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Abi’s joy as meds scheme agreed

A Blackrock family of a teenage girl say they are ‘thrilled’ that the HSE has finally sorted out a system for allowing them to purchase ‘life-changing’ medicinal cannabis under a ministerial licence. The issue of Abigail McQuillan (16) from Blackrock, … Continue reading

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Drug dealer intimidation tactics on the rise

Sinn Fein councillor Kevin Meenan has spoken out against intimidation tactics by drug dealers in Dundalk who are targeting family members of people who have run up drug debts. According to Kevin the problem is becoming more prevalent and he … Continue reading

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Tragedy averted in Blackrock

A tragedy was narrowly averted in Blackrock on Saturday when a group of six people who had crossed the river were rescued by a local man as the tide quickly came in. The group which included a small baby had … Continue reading

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Fresh hope in Tom murder case

The family of murdered Tom Oliver have been given fresh hope that justice will be served as detectives from Operation Kenova made a fresh appeal for information on the 30th anniversary of his death. The 43-year-old farmer’s body was discovered … Continue reading

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District court appearance for man accused of involvement in Lordship credit union robbery

A man will be brought back to Dundalk District Court today in connection with the robbery of €7000 in cash and assorted cheques at Lordship Credit Union on the 25th January 2013. During the robbery Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was … Continue reading

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Bessie feels the love on 100th birthday

Bessie Connors was feeling the love this week as she celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family from her support bubble. With COVID restrictions preventing Bessie’s family from organising a big party to celebrate her momentous birthday they instead … Continue reading

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Charity sale gets the boot

A weekly car boot sale in Carlingford which donated all proceeds from the stands to the Maria Goretti Foundation has been forced to close following complaints by a local resident to Louth County Council. Kevin Woods, who organised the car … Continue reading

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Government plan aims to get people back to work

A new government plan which aims to get 75,000 long term unemployed people back into employment was launched in Dundalk on Monday. An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris, … Continue reading

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Demand high for 18-34 vaccine according to local pharmacies

THE owner of a Dundalk pharmacy has said demand for the one-shot Janssen Covid-19 vaccine among 18 to 34-year-olds is “very high”. Dermot Leavy of Leavy’s Pharmacy on Clanbrassil Street told the Dundalk Leader that within an hour of opening … Continue reading

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Anger as off-duty garda is assaulted

Louth garda chief, Chief Supt. Christy Mangan has angrily condemned an attack last week on an off duty garda who was out socialising with his partner Dundalk. The attack happened on Sunday 27th June on Park Street and resulted in … Continue reading

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