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Local Community Text Alert groups encouraged to apply for funding

Local Community Text Alert groups have been encouraged to apply for Government funding by a local councillor. Fine Gael’s John McGahon issued a statement this afternoon encouraging groups in North

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Prosecutors intend to take legal action against McConville murder accused

Prosecutors intend to take legal action against a man charged in connection with the murder of Jean McConville. Ivor Bell, aged 80, faces two counts of soliciting the IRA abduction

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Witnesses sought to alleged hit and run at Hackballscross

The mother of a young man who was involved in a hit and run incident in Hackballscross over a week ago has appealed for witnesses to come forward. Brenda Byrne’s

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Counterfeit spirits and tobacco seized by Revenue in Louth

A large quantity of counterfeit spirits and tobacco was seized by Revenue officials in Co Louth last week. The seizure was made last Thursday. Officers from Revenue in Louth seized

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Local people and businesses named on Revenue Defaulters’ List

A number of local people and business were named in the latest defaulters’ list released by the Revenue Commissioners yesterday. The biggest settlement was made by motor vehicle recovery service

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Increased Garda presence on streets tonight for Junior Cert celebrations

Best of luck to all students receiving their Junior Certificate results today. Gardaí have encouraged all those getting their results to enjoy their celebrations responsibily. Business owners have been warned not

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Christy Mangan appointed new Chief Superintendent in Louth

Christy Mangan has been appointed the new Chief Superintendent of the Gardaí in Co Louth. Mr Mangan takes up the role with more than 35 years of experience in the Gardaí

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Students urged to keep a record of bicycle details in case of theft

Gardaí have appealed to students returning to school and college in Dundalk to keep a record of their bicycle details incase it is stolen. Bikes are seen as “easy pickings”

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Troubles no excuse to ‘whitewash’ killing of Tom Oliver, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that the troubles cannot be used as an excuse to “whitewash” the “senseless killing” of Cooley farmer Tom Oliver. The

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Mum of local teen assaulted at Tiesto gig calls for witnesses to come forward

The mother of a local teenager who was left badly beaten following an attack in Belfast last month has urged witnesses to the incident to come forward. Jason Tuite has

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Van seized after being discovered with no tax or NCT in Dundalk

A van driver had plenty of reasons to curse a phone call in Dundalk yesterday after having his vehicle dispossessed. The vehicle was pulled in by an unmarked Garda car

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Garda breath tests in Louth exaggerated by 213%

Breath test figures in the Louth Garda Division were over-reported by a massive 213%, new figures have revealed. The division was one of ten of the 28 Garda Divisions which

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Breathnach fears smugglers have found a way to remove marker dye from fuel

Local TD Declan Breathnach has expressed his concern at the resurgence of fuel smuggling in the area. Reacting to the discovery of 11 cubes of fuel laundering waste at Carrickarnon

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11,000 litres of fuel laundering waste dumped at Carrickarnon

A large quantity of fuel laundering waste was discovered this morning on the Louth/Armagh border. Eleven large plastic cubes of the toxic waste was discovered at Carrickarnon, carrying approximately 11,000

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Gardaí confirm human remains found in Dundalk are historic

Gardaí have confirmed that the human remains found in Dundalk yesterday evening are historic. The site at Mary Street North where contractors uncovered skeletal remains yesterday is close to the