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Benson signs for Dundalk FC's Airtricity League rivals

As had been expected for some time, Robbie Benson has linked up with former Dundalk team-mate Stephen O’Donnell and signed for St. Patrick’s Athletic ahead of the 2020 season.

Benson had already confirmed his departure from Oriel Park on Monday night after scoring in the Lilywhites’ ...

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The Mists of November and our strange Louth weather

'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' is how the poet John Keats describes this time of year in his poem 'Ode to Autumn' but nobody at the present time seems to know exactly when the season of autumn begins or ends.

When I was a child at primary school we were taught that the season ...

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UPDATE: Louth M1 roadworks for this week postponed

Louth County Council has stated this afternoon that planned works on the M1 due to take place tonight and over the remainder of this week have been postponed due to cold weather.

"We will revert if conditions improve to allow work continue in the coming days," Louth County ...

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Louth TD: Lisa Smith wants to return to Dundalk

Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick has said that Dundalk woman Lisa Smith wants to return to the town.

Speaking on LMFM today, the Independent Deputy said he had been talking to Lisa Smith's family and that she wants to come home to clear her name.

Deputy Fitzpatrick said: "In 2019 she ...

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BREAKING: Two-vehicle collision in Dundalk this afternoon

Emergency services are attending the scene of a two-car collision on the Carrick Road in Dundalk this afternoon.

The incident has occurred close to the M1 motorway flyover.

One side of the road is currently blocked

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Muirhevna Mor community outreach programme launched in Dundalk

Local community representatives gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk today to celebrate the official launch of “Invictus”, a major new cross community cross border project focussing on the greater Muirhevna Mor and border areas.

Administered by Ait na Daoine and funded by the ...

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COMMENT | Appointment of new Dundalk FC CEO has to be right for all concerned

Mark Devlin will leave his post as Dundalk FC CEO this week as owners Peak6 embark on a familiar appointment process.

A third chief executive in as many campaigns in control looms and such a prolific turnover in a key position will do little to appease the sceptics who continue to question ...

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Ardee Slimming World Group encouraging diabetics to join

Lynne Mc Cormack who runs the Slimming world groups in Ardee and Haggardstown has advised that by managing and losing weight you can reduce your chance of developing the disease.

Diabetes UK suggests that following a healthy eating plan which aims to reduce fat intake, particularly ...

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Dundalk man prosecuted for theft of Kanyé West runners

A 19-year-old man prosecuted for the theft of a pair of €460 trainers designed by rapper Kanyé West, has been placed under a bond at Dundalk district court to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for 12 months.

Omojolamiposi Bankole with an address at Point Road, Dundalk was ...

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Andrea Corr to appear in Dundalk bookstore this weekend

Fans of The Corrs will be flocking to the Marshes this weekend after it was revealed that Andrea Corr will be appearing in Eason's bookstore. 

Andrea will be appearing in Eason's at 2pm on Saturday, November 16 to sign copies of her new memoir Barefoot ...

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Deaths in Louth - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The death has occurred of Frank McCann of Glenmore, Riverstown, Dundalk Peacefully, in the tender and dedicated care of the staff of St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Alice and loved father of Niall, Sinead and Colin. He will be sadly ...

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Man to appear in Dundalk court in connection with €1.4m cocaine seizure

A 29-year-old man is due to appear before a sitting of Dundalk District court charged following the seizure of cocaine with an estimated street value of €1.4m during a Garda operation in Drogheda on Monday.

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Jim McEneaney to retire from inter-county duty with Louth

Jim McEneaney has played his last game for Louth’s senior footballers after informing both the team management and panel of his decision to retire from inter-county duty.

The Geraldines forward, who has been an integral member of the side in recent seasons, steps away almost eight years ...

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Calls for Louth County Council to engage with Lis na Dara residents on link road plans

A joint motion by Cllr Sean Kelly and Cllr Maria Doyle at last week’s Dundalk Municipal District November meeting called on Louth County Council to consult with residents of the Lis na Dara estate on the Carrickmacross Road in Dundalk, regarding the planned new road through the estate before ...

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Revenue announces extension to 'Pay and File' deadline after site crash

Revenue have announced an extension of the 2018 Pay and File deadline until 6pm tomorrow, 13 November, due to what they describe as "very heavy usage volumes" which was causing the site to crash.

In a statement this afternoon, Revenue said:

"With taxpayers and agents ...

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Lands behind Gosling Terrace in Dundalk to be sold in public auction

Lands to the back of Gosling Terrace on the Dublin Road in Dundalk are to be sold next month by public auction.

The land is being sold as residential development land, Zoned Residential 1, that extends to approximately 2.91 hectares (7.19 acres).

According to the ...

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WATCH: Garda ASU and negotiator secure release of hostage in Louth training exercise

Gardaí have released footage of a training exercise in Louth this morning, where a Garda Armed Support Unit and trained Garda Negotiator secure the release of one hostage.

The major emergency training exercise is underway this morning in the area of Newtownfane in the ...

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Handguns and ammunition seized in Louth

As part of an intelligence led operation under Operation Stratus, Gardaí from Drogheda conducted a search of a premises in the centre of Drogheda Town, at approximately 3.45pm yesterday and during the course of the search Gardaí discovered a holdall bag containing three handguns, ...

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Courts hears Dundalk man became very abusive to gardai

Dundalk District Court has been told that a father of seven, who was caught driving a van without insurance while disqualified, became very abusive to gardai when they informed him he was going to be arrested.

Paul Smith (42) with an address at Clann Chulainn Park, Farndreg, Dundalk was ...

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Dundalk man caught in garda drugs sting operation

A 29 year old heroin addict who was caught in a garda drugs sting using undercover officers under Operation Varlet, was jailed for four months at Dundalk district court last week - consecutive to a six month sentence he is currently serving.

The court heard last Wednesday how Kieran ...

2019-11-12 13:07 open_in_new
Vulnerable people have had to be placed in cells say Dundalk Gardaí

Local gardaí are expected to deal with people who are at risk of suicide and with severe mental health issues when other services are unable to cope with them, it has been revealed.

At the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) meeting last week in Dundalk, members of Dundalk Municipal ...

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