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Wednesday, 25th April, 2012. Vol. 5, Issue 17 • 63 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042 9320888. Fax: 042 9329676. Email:;

By Niamh Kirk

A group of local business people have proved that the spirit of generosity and kindness is far from dead by coming together to work on a much needed community project. Thanks to the efforts of members of the Louth Trade Network, who have taken inspiration from the Secret Millionaire, the residents of Carroll Meade are in for a treat with the promise of the centre being refurbished. Late last year the group of tradesmen and service providers decided to do something interesting for a community group in the area. Network member, Cormac Malone said that the group took inspiration from the Secret Millionaire TV pro-

gramme and decided to give their time and expert knowledge. The group approached Dundalk Town Council and offered to do work that would benefit a community of older people. Mary Deary who sits on the Louth Older People’s forum indicated that Carroll Meade might be in need of some support and a plan to rejuvenate the area was settled for the Bealtaine festival weekend May 12. As the group looked more closely at the work they wanted to do in order to make the necessary improvements they realised it would take a lot more work and committed to beginning the project well in advance of the original day. This Friday some of the Continued on Page 4

Lord Mayor honours Blackrock family

Fran Nangle (IKAB Chairman), Rachael NíDhonnachadha Age 14, Shannon NíDhonachadha Age 15, Joe O’Donnachadha Age 8, Andrew Montague (Lord Mayor), Martin O’Donnachadha age 11 and Cheryl Kelly (Ireland Coach). Full story on page 13.


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Gardai appeal over missing mother and daughters By Niamh Kirk

Gardai in Dundalk are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Cosmina Tersanschi and her two daughters. Cosmina was last seen on Emer Terrace

at 9.20am on Saturday April 21. She has two infant daughters, two year old Rebecca and Rahaela who is 11 months old. Cosmina was last seen wearing a black and grey jumper and a long brown skirt. She left with her two children in a red


in Brief Household Charge

Public Campaign Against Household Charges will continue to meet every Wednesday between 7pm and 8pm in Oriel Park, Carrick Road, Dundalk. Everyone is welcome. Come along and ask questions and share your thoughts and concerns.

Possession of Drugs

Cosmina Tersanschi and her daughters Rebecca and Rahaela

double buggy, which is a front and back buggy not side-to-side. It is not known what the children were wear-

ing. However, the eldest daughter Rebecca has light brown hair and brown eyes. Rebecca has a turn in her right eye

and sometimes wears glasses. Gardai would like for anyone who may have seen Cosmina and her

Denise and Nair Mimoso enjoy the food and music outside at the Apache Pizza opening on Saturday

Call to support town’s young footballers By Eunan Whyte

Some of the town’s up and coming footballers are calling on local fans to get behind them as they attempt to land their first trophy of the season. Dundalk FC U-19s will take on Cork City in the final of the Enda McGuill Memorial Cup in Oriel Park on Wednesday May 2 and manager, Martin Connolly, is hoping that supporters turn out to get

behind the team. “These young lads have worked very hard throughout the season and it is a great achievement to get to the final, so hopefully people in the town will get behind them on the night. “Cork will arrive as favourites having won the Elite Division but we have gained a lot of confidence from beating two of the top teams in Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers. “There are a lot of lo-

cals involved and it would be a great boost for them if we had a big crowd to cheer them on”, explained Martin. Dundalk won the toss to have home advantage in the competition named after one of Dundalk FC’s best known administrators, Enda McGuill, and it would be fitting if his team lifted the trophy. Included in the Dundalk squad will be local stars such as Ben McLaughlin, who is now part of the senior team, GlenTraynor, Conor McDonald, Kurt Murphy and Gerry McSorley. The game kicks-off in Oriel Park on Wednesday May 2 at 7pm.

two daughters or have any information which would assist Gardai in locating this young family to contact them in Dun-

Charges before Dundalk Court for the possession and sale or supply of drugs were adjourned to July 25th against Darren Shevlin (23) of 66, Woodbury Gardens, Tom dalk on 042 9388400, the Bellew Avenue. Garda Confidential Line The defendant is alleged on 1800 666 111 or at any to have committed the offences at his address Garda station. on December 30 last.

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in Brief Niall Mellon Fundraising

Rosaleen Butterly is calling for support as she continues her fundraising for the Niall Mellon Township. She has recently created a fundraising page on www.mycharity. ie. Rosaleen will be funding her own travel and accommodation expenses and those who wish to make a secure and acknowledged donation by credit or credit can visit rosaleen_butterlys_boston_challenge.

Castletown ICA

Castletown ICA meet every Wednesday night in O’Hanlon Park hall at 8pm. New membes are welcome. Contact 087 1303355.

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Dundalk’s parking meters take sterling

‘Sterling not accepted’ is what is written on the many parking meters around Dundalk. Yet, it appears that this is not actually the case. Sterling coins can be inserted into the metres and whats more they offer quite a favourable exchange rate. Paddy Malone, President of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce says that Northern shoppers have been put off shopping in Dundalk due to the meters claiming not to accept sterling. “I was at a meeting a while ago and we were talking about providing

Parking machines say sterling is not accepted

links between Newry and Dundalk when one of my Newry counterparts said to me ‘Sure you can’t even park in your place using sterling’ “I looked into it and

sure enough the metres read ‘sterling not accepted’. I was baffled by this and got on to Town Clerk Frank Pentony who said that the machines did accept sterling and had

charity of the race which is sponsored by Talk To Me Mobile Phones. The race is taking place on Wednesday May 9, starting from Talk to me Mobile Phone shop at the Demesne Shopping Centre. The route travels to the Bal-

firmed that the parking meters around town have always been calibrated to accept Sterling coins. “Both old and new parking metres have the facility to accept Sterling coins and always have done. We are aware that the meters currently state that sterling coins are not accepted and we are in the process of inserting notices in all metres to say that sterling is most definitely accepted. “It is the intention of Dundalk Town Council to publicise a message stating that all parking meters in Dundalk accept sterling. “he added.

more this year. The Half-Marathon costs €25 to register and the 10k Road Race costs €35 to register. To register for the race log on to For more information log on to

Members of Louth Trades Network who are working on Carroll Meade

always done so.’” explainedPaddy. “It seems a bit of a strange one that the metres clearly state that they don’t accept sterling when they actually do. And what’s more the exchange rate is quite favourable. “A 20p coin sterling coin buys 30cent whereas a £1 buys €1.50, a very favourable exchange rate of 0.66 in parking meters in Dundalk for all shoppers and visitors. Like the sound of the cuckoo, sterling visitors will always be welcome” he added. Ciaran Rafferty from the traffic section of Dundalk Town Council con-

lymac Roundabout and back with the finishing line will be located at McKenna man on Earl Street. Last year the race attracted over 1500 competitors and organisers are hoping that the race will attract the same amount of runners – if not

