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Appeal for missing Glenamaddy man

Glenamaddy (Photo: Google Maps)The family of a missing east Galway man have appealed for his safe return. UK police have confirmed that Glenamaddy’s Anthony O’Brien, who is 24, has been reported as missing because he hasn’t been seen since February 2nd. His last siting was in Kilburn, London, two weeks ago, and his disappearance was reported officially last […]

Hundreds of Aughavas residents make case for retention of local post office

aughavas-2017It’s hoped An Post will look favourably on the high levels of submissions from people in the greater Aughavas community of Leitrim to retain their local post office. An Post opened a public consultation process on the future of the service after recent the sale of the premises; the deadline to make the case for […]

Vigil takes place at Sligo and Galway hospitals calling for increased investment

sligo-hospital-from-hse-website-2017A vigil will take place outside Sligo and Galway hospitals this evening calling for increased investment in front line health services. The ”Still Waiting Health Campaign” arose following last week’s coverage of the plight of people waiting for operations and misleading information on the length of waiting lists. Sligo and Galway are among seven hospitals […]

Jimmy Farrell.

obits_image_11Jimmy Farrell. Cross, Ardagh, Co. Longford. Ex Department of Posts and Telegraphs Engineering Branch. Thursday, February, 16th peacefully in his 97th year. Reposing at his home at Cross tomorrow evening (Fri) from five o’clock until nine o’clock. Removal on (Sat) to St. Brigid’s Church, Ardagh arriving for Funeral Mass at twelve noon. Burial afterwards in […]

Theresa Cox (nee Murray)

obits_image_8Theresa Cox. (nee Murray) Cappagh, Ballinalack, Co. Westmeath. Wednesday, February, 15th at the General Hospital, Mullingar. Predeceased by her husband James, sadly missed by her sons, Brendan, Gerry and Fred,  daughters Mary and Kathleen  brother Pat, sons-in-law, daughters-in-lawsister-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Mullingar Hospital Mortuary Chapel tomorrow evening (Fri) from half past four, […]

Senator raises Leitrim accident’s ‘good Samaritan’ insurance issue

catsMotor insurance companies need to be brought to task about the recent incident involving a good Samaritan deed at a Leitrim accident. That’s according to Fianna Fail Senator Keith Swanick who raised the issue in the Seanad yesterday. Senator Swanick said the public has been very generous in helping Paul Egan who lost his car […]

Roscommon and Leitrim councillors paid over €1million in 2016

expenses-2017New figures show that councillors in Roscommon and Leitrim were paid more than €1 million in salaries, allowances and expenses last year. Councillors in Roscommon received €534,000 in 2016, while Leitrim’s got almost €488,000.   The average councillor in Roscommon last year received €26,700, while it was €25,700 in Leitrim. In Roscommon, the current cathaoirleach, […]

Burke refuses to be drawn on Enda Kenny’s future as Taoiseach

enda-kenny-2017-2Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy Peter Burke is refusing to be drawn on whether he thinks Enda Kenny should be forced to name the day of his resignation as party leader. Deputy Burke who was elected as a TD almost a year ago, says that he has full confidence in the party leader to know when […]

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