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President Michael D Higgins and Sabina admire the Big Tom statue in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Big Tom was still very much alive when his long-time friend Margo first suggested that there should be a statue of him in his home town. He was not en(...)

The Monaghan Way, near the border with south Armagh. Ninety-five of the Border’s 208 crossings are between Monaghan and its three northern neighbours, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh.

There are more than twice as many border crossings in Co Monaghan alone as there are between Norway and Sweden, an international boundary much beloved(...)

Bomb survivor Wendy Doherty whose mother, Colette, died, with her son Tiler at the 44th anniversary ceremony of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings on Talbot St. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hundreds of documents relating to the alleged collusion of RUC officers with a loyalist terror gang in the 1970s have been handed over to the Police O(...)

Aurelijus Kizelavicius, of Knocktornagh, Castleblayney, pleaded guilty to rape and assault causing harm to a woman on March 29th, 2015. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A man who beat and raped a woman in Co Monaghan after giving her a lift home has been jailed for five years. Aurelijus Kizelavicius (22) punched his (...)

Nathan Carter performs during ‘The Late Late Show Country Special’. Photograph: RTÉ

Country and western singer Big Tom was recalled as “the Johnny Cash of Ireland” on Friday night during the Late Late Show Country Special. Big Tom M(...)

Singer Daniel O’Donnell is greeted by a mourner as he attends the funeral of funeral of country music star Big Tom. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was like a funeral for a whole generation, not just one man. They came from every corner of Ireland to pay their last respects to Big Tom McBride, (...)

Big Tom: people queue to pay their respects at Oram Gaelic Football Club. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In the village of Oram, 5km north of Castleblayney, Tom McBride’s people encircle him to say farewell to a king. They welcome all comers, thousands of(...)

Monaghan’s Kieran Duffy closes in on Dermot Malone of Tyrone. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho

Monaghan 0-15 Tyrone 0-14 Monaghan kept their winning run intact but only just against a resilient Tyrone in this fairly low key and at times scrappy(...)

John McGough: he grew up fast

If there was a prize for the GAA’s most authentic-sounding club name, the shortlist might include Blackhill Emeralds in Co Monaghan. Located just west(...)

Irene White: the victim had three children, aged 17, six and five, when she was murdered

An anonymous call from Australia provided the Garda with a breakthrough in a long-running case and led to a historian pleading guilty to murdering a w(...)

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