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Local services to be affected as Bus Éireann to go on all out strike from midnight tonight

The National Bus and Rail Union has announced that there will be all out immediate strike action at Bus Éireann from midnight tonight. The industrial action over cutbacks at the

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Vehicles parked just off M1 motorway outside Dundalk being targeted by thieves

Commuters who park their cars just off motorway slip roads have been warned that a number of vehicles have been stolen while their owners are at work in the past

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Blackstone Motors present Dundalk FC with new Renault TRAFIC van

Donal Waters of Blackstone Motors last week presented Dundalk FC with their second kit van to date, a brand new 171 Renault TRAFIC. Kit man Noel Walsh will use the

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Two hospitalised following overnight crash on Dundalk to Castleblayney Road

Two people were hospitalised following a head on collision involving two cars on the N53 Dundalk to Castleblayney Road last night. The incident happened just past the old Hackballscross Garda

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Renault the top-selling car brand in Louth so far this year

Renault was the top-selling car brand in Co Louth for the first two months of the year. Earlier this week Talk of the Town revealed that new car sales in

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Irish spelling of Newry wrong on several Dundalk signposts

Recently Talk of the Town raised the matter of signposts around the town which had incorrect spellings on them. In that instance it was Gyles’ Quay that was highlighted, although

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Woman knocked off bike on Hoey’s Lane

A cyclist has been knocked down close to O Fiaich College and Dundalk IT this morning. The incident occurred around 9am on Hoey’s Lane with large tailbacks resulting from the

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RSA’s Check It Fits crew to visit Dundalk next week

The Road Safety Authority’s Check it Fits service will be visiting Dundalk next Thursday March 16th. The Check It Fits crew will be in the Marshes Shopping Centre from 10am to 5.30pm

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New car sales in Louth continued to fall last month

There were 388 new cars sold in Co Louth last month. Figures from SIMI have revealed that the number of 171s bought in Louth in February was down 27.9% on

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Dundalk to Castleblayney Road to receive €150,000 upgrade

The N53 Dundalk to Castleblayney Road is set for a €150,000 upgrade after receiving funding from Transport Infrastructure Ireland. The funding will see improvements carried out from Hackballscross Garda Station

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Crash outside Friary led to road closure

Emergency services were called to the scene of a car accident outside The Friary Church in Anne Street around 6pm yesterday evening. Gardaí, the fire service and ambulance personnel were

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Second cars and coffee event to take place in Dundalk this Sunday

The second Cars and Coffee North East event will take place at Dundalk IT this Sunday March 5th. The first event, which sees car enthusiasts come together to look at

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Bigger competition for seats expected for local rail commuters amid plan to extend service from Dublin to Newry

Local rail commuters who travel on the 5.13pm service from Dublin Pearse to Dundalk could see the number of people using the service increase in the coming months. That’s because

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Matthews.ie to take part in national survey of free travel pass users

Matthews.ie will be participating in a national survey of free travel pass users, which begins on Wednesday. The Department of Social Protection survey will last for six months and will

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Tree down on Dublin Road as a result of Storm Ewan

Storm Ewan has claimed its first major victim locally after a tree was blown down onto the Dublin Road at lunchtime today. The incident occurred shortly after midday with the