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Adams to challenge convictions for attempted escape from prison in 1970s

Louth TD Gerry Adams has launched a legal bid to overturn historical convictions against him for attempting to escape from prison more than 40 years ago. According to a report

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BoyleSports continuing expansion into Northern Ireland

Dundalk-based bookmakers BoyleSports are continuing their expansion with the acquisition of two more bookies in Northern Ireland. According to a report in today’s Belfast Telegraph, BoyleSports have bought premises in

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Gang from Dundalk and Ardee believed to be behind drugs haul found in Drogheda

Detectives believe a local drug trafficking gang based in the Dundalk and Ardee area were behind the major cocaine and ecstasy seizure which took place in Drogheda earlier this week.

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Greenore jobs under threat as OpenHydro plans to cut up to 50 staff early next year

One of the biggest employers in north Louth is set to cut up to 50 jobs early next year. According to a report in today’s Irish Independent, tidal energy firm

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De La Salle and O Fiaich amongst the most improved feeder schools in the country

Two Dundalk secondary schools are amongst the most improved in the country when it comes to their students advancing to third level education. That’s according to the Irish Times’ Feeder

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Dundalk FC’s American takeover set for completion before Christmas

Dundalk’s takeover by the American investment group Peak6 will be completed before Christmas. That’s according to a report in today’s Irish Independent, which claims the Chicago-based private equity firm will

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Oldham lead the chase for Dundalk’s Patrick McEleney

League One side Oldham Athletic are in pole position to sign Dundalk FC midfielder Patrick McEleney. The 25-year-old is out of contract after two seasons at Oriel Park and while

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New €150m biomass power plant planned for Dundalk

A new €150 million biomass power plant could be on its way to Dundalk. According to a report in The Irish Independent at the weekend, power firm Virdian, who own

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Gardaí investigating reported kidnapping incident in Dundalk

Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating a reported kidnapping incident which occurred last Thursday evening. According to a report in today’s Argus, a 36-year-old man was abducted from outside his house

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Belfast bar to pay tribute to former Dundalk FC player Jimmy Hasty

A Belfast bar plans to pay tribute to former Dundalk FC player Jimmy Hasty, who was shot dead by Loyalists in 1974. Best known for having one arm, Hasty scored

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Just over 1% of social houses required in Louth have been built since start of 2016

Just over 1% of the number of social houses required in Co Louth have been built since the start of 2016. That’s according to new figures published in The Irish

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Dundalk could be set to lose top scorer David McMillan to St Johnstone

Dundalk FC could be set to lose leading scorer David McMillan to Scottish side St Johnstone. In an interview with The Irish Sun today, manager Tommy Wright said he was

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Garda injured while making arrest in Dundalk awarded €36,000 compensation

A Garda who suffered internal injuries after being punched and kicked while making an arrest while based at Dundalk Garda Station in February 2013 was awarded more than €36,000 compensation

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Solicitor loses misconduct appeal following complaint by Blackrock couple

A Cork-based solicitor yesterday lost an appeal of misconduct against him in a case involving a Blackrock couple. The appeal, which arose from a threat to destroy files belonging to

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Garda Golden’s position in Omeath remains unfilled two years on from murder

The position in Omeath Garda Station left vacant by the tragic murder of Garda Tony Golden remains unfilled two years on from his death. The father of two, originally from