Articles tagged with: Heather Humphreys

HUMPHREYS SAYS ROADS BUDGET IS A MATTER FOR COUNCIL

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12 Feb 2016 Comments Off on HUMPHREYS SAYS ROADS BUDGET IS A MATTER FOR COUNCIL

Michael Fisher Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has said it was up to Monaghan County Council how it spent its budget allocation for the maintenance of local and regional roads. She was speaking to the Northern Standard during a visit to Inniskeen, where she praised the potential of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre to bring in tourism to south Monaghan. Asked why she would encourage tourists to visit areas such as Inniskeen, Donaghmoyne or Carrickmacross when the local road network was in such a bad condition, Heather Humphreys claimed ...

MINISTER HUMPHREYS LAUNCHES FOUR YEAR STRATEGY FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY MUSEUMS NETWORK

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4 Dec 2015 Comments Off on MINISTER HUMPHREYS LAUNCHES FOUR YEAR STRATEGY FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY MUSEUMS NETWORK
MINISTER HUMPHREYS LAUNCHES FOUR YEAR STRATEGY FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY MUSEUMS NETWORK

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys last week launched the new Local Authority Museums Network Strategy 2016 – 2019 ‘Preserving the Past – Shaping the Future’. The Local Authority Museums Network (LAMN) represents the 12 Local Authority Museums across Ireland, which play a vital role in the social, cultural and economic life of regions across Ireland. Highlights of this strategy include:  Examining ways to exploit the opportunities presented by technology to promote collections and reach out to new audiences;  Working collectively to play a distinct role in the Decade of Centenaries;  Exploring ...

MONAGHAN POULTRY PRODUCERS URGED TO AVAIL OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPANSION

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29 Oct 2015 Comments Off on MONAGHAN POULTRY PRODUCERS URGED TO AVAIL OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPANSION
MONAGHAN POULTRY PRODUCERS URGED TO AVAIL OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPANSION

The potential for progressive expansion opportunities in the poultry sector taking account of sustainability imperatives and changing trends in consumer consumption patterns was outlined to a largely attended seminar convened by Co Monaghan IFA in the Four Seasons Hotel on Tuesday evening last. The seminar was addressed by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD, who encouraged Co Monaghan producers to explore the opportunities for funding assistance presented by the TAMS scheme. Minister Humphreys said the outlook for the sector was highly positive for the remainder of 2015 and ...

CO. MONAGHAN HAD A UNIQUE IMPACT ON LONDON’S FESTIVE PARADE

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19 Mar 2015 Comments Off on CO. MONAGHAN HAD A UNIQUE IMPACT ON LONDON’S FESTIVE PARADE
CO. MONAGHAN HAD A UNIQUE IMPACT ON LONDON’S FESTIVE PARADE

By PATSY McARDLE THERE was a distinct Co. Monaghan impact upon this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in London,   as local Fine Gael Dail deputy and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, joined Clones native and boxing legend, Barry McGuigan, at the head of the colourful Thames-side city parade. The parade, which took place last Sunday, concluded a four- day trade mission for Minister Humphreys,   in which she attended a wide range of events. The Minister addressed the parade at end of her   four- day trade mission. She joined Grand ...

MINISTER HUMPHREYS DEPUTISES FOR FLANAGAN IN NEW YORK

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19 Mar 2015 Comments Off on MINISTER HUMPHREYS DEPUTISES FOR FLANAGAN IN NEW YORK
MINISTER HUMPHREYS DEPUTISES FOR FLANAGAN IN NEW YORK

By PATSY McARDLE LOCAL Fine Gael Dail deputy and Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys, TD, announced a grant of $1.25 million towards the redevelopment of the Irish Arts Center in New York, when in New York on Monday last to help provide a dynamic platform for Irish artists and performers in the Big Apple. The Minister was deputizing at short notice for Foreign Affairs Minister Charles Flanagan T.D., who was unable to travel to New York owing to the death of his mother, Mrs Mai Flanagan, 93, in ...

