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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. […]

Longford pharmacist warns about recalled products

Loughrey's pharmacy in Longford town (Photo: Google Maps)A Shannonside pharmacist is urging any members of the public who may be concerned about a recall of EpiPens to contact their local health professional immediately. It was announced yesterday that the Health Products Regulatory Authority was advising the public of a recall of one batch of Epipens. A defect in the actual manufacture of […]

Drink-driving doubles over St Patrick’s weekend

drink-drivingThere was a 100 per cent increase in drink driving detections in the Longford/Roscommon Garda Division over the St Patrick’s Bank Holiday weekend when compared with the same time last year. There was also a significant increase in the drink driving detections in the Sligo/Leitrim division. Gardaí mounted a significant number of extra checkpoints over […]

Longford U21’s looking to slay the giants

longford-flagThe Longford U21 footballers will look to back up their big win over Kildare in the quarter final this evening as they take on Dublin at St.Lomans Mullingar in the last four of the Leinster U21 Championship. John Lynch spoke to Longford selector Damian Sheridan ahead of the big game and asked about the mood in the […]

Small-business sector creates 200 local jobs

jobsAlmost 200 new jobs were created by small businesses across the Shannonside region last year. Small businesses in Longford created over 100 of those jobs, with the rest being split almost evenly between Leitrim and Roscommon.   The figures are contained in results compiled by Enterprise Ireland and published yesterday, which show that a net […]

Controversy over disabled parking in Longford

paddy-boyle-taxi1A taxi-driver has pleaded with Longford County Council for discretion after receiving a fine for parking illegally in the town recently. Paddy Boyle was fined €40 for parking on a kerb after dropping off a customer who is a wheelchair user who needed to conduct business in the post office. However, as the woman is […]

One year since Abbeyshrule air tragedy

Abbeyshrule aerodrome (Photo: Google Maps)Today marks the first anniversary of a fatal plane crash at Abbeyshrule airfield in Co Longford. William Hillick, who was in his forties died, on March 20th last year when the stunt plane he’d bought just a month earlier crashed. Mr Hillick from Mullingar had been performing a series of aerobatic manoeuvres above the airfield […]

Longford GAA results

longford-gaa-aThe Minor Leagues were back up and running yesterday with wins for Granard/Ballymore and Carrick Sarsfield/St.Dominics/Moydow Óg in group 1 of Division 1. Granard/Ballymore had four point win over Shamrock Gaels while Carrick Sarsfield/St.Dominics/Moydow Óg edged out Clonguish Og by three points. In group two Killoe Og and Slashers game was called off due to […]

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