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European Commission chief says it is ‘obvious’ there will be a hard border in Ireland in the event of no-deal Brexit

Jan 22, 2019 | Business, Current affairs, Local news

The European Commission’s chief spokesman says it is “obvious” that there will be a hard border in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Margaritis Schinas made the comments at the Commission’s daily media ...

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Two new wind farms to be developed off Co Louth coast

Jan 22, 2019 | Business, Headline, Local news

Renewable energy in County Louth is set to receive a boost with the development of two new wind farms.

Once operational, the Oriel Windfarm located 22km off the coast of Dundalk will generate enough capacity to cover the needs of ...

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Exhibition commemorating the 1918 Centenary opens today

Jan 22, 2019 | Entertainment, Local events, Local news, Nostalgia

The 1918 Centenary exhibition ‘It is resolved that …’ will be on display to the public in the Louth County Council offices, County Hall, Dundalk from today Tuesday January 22nd to Thursday January 31st.

It ...

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Local ambulance workers join their colleagues on the picket line in Dundalk

Jan 22, 2019 | Current affairs, Headline, Health, Local jobs, Local news

Patients requiring ambulance services today face potential disruption as 500 ambulance personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association stage a ten-hour strike.

Local ambulance personnel are amongst ...

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Dundalk Musical Society to commence ‘Showtime’ rehearsals on Monday

Jan 21, 2019 | Entertainment, Local events, Local news, Music

Dundalk Musical Society will begin rehearsals for their annual cabaret show ‘Showtime’ next Monday January 28th.

Rehearsals will take place at 7.30pm in St Nicholas’ Hall in Philip Street, Dundalk.

New members ...

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Gardaí investigating break-in to business premises in Blackrock

Jan 22, 2019 | Business, Crime, Headline, Local news

Gardaí are investigating a break-in to a business premises in Blackrock in which a substantial amount of cash was taken.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning.

Entry was gained through the roof after a ...

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Creative Spark launch print competition

Jan 21, 2019 | Education, Local events, Local news

Creative Spark has just launched a new Print competition for Dundalk and surrounding areas.

The ‘Inspired by the Greats’ competition is open to those aged between 10 and 18 with application forms available by emailing ...

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Roche, Rogers, Cleary and Gallagher combine to win Four Man Scramble at Dundalk Golf Club

Jan 21, 2019 | Local news, Sport

Sunday’s competition was a Four Man Scramble with 24 teams taking part following a shotgun start.

A good balance of handicaps proved to be crucial for the winners as low men Colin Roche (5) and Eddie Rogers (3) linked up with Brendan Cleary (24) ...

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Residential development site at Lisnawilly on the market for €750,000

Jan 16, 2019 | Local news, Property news

A 9.54 acre development site has been placed up for sale on the outskirts of Dundalk with an asking price of €750,000.

The 3.86 hectare site at Lisnawilly is zoned for residential use which is likely to make it an attractive proposition for ...

2019-01-21 19:49 open_in_new
Homes in Blackrock the most in-demand in Co Louth

Jan 21, 2019 | Headline, Local news, Property news

Homes in Blackrock are the most in-demand in Co Louth.

That’s according to The Irish Independent’s House Price Survey which was published at the weekend.

According to the paper, the average price of a home in the Wee ...

2019-01-21 19:49 open_in_new
Major Brexit demonstration to take place at Carrickcarnon on Saturday

Jan 21, 2019 | Business, Current affairs, Local events, Local news, Road matters

Border Communities Against Brexit will hold a major demonstration this coming Saturday at Carrickcarnon to highlight what lies ahead in the event of a hard Brexit.

The group claim those at the coalface ...

2019-01-21 18:46 open_in_new
Perth confirmed as participant on FAI’s UEFA Pro Licence course

Jan 21, 2019 | Local news, Sport

Dundalk FC head coach Vinny Perth has been confirmed as a participant on the FAI’s UEFA Pro Licence course for 2019/20.

Perth is one of 19 who will participate on the course, which is a requirement to manage in the League of Ireland.

Amongst ...

2019-01-21 18:46 open_in_new
Digiweb shortlisted for two National Consumer Awards

Jan 18, 2019 | Advertising Feature, Business, Local news

Digiweb are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for two awards at the National Consumer Awards 2019. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 7th February at the Mansion House in Dublin with Digiweb ...

2019-01-21 17:43 open_in_new
Public meeting on 2040 National Plan to take place in Dundalk on Monday

Jan 18, 2019 | Business, Local events, Local news

A public meeting will take place in Dundalk on Monday to discuss the 2040 National Plan.

Organised by Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, the meeting will discuss the Regional Plan for the East and Midland Regional Authority which is open ...

2019-01-21 16:40 open_in_new
Louth had more takeaway/restaurant closures per head of population than any other county in Ireland last year

Jan 21, 2019 | Business, Headline, Health, Local news

Louth had the inauspicious title of having the most takeaway/restaurant closures per head of population last year.

That’s according to new data from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland which shows that there were six closures ...

2019-01-21 16:40 open_in_new
Frosty nights in store this week

Jan 21, 2019 | Headline, Local news, Weather

Expect plenty of frosty nights this week.

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

Some snow is likely in the mountains as early as today but it is unlikely to fall at lower ...

2019-01-21 15:37 open_in_new
Registration now open for Fitzer’s 5k Run

Jan 18, 2019 | Local events, Local news, Sport

Online registration is now open for this year’s Fitzer’s 5k Run which is scheduled to take place on Saturday February 23rd.

Organised by local TD Peter Fitzpatrick, this is the eighth year of the event which just like recent years ...

2019-01-21 13:31 open_in_new
Kerbing and drainage works to take place in Blackrock this week

Jan 20, 2019 | Headline, Local news, Road matters

Work will begin this week on installing kerbing and associated drainage works along the roadside grass verges in Blackrock.

According to the Blackrock Tidy Towns’ group the work will take place at The Loakers (from the ...

2019-01-20 22:49 open_in_new
23 new houses planned for Dromiskin

Jan 18, 2019 | Headline, Local news, Property news

23 new houses are planned for Seabrook on the Commons Road in Dromiskin.

Adonis Enterprises Limited have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council seeking the go ahead for 20 two storey semi-detached three bed houses ...

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Brexit information seminar to take place in Dundalk next week

Jan 18, 2019 | Business, Local events, Local news

The Revenue Commissioners and Customs officers will host a Brexit Information Seminar in Dundalk next Tuesday January 22nd.

The event takes place in the Carnbeg Hotel on the Armagh Road, running from 10am through to 1.40pm.

The ...

2019-01-18 17:16 open_in_new
O Fiaich student called up to Republic of Ireland Schools side

Jan 17, 2019 | Local news, Sport

Dundalk FC underage star David Odumosu has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Schools select side for this Saturday’s match against Australia.

The O Fiaich College student is goalkeeper for the Lilywhites’ U19 team. He joins Brandon ...

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