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businesses from the North town in order to remain tract pharmaceutical develBy Paul Byrne are reported to be consider- within the EU. opment and manufacturing Dundalk is ready to cash ing opening offices in the The Craigavon-based conContinued on Page 2 in on Britain’s exit from the EU and business leaders are hoping that the creation of 100 new jobs by the Almac Group is just the start of a potential windfall for the town. The President of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Michael Gaynor, has welcomed the creation of the new jobs in Dundalk while stating that amidst all the doom and gloom of Britain’s exit from the EU there is the potential for the town to benefit from the current uncertainty in the UK. Last week the Almac Group announced that they will create up to 100 new jobs Coláiste Chú Chulainn claimed the top prize in the finals of the Gael Linn Irishwithin two years at their new language quiz that took place in Armagh last week. See page 10 premises in Dundalk. Other

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The occupants of two houses on Railway Tce suffered an unexpected disturbance in the early hours of Sunday morning when a car crashed into their front doors. The incident happened at 5.10am and resulted in the driver being taken to hospital after being arrested at the scene. The blue Mercedes had earlier failed to stop for Gardai before driving on the Ecco Road at speed. It went straight across the road at the junction with the Carrick Road, struck a wall and telephone pole. Full Story on Page 2



in Brief Talk On Migration

On Monday February 6 Peter Phillips will give an illustrated talk on the birds of Tory Island in the Spirit Store. Tory is a well-known hotspot for rare migratory birds, as well as having many scarce indigenous species. Peter who works with Dublin Zoo has been visiting Tory for many years and found many rarities there. The talk will cover getting to Tory, best times of year to visit, and a bit of natural history, as well as an account of the rarities.

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The occupants of two houses on Railway Tce suffered an unexpected disturbance in the early hours of Sunday morning when a car crashed into their front doors. The incident happened at 5.10am and resulted in the driver being taken to hospital after being arrested at the scene.

The blue Mercedes had earlier failed to stop for Gardai before driving on the Ecco Road at speed. It went straight across the road at the junction with the Carrick Road, struck a wall and telephone pole before hitting the front of the two houses. There was extensive damage caused. Elsewhere, Gardai

are investigating the theft of a generator from Williamstown, Castlebellingham on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 3.10pm a man left his farmyard and when he returned 20 minutes later he met a light blue Santa Fe commercial jeep driving against him. The driver was of heavy build, in his

40s with black hair. The vehicle left in the direction of Castlebellingham. When the farmer returned he discovered that a generator valued at €2,000 was missing. The same vehicle had been observed near a number of other premises in the Dundalk area earlier in the day, although nothing

The Dundalk U-15 rugby team that maintained their lead in the Leinster League with an impressive 52-14 win over Portlaoise on Saturday

was reported missing. Gardai are also investigating a burglary at Redeemer Family Resource Centre at 3.30am on Sunday January 29. A man with a crowbar gained access by breaking a rear window. The centre does not store money or valuables and nothing was taken. A man gained entry

to a business premises at The Ramparts at 5.30pm on January 29 by cutting a hole in a galvanised roof. The owner was alerted and the man left through the back door. On Saturday January 28, a man who was out hunting

ducks parked his car at 6.45am on the New Road, Bellurgan. When he returned at 2.30pm the two rear tyres were slashed. Anyone with information on the above incidents can contact Dundalk Garda Station at 042 9388400.

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From Page 1 company announced a multi-million-euro investment in a new facility at the IDA Business Park in Dundalk and according to Mr Gaynor, this represents hugely positive news for the region. “We have been hearing about the doom and gloom regarding Britain’s exit from the EU for months now

but we have to realise that there is an opportunity for Dundalk to take advantage of this situation and promote ourselves as a very viable base into the EU market for UK companies. “I think Almac’s announcement last week was a ringing endorsement of the suitability of Dundalk as a place to do business and was a hugely positive piece of news for the area. Almac are on record as saying that Britain’s exit from the EU was a part of the reason they chose to come to Dundalk and we have to be hopeful that other companies are thinking along the same lines and will follow suit,” stated Michael. The chamber of commerce president also revealed that they along with the IDA are actively promoting Dundalk as an ideal location to use as a base into the European market. “I know that we along with the IDA have been very active in putting Dundalk out there as a place to do business and with

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the impending implementation of Brexit there are going to be a lot of UK business owners who maybe feel a bit uncertain about the impact this will have on them. All this is hugely positive for Dundalk and hopefully we will see other companies follow Almac’s lead and move here. “Dundalk is an extremely suitable location and has a lot to offer businesses. We have a brilliant college in the town that is producing excellent people ready to join the workforce and we are ideally located half way between Dublin and Belfast with easy access to the motorway. This is why we have attracted so many big companies to the town such as eBay and PayPal and we must keep on pushing to encourage others to follow,” he added.


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Wheelchair access for Garda station DUNDALK Garda station is once again fully accessible to wheelchair users thanks to the perserverance of local councillor Maeve Yore. Cllr Yore has completed nine accessibility walkabouts in Dundalk with ‘Accessibility for All’ member John Morgan since elected in 2014 with the aim of trying to improve our County for wheelchair users, parents with buggies, people who are visually impaired or have limited mobility and the general public. Last year both John and Maeve noted that the wheelchair lift in Dundalk Garda Barracks was not operational. She contacted the Office of Public Works to try and rectify the issue. Dundalk Gardai sub-

sequently raised it at Local Policing Forum Meetings requesting that issue be resolved. Now it has been confirmed that a new wheelchair access lift is fully operational. Cllr Yore has promised that she will continue to work to make Co. Louth an access friendly County for All. Wheelchair user John Morgan has previously handed in a report to Louth County Council highlighting a number of issues he and fellow wheelchair users face on a daily basis when out and about in Dundalk. Clanbrassil St is currently undergoing a major upgrade to roads and footpaths which it is hoped will help alleviate a lot of the problems wheelchair users face.

Students from six secondary schools in Dundalk are in danger of losing 10pc of marks in their English exam due to the ongoing row between the Government and the ASTI (Association of Secondary Schools in Ireland). Third year students in ASTI affiliated schools who are due to do their exams in June of this year have not yet completed new school based assessments which were brought in as part of new junior cycle reform. The ASTI Junior Cycle Directive prohibits ASTI members from engaging in Classroom Based

Assessments (CBAs) and unless an agreement is reached at the next scheduled ASTI ballot on February 2 it seems certain that students will automatically lose 10% of their English paper exam marks due to not having completed the CBA’s. The students should have two CBAs done by now where teachers hold Subject Learning Assesment Reviews (SLAR) to discuss student progress. However due ASTI members refusal to engage in CBA’s these have not been done in any school. The Classroom Based Assesments are part of the new Junior Cycle

Plan where teachers were instructed to conduct one CBA based on an oral communication task which was supposed to have been conducted last May before the students finished second year and a second which involves a collection of student writings, gathered over a period of up to two years, which had to be submitted by December 2. Neither of these tasks have been carried out by ASTI affiliated schools thus far. In the latest online inspector reports from the department of education and skills two schools have been criticised for not conducting either

the CBA’s or SLAR’s. Alexandra college in Dublin and Rockwell college in Tipperary were both warned to implement the required programme of work as a matter of urgency in the most recent reports that went live recently. The majority of secondary schools around Dundalk are populated with teachers who are ASTI members with Dun Lughaidh, De La Salle, Dundalk Grammar School, St Vincent’s, Colaiste Rís and St Mary’s all falling under the ASTI umbrella. Students from Colaiste Cu Chulainn, Colaiste Lú and O’Fiach college will not be affected.

