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Longford Westmeath general election candidate vows Fianna Fáil will tackle insurance crisis

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Robert Troy TD, has said that his party will introduce a significant number of measures to tackle insurance costs if elected to Government.

Speaking as he launched his party’s policy on insurance in Dublin today,

yesterday 20:37
Meeting in Legan this week for family who lost their home to a tragic fire

The community of Legan & Ballycloughan are to host a meeting in the Legan clubhouse tomorrow, Tuesday January 27, with aims to push forward with plans for a fundraiser drive. 

The meeting will take place at 8pm and will focus on recent efforts to organise a fundraiser walk in aid

yesterday 19:34
Longford’s primary school digital project goes for gold in prestigious community awards

Longford’s primary school digital project is among the finalists for this year’s All Ireland Community & Council Awards, which are presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA.

The event which recognises communities and councils whose hard work remains widely unrecognised, takes place

yesterday 17:28
'Absolutely no feud link' to vicious attack on Longford foal, insists father of 13-year-old owner

The father of a 13-year-old boy who owned the foal, which was brutally stabbed at a yard belonging to Hungry Horse Outside last week, has shot down any speculation that the incident was connected to a feud in Longford town.

Robert Donohue told the Longford Leader this morning that he has

yesterday 14:19
Longford judge tells mum of four over fine: 'If I wait another three years she might have seven children'

Aisling Murray, of Portanure Lane, Gowna, Cavan had been fined following an offence on August 3 2015.

The penalty had been imposed on February 18 2016 with a due date of June 17 imposed by the then presiding judge. However, at last Tuesday’s District Court sitting it was revealed Ms

yesterday 13:16
Meet the Longford/Westmeath general election candidate: Peter Burke, Fine Gael

A: I feel the main issue will be who can best secure return on the sacrifices our people made to deliver this strong economy. Whether it’s health, housing, agriculture, investment into schools, gardaí or improving public infrastructure; the key ingredient that underpins it all is a

yesterday 11:10
Longford senior hurlers score fine win away to Monaghan rn rn

Longford . . . 2-16     Monaghan . . . 0-18

Alan Ward scored 1-9 (seven frees) on this debut for Longford with Reuben Murray getting their other goal just before half-time. Longford were ahead by nine points at one stage and while Monaghan battled back to close the gap,

2020-01-26 23:31
Longford in control to score crucial win over Louth rn

Our coverage of Longford's Allianz National Football League campaign is brought to you in association with Supermac's Longford 

Longford . . . 0-16      Louth . . . 1-10

It was a crucial result in the battle to at least consolidate their Division 3 status and

2020-01-26 19:19
General election 2020: The big issues on the doorsteps

With Week 1 of the general election campaign over, the major themes of the election are already emerging as the battlelines between candidates are drawn.

As it is a short campaign, this election is mostly fought across the airwaves and online. That means issues such as health, housing and

2020-01-26 18:16
GALLERY| Glitz and Glamour at Fr Manning gaels dinner dance

It was a night full of glitz and Glamour in the Lough Rynn hotel on Saturday, January 18, as Fr Manning gaels held their annual dinner dance. 

With great food, music, dancing and wards presentations, a great night was had by all. 

Pictures: Syl Healy

Also see: Local

2020-01-26 16:10
Longford Leader columnist Mattie Fox: Even the smallest, quietest village has its problems with drugs trading

When speaking recently, since the election began, Leo Varadkar said that “Ireland is a safe place” effectively claiming that the drug pushers are not taking over.

Immediately I heard people saying that Leo was telling blatant lies. I don’t believe that. Leo Varadkar does not

2020-01-26 15:07
Calls for extension to free post primary dental checks in Longford

Cllr MicheálCarrigy tabled a motion at a meeting of Longford county council, calling on the minister for health to consider extending free dental healthcare checks to children after primary school, writes Kevin Forde.

He said: “I call on the Minister for Health to consider an

2020-01-26 13:01
Meet your Longford Westmeath general election candidate: Alan Mangan (Labour)

Q: What do you think will be the main issues coming up on the doorsteps now that the election campaign is underway?

