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Watters welcomes additional Garda resources for Carlingford and Omeath

Local Sinn Féin councillor Antóin Watters has welcomed plans for additional Garda resources to the Omeath/Carlingford area. Talk of the Town revealed last week that additional Gardaí were planned for

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Renewed fears for Narrow Water Bridge as planning permission for project is set to expire

Renewed fears have been expressed for the future of the proposed Narrow Water Bridge, with planning permission for the project due to expire in three months time. The 195m long

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Louth County Council’s Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme extended

Louth County Council’s Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme has been extended for 2017. The scheme was first implemented by the local authority last year as part of their suite of

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McGahon calls for urgent reform of free legal aid system

Local councillor John McGahon has called for an urgent reform of the free legal aid system. The Fine Gael representative has revealed that €428m has been spent on free legal

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Breathnach insists no planning is in place as yet for hazardous waste facility on Carlingford Lough

Local TD Declan Breathnach has received assurances that no planning permission is yet in place for a proposed hazardous waste facility at Warrenpoint Docks on the northern shores of Carlingford

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Local TD Fergus O’Dowd to become the new chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Local TD Fergus O’Dowd is set to become the new chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. He will replace the outgoing Kerry TD Brendan Griffin

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Local solicitor lodges appeal against plans for new language school at Jocelyn Place

An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála by a local solicitor against Louth County Council’s decision to grant conditional planning permission for a new language school at Jocelyn

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19 new SNA posts announced for schools in Louth

An additional 19 Special Needs Assistant posts have been announced for schools in Co Louth. The new roles will be available from September to December 2017 in order to meet

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Blessing of the Graves ceremony from Dowdallshill to be broadcast live on Dundalk FM

This year’s Blessing of the Graves Ceremony in St Patrick’s Cemetery in Dowdallshill will take place on Sunday week, July 16th, at 3pm. This year the service will be broadcast

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Breathnach calls on application for proposed hazardous waste facility on Carlingford Lough to be declined

Local TD Declan Breathnach has called upon Minister for the Environment, Denis Naughten, together with his counterparts in the North and in the UK Department of the Environment to decline

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Louth to remain a five seater for next General Election

Louth will remain a five seater for the next General Election. That is the recommendation of the Constituency Commission Report for 2017 which has just been presented to the chairman

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Environment Minister to look into proposed hazardous waste plant planned for Carlingford Lough

The Minister for the Environment is set to look into the possibility of a hazardous waste plant being built on the Northern shores of Carlingford Lough. A number of residents

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Incoming DkIT Students’ Union president and vice president meet with TDs in Leinster House

Incoming Dundalk IT Students’ Union president and vice president Pauraic Renaghan and Aaron Geagan travelled to Leinster House earlier this week to lobby TDs and senators on the Union of

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Planning applications granted in Louth increases by almost two-thirds in first quarter of the year

There were 152 applications for planning permission granted by Louth County Council in the first three months of 2017. This represents a 61.7% increase on the 94 applications given the

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Louth County Museum to receive €8,500 in funding towards iconic buildings project

The Louth County Museum in Dundalk has been approved for €8,500 in funding under the Local and Regional Museums Funding Scheme 2017. The funds will be used for the museum’s