LOCAL NEWS

Another take away planned for Park Street

Another take away is being proposed for Park Street.Hardev Sirpal has submitted a planning application to Louth County Council seeking permission to change the use of the existing shop at 35 Park Street to a hot food carry-out facility.35 Park Street currently trades as Abdul Grocery & Halal Shop wh

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Fianna Fáil select North Louth team for Local Elections 2019

Fianna Fail held their North Louth convention ahead of next year’s Local Elections last night as they lined up their team for next year’s polls.Sitting Councillor Conor Keelan was selected to run for the party in the Dundalk/Carlingford area while his colleagues Cllr Emma Coffey and Liam Reilly were

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Dundalk Dog Rescue planning series of changes to new centre at Dromiskin

Dundalk Dog Rescue are planning a series of changes to their new Dog Rescue Centre at Whiterath in Dromiskin.In January the voluntary group were granted conditional planning permission for the new facility, the fundraising for which is underway.Now Dundalk Dog Rescue are proposing to reduce the over

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Average rents in Louth up €74 year-on-year

Average rents for new tenancies in Louth reached €960 last month, an increase of €74 year-on-year, the latest figures from the Residential Tenancies Board have revealed.The RTB Rent Index, which is compiled in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), is the authoritative g

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BoyleSports to buy UK bookmakers in 2019

Local company BoyleSports is close to acquiring an unnamed UK bookmakers chain and is likely to finalise the deal in the first quarter of 2019.According to a report in The Irish Examiner, the Finnabair Business Park-based betting firm is in talks with a number of independent British bookie chains, a

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Coláiste Lú’s own Lady Gaga wows judges at Scléip

Coláiste Lú was well-represented at Scléip 2019 with six acts from the local gaelcholáiste taking to the stage across two days of regional heats for Gael Linn’s prestigious contemporary Irish language music competition.The Coláiste Lú music club already boasts numerous national titles since the scho

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Second Dundalk Buskathon for Simon takes place on Earl Street this Sunday

The second annual buskathon in aid of the Dundalk Simon Community will take place in Earl Street this Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm.The inaugural event took place last year when local independent musicians came together to busk to raise money for the Simon Community.There will be acoustic busking sets

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Carols by Candlelight at Dundalk Green Church tonight

Dundalk Green Church will present a Carols by Candlelight service this evening.The event will feature Dundalk Brass Band and gets underway at 7pm.All are welcome to attend what is always a major festive event in Dundalk.

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Plans for nine new houses in Blackrock rejected

Plans for nine new houses in Blackrock have been rejected by Louth County Council.Last October local businessman Colin Fee submitted a planning application to the local authority seeking outline permission for the nine new houses at South End.The application was for nine new dwelling houses and all

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Four from Dundalk FC nominated for Personality of the Year award

Dundalk FC have dominated the nominations for the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Personality of the Year award.Four members of the double winning side have been put forwarded for the coveted award, which is presented each January.Among those in contention is Stephen Kenny, who stepped down as manager last mont

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Rotary Club’s Remembrance Tree returns to Earl Street today

The Rotary Club’s Remembrance Tree will return to Earl Street today.As in previous years the tree will be in the town centre from today until Christmas Eve on Monday December 24th.The tree will be lit until Christmas Eve and once again people are encouraged to create a personal ribbon to remember th

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Revised plans submitted for 166 new homes on Old Golf Links Road in Blackrock

Revised plans have been drawn up for a new housing development on the Old Golf Links Road and Tuite’s Lane in Blackrock.Last June McCaughey Homes Ltd submitted an application to An Bord Pleanála to build 159 new homes beside the existing Cois Farraige development. However the board failed to reach a

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Generally dry week in store after wet start to the day

The heavy overnight rain will clear away later this morning with a largely dry week in store leading into the final weekend before Christmas.That’s the view of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the week ahead.The latest forecast reads as follows: “BACKGROUND: Yet another week of Atlantic so

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Sinn Féin councillors hope for resolution over St Patrick’s Day parade

Dundalk Sinn Féin councillors have welcomed the news this morning that the chief executive of Louth County Council is to meet shortly with Dundalk Chamber of Commerce about the future of the town’s St Patrick’s Day parade.It emerged last month that there might be no parade in the town next March aft

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Transfer of Forrester’s Hall to Dundalk Credit Union welcomed

The CEO of Dundalk Credit Union Mr Billy Doyle has welcomed the decision of Louth County Council at its meeting today, 17th December 2018, to transfer Forrester’s Hall to Dundalk Credit Union on a long term lease.“On behalf of the growing membership of Dundalk Credit Union I want to say a huge thank

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New take a coat, leave a coat initiative launched in Dundalk

Three local men have teamed up with the new Dundalk Soup Kitchen premises in Bridge Street to launch a ‘Take a coat, leave a coat’ initiative.The new idea by Adam Coburn, Niall McEvoy and Adam Coburn encourages those who wish to help those in need this winter to leave a coat on a designated rail of

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Ross Treacy re-signs with Dundalk FC

Dundalk FC are have announced that goalkeeper Ross Treacy has re-signed with the club for 2019.The former Swansea City trainee failed to make a first team appearance last season having acted as back-up to Gary Rogers and Gabriel Sava, who has since departed to sign for Bray Wanderers.Speaking to dun

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Dundalk FC retro jersey sells out

As expected the Dundalk FC 1988 retro jersey sold out after going on limited sale once again from the club shop in the Long Walk Shopping Centre this morning.More than 300 are understood to have queued to purchase the limited edition strip, complete with Harp Lager as sponsor.Those who queued and fa

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Petition launched to return Dundalk father to Ireland following deportation

The partner of a Dundalk man who was deported suddenly on Friday has started a petition to allow him to return to Ireland.Mark Morris (43), from South Africa, is the father of six young children who were all born in the Republic.Amanda CroweHis partner Amanda Crowe said she and her children were “di

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Council members triumph at Dundalk Golf Club

Four members of Council came together on Sunday to win the Four Man 14 Hole Scramble with Vice Captain Pat Davis teaming up with Dessie Ward, Trevor Giff and Gerry McDermott for a bogey free round that included eight birdies.Twenty teams teed it up for the shotgun start at 9am on a course that was i

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Fairytale of Dundalk concert takes place this Friday

Top Irish act Bagatelle, whose frontman is Dundalk native Liam Reilly, will headline this year’s Fairytale of Dundalk concert in aid of the North Louth Hospice.The annual pre-Christmas fundraiser will take place this Friday December 21st at An Táin Arts Centre at the Town Hall.The group, who have ha

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