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May Nelson (Nee Kelly)


May Nelson (Nee Kelly)

Trilacroghan, Curraghroe, Co Roscommon.

Sunday August 20th peacefully at Mullingar General Hospital.

Reposing at McHugh’s Funeral Home, Strokestown on (Wed) evening from half past five until half past seven, followed by

Removal to St Mary’s Church, Ballagh to arrive at eight o’clock.

Funeral Mass on (Thurs) at eleven o’clock with burial afterwards in Kilgefin cemetery.

Landlord to pay €42,000 to tenants after refusing to offer housing assistance


A landlord is to pay 42,000 euro to three tenants after being found to have discriminated against them by not offering them access to housing assistance.

In a judgment the Workplace Relations Commission said it was difficult to understand the landlord’s attitude towards the model tenants.

It’s believed to be the first decision of its kind here.

The anonymity of the three tenants and the landlord in this case is protected.

The tenants lived separately and found themselves struggling to make rent so applied for the Housing Assistance Payment.

This was given to them but the landlord refused to complete the necessary paper work to make it happen in each of the three cases.

The tenants then took discrimination cases against the landlord to the Workplace Relations Commission and won.

This discrimination case is believed to be the first of its kind here.

The landlord now has to pay the three tenants around 14 thousand euro each in compensation.

FLAC says the case shows landlords need to be aware of their obligations and the law.

And that they can’t discriminate against current or prospective tenants just because they may need assistance like HAP from the State.

Public meeting about controversial Lidl store planned for Carrick


A public meeting to rally support against the Lidl store planned for Carrick-on-Shannon has been organised.

The German supermarket giant has been refused planning permission by Leitrim County Council to develop a store at Attinfinlay, near rivals Tesco and Aldi.

It intends closing its existing store at Cortober, on the Roscommon side of Carrick.

Lidl is appealing against the council’s decision to An Bord Pleanála, with observations from the public invited before September 4th.

There has been widespread opposition to the new store, and another public meeting will take place in the Bush Hotel in Carrick next Monday at 8pm.

Fintan Cox is one of the organisers.


Alan Burns


Alan Burns

Church Road, Tulsk, Co Roscommon.

Saturday, August, 19th peacefully at his home.

Reposing at his home this evening (Mon) until eight o’clock.

Removal tomorrow (Tues) to the church of Saints Eithne and Fidelma, Tulsk, to arrive for funeral mass at half past eleven.

Burial afterwards in Tulsk cemetery.

Josephine (Josie) Richardson (Nee Fisher)


Josephine (Josie) Richardson (Nee Fisher)

Kilrush, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.

Monday August 21st peacefully in her 93rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Eric and dear mother of Morton, Audrey, Irene and Ruth. Sadly missed by her loving family, sister, brothers, sisters in lsw, daughter in law, sons in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends and neighbours.

Resting at the family home in Kilrush until removal on (Wed) afternoon arriving at St Patrick’s Church, Newtowngore at two o’clock for Funeral Service followed by interment in the adjoining graveyard.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to North West Hospice and Church Repair Funds c/o Clive Magee Funeral Directors, Ballyhugh, Ballyconnell or any family member.

As a mark of respect the premises of Wilson Machinery Ballinamore and Edward Woods Killeshandra will be closed all day Wednesday.

House private to family and friends on Wednesday please.

Lily O’Boy (nee Scollan)


Lily O’Boy (nee Scollan)

Foxborough, Drumsna, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Sunday August 20th in her 95th year at St Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick on Shannon.

Predeceased by her loving husband Pat, son Michael and brother Bernie. Sadly missed by her daughter Patricia O Loughnan, son in law Frank and grandson Cian, brothers in law, sisters in law, relatives and friends.

Reposing in the Hospital Chapel from five o’clock until seven o’clock tomorrow (Tues), prayers will be said at a quarter to seven.

Funeral Mass on (Wed) at twelve noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Drumsna.

Burial immediately afterwards to Annaduff cemetery.

Council takes radical action over tenants in Carrick

Leitrim County Council has boarded two houses at Aghameeney because it claims they're unoccupied

Residents of a council estate in Carrick-on-Shannon have expressed concern about two houses that have been boarded up for more than six months.

Some feel it gives a bad impression of the area and want the local authority to address it.


In February, Leitrim County Council boarded up the doors and windows of two houses in Ath Na Rí, a council estate at Aghameeney in Carrick-on-Shannon.

In notices placed on the two properties, the council claims the tenants are in breach of their tenancy agreements as the houses aren’t their normal place of residence and are unoccupied.

The local authority says it’s terminating both the tenancy agreements as of February 6th, but some residents are concerned the properties are still boarded up more than six months later.

While declining to speak publicly, they claim the boarded-up houses give the impression antisocial behaviour is prevalent in the area.

Local councillor Séadhna Logan has similar concerns.


In a statement to Shannonside FM, the council says the properties are on its list of vacant void units and will be refurbished and returned to its housing stock.

It says that in the past 18 months, 70 long-term voids in Leitrim have been returned to use and the Ath na Ri houses will be among the next tranche of properties to be addressed.

Latest Dromod crash shows need for N4 works – Guckian

There was a serious crash at Faulties, Dromod, on Friday (Photo: Google Maps)

A Leitrim councillor has called for immediate safety works to be put in place at a junction on the N4 after an incident in which a motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital.

The man was taken by helicopter by Galway University Hospital after his motorbike collided with a car at the Faulties after 6pm.

Councillor Des Guckian claims there has been a number of serious incidents in the area in recent years and has called on Leitrim County Council and the Transport Infrastructure Ireland to reconsider plans to extend the dual carriageway all the way into Carrick on Shannon.

He believes that it is important the council makes efforts to make the junction safer.



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