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Dundalk FC goalkeeper Morris named in Republic of Ireland U15 squad

Dundalk FC underage goalkeeper Lee Morris has been named in the Republic of Ireland U15 squad for an upcoming International Tournament in Spain.Morris is one of two goalkeepers in head coach Jason Donohue’s 20-man squad for the games against Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary at the Pinatar Arena. T

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Motorists advised to be wary of hedgehogs on local roads

Dundalk Tidy Towns have issued an appeal to motorists to watch out for hedgehogs on local roads at present.The warning came after a hedgehog’s remains was discovered on the Avenue Road in Dundalk earlier today having been struck by a vehicle.The Tidy Towns’ group said: “Please take care driving hedg

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Local ambulance workers join their colleagues on the picket line in Dundalk

Patients requiring ambulance services today face potential disruption as 500 ambulance personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association stage a ten-hour strike.Local ambulance personnel are amongst those who have taken to the picket line today. Above is a picture captured by Tony Murphy of

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Trashion Fashion returns to the Carrickdale this Wednesday

Louth Tidy Towns Together and Louth County Council are hosting their annual Trashion Fashion event on Wednesday night in The Carrickdale Hotel.Now in its seventh year, this annual event showcases couture outfits made from materials destined for the bin.All proceeds raised on the night go back into t

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Inland Fisheries launch recruitment campaign in Louth

Insland Fisheries Ireland has launched a recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers in Louth and across the country. The seasonal positions offer an opportunity to protect and develop Ireland’s rivers, lakes and waterways during the summer months.The roles are available on a six month basi

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Gardaí investigating break-in to business premises in Blackrock

Gardaí are investigating a break-in to a business premises in Blackrock in which a substantial amount of cash was taken.The incident occurred at around 5am on Monday morning at Blackrock Leisure amusements on Main Street.Entry was gained through the roof after a ladder was used to gain access to the

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Exhibition commemorating the 1918 Centenary opens today

The 1918 Centenary exhibition ‘It is resolved that …’ will be on display to the public in the Louth County Council offices, County Hall, Dundalk from today Tuesday January 22nd to Thursday January 31st.It will then travel to venues throughout County Louth such as local libraries or public buildings.

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Homes in Blackrock the most in-demand in Co Louth

Homes in Blackrock are the most in-demand in Co Louth.That’s according to The Irish Independent’s House Price Survey which was published at the weekend.According to the paper, the average price of a home in the Wee County now stands at €250,000, up 8% on this time last year.Further growth of 5% is a

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Dundalk Musical Society to commence ‘Showtime’ rehearsals on Monday

Dundalk Musical Society will begin rehearsals for their annual cabaret show ‘Showtime’ next Monday January 28th.Rehearsals will take place at 7.30pm in St Nicholas’ Hall in Philip Street, Dundalk.New members aged 16 years are over are always welcome with rehearsals taking place on Monday and Wednesd

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Creative Spark launch print competition

Creative Spark has just launched a new Print competition for Dundalk and surrounding areas.The ‘Inspired by the Greats’ competition is open to those aged between 10 and 18 with application forms available by emailing hello@creativespark.ieCreative Spar Print Studio co-ordinator Grainne Murphy explai

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Major Brexit demonstration to take place at Carrickcarnon on Saturday

Border Communities Against Brexit will hold a major demonstration this coming Saturday at Carrickcarnon to highlight what lies ahead in the event of a hard Brexit.The group claim those at the coalface of Brexit along the border are being forgotten as the UK plots its March 29th exit from the Europea

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Frosty nights in store this week

Expect plenty of frosty nights this week.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the week ahead.Some snow is likely in the mountains as early as today but it is unlikely to fall at lower levels.The forecast for the next week is as follows:“BACKGROUND: A slow moving area of h

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Fire Service deal with car fire close to border overnight

Dundalk Fire Service were called to deal with a car fire close to the border last night.A car was set alight on the Faughart to Jonesborough Road, between the Dublin to Belfast Railway line and the border around 9.40pm.The car was destroyed in the blaze.

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Perth confirmed as participant on FAI’s UEFA Pro Licence course

Dundalk FC head coach Vinny Perth has been confirmed as a participant on the FAI’s UEFA Pro Licence course for 2019/20.Perth is one of 19 who will participate on the course, which is a requirement to manage in the League of Ireland.Amongst the group are former Republic of Ireland internationals Robb

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Super Blood Wolf Moon captured by local photographer

The spectacular Super Blood Wolf Moon astronomical event appeared over Ireland last night and local photographer Patrick Murtagh was on hand to catch the stunning image above before the clouds rolled in.The total eclipse was visible when the moon was in the earth’s shadow in the early hours of this

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Kerbing and drainage works to take place in Blackrock this week

Work will begin this week on installing kerbing and associated drainage works along the roadside grass verges in Blackrock.According to the Blackrock Tidy Towns’ group the work will take place at The Loakers (from the “Fáilte Blackrock” feature to the first bend beyond) and at Coast Road (from Rock

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M1 closed on outskirts of Dundalk due to overturned car

The M1 motorway is closed soundbound at J16 Dundalk following a road traffic accident which occurred around 8am this morning.There’s a car overturned and emergency services are dealing with it.Motorists are being diverted off the motorway as a result.

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23 new houses planned for Dromiskin

23 new houses are planned for Seabrook on the Commons Road in Dromiskin.Adonis Enterprises Limited have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council seeking the go ahead for 20 two storey semi-detached three bed houses and three single storey three bed houses.Each of the properties would

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Registration now open for Fitzer’s 5k Run

Online registration is now open for this year’s Fitzer’s 5k Run which is scheduled to take place on Saturday February 23rd.Organised by local TD Peter Fitzpatrick, this is the eighth year of the event which just like recent years is being run in aid of the Maria Goretti Children’s Respite Centre in

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