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The highs and lows of the election count (secretly we love it)

This Friday is D-Day for all our candidates in the upcoming local and European elections. The last few days have seen a frenzy of activity as they try and squeeze in as much as possible as the clock winds down. But all they can do come Thursday night is let the chips fall where they may. It

today 18:43
Crowley points Lancashire home as Leitrim hurlers suffer narrow defeat

A battling Leitrim hurling side that played the last 25 minutes of the game with only 14 players lost out at the end by just two points to Lancashire at the Old Bedians Sports Grounds in Manchester on Saturday.

For most of the action, it was a tit for tat affair with Lancashire’s Ronan

today 16:37
Save Leitrim group campaigns for candidates to sign pledge on forestry policy in the county

Commercial forestry has developed rapidly over the last 30-year period in Leitrim. To date 19% of the total surface area of Leitrim is forested, making it Ireland's most heavily forested county. Nothing alters a landscape and a rural population more radically than large scale monoculture

today 15:34
Quarry owner paid £10k deposit to secure multi-million-euro loan he never received

The trial of a former psychic charged with money laundering has heard that a quarry owner paid a £10,000 deposit to secure a multi-million-euro loan which he never received.

Simon Gold (54) with an address at Augharan, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin

today 15:34
Gallery | Local athletes star in Ulster and Connacht Schools Finals

Leitrim's young athletes showed their talents in two provinces last week as one Ulster and five Connacht titles were won at the Irish Life Health Provincial Schools Track & Field in Antrim and Athlone.

North Leitrim AC’s contingent at the Ulster Finals had a very successful day with

today 13:28
Leitrim deaths - Friday, May 24, 2019

The following deaths have occurred in the wider Leitrim area:

John Leonard, Granlaghmore, Boyle, Roscommon / Gurteen, Sligo Leonard (Granlaghmore, Boyle, Co. Roscommon) May 23, 2019, John; Deeply regretted by his loving family: Cousins Seamus, Maura (Dublin) and Seán (U.S.A.),

today 11:22
68 detections in just 30 minutes as gardai crack down on speeding

Today, May 24 is National Slow Down Day and gardai and GoSafe vans will be carrying out extra speed checks across the country.

In just half an hour this morning 68 vehicles were found travelling in excess of the speed limit. Detections included:

• 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on

today 11:22
New recruits being treated unfairly by Garda Commissioner - Martin Kenny TD

Sinn Fein TD for Sligo Leitrim North Roscommon and South Donegal Martin Kenny has described a new position for new Garda recruits by the Garda Commissioner as being "unfair and unworkable for many". 

The Garda Commissioner is to refuse new Garda recruits the option of

today 11:22
It could reach 19C today!

Mostly cloudy this morning with a few patches of mist or drizzle. Some sunny spells will develop during the afternoon and evening but there is the risk of the odd heavy shower also. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in mostly light breezes.

TONIGHT Any evening showers will clear

today 10:19
A handy guide to voting in Friday's referendum, local and European elections

The canvassing is over and now it's over to you the voting public. From 7am to 10pm on Friday, May 24, Irish residents registered to vote are asked to have their say on three, and in the cases of Limerick, Waterford and Cork, four different votes.

These will be the Local Elections,

yesterday 21:43
Time for some pensions housekeeping

While recently helping a client draw down their pension benefits at retirement we discovered the client had six different pension policies in total (four they were aware of and two they had totally forgotten about). The person in question had changed employment numerous times during their

yesterday 19:37
Final instalment of Zvukee performance in The Dock Arts Centre

The final instalment in the fascinating Zvukee series is coming up at The Dock on Friday, 24 May at 9pm.

Zvukee is a series of performances, films and talks by artists who work with self-acquired sounds, field recordings and noises gathered from the seen and hidden world around

yesterday 19:37
Don't miss our live coverage of Election 2019

Leitrim Observer staff will be providing live updates throughout the local election count this Saturday, May 25 in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon.

Coverage will start with the opening of the first boxes and will include initial tally results as well as all the colour of the count

yesterday 18:34
Leitrim man told bank officials if he had done anything criminal he “would be the stupidest money launderer ever"

A former psychic charged with money laundering told bank officials that if he had done anything criminal then he “would be the stupidest money launderer ever”, a trial has heard.

Simon Gold (54) with an address of Augharan, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin

yesterday 17:31
Rare old footage of Leitrim to go on show in Kiltyclogher

An enthralling evening in Kiltyclogher this Friday evening, May 24 will reveal rare footage of Leitrim and Fermanagh.

At 8pm, the Irish Film Institute brings Local Films for Local People to Kiltyclogher Community Centre for an evening of films featuring both counties.

