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Dundalk duo honoured for international contribution to disability sport

Two disability sports consultants from Dundalk have been honoured for their international contribution to Sport for athletes with Down Syndrome at the recent World Championships for Athletics, Table Tennis and Tennis, held in Nymburk, Czech Republic. The pair was joined … Continue reading

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‘Mindless vandalism’ in Carlingford condemned by councillors

Louth Fine Gael Councillor John Reilly has described an act of vandalism in Carlingford as “mindless”. The bus shelter in the picturesque seaside village was smashed, while several flower pots were also damaged. “It’s an old cliché to use in … Continue reading

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Halliday Mills residents plea for help

A RESIDENT in a well-known Dundalk apartment complex beset by problems such as frequent parties and drug use has spoken about her experience there. The problems facing Halliday Mills on Quay Street were raised at a recent Joint Policing Committee … Continue reading

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Ava’s Day of Fun raises €35,000 for local charities

Friends and family of the late Ava Kelly handed out cheques totalling €35,000 this month thanks to the huge success of their Ava’s Day of Fun fundraiser which took place last month. Ava, from Cardistown just outside Tallanstown was just … Continue reading

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Tributes pour in for ‘treasured’ eleven-year old Calvin

Tributes have been paid around Dundalk for eleven year old Calvin Gray who died on Sunday from injuries he received following a fall at a premises on Clanbrassil St. two weeks ago. The sixth class Redeemer Boys pupil was described … Continue reading

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Dundalk couple call for memorial stone

A Dundalk couple who are campaigning for the Angels Plot in Dowdallshill cemetery to be re-opened have asked Louth County Council to let people know if they intend on agreeing to their request for a memorial stone at the graveyard. … Continue reading

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Dundalk FC tackle mental health issues

The initiative is called the Dundalk FC Harry Taaffe Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme and aims to educate and increase awareness about mental health. Former Dundalk FC groundsman and videographer Harry Taaffe, aged 58, tragically died by suicide on July … Continue reading

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Garry set to feature in third World Cup

Local man Garry Hoey will be on the plane to Turkey at the end of this month as he gets ready for his third world cup with the Ireland amputee squad. The World Cup gets underway on 30th September and … Continue reading

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17 and 18 year old students are being excluded from travel fare discounts

First year students who are facing commutes from Louth to colleges outside Louth are being discriminated against because the youth travel fare reductions do not apply to them if they are not 19, according to Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The … Continue reading

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€35,000 appeal launched for six year old Zoe

Tamara O’Connell THE mother of a six-year-old Dundalk girl who needs life-changing surgery is appealing to the local community to rally around her daughter. Lynda Bannon from Belfry Drive is the mother of Zoe Murphy, a little girl who was … Continue reading

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