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Breathnach removes election banner despite claiming he breached no planning laws

Jan 21, 2020 | Fianna Fail, General Election, Headline, Local government, Local news

Local TD Declan Breathnach has made a dramatic U-turn and removed a billboard election poster promoting his General Election campaign from Dundalk town centre.

The Fianna Fáil deputy and his ...

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Two local sporting stars to benefit from government funding

Jan 21, 2020 | Local news, Sport

Two local sporting stars are set to benefit from government funding to aid their training.

The funding from Sport Ireland was announced yesterday as part of a €36 million investment package for all the National Governing Bodies of Sport, High ...

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Date set for Jim Malone Cup match between Dundalk FC and Drogheda Utd

Jan 21, 2020 | Local events, Local news, Sport

The date has been set for this year’s Jim Malone Cup tie between Dundalk FC and Drogheda Utd.

The annual pre-season game between the two Co Louth rivals will take place in Oriel Park on Thursday January 30th. Kick-off time is ...

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Sod-turning for new Louth GAA stadium to take place on Monday

Jan 21, 2020 | Headline, Local events, Local news, Sport

Louth GAA will host a sod-turning ceremony at the site of their proposed new stadium on the Inner Relief Road in Dundalk this coming Monday at 12 noon.

The event, which will be overseen by GAA President John Horan, marks a ...

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Some hot scoring at Dundalk Golf Club despite cold conditions

Jan 20, 2020 | Local news, Sport

There may have been low temperatures on Sunday but things were certainly hot on the scoring front as Tommy Renaghan (15), Maurice Soraghan (9), Dennis Cunningham (14) and John McErlean (23) won the Four Man Team Rumble over 14 holes.

Under the Rumble ...

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Dundalk woman Maria wows the judges on The Voice in France

Jan 21, 2020 | Entertainment, Headline, Local news, Music

Dundalk woman Maria Doyle Cuche advanced to the next stage of The Voice of France after wowing the judges with her performance of Danny Boy on Saturday.

Three of the four judges turned for Maria, who has been living in France ...

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David Keenan seeking volunteers to appear in new music video in Dundalk

Jan 17, 2020 | Local events, Local news, Music

Local singer/songwriter David Keenan is seeking out volunteers to feature in his new music video today.

The 27-year-old released his debut album ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bravery’ last Friday before performing at a sold out show in ...

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Bradley becomes the 12th candidate to enter General Election race in Louth

Jan 21, 2020 | General Election, Headline, Local government, Local news, Others / Independents

A new independent candidate has entered the General Election race in the Louth and East Meath constituency.

David Bradley confirmed to Talk of the Town this morning that he would be ...

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Four new apartments planned for the Avenue Road

Jan 21, 2020 | Headline, Local news, Property news

Plans have been drawn up for four new apartments on the Avenue Road in Dundalk.

McParland Bros Builders Ltd have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council seeking permission for a new two storey building containing ...

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Des Dunleavy appointed new Player Liaison Officer at Dundalk FC

Jan 20, 2020 | Local news, Sport

Dundalk FC have announced the appointment of long-term club volunteer Des Dunleavy as the club’s new Player Liaison Officer.

A native of Inver in Donegal, Des – pictured above with Sean Gannon and Darragh Leahy before Friday night’s win ...

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Breathnach defends decision to erect election poster on Queen’s building

Jan 20, 2020 | Fianna Fail, General Election, Headline, Local government, Local news

Local TD Declan Breathnach has denied that a billboard poster erected in Dundalk at the weekend promoting his General Election campaign has broken any planning laws.

The Fianna Fáil deputy and his ...

2020-01-20 20:10 open_in_new
Patching and Leahy off the mark as Dundalk FC open pre-season in style

Jan 20, 2020 | Local news, Sport

New signings Will Patching and Darragh Leahy were on the scoresheet as Dundalk FC began their pre-season with a 7-1 win over UCD at Oriel Park on Friday night.

Patrick McEleney opened the scoring on 11 minutes with a header before Georgie Kelly ...

2020-01-20 18:04 open_in_new
‘Boring’ week of weather ahead with no rain and little or no wind

Jan 20, 2020 | Headline, Local news, Weather

It’s set to be another week of “boring, unexciting weather.”

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

The latest forecast says there will be lot of settled weather in ...

2020-01-20 14:55 open_in_new
Dundalk FC striker Hoban helps Mollie’s birthday dreams come true

Jan 17, 2020 | Local news, Sport

A young Dundalk FC fan’s birthday dream came true earlier this week when her favourite player Patrick Hoban showed up to celebrate the big day with her.

Mollie Mullen was left speechless when the star striker turned up at her home on Wednesday ...

2020-01-20 12:49 open_in_new
Dundalk FC back in action tonight against UCD

Jan 17, 2020 | Local events, Local news, Sport

Dundalk FC return to action for the first time this year when they host UCD in a pre-season friendly at Oriel Park.

The game gets underway at 7.45pm with admission to all areas of the ground just €5.

Tickets for the game can be ...

2020-01-20 11:46 open_in_new
Investigation into discovery of woman’s body in Dundalk

Jan 20, 2020 | Crime, Headline, Local deaths, Local news

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a woman in Dundalk last night.

The female, aged in her 50s, was discovered in her home in the Castletown Road area of the town at around 6pm.

According to LMFM news, her body ...

2020-01-20 10:43 open_in_new
Frost expected over the course of the weekend

Jan 17, 2020 | Headline, Local news, Weather

There will be frost throughout the weekend with the possibility of a few patches of mist and fog forming tonight.

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

Louth Weather said: “A dry ...

2020-01-17 17:37 open_in_new
Plans for two new media screens on the Ramparts rejected once again

Jan 16, 2020 | Business, Local news, Property news

Plans for two new media screens on the Ramparts Road in Dundalk would appear to be dead in the water after An Bord Pleanála upheld Louth County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for the development.

The local ...

2020-01-17 16:34 open_in_new
Drugs and cash seized following Garda search operation in Dundalk

Jan 17, 2020 | Crime, Headline, Local news

Gardaí seized drugs worth €5,000 and a cash sum of €32,000 as part of a search operation in Dundalk today.

During the course of the operation carried out by the Dundalk District Drugs Unit, four premises were searched under ...

2020-01-17 16:34 open_in_new
Local schools set to be impacted by teachers’ strike next month

Jan 17, 2020 | Education, Headline, Local news

Schools both locally and nationally face possible disruption next month after one of the main unions confirmed they will take strike action on February 4th.

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland say they will go on strike on Tuesday ...

2020-01-17 15:31 open_in_new
Work underway in restoring old signage on Park Street and Earl Street

Jan 17, 2020 | Business, Headline, Local news

Work got underway yesterday on restoring old signage on Earl Street.

The sign for ‘O’Connell & Co Wholesale Tea Warehouse, Ham & Bacon Store’ used to wrap around from 1 Park Street onto Earl Street on the buildings ...

2020-01-17 11:19 open_in_new