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Longford’s Northern Quarter could be sold before Christmas

shopping-centre-vacant-longford-2017The chief executive of Longford County Council has expressed hope that the sale of the Northern Quarter in the town could be completed before Christmas. Paddy Mahon explained at Monday’s annual budget discussions that the council will be meeting with two prospective bidders this Wednesday to discuss the possible finalisation of the sale of the […]

Longford council set for €3m budget rise in 2018

longford-council-picLongford County Council is set for a €3-million increase in its budget next year. This will enable an extra 7 per cent to be spent on housing and building.   Longford County Council had a budget of nearly €40 million for this year but, according to the new draft budget, this is set to rise […]

Longford councillors slam lack of money for housing repairs

longford-council-picLocal authorities are not being given proper access to money to carry out repairs on empty houses or to buy land to build new houses. That’s the view of several councillors who spoke at the monthly meeting of Longford council. The members had been asked to consider loan approval for the council of €1.5 million […]

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 […]

Junior Minister visits Granard for planning discussion

Minister Damien English will visit Granard this morningJunior Local Government Minister Damien English is visiting Granard this morning to attend a meeting of the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly. The event is being held in the north Longford town because it’s the homeplace of Fianna Fáil councillor PJ Reilly, who is the chairman of the assembly. Twelve chief executives of the local […]

Boost for Longford as council budget increases

CouncilLongford County Council has been given a major cash injection for its 2018 budget. A meeting of Granard Municipal District was told yesterday the council is set to receive additional funding of €105,000 in its 2018 budget to be split between the three municipal districts, an increase of 60 per cent. The increased funding is […]

Butler: Loughrey quit for work and family reasons

Councillor Seamus Butler says Padraig Loughrey will be missed as member of Longford County CouncilThe leader of the Fianna Fáil group on Longford County Council insists Padraig Loughrey quit as a councillor for work and family reasons. Yesterday, the Longford town businessman announced his immediate resignation from the local authority after eight and a half years as a public representative. First elected to Longford County Council in 2009, securing […]

Longford councillor Padraig Loughrey resigns from Longford County Council

cllr-padraig-loughreyLongford councillor Padraig Loughrey, has announced his immediate resignation from Longford County Council. In a statement issued this morning, he said: “After much deliberation and careful consideration, he has made the decision to resign as an elected member of Longford County Council”. He went on to thank the local authority over the past number years […]

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