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Soup kitchen set to open in Dundalk

A new soup kitchen is set to open in Dundalk. Twist Soup Kitchens provide 2,500 meals a week across the country and founder Oliver Williams told The Dundalk Democrat recently

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Bluebird Care to host 5k in aid of Special Olympics

Bluebird Care North East will be hosting a 5k charity run/walk in aid of Special Olympics Ireland in Dundalk on Saturday September 21st at 10am. Entry to the event is

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Louth County Hospital in Dundalk criticised over hygiene standards

The Louth County Hospital in Dundalk has been criticised for its hygiene standards by Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) officials. A report on inspections carried out unannounced during June

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Cat put down after being scalded with boiling water in Dundalk

A cat has had to be put down after being scalded with boiling water in one of the worst animal cruelty cases ever seen by the Louth ISPCA. The feline’s

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New front planned for Louth Hospital

Planning permission has been granted for the HSE to carry out alterations to the front of the Louth County Hospital. The entrance to the hospital on the Dublin Road has

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Meanwhile, in Ardee

Mark Conlon of Ardee pub The Turfman’s, aka Bogger’s Lounge, has posted the following picture on Facebook of a glass of water which he poured from the tap in the

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Kettlebell boot camps starting in Blackrock and Lordship

  Two five week Kettlebell Boot Camps are getting underway in Blackrock and Lordship shortly. Hosted by Rock Fitness, the Blackrock one gets underway on Monday August 5th at 8pm

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Louth forward Clarke facing spell on the sidelines

Louth’s season might have only ended last month but star forward Darren Clarke is already in a race against time to be fit for next year’s campaign. The Wee County’s


Ardee professor makes breakthrough in battle against Crohn’s disease

Not so much a Dundalk story as an Ardee one but a university researcher from the Mid-Louth town has made a major breakthrough in the fight against bowel diseases such as

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Three in 10 Dundalk smokers smoke illegal cigarettes

More than three in every 10 smokers in Dundalk are smoking dodgy or illegal cigarettes, according to a new survey by MS Intelligence. The new research reveals that 30.1% of

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Major accident avoided at Dundalk Shopping Centre after roof caves in

A major accident was narrowly avoided at Dundalk Shopping Centre yesterday after a roof caved in. The incident happened at the entrance to the Tesco foodstore, with large parts of

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Death occurs of popular Dundalk doctor

The death has occurred of popular local doctor Tom O’Callaghan. Best known for his work as a consultant physician in the Louth County Hospital, Dr O’Callaghan worked in the Louth

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Moran demands apology for Senator’s “insulting” remarks

Local Labour Party Senator Mary Moran has called on a Fianna Fáil senator to withdraw his “insulting” comments about Special Olympics athletes being prevented from being born. But Brian O’Domhnaill,

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch, well not at Drumcar anyway

  Local councillor Tomás Sharkey has taken to Facebook to complain about more cutbacks, which will see those attending Day Care Services at St John of God’s in Drumcar having

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Dundalk Women’s Aid may be forced to close, insists Sharkey

  Local Sinn Féin councillor Tomás Sharkey has warned that the Women’s Aid refuge in Dundalk may be forced to close due to cutbacks. Funding for the service, which offers