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Dundalk gardai stop driver on provisional licence for ridiculously long time

Gardai from the Dundalk Road Policing Unit observed a driver not wearing a seatbelt in Drogheda today.

However, it turned out the driver was driving unaccompanied on provisional license for 23 YEARS!!!!

The driver also did not have L plates displayed and had no tax.

Gardai say ...

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'It nearly destroyed our club' - Ferocious debate over call for reserve teams' entry to Louth GAA's first-team leagues


The ‘working group’ will also be tasked with exploring Naomh Máirtín’s bid to allow reserve outfits compete in the traditional ‘first-team’ divisions. Jocks delegate Michael Boylan said that having undertaken an underage ...

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Admitted stealing €2000 mountain bike from Dundalk student accommodation

A 22 year old man who admitted stealing a two thousand euro mountain bike from student accommodation in Dundalk, has been jailed for three months at the local district court.

The sentence was backdated to Monday, when Daniel Christodouliedes of Langfield, Dublin Road, Dundalk was remanded ...

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Local TD welcomes €8m funding for Louth road improvements

Independent Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick has welcomed the news that over €8m has been allocated to Louth County Council to improve roads across the county. 

€301,000 in total will be allocated to Safety Improvement Works on Regional and Local Roads across Louth. 

The ...

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Court hears injured party suffered brain injury in Dundalk attack

A youth who admitted seriously assaulting a man in the centre of Dundalk when he was 14 years old, was sentenced at Dundalk Circuit Court last weeks to nine months detention.

The court heard the injured party suffered a brain injury in the attack on Crowe Street, in the early hours of June ...

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Dundalk community project shortlisted for adult learning award

Muirhevnamor Local Training Initiative has been shortlisted for the Aontas Star Awards 2020 under the Sustainable Employment category.  

The STAR Awards recognise the very best in adult learning in Ireland, is organised by Aontas, the National Adult Learning Organisation, as ...

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PHOTOS: Orla McShane celebrates her 21st in Clan na Gael centre

Orla McShane celebrated her 21st birthday with parents Owen and Eileen, sisters Karen and Ruth and brother Mark in the Clan na Gaels clubrooms recently.

The local girl was also joined by plenty of friends and family for a great occasion.

Check out our gallery above

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PHOTOS: Trashion Fashion event at Fairways Hotel in Dundalk

Louth County Council' annual ‘Trashion Fashion’ recycled fashion show took place at The Fairways Hotel in Dundalk last week, with plenty of colour and style on display.

Check out our pictures from a brilliant occasion.

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GAA President to mark the start of Louth's stadium build as cash injection boosts coffers

GAA President John Horan will mark the official start of Louth’s stadium build in Dundalk by turning the sod at a ceremony next Monday afternoon.

The news comes in the aftermath of a meeting involving County Board chairman Peter Fitzpatrick and treasurer Aidan Berrill, with Horan and GAA ...

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Louth County Council passes motion recognising Parental Alienation

A motion was passed at the Louth County Council January meeting, calling on the Departments of Health; Justice and Equality; and Children and Youth Affairs to recognise Parental Alienation and to implement recommendation 36 of the Report of the Reform of the Family Law System October 2019, which ...

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Water tankers would not solve Boil Water Notice issue says Louth County Council

The introduction of water tankers to mid-Louth while the Tallanstown Boil Water Notice (BWN) remains in effect, would not improve the situation for residents as the water would still need to be boiled, councillors heard at the Louth County Council January meeting on Monday.

The issue was ...

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Darkness Into Light sets date for Dundalk 2020 walk

The date has been set for Darkness Into Light in Dundalk this year. 

Mark May 9, 2020, into your calendar as the hugely popular charity walk, in aid of Pieta House, will take place from Dundalk Institute of Technology again.   

Darkness Into Light (DIL) is Pieta ...

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Catherine Allison & Co Solicitors - 'the Dundalk Sisters-in-Law'

Due to the high level of demand for financial advices and Personal Insolvency Arrangements for both businesses and individuals Catherine Allison & Company have employed their newest member of staff, Grace Marley to assist in helping business people, individuals from all walks of life and ...

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Gardaí reveal officer in Louth followed home by suspected gang members

It has been revealed that a member of An Garda Síochána was followed home in the car he was driving, by suspected gang members in the days leading up to the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods.

Garda Derek O'Donoghue a local representative from Garda Representative Association ...

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Dundalk's Marshes Shopping Centre introduce Little Monsters kids club card

The Little Monsters kids club at Marshes Shopping Centre is introducing a club card.

Children can sign up for the card this Saturday, January 25, between 12 - 4pm at the food court as part of this month’s Little Monsters event. 

They can then pick up their club card and ...

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Dundalk man's inquest hears ambulance did not reach maximum motorway speed limit

An inquest on Monday into the death of a 25-year-old Dundalk man, who bled-out after cutting his hand on glass at his home, heard the ambulance that responded to the emergency did not reach the maximum motorway speed limit of 120 kph at any point as it made its way to the scene from ...

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Deaths in Louth - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The death has occurred of Pat O'Neill of Ballinlough, of Knockbridge, Louth

Pat O’Neill, Ballinlough, Knockbridge, Dundalk. Peacefully at home. 19th January 2020. Pat (Retired Principal of St. Mary’s National School, Knockbridge), beloved husband of the late Peggy ...

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REVEALED | Louth GAA Paddy Sheelan Cup and Kevin Mullen Shield draws


Group A: Geraldines, Oliver Plunkett’s, Naomh Máirtín, St. Joseph’s

Group B: St. Mochta’s, Roche Emmets, Sean O’Mahony’s, O’Raghallaigh’s

Group C: Cooley Kickhams, Dundalk Gaels, St. Patrick’s, Dundalk Young ...

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Heavy traffic on Dublin Road in Dundalk this evening

According to AA Roadwatch there is currently heavy traffic along the Dublin Road and the Inner Relief Road near DkIT and the Xerox Junction this evening.

AA Roadwatch said: "It's slow leaving Dundalk on the Dublin Rd and Inner Relief Rd approaching the junction near DKIT."

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Three drugs seizures made by Dundalk Gardaí in last week

On January 16, Dundalk Gardai seized a small amount of cannabis herb and tablets from an address in Dundalk. 

Dundalk Gardai also seized a substantial amount of cannabis herb (€1000), approximately €1000 worth of ecstasy tablets, and a "significant" amount ...

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Dundalk home ransacked during burglary

Gardai are investigating a burglary at a home in an estate off the Avenue Road.

Gardai say the incident took place between 6pm on January 12 and 10am on January 13.   

The homeowner returned home to find that their house had been ransacked. Electrical equipment, ...

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