The judge  dismissed the charges calling the evidence “somewhat ropey” and “conflicting and confusing”. File photograph: Collins Courts

Three charges of assault brought against a care assistant were dismissed at a special sitting of Longford District Court on Friday. Roberta Neilon Hy(...)

A man has appeared before Longford District Court charged with the murder of Brigid Maguire. Photograph: Facebook

A man appeared at a sitting of Longford District Court on Tuesday afternoon charged in connection with the death of Brigid Maguire in Ballynacargy las(...)

Two men have been remanded in custody  in connection to an alleged  aggravated burglary in Co Longford at the weekend. Photograph: The Irish Times

Two men charged in connection to a suspected aggravated burglary at a house in Co Longford at the weekend have been remanded in custody. John Ryan (3(...)

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been barred from every pub in Co Westmeath pending a court case following a brawl outside a bar earlier this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been barred from every pub in Co Westmeath pending a court case following a brawl outside a bar earlier th(...)

Gardai made the discovery during a search of a house in Edgeworthstown yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 23-year-old man is expected in court this evening charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis herb worth an estimated €120,000 in Co Longford(...)

The scene outside Longford Court House early last month as a man was driven away after being charged with the rape of two young girls in Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man has admitted raping two young girls at a house in Athlone in a crime which shocked the nation.The 30-year-old father of two has indicated he wil(...)

The scene outside Longford courthouse yesterday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The families of the two young girls brutally sexually assaulted in Co Westmeath at the weekend have thanked gardaí and the people of Athlone for their(...)

The scene outside Longford Court House yesterday morning as a 30-year-old man is driven away having been charged with rape. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A 30-year-old man charged with the rape of two young girls who were attending a children’s birthday party in Athlone at the weekend was remanded in cu(...)