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€1.25m for new library in Edgeworthstown

The development of a new Edgeworthstown library has received a major funding boost, with €1.25 million granted from the government. Plans for the new library...

TV star John Brennan claims Longford needs more festivals to sell itself

More festivals and events need to be organised in Longford in order for the county to sell itself to visitors. That's the view of tourism...

Hiqa finds fire risks at midlands children’s centre

The Health Information and Quality Authority has found fire risks at a children's residential centre in the midlands. It also claims healthy lifestyles weren't always...

Edgeworthstown area surveyed for potential of full time credit union

People in the Edgeworthstown area are being urged to give their opinions on the potential of a full time credit union. Earlier this year, Ulster...

Hopes of major announcement on Ballymahon’s Newcastle House

Reports in south Longford suggest that a major announcement about the future of Newcastle House in Ballymahon could be made later this week. Recent activity...

Longford Gardai investigate break-in at waste water treatment plant

Gardai in Longford are investigating two break-ins which occurred in the town in the last 48 hours. A business on New Street in the town...

Major gum removal operation to begin on Longford streets today

A major operation is to begin later this evening to remove chewing gum from the main streets of Longford town. Longford council has committed €20,000...

New initiative to be launched to tackle Midlands litter blackspots

A new initiative will be launched next Thursday to encourage local communities to tackle litter blackspots in their area. The “Back to Beauty” project involves...

Longford tourism discussion to feature TV star John Brennan

Anyone with an interest in tourism in county Longford is being invited to attend a Discussion on Tourism in the Backstage Theatre next Tuesday. John...

Autism awareness events to be held in Shannonside region

People in Longford are being urged to find out more about autism. The local branch of the Midlands West and Border Autism Support group are...

Hegarty reviews Friday and Saturdays Roscommon championship action

Willie Hegarty brings us a round up of the Roscommon senior and intermediate championship.
RWC

Leinster reach European final

Leinster have reached their first European Cup final since 2012. The Blues have thrashed Scarlets by 38 points to 16 in their semi final at...
RWC

Munster v Racing Metro: Victor Costello predicts Munster win

Munster take on Racing Metro in the European Champions Cup semi-final tomorrow. Former Leinster and Ireland number 8 Victor Costello looks ahead.

Eugene Glancy

Eugene Glancy. Croghan Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Roscommon and formerly of Cloonfad Beg and Hanwell London.  Reposing at the home of his sister Bridgie and brother-in-law Dominic...

Patrick Joseph (P.J) Murray

Patrick Joseph (P.J) Murray. Quay St., Drumsna, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim and formerly of Athenry, Co Galway. Friday, April, 20th peacefully at University College Hospital, Galway in...

Agnes (Aggie) Berry (nee Lynch)

Agnes (Aggie) Berry (nee Lynch). Westlodge and formerly of St Kieran Terrace, Athlone Friday, April, 20th peacefully. Predeceased by her beloved husband Peter. Sadly missed by her...

Farewell to the King of country music

The King of country, an icon in the industry and a man of the people… Today we bid farewell to Big Tom who will...

Funeral mass of Big Tom McBride

The Funeral mass of big Tom McBride as broadcast on Shannonside Northern Sound FM Part one Part two Part three Part four

”He just was the King..there’s no doubt about it” tributes to Big Tom

It was with great sadness we learned of the death of Country music legend Big Tom. The Monaghan star and front man of Big Tom...