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Longford

Car is the dominant mode of transport for pupils going to school in the...

The car is the dominant mode of transport for pupils going to school in the Shannonside region, according to the latest figures from Census...

OPW confirms it has advertised for the tender to refurbish Ballinasloe Garda Station

The OPW has confirmed that is has advertised for the tender to refurbish Ballinasloe Garda Station. It was initially hoped that the refurb and extension...
Joe Flaherty rural life

Joe Flaherty wins FF convention in landslide

Joe Flaherty took victory in the Fianna Fail convention tonight by a landslide 220 votes out of a total of 356 cast. Connie Gerety took...

Longford farmers need more detail on biomass

Longford IFA Chairman Sean Conefrey says farmers will need to see a lot more detail on the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme before they sign...
Fianna Fail Dara Callery

Last minute change to chair of Longford Fianna Fail convention

There has been a last minute change to proceedings at the Fianna Fail convention in Longford tonight. TD Dara Calleary, who was due to chair...
Longford assault

File to be sent to DPP in connection with alleged Longford assault

A man has been released without charge after being questioned in connection with an alleged assault in Longford on Wednesday afternoon. The man, in his...
Newcastle House Hotel

Longford’s newest hotel opens its doors today

Up to 18 new jobs have been created with the re-opening of Newcastle House in Ballymahon. The now 34-bedroom hotel officially opens its doors for...

EPA claim small changes to Camlin will make big difference

The Environmental Protection Agency is hopeful that small changes can be introduced along the Camlin river to improve its water quality. The river, which flows...

Longford Councillor recovering following suspected heart attack

Longford Fine Gael councillor Peggy Nolan is expected to transferred back to Mullingar hospital today after being treated in a Dublin hospital for a...
Water supply

Water quality on Camlin River deteriorates

The Camlin River which flows through Longford town has deteriorated in terms of water quality. It's status has been downgraded from 'high status' to 'good...

Longford Face Fermanagh in Relegation Play-Off

In a winner-takes-all shoot-out in Ballymachugh, Fermanagh and Longford fight it out to avoid relegation from the intermediate championship grade. For Fermanagh, defeat would represent...

Leinster Open European Defence Against Wasps

Leinster will kick-off their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup title at home to Wasps, then travel to France to take on Toulouse. The European...

Shannonside Region Represented In Connacht U-18 Squad

The Connacht under-18s management team have included four players from the Shannonside region in their inter-provincial squad. Creggs pair Aodha Hession and Sam O’Sullivan, Buccaneers...

Frankie O’Neill

Frankie O’Neill Tower View, St. Anne’s Terrace, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Friday 17th August.  Reposing at his sister Jackie’s residence, 3 Beachville on Sunday from five o’clock...

Sean Howard

Sean Howard Carra, Granard, Co. Longford Thursday 16th August, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Devoted husband of Winnie and father of...

Dolly Rushe (née Davis)

Dolly Rushe (née Davis) Rathcroghan, Tulsk and formerly of Feeragh, Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Co Roscommon. Friday August 17th, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff...

Social Welfare, Northern Ireland and the banks

It's Friday, and that can only mean one thing - the Joe Finnegan Show panel. Every week, we invite a panel of guests on to...

Operation update

It was the show that asked contestants to bare all by stepping on the scales in their lycra for the viewers at home. Yes, we...

LISTEN: Is Croke Park suitable for an infant?

On the Joe Finnegan Show yesterday, we heard about a fanatical Tyrone supporter who brought their 16-week-old son to the All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan last weekend. Today,...