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Public warned of overcrowding at Mullingar Hospital

The HSE is asking people not to visit the emergency department at the Regional Hospital Mullinger unless they are seriously ill as the unit...

Longford County Council agrees not to proceed with sale of Connolly Barracks

Longford County Council has agreed not to sell the Connolly Barracks site as part of any deal for the Northern Quarter following a recommendation...

Boyle woman offers free Christmas dinner to people on their own

A Boyle woman is spreading seasonal joy by offering free dinners on Christmas day to anyone who finds themselves on their own.Dorothy Shannon from...

Jail for teenager who stole car in Boyle and took part in high speed...

A Dublin youth, who phoned gardai begging them to call off a pursuit after hitting speeds of 200km/h in a stolen Audi A4 during...

Policing Commission chair to attend special ‘open evening’ meeting in Athlone tonight

People across the Shannonside region are being invited to attend a special event tonight to discuss the future of policing in Ireland.The first ever...

Solicitor of Roscommon woman awarded €5m after HSE case warns lessons not being learned

A Sligo solicitor who represented the Surlis family from Roscommon in their case against the HSE says lessons are not being learned when it...

Shannonside FM’s Christmas Jumper appeal day in full swing

There has been an invasion of smiling Santa's and red-nosed reindeer across the Shannonside region as part of Shannonside FM's Christmas Jumper day appeal.Hundreds...
Shooting

Longford Gardai seek witnesses after two tool thefts in Ballymahon

Gardai in Longford are appealing for witnesses after tools were stolen from two vans in Ballymahon on Tuesday afternoon of this week.A substantial amount...

Joe Flaherty takes up seat on Longford council

Joe Flaherty has officially taken up a position on Longford County Council having been co-opted to replace Padraig Loughrey at the December meeting of...
Garda

Five new gardai to arrive at Castlerea next week

Five new gardai are heading to the Shannonside region from the latest recruits to pass out of Templemore College.The five are all set to...

Glennon Brothers Pearse Park Re-Develop Set For Green Light

Longford GAA’s plans to expand Glennon Brothers Pearse Park have moved a step closer.Longford county board chairman Eamon Reilly told delegates at last night’s...

Longford GAA convention takes place Thursday night

The Longford GAA convention takes place in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Thursday night.Longford GAA secretary Peter O'Reilly has been previewing the convention with...

Shefflin enters management

Former Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin has taken his first step into management.The ten-time All Ireland winner has taken over as senior hurling manager with his...

George Bruce

George BruceKnock, Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Co Roscommon.Thursday December 14thReposing at Dignity Funeral Home, Main Street, Ballinasloe (adjacent to Gullane’s Hotel) tomorrow (Sat)...

John Fitzmaurice

John FitzmauriceBattery Heights, Athlone.Friday December 15th peacefully.Sadly missed by his loving daughters Sonya and Lorene, relatives and many friends.Reposing at Flynn’s Funeral Home, The...

Liam Murphy

Liam MurphyMullingar Road, Ballymahon, Co Longford.Friday December 15th peacefully in Inis Rea Nursing Home, Ballyleague.Reposing at his son Lloyd’s residence Lissianskey tomorrow afternoon (Sat)...

Targetting abuse at referees in the GAA

Leitrim GAA county board chairman Terence Boyle is vowing to get tough on clubs whose players abuse referees in 2018.He says there's a major...
Rugby

Sportsbeat Podcast: Victor Costello reviews all the rugby action

Former Leinster and Ireland number 8 Victor Costello reviewed the victories for Munster,Leinster,Ulster and Connacht in European competition on sportsbeat and the return fixtures...

Podcast: Ireland’s fascination with the Cheltenham festival

Irish victories at the Cheltenham Festival have risen to new levels in the 21st Century across all the races. Interesting and surprising stories are detailed...