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October 2020


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Rape Crisis Centre North East Pop Up Shop in Long Walk Centre

Rape Crisis North East is inviting you to come and visit their Pop-up Shop on Tuesday 31st March to Saturday 4th April 2020 in the Long Walk Centre, Dundalk.

This is a great opportunity to dispose of some of your used equipment and bits and pieces and perhaps purchase some other much needed items. Buy a gift for someone special, or just treat yourself, and support your local charity. It will be much appreciated.

All proceeds will go directly to Rape Crisis North East Clg. to provide a much needed counselling and support service to the increased number of Women, Men and Young People
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BREAKING: Dundalk St Patrick’s Day parade postponed amid coronavirus fears

The organisers of this year’s St Patrick’s Day events in Dundalk have taken the decision to postpone the festival due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement to the Democrat, Cllr. Conor Keelan said the decision was made in the “interest of public health”.

The statement said: “Following careful consideration this morning the Dundalk St. Patrick’s Day Committee have decided to postpone the events scheduled to take place in the town centre on March 16 and 17. We appreciate that this decision will disappoint many people but in the interest of public health and to ensure that the spread of Covid-19 is minimised
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Dundalk students through to SEAI One Good Idea National Final

Students from St. Louis Secondary School in Dundalk are through to the National Final of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) One Good Idea competition to encourage climate action following their success at the regional finals at Omniplex Cinema Rathmines, Dublin.

The SEAI One Good Idea Competition encourages students, their families and communities to take individual and collective responsibility for tackling climate change.

Students created a one-minute film and campaign to inspire people to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions in an effort to address climate change. At the regional final, students showcased their film on the big screen and presented their
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Family Addiction Support Network in Dundalk to host awareness event – 24th Feb

On the back of the National Drugs’ Strategy ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery; a health led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025’ and to the mark the International Family Drug Support Day on February 24, the Family Addiction Support Network in Dundalk is organising its second annual information/awareness event at their premises on Monday.

“The stigma of addiction affects many individuals and families but it doesn’t have to be this way. Drugs are a cancer and nobody needs to hold their head in shame when asking for help. It begins with sharing our stories, better public education and a broader sense of
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As part of a campaign to have a full immersion Gaelcholáiste open in Dundalk under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta, parents are also looking at how to promote Irish with the nextgeneration.

The first step of this is to open a Youth Club ‘as Gaeilge’ supported by Ógras of Conradh na Gaeilge, with a maiden registration night for interested children taking place this Thursday February 13th at 7pm in the Dundalk Conradh na Gaeilge building at 5 Seatown Place.

The club is open to children ranging from fifth class to third year and all the games, activities and crafts will be conducted ‘as
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TREE OF REMEMBRANCEThe tree of remembrance is present in St Nicholas, Dundalk again this year. If you are in the church at any time, whether for a service or otherwise, do feel free to take a tag and write a prayer upon it for your needs or the needs of others and then tie it on the tree as another way of offering prayer to God. Tags and pens are available at the position of the tree. The tags will be burned on Ash Wednesday as a symbolic way of collectively offering all the prayers through Christ to the throne of God’s grace.

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Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend a Helpline Training Programme which will commence on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and finish on Thursday 2nd April 2020. The training is free and in return, we will ask you to commit to four hours of your time per week to provide telephone counselling support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Venue: Cherrywood Counselling Centre, Great Northern Distillery Offices, Carrick Road, Dundalk.

10 Day Workshops over 5 Weeks (2 days
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Dance Kids’ celebrate ‘I Believe in Christmas’ success

The Dance Kids performed their Christmas show ‘I Believe in Christmas’ in An Tain Arts Centre on the 29th and 30th December.

Dundalk woman awarded OBE

Dundalk woman Colette Cohen has been awarded an OBE for her services to the Oil and Gas industry and government collaboration.

Ms Cohen, who hails from Haggardstown, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen.

She was recognised in the New Year’s Honours list along with other professionals who have climbed to the top of their fields.

Colette was appointed the CEO of the Scottish company Oil & Gas Technology Centre in 2016.

Created to help firms work together following a downturn in the energy sector, the organisation has gone on to broker millions of
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Dundalk’s wind turbine

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Annual CO2 emissions savings from the Dundalk SEZ have been progressively increasing. By 2010 emissions had decreased by over 4000 tonnes. It is estimated that the targets, once reached, will save almost 10,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

A second wind turbine will be introduced to the town to power the Xerox campus.

A major feature of the Dundalk 2020 project is the the first “urban turbine” in Ireland . It is the first autoproducer (electricity used locally) large turbine in the country
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