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Call for overhaul of inspections of asylum centres

The Irish Immigrant Support Centre has called for an overhaul of the inspection process for direct-provision centres after the latest report of a Longford...

Anger over cuts to Granard electoral area

Two Longford councillors have slammed the changes to local electoral areas in their county. There are currently six councillors in each of Granard, Ballymahon and Longford municipal...

Granard loses councillor in boundary redraw

The municipal district of Granard will lose a councillor at the next local elections. At present, the municipal districts of Granard, Ballymahon and Longford each...

Killoe Men’s Shed takes home national prize

A Longford men's shed group is celebrating this afternoon after winning a national prize. Killoe Men's Shed has won the Public Choice Sheds competition, sponsored...

EPA say no cause for alarm due to presence of THMs in local water...

Communities in Roscommon and Longford have been assured there is no threat to their health from a report which suggests a cancer-causing chemical in...

Watchdog demands improvements at Longford asylum centre

The watchdog has identified a small number of issues in a centre for asylum-seekers in Longford town. Examples of good care were also found at...

Six local supplies have cancer-linked chemical

Water supplies serving 39,000 people in the Shannonside region have elevated levels of trihalomethanes - which are environmental pollutants that have been linked to...

Longford County Council has second highest rate of public liability claims

Claims against Longford County Council have amounted to €15.8 million over the last 5 years, the second highest in the country on a per...

Longford Councillor calls on CAB to investigate businesses as fronts for criminals

A local councillor has urged the Criminal Assets Bureau to target Longford claiming there are a number of businesses which are being used as...

Trade continues as normal at D & E McHugh Longford

Trade is continuing as normal at D & E McHugh in Longford despite the recent appointment of a receiver. The family run agricultural machinery and...

Kildare end Longford dreams

Longford 1-13 Kildare 1-16 Longford bowed out of the 2018 championship after a heart-breaking defeat to Kildare. Kildare only led with two of normal time remaining thanks...

Leitrim shock Louth in qualifiers

Leitrim 0-25 Louth 1-12 Leitrim recorded their third ever All-Ireland qualifiers win with a thumbing 10 point win over Louth. Leitrim blitzed Louth in the second half...

Roscommon aim for ladies intermediate title

TG4 Connacht ladies intermediate football final Sunday June 24: Sligo v Roscommon, Elvery’s MacHale Park, Castlebar, 2pm. Sligo, the holders, put their TG4 Connacht intermediate title...

Luke Padian

Luke Padian Knockhall, Rooskey, Co. Roscommon June 23rd, peacefully at Mullingar regional hospital. Reposing at his residence today (Sun) from four o’clock until eight o’clock. Funeral mass...

Maura McMorrow

Maura McMorrow Carnamarve, Killargue, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. Friday, 22nd June, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda.  sister of Sean McMorrow (Keadue) and Frank McMorrow (Killargue) Reposing at...

Packie McCormack

Packie McCormack Rathnagly, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon and Farnbeg, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Friday, June 22nd, suddenly at Roscommon University Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his loving...

LISTEN BACK: Friday’s JF Show panel

The rise and fall of David Drumm, the forthcoming Budget and the imminent heatwave: these were just some of the topics discussed by our...

Life in the fast lane

How comfortable are you taking directions from your other half while driving? On today's Joe Finnegan Show we caught up with Leitrim based couple Katjua...

LISTEN BACK: Halting the decline of rural communities

Rural communities in our region are doing all they can to put a halt on depopulation. Social-media campaigns are shining a light on all there...