Glenmuir FC returned the following committee to serve for the coming year: Chairman - Gary Rogers; Vice Chairman/Secretary - Ciarán Caldwell; Treasurer- Eamonn Farrell; Football Secretary - Stephen Hutchinson; Child Protection Officer- Ciarán Hand. Committee Members - Vincent Duffy, Joe Weir, Ciarán McStravick, Liam Kilgallen, Fearghal Malone, Gareth Halpin, Natasha Waring, Ciarán Shevlin, Peter Mulholland. Glenmuir made the long trip to Cobh to play Springfield Ramblers in last 32 of National Cup where they recorded a 3-1 victory thanks to a Paddy Nicholson hat-trick.

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Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) announced the launch of its annual 10k road race which will take place on Tuesday April 25 at 7pm. This year’s event includes a 5k novelty walk for families and novice joggers aimed at opening up the race to a host of new participants. Hailed as one of the flattest courses in County Louth, the DkIT Dundalk 10k is the ideal race for runners looking to set a new personal best or those seeking to complete their first medium distance walk or run. This year the route will start and finish at the DkIT Sport premises. The DkIT Dundalk 10k includes generous sponsorship from local businesses including DkIT Sport, Servisource, Smyth’s Life pharmacy and Fyffes. Race

entrants can expect plenty of added extras, such as a goodiebag sponsored by footwear brand Sketchers, a race-t-shirt, chip-timed race records and refreshments upon completion of the race. Derek Crilly, Sports and Society Officer at DkIT and DkIT Dundalk 10k lead organiser said all involved were looking forward to the event. Early bird race entry costs €12.50 and this offer will remain for a limited basis only throughout the month of February. To register, please visit www.dundalk10k. com or contact the DkIT Sports & Societies office by emailing sports@dkit.ie. Like previous years, a sizeable proportion of the race proceeds will go to selected charity and the rest will be used to support next year’s race.

David Cairns (18) won Sunday’s 13 Hole Singles Stableford competition with the sort of round that most golfers can only dream about. His 38pts haul consisted of three bogeys, nine pars and an eagle as produced a round that was the equivalent of 12 under par. That was two points better than 14 handicapper Michael Kelly who edged out Clem Walsh (6) on countback for second place after both were tied on 36pts Category winners were Fergal Sexton (11), Brian Ward (15) and Peter O’Brien (18) while Peter Rogers (2) took his second gross prize of the year with an impressive score of 29pts for the 13 holes.

The Tournament Committee have finalised the format for the Winter/ Spring League which will be sponsored by Tiernan’s Centra, Blackrock and commence on February 19. The League will be a singles event and will run for five weeks with the final scheduled for April 2. There will be a break for the Captain’s DriveIn on February 26. The competition format will be stableford with three scores from five competitions to count. The top 32 will qualify for the final which will be matchplay. There will be 16 winners on the day with total stableford points will determine each matchplay winner. The entrance fee is €5.

in Brief St Josephs lotto

There was no winner of €7,000 St Josephs lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 17, 28. The €50 winners were, Winston White c/o Paddy Bell, Dessie O’Callaghan c/o Jim Hoey, Nicola & John O’Connor c/o G Kinahan, Jimmy Duffy c/o Cluskeys.

Public meeting

On Monday February 6 at 8pm in the Lisdoo Dundalk Brid Smith TD of PBPA and well known women’s rights campaigner will host an information evening on female health, wellbeing and the proposed referendum on repealing the 8th. There are strong views on both sides of the discussion. The evening is open to all members of the public.

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De La Salle College celebrates at annual awards ceremony A standing ovation for Illustrious Alumni Recipient Dr. Éamonn O’Moore brought a fitting end to an exceptional night in the life of De La Salle College – the Annual Awards Ceremony, marking the academic, sporting and extracurricular achievements of the 2015-16 College year. In school, Éamonn was a dedicated scientist, debator & journalist, leaving the College in 1985 before pursuing a degree in Medicine in UCD, graduating from there in 1992. Éamonn is currently seving in two roles in the UK: as National Lead for Health & Justice for Public Health England & as Director of UK Collaborating Centre to the WHO Health in Prisons Programme (European Region).Prior to this double appointment in April 2013, Éamonn worked as Director of the Thames Valley Health Protection Unit in Oxfordshire & with the Department of Health

Philip McGuinness receiving his award for the best Junior Cert Spanish result in the country from his father and De La Salle teacher, Philip

in London, following on from his post-graduate work as a medical researcher working in the field of infectious diseases, HIV medicine & sexual health. He is also a published author, with his fictional work ‘The Maiwand Lion’ completed & published in 2013. The main awards on the night were the Student Awards, with Sean O’Hare scooping the prestigious Student of the Year (Senior) Award & Emmanuel Ntemuse winning the Junior

equivalent. Both of these students also won their respective Best Results Awards for Leaving & Junior Certificate grades. The Lasallian Spirit Award, which recognises a student who encapsulates the Lasallian ethos, was awarded to Ridwan Bodunrin. Sean Marry captured the Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year (Senior) Award, with Senan Duffy capturing the Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year (Junior).

The outstanding Leaving & Junior Certificate Results of 2016 were also acknowledged, with prizes for Best Leaving Certificate Results category, Best Junior Certificate Results, The exceptionally high academic standards of the College were also recognised, with 14 students receiving awards for receiving 500 points or more in the 2016 Leaving Certificate. Special awards were also presented to scholarship winners to Dublin

City University, Irish Powerlifing Champion Jordan Holland, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann National Flute Champion Donnchadh Hughes, past pupils Caleb Murtagh, Ian Hunt Duffy and Aidan Kilkenny for their successes in the fields of Technology, Film & Engineering & Dundalk FC players & former students Michael O’Connor, Ciaran O’Connor & Anton Reilly. A new award commenced this year, with the inauguration of the DFP Dundalk Business Bursary Awards, the recipient of which, Brendan Shiels, recived €1000 towards the cost of their Business course at Third Level. This award was presented by another member of the Class of 1985, Seamus O’Hanlon. The ceremony also saw the continuation of the George & Patricia Moore Awards, inaugurated in 2009 by the late past pupil George Moore & kindly continued by his family, represented.

