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Confessions making a comeback, insists Dundalk priest

A Dundalk-born priest believes confessions are making a comeback. While many of us probably haven’t gone to confession in years, possibly even as far back as before our confirmation, Redemptorist

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Children of couple who died in murder-suicide call for mental health not to be ignored

The children of a local couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide outside Dundalk 19 months ago have spoken about the need for mental health services to be supported. An

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McCourt rules out move to Dundalk

Former Celtic star Paddy McCourt has ruled out a move to Dundalk FC. The 33-year-old former Northern Ireland international has been training with Stephen Kenny’s side in recent weeks after

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More than two thirds of students at Dundalk IT receive grants

More than two thirds of students at Dundalk Institute of Technology are in receipt of grants to support their education. A study in today’s Irish Times show that 63.6% of

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Louth County Council spent €1.95m on Narrow Water Bridge project before EU funding was withdrawn

Louth County Council spent €1.95 million on the Narrow Water Bridge project before EU funding was withdrawn in November 2013. The Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) had pledged €17.4

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Ludlow family to begin High Court hearing to appeal for new investigation into 1976 murder

The family of Seamus Ludlow, the Mountpleasant man murdered by Loyalists in 1976, will today begin a three day hearing in the High Court. The former forestry worker’s family will

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Garda killer’s remains still missing six months on

The remains of Adrian Crevan Mackin, the man who murdered Garda Tony Golden in Omeath on October 11th 2015 before turning the gun on himself, are still missing. That’s according

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Local man convicted in the North launches legal bid to complete his sentence at home

A local man who last year was convicted of having bomb making equipment at the south Armagh home which he shared with his girlfriend in December 2013 has launched a

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Louth County Hospital in Dundalk could be affected by proposed industrial action

The Louth County Hospital in Dundalk is amongst 40 hospitals which could be affected by proposed industrial action from health service support staff. Trade union SIPTU plans to ballot healthcare

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Out-of-hours GP services in the North East stretched to capacity over Christmas

Out-of-hours GP services in the North East were stretched to capacity over Christmas and unable to meet demand, according to a doctor. On both New Year’s Eve and January 2nd,

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More than 450 safety lapses at Sellafield since 2001

More than 450 safety lapses have occurred at the Sellafield nuclear power plant since 2001. That’s according to a new report, published in today’s Irish Sun, which reveals the blunders

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Local Republican freed on bail

A local republican wanted in Lithuania for an alleged plot to send explosives and weapons to Ireland has been freed on bail in the Republic despite objections from prosecutors. Liam

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Stack controversy sees Adams fall six points in latest opinion polls

A new opinion poll published at the weekend shows that Sinn Féin leader and local TD Gerry Adams’ satisfaction rating has dropped by six points in the past month. The

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Dundalk man one of the key players behind group occupying Dublin building to house the homeless

A Dundalk man is one of the key players behind the group which has taken over a Dublin property to house the homeless. Brendan Ogle, originally from Marian Park, is

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Gannon the latest Dundalk player linked with cross channel move

Dundalk FC could be set to lose another key member of their title-winning side. According to a report in today’s Irish Sun, Ipswich Town are understood to be weighing up