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VAT on Newspapers Needs to Be Cut to zero in Upcoming Budget – Ó Murchú

Louth Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú has called for VAT on newspapers to be cut to zero in the upcoming Budget, to give ‘a vital lifeline to local papers across Ireland’. The Dundalk deputy said Sinn Féin has included a zero VAT rate for newspapers in their alternative budget which is being published tomorrow […]

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Ó Murchú Attends “Time for Truth” Rally

The family of Dundalk man, Seamus Ludlow, who was killed outside the town in 1976, joined dozens of other families and hundreds of supporters at a Time for Truth rally in Belfast on Sunday. The Ludlow family, who have been campaigning for over 40 years for the truth about his death to be known, were […]

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First Year Students Facing Discrimination – Ó Murchú

First year students who are facing commutes from Louth to colleges outside Louth are being discriminated against because the youth travel fare reductions do not apply to them if they are not 19, according to Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The Sinn Féin TD spoke to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan at an event in Greenore on […]

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Cost of Living and Energy Costs the Focus of Fianna Fáil Think-In

Over the next two days, the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party will gather in Mullingar ahead of the Dáil’s return, to focus on the parties’ priorities for Budget 2023. Speaking at the think-in, Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth said, “My colleagues and I in Fianna Fáil are acutely aware of the effect the energy […]

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Louth County Council Welcomes Minister Eamon Ryan to Council Chamber

Louth County Council were pleased to welcome the Minister for Transport, Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD to the Louth County Council offices yesterday. Minister Ryan met firstly with the Chief Executive Joan Martin and the Council’s Management Team, followed by an in-depth discussion on a range of issues with Cathaoirleach Conor Keelan and […]

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School Transport Service Continues to be ‘a nightmare’ in Louth

The school transport service continues to be ‘a nightmare’ in Louth as students face into the second week of school, according to Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The Dundalk TD said the situation, particularly in parts of Louth like Annagassan, remains ‘hugely stressful’ for parents who are now faced with finding alternative transport for their teenagers. […]

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Narrow Water Bridge Project Reaches New Milestone

Another milestone has been reached in progressing the Narrow Water Bridge Project with the commencement of an advanced works contract for the construction of a compensatory bird roost site. Further to the milestones achieved this year such as Northern Ireland Bridge Orders taking effect and Louth County Council issuing a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to […]

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Concerns Raised About Long Waiting Lists for Eye Examinations

Children over 12 in Louth will be referred to private opticians so that HSE staff can begin to clear the massive backlog in referrals, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú has revealed. The Sinn Féin TD said the information had come in response to a parliamentary question he put to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly before […]

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250 New Jobs is a Major Endorsement for County Louth – O’Dowd

Local Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has warmly welcomed news today that Kaseya, the leading global provider of unified IT management and security software, will create 250 jobs over 3 years in a brand new centre of excellence in Dundalk. O’Dowd said “This is a very strong endorsement in the people of County Louth as this […]

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€130k to Improve Drogheda and Ardee Library Facilities – O’Dowd

New Government funding has been announced to improve library facilities in the Drogheda and Ardee library branches, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy O’Dowd was speaking as his colleague the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Tuesday, July 26th) announced an investment of over €3.1 million in 46 library branches across the country. […]