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Entries being sought for Genesis Got Talent

After almost four weeks of being stuck at home and with a long weekend on the horizon, you might be pulling your hair out by now over how to entertain your kids.Genesis Got Talent could be the answer.The Genesis Programme team, who regularly deliver programmes such as the Area Based Childhood (ABC)

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McGreehan says Government should relax the rules on Taxsaver Commuter Scheme

Local Councillor Erin McGreehan has called on the Government to relax the rules surrounding the Taxsaver Commuter Scheme during the on-going COVID-19 crisis.The Fianna Fáil councillor said it is unfair that local commuters who regularly use services such as the Matthews bus or Irish Rail should be p

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Gardaí given new powers to restrict people’s movements this Easter weekend

Gardaí have been given new powers to restrict people’s movements and gatherings for the next four days under emergency health legislation brought in last month.Health Minister Simon Harris last night signed the regulations which will enable Gardaí to enforce the new law. They will be able to instruc

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Number of Coronavirus cases in Louth jumps by 20 in latest figures

Louth now has 85 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.The figures are correct as of midnight on Sunday April 5th and is an increase of 20 on the 65 cases reported 24 hours earlier.There have now been 210 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81. The mean age of deat

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Gardaí investigating break-in to house in Carlingford

Gardaí are investigating a break-in to a home in Carlingford last Thursday afternoon April 2nd.The incident occurred in the Willville area at around 2pm when a property was broken into and ransacked.An English-registered black Vauxhall Vectra with four men on board was witnessed acting suspiciously

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Ten new apartments planned for Quay Street

Plans have been submitted for the construction of 10 new apartments on Quay Street.PJ and EJ Doherty Ltd, best known locally for developing the Earlsfort estate in Blackrock, have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council today for the proposed new homes.They will be located at 37 Qua

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McGahon encourages seniors to ensure their personal alarm is activated

Local Senator John McGahon is encouraging the 1,222 participants in the Seniors Alert Scheme locally to ensure their personal alarm is activated, following the announcement of a new befriending phone-call initiative by the Government.Senator John McGahon said: “As part of the measures to support old

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Teen arrested after threatening woman at knifepoint in Castlebellingham

A man in his late teens was arrested after allegedly threatening a woman in her 50s at knifepoint in Castlebellingham yesterdayThe incident occurred at around 6pm yesterday when the woman was approached by the man before being pushed to the ground and threatened.According to LMFM news, she managed t

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Dealgan House launch recruitment drive for additional staff

Dealgan House have begun recruiting for additional staff to help them through the current Covid-19 pandemic.In a post on their Facebook page, the Toberona facility said: “Due to increases in demand we are looking for the following temporary staff to help us over this period.Care AssistantsNursesKitc

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Dundalk FC raise more than double their target for our ‘Frontline Heroes’

Dundalk FC’s fundraiser in aid of our ‘Frontline Heroes’ has raised a total €3,055.This is more than double the initial target of €1,500.In total 149 people contributed to the club’s fundraiser on GoFundMe with Frank Ryan selected as the lucky winner of John Mountney’s 2016 Europa League jersey.Dund

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Gardaí set to ramp up number of Covid-19 checkpoints in Dundalk

Gardaí are set to ramp up the number of Covid-19 checkpoints in Dundalk.Superintendent Gerry Curley told LMFM News this morning that he was concerned about the number of people walking in the town centre and the amount of traffic around despite the social distancing restrictions in place.A checkpoin

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Cash and drugs discovered following search of land in Dundalk

A large quantity of cash and drugs was discovered in Dundalk yesterday.Members of the Dundalk Divisional Drugs unit carried out a search of land in the town yesterday and discovered a sum of cash and €6,500 worth of cocaine and cannabis (pending analysis).Investigations are ongoing.

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Now 65 Coronavirus cases reported in Louth

Louth now has 65 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.The figures are correct as of midnight on Saturday April 4th and is an increase of one on the 64 cases reported 24 hours earlier.There have now been 174 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81.The Health Protect

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Dundalk Bay Brewery make hand sanitiser for local market

Dundalk Bay Brewery and Distillery have been busy making hand sanitisers for the last week or so for the local market.The company behind both Brewmaster Beer and Ravenrock Gin have turned their hand to creating hand sanitiser, similarly to the Great Northern Brewing Company.They said: “At a time lik

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24 new homes planned for Townspark on the Castletown Road

Plans have been drawn up for 24 new homes at Townspark on the Castletown Road.Emily Lennon has submitted a planning application to build the 24 three bed two storey terraced houses.They would be in blocks one to six.She is also seeking the go ahead for a new internal access road, landscaping, servic

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Armagh men remanded in custody in connection with theft of ATMs in Dundalk

Two men from Co Armagh were remanded in custody after appearing at Craigavon Magistrates Court via video link this morning charged in connection with the theft of two ATMs in Dundalk in the early hours of Saturday morning.Fearghal Nolan, 24, and Michael Muckian, 29, both from Silverbridge in south A

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People urged to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines

People have been urged to continue to comply with social distancing guidelines designed aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19.From midnight on March 27th until April 12th everybody must stay at home except in specific circumstances. In particular, people aged over 70 and people who are extremel

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Temperatures to hit the teens this week

The weather forecast is good for the coming week with temperatures set to climb into the teens every day.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the week ahead.Louth Weather said: “SUMMARY – Not too bad. Dry most days. Some decent sunshine Monday and Tuesday. Milder with tem

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Re-live ‘Songs for Our Local Heroes’ tribute music show

Many thanks to the thousands of viewers you tuned in to Talk of the Town’s ‘Songs for Our Local Heroes’ event on Facebook last night.For those who missed the 26 minute show, you can still check it out below…The musical event was organised by Talk of the Town to show our local and support for our loc

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New website launched dedicated to memories of Macardle Moore brewery

A new website dedicated to the memory of the former Macardle Moore and Co Brewery in Dundalk launched at the weekend.Founded by Jason McGee of local company Jascom, the website features many memories from the brewery’s humble beginnings from being established by Edward H Macardle and Andrew T Moore

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