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Award for Drogheda man Liam O’Keeffe

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Award for Drogheda Man

The man behind a host of charity events over the past four decades has been honoured with a national award for his efforts.

Liam ‘William’ O’Keeffe has been named as one of Ireland’s most Inspirational people, announced at the inaugural Gala Retail / Sunday Independent Inspiration Awards, which took place in The Marker Hotel, Dublin last week.

Drogheda man Liam scooped one of the top awards and was named as Ireland’s Inspirational Charity Champion.

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Student from Drogheda awarded a six-month internship at Matheson’s asset management and investment funds department

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Two Maynooth law students been awarded a six-month internship at Matheson’s asset management and investment funds department.

Tai Ogunde from Drogheda and Aidan Leahy from Mullingar excelled on Maynooth’s specialised Funds Law course, delivered by Matheson as part of an LLM in International Business Law.

The Maynooth/Matheson tie-up offers a fast-track route into Ireland’s financial services sector.

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Air quality monitor plan for Drogheda

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The Environment Protection Agency is to install new air quality monitoring systems in Drogheda as part of a €5m programme.

The FIDAS PM monitors will test Particulate Matter (PM) at 2.5 and 10 levels.

PM2.5 (particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter) cause severe lung issues, penetrating deeply into the lung, irritate and corrode the alveolar wall, and consequently impair lung function.

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25 new jobs as Hanley Energy acquires engineering company Flexitech

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Investment will lead to the creation of 25 permanent jobs

Stamullen based Hanley Energy, a global leader of critical power systems in the Data Center industry, today, announced the acquisition of Flexitech, a dominant Irish Precision Engineering Manufacturing Company, serving client applications in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Flexitech have been active for 20 years and this acquisition will provide the scale and financial strength necessary to compete even more effectively in the global metal manufacturing marketplace to the benefit of consumers. The investment will also lead to the creation of 25 permanent positions at the company’s Irish base over the next two-years.

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‘We’re the abandoned generation’ – Fury as budget 2020 contains NOTHING for renters and little for first time buyers

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‘My generation didn’t cause the recession, but we’re paying the price for it. I had to leave Dublin several years ago and move back to Drogheda as I was just priced out of the market there,’ she told

‘Rent is still quite high in Drogheda and still rising, but thankfully isn’t at Dublin levels. I live with my boyfriend and we’re trying to save the deposit for our own place, but it seems like an impossible mountain to climb now.’

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Drogheda woman Geraldine Byrne Nason to be honoured with town’s most prestigious award

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Ireland’s top diplomat and Ambassador to the United Nations, Drogheda woman Geraldine Byrne Nason, is to receive the freedom of Drogheda following a unanimous vote by Councillors on a motion from Mayor Paul Bell at last night’s Borough District meeting.

Ms Byrne Nason was born in Drogheda in 1959, lived in Ballsgrove, and attended Our Lady’s College, Greenhills. She has a BA and MA in Literature from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

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Longford to play Louth in the first round of the 2020 Leinster Senior Football Championship

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The draw for the 2020 Leinster Senior Football Championship was made on RTE Radio 1 on Monday morning and Longford will play Louth in the first round next May with the venue to be confirmed.

The winners will advance to meet Laois in the quarter-final and Longford have a decent chance of reaching the semi-finals, the draw for which will be made next summer after the quarter-finals are played.

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Drogheda Christmas Festival

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Drogheda is the place to be this Christmas for an unforgettable Festive spectacular which will take place in Drogheda over 3 days from Dec. 6th to 8th 2019

On West Street visitors can expect to meet Mr. & Mrs Claus, enjoy a fabulous Christmas Market with over 50 Exhibitors and a stunning Illumination / Light Show on St. Peter’s Church which will captivate the imagination of people of all ages!

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Now hospitals must cut ‘tax on the sick’ parking fees

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Hospitals that generate more than €22.4m a year from unpopular car parking charges are being forced to cut the cost of the service for patients and visitors.

The charges, dubbed a ‘tax on the sick’, have been criticised for putting patients and families into financial hardship.

However, the Irish Independent has learned that talks are now under way to reduce the charges, although hospitals are expected to insist that some of the shortfall is made up in State funding.

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