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‘Online disinformation and hate must be tackled’-O’Murchú

Three local examples of ‘online disinformation and hate’ were outlined to Taoiseach Micheál Martin in Leinster House last week by Dundalk TD Ruairí Ó Murchú who called for the State to use ‘all the tools necessary’ to deal with it. … Continue reading

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101 people from Louth to be conferred with Irish Citizenship in Killarney

3,500 people became new Irish citizens on Monday and Tuesday as applicants from over 130 countries received their certificates of naturalisation. Of the 3500 people receiving their citizenship this week, 101 are from Co. Louth. In 4 separate ceremonies at … Continue reading

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Sleepout for Simon honours Terry

The tenth annual ‘Sleepout for Simon’ took place last Friday night as hardy volunteers braved a cold but milder than usual December evening to raise some much-needed funds for the Simon Community in Dundalk. The event was a huge success … Continue reading

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Frostival puts Clinton visit in the shade!

MORE people turned out for this year’s Frostival Winter Festival in Dundalk than for former US President Bill Clinton’s visit to the town, according to Dundalk Town Centre Manager Martin McElligott. Exact numbers are still not known but the streets … Continue reading

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Dundalk School of Music announces ‘Liam Reilly Scholarship’

Dundalk School of Music (DSM) is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship to support upcoming musicians and vocalists, in honour of the late Liam Reilly-singer/songwriter, renowned frontman of Bagatelle, and proud Dundalk man. The annual scholarship, kindly … Continue reading

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John leads Ireland to emotional victory

Tallanstown man John Brennan helped the Ireland Soccer Transplant Team to an historic victory over the Northern Irish Transplant team last Saturday in the AUL complex in Clonshaugh, Dublin. It was an emotional day for all involved as Ireland played … Continue reading

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Andrew wins Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Last Monday eight local students travelled to the Ballymascanlon Hotel to receive their Rotary Leadership Certificates. Nine students in total reached the final of the Dundalk Rotary Leadership Awards with Nicola McElroy from Colaiste Chu Chulainn unable to attend due … Continue reading

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Kind-hearted Kellie launches Toy Appeal

A woman who has organised a toy appeal to help people struggling with the cost of living is accepting donations until Friday, December 16. Kellie Conlon told the Dundalk Leader that she came up with the idea for the toy … Continue reading

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Viral video putting innocent at risk

Local TD Ruairí O’Murchú has urged people to stop sharing a video which claims to be outside the Dundalk home of a notorious sex offender who was recently released from Arbour Hill prison. According to the Louth/East Meath TD he … Continue reading

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Harry’s legacy of hope

Dundalk Gaol was the setting for the launch of the Harry Taaffe Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme last Thursday evening where a large crowd came out to hear about the new initiative which has been set up by Dundalk FC. … Continue reading

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