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“Terrible blow’ as PayPal announce redundancy plans

The announcement by online payments giant PayPal that up to 205 redundancies are to be sought ‘is a terrible blow for workers and their families at the start of the new year’, Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú has said. … Continue reading

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Vlad’s Red Star ticket appeal to Dundalk FC supporters

Vladimir Ljubinkovic, 44, is a Serbian football fan living in the town of Jakovo, located roughly 20km from Belgrade, Serbia’s capital. For the past 15 years, Vladamir has been avidly collecting football tickets to different games from throughout the years, … Continue reading

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Eileen braves the shave for Cara

A Dundalk woman who is currently undergoing cancer treatment has raised nearly €3,000 for Cara Cancer Support Centre. Eileen Clarke from Avondale Park, off the Avenue Road, presented a cheque to the local charity based at 7 Williamson Place. “I … Continue reading

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HSE urges parents to make sure children and young people are vaccinated against measles

The HSE is urging parents to make sure children and young people are up to date with their MMR vaccine due to a rise in cases in parts of the UK and Europe. The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps … Continue reading

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Marian keeping St Brigid cross tradition alive

A DUNDALK woman who makes over 1,000 St Brigid’s Day crosses in just over a month for charity is looking for volunteers to help. Marian Callan from Wolfe Tone Terrace makes the popular crosses made from reeds for St Nicholas’ … Continue reading

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Dundalk to shine brightly for Brigid

Preparations are currently underway at Market Square to assemble a spectacular light installation in honour of our beloved Saint Brigid. As part of the celebrations taking place nationwide to honour Brigid of Faughart, County Louth is set to shine the … Continue reading

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Prestigious honour for Dundalk singer Maria Doyle Cuche

Dundalk born singer Maria Doyle Cuche was among the 13 recipients of a Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2023. President Michael D Higgins presented her with the award last Tuesday in Arás an Uachtaráin. Maria, who now … Continue reading

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Tributes for woman killed in tragic crash

A 25-year old woman suffered fatal injuries in the early hours of Monday morning when the vehicle she was travelling in struck a tree at Carnalough, close to Louth Village. The woman named locally as Kate Keenan from Knockbridge was … Continue reading

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Dundalk youth selected for Atletico Madrid Academy

Nine-year old soccer sensation Michael McCartney has been accepted into the Atletico Madrid Football Academy in Dublin at U10 level following a successful try out last week. The talented youngster from Greenfield Court, just off Tom Bellew Avenue, plays with … Continue reading

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A Christmas gift to remember

When Nicholas Kearns received a book on Christmas morning from his daughter Nicola, little did he know that the book titled ‘The Man from the Bann’ was a selection of his own poems that he has written from his youth … Continue reading

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