Friday 15 February 2019

March parade still in doubt

Lack of manpower could prevent St Patrick's Day parade being held

Margaret Roddy

It's still not certain if Dundalk will have a St Patrick's Day parade this year despite what has been described as a constructive meeting' taking place between Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and Louth County Council's chief exceutive Joan Martin and director of services Joan Martin.

Chamber of Commerce PRO Paddy Malone told The Argus that while the council officials made some offers of assistance, the lack of resources remains a key issue.

'We explained the situation that we just don't have the manpower to organise the parade. We physically can't do it,' he said. 'We knew this would be the case last April and we flagged it back then.'

He also revealed that a main sponsor hasn't been sought for the parade as there is no guarantee that it will go ahead.

The Argus