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Saorview customers in Louth may see frequency change

Saorview customers in Co Louth may notice a change in service as the frequency is changing.Customers across the county are likely to be affected by the frequency change and are advised to take action now to avoid any disruption in service.To find out if you are affected and what you need to do visit

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Solar farm planned for outskirts of Dundalk

A new solar farm is being planned for the outskirts of Dundalk.The company behind the plans, Harmony Solar, have written to residents in the area to inform them of their plans in recent days.The proposed site of the solar farm is on a 62.8 hectare site at Kilcurly.The company intend to submit a plan

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Dundalk FC’s trip to face Shamrock Rovers to be shown on TV next month

Dundalk FC’s match away to Shamrock Rovers at the end of February will be broadcast live on RTÉ Two.The game at Tallaght Stadium on Friday February 28th will kick-off at 7.45pm and is the first of four meetings between last season’s top two and is sure to attract plenty of interest.It was one of thr

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Matthews.ie encourage commuters to use 10 journey paper tickets before Friday

Commuters travelling on Matthews.ie services are being reminded to use any remaining paper ten-journey tickets before this Friday January 31st.In an effort to speed up boarding times on the service and reduce waste, Matthews.ie successfully moved to a paperless system for their ten-journey tickets i

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Tractor driver arrested after being caught driving on M1 while disqualified

A tractor driver was arrested after being caught driving on the M1 motorway with a plough attached at the weekend.The Dundalk Roads Policing Unit observed the tractor on the M1 late on Saturday night.They said the plough to the rear was “completely unlit and a danger to fast approaching traffic.”Aft

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Family of murdered Garda Tony Golden awarded €1.4m in compensation

The family of murdered Garda Tony Golden were awarded €1.4 million in compensation in the High Court yesterday.Garda Golden’s widow Nicola will receive €961,000, with children Lucy (10) to receive €137,000, Alexandra (8) to receive €146,000 and Andrew (6) to receive €156,000 for mental distress and

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Go ahead given for five new apartments on Bellewsbridge Road

The go ahead has been given for five new apartments on the Bellewsbridge Road in Dundalk.Seamus Murphy has been granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council for the construction of the duplex apartments at Louisville.He plans to build three 1 bed apartments at ground floor level a

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Emergency services attend scene of ‘bad accident’ on outskirts of Dundalk

The emergency services were called to the scene of what has been described as a “bad accident” on the R177 Armagh Road this morning.Two cars are understood to have been involved in the collision, which took place at the turn off for Forkhill.The incident took place at 6am with the road closed for a

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Irish Water hope to lift boil water notice for 580 Tallanstown residents soon

Irish Water hopes that the boil water notice which has been in place in Tallanstown for the past six months will be reduced to fewer than 20 properties “in the near future”.Ahead of a public meeting on the subject in the village this Wednesday night, Irish Water has issued an update on the situation

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Largely mild week of weather ahead

After a cold start yesterday and today, it’s due to be largely mild week ahead.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.Louth Weather said: “The Atlantic dominates our weather for the next week. Some low pressure systems developing, but all should stay far e

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U2 appreciation night to take place in Toale’s Bar

A U2 appreciation night in aid of the Irish Kidney Association will take place in Dundalk next month.The event is planned for Toale’s Bar on Crowe Street on Saturday February 22nd.The evening will kick off with a U2 gig on the big screen. Then from 9pm onwards there will be acoustic U2 covers in the

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Bingo Loco returning to Dundalk this March

Bingo Loco is set to return to Dundalk at the end of March.Tickets are selling quickly for the event at the Carrickdale Hotel on Saturday March 28th.Bingo Loco has taken the world by storm since launching in 2017. They’ve flipped bingo on its head with rave rounds, conga lines, dance offs, lip sync

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Launch date set for St Patrick’s Day parade in Dundalk

The official launch of this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dundalk will take place on Thursday February 27th.This year’s St Patrick’s Day parade will take place the night before the traditional date for the national holiday on March 16th.A family fun zone will take place on St Patrick’s Day itsel

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New development of homes beside The Fairways Hotel coming soon

A new development of homes at The Fairways Hotel will be placed up for sale in the coming months.The two, three and four bed homes at the Dublin Road location will be brought to the market by local estate agents DNG Duffy soon.Prices for the new A-rated properties have yet to be determined.

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Biodiversity & Climate Change Training Conference coming to Dundalk in March

Louth LEADER Partnership are hosting a free Biodiversity & Climate Change Training Conference in Dundalk this March.The event will take place in The Fairways Hotel on Wednesday March 25th from 9.30am to 3pm.Speakers include: Peter Donegan – In 2018, Peter was 1 of 14 international designers chosen

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Man pleads not guilty to murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe

A South Armagh man has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe in Bellurgan seven years ago.Aaron Brady of New Road, Crossmaglen, denied the charge at his arraignment this morning. He also denies the robbery of €7,000 in cash and cheques from Lordship Credit Union

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Gary Anderson to appear at darts exhibition in Dundalk next month

Two time world champion Gary Anderson will appear at a darts exhibition in Dundalk next month.‘The Flying Scotsman’ will be appearing in the Imperial Hotel on Saturday February 29th.The event has been organised in aid of the Irish Association of Lourdes Volunteers with a number of local players set

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Crowe makes a flying start to the year at Dundalk Golf Club

Noel Crowe (19) won Sunday’s Singles Stableford at Dundalk Golf Club on what was a beautiful day for January golf.Crowe took full advantage of the excellent conditions to shoot an impressive 36pts over 14 Holes and claimed overall victory by three points from Conall Murdock (4) and Bill McCarthy (30

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LSCPA pop up shop coming to the Long Walk next week

A pop up shop in aid of the Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will open in the Long Walk Shopping Centre from Wednesday 5th February to Friday 7th February. Those who wish to volunteer a few hours working in the shop are most welcome. If you have any unwanted items that you woul

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Dundalk RFC to host special ladies fundraiser this March

Dundalk RFC will host a special ladies fundraiser in aid of the club and the National Breast Cancer Research Institute this March.The ‘No High Tackles, Just High Heels’ event is scheduled for The Fairways Hotel on Saturday March 14th.Club PR and Communications Director Mary Murdock explained to Talk

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Gardaí to hold meet and green sessions across Louth this Friday

Gardaí will hold meet and greet sessions in six areas of Co Louth this Friday January 31st as part of their National Community Engagement Day.In total, Gardai will be present at 300 locations all across Ireland with local officers, IFA branch representatives and representatives from community groups

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Fitzer’s 5k Fun Run/Walk to take place once again next month

This year’s annual Fitzer’s 5k Fun Run/Walk will take place on Saturday February 22nd at 11am at the Marshes Shopping CentreOrganised by local TD Peter Fitzpatrick, this is the ninth 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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