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Deaths in Longford - Friday, May 24, 2019 - evening

Andrew Lyons, Aughnacliffe, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, at the residence of his niece Angela and her husband Francis McNerney, Fostra, Aughnacliffe, on Thursday, May 23 of Andrew Lyons, Aughnacliffe, Longford. Predeceased by his parents Matt and Maisie, brothers Mick, Paddy and ...

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MEP hopeful Smith vows to fight for Brexit emergency fund

Fianna Fáil MEP candidate for Midlands North West Brendan Smith TD says he will fight to secure a Brexit emergency fund for businesses and those involved in farming and the agri-food sector in Longford.

He has accused the Fine Gael government of failing to protect these businesses ...

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Longford team picked to play Kildare in Leinster senior football championship clash rn

Excluding the suspended Donal McElligott, five Mullinalaghta players are selected on the first fifteen and the following is the Longford team to take on Kildare: 

1. Paddy Collum (Fr Manning Gaels) 2. Patrick Fox (Mullinalaghta St Columba’s) 3. Andrew Farrell (Cashel) 4. ...

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Tragic north Longford farmer was "a real gentleman"

Aughnacliffe man David Norris is believed to have lost his life died following an incident with a cow at around 4:30pm.

This afternoon, Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council Cllr Luie McEntire said Mr Norris was someone who lived for the outdoors.

"I used to AI cows for ...

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Turnout levels in Longford remain slow but steady

At around 3:30pm, count staff in Colmcille said around 26 per cent of people had so far voted, while in Killoe an almost identical result was recorded.

In Longford town, turnouts were somewhat lower with one station reporting levels of 22 per cent.

Those results are still some way ...

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Longford Cllr calls for further emphasis on climate change

More emphasis needs to be placed on climate change when the next term of Longford County Council begins, according to Cllr Gerard Farrell. 

Cllr Farrell, who had a notice of motion on the issue at a recent meeting of Longford County Council, said, “We need to do a lot more to ...

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Roving Leader: The 3 Province cycle, a mammoth journey in aid of St Christopher's

The ‘3 Province cycle’ is a fundraising initiative first coined by Longford locals Donal Madden, Paul McCormack, Richard Pym and Philip Mullins. The cycle takes place on Sunday, May 26, and this year’s event will be the fifth annual instalment.

The event is being run in aid of St ...

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Longford's Kiernan Structural Steel land family business award

The winners have been announced for this year’s Energia Family Business Awards, the ceremony is the first of its kind in Ireland.

The awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 24, in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin. The Energia Family Business Awards celebrate the efforts of ...

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An evening with best-selling author John Connell and Michael Harding

As part of Literary Longford, the Backstage Theatre is teaming up two of Ireland’s best-selling authors; renowned raconteur Michael Harding and Longford’s own John Connell who shot to fame last year with his novel The Cow Book.

Theatre Director and author of The Night Joe Dolan’s Car ...

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Big Match Preview: Longford take on Kildare in the hope of causing upset in the championship rn

It has been a difficult first season in charge for the county senior football manager Padraic Davis who deserves a lot of credit for guiding the understrength squad to survival in Division 3 of the National League with a number of new players getting the opportunity to stake a claim for a place ...

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Calls for Longford County Council to endorse Adopt A Road Scheme to curb littering

“The participating group of individuals would agree in advance a Litter Maintenance Programme with the council for an agreed number of times during the year,” he said.

Leitrim County Council have already put such a scheme in place, he added: “I’d like to see this put in place to ...

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Padraic Davis optimistic as Longford prepare to produce a big performance against Kildare rn

Davis said: “We are very happy with how we are going. The lads could not do any better, to be fair to them. There is a great buzz around the place. We can’t really ask for anything more than that. They are giving us every last thing that they have. Sometimes when you are getting that sort of ...

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Fury at Irish Water over troublesome manholes in Longford housing estate

In a notice of motion, backed by council colleagues earlier this month, she stated that the manholes are collapsing and causing structural problems and that they should be removed immediately.

“I’ve had a bee in my bonnet with Irish Water since they started. We handed over all our ...

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Longford voters go to polls as 2019 local and European elections arrive

In two rural boxes in Killoe and Colmcille, turnout figures stood at five and four per cent respectively at 10am.

There is also a proposal to change the Constitution in relation to divorce.

Voters will get at least three ballot papers, including one for European Parliament ...

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Deaths in Longford - Friday, May 24, 2019

Baby Cara McManus Hughes, Keel, Ballymahon, Longford The death occurred on Monday, May 20, 2019 of Baby Cara McManus Hughes, Keel, Ballymahon, Longford, passed away at 4 days of age. Sadly missed by her heartbroken parents Kirsty and Derek, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, ...

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Two hundred Longford youngsters set for Community Games National Festival rn

The University of Limerick is the top class setting for the festival and the Longford participants, mentors, their families and supporters, are looking forward to making the trip to the Treaty County and the opportunity to put election counts firmly to the back of their minds.

Longford ...

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Longford hurlers storm back for superb victory over Monaghan in the Nicky Rackard Cup rn

Longford . . . 2-17       Monaghan . . . 1-17

They took the game to the home county from the very second the ball was thrown in for the second half and immediately David Buckley had scored his first goal to bring Longford back in contention.

Tipperary native ...

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Two investigations underway following sudden death of man in his 60's in Longford farm accident

Two investigations are underway this evening following the sudden death of a man in his mid 60s following a tragic farm accident in Co Longford today.

Gardaí in Granard and the Health & Safety Authority are both investigating the accident which occurred earlier today, ...

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Parish Pump: Election 2019 arrives.....now it's over to you

That's it then.

All the shouting, gesturing and canvassing is over.

After weeks of analysing and mindless guesswork as to how the big winners and losers may or may not be, it all comes down to this Friday.

There is, of course, the small matter of a European election going on in ...

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PICTURES | Cast of 48 hits the Longford stage with The Shooting of More O'Ferrall

Backstage Theatre is all set to stage a production of The Shooting of More O'Ferrall this weekend with a huge Mostrim Players cast ready to impress local audiences.

Written by Pauline Flood, The Shooting of More O'Ferrall is an adaptation of a historical event leading up to a fatal ...

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Granard could prove key to council control

Despite having to give up a seat on foot of local election boundary changes, Granard could be the key area in terms of which party secures control of Longford County Council after May 24.

Fianna Fáíl, thanks to an agreement with three outgoing Independents, hold all the aces ...

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