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members are beginning the work by ripping up the dilapidated pavement and relaying it this weekend. In order to increase security for the residents Carroll Meade recently installed security cameras Anthony McArdle, Chair of Carroll Meade said: “It ate into the funds so we are very grateful for the men coming to do this work.” The workers will also power-hose some areas, paint others, clean the windows of the houses and are even custom building units for Carroll Meade increasing the space which is used by Active Retirement, The Old Dundalk Society, meals on wheels and a number of art groups. Carroll Meade was founded 40 years ago by Angus Carroll to provide sheltered housing for elderly people who did not fit into any category for social housing and wanted to be close to amenities and to live independently. The Louth Traders Network which began 18 months ago so that a network where service providers and trades people could refer work to each other. The group started out with only six members but have since expanded to 22 men of various professions from plumbing to auctioneers. The group will be working on the various projects in Carroll Meade in the build up to the main day of works which will take place on Saturday May 12.

Dundalk 10k supports Baby Ellen fund

The Dundalk 10K and Half Marathon is pledging support to the Ellen Barron McGee by promising to donate We want to hear €2 from each entrant to the from you fund. Phone: 0429320888 This is in addition to DunEmail: editorial dalk Simon Community ing chosen as the official

Spirit of giving is still alive

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20 new jobs for town By Niamh Kirk Ryan Keeling of international consulting and software development firm Diaceutics praised DkIT and Dundalk as he announced the company was bringing 20 jobs to Dundalk earlier this week. Over the next three years the company will expand its personalised medical software operations which are located at the incubation centre in DkIT. Up until now the company has been UK-based with representatives positioned globally, “Rapid growth and

development of new services and software products requires a full-time team not only with experience in the IT sector but with a collaborative and innovative environment, which is ably provided by the incubation center at DkIT. “Said Ryan Keeling, SVP, IT Solutions, Diaceutics. Mr Keeling said that Diaceutis began their search by thinking about Dublin but the IDA had very strong views on the IT cluster in the Dundalk area and asked the company to go to the innovation centre in DkIT and

soon settled on it as the location for the team. “We were so impressed with the culture there and what they are attempting to do. “There are a couple of people who are real gems in terms of understanding and operating as connector to other businesses. When you are a young business that type of connector is very important. “We have been since January and we are very happy with the decision. We think we will easily meet the target of 20 positions by 2015” , he said.



Dundalk Leader 25th April 2012 Mickey McEneaney pictured following his victory in the Patsy Kelly 5k Run receiving the trophy from Colum Corrigan, Marie Kelly and Paul Gray. Mickey was the winner of the Over-60s category for which the Patsy Kelly trophy was awarded. It was fitting that Mickey won the inaugural race as he was running with Patsy on the morning that he

Minister urges people to check they are registered Labour Minister Phil Hogan is encouraging people to take an early opportunity to ensure that they are registered to vote in the forthcoming Stability Treaty due to be held on May 31. In order to avail of the supplement to the register, people have until May 14 to apply throught their local registration authority in Dundalk or Louth County Council. Applications that are received after that date will not be included in the register

for the referendum. To check if you are already listed to vote you can contact your local registration office directly or visit However, those who apply must note that they are required to sign the application in the presence of a member of the Gardai in your local Garda station. When visiting to have the application signature witnessesed and stamped you may be asked to produce photo ID.

For those who are unable to go to a polling station on the day because of physical illness or physical disability or because their occupation prevents them from voting in their local polling station (which include fulltime students studying in location remote form their locality) are all entitiled to a postal vote. An elector registered as a postal voter may vote by post only and may not vote at a polling station. The latest date for receipt

of such applications, if the persons applying wish to be postal or special voters, as appropriate, at the forthcoming referendum is two days after the Polling Day Order for the referendum is made by the Minister. The Minister has not yet made the Polling Day Order for the Referendum, but eligible voters who will be seeking to avail of this facility are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Judge agrees to Garda request

Gardai applied to have further adjourned a case of three young Romanian women accused of brothel keeping to obtain telephone records. Judge William Hamill agreed and remanded Bianca Dumitrescu (22), Luiza Hazaparu (19) and Elisabeta Lupu (19) to Dundalk Court on September 5th to allow the Gardai complete the investigation file and seek the direction of the DPP on how the matter should proceed. Barrister Irene Sands said that the case would be fully contested. The three are accused of the

offence at their then address at O’Hare’s Mill, Nicholas Street on November 23rd last. The Judge further relaxed the women’s bail conditions. They were at a previous sitting allowed to sign twice a week at Kevin Street Garda Street in Dublin instead of at Dundalk Station having moved address to Clanbrassil Street in the city. He reduced that to once a week on a Wednesday. The signing-on requirement on Miss Dumitrescu was lifted for a short period in January and

February for her to return home to complete her studies. Inspector John Foudy told on Wednesday that the investigating Garda was awaiting telephone records, which formed an important part of the investigation. There was a long delay in getting phone records in relation to investigations and he asked for a three month adjournment. The file would be sent to the DPP when the records were received. The women were granted an interpreter.

Minister to launch Carlingford initiative

Michael Ring, Minister of State, Dept of Tourism Transport and Sport is to launch a joint trade initiative on the April 25 in The Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford, Co Louth. Bus Éireann’s ‘Dublin to Carlingford and Mourne ‘ Bus Tours will operate two daily services from May 1 between Dublin City and the Carlingford and Mourne region. The minister will travel on the specially Carlingford and Mourne branded 100X bus along the new route to the medieval town to attend the launch of the innovative partnership. Carlingford and Mourne Region Ltd is aimed at promoting the

Kevin Woods Director Carlingford and Mourne, Stephen Woods Regional Manager Carlingford and Mourne, Mr Michael Ring Minister of State Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport , Frances Taylor, Marketing Manager Carlingford and Mourne, Peter Fitzpatrick TD and Ray O Leary Principal Officer Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport

geographical areas from Dundalk in North Louth to Newcastle in County Down as a single destination within the national and international visitor

marketplace. Promotional car, window and display stickers have also been produced to be distributed throughout the region and the

website contains over 800 listings with an emphasis on the distinctive myths and legends of the region.

