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second half start propels Dublin to semi-final win over Longford

dublinLongford were only trailing by one point at half time but two Con OCallaghan goals in the opening eight minutes of the second half propelled the Dubliners through to a fourth Leinster Under-21 football final in a row . It finished Dublin 2-10 Longford 0-09 in their provincial under 21 semi final in Lakepoint Mullingar this evening. […]

Roscommon exit last Connacht Under 21 championship

Kiltoom-two-300x225Roscommon bowed out of the Connacht Under 21 Championship at the semi final stage with a three point defeat to Sligo in Kiltoom this evening. Jody OReillys 46th minute goal proving decisive as the yeates county won the competitive encounter by 1-13 to 0-13. Sligo are now through to their first provincial under 21 final […]

PODCAST: Is the EU “strangling” farmers, or helping them ?

farm-2017The issue of whether or not the EU helps or hinders Irish farmers led to some lively debate on the Let’s Talk show on Shannonside FM today. Leitrim Fine Gael councillor John McCartin took issue with what he called Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice’s “Euro-sceptic scaremongering” after the TD had claimed EU directives were “strangling” Irish farmers […]

CONFIRMED: Four people dead after London terror attack

westminister-2017  It’s understood two people have been killed and several others injured in an apparent terror attack at the Houses of Parliament in London. Witnesses say a car ploughed into pedestrians, then a man stabbed a police officer, before being shot earlier this afternoon. At least 10 people have been treated by the London ambulance […]

Flood relocation scheme homes should be demolished

athlone-flooding-dec-2015-2017The property of people who might be successful in applying for the flood relocation scheme should be demolished. That’s according to the Mayor of Athlone Municipal District John Dolan who was commenting today on the news that the scheme might be delayed in order to change the criteria. The Fine Gael councillor says while he […]

Clash between local representatives on impact of EU

young-farmer-tractor-from-pixabayA recent statement issued by Roscommon Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice on an EU spraying directive led to heated debate today. The statement from Deputy Fitzmaurice had criticised the directive and described it as another indication of the EU “strangling the life out of small farmers”. Leitrim councillor John McCartin took exception to the views calling […]

Patrick Moore

obits_image_10Patrick Moore Hackney, London and late of 15 Templemichael Terrace, Longford. Thursday 2nd March peacefully. Sadly missed by his sister Anna Mae McCreanor, brother in law Jimmy and niece Jennifer. Reposing at Glennons Funeral Home, Ballinalee Road, Longford, this evening (Thur) from six o’clock until eight o’clock with prayers at seven o’clock. Removal to St […]

Police dealing with ‘terrorist’ incident in London

london-2017Scotland Yard says it’s dealing with a ‘terrorist incident’ outside the houses of parliament in London. Business in the house of commons chamber has been suspended and the building has been locked down. Downing Street says Prime Minister Theresa May is safe. A police officer’s been stabbed and one person has been shot outside the […]

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