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8,800 local premises without electricity

Nearly 9,000 homes and businesses in the Shannonside region are without power this morning.Strong winds from Storm Ali have left homes through Longford, Leitrim and...
Eugene Dail seat

Murphy backs Sinn Féin motion opposing post office closures

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy is to support a Sinn Féin motion that opposes post closures.Sinn Féin argues the recently announced closure of...

Longford council votes to hike property tax

Longford County Council has voted to increase local property tax for next year by 10 per cent.The decision will mean an additional levy of...

Complaint: Raw effluent flowing into Boyle River

Roscommon County Council has received complaints of burying of dead animals and raw effluent flowing into a river.The local authority also received a report...

Man arrested after woman stabbed to death in Dundalk

A man has been arrested after a woman was stabbed to death at an apartment in Co Louth.She was attacked in Dundalk this afternoon.A...

Appeal to motorists to make extra road safety effort tomorrow

Motorists in Longford Roscommon and Leitrim are being asked to take especial care tomorrow as part of the third annual European Day Without A...

Roscommon hospice unit avoids potential two year delay

The Chief Executive Office at Mayo/ Roscommon Hospice says she believes the decision not to build the Roscommon hospice unit on land at Roscommon...
Peggy Nolan

Longford voters urged to recall snub to councillors when choosing President

People in Longford have been urged to remember how presidential hopefuls snubbed their representatives when it comes to casting their votes.The call came after...

Denis Naughten reveals final tender for National Broadband Plan received today

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has confirmed that the final tender for the National Broadband Plan was submitted today.Answering questions in the Dail, the...
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Man facing assault charges after allegedly slapping three-year-old daughter

The father of a three-year-old is facing two assault charges after allegedly slapping his daughter.The man - who can't be named - appeared...

Party of Five in Leitrim Senior Championship

Five teams remain in the Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior football championship.Leitrim P.R.O Declan Bohan says after a busy fixture list, the strongest teams in...

Study on Life of Inter-County Players

GAA players spend up to 31-hours a week on inter-county commitments - that's according to a new study from the E-S-R-I.The study was commissioned...

Morrison Calls for Change in Coaching Methods

Former Leitrim joint-manager John Morrison says modern day coaching is not helpful to the modern day player.In recent seasons, Gaelic football has been criticised...

Irene Lee (nee O’Reilly)

Irene Lee (nee O’Reilly)Aughagreagh, Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford.Tuesday, 18th September peacefully after a short illness at the Regional Hospital, Mullingar.Loving wife of Peter and sister...

Michael (Mick) O’Roarke

Michael (Mick) O’RoarkeCreggs, Co. Galway.Wednesday, September, 19th, peacefully in his 96th year.Beloved husband of the late Sarah and loving father of...

Thomas (Tom) Smith

Thomas (Tom) Smith.Knockroe, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.Tuesday, 18th, September peacefully surrounded by his family in the loving care of the nurses and staff of...

LISTEN: Iceland boss reveals plans for more local stores

Major food retailer Iceland intends to open a store in Carrick-on-Shannon.The chain, which specialises in frozen food, opened a supermarket in Roscommon town last...

LISTEN: Michael Harding joins JF live in studio

On Tuesday’s I’m A Buddhist Cavan native and Leitrim local Michael Harding joins Joe Finnegan in studio to discuss his new book and his...

LISTEN: Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin on The Joe Finnegan Show

Leader of Fianna Fail Micheál Martin talks seats in the Shannonside Northern Sound region and all the challenges that lie ahead for the opposition...