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Laura to take on incredible Nepal challenge for charity

Dundalk woman Laura O’Driscoll is fundraising for the Maria Goretti Foundation by taking part in a race in Nepal next week. Originally from Dowdallshill but currently living in Ravensdale, Laura is set to compete in the Annapurna Himal race in … Continue reading

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Jimmy Hasty documentary nominated for Sports Emmy

A documentary which tells the incredible story of Jimmy Hasty has been nominated for a prestigious Sports Emmy award. The 45th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 21, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. … Continue reading

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Light Relief. Darkness Into Light Dundalk celebrate as Pieta confirm new services for Louth

Darkness into Light Dundalk chairman Sean Kelly expressed delight and pride following the news that Pieta House will launch a new in-person support service at the Redeemer Family Resource Centre in Dundalk. The service is expected to be up and … Continue reading

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Geraldine Finegan – Louth Athlete Smashes Multiple Irish Records at European Athletics Championship

The European Masters Indoor Athletics Championships took place in Toruń, Poland, from the 17th to the 23rd of March. Local athlete, Geraldine Finegan, took part and successfully took home two bronze medals and smashed three Irish records. Geraldine Finegan, known … Continue reading

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Avenue Inn Head shaves raises almost €6k for Birches A group of friends from the Avenue Road have raised almost €6000 for the Birches Alzheimer Day Care Centre following a charity Head Shave in the Avenue Inn last weekend. Niall … Continue reading

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Under Pressure. Water pressure problems causing local residents financial and stressful woes

LOCAL residents in the Tom Bellew Avenue area have called on Uisce Eireann to fix the issue of low water pressure once and for all after being forced to buy new showers to try and resolve the issues. Susan Dunne … Continue reading

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Worry for parents as report shows most secondary schools in Dundalk are oversubscribed

Most of Dundalk secondary schools are fully or oversubscribed according to an unpublished Department of Education report. The report, which was revealed in the Irish Times, is ‘very worrying for Dundalk parents’, Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú says. The … Continue reading

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Olympic Shame. Devastation for Amy Broadhurst as lifelong Olympic Dream goes up in flames

Ever since she started boxing 22 years ago, Muirhevnamór’s World Champion Amy Broadhurst has dreamed of representing her country at the Olympic Games. Those dreams were fueled further in 2012 when her hero Katie Taylor visited Coláiste Rís, where Amy … Continue reading

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Andrew reflects on changes on 20th anniversary of the smoking ban in pubs

Dundalk publican Andrew McGeough has praised the introduction of the workplace smoking ban on March 29, 2004, on its 20th anniversary. The owner of McGeough’s Bar & Restaurant on Roden Place, Townparks opened his popular business on July 12, 2000, … Continue reading

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An Eyesore no more! Park Street transformation begins with facelift of old Dunnes Stores building

The former Dunnes Stores site on Park Street Dundalk, which has been lying vacant since it closure in 2009, is getting a much needed facelift as part of this year’s Façade project which is being run by the Dundalk BIDS … Continue reading

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