A public meeting was held in Emyvale Leisure Centre on Tuesday, January 15th 2002
to announce details of a new Enterprise Centre for Emyvale and to form a Management
Committee to oversee the building and running of the Centre. 46 people attended and
the meeting was addressed by Mr. Henry Brennan, representing the International Fund
for Ireland; Mr. John McEntaggart, Chief Executive Officer of Monaghan Enterprise
Board; and Mr. Pat O'Brien, Ballybay Development Association, who have gone through
the process. The meeting was hosted by Emyvale Development Association and chaired
by Mr. Declan Nelson, Chairman of Monaghan Enterprise Board and Manager of Monaghan
County Council. This was the result of much planning between Enterprise Board personnel
John McEntaggart and Gerry O’Toole, and EDA members Seamus McCluskey and Peadar McMahon.
The following Management Committee was elected: Michael Liddle, Rev. Gary Roberts,
Peadar McMahon, Paudie Donoghue, Pat Callery, Marion Donnelly, Alma Dudgeon, Laurence
Clerkin, Roisin McKenna, Diane Kendrick, Seamus McCluskey, Paula McMahon, Monica
McKernan, John McEntaggart.
Enda Fields, Sharon McCarron and Fergus Murray were co-opted on to the Committee
at a later date.
On Monday, May 26th the builder moved on to the site and began work. Francis Haughey
was the main Contractor.
The Enterprise Centre was occupied by Monaghan County Council in September 2004.
They were the first tenants. The Centre was Officially opened by Taoiseach Bertie
Ahern in 2005