Ireland records highest rise in industrial production According to new Eurostat figures, Ireland recorded a rise in industrial production of 16.3% in November 2016 compared to October, the highest rise in the EU. On average industrial production was up by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.6% in the EU in November. Ireland also recorded the highest annual rise, with industrial production up (+14.6%) in November 2016 compared to November 2015, followed by Latvia (+11.0%) and Denmark (+10.7%). During the same period, industrial production rose by 3.2% in the euro area and by 3.1% in the EU. For more information on the EU please contact the Europe Direct Information Centre at Dundalk Branch Library. Tel: 042-9353190 or email: libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie. Also visit www.europa.eu/ireland

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in Brief Candlelight Procession

The 41st Candlelight Procession from the summit of Faughart Hill will take place at 8pm on tonight (Wednesday February 1). The evening will include a trumpet call, lighting of the fire, blessing of fire, crosses and water, along with ongoing prayers. This will be followed by the 20 minute walk to the Shrine with prayers and hymns en route. There will be ample car-parking at the Shrine.

St Bride’s Lotto The following numbers were drawn for the St Brides GFC lotto jackpot of €17,400 - 2, 14, 20, 23. There was no winner with the following Match 3 winners claiming €100 - Annette O’ Leary c/o Macs; Rodney Dowd c/o Shop.

Triduum Our Lady of Lourdes Triduum takes place from Thursday February 9 to Saturday 11 in St Malachy’s Dominican Friary at 10am and 6.15pm. Conducted by Fr Matthew Martinez. Annointing of sick on Friday.

Drug dealer had little chance of success A woman who appealed for a chance to get on a drug treatment programme was sentenced to six months in prison after being told there was little chance of success. Grace Flanagan of 5 Culhane St, Dundalk, pleaded guilty to a number of drugs and motoring offences when she appeared at Dundalk District Court. Evidence was given that on December 18, 2015, she drove in the direction of a Garda who was approaching

her car on the Avenue Rd forcing him to take evasive action. While driving away from the scene she veered on to the wrong side of the road before being stopped. She failed to produce documents. The defendant admitted having traces of heroin on tinfoil at her home on May 16 last year. At a previous sitting of the court Ms Flanagan was convicted on a charge of having drugs for sale or

supply despite denying the charge. Dundalk District Court heard that on July 4 last year, Gardai in an unmarked patrol car observed the defendant stop her car on Tom Bellew Ave and roll down the passenger window to talk to two males. Two officers gave evidence that Ms Flanagan exchanged a small object for cash. When one of the men saw Gardai he swallowed the object and ran off.

The defendant was stopped at Crescent 1, Muirhevnamor, and €40 cash was found on her lap along with a list of names and currency amounts. Gardai believed they were the names of drug users. At Dundalk Garda Station 20 diazepam tablets were found on the defendant, along with €300 in her jeans and a sock in her bra contained €1,330 and £140stg, with a small quantity of diamorphine found in

her car. Mr Flanagan stated that she had taken out a Credit Union loan of €2,000 to buy a television and other items for her house. She had bought sterling to buy clothes in Newry. The defendant, who was a heroin user, added that the list of names was of people who owed her for money she had lent them. She said the drugs were for her own use. The defendant asked

New Chair for Sinn Féin Comhairle Ceantair Louth Sinn Féin held their AGM on Wednesday last and Jane Martin was elected as Chair. Jane is from Dundalk and has been an enthusiastic party worker and activist since the 1980s. She was instrumental in the election campaigns of the local elections in 2014, Matt Carthy’s campaign for Europe in 2014 and the Dáil General Election in 2016. Jane Martin with Cllr Pearse McGeough and ImSpeaking after her elda Munster TD

appointment Jane Martin said “I am honoured to be given this opportunity in Louth, we have a great team here in the county. We are the biggest party on Louth County Council with ten councillors, we have two TDs, one of them being our party president Gerry Adams and the other being Imelda Munster, the first woman elected as TD in Louth and our MEP Matt Carthy. I look for-

ward to continuing our great work and moving us on to even greater things.” The packed meeting sent congratulations and support to the North’s new leader Michelle O’Neill MLA who took over the reins from Martin McGuinness this week. Some of the main issues and challenges that were discussed were housing, homeless, funding for the roads and Brexit.

Coffee Morning for RCNE

Rape Crisis North East (RCNE) is hosting a Coffee Morning in the Oriel Centre, The Dundalk Gaol, Carrick Road, Dundalk, on Tuesday February 28 from 10am to 1pm. The event also includes a historical tour of the Old Goal which was very welcomed by all at last year’s event. Admission is free, donations are most welcome and there are many wonderful prizes on offer in our raffle. Your continued support of the service and your attendance to the Coffee Morning event, proceeds from which, help provide a much needed counselling and support service to their increased number of Women, Men and Adolescents attending the services at the Rape Crisis North East. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at 042 9339491, email info@rcne.ie or you can check our website www.rcne.ie.

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that the case be adjourned to allow her start a methadone programme but Judge Flann Brennan said he was not prepared to do so given the enormous amount of offences. He imposed a six month sentence in relation to having drugs for sale or supply and a similar sentence for driving without insurance while also imposing a seven year driving ban. The defendant appealed the sentence.

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1 Musicals The musical and film Mama Mia features the songs of what group? 2 Europe In what country is The Black Forest? 3 Flags and Emblems What colour is the cross of St Andrew, the national flag of Scotland? 4 Irish Politics Who was press secretary to Charles J Haughey, when he was Taoiseach? 5 Children’s Literature Scamper the dog features in what series of books by Enid Blyton? 6 The Bible In the Old Testament, who was the father of Solomon? 7 American History Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, was a US fighter pilot in

which conflict? 8 Television Which comedian always finished his shows with the words ‘Good night and may your God go with you’? 9 Folk Songs ‘I have often heard it said from me father and me mother’ is the opening line of which old Dublin street song? 10 Local Where in Dundalk was the Manchester Bar? The Stinker In American cuisine what are the ingredients of a PBJ sandwich?

