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Promises on county boundaries at Ballinasloe hustings

The two contenders to be the next Taoiseach have promised south Roscommon won't move into Westmeath if they succeed in the Fine Gael leadership...

Longford Council to examine appointment of full-time litter warden

The possibility of a dedicated litter warden for Longford town will be examined in light of the council's 2018 budget. The position would see a...

Mystery of Ant and Dec’s Leitrim visit finally solved

The mystery behind why two of TV's biggest stars were in Leitrim has finally been revealed. Ant and Dec caused a huge social media storm...

€65k set aside for Roscommon community groups

A total of €65,000 has been allocated to various community organisations in south Roscommon. At Wednesday's meeting of Athlone Municipal District in Athleague Community Centre,...

Varadkar promises to upgrade N4/N5 as taoiseach

Leo Varadkar has vowed to prioritise the upgrade of the N4 and N5 and improve the ‘inadequate’ ambulance service in the west of Ireland...

Elderly woman in hospital after Ballagh crash

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital after a car crash near Ballaghaderreen this afternoon. At about 2 o’clock, a collision involving a car...

Gardaí caught 226 speeders during their annual Operation Slowdown

Gardaí caught 226 speeders during their annual Operation Slowdown. Officers checked the speed of almost 135 thousand vehicles over the 24 hours of the operation,...
School

St. Hilda’s Special School granted permission for two new classrooms

St. Hilda's Special School on Grace Park Road, in Athlone, has been authorised to build two additional classrooms. The next stage is to seek...

Planning refused for change to retail units in Athlone

Westmeath County Council has refused planning permission for changes to be made to units at a retail park in Athlone. In February, Diskin Enterprises sought...

Castlerea Garda station to host open day

The public is being invited to check out the inside of a Garda station without fear of arrest at an open day in Castlerea...

Galway win the Nestor Cup

  Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-06 Roscommon’s bid to land their second Connacht senior football championship in a-row came to an end after a strong second half from Galway...

Wicklow see off Longford challenge in Leinster semi-final

Leinster Ladies Intermediate semi-final Wicklow 3-13 Longford 0-4. After the game Longford captain Mairead Moore spoke with Deniese O'Flaherty.

Roscommon beaten in Connacht Under 20 final

Connacht Under 20 football championship final: Mayo 3-16 Roscommon 1-6 Roscommon  were defeated by 16 points by Mayo in the inaugural Connacht Under 20 football championship final. The...

Patrick (Patsy) Donohue

Patrick (Patsy) Donohue. Wembley, U.K and formerly Granard, Co. Longford. Who died on 11th June peacefully at Northwick Park Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving...

Winifred (Una) Mallon (née Ward)

Winifred (Una) Mallon (née Ward)  New York and formerly of Derrane Road, Roscommon. June 14th, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph, daughter of the late...

Thomas Keary

Thomas Keary. Wallaceburg, Canada and formerly of Clonkeen, Streete, Co. Westmeath, suddenly in Canada. Predeceased by his companion Dorris Foster. Thomas will be sadly missed by his...

Life in the fast lane

How comfortable are you taking directions from your other half while driving? On today's Joe Finnegan Show we caught up with Leitrim based couple Katjua...

LISTEN BACK: Halting the decline of rural communities

Rural communities in our region are doing all they can to put a halt on depopulation. Social-media campaigns are shining a light on all there...

LISTEN BACK: JF Show weekly panel discussion

The Pope's imminent visit to Ireland, Sinn Féin's possible motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and the US-North Korea peace pact:...