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MCCAUGHEY FOODS SEEKS PLANNING PERMISSION FOR €150M NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY IN CASTLEBLAYNEY THAT WILL CREATE 300 SKILLED JOBS

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27 Jan 2023 No Comment
MCCAUGHEY FOODS SEEKS PLANNING PERMISSION FOR €150M NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY IN CASTLEBLAYNEY THAT WILL CREATE 300 SKILLED JOBS

Monaghan-based McCaughey Foods, one of Ireland’s leading producers of ready-to-eat meat products, has announced it will invest €150 million to build a world-class new production facility in Castleblayney. Subject to a successful planning application, the new factory will allow McCaughey Foods to significantly increase production in order to meet growing demands from customers in Ireland, the UK and EU. The new facility will also create up to 300 skilled new jobs, in addition to significant employment generated during the construction phase. “This is exciting news for our family, our company ...

NO REBATE FOR RATEPAYERS AS COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICES PROJECT REMAINS ON TRACK

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16 Jan 2023 Comments Off on NO REBATE FOR RATEPAYERS AS COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICES PROJECT REMAINS ON TRACK

The refusal by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to sanction the raising of a €38 million loan by Monaghan Co Council to build new civic offices has not translated into a reduction in the bill to be faced by ratepayers in Co Monaghan in 2023. The Co Council’s elected members voted at their meeting on Monday not to return the portion of the 5% rates increase (2.8%) introduced for this year through a rebate, but to retain the money in order to advance the civic offices project ...

LOCAL HOSPITAL SERVICES FACING “UNPRECEDENTED PRESSURES” SAYS HSE

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6 Jan 2023 Comments Off on LOCAL HOSPITAL SERVICES FACING “UNPRECEDENTED PRESSURES” SAYS HSE
LOCAL HOSPITAL SERVICES FACING “UNPRECEDENTED PRESSURES” SAYS HSE

Hospital services in both Cavan and Monaghan were experiencing “unprecedented pressures” because of the number of Covid- 19 and winter flu cases they were having to deal with, the HSE has stated. What was described as “multiple outbreaks” of Covid and flu cases presenting at hospital departments in both counties were cited in a renewed call by Cavan General Hospital this week for the public to refrain from attending its emergency department unless absolutely necessary. “Cavan and Monaghan Hospitals are now in full escalation,” stated Director of Operations Laura Waters. ...

SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION IN PROSPECT AT MONAGHAN INSTITUTE

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18 Nov 2022 Comments Off on SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION IN PROSPECT AT MONAGHAN INSTITUTE
SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION IN PROSPECT AT MONAGHAN INSTITUTE

A funding application has been made to the further education and training agency Solas to significantly expand the facilities available at Monaghan Institute, the education facility’s 2022 graduation ceremony was told on Friday last. Chief Executive of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board Dr Fiona McGrath outlined plans to extend the Institute to facilitate more office space and the expansion of its apprenticeship programmes. Students from across a range of further education and training disciplines received qualifications and awards at what was the Institute’s first inperson graduation since the ...

HOUSING REFUSALS A GRAVE ISSUE IN MONAGHAN

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4 Nov 2022 Comments Off on HOUSING REFUSALS A GRAVE ISSUE IN MONAGHAN

One of the reasons offered for the refusal of a local authority house in Monaghan was that the dwelling in question was opposite a graveyard and the person in question would feel depressed, a report before Tuesday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council indicated. The report – which had been requested by councillors following recent concern over the rate of housing refusals in the county at a time when there are over 1,000 people on the local authority accommodation waiting lists – found that approximately two-thirds of all refusals were deemed ...

FIREWORKS WARNING FROM GARDAÍ AS LOCAL PETS GO MISSING

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28 Oct 2022 Comments Off on FIREWORKS WARNING FROM GARDAÍ AS LOCAL PETS GO MISSING
FIREWORKS WARNING FROM GARDAÍ AS LOCAL PETS GO MISSING

Reports of pets going missing after being frightened by the setting off of “bangers” and other firework devices in the past week has prompted the Gardaí in Monaghan to issue a pre-Hallowe’en warning and impart advice to parents. “Hallowe’en is a fun time for many but it can be a time of worry for others,” a local Garda spokesperson said this week. “If you are out and about enjoying the festivities please be mindful of the older members of your community who are often subject to great annoyance at this ...

DATES CONFIRMED FOR FREE CHRISTMAS PARKING IN MONAGHAN TOWN

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21 Oct 2022 Comments Off on DATES CONFIRMED FOR FREE CHRISTMAS PARKING IN MONAGHAN TOWN

The Monaghan Municipal District has confirmed that free parking in Monaghan Town for the Christmas and New Year period will commence from 12 noon daily on Monday December 5 and continue until Monday January 2. Normal pay parking will resume on January 3.

MONAGHAN-CANADA CONNECTION FLIES HIGH ONCE MORE!

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29 Sep 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN-CANADA CONNECTION FLIES HIGH ONCE MORE!
MONAGHAN-CANADA CONNECTION FLIES HIGH ONCE MORE!

The raising of the Canadian flag by Ambassador Nancy Smyth at the Monaghan Courthouse forecourt in Monaghan Town on Friday last symbolically signified the reinvigoration of the close bonds between the county and her host country which were placed in a state of enforced stasis during the Covid-19 pandemic period. Ambassador Smyth was making her first visit to Co Monaghan since taking up her post in June of 2021. All of her recent predecessors had come to the county in recognition of the twinning relationship established between Monaghan and communities ...

BEST OF ‘BLAYNEY BACK ON SHOW!

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6 Aug 2022 Comments Off on BEST OF ‘BLAYNEY BACK ON SHOW!
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 ...

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 ...