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Gerety Quinn withdraws from Longford council race

longford-council-picConnie Gerety Quinn has announced today she won’t be contesting a convention to decide who takes the Longford council seat vacated by Padraig Loughrey. The former Fianna Fáil general-election candidate had been nominated alongside Joe Flaherty, who is the current general election candidate, to take the local authority seat. Gerety Quinn had indicated last week […]

Leyden clarifies attack on Ireland’s World Cup bid

Senator Terry Leyden has caused controversy with his criticism of Ireland's World Cup bidTerry Leyden has doubled down on his criticism of the government’s failure to secure the rights to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The Roscommon senator yesterday claimed Ireland was crying over spilled milk after France secured the honour of hosting the tournament in six years’ time, ahead of Ireland and South Africa. […]

Roscommon chamber president eyes Fianna Fáil election bid

Seán Mahon, seen here with Fianna Fáil national executive member Larry Brennan, has ambitions to be a TD (Photo: Mary Devine-O'Callaghan's Facebook page)The president of Roscommon Chamber of Commerce is strongly considering standing for Fianna Fáil in the forthcoming Roscommon-Galway selection convention. Seán Mahon is a long-time activist with the party in Roscommon town, where he runs a solicitors practice, but has never been a public representative before. There are already three confirmed candidates for Fianna Fáil’s […]

Gerety may withdraw from Longford council race

Will Joe Flaherty or Connie Gerety replace Padraig Loughrey in Longford County Council? (Photo: Google Maps?A former Fianna Fáil general election candidate says she will not enter a contest to fill a seat on Longford County Council if she has no chance of winning. A process is currently under way to replace Padraig Loughrey, who stepped away from politics suddenly last month. Joe Flaherty and Connie Gerety are the two nominations […]

Fianna Fail confirms two people nominated to fill vacant Longford County Council seat

FiannaThere may yet be a contest for the person to replace former Longford Fianna Fail councillor Padraig Loughrey on Longford County Council. Padraig Loughery’s decision to resign his seat for family reasons came as a major shock in the Longford area last month. His departure means that the Fianna Fail party now need to choose […]

Longford Cllr. to attend gathering of clergy and politicians in Rome

seamus-butlerLongford councillor Seamus Butler is attending a special gathering of clergy and politicians in Rome this weekend. The Fianna Fail politician and businessman was nominated to attend the event by the Irish Bishops Conference. Councillor Butler was Chairperson of the St Mel’s Cathedral Project that oversaw the restoration of the building after it was destroyed […]

Local TD backs plans to legalise medicinal cannabis

cannabis-2017A Roscommon-Galway Fianna Fáil TD has backed the plans to legalise cannabis use for medicinal reasons. People before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s Bill to that effect is set to be debated in the Dáil on November 9 and it’ll be voted on a week later. The Bill passed first and second stages of the Dáil […]

Process to replace ex-councillor in Longford likely to take weeks

Padraig Loughrey 2017It’s expected the process to replace Padraig Loughrey as a councillor in Longford will take a number of weeks. The Killoe man announced his immediate resignation from the local authority on Sunday morning. Party sources have confirmed to Shannonside FM that the process to co-opt a replacement for the well-known pharmacist is likely to take […]

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