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louth / history and heritage / press release Monday April 23, 2007 10:38 by Archbishop Hynes
Greenore Port Development infringes on rights of Fisher people at Greenore if public are barred from the Cutting Area and the adjacent sea area due where a 300m berth is been invisaged read full story / add a comment
louth / miscellaneous / event notice Monday April 16, 2007 18:21 by Sean Crudden   text 4 comments (last - saturday april 28, 2007 20:04)   image 13 images
The forum is to use open space technology in a full-day session on Saturday 28 April 2007 in The Fairways Hotel, Dundalk. The idea is to review the progress of the forum over the last few years and to plot the way ahead. Not only stakeholders who may already have a connection with the forum are invited to attend the open space day but also anyone who is interested in or curious about the forum's function and who may have ideas or opinions which might help to advance the work of the forum. read full story / add a comment
The Rothko Trio.  Robin Michael, Cliona Ryan, Cian O'Duill.
louth / arts and media / news report Sunday February 11, 2007 20:42 by Sean Crudden   image 5 images
While the big rugby international match in Croke Park between France and Ireland was taking place a young string trio - Rothko - gave a recital this afternoon of an interesting program of music in Holy Trinity Church, Carlingford, Co Louth. The church is also known as Carlingford Heritage Centre. read full story / add a comment
From left: Noria Sbanda, Cynthia Dlamini, Precious Mnisi - all from South Africa at the Ras this afternoon.
louth / miscellaneous / news report Sunday February 04, 2007 19:34 by Sean Crudden   text 5 comments (last - sunday february 11, 2007 15:33)   image 20 images
Athletes, trainers, mammies and daddies and fans from many parts of the world - notably Africa, Poland, England, Scotland, France and the USA - gathered for a cross-country running meet in St Fechins' GAA grounds in Termonfeckin today. The meeting kicked off at 12.00 noon with underage races. The men's and the women's race took place on either side of 3.00 p.m.

The track was fast and flat and it did not churn up despite the many races which took place on the day.
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louth / arts and media / event notice Tuesday January 30, 2007 11:46 by Sabrina Ni Bhradaigh
An evening of Irish music song and dance tracing its changing characteristics from the beginning of the 20th century to today. Gerry O'Connor one of Irelands most outstanding fiddle player will headline this event with a group of his favourite musicians. All of the proceeds from this event will go to the charity Cross Cause a Dundalk based charity who work on behalf of the disabled children of Nicoressie Romania. read full story / add a comment
Omeath pictured on a November morning.
louth / housing / event notice Thursday December 28, 2006 19:56 by Sean Crudden   text 2 comments (last - sunday january 28, 2007 13:21)   image 3 images
Cooley Environmental and Health Group wish to announce their seventh annual winter workshop which will take place on 27 January 2007 in The Strand Hotel, Omeath, Co Louth, starting at 2.00 p.m. read full story / add a comment
louth / consumer issues / event notice Thursday October 26, 2006 20:19 by Sean Crudden   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 05, 2006 12:28)   image 4 images
IMPERO meets again in the affable surroundings of The Strand Hotel, Omeath. Is it just a question of business as usual or will the meeting see some important new departures for this small but seminal organisation? read full story / add a comment
Jinx and Paula
louth / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 03, 2006 19:18 by eeekkk/jinx   text 6 comments (last - tuesday october 17, 2006 12:26)   image 1 image
Ten Questions. Answers fast and dirty as returned by e-mail with no cleanup. (This is how you do an interview with a mobile phone in 10 minutes flat and make Indymedia safer for the arts (or anything else for that matter)) read full story / add a comment
Graffiti from Drogheda, Co. Louth.
louth / miscellaneous / news report Monday October 02, 2006 03:08 by Noise Hacker   text 17 comments (last - monday october 02, 2006 11:55)   image 65 images
Drogheda graffiti artists demonstrate their determination to ferret out the best of like-minded heads and national talent in an effort to produce quality colourful graffiti that speaks to us on its own terms. This is probably one of the most colourful postings of Irish graffiti on indymedia.ie yet! read full story / add a comment
louth / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday September 27, 2006 17:06 by Radical Student   text 1 comment (last - thursday september 28, 2006 18:09)   image 1 image
On Wed the 20th September Ógra Shinn Féin Co Lú ran a recruitment drive in Dundalk Institute of Technology. The Cumann has been in the college for three years and until this year was the only active political society in the Institute.

