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More than 24,500 people in Louth born outside of Ireland

More than 24,500 people who live in Co Louth were born outside of Ireland. New information from the Central Statistics Office based on Census 2016 shows that of the population

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Childcare services in Louth receive €310,000 in extra funding

Childcare services in Louth have received a massive boost after over €310,000 in extra funding was announced for them yesterday. The biggest beneficiaries are Pugwash Bay Limited, who have creche

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Scenic Carlingford Ferry to make maiden voyage this Friday

The first sailing of the Scenic Carlingford Ferry will take place this Friday at 12 noon. The first sailing of the ferry was due to take place last month on

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Louth’s long wait for minor glory continues as Dublin run out easy winners at Croke Park

Louth’s long wait for a Leinster Minor Championship will continue into at least a 65th year following a 2-19 to 0-12 defeat to Dublin in Croke Park today. Wayne Kierans’

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Six Gardaí currently assigned to Divisional Drugs Unit in Louth

There are currently six Gardaí assigned to the Divisional Drugs Unit in Co Louth. That’s according to new figures from the Garda Commissioner which shows that the figure for the

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Scenic Carlingford Ferry’s maiden voyage moves a step closer following successful trial run

The maiden voyage of the Scenic Carlingford Ferry moved a step closer yesterday when a successful trial run took place from Greenore. The below video was captured by a local

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Less young people and more older people living in Louth, according to Census

The number of young children living in Co Louth in the period from 2011 to 2016 fell by 9%, according to new figures. An analysis of last year’s Census, released

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Property prices in Louth increasing by €10,000 every six months

The cost of purchasing a home in Co Louth is increasing by €10,000 every six months. That’s according to a new report from property website MyHome.ie, in association with Davy,

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Campaign to prevent Carlingford ferry from sailing is rejected

A campaign to prevent a new ferry service linking Greenore in Co Louth and Greencastle in Co Down across Carlingford Lough was rejected last Friday. Environmental campaigner Christine Gibson had

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Property prices in Louth up 16.9% in the last year

Property prices in Louth have rise by 16.9% in the past year with the average asking price for a property now standing at €210,088. That’s according to the latest house

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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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Sinn Féin Republican Youth express concern at low staffing levels in Louth for mental health services

Sinn Féin Republican Youth have outlined their concern at such low figures of staffing in the Community Health Organisation of which Louth is part of, following the report published this

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Louth property returns one of the highest rental yields in the country

Co Louth is one of the best places in the country to buy an investment property. A study of Central Statistics Office figures for Q1 2017 shows that the annual

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Former Louth GAA captain Paddy Keenan has car stolen in Dundalk

Former Louth GAA captain Paddy Keenan managed to recover a car that was stolen from him last night. The Mazda MX5 convertible went missing yesterday with the 2010 All Star,

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Area of Dundalk identified as an unemployment blackspot by Census 2016

The unemployment rate for Co Louth was 16.7% at the time of the Census last year with one area of Dundalk identified as an unemployment blackspot. New figures from Census