Dundalk have opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division tonight.
The Lilywhites were comfortable 3-0 winners at home to UCD.
Dundalk had two goals within the first 20 minutes thanks to a brace from winger Michael Duffy.
Before the first half ended, the league's top scorer Pat Hoban wrapped up the three points with a goal of his own.
Dundalk are now unbeaten 18 league games and have a game in hand over second-place Shamrock Rovers.
Friday will see Dundalk travel to the UCD Bowl where the Lilywhites will again take on the Students.
Elsewhere in the league, Cork City have appointed a new manager to take over from John Cotter who was appointed on an interim basis on May 2 after John Caulfield's departure.
Former City star Neale Fenn has signed "a multi-year agreement" to take over at the club, having resigned from his position as Longford Town manager last week.