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Local animal-welfare groups receive €426,000

Twelve different animal-welfare organisations across the Shannonside region are getting funding of a total of €426,000 from the Department of Agriculture.Announcing the grants earlier,...

Doctor accused of failing to diagnose cancer in Longford woman (80)

A doctor has appeared before a fitness to practice inquiry accused of failing to diagnose cervical cancer in an 80-year-old Longford woman who later...
Garda

Gardai reveal significant drop in incidents of shoplifting in Longford town

Gardai in Longford are reporting a 22 percent drop in the number of shoplifting offenses in the town over the last number of months.Superintendent...
energy

Roscommon councillors opposed to plans to introduce 3% vacant site levy

Councillors in Roscommon are calling on the government to abandon plans to introduce a vacant site levy in rural counties.The scheme which will come...

Roscommon priest appointed to Rome

Father John Coughlan, a Curate at Saint Joseph’s Parish, Boyle, has been appointed Director of Formation at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, commencing next...

Official opening of Ballinamore Nursing Unit

A very large crowd attended the official opening of the Ballinamore Community Nursing Unit and Primary Care Centre this afternoon.The new HSE facility was...

New website to promote Longford tourism

People involved in any way with the tourism industry in Longford are being asked to provide their details for a new website.The website which...
Rodent

EXCLUSIVE: Three Shannonside hospitals pay out over €11,000 to deal with rodent problems

Three hospitals that serve the Shannonside region have spent almost €11,300 on pest-control since the beginning of last year.Documents released to Shannonside FM show...
castlerea prison

REVEALED: Number of prisoners who died at Castlerea Prison in last decade

A new report shows four prisoners serving sentences in Castlerea prison died in custody between 2007 and 2016.Information obtained by the Belfast-based website the...

Leitrim Councillor concerned at long delays in HSE assessment of children with developmental...

A Leitrim councillor is expressing concern at the waiting lists for treatment for young children who have complex developmental needs.At this morning's meeting of...
GAA-Balls

Killoe Begin Championship With Win Over Clonguish

Killoe began their 2020 Longford senior football championship campaign with a controlled win over Clonguish in Monaduff on Friday night.Seven points from Mark Hughes...
flood levels

Funding approved for flood mitigation works on river in Ballyfarnon

Funding has been approved for flood mitigation works at the river Feorish in Ballyfarnon.Minister at the Department of Public Works Patrick O' Donovan has...
David-McGoldrick

McGoldrick Named FAI Player Of The Year

David McGoldrick has been named as the 2019 ‘Three’ FAI Senior Men’s International Player of the Year.In a year that saw the striker return...

PJ Slamen

PJ Slamen Ardeevin, Castleplunkett, Castlerea, Co Roscommon. August 7th 2020, peacefully with his loving family by his side and in the wonderful care of...

Sean Duignan,

Sean Duignan Finglas, Dublin and formerly of Grange, Hillstreet and Thatch Pub Bridgetown Carrick on Shannon. Wednesday, 5th August. Peacefully at his home. Loving husband to...

Mary Moroney (née Barry)

Mary Moroney (née Barry) Oxford, England and late of Drumheriff, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. July 17th 2020. Beloved wife of the late Patrick. She will be sadly missed...
Italian

Podcast: DJ’s and Musicians During the Pandemic

Mark Fay from DJBOX.IE and musician Luan Parle spoke to Kevin McGillicuddy on the Joe Finnegan Show about how people in the entertainment industry...
Italian

Podcast: The European Transplant and Dialysis Games

Two cocooners have it sewn up for pandemic celebrating 50 years of successful transplantation between themUndeterred by the cancellation of the 2020 European Transplant &...

Podcast: Pubs Not Reopening on August 10th

Pubs aren't reopening on the 10th of August after the move to the next phase was delayed-to discuss the matter Kevin McGillicuddy was joined...