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Roscommon loves Snapchat filters as Gaeilge

Irish Snapchat filters for the three Shannonside counties have been used over 350,000 times since they were introduced earlier this year to promote the...
LEADER

Longford working to spend Leader funds

The Chairman of the Local Community Development Committee in Longford which is charged with administering the Leader funding says he's hopeful they will be...
Lidl

Carrick-on-Shannon public meeting against new Lidl store

Another public meeting to rally support against the Lidl store planned for Carrick-on-Shannon will take place tonight.The German supermarket giant has been refused planning...

Ballaghaderreen energy plant to create 35 jobs

The controversial waste-to-energy facility in west Roscommon will become operational next month and will employ up to 35 people in the long term.The anaerobic...

Consumer watchdog slams Longford town car-dealer

The consumer watchdog has taken enforcement action against a motor-dealer in Longford town.It found John Duignan Motors failed to reveal the damage a Ford...
Gerry O'Malley

Date set for unveiling of O’Malley statue in Roscommon

A bronze statue of Roscommon GAA legend Gerry O'Malley is set to be unveiled in October.O'Malley was a star footballer for St Brigid's and...

Local veterinary laboratories remain at risk of closure

Uncertainty continues to surround the future of the country's regional veterinary laboratories.A working group appointed by the Department of Agriculture carried a comprehensive review...

Union representative defends ‘party-going’ students

A student representative has dismissed claims that landlords are being put off offering accommodation because of problems with partying and antisocial behaviour.Síona Cahill, from...

Local TD demands radical overhaul of Leader scheme

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called for a complete review of how Leader funding is being accessed.His call comes in light of the fact...

Edgeworthstown ATM won’t be removed

A Longford councillor is welcoming confirmation from Ulster Bank that the ATM machine will be staying in Edgeworthstown.The local branch is due to close...

Meet Nuala McGoey Longford Rugby Player

Longford Woman all about enjoyment and learning this season.By Tommy ButlerName: Nuala McGoeyNationality: IrishHometown: LongfordPosition: Longford Woman’s Head Coach/FlankerCoaching Qualifications: IRFU Level 3Coaching Philosophy:...

Longford Dismiss Mullingar For Three Wins In-A-Row

Mullingar 5Longford 41Longford ended their Midland League Group A campaign with a maximum 15 points after a comprehensive win over Mullingar.It was a game...

Sutton Swoops for Last Gasp Buccaneers Winner

Last gasp try secures Buccaneers clean sweep Connacht senior league victoriesBy Michael SilkeCorinthians 25Buccaneers 28A last gasp John Sutton try saw Buccaneers complete a...

Margaret Casey (née Mc Tiernan)

Margaret Casey (née Mc Tiernan)Sheegora, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.Sunday, September, 16th peacefully, surrounded by her devoted family and in the tender care of the...

PJ Casey

PJ CaseyRap-pa-ree-hill, Lanesboro, Co Longford.Sunday 16th September peacefully at Porticuncila Hospital Ballinasloe. Reposing at Farrells funeral home, Lanesboro, Tuesday from four o’clock until seven...

Gaynor French (nee Duke)

Gaynor French (nee Duke)Castlecole, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon and late of U.K.Sunday, September, 16th peacefully at the Galway Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. Reposing...

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...