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Louth GAA stars to take part in ‘Sleep out for Simon’

The Simon Community are asking the good people of Dundalk and beyond to give up the comfort of their bed for one night only to raise some much needed funds for the organisation in what has been a tough year … Continue reading

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Conor Keelan insists he will revisit controversial discretionary budget amendment

Fianna Fail councillor Conor Keelan has insisted that he has not given up on trying to ensure that the €225,000 discretionary budget is split between Dundalk, Drogheda and Ardee on basis of population rather than an even split. Cllr Keelan … Continue reading

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Fitzer takes Harte as Louth Gaels rejoice

Louth football received a much-needed boost late on Monday evening when it was announced that legendary Tyrone man Mickey Harte had agreed a three-year term with the Wee County. The move represents a huge coup for Louth who have endured … Continue reading

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Fitzpatrick calls for army to be deployed along border

Independent TD Peter Fitzpatrick has urged the government to consider deploying the army along the border to stop non-essential travel from the north to the south and vice versa. In response to Deputy Fitzpatrick An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar stated categorically … Continue reading

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New dawn beckons for Bridge Street

Tamara O’Connell After years of false dawns and disappointment, traders in Bridge Street could finally be set for some good news with regards to long overdue funding for the area. Local Senator John McGahon tabled a debate in the Seanad … Continue reading

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Skatepark community looking for new home

The local skateboard community are in the process of putting a draft plan together to present to Louth County Council which they hope will result in them getting a concrete skatepark somewhere in town. The group have started petition looking … Continue reading

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Maeve urges Dundalk community to support virtual sleep out for Simon

This week the Simon Community announced that they will not be able to have their annual sleep out fundraiser on Market Square due to COVID restrictions and instead they will be going virtual. The local organisation is asking the people … Continue reading

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Crosscause Annual Appeal

AN Omeath man is appealing for donations to be made to a Romanian care home which looks after children with special needs. Ciaran Phillips told the Dundalk Leader that the collection started ten days ago and to date a container … Continue reading

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‘Clergy deeply unhappy with church Covid restrictions’ -Fitzpatrick.

Independent TD Peter Fitzpatrick has spoken of many priest’s frustrations in relation to current lockdown restrictions which state that mass cannot be celebrated in churches. He also asked for assurances from Minister for Justice Helen McEntee that priests would not … Continue reading

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Two marathons in five days for Stephen

A LOUTH man who ran two marathons in five days is calling on members of the public to donate to the Special Olympics. Stephen O’Connor from Lordship ran the first 26km marathon on Sunday, 25 October. He started at 7am … Continue reading

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