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Talk of the Town’s top 10 most read stories of 2016

So another year is just about over. While 2016 will be remembered by many for celebrity deaths, it has also been a busy one on the news front locally. Talk

Crime Local news

Cannabis grow house raided in Dundalk

Two men have been arrested following the raiding of a cannabis grow house in Dundalk this afternoon. The incident took place on the Castle Road. While out on patrol on

Crime Local news

Fire Service deal with gas leak at Bellurgan

Dundalk Fire Service were called to the scene of a gas leak in Bellurgan last night. The incident occurred at a house in New Road at around 10.30pm. Firefighters discovered

Local news

€890 raised at GOAL Mile at Dundalk IT

The Dundalk DkIT Goal Mile was held on Christmas Day for the second year running. This year €890 was raised with over 100 people attending dressed up in Santa outfits,

Local news Property news

Plans to convert Church Street office into apartments

Plans have been drawn up to convert office accommodation at a building in Church Street into apartments. Liza Halpin has applied to Louth County Council for planning permission for a

Crime Local news

124,500 counterfeit cigarettes seized in Louth during 2016

During 2016, in an ongoing series of operations in the Louth area, targeted to disrupt the sale of illicit tobacco products in local markets, Revenue Officers seized over 124,500 cigarettes

Business Local deaths Local news

Local publican Betty Traynor passes away

The death has occurred of well known local publican Betty Traynor (née Fitzpatrick). Betty is best known in local circles for operating The Phoenix Bar in Park Street. In years

Entertainment Local news

Aer Lingus reunite Dundalk family with New York-based son for Christmas

A local family received a memorable early Christmas present after Aer Lingus flew their son home from New York unexpectedly. The national airline chose to surprise three families by taking

Local events Local news

Mass times for local churches this Christmas

St Joseph’s Redemptorist Church is the only local church which will be holding a traditional midnight Mass this Christmas Eve. While Christmas Eve Masses are taking place in churches around


Dundalk captain O’Donnell signs new contract to remain at Oriel Park

Dundalk FC captain Stephen O’Donnell has signed a new contract which will see him remain at Oriel Park for the next two seasons. The skipper extends his contract after leading

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Dundalk Sub Aqua Search and Rescue bucket collection on New Year’s Eve

Dundalk Sub Aqua Search and Rescue, are holding their annual Bucket Collection on New Year’s Eve. The Search and Rescue Unit is on call and ready to respond at all

Current affairs Health Local news

Lourdes Hospital parking charges “exorbitant”, insists Irish Cancer Society

A recent Irish Cancer Society report on car parking charges at hospitals around the country says that patients at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda face some of highest

Local government Local news Road matters

Dredging work on Ardee Road has already begun, insists Cllr Doyle

Local councillor Maria Doyle has revealed that work has already begun on the dredging of the culvert at Mounthamilton on the Ardee Road. Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams issued a

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Dowdallshill Christmas Run taking place once again this year

The annual Dowdallshill Christmas Run to St Oliver’s Hospital will once again take place this Christmas morning. The run will depart the club’s ground at St Brigid’s Park at 10am

Local government Local news Property news

Plans for two new houses in Cluan Enda

Plans have been drawn up for two new houses in the Cluan Enda estate, off the St Alphonsus Road. Conphil Development Ltd have applied to Louth County Council for planning