Warning issued about private car sales after another theft in Dundalk

44053230A renewed warning has been issued to people selling cars on websites after the theft of another vehicle in Dundalk at the weekend.

The incident happened in the Tom Bellew Avenue area at 2pm on Saturday when a grey 1991 Dublin registered Honda Civic was stolen.

Its owner was moving a vehicle out of the driverway when a man, claiming to be interested in buying the car, hopped into it and drove off.

Gardaí are advising people selling their cars privately to arrange any test drives in a public place covered by CCTV, not to leave the vehicle unsupervised at any point and to ensure they accompany any potential buyer on the test-drive.

Anyone who spots the car is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station.

This is the latest in a series of similar thefts in Dundalk in the last year.

Blood Pressure Roadshow visits Dundalk this Saturday


The Irish Heart Foundation’s Blood Pressure Roadshow will visit Dundalk this Saturday.

You will be able to get your blood pressure taken from free at their van in the Marshes Shopping Centre from 10am to 6pm on the day.

All are welcome along.

Holistic and Psychic Fair in the Crowne Plaza this Sunday

20081218042028crowneplaza1Holistic Fairs Ireland will host a Holistic and Psychic Fair this coming Sunday in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk.

The event runs from 11am to 6pm and will feature over 40 exhibitors showcasing holistic therapies, health products, crystals, aura photography, handmade jewellery, angel shops, massage, reiki, reflexology, handmade candles, soaps and skincare.

There will also be psychic readers at the fair.

All are invited to attend with further details available at www.holisticfairsireland.com


Louth County Council allocated €45,000 for Bellurgan project

What was left of the main Whitestown to Ballagan coast road on the Cooley peninsula following a storm last year.

What was left of the main Whitestown to Ballagan coast road on the Cooley peninsula following a storm last year.

Louth County Council has been allocated €45,000 for a project at Bellurgan under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.

The funding was approved by Minister of State at the OPW Mr Simon Harris TD last week.

The project at Bellurgan will facilitate the transport of and stockpiling of currently available embankment fill material for planned works in 2016.

Gardaí investigating suspicious approach to 13-year-old girl in Dundalk


Local Gardaí are investigating reports of a suspicious approach to a 13-year-old girl in a the Hoey’s Lane area of Dundalk last night.

The alleged incident took place just before 8pm with the teenager said to be approached by a man driving a navy coloured car.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9335577.

Meanwhile, Gardaí are satisfied there was nothing sinister behind an approach to two young boys, aged 7 and 9, in the Fatima estate two weeks ago today.

Locals raised the alarm after the children reported that they were approached by two men and a woman in a car while playing on a green area of the estate.

However, Gardaí insist they are satisfied that the trio were looking for directions to a property that was up for rent in the area.

RTÉ to broadcast Dundalk v Sligo Rovers FAI Cup clash

fai cupRTÉ are set to broadcast Dundalk FC’s Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup quarter-final tie with Sligo Rovers from Oriel Park on Friday September 11th.

The game will now have an earlier kick-off time of 7.25pm, with coverage commencing on RTÉ Two at 7pm.

Setanta Sports are also broadcasting tomorrow night’s league clash with Shamrock Rovers at 8pm.

Dundalk Youth Theatre bringing The Gossip Gang to An Táin Arts Centre

Dundalk Town Hall

Dundalk Town Hall

Dundalk Youth Theatre will host The Gossip Gang in An Táin Arts Centre on November 19th and 20th.

Tickets for the show, priced €12/€10 are on sale now here.

Set on a Co Louth beach resort, the play focuses on two brothers who are interested in the same girl, a disappearing father and a mother who has been allegedly kidnapped by aliens.


Dundalk Clean to European Norms in latest IBAL survey

businessAwardDundalk was ranked 28th  in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) Anti Litter Survey, released today.

The town was found to be Clean to European Norms, and despite moving up one place from the last survey it remains in the bottom half of the league.

Neighbouring Drogheda was ranked 20th having regained its status of Clean to European Norms, having been “moderately littered” in the previous survey back in January.

Towell rescues a late point for Dundalk

DundalkCrest2010A stoppage time goal from Richie Towell rescued a 2-2 draw for Dundalk away to Bohemians in Dalymount Park last night.

Stephen Kenny’s side had trailed 1-0 at the break after Keith Buckley had fired the Gypsies in front after 18 minutes.

Stephen O’Donnell levelled matters on the hour mark with a cool finish from the edge of the area but Bohs restored their advantage with a superb breakaway goal that was finished off by Ismahil Akinade on 78 minutes.

It looked like that would be enough to condemn Dundalk to their second defeat of the season and first on the road but up popped Towell in the 94th minute to drive home from the edge of the area.

The result leaves Dundalk eight points clear with eight to play. Shamrock Rovers visit Oriel Park now on Tuesday night.