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Over 1,000 people waiting for driver tests locally

Latest figures from the Road Safety Authority show that over a thousand people are waiting for driving tests in the Shannonside region. Leitrim presently has...

Little take-up for local buses to Knock for Pope’s visit

Bus companies in the Shannonside region have not received any significant demand for services to see the Pope at Knock or Phoenix Park next...

New interim manager revealed for Ballagh refugee centre

A new interim manager has been appointed at the Abbeyfield Hotel emergency reception and orientation centre in Ballaghaderreen. Jacqueline Mullen had been the manager of...

Fish stock survey to take place at busy Leitrim lake next week

A survey of fish stocks in one of the region's busiest waterways is taking place next week. Waterways Ireland is advising that Inland Fisheries Ireland...

Vatican describes sex abuse by US priests as “reprehensible”

The Vatican has called sexual abuse by US priests "morally reprehensible". It's the first response to a report detailing abuse by hundreds of priests in...

Average cost of renting in Shannonside region increases from five to thirteen percent

Rents grew by 13% in county Longford in the second quarter of this year according to latest Daft.ie rent report. The national average is 13...

P Burke elected new head of Fianna Fáil in Roscommon-Galway

Roscommon town's P Burke is the new head of Fianna Fáil in the Roscommon-Galway constituency. He was elected to succeed Tom Leech as Comhairle Dáil...

Church criticised for not providing more accomodation for travellers during Pope’s visit to Knock

A Traveller organisation is strongly criticising the Church for not providing more accommodation for the ethnic minority at Knock for the Pope's visit. Many Travellers...

Sligo TD says government should have done more to prevent job losses at GSK

The government should have done more to prevent the loss of all 165 jobs at GSK in Sligo. That's according to local Fianna Fail TD...

Rent prices ‘beyond people’s means’ in Shannonside region

New figures from the Simon Community show it is increasingly difficult for single people to rent a property in the Shannonside region if they...

O’Hanlon Claims Fourth Longford Marathon Crown

Gary O’Hanlon made landed his fourth Longford Marathon on Sunday August 19 in a new course record of 2:21.00. O’Hanlon the reigning Irish national marathon...

Longford Senior Football Results W/E August 19

Peter Hanley Longford Senior football championship Clonguish 1-20 Ballymahon 1-7 Mostrim 1-12 Abbeylara 1-11 Group Two Carrickedmond 1-8 Mullinalaghta 1-21 Granard 1-9 Colmcille 1-17. Group Three Killoe 0-12 Dromard 1-10. Peter...

Roscommon Club Championship Results W/E 19 August

Roscommon Senior, Intermediate and Junior results week-ending August 19. Hodson Bay Hotel Roscommon Senior Football Championship results Section A Sunday August 19, Strokestown 2-10 Clan na...

Annie Macken (nee Gavin)

Annie Macken (nee Gavin) Battery Heights, Athlone and formerly of Derrylahan. Monday 20th August. Reposing at the Strand Funeral home on Wednesday from half past five until...

John Roche

John Roche Kidlawn House, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon Sunday 19th August. Reposing at Grenham’s Funeral Home, Ballinasloe, Tuesday from six o’clock until eight o’clock.  Private removal on Wednesday...

Mary Mulligan

Mary Mulligan Lisnagabara, Four Roads, Co. Roscommon Sunday 19th August, Suddenly in her 93rd year, at the residence of her sister Bridie. Reposing at Dempsey’s...

A rhyme for all – exam results

  Congrats to all you students, that are in this frenzy zone Whether your results were high or low, you will not be on your own I...

RECIPE : TRADITIONAL IRISH STEW

I think it's fair to say that we here on the Joe Finnegan Show could do with any help we can get in the...

Social Welfare, Northern Ireland and the banks

It's Friday, and that can only mean one thing - the Joe Finnegan Show panel. Every week, we invite a panel of guests on to...