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Man arrested in Longford in connection with money laundering investigation


Gardai investigating money laundering involving funds from a life assurance company have arrested a third man.

The 48-year-old was arrested this morning in Longford and will be charged before Athlone District Court at 10.30am.

Two other men in their 20s were arrested and charged in connection with the investigation yesterday.

Teresa (Tess) Mohan (nee Fallon)


Teresa (Tess) Mohan (nee Fallon)

Castletowngeoghegan, Co. Westmeath and formerly of Churchtown, Ardee, Co. Louth.

Predeceased by her husband T.J.

Tuesday, January, 16th peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Thomond Lodge, Nursing Home, Ballymahon, Co. Longford.

Reposing at Thomond Lodge nursing home, tomorrow evening (Thurs) from five o’clock until seven o’clock.

Funeral Mass on (Fri) morning at eleven o’clock in St. Michael’s church, Castletowngeoghegan, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.

Bridgie McNerney (nee Ward)


Bridgie McNerney (nee Ward)

Carrickadorrish, Aughnacliffe, Co Longford.

Tuesday January 16th at Cavan General Hospital.

Beloved wife of the Late Phil and mother of the late Leo. Much loved mother of Kathleen Gumley, John, Turlough, Christopher, Colm and Philip. Deeply regretted by her daughter, sons, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Reposing at Cavan General Hospital Mortuary today (Wed) from three o’clock until Removal leaving the hospital at five o’clock to arrive at St Colmcille’s Church at six o’clock via Arvagh.

Funeral Mass tomorrow morning (Thurs) at eleven o’clock.

Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only please.

House private. 

Center Parcs’ Longford manager to begin role in early 2019

Daragh Feighery is looking forward to his role as manager of Center Parcs' Longford Forest project (Photo: http://villagelife.centerparcs.co.uk/)

The manager of Center Parcs’ Longford Forest expects to take up his role at the attraction in the spring of next year.

Daragh Feighery is currently the manager of the Center Parcs site in Sherwood Forest, and was appointed to the general manager role of the company’s first Irish attraction last April.

Construction has begun this month on hundreds of holiday lodges and apartments at the site in Newcastle Wood, while the tender for the 21km gas pipeline for the site has been published within the last week.

In an interview on Center Parcs’ UK website, the manager of the Longford Forest project says he expects to take up his role at the large-scale tourism project in just over 12 months time.



Meeting in Lanesboro on how digital devices can combat crime


A community on the Longford-Roscommon border is hoping to raise awareness of how technology and smart phones can help prevent crime with a special meeting later this month.

The community of Lanesboro-Ballyleague and Rathcline-Kilgefin are hoping to tackle growing fear of rural crime through the use of IT and specialised digital training courses.

A discussion on developing a CCTV system, as well as how the local community alert scheme can be improved, will also be held on Monday, January 29, at 9pm in St. Mary’s Hall beside the bridge in Lanesboro.

Debbie Tierney, who will be co-ordinating the digital training locally, explained that developing security cameras at key locations is a concern at present for several areas.



Donie Shine senior to be given hall of fame award posthumously


Its been announced that the Hall of Fame award for 2017 at the Roscommon sports star of the year awards  is being posthumously given to Donie Shine senior who passed away last year. He played and managed Roscommon and was match analyst for many years with Roscommon GAA commentator Willie Hegarty on Shannonside FM. Willie Hegarty says it’s a great tribute to the legendary figure from the Clann na ngael club.


Heres a clip from 2010 with Willie Hegarty and Donie Shine senior behind the mics as Roscommon won the Connacht championship.


The award ceremony is on Friday the 26th of January

Local teams all set for All Ireland volleyball finals


Three schools in the region are all set for the All-Ireland schools volleyball finals which take place in UCD on Thursday.

There’s a unique all Roscommon final in the All Ireland Cadette ‘C’ girls competition as holders Mercy Convent Roscommon face Roscommon town community college in their first ever final.

The Boys Cadette ‘A’ final sees Vocational school Drumshambo facing Holders Saint Brigid’s Loughrea.

The Drumshambo School are managed by Aidan Shannon who spoke to  Kevin McDermott on Monday night’s Sportsbeat.


Mathews feels O’Neill club rumours unhelpful to international side


Stoke City appointed Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager after a week of speculation linking republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill to the job.

O’Neill has also been linked with the West Ham United and Everton vacancies.

Former Longford Town and Athlone Town boss Alan Mathews told Shannonside Northern Sound, he feels that the linking of Martin O’Neill to premier league managerial jobs does not do the international side any favour’s.


Matthews add’s that job sharing a premier league club and the international team managerial duties is not feasible.


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