County Longford

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John Harrington of Kush Mussel Farm, Ardgroom, Co Cork, shows his  product to  Asian, German and Middle Eastern seafood buyers attending Bord Bia’s Marketplace International 2018.

A group of 550 professional food buyers from more than 50 countries, with an estimated €40 million to spend, will “speed date” with 185 on Irish food (...)

Vekash Khokhar at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. The space has become a lifeline for him. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Each morning for the past two months Vekash Manzoor Khokhar has set off to work in the local nursing home shortly after 6am. He knows Alice, a 93-year(...)

The grotto where 15-year-old Ann Lovett died. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A little over 34 years ago, a 15-year-old girl died after giving birth at a grotto in the small town of Granard in Co Longford on a freezing cold, wet(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon tussles for the ball with Galway’s  Eamonn Brannigan at Salthill. The two are set to face each other again at Croke Park in the Division One final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League - Division Two Down v Tipperary, Páirc Esler, Newry, 3.0 – The first of two leftover fixtures from the weather-ravag(...)

Det Supt Colm Fox: he had led many major criminal investigations, including into murders and gangland crimes. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Garda sergeants and inspectors are becoming concerned at the number of suicides in the Garda, and want a strategic plan to help reduce the number of m(...)

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(...)

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