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Massive fundraiser in Granard this weekend to remember Stephen Coyle rn

Stephen Gerard Coyle, formerly of Cloughernal, Rathcronan, and Ho Ch Minh City, lived and worked in teaching in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the past 15 years and at the start of the summer, his light was extinguished, suddenly, in a motorcycle accident, in Ho Chi Minh City in May. ...

yesterday 20:16 open_in_new
Pay increase on way for Lidl employees in Longford

It is the first supermarket in Ireland to announce the €11.90 minimum hourly rate

Lidl currently employs 20 people in Longford.

John Paul Scally, Managing Director, Lidl Ireland said the company was proud to champion the Living Wage in Ireland.

“Our people are central to ...

yesterday 19:13 open_in_new
Longford in line for further jobs boost

The company has confirmed it intends hiring 400 new staff over the next two years to fill vacancies in financial services advisory, tax and audit as well as specialist consulting positions.

A significant chunk of the new additions will be based at its head offices in Dublin with the ...

yesterday 17:07 open_in_new
Deaths in Longford - Monday, November 12, 2018 - evening

Paddy Collum, Lettergunnell, Ballinalee, Longford

The death occurred on Sunday, November 11 of Paddy Collum, Lettergunnell, Ballinalee, Longford. Predeceased by his father Jack. Paddy died peacefully in Mullingar General Hospital. Paddy will be forever missed by his loving son Paddy, ...

yesterday 17:07 open_in_new
Cllr Flaherty wants 'Changing Places' facility for new Edgeworthstown library rn

The group visited Longford over the weekend and briefed Cllr Flaherty on the national campaign.

Backed by Inclusion Ireland the Changing Places initiative seeks to secure fully accessible toilet and changing facilities for people with disabilities and who may need extra support to use ...

yesterday 17:07 open_in_new
Pictures | Evolution Stage School sees stars in seven sold-out Longford shows

We really saw stars in the Evolution Stage School production in Backstage Theatre last week - seven sold out performances of ‘I See Stars’ and they could have sold out another seven. The talent on display was mind blowing and ranged in age from 3-20yrs.

Music, song and dance from, 'The ...

yesterday 16:04 open_in_new
Education Powerhouse: Athlone Institute of Technology takes top spot for student satisfaction and research

Students studying at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) are among the most satisfied in Ireland, according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 released this weekend. The Good University Guide, now in its 17th year, is Ireland’s only league table ranking the ...

yesterday 14:55 open_in_new
Deaths in Longford - Monday, November 12, 2018

Noel Hanlon, Capetown, South Africa & Longford Town, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, November 3 of Noel Hanlon, Capetown, South Africa & Longford. Predeceased by his parents, sister Maureen and brother Fr Joe. Noel will be ...

yesterday 13:46 open_in_new
Center Parcs give backing to south Longford voluntary groups

Members from both sections of the local community were recently invited on the site of where Center Parcs' Longford Forest will stand when it is officially opened to the public next summer.

ALSO READ: How Center Parcs chiefs went the extra mile from 'day one' in ...

yesterday 13:46 open_in_new
Third suspect to be charged at court sitting in connection to serious assault in Longford town

The male suspect is due before a sitting of Longford District Court where it is expected formal charges will be handed down after a woman was targeted as she left Longford Train Station last Wednesday evening.

A man, who attempted to come to the woman's aid, was also allegedly set upon as ...

yesterday 12:37 open_in_new
Longford Weather Alert: Possible prolonged cold spell on the way

After a very unsettled end to last week this week promises to conclude on a rather positive note. That's not before we see some rather overcast conditions to commence the working week, with all areas likely to experience rather cloudy weather from Monday through until Wednesday, with some ...

yesterday 12:37 open_in_new
Longford band Cronin to appear on the Podge and Rodge Show tonight

By request of the famous Ballydung Manor brothers, Podge and Rodge Drumlish brothers Cronin will be performing a classic Dexy's Midnight Runners song on the hillariour The Podge and Rodge Show TV show tonight on RTE2.

The show co ...

yesterday 10:16 open_in_new
Rents rise 14.3% in Longford to €680

In Longford, rents were on average 14.3% higher in the third quarter of 2018 than a year previously. The average advertised rent is now €680, up 69% from its lowest point.

Also read:  Two Longford farms up for auction this month According to the latest quarterly Rental Report by ...

yesterday 00:07 open_in_new
Longford champions Mullinalaghta score great win over Rhode

Mullinalaghta St Columba’s . . . 1-6      Rhode (Offaly) . . . 0-7

Jayson Matthews scored the decisive only goal with eight minutes gone on the changeover and with the extra man advantage after Rhode were reduced to 14 players when defender Brian Darby was sent-off in the ...

2018-11-11 20:25 open_in_new
Longford judge warns man who lashed out at garda patrol car to have 'very deep' pockets

A Polish man who kicked a garda patrol car during an early morning drink fuelled incident in Granard has been warned to have “very deep pockets” when the case returns before the District Court next year.

Patrick Prusak (30) of 27 Cnoc Na Greine, Granard pleaded guilty at a recent ...

2018-11-11 18:07 open_in_new
Rescued boxer dogs find an amazing home together after spell of rehabilitation in Longford

A pair of boxer dogs—named Ace and Artie, who received the veterinary treatment and rehabilitation they desperately required at the ISPCA National Animal Centre in Co Longford, have been adopted together and are settled into their perfect new home.

An ISPCA Inspector rescued the ...

2018-11-11 18:07 open_in_new
Deaths in Longford - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Noel Hanlon, Capetown, South Africa & Longford Town, Longford

The death occurred, peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, November 3 of Noel Hanlon, Capetown, South Africa & Longford. Predeceased by his parents, sister Maureen and brother Fr Joe. Noel will be ...

2018-11-11 16:58 open_in_new
Debut album in the works for Longford's Brave Giant in 2019

It’s no secret that Brave Giant have been taking the country by storm these past few years, writes Jessica Thompson.

The four north Longford lads have only gone from strength to strength, especially this year, which saw the release of new music, massive sold out gigs, a performance for ...

2018-11-11 16:58 open_in_new
String of battery thefts culminated in high speed chase, Longford court hears

A Co Longford teenager who, together with two other co accused defendants, carried out a string of thefts across north Longford has been told to return to court in the new year with compensation money.

Corey Leonard (19), of Esker, Longford, appeared at a recent Longford District Court ...

2018-11-11 12:19 open_in_new
Longford lady June Belton raises over €4k for charity through her art

September was a big month for much-loved Longford lady June Belton, who launched herself into the public eye when she held an art exhibition in the Backstage Theatre.

And the local artist got to see the fruits of her labour this week when she found out that her auction raised a whopping ...

2018-11-11 11:10 open_in_new
Longford's Rathcline lose out against Wexford opponents Horeswood

Horeswood  . . . 1-11     Rathcline . . . 0-13

For long spells of the game Rathcline looked to have the upper hand on Wexford opponents Horeswood, leading as late as the 50th minute, but Declan Murphy’s goal proved to be the decisive score for Horeswood.

The ...

2018-11-10 22:43 open_in_new