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17 new Covid cases in Longford as incidence rate remains high

Another 39 people have died with Covid-19 and there are 462 new cases.207 of the cases are in Dublin, 29 in Cork, 26...

HSE set to miss vaccine target for the second week in a row

The HSE will miss its Covid-19 vaccine target for the second week in a row.The shortfall is being blamed on issues with the supply...
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Roscommon Gardai investigating theft of cattle trailer

Gardai in Roscommon are appealing for the public's help in trying to trace a stolen cattle trailer.The Ifor Williams, galvanised steel, 10 by 5-foot...

HSE says reducing number of contacts essential if Longford Covid cases are to drop

The HSE in the Midlands is urging people to keep their close contacts to a minimum.Counties Longford and Westmeath continue to see cases of...

Longford native who leads NWC urges more women to consider politics

The National Women's Council of Ireland, which is chaired by Longford woman Louise Lovett has launched a research report today on women in politics...

Longford doctor hopeful vaccine delay can be resolved soon

The head of the group which represents the majority of GPs in Ireland is hopeful that any issues with the vaccine roll out to...
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Specialist eating disorder units to be established to help people in Shannonside region

The government will set up three new specialist eating disorder hubs in 2021, reversing a move to suspend funding last year.They will provide treatment...

Longford resident who was illegally adopted says time for state apologies is over

Longford resident Maragaret Norton says the time is long past for apologies, and people who were illegally adopted in this country are still being...

McDonalds to lodge planning for new outlet in Carrick-on-Shannon

Fast-food chain McDonalds is applying for planning permission to establish an outlet in Carrick-on-Shannon.A planning notice published today details that the chain was to...
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Traffic delays expected in Ballaghaderreen today

Gardai are advising motorists of possible traffic delays in the Ballaghaderreen area of Roscommon.Units are involved in a local policing operation between now and...
FAI

Ireland To Play Qatar In Hungary

The Republic of Ireland will play a friendly against Qatar in Debrecen, Hungary later this month as part of the Group A European qualifying...
Longford RFC

Longford Rugby Club Notes Weekending March 7

Rugby DigestThe final rest weekend of the Six Nations took place on the weekend past. However, two provincial derbies took place with Connacht visiting...

Buccaneers Club Notes Weekending March 7

Eight Buccs players in Connacht squad v MunsterNo less than eight Buccaneers players were named in the Connacht squad that took on Munster in...

Thomas (Tom) Maguire

Thomas (Tom) Maguire, 8 Wood Road, Ballynacargy, Co. Westmeath. Saturday, 6th March, peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore,A private family funeral will take place tomorrow...

Patrick J. (Paddy) Cooke

Patrick J. (Paddy) Cooke. Gortermone, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. Sunday, 7th March Peacefully at his residence. Surrounded by his loving family in his 97th year.Predeceased by...

Martin O Connor

Martin O ConnorCreevaghbeg, Ballymahon, Co Longford, and formerly Rockchapel, Cork and  Widnes, Cheshire. Friday 5th March 2021, peacefully.Predeceased by his wife Kathleen, his sons...

PODCAST: Childcare provider and parent give their reaction to re-opening of ECCE scheme today

Today saw the re-opening of childcare for around 100,000 toddlers under the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme.There was excitement tinged with a little...
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The Club Players Assocation Disbands

The Club Players assocation has decided to disband after the GAA have voted to implement the split season.Roscommon CPA rep Tommy Kenoy joined Dave...

LISTEN: Celebrations as Castlerea Upcyclers win Aontas STAR Award

A group of men and women in Roscommon who have been training in upcycling textils for the last two years are celebrating after winning...