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Renewed plans drawn up for three new houses in Jocelyn Street

Renewed plans have been drawn up for three new houses on Jocelyn Street.Kevin Cluskey has lodged a planning application with Louth County Council in recent days seeking permission for three residential units at 37 Jocelyn Street.Works will include alterations to windows opes to rear return ground an

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Go ahead given for change of use of Carlingford Presbyterian Church

The go ahead has been given by An Bord Pleanála to convert Carlingford Presbyterian Church in Carlingford from a church to a Chapel of Ease which would allow it to act as a wedding venue and community centre.Maureen Johnston was granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to chan

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Mr Nicks discusses the importance of sports with local students

Stay active as much as you can is the message Simon Nicks delivered to Dundalk students when quizzed about playing football and sports in the current climate recently.The Northern Irish U18s Head Coach and Newry FC U20s manager, is also a PE teacher and football coach in Dundalk school Coláiste Chú

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Bus transfers in place on Enterprise train services this Bank Holiday weekend

Bus transfers will be in place for those using the Dublin-Belfast Enterprise train service this Bank Holiday weekend.Due to engineering works on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October, Connolly station will be closed.As a result, Belfast Enterprise services will be substituted by bus transfers betwee

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Local barber Barry Kieran wins UK & Ireland Silver in Men’s Hair award

Barry Kieran from Signature Hair in Dundalk has been awarded one of the highest hairdressing accolades in the UK & Ireland, winning the UK & Ireland Silver in the Men’s Hair Category at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award UK & Ireland Final 2020 – one of the world’s most prestigious annual hai

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Unsettled week of weather in store

An unsettled week of weather lies ahead.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.Louth Weather’s summary for Thursday to Sunday is as follows…Temperatures – Below averageRainfall – AverageWindspeed – Above averageSunshine totals – AverageSunrise – 8.15am (7.

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Teenager killed in road accident at Ballymac named as Barry Griffin Jnr

The teenager killed in a road traffic accident at Ballymascanlon on Tuesday night has been named as 17-year-old Barry Griffin Junior.From Castle Heights in Dundalk, Barry was a passenger one of the two cars involved in the collision on the Dundalk/Greenore Road at around 8.40pm on Tuesday.The driver

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56 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co Louth

There were 56 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Louth in the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team, released last night.This brings to 1,442 the total number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the county as of midnight on Tuesday October 20th.The 56 new daily cases fol

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Golf courses to close under Level 5 restrictions

Golf courses will be closed under Level 5 restrictions that come into effect at midnight. Earlier this year courses were exempt during the first lockdown, but after dialogue with Sport Ireland, the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) have confirmed that the clubs will b

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Dundalk IT to co-host virtual DojoMór event this Saturday

This year, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) will co-host DojoMór virtually, the national annual major coding event for school children between the ages of 7 and 17 this Saturday.The online event will feature a variety of coding workshops taking place throughout the day. Young people are invite

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New local kids wear store Eden’s Closet launches online

A new local kids wear store has launched online.Dundalk-based Eden’s Closet sells a wide range of boys and girls clothing with sizes ranging from new born to 3 years old.Run by local couple Shannon Hynes and Oisín Dunne, you can check out all that Eden’s Closet has to offer now at www.edensclosetkid

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Urban Life secure permission for 114 new homes on Mount Avenue

Local developers Urban Life have secured planning permission for 114 new homes on Mount Avenue.The permission was secured across two applications for adjoining sites at Farndreg, Mount Avenue/Headford and is in addition to a development already secured for 80 new homes by Urban Life in an adjoining

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O’Dowd welcomes new An Post initiative allowing free post to care homes

Local TD Fergus O’Dowd has welcomed the new An Post initiative that will enable free post to care homes for loved ones and their families as the country continues to manage its way through Covid 19 restrictions. O’Dowd said: “The announcement by An Post will see free delivery of mail to and from res

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69 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Co Louth

There were 69 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Louth in the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team, released last night.This brings to 1,386 the total number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the county as of midnight on Monday October 19th.The 69 new daily cases foll

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Gardaí investigating hit and run which claims life of teen at Ballymascanlon

Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating a fatal hit and run, road traffic collision that occurred in the townland of Ballymascanlon, Dundalk, Co Louth last night Tuesday 20th October, 2020 at approximately 9pm.A two car collision occurred and the passenger of one of the cars was fatally injured. The bod

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30 new houses and apartments given the go ahead at Coulter Place

Thirty new houses and apartments have been given the go ahead for Coulter Place on the Armagh Road.BWH Developments Limited have been granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council for a three storey block of apartments comprising of 12 one bed units and 6 two bed units at Harbour V

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Latest daily cases of Covid-19 in Louth the second lowest nationally

There were five new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Louth in the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team, released last night.This brings to 1,317 the total number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the county as of midnight on Sunday October 18th.The five new daily cases

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Creative Interventions Project runs successful programme in Coláiste Rís

LMETB’s Creative Interventions Project ran a very successful three week programme in partnership with Music Generation Louth in Colaiste Ris for the school’s TY students.Over 70 students learnt a variety of music skills and also interacted with music from different cultures as a means of breaking do

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Ó Murchú says British Brexit brinkmanship is ‘pushing it to nth degree’

If the current brinkmanship by the British Government is a negotiating gambit ahead of finishing the exit talks, then Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and David Frost are ‘pushing it to the nth degree’, according to local TD Ruairí Ó Murchú.The Sinn Féin deputy was reacting to the latest Brexit news and

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Ireland prepares to move to Level 5 from midnight Wednesday to December 1st

Ireland will move to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions for six weeks from midnight on Wednesday until December 1st, Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced last night.Mr Martin said the Government cannot fight the virus alone. He said: “I am asking everyone to take this threat seriously.”He said it is the co

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Early Murray and Flores strikes see Dundalk FC strengthen grip on third

Dundalk FC strengthened their position in third place in the SSE Airtricity League table with a 2-1 win against Derry City at the Brandywell Stadium last night.The result sees Filippo Giovagnoli’s side move four points clear of fourth place Waterford FC with a game in hand to spare over the side the

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Six new apartments planned for Beacon Court

Plans have been drawn up for six new apartments at Beacon Court on the Coes Road.Quayside Connected Properties Ltd have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council seeking permission for a development that will consist of six residential units in a three storey block.The units will cons

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