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BREAKING: Grid West project to be downscaled by EirGrid

Eirgrid has announced it intends to significantly downscale its proposed Grid West project through Roscommon, Leitrim and Mayo.In the last hour, the company has...

Local anti-fracking groups to host protest over off-shore plans in Strandhill

Anti-fracking campaigners from across the Shannonside region are to host a protest against the possibility of offshore fracking in the north-west tomorrow.Earlier this year...
Longford Court

Longford court told alleged mosque brawl shamed Muslims

Longford District Court has heard that there was a sense of shame in the Muslim community following an alleged assault at mosque in 2015.Six...
Planning Permission

Plans lodged for 18 apartments in Athlone

Planning permission is being sought for 18 apartments in Athlone.Gardarta Limited is seeking outline permission for the two-bedroom properties in a two and three-storey...
Cloone Defibrilator

Locals shocked as life-saving defibrillator station in Cloone vandalised

Fianna Fail Senator Keith Swanick is condemning vandalism at a defibrillator station in Cloone in Co Leitrim.The defibrillator cabinet on the Adoon road in...
Roads

Shannonside Region to receive €690,000 in Local Improvement Scheme funding

The Shannonside region has secured €690,000 in funding under the Local Improvement Schemes, which are re-instated in 2017 after being suspended for a number...
Chris O'Dowd

EXCLUSIVE: Star actor Chris O’Dowd invests in Boyle distillery

There's a major boost for Boyle with the news that actor Chris O'Dowd is to come on board as an investor in a new...
Water supply

Over €600k funding approved for group water scheme upgrades locally

More than €650,000 in funding has been announced to upgrade group water and sewerage schemes in the Shannonside region.Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has allocated...
Longford Adult eductaion

Longford woman representing region at European Adult Education event

A Longford woman is flying the flag in Brussels this week for adult education in the county.Kathleen Dowd is representing Longford Women's Link at...

Official launch of Peace IV takes place today in Carrick

The official launch of the Leitrim county Peace IV Action Plan is taking place in Carrick-on-Shannon today.The Peace programme was launched in 1995 aimed...

Castlerea’s Aoife O’Rourke Makes World Last-16

Castlerea middleweight Aoife O’Rourke made it three wins from three for Ireland at the World Women’s Championships in New Delhi, India this morning.O’Rourke, making...

Defender Jimmy Dunne called upto Ireland Squad

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has been forced to alter this squad for the UEFA Nations League game away to Denmark on Monday,...

Michael Obafemi Commits To Republic Of Ireland

Michael Obafemi has committed his international future to the Republic of Ireland. The Dublin-born Southampton striker trained with the squad this week, but also...

William Hoey

William Hoey Arden, Tullamore, Co. Offaly and late of Mullolagher, Longford. Saturday, November 17th, peacefully at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Harbour...

Bridget Rogers (nee Mahon)

Bridget Rogers (nee Mahon) Cullyfad, Killoe, Co. Longford. Peacefully in her 95th year in the excellent care of the staff at Lissadell Lodge, Laurel Lodge...

John Gaffey

John Gaffey, Birchgrove, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon. Thursday, November 15th , peacefully in the care of the wonderful staff of University Hospital, Galway and...
White House Hotel

LISTEN: Sadness as west Roscommon hotel shuts

A west Roscommon hotel has closed.Padraic Whelan has run the White House Hotel at Ballinlough since May of last year. He was renting...

LISTEN: Interview with major local employer

One of the midlands’ biggest employers is Grant Engineering in Birr, Co Offaly.The company was established in 1977 and is one of the...

PODCAST: Phase two of Castlerea food hub begins

The tendering process is under way for the second phase of the food hub in Castlerea.A total of €500,000 of state funding has...