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Louth GAA mourns passing of Charlie Louth GAA mourned the passing of one of its legendary figures following the death of Charlie McAlester on Tuesday of last week. Charlie was one of the Wee County’s most passionate supporters and served as kitman for 39 years before being forced to retire due to ill-health. There was a huge attendance at the funeral Mass on Friday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Drogheda, with his many friends from all over the country turning up to pay their respects. Among those to pay tribute was current Louth manager, Peter Fitzpatrick. “I have known Char-

The late Charlie McAlester

lie virtually all my life and he really is a legend. Anywhere you go in the country people will ask you about Charlie. He

was in Navan last week to witness the win over Meath and that was the happiest I had seen him in a long time. He was jumping up and down clapping players on the back”, revealed Peter who feels that the victory was a fitting send off for the Newtown Blues clubman. Former Louth manager, Paddy Clarke, hailed Charlie as one of the greats of Louth “To Charlie, the Louth jersey was sacred. No matter what level or code, if you were wearing the red jersey it was something to be respected. “One of the great things about him was that he was able to instil

that sense of pride in the players, particularly the young lads. Meanwhile, Louth County Board Secretary, Des Halpenny, reflected the affection people throughout the country held for Charlie. “Charlie was a true legend and a man of great integrity and principles, it was always a pleasure to be in his company with his passion and love for the GAA in particular Newtown Blues and Louth evident to all. The Louth GAA family has been enriched by his life and he will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him”, explained the secretary.

Stephenstown Pond fund-raising night Stephenstown Pond are holding a fundraising night on Thursday April 26 in Cluskey of Little Ash. Proceeds of the night will go towards replacing equipment that was recently stolen from Stephenstown Pond. The night will feature live mu-

sic, a table quiz and a comedian. Admission is €10 or €40 for table of four. The night will kick of with live music from some of our excellent local talent with local man Joe Duffy, Eileen Corcoran, Paddy Mac. Following on from the live music is a short fun quiz, with

quizmaster Tom Gernon. Comedian, Alan Gernon, from Louth Village, will provide further entertainment. Remember all of this live entertainment will cost only €10 per person. Tickets are available from Cluskey’s, Dundalk FM, Stephenstown Pond or you can pay at the door on the night.



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Pete Treanor’s Order of Malta’s many reasons to celebrate News

Weekly Quiz

Games and Pastimes 1 What name so Americans give the name of the game we call ‘draughts’? Rock and Pop 2 Which dance crazy of the early 60s was made popular by Chubby Checker? 20th Century History 3 which country was ruled for many years by Marshall Tito? Food and Drink 4 For what food is Clarinbridge, Co Galway famous for? Wildlife 5 Emperor and rockhopper are species of what bird? Celebrity 6 What is Mick Jagger’s middle name? Local 7 In what Dundalk Street did Kathleen Tumelty run a confectionary business, popular with showbands crossing the country in the early hours of the

morning? Television 8 Which duo in a comedy series owned a horse called Hercules? Books 9 Who had a smarter brother called Moycroft Irish Politics 10 David Ford is the leader of what party in the Northern Ireland Assembly? This Week’s stinker In the 1948 The Irish Olympic Team won a single medal, a bronze, for what activity?

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The Dundalk unit of the Order of Malta had plenty to celebrate in the last week. On Saturday April 14, their assistant officer in charge Sgt Catriona Clarke was presented with the bronze medal for her services through the years. Catriona who joined the Dundalk unit in 1972 served as treasurer for the old north east region which is now Region 11 and has gone on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes as a worker on many occasions and is also hoping to go again this year. She was presented with her medal by The President of the Irish Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta Sir

in Brief Night at the Dogs

Main pic: Dundalk Cadet’s with their leaders (l-r) Denice Callan, Ciaran Boylan and Gemma Sharkey. On right: Sgt Catriona Clarke receiving her medal from the president of the Order of Malta Sir Aidan FitzGerald.

Adrian FitzGerald KM, 6th Baronet, 24th Knight of Kerry at the National awards day in the order of malta headquarters on the Clyde road in Dublin. Then on Sunday a team of four cadets made up of one boy and three girls and

their leaders travelled to Ballyjamesduff in Cavan to compete in the regional cadet competitions, where they then won first prize in the brainwaves quiz. They beat nine other teams from all over the region to gain the top prize.

Speaking after the event cadet leaders Gemma, Denice and Ciaran said that they where very proud of what the cadets had achieved and also said that they could not have done it with out the support of the each other

and the support of the rest of the unit. Dundalk unit officer in charge Marty Keenan also congratulated the cadets on the achievement and thanked the three cadet’s leaders for there hard work.

Further concerns for Vodafone staff By Niamh Kirk

There were further concerns for Vodafone workers last week as the company who is taking over the contract from Rigney Dolphin, Teleperformance Newry, have begun to advertise positions for the call centre before negotiations with staff have been finalised.

Vodafone call centre workers downed tools last Thursday in an effort to exact answers regarding the movement of jobs from Dublin and Dundalk to Newry. Word spread like wildfire across social networks that employees had become fed up with the lack of communication regarding the company’s plans for their operations in Ireland.

Many of the employees expressed the concern that it would not be economically viable to commute to Newry. The level of pay and the cost of commuting meant that for many of the employees they will be better off on social welfare payments. While the Communication Workers Union engage in talks with Vodafone there has been no indi-

cations that the company, which posited an increase in revenue of 4% in November 2011 taking it up to approximately €24bn. Irish workers are not the only ones fighting against the communications giant, call centre workers in Ghana have gone on indefinite strike demanding an increase in pay and is the subject of jobs being outsourced also.

The Muscular Dystrophy Dundalk & District Branch are running a ‘Night at the Dogs’ at Dundalk Stadium on Saturday April 28. To support the cause you can purchase tickets for just €10 or €40 to include a four course meal and live band ‘Full Shilling’ after greyhound racing. Call Craig 087 298 7769 or Thomas 087 2793546 for tickets. There will be a signed Manchester United & a signed Celtic jersey up for auction on the night.

Eucharistic Congress Dundalk Cursillo are holding a pilgrimage to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin on Wednesday June 13. Bus will leave St Patrick’s, Dundalk at 7.30am and fare of €50 includes entry fee to Congress events and meal voucher. Events include Mass, Solemn Eucharistic Procession, Talks, Youth Events and much more. For bookings or more info contact Steven at 087-2030855.

1. Checkers 2. The Twist 3. Yugoslavia 4. Oysters 5. Penguin 6. Philip 7. Yorke Street 8. Steptoe and Son 9. Sherlock Holmes 10. The Alliance Party. Stinker -Writing Poetry.

