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Adams describes Government response to criminal violence in Louth as ‘not good enough’

Nov 15, 2018 | Crime, Current affairs, Headline, Local government, Local news

Local TD Gerry Adams has described the government’s response to the escalating criminal violence in Louth as “not good enough”.

The Louth TD was speaking in the Dáil yesterday on the recent violence ...

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LSPCA quiz night in The Bodhrán this Friday

Nov 14, 2018 | Entertainment, Local events, Local news

A quiz night in aid of the Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) will take place this Friday night in The Bodhrán Bar on Bridge Street.

A table of four on the night costs just €20 and all are welcome ...

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Dundalk FM to hold coffee evening this Thursday

Nov 14, 2018 | Local events, Local news

Dundalk FM will hold a coffee evening this Thursday at their studios in Partnership Court to give interested parties an overview of the station.

The event runs from 7pm to 8pm and is open to all.

Dundalk FM has over 90 volunteers and ...

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Dundalk house prices €21,000 more expensive than at the start of the year

Nov 14, 2018 | Current affairs, Headline, Local news, Property news

The average price of a house in Dundalk continued to grow in September and is now almost €21,000 more expensive than at the start of the year.

The latest Residential Property Price Index from the Central ...

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Department of Justice and Equality to hold Dundalk consultation on new national strategy for LGBTI community

Nov 13, 2018 | Current affairs, Local events, Local news

The Department of Justice and Equality is developing a National Strategy to improve the lives of LGBTI People in Ireland with an information session planned to take place in Dundalk next week to discuss it.

The overall aim of ...

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Louth Craftmark Winter Fair returns to Bellurgan Park this weekend

Nov 12, 2018 | Entertainment, Local events, Local news

There are just days to go until the second Louth Craftmark Winter Fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 16, 17 and 18 next.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, which attracted huge crowds, once again ...

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No joy for local restaurants at Food Awards Ireland event

Nov 13, 2018 | Business, Local dining, Local news

There was no joy for the five local businesses nominated for awards at last night’s Food Awards Ireland 2018 event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin.

Both McGeough’s Bar in Roden Place and The Windsor Bar and Restaurant on ...

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Zambrero Mexican restaurant to open in Dundalk today

Nov 14, 2018 | Business, Headline, Local dining, Local jobs, Local news

A new burrito store is set to open in Dundalk today with two for one burritos and bowls throughout the day to mark the occasion.

Zambrero, the Australian-founded Mexican restaurant chain which first opened in ...

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Two local students challenge expulsion over snorting white substance

Nov 14, 2018 | Current affairs, Education, Headline, Labour, Local news

Two local Leaving Cert students have launched separate High Court challenges over their expulsions from a Dundalk school after posting videos on social media of another pupil snorting a white powder substance, which ...

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Carlingford Adventure Centre refused permission for new hostel

Nov 13, 2018 | Business, Headline, Local news, Property news

Carlingford Adventure Centre have been refused planning permission for a hostel at their facility in Dundalk Street in Carlingford.

The company, who trade under Carlingford Adventure Aerial Park Ltd, were granted ...

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Personalised by Santa Christmas shop to return to the Marshes

Nov 13, 2018 | Business, Local jobs, Local news

The Personalised by Santa Christmas shop is set to return to the Marshes Shopping Centre.

Hiring has now begun for full and part time staff to work in the shop, which will have similar outlets in centres around the country.

If ...

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Georgie Poynton departs Dundalk FC

Nov 13, 2018 | Local news, Sport

Dundalk FC have confirmed that Georgie Poynton has left the club after five years.

The Republic of Ireland underage international became the club’s youngest ever player to sign a pro deal at Oriel Park in February 2014 at the age of just 16, after ...

2018-11-13 17:19 open_in_new
BoyleSports given the go ahead for shop extension and apartments at Clanbrassil Street

Nov 12, 2018 | Business, Local news, Property news

BoyleSports have been given the go ahead to convert the upstairs of their shop on Clanbrassil Street into apartments.

The Dundalk-headquartered bookmakers have been granted conditional planning permission to carry out alterations ...

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Rhiannon claims third in final Ulster Cyclocross League standings

Nov 12, 2018 | Local news, Sport

Sunday saw the eighth and final round of the Ulster Cyclocross League taking place in Ormeau Park in Belfast.

With only the best seven rounds counting towards the overall score, the Cuchulainn riders were all keen to gain maximum points. Conditions ...

2018-11-13 13:46 open_in_new
All annual leave cancelled in Louth Garda Division due to feud in Drogheda

Nov 13, 2018 | Crime, Headline, Local news

All annual leave in the Louth Garda Division has been cancelled as Gardaí battle to deal with an ongoing feud between two criminal gangs in Drogheda.

In the last week there have been a series of incidents in the South Louth town with five ...

2018-11-13 12:34 open_in_new
Former county boss Paddy Clarke passes away

Nov 12, 2018 | Local deaths, Local news, Sport

Louth GAA is mourning the loss of former county manager Paddy Clarke.

The Drogheda man passed away on Saturday following illness in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Clarke managed the county senior team between 1997 and 2001, winning ...

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Largely dry week of weather in store

Nov 13, 2018 | Headline, Local news, Weather

There could be the odd shower today but rainfall between tomorrow and Sunday will below average with a largely dry week in store.

That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the week ahead.

The forecast in ...

2018-11-13 10:28 open_in_new
Phil Coulter to perform in Dundalk later this month

Nov 9, 2018 | Entertainment, Local events, Local news

One of the country’s top musicians, Phil Coulter, is set to perform in Dundalk later this month.

The Derry native will be bringing his Gold and Silver Days nationwide tour to An Táin Arts Centre at the Town Hall on Saturday ...

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Blackrock family aim to raise over €100,000 for innovative new pooper scooper

Nov 12, 2018 | Business, Headline, Local news

A Blackrock family will aim to raise over €100,000 on Kickstarter in January for a new product which they claim is the most hygienic portable pooper scooper in the world.

Darren Louet believes the Mighty Mouth will help clean up ...

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Prizes galore at Dundalk Golf Club

Nov 12, 2018 | Local news, Sport

There was a huge crowd in the Clubhouse on Sunday for the annual presentation of prizes to the winners of the various competitions played over the course of the season. The event also saw the formal presentation of the Barton Shield Leinster Pennant to ...

2018-11-12 17:22 open_in_new
Kenny raises homeless issue at PFAI Awards

Nov 12, 2018 | Current affairs, Local news, Sport

Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny raised the issue of homelessness after he was named the Premier Division manager of the year at the PFAI awards on Saturday.

Kenny guided the Lilywhites to the second league and cup double of his ...

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