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RTÉ to broadcast Dundalk FC’s Champions League qualifier on Wednesday

Dundalk FC’s Champions League first round qualifying tie against Slovenian outfit NK Celje on Wednesday will be screened live on RTÉ.Vinny Perth’s side were drawn away from home against the Slovenian champions but the game has been switched to Hungary as Slovenia is not on the green list of countrie

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Dundalk FC continue to search for a first win post-lockdown

Dundalk FC’s search for a first post-lockdown win continued at Oriel Park last night following a 2-2 draw with Waterford FC.It looked like Vinny Perth’s side were heading to a second straight defeat after goals in either half from Matthew Smith and Kurtis Byrne had put the visitors in the ascendancy

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Darkness Into Light will not be taking place this October

The proposed new date for this year’s Darkness Into Light event will not now proceed.It was announced in April that the fundraiser in aid of Pieta House would take place on Saturday October 3rd rather than the original date of May 9th due to the Covid-19 pandemic.However, this event will not now tak

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Plans to complete partially constructed houses in Jenkinstown

Plans have been drawn up for the completion of eight new houses at Rampark in Jenkinstown.Beacon Park Developments Ltd have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council to construct eight detached dwelling houses and wastewater treatment systems all of which were partially constructed as

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O’Dowd encourages sole traders to apply for Enterprise Support Grant

Local TD Fergus O’Dowd has encouraged self-employed people to apply for the newly-revamped Enterprise Support Grant to help them get back on their feet after Covid-19.The grant, worth up to €1,000 per person, is aimed at sole traders such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, taxi drivers etc, who

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Date set for Dundalk FC’s trip to Cobh in the FAI Cup

Dundalk FC’s FAI Cup second round tie against Cobh Ramblers has been confirmed for Sunday August 30th in St Colman’s Park.The game, which kicks off at 5pm, will be broadcast live on the WATCHLOI streaming service.Vinny Perth’s side booked their place in the second round on Tuesday courtesy of a 1-0

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Gardaí clock motorist travelling at 168km/hr on M1 motorway outside Dundalk

The driver of a soft top car was left with a real headache on Wednesday after being caught driving at 168km/hr on the M1 motorway on the outskirts of Dundalk.The Dundalk Roads Policing Unit clocked the driver travelling at 48km above the speed limit and pulled them in at the Castleblayney exit (Junc

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Customer Perceptions CEO Emma Harte wins top Market Research award

Local business Customer Perceptions had cause for celebration yesterday after its chief executive officer was named Irish Market Research CEO of the Year.Emma Harte from the Coes Road-based firm took home gold at this year’s Global CEO Excellence Awards.She was presented with her award by Justice Mi

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Teenager arrested for public order offence on Point Road

A teenager was arrested in Dundalk last night following reports of a large group of people “acting in a threatening manner” in the Point Road area.According to LMFM news, Gardaí were called to the scene at around 8.15pm and asked the group to disperse.One male youth was then taken into custody for p

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Covid-19 fails to impact housing completion figures in Dundalk in Q2 2020

There were 89 new dwellings completed in the Dundalk area between April and June.This was the exact same number as the same period of last year, showing that Covid-19 did not have an adverse affect on house building in this year.The figures from the Central Statistics Office show that this area rema

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Alterations planned to commercial units at Adelphi Court

A series of alterations are planned to commercial units at Adelphi Court on the Long Walk in Dundalk.Eastern Ballrooms Ltd have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council in recent days seeking permission for alterations to existing commercial unit 01a to provide a new ground floor ent

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Prime Time special on Adrian Donohoe murder to air on RTÉ One tonight

A special documentary on the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohue will air on RTÉ One tonight.The Prime Time special from Barry Cummins will air on RTÉ One at 9.35pm and will also be available on the RTÉ Player afterwards.The special programme comes just 24 hours after Aaron Brady of New Road, C

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Classified Records celebrating their fifth anniversary this weekend

Classified Records is celebrating its 5th birthday this weekend, Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of August. A very long time had passed since Dundalk had a fully-fledged record shop, but Classified Records opened on August 14th 2015 and are celebrating their fifth anniversary this weekend. This popular

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Number of Covid-19 cases in Louth hits the 800 mark

The number of Covid-19 cases in Louth has hit the 800 mark.The latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team shows the figure for confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the county was 800 as of midnight on Monday August 10th.There has now been a total of 1,774 COVID-19 related deaths in I

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Omniplex to show Christmas movies for one day this month in aid of Barnardos

The Omniplex Cinema in Dundalk is set to screen a number of Christmas classics next Saturday August 22nd as part of a fundraiser in aid of Barnardos.The ‘Christmas in August’ fundraiser is taking place at Omniplex cinemas nationwide, including the one at Dundalk Retail Park.On the day Omniplex will

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TaxSaver tickets to be extended for six months

Customers who have an annual TaxSaver ticket for Public Service Obligation (PSO) public transport services provided by Dublin Bus, Luas, Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann and Go-Ahead Ireland are to have their tickets extended for a period of six months.This effectively gives customers back the portion o

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Changes may have to be made to the beer garden at The Neptune in Blackrock

The Neptune in Blackrock may have to make a number of changes to their beer garden.It comes after operator Brinto Taverns Ltd were refused planning permission to retain the white canopy structure, bar and metal clad roof structure over the beer garden and the metal clad awning to the existing smokin

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Ó Murchú welcomes conviction of Aaron Brady for Donohoe murder

Local TD Ruairí Ó Murchú has welcomed the conviction of Aaron Brady for the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.The 29-year-old from New Road in Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, was yesterday found guilty of the capital murder of the father of two at Lordship Credit Union on January 25th 2013.Re

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Dundalk FC given long trip to face Cobh Ramblers in FAI Cup

Dundalk FC face a lengthy trip to face Cobh Ramblers in the second round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup later this month.Vinny Perth’s side booked their place in the next round of the competition with a 1-0 win over Waterford FC on Tuesday night.Their reward is a trip to St Colman’s Park on the weekend of

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Gardaí vow to bring others involved in Adrian Donohoe murder to justice

Garda Deputy Commissioner John Twomey issued a warning to others involved in the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, and the robbery of the Lordship Credit Union, that they will be tracked down.After Aaron Brady was charged with the capital murder of the 41-year-old father of two yesterday, th

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Creative Spark launch open call for artist in residence programme 2021

Creative Spark have launched an open call out for their artist in residence programme 2021.The facility at Clontygora Court have two artists with them at the minute. Jane Campbell is their artist in residence and Mei Lynn Cheung is their printmaker in residence.Now Creative Spark is delighted to off

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Community groups in Louth to benefit from €169,823 in funding for upgrades

Community centres and facilities in Louth will benefit from €169,823 for essential upgrades and maintenance as part of the Government’s stimulus package.Funding worth a total of €5 million will be provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme and is

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Brady found guilty of capital murder

Aaron Brady has been found guilty of capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe outside Lordship Credit Union in Co Louth seven years ago. He will be sentenced to the mandatory term for capital murder of 40 years imprisonment.The 29-year-old, from New Road, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh was convicted

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