News and Events Dundalk

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to attempted ATM theft in Dunleer

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses following the attempted theft of an ATM in Dunleer overnight.This morning at approximately 3.20am Gardaí in Drogheda responded to a report of a theft of an ATM on the Main Street in Dunleer.On arrival an ATM had been damaged in a bank premises on the Main Street. A

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Strike action at Dundalk IT called off

Planned strike action by staff at Dundalk IT on Tuesday has been called off.The Teachers’ Union of Ireland released a statement today confirming they had called off the industrial action following talks with the institute’s management today.They said: “Earlier this week, TUI announced that its membe

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St Brides GFC planning two new houses in Knockbridge

St Brides GFC are planning to build two new houses in Knockbridge.The club have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council in recent days seeking permission to demolish existing disused clubrooms at Newtown. In their place they hope to construct two two storey semi-detached dwellings w

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Des Bishop to perform in Dundalk this January

Comedian Des Bishop is set to perform in Dundalk in January.The Irish-American, who worked briefly in Dundalk in the old SuperQuinn at Carroll Village as part of a TV show, will be bringing his Mia Mamma tour to The Spirit Store on Thursday January 23rd.Tickets, priced €27, go on sale from www.spiri

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Plans for three new houses in Carlingford rejected

Plans for three new houses at Grange Irish in Carlingford have been rejected by Louth County Council.In September James Feehan lodged a planning application seeking permission for three dwelling houses, three effluent treatment systems and all associated site development works.This has now been reje

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Biodiversity set to come to life at Dundalk Library this Saturday

An event on Bringing Biodiversity to Life: Getting hands on with nature will take place in Dundalk Library this Saturday.The Mantella Environmental Education group will bring a selection of animals from each of the main animal groups to the library at 2pm on the day.Invertebrates, amphibians, reptil

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Profits at Cooley Distillery fell by 37% last year

Cooley Distillery saw its pre-tax profits plunge by 37% to €8.5 million last year, according to the firm’s latest accounts.New accounts show revenue at the whiskey distillery also declined, falling almost 12pc to €34.4m.Its profitability was also hurt by an increase in distribution and administratio

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DkIT students planning charity day later this month in aid of The Birches

On Thursday November 28th the students of Dundalk Institute of Technology are hosting an exciting event with the aim of raising money for The Birches Alzheimer Day Centre.The event will be hosted by DkIT’s Final Year Business Studies students whereby all proceeds collected are being donated to this

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21 clubs in Louth to benefit from almost €1 million in Sports Capital Grants

A total of €21 clubs in Louth are set to be benefit from combined funding of €996,247 in Sports Capital Grants.The biggest beneficiary in the county was Naomh Moninne Hurling Club, who will receive €98,347 towards their new playing pitch at Toberona.They were followed by Glyde Rangers GFC in Tallans

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Lisa Smith expected to return to Ireland on Tuesday

ISIS bride Lisa Smith will be flying back to Dublin next Tuesday, according to reports in today’s Irish Daily Mirror.The Dundalk woman was one of two people from this country deported from Turkey earlier this week due to her involvement with the terror group.Sources claim the 38-year-old will arrive

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Second month in succession in which house prices locally have fallen

The average price of a house in Dundalk fell back by 0.5% in September.The latest Residential Property Price Index from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that the mean house price in the town now stands at €210,910, down from €211,919 in August. This is the second consecutive month in which

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Adrian Donohoe murder trial put back until January

The trial of the man accused of murdering Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, which was due to begin on Monday, has been put back until January for “logistical reasons” following a series of pre-trial hearings at the Central Criminal Court.At a hearing on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Justice Michael White sa

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Countdown is on until Frostival 2019

This year’s Frostival Winter Festival, which marks the start of Christmas in Dundalk, will take place on Friday and Saturday November 22nd and 23rd.This year’s Frostival event promises to be bigger and better than ever. It will kick off with a spectacular Carnival of Light parade on the Friday eveni

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Decent weather forecast for this weekend

It’s due to be a mainly dry weekend.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.Louth Weather said: “After weeks of wet weather, dominated by slow moving areas of low pressure, we see some decent weather over the coming days as pressure rises to about 1020hPa.“

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Fetpai Fappito named Louth sports volunteer of the year

Local man Fetpai Fappito was honoured at the ‘Volunteers in Sport Awards’, hosted by the Federation of Irish Sport in partnership with EBS, on Tuesday in Farmleigh House in Dublin.Fetpai received the Louth sports volunteer of the year award for his commitment to Dundalk Ravens Basketball Club. The a

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Cross Cause seeking clothes donations for those in need in Romania

Local charity Cross Cause have made an appeal for people to donate clothes to those in need in Romania.The charity, run by Blackrock man Conor Hughes, has an aid truck leaving for Romania on Monday and they say a large amount of clothes are needed to help the poor survive the harsh winter in Romania

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The Fairways to hold recruitment open day on Tuesday

Following its recent opening, The Fairways Hotel are set to hold a recruitment open day next Tuesday November 19th.You are invited along to the Dublin Road hotel on the day from 10am to 4pm to apply for a range of positions.Speaking ahead of the event, a spokesperson for the hotel said: “Now that we

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Fitzpatrick confirms Lisa Smith wants to return to Dundalk

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has confirmed that Lisa Smith wants to return to Dundalk and is willing to testify to clear her name when she returns to Ireland.The Dundalk woman is a former member of the Irish Defence Forces who was married to an Islamic State fighter and lived in Syria until Turkey’s r

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Frost expected over the next few nights

This afternoon’s rain will clear away this evening leading to a couple of good days on the local weather front.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for the next few days.The local forecaster has warned that sharp frost is to be expected for the next few nights.Louth Weather s

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Praxis Care conference takes place in Dundalk on Thursday

Minister for Disability issues Finian McGrath will address the Praxis Care annual conference which takes place on Thursday in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk.The conference, entitled ‘Building Castles in the Sky: The future of services for Children with Intellectual Disability, Mental Health Issues,

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Ó Murchú insists new wastewater treatment facility in Omeath is vital

Louth Sinn Féin general election candidate Cllr Ruairí Ó Murchú has said that the completion of a new wastewater treatment facility in Omeath is absolutely vital.Councillor Ó Murchú made his remarks following the release of the ‘Urban Wastewater Treatment Report’ by the Environmental Protection Agen

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St Patrick’s Athletic confirm signing of Robbie Benson from Dundalk

St Patrick’s Athletic have confirmed the signing of Dundalk midfielder Robbie Benson for the 2020 season.The 27-year-old confirmed after Monday’s Unite the Union Champions Cup win over Linfield that he would be leaving Oriel Park after four seasons.During his time at Oriel Park the former UCD player

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