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New data claims just 24 houses excluding one-offs were built in Co Louth last year

The number of new houses built in Co Louth last year may be much less than the Government previously estimated, according to new figures from the Building Control Management System.

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Education Minister performs sod turning at new €16 million school in Dundalk

Minister for Education Richard Bruton was in Dundalk this morning for a sod turning ceremony at the new €16 million Coláiste Chú Chulainn secondary school being built at the Marshes.

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Large quantity of tyres illegally dumped in Faughart

A large number of tyres have been illegally dumped in north Louth. The used tyres were located at the entrance to a field of privately owned land at the L7100,

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Retirement function for former Louth TD Seamus Kirk

A retirement function for former Louth TD Seamus Kirk will take place in his home village of Knockbridge next month. The event at Knockbridge Community Centre on Friday May 5th

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IDA Ireland seeking to construct viewing platform at Mullagharlin

IDA Ireland have applied to Louth County Council for planning permission to construct a viewing platform at their facility at Mullagharlin. According to the application “the viewing platform will be

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Breathnach calls on housing crisis in Louth to be addressed

Local TD Declan Breathnach has called for the housing crisis to be addressed as a matter of urgency. The Fianna Fáil TD said it was wrong that people had to

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€90,000 in grants available to local youth groups

Local TD Fergus O’Dowd has encouraged local youth clubs to apply for grants under a new €1.17 million fund, which was announced yesterday by the Minister for Children and Youth

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Bids being sought to develop social housing site in Co Louth

Bids are currently being sought for the development and operation of six social housing sites around the country, including one in Co Louth. The National Development Finance Agency, an arm

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Doyle thanks developer for repairs to footpath at Harbour Grove

Local councillor Maria Doyle has thanked the developers of a local housing estate after they carried out a series of repairs along a section of footpath that was prone to

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O’Dowd calls on council to apply for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Local TD Fergus O’Dowd has encouraged Louth County Council to apply for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme to rejuvenate rural areas of the county. The Government has

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Senator Ged Nash selected to run in next General Election for Labour

Labour Senator Ged Nash has been selected to run in the next general election by his party. He was unanimously selected by Louth Labour members at a convention last Wednesday night

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Local MEP McGuinness favourite to be next President of Ireland

Local MEP Mairead McGuinness is the favourite to succeed Michael D Higgins as the next President of Ireland. The Ardee woman, currently Vice President of the European Parliament, is the

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New Choice Based Lettings system to be launched in Louth next month

Louth County Council is set to implement a new Choice Based Lettings system to allow people to express an interest in local authority properties around the county. Only the third

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Border region risk losing billions when Brexit proceeds, warn The Council Journal

Respected local government news publication The Council Journal has revealed that border counties such as Louth risk losing billions in EU funding when Brexit proceeds. Over the past two decades,

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Dundalk Chamber of Commerce President appears before Seanad to discuss Brexit

Dundalk Chamber of Commerce President Michael Gaynor appeared before a Seanad Select Committee to discuss Brexit yesterday. Mr Gaynor gave a strong performance as he provided evidence to the committee