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Fire at abandoned mill in Drogheda brought under control

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A FIRE THAT broke out at an abandoned mill in Drogheda, Co Louth yesterday has been brought under control.

The fire broke out at the former Donaghy’s Mill at around 6pm yesterday evening.

Videos from the scene showed firefighters tackling ...

2019-03-16 14:10 open_in_new
Firefighters battle huge blaze at abandoned Drogheda mill

Huge abandoned building on fire in Drogheda right now ...

2019-03-15 21:22 open_in_new
'Hospitals need to be places of care': Anti-abortion protest held outside Drogheda hospital

HALF A DOZEN people who are anti-abortion are holding a protest outside Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth today.

One of them is Charles Byrne, who took an unsuccessful legal challenge to the outcome of the referendum on the 8th amendment.

Byrne said today they were a ...

2019-03-06 16:52 open_in_new
Torture, petrol bombs and 'garda rats': On the frontline of Drogheda's gang feud

THERE’S GRAFFITI ON a wall in Moneymore housing estate in Drogheda – one of the main hotspots of a feud which has left a number of people hospitalised and gardaí on the edge. 

“Garda rats” – “Garda men” – “X is a rat” – these are the messages scrawled across a large ...

2019-03-04 13:25 open_in_new
Drogheda puts pressure on Varadkar to declare it Ireland's next city

DROGHEDA HAS PUT further pressure on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to declare it Ireland’s newest city. 

The Drogheda and District Chamber hosted the Taoiseach this afternoon to outline its vision and strategy for the town with the hope it will be delivered in the “near ...

2019-03-01 20:19 open_in_new
Brother of Drogheda criminal shot just days after armed support cover and overtime cut in the district

THERE HAVE BEEN calls for significant investment in garda resources in the north-east of the country following the daylight shooting of a man connected to a gang feud in Louth. 

Local reps, as well as TDs and community activists, have urged garda management to facilitate more resources in ...

2019-02-28 02:19 open_in_new
Appeal after man with imitation firearm threatens staff and steals money at arcade

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information following an armed robbery at an arcade in Drogheda, Co Louth. 

At around 9.45pm last night, a lone man entered the premises in the West Street area armed with an imitation firearm. 

He threatened staff and left the scene on a bicycle ...

2019-02-24 13:16 open_in_new
Popular Drogheda pub damaged in suspected arson attack

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING an alleged arson attack on a well-known pub in Drogheda, Louth, which occurred in the early hours of this morning. 

The Thatch Pub on Donore Road in the town was targeted at around 6am this morning. Luckily, firefighters responded within 15 minutes and managed to ...

2019-02-23 18:22 open_in_new
Community service for mugger caught hiding in bushes by gardaí using thermal imaging

A MUGGER WHO was caught hiding in bushes by gardai using thermal imaging from a helicopter has being ordered to do community service.

During a robbery by Folarin Odunlami (22) and an accomplice, one of the muggers pulled a long steak knife and told the victim to empty his ...

2019-02-20 23:10 open_in_new
Ship seized over tobacco smuggling has cost State €410,000 because Revenue can't dispose of it

THE SEIZURE OF a ship that was intercepted carrying millions of smuggled cigarettes has cost Irish taxpayers €410,000 because the Revenue Commissioners can’t get rid of it.

The MV Shingle was seized by customs officers in June 2014, when armed gardaí found a shipment of over 32 ...

2019-02-18 11:19 open_in_new