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LISTEN: Four major boosts to Longford’s economy

Longford town's economy has received a number of boosts over the past week.Three businesses are set to reopen - PV's, the Annaly hotel and...

Ballinamore woman sets sights on council seat

South Leitrim community activist Máirín Martin has declared she wants to contest next year's local elections.The Sinn Féin woman contested both the 2009 and...

Councillors give go ahead to €300,000 development at Castlerea pool

Roscommon Municipal District has given the go ahead for a €300,000 development at Castlerea swimming pool.Under plans approved today a new carpark is to...

Twenty new jobs as bar set to reopen in Longford town

There is more positive news for Longford's economy this evening, with up to 20 jobs set to be created when a well-known business reopens...

Murder accused tells court he didn’t mean to harm deceased

A Latvian man accused of murdering another man in Longford has taken the stand in his defence and told his trial that he didn't...

Convicted murderer Catherine Nevin has died

Convicted murderer Catherine Nevin has died at the age of 67.She was serving a life sentence for organising the murder of her husband at...

Two people taken to hospital after crash in Boyle

Two people have been to hospital after a crash on the N4 in north Roscommon.At about 12.30, two cars collided just outside Lough Key...

Rape accused told police woman “consensually’ performed sex act on him

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s rape trial has heard Mr. Olding told police the woman "consensually" performed a sex act on him.The Ireland and...

Future of CAP to be discussed at special Athlone meeting later

Farmers across Longford, Roscommon and Westmeath are being urged to attend a meeting on the future of CAP tonight.The meeting is part of a...
Circuit

REVEALED: What local solicitors earned through criminal legal aid payments in 2017

 Solicitors earned a combined a total of hundreds of thousands of euro last year representing clients through the criminal legal aid system in the...

Longford Town ready to chase 2018 Promotion

Longford Town begin their 2018 SSE Airtricity League first division campaign against Cobh Ramblers at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday night.After replacing Alan...

International rugby returning to Dubarry Park

In 2016, Dubarry Park in Athlone ceased hosting Ireland’s under 20 Six Nations rugby home games. The games were relocated to Donnybrook.It’s expected that...

SAINT FRANCIS LADIES LINED OUT AT PÁIDÍÓ SÉ TOURNAMENT

Leitrim’s St. Francis Ladies lined out in the intermediate competition last at weekend’s Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2018, the famed club Gaelic football tournament and festival...

Patrick (Paddy) McDonagh

Patrick (Paddy) McDonaghFardrum, Athlone.Wednesday February 21st peacefully.Sdly missed by his loving wife Betsy, sister Agnes, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, in-laws, relatives...

Darren O’Donnell

Darren O'Donnell.Corry, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim.Wednesday, February, 21stReposing at his late residence tomorrow (Fri) from 11.00am until 11.00pm.House private at all other...

Henry Hamilton

Henry HamiltonCranleybeg, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford and North Circular Road, Dublin.Tuesday February 20th peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Dublin.Predeceased by his brother Willie....

”I hope no family ever has to endure such pain again”

Martina and Larry Hayes from Athlone and Lorna Carty from Meath were among 38 people killed when a lone gunman opened fire at a...

Should we fear vulture funds?

 Permanent TSB has revealed the majority of the mortgages it's selling belong to private homeowners.A statement issued by the bank claims that 14-thousand out...

The perfect cup of tea

We Irish love our tea.New figures from Euro monitor international show we as a country are the fifth highest consumer in the world –...