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Coxes upgrade funding must benefit all states Kelly

Local councillors Sean Kelly and Edel Corrigan have urged Louth County Council to ensure extra funding is sourced to ensure all residents are included as part of the Cox’s 2B upgrade works. The main issue for Fianna Fáil councillor Sean … Continue reading

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Hundreds attend vigil to remember Ashling

HUNDREDS of people turned out in Dundalk’s Market Square for the vigil held in memory of teacher Ashling Murphy who was murdered last week while out jogging. The event – which was organised by Dundalk community groups on Friday, January … Continue reading

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Lawyers for Lisa Smith ask for charges to be dropped

Lisa Smith’s defence lawyers have described a statement by former Minister of State Lucinda Creighton about the Dundalk woman’s bid to have ISIS membership charges against her dismissed as “a blatant contempt of court”. Defence counsel Michael O’Higgins SC, for … Continue reading

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Gardai make arrest in Giedre Raguckaite case

Gardaí in Dundalk investigating the disappearance of Giedre Raguckaite in May, 2018 arrested a man on Monday morning. He is currently detained at a Garda station in the midlands under Section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2006 and can … Continue reading

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Dundalk’s finest young scientific minds get ready for exhibition

Four local schools will take part in the 58th running of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Students from St Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk Grammar, St Louis Girls and Bush Post Primary will take part in the competition when … Continue reading

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Job losses a ‘hammer blow’ for town

The news that 100 jobs in National Pen are at risk due to a restructuring of the company has been met with disappointment and shock this week. Local TD Ruairi O’Murchú said the news was a ‘hammer blow’ for the … Continue reading

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Donation box stolen from Santa’s Grotto in Omeath

Gardaí in Omeath are investigating following the theft of a donation box at the Santa’s Grotto in Omeath. The donation box was one of two in the village installed by the Omeath Action Group Festival of Lights committee and the … Continue reading

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Teacher shortage an issue as schools return

Tamara O’Connell Local INTO representative Adrian Kelly has warned that difficult steps will have to be taken in the weeks and months ahead after the government confirmed on Tuesday evening that schools would reopen as planned today. Public health officials … Continue reading

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Joy for Josh as he is made honorary guard

Tamara O’Connell A YOUNG Dundalk boy who was born with a congenital heart condition, has been made an honorary guard by the Little Blue Heroes Foundation. Josh O’Hagan, aged 12, from Coulter Place was made an honorary guard on Thursday, … Continue reading

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New restrictions a massive blow for the hospitality sector

DUNDALK publican Greg Gormley of Russell’s Saloon has said the recent restrictions on the hospitality sector has been “a massive blow for the industry”. Tighter restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the Omicron variant came into force at midnight … Continue reading

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