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Census 2016: Traveller population soars in Longford

The number of Irish Travellers living in Longford has risen by nearly 40 per cent, according to the latest figures from Census 2016.According to...
Wind

Longford Council to seek legal advice before proceeding with plan to curtail wind farms

The executive of Longford County Council has said it will need to seek legal advice before deciding on whether to proceed with an amendment...

37 patients on trolleys in Tullamore hospital

More than 100 people are on trolleys or chairs at hospitals that serve the Shannonside region this afternoon.Latest figures from the INMO show that overcrowding...

Minister announces funding for midlands tourism initiative

Funding has been secured for the development of the long-awaited Lakelands tourism brand to promote the midlands counties to national and international tourists.It's part...
Viewmount House

Longford’s Viewmount House scoops another major award

Longford's Viewmount House has been named the Irish Hotel of the Year at the prestigious 2018 Good Hotel Guide César Awards.The awards are awarded...

Gardaí issue warning after several crashes near Granard

People in north Longford are being urged to be very cautious on the roads after a significant rise in collisions over the past week.Gardaí...
Break In

Longford Gardai investigate after home broken into at Minard

Gardai in Longford are appealing for witnesses after two male intruders were reported in a home in Minard at approximately 3am last night.A resident...
Longford Chamber

Longford Chamber to seek approval to sell headquarters

Longford's Chamber of Commerce is seeking approval from members to sell its' landmark building which could reach a price close to a quarter of...

Ballymahon parents claim HSE gave seven days notice of clinic closure

The HSE only gave one weeks notice of the closure of Ballymahon's dental clinic which has affected children throughout the South Longford region.The snap...

Longford GP: Rural practice is ‘unviable’ and ‘isolating’

A well-known GP has said that many doctors don't want to commit to rural practice because it's unviable and isolating.Dr Padraig McGarry, who is...

Dubarry Park Hosts Connacht Eagles and Ospreys

Connacht Eagles take on their Ospreys counterparts in Round three of the Celtic Cup under the Dubarry Park floodlights on Friday night.There has been...

Party of Five in Leitrim Senior Championship

Five teams remain in the Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior football championship.Leitrim P.R.O Declan Bohan says after a busy fixture list, the strongest teams in...

Study on Life of Inter-County Players

GAA players spend up to 31-hours a week on inter-county commitments - that's according to a new study from the E-S-R-I.The study was commissioned...

Irene Lee (nee O’Reilly)

Irene Lee (nee O’Reilly)Aughagreagh, Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford.Tuesday, 18th September peacefully after a short illness at the Regional Hospital, Mullingar.Loving wife of Peter and sister...

Michael (Mick) O’Roarke

Michael (Mick) O’RoarkeCreggs, Co. Galway.Wednesday, September, 19th, peacefully in his 96th year.Beloved husband of the late Sarah and loving father of...

Thomas (Tom) Smith

Thomas (Tom) Smith.Knockroe, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.Tuesday, 18th, September peacefully surrounded by his family in the loving care of the nurses and staff of...

LISTEN: Iceland boss reveals plans for more local stores

Major food retailer Iceland intends to open a store in Carrick-on-Shannon.The chain, which specialises in frozen food, opened a supermarket in Roscommon town last...

LISTEN: Michael Harding joins JF live in studio

On Tuesday’s I’m A Buddhist Cavan native and Leitrim local Michael Harding joins Joe Finnegan in studio to discuss his new book and his...

LISTEN: Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin on The Joe Finnegan Show

Leader of Fianna Fail Micheál Martin talks seats in the Shannonside Northern Sound region and all the challenges that lie ahead for the opposition...