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Direct provision centres across the Shannonside Northern Sound region to be decommissioned.

Direct Provision centres in the Shannonside region will be "decommissioned" as part of the Government's plan to abolish the programme.Minister for Equality, Roderic O'Gorman,...

Longford Gardaí launch new policing operation to help rejuvenate town businesses

Businesses across Longford Town are being urged to attend a virtual meeting next week to learn about a new project underway to rejuvenate business...

Longford school principal describes “utter fear” as man held screwdriver to her neck

A Longford national school principal has told a court how she was frozen with fear after a masked raider held a screwdriver to her...

Man seriously injured following Granard assault overnight

Gardai are appealing for information following a serious assault in Granard overnight.A man is in hospital following the incidents in the Granada View area...
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Longford Councillor brands outgoing direct provision system as an industry profiting from suffering

A Longford councillor is calling on the Government to ensure the new system replacing direct provision will not leave families in limbo for years...

Manager of Roscommon nursing home hopes family visits to residents can begin in the...

There are hopes that family visits to nursing home residents could begin again on a phased basis in the near future.That's according to Sarah...
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Suspended sentence and 4 year driving ban for Roscommon man found guilty of careless...

A Roscommon man who killed his neighbour in a "freak" accident hopes one day her husband can forgive him for causing her death.60-year-old...
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Planning approved for 30m high mast in south Roscommon

Roscommon planners have granted permission for the construction of a 30m telecommunications tower in south Roscommon.Cignal Infrastructure Limited applied for the multi-user lattice tower...
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Man charged with arson following incident in Clondra

A man in his late 30s is due in court this morning following an alleged arson incident in Clondra earlier this week.Detectives in...

Two bodies discovered at farm in County Cork

Gardai have confirmed that two bodies have been discovered in Co. Cork this morning.Gardaí are urgently tracing the whereabouts of a van, with the...
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Alice Kelly Ready To Play On

Alice Kelly has committed to the Roscommon inter-county team, six months after becoming a mother for the first time.Last August, baby girl Neala Dowd...
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O’Rourke Has To Settle For Bronze In Sofia

Aoife O’Rourke has lost out in her semi-final contest at the Strandja Multi-nations event in Sofia, Bulgaria.American Naomi Graham scored a convincing unanimous decision...
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Buccaneers Robbie Henshaw Set For 50th Ireland Cap

Robbie Henshaw will earn his 50th cap having been named in a much-changed Ireland team to play Italy in the Guinness Six Nations Championship...

Nell Connolly (nee Brady)

Nell Connolly (nee Brady)Newtown, Ballymacurley, Co. Roscommon. February 26th, peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe.Recently predeceased by her husband...

Gene Brady

Gene Brady25 Trumra Road, Granard, Co. Longford and formerly of 20 Colmcille Terrace, Granard.Friday, February 26th.He is predeceased by his mother and father, Patrick...

Sr. Brigid Jane McGuinness

Sr. Brigid Jane McGuinness Marist Convent, Carrick-on-Shannon, and late of Drumsna, Co. Leitrim. Thursday, 25th February. Peacefully at Marist Convent surrounded by her Marist sisters. Predeceased by her...
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Podcast: Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal

With the release of the movie 'To Olivia' Edward Quinn from Boyle spoke to Joe Finnegan about working for the celebrity couple.Take a listen...
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Podcast: JF Show Panel

MEP Chris MacManus, Longford councillor Uremu Adejimi and media skills tutor Noel D Walsh joined Joe Finnegan for this mornings panel.Take a listen here:
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Podcast: Frustrations of living with Covid restrictions

Martin, Marian and Deputy Michael Ring speak to Joe Finnegan about living with Covid-19 restrictions.Take a listen here: