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Appeal launched to help terminally ill groom marry his fiancée

An appeal has been launched to help raise funds for a local couple to walk down the aisle after the groom was diagnosed with terminal cancer this week. Tony Mulholland

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DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble to present Ireland this summer

The DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble has once again been selected to represent Ireland at the International Society for Music Education Conference, to be held this year in Glasgow

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Castletown Girls’ National School celebrate grandparents’ day

Castletown Girls’ National School invited the grandparents of its first class in for a craft class, a discussion about school in the old days and a cup of tea in

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New Dundalk App launched

A new Dundalk App has been launched to help both locals and tourists experience the best of what the town has to offer. The free app, developed by Westmeath-based Townapps

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Unemployment rate in Dundalk has fallen by 18.5% since last election

The unemployment rate for Dundalk has fallen by 18.5% since the last General Election, Talk of the Town can reveal. Despite some rises in between, the latest figures from the

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Fitzpatrick had best Dáil voting record of local TDs in last five years

Peter Fitzpatrick had the best attendance record of any of the local TDs when it came to attending Dáil votes over the past five years. That’s according to a report

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Bagatelle to appear on Late Late Show

Bagatelle are to appear on tonight’s episode of the Late Late Show on RTÉ One. The group, fronted by Dundalk man Liam Reilly, are currently performing their Final Year tour

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New homes planned for Carlingford

Louth County Council has confirmed plans to increase its housing stock in Carlingford. The local authority are proposing to build 10 new homes in Clos na Manach, with a further

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Proposed Dundalk-Cavan route on hold due to lack of finance, Minister confirms

The proposed west link road from Dundalk to Cavan is on hold, the Minister for Transport confirmed earlier this week. Deputy Timmy Dooley queried the status of the road with

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Coffee Time opening late this weekend in response to Dundalk’s late night coffee campaign

A reminder that Coffee Time in Park Street will be open late tonight and tomorrow night. Last week Talk of the Town featured an article about local man Ross Burlingham’s

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Dundalk FC issue a response to today’s article in The Irish Times

Dundalk FC have issued a press release in response to today’s article in The Irish Times suggesting that the club might have to play matches away from Oriel Park this

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Teachers’ strike could close a number of second level schools later this month

Pupils in a number of local second-level schools may be forced to stay at home for a day this month because of a teachers’ strike. A one-day stoppage by members

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Dromiskin man faces up to two years in prison while awaiting trial on IRA charges

A man from Dromiskin could face up to two years in prison as he awaits a trial date of January 2018 on IRA membership and explosive charges. Seamus McGrane (60)

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Ahern suggests Fianna Fáil may have no option but to support Fine Gael after election

Former local TD Dermot Ahern has suggested that Fianna Fáil could have no option but to support Fine Gael in government after the election on February 26th. Writing in today’s

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Department of Education weighing up O Fiaich College extension plans

The Department of Education are currently weighing up a submission from the Louth Meath Education and Training Board proposing a major extension for O Fiaich College in Dundalk. A major