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Flanagan dismisses calls for dedicated Brexit Minister

Charlie Flanagan says every government minister is acting as a minister for Brexit.He dismissed calls for there to be a dedicated cabinet member to...

Recruitment begins for Ballaghaderreen refugee centre

Recruitment has begun for the jobs that are being created through the new refugee centre in Ballaghaderreen - with several likely to go to...

Brexit speech gives no certainty about Border – Leitrim Cathaoirleach

The Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council says there's still no certainty about how the Border with Northern Ireland will work post-Brexit.British Prime Minister Theresa...

Nine year sentence for man who raped daughter

A man has been jailed for nine years for raping his daughter at various locations in Cork when she was aged between 16 and...

UK won’t be staying as member of single market

Theresa May says the UK will not look to be a member of the single market after leaving the European Union.She's been outlining her...

Reports of jobs at risk due to Athlone school amalgamation

The Chairman of the Interim Board of Management for the new secondary school in Athlone says they do not know of any potential job...

New Offaly company to run Ballaghadereen refugee centre

A newly formed Offaly company has been awarded the contract for housing the refugees in the Abbeyfield hotel in Ballaghaderreen.In an email to local...

Longford could be pilot for new home grants scheme

It's hoped that Longford will be one of the pilot counties for a major home grants scheme aimed at revitalising small towns and villages.Shannonside...

Fourteen submissions made on Sligo Leitrim constituency

Three TDs from the Sligo-Leitrim constituency have lodged submissions calling for its boundary to be changed.A total of 14 people wrote to the Constituency...
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Enterprise Ireland claim 500 jobs in Shannonside region last year

Enterprise Ireland claims it created over 500 jobs in the Shannonside region in 2016.The Government agency revealed the figures in its annual report which...

Carrick Fight Back To Lift Leitrim Hurling Title

Carrick Hurling retained the Leitrim senior hurling title but had to fight back to see of Manor Hamilton at Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada.Extra-time was...

Clonguish book Leinster Hurling Quarter-Final Spot

Clonguish Gaels marched into the quarter-finals of the Longford junior hurling championship when they beat Wicklow's Barndarrig 5-11 to 2-6 at Glennon Brothers Pearse...

GAA Introduce Tier 2 Football Championship

The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship will have two tiers from next summer.Three quarters of delegates backed a Central Council motion at Congress to introduce...

Anne Cullen (nee Moran)

Anne Cullen (nee Moran) Clonbrusk, Coosan Point Road, Athlone. Saturday, October 19th, peacefully. Predeceased by her beloved brother Mattie. Sadly missed by her loving husband Charles, her...

Mary Kilmartin (nee Feeney)

Mary Kilmartin (nee Feeney) Silver Quay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Friday, October 18th, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her Mam Bridie and Dad...

Bernard (Bernie) McGann

Bernard (Bernie) McGann Frenchlawn, Ballintubber, Co.Roscommon. Friday, October 18th, peacefully at Roscommon University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Therese. Deeply regretted by...

PODCAST: Lively debate on the JF show Friday panel

It was another case of lively debate in the Shannonside studios today when Joe Finnegan was joined by Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh, Sinn...

PODCAST: “…Mouth like a Lough Erne pike” – the region’s favourite Irish sayings

The Joe Finnegan show decided to talk about our favourite  Irish sayings this week following on from a recent Irish Times article by Journalist...

Sportsbeat – Monday October 14

On a busy weekend for Sports weekend get all the reaction from the County finals in the region.Reaction from Glencar Manor Hamilton’s win over...