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Met Éireann forecasts cold arctic weather to bring  icy conditions

Met Éireann forecasts that the cold arctic air that brought snow to Ireland on Wednesday is set make for icy conditions on Thursday morning and will dominate the weather through the weekend.

In her forecast after the RTÉ news Met Éireann's forecaster Joanna Donnelly ...

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St Mel's College, Longford Enrolment and Open Evening on November 19

St Mel's College, Longford Enrolment and Open Evening for sixth class boys and their parents takes place on Tuesday, November 19 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the college. 

Principal Declan Rowley will make his address at 7.30pm.

On the evening there will be an opportunity to meet ...

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Deaths in Longford - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - evening

Tommy Gallagher, Bracklin, Edgeworthstown, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and in the care of the nurses and staff of the Regional Hospital Mullingar, on Tuesday, November 12, of Tommy Gallagher, Bracklin, Edgeworthstown, Longford. Predeceased by his ...

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St Mel's College, Longford students perform with distinction at swimming championships

Well done to the team of swimmers who represented St Mel's College, Longford with distinction at the recent Connacht Senior Schools Swimming Championships, held in Longford during the midterm. Amyan Dzaei recorded a strong swim in the U14 100 metre Breaststroke and the other St Mel's ...

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Longford students to take part in RTE's historic youth assembly

Two Longford students will be among 157 delegates participating in the RTÉ Youth Assembly on Climate in Dáil Eireann on November 15.

Young people from across the Republic of Ireland applied online to take one of 157 seats in Dáil Eireann for the specially convened ...

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Longford Weather Update: Heavy snow in parts of the midlands

Heavy snow is affecting parts of the Midlands and inland Munster at present with falls of snow being recorded in some areas, especially so above 150 metres, according to Midlands Weather Channel's Cathal Nolan.

Road conditions in Laois in particular are dangerous at present with snow ...

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Second half goal the killer blow as St Mel’s Longford suffer championship defeat rn rn

Marist College, Athlone . . . 1-10      St Mel’s College . . . 0-8

Up until that decisive score it was a tight contest and St Mel’s were actually leading by a point (0-6 to 0-5) when Matthew Flynn shot over the bar with ten minutes gone on the changeover.

But ...

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Breaking: Emergency services at scene of collision outside Ballymahon

It's understood at least two vehicles were caught up in the incident at Terlicken at around 4pm and a number of ambulances aer at the scene along with gardaí.

Traffic in the area is slow moving as a result and motorists are being advised to approach the area with ...

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Man to go on trial charged with endangerment resulting in tragic death of Longford dance teacher

Twenty-nine-year-old Lisa Cullen, from Lisduff, Edgeworthstown was killed when her car was involved in a collision with another vehicle at Curry, Kenagh, Co Longford on February 5 2014.

Adam Krupa (43), Aghantragh, Killashee, Co Longford appeared at a sitting of Longford Circuit Criminal ...

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Longford pair ordered to reappear in court

A husband and wife from Co Longford have appeared in court accused of making false statements to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) over the alleged shooting of their dog by a garda.

The pair who were named in court as Sharon and Edward Stokes, of the Cottage, ...

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‘We want to see Lanesboro thrive again’

Lanesboro business owner and community activist, Joe O’Brien, says although people knew the move by ESB to close their power plants was inevitable, there was a general feeling of shock amongst locals.

“Everybody knew this day was coming, but we didn’t expect the announcement to come ...

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Dog found abandoned in Lanesboro euthanised due to severe injury and extreme suffering

The ISPCA is reissuing an appeal for information in relation to a young German shepherd/Akita dog left chained near the entrance to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre last Sunday night,  November 10, 2019.

The dog was rushed to a local veterinary practice where it was discovered ...

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Granard boil water notice remains in place

A boil water notice affecting some 2,500 homeowners and businesses in the Granard and wider north Longford area looks like remaining in place for the foreseeable future, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Irish Water chiefs have given no indication as to when the ban will be lifted after the notice was ...

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‘Things are not good in Longford town... Judges need to do something about that’

A man charged in connection with a serious public order incident at Aldi car park, Longford, on October 19 has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison.

A bench warrant was issued for the arrest of John Robertson, Moatfarrell, Ballinalee, Co Longford following his failure to appear at ...

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ISPCA outraged over abandoned dogs in Roscommon and Longford

The ISPCA is appealing for information regarding two incidents of abandoned dogs in the past week.

Last week saw the story of a young lurcher and her six puppies go viral nationwide as the ISPCA put out a plea for information after the dog was discovered chained to a gate in Co Roscommon ...

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Brown past, green future? Anger in Lanesboro as power station set to close

Peat harvesting and power generation were integral cogs of Longford’s ‘brown past’ and it ensured a vibrant local economy.

First opened in 1958, Lanesboro power station was designed to help reduce Ireland’s dependence on imported fossil fuels in the wake of World War II. The ...

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Weather forecast for Ireland for the coming days from Met Éireann

The weather forecast for Ireland for the coming days from Met Éireann is for it to be cold with snow, wintry showers and some frosty nights all in the forecast.

Also read:  Time to wrap up as Met Éireann warns that snow and sleet could be on the way

The ...

yesterday 22:52 open_in_new
Longford's newest senior GAA stars attend GPA rookie camp

Longford footballers Joseph Hagan, Oran Kenny and Iarla O’Sullivan were among over 100 Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) members who descended on the Johnstown Estate in Enfield in County Meath on Saturday, November 9 for the second annual GPA ...

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Deaths in Longford - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - evening

Michael (Micksey) Carley, Lislea, Kenagh, Longford The death occurred, suddenly at his residence, on Tuesday, November 12 of Michael (Micksey) Carley, Lislea, Kenagh, Longford. Sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret, stepchildren Sharon, Sean and Colleen, sister Mary, brother Brendan, nieces, ...

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Tributes pour in for proud Longford man Mel McNally

The much admired and proud Longfordian was arguably one of the county’s most instantly recognisable and esteemed figures across the Irish Sea where he remained a pre-eminent figure of London’s Irish, and Longford, communities for several decades.

Like so many of his peers, Mel, arrived ...

2019-11-12 20:40 open_in_new
Blow to calls for Roscommon to Longford court sittings switch

Fianna Fáil's Cllr Joe Flaherty had raised prospects of switching sittings to Longford when the Connacht facility closes for refurbishment in March 2020.

However, in a statement this week, the Courts Services appeared to pour cold water on that suggestion with both ...

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