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Fifty Syrian refugees reportedly bound for Athlone

It's reported this morning that about 50 Syrian refugees will be resettled in Athlone this December. According to the Westmeath Independent, the refugees will come...

Water row reignites between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil's accusing Simon Coveney of disrespecting the Oireachtas committee charged with addressing water charges. It's after the Minister intervened last night and said he...

Protest in Athlone against possible close of vet lab

The ICSA are set to host a protest at the possible closure of the Athlone Veterinary Lab this morning. The protest follows a previous demonstration...

‘Fire risks’ in Longford council offices – audit

An audit of Longford County Council has identified health-and-safety breaches and fire risks. In a report released to Shannonside FM, the National Standards Authority of...

Wicklow man to be extradited to US on drug and hacking charges

A Wicklow man is to be extradited to the US on charges of drug trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering. 28-year-old Gary Davis of Johnstown...

Longford CF campaigner to stage second Dail demonstration

Longford Orkambi campaigner Jillian Mc Nulty says she is determined to go ahead with her second protest outside the Dail tomorrow despite an appeal...

NTA intervention to save Westport – Athlone bus route welcomed

There has been a broad welcome to news that the National Transport Authority has stepped in to preserve the Athlone-Westport bus route It was confirmed...
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Full water supply restored in Williamstown area

Full water supply has been restored to the Williamstown area this evening after water conservation measures were implemented over the weekend. In a statement this...

BREAKING: Athlone – Westport bus route to be saved

The Bus Eireann service between Athlone and Westport looks to be saved after a dramatic intervention by the National Transport Authority this afternoon. Bus Eireann...

GP slams heroin treatment at Castlerea Prison

A Roscommon GP is slamming the amount of methadone being given to inmates in Castlerea Prison to treat heroin addictions. The drug programme was controversially...

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...

Willie (William) Jordan

Willie (William) Jordan 9 Legion Terrace, Longford Town. Wednesday, June 20th, in Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Dublin Road, Longford. Funeral Mass on (Fri) at eleven o’clock...

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...

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:...