County Longford

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Dr John G Cooney: devoted his life to the care of others

Dr John G Cooney, a leading psychiatrist and former medical director of the Daughters of Charity and associate medical director of St Patrick’s Hospit(...)

Abbeylara, Co Longford. Photograph: Google Street View

An elderly woman has died following a house fire in Co Longford on Saturday evening. Gardaí from Granard are investigating the circumstances surround(...)

Drifting snow made the road at Rathmore, Co Kildare, impassable. On Friday night, Met Éireann extended its red snow-ice warning for counties Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath until 9am on Saturday.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

Unprecedented snowfalls in parts of the country have raised serious concerns that the effects of Storm Emma may force the closure of hundreds of schoo(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said decisions over whether to close will be left to individual schools. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

All schools and third-level institutions in Munster and Leinster are to close for the remainder of the week. Minister for Education Richard Bruton an(...)

Snow clearing at Bracetown Business Park in Dunboyne, Co Meath during the snowfall associated with  The Beast from the East. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The weather is set to get worse before it gets better with blizzard-like conditions giving way on Sunday to milder weather. Heavy snowfall will cont(...)

A snow-covered crashed car on the M3 at Dunboyne Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

LIVE updates here The public has been asked to stay indoors from Thursday afternoon as Storm Emma descends upon the east and south of the country c(...)

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton said his department will  follow any advice over school opensings from the National Emergency Coordination Group. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Parents have been advised that schools will make individual decisions on whether to open over the coming days, The highest threat for Wednesday faces(...)

Rihards Lavickis  has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter

The jury will resume deliberations in a Longford murder trial on Wednesday morning, despite telling the judge that there seemed to be no point in retu(...)

Outgoing hotels federation chief Joe Dolan said coarse fishermen, who traditionally hail from Britain, were almost non-existent this year. Photograph: Getty Images

A drop in numbers of British tourists visiting the Republic following the Brexit vote cost the hospitality industry more than €60 million in 2017, wit(...)

Sligo is over 100km from Galway and serves the wider region including Leitrim, north Mayo, north Roscommon, west Cavan and south Donegal. Photograph: iStock

One of the most striking features of the economic geography of the northwest is the lack of a large urban centre. Both Sligo and Letterkenny are rough(...)

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