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Dundalk developer Kirk paid €1m to five locals to get them to drop planning appeals

Dundalk developer Philip Kirk has admitted to paying €1m to locals who objected to a local project in return for their agreement to withdraw their appeals. Yesterday’s Sunday Times reported

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New take away planned for Crowe Street

A new take away is being planned for Crowe Street in the premises formerly occupied by Celtic Bookmakers. Grainne Boyle has applied for planning permission to convert the shop into

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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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Louth County Archives Service to open their doors to the public for Heritage Week

As part of the forthcoming Heritage Week 2013, the Louth County Archives Service will be opening up their facility at the Old Gaol on the Ardee Road to allow the

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Regenation of Cox’s Demesne given the go ahead

Dundalk Town Council have given the go ahead for the latest part of the Cox’s Demesne regeneration. The scheme, which according to LMFM includes plans for 23 new homes and a

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New filling station planned for Seatown Place in Dundalk

A new filling station has been earmarked for the former Rice’s Builders Merchants Yard at Seatown Place. Coilin McManus has applied to Dundalk Town Council for planning permission to partially

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Plans for multi-storey office development in Dundalk on track

Plans for a major new multi-storey office and apartment block running between Francis Street and Crowe Street remain on track. Peaken Development Ltd, the company behind the ambitious plans, have

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Gerry Adams the most popular TD on Twitter

Louth TD Gerry Adams has more Twitter followers than any other member of the Dáil. Research by Eamon Bell found that as of July 22nd, the Sinn Féin president had

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Ski slope may still go ahead, insists Curran

The much-debated ski slope facility, which had been earmarked for the Racecourse Road area of the town, may not be dead in the water. That’s according to the businessman behind

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Water outage in the St Alphonsus and Avenue Road areas

Dundalk Town Council have switched the water off this morning in the St Alphonsus Road area of the town. The problem, which is also affecting part of the Avenue Road,

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Four loads of toxic sludge abandoned last week

Four loads of toxic diesel sludge were found abandoned in County Louth last week. The latest incident occurred on Friday in Kilcurry off the R177, where five IBC’s containing the

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Playground given the go ahead in Louth Village

Louth County Council have been granted planning permission to build a new playground facility in Louth Village. The new playground will be located in Fr Finn Park in the centre

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Committee to be formed aimed at generating town centres

Plans are underway to try and boost retail trade in the centres of Dundalk, Drogheda and Ardee. News of the new strategy was revealed last night, at Dundalk Town Council’s