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New pedestrian bridge in Longford installed

The pedestrian bridge across the Camlin River in Longford town has now been installed.It arrived in the car park behind Longford County Council's headquarters...

Fine Gael’s John Duffy to resign from Longford County Council

Longford Fine Gael councillor John Duffy has confirmed to Shannonside FM that he is resigning his seat at the end of next month.In a...

Trump suggests arming teacher to prevent future school shootings

Donald Trump's suggested armed teachers could prevent further school shootings following last week's massacre in Florida.Last night, tearful survivors of the tragedy urged him...

Over 2000 people sign petition to oppose closure of Rosaile Unit

More than 2,000 people have signed petitions against the closure of a health facility in Castlerea.The Rosalie unit in Áras Naomh Chaolain is being...

Unlawful killings verdict returned at inquest into deaths of Athlone couple

A verdict of unlawful killings has been returned at the inquest into the deaths of an Athlone couple who were killed during a terrorist...

LISTEN: Minister outlines changes to controversial Forestry Programme

There has been much opposition in Leitrim to the increased afforestation of the county.But changes in the mid-term review of the Forestry Programme, signed...

More than 50 people homeless in Longford in 2017

New figures show 56 people were provided with homeless services by Longford County Council last year.Details released under the Freedom of Information Act show...

Athlone IT: Door still open for community games return

The president of Athlone IT remains hopeful the Community Games will return to the college in the future.The event was held in the venue...

Minister: Some forestry concern in Leitrim ‘unfounded’

The Junior Agriculture Minister claims some concern about increased afforestation in Leitrim is unfounded.The county has the second highest forestry cover in Ireland, at...

Inquest hears Athlone couple shot dead on sunbeds in Tunisia terror attack

The inquest into the deaths of three Irish people in the Tunisia terror attack has heard the gunman was aiming ‘very carefully’ at tourists.Martina...

Longford Town ready to chase 2018 Promotion

Longford Town begin their 2018 SSE Airtricity League first division campaign against Cobh Ramblers at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday night.After replacing Alan...

International rugby returning to Dubarry Park

In 2016, Dubarry Park in Athlone ceased hosting Ireland’s under 20 Six Nations rugby home games. The games were relocated to Donnybrook.It’s expected that...

SAINT FRANCIS LADIES LINED OUT AT PÁIDÍÓ SÉ TOURNAMENT

Leitrim’s St. Francis Ladies lined out in the intermediate competition last at weekend’s Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2018, the famed club Gaelic football tournament and festival...

Patrick (Paddy) McDonagh

Patrick (Paddy) McDonaghFardrum, Athlone.Wednesday February 21st peacefully.Sdly missed by his loving wife Betsy, sister Agnes, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, in-laws, relatives...

Darren O’Donnell

Darren O'Donnell.Corry, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim.Wednesday, February, 21stReposing at his late residence tomorrow (Fri) from 11.00am until 11.00pm.House private at all other...

Henry Hamilton

Henry HamiltonCranleybeg, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford and North Circular Road, Dublin.Tuesday February 20th peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Dublin.Predeceased by his brother Willie....

”I hope no family ever has to endure such pain again”

Martina and Larry Hayes from Athlone and Lorna Carty from Meath were among 38 people killed when a lone gunman opened fire at a...

Should we fear vulture funds?

 Permanent TSB has revealed the majority of the mortgages it's selling belong to private homeowners.A statement issued by the bank claims that 14-thousand out...

The perfect cup of tea

We Irish love our tea.New figures from Euro monitor international show we as a country are the fifth highest consumer in the world –...