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Sean O’Mahonys celebrate championship win Louth Senior Champions, Sean O’Mahonys, had a night of great celebration last Saturday in the Ballymac Hotel following on the historic success of 2016. There was a large turnout, everyone was togged out in great style, and the dance-floor was full all night. The club was joined by a few distinguished guests, Uachtarain Chumann Luthchleas Gael Aogan O Fearghail who gave a great speech and also presented the Senior squad with their county medals. Also present were Des Halpenny, Fra Kieran and Bob Doheny from the Louth County board. Chairman Eamon Doyle was MC for the night and along with Alan Craven and Pat O Brien’s witty speeches kept the guests entertained. From the start of the night we had a full array of entertainment, with Pat Goldrick on cello, magician David Murray, Ceili dancer Faolan Hearty Coburn showing fancy footwork on the dancefloor, The Singing Waiters and the main band was Cool Chick who kept the room rocking until late. An Uachtarán also presented Paddy Cheshire and Joe Carroll with the Hall of fame awards, with John O’Brien picking up senior Player of the Year, Christopher O Neill getting Sean O’Mahonys players celebrate with the Joe Ward Cup Young player of the year and Sean Murphy earning the junior team’s award. The club was saddened to hear of the death both Kathleen Tuite and Gerry “Guyda” Mullen. Ar dheis Dé do raibh a anam. Underage training for the 7 to 11 year olds continues in the JJB/DKIT dome at 6.30 every Wednesday. €3 each. Training for the 5 and 6 year olds will commence for 2017 when we move back outdoors around the end of March, weather depending.

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The Dundalk U12 Sharks headed up to Balbriggan on a damp Sunday morning for three matches. A healthy squad of 19 players competed with the hosts, Monkstown and Athboy in three very entertaining games.

Chronic drug user stole to feed habit A chronic drug user who stole goods in order to feed his habit was sentenced to a total of 15 months when he appeared at Dundalk District Court. Conor Brady of 124 Oakland Park, Cox’s Demesne, Dundalk, was told by Judge Flann Brennan that he had an appalling record after he pleaded guilty to a number of offences. He admitted taking a television valued at €100 and Playstation valued at €300 along with a purse from a house in Beechmount Drive on December 12 last year. The purse was not recovered.

He also pleaded guilty to taking a television and €50 cash from a house in Ashling Park on November 21/22. The television was recovered from a pawn shop which had CCTV footage of Mr Brady. On November 26 last year Gardai found the defendant in a car on Yorke St trying to take a radio from a car. The rear passenger window had been smashed. On November 28 Mr Brady was detained in Dunnes Stores, The Marshes, where he had items valued at €133 and was waiting for a chance to leave.

Solicitor, Conor MacGuill, stated that his 29-year-old client was a chronic drug user on a very high maintenance programme. He stated that this incidents were the result of an immediate need to get cash to facilitate drug use but that he wants it to stop. He apologised to those who had suffered as a result of his actions. Flann Brennan imposed a nine-month sentence and added a six-months consecutive sentence for the offences on December 12 which were committed while on bail.

Award for Dundalk Estate Agents Sherry FitzGerald Carroll in Dundalk were announced as winners of the Sherry FitzGerald Franchise of the Year Award 2016 at the company’s Annual Conference which was held last Friday January 27. Speaking at the event, Mary Dillon, Managing Director of the franchise arm of Sherry FitzGerald, paid tribute to the winners. ‘Brian Carroll, who is a secondgeneration Sherry FitzGerald franchisee having succeeded his father Jim, and his team simply get that small things matter, and while efficiency and processes are a prerequisite, thoughtfulness and small acts of kindness

Mary Dillon Managing Director wide, Brian Carroll, Managing Sherry FitzGerald CountryCarroll, Angela Keegan, ManaginDirector Sherry FitzGerald g Director of myhome.ie are also so important to people. The old-fashioned sense of service, combined with the latest technology, is what clients and consumers are looking for, and that’s what Brian and his team

are delivering in spades’ according to Ms. Dillon. In accepting the award, Brian paid tribute to his team, their commitment and genuine care for people.

Represent Louth at enterprise awards Louth’s local enterprise office is on the look out for a business to represent the county at the 2017 National Enterprise Awards. The National Enterprise Awards recognise the achievements of the small business sector across Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office Louth is now accepting applications for the 2017 competition and the process is simple. Download the application form from the www. LocalEnterprise.ie/Louth, check the eligibility criteria, complete

it and return the application by Friday February 17. Awards will be made in three categories: Best Start-Up, Best Established and the Innovation Award. The winners will be announced at the #Believe event on Thursday March 9 during Local Enterprise Week. An overall winner will also be announced that night. “The Overall Winner will go forward to represent County Louth at the National Finals, a

glittering award ceremony in Croke Park on Thursday May 25. It would be wonderful to see a local company scooping one of the national awards ,” stated Thomas McEvoy, Louth’s Head of Enterprise. Recipients of Local Enterprise Office Louth training, Mentoring or Grant supports are invited to enter. Each winner will receive cash investment in their business and valuable mentoring and support from the Local Enterprise Office.

DkIT to lead €7.7m EU research project in the fight against lung disease DkIT’s Smooth Muscle Research Centre (SMRC) will play a leading role in pioneering cross-border research project, designed to better understand and alleviate the impact of lung disease on the border regions of Ireland and Scotland.


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The Smooth Muscle Research Centre (SMRC) at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), together with partners at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and University of the West of Scotland (UWS), has received combined funding of

The St Louis squad that reached the All-Irelands in Dublin

St Louis Girls School make it to the All-Irelands

Last week saw the VAI Post Primary School National Spikeball Finals in UCD. The tournament commenced in September with schools from all over Ireland playing each other in order to secure one of the final eight places at the Nationals. In each round two schools progressed and the remaining teams eliminated. St Louis school started the tournament with two first year teams and three second year teams and all teams achieved a great level of success resulting in all teams making it through to the third round which was played just before Christmas in Dublin. Despite excellent play and great team effort only one team progressed beyond this stage and this was one of the second year teams consisting of six students; Katie Rooney, Hermione McAleer, Kayla Byrne, Aoife Verling, Ciara Callen and Hilary Okonkwo. As the students entered University College Dublin last week it was clear that these were the best schools from all over Ireland and all teams had arrived with the same intention, to win. The first three games were very close and after the group stages St Louis were in a great position and even more determined to secure one of the four top spots. As St Louis stepped onto court for their fourth match, the girls knew it was all or nothing, if they won they made it though, if they lost they were heading home, the match consisted of two sets lasting 10 mins each, the first set finished 16-16 and it continued this way in the second set. The last two minutes were unbearable as both schools were point for point and as the final whistle blew the score was 18-17 to Roscommon. As one team celebrated the other fell silent, each of those girls had given their hearts and soul and now their dreams quickly came crashing down around them. It was a heartbreaking way to end but the girls can be very proud of their efforts overall.

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orations between scientists and clinicians, that will help address the causes, treatment and potential prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); an incurable lung disease which is highly prevalent in the border regions of Ireland

and Western Scotland. The EU investment will support the project for five years and will fund a total of 16 PhDs, 5 Postdoctoral Research Fellows (PDRF) and a Clinical Fellow, in addition to a Project Co-ordinator across

the project. Dr Keith Thornbury, Dr Gerard Sergeant and Dr Mark Hollywood of the SMRC are lead collaborators in the project and will receive approximately €4 million in funding for their research centre, signalling a major

boost for the economy of the North East. Other collaborators include the School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (QUB) and the Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research (UWS).


in Brief Temple St fundraiser

A Women in Business Forum in aid of Temple St. Children’s Hospital will take place on Thursday February 2 in the Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford, from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets for the event are €15 and available to purchase from https://www.100minds. org/2017/1331/emmashields. Click the ‘Donate’ button and fill in details to receive a ticket by email.