St Patricks GFC celebration

Conor Grogan, Paul Malone, Sean Mc Geogh, Aaron Rogers, Dillon Lynch and Joseph Mc Laughlin

Tracy White and Melissa O’Hanlon

Enjoying the St Patricks celebrations

and Scott Craven, James Mc Connon

Kate Breen and Brid Quigley

Colin McCann and Karen Mullen

John Goss, Jim Burns and Ann O’Hare

ri David Crilly, Joe Mc Cann and Ruai

Mac Artain

Jim Burns and Gerry Mc Eneaney

Peter Campbell

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Colaiste Ris launch new lotto

Colaiste Ris have launched a new lotto draw in a bid to raise funds with a view to providing new canteen and classrom facilities. This is the first fundraising project being carried out by the school in 15 years and is being run by the Parents and Friends Committee. The form of Lotto will be in keeping with a tried and trusted model used elsewhere; the jackpot will start at €2000 with a weekly increase of €200. Payments will be accepted in a number of different ways, such as weekly subscriptionof €2, signed standing orders or multiple week cash advance payments. The first draw was held on Tuesday April 24 and the lotto is being promoted among current parents, past pupils, friends of the school, and others who want to take a

Pupils from Colaiste Ris at the lotto launch

simple “punt”. Tickets can be bought from the school, from all current parents or by standing order which can be downloaded from the school website – In the last five

years the Department of Educaion and Skills has spent nearly €1 million upgrading elements of Coláiste Rís under the Summer Works Scheme. The school’s representatives are currently

lobbying the Department to fund a canteen facility and some classrooms. They are hopeful that they will get some departmental funding but they expect to have to part-fund this latest project.

Story-telling in Sportsmans

A traditional Storytelling night will be held in The Sportsmans, Old Newry Road, Ravensdale on Saturday April 28. The great tradition of storytelling will be represented by many of the best storytellers from Armagh and further afield.

Music will be provided on the night by Billy Finnigan who had his own showband in England. An auction will also be held on the night and will include an Irish Rugby jersey signed by Robert Kearney. It promises to be a great night

and all proceeds will go to the Leukemia Unit at Beaumont Hospital. The night is being organised in memory of Eugene ‘Paws’ Mc Guinness from Cloghogue, who recently succumbed to acute leukemia after a very short illness.

Tea party for Alzheimers Society will hold a tea day party to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland

on Thursday May 3 at from 10am to Noon. Servisource, Block 3, All are welcome to Quayside Business Park, join the party and help Mill Street, Dundalk raise much needed funds

for the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. All funds raised will help towards continuing services in the Dundalk area. The Tea Day is also the single biggest fundraising day of the year for The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland and it is imperative that we raise as much money as possible to help support this very worthy cause. Freephone 1800 400 900 for further details or log onto The Alzheimers Tea Day will take place all over the country on May 3 with organisers hoping to raise up to €550,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

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in Brief Locals help The Giants

Local boys, David Sally and Artem Muskildi travelled with the Junior Belfast Giants Ice Hockey U14s team to Ayr in Scotland, to take on the Ayr Bruins. The team was captained by David Sally he led by example while netminder, Artem, was outstanding as their side scored an impressive 9-2 victory.

Car Boot Sale

The annual Car Boot Sale and Coffee Morning will be held at The Presbyterian Church, Jocelyn St, Dundalk on May 7 from 11am to 3pm. Cars cost €15 and vans €20 . This includes the cost of refreshments for two people. Gates close for vehicles at 10.30am. Entrance for pedestrians is €1, children free. There will be toy, cake and brica-brac stalls in the Church hall with tea and coffee served with homemade scones, cakes, soup and brown bread. Enquiries to 0872396776

Plant Sale

Flowers, shrubs etc in The Wellington Hall, St.Mary’s Road, Dundalk, on Saturday May 5 at 2pm. Proceeds in aid of St.Nicholas’ Parish Church. Call 0429337023 for more information.

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The sky is the limit for innovative Bush students In September five students – Eoghan Lafferty, Dylan McGarrity, Conor McGuinness, Aaron Rogers and Derek McGrane from Bush Post Primary School went to the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk where they attended an idea generation workshop organised by Louth County Enterprise Board. The students returned to school with numerous ideas, one of which was an idea to reuse rainwater for the windscreen of your car. After months of research and manufacturing in the school Engineering and Business rooms, the students entered the County Louth Enterprise Awards Competition on March 6. Skyfall Production from Bush Post Primary

School won first place in the competition. Eoghan Lafferty, the Managing Director was interviewed on TV3 The Morning Show on April 16. Since winning the county competition the students along with their teacher Martina O’Connor have approached numerous garages in Dundalk and secured orders with the owners. The product is currently in the process of attaining a patent. Last Wednesday, April 18 the five students and their teacher travelled to Croke Park in Dublin to the All Ireland Student Enterprise Awards Competition. Thirty five companies from Ireland competed at senior level and the results were announced by Rick O’Shea, 2 FM

Dylan McGarrity, Eoghan Lafferty, Martina O’Connor, Derek McGrane, Conor McGuinness, Aaron Rogers

DJ. Skyfall Productions from Bush Post Primary School were awarded ‘Best Innovative Company’ in Ireland. This is such a huge achievement for the students and Bush School is extremely proud of these five stu-

dents who have dedicated all their time and energy to making this company the most innovative in Ireland. “This is only the beginning of ‘Skyfall Proudction’ and we wish the students every success in the

future”, said Martina O’Connor, Business teacher and TY Coordinator who is extremely proud of the students success and believes there is a bright future for ‘Skyfall Productions’.

Banned for three years

Stephen Murphy (28) 4, Ard na Tuire, Dromiskin was banned from driving for three years at Dundalk Court on Wednesday. He was also fined €250 in respect of a drink driving offence at Corballis, Ardee on August 14 last The case had been adjourned for penalty and production of driving documents after evidence was heard on March 28 last. Inspector John Foudy said that the defendant’s insurance and driving licence were in order and covered him on the date. He was also summonsed in respect of road tax. Judge Hamill took the summonses into consideration.

Proposal to hold referendum discussion By Niamh Kirk

Councillor Tomas Sharkey is aiming to host community based discussions on the forthcoming Referendum on the fiscal treaty. The Sinn Fein representative has written to a number of pro treaty TDs and MEPs and Co Louth’s three senators to get involved and

to offer their insights at the discussions. In the letter Mr Sharkey highlighted the importance of being aware of Treaty detail and the proposing and opposing views, as well as having an opportunity to question the pro and anti treaty representatives. “In recent days a number of opinion polls have indicated that a large

section of Irish voters are undecided as to how they will vote at the end of May. “I believe that it is only right that people reserve judgement until they get to hear as many points both for and against the treaty.” “I want to co-host community meetings where voters get to hear, in person, the arguments for and

against. More importantly, I want as many voters as possible to have the chance to ask their own questions and have them answered.” Recent polls indicate that as much as 32% of people are undecided, while another poll indicated that over half the population say that they do not truly understand the Treaty.

Cllr Sharkey said he was “concerned that many people may not get the opportunity to hear first hand of the detail in the Treaty and the opposing views, not to mention that they may not get to question the arguments that the Yes and No side will make. Some may not vote for this very reason.”

