF WAR OF INDEPENDENCE BRIMS WITH HISTORICAL EVOCATION AND CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE
CO MUSEUM EXAMINATION OF WAR OF INDEPENDENCE BRIMS WITH HISTORICAL EVOCATION AND CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE

Peter Hughes A major exhibition on the War of Independence experience in Co Monaghan opened in Monaghan Co Museum on Thursday evening last, attracting an extremely large attendance from the local community. A vivid and immersive experience combining artefacts, documents, textual context and film, the display, mounted in collaboration with Co Monaghan- born historian Professor Terence Dooley from Maynooth University, brings to life the everyday experience of the people of Co Monaghan during the turbulent years under review as well as presenting the key happenings and influential actors in the ...

PROGRESS OF ROSSMORE PARK WORKS WELCOMED

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21 Feb 2020 Comments Off on PROGRESS OF ROSSMORE PARK WORKS WELCOMED
PROGRESS OF ROSSMORE PARK WORKS WELCOMED

Enhancement works to Rossmore Forest Park in Monaghan Town under the Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Fund should be substantially complete by the end of next month, Coordinator Donal McElwain informed the members of the Monaghan Municipal District at their meeting on Monday. Mr McElwain said that a contractor had been appointed and the works were progressing to programme. The car-park was to remain partially open during the works to facilitate public access to the amenity, with the exception of one week when the park would be closed to enable work at ...

MONAGHAN TOWN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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15 Jul 2019 Comments Off on MONAGHAN TOWN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
MONAGHAN TOWN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Julie Brannigan from Monaghan Town Country Music Festival, with Hugh Coyle, Monaghan Special Olympics Club, discussing the Monaghan Town Country Music Festival, which begins in the town on 18th July and from which a large number of local charities benefit. ©Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTS ON NEW BLACKWATER BRIDGE IN MONAGHAN TOWN

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10 Jan 2019 Comments Off on CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTS ON NEW BLACKWATER BRIDGE IN MONAGHAN TOWN
CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTS ON NEW BLACKWATER BRIDGE IN MONAGHAN TOWN

Following a tender competition, the contract for the replacement of the Blackwater Bridge in Monaghan Town has been awarded to Fox Building and Engineering Ltd. Monaghan Co Council signed a contract with the contractor on Friday December 21. The Blackwater Bridge replacement contract comprises the demolition of the existing bridge which carries the N2 national road over the Blackwater River just north of Monaghan Town. The works will involve the construction of a new three-span bridge structure at the same location. Associated works include the realignment of approximately 300m of ...

A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF PEACE FOR MONAGHAN TOWN!

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21 Dec 2018 Comments Off on A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF PEACE FOR MONAGHAN TOWN!
A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF PEACE FOR MONAGHAN TOWN!

• €9.5 million funding secured for “shared space” facility to house new Museum and Library Peter Hughes The recent series of positive funding announcements for Monaghan Town and its environs continued on Friday last when it was learned that the Monaghan Peace Campus project had been successful in securing funding of €9.5 million under the EU’s PEACE IV programme. The new facility will be constructed on lands at the Plantation Road in the town which were formerly occupied by the local authority machinery yard. The three-storey building will provide a new ...

FUNDING BOOST WILL MOVE MONAGHAN URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT CLOSER TO REALITY

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30 Nov 2018 Comments Off on FUNDING BOOST WILL MOVE MONAGHAN URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT CLOSER TO REALITY
FUNDING BOOST WILL MOVE MONAGHAN URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT CLOSER TO REALITY

Peter Hughes A funding announcement on Monday was hailed as possessing significant potential to bring the regeneration of one of the main commercial arteries of Monaghan Town closer to reality. Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD granted approval of a Monaghan Co Council application to the Government’s new Urban Regeneration and Development Fund in respect of the Dublin Street Regeneration Plan which was launched in 2017. The Monaghan local authority will share with the Co Councils of Roscommon, Cavan and Mayo a funding “pot” of €1,674,000 ...