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Fund for Benny Reilly raises almost €40,000 inside 24 hours

A memorial fund for former Louth footballer Brendan ‘Benny’ Reilly, who died suddenly at the weekend has raised almost €40,000 in the space of 24 hours. The 38-year-old passed away

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Just shy of 13,000 non-nationals living in Louth

There were just shy of 13,000 non-nationals living in Louth at the time of the Census in April 2016. That’s according to information released today from the Central Statistics Office

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Funding of €250,000 secured for improvement of local roads in Louth

Louth has secured €250,000 in funding under the Local Improvement Scheme to improve local roads. The funding will allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading

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Dundalk IT named national winner of European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017

Dundalk Institute of Technology has scooped a major award after being confirmed as a National Winner of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) 2017 for its development of the BSc.

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Maintenance works to affect water supply in a number of areas of Dundalk from Monday

A number of large residential areas in Dundalk could experience disruption to their water supply from next Monday due to essential maintenance works being carried out by Irish Water. The

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Dundalk girls named on Leinster side for match with Munster

Two Dundalk girls have been named in the Leinster U18 side for this weekend’s first interprovincial match against Munster in Ballincollig RFC Meadhbh O’Callaghan will be starting at prop while

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Cooley trio prove a huge hit on Gogglebox debut

The three Cooley men who made their debut on TV3’s Gogglebox Ireland last night went down a treat with viewers. Michael Rafferty (25), David Reilly (24) and Gerry Malone (25)

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Cooley Kickhams lead the local tributes to the late Jimmy Magee

Cooley Kickhams have led the local tributes to iconic sports broadcaster Jimmy Magee, who passed away yesterday. The 82-year-old, who grew up in Greenore, was an honorary member of the

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Louth TDs missed a combined total of 15 days in the Dáil so far this year

The five TDs in Louth missed a combined total of 15 days in the Dáil since the start of the year. Oireachtas figures show that three TDs, the Sinn Féin

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Education Minister expresses concern at situation at Faughart national school

Education Minister Richard Bruton says his department is “concerned” about the ongoing situation at Scoil Náisiúnta Bhríde in Faughart which has left the school without any pupils. Following an ongoing

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Public meeting to discuss N53 in Courtbane on Tuesday

A public meeting to discuss the proposed upgrading of the N53 Dundalk to Castleblayney Road will take place in the Naomh Malachi GFC clubrooms at Courtbane on Tuesday. The N53

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Colourtrend to host charity coffee morning this Friday in aid of SOSAD

Colourtrend in the North Link Retail Park will host a charity coffee morning this Friday in aid of SOSAD. Refreshments on the day will be provided by Belles Tea Rooms

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Local Community Text Alert groups encouraged to apply for funding

Local Community Text Alert groups have been encouraged to apply for Government funding by a local councillor. Fine Gael’s John McGahon issued a statement this afternoon encouraging groups in North

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Showhouse open at Earlsfort this Sunday

The new three bed semi-detached showhouse at Earlsfort on the Seafield Road in Blackrock will be open for viewings this Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. The Doherty built homes are

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Local motorists urged to slow down tomorrow for European Day Without A Road Death

This Thursday September 21st is the second annual ‘European Day Without A Road Death’ also known as Project EDWARD. The initiative, which is supported by Louth County Council, the Road