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Commitments made between EU and UK to avoid hard border with Northern Ireland post Brexit

Significant commitments have been made between the EU and the UK in avoiding a hard border with Northern Ireland. At a press conference in Brussels this morning the European Commission

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Survey reveals more than half of people fear return of violence if checkpoints return to border post-Brexit

More than half of people surveyed about Brexit fear a return of violence if a border with Northern Ireland returns post-Brexit. Amarách Research questioned over 1,000 people for RTÉ’s Claire

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Munster calls on Taoiseach to listen to concerns of Louth County Councillors

Local TD Imelda Munster has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy to appoint a team to travel to Louth and listen

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Taoiseach considering new laws making it an offence to ignore severe weather warnings

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is set to consider new laws making it an illegal offence to ignore severe weather warnings. His comments come after a number of windsurfers were spotted at

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Former local Senator Jim D’Arcy appointed as adviser to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Former local Senator Jim D’Arcy has been appointed to a high paid role as an adviser to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The 63-year-old retired schoolteacher was formally given the role yesterday

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Varadkar reiterates desire to see a high speed cross border railway line

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reiterated his desire to see a high speed cross border railway line between Dublin and Belfast by vowing to cost the proposal in the Dáil this

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Taoiseach wants to see high speed railway line developed between Dublin and Belfast

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wants to see a high speed cross border railway line between Dublin and Belfast developed. Such a service has been mentioned for the best part of a

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to visit Dundalk today

Leo Varadkar will visit Dundalk today for the first time in his tenure as Taoiseach. Amongst Mr Varadkar’s engagements will be a visit to the Carrickdale Hotel where he will

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Troubles no excuse to ‘whitewash’ killing of Tom Oliver, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that the troubles cannot be used as an excuse to “whitewash” the “senseless killing” of Cooley farmer Tom Oliver. The

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Temporary customs posts could come into effect along border post-Brexit

The UK could seek a temporary customs union with the European Union after Brexit, in a move which would lead to border patrols just north of Dundalk. Plans for the

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Adams calls on new Fine Gael leader Varadkar to call a General Election

Local TD Gerry Adams has called on new Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar to call a General Election and “seek a mandate from the people” to become Taoiseach. Reacting to

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59% turnout as Louth Fine Gael members vote for their new party leader

Louth Fine Gael members desceneded on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk last night to vote for the party’s next leader to succeed Enda Kenny. There was a 59% turnout

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Local MEP McGuinness declares her support for Simon Coveney in Fine Gael leadership contest

Local Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness declared her support for Simon Coveney as the next party leader at the weekend. The Ardee woman said the current Minister for Housing had shown

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John McGahon pledges support for Leo Varadkar in Fine Gael leadership race

Dundalk Councillor John McGahon has confirmed that he will be supporting Leo Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership race. The St Patrick’s Terrace man is the latest local representative to

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Fitzpatrick backing Coveney in Fine Gael leadership race but O’Dowd supporting Varadkar

Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has thrown his support behind Simon Coveney in the race to become the new Fine Gael leader. Deputy Fitzpatrick has said that he would be backing the current Housing Minister to succeed