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2,000 Jobs Cut at PayPal Dundalk

The news that PayPal, which has its European headquarters in Dundalk, is to cut 2,000 full time jobs is a ‘dreadful’ blow for the town as workers ‘wait once more to see where the axe will fall’, Sinn Féin TD for Louth Ruairí Ó Murchú has said. In an email sent to workers globally which […]

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McDonald Calls for Legacy Summit in Letter to Irish and British Governments

Uachtarán Shinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald has written to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calling for an urgent summit on legacy issues. The Sinn Féin leader has also called on the British government to stop the passage of its flawed legacy bill. Mary Lou McDonald said: “There are widespread concerns and […]

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Public Meeting on Cost-of-Living Crisis To Take Place in Armagh on Thursday

A public meeting on the cost-of-living crisis is taking place in the Armagh City Hotel this Thursday 12th January at 8pm. The meeting has been organised by the Aontú representative for the area, Daniel Connolly, and will be attended by party leader, TD Peadar Tóibín.  Speaking in advance of the meeting, Mr Connolly said: “It is […]

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€66k Secured for Local LGBTI+ Services – O’Dowd

Local Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed news received this morning that Outcomers have secured €60k and the Drogheda LGBTQI Support Group have secured €6k under the 2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call. The 2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call for proposals ran from 22nd June 2022 – 20th July 2022. €1,209,832.35 has been made available in […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Louth Politics

New Minister of State Appointments in Dail

The Government on the nomination of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has formally appointed additional Ministers of State and assigned their responsibilities. Speaking this evening the Taoiseach said: “I wish the newly-appointed Ministers of State well in their portfolios. We have strong talent and ability from across the three Government parties. “Having emerged from Covid […]

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Two ERDF Programmes Launched in South of Ireland

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath T.D. together with the Southern Regional Assembly, Northern and Western Regional Assembly and the Eastern and Midlands Regional Assembly, launched Ireland’s two ERDF Programmes for the period 2021 – 2027. Following lengthy negotiations, the EU Commission adopted the two ERDF Programmes on the 18th of November 2022. […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Health Louth

Junk Food Companies Need to be ‘reined in’ – Ó Murchú

Junk food companies need to be ‘reined in’ by government because of the way they target young children with ads online, according to Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The Louth TD raised the issue during the Order of Business in Leinster House last week, after a campaign to ban junk food ads online was launched by […]

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Ó Murchú Raises Transport Issues in Dail

Transport issues in Louth were raised in Leinster House by Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The Dundalk TD highlighted specific issues with school transport, the Ardee bypass, the N53 and the 100X bus to Dublin Airport. On the school transport issue, which was particularly contentious this year, Deputy Ó Murchú pleaded for planning by the government […]

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€2.6 Million to Support Two Science Research Projects Led by DKIT

Louth Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has warmly welcomed news received from his colleague, Minister Simon Harris, that €2.6 million in funding has been approved for two collaborative projects led by DKIT. “This was part of a national announcement that will see €16.2 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland targeting 15 collaborative projects aimed […]

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Irish Government Must Begin Plan for Irish Unity – Finnegan

Sinn Féin councillor Aoife Finnegan has said that it is incumbent on the Irish Government to set up a nationally representative Citizens’ Assembly to plan and prepare for Irish unity. Councillor Finnegan said; “Tonight the Sinn Féin group on Newry Mourne and Down Council brought a motion forward calling on the Dublin Government to establish […]