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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

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Plans for major power plant in Louth may be still on the cards

Plans for a major electricity station at Toomes in Louth Village could be still on the cards after Louth County Council renewed Quinn Building Products Limited’s planning permission. Plans for

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There’s some losers in Dundalk

Congratulations to the Dundalk Slimming World group, who have been just named District of the Year 2013. The award was issued to group leader Fiona Pepper for their efforts in

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Future of Dundalk church and Starbucks coffee shop secured

A local church has been granted planning permission by Dundalk Town Council to retain its facility at the North Link Retail Park on the Coes Road. Grace Fellowship had converted

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CCTV to be used in Dundalk’s fight against drugs

Dundalk Town Council has been urged to use its CCTV cameras to help combat open-drug dealing in the town. Sinn Fein’s Kevin Meenan and the Green Party’s Mark Dearey both

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Brown bin now compulsory in Dundalk

A new type of bin will become more visible along Dundalk streets from this week, as it becomes compulsory for households to use. The brown bin is for disposing of

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You can bank on long queues in Dundalk

  Fiona McLaughlin has reported that an old man has just collapsed while waiting in a queue at the AIB branch in Dundalk. Apparently the problem was exasperated by the

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Lack of hospice services in North East highlighted in new report

A new report from the Irish Hospice Foundation has shown that the North East – which comprises Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan-  has no hospice service, at a time when

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Public warned not to swim at Clogherhead Beach

Louth County Council has advised bathers not to swim at Clogherhead Beach until further notice due to concerns over the quality of the water. In a statement on its website,

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Doctor Deirdre making a big difference in South Sudan

A LOCAL GP is currently volunteering in South Sudan with Doctors Without Borders, helping to provide life-saving treatment for thousands of refugees. Dr Deirdre Lynch (pictured above) is based in

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Future of St Joseph’s Hospital secured with €750,000 investment

St Joseph’s Hospital in Ardee is set for a €750,000 injection that will see the long-stay residential unit upgraded to 20 beds. The news of the funding also secures the

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Sheelan calls for Health Minister to resign after wife is left waiting two hours for an ambulance

The husband of the local pensioner who was forced to wait over two hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip has called on Health Minister James Reilly to resign.