All the news from Dundalk and surrounding areas

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to arson attack in Dundalk

Gardaí are investigating a criminal damage by fire incident that occurred at a residence in Dundalk in the early hours of this morning.At approximately 3:35am, a house on Clontygora Court caught fire after residents in the surrounding area reportedly heard a loud bang.The five occupants of the house

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Cluskey’s Bar, Restaurant and Guesthouse will not be re-opening

Cluskey’s Bar, Restaurant and Guesthouse at Little Ash in Knockbridge has announced it will not be re-opening.The popular venue on the main Dundalk to Carrickmacross Road has been run by Vincent Byrne and his family since July 2011, during which time it has earned a fine reputation for its food menu

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Just six new cases of Covid-19 in Louth during the month of June

There have been no further confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Louth, according to the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team.This means there remains 781 confirmed cases in the county as of midnight on Wednesday July 1st.In what can only be seen as a positive development, the figu

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Ó Murchú welcomes news that Avenue Road ATM is to be fixed

The news that AIB is to reinstall an ATM at a shop on the Avenue Road that was damaged during an incident this week has been welcomed by local TD Ruairí Ó Murchú.The bank machine at the Maxol filling station on the Avenue Road was damaged on Wednesday in what the Sinn Féin TD called “an utterly poin

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Aura Leisure Centre to re-open on Monday

Aura Leisure Centre in Dundalk will re-open this coming Monday July 6th.Customers will have access to the gym, swimming pool and fitness classes.A statement from Aura said: “It is important to note that the capacity and social distancing restrictions means there are now protocols that must be adhere

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Over €1.1m paid out to local businesses via Government’s Restart Grant

A total of €1,161,068 has been approved and paid out to Louth businesses under the Government’s Restart Grant to aid reopening after COVID-19The Government’s Restart Grant involves direct grant aid to micro and small businesses of between €2,000 and €10,000, to help with the costs associated with re

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Extension to St Mary’s NS in Knockbridge given the go ahead

A new extension has been given the go ahead for St Mary’s National School in Knockbridge.The school’s board of management have been granted conditional planning permission by Louth County County for a development consisting of a single storey extension to the front of the school to provide a new acc

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The Birches to mark 20th anniversary with celebratory Mass on Monday

The Birches Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre in Dundalk will mark their 20th anniversary with a celebratory Mass this Monday.The Mass will take place in St Fursey’s Church in Haggardstown at 7.30pm.The Birches said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate this Monday night the 20th Anniversary of our f

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Business Impact: Seamus Keenan of Anchor Tours and The Blue Anchor

In our latest Business Impact video, Talk of the Town caught up with local businessman Seamus Keenan to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Anchor Tours and The Blue Anchor at Bellurgan Point.Seamus discusses the uncertainty that surrounds tourism and a return to schools and how it is impacting his tr

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Extension to reception at Darver Castle given the go ahead

An extension is planned to the reception at Darver Castle.Aidan Carville has submitted a planning application to Louth County Council in recent days seeking permission to construction an extension to the existing reception.This would involve a change of design from that previously granted planning p

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LMETB launch new Leadership and Management training initiative

Louth Meath ETB are excited to launch a new ILM Level 4 Leadership and Management training initiative (NFQ Level 6), developed in collaboration with employers, IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Regional Skills Fora.The programme is part of the Skills to Advance Further Education and Training (

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Council given go ahead to CPO land for the planned upgrade of Mount Avenue

Louth County Council have been given the go ahead to process with a compulsory purchase order to acquire lands for the improvement and upgrade of the Mount Avenue Road in Dundalk.The authorisation of the compulsory acquisition of lands was granted by An Bord Pleanála as part of a planned upgrade to

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Little sign of a return of decent weather in the next two weeks

Despite predictions of heatwaves in the tabloid press, there is little sign of a return of decent weather in the next two weeks.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the week ahead.In their latest update, Louth Weather said that we are set to see a “continuation of this gl

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No further cases of Covid-19 reported in Louth

There were no further cases of Covid-19 reported in Co Louth in the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.This means there remains 781 confirmed cases in the county as of midnight on Monday June 29th.There has now been a total of 1,738 COVID-19 related deaths in Ir

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Cashback reward app Tapit coming to Dundalk

Tapit, a new app designed to reward shoppers for shopping local with cash back rewards is on its way to Dundalk.This new app, available on smart phones from August 1st, is a rewards programme with a difference. It’s like other loyalty programmes that people have become used to using with two differe

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Main road into Blackrock re-opens after being closed for 10 days

The main road into Blackrock has re-opened for motorists and pedestrians.The road at Main Street, in front of St Oliver Plunkett Church, had been closed off for 10 days until it was re-opened yesterday evening.The road was closed after high winds resulted in masonry falling from a building, which wa

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Go ahead given for extension to Brewery Business Park

The go ahead has been given for an extension to the Brewery Business Park on the Ardee Road in Dundalk.The operations have been granted condition planning permission by Louth County Council for three new enterprise units at the former Macardle Moore Brewery site.The three enterprise units will have

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AirBound Trampoline Park re-opens its doors to the public

AirBound Trampoline Park has re-opened its doors to the public today.The facility at the North Link Retail Park is operating on a booking only basis. You can call 042 9333433 to book your place.There are limited numbers every hour with sessions on the hour every hour.Social distancing measures are i

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Dundalk Omniplex cinema to re-open on Friday July 10th

The Omniplex cinema at Dundalk Retail Park will be re-opening on Friday week July 10th.The first seven cinemas in the Omniplex family are re-opening this Friday but it was confirmed this afternoon that Dundalk would be in the second batch which also includes Carlow, Monaghan, Sligo, Tralee and Water

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