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Public meeting later to discuss south Longford windfarm project

wind-turbine-2017A public meeting will be held in Lanesboro tonight about the controversial wind farm proposed for south Longford. The event is being organised by a local group that’s completely opposed to the 28-turbine development.   Bord na Móna intends lodging a planning application this summer to build 28 wind turbines across cutaway peatlands on Derryadd, […]

Center Parcs may not provide tourism spin-off

center-parcs-2017Tourism providers across county Longford are being warned not to expect a lot of spin off business from the Center Parcs Longford Forest holiday village. Work on the multi million euro project just outside Ballymahon is to begin in earnest this summer and it’s hoped the facility will open in 2019. Speaking at a tourism […]

New tractor for Longford Lotto family

lotto-ticket-2017A Longford family who won €50,000 on a National Lottery scratch card intend to buy a new tractor for the family farm. The family travelled to Lotto headquarters in Dublin today to collect their prize after the lucky wife bought her prize winning scratch card in SuperValu in Lanesborough. Celebrations were also held in the […]

€1.25m for new library in Edgeworthstown

Independent Alliance TD Kevin 'Boxer' Moran at the site of the new library in EdgeworthstownThe development of a new Edgeworthstown library has received a major funding boost, with €1.25 million granted from the government. Plans for the new library in east Longford were originally unveiled in 2015, and it’s hoped this funding boost can help the progress the project to the next stage, which is likely to be the […]

John Igoe gets ready to ‘Putt’ effort into pro golf career

golfIt’s an exciting period for Longford golfer John Igoe as he embarks on pursuing a career as a professional golfer. At 21 years of age John feels it’s the right time to give it a go and really dedicate his time to the sport he loves to play. Golf is regarded as a glamour sport […]

TV star John Brennan claims Longford needs more festivals to sell itself

john-brennan-2017More festivals and events need to be organised in Longford in order for the county to sell itself to visitors. That’s the view of tourism expert John Brennan who was guest speaker at a special event to debate the future of tourism at the Backstage Theatre in Longford town yesterday. Mr Brennan is well known […]

Hiqa finds fire risks at midlands children’s centre

child-2017The Health Information and Quality Authority has found fire risks at a children’s residential centre in the midlands. It also claims healthy lifestyles weren’t always promoted in the facility, with all the juveniles smoking. In January, Hiqa carried out an unannounced inspection of a Children’s Residential Centre in the midlands, which caters for five boys […]

Labour TD says party knows it has more work to do

willie-penrose-from-labour2-2017Longford/Westmeath Deputy Willie Penrose says the Labour Party is well aware that it still needs to do a lot to repair the damage of the last general election. Deputy Penrose was speaking ahead of the partys’ annual conference in Wexford town this weekend. Around 1000 members are expected to attend the conference which is the […]

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