The programme

yesterday 16:28
Manorhamilton is increasing its importance as a place of work in Co Leitrim, says WDC study

The town of Manorhamilton has increased in importance as a place of work with more people working there than in 2006, according to analysis by the Western Development Commission.

The WDC studied various labour catchments across the county, that area from which a town draws most of its

yesterday 15:25
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The highs and lows of the election count (secretly we love it)

This Friday is D-Day for all our candidates in the upcoming local and European elections. The last few days have seen a frenzy of activity as they try and squeeze in as much as possible as the clock winds down. But all they can do come Thursday night is let the chips fall where they may. It

today 18:43
Crowley points Lancashire home as Leitrim hurlers suffer narrow defeat

A battling Leitrim hurling side that played the last 25 minutes of the game with only 14 players lost out at the end by just two points to Lancashire at the Old Bedians Sports Grounds in Manchester on Saturday.

For most of the action, it was a tit for tat affair with Lancashire’s Ronan

today 16:37
Save Leitrim group campaigns for candidates to sign pledge on forestry policy in the county

Commercial forestry has developed rapidly over the last 30-year period in Leitrim. To date 19% of the total surface area of Leitrim is forested, making it Ireland's most heavily forested county. Nothing alters a landscape and a rural population more radically than large scale monoculture

today 15:34
Quarry owner paid £10k deposit to secure multi-million-euro loan he never received

The trial of a former psychic charged with money laundering has heard that a quarry owner paid a £10,000 deposit to secure a multi-million-euro loan which he never received.

Simon Gold (54) with an address at Augharan, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin

today 15:34
Gallery | Local athletes star in Ulster and Connacht Schools Finals

Leitrim's young athletes showed their talents in two provinces last week as one Ulster and five Connacht titles were won at the Irish Life Health Provincial Schools Track & Field in Antrim and Athlone.

North Leitrim AC’s contingent at the Ulster Finals had a very successful day with

today 13:28
Leitrim deaths - Friday, May 24, 2019

The following deaths have occurred in the wider Leitrim area:

John Leonard, Granlaghmore, Boyle, Roscommon / Gurteen, Sligo Leonard (Granlaghmore, Boyle, Co. Roscommon) May 23, 2019, John; Deeply regretted by his loving family: Cousins Seamus, Maura (Dublin) and Seán (U.S.A.),

today 11:22
68 detections in just 30 minutes as gardai crack down on speeding

Today, May 24 is National Slow Down Day and gardai and GoSafe vans will be carrying out extra speed checks across the country.

In just half an hour this morning 68 vehicles were found travelling in excess of the speed limit. Detections included:

• 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on

today 11:22
New recruits being treated unfairly by Garda Commissioner - Martin Kenny TD

Sinn Fein TD for Sligo Leitrim North Roscommon and South Donegal Martin Kenny has described a new position for new Garda recruits by the Garda Commissioner as being "unfair and unworkable for many". 

The Garda Commissioner is to refuse new Garda recruits the option of

today 11:22
It could reach 19C today!

Mostly cloudy this morning with a few patches of mist or drizzle. Some sunny spells will develop during the afternoon and evening but there is the risk of the odd heavy shower also. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in mostly light breezes.

TONIGHT Any evening showers will clear

today 10:19
A handy guide to voting in Friday's referendum, local and European elections

The canvassing is over and now it's over to you the voting public. From 7am to 10pm on Friday, May 24, Irish residents registered to vote are asked to have their say on three, and in the cases of Limerick, Waterford and Cork, four different votes.

These will be the Local Elections,

yesterday 21:43
Time for some pensions housekeeping

While recently helping a client draw down their pension benefits at retirement we discovered the client had six different pension policies in total (four they were aware of and two they had totally forgotten about). The person in question had changed employment numerous times during their

yesterday 19:37
Final instalment of Zvukee performance in The Dock Arts Centre

The final instalment in the fascinating Zvukee series is coming up at The Dock on Friday, 24 May at 9pm.

Zvukee is a series of performances, films and talks by artists who work with self-acquired sounds, field recordings and noises gathered from the seen and hidden world around

yesterday 19:37
Don't miss our live coverage of Election 2019

Leitrim Observer staff will be providing live updates throughout the local election count this Saturday, May 25 in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon.

Coverage will start with the opening of the first boxes and will include initial tally results as well as all the colour of the count

yesterday 18:34
Leitrim man told bank officials if he had done anything criminal he “would be the stupidest money launderer ever"

A former psychic charged with money laundering told bank officials that if he had done anything criminal then he “would be the stupidest money launderer ever”, a trial has heard.

Simon Gold (54) with an address of Augharan, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin

yesterday 17:31
Rare old footage of Leitrim to go on show in Kiltyclogher

An enthralling evening in Kiltyclogher this Friday evening, May 24 will reveal rare footage of Leitrim and Fermanagh.