Spring Clean Residents from St Nicholas Avenue who took part in the National Spring Clean on Saturday April 14

Upcoming events at local libraries Louth County Library has scheduled a series of events for the coming Bealtaine festival. The theme of this years festival is ‘What kind of old do you want to be?” it recognises that older people are not a homogenous group and aims to draw attention to older people in society that have differing talent ,

interests and ambitions. The Dundalk Library has planned a series of events to suit all interests and talents during the Bealtaine festival. A talk by Nicola Pierce on the sinking of the Titanic is to take place on May 4 at 11 am followed a few days later by Makeover Magic & What Not to Wear’ on May

9 at 11am. In May, and morning and afternoon classes are planned, the 11 am class is for those interested in Calligraphy & Cardmaking. While the afternoon class is on mobile phone use. The library will host another class on the same topic the following day May 11, the morning class,

however, will be on chair yoga and relaxation. The final class of the series is on Digital photography which takes place on May 15. As there are only a limited number of places for each of the classes, those wanting to attend are asked to book a place in advance.

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Grammar School students bid for three-in-a-row A team of Grammar School students will be bidding for glory when they take pare in the F1 Schools National Finals on Thursday April 26 in Griffith College. The Dundalk school will be aiming for a third successive title with the

overall winners going on to represent Ireland at the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge World Championships at a location yet to be decided in autumn 2012, where they will compete against national winners from 32 countries from

around the world. The Grammar School team is called Enigman F1 Racing and comprises Evan Byrne, Tobi Oyadiran, Callum Duffy and Greg Whyte. They are one of the 24 finalists who came through the regional qualifiers from

Evan Byrne, Callum Duffy, Tobi Oyadiran and Greg Whyte

Pearse Óg aim high to raise much needed funds

On Saturday May 12 Pearse Óg Hurling Club, is challenging players, supporters, family, friends and daredevils alike to take on the heights of the 14 storey, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk. The event has been organised to raise much needed funds for juvenile teams. This year the club began training boys and girls from four years of age up to U14 with continued success thanks to the use of the fantastic facilities at the Muirhevnamor Astro Turf Pitch and with the recruitment of additional enthusiatic and experienced coaches. Pearse Og are giving people the opportunity to sign up for this unfor-

gettable challenge while raising money to provide hurleys, helmets and all the basic hurling equipment to enable these kids to learn the art of hurling. Special effort will be provided to foster self discipline, enjoyment, physical fitness and high standards of skill which will enable each child to mature into excellent all round players with a love for sport and Gaelic games. David Mulholland, Club Chairperson, is calling on the people of Dundalk to support the event. “This is a great opportunity to do something out of the ordinary with your Saturday and you’ll be helping the kids of the community.

“Events like these have always proved popular, and we have limited number of places for this unique challenge. We hope the people of Dundalk will do us proud and really get involved in this local event for a local club.” Anyone who wants to take part, and go back to work on Monday morning with an amazing story to tell, can sign up by contacting chairperson. or or call 0863890369. Minimum sponsorship is just €100. Sponsorship cards will be provided. The minimum age for this challenge is 18 years on the day of the event.

A 25-year-old woman who was involved in a hit and run accident outside town was banned from driving for 15 years. Sinead White with an address at 54, Casement Drive, Finglas was banned at the time of the accident and left the scene at Carrickedmond. She was sentenced to do a total of 240 hours community service in respect of not being insured and dangerous driving on May 8th 2010.

She was put back previously for a report to see whether she was suitable to do community service in lieu of six months jail and how she progressed on resolving an addiction problem. She admitted the offences and the facts were outlined on February 22nd last when it was stated she was driving a car that didn’t belong to her. Her barrister Irene Sands said she failed to stop properly at a junc-

tion and in shock left the scene Also she experienced “incredible difficulty” on account of a drug addiction. She said that the report was most favourable. Inspector John Foudy said that White received a seven year driving ban in 2006. Judge Hamill commented the defendant would face jail if she committed a similar offence again. He fixed bail for her to appeal.

15-year ban for hit and run accident

an original entry of 86. The local students are well aware of the fact that the competition is going to be very tough

once again, but they are determined to hold on to the title. According to Peter Brabazon, Programme

Director of Discover Science and Engineering, the competition is of great benefit to those taking part.

“Science and Technology students are essential to the creation of the ‘Smart Economy’. It is vitally important that


we encourage students to pursue science, engineering and technology courses at third-level”, he said.



in Brief DeafHear night at Stadium

Eucharistic Bell visits Realt na Mara Dundalk Leader 25th April 2012

By Paul Byrne

DeafHear Dundalk combined a social outing with a fundraising night last Saturday April 21 at Dundalk Stadium with all proceeds going to the charity. As last year the event was a great success with members of the local deaf community coming out in force to enjoy a night at the races. DeafHear is a registered not-forprofit charity working to improve lives for Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and their families, and to support professionals and other organisations working in this area. One of the sponsored races on the night was The Long Walk Shopping Centre S0 400 which was won by Burnhill Flame in 21.73 by 1 ½ lengths and is owned by Michael Toal and trained by Aidan McVeigh.

The Eucharistic Congress Bell made its way to Realt Na Mara primary school on Monday morning as it continued its pilgrimage in advance of this year’s International Eucharistic Congress which takes place in June. The bell which has been fitted into a carrying frame, was brought into the main hall by pupils of Realt na Mara in advance of a short prayer service. The Eucharistic Bell began its pilgrimage around the diocese of Ireland on St Patrick’s Day 2011 and is a focal point for gathering and prayer in cathedrals, parish churches and schools all across the country. Prayers and singing were performed by pupils in Realt na Mara with all students having been thought the significance of the Eucharistic Bell in the weeks ahead of its arrival. Teachers at Realt na Mara said the school were honoured to be part of the Bells’ journey and commended the pupils for their interest Students from Realt Na Mara greet the Eucharistic Bell and participation in the event.

