News and Events Dundalk

Ó Murchú astonished as Dundalk man quoted €12,300 for motor insurance

Local councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú has spoke of his ‘astonishment’ at the personal testimony from people in Dundalk regarding the insurance industry.The general election candidate for Louth was speaking following a public meeting ‘Insurance – Stop the Rip Off’ which Sinn Féin held in the Imperial Hote

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Santa Claus back in Stephenstown Pond this weekend

Santa Claus is back in Stephenstown Pond this weekend and every weekend between now and Christmas.Santa arrived at the Knockbridge facility last weekend and will be in attendance once again from 5pm to 8pm every Thursday and Friday as well as on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 8pm.Admission is €15

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New cocktail bar The Tipsy Cow to open in Dundalk tonight

A new cocktail bar is set to open its doors in Dundalk tonight.The Tipsy Cow is located at 30 Church Street in the former Emerald Bar premises.The venue is set to re-open with a fresh new look after a refurb in recent weeks.It will open its doors this evening, before the official opening takes place

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Festive late night trains from Dublin to Dundalk commence tonight

Late night trains from Dublin to Dundalk for the Christmas and New Year period will commence from tonightA 00:40hrs and 01:40hrs train from Dublin Pearse and serving Tara Street, Dublin Connolly, and all stations from Howth Junction to Dundalk will run on Fridays and Saturdays 6th and 7th December,

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Five new apartments planned for Bellewsbridge Road

Five new apartments are planned for the Bellewsbridge Road in Dundalk.Seamus Murphy has submitted a planning application to Louth County Council seeking permission for the construction of the duplex apartments at Louisville.He is seeking to build three 1 bed apartments at ground floor level and two

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Sleepout for Simon taking place in Dundalk tonight

The Dundalk Simon Community will host their annual Sleepout this Friday in Dundalk town centre.Volunteers will once again be braving the cold from 8pm to 8am at the Market Square to raise vital funds to help those suffering from homelessness in the region.Sponsorship cards available are from the Sim

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Locals asked to give the ‘Gift of a Lift’ this Christmas

With the festive party season now underway, those of us who are preparing to go out celebrating in Co Louth are being asked to think ahead to ensure everyone gets home safely. Adrian O’Sullivan, Road Safety Officer with Louth County Council has the following advice: “The Christmas party season is ge

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New home planned for site of The Stables on Hoey’s Lane

Plans have been drawn up for a new home on Hoey’s Lane in Dundalk.Cormac McArdle has lodged a planning application with Louth County Council seeking permission to demolish the existing residential structure at The Stables.In its place he hopes to construct a new dwelling house and upgrade the existi

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Adams describes Louth homelessness figure as a ‘disgrace’

Local TD Gerry Adams has described the government’s housing policy and in particular its homelessness strategy has “an absolute failure”.Speaking in the wake of Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy surviving a vote of no confidence by just three votes, the Sinn Féin TD said it was unacceptable that 131 ad

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Art exhibition launching in Dundalk Library tonight

An art exhibition will launch in Dundalk Library this evening.James Muckian has a new art exhibition called “Up All Night – A Collection of the Night Sky” launching at 6.30pm and running until Saturday 14th December.The exhibition is free and all are welcome to attend. For further information contac

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Number on Live Register in Dundalk at lowest point since January 2008

The number of people signing on the Live Register in Dundalk fell by a further 1.6% last month.The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show there were 3,182 people claiming dole benefits in the town in November, down 51 from 3,233 in October.This is the lowest the local Live Register f

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Cold, wet and windy few days in store

It’s due to be cold, wet and windy over the next few days.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest forecast for this coming weekend.Louth Weather said: “It has taken its time, but The Atlantic is now in full control of our weather. Several low pressure systems will pass over, or close to

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SOSAD opening pop up shop in Long Walk Shopping Centre

SOSAD Dundalk are holding a pop up shop in the Long Walk Shopping Centre from Monday December 9th until Saturday December 14th.The shop will open at 10am each day with all funds raised going towards SOSAD.Donations to the shop are most appreciated. Among the items sought include books, household ite

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Judge advises mediation in Garda Tony Golden compensation case

A judge has called on the legal teams involved in a compensation case being taken by the widow and children of murdered Garda Tony Golden to consider mediation in the case in order to avoid unnecessary trauma to the family.According to a report on Breakingnews.ie, Mr Justice Michael Twomey was told

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Go ahead given to expand Park Street shop

Plans have been given the go ahead to extend a retail unit on Park Street.Hardev Sirpal has been granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to expand 35 Park Street which current trades as Abdul Grocery & Halal Shop.He has been given the go ahead to extend the retail shop which

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Annual Christmas table quiz takes place in Dundalk Library this Thursday

The Louth County Library at Roden Place will hold its annual Christmas table quiz this Thursday afternoon.Quizmaster Ray Pepper will get proceedings underway at 2.30pm.The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be won!For further information contac

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Dundalk man Ciaran O’Connor signs for Glentoran

Dundalk man Ciaran O’Connor has signed for Danske Bank Premiership side Glentoran.The 23-year-old was most recently with Warrenpoint Town while he also had spells at Dundalk, Finn Harps, Bohemian FC and Derry City.Speaking after signing for Mick McDermott’s side, O’Connor said: “Firstly I’m delighte

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Three North Louth eateries served with closure orders last month

Three North Louth businesses were served with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.The first closure order was served on the Roma Restaurant on Dundalk Street in Carlingford on November 6th by the Health Service Executive under FSAI Act 1998. The closed area was an exter

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Lisa Smith charged with committing a terrorist offence outside the State

Dundalk woman Lisa Smith appeared in court in Dublin this afternoon charged with committing a terrorist offence outside the State between October 2015 and December 2019.The 38-year-old is charged with being a member of the jihadist terrorist group known as Islamic State between 28 October 2015 and

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Gardaí investigating theft from Francis Street shop

Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating the theft of an item from a jewellery shop on Francis Street last Thursday.A female, whose description is unavailable, entered Michael Smyth’s store before making off with a silver Claddagh pendant.Anyone who might have witnessed the incident or who can assist Ga

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Festival of Christmas Lights taking place in Omeath this Saturday

The Festival of Christmas Lights will take place in Omeath this Saturday.Hosted by the Omeath Action Group, the event will take place from 3pm to 7pm on the day.Those from both near and far are invited along to enjoy a wide range of entertainment and to see the Christmas lights in the village being

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