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Local man receives additional jail sentence for having phone in prison

A Bellurgan man, who is a convicted Real IRA bomber, has been given an additional jail sentence for possessing a mobile phone in Portlaoise Prison. Aiden Hulme of Point Road,

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Local businessman operating major illegal cigarette operation is exposed by al Qaeda rocket

A rocket fired by al Qaeda at a massive container ship blew the lid off a multi-million euro illegal cigarette operation run by a millionaire businessman with links to Provo

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Rogers had will made up before taking his own life

A man who was facing a murder charge when he took his own life in a courthouse holding cell had instructed his solicitor to draw up his will, an inquest

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Chief Constable denies PSNI are afraid to tackle Donohoe killers

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has denied claims they are afraid to tackle the gang who killed Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe and said the North’s police force are fully committed

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Rogers felt he crossed the line before taking his own life

A man who took his own life while in custody after confessing to shooting dead another man told gardaí that there was a “thin line” and he had “crossed it”,

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Meanwhile, at the Market Square

The Dundalk Democrat jobs twitter account has posted the above picture of what appears to be donut tyre marks at the Market Square this morning. It appears someone must have

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Cigarette quartet are released without charge

The four men arrested by Gardaí yesterday following the seizure of nine million cigarettes at the Applegreen service station near Castlebellingham have been released without charge. The men – aged

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Shatter won’t attend cross border police summit in Dundalk

An annual cross-border summit between An Garda Siochana and the PSNI to deal with co-operations on crime will be held without the two justice ministers for the first time tomorrow.

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Did Gráinne make a Seoige of herself?

  Today’s Irish Daily Star reports that members of An Garda Siochana are “outraged” at TV host Gráinne Seoige for describing murdered colleague Adrian Donohoe as a “fine thing” when

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Massive cigarette seizure in Castlebellingham

Four men have been arrested after around nine million cigarettes with an estimated street value of €4.3m were seized near Castlebellingham this morning. This seizure has an estimated potential loss

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Adrian Donohoe’s widow Caroline describes him as the “best in the world”

Murdered detective Garda Adrian Donohoe has been described as the “best in the world” by his grieving wife Caroline. Speaking after collecting a Rehab People of the Year award on

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Suspicious object being investigated in Forkhill – roads affected

The PSNI are examining a suspicious object that was found in Forkhill in South Armagh this morning. Motorists in Louth are advised that as a result of the alert the

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Diesel smuggling in Border area costing the State €150m a year

Diesel-smuggling along the Louth-Armagh border is costing the State at least €150m a year in lost Revenue, according to a report in last weekend’s Sunday Independent. The paper claims that

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Econ Fuels fined by Revenue Commissioners for failure to hold current oil licence

Econ Fuels Ltd have been fined €7,500 by the Revenue Commissioners for their failure to hold a current oil licence. The company, who are based at Faughart Lower just off

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Last night in Earl Street

  Orna Doohan reports that there was a major fight on Earl Street last night. Apparently the incident occurred around 2am or 3am and involved around eight people. Is fighting