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St Patrick’s Parish Soup Kitchen issue urgent appeal for food donations

The St Patrick’s Parish Soup Kitchen have issued an urgent appeal for donations after their food supplies ran out yesterday. Posting on their Facebook page, the group said: “Our food

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Staff at PayPal Dundalk offered redundancy as part of company restructuring

A number of redundancies are to made at PayPal in Dundalk. Around 100 staff were notified of a restructuring of the company at a meeting around 3pm today before the

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Almost one in five Dundalk IT students drop out of courses during the first year

Almost one in five students attending Dundalk IT are dropping out of their courses during their first year. That’s according to a new report from the Higher Education Authority titled

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45 new Garda recruits stationed in Louth since 2014

More than 5% of all new Garda recruits since 2014 have been stationed in Co Louth, new figures have revealed. In total 839 new Gardaí have graduated since recruitment resumed

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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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Adams fears A&E closure at Daisy Hill in Newry could have “detrimental impact” on the people of Louth

Local TD Gerry Adams has raised concerns about the impact that any reduction in services at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry would have on healthcare provision in Co Louth. Many

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Razor Dig to take place in Salterstown this evening

A Razor Dig will take place in Salterstown this evening. Those interested in taking part are asked to meet at 6pm at Salterstown Pier, just outside Annagassan. If taking part

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Two new meditation classes to commence at Dundalk Yoga Collective

Two new six week meditation classes will get underway at the Dundalk Yoga Collective at Williamson’s Mall next month. There will be a Tuesday morning class from May 2nd from

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Climote selected for global energy accelerator programme Free Electrons

Dundalk company Climote has been selected for a global energy accelerator programme, “Free Electrons”, which is backed by the ESB. The initiative is designed both to help start-ups get off

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Council criticised for failure to empty dog litter bins along Navvy Bank

Louth County Council have come in for stern criticism over their failure to empty the dog litter bins along the Navvy Bank, off the Point Road. The scenic amenity is

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Line improvement works set to affect Irish Rail services this Bank Holiday weekend

Irish Rail have advised that there will be a reduced service on the Dundalk to Dublin railway line this Bank Holiday weekend due to line improvement works. On Saturday and

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Dundalk hairdressers amongst properties being sold in latest Allsop auction

A local hairdressers is amongst the properties set to be sold at auction next month. Allsop have released details of its latest catalogue for its two-day auction in May. Residential

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Dundalk Study Academy to hold well-being workshop for Leaving Cert students on Tuesday

Dundalk Study Academy in Clanbrassil Street will host their first Well-Being Workshop for Leaving Cert students next Tuesday May 2nd. The workshop, being held in conjunction with The Rejuvenation Suite,

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Dance Fest fundraiser in aid of Rape Crisis North East in Dowdallshill this Saturday

A Dance Fest event in aid of Rape Crisis North East will take place this Saturday morning at Dowdallshill GAA Club’s ground, St Brigid’s Park. The event will feature Zumba,

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Traffic lights on Inner Relief Road out of action following crash at Quay Street junction

Local motorists are advised that the traffic lights on the Inner Relief Road at its junction with Quay Street are out of action at present. The lights were damaged following