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Islamic expert says people in Ballaghadereen have nothing to fear from Muslims

A leading Islamic expert in Ireland says people in Ballaghaderren have nothing to fear from any Syrian refugees who may be Muslim.Flyers were handed...

Shannonside schools showcase 28 projects at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

A total of 28 projects from students at schools across Longford, Leitrim and Roscommon are being exhibited at this year's BT Young Scientists Exhibition.Students...

Children’s Minister says Justice Department hasn’t mishandled refugee plans

The Minister for Children doesn't believe the Justice Department has mis-handled plans to accommodate Syrian refugees in Ballagahderreen later this year.Frances Fitzgerald and David...

Irish Refugee Council hope for public meeting in Ballaghaderreen

The Irish Refugee Council says only a public meeting will restore the Ballaghaderreen community's confidence in hosting Syrian refugees in the town.The comments come...

Muslim man in Ballaghaderreen says ‘sick people’ behind anti-Islam leaflet

A Muslim man living in Ballaghaderrreen says the people who handed out anti-Islamic leaflets in the town last weekend are 'sick people'.Sajjad Hussain, who...

Garda investigate three attempted burglaries in Ballinlough

Gardai in Castlerea are advising homeowners to remain vigilant when it comes to security in their homes.It follows three attempted burglaries in which thieves...

Ballaghaderreen to host welcome events for Syrians

A series of free welcome events, as well as a directory of local business resources, is planned to help Syrian refugees settle into Ballaghaderreen...

Calls for Government to provide special fund for Syrian refugees

The government needs to provide a special fund to assist with the settlement of refugees from Syria to Ballaghadereen in Roscommon.The Chair of Roscommon...

Ballaghaderreen locals to ‘step in’ with services for Syrian refugees

A Ballaghadereen community activist claims the town will step in to provide any services currently lacking for dozens of Syrian refugees set to arrive...

Syrian refugees to stay in Ballaghaderreen for six months

A UN official is insisting the Syrian refugees will only be accommodated in the Roscommon hotel for about six months.About 80 asylum-seekers are expected...

Michael Glavey All-Ireland Semi-Final called off

Michael Glaveys All-Ireland intermediate semi-final game with Kilanerin has been postponed due to heavy overnight rain in Tullamore.A new date will be confirmed as...

RDFL Challenge cup draws

The draws for the Preliminary Round and Round 1 of the RDFL Challenge Cup were made  at the League Headquarters in Lecarrow under the...

Longford Towns Aodh Devlin featured for the under 19 side

The Republic of Ireland Under-19s defeated an ETB FAI Select XI 3-0  at the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh on Thursday afternoon. The side featured Longford...

Michael Fahy

Michael Fahy.     Kiltultogue, Ballinaheglish, Co Roscommon.Saturday, January, 20th peacefully in the devoted care of the staff at Oakwood Nursing Home, Roscommon.Sadly...

Mary O’Reilly (nee Walshe)

Mary O'Reilly (nee Walshe).Castlequarter, Coosan, Athlone and formerly of Knockmore, Ballina, Co. Mayo.Sunday, January, 21st peacefully.Predeceased by her husband Donal. Sadly missed by...

Kathleen Casey

Kathleen Casey.Mahoraveen, Lanesboro, Co Longford.Saturday, January, 20th peacefully at Costello’s Nursing Home, Ballyleague.Predeceased by her father Martin, her mother Annie and her brother...

Podcast:sidebyside 21012018

Joe McGrath,Eamon OConnor and Patsy Lee present Side by side

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...