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1,328 Louth farmers to benefit from Basic Payments Scheme

1,328 farmers in Louth are set to benefit from payments of over €10.8 million under the Basic Payments Scheme. Over €700 million will be sent out to farmers across the

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National Slow Down Day is this Friday

This Friday October 20th has been designated National Slow Down Day. This will be in force from 7am on Friday to 7am on Saturday. The initiative is supported by the

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Local flooding expected tomorrow as Met Éireann issues status yellow rainfall warning

Local flooding is possible in a number of areas of Dundalk and its surrounds tomorrow. Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for a number of counties including

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All schools to remain closed tomorrow

All schools will remain closed nationwide tomorrow as the fallout of Storm Ophelia continues. This will mean that no local school will open. It is at the discretion of Institutes

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Just 2% of properties in Louth built since 2009 have an A energy rating

Just 2% of properties built in Louth in the last eight years had an A energy rating. New figures from the Central Statistics Office on domestic Building Energy Ratings shows

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Dundalk has the fifth highest population of Travellers in the country

Dundalk has one of the highest populations of Travellers in the country, new figures from Census 2016 have revealed. While Tuam (737) and Longford (730) led the way, Dundalk had

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Slight fall in Dundalk house prices in August

The average price of a house in Dundalk fell by 0.8% in August. The latest Residential Property Price Index from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows that the average house

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520 students receiving concessionary school transport

A total of 520 students in Louth are receiving concessionary school transport for the current school year, new figures have revealed. A parliamentary question from Deputy Carolan Nolan revealed that

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64 new cars sold in Louth in September

There were 64 new cars sold in Co Louth throughout September, just one less than the same month last year. That brings to 789 the total number of new 172

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122 people homeless in Louth at the end of August

There were 122 people homeless in Louth at the end of August, new figures have revealed. The Homelessness Report for August 2017 was released by the Department of Housing, Planning

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Louth 1957 All-Ireland winner Jimmy McDonnell passes away

The death has occurred of Louth 1957 All-Ireland winner Jimmy McDonnell. Jimmy, from Grange Road, Allardstown in Knockbridge, passed away peacefully yesterday in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

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House prices in Louth fall for the first time this year

House prices in Louth fell back slightly in the last three months. That’s according to the latest Property Report for Q3 2017, released today by Daft.ie. The report shows that

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Rent arrears grew by 28% in Louth last year

The level of rent arrears in Louth grew by a massive 28.2% last year, following an increase of almost €1 million Figures from Louth County Council’s annual report show that

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Expenditure on water in Louth falls by more than a third

Public expenditure on water supply and waste water treatment in Louth has fallen by more than a third since 2006, new information has revealed. A new report released today from

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Suicide rate in Louth falls by 40% to one of the lowest nationally

The suicide rate in Louth has fallen by 40% in recent years and is now the seventh lowest of the 34 local authority areas nationwide. That’s according to the National