NO CIVIC RECEPTION FOR MINISTER HUMPHREYS “A POLITICAL DECISION” 

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18 Dec 2014 Comments Off on NO CIVIC RECEPTION FOR MINISTER HUMPHREYS “A POLITICAL DECISION” 

By Cianna McNally Veteran Fine Gael councillor Hugh McElvaney this week branded as “a political decision,” Monaghan Co Council’s Corporate Policy Group’s agreement not to host a civic reception for recently appointed Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys. Correspondence was received by Ballybay-Clones Municipal District from Monaghan Co Council informing the municipal district members that the CPG had agreed not to have a civic reception for Minister Humphreys at this time. “The Cathaoirleach undertook to speak with the Minister and invite her to the Cathaoirleach Christmas dinner on 1st December,” the letter concluded. Speaking at ...

DEADLINE FOR MAJOR SPORTS FUNDING FAST APPROACHING – DEPUTY HUMPHREYS

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21 Feb 2014 Comments Off on DEADLINE FOR MAJOR SPORTS FUNDING FAST APPROACHING – DEPUTY HUMPHREYS

Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD Heather Humphreys has urged local sports clubs and organisations to ensure they have submitted their application under the 2014 Sports Capital Programme in advance of the deadline of 28th February. Speaking on the matter, Deputy Humphreys said: “The deadline for registering your club on the Online Sports Capital system closed on 7th February. In response to a Parliamentary Question I tabled in the Dail this week, the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, confirmed that in total there have been 2,907 successful registrations for ...

CARRICK COUNCILLOR'S SHOCK CLAIM…. MONAGHAN PARENTS TAKING OUT 200% LOANS TO BUY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN!

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9 Nov 2012 Comments Off on CARRICK COUNCILLOR'S SHOCK CLAIM…. MONAGHAN PARENTS TAKING OUT 200% LOANS TO BUY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN!
CARRICK COUNCILLOR'S SHOCK CLAIM…. MONAGHAN PARENTS TAKING OUT 200% LOANS TO BUY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN!

Some Co Monaghan parents had been forced into taking out loans from moneylenders at interest rates as high as 200% in order to be able to purchase Christmas presents for their children, Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy claimed at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. Referring to correspondence which had been received from Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan Heather Humphreys on the issue of capping interest rates for moneylenders – a subject the Council have been making representations on in recent times – Colr Carthy was critical of Deputy Humphreys ...

MORALE BOOST FOR MONAGHAN BUSINESS AS COUNTY TOPS ‘HEALTH INDEX’

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27 Jul 2012 Comments Off on MORALE BOOST FOR MONAGHAN BUSINESS AS COUNTY TOPS ‘HEALTH INDEX’
MORALE BOOST FOR MONAGHAN BUSINESS  AS COUNTY TOPS  ‘HEALTH INDEX’

Co Monaghan has ranked number one in a new Business Health Index study complied by global information services company Experian. In what’s been seen as a morale boost for the business sector in the county, Experian awarded Monaghan an index score of 118 in an analysis of data to determine credit risk and future viability. Reacting to the findings, Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan Heather Humphreys said the findings by Experian for the first six months of this year were “very encouraging from a Monaghan perspective”. “Under ...

HUMPHREYS CONFIDENT THAT FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR N2 ROAD IN MONAGHAN

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20 Jan 2012 Comments Off on HUMPHREYS CONFIDENT THAT FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR N2 ROAD IN MONAGHAN

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan Heather Humphreys has confirmed that she has been in close contact with the Minister for Transport in relation to securing funding for crucial safety improvements along the N2 road from Monaghan to Emyvale. Deputy Humphreys said that she had spoken to Minister Leo Varadkar on a number of occasions over the Christmas and New Year period and made clear the importance of this funding to Co Monaghan. “I have lobbied the Minister intensively in relation to this matter and have made it quite ...