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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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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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152 dads in Louth have availed of Government’s paternity benefit scheme since its introduction

A total of 152 fathers have benefitted from the Government’s new paid paternity benefit scheme since it was introduced last September. The figures were revealed today by local Fine Gael

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Fitzpatrick receives assurances from Minister on free travel pass

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has received assurances from the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, that there is no proposal to introduce a charge on the free travel pass for

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Fitzpatrick encourages local credit unions to sign up to Personal Micro Credit Scheme

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has welcomed the nationwide extension of the Personal Micro Credit Scheme by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar, and urged all credit unions in Louth to

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€250,000 spent on breakfast clubs in Louth in 2015/16 academic year

A total of €251,191 was spent in Co Louth in the last academic year on breakfast clubs. The figures for the 2015/16 academic year were revealed by Minister for Social

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Carers’ Allowance paid to 1,893 people in Louth

Carers’ Allowance is currently being paid to 1,893 people in Co Louth. That’s according to figures from Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. The Minister revealed the number in receipt

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Concern expressed at impending closure of Dundalk Resource Centre

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has expressed his concern at the impending closure of the in Clanbrassil Street, otherwise known as Dundalk Resource Centre. In a statement on the issue released this

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Rent supplement and Housing Assistance Payments to increase by average of 19% in Louth from Friday

Rent supplement and Housing Assistance Payments are set to increased by an average of 19% in Co Louth from this Friday. The news comes following an announcement yesterday by Social

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Varadkar to request HSE advertises benefits of Minor Injuries Unit at Louth Hospital

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is to ask the HSE to promote the benefits of the Minor Injuries Unit at the Louth County Hospital. The Minister made his first visit to

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Hospital canteen painted twice ahead of Minister’s visit

A local councillor has been left angered after claims that the dining room of the Louth County Hospital was painted twice ahead of Health Minister Leo Varadkar’s visit today. The

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Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to visit Louth County Hospital in Dundalk tomorrow

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is set to visit the Louth County Hospital in Dundalk tomorrow. Having learned of the visit, Louth County Councillor Tomás Sharkey has requested that, as

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Little Noah receives medical card after father’s Facebook campaign

The local father who hit out at Health Minister Leo Varadkar over a lack of a medical card for his son on Facebook over the festive period has received the

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Louth County Council could soon control Dundalk Port

Louth County Council could soon control Dundalk Port following the signing of a bill by President Michael D Higgins on Christmas Day. The provision for the possible future transfer of