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130 tonnes of waste cleaned up in Muirhevnamor

An estimated 130 tonnes of detritus from ‘years of neglect’ was removed from alleyways and open spaces in Muirhevnamor over the last few weeks as part of a major effort to clean up the area.The effort, which was supported by Louth County Council, Ecological Waste and private contractors, working wit

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Dundalk Golf Club’s run in Jimmy Bruen Shield comes to an end

Dundalk Golf Club’s run in the Jimmy Bruen Shield came to an end on Saturday when the team lost by 3.5 to 1.5 against Corrstown. With three matches at home, hopes were high that the team could progress to the semi-finals but it wasn’t to be.Teenagers Ciaran Johnston and Chris Clarke once again got a

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Cold week ahead on the local weather front

It’s set to be a cold week ahead but there will be little rainfall apart from Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the week ahead.Louth Weather’s summary read:Colder than average, especially Thursday to SaturdayApart from Tuesday night

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Mortgage payment break for local authority home loans extended by three months

The mortgage payment break already in place for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended for those continuing to face difficulties due to the Covid-19 emergency.News of the break’s extension has been welcomed by local TD Fergus O’Dowd.He said: “Local authority home loan borrowers could a

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Louth one of four counties which could face additional lockdown measures

Louth is one of four counties under consideration for additional lockdown measures according to the Minister for Health.Stephen Donnelly, speaking to RTÉ on Sunday said that although Cork, Wicklow, Galway and Louth have cases steadily rising, he does not foresee any announcement being made before Th

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Understrength Dundalk’s unbeaten home run ended by ruthless Rovers

Dundalk’s unbeaten run at home came crashing to an end as an understrength side suffered a 4-0 defeat against Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park on Sunday evening.The Lilywhites hadn’t lost a league game on home soil since a 2-1 defeat against Stephen Bradley’s men in August 2018.However with one eye on

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Covid-19 cases in Louth passes the 1,000 mark

The number of Covid-19 cases in Louth has passed the 1,000 mark in recent days.There were four further cases reported as of midnight on Wednesday September 23rd and eight more as of midnight on Thursday September 24th.This has left the number of cases in the county at 1,009.There have now been 179 n

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Dundalk artist’s Nigel Cox Gormley’s exhibition fuelled by Covid isolation

A new exhibition by London-based Dundalk artist Nigel Cox, which was fuelled by the isolation and loneliness he experienced during Covid-19, will run in Gormley’s Fine Art in Belfast from October 3-17.The Lost: A Series of Artworks – Coloured Through the Prism of the Pandemic, came from a place of “

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Louth Festival of History gets underway this Saturday

Louth Library Service has launched their 2020 Festival of History which will run from this Saturday September 26th until October 26th.Due to the current restrictions due to COVID-19, this year’s’ Festival has moved to an online platform.Bringing together historians from across the country, the talks

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McGreehan raises concerns about haulage issues post-Brexit

Local Senator Erin McGreehan has called for action to minimise disruption to Irish haulage post-Brexit.The issue arose after the UK government warned of possible queues of 7,000 lorries in the port of Dover and two-day delays to cross into continental Europe post-Brexit.The Fianna Fáil Senator said:

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Health officials concerned about Covid-19 travelling across the border

Ireland’s acting chief medical officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, will meet his counterpart in Northern Ireland today to discuss drawing up a coordinated approach to reduce travel between north and south of the border.It comes as Donegal entered Level Three restrictions under the Government’s Living with Covi

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Dundalk FC to admit 100 fans to Oriel Park for Shamrock Rovers game on Sunday

Dundalk Football Club have confirmed hat 100 supporters will be permitted to attend Sunday evening’s SSE Airtricity League game with Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park.The club say the initiative is in line with current Government regulations and is completely dependent on Co Louth (Level Two) not being

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Plans drawn up for extension to St Oliver Plunkett NS in Blackrock

Plans have been drawn up for an extension to St Oliver Plunkett National School in Blackrock which would provide three new classrooms.The Sandy Lane school’s board has lodged a planning application with Louth County Council for a standalone, single storey extension with mono-pitched roof to comprise

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Dundalk’s first dual diagnosis and drop in service planned by Turas

Dundalk-based addiction support service Turas hopes to set up the town’s first dual diagnosis service and a drop in service according to a Strategic Plan, launched this morning in the Fairways Hotel by Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strateg

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14 day incidence rate of Covid-19 in Louth now the third highest nationally

Louth now has the third highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country, the latest figures from the HPSC have revealed.The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 of population in the county now stands at 106.3.Only Dublin (140.3) and Donegal (122.5) have higher fathers.The national rate is now 73.9.Ea

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Rain today set to clear with a good weekend of weather forecast

It might be raining at present but the good news is that conditions are set to improve with a good weekend in store weather-wise.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.Louth Weather’s summary read:Colder than averageApart from today, no rain Friday through

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Rob Kearney bids an emotional farewell to Leinster Rugby

Rob Kearney has confirmed his departure from Leinster in the wake of the province’s Champions Cup defeat to Saracens last weekend.The Willville man won 219 caps for the province over the course of 15 years during which time he won four Champions Cups, one Challenge Cup and six Pro 12/14 titles.Kearn

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Alltech win two awards for Aldi products at 2020 Great Taste Awards

One of Aldi’s locally-based suppliers has been recognised at the prestigious international 2020 Great Taste Awards.Alltech Beverages of Dundalk won One Gold Star for Aldi’s Brown Bear IPL and One Gold Star for Aldi’s Roadworks West Coast IPA.Aldi Ireland picked up 52 titles in total at the 2020 Grea

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Another 12 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Co Louth

A further 12 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Co Louth.This brings to 997 the number of confirmed cases in the county as of midnight on Tuesday September 22nd.There have now been 167 new cases in Louth since the start of September compared to 36 for the whole of August.Concerns remain over t

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O’Connor heads for Scotland to join Ross County

Dundalk man Michael O’Connor signed for Scottish Premiership side Ross County from Waterford FC.The 22 year old was in his second spell with the Premier Division side and had shown good form this season, bagging four goals in all competitions.He has long been linked with a move to Scotland, followin

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Cluskey’s Bar and Restaurant available to lease

Cluskey’s Bar and Restaurant in Little Ash in Knockbridge has been placed up for rent.The landmark roadside premises on the main Dundalk to Carrickmacross Road is available for an undisclosed sum by local estate agents Sherry FitzGerald Carroll.The bar and restaurant had been run by Vincent Byrne an

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