My father used to tell me stories he got from the Great War veterans who drank in his father’s pub near Custume Barracks in Athlone during the 1930s. (...)

The recipe for a great band varies, but nobody who hears Bread and Jam can deny that Groom have charm in abundance. This fourth album from the Dublin (...)

Brian Belton: “I am offering a higher quality of product at a destructive market price.”

In 2011, Brian Belton left his hometown of Longford for China. His dream was to set up a business selling its own brand of high-performance motorsport(...)

Two men have been rescused but a third man is missing after a boat capsized on Lough Ree in Co Roscommon. A group of fishermen set off (...)

Outside court: the scene in Longford in October 2013, when the man was charged. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nobody who was in court this week for the sentencing hearing of the man who raped two girls, aged six and nine, in Athlone in September last ye(...)

A graphic showing a weather front, which is heading towards Ireland, forming over the Atlantic today. Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning across the State with winds expected to reach 65km/h with gusts of up to 100km/h. Image:

As orange and yellow weather warnings come into effect, Athlone town centre and its surroundings have experienced localised flooding. “T(...)

A woman has died and three people have been injured in a collision in Co Longford.

A woman has died and three people have been injured in a collision in Co Longford. The crash occurred on the main Longford to Athlone road at Curry at(...)

A 30-year-old man (not pictured) is driven away from Longford Court House last September having been charged with the  rape of two young girls
, last saturday
   in Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A 30-year-old man facing charges of repeatedly raping two young girls in Athlone last September is to be sentenced at the Central Criminal Court. The (...)

Moira O’Hara with her dog, Maisie, at home with a photograph of her late husband, Martin, in Co Wicklow.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

‘When I needed somebody, there was nobody there.” This was how Wicklow woman Moira O’Hara felt as she struggled to meet the ever increasing nursing ne(...)

A 30-year-old from the midlands who cannot be named for legal reasons appeared at Harristown District Court in Co Roscommon charged with the double rape of two girls  at an address in Athlone on Saturday, September 28th. Photograph: Reuters

A man charged with raping two young girls in Athlone has been further remanded in custody after a court appearance yesterday.The 30-year-old from the (...)