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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...

Farmer killed in north Longford accident described as “pure gentleman”

Tributes are being paid to the farmer who was killed in an accident in north Longford on Thursday afternoon.The man, who has been...

Man killed in north Longford farming incident

A man in his 60s has been killed following an incident involving an animal on a farm in north Longford today.Gardai in Granard are...

Rise in number of scam phone calls reported by elderly in Shannonside region

Gardai in the wider Longford area are warning that there has been an increase in the number of scam phone calls being made from...

Killoe Men’s Shed celebrate winning national prize for community history project

Members of the Killoe Men's Shed are celebrating today after successfully securing a prize in the national awards for the second year in a...
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Supermacs committed to spending €40 million on Irish farm produce this year

Supermacs has committed to spending 40 million euro on Irish farm produce in 2019.The family chain of restaurants spent over 9 million on...

Ballymahon library one of first to roll out “open library” initiative

Ballymahon has become one of the first towns in the country to roll out an "open library" initiative.Under the scheme the library will open...

Oral hearing scheduled for Bord na Mona’s Derryadd wind farm plans

An oral hearing is to be held next month in Longford to discuss the Board Na Mona application to erect 24 wind turbines on...

Planning permission refused for 14 houses in Kenagh

Proposals to build 14 houses in Kenagh in Longford has been refused by the local authority.Permission had been sought to build the houses by...

PODCAST: Mostrim Players to showcase ‘Shooting of More O’ Ferrell’

The Backstage theatre is to host a new play, on the 'Shooting of Moore O' Ferrell' this Friday and Saturday night. This is an adaptation...

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...