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Community Louth

Is Long-Term Leasing a Housing Crisis in Waiting? – Byrne

Each year the Council sets out its aims and targets for delivery of its services and this year’s plan has been described as ‘vague, un-ambitious and a missed opportunity’ by Sinn Féin Councillor Joanna Byrne but she was especially critical of the inclusion of the ‘Long Term Leasing’ delivery plans. Cllr Byrne is opposed to […]

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Community Louth

‘Council’s Service Delivery Plan Vague, Un-ambitious and a Missed Opportunity’

Sinn Féin Councillor Joanna Byrne has blasted Louth County Council’s Annual Service Delivery plan as vague, un-ambitious and a missed opportunity to aim to improve services throughout the County. Issues with the plan dominated December’s full council meeting when Cllr Byrne highlighted a lengthy list of areas where she felt the plan did not aspire […]

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Crime Louth

Concerns Over Broadband Wire and Copper Cable Thefts in Co. Louth

Sinn Féin spokesperson on communications and broadband, Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú, has asked communities in Louth to be vigilant after eir revealed that between 12 and 13 kms of telecommunications cables and copper wire have been stolen over the last six months. The telecoms company said almost 1,000 people living in rural locations in Louth […]

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Climate Community Louth

Solar Bins Welcomed at Clogherhead, Co. Louth

Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham has welcomed the arrival of several new solar bins at Port Beach and Little Strand Beach and described the new additions to the area as ‘helping in the on-going battle to keep our beaches clean.’ In June 2019 Councillor Cunningham successfully brought a motion to the Council asking for an […]

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Business Community Louth

National Pen , Dundalk Job Losses a Hammer Blow – Ó Murchú

The news about the job losses at National Pen has come has a ‘hammer blow’ to the workers in the Dundalk facility, Louth TD Ruairí Ó Murchú has said. The news came in a company statement which said that it will cease its fulfilment operations at the centre and move the jobs to the Czech […]

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Health Louth

Cllr Joanna Byrne: Allow Fire Personnel to Assist in Ambulance Call-outs in Louth

With unprecedented challenges facing the Health Service, Sinn Féin Councillor Joanna Byrne has welcomed confirmation given this week by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) that Fire and Rescue Personnel can now be deployed to assist them as first responders. Cllr Byrne has called on Louth County Council to urgently consider this for County Louth.  Cllr […]

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Crime Louth

Drug Seizure & Arrest, Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Gardaí at Drogheda Garda station seized drugs worth in excess of €71,000 in the course of a search operation that took place at an apartment on Fair Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth this afternoon Thursday 6th January, 2022. As part of Operation Tara and ongoing investigations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Drogheda, Gardaí […]

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Crime Louth

Gardaí Arrest Man in Relation to Disappearance of Giedre Raguckaite

Gardaí in Dundalk investigating the disappearance of Giedre Raguckaite in May, 2018 have on Monday 10th January, 2022 arrested a man.  He was arrested and was detained at a Garda station in the midlands pursuant to a warrant under Section 42, Criminal Justice Act, 2006. On Monday 10th January 2022, in relation to the disappearance […]

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Community Crime Louth

€70,000 Drug Seizure in Dundalk

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí have seized drugs with a value of €70,000 and seized €45,000 in cash following an operation in Dundalk yesterday, Tuesday 4th January 2022. At approximately 11am, Gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle on the Carrickmacross Road, Dundalk. During the search €45,000 in cash was discovered concealed in the vehicle. […]

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Community Louth Sport

Recent Dundalk Late Night League Welcomed

Young people from different backgrounds have found that soccer is the international language that can bring them together, thanks to a Garda initiative that has been running in Dundalk for the last number of months. The Late Night League, which has been running in the town for 12 years, is funded by the Children’s Services […]