Articles tagged with: Covid-19

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 ...

COVID RATE HIGHEST IN CO. MONAGHAN

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3 Sep 2021 Comments Off on COVID RATE HIGHEST IN CO. MONAGHAN
COVID RATE HIGHEST IN CO. MONAGHAN

TAOISEACH APPEALS TO PEOPLE TO GET VACCINATED Michael Fisher As the government set out the roadmap for the ending of almost all Covid restrictions on October 22nd (see separate report), it was revealed that County Monaghan has the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 and the lowest vaccine uptake in the Republic. New figures seen by the Irish Independent show that another border county, Donegal, has the second lowest rate for vaccines. The HSE said it had begun extra advertising campaigns in counties with a low vaccine uptake using local radio, newspapers ...

COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABLE FROM MONAGHAN PHARMACIES FOR OVER 12s

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27 Aug 2021 Comments Off on COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABLE FROM MONAGHAN PHARMACIES FOR OVER 12s
COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABLE FROM MONAGHAN PHARMACIES FOR OVER 12s

Michael Fisher Many pharmacies nationwide now offer a trusted and confidential Covid-19 vaccination service for people aged 12 and over. For people wishing to avail of this service, they can simply make contact with a participating pharmacy in Monaghan and book an appointment. Acting Chief Officer, Community Healthcare Organisation Monaghan and Cavan, Edel Quinn, said: “Support from pharmacies is instrumental in ensuring access to vaccines for people in the community who may not be in a position to get to one of our HSE vaccination centres. We would encourage people…

MONAGHAN MAY NOT BE TOO FAR OFF MARK

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20 Aug 2021 Comments Off on MONAGHAN MAY NOT BE TOO FAR OFF MARK
MONAGHAN MAY NOT BE TOO FAR OFF MARK

COLM SHALVEY As the dust settles on an intercounty season that saw Monaghan teams lose three Ulster football finals – the delayed 2020 MFC decider against eventual All-Ireland champions Derry, the U-20s in extra- time v Down and the seniors by the narrowest of margins to Tyrone – Mayo’s presence in another All-Ireland final could give inspiration to many to keep knocking on the door. Some more excitable Monaghan supporters may have even hoped that Tyrone’s Covid-19 issues, which threatened to cause the cancellation of their All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry, might ...

ANCESTRY TOURISM INITIATIVE COULD BRING 500,000 VISITORS TO CO MONAGHAN

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12 Aug 2021 Comments Off on ANCESTRY TOURISM INITIATIVE COULD BRING 500,000 VISITORS TO CO MONAGHAN
ANCESTRY TOURISM INITIATIVE COULD BRING 500,000 VISITORS TO CO MONAGHAN

Treinfhir Clan urges Co Council to explore future programme of “Gathering” events a programme of “Gathering” events organised across Co Monaghan based around the county’s most prominent surnames could generate an additional 500,000 tourism visitors to the county annually, Monaghan Co Council was told last week. The Council was urged to give serious consideration to a future ancestry tourism initiative of this type by representatives of the Treinfhir Clan, who are currently engaged in detailed planning for a follow-up next year to their highly successful Treinfhir Gathering of 2019. Treinfhir Clan ...

TWO FOOD PREMISES SERVED WITH CLOSURE ORDERS LAST MONTH

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12 Aug 2021 Comments Off on TWO FOOD PREMISES SERVED WITH CLOSURE ORDERS LAST MONTH
TWO FOOD PREMISES SERVED WITH CLOSURE ORDERS LAST MONTH

Both Re-Opened After ComplianceMeasures Put in Place The Food Safety Authority of Ireland served two closure orders during July on food businesses in Monaghan and Castleblayney for breaches of food safety legislation. They were among eleven enforcement orders issued by HSE environmental health officers throughout the Republic. The FSAI ordered the closure of Fredis Pizzeria, Dublin Street in Monaghan and of Fredis Takeaway, West Street in Castleblayney. Both premises later re-opened after the closure orders were lifted when improvements had been made. In the case of Fredis Pizzeria in Monaghan town, ...

MONAGHAN WOMEN AT FOREFRONT OF DUBLIN’S GAIETY THEATRE REOPENING

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12 Aug 2021 Comments Off on MONAGHAN WOMEN AT FOREFRONT OF DUBLIN’S GAIETY THEATRE REOPENING
MONAGHAN WOMEN AT FOREFRONT OF DUBLIN’S GAIETY THEATRE REOPENING

Two Monaghan women have played key roles in the return of one of Dublin’s oldest and best known theatres to live performance following the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Laura McGuigan from Threemilehouse is General Manager of the Gaiety Theatre, which this year celebrates its 150th anniversary, while Monaghan Town woman Sarah Hall is the theatre’s Deputy Venue Manager. Their efforts saw the curtain go up on the Gaiety stage on Saturday night last for the first time in 17 months as a limited capacity audience enjoyed the first in a four-performance ...

CHURCH AND STATE IN CONFLICT OVER COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION CEREMONIES

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6 Aug 2021 Comments Off on CHURCH AND STATE IN CONFLICT OVER COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION CEREMONIES
CHURCH AND STATE IN CONFLICT OVER COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION CEREMONIES

The indications given by a number of Irish Catholic Bishops, including Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy, that Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies could proceed in their dioceses later this month has drawn a hostile reaction from the Government, a reformist church organisation and some individual parish priests. Under current Covid-19 guidelines, places of worship are open for religious services for up to 50 people but Communion and Confirmation ceremonies should not take place pending an update in the guidelines expected at the end of August. Baptisms may proceed from today, ...

CASTLEBLAYNEY CENTRE CONTRIBUTES TO “SIGNIFICANT WEEKEND FOR VACCINATION PROGRAMME”

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6 Aug 2021 Comments Off on CASTLEBLAYNEY CENTRE CONTRIBUTES TO “SIGNIFICANT WEEKEND FOR VACCINATION PROGRAMME”
CASTLEBLAYNEY CENTRE CONTRIBUTES TO “SIGNIFICANT WEEKEND FOR VACCINATION PROGRAMME”

490 people received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Glencarn Hotel in Castleblayney over the Bank Holiday weekend as the county’s vaccination centre – which relocated from the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan Town last week – took part in the walk-in clinic initiative put in place at locations across the country. HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said it had been “a significant weekend for the vaccination programme”, with the success of the walk-in approach – where people could turn up without a prior appointment providing they brought ...

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SAYS DEFERRAL OF RE-OPENING IS UNWORKABLE AND DISCRIMINATORY

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2 Jul 2021 Comments Off on HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SAYS DEFERRAL OF RE-OPENING IS UNWORKABLE AND DISCRIMINATORY
HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SAYS DEFERRAL OF RE-OPENING IS UNWORKABLE AND DISCRIMINATORY

Michael Fisher Representatives of the hospitality sector yesterday met government representatives to discuss Monday’s announcement by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin that the re-opening of restaurants for indoor dining and pubs that do not serve meals was being deferred (see separate report). The venues were due to open their doors to visitors next Monday. The Restaurants Association of Ireland says the delay of possibly two weeks to re-opening indoors and allowing only vaccinated customers to dine is flawed, unworkable, discriminatory and currently illegal. It says the whole summer is now lost ...