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Ex-Sinn Féin councillor to be sentenced for false imprisonment of Athlone man

A former Sinn Féin Councillor will be sentenced tomorrow for false imprisonment after a court ruled on some disputed evidence.A special hearing was held...

Ballaghaderreen Foróige members meet the President

Members of Ballaghaderreen's Foróige club were the guests of the President in Aras an Uachtaráin this week to celebrate their work at helping young...

Payments review putting extra pressure on farmers

Longford IFA Chairman Sean Conefrey says the review of payments to farmers which is taking place at present is likely to result in more...

Roscommon could still lose out badly under boundary legislation

People in Roscommon are being misled in relation to plans by Fine Gael to legally enshrine county boundaries.That's according to Roscommon Independent Councillor Lawrence...

REVEALED: 2016’s most popular Shannonside baby names

The CSO has revealed its list of the most popular baby names for last year with James once again topping the list for boys,...
Drugs

HSE slammed over Longford drugs service ‘cutbacks’

The HSE has been slammed over 'cutbacks' to the drugs and alcohol service in Longford.According to the minutes of a recent meeting of its...

Fracking Bill success described as ‘victory for Leitrim community groups’

The passing of a Dail bill to ban all onshore fracking has been described as a victory for community groups in Leitrim.The bill, sponsored...

Longford men pay compensation for violent disorder

Four Longford men, who pleaded guilty to violent disorder and criminal damage at a pub in Ballinamuck over two years ago, have avoided jail...

Lidl finalising sale of Carrick store

Lidl has received a formal offer from a car dealership to buy its store in Carrick-on-Shannon.Final discussions on the sale are under way.The company...

Shannonside representatives appointed to Knock airport board

Roscommon native Sean Mulryan, Leitrim Council Chief Executive Frank Curran and Galway Council Chief Executive Kevin Kelly have all been appointed to the board...
Longford RFC

Longford RFC Club Notes February 26

Longford RFC Club News February 26.It was Groundhog Day in Longford RFC where the Senior Men’s matches v Monkstown were called off for the...
RWC

Buccaneers Club Notes February 25

Buccaneers club notes 25 February.Buccaneers J1’s threw themselves a lifeline when winning their basement battle 27-23 against their Sligo counterparts at The Green, Creggs, on...
Goal Nets

FAI To Monitor Heading Initiatives

The Football Association of Ireland is in discussions with UEFA and with the Associations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England regarding the effects on...

Alice Rahill (née Harrington)

Alice Rahill (née Harrington) Crumlin, Dublin and late of Rathcroghan, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon), Sunday, 23 February suddenly, but peacefully, surrounded by her family, in...

Joseph Joe Irwin.

Joseph Joe Irwin. Kilkenny West, Glasson, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Monday, 24th February peacefully at the regional hospital Mullingar. Reposing at his residence today Tuesday from four...

Una (Winifred) Bowes (nee Macken).

Una (Winifred) Bowes (nee Macken). Mail Road, Cappataggle, Ballinasloe, Galway and formerly of Lisdillure Drum Athlone. Peacefully at her residence after an illness bravely borne...

Podcast: The Big Breakfast

Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to study which may lead to better clinical dietary...

Podcast: Mortgages

Mortgage interest rates which are among the highest in Europe have been falling steadily over the past few years and o yesterday the state’s...

Podcast: Politicians and St Patrick’s Day

Cavan cathaoirleach Shane P O'Reilly and Roscommon journalist Brian Cunniffe spoke to the Joe Finnegan show about politicians going abroad to represent their councils on...