Fisheries Local Action Groups Grúpaí Gníomhaíochta Iascaigh Áitiúla

FLAG NORTH (Coastal communities of Donegal) FLAG NORTH WEST (Coastal communities of Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim) FLAG WEST (Coastal communities of Galway and Clare) FLAG SOUTH WEST (Coastal communities of Kerry & Limerick) FLAG SOUTH (Coastal communities of Cork) FLAG SOUTH EAST (Coastal communities of Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford) FLAG NORTH EAST (Coastal communities of Louth, Meath and Dublin) Ireland’s seven Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs), invite applications for grant aid under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme 2014 -2020, co-funded by the European Union and Irish Government. Project proposals must be consistent with the FLAG Local Development Strategy for the FLAG area in question and address one or more of the following themes: –

Adding value to fishery and aquaculture products

Creating/maintaining jobs in coastal areas

Promoting innovation in fisheries and aquaculture

Supporting diversification within coastal communities

Lifelong learning, attracting young people into fisheries, aquaculture, and marine related careers and activities

Promoting social well-being and cultural heritage in fisheries and aquaculture areas

Promoting best environmental practices

Strengthening the role and governance of fisheries communities in local development.

Specific priorities have been developed from these themes for each FLAG area. Applicants should therefore consult the relevant FLAG strategy for the specific priorities for their area. It is also highly recommended that projects are discussed in advance with your local BIM FLAG Coordinator. It is anticipated that project evaluations will be carried out by the FLAGs on a quarterly basis, however budgetary constraints may mean that available funds are limited for evaluations held later in the year. To guarantee inclusion in the first scheduled evaluation, applications must be received no later than 5pm on the 15th of March 2017. This programme operates on an open call basis and will remain open to applications until otherwise advertised on www.bim.ie and the projected FLAG website. Programme details, including FLAG Local Development Strategies and application forms will be available on the BIM website www.bim.ie from the 2nd of February 2017. Completed applications should be sent to: P.O. BOX 9799, C/O Caroline Curraoin, FLAG Investment Coordinator, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Crofton Road, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, A96E5A0


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in Brief Rehabcare At Library

Dundalk Library is hosting “The Dream of Saint Brigid” art exhibition by Rehab Care Resource Centre in conjunction with DKIT Social Care Unit. The exhibition will run from Tuesday January 24 until Saturday February 4. All welcome and admission is free. Contact the library on 042 9353190 or email: libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie

Historical Society

If you have any information regarding mass paths in the Cooley peninsula, please phone 0851833110.

Geraldines’ Lotto

No winner of €3,000 jackpot.N umbers drawn, 18, 20, 28, 30. No Match 3s.

St Mary’s Lotto

This week’s St Marys GFC lotto jackpot was not won, the numbers drawn were 3, 8, 9 and 18. Lucky dips: €50 Willie Finnegan, €20 Barbara Reilly, €20 John Maguire and €20 Bernadette Molloy.

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Major investment in DKIT Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) have announced a significant investment of €750,000 in its IT infrastructure and laboratory equipment, signalling a major boost for current and incoming students in health, science, informatics, engineering and business. The investment, which came about via a devolved grant from the Higher Education Authority

(HEA), is directed specifically towards enriching the teaching and learning environment with access to some of the latest technologies in computing and laboratory apparatuses. Results from the 2016 Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) published in December last year, highlight the need for higher education providers to continue to invest in services that sup-

port the learning and development of students. DkIT’s recent investment aims to do this with advancements in IT equipment that will provide more innovative teaching and learning spaces for its students on campus. Speaking after the announcement was made, President of DKIT Ann Campbell said: “I am delighted to announce this impor-

tant investment in our facilities. In today’s digital age, our students need access to the latest technology and equipment to ensure that they are taught, learn and develop in a future-thinking environment. This is central to our commitment to equipping our graduates with relevant, job-ready skills to tackle the real-world problems of tomorrow.”

Coláiste Chú Chulainn Quiz Champs A team of four students from Coláiste Chú Chulainn claimed the top prize in the finals of the Gael Linn Irish-language quiz that took place in Armagh last week. The team of Katerina McCabe, Hannah Reilly, Gemma O’Reilly and John Campbell took on schools from around the country and some local competition in the form of Marist College, De La Salle College and Coláiste Lú. The table quiz competition is run by Gael Linn and after rounds of regional qualifiers, teams compete in a quiz with all of the questions in Irish. Students answered questions on general knowledge, sport, culture and politics. Coláiste Chú Chulainn finished in first spot edging out Gaelcoláiste Dhoire from Derry and Coláiste Oiriall from Monaghan for the top prize. Coláiste Chú Chulainn Gael Linn Quiz tam with their team In. Ní Chaloáin

Six month drugs sentence

A 19-year-old man who admitted possessing drugs in his bedroom was given a six-month suspended sentence at Dundalk District Court Trevor Robinson of 70 Long Ave, Dundalk, faced charges of unlawful possession of drugs and possession of drugs for sale or supply, after his home was searched by Gardai on July 25, 2015. The case had been adjourned for the preparation of a Probation Report and solicitor, Conor MacGuill, stated that this indicated that his client had addressed fully what had been asked of him. He added that Mr Robinson had put his past behind him, had engaged fully with services and was now in full-time employment. He was thriving and being before the court had helped him address his issues. A previous sitting of the court heard that during a search cannabis was found in a shoe box in the defendant’s room, while a mobile phone was found to contain messages asking for cannabis. A total of €139 worth of the drug was found along with 200 plastic bags.

De La Salle Presentation Night

Gaisce Award winners Odhran Duff y, Louí

Teacher Patricia McHale with Gaisce Award winners Byrne and Ryan Watters

TY award winners Liam Dixon and Samuel Ogobanidele

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TY students Zacharia Mohamad Ali and Cian Gray

Man accused of assault escapes a conviction

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in Brief Over €6m in funding available

Projects in Louth are to benefit from the launch of the Local Development Strategy, in which €6.1 million has been made available under the new LEADER programme. The launch took place in Blackrock Community Centre recently with members of the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), Local Authorities and Louth Leader Partnership in attendance. Chairman of the LCDC, Councillor Colm Markey expressed his delight that the new LEADER programme in County Louth was now open. He thanked all who worked to develop the strategy and in particular the members of the LCDC for their direction and focus. In the same week as the launch of the Action Plan for Rural Development, Cllr Markey highlightedtheimportance of rural development in a stable economy. He said: “As in the past LEADER programmes, there is potential for a number of excellent projects that will benefit from this funding, which will be available until 2020.’’ The programme provides an opportunity for business and community groups to access funding for job creation, social inclusion projects and rural environmental projects that will help improve the quality of life for local communities in County Louth. The Programme opens on February 1 and anyone interested in discussing projects should contact Louth Leader Partnership on 041-6857375.

