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Renewed call to support local businesses this Christmas

“Small businesses are the beating hearts of our towns and villages and now, more than ever, it’s important to support them,” explained Dolores Minogue, Cathoirleach of Louth County Council. In the run in to Christmas, Louth County Council are enhancing supports to make Louth’s towns and villages an

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17 further Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co Louth

The number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Louth increased by a further 17 in the latest figures published by the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.This brings to 2,184 the total number of cases in the county as of midnight on Wednesday November 25th.There have now been 260 new cases i

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Louth Looking Good Awards to take place virtually on December 10th

The much awaited 2020 Louth Looking Good Awards will take place on 10th December, but this year’s ceremony will be taking place online due to the current public health guidelines. 2020 also sees the introduction of Connect Credit Union as the new Main Sponsor of the Awards.2020 is certainly a year l

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Gardaí investigating suspicious bike thefts

Gardaí are investigating the theft of two bikes in Dundalk last week.On both occasions broken bicycles were left in place of the stolen ones with Gardaí exploring the possibility that the two incidents may be linked.The first incident occurred at Greenfield Court on Tom Bellew Avenue on Saturday whe

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Dundalk Library to host ‘A Dog’s Life’ workshop on Tuesday

Dundalk Library will host a virtual workshop in association with Dogs Trust next Tuesday afternoon December 1st.The event, titled ‘A Dog’s Life’ will get underway at 3.30pm.Find out how to be a responsible dog owner and be safe around dogs. The workshop tells the story of McGyver an abandoned dog th

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Omeath claims runners-up spot at Pride of Place Awards

Local Senator Erin McGreehan has congratulated Omeath after the seaside village was named as runners-up in the coastal communities category in the 2020 Pride of Place Awards.Omeath was nominated to represent Louth in the 2020 Co-Operation Ireland Pride of Place awards ceremony, which was live-stream

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Lots of dry and calm weather over the coming days

There will be lots of dry and calm weather over the coming days.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.Louth Weather’s summary from today until Sunday reads as follows:Temperatures – Below averageRainfall – Well below averageWindspeed – Hardly any wind at

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SOSAD seek volunteers for new messaging support service

SOSAD are on the look out for volunteers for their Messaging Support Service.The suicide prevention group are looking for help to run their new 24 hour messaging support service.Your role will be to listen to the service user, provide support, car and where needed offer practical advice on services

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Government may issue advice not to travel North of the border

The Government may recommend for people not to travel north of the border due to the high incidence rate of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.The prospect was raised by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at a parliamentary party meeting last night in which he said the Government would consider issuing advice not to t

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20 further Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co Louth

The number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Louth increased by a further 20 in the latest figures published by the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.This brings to 2,167 the total number of cases in the county as of midnight on Tuesday November 24th.There have now been 269 new cases in

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€75,500 in funding secured for local LGBT+ group Outcomers

€75,500 in funding has been secured for Louth LGBT+ support group Outcomers.The funding comes as part of the €700,000 2020 LGBTI+ Communities Integration Fund. 29 projects in total have been funded nationwide.News of the funding has been welcomed by local Senator Erin McGreehan, who said: “This fund

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Local hospital consultant urges drivers to slow down and take care

A Consultant in Emergency Medicine based in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, has urged motorists to slow down when driving and to take care at all times, to help reduce the number of admissions to hospital at a time when they are experiencing extra pressures due to the levels of Covid-19 in t

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Dundalk Famine Road set to be cleared this weekend

The Dundalk Famine road will be getting cleared this Saturday morning.The Dundalk Famine Graveyard Association have been planning on ways of getting the lane cleared since it hasn’t been done in two years and has become impassable in places along the lane.Dundalk Famine Graveyard Association would l

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Biden wants Irish border to remain open post-Brexit

US President-elect Joe Biden has stressed the importance of maintaining an open border on the island of Ireland, post-Brexit.Speaking to RTÉ News in Wilmington, Delaware, Mr Biden said: “We do not want a guarded border. We want to make sure – we’ve worked too hard to get Ireland worked out.“I’ve tal

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Dundalk FC’s Jordan Flores nominated for prestigious FIFA Puskas Award

Dundalk FC midfielder Jordan Flores has been nominated for the prestigious Puskas Award, the honour given to the what FIFA deem to be “the most beautiful” goal of the calendar year.Flores rifled home a sensational volley from a corner in the Lilywhites’ 3-2 defeat to Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stad

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12 further cases of covid-19 confirmed in Co Louth

The number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Louth increased by a further 12 in the latest figures published by the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.This brings to 2,147 the total number of cases in the county as of midnight on Monday November 23rd.There have now been 273 new cases in t

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28 public charging points for electric vehicles currently in Louth

There are currently 28 public charging points for electric vehicles in Co Louth.The information was provided as part of a parliamentary question by Minister Eamon Ryan.He revealed there are 782 charge points across the country. This is made up of 690 standard charge points (up to 22kW), 88 fast char

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Plans drawn up for extension at the Greengates

Plans have been drawn up for an extension to the premises at the Greengates to include apartments and four new retail units.Brendan Sharkey is seeking planning permission from Louth County Council for the change of use of an existing storey and a half dwelling to restaurant/retail use with ancillary

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Key witness in Aaron Brady murder trial jailed for contempt of court

A key witness who didn’t show up to give evidence in the Aaron Brady murder trial has been jailed for contempt of court.Colin Hoey, of Cregganduff, Co Armagh, claimed he was intimidated into not taking the stand and genuinely felt he had no other option.Last August, Aaron Brady, a 29-year-old man fr

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