Tag Archives: Louth

Dundalk Tidy Towns tweetz:

A contractor hired by Louth County Council has destroyed hundreds of newly planted trees (by TT volunteers) and countless numbers of existing gorse along the navvy bank! So much for the biodiversity drive! Whoever is responsible for instructing this needs to be held accountable!

Anyone?

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)

Rollingnews

UPDATE:

Update:

Meanwhile…

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

UPDATE:

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)
UPDATE:

Um.

haggardstown

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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.

Rollingnews

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

Pics: Dundalk Democrat, Rollingnews

Det Garda Adrian Donohoe (above), who was married with children, was shot dead during an attempted raid on a credit union in Jenkinstown, near Dundalk (top).
He was on escort duty when a gang of four men attempted to rob the Lordship Credit Union, which stays open late on Friday nights.
Det Garda Donohoe was shot when he confronted the raiders. His colleague has been severely traumatised but is otherwise unhurt.
The raiders then fled the scene in what is believed to have been a dark-coloured car.

 

President Higgins shocked by murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe (RTE)

Irish Police Detective Shot Dead In Dundalk (Sky News)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)