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1. Gardai in Dundalk were last night investigating the sudden death of a woman in her late 50s. She was discovered at her home in the Castle Road area of the town at approximately 6pm. The body was removed and is due to undergo a post mortem on Monday. Investigations are ongoing and Gardai are awaiting the results of the post mortem.
2. Investigations are also continuing into the discovery of the body of male, age unknown, on the Baltray Road near Termonfeckin at 1pm on Sunday. The body was removed from the scene to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. A post mortem is expected to take place on Monday. Gardai say they are not presently connecting the discovery with the Keane Mulready-Woods murder and the ongoing feud in Drogheda.
Read the full story here: Body found in Termonfeckin not connected to Drogheda feud, Gardai say
3. The first weekend of General Election 2020 campaigning took place over the weekend so all of the candidates were busy canvassing across the county. On Sunday, Ged Nash, Labour Senator and candidate for Louth and East Meath, lashed out at the government for spending public money on an extensive advertising campaign promoting the minimum wage increase coming into effect in February.
“They have crossed the line again, abusing taxpayers money to ingratiate themselves with voter less than three weeks from polling day,” Nash said, while also mocking the Taoiseach’s much maligned Strategic Communications Unit.
Read the full story here: Nash hits out at ‘spin obsessed’ Fine Gael over minimum wage hike ads
4. Imelda Munster launches her General Election campaign with an event at the Westcourt Hotel in Drogheda on Monday evening. The Sinn Féin TD will be joined at the event by Mary Lou McDonald, who will follow Micheal Mairtin, Leo Varadkar and Brendan Howlin in visiting Drogheda within days of the election being called. Her party running mate Ruairí Ó Murchú officially launches his campaign at the Crowne Plaza in Dundalk on Wednesday.
5. And finally, as you’re already reading this you’ll know, today marks the launch of LouthNow.ie. We’re thrilled to be able to bring the fruits of our labour over the last 12 months to you, finally. Please take some time to explore the website at your leisure and follow us on our social media channels. This is just the start. We’ll have much more to come over the coming weeks and months as we find our feet.
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