All the news from Dundalk and surrounding areas

Gardaí investigating aggravated burglary in Dundalk

Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred in Dundalk on Friday afternoon.According to LMFM News, three men forced their way into a house in the St Joseph’s Park area off Quay Street at around 3.15pm yesterday and assaulted a man in his late 30s.The victim is understood to have s

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No new Covid-19 cases in Louth for a fourth day running

There were no new cases of Covid-19 reported in Louth for the fourth day running in the latest figures released last night.As of midnight on Wednesday May 27th there remains 759 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the Wee County.There have now been a total 1,645 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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Gardaí recover stolen golf clubs in Dundalk

Eagle-eyed Gardaí arrested two people and recovered two sets of stolen golf clubs in Dundalk last night.The clubs and individuals arrested were located a short drive away by Gardaí from Dundalk Garda Station.It was flagged that the items were stolen from a property in the Mount Avenue area shortly b

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Missing Dundalk teen located safe and well

Maria Nicole, the 18-year-old who had been reported missing in Dundalk last week has been located safe and well.Concern was raised for Maria’s whereabouts last weekend after she had not returned home to her house in Oaklawns since being seen there on Friday morning.Thankfully Maria has now been foun

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McGahon believes €10m funding can support tourism in Louth post Covid-19

Local Senator John McGahon has said €10 million in funding under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020 will support tourism and community wellbeing in Louth post COVID-19 recovery.The Fine Gael representative said in a statement that the scheme provides funding for the development of

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Gourmet burger brand Burgerama to open in Dundalk next week

A new gourmet burger brand will open its doors in Dundalk next week.Burgerama is from the team behind Roots & Green, which has been trading on Jocelyn Street since its opening under Del Lennon in November 2018.It will open for the first time next Thursday June 4th. Opening hours will be 5pm to 10pm

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34 people have so far lost their lives to Covid-19 in Louth

Mid-April was the worst period for Covid-19 cases and deaths in Louth, with 34 people so far having lost their lives to the disease, new figures from the Central Statistics Office have revealed.The CSO have provided a breakdown of weekly cases and deaths per county in their ‘Covid-19 Deaths and Case

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Mullen’s closed due to minor fire in Roden Place shop

Mullen’s Take Away on Roden Place will be closed for the next few days after a minor fire in the shop last night.According to the chip shop’s Facebook page there was a “minor fire” in the laundry room. Fortunately no one was hurt.Mullen’s shop in Blackrock will continue to operate as normal during t

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No new Covid-19 cases in Louth for the third day running

There were no new cases of Covid-19 reported in Louth for the third day running in the latest figures released last night.As of midnight on Tuesday May 26th there remains 759 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the Wee County.There have now been a total 1,639 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As

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End of an era as Joe’s Greengates store closes its doors

It was the end of an era at the Greengates recently when Joe’s shop closed its doors.The local store has been run by Joe McLaughlin and his partner Tess for the past five years.They opted not to renew their lease but before closing on May 17th sent a special thank you to all staff and customers who

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One way footpath system set to come into operation in Dundalk next week

The roll out of the new one way footpath system in Dundalk is scheduled to commence next week.In an update this afternoon, Louth County Council outlined its plans for to work towards the re-opening of business in Dundalk.A statement from the council read: “The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered

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Radio documentary on ultra runner Brian Bell to be broadcast on Monday

‘Have Tyre, Will Travel: Brian Bell, Ultra Runner’, a new one-hour radio documentary from Little Road Productions Ltd, will broadcast at 12 noon this Monday 1st June on LMFM.Annagassan man Brian has experienced the world in a way that many of us could never even imagine. From the Amazon jungle to th

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Gardaí issue road safety appeal ahead of Bank Holiday weekend

An Garda Síochána and The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have renewed their appeal for road users to take extra care when using the roads, as provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of fatal crashes and a 9% increase in road deaths compared to last y

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Lots of sunshine in store for the Bank Holiday weekend

There will be lots of sunshine over the coming days as we head into the Bank Holiday weekend.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the coming days.Louth Weather said: “Dry with lots of sunshine. Warm in sheltered inland areas, but cooler near the coast where there’ll be a

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Coastguard and RNLI call to Blackrock was a false alarm

The incident at Blackrock yesterday in which both the Irish Coastguard Helicopter and Clogherhead RNLI attended turned out to be a false alarm.Shortly after 2.15pm they, along with members of An Garda Síochána, rushed to Blackrock amid reports of two men missing.The lifeboat, assisted by the helicop

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Park Café to re-open for take aways this weekend

The Park Café at Dundalk Retail Park will re-open for carvery and coffee take aways this weekend.They will open their doors at 11.30am on Friday and will remain open on Saturday and Sunday with strict measures in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.The restaurant said: “We w

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Road improvement works planned throughout the county

Louth County Council has given notice of its intention to close a number of roads across the county to public traffic for short durations between now and the end of the year to facilitate road improvement works.The closures will take place for short durations of not more than four days from 18th Jun

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Dundalk FC players test negative for Covid-19

The FAI have announced that all of the COVID-19 tests carried out on players and staff at four SSE Airtricity League clubs, including Dundalk FC, have returned negative results.The Lilywhites, along with Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and Bohemians were all tested on Monday as part of the FAI’s pathway

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Higgins and Mulholland added to Stephen Kenny’s Irish backroom team

Two men with local connections were last night appointed to Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny’s backroom team as he continues to prepare for his first game in charge, the UEFA Nations League visit to Bulgaria in September.Dundalk FC assistant manager Ruaidhrí Higgins (pictured above left) wi

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No new cases of Covid-19 in Louth for second day running

There were no new cases of Covid-19 reported in Louth for the second day running in the latest figures released last night.As of midnight on Monday May 25th there remains 759 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the Wee County.There have now been a total 1,631 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As

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New monument installed on Church Street

A new monument was installed on Church Street today.The swan-like structure is located on the recently constructed plaza opposite St Nicholas’ Church and is called ‘Heart Space’.It depicts two abstract swan figures, which, according to local artist and creator Breda Marron, “from a distance seem to

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Running of Dealgan House transferred back to service provider

Health Minister Simon Harris has confirmed the running of Dealgan House Nursing Home has been transferred back to the original service provider.The RCSI Hospital Group had been running the Toberona-based nursing home since April 17th after 22 Covid-19 deaths took place at the facility.They were due

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