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Carrigallen Text Alert on brink of closure

A successful Leitrim text-alert system could be facing closure because of a lack of community involvement.The Carrigallen Text Alert was one of the first...

Jobs boost for Longford as Grant Thornton set to expand

Grant Thornton's Longford's office is included in the latest recruitment drive by the financial services firm.The company has announced that it is creating 400...

Boyle council tenant’s rent goes through the roof

A rent review by Roscommon County Council has resulted in one Boyle tenant's bill almost doubling.Until now, the woman and her family have...

Ambulances operating from West Roscommon on two nights per week

New figures reveal an ambulance operates from a west Roscommon base only two nights a week.Responding to a parliamentary question, the National Ambulance...
Trains

Extra service and earlier trains announced for Sligo Dublin line

Iarnrod Eireann have announced an additional service on the Connolly to Sligo from Monday to Friday, and a change of time for morning services...

Only three local IDA visits in three months

A Roscommon councillor is calling for a major rethink of foreign-direct investment in the Shannonside region after the publication of the site visits to...

Man charged in connection with alleged violent robbery and assault in Longford town centre

A man has appeared at Longford District Court this morning charged in connection with an alleged violent robbery in Longford town last Wednesday night.Tony...

Dun Áras residents vow to fight planning permission approval for 32 houses

An appeal is to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála against the 32 houses granted for Ballymahon.The local residents' association has expressed disappointed...
White House Hotel

West Roscommon hotel closes down after 18 months

A west Roscommon hotel has closed. Padraic Whelan has run the White House Hotel at Ballinlough since May of last year.He was renting...

Man killed in Ballinasloe road crash named locally

The man killed in a road crash in Ballinasloe over the weekend has been named as 59-year-old Marek Pakla.Garda investigations are continuing into the...

Time To Take Longford Football Seriously: Graham

Mickey Graham believes St. Columba’s Mullinalagthas Leinster championship victory will make people sit up and take notice of Longford football.Mullinalagtha progressed to the AIB...

Tully Takes Handball Double’s Double

Fiona Tully added another brace of titles to her ever-increasing collection, partnering DCU College mate Meadhbh Ni Dhálaigh to both the 60x30 and 40x20...

Cunningham To Announce Backroom Team In Weeks

Anthony Cunningham got straight into the day job as he watched Clann nan Gael bow out of the Connacht senior football championship and admitted...

Helen O’Rourke (nee Carroll)

Helen O'Rourke (nee Carroll), Carrickport, Drumcong, Co. Leitrim. Monday, November 12th at Sligo University Hospital. Funeral arrangements later.

Robert (Sonny) Jones

Robert (Sonny) Jones, (Livestock Haulier) Cloonagher, Bornacoola, Co. Leitrim who passed away on Monday 12th of November, in his 96th year, peacefully at the...

Paddy Collum

Paddy Collum, Lettergunnell, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. Sunday, November 11th.Predeceased by his father Jack. Paddy died peacefully in Mullingar General Hospital. He will...

LISTEN: Will the RSA issue free breathalyzers to prevent unintentional drink driving?

Following a piece with Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer with Mayo County Council where The Joe Finnegan Show highlighted the need for people to...

LISTEN: Cannabis campaigners forced to go to government with “begging bowl” again

Martin who is based in Monaghan is living with Parkinsons while Edel in Roscommon is living with MS. They both have found benefits from...

PODCAST: Listener stunned with ‘rip-off’ ED charge

Last Sunday Geraldine went to the emergency department in Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe with her sister, who had a neck injury.Upon leaving,...