The drive went very well receiving a great deal of attention from students and improving on the number of members for last year. A number of senior party members attended, including Louth TD Arthur Morgan, Caitríona Ruane MLA and the next TD for Meath Councillor Joe Reilly.
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louth / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 26, 2006 12:29 by natassja
Louth County Council have refused to reserve sites for secondary schools in the Drogheda area for future pupils. The planned development proposes to cater for over 20,000 people and yet there will be no educational facility for people of secondary-school-going age to attend. read full story / add a comment
Damien Hulme
louth / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday September 22, 2006 17:58 by Sean Crudden   image 1 image
In an atmosphere of hustle, hassle, harass, hurry it is difficult to think straight. Even those who can think under pressure would surely think more clearly if there were peace. We need to settle down and get our heads together because we are approaching a decisive political cross-roads in Ireland. There may be tiredness and frustration on one hand and powerful, discordant and divisive voices on the other. Now is not the time to allow ourselves to be manipulated any further. Every individual must assert his and her rights and think clearly for themselves. read full story / add a comment
louth / arts and media / event notice Tuesday September 19, 2006 11:05 by Raul
A 11 week course on arts processes and creative activities starts on October 17th in Dundalk. read full story / add a comment
escaping from planet of the apes
louth / arts and media / opinion/analysis Monday September 18, 2006 19:12 by eekkkk   image 1 image
It is a weird and wonderful feeling to realise that right in front of you for once in your life in this sorry excuse for a nation that someone is actually describing in song life (as opposed to romance) as it is lived outside of the tiny Irish celebrity bubble and to realise that your unhappy hometown has unambiguously produced a living poet. read full story / add a comment
louth / miscellaneous / event notice Monday September 18, 2006 16:24 by Eugene Garvey   text 3 comments (last - wednesday october 11, 2006 10:54)   image 2 images
A Mass will be held in St Patrick¹s Cathedral Dundalk on Tuesday 3rd October 2006 at 7.30pm. this is to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the ten young Irish men who died on Hunger Strike in Long Kesh in 1981 for political status.

It is also to commemorate the sacrifice made by their two comrades Micheal Gaughan who died on Hunger Strike June 3rd 1974 Parkhurst Gaol and Frank Stagg who died on Hunger Strike 12th February 1976 Wakefield Prison.

The Mass has been organised to mark the ending of the 1981 Hunger Strike on the 3rd of October 1981 and to mark this tragic period in Irish history in a proper, fitting and dignified manner. The committee wish to stress that everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the Mass.
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Brian McKeown, Chapel Hill, Omeath. (left).  Hugh O'Hare, Newry.
louth / health / disability issues / news report Sunday August 20, 2006 12:46 by Sean Crudden   text 4 comments (last - friday october 12, 2007 11:37)   image 11 images
Niall Largey died in Belfast a few years ago at the age of 27 as a result of motor neurone disease. A fund has been set up in his memory. read full story / add a comment
louth / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday August 16, 2006 14:53 by Kevin Murphy   text 37 comments (last - wednesday july 18, 2007 05:37)   image 3 images
Multi millionaire businessman Edward Haughey ( honoured by Britian with the title "Lord Ballyedmond") has been targetted in a bomb attack in Co Louth close to the border with South Armagh . A farm labourer discovered a 70lb device attached to a command wire at a house owned by the controversial pharmaceutical giant renowned for his aggressive stance against trade union "interference" in his business affairs , a high handed and bullying manner towards his employees and riding roughshod over the local ccommunities in which his homes and businesses are located . A former 26 county senator aligned with Fianna Fail in the early 80s he then switched formal allegiance to the British conservative party and later the Ulster Unionist party whom he represents in the British House of Lords . read full story / add a comment
louth / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday August 03, 2006 22:46 by IPSC   text 6 comments (last - wednesday september 20, 2006 16:12)
Stop Israel's wars on Palestine & Lebanon

Join the national demonstration at Dermot Ahern's Dundalk office on Saturday 12 August.

Demonstration jointly organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Irish Anti-War Movement. read full story / add a comment
Bairbre De Brun and Archbishop Michael D Hynes
louth / sci-tech / news report Saturday May 20, 2006 16:22 by Sean Crudden   text 2 comments (last - tuesday may 30, 2006 19:57)   image 4 images
Many of the problems of energy, environmental protection, political direction were touched on at this morning's conference in The Fairways Hotel, Dundalk. There was an obvious element of concern in the audience and there was a distinct air of resistance among the speakers. read full story / add a comment
louth / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday February 25, 2006 16:17 by Sean Crudden
Are there only the two opposites which, in abstract terms, define all possible approaches to political development? Are we sleepwalking from democratic ideals into a colourless and unsvoury dictatorship? read full story / add a comment
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