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Leaving cert begins for local students

Yesterday was D-Day for the class of 2021 as the Leaving Cert Exams got under for almost 2000 students in Co. Louth. Students sat English Paper 1 from 9:30 yesterday morning with students this year having the option of sitting … Continue reading

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Local pink army help raise €1m

OVER 22,500 participants have raised over €1 million and logged 423,002.61km to date as part of the 100k in 30 days fundraiser in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. According to 100k in 30 days founder Niall Carroll the team are … Continue reading

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Publicans raise a glass as outdoor hospitality resumes.

A number of local publicans welcomed back customers on Monday as further restrictions were eased allowing all outdoor hospitality to re-open. That meant that local pubs with beer gardens were finally able to reopen their doors after a nightmare fifteen … Continue reading

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O’Murchú wants government to ‘hack the hackers’

The State should consider creating the capacity to ‘counterstrike’ against hackers who attack computer systems with ransomware, Dundalk TD Ruairí Ó Murchú has said. The Sinn Féin TD was speaking after a number of meetings of the Joint Oireachtas Committee … Continue reading

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Zoe features in new Riverdance film

Lockdown may have prevented Zoe Conway from playing gigs in front of a live audience but the supremely gifted fiddler player and violinist has been keeping busy over the last 12 months with the Carlingford based musician lending her talents … Continue reading

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Outdoor dining on the menu thanks to funding boost

An increase in outdoor dining is on the menu this summer with Louth County Council set to tackle the obvious challenges of the unpredictable Irish weather thanks to funding to the tune of €545,000. The local authority received funding of … Continue reading

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Let’s win it for Charlie

Friends and family of the late Charlie Murray will be paying close attention to the Champion Open Unraced Stake final in Kilkenny this Friday evening with the hope that a local greyhound named in his honour can bring home the … Continue reading

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Fans vent fury as tensions mount

The large banner outside Oriel Park last Friday evening said it all as a group of about 150 Dundalk FC fans sent a message to club chairman Bill Hulsizer with the words ‘We want our club back’. Dundalk are currently … Continue reading

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Paddy welcomes almost €2m in funding for trade apprenticeships

The news that almost €2m has been awarded to DkIT to expand its apprenticeship capacity in the North East has been welcomed by the chairperson of the Board of Governors in the college, Paddy Malone. The allocation was announced by … Continue reading

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Housing system ‘utterly dysfunctional’ according to O’Murchú

The housing system is ‘utterly dysfunctional and is not working for anyone’, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú has said. The Dundalk TD was speaking during Sinn Féin’s private members’ motion on the residential property market in the Dáil last week. On … Continue reading

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