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Two men to appear in court today following handgun seizure in Rathowen

Two men will appear in court this morning in relation to a gun seizure on the Longford Westmeath border this week.The fully-loaded semi-automatic pistol...

Longford eighth most deprived region in the country, says deprivation index

Longford is the eighth most deprived region in the country, according to the latest national deprivation index.The report draws on Census data and scores...

Shannonside farmers join protest outside Aldi distribution centre

There's some criticism of the Irish Farmers Association staging a blockade outside Aldi's main distribution centre in Naas, Co. Kildare.The German retailer says...
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Roscommon IFA Chairman taking part in Kildare blockade

Farmers are warning today's blockade at one of the country's biggest retail distribution centres will be the first of many, unless there's an immediate...

Bishop of Elphin confirms changes are being looked at in preparing children for sacraments

The Bishop of Elphin has confirmed the diocese is looking at changing the way young people prepare for sacraments.Bishop Kevin Doran is advocating a...

Ireland’s first ever ‘organic fast-food drive-thru’ to be based in Carrick-on-Shannon

The former site of KFC in Carrick-on-Sharron will be taken over by Ireland's first-ever organic fast-food drive-through.Described as a "from the farm" fast...

Fianna Fail commit to Western Brigade in election manifesto

Fianna Fail has said it intends to re-establish the Western Brigade of the army if it is returned to power.The party is presently drawing...
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Plans underway to welcome asylum seeker families to Ballinamore

Plans are continuing in Ballinamore to prepare for the imminent arrival of seven asylum seekers families in the town.A meeting of the Ballinamore Says...

Sale of Sliabh Bán hotel in Ballyleague set to be completed next week

It's understood a sale is imminent on the former Sliabh Bán hotel in Ballyleague.The former 12 bedroom property located on a site of 3.5...

Inquest hears Longford woman died from accidental overdose of paracetamol

A 29-year-old Longford woman died after accidentally overdosing on paracetamol she was taking for pain.Rebecca Bissett was taking paracetamol over the Easter weekend...

Johnny Sexton Captains Leinster Against Northampton

Jordan Larmour is in at 15 for Leinster's trip to Northampton on Saturday, with Jamison Gibson-Park named at half-back alongside capain Johnny Sexton.Jordan Larmour,...

Butler Returns To Captain Connacht Against Gloucester

Connacht have been boosted by the return of captain Jarrad Butler and Jack Carthy to face Gloucester in the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday...

FAI President Donal Conway Steps Down

Donal Conway has announced his intention to step down as President of the FAI at an EGM to be held on the 25th January...

Catherine Shields

Catherine Shields Cappagh, Ballinalack, Co. Westmeath. Friday, December 6th, peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Our Lady’s Manor Nursing Home, Edgeworthstown. Deeply regretted by...

Vincent Hoban

Vincent Hoban Main Street, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim and late of Monivea, Galway. Saturday, December 7th, peacefully at his residence. Sadly missed by his sisters Anne, Sr Isobella...

Patrick (Pat) Joseph Danaher

Patrick (Pat) Joseph Danaher Retired Shopkeeper. Castleplunkett, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon and formerly Shanagolden, Limerick. Friday, December 6th, peacefully at Fearna Manor Nursing Home in the loving...

Podcast: Book Review 2019

Marina Lynch from Eason's Cavan and Orlagh Kelly from the Reading room in Carrick on Shannon joined Joe Finnegan in studio to review the...

Podcast: The Drugs Problem in the Region

Frankie Keena a member of the Athlone Drugs Awareness group and Packie Kelly from Teach Na Daoine in Monaghan spoke to Joe Finnegan on...

Podcast: IT WAS AS IT WAS

Ballymore native Tony Hughes has written a memoir called ‘It was as it was’Tony Joined Joe Finnegan in studio on Tuesday mornings show.Take a...