News and Events Dundalk

Goodman family quadrupled their wealth last year

Local beef baron Larry Goodman and his family quadrupled their wealth last year to become the fourth richest people in Ireland.That’s according to the Sunday Times Irish Rich List, published yesterday.Castlebellingham-based Goodman, who also invests in commercial property and healthcare, now shares

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Fly Youth through to Ireland’s Got Talent semi-finals

Fly Youth, the dance crew featuring three local teenagers, have made it through to the live semi-finals of Ireland’s Got Talent.Fly Youth are a 23 strong team of dancers who are based in Glasnevin Dublin. Part of the group are Caitlin Rooney from Knockbridge, Lonan Murphy from the Carrick Road (both

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Gardaí investigating early morning break-in to Blue Anchor pub

Gardaí are investigating a break-in to the Blue Anchor pub in Bellurgan Point in the early hours of this morning.At around 5.50am a BMW pulled up outside the pub with four masked men getting out of it. After failing to gain access to the premises via the front door they eventually got in via a side

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Possible disruption to water supply in Bay Estate and Coes Road on Wednesday

Residents and businesses in the Bay Estate and Coes Road area of Dundalk may suffer disruption to their water supply this Wednesday morning.This is as a result of new connection works set to be carried out by Irish Water contractors.The works are scheduled to take place between 9am and 2pm on Wednes

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Man rescued from Cooley Mountains expected to make a full recovery

A paraglider who got into difficulty in the Cooley Mountains at the weekend is expected to make a full recovery.Irish Coastguard helicopter Rescue 116 was called to Slieve Foye to rescue the 34-year-old man. They were called to the scene at 12.31pm along with coast guard units from Greenore and Drog

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Increase in public order offences in Dundalk in the last year

The number of public order offences recorded in Dundalk last year jumped by more than 27% compared to the year before.Figures from the CSO’s Recorded Crime Offences (under reservation) have revealed that there were 554 public order and other social code offences recorded in Dundalk Garda Station in

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Dundalk woman detained in Syria says she wants to come home

The Dundalk woman suspected of being associated with the Islamic State in Syria has said she wants to come home.Lisa Smith left Ireland for Syria in 2015 after stepping down from the Air Corps.The 37-year-old was detained earlier this month on suspicion of association with Isis. She told CNN at a Sy

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LSCPA AGM coming up next month

The Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) will hold their AGM in the Tesco Extra Community Room Dundalk on Wednesday 17th April.The meeting will begin at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm.All are welcome to attend.

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Mark Browne comes out on top at Dundalk Golf Club

While Michael Browne has clearly been the form player in the 2019 Winter Series, sponsored by Tiernan’s Centra Blackrock, it was his son Mark who came out on top in Sunday’s Singles Stableford competition.The 12 handicapper shot 41pts and edged out club president Dessie Ward on countback thanks to a

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Dundalk FC’s home game against Shamrock Rovers to be shown live on eirSport

eirSport have confirmed that they will be showing live coverage of Dundalk FC’s home match against Shamrock Rovers from Oriel Park next month.The game on Friday April 26th is one of two matches announced by the channel yesterday for live broadcast. They will also be showing the Shamrock Rovers v Boh

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The Courthouse to expand into Dundalk with opening of The Square Restaurant

The people behind The Courthouse Restaurant in Carrickmacross are set to open a new venture in Dundalk.The Square Restaurant will be located in the town centre and will aim to build on the existing award winning brand which has proved so popular in Carrick.The Courthouse is run by Conor Mee and Char

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Possible disruption to water supply in and around Tom Bellew Avenue next week

As part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme, valve installation works may disrupt supply to a number of areas of Dundalk next week.Irish Water contractors are scheduled to carry out works in the Tom Bellew Avenue area from 8am on Wednesday March 27th to 7pm on Thursday March 28th.These works

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Just a week to go to apply for National Lottery Good Causes Awards

Community organisations, sports clubs and projects from County Louth who benefitted from National Lottery Good Causes funding have just one week to apply for the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019.The entry deadline is next Friday March 29th.This awards initiative, with a total prize pool of €

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Plans to extend play area in Holy Family Creche

Plans have been drawn up to extend the existing soft play area at the Holy Family Creche in Muirhevnamor.Holy Family Parish Community Creche Ltd have lodged a planning application with Louth County Council to extend the play area and erect a new 2.5m high mesh fence around it.A decision on the matte

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The E Street Band’s Jake Clemons to return to The Spirit Store this October

The E Street Band’s Jake Clemons is set to return to The Spirit Store this October.The saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen’s legendary band, Clemons will perform in the George’s Quay venue on Friday October 11th.The singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, has recently released a new album ca

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29,500 in Louth to benefit from Budget 2019 increases from next week

The new increased rate of pensions and weekly social welfare increases introduced in Budget 2019 come into effect next week.Budget 2019 included €362 million in additional social welfare expenditure, bringing the total social welfare spend to €20.5 billion for the year.Local TD Fergus O’Dowd said th

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Giant stride for Sophia with official launch of Happy Feet Fund tonight

Sophia Griffin’s chances of making it to America for life changing pioneering surgery will take another giant stride tonight (Friday March 22nd) with the official Launch Night of Happy Feet for Sophia in the Lisdoo, Dundalk.Three year old Sophia lives with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy & PVL brain

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HIQA expresses concerns over Drumcar facility

HIQA has expressed concern over a local community home for people with intellectual disabilities in Drumcar.The care home was found to have cut its residents’ access to transport vehicles in half despite having been told to improve it.Inspectors revisited Chestnut Heights, operated by St John of God

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