Saturday 7 December 2019

Dunleer ATM heist affects mid Louth

Olivia Ryan at November's Louth County Council meeting

There was widespread condemnation of the attempted theft of an ATM on Dunleer's main street, as councillors from across mid-Louth spoke about the impact it will have on people living in the area.

Cllr. Hugh Conlon said the ATM was 'one of the busiest in the North East' and served a wide area in mid Louth. He added that local gardai were carrying out door to door enquiries, particularly with people close to the main street. He called for anyone with any information to come forward.

Cllr. Colm Markey added that the cash machine served a 'massive catchment area' in mid Louth, and he welcomed the commitment from the bank to have it up and running again as soon as possible. Cllr. Pearse McGeough said this wasn't just an attack on an ATM in Dunleer, but was 'an attack on the people of the area' who rely on it.

The Argus