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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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Bus Éireann depot in Dundalk amongst sites earmarked for new homes by Government

A number of local sites have been included on a new land map published by the Department of Housing show over 700 sites across the country due to be developed

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Minister Simon Coveney to visit Dundalk tomorrow for student consultation

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney will be in Dundalk tomorrow morning for an audience with students at Dundalk IT. The student consultation event will discuss

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Fitzpatrick encourages Louth people to have their say on a new National Plan for Ireland

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick is encouraging people in Louth to have their say on a new National Plan for Ireland. “Ireland 2040 – Our Plan”, the new National Planning Framework was launched

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Louth Fine Gael to host public meeting on Brexit next Thursday

Fine Gael will host a public meeting focusing on Ireland’s response to Brexit in Drogheda next week. The meeting, titled ‘Brexit: Our Response’, will take place at the Boyne Valley

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Event planned for Aiken Barracks to issue Defence Forces with 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medals

Local members of the Defence Forces are set to be presented with a specially commissioned medal in the coming days to mark their role in the Centenary year. Presentation of

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Fitzpatrick calls for Repair and Leasing Scheme to be rolled out in Louth

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has called for the Repair and Leasing Scheme to be rolled out in Louth without delay. The scheme was developed by the Government to assist private

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Group rural water schemes in Louth to receive €235,075 in funding

Group rural water schemes in Louth are set to receive €235,075 in funding under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme for 2016. The funding was announced today by Minister for Housing,

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Louth County Council staff take third highest amount of sick leave in the country

Staff at Louth County Council take the third highest amount of sick leave in the country when compared with other local authorities, it has been revealed. New figures released by

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Almost €250,000 spent on morgue and coroner services in Louth

Louth County Council spent close to quarter of a million euro operating the morgue and covering coroner expenses in 2014. New figures released by Minister for the Environment Simon Coveney

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Breathnach wants to see the 5,000 vacant properties in Louth used for social housing

Local TD Declan Breathnach has called on the Minister for Housing Simon Coveney to address the shortfall in social housing by utilising the large number of vacant units currently in

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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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Local Authority Mortgage rate to be reduced from next month

The interest rate for Local Authority Mortgages is set to be reduced from next month. The reduction in the rate by 0.25% for variable-rate local authority borrowers will come into