Athlone mediation service contacted over ongoing Longford Traveller feud

The Athlone-based Traveller Mediation Service has confirmed that it has been contacted about resolving an ongoing feud in Longford town which has resulted in several violent incidents in recent weeks.

The service, which is closely linked to the Department of Justice, operates a mediation facility between traveller families involved in disputes, as well as conflict resolution between settled families and Travellers.

A Service spokesperson has confirmed that they have bene in contact with a senior garda within Longford and they expect to make further progress in relation to recent issues in Longford in the coming weeks.

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A man in his 40s is recovering after sustaining serious leg and back injuries in a suspected ‘hit and run’ incident in the Annally Car Park on Tuesday afternoon.

A man in his 20s and a teenage girl also suffered injuries in the incident which is believed to be linked to two previous incidents, including an alleged stabbing, in the Aldi car park in early April.