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A Fiver for a Tenor

A ‘Fiver for a Tenor’ is a one-hour radio documentary that will transport us back to May 1963, when a then unknown tenor took to the stage of the Town Hall, Dundalk for his first ever solo performance not in … Continue reading

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€1m Park and Share Facility opened on (M1)

The launch of a new €1m purpose built park and share facility on the M1 just off junction 16 is the first of its kind in the country. Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Louth County Council announced the opening of Ireland’s … Continue reading

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Dental scheme is in decay

The Irish Dental Association have warned that the scheme which provides dental treatment for medical card holders is in ‘complete chaos’ with dentists withdrawing from the Dental Treatment Services Scheme in their droves. Locally there has been a 40 per … Continue reading

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Aidan raises over €10k for Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Annaghminnon man Aidan Kerr is feeling a little bit colder up top after he had all his hair shaved off for charity last Saturday evening. Aidan raised more than €10000 during his ‘Head shave for Baldy Boots’ evening in Smyths … Continue reading

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Barry tells the story of our Emerald Exiles

Did you know that Ajax Amsterdam FC’s first ever manager was an Irishman? Or that a Dubliner named Patrick O’Connell was manager of Real Betis when they won their only ever La Liga title in 1935? Could you name the … Continue reading

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A slap in the face for Dunleer

THE closure of the Dunleer branch of Bank of Ireland has been met with dismay by many in the area including two local councillors with Sinn Fein’s Pearse McGeough describing the decision as ‘a slap in the face for Dunleer … Continue reading

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Carer shortage a major worry

The crisis facing the home care sector was laid bare in the Dáil this week by Sinn Fein TD Ruairi O’Murchú who raised the issue of the chronic lack of carers locally with Minister of State Mary Butler. According to … Continue reading

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Fitzpatrick not impressed with governments ‘housing for all’ plan

Independent TD Peter Fitzpatrick has questioned the content of the government’s ‘Housing for all’ plan and has called for more action to help solve the housing crisis. According to Deputy Fitzpatrick a clear short term solution is available which is … Continue reading

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Aidan all set to lose his locks for charity

Annaghminnon man Aidan Kerr will bid farewell to his mane of hair this weekend as he prepares to get it all shaved off for a very worthy cause. Aiden has already raised more than €4000 already ahead of the big … Continue reading

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Crisis in the taxi industry

The taxi industry in Dundalk is on its knees with a lack of drivers making it all but impossible to get a taxi over the weekend in particular. A local publican has told the Dundalk Leader that it is simply … Continue reading

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