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Census shows Longford had highest unemployment rate last year

UnemploymentAccording to the latest findings from Census 2016 – more than 2 million people were in the workforce last year – with the majority of these employed in the services sector. Longford had the highest unemployment rate last year at almost 20 percent while eight of the top 10 so-called blackspots were in Limerick. The […]

Longford Council agrees to increase windfarm development fees by 1000 percent

wind-turbine-2017Longford County’s council’s decision to increase by 1000 per cent its development fees for  wind farms has been described as a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction by its CEO. Paddy Mahon made the comments at this month’s meeting of the local authority, after a proposal tabled by councillor Mark Casey was agreed up to by members following an […]

Concern after reports of man sleeping rough in car in Longford

notice-2017Concern has been expressed after it was claimed that a man has been sleeping rough in a car in Longford town this week. Two vehicles, which have been described as being in poor condition, have been parked at a location in the town in recent days and it’s alleged that at least one man is […]

Mickey Quinn looks ahead to championship game against Louth

longford-gaa-aSaturday sees the Longford footballers travel to Drogheda where they take on Louth at the Gaelic Grounds in round 1A of the All Ireland Qualifiers. Both teams have met each other once already this year in the Allianz League which The Wee county won controversially by a point. That win was one that helped Louth […]

Good progress on Longford swift project

birdbirdA programme to encourage swifts to nest again in Longford is progressing well. That’s according to local man Larry Mitchell, who became involved with Swift Conservation Ireland after learning that the birds had been displaced from St Mel’s cathedral as a result of the fire in 2009. Larry says that even when some boxes were […]

Nine-man Shelbourne see off Longford challenge in scoreless draw.

longford-town-aDespite playing with a numerical advantage of two for over half an hour on Friday night, Longford Town failed to find a winning goal against a home side in Shelbourne who will have been delighted to avoid defeat off the back of a home hammering by Cabinteely last time out. Report by Kieran Burke. With […]

Noel Clynes

obits_image_4Noel Clynes. No 2 St Patrick’s Terrace, Granard, Co Longford. Friday, June, 2nd peacefully in Mullingar Hospital. Sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing today (Sat) in Connell’s Funeral Chapel, Church St, Longford from six o’clock until eight o’clock, with prayers at half past seven. Funeral mass tomorrow (Sun) in […]

Joseph (Joe) Marlow

obits_image_10Joseph (Joe) Marlow. Foygha, Kenagh, Co Longford. Friday, June, 2nd Reposing at the residence of his brother Johnny and sister in law Pauline today (Sat) from five o’clock until nine o’clock and again tomorrow (Sun) from five o’clock until nine o’clock. Funeral mass on Monday in St Dominic’s Church, Kenagh at twelve noon, followed by […]

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