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Councillors call on local mental health chief to appear before Louth County Council

A joint motion by Cllr Maeve Yore and Cllr Seán Kelly was passed on Monday at the monthly meeting of Louth CoCo calling for the General Manager HSE Mental health Services CH08 to attend an ‘in camera’ meeting of Council … Continue reading

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HSE outline reasons for COVID test centre move to Ardee

The HSE have confirmed that the COVID test centre, which is currently located in Muirhevnamor, will shortly be moving to Ardee and will be amalgamating with Meath to service both counties. The test centre in Dundalk currently services the whole … Continue reading

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The boy Dunne good

Blackrock man Jimmy Dunne had a Premier League debut to remember for Burnley FC with the 22-year old scoring in their 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday evening. Despite the loss Jimmy received great praise from his manager Sean … Continue reading

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Dream trip turns sour for Dundalk couple

Former Louth Rose of Tralee Aoife Heffron and her boyfriend Kevin White have seen their dream trip to Australia turn sour with the pair currently enduring one of the world’s longest lockdown’s in Melbourne. Aoife and Kevin, from Dundalk and … Continue reading

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Paul wants to ‘break the cycle’

A LARGE crowd of people attended a vigil held in memory of well-known Dundalk Football Club groundsman Harry Taaffe. Tragically, Harry from O’Hanlon Park, died by suicide in July shortly after seeking help for his mental health through the HSE’s … Continue reading

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A Leaving Cert like no other

The results from a Leaving Certificate like no other were made available to anxious students on Monday morning and in the main students did very well with grades on average 4.4% higher than last year. COVID-19 threw up many challenges … Continue reading

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Collette welcomes pub re-openings but insists more support is needed

The head of the Vintners’ Federation in Louth has welcomed the news that pubs are to re-open on the 21st of September but warned the government that much more needs to be done to ensure livelihoods aren’t lost. “We were … Continue reading

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Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland’s new EU Commissioner

Ardee native Mairead McGuinness has been confirmed as Ireland’s new EU commissioner. The news was announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen yesterday morning. Mairead will not be taking up the Trade portfolio which had been under the … Continue reading

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Brendan reflects on dream week at the Belfry

Louth Village man Brendan Lawlor believes it is a case of ‘Mission Accomplished’ after making his historic debut on the European Golf Tour last Thursday. The 22 year old who has a rare condition called Ellis-van Creveld syndrome which is … Continue reading

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Illegal dumping sparks outrage

Tamara O’Connell Household rubbish and builder’s waste dumped at a laneway off the Doylesfort Road has sparked outrage in the community with calls to track and prosecute those responsible for the act. Louth County Council (LCC) visited the site of … Continue reading

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