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Adams calls on new Fine Gael leader Varadkar to call a General Election

Local TD Gerry Adams has called on new Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar to call a General Election and “seek a mandate from the people” to become Taoiseach. Reacting to

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59% turnout as Louth Fine Gael members vote for their new party leader

Louth Fine Gael members desceneded on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk last night to vote for the party’s next leader to succeed Enda Kenny. There was a 59% turnout

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Local MEP McGuinness declares her support for Simon Coveney in Fine Gael leadership contest

Local Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness declared her support for Simon Coveney as the next party leader at the weekend. The Ardee woman said the current Minister for Housing had shown

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John McGahon pledges support for Leo Varadkar in Fine Gael leadership race

Dundalk Councillor John McGahon has confirmed that he will be supporting Leo Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership race. The St Patrick’s Terrace man is the latest local representative to

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Fitzpatrick backing Coveney in Fine Gael leadership race but O’Dowd supporting Varadkar

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has thrown his support behind Simon Coveney in the race to become the new Fine Gael leader. Deputy Fitzpatrick has said that he would be backing the current Housing Minister to succeed

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Louth TD Adams pulls no punches in assessment of Enda Kenny’s time as Taoiseach

Louth TD Gerry Adams pulled no punches in his assessment of Enda Kenny’s tenure as Taoiseach following his decision to step down last night, saying his political legacy was dominated

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Just one local Fine Gael representative has publicly declared who they feel should replace Enda Kenny as Taoiseach

Just one of the elected Fine Gael representatives in Co Louth has publicly made up their mind on who should succeed Enda Kenny as party leader and Taoiseach. Mr Kenny

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Dr Pearse Lyons awarded St Patrick’s Day Science Medal

Dundalk-born entrepreneur Dr Pearse Lyons has been awarded this year’s St Patrick’s Day Science Medal. The Alltech owner received the Science Foundation Ireland-sponsored accolade alongside Irish statistician and sociologist Adrian

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Munster calls on Government to publish audit into Drumcar when it is complete

Local TD Imelda Munster has called on the Government to make a commitment to publish an audit currently underway at St John of God’s Centre in Drumcar. Speaking in the

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Taoiseach pays tribute to Brendan McGahon following his passing

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has paid tribute to the late former Louth TD Brendan McGahon, who passed away last night aged 80. In a statement following the Ravensdale man’s death, Kenny

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Kenny and May vow to avoid a hard border post Brexit

There was good news for the local area yesterday with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British Prime Minister Theresa May pledging to seek to avoid a hard border following their meeting

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Fears of delays at border if customs posts return post-Brexit

A former head of the European Commission’s customs procedures unit has claimed that controls at the Irish border will return post-Brexit. In an interview with the BBC at the weekend,

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There will be no return to a hard border, insists Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the common travel area between Britain and Ireland is “something we want and will preserve” and insisted there would be no return to a hard

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Adams briefs Louth party activists on Northern crisis

Local Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams and party colleague Imelda Munster briefed a special meeting of the Louth constituency organisation on Thursday evening in Dundalk. The previous day he and

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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