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Sound system was not at Blessing of the Graves because it failed, insist council

There should have been a public address system in place at yesterday’s Blessing of the Graves ceremony at St Patrick’s Cemetery in Dowdallshill. That’s what local councillors were told this

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Locals express “disgust and outrage” at lack of sound system at Blessing of the Graves in Dundalk

A large number of people have expressed their “disgust and outrage” at proceedings at the Blessing of the Graves ceremony in St Patrick’s Cemetery in Dowdallshill this afternoon Unlike in

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Absence of island from Rescue 116’s onboard warning system was flagged up four years ago

A pilot had flagged the absence of an island off the Co Mayo coast from the Irish Coast Guard’s onboard warning system four years before Rescue 116 crashed into it

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Man who died in Garda custody in Dundalk had been twice arrested in relation to Ciara Breen disappearance

The man who died while in custody at Dundalk Garda Station on Thursday night has been named as Liam Mullen from Fr Murray Park. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC)

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Investigation launched into death of a man in custody at Dundalk Garda Station last night

An investigation has been launched into the death of a person who was in custody at Dundalk Garda Station last night. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is looking into

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GSOC told it must apply to High Court for Garda killer’s court transcripts

The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have been told it must apply to the High Court for transcripts relating to appearances before the Special Criminal Court of Adrian Crevan Mackin,

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Former Louth VEC chief executive Dr Peter Connolly passes away

The death has occurred of former Louth VEC chief executive Dr Peter Connolly. The Dundalk-born former Coláiste Rís student passed away on Monday peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

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Captain Mark Duffy to be remembered at Blackrock Raft Race on Sunday

The annual Blackrock Raft Race and Family Fun Day takes place this Sunday. Captain Mark Duffy, who perished after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 crashed off the Co Mayo

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Former Dundalk post office worker passes away

The death has occurred of former local post office worker Michael Boyle. Michael, from the Marlbog Road and formerly of the Dublin Road, passed away peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes

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Youth Reach Ireland to host memorial night for John Kearney this Sunday

Youth Reach Ireland will host a memorial night in memory of the late John Kearney in The Spirit Store this Sunday. The event, which will get underway from 8pm, will

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12 suicides recorded in Co Louth last year

There were 12 suicides recorded in Co Louth last year. That’s according to new figures from the CSO, which claims there were 399 people who took their own life in

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Local man Robert Carroll passes away following accident on M1

The local man who died following a fatal road accident on the M1 motoroway in the early hours of yesterday morning has been named as Blackrock man Robert Carroll. The

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Fundraising 5-a-side in memory of Ciaran Casey in Bellurgan this Saturday

Bellurgan United are hosting a 5-a-side tournament this Saturday June 3rd as a fundraiser for the Beaumount Richmond Intensive Care Unit. The tournament will be held in memory of late

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Dundalk Tidy Towns chairman Willie Duffy to be laid to rest on Monday

The funeral of former Dundalk Tidy Towns chairman Willie Duffy will take place on Monday morning in the Church of the Holy Redeemer. The Ard Easmuinn man passed away last

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Dundalk Tidy Towns chairman Willie Duffy passes away

One of the key players in the local Tidy Towns movement, Willie Duffy, has passed away. Willie was chairman of the Dundalk Tidy Towns Committee and has played a pivotal