A man who was charged with an assault on a man who was convicted of the killing of the defendant’s aunt in Spain escaped a conviction at Dundalk District Court on a technicality. Richard Moran of 12 Doylesfort Grove, Dundalk, argued that there was an error in the summons in relation to the location of the alleged offence which did not match the location given in evidence. Judge Flann Brennan ruled that the summonses were erroneous and dismissed the charge. Mr Moran had been charged with assaulting, Dermot McArdle, on December 7, 2014. He was also charged with dangerous driving and threatening and

abusive behaviour at Carrickaneena. At a previous sitting of the court, Mr McArdle and his partner, Claire Dollard, gave evidence that they had been driving towards Jonesboro when Mr Moran stopped in front of them and began to threaten them. The defendant pushed Ms Dollard and Mr McArdle reacted by pushing Mr Moran. The defendant then stated the he had boys waiting down the road and they were going to kill him. Mr McArdle had been convicted in Spain of manslaughter of Moran’s aunt, Kelly Anne Corcoran, but added he had no bad feelings towards the family. The investigating Garda stated that when

Latest Central Bank figures show that there is up to €350m worth of old punts and coins still lying around people’s houses. It’s 15 years since Ireland made the switch from punt to euro and officials estimate that €227,125,638.68 in banknotes are still missing. And when it comes to spare change there is

a further €123,741,177 missing. Now the Post-Polio Support group in Dundalk are appealing for anybody in Dundalk to consider having a look down the back of their sofa or in cupboards and drawers for old currency to donate to the group. Brendan Moore who is PRO for Post Polio


Eugene McEntegart of sponsor Smyths life pharmacy, Emma Hunt-Duffy Sales & Marketing manMr McArdle attended ager of sponsors Fyffes, Derek Crilly DKIT Sports & Societies Officer, Sinead Kieran of sponsors the station on the day in Servisource Recruitment and Kelly Gaffney General Manager of sponsors DKIT Sports at the question he had scrape launch of the Dundalk 10km marks on his neck and a swollen thumb. He added that in a statement provided by Mr Moran, the defendant said he had no interaction with Mr McArdle on the day in question. Solicitor, Paula Tiernan, pointed out that in evidence Ms Dollard didn’t give the location of the alleged incident, while Mr McArdle stated that it was at Faughart Bridge. The address on the summons was Carrickaneena which is two miles from Faughart, and this was accepted by Insp John O’Flaherty. As a result, Judge Brennan dismissed the charges.

Post Polio make appeal

Support group in Louth says the money will go a long way in helping to support people in Louth who suffer from Polio. If anybody would like to support the Post Polio Support appeal they can contact Brendan on 0834036434. For more about your local post polio support group they can contact 018898920.


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Members of St Louis Secondary School Sky Sports team who took part in a session with their mentor last week

Ultimate Eagles For The TLT The Ultimate Eagles are gracing the TLT Theatre stage on Saturday, 11th February. Ultimate Eagles are definitive devotees to the music of The Eagles, performing songs from every album and every era, delivering more than forty years

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As part of the Brigid of Faughart Festival there will be a workshop in Dundalk Library for children on Saturday February 4 at 2pam. The workshop is suitable for 4 to 8 year olds. During this session Children will take part in a Relax Kids Magical Adventure that will share the story of Brigid. They will follow seven steps as they journey through the story using Movement, Stretching, Games, Self/Peer Massage, Breathing, Affirmations and Guided Relaxation. Children may like to bring a small blanket to use for the

guided relaxation. The event is free but booking is essential. To book contact Dundalk Library at Tel: 042 9353190 or email: libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie There will be a Social Media Training Course for local traders – The course will run for 5 weeks from Tuesday February 7 to Tuesday March 7 from 9:30am to 10:30am. The course is free but booking is essential. For further information contact Dundalk Library at Tel : 042 9353190 or email : libraryhelpdesk@ louthcoco.ie

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The Spirit Store will be hosting another legendary performer when Garry Tallent, the bass player and founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band plays on Thursday June 1.Tickets (€18) go on sale at 9am on Thursday February 2 from www.spiritstore. ie and from www. ticketmaster.ie The longtime bassist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band is embarking on his first solo run. He, along with Nashville singersongwriter Kevin Montgomery will be stopping by Dundalk’s Spirit Store with his 7 piece band featuring Americana favorites, Fats Kaplan and Kristi Rose. Often introduced during Springsteen’s mammoth E Street Band shows as the “Tennessee Terror,” Tallent was born in Detroit and grew up in New Jersey. The “Tennessee Terror” moniker supposedly came about following a drive through the Volunteer State.

Second Year students Brendan Sadlier and Patrick Loftus at the De La Salle awards night

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Gertrude (Gertie) Donnelly (née McDonald) Roebuck, Dublin 14 and late of Dundalk peacefully on January 28. Sadly missed by her family and friends. Agnes McCann (née Lynch) 310 Ashbrook Avenue Road, Dundalk, and late of Church View, Dunleer, peacefully at Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home on Sunday January 29. Agnes, beloved wife of the late Fergus and loving mother of Una (Mackin), Fergus and Kevin. Predeceased by her son Tom and daughter Ann (McLoughlin). Sadly missed by her sons, daughter, sister Bridie (Truman), son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Eamonn McKenna Avenue Road, Dundalk, suddenly at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital on Sunday January 29. Predeceased by his parents Eddie and Maura (née Nulty), brothers Thomas and Pearse, Eamonn beloved husband of Margaret (née Mc Ardle) and adored father of Deirdre, Claire and Rachel, and loving grandad of Finn, Laragh, Michael and Margot, Very deeply regretted by his wife, daughters, grand-children, sons in-law Larry, Barry and Tony, brothers Michael, Eugene, Séamus, Oliver, Robert, Francis, Kenneth and Aidan, sisters Rachael, Catherine, Mary, Geraldine, Briege and Monica, mother in-law Breage McArdle, brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family relatives, neighbours and friends. Mary Kelly (née Mc Garvey) Grangebellew, peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital on Friday January 27. Mary, beloved wife of the late Paddy. Sadly, missed by her daughter Sharon, son-in-law Malcolm, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Ann Burns (née McKenna) 17 Mill Street, and formerly Chapel Street, Dundalk, suddenly on Friday January 27. Beloved wife of John and dear mother of John, Geraldine, Martina and Anita. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, son, daughters, daughter-in-law, brothers Terence and Francis, sisters Kathleen and Margaret, brothers-in-law, sisters-inlaw, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Helen Campbell (née Donnelly) Lower Rath, Riverstown, Dundalk, peacefully, at her residence surrounded by her family on Friday January 27. Beloved wife of the late Matthew and dear mother of Patricia, Margaret and the late Michael. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughters, son-inlaw Paddy, daughter-in-law Bernadette, grandchildren David, Colm, Paul, Caroline and Niall, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Kathleen Tuite (née Clarke) St Gerard’s Square, Quay Street, Dundalk, peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, on Friday January 27. Predeceased by her husband Brian, parents Charlie

