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Minor Injuries Unit in Dundalk to open to those five and over from February

The Minor Injuries Unit at the Louth County Hospital in Dundalk will begin treating children aged five and over from next February. The news was announced during a visit by

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BREATH project investigating COPD to be launched in Dundalk today

The official launch of the BREATH project will take place later today in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel. BREATH (Border and Regions Airways Training Hub) is a new research training network.

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New Primary Care Centre to open in Dundalk by the end of the year

A new Primary Care Centre will be established in Dundalk by the end of the year. That’s according to a report today in The Irish Medical Times. It reports that

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Dundalk branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland to hold community meeting this Thursday

The Dundalk branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland are holding a community meeting this Thursday at 7.30pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Representatives from the branch and staff from Cystic Fibrosis

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More than 85% of people in Dundalk consider themselves to be in good health

More than 85% of the population of Dundalk consider themselves to be in good health. Figures released by the Central Statistics Office as part of Census 2016 revealed that of

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Number of people with a disability in Louth jumps 12.2%

The number of people with a disability in Louth has jumped by 12.2% in the last five years. Figures from Census 2016, released today by the CSO, show that there

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Local Operation Transformation leader Yvonne down another stone since show ended

Local Operation Transformation leader Yvonne Keenan-Ross has lost close to another stone in weight since the RTÉ series ended in February. The 49-year-old from Carlingford was 16st 10lbs when she weighed

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Dundalk fails to meet EU standards for the collection and treatment of urban waste water

Dundalk was amongst 50 areas nationwide where the collection and treatment of urban waste water did not meet European Union standards in 2016. That’s according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s

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Concern as bomb disposal experts are called to Sellafield

Bomb disposal experts were called to the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria in England yesterday after hazardous chemicals were discovered in a lab. Sellafield, located just across the Irish

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Louth County Council encourage public to fill out survey to help develop new Suicide Prevention Action Plan

Louth County Council are encouraging members of the public to complete a survey which they hope will develop a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for the Midlands, Louth and Meath. Organised

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Additional capacity for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital secured in Budget 2018

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda is set to benefit from additional capacity on the back of Budget 2018. The funding was welcomed by local TD Fergus O’Dowd who

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Almost 18,000 patients waiting for hospital care in the area

There are just shy of 18,000 patients waiting for hospital care in this region, new figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund have revealed. The figures for September show there

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Dundalk Positive Mental Health Week gets underway today

Dundalk Positive Mental Health Week gets underway today. There will be a Mental Health Awareness Programme on Dundalk FM from 10am to 12 noon this morning. Then on Wednesday the

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People Before Profit to hold information night on medicinal cannabis in Dundalk

The local People Before Profit Alliance group are to hold an information night on medicinal cannabis in Dundalk later this month. The event, hosted by local rep Garrett Weldon, is

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Local hospitals continuing to flout healthy eating rules by selling junk food in vending machines

The Louth County Hospital in Dundalk and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda are amongst the hospitals continuing to ignore healthy eating rules by having vending machines selling junk