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Two staff suspended by Louth County Council pending investigation into housing acquisitions

Two members of staff have been suspended by Louth County Council pending the completion of an investigation into the purchase of two houses by the council in 2010. Yesterday, Talk

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Investigation launched into house purchases by Louth County Council

  Councillors in Louth have been waiting for well over a month now for a report on the purchase of houses by the county council for social housing purposes back

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Left hand turn at Xerox junction to close temporarily next month

Louth County Council plan to close the left turn lane (northbound towards Dundalk town centre) of the N52 at the intersection of the N52 and R132 (known locally as the

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Dundalk councillors could be set for compensation of up to €16,000 if they fail to get re-elected

Long-serving members of Dundalk Town Council could be set for parachute payments of up to €16,000 when the council is abolished next year. The Local Government Bill to scrap all

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EU energy project achieves €10m in savings for Dundalk

An EU funded project on sustainable technologies involving communities in Dundalk, Switzerland and Austria has achieved in excess of €20 million in energy savings, €10 million of which were achieved

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Housing Minister to examine Louth County Council report

Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan is set to examine a Louth County Council report on the actions of its housing department after the issue was raised by Sinn Féin’s Gerry

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Planning refused for new housing development in Blackrock

Louth County Council have refused planning permission for a development of 24 houses at Southend, Blackrock. The go-ahead for the development was granted in 2008 but Gavin Clarke’s bid to

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Planning granted for care home in Blackrock

Planning permission has been granted for a new residential care home on the Old Golf Links Road in Blackrock. The proposal by Frank Holmes would see a 43 bed care

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Dundalk Says No group amongst the protestors on Budget Day

It’s Budget Day today and the Dundalk Says No group will be amongst the hundreds expected to descend on the capital to protest against further austerity. Spokespersons for the local

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Dundalk businessmen receive €91.5 million to house asylum seekers

Two Dundalk businessmen have received €91.5 million in State funds over a 12 year period to house asylum seekers. Denis Williams and Brian Byrne are two of the four directors

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Public seminar on European Economic Policy to take place in Dundalk next month

A public seminar on European Economic Policy will take place in Dundalk IT on Tuesday November 5th. The event runs from 6pm to 8pm and is open to everyone. Amongst

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Adams not concerned by review of allegations against him

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has claimed he is not concerned that his former lawyer ordered a review of allegations that he withheld information on his sex abuser brother. Director

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Decision not to prosecute Gerry Adams to be reviewed

The decision not to prosecute Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams over allegations he covered up for his sex abusing brother Liam is to be reviewed. Northern Ireland’s Attorney General John

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Dundalk Says No group planning peaceful Budget day protest

Local activists who plan a protest in Dublin to coincide with the Budget on Tuesday October 15th insist it will be carried out peacefully. A similar protest against austerity when

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Louth has worst compliance rate in the country for property tax payments

Louth has the joint-worst compliance rate in the country when it comes to paying the new Local Property Tax. Figures released by the Revenue Commissioners today have shown that just