LOCAL NEWS

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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Dundalk Brass Band seeking new drummer

Dundalk Brass Band have issued an appeal for a new drummer.If you can attend one or two rehearsals a week and interested in joining the band then contact them via their Facebook page here.Dundalk Brass Band has been on the go since 1976 and comprises between 25-30 members who perform a cross selecti

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Digiweb shortlisted for two National Consumer Awards

Digiweb are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for two awards at the Bonkers.ie National Consumer Awards 2019. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 7th February at the Mansion House in Dublin with Digiweb shortlisted for both the Best Customer Service and the Best Value Br

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Eight local community organisations to benefit from support funding

Eight local community organisations across Co Louth have been approved for support funding under the CSP Support Fund.The biggest beneficiaries are the Holy Family Parish Community Creche Company, who have received €19,800.Others to benefit include:Ait na nDaoine Cuideachta Faoi Theorainn Ráthaíocht

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Garda Shane McGinn passes away

The death has occurred of local Garda Shane McGinn following illness.A former Dundalk Gaels underage player, Shane passed away peacefully at his home in Knocknagoran in Omeath on Wednesday.The 23-year-old had been based at Mountjoy since 2015.Shane, who is also formerly of Castleblayney, Co Monaghan

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McGeough appalled at vacant home used for waste

Following several complaints from residents about a vacant house at Seaview, Ballygassan, Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse McGeough visited the area and was “appalled” at the sight that greeted him.Cllr McGeough said: “I first contacted the Council last November about this particular vacant home and aske

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Gardaí trying to reunite stolen jewellery with its owner

Local Gardaí are trying to reunite stolen jewellery with its rightful owner.They have been notified by their colleagues in the PSNI that the jewellery, pictured above, may have been stolen in Louth.Posting on their Facebook page, Garda Síochána Louth said: “Recognise this jewellery or glove it was h

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Public meeting on 2040 National Plan to take place in Dundalk on Monday

A public meeting will take place in Dundalk on Monday to discuss the 2040 National Plan.Organised by Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, the meeting will discuss the Regional Plan for the East and Midland Regional Authority which is open for consultation at present.Monday’s meeting, which takes place in th

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Brexit information seminar to take place in Dundalk next week

The Revenue Commissioners and Customs officers will host a Brexit Information Seminar in Dundalk next Tuesday January 22nd.The event takes place in the Carnbeg Hotel on the Armagh Road, running from 10am through to 1.40pm.The seminar will offer advice and information on your customs responsibilities

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Healthy Eating Made Simple seminar planned for The Gym

Micky Rogers and Ciarán Elmore of The Gym on the Avenue Road are hosting a ‘Healthy Eating Made Simple’ seminar next month.The event will take place on Sunday February 3rd in The Gym at 3.30pm.The cost of the seminar is €15 and you are advised to reserve your place by calling 042 932608 or by droppi

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New legislation blamed for postponement of Dune half-marathon

The organisers of the Dune half-marathon between Newry and Dundalk have blamed new leglislation for having to postpone next month’s annual event.The local race, which has been running since 2013, is the only race in the country that crosses the border.It was due to go ahead again this year on Februa

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O Fiaich student called up to Republic of Ireland Schools side

Dundalk FC underage star David Odumosu has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Schools select side for this Saturday’s match against Australia.The O Fiaich College student is goalkeeper for the Lilywhites’ U19 team. He joins Brandon Bermingham from St Mary’s Diocesan School in Drogheda as the

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Diaceutics to open new Asian base

Dundalk-based data analytics firm Diaceutics is launching a new regional hub in Asia.The company, who are based at Dundalk IT, is opening an Asia headquarters in Singapore as part of international growth plans.Diaceutics is the world’s leading provider of precision medicine data analytics, software

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Cooler weather conditions expected from today onwards

We all felt the chill in the air today and we can expect to experience more of it over the coming days.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest update this morning. While we might need to wrap up a little more, the good news is it is expected to be a dry weekend.Louth Weather said: “Colde

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Meehan’s Dundalk hosting 191 Hybrid Roadshow on Monday

Meehan’s Dundalk are hosting a 191 Hybrid Roadshow event this coming Monday.The event runs from 9.30am to 1pm at their garage on the Dublin Road.On the day you are invited along to experience the next generation of Toyota Hybrid cars, including the all-new Corolla range, RAV4 and Camry.All are welco

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HSE warns of mumps outbreak in local second level schools

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has circulated a letter to the parents and guardians of local second level schoolchildren notifying them about an outbreak of mumps.The letter, written by Specialist in Public Health Medicine Dr Peter Finnegan, explains what mumps are and advises that if their chil

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