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PRESSURES ON THE AGRI-SECTORS

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1 Oct 2021 Comments Off on PRESSURES ON THE AGRI-SECTORS

COMMENT Co Monaghan’s vitally important agri-food sector finds itself assailed by a number of significant pressures at the present time that our politicians, farm and business organisations should be monitoring with close care. The problem of labour shortages and the difficulties being presented for mushroom, poultry and meat producers was raised in Seanad Éireann in the last week by Fianna Fáil Senator Robbie Gallagher. Senator Gallagher identified the problem as arising from the time it now took to process employment permit applications, significant because of the extent to which the sectors ...

SCOTSTOWN APPEAR TO HAVE PEAKED FOR A RATTLE AT SENIOR TITLE ONCE MORE

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1 Oct 2021 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN APPEAR TO HAVE PEAKED FOR A RATTLE AT SENIOR TITLE ONCE MORE
SCOTSTOWN APPEAR TO HAVE PEAKED FOR A RATTLE AT SENIOR TITLE ONCE MORE

With every team having played at least twice in the Monaghan Club Championships, it is time to assess the state of affairs, says Jack Madden Covid-19 has had an impact on the fixture list, but with vaccinations continuing to be rolled out, changing rooms reopened, and the magic date of October 22nd approaching, fingers crossed it will be all about football from here on in. SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP 1 The table has a rather unorthodox look to it, with the only two teams to have played three games occupying the ...

410 HOUSES UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN COUNTY MONAGHAN – BUT VACANCY RATE HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

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3 Sep 2021 Comments Off on 410 HOUSES UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN COUNTY MONAGHAN – BUT VACANCY RATE HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE
410 HOUSES UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN COUNTY MONAGHAN – BUT VACANCY RATE HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

410 residential buildings were under construction in Co Monaghan in June of this year, but the residential vacancy rate in Co Monaghan stands at higher than the national average, according to a report published this week. GeoDirectory’s GeoView Residential Buildings Report for the second quarter of 2021 found that the residential vacancy rate in the county was 5.9%. The national average was 4.5%. The average residential property price in Monaghan in the twelve months to May 2021 was €172,414. 8.2% of all transactions which involved new dwellings. 259 new residential ...

SINN FÉIN TD CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION AS RENTS SOAR IN CO MONAGHAN

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12 Aug 2021 Comments Off on SINN FÉIN TD CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION AS RENTS SOAR IN CO MONAGHAN
SINN FÉIN TD CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION AS RENTS SOAR IN CO MONAGHAN

The Daft.ie report showed that rents in the Ulster counties of Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal had risen cumulatively by 13.9% in the last year, reflecting a sharp fall in the availability of rental properties, with just 54 homes available to rent in the three counties on August 1 this year. “In Monaghan, rents were on average 12.8% higher in the second quarter of 2021 than a year previously,” the report stated. “The average listed rent is now €886, up 72% from its lowest point.” Nationally, Daft.ie found that rents in ...

FARNEY DOWNFALL AT HEADQUARTERS

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6 Aug 2021 Comments Off on FARNEY DOWNFALL AT HEADQUARTERS
FARNEY DOWNFALL AT HEADQUARTERS

COLM SHALVEY Monaghan’s Croke Park record against Tyrone sadly remains at zero wins and the games have all tended to follow a horribly similar pattern. The game was once again largely played on Tyrone’s terms after a burst before half-time saw them build up a fivepoint lead. A bit like Rory McIlroy’s recent history at the majors, where he has tended to fall adrift before finding his form belatedly, Monaghan rediscovered the verve that had seen them score 5-28 in their previous two championship matches. The half-time introduction of Niall Kearns ...

PLANNING OBSTACLE CASTS SHADOW OVER MONAGHAN POULTRY SECTOR EXPANSION

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6 Aug 2021 Comments Off on PLANNING OBSTACLE CASTS SHADOW OVER MONAGHAN POULTRY SECTOR EXPANSION
PLANNING OBSTACLE CASTS SHADOW OVER MONAGHAN POULTRY SECTOR EXPANSION

Solutions urgently being sought as EPA refuses future licences over ammonia emission concerns Active steps are being taken at local authority and stakeholder level to identify a solution to a planning quandary which is stifling expansion of the important poultry production sector in certain areas of Co Monaghan. Monaghan Co Council is being prevented from granting planning permission for poultry units in some locations because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not grant the developments a licence because of concerns over ammonia emissions. The EPA wrote to licence applicants and planning ...

COPPER WIRE THEFTS HAVING SERIOUS IMPACT ON RURAL COMMUNITIES SAY GARDAÍ

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6 Aug 2021 Comments Off on COPPER WIRE THEFTS HAVING SERIOUS IMPACT ON RURAL COMMUNITIES SAY GARDAÍ

The Gardaí are investigating a number of incidents in the Mid and South Monaghan areas in which copper wire from Eir telecommunications systems has been stolen. A number of such thefts have been detected in the Castleblayney and Carrickmacross areas in recent weeks, with the internal copper wire being removed from its plastic shedding, the shedding being discarded at the scene. The Gardaí said that the thefts had caused communications breakdowns in rural communities and those responsible had no consideration for the problems this could pose and the impact it ...

YOUNG ‘BLAYNEY MAN KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT

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6 Aug 2021 Comments Off on YOUNG ‘BLAYNEY MAN KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT

A man in his twenties from Castleblayney has died following a two-vehicle collision which took place on the R181 road outside the Mid-Monaghan town early on Tuesday morning. Fionán Callan from Drumlandrick, Castleblayney died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda from injuries sustained in the incident, which occurred in the townland of Muldumman on the ‘Blayney-Ballybay Road shortly after 6.30 am. He was the driver of one of the vehicles involved. Gardaí in Castleblayney have appealed to witnesses to the accident, or anyone who was travelling in the ...

BORDER COMMUNITIES GROUP CONDEMNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S BID TO CHANGE BREXIT PROTOCOL

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23 Jul 2021 Comments Off on BORDER COMMUNITIES GROUP CONDEMNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S BID TO CHANGE BREXIT PROTOCOL
BORDER COMMUNITIES GROUP CONDEMNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S BID TO CHANGE BREXIT PROTOCOL

The Border Communities Against Brexit campaign groups has said that the British Government’s attempts to seek major changes in the Northern Ireland protocol is an attempt to pit the two communities in Ireland against each other. Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis MP in a statement to the House of Commons yesterday called for an end to virtually all checks on goods made in Britain intended for sale in Northern Ireland. There was speculation as we went to press that the British Government was prepared to back its calls for major ...

CONROY COMPLETES DUE DILIGENCE DRILLING AT CLONTIBRET GOLD DEPOSIT

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on CONROY COMPLETES DUE DILIGENCE DRILLING AT CLONTIBRET GOLD DEPOSIT
CONROY COMPLETES DUE DILIGENCE DRILLING AT CLONTIBRET GOLD DEPOSIT

Errigal Contracts investment in training academy reaches €6.5 million Conroy Gold and Natural Resources announced on Tuesday that it had completed due diligence drilling in the Clontibret area of Co Monaghan where the exploration company hopes to establish a gold mine. The drilling at two holes in Clontibret and that carried out in other locations was part of the process towards finalising the joint venture agreement Conroy plan to enter with Turkish conglomerate Demir Export. The joint venture project has as its principal focus the establishment of a Clontibret gold mine. ...