Dundalk have managed to get back to winning ways in their attempt to keep pace with league leaders Cork City but Bohemians are now just one place above the relegation zone after a fourth successive league defeat last night.
Stephen Kenny's side were rocked by a 3-1 home loss to Bray Wanderers last week but once David McMillan put them in front at home to Bohs last night after only nine minutes, nerves were eased.
When Michael Duffy added a second goal on 66 minutes, Bohs had no way back into the game.
Galway United made it two games without defeat as a David Cawley goal five minutes from time earned them a 1-1 draw away to Limerick.
Robbie Williams had put the Blues in front on 32 minutes but a dogged United side clawed their way back in thanks to Cawley.
Drogheda United recovered from last week's drubbing at the hands of Limerick as they earned a 2-0 win away to Finn Harps.
The Donegal club had a depleted squad due to injury and Pete Mahon's men profited, Adam Wixted putting Drogheda in front on 32 minutes and Gavin Brennan added a second goal 12 minutes from time, earning Drogheda only their second away win this season.
Sligo Rovers have confirmed Gerard Lyttle as their new boss with his move from Cliftonville.