Ceol Oirghialla perform concert at DkIT Ceol Oirghialla, DkIT Choir and Orchestra will present a concert of Choral Music in the inspirational setting of the Church of the Holy Redeemer at Ard Easmuinn, Dundalk on Wednesday April 25th at 7.30pm. The 120 voice choir was founded in 2003, and since

Jak co roku z okazji Świąt Wielkanocnych polska społeczność w Dundalk zgromdziła się w St.Joseph’s Church aby polskim zwyczajem „poświęcić jajka “. Święcenie jajek swymi tradycjami sięga czasów pogańskich, jednak Kościół uświęcił tę tradycję, nadając temu nowe znaczenie. W koszyczku wielkanocnym znajdujemy zwykle baranka z cukru, który symboluje Baranka Chrystusa i jego zwycięstwo. Poza tym koszyczek zawiera kawałek chleba, ponieważ Jezus jest naszym Chlebem Życia, kiełbasę, sól, a także chrzan, który nam przypomina gorzką mękę Chrystusa. W koszyku wielkanocnym nie może zabraknąć oczywiście barwnych pisanek, ponieważ jajka są symbolem nowego życia, którym obdarowuje nas Jezus poprzez Jego zmartchwystanie. Malowanie jajek na Wielkanoc jest bardzo ropowszechnione. Tradycje tę kultywuje również polska młozież z „ Klubu Pajęcyna “. W Wielką Sobotę przygotowaliśmy Kiermasz Wielkanocny. Wystawiliśmy swoje rękodzieło wcześniej starannie przygotowane na naszych cotygodniowych spotkaniach. Można było obejrzeć oraz kupić koszyczki z pisankami, kurczakami, „słodkie niespodzianki “ - czyli kieliszki napełnione słodyczami, własnoręcznie upieczone babeczki, kolorowe baranki i jajka wykonane z gliny oraz inne ozdoby. Klub Młodych ,, Pajęczyna “ serdecznie dziękuje wszystkim za wsparcie. Jesteśmy otwarci i zachęcamy innych młodych ludzi do współpracy i zabawy. Nasze spotkania odbywają się co tydzień, w czwartki, pomiędzy 18:30 a 21:00, Roden House – placówce Fundacji Apple Tree, gorąco zapraszamy młodzież między 12tym a 18tym rokiem życia. Więcej informacji na stronie

its first feisty performance in the Whitaker Theatre has come a long way, with a repertoire ranging from Brian Irvine’s commissioned work ‘Gullion Tales’, performed in Belfast’s Ulster Hall in 2010, to Handel’s ‘Messiah’, in the Redemptorist Church. The choir recently per-

formed a sacred cantata, ‘The Rose’, composed by its founding director Siubhán Ó Dubhain, a music lecturer in DkIT. Siubhán is full of praise and admiration for the current choir, and the commitment of the student members. ‘Since September, we have doubled choir rehearsal time,

at the request of the students, who really appreciate the whole department coming together to make such a magnificent sound.’ She singles out the current conductor, her colleague David Stalling as ‘an inspirational director’ who has done tremendous work over the past year, in

pursuit of choral excellence. The anchor work at Wednesday night’s concert will be the vivacious Vivaldi ‘Gloria’, one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire, and a set of sacred works ‘a capella’, which range from the Renaissance classic, ‘Justorum Animae’ by Lassus,

Cobra Kan get ready for world championships


The New Year may have started well for the students of Cobra Kan but it was nothing to their success in March and April, their sheer dedication and preservation in their training has certainly paid off in every fight and competition that has taken place. On the March 4 the Irish Open Championships were held in Dublin, Sean O Hare, Megan Rogers & Patrick Mulligan all entered this competition and none of these fighters could be faulted with their efforts on the day. The 10th of March was the day of the annual Irish team elimations, eleven fights qualified for the national team for the World Kickboxing Championships held later this year in Canada and once Edyta Szymanek again there were a series of excelKlub Młodych ,, Pajęczyna.“ lent performances.

Peter- Lamb Fegan fought in the boys-45kg, he took home the silver, fighters Jack O Mahony & Benus Lukosevicius who both competed in the boys -35kg fought extremely well, Sean O Hare fought in the -16yr -60kg and successfully made his way to the final and took home the silver. Sean Martin competed in boys -65kg and also gained the silver title. Megan Rogers fought in the – 18yrs +65kg after making her way to the final she won the Gold. Patrick Mulligan entered both the points fighting & continuous -65kg sections, in the points he gained a bronze medal and in continuous he gained the silver title qualifying in both sections. Seniors were equally as successful, Catherine Brady qualified in the ladies -55kg, David Mathews and

to a selection of contemporary motets by Lieti, Arvo Pärt, and John Sheppard. The contemporary works are very appropriate in the setting of a beautiful contemporary church, and promise the listener an entertaining and uplifting evening of music.

Lord Mayor honours Blackrock family By Eunan Whyte Story from Page 1 The extraordinary efforts of one Blackrock family have been recognised by Dublin’s Lord Mayor. Andrew Montague recently hosted a function in the Mansion House at which the O Donnachadha family were honoured after four members of the clan – Shannon (15), Rachael (14), Martin (11) aned Joe (8) - were selected to represent Ireland at karate. The unique achievement came about when all four members of the family won national titles in their respective age categories and all four having the honour of being selected to travel and represent Ireland at the forthcoming karate world championships to be held later this year. Whilst there, they were treated to a tour by the mayor of the historic residence, which was home to some notable individuals from Irish history such as Daniel O’Connell and where the first Dáil met and Irish Independence was formally declared. The tour was then followed by a bite to eat and a chat with the mayor where he congratulated them on their unique achievements and wished them well representing Ireland .

Gerard Taffee dominated the mens continuous +90kg section they met in the final and both qualified gaining the Gold & Silver. Yan Fitzgerald fought in the Veteran -85kg section qualifying with the silver title. Martina Goss fought in the ladies -55kg and returned home with the bronze medal. Gerard Conlon entered the mens – 80kg division and finished with nothing less than the silver. April 22 saw the Mugendo Senior Championships take place in Lordship where Martina Goss entered the -55kg ladies section she could not be fault with her fighting and secured the silver. David Mathews fought in the mens We want to hear from you +84kg continuous section he put a Phone: 0429320888 huge level of skill and experience Email: in to this section and took home the bronze title.

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Killinbeg Golf competition

Eddie McArdle & Jim Fegan Barry Cunningham,Darren Cunningham & Stephen Cunningham,

(Tony Kieran Butchers, Brian Eivers, Seamus Spaight Lynch y Kenn & ) sors Spon Competition

ll (Lady Captain) Katherine Sloane & Anne McDonne

Conor Bellew & Paul Clarke

Barry Cunningham

Eamonn Lawlor, Peter Quinn & Paddy Mackin

Brian McGuinness

Philip McGovern

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Vantastival 2012 – The count down is on to the summer’s first festival! Work is well underway on site at Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth, for Vantastival, which will take place over the May bank holiday weekend, May 4 to 6. With a new location this year, the festival crew are making the most of the natural materials at Bellurgan Park and are busy working on Vanhalla, a feature stage built from timber in the form of a Viking Longhouse. The stage will host a variety of acts over the weekend, including local hero Jinx Lennon and rising stars Ghost Estates and The Dirty Valentines, while doubling up as a venue for late night shenanigans after the music on the Main Stage has come to an end. Musicmaker Dublin will present a more chilled out line up of folk and electro in the Paddy Mirage marquee, a custom built timber-framed replica of Newgrange, with Dublin trio Swords and roots outfit I Draw Slow amongst those scheduled. The Open Mic Stage this year is set into a natural

Frankie Gavin

amphitheatre in the landscape of the festival arena and is just one of the added attractions of Vantastival. The line up at Vantastival 2012 includes God is an Astronaut, Cathy Davey, The Original Rudeboys, Ham Sandwich, Frankie Gavin & DeDannan, Le Galaxie and RSAG, as well as a huge number of up-and-coming unsigned acts. Tickets are on sale now from, Tick- and Xtra-vision stores nationwide and cost €89 for three nights camping with no charge for bringing a campervan. Tent campers are welcome and day tickets are also available at €40. Children under 14 go free and 14-17 year olds accompanied by an adult cost €30 for the whole weekend. Vantastival is a BYOB event, which adds to its value for money.

