News and Events Dundalk

First proper cold snap of winter to arrive this weekend

The first proper cold snap of winter is set to arrive this weekend with an outside chance of snow.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their forecast for the next few days.Louth Weather said: “Little change from Monday’s forecast. Low pressure remains in control for the next few days. Indeed press

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Family of Yosuke Sasaki question why he had to die

The family of Japanese man Yosuke Sasaki, who was stabbed to death in Dundalk almost two years ago, have questioned he had to die.Speaking after Mohamed Morei was found not guilty of the 24-year-old’s murder on the Long Avenue in Dundalk on January 3rd 2018 by reason of insanity yesterday, the decea

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Brexit set to proceed at end of January after Conservative landslide

Brexit looks set to proceed as planned in the New Year after Boris Johnson’s Conservatives secured the 326 seats required for a majority in the Commons.The result means that Britain will leave the European Union at the end of January.In his victory speech after retaining his own seat, Mr Johnson cla

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Winner of Peter Rice Award announced by Dundalk IT

Daniel McWall, a Co. Armagh graduate of the BEng in Electrical and Electronic Systems has been announced as the winner of the Peter Rice Awards 2019 at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). The annual awards ceremony, which is sponsored by Engineers Ireland North East, honours the renowned Du

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Dundalk FC add to ranks with signing of Darragh Leahy

Dundalk FC have announced the signing of Darragh Leahy from Bohemian FC.Leahy is an Ireland underage international all the way from U17 to current U21 and has featured prominently in their superb campaign to date which sees them top of their qualifying group for the UEFA European Championships.The 2

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Morei found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

The man who stabbed a Japanese student to death in Dundalk almost two years ago has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.Egyptian native Mohamed Morei will be remanded to the Central Mental Hospital later today where he has been since he was charged with the murder of 24-year-old Yo

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Cuchullian’s finest honoured at end of year awards

Cuchullian Cycling Club held its end of year awards night in the Spirit Store recently, where the achievements of its members during the 2019 season were honoured.The night was a huge success, thanks to the organisational effort of the social committee. Presiding over the awards were Ray Fedigan of

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Fyffes Fitness Initiative wins European Marketing Award

The efforts being made by Fyffes to help combat childhood obesity through its fitness-based ‘Fit Squad’ initiative was recognised at this year’s IMC European Awards for Integrated Marketing Communications, held in Brussels recently.The Dundalk-based fruit importer was honoured with the Silver A

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Dundalk house prices rise last month but are virtually unchanged year on year

The average price of a house in Dundalk increased by 0.3% in October but was virtually unchanged in price from 12 months ago.The latest Residential Property Price Index from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that the mean house price in the town now stands at €211,441, up from €210,910 in Se

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Perth and Dundalk FC up for RTÉ Sports Awards

Both head coach Vinny Perth and Dundalk FC have been nominated for awards at this Saturday’s RTÉ Sports Awards.Perth has been nominated for the coveted Manager of the Year award for the first time having guided the Lilywhites to four of the five domestic trophies in his first season in charge at Ori

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GOAL Mile set to return to Dundalk IT this Christmas

The GOAL Mile will return for its fourth year this Christmas morning at 10am sharp at Dundalk Institute of Technology’s sports pitches.The event sees tens of thousands of participants nationwide run, jog or walk a mile, raising funds and awareness for GOAL’s programmes in the developing world.The GO

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Dublin Road land sells for seven figure sum at auction

A parcel of residential development land on the Dublin Road in Dundalk sold for over €1 million at an online auction on Monday.The 2.91 hectares (7.19 acres) is located to the rear of Line Terrace and Gosling’s Terrace and runs as far as the former Crosson’s Garage and along the back of properties o

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Dundalk Bay River Association to meet this Sunday

The Dundalk Bay River Association will hold a meeting this Sunday in Creative Spark in Dundalk from 10am to 1pm.The purpose of the meeting is to provide information, take questions and to set up a working group which will establish the association’s constitution and work towards forming a committee.

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McGreehan calls for traffic calming measures at ‘death trap’ Bush Junction

Local Councillor Erin McGreehan has called for traffic calming measures at a “death trap” junction in north Louth.The Fianna Fáil representative made her comments after a “frightening accident” at Bush Junction this morning in which a lorry collided with a property.Taking to Twitter with the image,

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No evidence that Yosuke Sasaki murder was terror related

Gardaí say there is no evidence to suggest that the fatal stabbing of a Japanese man in Dundalk almost two years ago was terrorist related.According to a report in The Irish Times, Det Insp Martin Beggy told the trial of Mohamed Morei, who is accused of murdering one man, stabbing a second and strik

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DkIT Choir to host annual Christmas Concert in Blackrock

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology will present their annual Christmas Concert in St Oliver Plunkett Church in Blackrock on Thursday December 19th at 7.30pm.The DkIT Choir and Classical Group are putting the finishing touches to their programme which

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Atkins opens new office in Dundalk

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has further increased its presence in Ireland with a new office in Dundalk. The company – which is already established in Dublin, Cork and Galway – is now recruiting Engineers, Architects and Project Managers to deliver projects from its newest office, wher

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Lisa Smith remanded in custody for another four weeks

Dundalk woman Lisa Smith has been remanded in custody for another four weeks in order for a book of evidence to be prepared in the case against her.The 38-year-old has already been charged with membership of the terrorist group styling itself the Islamic State.Dressed in a black hijab, she appeared

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New extension planned for St Nicholas National School

A new extension is planned for St Nicholas National School in Dundalk.The school’s board of management have lodged a planning application with Louth County Council seeking permission for the construction to the existing school on Nicholas Street.This will include a new entrance, three additional mai

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Lisa Smith due back in court this morning

Lisa Smith will appear in court this morning after she was charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation last week.The 38-year-old Dundalk woman was arrested on her arrival back to Ireland from Turkey earlier this month. She’s accused of being a member of Islamic State on dates between Oct

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Four new apartments planned for the Avenue Road

Four new apartments have been planned for the Avenue Road in Dundalk. McParland Bros Builders Ltd have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council for a two storey building comprising of four apartments (two 2 bed and two 1 bed), car parking, landscaping and associated site development

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Yosuke Sasaki murder trial gets underway

The trial of a 20-year-old man in relation to the murder of a Japanese national in Dundalk nearly two years ago opened before a jury at the Central Criminal Court yesterday.Mohamed Morei is accused of murdering 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki (pictured above) at Long Avenue in the town on January 3rd 2018

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