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Poll: Are you sticking to your new year's resolution?

SOME PEOPLE SWEAR by new year’s resolutions, while others find them pointless or just too hard to keep.

We’re now a few weeks into 2020 and for most people plans to give up smoking or join a gym are long forgotten.  Experts argue that it can take 66 days to form a new habit or break ...

2020-01-24 11:40 open_in_new
Murder accused ‘put more effort into’ striking deceased with knife after first attempts didn’t work

A MURDER ACCUSED told gardaí that his first attempts to strike the deceased with a knife didn’t work so he “put more effort into it”.

The accused, who stabbed a man to death in broad daylight outside a shopping centre, admitted that he went out with a knife that day to “get him” ...

2020-01-18 02:22 open_in_new
Poll: Should gardaí be allowed to tell a person about their partner's abusive history?

JUSTICE MINISTER CHARLIE Flanagan has said that his department believes legislation that would allow gardaí to disclose information about a domestic partners’ abusive history is not “necessary”.

A similar law already exists in the UK, which allows individuals to ask police if their ...

2020-01-11 11:49 open_in_new
Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs

LONGFORD GREYHOUND STADIUM announced today that it will close at the end of August after 80 years. 

In a statement released this evening on Facebook, stadium management cited falling attendances and rising insurance costs for the closure.

The closure comes only 24 hours after ...

2020-01-11 02:22 open_in_new
Garda probe after petrol station robbed in Longford

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for witnesses following the burglary of a petrol station n in Lanesboro, County Longford.

The incident happened between 2am and 6am on Thursday morning. Gardaí believe the burglars gained entry to the station by forcing a rear door and the burglars are believed to ...

2020-01-11 02:22 open_in_new
Man dies following serious assault outside pub in Co Longford

A MAN IN his 50s has died following a serious assault outside a pub in Foigha, Co Longford last Thursday.

Gardaí from Ballymahon attended the serious assault incident which occurred outside a licenced premises on 1 August at approximately 5.30pm.

The man in his 50s was taken to ...

2020-01-11 02:22 open_in_new
Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands

A PROGRAMME DESIGNED to help the most entrenched homeless people get somewhere to live is expanding its services in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly. 

Housing First primarily caters for adults, and has already housed people who would have been seen as the most entrenched, ...

2020-01-04 02:22 open_in_new
'Very disturbing': Longford GP surgery spray painted with anti-abortion graffiti overnight

GARDAÍ IN LONGFORD are investigating a report of criminal damage to a medical centre after it was spray painted with anti-abortion graffiti overnight.

The graffiti on the front of the premise is critical of the media, doctors, and the Government’s abortion policy. 

The GP ...

2020-01-04 02:22 open_in_new
Man arrested over Strokestown eviction incident released without charge

Updated Feb 6th 2019, 10:06 PM

A MAN WHO was arrested by gardaí investigating a number of incidents which took place on a farm in Strokestown, Roscommon, in mid-December has been released without charge. 

The man, aged in his 50s, was arrested earlier today following a search of a ...

2020-01-04 02:22 open_in_new
Man dies after being struck by car in Longford

A MAN HAS been killed in a road collision in Longford.

The 62-year-old man was struck by a car at Cleenrath, Aughnacliffe, Co Longford at 7pm yesterday.

His body was removed to Tullamore Regional Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The driver of the car, a ...

2020-01-04 02:22 open_in_new
Poll: When are you taking down your Christmas tree?

IT’S THE NEW year but some people want to keep the festive spirit going for as long as possible.

Many people wait until 6 January, often viewed as the official last day of Christmas, before they take down their tree.

However, others prefer to get the job done much ...

2020-01-02 20:58 open_in_new
Man in his 30s dies after road crash in Co Longford

A MAN IN his 30s has died after a road traffic collision in Co Longford. 

The man, who was driving a black Ford Focus, was seriously injured after his car left the road and struck a ditch while travelling on the R198 near Arva at Moyne, Co Longford shortly before 2am. 

The man was ...

2019-12-29 10:55 open_in_new