St Patricks celebration

Aidan Mc Cann, Kevin Toner, Darren O’Hanlon, Barry Corcoran and Stephen Toner

Eoin and Sarah Mc Eneaney, Lauren Caldwell, Fionnuala Callan and Martin Mc Eneaney

Actor makes RTE semi-final Dundalk actor JP McKenna is to feature in another webisode of the Begrudger’s which has made it into the semi final of RTE’s Storyland competition. The Begudgers are Nobby and Snout, they spend their days perched on bar stools in their local hovel of a bar hurling abuse at anyone in earshot. Epsiode 3 sees how the lads fit in with the bar’s new arty clientele where Dundalk man JP Mc Kenna again makes a hilarious appearance. To view and vote visit storyland.

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Bogey Boys’ for Spirit Store date The Bogey Boys One of Ireland’s best ever Rock bands have reformed and will play The Spirit Store Dundalk , May 3. The Bogey Boys had the unique distinction of having U2 as the opening act for their gig in The Cork Opera House back in 1980.

The trio consist of brothers Jimmy and Tony Smyth (from Navan) and Donal “Doish” Nagle from Dublin. Lead guitarist, Jimmy Smyth, is rated amongst the best guitarists Ireland has ever produced and once turned down the opportunity to join Thin Lizzy. Jimmy has been Musical Director for Van Morrison in 2002 and plays guitar on Gilbert O’Sullivan’s tours. Jimmy has performed at the Grammy Awards in 1988 and 1996. Bass player Doish Nagle is well known for playing and touring alongside Phil Lynott, in Lynott’s solo tours and also with Grand Slam, Lynott’s band that replaced Thin Lizzy in 1984 . In the 1980s the Bogeys earned a reputation as a blistering live band and packed out Dublin venues, The Baggot Inn, The Sportsman’s Inn , The Top Hat Dún Laoighre and Dundalk on several occasions. They also

The Bogey Boys

played at major rock festivals with Dr. Feelgood, Wilko Johnson, Rory Gallagher, The Undertones, The Kinks, Madness ,Status Quo, Ian Dury ,The Pretenders and Alvin Lee. They recorded their debut album ‘Friday Participants in Music Generation Louth’s junior orchestra workshop that took place at O Fiaich College, Night’ in Windmill Lane Dundalk on Tuesday April 10. Over 30 musicians took part in the day which ended with a lovely concert Studios in Dublin. The for family and friends. band, after signing to Chrysalis Records, relocated to London, where they had some famous residencies in the Marquee, Rock Garden, Dingwall’s and the Legendary Hope and Anchor. The band recorded their second album,’ Jimmy Did it’ in Rory Gallagher’s studio (produced by Alan O’Duffy) and had top ten hits with “Death of a Clown’, ‘No Rock and Roll Tonight’ and ‘Obituary’. The band’s set features the best of the old and the new Bogey Boys songs, as well as Grand Slam and incorporates an amazing acoustic set midway through the gig. Tickets €13-50 available from www.


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James O’Connor and Amanda McCabe O’Fiaich College, Dundalk, pitching for YSI Den funding for their social innovation project

Young innovators impress Young Social Innovators from O Fiaich College won €800 in funding yesterday when they pitched their social innovation ideas to business entrepreneurs in the Young Social Innovators (YSI) DEN. O Fiach College’s project is titled “2 Kool 4 Skool” and involves making the transition from primary school to secondary school easier for students and help students to prepare for class and exams thereby reducing school stress.

The students pitched their proposals to a panel of entrepreneur “Dragons” and throughout the month of March, Young Social Innovators (YSI) hosted eleven regional ‘Speak Out’ events. Up to 5,000 young people presented their ideas on how to solve issues affecting communities throughout Ireland, such as mental health, community facilities for the youth and the elderly, intergenerational initiatives, inclusion, obesity, drugs misuse and the

environment. A selection of just eleven projects were chosen to pitch to the “Dragons” in the YSI Den. Participating teams asked for the money, mentoring and resources they need to make their proposed project a success. Students from O’Fiaich College were delighted to receive €800 in funding which they will use to fund information booklets for schools and a starter pack for first year students.

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English, Doreen Late of Wolfe Tone Terrace 5th anniversary occurs 27th April. This morning when I wakened And saw the sun above,

I softly said “Good morning Lord, Bless everyone I love” Right away I thought of you And said a loving prayer That he would bless you specially And keep you free from care. I thought of all the happiness A day could hold in store I wished it all for you Because no one deserves it more. Loved always by Dympna, Tommy & Family.

Magher, Kitty Late of Mary Street North, Dundalk. Just a tribute Small and tender To let Kitty know We still remember. Tommy, Dympna & Family.

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PLASTERER AVAILABLE Save yourself money. Get the right tradesman. First class plastering at affordable prices. No job too small. Safe pass Reg. Special rates for OAPs. Free quotes. 087-3525652. Painter & Decorator: Quality painter and decorater available. For home and business. Best job with fairest price. Call Sean 086-8632749. CHILDRENS ENTERTAINMENT Magician and Balloon Modeller available for all parties. Contact Odenni. 0429372455 or 087-2473342. SITUATIONS VACANT Representatives required For natural Health company. Flexible hours. Full or Part time. Contact Regina 085-7053834 Got a passion for baking? Experienced chef looking for a partner to set up a home based cupcake business. 0872748357 PLANNING NOTICES Dundalk Town Council I , R. O Callaghan, intend to apply for permission for Retention of Extensions & Alterations to my Existing Dwelling with all Associated Site Development Works at Rosehill, Golf Links Road, Dundalk. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. C/o B. Dowdall - Architect – Designarc, 04 Shorts Court, 71 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk. Tel. (042) 9360904; (087) 6657148 LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL I, Tim Ahern intend to apply for planning permission for new two storey dwelling house and all associated site works at Sea Road, Blackrock, Co. Louth C/o McGahon Architects Ltd, 19 Jocelyn Street, Dundalk. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Louth County Council from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing within a period of 5 weeks from the date of receipt by the Authority of the application and on payment of the prescribed fee of €20.00 LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL We, PayPal Europe Services Ltd. intend to

