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Burials without coffins to be permitted in Dundalk

This is something that people might not be aware of but as and from June 1st this year, burials without coffins will be permitted in Ireland. The legislation which had

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For the day that’s in it…

Emma Kirk raises an interesting question on Twitter about the apparent lack of beer gardens in Dundalk. While there are certainly an abundance on the outskirts of the town, the

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Meanwhile, at your local bring bank

  Looks like some member of Louth County Council had a few too many bottles themselves when they signed off on this set of posters at local bring banks, where

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An Enda austerity

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkdlAWv_Yrc&feature=youtu.be] Check out this video that was directed and edited by Marcus Howard of last week’s protesters outside the Ballymascanlon House Hotel. Those gathered were waiting to make their feelings

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Council owed €5m in development contributions

A total of 86 developers owed Dundalk Town Council over €5 million in outstanding development contributions at the end of last year. The amounts owed range from €8 up to

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Price tapes “could lead to the fall” of Gerry Adams

Journalist Ed Moloney has claimed that tapes being held in Boston containing interviews with former IRA member Delours Price could lead to the fall of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams

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Illegal dumping at graveyard costing €15,000 a year

Disposing of illegally dumped household waste in St Patrick’s Cemetery in Dundalk is costing the town’s joint burial board €15,000 a year. The board says two large skips are being

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Margaret Todd RIP

Sympathy has been extended to Dundalk Town Councillor Harry Todd and his family, following the passing of his wife Margaret at the weekend. Margaret, from 76 Oakland Park, was hugely

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Toddler tragedy narrowly averted

A major tragedy was narrowly avoided in Dundalk yesterday when a young mother just caught her child’s pram after it went flying through the air having struck a piece of

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Vantastival 1. Louth County Council 0.

The Vantastival music and camper van festival takes place in Bellurgan Park next weekend and while an influx of music fans might be welcomed by the town’s business community, Louth

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Have we a bullying problem locally?

Check out the above Facebook post by local Sinn Féin councillor Edel Corrigan. Shocking stuff but should we really be so shocked? Having spoken to a local Garda recently, maybe

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How we got to where we are

It was recently revealed that Dundalk Town Council are owed outstanding development levies of €5 million. That has put a number of projects earmarked for the town in doubt but

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There may be trouble ahead

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will travel to Dundalk on Thursday but he may not feel very welcome with at least two protests planned to coincide with his visit. The Dundalk Campaign

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Adams under pressure over brother’s sex abuse case

There are those who will never agree with Gerry Adams and those who feel he has spent a lifetime keeping secrets. Now the Sinn Féin president is receiving yet more

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Bridge over troubled waters could be in doubt

Plans to build the Narrow Water Bridge to link north Louth and south Down could be held up by Stormont Minister for Finance Sammy Wilson. Mr Wilson has yet to