Longford Town

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Gardaí shut down the party using their existing public order powers. File image:  Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Gardaí were forced to break up a house party involving around 80 young people in Longford town due to “public health concerns.” Officers we(...)

Election candidate Joe Flaherty with Longford butcher Christy Monaghan and his customer Katherina Connellan on Thursday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

“Make Longford Matter” is the campaign slogan local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Flaherty hopes will help him secure a seat in the general election. Lo(...)

Minister of State for Immigration David Stanton said State-owned land could be used to provide direct-provision accommodation for the growing number of asylum seekers arriving in the country.

Vacated barracks and defence forces accommodation could be used to house asylum seekers in the future, the Department of Justice has confirmed. The(...)

Dublin Rose Laura Vines’ dog Penny, high fives Dáithí Ó Sé onstage at the Rose of Tralee Festival Dome on Monday night. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Tralee is in a particularly festive mood this week and it’s only partially down to the Roses. For the first time the Rose of Tralee festival has coin(...)

Pat Quinlan, left, and Matt Quinlan, third from right

In the summer of 1992 Bernadette Quinlan arrived home on holidays from Switzerland, where she and her husband Gerry were living at the time. The phone(...)

 Judge Karen Fergus at Longford Circuit Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A judge in Longford has ruled four people involved in a minor traffic collision “deliberately and falsely exaggerated” their injuries in a bid to clai(...)

The GRA said armed gardaí were welcome but Longford needed additional regular members of the force.

More gardaí patrolling the streets of Longford are the only long term solution to the ongoing feud between two factions in the town according to a mem(...)

 Hamid Sanambar was suspected of involvement in a number of gangland shootings over the past 18 months. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Murder victim Hamid Sanambar had repeatedly come to the attention of the Garda and been convicted of several crimes, but the decision to grant him pol(...)

Offaly manager Eugene McGee makes his way onto the Croke Park  pitch before the start of the 1982 All-Ireland SFC Final against Kerry. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The late Eugene McGee (78) was a man of many achievements and talents but the past 37 years of his life were dominated in the public mind by what happ(...)

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(...)

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