apply for permission for change of use, increase in internal area and modifications to the existing Xerox Building A at the Xerox Technology Park, Haggardstown, Southern Link Road, Dundalk, County Louth. The proposed development will consist of the change of use of the existing production facility and existing high bay warehouse of 6880m2 and existing plant room areas of 873m2 to general office use. The increase floor area and modifications are comprised of: Provision of additional general office space on a new first floor mezzanine of 903m2 located in the previous production hall and high bay warehouse areas. Provision of new office area of 768m2 in the location of the existing first floor plant room with associated curtain walling glazing and external amenity terrace to the west. The total floor area of the modified building will be 12,809m2 (GIA). The provision of curtain walling , new doors and solar control baffles to the existing north, south, east and west facades. The provision of north light - roof lights to the roof of the proposed new office area. The provision of a new entrance canopy and staff entrance canopy to the main entrance façade. The provision of 289 additional car parking spaces increasing the total number from 331 spaces to 620 spaces. Provision of 120 secure cycling spaces, 5 no. smoking shelters and 5 no. flag poles of 9m in height, 4 no. signs fixed to the north and east elevations and a new sign mounted on the existing signage pillar at the entrance to the site, external leisure amenities including a hard court play area, external hard and soft landscaping and associated ancillary works , plant and services. The application includes the part demolition of the existing link building and the provision of additional internal and external fire escape staircases. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.


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VEC Easter cookery school proves to be a huge success


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The recent Easter activity schools for young people organised by the Youth Service of Co. Louth VEC during the school holidays proved to be a resounding success with both the cookery schools oversubscribed. In Dundalk, a full class of young cooks were kept busy creating delicacies such as iced cupcakes and malteser cheesecake,

as well as pizza, burgers and potato wedges. Teacher Gemma Murphy commented that, “the children were a pleasure to work with, and the school was great fun”. Due to demand the VEC is set to run the cookery and creative writing programmes again this summer. In addition, the VEC plans

to run beauty and makeup, dance and arts and crafts classes as part of their summer activity schools. The summer programme will run from late July and throughout August. Pictured are participants in the cookery course held recently in Dundalk.

Man avoids jail sentence following favourable report

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Following a favourable report, Gary Gray of 1, Assumption Place was ordered to do 200 hours community service in lieu of ten months jail at Dundalk Court on Wednesday. Gray, (21) admitted on January 25 last shoplifting and criminal damage offences and a further count for trespass, and was put back to see whether he was suitable

for community service. The court heard that Gray on August 15th stole €16 worth of clothing from Penneys, The Marshes which was recovered. The same date in the HMV Shop, he caused €100 damage to ten items which he didn’t pay for. Then on October 13th he took off when he saw a Garda patrol vehicle driving down the Avenue

Road close to midnight. He was found hiding in bushes in the garden of a residence. He had ten previous convictions. It was stated he had a problem with drugs, but hadn’t taken any in three months. He hoped to have €100 compensation, and asked for time to raise the money.


in Brief

Mick Flannery

Mick Flannery is due to play a very special concert in Dundalk this April 28. Fully aware of the demand the Spirit Store, has partnered with the Crowne Plaza to facilitate the crowds.

Clean up

Faughart Community Clean Up takes place on Saturday April 28 at 10am from Faughart school. All welcome. Contact 087-2472732

Apache Pizza Opening


Jurgita Mickeviciute (Apache Pizza Manager) and Harry Lee, who Two apaches accompanied staff, Tanya, Agnieszka, and Jurgita at the Apache Pizza officially opened Apache Pizza on Saturday opening

Ian Doherty, Caolan Kelly, Alan Dunne and Jake Mc Ardle soak up the sun

Oisin Mc Cooey and Paul O’Grady try out some pizza at the Apache Pizza opening


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We do not know at this stage much about Skoda’s new compact hatch but we do know that it will be called the Rapid and will be with us later in 2012. The Skoda Rapid will sit between the Fabia and Octavia models and will be directly targeted as a small family car.

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The Optima, Kia’s long awaited new D segment saloon, has arrived in Ireland. Longer, lower, wider and with an extended wheelbase compared to previous D-segment offerings from Kia, the new sedan embodies what Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, calls “a bold, athletic and visual sporting energy”. The product concept behind the creation of this newcomer focuses on four key areas: standout styling – a unique exterior with a driveroriented interior; classleading performance – powerful and efficient engines with six-speed transmissions;superior packaging – new,

longer wheelbase platform; advanced features – high-tech premium options. “Having being largely absent in recent years from this important segment of the market we are delighted to be back with this very attractive sedan “ commented Kia Motors Ireland MD, James Brooks. “ We realise that this is an extremely competitive sector but we are confident that given the dynamic design and engineering of this model that Optima will soon emulate the success we have enjoyed in the A,B,C and Crossover segments with our Picanto, Rio, cee’d and Sportage models “ In Ireland the new car will be offered

in two trim levels both powered by a 134hp 1.7D engine. The entry level EX priced at €26,995 comes with a generous level of specification that includes 16” Alloy wheels, cruise control, voice activated Bluetooth, power lumbar support on the drivers seat, steering wheel audio controls and full size spare wheel. The Platinum model at €28,995 comes with a luxurious spec that includes all of the above plus: 17” alloys, panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery with heated front seats, reversing camera, driver memory seat, UV reducing glass, rains sensing front wipers and much more. The Platinum model is also available in Automatic at €32,695 and also with 18” alloy wheels at €29,495. Both trims as one would expect from Kia come with a generous level of passive and active safety equipment. The new Optima features an all-new body shell incorporating a large

percentage of ultra high-tensile steel and advanced structural engineering techniques that have proven their safety performance in numerous Kia models – enabling them to achieve a 5-Star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. Every Optima comes a four wheel disc braking system supported by ABS (anti-lock braking), ESC (electronic stability control) and VSM (vehicle stability management) systems as standard. To alert other motorists to emergency braking manoeuvres ESS (emergency stop system) is also fitted. Every Optima is also fitted with front, side and curtain airbags, plus front seat ‘active’ head restraints to minimize whiplash injuries. As with all Kia models sold in Europe, the newcomer will be offered to consumers with the manufacturer’s unique 7-Year / 150,000 km Kia Warranty, which is fully transferrable to subsequent owners.



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