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Castlerea post office could become Indian restaurant

The historic post office building in Castlerea could be set to become an Indian restaurant.The listed building in Main Street provided postal services to...

Residents lodge objections to €6m Roscommon solar farm

A total of 15 residents in Roscommon have lodged strong objections against a €6-million solar farm planned for their area.In length submissions to Roscommon...
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50 people apply to use Help-to-Buy scheme in Shannonside region

Just 50 home-buyers in the Shannonside region are using the help to buy scheme.Figures released by Revenue reveal that 10 claims were made in...

Man sent forward for trial on alleged Longford drugs charge

A foreign national who is charged with the alleged possession of cannabis worth €13,000 at a house in Longford last year is due to...

Concern Edgeworthstown rail station could become unmanned

It's unclear if Edgeworthstown train station will be unmanned in the future.Iarnród Eireann officials were unable to give any assurances when questioned by councillors...
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Westmeath man jailed for false imprisonment of partner

A Shannonside man who kidnapped his former partner after she had left him at the end of a violent relationship has been jailed for...

Concerns raised over county boundary legislation

A South Roscommon Fine Gael councillor is expressing fresh concerns that the area could be governed by Westmeath County Council.Housing Minister Simon Coveney is...

Burke not expecting ministry with Varadkar as taoiseach

Longford-Westmeath deputy Peter Burke says he's not expecting to be offered any kind of position if Leo Varadkar becomes the next taoiseach.The Fine Gael...

€2m for home grants in Shannonside region

More than €2 million in home improvement grants has been announced to help older people and people with a disability living in the Shannonside...

Local consultant slams ‘apartheid’ health system

A long-serving east Galway consultant has slammed the 'apartheid system' in Irish hospitals.Speaking at the Fine Gael leadership-election hustings in Ballinasloe on Saturday night,...

Dubarry Park Hosts Connacht Eagles and Ospreys

Connacht Eagles take on their Ospreys counterparts in Round three of the Celtic Cup under the Dubarry Park floodlights on Friday night.There has been...

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...

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...