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LE19: Live tallies and results from the Roscommon Count Centre

10.15amThe first breakdown of the boxes gives a clearer indication from across the county in the first tally of the morning. Beware those with...

LE19: Polls close in Shannonside region with average turnout above 60%

Polls have closed in the local and European elections as well as the divorce referendum in the Shannonside region.Turnout increased significantly after 6pm with...

EU19: Green surge as exit poll favours Saoirse McHugh in Midlands North West Europe...

Mairead McGuiness looks set to retain her Midlands North-west European parliament seat according to an exit poll tonight.Figures suggest that the former TV presenter...

Three local drivers detected by Gardai breaking the speed limit on ‘Slowdown Day’

Three drivers in the Shannonside region have been detected driving well above the speed limit on a national day of action by Gardai.Overall, 215...

Psychic trial hears man paid €10k for non existent loan

The trial of a former psychic, with an address in Leitrim, charged with money laundering has heard that a quarry owner paid a £10,000...

LE19: Voter turnout exceeds 30% in Shannonside region ahead of evening rush

Voting in the Shannonside region is now averaging over 30% in all almost all areas this evening in the Shannonside region.Polling booths in Longford,...

Castlebar Gardai urging Roscommon supporters to arrive as early as possible for Mayo clash

Gardai in Castlebar are urging Roscommon supporters travelling to the Connacht semi-final to try and arrive early on Saturday afternoon.Roadworks are underway on the...

NPWS verifies birds seen in Derryadd area are pair of curlews

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has verified the pair of birds spotted recently in the Derryadd area outside Lanesborough are curlews.The Longford NPWS...

Roscommon driver detected by Gardai doing 117km/h in 100km/h zone on ‘Slowdown Day’

Drivers across the Shannonside region are being warned to reduce their speed as a national day of action by the Gardaí rolls out across...

Highest Shannonside turnout reported in Leitrim so far as Longford and Roscommon play catch...

Update 13.30Polling across the region is slow but steady so far today with a surge expected at lunchtime as people use their break to...

Mayo Minors Crush Roscommon

Roscommon minors came crushing back down to earth after Mayo ran in 4-14 to secure a 21 point win.The game was effectively over after...

GAA Qualifiers Draw Takes Place on Monday

The first-round qualifier draw of the 2019 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship will take place on Monday morning May 27th.This first round draw involves the...

Sexton Returns For Leinster’s Pro-14 Final

Johnny Sexton's been recalled to the Leinster team for tomorrow's Guinness Pro14 final against Glasgow at Celtic Park.The world player of the year was...

Margaret (May) Sheridan (nee McKeever)

Margaret (May) Sheridan (nee McKeever) Holly Bank, Arva, Co. Cavan. Friday, May 24th, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Loving mother of...

Michael O’Reilly

Michael O’Reilly Ardagh, Co. Longford. Friday, May 24th, peacefully in the loving care of the nurses and doctors at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Reposing at his home...

Mai Neary (nee O’Donnell)

Mai Neary (nee O’Donnell) Tanseyfield, Elphin, Co. Roscommon. Thursday, May 23rd, peacefully in her 100th year, surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful...

PODCAST: Concern over Longford portrayal in Prime Time migration segment

Longford resident Parvez Butt spoke to The Joe Finnegan Show on Monday morning to express his concern over how Longford had been portrayed -...

LISTEN: Agri Minister says no factories will benefit from €100m Beef Aid

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed claimed this morning that no factories will be in line to benefit from the €100m beef aid package that has...

PODCAST: EU Election Candidate Interview Cavan Monaghan TD Brendan Smith

Cavan Monaghan Fianna Fáil Deputy and former Minister Brendan Smith joined Joe Finnegan in studio to discuss his bid for a seat in Europe in...