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Louth farmers received €24m in EU payments last year

Louth farmers and companies received more than €24 million in EU payments in 2015 according to figures published this morning by the Department of Agriculture. Approximately 130,000 Irish farmers and

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Local girl Megan Mullen to pursue ballet dream in Russia

Local girl Megan Mullen is one of three Irish teenagers jetting off to the world reknowned Perm State Choreographic Institute in Russia to pursue her professional ballet dreams. The 14-year-old

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Carlingford Ferries owner purchases Passage East Ferry Company

The Passage East Ferry Company has been sold to the owners of Carlingford Ferries. The ferry connects Waterford City with the Hook Peninsula in Wexford and makes an average of

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Louth could be a payphone free zone very soon

Co Louth could be a payphone free zone in the coming years as the Commision for Communications Regulation begins a consultation on the criteria for retraining them. According to a

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44.1% of the 1,819 births in Louth last year were outside of marriage

There were 1,819 births registered in Co Louth last year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). In total there were 916 males born (50.4%) in

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Matthews’ ISO achievements highlighted on national stage

Innovative local coach company Matthews.ie were lauded at a major national conference last week as pioneers in the area of energy management. Matthews.ie, who were the first passenger transport company in

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Quay Celtic 50th anniversary dinner dance this Sunday

Quay Celtic FC will host their 50th anniversary dinner dance in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel this Sunday. The event will get underway on the night from 7pm and feature music from

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New whale species for Ireland captured in Carlingford Lough

A new whale species for Ireland has been identified in Carlingford Lough. The young bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) was photographed by the crew of a Carlingford Lough Pilots Ltd at

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Linda Nevin named Counter Assistant of the Year at Irish Pharmacy Awards

Kieran’s Avenue Pharmacy on the Avenue Road were amongst the winners at the recent Irish Pharmacy Awards in Dublin. The KRKA Septabene Counter Assistant of the Year award on the

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New Japanese restaurant Atami to open in Dundalk on Wednesday

Dundalk’s new Japanese restaurant, Atami, will open its doors this Wednesday June 1st. The new Oriental restaurant will be located in the former California Burrito premises at 19 Park Street

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Lucky escape for four young girls on Blackrock beach

Four young girls had a lucky escape on Blackrock beach this afternoon after getting into difficulty when the tide came in around them. The four girls, believed to be 12

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Irish Blood Transfusion Service’s mobile clinic in Dundalk this week

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service’s mobile clinic will be in Dundalk this week with donations welcome as always. It will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

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Dundalk students win Texaco awards

Three Dundalk students were among seven Louth winners who were last week presented with top awards in this year’s 62nd Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Pictured above is Déaghlan McGovern (7), a pupil at

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Local seafood companies receive grants of more than €100,000

Two local seafood companies have received grants of more than €100,000 under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grants are co-funded by

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O’Hanlon Park Boxing Club shortlisted for Best Sports Club in Ireland award

A local boxing club has been shortlisted amongst 20 other groups nationwide in the running to be named Best Sports Club in Ireland. The competition, ongoing at present in The