and Margaret, brother Willie-John Clarke, grand-daughter Linda Nolan. Very deeply regretted by her loving family, sons Mickey and John, daughters Mary and Ann, brother Charlie, sister Peggy Cathcart, daughter in-law Geraldine, sons in-law Liam Nolan and Jim Daly, sister in-law Ann Clarke, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, relatives, wonderful neighbours and friends. Kitty Short St Patrick’s Terrace, Ardee, peacefully at St Joseph’s Nursing Home, Ardee, on Wednesday January 25. Kitty is predeceased by her brother Jimmy Short and sister Cepta Carolan. Kitty will be sadly missed by her sister Róisin Caraher, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. Gerry (Guider) Mullen Cherryvale, Bay Estate and formerly of Barrack St, Dundalk, peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital on Tuesday January 24. Beloved husband of Maureen (née Murphy) and adored dad of Tony and Maria, Very deeply regretted by his wife, son, daughter, brothers Michael and Brendan, sister Margaret Woods, son in-law John Fitzgerald, daughter in-law Taryna, grandchildren Seán, Róisín and Darragh, great-grandchildren Isabella and Sam, extended family relatives, neighbours and his wide circle of friends at Quay Celtic and his beloved Oriel Park. Eithne Murray (née McDonnell) North Road, Finglas, and late of Tallanstown, peacefully at St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown, on Tuesday January 24. Eithne, predeceased by her loving husband Gerry, son David and brother Peadar. Eithne will be sadly missed by her daughter Trina, sons Declan, Sean and Alan, grandchildren, great-grandson, sister-in-law Sally, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephew, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, relatives and friends. Matty Pepper Meadow Grove and formerly of Culhane St and Chapel St, Dundalk, peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital on Monday January 23. Very deeply regretted by his loving family, wife Clare (née Sharkey), daughters Karen and Celine, sons-in-law Johnnie Molloy and James Carroll, grandchildren Caitlyn, Oisín, Tadhg and Zoe, great and loyal friends Patricia and Tommy Tennison and family, Seamus and Marie Flynn and family, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Christy Murphy late of Kellystown, Grangebellew, peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, on Sunday January 22. Christy, beloved son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Murphy (neé Kelly). Predeceased by his sister Philomena (Marry). Sadly missed by his brothers Dessie, Larry and Fintan (New York), sisters Nancy (Grimes), Veronica (McKeever), brothers-in-law, sistersin-law, nephews, nieces, especially Mary Marry, the Staff and Carers of Moorehall Lodge, Drogheda, relatives and friends.

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A PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruit of the Vine, splendorous of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O, Star of the Sea, help me and show herein you are my mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power, O, show me here you are my mother. O, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. (3 Times) Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.(3 Times). Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for 3 days and after 3 days the Favour will be granted. This prayer must be published for any favours received. R.P.

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NOVENA to the sacred heart Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail). M.S. NOVENA to the sacred heart Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail). R.P.

NOVENA to the sacred heart Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I asked you for many favours This time, I ask for this special favour (mention it). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication and favours will be granted. (Never known to fail). M.D. ST. JUDE NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer nine times a day. By the eighth day your prayer will be answered. Say it for nine days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. R.P.


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special services A VAN & DRIVER available for furniture removal, also single items, 3 piece suites, cookers, fridges, washing machines. Day & night Tel 086 870 4908 CHIMNEY & STOVE CLEANING – Inspection and repair. Tel Paul McArdle 042 933 2491 / 087 666 0094. Opus Sanctorum Angelorum. Email tribalky@yahoo. com WE CAN DISTRIBUTE your leaflets from €65 + vat per thousand Phone Dundalk Leader 042 932 0888 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE to over 60,000 readers for only €5 per week up to 20 words Phone Dundalk Leader 042 932 0888

clarke 3rd Anniversary In loving memory of Bernard Clarke, late of Chestnut Grove, Dunleer. Just a prayer from the family who loved you Just a memory fond and true In our hearts you will live forever But God only knows how we miss you In our home that is lonely today —From your sister and family.

Struck Garda after domestic dispute A man who assaulted a Garda following a domestic dispute was given a four-month suspended sentence at Dundalk District Court. Judge Flann Brennan told Noel Brady of 28 An Cearnog, Toberona, Dundalk, that he had a bad record and remarked that it was a fortunate thing that the Garda was not injured. A previous sitting of the court heard that at 2.35am on January 23 last year, Gardai were

called to a report of domestic violence at An Cearnog, Toberona. They were met by a distraught woman who stated that her husband was highly intoxicated and acting in an aggressive manner. The Gardai went into the house to help the woman retrieve personal items as she was going to stay elsewhere. Mr Brady was intoxicated and agreed to leave but returned a short time later and struck the

Garda on the cheekbone, causing minor injuries. The 58-year-old defendant, who had ten previous convictions, stated that he had stopped drinking six years ago and had suffered problems with his health over the past year. He added he agreed with the evidence given although he couldn’t remember the incident. He went to the Garda station on the following day to apologise to the officer involved.

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DUNDALK BUREAU DE CHANGE—Best Rates Guaranteed. No Commission. We Buy and Sell All Major Currencies; Electronic Bank Transfers; US and Australian Dollars. 8 Park St (Open 7 Days, 8am -11pm) & 4 Linenhall St (Open Mon-Sat) - Call 042 933-9922/937-0101; www. dundalkbureaudechange.com. Accepting All Major Credit and Debit Cards. PERFECT FIT ALTERATIONS—For all your sewing needs. Curtains, Hems, Zips & Repairs. 10% off for Slimming World members. Castletown Road—Tel—042 932 7837. CHIMNEY CLEANER—The Clean sweep, clean & tidy, no dust. Brush & Vac. Also gutter cleaning. Contact - Cathal 087225-9799 LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT? Create a personalised newspaper page to celebrate a special occasion - birthday, anniversary, birth, sporting success etc. Contact 086 772 6324 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE—Repairs, building plastering plumbing, painting, tiling, concreting, patios, gardening, PVC facia and soffits, carpentry. Over 20 yrs experience. References available. Tel Michael 085-858-8090 PAINTER—Ciaran’s professional painting & decorating services available. Contact 086-105-0140. RING-A-DRINK—Northend Bar 933 7229 drinks delivery service daily 5pm10pm prompt and efficient service All major cards accepted.

