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Longford

Longford is becoming part of Dublin commuter belt

House price increases in Longford over the last couple of years are being driven by high prices in Dublin and the fact that people...

Shannonside GP urges vaccination to help prevent deadly ‘Aussie flu’

A Shannonside GP is urging people in at-risk groups to pay particular attention to their health as the so-called' Aussie flu' circulates across the...

Bishop of Ardagh does not foresee major opposition if priests were allowed to marry

The Bishop of Ardagh does not believe there would be strong opposition if priests were allowed to marry.Bishop Duffy last year issued a pastoral...

Gardai appealing to north Longford motorists’ help in Cavan murder investigation

Gardai are appealing for any north Longford motorists who may have been travelling to or from Ballyjamesduff on New Year's Eve to contact them.A...
Prices

Longford house prices rise by almost 20% in a year

House prices in Longford showed the greatest single year on year increase last year anywhere according to a new survey.Figures released by property website...

Dairy farmers in Longford recovering well since the removal of quotas

Longford IFA Chairman Sean Conefrey says dairy farmers in the region have seen the best months since quotas were dropped in 2015.Prices slumped early...

ICSA: Farmers must unite to tackle rural crime

The president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association believes farmers looking out for each other is the best way to try to...

Housing crisis ‘forcing women to stay with abusive partners’

A leading women's advocacy group says the housing crisis is forcing women in this region to stay with abusive partners.Angela Keaveney, the domestic-violence service...

Local economist claims 2018 could be one of the most crucial years for Ireland’s...

A Longford economist claims 2018 could be one of the most crucial years in living memory for Ireland's future development.Brexit talks are expected to...

The Providers site in Longford is to become an innovation hub

The decision of Longford County Council to purchase a landmark building in the town has been described as ‘brave’ by one senior local authority...

Donie Shine senior to be given hall of fame award posthumously

Its been announced that the Hall of Fame award for 2017 at the Roscommon sports star of the year awards  is being posthumously given...

Local teams all set for All Ireland volleyball finals

Three schools in the region are all set for the All-Ireland schools volleyball finals which take place in UCD on Thursday.There's a unique all...

Mathews feels O’Neill club rumours unhelpful to international side

Stoke City appointed Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager after a week of speculation linking republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill to the...

Kathleen McDermott (nee Moran)

Kathleen McDermott (nee Moran).Ballincullen, Drumlion, Carrick on Shannon, Co Roscommon.Wednesday, January, 17th peacefully at Sligo University Hospital.Kathleen, relict of Mick.Deeply regretted...

John Clarke

John Clarke. Claris, Newtowncashel, Co Longford.Tuesday, January, 16th in the loving care of the staff at the Manor Nursing Home, Edgeworthstown. Reposing at Farrell’s Funeral Home,...

James (Jimmy) Fahy

James (Jimmy) Fahy(Ex-Principal of Tarmon National School)Highfield Road, Knockroe, Castlerea and formerly of Tarmon, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.Thursday, 18th, January, Peacefully at Mayo...

SPECSAVERS ITEM

 What type of glasses would suit a square or a round face?Fiona Ferguson from Specsavers opticians in Longford joined us on the show to...

Should B and B’s charge a booking deposit?

 You heard it here last week – the Restaurants association of Ireland is calling on its members to request non - refundable deposits to...

SLURRY SPREADING AND THE FODDER CRISIS

Slurry spreading will begin on farms across the region in the coming weeks when the closed period comes to an end.Counties in Zone B...