A: The main issues that I have encountered are hospital waiting lists and A+E overcrowding , the housing waiting list and the problem that young couples have getting a

2020-01-26 11:58
Calls for the employment of therapists to cover Longford schools

Cllr Micheál Carrigy issued a motion at the recent meeting of Longford County Council, calling for the employment of occupational and speech and language therapists in each county, ensuring all schools are covered.

“This would allow for therapists to see children with needs in

2020-01-26 09:52
Monaghan beat Longford in the Philly McGuinness Cup U-20 Final rn rn

Monaghan . . . 3-11       Longford . . . 1-8

Minus senior players Joseph Hagan and Oran Kenny, along with the injured Keelan McGann and Richard Prior, Longford trailed by 2-4 to 0-4 at the break with Mattie Maguire and Jason Irwin getting the goals for Monaghan in the

2020-01-25 21:16
Calls for Lanesboro to be granted 'Energy Zone' status

The Irish Energy Storage Association (IESA) is this week putting forward a proposal that Lanesboro and Shannonbridge be given an ‘Energy Zone’ status (and/or energy hubs) with the goal of having both energy/ generation facilities and a storage-related technology research centre located in

2020-01-25 17:04
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Meet the Longford/Westmeath general election candidate: Frank Kilbride, Independent

A: What I am hearing on the doorsteps is healthcare and that's from waiting lists, trolleys and general admission to the total breakdown of our health system. Another issue is the lack of affordable housing and the fact homelessness is on the rise. A further bone of contention for people,

yesterday 17:28
Deaths in Longford - Monday, January 27, 2020

Thomas (Tommy) Forster, Gorteenrevagh, Ballinalee, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, at his home, on Saturday, January 25, of Thomas Noble (Tommy) Forster, Gorteenrevagh, Ballinalee, Co Longford. Beloved husband of Frances, loving father of David, Isla, Leanne and Joy. Predeceased by

yesterday 11:10
Deaths in Longford - Sunday, January 26, 2020 - evening

Thomas (Tommy) Forster, Gorteenrevagh, Ballinalee, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, at his home, on Saturday, January 25, of Thomas Noble (Tommy) Forster, Gorteenrevagh, Ballinalee, Co Longford. Beloved husband of Frances, loving father of David, Isla, Leanne and Joy. Predeceased by

yesterday 22:34
Meet your Longford Westmeath general election candidate: Sorca Clarke (Sinn Féin)

Q: What do you think will be the main issues coming up on the doorsteps now that the election campaign is underway?

A: Reform of departments continually in crisis; health, housing, education, justice and rural investment. The direct and indirect impact of these crises on people's lives

2020-01-26 18:16
Deaths in Longford - Sunday, January 26, 2020

Thomas (Tommy) Forster, Gorteenrevagh, Ballinalee, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, at his home, on Saturday, January 25, of Thomas Noble (Tommy) Forster, Gorteenrevagh, Ballinalee, Co Longford. Beloved husband of Frances, loving father of David, Isla, Leanne and Joy. Predeceased by

2020-01-26 16:10
DPP to decide on alleged possession of article charge, Longford court hears

A homeless man charged with shoplifting arising from an incident in Longford last November has been fined following a recent District Court sitting.

Shane McDonnell (23), formerly of Park West, Dublin 12 was before last Tuesday’s District Court sitting to answer two charges following an

2020-01-26 16:10
Met Éireann issues snow ice weather warning as cold snap looms

Met Éireann has upgraded its weather advice for the cold snap by issuing a snow ice weather warning for some parts of the country.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Snow/Ice warning for Connacht, Cavan and Donegal after issue a weather advisory on Saturday evening

2020-01-26 15:07
Longford man stabbed 24 times no show for court

A court has heard how a Longford man charged with a number of road traffic offences was unable to attend last week’s sitting because he was recovering from being stabbed 24 times during a violent incident last year.