BUILDING—McElroy UPVC products. For a competitive quote for all Home Improvements, extensions, sunrooms & conservatories. All PVC products supplies & fitted, fascia, soffit & guttering. We also have a complete range of PVC doors & windows. Bathroom refurbishments completed in 5 days, painting, decorating, wall & floor tiling. All types of roof repairs. Contact anytime, on 087 260 2501 DUNDALK BUREAU DE CHANGE— MoneyGram Money Transfer; Pay Household Bills; Payzone/Postpoint; Buy Stamps; Phone Top-ups; Prepaid Credit Cards; Sterling and Euro Cheques Available; Best Rates Guaranteed; No Commission. 8 Park St (Open 7 Days, 8am -11pm) & 4 Linenhall St (Open Mon-Sat). Call 042 933 9922/937 0101; www.dundalkbureaudechange.com – Accepting All Major Credit and Debit Cards. WINDOW CLEANING—Gutter & facia cleaning carried out by professional, fully trained and insured staff. Affordable rates. Domestic & Commercial. Call our office for a free quotation. Everkleen 042 935 2717 or 086 829 3585. www.everkleenservices. ie HOUSE & APARTMENT CLEANING Service. Specializing in Re-Let & Spring Cleaning. Fully insured. For a free quotation contact Everkleen 042 9352717 / 087 6873188, www.everkleenservices.ie FORTUNE TELLER—Available for appointment, private or group bookings. Tel. Alison 042 933 5102 or 087-67-51229

CLEANEST & KEENEST—Have your windows, carpet or suite of furniture cleaned at keenest prices. Also guttering, fascia boards, power hosing. Call Damien 0868469559 or 0879319243 TILER AVAILABLE—Experienced local tiler to carry out all types of tile work marble, granite, porcelain. Indoors and out. Call 087-387-8995 for free quote. GRIMLEY’S DUBLIN ST. DUNDALK—TV aerials, satellite, Freeview & Saorview, new installations, sales & repairs. 042 935 4343. A-ALTERATIONS—For all your clothing alteration needs. Cuffs taken up or let down on Ladies & Gents Jackets €15, Zips in coats €15, Curtains altered, Jeans patched. Dry-Cleaning service. 042-933 3380. LONG WALK SHOPPING CENTRE. ACE GARDEN SERVICES—Tree topping, felling, hedge trimming, grass cutting & strimming. Rubbish Removals/Garage clearance, House & Garden refuse. Permit holder. Contact Tom 085-7205-805 GARDEN & HOUSE MAINTENANCE— Strimming grass, hedge cutting, weeding, also garden clearance, concreting, patios, painting, power washing, gutter cleaning, window cleaning, fencing. Have all the equipment. Contact Brian 086109-7358 PLASTERER—Plasterer available, professional tradesman, re plaster over old walls, ceilings & stippling. All plastering repairs etc. Safe pass reg. Keen prices. Free quotes. Contact 087-352-5652

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY—Complementary therapy, Reiki, Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Integrated Energy Therapy. Private Yoga lessons one to one. Contact Paul 086-344-6944 HOME APPLIANCE REPAIRS—Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers, Dishwashers, Cookers. All work carried out by trained technician. SJB Property maintenance. Contact 087-056-8788 OIL BOILER SERVICE & REPAIRS—All worked carried out by trained technician. Contact SJB Property maintenance. Contact 87-056-8788 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE to over 60,000 readers for only €5 per week up to 20 words Phone Dundalk Leader 042 932 0888

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Dundalk Leader 1st February 2017

New Year, New KADJAR for Kenny Hill Street, Dublin Rd., Dundalk.

042 9331515/086 2559201

Donal Waters (Co-owner and Director of Blackstone Motors, Noel Stewart (Co-owner and Managing Director of Blackstone Motors) and Stepehn Kenny (Manager, Dundalk F.C).

Stephen Kenny, Manager of Dundalk F.C picked up his brand new 171 Renault KADJAR at Blackstone Motors Drogheda last week. Kenny has been a Blackstone Motors Brand Ambassador for a number of years now, and during his time he has favored the KADJAR, with his new one being his third KADJAR to date. While his last KADJAR was

White for the Lilywhites, Kenny is now back in eye-catching red, to match the Dundalk FC crest. With the nature of Kennys job, travelling around Ireland and driving from one end of the country to the other happens on an almost weekly basis. Blackstone Motors initially selected a KADJAR for Kenny for that exact reason; the KADJAR is perfectly comfortable in

both an urban setting or on longer journeys around the country. Interested in a KADJAR? Call one of the dedicated Sales Consultants in Blackstone Motors on 041-983-1100 to book a test-drive. Alternatively visit www.blackstonemotors.ie for more information on the Renault KADJAR and the latest Renault and Dacia offers.

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2014 Nissan Qashqai+2 1.5dci 7 seater... €20,995 2014 Hyundai ix35 1.7 Crdi Comfort...... €19,495 2013 Nissan Note 1.5dci SV................... €10,995 2013 Nissan Juke 1.5dci XE.................... €11,995 2013 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci................... €15,995 2013 Nissan Qashqai 1.6dci 4wd............ €16,495 2013 Nissan Qashqai+2 1.5dci 7 seater.. €18,495 2012 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci................... €13,995 2012 Nissan Qashqai+2 1.5dci 7 seater.. €16,495 2012 Nissan Qashqai+2 1.6dci 4wd 7 seater .......................................................... €16,995 2012 Mazda 5 1.6Tdi 7 seater................ €12,995 2012 Hyundai i40 Tourer 1.7Cdti Executive .......................................................... €12,995 2012 Skoda Octavia Estate 1.9 Tdi Elegance .......................................................... €12,250 2012 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0cdti SRI 5dr.... €10,995 2012 Hyundai ix35 Van....................€8,495+vat 2012 Ford Kuga Van........................€8,995+vat 2011 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci................... €12,995 2011 Nissan Note 1.5dci SE Van...............€5,995 2011 Kia Ceed 1.6 Crdi Automatic.......... €10,995 2011 VW Golf 1.6 TDI 5dr...................... €11,995 2010 Nissan Micra 1.2 Elite Automatic.....€7,995 2010 Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci SVE............. €11,495



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Final 10 Days 3 Door Combi Robes in Sonoma Oak & Lava Finish RRP €799 Sale €399

Sherborne 3-1-1 Recl Cream Suite RRP €3685 Sale €2200

New Tivoli Retro Range Two-Seater RRP €1299 Chairs also Available Sale €699

Ontario Two Door Sliding Robe RRP €1170 Sale €585

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double sale discounts on our New Range of Egoitaliano Suites

Double Sale Discounts on Our New Harrison Bed Models 3200 to 11700 Pocket Springs Leading brands such as

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