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Roma Pizzeria and Takeaway opening soon in Blackrock

A new fast food restaurant is set to open its doors soon in Blackrock.Roma Pizzeria and Takeaway will be located on Main Street, with work currently underway in fitting out the premises.The Roma, which is unconnected to the restaurant of the same name in Dundalk, will sell a range of chips, fish, ke

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Dundalk FC announce signing of Cameron Dummigan

Dundalk FC have announced the signing of Cameron Dummigan.The full-back was most recently with Oldham Athletic and has signed a long term contract, pending international clearance.From Lurgan, the 22 year-old joined Burnley from Cliftonville in 2012 and was a winner of the youth player of the year i

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Daly calls on council to properly maintain Dundalk’s parking meters

The Green Party’s Local Election candidate Eoin Daly has called on the parking meters in the town to be properly maintained by Louth County Council.Mr Daly, who will be aiming to retain the retiring Cllr Mark Dearey’s seat in Dundalk/Carlingford in May’s election, took to social media yesterday to h

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Dundalk FC firm favourites to retain title with bookmakers

Dundalk FC kick-off the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season at home to Sligo Rovers tonight as firm favourites to retain their title.Despite the departure of manager Stephen Kenny over the winter, both Paddy Power and BoyleSports fancy the new management team of Vinny Perth, Ruaidhrí H

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Work commences on new mixed use development on the Ramparts Road

Work has commenced recently on developing a new mixed use development adjacent to the Marshes Shopping Centre on the Ramparts Road.Local developers Urban Life, who are best known for building the new Mount Hamilton estate on the Carrick Road, are behind the plans which include 65 new homes.They have

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Dundalk face trip to Kildare in first match of inaugural U13 league

The new Dundalk FC U13 side will play their first competitive league match away to Klub Kildare on St Patrick’s weekend.The Lilywhites have been placed in Group 3 of the inaugural SSE Airtricity National Under 13 League alongside the Kildare side, neighbours Drogheda Utd and the Dublin trio of Bohem

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Late Louth TD Brendan McGahon remembered by colleagues in Leinster House

Former Louth TD Brendan McGahon was remembered in the Dáil earlier this week.The Ravensdale man, who was a member of the Dáil for Fine Gael from November 1982 to May 2002, passed away two years ago on February 8th 2017. He was 80 at the time.In a Dáil debate in Leinster House on Wednesday, he was re

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Dundalk Tidy Towns seek volunteers for Navvy Bank clean up

Dundalk Tidy Towns are seeking volunteers for a new biodiversity project which is getting underway this weekend on the Navvy Bank.They are seeking people to help out on Saturday at 12.30pm with strimming, raking grass, removing grass along the Navvy wall, hedge planting and litter picking.Anyone who

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Dundalk IT formalises relationship with Sport Ireland

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the national sports development fund, Sport Ireland Coaching to facilitate closer cooperation in the continued development of its BA and BA (Hons) in Sports, Exercise & Enterprise programmes.The MOU aims to ce

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New Point Road development The Towers to go on sale next month

A new development of homes on the Point Road in Dundalk will go on sale next month through local estate agents DNG Duffy.The Towers is located overlooking the Navvy Bank. The 1,389sq ft homes were built by Killycard Developments and designed by Van Dijk Architects.The living room of The TowersThe as

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€18.5 million refurbishment of Dundalk IT to get underway next year

Dundalk IT is set to undergo a major refurbishment next year.Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh revealed that the North and South Block buildings on the Dublin Road campus will be rejuvenated in the first half of 2020.It is expected that the project will cost approximately €18.5 million an

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Local Garda Sgt Jim McCumiskey passes away

The death has occurred of local Garda Sgt Jim McCumiskey.Based in Ardee Garda Station, Jim lived in Greenwood Drive in Dundalk and was formerly of Meadow Grove.He passed away suddenly on Wednesday.Jim is survived by his wife Finola, children Lauren and Oisin, parents James and Betty, brothers Mark,

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New diner Sister Chips open in Omeath

A new 50s style diner has recently opened its doors in Omeath.Sister Chips is located on Main Street of the north Louth village.It sells a range of burgers, fish, chicken, chips, milkshakes and many more tasty treats.Run by Sharon McGuigan and Donna McKevitt, who are known for their involvement in R

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Slight fall in Dundalk house prices in December

The average price of a house in Dundalk fell back slightly in December compared to the previous month.The latest Residential Property Price Index from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that the mean house price in the town now stands at €212,210This was down 0.6% on the figure of €213,635 re

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Gardaí issue warning over romance scams

Gardaí are advising people to beware of Romance Scams.Victims of the scam believe they have met their perfect match online, but the other person is in fact a scammer using a fake profile to build the relationship. They slowly gain the victim’s trust with a view to eventually asking them for money.On

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Appeal lodged against plans for 80 new homes on Mount Avenue

An appeal has been lodged against plans for 80 new homes off Mount Avenue in Dundalk.Last month local developers Urban Life were granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to build the new dwellings at Farrandreg, Mount Avenue and Headford.Those plans have now been held up follo

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M.A.D Youth Theatre return from Prague with three top awards

M.A.D Youth Theatre returned with three top awards from the Czech Republic last week after taking part in the Class In Action International Youth Theatre Festival in Prague.The young actors Calvin Magee, Darija Martinkute, Cole Cumiskey, Hazel Mulholland, Paul Malone, Luci Watters, Clodagh Vaughan,

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