William McDonnell (46), 34 College Park, Longford, had been due to

2020-01-26 13:01
Latest news from Longford
yesterday 20:37 Longford Westmeath general election candidate vows Fianna Fáil will tackle insurance crisis
yesterday 19:34 Meeting in Legan this week for family who lost their home to a tragic fire
yesterday 17:28 Meet the Longford/Westmeath general election candidate: Frank Kilbride, Independent
yesterday 17:28 Longford’s primary school digital project goes for gold in prestigious community awards
yesterday 14:19 'Absolutely no feud link' to vicious attack on Longford foal, insists father of 13-year-old owner
yesterday 13:16 Longford judge tells mum of four over fine: 'If I wait another three years she might have seven children'
yesterday 11:10 Deaths in Longford - Monday, January 27, 2020
yesterday 11:10 Meet the Longford/Westmeath general election candidate: Peter Burke, Fine Gael
yesterday 22:34 Deaths in Longford - Sunday, January 26, 2020 - evening
2020-01-26 23:31 Longford senior hurlers score fine win away to Monaghan rn rn
2020-01-26 19:19 Longford in control to score crucial win over Louth rn
2020-01-26 18:16 Meet your Longford Westmeath general election candidate: Sorca Clarke (Sinn Féin)
2020-01-26 18:16 General election 2020: The big issues on the doorsteps
2020-01-26 16:10 Deaths in Longford - Sunday, January 26, 2020
2020-01-26 16:10 DPP to decide on alleged possession of article charge, Longford court hears
2020-01-26 16:10 GALLERY| Glitz and Glamour at Fr Manning gaels dinner dance
2020-01-26 15:07 Met Éireann issues snow ice weather warning as cold snap looms
2020-01-26 15:07 Longford Leader columnist Mattie Fox: Even the smallest, quietest village has its problems with drugs trading
2020-01-26 13:01 Longford man stabbed 24 times no show for court
2020-01-26 13:01 Calls for extension to free post primary dental checks in Longford
2020-01-26 11:58 Meet your Longford Westmeath general election candidate: Alan Mangan (Labour)
2020-01-26 09:52 Calls for the employment of therapists to cover Longford schools
2020-01-25 23:22 Deaths in Longford - Saturday, January 25, 2020 - evening
2020-01-25 21:16 Monaghan beat Longford in the Philly McGuinness Cup U-20 Final rn rn
2020-01-25 17:04 Meet your Longford Westmeath general election candidate: Louise Heavin (Green Party)
2020-01-25 17:04 Calls for Lanesboro to be granted 'Energy Zone' status
2020-01-25 16:01 Great business opportunity in Granard
2020-01-25 16:01 Longford resident charged over catching hefty pike
2020-01-25 13:55 Deaths in Longford - Saturday, January 25, 2020
2020-01-25 13:55 Longford man on knife charge believed he was a 'target
2020-01-25 13:55 'It highlights the talent we have in the county’
2020-01-25 11:49 Meet your Longford Westmeath general election candidate: Anna Kavanagh (Alliance of birth mothers Campaigning for Justice)
2020-01-25 09:43 Lanesboro food hub investment a 'welcome development'
2020-01-24 21:07 Deaths in Longford - Friday, January 24, 2020 - evening
2020-01-24 20:04 Longford Town kick-off new season at home to Athlone in shield competition?
2020-01-24 20:04 Louth will present a tough Wee challenge to Longford in Allianz National Football league opener
2020-01-24 20:04 Gardaí investigate possible 'feud' link to brutal stabbing of Longford foal
2020-01-24 19:01 Garda probe after Edgeworthstown livestock theft
2020-01-24 19:01 Meet the Longford/Westmeath general election candidate: James Reynolds, National Party
2020-01-24 15:52 Longford U-20s meet Monaghan in the Philly McGuinness Cup Final rn rn
2020-01-24 15:52 St Christopher's Services demanding that Longford / Westmeath #GE2020 candidates commit to providing additional €2.5 million
2020-01-24 14:49 Deaths in Longford - Friday, January 24, 2020
2020-01-24 14:49 Longford's Backstage Theatre to stage A Holy Show in February
2020-01-24 14:49 Meet your Longford Westmeath general election candidate: Gabrielle McFadden (Fine Gael)
2020-01-24 13:46 Meet the Longford /Westmeath General Election Candidate: Robert Troy
2020-01-24 12:43 Longford's Laura Thompson on the difference between food allergies and food intolerances
2020-01-24 11:40 Poll: Are you sticking to your new year's resolution?
2020-01-24 11:40 Longford ladies start league campaign against Down at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
2020-01-24 11:40 Unanimous council support for affordable housing scheme in county Longford
2020-01-24 01:10 Gardaí investigate alleged violent attack on teenage girl at Longford library
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