At 8pm, the Irish Film Institute brings Local Films for Local People to Kiltyclogher Community Centre for an evening of films featuring both counties.

The programme

yesterday 16:28
Manorhamilton is increasing its importance as a place of work in Co Leitrim, says WDC study

The town of Manorhamilton has increased in importance as a place of work with more people working there than in 2006, according to analysis by the Western Development Commission.

The WDC studied various labour catchments across the county, that area from which a town draws most of its

yesterday 15:25
Latest news from Leitrim
today 18:43 The highs and lows of the election count (secretly we love it)
today 16:37 Crowley points Lancashire home as Leitrim hurlers suffer narrow defeat
today 15:34 Save Leitrim group campaigns for candidates to sign pledge on forestry policy in the county
today 15:34 Quarry owner paid £10k deposit to secure multi-million-euro loan he never received
today 13:28 Gallery | Local athletes star in Ulster and Connacht Schools Finals
today 11:22 Leitrim deaths - Friday, May 24, 2019
today 11:22 68 detections in just 30 minutes as gardai crack down on speeding
today 11:22 New recruits being treated unfairly by Garda Commissioner - Martin Kenny TD
today 10:19 It could reach 19C today!
yesterday 21:43 A handy guide to voting in Friday's referendum, local and European elections
yesterday 19:37 Time for some pensions housekeeping
yesterday 19:37 Final instalment of Zvukee performance in The Dock Arts Centre
yesterday 18:34 Don't miss our live coverage of Election 2019
yesterday 17:31 Leitrim man told bank officials if he had done anything criminal he “would be the stupidest money launderer ever"
yesterday 16:28 Rare old footage of Leitrim to go on show in Kiltyclogher
yesterday 15:25 Manorhamilton is increasing its importance as a place of work in Co Leitrim, says WDC study
yesterday 15:25 Watch | Mixed results in Czech Republic for Muireann and Ireland
yesterday 15:25 Get up, get out and vote - Why your vote is important today
yesterday 15:25 SIPTU to support climate action strike and protests by secondary school students on Friday
yesterday 14:22 Emlyn Mulligan leaves squad but rules out retirement
yesterday 14:22 MEP candidate Maria Walsh hits out at Facebook over 'homophobic' ad
yesterday 14:22 New Family Room ‘Seomra Teaghlaigh’ officially opened at Sligo University Hospital
yesterday 13:19 Ambulance crews walk out of base in Carrick-on-Shannon
yesterday 11:13 Delia Murphy tribute concert at The Glens Centre
yesterday 10:10 Deaths in Leitrim - Thursday, May 23, 2019
yesterday 10:10 Delays expected as gardai deal with Sligo road traffic accident
yesterday 09:07 The Thursday weather forecast
2019-05-22 22:31 Leitrim jobs roundup: Who's hiring in the county this week?
2019-05-22 22:31 Odds slashed on Saoirse McHugh becoming MEP after Primetime debate
2019-05-22 21:28 Australia calls for more Leitrim people to head down under!
2019-05-22 19:22 Money laundering trial against Leitrim man hears audio recordings
2019-05-22 19:22 Facebook ads promoting website targeting Maria Walsh need to be investigated
2019-05-22 19:22 Health service support staff to go on strike at local hospitals
2019-05-22 18:19 Communities urged to ‘have your say’ as part of Leitrim forestry study
2019-05-22 18:19 Funding secured to save RehabCare services in Leitrim
2019-05-22 17:16 36 housing estates listed for taking in charge
2019-05-22 14:07 Mainly dry today but the good weather is not going to last
2019-05-22 14:07 Call for Leitrim's sustainable energy leaders to enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019
2019-05-22 13:04 Deaths in Leitrim - Wednesday May 22, 2019
2019-05-21 22:10 Manor Summit 2019 deemed a great success
2019-05-21 21:07 Leitrim Pool thank Intel
2019-05-21 21:07 Connolly's long range thunderbolt helps Manor Rangers to victory in league final
2019-05-21 19:01 Two Leitrim groups selected for National Lottery Good Causes Awards
2019-05-21 17:58 WIN: Your chance to win this fabulous sofa from EZ Living Furniture
2019-05-21 17:58 Alarm as economic status of Border Midlands West region downgraded
2019-05-21 17:58 Hubert and Valerie honoured as Hospice Heroes
2019-05-21 16:55 Call for sustainable Energy Leaders in Leitrim to enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019
2019-05-21 13:46 Women on the water kayaking programme launched
2019-05-21 11:40 Four Leitrim towns to get free public Wi-Fi hotspots
2019-05-21 11:40 Bundoran beach loses Blue Flag status
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