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Gsoc confirmed it received a referral from An Garda Síochána and has deployed investigators to the scene. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man was injured after a Garda firearm was discharged during an incident in Co Longford on Monday. Gardaí said they attended an incident in Granard (...)

A man in his 20s has died after the car he was driving hit a wall on the N4. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A man in his 20s has died after the car he was driving hit a wall on the N4 between Edgeworthstown and Mullingar on Saturday morning. The driver was (...)

Three men have been arrested following the seizure of a machine gun, a pistol and ammunition in Co Longford. A car being driven by one of the suspec(...)

Ann Lovett: Rosita Boland tells Kathy Sheridan about reporting her story. Photograph © The Irish Times

“He needed to be heard, after 34 years of silence,” the Irish Times journalist Rosita Boland says of her interview last Saturday with Richard McDonnel(...)

Ann Lovett’s boyfriend: Ricky McDonnell. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Richard “Ricky” McDonnell is standing at the gate, staring at a house on Colmcille Terrace, Granard, Co Longford. There was a time, 34 years ago, when(...)

Simon Coveney predicted that undecided voters, which he estimated as being about 30 per cent of the electorate,would decide the outcome of the May 25th referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste has expressed concern that those campaigning to retain the Eighth Amendment may try to frighten undecided voters into voting No if they h(...)

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(...)

A view of the grow-house in Co Longford where €360,000 worth of cannabis plants was seized. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Two men have been charged after the discovery of an estimated €360,000 worth of cannabis at a house in Co Longford on Thursday. They have appeared at(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Man was knocked down crossing Main Street in Edgeworthstown at around 2.30am on Sunday

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being knocked down in a suspected hit and run in Co Longford. The man, who is in his late 20s, was (...)

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