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MEADHBH WINS INAUGURAL ‘LIAM REILLY SCHOLARSHIP’ FROM DSM

Dundalk School of Music (DSM) this week named the first recipient of a recently created scholarship to support upcoming musicians and vocalists, in honour of the late Liam Reilly – singer/songwriter of Bagatelle fame. This year’s scholarship has been awarded … Continue reading

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Tributes paid to legendary Dundalk musician Gerry Foran

Dundalk said goodbye to one of its most famous musicians and entertainers last week when Gerry Foran was laid to rest on Friday. Gerry played with a number of bands down through the years, most notably with legendary showband Paragon … Continue reading

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Record breaker Kate ready to take on the world

Dundalk’s Kate O’Connor is ready to take on the world after beginning 2023 in style with a record-breaking performance at the World Indoor Tour event in Clermont, France. The St Gerard’s A.C athlete smashed the Irish indoor pentathlon record claiming … Continue reading

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Fitzpatrick seeks Dáil suspension to address the crisis in Children’s Mental Health Services

Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick and his colleagues in the Independent Regional Group of TDs submitted a request to the Ceann Comhairle to suspend Dáil Éireann yesterday (Tuesday 24th January). Considering the publication of an interim report by the Mental Health Commission … Continue reading

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Dundalk duo’s new venture will help musicians

Dundalk men Pete Rust and Dagan Fleming have teamed up to launch a new version of their music industry website Fanify. The pair met during the pandemic and since then have been working hard together to turn their business idea … Continue reading

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Men’s Shed new appeal as exit deadline looms

Men’s Shed new appeal as deadline looms The Chairperson of Dundalk Men’s Shed has said the group will “gratefully accept” any donations after it was told they will have to move out of their current premises within weeks. Dundalk Men’s … Continue reading

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Dundalk students impress at Young Scientists exhibition

Dundalk schools enjoyed some excellent results at last weeks BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition students from Coláiste Ris, Dundalk Grammar School, St Vincent’s and Coláiste Chú Chulainn all impressing judges at the annual event which returned to the RDS … Continue reading

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Halliday Mills residents are being listened to insists housing body

The housing body that developed Halliday Mils apartment complex in Quay St. has strongly refuted claims by some residents that their ‘complaints have fallen on deaf ears’ following a troubled first year for the project. The former Ard Dealgan apartment … Continue reading

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Local nurses targeted by car thieves

The husband of a local nurse whose car was broken into while she worked a 12-hour shift is calling on the Health Service Executive (HSE) to “step up security”. Jordan Dennis told the Dundalk Leader that his wife, Louise, a … Continue reading

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Principal wants to integrate pupils with ASD into mainstream

A Co Louth Principal is urging parents to attend a meeting about integration in mainstream classes in the Monasterboice Inn on Wednesday, January 11. The meeting about children with additional educational needs is due to be held at 7.30pm and … Continue reading

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