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Make Way Day takes place in Dundalk

Make Way Day was launched in Dundalk for the fifth year running in a bid to raise awareness about the difficulties facing wheelchair users when trying to get around town. Garda Kate Patterson, Garda Darragh Prior, Councillor Maeve Yore, and … Continue reading

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Elaine outlines many issues facing childcare sector

The Chairperson of the Federation of Early Childhood Providers Elaine Dunne said childcare staff are “terrified” that there will be a Covid-19 outbreak due to the end of contact tracing. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan announced that from Monday, … Continue reading

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Bernie fills late husband Hugh’s vacant council seat

Bernie Conlon is set to fill the vacant seat of her late husband, Hugh Conlon, on Louth County Council. Bernie was co-opted onto the seat after she was nominated by Councillor Jim Tenanty and seconded by Councillor Maeve Yore. “I … Continue reading

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Battle lines drawn in road row

A group of protestors who call themselves ‘Friends of Ardee Bog’ have delivered a petition to Minister Eamon Ryan urging him to halt the building of the N52 Ardee Bypass. The proposed route would see the bypass run directly across … Continue reading

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Peader recalls brave nephew Timothy McSweeney who died in 9/11 attacks

As the dust settles on the anniversary of the attack of the twin towers on 9/11 a Dundalk man has been remembering the life of his nephew Timothy McSweeney who died during that tragic event. Peader Hughes says his nephew … Continue reading

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Local motorcycle club’s gift for Amelia.

Most impressions of Bikers worldwide can be a very skewed and misrepresented due to past histories and negative representation. Those impressions and opinions have changed and continue to change day by day. Many Motorcycle Clubs nowadays are displaying their sensitive … Continue reading

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Dundalk remembers loved ones lost to suicide

A newly formed support organisation for people suffering with mental health issues and addictions held a special ceremony at the Square last Friday to remember those who died by suicide. The event which was hosted by Lets Talk Mental Health … Continue reading

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Addiction support clinic must be saved

Bishop Michael Router, auxiliary Bishop of Armagh, has warned that it ‘will be devastating for families if FASN is forced to close’. The Family Addiction Support Network in Dundalk was founded twenty years ago to support families traumatised by addiction. … Continue reading

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Garry all set for Amputee Football European Championships in Poland

Local man Garry Hoey will board the plane to Poland this Friday ahead of the amputee European Championships which takes place between the 12th and 19th of September. Garry is a defender with the Irish Amputee side and currently plays … Continue reading

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Local schools celebrate excellent Leaving Cert results

Local students received their Leaving Certificate results last Friday and in the main reports coming back from the schools suggested that the vast majority of students were pleased. Coláiste Chú Chulainn celebrated the Leaving Certificate Results for 112 students across … Continue reading

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