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Maura Higgins in Love Island

What has Maura Higgins, the pride of Ballymahon and the most striking personality on Love Island have to do with Lady Hazel Lavery whose image represe(...)

The Longford Forest centre has 500 lodges and apartments, 10 restaurants and cafes, retail outlets, a spa and indoor water park.

The new €233 million Center Parcs holiday development in Longford has already secured 25 per cent of its targeted bookings for its first 12 months of (...)

Entrance to Center Parcs resort. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

On April Fool’s Day, 2015, Center Parcs announced the largest tourism investment in Ireland. In the least touristy county. Longford’s status as a tou(...)

Magdalena Jermakovs, Brendan Fagan, Fiona Jannik (LCRL) and Eva Halasz of the conversation group in Edgeworthstown. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth(...)

Julia O’Reilly: wants one of Longford municipal district’s seven seats on May 24th. Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

Next week’s local and European elections may well throw up the odd surprise, perhaps none more so than in Co Longford where a young woman is bidding t(...)

Personal loans of €2.65 million owing by the 65-year-old woman to consumer lender Cabot Financial are being written off in exchange for a once-off payment of €1,432. Photograph: iStock

A Co Longford woman had €3 million worth of debt written off for a payment of €1,600 as part of a personal insolvency arrangement approved by the High(...)

Paddy Tully (centre flat cap) keeps an eye on the prices at the mart in Granard, Co Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

It is at sleepy crossroads such as Ballinalee that Leo Varadkar faces some of his toughest challenges. Situated between Granard and Longford town, th(...)

Centre Parcs CEO Martin Dalby: “People recognise that the impact of this development, particularly in the midlands, will be significant”

When the holiday company Center Parcs unveiled plans to open in Longford three years ago, the community’s attention quickly fixed on the unprecedented(...)

Denis O’Sullivan managing director of Gas Networks Ireland. “We connect between 13,000 and 14,000 new customers a year, and we operate one of the safest and most reliable networks in Europe.” Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

Denis O’Sullivan may have an answer to a quandary facing Irish agriculture. Our beef and dairy industries have drawn flak as a source of greenhouse ga(...)

Construction work at Centre Parcs Longford Forest in Ballymahon is under way

The developers of the planned Center Parcs holiday village in Co Longford have awarded contracts worth a combined €5.2 million to four Irish food comp(...)

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