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Celebration to mark announcement of new building for Gaelcholaiste Dhún Dealgan

A special evening took place in Robin House last Thursday evening to mark the occasion of An Foras Pátrúnachta successfully acquiring the lease on the town centre building for use as a new Irish medium secondary school. Gaelcholáiste Dhún Dealgan … Continue reading

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Childcare system is ‘broken’

THE pre-school childcare industry is in “crisis”, according to Federation of Early Childhood Providers Chairperson Elaine Dunne. Elaine told the Dundalk Leader that more than 260 service providers are planning to quit the industry over a controversial funding model for … Continue reading

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McGahon expresses relief following Not Guilty verdict

Fine Gael Senator John McGahon expressed his relief last Friday after he was found not guilty of a charge of assault at Dundalk Circuit Court. The 31 year old had pleaded not guilty to assaulting Breen White causing him harm … Continue reading

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Local couple’s airport nightmare

A DUNDALK couple have described their recent experience at Dublin Airport as a “bit of a nightmare”. The couple who wish to remain anonymous told the Dundalk Leader that they were “shocked and stunned” when their flight was cancelled ten … Continue reading

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Lisa Smith found guilty of IS Membership

Former Irish soldier Lisa Smith has been found guilty of joining the so-called Islamic State group in Syria. She was acquitted of a second charge of financing terrorism by sending €800 to a man in May 2015 for the benefit … Continue reading

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Brilliant Bellurgan are Champions of Ireland

The late Michael O’Connor would have been so proud to see his beloved Bellurgan make history by becoming the first Dundalk Schoolboys League team to win a national title. The U15 side were the underdogs going into the final against … Continue reading

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Homecoming Queen

Muirhevnamór were out in force for one of their own last Saturday evening as newly crowned world champion Amy Broadhurst returned to her home in Glenmore Park for her triumphant homecoming. The 25-year old followed in the footsteps of Katie … Continue reading

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PayPal job losses a blow for the town

Sinn Féin TDs for Louth, Ruairí Ó Murchú and Imelda Munster, say they are ‘deeply concerned’ about the future commitment of PayPal to the county after the announcement of 172 job losses at their centre in Dundalk. A further 135 … Continue reading

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Downtown Hub celebrate launch

THE Creative Spark Downtown remote working hub was officially launched on Tuesday, May 17 at 11.30am. There will be 42 hot desks available in the former Cumiskey music and nursery store, at 42-43 Clanbrassil Street. According to Creative Spark Downtown … Continue reading

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Brilliant Amy is Going for Gold

A brilliant performance from Amy Broadhurst saw her join an elite club on Monday afternoon when she won her quarter final bout at the IBA Boxing World Championships in Istanbul. The Muirhevnamor southpaw beat Serbia’s Jelena Janicijevic to guarantee herself … Continue reading

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