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Fitzpatrick feels Eighth Amendment debate was not an honest one

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has called for a fair debate on the Eighth Amendment, insisting that proceedings so far have not been “respectful and honest”. Speaking in the Dáil on

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Major non-compliance found by HIQA in some aspects of care at Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home

A local nursing home had just one member of staff providing support for up to 17 residents with complex needs in a communal room and did not satisfactorily protect the

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McGahon welcomes launch of new online system for medical card applications

Local councillor John McGahon has welcomed the HSE’s launch of a new online system to apply for a medical card. The new National Medical Card online service can be found

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Vigil marking closure of A&E department at Louth County Hospital in Dundalk to take place on Saturday

The Still Waiting Health Campaign will hold a one hour vigil at the Louth County Hospital in Dundalk on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the closure of the accident

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Dundalk ambulance crew delivery baby en route to hospital

A local family had the Dundalk-based ambulance crew to thank for safely delivering their baby while en route to hospital yesterday. The mother gave birth in the back of the

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Blood donor clinics in Dundalk today and Saturday

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be hosting a couple of blood donor clinics in Dundalk over the next few days. They are in the Clan na Gael GAA Centre

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Additional funding secured to improve respite services in Louth

Additional funding has been secured to improve respite services in Co Louth. The new funding comes from an additional €10 million national pot which will help alleviate the severe lack

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Local hospital patients the least satisfied in the country with their experience

Local hospital patients are the least satisfied in the country. That’s according to the outcome of the first National Patient Experience Survey, which was released yesterday. The survey found that

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Dundalk mum using Elf on the Shelf tradition to raise awareness of autism

At this time of the year parents will be frantically moving their Elf on the Shelf around the house as part of a new Christmas tradition that has really taken

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Irish Life staff member shaves his head for Crumlin Children’s Hospital

A member of the Irish Life team in Dundalk yesterday shaved his hair off in aid of Crumlin’s Children Medical and Research Foundation. Callum Flanagan shaved his head at his

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Dundalk man shaving his hair off this Friday in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital

A Dundalk man will shave his air off for charity this Friday and is asking for support for a very worthy cause. Callum Flanagan will make the gesture in aid

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McGrath vows that respite care for Louth and Meath will be part of 2018 Social Care Plan

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath last night assured the people of the region that respite care for Louth and Meath would be part of the 2018 Social

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50 new beds to open at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital today

Fifty new beds will open today at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. The additional beds are part of ongoing works at the hospital which will include a new

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Castlebellingham take away served with closure order for breaches of food safety legislation

A Castlebellingham-based take away was served with a closure order of breaches of food safety legislation on Friday. The Health Service Executive issued the closure order to China Town on

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Former local surgeon jailed for 20 months for sexual assaults on two teenage boys

A former local surgeon at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda was yesterday jailed for 20 months for sexual assaults on teenage boys in the mid-1970s. Last month a