Tag Archives: Louth

A Troxler Nuclear Moisture Density Gauge


It’s a Troxler, you damn fool.

This afternoon.


A nuclear gauge containing a radioactive source is among a number of items stolen from a van in Drogheda, Co Louth.

The van was parked in The Downs, Highlands, and the items were stolen sometime between 6pm yesterday and 6.30am today.

A Troxler Nuclear Moisture Density Gauge containing a radioactive source was taken. The device is used by engineers to measure density and moisture content in construction materials.

The Environmental Protection Agency said there is a potential risk of exposure to radiation, particularly if the case is opened and the equipment is activated.


That’s all we need now.

Radioactive device stolen from van in Co Louth (RTE)

Pic via Troxler Labs

Hawthorn Crescent, Dundalk, County Louth last night

A man ran up to the house and threw a device that set trees and the side of the house on fire. The heat of the blaze cracked the windows.

The children were taken from bed and the family escaped without injury but remain severely traumatised.

It is the third such attack on the home of a garda in the Dundalk area in the last 18 months.

Sinn Féin TD for Louth Ruairí Ó Murchú condemned the attack. He said: “If a neighbour hadn’t seen the fire and warned the family we could have been dealing with something much more serious.”

Investigation under way after arson attack on home of garda (RTÉ)

Dundalk blaze causes extensive damage to family home (Dundalk Democrat)

Pic via Donegal Democrat

Sitar Indian Restaurant at Carlingford Marina in Carlingford, Co Louth


Ricky, of Sitar Indian Restaurant at Carlingford Marina in Carlingford, Co Louth, wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook page:

Hello everyone, kindly share this if you can..

If you are struggling financially to put a dinner on the table on Christmas Day or if you live alone and don’t have someone to spend the day with, Sitar Indian Restaurant Carlingford will be serving free dinner to anyone who walks through our doors from 1pm – 4pm.

We need your support in this matter, spread the word so we can make sure no one will miss out on this. If we can make Christmas just a little bit better for even one person by opening our doors and providing a warm and friendly meal, well that’s enough for us. You can eat in the restaurant or take away.

You can have a lunch with us or simply take food home.

No questions will be asked!

Much appreciated,


In fairness.

Sitar Indian Restaurant (Facebook)

This morning/afternoon.

Dundalk, County Louth.

Students and parents of Coláiste Lú staged a walkout over the school’s decision to no longer teach exclusively through Irish.

Parents say students are being “forced” to be educated through English (despite commitments made to providing Irish-medium education in the area) in an attempt to ‘de-Gael’ students’ education.

Ultach writes:

The education system in Ireland still trying to prevent Irish children who want to learn Irish from learning Irish….

Students in Louth school to walkout in protest over not being educated through Irish (Irish Examiner)

Pupils To Stage Walkout At Colaiste Lu (LMFM

This afternoon.

At a house in Clonmore, Ardee, Co Louth.

The body of a woman has been found.

Investigation under way after woman’s body found in Ardee, Co Louth (RTE)





Tipperary Star reports:

Gardaí are at scene of a fatal incident that occurred at Ballybrado, Cahir, Co. Tipperary at approximately 12.30p.m. today, Monday 16th October, 2017.

A man (early 30s) while in the course of clearing a fallen tree was seriously injured with a chain saw. He has since passed away and his body has been removed to Clonmel Hospital.

Ophelia claims its first victim in Tipperary as man in early thirties dies after chainsaw accident (Tipperary Star)

Earlier: A Death In Waterford


Leinster Express reports:

A person has been injured after a tree fell on a car in Monasterevin during Hurricane Ophelia.

Portarlington Fire Services has responded to a road traffic collision at Monasterevin where a tree has fallen on a car, one person has been removed to Portlaoise General Hospital.

The gender of the status of the injured person are not yet known.

Laois County Council, An Garda Siochana and HSE Crisis Management Team wish to strongly advise that all members of the public should remain indoors.

BREAKING – Person injured after tree fall in Monasterevin during Hurricane Ophelia (Leinster Express)

The Dundalk Democrat reports:

Rescue 116 has successfully brought two kite surfers back to shore at Blackrock.

Emergency services deployed as two kite-surfers stranded in Blackrock (Dundalk Democrat)




The warehouse in County Louth last night (top) and this aftternoon (top)

Up to 90 vehicles seized by gardaí were destroyed in a fire at a warehouse in Haggardstown, County Louth last night.

The facility where the blaze broke out is owned by a local towing company which has a contract to store cars seized by local officers.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at around 7.20pm last night and gardaí and fire units responded. No-one was injured in the blaze, but it burned out of control for several hours.

Ninety vehicles.


Praise for Dundalk Fire Service after Haggardstown blaze (Dundalk Democrat)

Pics: Dundalk Democrat, Rollingnews