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Christina inspired by mother’s illness

Inspired by her mother’s courageous 45-year battle with Cystic Fibrosis a young Dundalk student has decided to pursue a PhD in CF research in Queen’s University Belfast. Christina Kenny from the Racecourse Rd, who is just 21, recently helped her … Continue reading

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Campaigns intensify ahead of referendum

As the campaign ahead of Friday’s Marriage Equality referendum enters its final two days, both sides of the debate have been busy putting forward their respective arguments. While both the Yes and No campaigns have intensified, so too have the … Continue reading

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Luke joins elite in Mathletes challenge

ST Mary’s College student Luke Coburn Moran fended off 12,000 students in Leinster to win the coveted MATHletes Challenge before representing his province at last weekend’s National Finals. The talented 14 year old was awarded his regional title at Google … Continue reading

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DkIT link with Monaghan is significant milestone

A unique agreement has just been signed between Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and Monaghan Institute (MI) to enable the delivery of the first two years of DkIT’s three-year Bachelor of Business (Honours) Degree in Monaghan Institute. The final year … Continue reading

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Call to open up debate on drug clinics

The solution to the ongoing issue of trying to tackle heroin use and associated problems in Dundalk could be found in a medically supervised injecting centre in town. Given the scale of the drug problem and the risks associated with … Continue reading

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McAleer triplets celebrate First Communion

FIRST Communion season in full swing, it is proving to be a very busy time for many families in the area. However, for one Dundalk Clan the preparations were multiplied by three when triplets, Amy, Lauren and Emily McAleer made … Continue reading

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De La Salle students show flair for technology

TECHNOLOGY students from the De La Salle College, have made their mark at a national level after impressing the judges in a high profile schools competition. The quartet – Jack Lynch, Jack O’Brien, Harry Foley and Keith Dorian – did … Continue reading

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Aoife wins Malahide tennis tournament

AOIFE Tonna Barthet put in a fantastic display of tennis this week when she won the Malahide Junior Open Championships. Aoife who went in as the no.2 seed for the event has recently travelled on the junior ITF (International Tennis … Continue reading

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Ruth scores an ace with tennis scholarship

Ruth Copas, a former No 1 junior in Irish tennis from Dundalk is gearing up for the opportunity of a lifetime having just signed a four year scholarship contract with the University of New Mexico women’s tennis team. Eighteen year … Continue reading

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Lights issue raises concerns over Garda numbers

Problems with the traffic lights at the Xerox Junction have led to concerns over the number of Gardai available in Dundalk. Cllr Tomas Sharkey expressed his concern after it emerged that Gardai didn’t have the manpower to direct traffic at … Continue reading

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