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Louth artisan food & drink producer wins contract with Aldi

One of Louth’s most innovative Irish food and drink producers has won a new contract to supply Aldi’s 137 stores through its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme.  Its exciting products will now go on sale nationwide as part of an Aldi Specialbuys event, kicking off 6th ...

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Voting underway but turnout very slow in Co Louth

Voter turnout for the local elections is said to be very slow across the country today. 

A polling officer told the Irish Independent newspaper: "We will only get an accurate indication of turnout during the traditional peak voting periods which is between 12 noon and 2.30pm ...

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Excitement builds in North Louth Village ahead of US film

The first images from the set of a romantic comedy being filmed in Carlingford, Co Louth have been revealed. 

Excitement is building amongst locals as the film crew set up a set on the Carlingford pier ahead of filming which will begin from May 27 right through to June ...

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Dundalk IT students resit exam after test paper was leaked

Students in the Agriculture course at DKIT had to resit an exam yesterday after it was revealed that the test paper had been leaked last week. 

Dundalk IT told RTE news that they are carrying out an "extensive review of its overall examination ...

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Joe Brolly's tiered championship argument shot to bits by The Sunday Game, but at least Louth will get on the telly this weekend!

The buzz was real as a Louth supporter at 11:15pm or thereabouts last Sunday week. Having landed home from Wexford just a matter of hours earlier, a groove was made on the couch for The Sunday Game. The done thing after the annual pilgrimage.

Eamon Donoghue had just narrated over ...

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Bertie Maguire was well-known on the Point Road

Bertie Maguire, who has died, was one of the most popular residents at The Coastguards, Point Road, Dundalk. He passed away peacefully on March 17, 2019, in the tender and dedicated care of his Coastguards family. Aged 88, he was born in Glack, Knockabbey, Tallanstown, the only child of ...

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Deaths in Dundalk - Friday May 24, 2019

The death has occurred of Imelda Bird (née Daly) of Rathnestin, Tallanstown Peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda Thursday 23rd May 2019. Predeceased by her husband Patrick, son Gerard, daughter-in-law Olive and deceased family members. Beloved mother to Seamus, Frank, ...

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Gardai and Revenue raid on Dundalk premises

Revenue Officers carried out a search, under warrant, at a residential premises in Dundalk, Co Louth targeting mineral oil laundering and tobacco tax fraud.

The search was an intelligence led, joint operation carried out by Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána ...

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Reknowned naturalist Adrian Shine features in video for North Louth Ferry

Yesterday, at the Natural Museum of Ireland, Carlingford Lough Ferry celebrated the launch of a cinematic 120 second promotional video which highlights the natural beauty of Carlingford Lough and yje Cooley and Mourne Mountains that surround it. The video ...

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Major swoop by Louth gardai as 16 people arrested following 32 raids

Gardaí in Drogheda arrested sixteen people and thirty two searches were conducted today as part of a Day of Action carried out under Operation Stratus investigating criminality within the Drogheda Garda District.

Thirty searches were conducted at houses in the District and fourteen ...

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A handy guide to voting in Friday's referendum, local and European elections

The canvassing is over and now it's over to you the voting public. From 7am to 10pm on Friday, May 24, Irish residents registered to vote are asked to have their say on three, and in the cases of Limerick, Waterford and Cork, four different votes.

These will be the Local Elections, ...

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Thérése Martin never lost her nursing instinct

Thérése was born in Greenore on the 6th Oct 1938. After the death of her mother in 1944, she and her siblings moved to Dundalk to the Martin family home "St Leonards".

She attended the Friary National School and then St. Vincents Secondary School.

In 1957 ...

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Dundalk student wins top award at Texaco Art competition

A Dundalk student has been presented with a top award in this year’s 65th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Patrick Casey (17), a pupil at St. Brigid's Special School, Dundalk, won a Special Merit Award in Category G of the Competition.

In the picture above Patrick was presented ...

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Cork fan bemused by Dundalk supporting Snickers billboard outside Turners Cross

Rather brilliantly, a billboard advertising Snickers chocolate bars, which was placed on a wall adjacent to the home of Cork FC - Turners Cross, is running with the slogan: 'Nuts About Dundalk'!

Bewildered Rebels fan Emmet O Halloran spotted the funny billboard and posted it to ...

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LOUTH WEATHER: Here's what's in store for the weekend

It'll remain warm, with good bursts of sunshine for most of this weekend, according to weather expert Louth Weather.

Here's the local guru's forecast for the weekend:

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Some areas seeing patchy light rain at times, but overall dry. Light to moderate NW winds. ...

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EURO CANDIDATE PROFILES: Midlands north west

Cyril Brennan - Solidarity PBP  Healthcare is a prominent topic in the manifesto of Donegal native, and Solidarity People Before Profit candidate Cyril Brennan who is also the national coordinator of the Still Waiting Health Campaign. Cyril believes that healthcare should be based on a ...

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Dundalk secondary students to host strike for climate change

A team of transition year and fifth-year students from a number of schools around Dundalk will come together in the Market Square this Friday to hold a school climate strike.

The protest will take place at the Square from 1pm to 3pm on the day. 

For more news on Dundalk protests ...

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A night of story and song at Dundalk's Dark Horse Pizzas

Writer, performer and Dundalk newcomer Dominic Jones hosts an evening that showcases some of the best local talent in an intimate and inviting setting of Dark Horse Pizzas on the Bellurgan Point Road, Dundalk on Thursday, June 6.

Enjoy the sumptuous fare of Dark Horse Pizza in conjunction ...

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Rare chance to discover historic Dundalk church and graveyard

The Old Dundalk Society is delighted to announce the first of its summer lectures of the 2019 season.

The lecture will take place in St Nicholas’s Parish Church (Green Church) on Wednesday the 29th May 2019 commencing at 7pm. The event will include, a tour of the church and ...

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Gardai make arrest in probe into alleged staged road traffic collisions

As part of ongoing investigations into alleged staged road traffic collisions, Gardaí attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) conducted a search in North County Dublin and have arrested a 43-year-old man for an offence pursuant to the Civil Liabilities Act, ...

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PHOTOS: Awards night at St Mary's College in Dundalk

The success of students at St Mary's College in Dundalk was rewarded recently at the school's annual awards night.

Check out our gallery from the big night above

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