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Breathnach hits out at Government over failure to fulfil cross border rail commitments

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Cross Border Co-operation Declan Breathnach TD has expressed deep frustration that one year on from the signing of the Fresh Start Agreement, there has been no

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Shock at sudden passing of former local councillor Seán Bellew

The death has occurred of former local councillor Seán Bellew. Elected as a Fianna Fáil representative to Dundalk Town Council in 2009, he missed out on a county council seat

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Breathnach calls for clarity on impact of European Travel Arrangements in border region

Local TD Declan Breathnach has warned that the proposed US-style ESTA travel arrangements for EU visitors may negatively impact on Northern Ireland. Earlier this week the EU launched the European

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Louth has received 23 of the 534 new Garda recruits in the last two years

Twenty three of the 534 recruits to have graduated from the Garda College in Templemore since it reopened two years ago have been allocated to the Louth Garda Division. That’s

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Breathnach calls on Government to provide Brexit certainty for border communities

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Cross Border Co-Operation and TD for Louth Declan Breathnach says Brexit is one of the greatest challenges facing Ireland and has called on the Government to

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Breathnach calls on Government to provide “cash injection” for Dundalk IT

Local TD Declan Breathnach has called on the Government to increase the level of funding made available to Institutes of Technology around the country. The Fianna Fáil representative has raised

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Breathnach calls for All-Ireland approach to Brexit

Local TD Declan Breathnach has once again called for an all-Ireland approach to the post Brexit situation. Speaking in his role as spokesperson on North South Bodies and Cross Border Co-Operation,

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Breathnach admits defeat in effort to save Dundalk eBay jobs

Hopes of saving the 150 local eBay jobs which will be lost next year appear to be over. The company announced at the end of August that they would be

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Breathnach calls for assurances of Dundalk water supply following discovery of illegal dump

Local TD Declan Breathnach has expressed his concern about the quality and integrity of the water supply in the Dundalk region following reports about an illegal dump being uncovered close

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Large illegal dump uncovered outside Dundalk

A large illegal dump, believed to be one of the largest in the country, has been discovered just outside Dundalk. Louth County Council have confirmed that the illegal dump is

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Breathnach calls for review of commercial rates

Local TD Declan Breathnach has called for a review of the current commercial rates base, calling the current system “totally archaic and outdated”. As things stand businesses pay commercial rates

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Breathnach warns of “stormy waters” due to Brexit not being addressed in Budget 2017

Local TD Declan Breathnach has expressed his dismay at the lack of funding provided in Budget 2017 to deal with the fall-out from Brexit. The Government yesterday announced the establishment

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Breathnach refusing to give up on eBay jobs in Dundalk

Local TD Declan Breathnach insists he is refusing to give up on the 150 jobs set to be lost when eBay closes its Dundalk facility next year and said he

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Breathnach calls on Government not to increase diesel prices in Budget 2017

Local TD Declan Breathnach has called on the Government not to increase diesel prices in next week’s Budget, saying it would have a “detrimental effect”. The Knockbridge man said it

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Breathnach calls for “huge cash injection” in Dundalk IT ahead of Budget 2017

Local TD Declan Breathnach has called on the Minister for Education and Skill to restore funding to third level institutions to 2009 levels. In a Parliamentary Question today, the Fianna