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Carrick-on-Shannon town centre to have free public wifi

Seven town centres, including Carrick-on-Shannon, are to become free public wi-fi zones. Unlimited access to high speeds will initially be introduced in Sligo, Westport, Monaghan,...

Significant theft of telephone cable reported in south Leitrim

Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating the theft of between 500 and 600 metres of telephone cable from the south Leitrim area. The incident is believed...

Alternative water supply locations issued for south Leitrim

Alternative water supplies for communities in the south Leitrim area have been announced by Irish water this afternoon. A mechanical and electrical fault at the...

Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon investigate alleged sexual assault at country music festival

Gardaí at Carrick-On-Shannon Garda Station are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a woman over the weekend. It's understood gardai are investigating an incident which...

€7000 granted for a Famine Memorial Garden in Carrick-on-Shannon

Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group has received almost 7,000 euro in LEADER funding for the development of a Famine Memorial Garden. According to Senator Frank Feighan, who...

408 children were born in Leitrim in 2017 – the lowest in the...

Leitrim had the lowest birth rate in all of Ireland last year according to new figures from the CSO. Their yearly vital statistics reveals that...

MEP says she expects much debate over new CAP policy

It's expected that there will be much debate over the proposals set out in new revamped Common Agriculture Policy. The European Commission has announced its...

Over 250k allocated for local childcare facilities

Childcare facilities in Longford Leitrim and Roscommon are receiving a funding boost of over 250,000 euro. It's part of an overall capital allocation of 6.87...
Suicide

Leitrim had third highest rate of suicide nationally in 2017 – CSO

There has been a noted increase in the number of people who took their own lives in county Leitrim last year compared to Roscommon...

Deputy McSharry says he has no problem in supporting abortion legislation process

Sligo Leitrim Fianna Fail TD Marc Mc Sharry says he will be fully supporting the will of the people in the enactment of the...

Roscommon aim for ladies intermediate title

TG4 Connacht ladies intermediate football final Sunday June 24: Sligo v Roscommon, Elvery’s MacHale Park, Castlebar, 2pm. Sligo, the holders, put their TG4 Connacht intermediate title...

Galway win the Nestor Cup

  Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-06 Roscommon’s bid to land their second Connacht senior football championship in a-row came to an end after a strong second half from Galway...

Wicklow see off Longford challenge in Leinster semi-final

Leinster Ladies Intermediate semi-final Wicklow 3-13 Longford 0-4. After the game Longford captain Mairead Moore spoke with Deniese O'Flaherty.

Delia Tarpey (née McDermott)

Delia Tarpey (née McDermott) Buckfield, Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Whitepark, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway. Friday, June 22nd, peacefully in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe surrounded...

Anna Dodd (nee Lavin)

Anna Dodd (nee Lavin) Greatmeadow, Boyle and late of Ballyrush and Kilglass. Friday, June 22nd, peacefully in Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle, Co.Roscommon. Predeceased by her...

Eamon Moran

Eamon Moran Maple Drive, Boyle, Co.Roscommon. Thursday, June 21st, peacefully at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle. Sadly missed by his loving wife Maura, daughters Ann, Joan, Una,...

LISTEN BACK: Friday’s JF Show panel

The rise and fall of David Drumm, the forthcoming Budget and the imminent heatwave: these were just some of the topics discussed by our...

Life in the fast lane

How comfortable are you taking directions from your other half while driving? On today's Joe Finnegan Show we caught up with Leitrim based couple Katjua...

LISTEN BACK: Halting the decline of rural communities

Rural communities in our region are doing all they can to put a halt on depopulation. Social-media campaigns are shining a light on all there...