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Amy’s Olympics dress rehearsal

Local boxer Amy Broadhurst has her sights firmly set on Paris 2024 as her dreams of representing Ireland at the Olympic Games come closer to fruition. Amy briefly harboured hopes of making it to the Tokyo Olympics and an often … Continue reading

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VAT’s not fair

Dundalk Dog Rescue co-founder Bobby Wain has described an €80,000 VAT bill owed to the government as ‘thievery’ and has appealed for the payment to be written off. Dundalk Dog Rescue is an entirely voluntary non-profit making organisation set up … Continue reading

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Blackrock Community’s phenomenal 48-hour responseto urgent call to cover insurance hike

The voluntary committee in Blackrock Community Centre are astounded by the response to their urgent call to cover an insurance hike cost that tripled from 2020 and want to spread the word of thanks back to all contributors. The support … Continue reading

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Green light for ‘Bridge of Hope’

After many false dawns and numerous setbacks it looks like the long mooted Narrow Water Bridge project will finally get the green light thanks to a €3m funding boost from the government. Yesterday morning An Taoiseach Michael Martin announced €3m … Continue reading

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IDA Ireland snap up land in Co. Louth

Two landbanks in Louth including one in Dundalk have been snapped up by the IDA as part of the government agency’s long term strategic plan to position Louth and the wider North-East region to compete for FDI investment. The land … Continue reading

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Council reject Fleadh bill proposal Tamara O’Connell A proposal by Louth County Council Chief Executive Joan Martin to write off a €1.3m debt from Drogheda hosting the Fleadh has been rejected by the majority of councillors. During Louth County Council’s … Continue reading

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Runners warned to steer clear of buzzard nesting site

Runners in the north of the county have been warned to take care when on the road after a man was attacked last week by a buzzard on the Gyles Quay Road last week. Tom McDermott was out on his … Continue reading

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Garda receive extra powers in new bill

A new bill published on Monday will see gardaí receive more powers which take into account technological changes and changes in society. These will include the power to ask a person for the password for any electronic device (such as … Continue reading

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Call for action on Dunnes Stores site

A number of local councillors have called for the former Dunnes Stores site on Park Street to be rezoned into a site for regeneration to help encourage the sale of the building. The 14,080sq ft store has been lying idle … Continue reading

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Importance of access to defibrillators highlighted at Euros

The importance of having a defibrillator and knowledge of CPR was made clear last weekend amid worrying scenes in Copenhagan which saw Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapse suddenly during a Euro 2020 group match against Finland. Thanks to the speedy … Continue reading

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