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Domestic violence cases in Longford courts double

The number of women in Longford turning to the courts for help to escape domestic violence has nearly doubled over the past two years.Longford...

Valuation Office admits Shannonside companies will feel rate increases

The Valuation Office is acknowledging that many businesses across Longford, Leitrim and Roscommon will see an increase in their rates.The office says however that...

Larger area could be considered for Wilderness Park

The co-author of a new report on proposals for the Mid Shannon Wilderness Park in Longford says he believes the idea will work better...

Criteria for valuing commercial premises still wrong

Longford councillor Seamus Butler says the methods of valuing commercial premises still need to be changed, despite the revaluation which has taken place over...

Longford could be pilot for new home grants scheme

It's hoped that Longford will be one of the pilot counties for a major home grants scheme aimed at revitalising small towns and villages.Shannonside...

File sent to Gardai over former Longford-Westmeath TD’s alleged failure to return Seanad expenses...

Former Longford-Westmeath TD James Bannon is among 24 people who failed to fully disclose their expenses for last year's Seanad elections according to Sipo...

Longford councillor claims businesses face 50% rise in commercial rates

A local councillor is claiming several Longford businesses could be set to face a 50 per cent increase in their commercial rates next year.The...

House prices in Roscommon, Leitrim and Longford are rising sharply

The average cost of a home in Ireland now stands at around 200-and-34-thousand Euro.A new property survey claims that prices went up nationwide by...

Longford council has officially launched it’s new website

Longford council has officially launched it's new website making it one of the most up to date sites for local authorities across the country.The...

Anglers from Lanesborough and Ballyleague are in France promoting Lough Ree

Anglers from Lanesborough and Ballyleague are in France this weekend to promote Lough Ree to the top anglers of Europe.The Lough Ree Angling Hub...

One sub-2 goals and Mayo defeat Roscommon

Roscommon progressed to next Sunday’s Connacht FBD League final despite losing to Mayo by a point in Kiltoom . Roscommon were ahead by eight...

Leitrims second half resurrection not enough to halt defeat

A miraculous comeback that fell just short saw Leitrim end their FBD league campaign with a 3 point defeat to Sligo in Tourlestrane this...

Munster and Leinster progress and Ulster bow out in champions cup

Munster have secured a home quarter final after their win over Racing 92 22-10 in Thomond Park. Munster have only conceded four tries in...

Kathleen McDermott (Nee Armstrong)

Kathleen McDermott (Nee Armstrong)St Etchens Court, Kinnegad, co Westmeath and formerly Croghan, Boyle, Co Roscommon.Saturday January 21st unexpidly at her residence.Reposing at her residence...

Maureen Keary (Nee Kerrigan)

Maureen Keary (Nee Kerrigan)Tinode, Streete, Co Westmeath.Friday January 20th peacefully at Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Wife of the late Johnny. Sadly missed by her...

Kathleen O’Brien (Nee Hughes)

Kathleen O’Brien (Nee Hughes)Milltown, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co Roscommon and formerly of Arcadia, Athlone.Saturday January 21st peacefully at her residence. Wife of Tom MRCVS and...

Roscommon Roundabout Rage

Elaine Lally of Elaine Lally Photography in Roscommon spoke to Joe Finnegan this morning to explain why her diagram on social media post has been shared online...

The Bishop of Elphin meets a relaxed Pope Francis at the Vatican

The Bishop of Elphin, together with all other Irish Bishops, had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican this morning. The meeting, which lasted...

The JF Show Panel 20th Jan 2017

Eugene McGee is a columnist with the Irish Independent newspaper and a former Editor of the Longford Leader; Martin Kenny is the Sinn Féin...